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Urithiru
Urithiru


Fan art by lonsheep[1]

Type City
Location Unknown
Inhabitants Alethi Warcamps
Created Before or during the Heraldic Epochs

Urithiru is a city from the days of the Heraldic Epochs. It is where the ten Orders of the Knights Radiant were centered,[1] and it was said to be the center of the ten Silver Kingdoms, holding ten thrones, one for each king.[2]

It was the most majestic, most amazing, most important city in all the world.[2] Reportedly located somewhere to the west of the kingdom of Alethela, in the place 'nearest to Honor',[3] it was abandoned even before the Lost Radiants turned against mankind, an event known as the Day of Recreance.[2]

Though many wished Urithiru to be built in Alethela, it was obvious that it could not be. And so it was that we asked for it to be placed westward, in the place nearest to Honor.

–Perhaps the oldest surviving original source mentioning the city.[3]

The scholars, Varala and Sinbian, both claim the city was inaccessible by foot. However, in The Way of Kings, Nohadon claims to have walked from Abamabar to Urithiru, forgoing the usual method of rapid transportation. It was suggested that perhaps a way was constructed, or Nohadon was being metaphorical.[4]

Present DayEdit

Shallan suggests to Jasnah that the knowledge of Urithiru was just one of the things that the Hierocracy suppressed. To this, Jasnah agrees, but believes that such knowledge had already begun to fade into history even before then, but that the Hierocracy hadn't helped.[5]

LocationEdit

Urithiru is located within the mountains south of the Purelake in the center of the continent of Roshar, somewhere near Tu Bayla or Emul.[6] Even if isolated, according to Dalinar, the city's remote location makes it incredibly defensible.[6]

NotesEdit

Szeth visited Urithiru when he contemplated 'The End of All Things'.[7]

SpeculationEdit

If Urithiru is " ... the place nearest to Honor," was the city also near to where Honor was splintered? Or, is Urithiru atop the highest mountain in the region, thereby making it as close as possible as it could be to the Almighty?

ReferencesEdit

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