Lirin (husband), Kaladin (son), |
Tien (son), Oroden (son)
The Way of Kings, |
Words of Radiance (mentioned), Oathbringer
She is also a tall woman, and usually keeps her hair pulled back into a tail, then wrapped a kerchief around her head. At times, she wears a knit hat over that.
She also has a long brown coat that matches that of her son, Kaladin, and the blue hem of her skirt just barely peeks out of it at the bottom.
She appears to be very free spirited.
She is delighted by the person Kaladin has become.
According to Kaladin, one had to watch oneself when speaking with Hesina because she liked to twist words about.
The initial meeting between Lirin and Hesina's parents goes quite poorly. Afterward, her parents are rarely mentioned, particularly around her children, though she is still in contact with them.
Just after the arrival of Brightlord Roshone in Hearthstone, Hesina suggests to Lirin that perhaps the Brightlord didn't feel he needed everyone to dote on him since he hadn't announced his arrival.
When her family falls on tough times after the arrival of Roshone, Hesina's parents offer aid to her family.
Hesina is able to both read and write in the Alethi women's script. She is the only darkeyed woman in Hearthstone who can read, though this skill isn't uncommon amongst higher ranking darkeyed women. She often read for Kaladin from a book on medicine his father owned.
Hesina and Lirin met and fell in love during his travels, after which she moved with him to Hearthstone.
Hesina assists her husband with his patients in whichever ways she can, though her role in her husband's work diminishes as Lirin takes on apprentices; first Kaladin, then Mara. However, she occasionally assists if multiple helpers are required.
She is thrilled that Kaladin has returned to her alive, as she and her husband thought him dead along with Tien. She is therefore protective of him.
At the beginning of Oathbringer, Hesina is forty years old. (Kaladin makes a mental note to himself that his mother will be forty-one this year.)
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