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早期经历(1153-1168)

童年

1153年年末,卡拉丁生于阿勒斯卡西北部撒迪亚斯公国赫斯通镇一个二等暗民家庭,父亲李伦是镇上唯一的手术师,母亲赫希拿则是虔诚的教徒。两年后,卡拉丁的弟弟提安出生。由于身份上的差异(赫斯通镇民多处在四等或五等)及围绕着手术师的迷信,卡拉丁逐渐疏远大部分镇民,转而和自己的弟弟亲近。在父母的鼓励下,他和城主的千金拉劳·韦斯提欧成了朋友。[1]

八岁时,卡拉丁开始在父亲的指导下行医,却暗暗怀揣从军的理想。1164年,他协助父亲为一位名叫萨妮的十五岁少女截肢,术后李伦夸赞儿子精通药理,还表示自己打算在儿子十六岁时送他去卡哈巴兰斯大岩宫接受手术师的培训。[1]

卡拉丁过了两年才把父亲的育才计划告诉拉劳,引起了对方的不悦。拉劳不予苟同,反而建议他参军,还说只要去打仗,就能赢得碎瑛刃、成为光眼种,这样才有足够的资格迎娶光眼种女子。卡拉丁虽对拉劳有好感,却没听出画外音。之后,两人遇见一群年长的男孩,其中一位叫尤斯特,声称自己的父亲曾在烂荒地冲突中斩获一把碎瑛刃。听罢,卡拉丁受了拉劳的怂恿,指出那场战役并无碎瑛武士参与,尤斯特颜面扫地,瞬即要求和卡拉丁以木棍对打,卡拉丁不愿在拉劳面前低头,于是接受了挑衅。起初他处在下风,幸而他的战斗天赋首次萌芽,他借力抢得先手,稍后却戛然而止,只因他不想伤害对方,并无此意的尤斯特趁机把他打倒在地。卡拉丁向尤斯特请教,却遭到拒绝,年长的男孩告诫卡拉丁“要走自己的道”。回家途中,卡拉丁便思考着自己该成为怎样的人。到家后,李伦告诉儿子现任城主韦斯提欧已经去世,家中那座盛满润石的灯盏乃是他的遗赠,为的是让卡拉丁有盘缠去卡哈巴兰斯求学。[2]

两个月后,年方十三的卡拉丁想要独自抢救一位名叫麦莎的五岁幼女,先是止了血,又是扎住血管,怎奈处理得太迟,女童还是因为失血过多而丧命。一小时后,李伦发现卡拉丁正坐在手术室门前哭泣,于是安慰儿子,说自己为他骄傲,还说女童之死是他无法挽回的。卡拉丁透露自己不想当手术师,但李伦的回答是,他“必须学会什么时候用心”。[3]

新城主上任

未能救活伤者的卡尔
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1166年底,卡拉丁听到镇上的两个女人毁谤李伦。十分生气的卡拉丁问他的母亲为何镇上的人恨李伦,母亲告诉卡拉丁他们恨的不是李伦而是惧怕知识本身。当对话转向卡拉丁的未来,他意识到父母鼓励自己和拉劳在一起是希望他们将来能够结婚。卡拉丁正在思索,李伦回到家里告诉他们新城主到了。一家人来到广场,看到新城主荣寿乘马车到来。荣寿面带鄙夷地扫视镇民,并无任何其他表示。李伦试图欢迎他并请他对镇民讲话时,荣寿表示是李伦的错自己才来到这个破烂小镇。一家人不安地回到了家里。[4]

荣寿的到来给卡拉丁的家庭带来了诸多不幸。他称李伦的一杯润石是从韦斯提欧处偷来的,他的态度让镇民们不再给李伦捐钱(由于李伦从不收诊金,这是他们家主要经济来源)。[5]尽管如此镇民其实还是偷偷送给李伦一家食物。[6]

