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|“||I walked from Abamabar to Urithiru.||”|
–This quote from the Eighth Parable of The Way of Kings seems to contradict Varala and Sinbian, who both claim the city was inaccessible by foot. Perhaps there was a way constructed, or perhaps Nohadon was being metaphorical.
Kaladin wakes up to Syl's voice, pleading with him not to be hurt anymore. He's disoriented from the beating he took, so it takes him a moment to realize that he's hanging upside-down from the Bridge Four barracks. This is bad news, considering the fact that there is a highstorm coming.
Sadeas has proclaimed that the Stormfather will judge whether Kaladin is worthy to live or die in the highstorm. Kaladin tells his loyal bridgemen to come out after the storm to see him open his eyes and know that he survived. Kaladin is given his only remaining skymark for luck during the storm.
The first wave of wind and debris from the highstorm comes. Kaladin is tossed haphazardly by the storm winds but Syl is with him and helps him grab hold of a roof and relative safety from the brunt of the storm. Kaladin slips into unconsciousness and has a vision where a voice tells him "Child of Tanavast, child of honor, child of one long since departed." As soon as the storm is over, Rock rushes out to find Kaladin alive but badly injured.
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