|Profession||Soldier in Kholin army|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Rust Elthal is an officer and a Shardbearer in Dalinar Kholin's army who fought on the Shattered Plains during the War of Reckoning. He is a limber man with a distinguished face and a thin moustache.
He is the senior-most officer to survive the Battle of the Tower. A few months later, Rust receives his Shardplate from Adolin Kholin, who won them during his duels with the other highprinces' Shardbearers. During the Battle of Narak, Rust and Serugiadis, under the command of Teleb, fight at the head of Highprince Sebarial's army. As the armies retreat to the Oathgate at the end of the battle, Rust helps guide some of Dalinar's bridges into position to span the chasm.