|Appears in||The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, Oathbringer|
Kadash is one of the foremost among Dalinar's ardents with whom Adolin discusses his father's visions. He believes, just as the early priests of the Hierocracy fabricated their prophesies, that Dalinar is fabricating his visions or unconsciously making them up from dark times in his past.
He also believes religion is romantic.
He is lighteyed and is described as being a tall man in his later years with a shaved head and a square beard, with a history in the military that left him a twisting scar around his head. He wears the standard grey robes of the ardentia.
Kadash was originally one of Dalinar's elites, thirty-four years ago. He was a hardened soldier who had encountered something vile, and who was injured in a horrific accident in battle at the Rift.
Further, Kadash refuses Dalinar's request to unite he and Navani in marriage. Aligned with Vorin tradition, Kadash considers Navani to be Dalinar's sister, due to her relationship to Dalinar as his sister-in-law because she was married to Dalinar's brother, Gavilar.
|“|| "A spren? You expect us to accept the authority of a spren?"
"A remnant of the Almighty."
"Dalinar, that's blasphemy," Kadash said, voice pained.
- Dalinar Kholin - Dalinar is an old friend, but the memories of what he and Dalinar did together as soldiers haunt him. He appreciates the man Dalinar has become, but doesn't appreciate being reminded of the man Dalinar once was.