由于不适合做手术师,提安成为了一名木匠学徒。而卡拉丁还无法决定自己是否要参军。荣寿到来大约一年后,一群蒙面人深夜来到卡拉丁家试图闯入李伦的手术室,他们要求李伦交出韦斯提欧的润石。卡拉丁很害怕。但李伦拿出润石,强光下卡拉丁认出他们是镇上的人:路特豪尔包萨斯等。李伦赶走了这些人。[5]

半年后,荣寿邀请李伦到城主公馆吃晚饭。尽管李伦和赫希拿不想让卡拉丁知道这次会面,卡拉丁还是发现了。他跟李伦一起来到了公馆。荣寿待二人态度轻蔑,作为不再迫害一家人的条件,他提出索要九成的润石。这时李伦让卡拉丁走开,去厨房吃些东西。卡拉丁在厨房看到荣寿的儿子瑞里尔和拉劳在一起。瑞里尔命令卡拉丁给他们那吃的。当卡拉丁表示自己并非仆人,瑞里尔继续挑衅和羞辱他。在离开公馆的路上,卡拉丁对李伦承认他想过要去当兵,但他决定了自己要成为手术师。在对话中,卡拉丁发现李伦确实偷了那些润石(尽管可能韦斯提欧确实有把这些润石送给李伦的打算),卡拉丁表示愿意靠着这笔财富去求学,但他说有一天要把它们还给拉劳。他对父亲说从此想被叫做“卡拉丁”而不是昵称“卡尔”。[6]

一次狩猎中,荣寿和他的儿子被一只白脊重伤,被送到了李伦的手术室。李伦和卡拉丁断定瑞里尔的伤势已经无法挽救,于是专注于救治荣寿。当李伦发现荣寿的股动脉附近有一片白脊牙齿的时候犹豫了一瞬,但卡拉丁看了出来,他意识到他们可以轻松地让荣寿失血而死,人们只会以为这是个事故。但是李伦并没有这样做,他们救了荣寿的命,但瑞里尔死了。但荣寿对他们没有救治自己的儿子愈加怨恨。当卡拉丁问他的父亲为什么不让荣寿死,李伦回答,一定要有人比那些人更好。[7]

第二天,李伦花掉了一枚润石,这是有史以来的第一次。[8]

在1168年的泣雨季,荣寿召集镇民到广场,因为轩领主亚马兰前来赫斯通征兵。卡拉丁一家人发现瑞里尔死后,拉劳和荣寿订了婚。只有六个人志愿加入亚马兰军,于是亚马兰让荣寿宣布征募名单。因为李伦是手术师而卡拉丁是他的学徒,他们是不能被强制征募的。这是在沃林教法律中,对城镇必不可少的特殊专业人士享有的特权。但是荣寿宣布提安在征募名单中,作为对李伦一家的报复。因为征募名单是城主的权力,一家人无法阻止荣寿,卡拉丁只好提出自愿参军,以便保护提安。卡拉丁向父母保证在四年兵役期满后会把提安平安带回家。亚马兰也表示提安年龄太小,他会让他做传信兵,一段时间内不会直接接触战场。卡拉丁、提安和其他新兵随即向军士长哈夫报到,离开了赫斯通。[9]

矛兵时期(1168–1172)

提安之死

入伍后,卡拉丁在图克斯手下接受训练,学到的第一课是“关怀”。[10][11]他在矛术上非常有天赋,学得比其他人快得多。[10]

弟弟提安入伍之初,亚马兰确实如答应李伦一般安排他当传令兵。但不久由于兵员不足,提安被编入预备小队。达拉安慰他说除非遇到真正的麻烦,否则预备队不会派上用场。不幸的是,入伍不足四个月时麻烦就来了,这也是卡拉丁第三次实战。是役,亚马兰军局势不利,提安所在的预备队被编入光明贵人谢勒的中队。听说了此事的卡拉丁在战场上疯狂的寻找弟弟,还在一次混战中首次杀了人,自己也负了伤。后来,他发现提安和另外两个未经训练的孩子被作为诱饵安排在瓦兹小队的最前线。他没有来得及赶到,眼睁睁看弟弟被一位敌军光眼种砍倒。他抱着尸体直到黑夜,被痛苦淹没。[12]

