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House Kholin

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House Kholin
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by Isaac Stewart
Type Family
World Roshar
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
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The Kholin family are the ruling family of the kingdom of Alethkar on Roshar. Kholin princedom is their ancestral home, and Kholinar their seat of power.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Gavilar and Dalinar Kholin lead a conquest against the other Highprinces of Alethkar, eventually consolidating the whole nation into a kingdom, using Kholinar as the base of their power.[expand][citation needed]

Gavilar took the crown, and married Navani, siring Elhokar and Jasnah. Dalinar sired Adolin and Renarin with Evi Kholin.

After Gavilar's assassination, Elhokar succeeded the throne.[1][2][3] Some time before his father's death, he had married Aesudan, siring Gavinor in the early years of the War of Reckoning

In 1173, during the War of Reckoning, Navani attempted to court Dalinar, picking up their mutual interest in each other from their younger days, that had only been allowed to lapse because Dalinar had stepped aside in favour of Gavilar, who had expressed an interest in Navani. Their courtship was frowned upon by the ardentia but nevertheless maintained and culminated in them being married in Urithiru by the Stormfather, as no ardent was willing to perform the rites.[citation needed]

The siege of Kholinar claimed the life of Elhokar at the hands of Moash[4], but his child and heir Gavinor is rescued by Skar and Drehy.[5] Around the time of Elhokar's death, his wife perishes as well, being consumed by the power of Yelig-nar, with whom she had entered a bond shortly before and proven unable to control the overwhelming power of the Unmade within her.

After the battle of Thaylen Field Dalinar asks Adolin to be king but then Jasnah is crowned queen of Alethkar.[5]

When Shallan Davar becomes Jasnah's ward, in order to protect Shallan's family from their creditors and political adversaries, Jasnah orchestrates a causal betrothal between her ward and Adolin.[citation needed] This eventually culminates in their marriage after the battle of Thaylen Field.[5]

Family Tree[edit]

House Kholin family tree
Unknown
Unknown
Gavilar
Navani
Dalinar
Evi
Jasnah
Elhokar
Aesudan
Shallan
Adolin
Renarin
Gavinor
Key
Parents/Children
Siblings
Ancestors/Descendants
Marriage
Partnership/relationship
  Deceased

Notes[edit]

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