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Order of Willshapers

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Order of Willshapers
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Herald Kalak
Spren Lightspren
Surges Transportation & Cohesion
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
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The Order of Willshapers is an order of the Knights Radiant on Roshar. They form Nahel bonds with Lightspren, also known as Reachers.[1]

The Willshapers are Surgebinders who use the Surges of Transportation and Cohesion.

Ideals of the Willshapers[edit]

The Ideals of the Knights Radiant, also known as the Immortal Words, are a set of rules by which the Knights Radiant lived. The First Ideal, identical for all orders of the Knights Radiant, is used as their motto. Each order of the Knights Radiant has four additional Ideals that are unique to each order. Those of the Willshapers are as of yet unknown.

The First Ideal[edit]

Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination.

— The First Ideal of the Knights Radiant[2]


The Willshapers use the Surges of Transportation and Cohesion.

Transportation allows Surgebinders to transport themselves into or out of Shadesmar in the flesh. The full extent of this ability is not yet known.

Their exact powers are so far unknown.


Little is currently known about the Willshapers. According to Words of Radiance, they are varied in personality, but generally possess a "love of adventure, novelty, or oddity"; the book further says that they are "capricious, frustrating, and unreliable".[3]

The Willshapers would "probably be okay" with Adolin killing Sadeas.[4]

Willshapers are one of the orders, along with the Order of Elsecallers and Order of Lightweavers, who have a particular affinity to the "far realm of spren" (Shadesmar).[5]

Known Willshapers[edit]


And now, if there was an uncut gem among the Radiance, it was the Willshapers; for though enterprising, they were erratic, and Invia wrote of them, "capricious, frustrating, unreliable," as taking it for granted that others would agree; this may have been an intolerant view, as Invia often expressed, for this order was said to be most varied, inconsistent in temperament save for a general love of adventure, novelty, or oddity.


  • The Willshapers were one of the first orders Brandon developed while building magic systems.[7]


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