受到飓风恩护

提安死后,卡拉丁给父母写了封信告知了弟弟的死讯,并表示自己也不会回家乡了。[9]接下来的一年为了忘却痛苦也为了变得更强他发疯般的锻炼矛术,逐渐成为全军知名的矛兵。最终是苔拉规劝他放弃了这不顾一切的执着与疯狂。[13]他们之间有一段罗曼史,最终似乎不是被死亡分开,但卡拉丁回想起这个女人依然会怪罪自己。[14]之后他加入了图克斯的小队Takers,然而这只小队最终全都死了,只剩他一人。[15]

卡拉丁参军仅4年就成为了小队长,是全军中最年轻的一位。他非常关照手下的士兵,会为了让他们在战场上受到及时的救治而去贿赂战地手术师。没能保护提安的负罪感也驱使他花钱把其他小队的新兵挖到自己手下加以保护。渐渐的,他的名声在军中广为传播,人们称他为“飓风恩护者卡拉丁”。[16][9]

卡拉丁发现身边的光眼种尽是一些无耻之徒,唯有亚马兰保持着高贵的本性。他明白真正的精英部队都随着十位轩亲王前往破碎平原了,所以一直期望凭借努力带领手下加入那些他憧憬着的军队。

对战碎瑛武士

1172年第十月,卡拉丁随他所在的亚马兰军参与了一场与光明贵人哈劳的边境冲突。在列阵准备时他第一次感受到了茜尔的存在,但以为只是作怪的风灵。起初他训练有素的小队战斗得游刃有余,除了个别队员(包括他刚刚花大价钱从另一个小队长贾雷手中挖来的新兵塞恩)受伤,无人死亡。他们甚至杀了一位敌军光眼种军官。[16]然而一位甲刃俱全的碎瑛武士(很可能是赫拉兰·达瓦[17][18])忽然现身战场,转眼之间他的好几位队友就已经死于碎瑛刃下。亚马兰的军队开始溃败,亲卫队都远远逃开,他本人也被倒地的战马压住,危在旦夕。卡拉丁发了狂,带领手下疯狂的攻击这位碎瑛武士,最后奇迹般的获胜,杀掉了对方,救下了亚马兰的性命。按照古老的传统,卡拉丁可以拥有敌人的碎瑛甲碎瑛刃,一步登天成为碎瑛武士。然而那把杀了他16名同伴的碎瑛刃让他恶心,所以他放弃了这个机会,把神兵留给了部下科瑞布[9]

几个小时后,卡拉丁和他小队中幸存的4名部下被唤至亚马兰账中。亚马兰听从了瑞斯塔雷的建议,夺走了碎瑛甲和碎瑛刃,而且为了不走路风声让手下处决了卡拉丁的同伴。对救命恩人卡拉丁,他则“大发慈悲”饶了他一命,把他贬为了奴隶。[19]

奴隶时期(1172–1173)

Sas nahn and shash

卡拉丁接下来读过了悲惨的八个月。这段期间他被多次转手买卖,经历了至少六位奴隶主的奴役。开始,卡拉丁还计划逃跑并多次执行。不过他接连失败了十次,每次即使是侥幸逃脱也会不久被抓回来。在最后一次逃亡中他甚至鼓动了二十位奴隶一起武装逃亡,然而追随他的奴隶们全都死了,这让他陷入绝望,再也没有逃跑的企图。[15][20]

在那一次逃亡后,他的主人给他额头刻下了新的铭文“shash”,意为“危险”,之后把他转手出售。后来,他辗转流落到奴隶贩子图拉科夫手中。这是一个把人命完全看做商品的无情之人,当有奴隶患病,他不顾卡拉丁的哀求和建议直接打死了该奴隶,只为了不让病情扩散至其他“商品”。卡拉丁的人生陷入低谷,他甚至收集了一片黑毒的叶子,以备毒杀图拉科夫或者自杀。[15][21]

