Fan art by ex-m[1]
Biographical information
Ethnicity Alethi
Nationality Alethi
Gender Male
Status Alive
Abilities Shardbearer (WoR)
Physical Description
Eye Color Dark Brown (original), Tan (current)
Social Information
Title(s) Bridge Four Sub-commander (TWoK)
Occupation Bridgeman, King's Guard
Appears in The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance

Moash is a bridgeman in Bridge Four early on in The Stormlight Archive. He says he means to change the world and that came to the war between the Alethi and the Parshendi in order to acquire a Shardblade for himself.[1]


Moash is a hard man with a stubborn heart. He is also one of the few people to see Kaladin as a person and later to become one of his only friends. However, Moash bears a burning hate deep within that he places over nearly everything else when the fulfillment of his goal to avenge the cause for that hate is within his reach.


Initially resistant to Kaladin's leadership, he becomes one of the most loyal of the bridgemen. He is a skilled spearman. Based on conversations with Kaladin, his primary goal is to kill a specific person from his past upon whom he bears a grudge, though in The Way of Kings, he did not elaborate who it is he wishes to kill, or why.

Warning Book Spoiler: Significant plot details follow.

Words of RadianceEdit

Along with several other members of Bridge Four, Moash is made a member of the King's Guard, replacing the Cobalt Guard.[citation needed]

He becomes a full Shardbearer once he's been gifted with both Shardblade and Shardplate won by Adolin (given to and refused by Kaladin) in a duel in which both Renarin and Kaladin participated.[2] He is the first darkeyes to be given a Blade and Plate in over a lifetime.[3]

Moash is revealed as a co-conspirator in the plotted assassination of King Elhokar. He invites Kaladin to a meeting at which are in attendance Danlan, Graves, Rill, and one unidentified man. Moash hopes to court Kaladin to the conspiracy's cause, which Kaladin feigns to do but later backs out.[4][5][6]

Further, it is much later revealed that Moash bears a grudge against King Elhokar and has done so for quite some time. This grudge is based on an incident that occurred before he became a bridgeman, whereby his grandparents were thrown in a dungeon by Elhokar - before he was King - and left there to die.[7] Moash helps in the attempt on Elhokar's life by providing a way for assassins to destroy the railing of a balcony that the King often visits.[6]

Later, Moash nearly kills Kaladin when the latest attempt to kill the King is made. When the assassination failed and Kaladin's power returned, Moash ran.[8]

Moash is now no longer a member of the King's Guard. He is currently traveling with Graves and aware that he has been played by the Diagram. He brands himself a traitor and a fool.[9]


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