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|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
“I am being chased. Your friends of the Seventeenth Shard, I suspect. I believe they're still lost, following a false trail I left for them. They'll be happier that way. I doubt they have any inkling what to do with me should they actually catch me. ”
The Seventeenth Shard is a mysterious organization that is speculated to be influential in the overall Cosmere.
Beliefs and Objectives
Its members have a non-interventionist philosophy, believing that the Shards were split up for a reason and that people shouldn't dabble in mixing them. The organization's name was very deliberately chosen. They watch the planets of the cosmere but do not approve of getting involved with or assimilating into another planet's society. They believe interfering will merely exacerbate the conflicts between the Shards. While they have goals beyond chasing down Hoid, those goals are not yet known.
Despite their non-interventionist policy, members of the Seventeenth Shard accidentally brought the common cold to Roshar.
In the Rosharan year 1173, Ishikk the Purelaker was acting as a guide and informant to three members of the Seventeenth Shard who were looking for Hoid. Ishikk does not know they are worldhoppers or even their names, though he nicknames them Grump, Thinker, and Blunt. By 1175, the group had given up on finding Hoid and had left Roshar.
- Grump has the distinct linguistic pattern of Dulas from Sel and is the Elantrian Galladon.
- Thinker has a scar across his scalp and is Demoux from Scadrial.
- Blunt is Baon from Taldain.
- The Seventeenth Shard has an antagonistic relationship with Hoid. Because of their non-interventionist policy, they do not approve of Hoid's actions on various planets. They are worried that his actions will interfere with their overall goals. As a result, they are trying to chase Hoid down and stop him in some way. Hoid is not worried about his pursuers, and is quite dismissive of them.
- The Ghostbloods and the Seventeenth Shard are not working together. The Ghostbloods actively try to recruit members of the Seventeenth Shard, particularly the field agents. The Ghostbloods seem to have been successful at least once, as Iyatil was a member of the Seventeenth Shard before she joined the Ghostbloods.
- Aslydin - Demoux's wife on Scadrial
- Demoux - A soldier and Seer from Scadrial
- Galladon - An Elantrian from Sel
- Baon - A soldier and sand master from Taldain
- Iyatil - A former member from Silverlight with Southern Scadrian ancestry; left to join the Ghostbloods.
- Most members of the Seventeenth Shard, including Demoux, use a method that significantly slows aging, but doesn't stop it completely.
- Brandon does not have a book currently planned for them, but they will play a large role in future books.
- ↑ Skyward Anchorage signing
— Arcanum - 2018-11-12Cite: Arcanum-12508#
- ↑ a b The Way of Kings chapter 26 epigraphSummary:The Way of Kings/Epigraphs/Chapter_26#
- ↑ a b c Arcanum Unbounded release party
— Arcanum - 2016-11-22Cite: Arcanum-1735#
- ↑ a b Arcanum Unbounded Chicago signing
— Arcanum - 2016-12-06Cite: Arcanum-1564#
- ↑ Words of Radiance Los Angeles signing
— Arcanum - 2014-03-05Cite: Arcanum-4439#
- ↑ a b Words of Radiance Philadelphia signing
— Arcanum - 2014-03-21Cite: Arcanum-7910#
- ↑ The Way of Kings interlude I-1Summary: The Way of Kings/Interlude_I-1#
- ↑ JordanCon 2021
— Arcanum - 2021-07-17Cite: Arcanum-14949#
- ↑ West Jordan signing
— Arcanum - 2011-08-04Cite: Arcanum-10085#
- ↑ West Jordan signing
— Arcanum - 2011-12-15Cite: Arcanum-6683#
- ↑ Salt Lake City signing
— Arcanum - 2014-03-29Cite: Arcanum-9208#
- ↑ OdysseyCon 2016
— Arcanum - 2016-04-08Cite: Arcanum-2672#
- ↑ Barnes & Noble B-Fest 2016
— Arcanum - 2016-06-11Cite: Arcanum-5556#
- ↑ Paris signing
— Arcanum - 2016-10-22Cite: Arcanum-1757#
- ↑ Skyward release party
— Arcanum - 2018-11-06Cite: Arcanum-11599#
- ↑ a b Oathbringer release party
— Arcanum - 2017-11-13Cite: Arcanum-8134#
- ↑ /r/books AMA 2015
— Arcanum - 2015-03-12Cite: Arcanum-3358#
- ↑ White Sand chapter 18Summary: White Sand/Chapter_18#
- ↑ Librarypalooza
— Arcanum - 2016-02-27Cite: Arcanum-716#
- ↑ Arcanum Unbounded Fort Collins signing
— Arcanum - 2016-11-29Cite: Arcanum-2561#
- ↑ Arcanum Unbounded release party
— Arcanum - 2016-11-22Cite: Arcanum-9662#
|Shards||Ambition · Autonomy · Cultivation · Devotion · Dominion · Endowment · Harmony · Honor · Invention · Mercy · Odium · Preservation · Ruin · Valor · Whimsy · Survival Shard|
|Planets||Ashyn · Braize · First of the Sun · Nalthis · Obrodai · Roshar · Scadrial · Sel · Taldain · Threnody · Vax · Yolen|
|Terms||Adonalsium · Sliver · Splinter · Realmatic Theory · Investiture · Connection · Identity · Fortune · Intention · Initiation · Perpendicularity · Worldhopper · Spiritweb · Resonance · Axon|
|Other||Hoid · Khriss · Seventeenth Shard · Ire · Shattering · Letters · Silverlight|