这一时期,卡拉丁意识到了茜尔的存在。起先他认为茜尔不过是一个爱恶作剧的风灵。渐渐的他发现茜尔有智商、有记忆,一直跟在自己身边,甚至远在他察觉之前。[15][21]

冲桥手时期(1173)

成为冲桥队长

1173年图拉科夫将卡拉丁和其他奴隶卖给撒迪亚斯军。卡拉丁向主管军官马塔尔的妻子哈莎尔请求加入军队成为一名矛兵,遭到了拒绝,被发配到第四冲桥队成为了一名冲桥手[22]

刚刚加入的他马上就遇到了一次冲桥任务。在这次任务中他的队伍遭到仆族智者的攒射,很多还不知道名字的队友阵亡,卡拉丁本人也累到昏厥,险些被当做尸体留在破碎平原,幸亏茜尔一巴掌拍醒了他。这也是他第一次得知茜尔的名字——茜芙蕊娜。[22]

这段冲桥手生涯严重的折磨着卡拉丁的心神,让他觉得人生痛苦无望。后来连茜尔都看不下去他的状态,离开了他,不过答应会回来。[23]失去了茜尔,卡拉丁真的变得孤身一人,他认真地想要自杀。那一晚,他来到光荣沟准备跳崖,此时茜尔飞了回来,并给他带来一片黑毒的叶片。天真的茜尔以为卡拉丁之前曾把这种叶子攥在手心,是非常珍视的叶子,从没想过其实这是毒药。但她的这一行为为卡拉丁的心中带来暖意,他决定振作起来,成为第四冲桥队队长。他半威逼半利诱的让上司盖兹同意了这一任命,又用略显强硬的手段向第四冲桥队的成员们通知了此事,并问出了他们每个人的名字。[24]

重塑第四冲桥队

第四冲桥队是军队中底层中的底层,甚至在冲桥队里也是地位最低的。队内成员基本对生活失去了希望,互相间也基本没有交流。因此他们对卡拉丁的命令嗤之以鼻甚至不屑一顾。卡拉丁让他们练习抗桥的希望落空,只能独自练习。[25]

之后的一次冲桥任务中,他主动与石头交换,自己站上了冲锋时第一排最中间的位置。将军队送上目标高地后他不顾疲乏开始救治伤员,并把伤员扛在桥上带回营地,石头和泰夫特成了最初的两个肯出手帮他的人。[26]

按照撒迪亚斯军的军规,军队不会养活受伤无法工作的冲桥手。此外卡拉丁还需要钱来购买医疗用品,这让他陷入经济上的困境。队员们无人肯出钱帮忙,只有石头肯分一口口粮给伤员胡勃[27]为了摆脱困境他带领石头、泰夫特去采集陀灵草,从这种植物的茎中榨出可以用来消毒的汁液,再卖给军中的药剂师筹钱。这段期间他基本取得了二人的信任,石头也开始谈论他的故事。[28]以此为突破口,他渐渐的吸引了其他队员加入谈话。[10]

在一次下沟收集死者财物的任务中,卡拉丁握住一只矛,百感交集的练了一套矛术,让队员们都大吃一惊。当晚,他又点燃篝火,让石头给大家煮汤喝。没有人拒绝篝火与食物,第二天清晨,大部分成员也都服从他的命令开始练习扛桥。[10]

准备武装逃亡

卡拉丁开始让队员们练习侧扛法,[29]并在之后的一场战斗中投入实用。木桥很好的保护了他的同伴,但其他未经训练的冲桥队眼见他们的做法意图模仿时却乱了阵脚。结果是,其他冲桥队伤亡惨重,撒迪亚斯也吃了败仗。[30]

