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|Officer in Kholin army
|The Stormlight Archive
”I'm sending both Serugiadis and Rust to join Teleb. Your men will fight better against these things with a few Shardbearers at their head.
Appearance and Personality
Rust is a limber man, and he has a distinguished face with a thin moustache.
Rust Elthal was part of Dalinar's army on the Shattered Plains during the War of Reckoning. He was the senior-most officer to survive the Battle of the Tower, where he fought close by Dalinar. He injured his arm during the fighting. After the army was rescued by Bridge Four, Dalinar directed Rust to take the wounded back to his warcamp and to tell Teleb to put the camp on alert.
A few months later, Rust received a set of Shardplate when Adolin Kholin won several sets during his duels with the other highprinces' Shardbearers. During the Battle of Narak, he and Serugiadis, under the command of Teleb, fought at the head of Highprince Sebarial's army with their Shards. As the Alethi armies retreated to the Oathgate at the end of the battle, Rust helped guide some of Dalinar's mechanical bridges into position to span the chasm. He then relocated to Urithiru with the majority of the Alethi warcamps. Rust and Serugiadis practiced with Shardbows on the plateau at the base of the tower on the day Dalinar first visited Azimir to discuss joining the coalition of monarchs.