Type Country
Location Roshar
Inhabitants Tashikki

Tashikk is a small country on Roshar. To its east, it is bordered by Emul; to its northeast/north, by Azir; to its north/northwest, by Yezier; to its west, by Liafor; and to its south, by the southeastern Aimian Sea. The country is a little more than a week's travel from Azimir in Azir.[1]

Lift observes the place to be overgrown with brown grass a foot or two high. And, that the occasional trees were tall and twisty, with trunks that looked like hey were made of interwoven vines, and branches that pointed upward more than out. She calls these drop-deads.[1]

Lift makes her way through Tashikk to the city of Yeddaw, and finds the country to be a strange place even compared to Azir. She'd found people there to be too polite and reserved.[2]


Anyone can come and cook in the communal ovens. (The people can't have fires in their own places. Early in the city's life, a fire had blazed through various slums and killed tons of people.) The communal ovens are a vast, hollowed out cavern in the wall of an alley cut upward. There, they burn rockbud husks from the farms.[3]

People in Yeddaw keep their spheres in rows, strung on long strings, even if they put them in pouches. All the currency Lift sees has holes in the bottoms of the glass spheres. She wonders how the people count exact change, but is relieved that they use spheres.[3]

Further, the people there expect some measure of jostling as they move through the streets.[4]

Children at their lessons sit in rows and listen to a teacher while doing some menial task, like sewing, to pay for the education.[4]

Some of the people Lift notices have parshmen slaves.[4]

Having survived the Everstorm, the people work to clean it up. They live their entire lives in the shadow of the highstorms. They adapt and will continue to adapt.[5]


The people wear a variety of attire. Mostly Azish patterns or Tashikki shiquas. Such wraps are long pieces of clothing that the people wrap round themselves, feet to forehead. For being a single sheet, it is really complex: it winds around both legs and arms individually, but also wraps back around the waist sometimes to create a kind of skirt. Both the men and the women wear the cloths, though not the guards.[2]

Some are mercenaries, probably either Tukari or Emuli. Others wear rural clothing with a lighter coloring, probably from Alm or Desh. There are even a few Reshi, wearing little more than rags.[6]

Lift thinks that this clothing makes the people hard to read.[2]


The people like trading information. According to Lift, it is kind of their thing.[3]

Lift states that people in Tashik love to write stuff down ... and they love information. That they love trading it with the people of Azir.[7]

Wyndle notes that this is a distinguishing factor of their cultural identity.[7]


Tashi is the god of the people of Tashikk, and Yeddaw in particular. According to Hauka, Tashi protects the people of Yeddaw.[8]

"Tashi," a scribe whispered. "God of Gods and Binder of the World!"

–In the Grand Indicium of Yeddaw, witnessing Lift evade her would-be captors therein.[9]


The prince of Tashikk is ostensibly the ruler of this country.


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