|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Appearance and Personality
After his mother's death Wikim probably suffered from depression, he was so thin he looked sickly; he rarely talked, smiled and had suicide thoughts. Shallan helps him get out of the depression pushing his interests in math. After this, he starts laughing again and becomes more interested in his studies. He even talks of becoming an ardent. He is not the affectionate type and always complains about hugs.
Attributes and Abilities
Wikim likes math and seems to be proficient at it. He also seem to have biology knowledge, as he knew what the effects of Blackbane. After his father's death he takes care of distracting creditors and seems to be able to keep them at bay for some time; this means he does have some political abilities.
When he was younger, his mother wanted him to be an ardent. After her death, he fell into depression, being a constant target from his father's anger. He would rarely speak, even less smile and stay long times staring at fires or walls. He did resent his father and when the Highprince sent his bastard son to their house seeking for people who would speak against him, Wikim asks Shallan to do so.
At the Middlefest Fair he decided to stay in his carriage where Shallan went to visit him. Wikim saw through her and openly asked on her tricks for making all her brother feel better. After stating no woman or sword would do the trick with him, Shallan gives him math problems that she had spent lots of time creating for him. Though he dismisses the effort and her, making Shallan feel miserable, he ends up taking a pencil and trying them with a smile on his face.
After that day, he slowly came out of his depression. He almost always had math problems with him, to which his father first railed, but the ardents stood up and said this was the almighty's wish. Wikim started laughing again and even talked of becoming an ardent himself. One day, he thanked Shallan for her help and gave her a pouch with Blackbane. He explained this plant would paralyze and even cut breath, and he had it thinking of suicide but didn't need it anymore. He also explained the plant would become more powerful with time.
The day Balat was going to run away with Eylita, Wikim was the one to let him know his father had summoned her to their house. Along with Jushu, he stayed at the door of the feast hall while Father and Balat argued. They ran in when his father went to the floor paralyzed thinking he was dead. Shallan explained she used the pouch he had given her years ago. Wikim is the one who found out he was still alive and stepped back. Shallan had to step in to finished the job.
After his father death, and while Shallan tried to steal Jasnah's Soulcaster, Wikim helped Balat with their House affairs. His role was to keep the creditors distracted.
Shallan spent much of her time trying to make her brothers feel better. In the case of Wikim, she spent time preparing math problems for him. This helped him get out of his depression and expressed his gratefulness by giving her the pouch of poison he didn't think he needed anymore. Shallan loves him very much and seeing him smiles made her feel warm inside. He does love her back, but would complain when she showed her affection.
Wikim's father, just as he did to his other sons, screamed and mistreated him. Wikim resented him to the point where was hoping the Highprince, on a trial for his wife's death, would take him. His father oppose his interest in math, was convinced by his ardents.
”Did Father send you, or did you come on one of your new little missions of mercy?—Wikim to Shallan when she visited him at the carriage
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