|Chapter 14: Squires Can't Capture|
|Follows||Chapter 13: Chaperone|
|Precedes||Chapter 15: Brightness Radiant|
”In this record, I hold nothing back. I will try not to shy away from difficult topics, or paint myself in a dishonestly heroic light.—From Oathbringer, preface
Kaladin has found some Parshmen and creeps up to the camp, past a single guard, expecting monstrous Voidbringers. Instead he finds them trying to play cards. Their eyes are not red and they have only limited carapace armor. Some are attempting to light a fire under a tarp. Some eat soggy, raw grain from the stolen sacks. Kaladin realizes that their pathetic state is the humans' fault. Suddenly, one calls the alarm as a yellow ribbon of light streaks by. They grab various primitive weapons but are obviously not trained to use them. Kaladin decides to simply surrender.