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Stone Shamanism

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Stone Shamanism
Related to Shinovar
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
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Stone Shamanism was a Shin religion on Roshar during the Era of Solitude.[1] It seems to have something to do with the concept of Truthless. The followers of Stone Shamanism referred to outsiders as stonewalkers.[2]

The Stone Shamans themselves were powerful enough that they would be able to recover Szeth's Honorblade from anyone who managed to kill him.[1]


The followers of Stone Shamanism believed that stone was holy and it was profane to set foot on it.[2] Mining is a sacrilege to them and only soulcast metal can be used. This makes trading metal with them extremely profitable, though the trader needs to prove the metal is soulcast. They also believed it unholy to use gems filled with Stormlight as light sources or for ornamentation. However, the greatest of all sins was considered to be murder.

Death & Afterlife[edit]

When people who followed Stone Shamanism died, their souls were "given to the stones". Truthless were included in this as well, but only if they kept to their way of life. Even if they followed the holder of their Oathstone and performed all their duties perfectly, they were believed to be subject to eternal punishment. Truthless were also not believed to be absolved of their sins.[3]


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