Adolin offers to wager six shards and fight Relis alongside whoever Relis chooses and Relis accepts to duel in two days. Adolin ponders the strangeness of Kaladin apparently healing from a shardblade wound and surviving a great fall but dismisses his suspicions as paranoia. But in September, 2001, their happiness is overshadowed by news that the United States has attacked Afghanistan. The only person with a photo that does not have an associated tattoo is Rebecca Daniels, who has been missing for three weeks. Helaran leaves, saying that he has important work to do, but warns their father that he will be checking in on the house. Adolin wears down Elit with small strikes to his armor, causing many small cracks until Elit's armor eventually is drained of Stormlight and he is unable to move. Kaladin feels anger that Amaram is honored by his appointment by Dalinar after what Kaladin told Dalinar about Amaram, and decides that he has to do something about it if Dalinar won't.
A Thaylen merchant has a colorful show , , on display, and Shallan thinks it bizarre. Shallan says she can't go but will try to think of a way for them to escape, and returns to the house. Her brother finds her on the stairs, staring at the wall. Kaladin and Dalinar both stab Szeth with their spears, but he chops the weapons in half with his blade and smacks down Dalinar as he heals using stormlight. Pattern compliments Shallan on her ability to use words to transform people without using soulcasting. After he leaves, Shallan sits on a rock, relieved to be out of the pavilion and happy she was able to help Balat, even in a small way.
In the midst of the scandal, Ashleigh feels completely alone — until she meets Mack at community service. Amaram is wearing a distinctive cloak and Dalinar announces that he is refounding the Knights Radiant and that Amaram is their leader. They cover up the glyphs and swear the guards to secrecy. Eshonai glories in the praise but a voice inside her screams in horror. Pattern points out a code that he detects in the messages. Sylphrena says that Szeth's weapon is special and was made to give abilities to men in the same way their bond does.
Lift and Wyndle bicker as they infiltrate the palace. Dalinar watches alarmed as Renarin without shard plate goes to help his brother. Dalinar asks Adolin about his progress in setting up more duels and Adolin says that he is only getting refusals now. Pattern reads the maps and partially deciphers the language that had mystified scholars for a long time. Rock chases off a man trying to draw sketches of the bridgemen. Bluth returns to the camp in a panic, putting out their campfire. She sees the santhid that saved her swim off toward the horizon.
She also realizes that she has to avoid alerting Amaram that his private room was infiltrated. Jalil's wives want nothing to do with Mariam, so they force him to let her marry Rasheed, a widowed shoemaker in Kabul. Sadeas taunts Adolin more effectively, causing Adolin to come near to punching him before he is restrained by Amaram who counsels him to ignore Sadeas. Burke was apparently a suspect in the case who was scheduled to be fingerprinted on Monday. Kaladin studies a ruby heating fabrial which Renarin says was developed by Navani. Jakamav comments that Adolin will eventually lose a duel but Adolin complains that he is having difficulty getting anyone to accept a duel. Sylphrena offers some advice, and Kaladin agrees that he has to practice to be able to fight and lash as well as Szeth.
A Thousand Splendid Suns essays are academic essays for citation. Kaladin asks Sylphrena if she would help him break out if he wanted to and she says yes, but then inquires why he would break out since he entered there willingly. She also laments the loss of the broken , which is at the bottom of the ocean, and speculates that the attackers could have been from the same group as and. Dalinar chases after the spren while describing it, when it is suddenly joined by a six feet tall spren. She then tells the soldiers that she wants to transform all the civilians also, and has them go through the city get volunteers and segregate anyone who refuses the transformation.
Moash picks a tavern called the Ornery Chull for them to visit, and Peet concurs. Grinning wide, he gives her a gift of charcoal pencils and thick, expensive paper. Pattern reveals that it is a scholar and is excited to learn about humans before it is killed by Shallan, as it believes will eventually happen due to the Knights Radiant somehow killing their spren. Jasnah comes to Shallan's room just as Shallan leaves to find her. To distract herself further, Shallan chats with the two parshmen but they are unforthcoming.
With a shovel, Mariam kills Rasheed. Tvlakv confronts Shallan with a conspiracy theory about Bluth being a bandit but Shallan disproves it and demands the non-parshmen slaves in compensation for saving his life. In Pakistan, Tariq and Laila marry and finally begin the life they dreamed of so many years ago. Shallan sends Tvlakv to the woman's caravan while she has Bluth drive her with a wagon toward the deserters to confront them. Renarin fights Abrobadar as the other three gang up on Adolin, and one of Adolin's shoulder shards breaks. The crystals fine will glow sublime, so sleep my baby dear.
Zahel comments on how bad Kaladin looks, and Kaladin explains that he just stopped an assassination attempt on Elhokar a couple of hours previously. Ym tells the man that it wasn't intentional, but the man says he is guilty nonetheless, then summons a. Laila and Tariq have fun together, telling riddles and making jokes, until Laila tells Tariq about what happened with Khadim and the squirt gun. It turns out the man who had come by all those years ago was hired by Rasheed to trick Laila. Elli lives with her parents at a time when Germans are threatening people of every ethnicity other than the Aryan race.
In fact, it appears to cover a poorly drawn cross. Sinja tells McCall that he needs to make peace in all of his relationships, and only then will the tree's powers no longer affect him. She starts to think of her mother, then stops, like a candle suddenly snuffed. Kyrlm and Nlent, two of the guards, accompany her as she ascends the island. Tyn asks if Shallan personally knows any of the important players for the Veden throne but Shallan says she wasn't important enough. David Rossi comes out of retirement to help the the Behavioral Analysis Unit lead by Aaron Hotchner, a family man who's able to gain people's trust and unlock their secrets. Syl asks Kaladin to tell her what is troubling him, and Kaladin says that Dalinar is tainted by his association with Amaram.