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Vessel Unknown
Slivers Unknown
Splinters Unknown
Status Whole[1]
Residence Unknown
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

Invention is a Shard of Adonalsium that has not been Splintered and whose Vessel is unknown.[2] The Vessel may be the one of the scholars Hoid questioned about talent, who answered that the highest talent is the invention of marvelous devices.[3]


Like all Shards, Invention was created at the Shattering of Adonalsium, and picked up by an unknown Vessel.[4] It is not known what Invention did directly after their Ascension, or where they settled, if they settled at all.

Some time around the True Desolation, on the advice of Hoid, Harmony reached out to Invention about the threat posed by Odium. After that initial contact, Harmony was unable to locate Invention again.[5][1]


  • If Brandon were to become a Vessel, Invention is one of the Shards he has said he might choose.[6]


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Windrunner (talk) 22:47, 18 May 2021 (UTC)