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|“||You’ve killed me. Bastards, you’ve killed me! While the sun is still hot, I die!||”|
–Collected on the fifth day of the week Chach of the month Betab of the year 1171, ten seconds before death. Subject was a darkeyed soldier thirty-one years of age. Sample is considered questionable.
Cenn, a new recruit in Amaram's army, is assigned last minute to a new squad as a spear man. The battle is a dispute beween Amaram and another Alethi Brightlord. Dallet, a rugged veteran, helps ease Cenn's worries and gives him advice. Cenn learns that he has been assigned to Kaladin's squad. Cenn discovers that Kaladin's crew has the fewest casualties out of all the squads fighting for Amaram. He also finds out that Kaladin paid another squad leader so Cenn would be assigned to his crew.
As the battle begins, everything descends into chaos. However, Kaladin's squad stays organized. Cenn eventually gets separated from the squad, and before he is cut down, Kaladin saves him. Kaladin spots a Brightlord in plate armor, and takes him down. Then, Cenn spots a real Shardbearer, who appears to charge in their direction.
|Cenn||POV||Is killed by a Shardbearer fighting with Kaladin's squad.|
|Dallet||Appeared||Veteran of Kaladin's squad; looks after Cenn.|
|Amaram||Mentioned||Brightlord in charge of the army in which Cenn is fighting.|
|Kaladin||Appeared||Leader of the squad Cenn is in. Known as 'Stormblessed'.|
|Gare||Mentioned||Leader of the squad Cenn used to be in.|
|Elhokar||Mentioned (unnamed)||Can't stop the skirmishes as he's on the Shattered Plains.|
|Gavilar||Mentioned||His death is the reason why Elhokar is on the Shattered Plains.|
|Cyn||Appeared||Kaladin assigns him as escort when Cenn is injured.|
|Korater||Appeared||Kaladin assigns him as escort when Cenn is injured.|
|Hallaw||Mentioned||Implied by Kaladin that he is in command of the enemy troops.|