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Abilities Fused (Shanay-im)
Species Singer
Homeworld Roshar
Universe Cosmere
First Appeared Oathbringer

We must exterminate them. Our people will never be safe on this world as long as the humans exist.


Rine is a shanay-im Fused on Roshar. He interacts with Venli on several occasions.[1]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Rine is one of the few Fused who are still sane. During the True Desolation, he possesses the body of a tall singer. As one of the shanay-im, he wears a long cloak and does not walk on the ground, preferring to hover a few feet above it.[1][2]

Certain listener traditions seem to baffle him, such as their taboos regarding dead bodies and their reluctance to talk about gemhearts. He is sometimes dismissive of Venli, although he more readily accepts her words when she speaks respectfully and uses the ancient tongue.[1] Like other Fused, he speaks and hums to Odium's Rhythms, although he is one of the few to use the calmer Rhythm of Withdrawal.[2]

Rine remembers the ancient Desolations and the shock among the Fused when they realized the existence and the strength of the Nahel bond between spren and humans. In Rine's opinion, it is more important to keep a close watch on human slaves than to exploit them as workers; he fears that Surgebinders might arise among them.[1]

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

Rine is a Cognitive Shadow that serves Odium. Like all Fused, he is able to travel from Braize to Roshar and possess the body of a singer during a Desolation. He is able to use Voidlight and manipulate the Surge of Gravitation.[1]

He seems to rank relatively highly among the Fused, likely due to his sanity. He led the team that traveled through Alethkar proselytizing singers, and typically conferred with a town's spren right before they moved from one town to another.[1]


Rine guided Venli in her preachings to the newly awakened Alethi parshmen. At first they visited small villages, but after this practice they moved on to Kholinar. Rine personally helped fly Venli to the new location.[3] In Kholinar, the true labor began, with Venli giving many presentations each day.[4] When Venli compared the newly awakened parshmen to babes, Rine compared her to a toddler.[1]

After Rine and Venli had been in Kholinar for some time,[4] they joined the fleet that was preparing for the Battle of Thaylen Field.[2] Rine offered Venli the opportunity to refresh herself in the cabin of their ship, but Venli asked him why they needed such a large fleet when they had the Fused. Rine answered that the most skilled Fused had yet to awaken and even if they did, they would not fight alone. He became philosophical on the subject, and said that once the humans had been defeated, the Fused would hand over Roshar to the singers and finally get to rest.[2]


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