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The Thrill is a heady euphoria described differently given the situation in which a combatant is involved.[1][2] It is a feeling experienced by the person and, likely, each person's interperetation of it is unique.

Seemingly, The Thrill 'sings' within the combatant's mind and provides him with focus and a sense of glory, thereby affording him the internal confidence to persevere, even in the face of deadly adversarial conflict.[3]

For Dalinar, as a young soldier, the Thrill thrummed inside him as the pulse of battle, the rhythm of killing and dying. It drove away the pain of injury, let him focus.[4]

The Thrill, as always, is fleeting once battle itself has ended.[2] A dull sense of nothingness follows. Also, pain from injury surges as the Thrill fades.[4]

The Thrill seems to be connected to a Voidspren known as Nergaoul.[5] Knights Radiant are immune to the Thrill's effects, and are often racked with feelings of disgust and nausea if it starts to come upon them.

According to Taravangian, the Thrill only affects people who are in a certain proximity to Nergaoul.[6] Up until Taravangian's takeover of Jah Keved, it seemed as if the Thrill was largely focused in Alethkar. Now, it appears to be moving westward, into Jah Keved and beyond.

Types of ThrillsEdit

There exist the Thrill of Contest and the Thrill of Battle[7], of which readers know. It is possible that more 'Thrills' will be made known to readers in the coming seven novels within The Stormlight Archive.

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