|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Appearance and Personality
She is short, and her hair reaches past her ears. She wears a glove on her safehand. She is intelligent and naturally curious. She is friendly with her fellow scholars, including Nem and Rushu.
Attributes and Abilities
Talnah is one of Navani's most versatile and trusted scholars. She worked as a jeweler before turning to optical lenses, and is an expert on a variety of subjects including polestones, lensmaking, weather readings, and astronomy.
During the True Desolation, Talnah was a member of Navani's team of artifabrians and scholars in Urithiru. In 1175, she and Nem were tasked by Navani with studying the black sphere that Gavilar had given to Szeth. At the time, anti-Voidlight was not well-understood; as Talnah and Mem experimented with the sphere, they inadvertently caused an explosion that destroyed their lab, killing them both. Navani knew that she could not have reasonably expected a sphere to explode, but she still blamed herself for their deaths. She asked Rushu to perform a detailed forensic analysis on the lab.