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Sliver
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Universe Cosmere
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A Sliver is a human intelligence who has held all or a very large portion of the power of a Shard and has since released it.[1][2] There is a certain threshold of power where one would be considered a Sliver of Adonalsium. Every person on Scadrial has a bit of the power of Preservation, but they are not technically Slivers. Though there is some grey area in what it means to be a Sliver, individuals who have directly held the power of a Shard are usually termed Slivers.

Requirements[edit]

  1. Slivers must be sapient beings.[2][3][fn 1]
  2. A human must hold a large portion of a Shard; a single bead of lerasium is not enough.[5] While using the Well of Ascension seems to make one a Sliver, touching the Well of Ascension but not holding and using its power might not.[citation needed]
  3. Slivers must have used up that power or released it.

Qualities of a Sliver[edit]

Being a Sliver changes a person, there is a residue left behind in a person.[5] This residue has many effects, one of which is that a person who is capable of noticing Investiture would be able to look at someone and tell that they are a Sliver.[6] Holding a large portion of a Shard is similar to inflating a balloon.[7] It is unknown what effects this expansion of their mind and spirit ultimately has on a person. Slivers are more resistant to the influence and control from Shards.[8]

A Sliver is also not required to be pulled into the Beyond.[9] However, if a Sliver should desire to go, they are able to willingly leave instead of persisting forever.[9]

Known sources of power to become a Sliver[edit]

  1. Holding any Shard for any amount of time.
  2. The Well of Ascension

Known Slivers[edit]


Potential Slivers[edit]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes
  1. Whether spren can be Slivers is unclear. Brandon has previously stated that non-physical entities are considered Splinters instead of Slivers, however, he has also confirmed the Stormfather to be a Sliver. The Stormfather may be a special case as he is fused with Tanavast's cognitive shadow.[2][4]
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