Night of Sorrows
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|Night of Sorrows|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
The term "Night of Sorrows" was repeated in a number of Dalinar's visions, spoken by a voice that Dalinar was not initially able to identify; it was always mentioned alongside the True Desolation and Everstorm. The Almighty (Honor) later revealed that he was the voice speaking in the visions, but he could not respond to Dalinar's questions, and did not elaborate on his warnings. When Dalinar later revisited one of the visions with Yanagawn, Honor repeated his previous speech in the vision, including his reference to the Night of Sorrows.
The only other known reference to the Night of Sorrows was in a Death Rattle collected by the Silent Gatherers in 1172. It was once again referred to in the same breath as the True Desolation and Everstorm.
”The Night of Sorrows will come, and the True Desolation. The Everstorm.
”Unite them. The sun approaches the horizon. The Everstorm comes. The True Desolation. The Night of Sorrows. You must prepare.—Honor
”I have seen the end, and have heard it named. The Night of Sorrows, the True Desolation. The Everstorm.