Type Nation/Kingdom
Location Roshar
Inhabitants Thaylens

Thaylenah is an island nation separated from the Roshar mainland by Longbrows Straits. Thaylen people are renowned tradesman, merchants and sailors.


Fashion thaylen

Folio: Contemporary Thaylen Female Fashion
Artwork by Dan dos Santos

Thaylen men have stark white beards and long white eyebrows,[1] regardless of their age or the color of their hair. Their eyebrows grow very long and are sometimes worn tucked back behind their ears.[2] Tozbek (the captain of the Wind's Pleasure on which Shallan took passage), wore his in a spikey fan pattern above his eyes.[3] Thaylen women's eyebrows are also long; the wife of the book merchant, Artmyrn, that Shallan visits, curls hers to hang down the side of her face like bangs.[4]

Traditional merchant clothing consists of flat-topped conical caps, and vests.[1] Starched robes used to be more popular several years ago.[5]


Kaladin refers to the Thaylen accent as sounding like mumbling, and Shallan - in thinking of the Thaylen language - says that they are "mashing letters together without proper vowels." [3]


The dominant cultural tradition in Thaylenah is Alethi Vorinism. Thaylen women cover their safehands, though more of them wear gloves for practicality or to keep up appearances.[5]


According to Rock, the kingdom of Thaylenah has five Shardblades and three full suits of Shardplate.[6]


Thaylen bread is fluffy and brown and is referenced often in The Way of Kings. It plays a large role in Ardent Kabsal's interactions with Shallan.[7]

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