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Victory! We stand atop the mount! We scatter them before us! Their homes become our dens, their lands are now our farms! And they shall burn, as we once did, in a place that is hollow and forlorn.

–Collected on Ishashan, 1172, 18 seconds pre-death. Subject was a lighteyed spinster of the eighth Dahn.


Point of view: Shallan
Setting: Kharbranth

Jasnah scolds Shallan, telling her (Shallan) that she (Jasnah) had already made her decision. Shallan is embarrassed that she disturbed Jasnah again and leaves. However, after only a few moments, Jasnah calls her back and apologizes to her.

Shallan asks Jasnah to read the letter she had written for her earlier. Jasnah is impressed that she is self-taught, and agrees to accept Shallan as her ward once she has adequately learned philosophy and history. Shallan is pleased by this, but knows that it won't be enough to save House Davar.

In a last ditch attempt to convince Jasnah to take her as her ward, Shallan buys several books on history and philosophy and begins to study them, planning to impress Jasnah with her rapid learning before Jasnah leaves Kharbranth. Before long, she is interrupted by Jasnah, who had paid the servants to tell her if Shallan returned to the palace.

Jasnah asks to see Shallan's satchel. When she comes across Shallan's sketches, she asks why she made them, to which Shallan replies that she wanted to. It is ultimately the fact that Shallan pursues scholarship in her free time (in the form of her sketches and notes), along with her persistance, that convince Jasnah to accept her as her ward.

Shallan reflects that she has completed the first phase of her plan, but now needs to discover how to accomplish the rest of it without being caught.

AppearancesEdit

Character Type Description
Shallan POV She makes some last ditch attempts to become Jasnah's ward and succeds.
Jasnah Appeared Finally won round in taking Shallan on as her ward.
Kabsal Mentioned Shallan passes Kabsal's message on to Jasnah.
Nan Balat Mentioned (unnamed) Shallan thinks about running away with her brothers.
Tet Wikim Mentioned (unnamed) Shallan thinks about running away with her brothers.
Asha Jushu Mentioned (unnamed) Shallan thinks about running away with her brothers.
Brightlord Davar Mentioned (unnamed) Shallan wonders if anyone wasn't alienated by her father.
Helaran Mentioned Shallan's brother disappeared a year ago; her father said he was dead.
Yalb Appeared Helps Shallan get her books for a decent price.
Tozbek Mentioned Shallan thinks his sailors have too high an opinion of her.
Artmyrn Appeared Book Merchant that sells Shallan her books.
Artmyrn's wife Appeared Fetches the books Shallan is looking to buy.
Placini Mentioned One of the authors of the books Shallan is trying to buy.
Gabrathin Mentioned One of the authors of the books Shallan is trying to buy.
Yustara Mentioned One of the authors of the books Shallan is trying to buy.
Manaline Mentioned One of the authors of the books Shallan is trying to buy.
Shauka-daughter-Hasweth Mentioned One of the Authors of the books Shallan is trying to buy.
Rencalt Mentioned A Historian whose book Shallan decides not to buy.
Gavilar Mentioned (unnamed) Shallan thinks of Gavilar as his assassin was Shin.
Barmest Mentioned Yalb claims to work for him, and helps Shallan get a good deal on her books.
Taravangian Mentioned (unnamed) Jasnah tells Shallan to put her things in the room granted to her by the King.






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