Biographical information
Ethnicity Veden
Nationality Jah Kevedian
Gender Male
Status Dead
Social Information
Title(s) King of Jah Keved
Occupation King
Appears in The Way of Kings

Hanavanar was King of Jah Keved.[1] Though he was not a Shardbearer, some rumors indicated that he secretly kept a Shardblade.[2]

King Hanavanar was killed by Szeth at King Taravangian's bidding (who held Szeth's Oathstone at the time) in order to cause political instability.[2][3]


Hanavanar was a lighteyed man, thick of waist and shoulder. He had a square brown beard and a prominent nose.[2]


King Hanavanar tried to set a trap for Szeth by attacking him with two full Shardbearers - and himself - but Szeth managed to defeat them both and kill Hanavanar.[2]