Biographical information
Race Unmade
Gender Male
Status Alive
Appears in Words of Radiance (mentioned),
Oathbringer (mentioned)

Moelach is an ancient spren, one of the Unmade, considered evil by Taravangian, and appears to be responsible for the Death Rattles uttered by some people when they die. These utterances have, thus far, offered Taravangian the best way he's found to augment the Diagram.[1]

Hopefully, Moelach hadn’t decided to slumber again. The Death Rattles had, so far, offered them the best way that they’d found to augment the Diagram.[1]

If Moelach is indeed another of the Unmade, isn't it worrisome that Taravangian’s hope to "save humankind" is being guided by a Splinter of Odium?


"Dova reports that the number of Death Rattles we're finding has dropped even further. She didn't find a single one yesterday, and only two the day before."

Adrotagia to Taravangian, [1]

"Moelach moves, then. It is certain now. The creature must have been drawn by something westward."

–Taravangian to Adrotagia[1]

There is one you will watch. Though all of them have some relevance to precognition, Moelach is one of the most powerful in this. His touch seeps into a soul as it breaks apart from the body, creating manifestations powered by the spark of death itself.

–From the Diagram, Book of the 2nd Desk Drawer: paragraph 15[2]

Moelach isn't very similar to Nergaoul, though instead of inspiring a battle rage, he supposedly granted visions of the future. In this, lore and theology align. Seeing the future originates with the Unmade, and is from the Enemy.

–From Hessi's Mythica, page 143[3]

Moelach was said to grant visions of the future at different times - but most commonly at the transition point between realms. When a soul was nearing the Tranquiline Halls.

–From Hessi's Mythica, page 144[4]

Many cultures speak of the so-called Death Rattles that sometimes overtake people as they die. Tradition ascribes them to the Almighty, but I find too many to be seemingly prophetic. This will be my most contentious assertionI am sure, but I think these are the effects of Moelach persisting in our current times. Proof is easy to provide: the effect is regionalized, and tends to move across Roshar. This is the roving of the Unmade.

–From Hessi's Mythica, page 170[5]