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I realize that you are probably still angry. That is pleasant to know. Much as your perpetual health, I have come to rely upon your dissatisfaction with me. It is one of the cosmere’s great constants, I should think.

Point of view: Dalinar, Adolin
Setting: The Shattered Plains

Dalinar, Adolin, and Elhokar all immediately begin to race for the chasmfiend, hoping to kill it before it can harm any bystanders. Sadeas uses his Grandbow, weakening the creature from a distance while Dalinar and Adolin go for its many legs. Elhokar distracts it and, in so doing, the strap on Elhokar's saddle breaks and he is thrown to the ground. Just as Elhokar is about to be crushed by the chasmfiend, Dalinar hurls himself beneath its descending claw, and with Shardplate-enhanced strength, catches the claw, giving Elhokar time to escape. This is one of the first prominent examples of Dalinar's battle prowess and the origin of his nickname the Blackthorn.

Adolin continues to cut off its legs, and the chasmfiend is eventually unable to support its own weight. Elhokar summons his Shardblade once again and uses it to kill the felled creature, then harvests its gemheart.


Character Type Description
Dalinar POV Fighting the chasmfiend.
Elhokar Appeared Fighting alongside Dalinar against the chasmfiend.
Sadeas Appeared Assisting with a Grandbow against the chasmfiend.
Adolin POV Fighting against the chasmfiend.
Renarin Appeared Tried to assist in the fight against the chasmfiend but was sent away.
Gavilar Mentioned Dalinar recalls failing his brother the night he died.