Herald Ishi
Drawing by Isaac Stewart
Biographical information
Gender Male
Status Unknown
Social Information
Title(s) Herald of Luck
Occupation Herald of the Almighty
Appears in The Way of Kings (mentioned),
Words of Radiance (mentioned)

Ishar is one of the ten Heralds of the Almighty; the Herald of Luck. He is associated with the number Ishi, the essence Sinew, and the divine attributes Pious and Guiding. He is Patron of the Order of Knights Radiant known as Bondsmiths.

Ishar speculated that if only one Herald remained bound to the Oathpact, that would be sufficient. All of the Heralds (except for Talenel) used this reasoning to abandon the Oathpact, during the time that became known as the Last Desolation.[1]

Ishar was the first Herald to recognize the importance of Surgebinders and began organizing them into their respective Orders.[2]

But as for Ishi’Elin, his was the part most important at their inception; he readily understood the implications of Surges being granted to men, and caused organization to be thrust upon them; as having too great power, he let it be known that he would destroy each and every one, unless they agreed to be bound by precepts and laws.

–From Words of Radiance, chapter 2, page 4[2]

Ishar DdS

Endpaper for Oathbringer by Dan dos Santos

When Shallan sucked in Stormlight in Taln's presence in an attempt to recreate an Illusion, he referred to her as one of "Ishar's Knights."[3]

"I remember ... He founded them? Yes. Several Desolations ago. No longer just talk. It hasn't been talk for thousands of years." [3]

Thus, the concept of the Radiants developed over time and became realized over thousands of years.