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Fabrial type Diminisher
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured in The Stormlight Archive
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A painrial is a type of diminishing fabrial used to decrease and even eliminate the pain felt by someone while allowing them to maintain feeling.[1]

The Artifabrian Longshadow designed a painrial that was quite large, about the size of a fist,[2] and had a set of claw-like legs which were wrapped around the pained area and locked in place with a clip.[1] That particular painrial was powered by a ruby and made of polished brass.[2] Navani Kholin later refined its design.[1] She hoped to eventually to refine the design to be less bulky. Navani saw it being used by surgeons so they could operate without fear of causing pain to their patients. While it did not heal the wounds, Navani hoped that the painrial was a step in the right direction.

Navani also integrated a painrial device into her vambrace timepieces which she made for herself and Dalinar.[3][4] They offered some light pain relief and also could act as a defence mechanism, by releasing shocks into someone rather than taking their pain away. This function seemed to be toggled between using a switch made of gems.[5][6]


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