The Unmade are a mysterious group of spren.[1] While they are traditionally depicted as personifications of destruction, they are also shown to be individuals.[2] Nevertheless, they have been confirmed to be Splinters of Odium.[3] Odium splintered himself and created the Unmade to be his influence on Roshar. It is through the Unmade that Odium may be able to influence people in how they think or act.[4]

It has been confirmed that the Unmade can be bonded, as is evidenced by Aesudan's bond with Yelig-nar.[5][6]

Known UnmadeEdit

One confirmed member of this group is Yelig-nar,[6] or Blightwind.[2] He was referenced in one of Dalinar's visions, when he met with Nohadon. (Yelig-nar had broken into Nohadon's chancery and slaughtered all of Nohadon's wordsmen.)[7]

Another member is Moelach, who is (in some way) relative to the Death Rattles which augment the Diagram of Taravangian's devise.[1]

Nergaoul is an Unmade who drives forces into a battle rage and may be connected to the Thrill.[1]

Also known as the Heart of the Revel, Ashertmarn is an inky black, massive, inhumanly shaped heart that grows veins from the ground.[8] Ashertmarn's influence includes incredible indulgence, which eventually leads to mindless excess. Ashertmarn was last seen in Kholinar protecting its Oathgate. It eventually fled after it interacted with Shallan.[citation needed]

Yet another is Ba-Ado-Mishram, about which little is, as yet, known.[9]

Sja-anat, or the Taker of Secrets, is an entity which, once it touches a spren, the spren acts strangely; it doesn't act like it should.[10]

The source of the dark aura in Urithiru is due to the presence of Re-Shepir. Also known as the Midnight Mother, Re-Shepir appears as an inky specter encountered by Shallan, Adolin, Renarin, and a few members of Bridge Four in the bowels of Urithiru.[11]


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Shallan' Sketchbook: Horses
Drawing by Ben McSweeney[12]

While the number of the Unmade is fixed, that number is not ten.[13]

In Oathbringer, Dalinar speaks of the Midnight Mother being in the tower and wonders if the other eight Unmade are somewhere nearby.[citation needed] (During his vision to meet with the queen of Thaylenah.)

Knowing that there are now nine, might also explain the nine shadows for Odium's champion.


In Words of Radiance, upon learning of an animal that speaks, young Shallan declares, "A Voidbringer!" "You'll bring the eyes of the Unmade upon us." The merchant to whom she is speaking responds, "These things live all over Shinovar, young lady. If their speech drew the Unmade, the entire country would be cursed!"[14]

Q&A with BrandonEdit

Q. Are the Unmade and the Stormfather the same "class" of being?

A. Technically no, but they are on a similar level. It is a good analogy.[15]

(During the 4/23 & 24/16 JordanCon8 Q&A with Brandon, he indicated that the Stormfather is a bit above the Nightwatcher and Cusicesh the Protector.)