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|“||Though many wished Urithiru to be built in Alethela, it was obvious that could not be. And so we asked for it to be placed westward, in the place nearest to Honor.||”|
Kaladin is buffeted in the highstorm. Yet Syl stays by his side, fearing for him. With the advantage of a third-person perspective, she helps him fight the storm. She asks him to hold on to the roof when she sees him slipping. A similar tactic is applied with the steel ring attached to the end of the rope. As Kaladin falls back and catches the ring, he can no longer control his to & fro motion, and keeps smashing into the rock. He is sure he isn't going to survive this ordeal, on the roof, clutching the glowing sphere.
Abruptly the storm stops. Kaladin reasons he must be dead, yet he wonders why, then, he can feel the wet rock beneath him. In that silence, a face appears to him. A face that was dark, yet faintly outlined in the even darker sky. It looked inhuman, and seemed to be smiling at him. The face dissapears, and after a few more moments, so does Kaladin's conciousnesss.
Rock and Teft rushed out to check on Kaladin. Teft wondered why if he believes in Kaladin. Whether he should believe in Kaladin. He wanted to, yet logic stated they would find him dead on the rock, not sipping tea with the Stormfather himself. They found Kaladin, but he looked simply like a piece of ragged meat, skinned and bled, not entirely human. Teft wondered, then, wether a person could believe and not believe at the same time. He also noticed that the sphere was now dun. This was a fallacy, as storms infuse spheres.
Then Kaladin's eyes snapped open.