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Jokasha Monastery

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Jokasha Monastery
Usage Home of the Devotary of the Mind
Region Horneater Peaks
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
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Jokasha Monastery is the home of the Devotary of the Mind. It is a peaceful location, with many ardents spending half their lives trying to get transferred there.[1]


The monastery is on the western slopes of the Horneater Peaks. It lies in a forest and has protection from the violence of the highstorms.[1]


The Jokasha Monastery is made up of two buildings, the low building and a higher building connected by a set of stairs in the forest. The upper building contains a library attached to a long hallway open to the outdoors. There are open windows and reading desks to work at.[1]


The peaceful atmosphere of the monastery was disturbed with the advent of the Everstorm. The location had been previously protected from the worst violence of the highstorms, but the Everstorm destroyed some of the surrounding forest, leading to argument among the ardents. Some, like Bettam, claimed they need to move to a new location. The ardents studied the wind speed and travel speed of the Everstorm to learn more about it.[1]

It was also one of the locations where the Dawnchant was studied and translated. This research was started before the Everstorm came, when Navani sent a key based on Dalinar's visions. Ellista's study disproved Fiksins claim that all Dawnchant books originated at the same location, instead explaining that it was the language of scholars used across Roshar and evolved into other written languages after a Desolation. Urv realized the Covad Fragment was an example of the Dawnchant used to phonetically write a language.[1] It is likely that Jokasha Monestary is one of the monestaries in Jah Keved that translated the Eila Stele.[2]


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