The Unmade are a mysterious group of spren. While they are traditionally depicted as personifications of destruction, they are also shown to be individuals. Nevertheless, they have been confirmed to be Splinters of Odium. 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.
One confirmed member of this group is Yelig-nar, or Blightwind. 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.)
Also known as the Heart of the Revel, Ashertmarn is an inky black, massive, inhumanly shaped heart that grows veins from the ground. Ashertmarn's influence includes incredible indulgence; this eventually leads to mindless excess. Ashertmarn was last seen in Kholinar protecting its Oathgate. It eventually fled after it interacted with Shallan.
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.
In Oathbringer, Dalinar speaks of the Midnight Mother being in the tower and wonders if the other eight Unmade are somewhere nearby. (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: Chapter 45, 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!"
(It seems young Shallan bore some misconception about the Unmade.)
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Words of Radiance, Inter14.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Way of Kings, 45. Shadesmar
- ↑ Unmade
- ↑ Odium's influence ...
- ↑ Nahel bond?
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Oathbringer, 84. The One Who Can Save
- ↑ The Way of Kings, 60. That Which We Cannot Have
- ↑ Oathbringer, 78. The Revel
- ↑ Oathbringer, 80. Oblivious
- ↑ Words of Radiance, 4. Taker Of Secrets
- ↑ Unmade numbers ...
- ↑ Words of Radiance, 45. Middlefest
- ↑ Unmade & Stormfather