|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
The Windrunner River is the longest and most prominent river in northern Alethkar, and it defines the borders of several princedoms. Its catchment area spans most of northern Alethkar; the main branch of the river originates from the Unclaimed Hills near Shulin and flows northwest until it empties into the Bay of Elibath. One of its major tributaries flows from the Sunmaker Mountains and includes several branches that are close to Kholinar. Other tributaries originate near Kelathar and Tomat. The village of Hearthstone also lies on the river's path.
When Kaladin flew from Urithiru to the besieged city of Kholinar with Elhokar and his strike team, Sylphrena informed him that they had passed the Windrunner River to help orient him to their location on the continent. When Kaladin and Elhokar were later walking towards the city, they passed over the river on a stone bridge, and Elhokar noted that the river was named after Kaladin's prominent Radiant Order.