The one hint to its existence is a cryptic quote that Brandon signed in a book. Responding to the question "Give us the name of a Shard's intent we have not seen before," he wrote, "there is one who just wants to hide and survive." Presumably, this refers to surviving Odium's onslaught, where he Splinters—and kills—Shards.
The Shard's intent is only tangentially related to their desire to hide. The desire comes from their knowledge of events in the Cosmere.
- Give us the name of a Shard's intent we have not seen before
— 17th Shard forums - 09 December 2012#
- That shard is well aware of what is going on in the Cosmere, and is smart enough to try and just get away from it all.
— 17th Shard forums - Jan 26th, 2016#
It has yet to be reviewed.
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