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Abilities Worldhopping
World Threnody
Featured In The Alloy of Law, Words of Radiance, Mistborn: Secret History
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Nazh is a mysterious male[1] worldhopper from Threnody[2] who gathers documents and creates sketches from different Shardworlds on behalf of Khriss.[3] He is also theorized to be the man from the New Ascendancy broadsheet whose gun appears to shoot shades.[4]



My friend, annotated with locations as per your instructions.
— Nazh[5]

Nazh traveled to Scadrial sometime after the year 341 PC and obtained a map of Elendel made by the Canton of Cartography, which he then annotated with certain locations of the city and signed with a message, with the intention of delivering it to their friend.[5]

His name and annotations can also be found on the new maps released in the trade paperback edition of the Mistborn trilogy.

He mentioned in an advertisement in The New Ascendancy broadshet suggesting people hearing talking tools to report it to K and N (which is thought to reference Khriss and Nazh).[4]

Khriss and Nazh met with Kelsier in the middle of Lake Luthadel's impression in the Cognitive Realm.[6][expand]


I had to spend hours watching the bridgemen to sketch their stupid forehead glyphs so you could have them, my friend.
— Nazh[7]

On Roshar in late 1173, he observed the freed bridgemen from Bridge Four to sketch the glyphs they had had tattooed on their forehead to indicate their freedom, as well as the insignia on their uniforms and the sas nahn and shash glyphs their captain, Kaladin, had, for presumably the same person as the Elendel map.[7]

He also drew a map of the Shattered Plains, showing the pattern of plateaus, though he refused to draw the individual plateaus as (presumably) Khriss requested. His use of the term "shadows" in the note for this map is a hint to his origins on Threnody.[Citation needed]

Nazh gained access to Navani's journal and reproduced a copy of a ketek that is shown on the cover. [8]

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

Nazh is a capable artist. He can read and draw Rosharan glyphs and has at least basic knowledge of the geography of Elendel.[7][5] Kaladin briefly glimpses him being ushered out of the Bridge Four barracks by Rock and describes him as "lanky."[9] Nazh also seems to have some other powers as he rescued one of Shallan's sketches from the bottom of the ocean.[10]



  1. a b Nazh doesn't do the Ars Arcanum
    17th Shard forums - 26 February 2014
  2. Qs and As from the London signing
    17th Shard forums - 04 August 2014
  3. Khriss is Nazh's employer
    17th Shard forums - 09 August 2014
  4. a b The New Ascendancy
  5. a b c Map of Elendel
    Alloy of Law interior art
  6. Mistborn: Secret History part 3 chapter 2
  7. a b c Bridge Four tattoos
    Words of Radiance interior art
  8. Words of Radiance endnote
  9. Words of Radiance chapter 31
  10. Shallan's sketches of pattern
    Words of Radiance interior art
  11. Arcanum Unbounded - Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell Postscript
  12. Nazh isn't the tattooist
    17th Shard forums - 26 February 2014
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