战后,盛怒的撒迪亚斯处决了负责冲桥队的光眼种拉马利尔,并在飓风来临之际把卡拉丁捆在室外,让他接受飓风之父的审判。[31]在飓风中,他似乎看到了飓风之父巨大的脸庞浮现在云中对他微笑。之后他的飓能术迸发出来,他无意间从泰夫特给他的一枚润石中汲取飓光,撑过了这场飓风。[32]

卡拉丁的生还被伙伴们认为是奇迹,他们不分昼夜的留人看护他。泰夫特发现卡拉丁会在昏迷期间无意识的汲取飓光为自己疗伤,认为他可能是光辉骑士团的一员。[33]十天后,他基本康复,队员们对他的信赖高涨,然而他也开始意识到他们冲桥队只是吸引火力的靶子,扛桥的生活并没有希望。[34]

为了尽快除掉他,新任长官马塔尔的妻子哈莎尔命第四冲桥队增加下沟任务。绝望的卡拉丁向伙伴们提出了搏命的方案:武装逃亡。大家都愿意追随卡拉丁,于是他们在沟中开始了军事训练。[20]

在一场飓风来袭时,卡拉丁看到了一场幻象。在幻象中他成了飓风本身,正在由东向西横扫柔刹大陆。他经过了破碎平原塔冠城瑟瑟马勒克达以及其他很多城市。他还目睹了泽斯的一场刺杀行动。幻象的最后,他又见到了飓风之父。飓风之父对他说“约誓已破,仇恨当道”。之后当他向茜尔问起仇恨是谁,茜尔显得非常害怕,一声嘶叫远远的躲了起来。[35]

当天,他还第一次遇到了阿多林·寇林。当时一位光眼种军官正在欺负一个妓女,是阿多林出手救了人。之后阿多林抛给卡拉丁一枚润石,让他帮忙跑个腿。卡拉丁出于他对光眼种一贯的不满,虽然收下了润石但并没有替对方办事。[35]

不久,卡拉丁带领同伴在下沟任务期间偷偷开始了训练。他把他们分成几组,由他本人和老军士泰夫特带领。下沟的采集任务则交由偻朋、石头、达彼德和不久前新加入了仆族完成。[11]

发现飓能之力

在一次冲桥任务中,伙伴杜内死了,悲伤失意的卡拉丁决定不仅救治第四冲桥队的同伴,同时也对其他队中受伤的冲桥手伸出援手。泰夫特发现卡拉丁不仅有汲取飓光的力量,还像背叛人类之前的光辉骑士一样致力于救助他人,十分感动。[36] 然而,收留更多的伤员给他们带来更多经济上的压力。他们想出办法,在下沟任务中留下一小笔润石,让会用弓箭的石头把装润石的小袋子射到附近的固定木桥下面,等下次冲桥任务时偷偷回收。[37]

在泰夫特的指引下,卡拉丁也发现了自己奇异的力量。然而传说中光辉骑士曾背叛人类,所以他起初想要摆脱这种力量,让茜尔十分不悦。晚上,卡拉丁偶遇了须空,须空为他吹奏了德雷希尔徘帆的故事,并希望他自己从故事中领悟意义。卡拉丁从故事中解读出了责任,并最终决定与茜尔共同使用这种能力,承担这份责任去帮助他人。[38]

接下来卡拉丁开始跟随泰夫特学习使用飓光,然而除了从对方那里学到了第一真言外毫无进展。不久,将卡拉丁和他的小队视为眼中钉的哈莎尔要求他们参加接下来的每一次任务,这意味着他们的死亡率将大大提高,频繁的任务也会耗尽他们的体力让他们无力训练。一心拯救自己队伍的卡拉丁终于开始领悟飓能术的用法,他用风行术沿壁攀上固定桥梁的桥底,带走了一副用仆族智者尸体制作的盔甲。[39]

