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

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]

Other than that of Rlain, Sigzil's dark brown skin is the most different from that of the rest of the crew.[3]


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]


Sigzil is long lived.[4]

He worries about leading the Night Brigade to people who love him.[5]

As Hoid's apprentice, he has dramatic license and hyperbole as a tool that he can use at will.[6]


The Way of Kings[]

Fan art by lilikaia[2]

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 Radiance[]

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 could do - the extent of his abilities, the length of time Stormlight remained within him. He claims that having a clear understanding of Kaladin's limits would be valuable.[7]

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.[8]

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.[8]


Since Kaladin has to be relatively near the members of his crew in order for them to absorb his powers and utilize them for themselves, Sigzil has determined that their maximum distance from him to be at around fifty miles, though their abilities start to fade somewhere around thirty miles.[3]

When Rock asks the bridgemen who came to him stating that they no longer felt they fit in with Bridge Four, Sigzil raises his hand.[3]

Rhythm of War[]

(To be continued.)


Hoid - Sigzil butts heads with his former master.[9]

Kaladin - He cares greatly for his friend.[citation needed]

Q&A with Brandon[]

Q. Whatever is happening to Sigzil and his spren, is it related to the fact that the Sleepless forbid Rysn to bond a spren?

A. Yes.[10]

Q. Sigzil refers to Skipping, and it's implied that this is how he is Worldhopping. Is this a method that doesn't require the use of a perpendicularity?

A. It does not.

Q. Is that how he's been able stay ahead of the Night Brigade, and would this allow him to visit planets without a perpendicularity?

A. Yes. And yes.[11]