The one hint to its existence is a cryptic quote that Brandon signed in a book. Responding to the question "Give us the name of a Shard's intent we have not seen before," he wrote, "there is one who just wants to hide and survive." Presumably, this refers to surviving Odium's onslaught, where he Splinters--and kills--Shards.
The Shard's intent is only tangentially related to their desire to hide. The desire comes from their knowledge of events in the Cosmere.
- Give us the name of a Shard's intent we have not seen before
— 17th Shard forums - 09 December 2012
- That shard is well aware of what is going on in the Cosmere, and is smart enough to try and just get away from it all.
— 17th Shard forums - Jan 26th, 2016
It has yet to be reviewed.
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