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Eila Stele is an ancient document written in the Dawnchant by one of the Dawnsingers. It is perhaps the oldest document in written memory, according to Rosharan scholars. Of all the Dawnchant documents being translated, this was the one scholars were most eager to translate.[1]


The document reveals that the Dawnsingers were Parshendi and the native inhabitants of Roshar, destroying the original theory that the Dawnsingers were spren. Humankind had come to Roshar seeking help after accidentally destroying their own world with Surgebinding. Commanded by their gods and motivated by their pity, the Dawnsingers helped them, only to be betrayed. They had called humankind Voidbringers, for they had brought a void that sucked in all emotion.[1]

These events described the first Desolation and was the truth that led to the Day of Recreance.[1]


Chapter Epigraph Sources
One Hundred Fifteen They came from another world, using powers that we have been forbidden to touch. Dangerous powers, of spren and Surges. They destroyed their lands and have come to us begging.
One Hundred Sixteen We took them in, as commanded by the gods. What else could we do? They were a people forlorn, without a home. Our pity destroyed us. For their betrayal extended even to our gods: to spren, stone, and wind.
One Hundred Seventeen Beware the otherworlders. The traitors. Those with tongues of sweetness, but with minds that lust for blood. Do not take them in. Do not give them succor. Well were they named Voidbringers, for they brought the void. The empty pit that sucks in emotion. A new god. Their god.
One Hundred Eighteen These Voidbringers know no songs. They cannot hear Roshar, and where they go, they bring silence. They look soft, with no shell, but they are hard. They have but one heart, and it cannot ever live.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oathbringer, 111. Eila Stele