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Spouse Fen Rnamdi
Children Kdralk
Titles Prince consort of Thaylenah, Admiral of the Thaylen navy
Religion Vorinism, Passions
Residence Thaylen City
Ethnicity Thaylen
Nationality Thaylen
Homeworld Roshar
Universe Cosmere
First Appeared Oathbringer

Kmakl is Queen Fen's husband and the prince consort of Thaylenah on Roshar.[1]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

By Kelek, storms, and Passions alike, what is that?

—Kmakl, seeing the red mist of Nergaoul[2]

He is aging, and has drooping mustaches that match his long Thaylen eyebrows.[1] He wears a vest and a cap.[1] He is described as "a navy man",[3] and holds the rank of Admiral in the Thaylen navy.[3] He is not a Shardbearer and does not carry a sword; Dalinar notes that this would be unusual for someone of Kmakl's rank in Alethkar.[4]

He is among the most skilled naval tacticians in the coalition of monarchs.[5] He is intelligent, optimistic, and courageous, and seems to be physically fit given his age.[6][2] He honors tradition and established policies, but he is willing to embrace innovation.[3][7] He is an amiable man, although he jokingly refers to himself as a "grouchy old sailor".[3]

Like many Thaylens, Kmakl seems to have an affinity for both Vorinism and the Passions.[2]


Kmakl was present when Dalinar Kholin arrived in Thaylen City to assess the damage from the Everstorm.[4] He was attended by several scribes and instructed them to write down important bits of Fen's conversation with Dalinar for the official record.[4]

He and Fen attended a meeting of Dalinar's coalition of monarchs in Urithiru, and Kmakl seemed satisfied with Navani's suggestion that the Thaylens oversee trade and supplies.[8]

Battle of Thaylen Field, 1174[edit]

As the Battle of Thaylen Field unfolded, Kmakl, Fen, and Navani Kholin surveyed the battlefield from the city walls.[6] Kmakl believed that the coalition might successfully defend the city until a thunderclast appeared nearby, shaking the ground and severely damaging the wall.[6] Kmakl suffered a cut to his scalp, but he and Fen were able to escape down a staircase to a guard chamber.[9] However, they were seized by soldiers from House Sadeas under the influence of the Thrill.[10] They were bound and gagged[10] and the soldiers moved to kill Kmakl, since Amaram would only care about the queens.[2] Kmakl tried to face his death with dignity, but the soldiers continued to manhandle him until Navani was able to incapacitate them with her painrial.[2]

Kmakl and Fen subsequently witnessed Nergaoul's appearance on the battlefield,[2] Dalinar summoning Honor's Perpendicularity,[11] Jasnah Soulcasting a new section of one of the city's walls,[11] and their son Kdralk attempting to recover a Shardblade.[11] Kmakl thought the new wall would hold off Odium's forces until he saw the sheer number of singers that were prepared to attack, driven by the Thrill.[11]

True Desolation[edit]

Although Odium's forces stole a number of ships from Thaylenah, the country retained a fleet large enough to win a decisive naval victory in late 1174, giving them control of most of Roshar's southern seas.[12]

I can't decide if I’m glad to be old enough to wish my world a fond farewell, or if I envy the young lads who get to explore this new world.

—Kmakl reflecting on fabrial technology potentially making ships obsolete[3]

In early 1175, Navani invited Kmakl aboard the Fourth Bridge for its mission to evacuate Hearthstone.[3] He was fascinated by the airship and considered it to be fast given its size.[7] However, he felt sadness regarding its existence because he believed that it was a sign that naval forces would become obsolete.[3] By this time, Kmakl was part of Dalinar's military leadership of the coalition of monarchs, and he believed a large fleet of the airships would be an incredibly powerful weapon for both direct assaults and troop support if they could be protected from enemy Surgebinders.[3][13][7]

Kmakl joined the coalition's forces in Emul during the planning for their military offensive. Two days after King Taravangian betrayed the coalition, Kmakl informed them during a military meeting that the Thaylen navy had locked the Veden ships into their ports. He believed the blockade would be effective unless the enemy committed a large number of Fused or Skybreakers to try and break through.[5]


Queen Fen[edit]

Fen remarks that Kmakl was partcularly smitten during their first days courting.[7] He is often by the queen's side and sometimes acts as an informal advisor,[8] but he does not interfere with her duties as monarch, ensuring that she has final say on all decisions.[4][5]

Dalinar and Navani Kholin[edit]

Both Navani and Dalinar are fond of Kmakl.[3][7] Dalinar sometimes gets annoyed by the fact that bureaucracy slows Kmakl and Fen's decision making.[5]


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