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Profession Scholar
Groups Kholin army
Residence Urithiru
Nationality Alethi
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

Brightness Velat is an Alethi lighteyes and scholar on Roshar specializing in cartography.[1][2][3]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Velat is middle-aged and wears tight braids in her hair. Navani Kholin believes that she tries to mother everyone around her.[3]


War of Reckoning[edit]

During the War of Reckoning, Velat likely lived in the Kholin warcamp on the Shattered Plains. Towards the end of the war, Shallan Davar was escorted onto the plateaus by Dalinar's troops so that she could observe a chasmfiend chrysalis. When Kaladin and Shallan became stranded in a chasm, she told him that she did not have any maps with her because she had been using maps that she borrowed from Velat.[1]

Velat was presumably among a large group of Dalinar Kholin's scribes and cartographers that accompanied him as he led a scouting expedition into the Shattered Plains.[4] This group of scholars, including the royal cartographer Isasik Shulin, was later co-opted by Shallan and Navani as they attempted to determine the location of the Oathgate at Stormseat.[5][4]

When the expedition approached Narak, Velat worked with Inadara and Isasik to interpret a map of the inner portion of the Shattered Plains drawn by Shallan.[2] However, Shallan's map was not completely accurate, and new information from a scout ultimately allowed Shallan to pinpoint the location of the Oathgate.[2]

True Desolation[edit]

During the True Desolation, Velat moved to Urithiru and continued working as a cartographer for the coalition of monarchs. She participated in early missions of the Fourth Bridge, working with engineers to chart out courses for the airship. She had some apprehension about flying on the ship, but she was the best cartographer available because Isasik was busy with other tasks. While the Fourth Bridge was underway, she tethered herself to the deck; she wished that Navani would do the same. She also provided maps to other members of the coalition, including Dieno enne Calah.[3]


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