Order of Edgedancers
|Order of Edgedancers|
|Surges||Abrasion & Progression|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
They were known as the most articulate and refined of the Radiants.
They were considered elegant things of beauty. But also would ignore things of great import in favor of smaller things, as some would see it.
Ideals of the Edgedancers
The Ideals of the Knights Radiant, also known as the Immortal Words, are a set of rules by which the Radiant lived. The First Ideal, identical for all orders of the Radiants, is used as their motto. Each of the Radiant Orders then had an additional four ideals that were unique to each order. The Edgedancers' oaths generally focused on them being "Good Samaritans".
The First Ideal
”— The First Ideal of the Knights RadiantLife before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination.
The Second Ideal
The Third Ideal
The Edgedancers use the Surges of Abrasion and Progression.
They have the Surge of Progression. This allows them to make plants or other organic objects to grow much faster than normal. They can also heal, though the extent of this ability is unknown, it seems that the wielder is even able to heal others from wounds suffered from shardblades.
They have the Surge of Abrasion. This grants them the ability to manipulate friction. They can apply this in different ways; they can make their feet nearly frictionless, they can escape any grasp, or grip the slickest walls.
They have been described, poetically, as being able "to ride the thinnest rope at speed, dance across rooftops, and move through a battlefield like a ribbon on the wind."
Lift, the only specific example of an Edgedancer given this far in the series, has the unique ability to extract Stormlight from food through an ability granted by the Nightwatcher.
Simol was informed of the arrival of the Edgedancers, a concealed consternation and terror, as is common in such cases, fell upon him; although they were not the most demanding of orders, their graceful, limber movements hid a deadliness that was, by this time, quite renowned; also, they were the most articulate and refined of the Radiants. ”— Words of Radiance, chapter 20, page 12When