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Voidbinding

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Voidbinding
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by Isaac Stewart[Citation needed]
Related to Odium
World Roshar
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

Voidbinding is presumably a magic system on Roshar. It is referenced once, in the Ars Arcanum of The Way of Kings, which says that there are ten levels of Voidbinding, like there are ten levels of Surgebinding. However, the writer of that Ars Arcanum states that the ten levels of Voidbinding may be different.

One of the most common powers associated with Voidbinding is prophecy and foresight.[1] According to the ardents even the Heralds denounced its use. Whether or not this is true or a myth that has cropped up over the millenia is yet to be seen. Regardless, in Vorin nations any type of future prediction was feared and avoided because of this belief.[2] The ardents even worried that Dalinar's visions were connected to Voidbinding, although since the visions come from Honor, their belief was inaccurate.[3]

The Vorin reluctance to guess the future led to the rise of games like breakneck, that don't require directly guessing the future.[2] Some are even distrustful of stormwardens as well, since they predict when highstorms are going to occur.[4]

Due to its name, it is probably related to the Voidbringers, and as such, related to Odium.

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Please read carefully and note that this is not necessarily canonical.

Some speculate the sphere Szeth takes from Gavilar in the prologue is related to Voidbinding.

Notes[edit]

  1. The Way of Kings chapter 18
  2. a b The Way of Kings interlude I-6
  3. The Way of Kings chapter 75
  4. The Way of Kings chapter 60
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