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by User: Botanicaxu
Abilities Worldhopper
Titles Duchess of Elis
Profession Arcanist
Ethnicity Darksider
Nationality Elisian
World Taldain
Featured In White Sand, Mistborn
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Duchess Khrissalla, better known as Khriss, is a female worldhopper originally from the country of Elis on the Darkside of the Shardworld Taldain.[1] Initially unaware of the world beyond her native Darkside, she embarks on a journey to the Dayside of Taldain to find the mythical Sand Mages. Eventually, she becomes much more informed about the cosmere and its magics, more than even Hoid or Nazh.[2] She is also the author of the Ars Arcana.[3]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Khriss has brown skin, being from the Darkside of Taldain. She has brown eyes and wears her hair in braids. While on Dayside, Khriss wears a pair of dark, heavy sunglasses as she is unused to the sunlight on Dayside. She also wears a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun's rays from her face.[4]

Khriss is a university-educated scholar and is extremely inquisitive. She seeks to understand and find scientific explanations for all that she can.


On Taldain[edit]

Khriss was engaged for a time to Gevalden--or Gevin, as he preferred in informal settings[5]--the Prince of Elis. Prior to their wedding, Gevalden traveled to Dayside in search of the mythical Sand Mages, where he disappeared and was presumed dead. Khriss, determined to seek out what her fiancé was trying to discover, traveled to Dayside with Baon, Cynder, and Jon Acron.[4]

On Dayside, she discovered that Kenton, whom she'd met previously,[4] was the newly appointed Lord Mastrell of the sand masters (or Sand Mages, as she's previously referred to them).[6]

On Scadrial[edit]

Khriss and Nazh were discovered by Kelsier in the Cognitive Realm of Scadrial. The pair enlightened Kelsier on how the events on Scadrial have an effect on the Cosmere. They remained quite vague as to why they were there, or about other events elsewhere in the Cosmere that are unrelated to the current conflict. They left abruptly after Kelsier told them of his meeting with Drifter.[7]

She later appeared at a party in New Seran in post-Final Ascension Scadrial. There she stole a dance with Waxillium Ladrian and asked him questions about his powers and how they related to physics. She was also mentioned in a broadsheet ad, telling people who hear talking tools to contact Khriss and Nazh.



The map maker Nazh is in her employ.[8]


  • She would be mistaken for being a Makabaki on Roshar.
  • Khriss was involved in the founding of a university in Silverlight.[9]


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