Biographical information
Ethnicity Alethi
Nationality Alethi
Gender Female
Status Alive
Social Information
Title(s) Ardent
Family Ashir (husband)
Occupation Scientist
Appears in The Way of Kings

Geranid is a scientist and ardent living with her husband, Ashir, " ... on a tiny Reshi island, technically sent to provide for the religious needs of any Vorin visitors." However, according to her husband, living there was a way of getting away and focusing on both Geranid's and Ashir's own experiments.[1]

Her Calling is science, specifically spren studies.[1]


Geranid discovers that when she measures spren, they vary in size, luminosity, and shape. But when she makes a notation they immediately freeze in their current state.[1]

The spren change when I measure them, Ashir ... . Before I measure, they dance and vary in size, luminosity, and shape. But when I make a notation, they immediately freeze in their current state. They remain that way permanently, so far as I can tell.[1]


Geranid is skeptical of her husband's efforts with regard to foods that might please her, yet she indulges him nevertheless. She often finds his efforts terrible.[1]

Q&A with BrandonEdit

Q. Belief has had a lot to do with the cosmere. (For example, in Warbreaker, the appearances of the Returned[2] had a lot to do with belief.) Will belief have a big part to play in The Stormlight Archive?

A. It already has. The two scholars measuring the spren.[3]


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