Aimia is an island nation/kingdom separated from the rest of Roshar by the Aimian Sea.
Aimia was one of the Silver Kingdoms that survived the Desolations and was a nation in the Era of Solitude. More recently, it has retained the same borders, though it has been scoured of most of its people, probably in warring over the valuable creatures known as lanceryn. When the last lanceryn was killed, it was assumed that there were no surviving beasts with gemhearts until the chasmfiends of the Shattered Plains were discovered.
Aimians are not human. There are two races of Aimians: Siah and Dysian. However, they both have deep blue, crystalline eyes and blue fingernails. They might cast shadows the wrong way - toward light, instead of away from it. All Aimians can change the markings on their skin at will. This talent can be used to take notes.
- Axies the Collector - A scholar studying spren. His first appearance is as he's waking up, still drunk in an alleyway in Kasitor, Iri.
- Arclo - An allegedly mad philosopher living in Yeddaw, Tashikk, where Lift meets him. Arclo has a body comprised of cremlings and is one of the Sleepless.
- The Cook - Nameless as yet, she's a presumed member of the Sleepless who poisons the sailors, and Kaza, aboard the First Dreams, to keep humans from discovering Akinah. Her body then proceeds to breakdown into cremlings before she transcends to smoke.
↑This is because she was beginning to see/experience Shadesmar. As her Nahel bond first emerged, her connection to the Cognitive Realm strengthened. This is first shown by her shadow behaving as it does in Shadesmar, and serves as a build up to her first 'full-dive' experience later in the prologue.