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|“||Ten people, with Shardblades alight, standing before a wall of black and white and red.||”|
–Collected on Jesachev, 1173, 12 seconds pre-death. Subject: one of our own ardents, overheard during his last moments.
Kaladin has now been a member of the bridge crews for somewhere between two to four weeks. Of the twenty-five who survived his first bridge run, only one other man is still alive.
A few new arrivals are brought in, and Kaladin sees a young boy who reminds him of Tien. In general, Kaladin is handling the transition to life as a bridge crew member poorly, snapping at Syl and becoming despondent. Syl leaves, unable to continue watching him in his current state.
The bridge crews are called on another run, and the boy who reminded him of Tien is killed, as well as the only remaining man from Kaladin's first bridge run. Kaladin thinks to himself that he's dead inside, then begins to cry.
|Kaladin||POV||Kaladin is becoming used to his life as a bridgeman in Bridge Four. At the end of the chapter he breaks down and cries.|
|Syl||Appeared||Tries to keep Kaladin's spirit up. When she fails, she decides to leave.|
|Gaz||Appeared||Receives more new bridgemen.|
|Lirin||Mentioned (unnamed)||Kaladin thinks of some of his father's sayings.|
|Laresh||Appeared||Soldier delivering new bridgemen to Gaz.|
|Tien||Mentioned||Kaladin thinks one of the new recruits looks like his brother, Tien.|
|Cenn||Mentioned||Kaladin thinks about some of the people he has failed.|