Biographical information
Ethnicity Alethi
Nationality Alethi
Gender Male
Status Unknown
Family Unnamed soldier (father),
Jest (brother)
Occupation Farmer
Appears in The Way of Kings

Jost is a darkeyed Alethi farmer living in Hearthstone and senior amongst those boys of his status.[1] His father was a soldier who told his son that he'd won a Shardblade and was cheated out of it.

While Kaladin lived in Hearthstone, Kaladin also asked Jost to teach him to use a spear. Jost declined, saying that it wasn't right.[1]

Jost, nevertheless, felt threatened by Kaladin, and accused him of wanting to make his (Jost's) father sound like a fool, and him (Jost) sound stupid.[1]


Jost looks to be nearly a man at fourteen years of age. His chest is broad beyond his years, and his legs are thick and stocky, like those of his father.[1]