Spren are like small elementals that appear around certain events, ideas, or abnormalties. They tend to be ignored and are thought not to be intelligent, except for Kaladin 's Honorspren, Syl. The Spren are not fully understood, and are being studied by Axies the Collector, and Geranid.
Types of SprenEdit
- Main article: Spren Types
Spren come in many different varieties each associated with and named for their own phenomenon:
- Chasmfiend Spren
Effect of SprenEdit
Whilst many spren appear to do nothing but gather around whatever they are named after, some people think that the spren cause the things they're named after rather than the other way around. For instance, many believe that rotspren cause infection in a wound, as opposed to gathering as a sign that there is an infection present. This is likely incorrect, though, based on some of the things Syl says to Kaladin when she reveals that she is an honorspren. *citation needed
However, spren do appear to be significant with relation to the various powers that are called "surge binding," which appear to be available to people who are bonded by a spren in the way that Syl is bonded with Kaladin. (need page number for Dalinor's vision with Nohadin)
Spren are used in the creation of fabrials.
Characteristics of Spren Edit
Spren are typically amorphous and often change in size, luminosity, and shape. However, Geranid with her husband Ashir found that a spren will stay the same size after being measured if that measurement is recorded. This rule holds true even if the person performing the measurement does not know whether or not the measurement is being recorded. The cause for this is unknown.