by Ben McSweeney
|Abilities||Nahel bond, Willshaper magic, Splinters|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Lightspren, more commonly known in Shadesmar as Reachers, are a subset of spren.
In Shadesmar Reachers appear human though they have metallic bronze skin, similar to living statues. They have bronze metal eyes with holes for the pupils. The ones on Captain Ico's ship wear human clothing, though they are barefoot. Their clothing is tan and has many buttoned pockets.
It's currently unknown what Reachers look like in the Physical Realm.
They are often guides in Shadesmar as they like to travel to different places, trading and selling goods. There are Reachers living in Celebrant and Captain Ico's daughter once lived in the city and worked there at the moneychangers.
Their ships are pulled by Mandras and they always have more than one as Mandras have a tendency to vanish. The sailors don't carry weapons aside from knives but their ships are equipped with large harpoons.
At some point Reachers were the spren of the Order of Willshapers of the Knights Radiant but the Recreance seems to have instilled a mistrust in humans and their oaths in some of the Reachers, like Ico.
The Reachers are the spren who picked up Kaladin, Shallan, Adolin, Azure, Pattern, Syl and Mayalaran from the Rii Oracle's Lighthouse and conveyed them to Celebrant in exchange for barter supplies.
It has yet to be reviewed.