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Vo
Family
Descendants Dedelin, Denth, Shashara, Vivenna, Ridger, Fafen, Sisirinah
Abilities Returned, Cognitive Shadow
Titles First Returned
Profession Sailor
Birthplace Chedesh
World Nalthis
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Warbreaker

The man called Vo is known to be the first to ever Return on Nalthis, during the time when the people of Chedesh were first discovering the valley where Hallandren would later come to be. He Returned in the bay of Hallandren and died a week later, declaring the Five Visions within that time. [1]

His shipmates founded the kingdom of Hanald in the valley, choosing Vo's wife to be their queen. She would go on to establish a royal line, bearing the blood of Vo, which would continue to be in power in Hallandren until the Manywar. By the end of that conflict, the royal line would leave Hallandren and establish itself in the highlands, eventually coming to rule the kingdom of Idris.[1]

Returned are normally unable to bear children, and the method by which Vo was able to circumvent this is unknown. Siri assumes that it is impossible, and that the story of Vo fathering a child was fabricated in order to legitimize the royal line of Hallandren.[2] Vasher mentions to Nightblood that the royal locks Vivenna exhibits are proof that she is indeed descended from a Returned, and that she has a piece of a Returned in her.[3]

It is indeed possible for Returned to bear children by some special means which have not been revealed yet, and the priesthood of the God King is aware of how to do so.[4]

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