Navani's notebook is a series of pages written by the Artifabrian Navani Kholin that can be found as interior art in The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance and Oathbringer. While the originals were transliterated from English into the women's script, they have been translated into the English by fans. Navani uses her notebook as a location to write down many of her ideas in. As a result it contains information about Rosharan science.
Note that in this notebook, Navani refers to a single gem with captured spren as "fabrial", while a combination of one or several gems and setting is referred to as a "machine". In colloquial use, "fabrial" often refers to a complete product.
The cut and type of the gem determines what kind of spren are attracted to it and can be imprisoned in it.
There must be thousands of possible combinations.
Flamespren trapped in emerald.
(These are labels describing which spren are attracted to different gem cuts.)
The pain knife is used as a means of protection.
Sharp blades pierce an attacker’s clothing and cause crippling pain.
Removable outer covering to infuse fabrial with Stormlight
Retractable blades cause crippling pain.
Dial pushes blades to four set lengths.
Examples of stormlight patterns
Patterns of stormlight filtered through the fabrial determine the power of the gem
The pattern cannot be seen by the naked eye
Fabrials allow creation of things like the emotion bracelet made of ten fabrials working together
(Examples of emotion bracelet in use)
Man betrayed by a close friend
Woman who has just been proposed to
Man who discovered his betrothed lies to him
Mother at wedding of only son
The trick of the emotion fabrials is first learning to read it and second learning to tell if the bracelet is reading your emotions, your subject's emotions, or the emotions of the people in the next room over
Fabrial for an archer tower.
Reversal principle of conjoined compounded custom cut amethysts.
Aids in drying bowstrings.
Archers during the Weeping.
Too fanciful, ha?
Ask Rushu how to keep the mast from ripping off
Touch the gems in the correct combination to release a shock from the front nodes that will incapacitate an attacker
- The translation of pages from The Way of Kings were accomplished by Harakeke
- User: Enjo shared their translation of the page from Words of Radiance
- Pagerunner provided the translations of the two pages in Oathbringer