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

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


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

Velat is presumably among a large group of Dalinar Kholin's scribes and cartographers that accompanies him as he leads a scouting expedition into the Shattered Plains.[3] This group of scholars, including the royal cartographer Isasik Shulin, is later co-opted by Shallan and Navani as they attempt to determine the location of the Oathgate at Stormseat.[4][3]

When the expedition approaches Narak, Velat works 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 allows Shallan to pinpoint the location of the Oathgate.[2]


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