Stormlight Archives Sigzil

Fan art by BotanicaXu[1]

Biographical information
Ethnicity Azish
Nationality Azish
Gender Male
Status Alive
Physical Description
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Social Information
Title(s) Lieutenant
Occupation Worldsinger, Bridgeman
Appears in The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, Oathbringer

Sigzil is an Azish bridgeman and a member of Bridge Four. He was formerly apprenticed to Hoid and has prior military experience, likely as a sergeant. He is also a Worldsinger.[1]

Sigzil is an educated man, though his education was never completed.[2]


Sigzil is a short man, with deep brown skin - not true black, like that of some parshmen. He has thick, dark hair that falls around his shoulders. He is one of the only bridgemen who'd - initially - bothered with shaving.[2]


At first, Sigzil was a quiet man who tended to keep to himself, resisting Kaladin's efforts to help Bridge Four, thinking that Kaladin was lying to the men. He had a formal way of speaking, with barely a hint of an accent. Eventually, he came to see that a false hope made the men happy.[2]

"What you do is like giving medicine to a sick man to ease his pain until he dies. Now these men can spend their last days in laughter. You are a healer indeed, Kaladin Stormblessed."

–Sigzil to Kaladin[2]

Later, he shows himself to be inquisitive and loyal, caring greatly for his friends, and especially Kaladin.[citation needed]


The Way of KingsEdit

Sigzil was formerly apprenticed to Hoid. During that time he tried to kill someone - wanted to kill someone - but failed to do so. He'd thought for certain that he'd succeeded and later realized that it wasn't the wisest choice he'd made. When asked by Kaladin whether it was his master (i.e., Hoid) that Sigzil had tried to kill, Sigzil replied that it was not.[2]

Sigzil once visited Babatharnam with his master, where he was thrown in prison three times. His master was quite displeased at the amount he had to pay to free Sigzil.[1]

Words of RadianceEdit

When Sigzil talked about taking some measurements of Kaladin's abilities, Kaladin seemed to think it a good idea. Sigzil said that they needed to know exactly what he can do - the extent of his abilities, the length of time Stormlight remains within him. He claims that having a clear understanding of Kaladin's limits would be valuable.[3]

When Peet connects with Ka at the Ornery Chull, Sigzil asks Kaladin whether he's given thought to where he's going to house the married men of Bridge Four. Kaladin hasn't given any thought to it. Sigzil tells him that there are many barracks partitioned to allow families, and that some of the married soldiers rent places in the market.[4]

When Hoid's physical description is given him at the tavern by Rock, Sigzil looks troubled, having touched only half of his drink. He stares at it, though when Moash asks him what's wrong, Sigzil makes an excuse about being tired.[4]


(To be continued.)


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