by User: Exmakina
|Abilities||Windrunner magic, Splinter|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
”I bind things, Kaladin. ... I am honorspren. Spirit of oaths. Of promises. And of nobility.
Honorspren are a subset of spren.
In the Physical Realm, honorspren look like windspren.[Citation needed] They can change their appearance and choose who they show themselves to. However they cannot change their size, or at least have not yet shown the ability to do so
In Shadesmar, honorspren are blue-white and as large as humans. They appear to be wearing clothes, but the clothes are part of their essence and cannot be changed without Stormlight. Some honorspren buy physical clothes to wear instead. Of all spren, honorspren have the most human mannerisms.
The first honorspren were created by Honor. When his death approached, Honor gave the responsibility of creating them to the Stormfather. The Stormfather made a few, including Sylphrena. All except her were killed during the Recreance, becoming deadeyes. Believing her dead along with the others, the Stormfather went centuries without creating any new honorspren. When he did remake them, he only created ten. Those ten created the rest of the honorspren as their children as did their descendants (the ten created some children of their own, those children created others, and so on).
The honorspren have previously tried to conquer Shadesmar. Their culture is sort of similar to the Alethi, and they both have a reputation as warmongers. 
Syl was recently rediscovered to be asleep and brought back to the other honorspren. When she realized a new Desolation was coming, she left Shadesmar and went to the Physical Realm to form a Nahel Bond with Kaladin. This caused the honorspren to post a huge reward for her return. After the Everstorm arrives, other honorspren start bonding with humans.
Honorspren are not liked by other types of sentient spren. In Celebrant, there are no honorspren on the streets. They have their own cities. The capital is Lasting Integrity. They also have a stronghold called Unyielding Fidelity near Kharbranth.
Windspren and Syl are kind of cousins. She becomes sentient by bonding with Kaladin. This bond gains her the ability to think in the Physical Realm and in return Kaladin gets something from this bond, too.
”I'm willing to stop it, if you want. But I would go back to being as I was before. That scares me. Floating on the wind, never remembering anything for longer than a few minutes. It's because of this tie between us that I can think again, that I can remember what and who I am. If we end it, I lose that.—Syl explains to Kaladin about their bond
The bond is considered extremely intimate, as it involves the mixing of souls.
( bonded to Kaladin )
( bonded to Lopen )
- The Way of Kings chapter 67
- Are Honorspren Splinters, or do they hold Splinters?
— 17th Shard forums - 05 October 2013#
- Oathbringer chapter 108
- Oathbringer chapter 89
- Oathbringer chapter 102
- Oathbringer chapter 47
- Are all wind spren really just unbonded honor spren?
— Theoryland - Apr 15th, 2013#
- Is Syl a bonding spren?
— Theoryland - Sep 22nd, 2012#
- The Way of Kings chapter 57