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Origin of Storms
Type Coast
Location Roshar

The Origin of Storms is where it is believed that highstorms begin, located in the east of Roshar, across the Ocean of Origins (presumably named after it).


Due to the frequent highstorms, no one has ever sailed there and returned alive to tell the tale.[1] (Kaladin's father said the same.)[2]

Few ships ever leave this coast because being caught on the seas during a storm, according to the stories, means death.[2]

There are multiple legends talking about there being an inhabited island there, populated by people called Uvara in some versions of the story.[3] The version told in New Natanan says that they are sailors who were lost while travelling the Ocean of Origins and that one day, they will come back to reclaim Natanatan.[4]

In the story of Derethil and the Wandersail (told by Hoid to Kaladin), Derethil (a king from the time of the Heraldic Epochs) thought there was another Origin to the west; the Origin of the Voidbringer.[3]