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Profession Ardent
Residence Urithiru
Nationality Alethi
Homeworld Roshar
Universe Cosmere
First Appeared Words of Radiance

Ivis is an ardent and swordmaster who serves House Kholin on Roshar.[1]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Like most ardents, she has a shaved head and flowing robes. She wears a glove on her safehand.[1]

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

Ivis appears to be one of Alethkar's most skilled ardents with a sword. Zahel and Kelerand, two expert swordsmen, fully trust her to perform training without their direct supervision.[1][2] Highprince Dalinar Kholin also knows her by name and trusts her with important tasks.[2] She can handle a Shardblade and is highly familiar with all ten stances, which is unusual for a woman in Alethkar.[1]


Shattered Plains[edit]

Ivis is one of many ardents that reported to Zahel on the lighteyed training grounds in Highprince Dalinar Kholin's warcamp on the Shattered Plains. Zahel assigned her to spar with Bridge Four using one of King Elhokar's Shardblades, hoping to familiarize them with the stances used by Shardbearers, should they ever have to fight one. Although Ivis's robes concealed her figure, Kaladin considered the sight of a woman holding a Shardblade to be odd, although it was no odder than seeing a darkeyes hold one.[1]

Ivis had Bridge Four use pieces of wood as practice swords and walked them through the stances. After about an hour, they took a break; Ivis told Yake and Teft to stop dawdling and come back to practice, but she did not call Kaladin, who seemed to intimidate the ardents. After Kaladin rejoined the group and continued practicing, Ivis corrected his grip, and laughed when she realized he had expected to learn swordsmanship very swiftly.[1]


Ivis relocated to Urithiru after the Battle of Narak. She continued to train soldiers, now reporting to Kelerand instead of Zahel. Dalinar told Kelerand to have Ivis expand the training grounds in Urithiru to keep the soldiers occupied.[2]


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