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Died [1]
Profession Artifabrian
Residence Urithiru
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
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Talnah is an engineer and artifabrian on Roshar.[2]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

She is short, and her hair reaches past her ears. She wears a glove on her safehand. She is intelligent and naturally curious.[2] She is friendly with her fellow scholars, including Nem and Rushu.[2][1]

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

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.[2][1]


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.[2] 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.[1]


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