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|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
”We are Iriali, and part of the Long Trail, of which this is the fourth land. Eventually, all will be gathered back in- when the Seventh Land is attained- and we will once again become one
Iri is one of the Silver Kingdoms on Roshar. The people from Iri are called Iriali. It is ruled by three monarchs, currently two kings and a queen. The Iriali queen has authority over foreign policy.
The Iriali are not native to Roshar. Many fans speculate that this is referred to as a journey that they call the "long trail", and fans further speculate that this means they have been to three planets before coming to Roshar. However, it is not known what those planets might be, or when they came to Roshar, if in fact it wasn't at the same time as the rest of humanity.
The largest city in Iri is Rall Elorim, City of Shadows, followed closely by Kasitor, City of Lightning. Many people in Kasitor worship Cusicesh the Protector, a giant spren, as a deity. Iri also contains the city of Eila. Due to its northwestern position on Roshar, Iri is warmer than most other nations.
People & Culture
The Iriali are particular about chastity laws, and dislike public nudity. The men often wear only waist wraps on warmer days. The Iriali also paint their skin with colors and patterns. The Iriali tend to be less quarrelsome and prudish than the Vorin nations. They mostly have yellow eyes.
The Iri are ruled by a triumvirate of rulers. The gender of the ruler is apparently unimportant, though currently they are ruled by two kings and a queen. The Queen currently has responsibilities over foreign policy.
Their religion may involve fortune telling with waves. A member of the Iriali court is the court tidereader. A spanreed meeting between the Iriali queen and Dalinar was moved up because of something seen in the waves.
The nation of Iri claims authority over their "sister nation" of Rira, but Rira disputes that claim. 
- Words of Radiance interlude I-2 #
- Map of Silver Kingdoms
- Oathbringer chapter 16 #
- Arcanum Unbounded Chicago signing
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- Map of Roshar
- The Way of Kings interlude I-5 #
- Words of Radiance interlude I-3 #
- The Way of Kings chapter 16 #
- The Way of Kings chapter 18 #
- Words of Radiance chapter 20 #