Elit Ruthar
Biographical information
Ethnicity Alethi
Nationality Alethi
Gender Male
Status Unknown
Abilities Shardbearer, Duelist
Social Information
Title(s) Brightlord
Family Jayla Ruthar (uncle),
Relis Ruthar (cousin)
Occupation Noble
Appears in Words of Radiance

Elit Ruthar is a Shardbearer with only Plate, which was given to him by his cousin, Relis. He hungered to be a full Shardbearer. He wasn't ranked highly amongst the Alethi nobility, but he served Brightlord Ruthar, Relis's father.[1]

He was said to be a passable duelist, though he was often in his cousin's shadow.[1]


He was said to be short and balding.[1]


Elit's cousin, Relis, was approached by Adolin and offered a duel, the spoils of which would be Adolin's Plate and Blade, plus Renarin's Plate and Blade, and the Shard Adolin had won from Erraniv; five Shards to Relis's two: Relis's Plate and Blade. Relis refused the duel, which Adolin then offered to Elit, who accepted. The spoils were to be Adolin's five Shards to Elit's one.[1]

Since the dueling agreement between Relis and Adolin had been refused by Relis, yet agreed upon by Elit, the number of duelists Adolin would face had never been agreed upon. Upon entering the arena, Elit was accompanied by Relis, Jakamav and Abrobradar. Elit was garbed in a set of the King's slate grey Plate, yet it was Relis to whom the dueling agreement had been attributed (since it was he whom Adolin had originally approached with the challenge) and Adolin hadn't specified that he'd face Relis and only one other.[2]

While Elit wore King's Plate, he wielded only a hammer in the duel, which he used to effect in bashing Adolin's armor. However, Adolin eventually slammed his Shardblade into Elit's breastplate, which exploded into molten light.[3] Eventually, it was Kaladin (who'd recently joined in the fight) who smashed Elit's exposed chest with his own broken spear, thereby doubling Elit over, who then yielded combat - forfeiting his Shardplate - and hobbled off the field after giving his helm over to Kaladin.[3]


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