|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
The Seventeenth Shard is a mysterious organization that, along with Hoid and the Shards, is speculated to be influential in the overall Cosmere. They have a nonintervention philosophy, believing that the Shards were split up for a reason and that people shouldn't dabble in mixing them. The organization's name was very deliberately chosen.
”I am being chased. Your friends of the Seventeenth Shard, I suspect. I believe they're still lost, following a false trail I left for them. They'll be happier that way. I doubt they have any inkling what to do with me should they actually catch me.
Ishikk the Purelaker is acting as a guide and informant to three unnamed foreigners who are looking for Hoid. Ishikk has nicknames for the three men: Grump, Thinker, and Blunt. These men have been confirmed to be from the Seventeenth Shard.
- Grump has the distinct linguistic pattern of Dulas from Sel, it has been confirmed by Brandon that Grump is Galladon.
- Brandon has also confirmed at a signing that Thinker is Demoux from Scadrial; this was first conjectured in the 17th Shard forums based on the scar on Demoux's scalp.
- The third member called Blunt is Baon from Taldain, the Shardworld in which the graphic novel of White Sand, as well as its unpublished prose novel form, take place.
- Aslydin - Demoux's partner on Scadrial
- Demoux - A soldier from Scadrial
- Galladon - An Elantrian from Sel
- Baon - A soldier from Taldain
- Khriss - A worldhopper from Taldain
- Iyatil - A worldhopper from Silverlight -- a former member, now with the Ghostbloods.
- Most members of the Seventeenth Shard, including Demoux, use a method that significantly slows aging, but doesn't stop it completely.
- The Seventeenth Shard brought the common cold to Roshar.
- Arcanum Unbounded release party
— Arcanum - 2016-11-22#
- Arcanum Unbounded Chicago signing
— Arcanum - 2016-12-6#
- Words of Radiance Los Angeles signing
— Arcanum - 2014-3-5#
- The Way of Kings chapter 26 epigraph
- The Way of Kings interlude I-1
- Is Galladon the Dula?
— Theoryland - Aug 4th, 2011#
- Is Thinker Demoux?
— Theoryland - Dec 15th, 2011#
- Theory: Galladon in WoK
— 17th Shard forums - 13 December 2011#
- Aslydin is Seventeenth Shard
— Reddit - 2015-03-12#
- In who's voice is the Ars Arcanum written?
— Theoryland - 2011-11-11#
- Khriss writes the Ars Arcanum section
— Reddit - June 16 2016#
- Iyatil was once in the 17th Shard...
— Arcanum - Nov. 13, 2017#
- Arcanum Unbounded Fort Collins signing
— Arcanum - 2016-29-11#
|Shards||Ambition · Autonomy · Cultivation · Devotion · Dominion · Endowment · Honor · Odium · Preservation · Ruin · Survival Shard|
|Planets||Ashyn · Braize · First of the Sun · Nalthis · Obrodai · Roshar · Scadrial · Sel · Taldain · Threnody · Vax · Yolen|
|Terms||Adonalsium · Sliver · Splinter · Realmatic Theory · Investiture · Connection · Identity · Fortune · Intention · Perpendicularity · Spiritweb|
|Other||Hoid · Seventeenth Shard · Shattering · Worldhopping · Letters · Silverlight|