The Coppermind has spoilers for all of Brandon's published works. Information about books that have not yet been released, like the secret novels releasing in 2023 and Stormlight 5, is allowed only on very specific pages. For more details, see our spoiler policy. To view an earlier version of the wiki without spoilers for a book, go to the Time Machine!
|World||First of the Sun|
|Featured In||Sixth of the Dusk|
Geography and Ecology
The mainland's natural resources appear to differ from those of the Eelakin Islands and the Pantheon. Food on the mainland is more plentiful than it is in the Pantheon; even trappers occasionally visit the mainland seeking provisions and supplies. The mainland also has animal species that differ from those found on the islands. It does not have the deadly beasts of the Pantheon such as deepwalkers and nightmaws, and Vathi was able to immediately identify Sak as a mainlander bird species.
Little is known about the mainland outside of its interactions with the residents of the Eelakin Islands. The Eelakin people were once simple wayfinders. Over time, the islands were "tamed" and their society became industrialized (with the notable exception of trappers who still live in the Pantheon). As Eelakin society progressed, the residents had increased contact with the mainlanders. Many Eelakin began using mainlander names for their children instead of traditional names.
One of the notable consequences of this contact was that mainlanders learned of the magical talents bestowed by Aviar. They placed significant demand on the Eelakin to capture Aviar and provide them to mainlanders for sale or trade. Aviar were formerly very expensive and rarely seen on the mainland, but prices began falling, likely due to increased supply from mercantile concerns such as the Northern Interests Trading Company. This increased demand even further, and the companies began working on ways to find and capture more Aviar.
|Sixth of the Dusk (First of the Sun)|
|Characters||Sixth of the Dusk · Vathi · First of the Sky|
|Places||Pantheon (Patji · Sori) · Eelakin Islands · Mainland|
|Magic||Patji · Aviar (Sak · Kokerlii) · Patji's Eye|
|Groups||Northern Interests Trading Company · Ones Above|