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Appearance and Personality
She is mousy, and has orange eyes with a pinched face. She is skilled at navigating Alethi politics.
Mishinah's history is not known, but Bethab married her for her political acumen. She often attended political meetings in lieu of her husband. At the end of the War of Reckoning, Mishinah—not Bethab himself—informed Dalinar that House Bethab would not join his assault on the Parshendi. Although some of Bethab's soldiers did not respect this arrangement, it generally benefited House Bethab.
After the Battle of Narak and the activation of the Oathgates, she was seen at a meeting of Alethi nobility in Urithiru. Mishinah and several highprinces had concerns about providing basic services (such as food, water, and plumbing) to the many new citizens of Urithiru, but Navani Kholin was able to quell their fears. Mishinah's questions also implied that she was concerned about Navani seizing power in Dalinar's absence when he temporarily fled to Vedenar.