The Way of Kings (mentioned), |
Words of Radiance (mentioned)
Known to be a member of the Ghostbloods, Shallan's mother and a 'friend' attempted to kill Shallan once they'd learned of her potential 'abilities'. Pattern, who had watched Shallan but remained unseen, then became a dirk-sized Shardblade, and Shallan killed both her mother and her mother's 'friend' with it. Thereafter, Shallan's father pretended to have killed his wife to protect Shallan from further 'assassination attempts'. Shallan lost/blocked all memory of this event and only regained it near the end of Words of Radiance.