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by Ben McSweeney
Type Spren
Abilities Nahel bond, Willshaper magic, Splinters
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
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Lightspren, more commonly known in Shadesmar as Reachers, are a subset of spren.


In Shadesmar Reachers appear human though they have metallic bronze skin, similar to living statues.[1] They have bronze metal eyes with holes for the pupils.[2] The ones on Captain Ico's ship wear human clothing, though they are barefoot. Their clothing is tan and has many buttoned pockets.[1]

In the Physical Realm lightspren appear as a ball of light.[3]


They are often guides in Shadesmar as they like to travel to different places, trading and selling goods.[4] There are Reachers living in Celebrant[5] and Captain Ico's daughter once lived in the city and worked there at the moneychangers.[2]

Their ships are pulled by Mandras and they always have more than one as Mandras have a tendency to vanish.[1] The sailors don't carry weapons aside from knives but their ships are equipped with large harpoons.[1]


At some point Reachers were the spren of the Order of Willshapers[6] of the Knights Radiant but the Recreance seems to have instilled a mistrust in humans and their oaths in some of the Reachers, like Ico.[2]

The Reachers are the spren who picked up Kaladin, Shallan, Adolin, Azure, Pattern, Syl and Mayalaran from the Rii Oracle's Lighthouse[7] and conveyed them to Celebrant in exchange for barter supplies.[1]


The Reachers on Ico's ship are barefoot so that they can walk along the vibrating copper lines set into the ship. Shallan believes they use it to communicate.[1]

Nahel Bond[edit]

Reachers are the spren of the Order of Willshapers.[6]

Notable Lightspren[edit]


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