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Died Splintering of Honor,[1] killed by Odium[2]
Abilities Shard of Honor
Titles Honor
Aliases The Almighty, God, Elithanathile,[3] Tavast[4]
Birthplace Yolen
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
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Tanavast was a fine enough fellow - bought me drinks once - but he was not God.

Hoid on Tanavast[5]

Tanavast was the original Vessel of the Shard Honor.[6]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

He loved humankind. He died defending you.

—The Stormfather on Tanavast[7]

In one of Dalinar Kholin's visions, he appeared as a tall muscular man with dark skin and pure white hair, wearing billowing trousers and a waist-length coat, both of which seemed to be made of gold. Dalinar considered this clothing strange, which may indicate that it was from Yolen—or it may simply be a reflection of how style had changed since Tanavast recorded the visions.[2]

Little is known about Tanavast as a person, but the people who met him have an excellent opinion of him. He seems to be the only original Vessel with whom Hoid has a good relationship, and is, aside from Ati, the only one Hoid ever praises, calling him a decent person.[5] The Stormfather insists that Tanavast did love mankind, even dying to defend them.[7] Tanavast himself seems to have been highly dedicated to his role as a deity and protective of humanity, even apologizing in visions for getting himself killed.[2]

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

As a Vessel, Tanavast originally held as much power as his peers.[8] At some point, however, he was weakened enough that, even with Cultivation's assistance, Odium was able to kill him.[9] Like other Vessels, he had Shardic future sight, though it was not as strong as that of Cultivation.[2]


At some point in the past, likely prior to the Shattering, Tanavast met Hoid, and left a good impression on him.[5] Hoid mentioned that he regretted Tanavast's death, but would allow it to happen again if it could help him achieve his goal.[citation needed]

Tanavast was one of the seventeen people who shattered Adonalsium, after which he Ascended as the Shard of Honor.[10][6] After the Shattering, Tanavast and his lover, Koravellium Avast,[11] moved to Roshar,[12] and both Shards Invested equally in the planet.[13]


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