|Died||Shattering of Honor|
|Abilities||Shard of Honor|
|Aliases||The Almighty, Elithanathile|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
”Tanavast was a fine enough fellow - bought me drinks once - but he was not God
Appearance and Personality
Child of Tanavast. Child of Honor. Child of one long since departed. ”
He is described as being a tall muscular man with dark skin and pure white hair. He wore a golden costume of billowing trousers and a coat which came to his waist. As his shard was Honor it is likely that he was forced to base his actions on honour and obligations. When asked by Dalinar if Honor had cared about men's pain, the Stormfather said that Honor did love mankind, even dying to defend them.
At some point in the past Tanavast met Hoid, leaving a good impression on him. Tanavast was one of the 16 who shattered Adonalsium and took up its power. Following this he moved to Roshar with his lover, Cultivation.
At one point in the past he left the Stormfather with the task of imparting his visions upon select individuals, to help mankind even after his death. It is through these visions that he is seen and described.
He was eventually killed by Odium and Honor was shattered. The reply states that it has been millennia since one of the vessels has been killed, suggesting his death occurred long before the setting of the Stormlight Archive.
As a Vessel Tanavast originally held as much power as his peers. At some point however he was weakened enough to allow Odium a chance to kill him. Like other Vessels he had a Shardic future sight, but it was not as strong as that of Cultivation. Of the different forms of Investiture found on Roshar 10 are connected to Honor.
”He had another name, allowed to pass only the lips of ardents. Elithanathile. He Who Transforms.—Shallan's thoughts
On Roshar Tanavast was worshipped as The Almighty. He was called by 10 different names, with the last one being holiest and used only by Ardents. According to scripture The Almighty was cast out of the Tranquiline Halls after the Day of Recreance and thus now resides in the hearts of mankind.
Theories and Speculation
- Google+ Hangout
— Arcanum - 2012-04-17#
- The Way of Kings chapter 7 #
- Words of Radiance epilogue #
- General Twitter 2011
— Arcanum - 2011-03-21#
- The Way of Kings chapter 46 #
- The Way of Kings chapter 75 #
- Mistborn: Secret History part 3 chapter 2 #
- Idaho Falls Signing
— Arcanum - 2015-11-28#
- 17th Shard Forum Q&A
— Arcanum - 2012-09-26#
- Words of Radiance chapter 70 epigraph #
- Shadows of Self Chicago signing
— Arcanum - 2015-10-12#
- Words of Radiance chapter 89 #
- 17th Shard Forum Q&A
— Arcanum - 2012-09-25#
|Shards||Ambition · Autonomy · Cultivation · Devotion · Dominion · Endowment · Honor · Odium · Preservation · Ruin · Survival Shard|
|Planets||Ashyn · Braize · First of the Sun · Nalthis · Obrodai · Roshar · Scadrial · Sel · Taldain · Threnody · Vax · Yolen|
|Terms||Adonalsium · Sliver · Splinter · Realmatic Theory · Investiture · Connection · Identity · Fortune · Intention · Perpendicularity · Spiritweb · Resonance|
|Worldhoppers||Hoid · Khriss · Nazh · Iyatil · Mraize · Vasher · Vivenna · Galladon · Demoux · Baon · Felt · Nightblood|
|Other||Seventeenth Shard · Ire · Shattering · Letters · Silverlight|