在下一次冲桥中,卡拉丁穿上了这身盔甲。仆族智者发现有人亵渎死者,愤怒得发了狂,弓箭手向卡拉丁集中火力,其他冲桥队则几乎无伤亡的架好了桥。卡拉丁运用他的飓能术躲过了所有箭矢,之后放松休息时一小队仆族智者突破了重围,重新将弓箭瞄准第四冲桥队,危急时刻是达力拿·寇林冲入敌阵砍倒了所有仆族智者救了他们。[14]

有了这次成功的经验,卡拉丁命雷滕大量制作这种盔甲,希望同伴中训练最为出色的几人能与他一起吸引敌人的火力。[13]

出征塔地之战

十日之后的1173年第九月第六周第四天,卡拉丁随撒迪亚斯、寇林联军出征塔地,是为塔地之战。是役他们靠着盔甲和战术顺利完成了冲桥任务,仅有斯卡和泰夫特负了轻伤。[40]战斗打响不久,卡拉丁接到了撤退命令,他亲眼目睹撒迪亚斯毫发无伤,于是确定这是一场可怕的背叛。[41]撤退途中他发现这是一个逃亡的绝好时机,于是找借口慢慢落后于军队,留在了破碎平原上。他本可以和同伴一起用自己的桥逃离,但经过一番与同伴的讨论、与茜尔的争辩以及自己内心的挣扎,他决定回去救寇林军。[42]

在战场上,卡拉丁爆发出了强大的力量。在接近枯竭之时,他说出了风行骑士第二真言,力量更甚以往。[12]他与同伴拼命守住桥头让寇林军撤退。当发现阿多林·寇林为了救父亲不愿撤退,卡拉丁代替他冲入敌阵,让阿多林随他的深蓝卫士撤退。此时达力拿正与仆族智者的碎瑛武士伊舒娜苦斗,危在旦夕,是卡拉丁及时出现击伤了伊舒娜,救了他成功突围。[43]回程中,为表达谢意达力拿表示一定从撒迪亚斯手中放冲桥手们自由,最终他也践行了他的诺言,用他的碎瑛刃换得了撒迪亚斯的同意,这让卡拉丁大为震撼。[44]当天晚上,达力拿把整个前冲桥手部队纳入了寇林军,交给卡拉丁统领,并让他带领第四冲桥队成为了寇林家族的私人护卫。[45]

护卫时期(1173-)

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Kaladin wearing his Captain's uniform.

Kaladin promoted Moash, Skar, Teft, Sigzil and Rock to lieutenants, a rank which is the equivalent of sergeant in companies made solely of lighteyes, because he needs a rank between squadleader and captain to form command structure for a thousand men.[46] Kaladin set up a rotation to protect Dalinar, and his sons always using either himself or Moash or Skar for the Blackthorn. During this time he was encouraged to send some of his men to the kings guard to learn from them. After a small council Dalinar wished for Kaladin and his men to take on more duties extending to protecting Navani and then eventually protecting the King himself, Kaladin complains that his men are stretched thin, Dalinar says that he is not alone in that problem.

Preparing for the Assassin in White

During the Highstorms Kaladin gathers all those who he is supposed to protect in one location to make it easier and blames himself for not stopping the numbers. After a highstorm the king is nearly killed after the balcony he was standing on broke free, Kaladin concludes with Dalinar that the support was cut with a Shardblade and this was an assassination attempt. Kaladin later confronts Moash as he was the only one on the balcony after the storm and Moash admits to have been an accomplice, Kaladin forbids Moash from meeting with the Assassins again.

Zahel, a swordmaster who teaches Adolin and other lighteyes, wants to prove to Kaladin that he needs to train from him, and learn how to fight Shardbearers. Kaladin does not want to, as he still associates Shardblades with the shardbearer who killed his men while he was under Amaram. Zahel then goes after Adolin, pretending to be an enemy. Kaladin fights him, but is beaten, because he was not protecting anybody and his Radiant abilities did not help him.

Kaladin discusses Amaram's with Dalinar, but Dalinar does nothing. He does not fully believe Kaladin, but says that he will look into it. Kaladin is unsatisfied and angry.

Dalinar wants Kaladin and his men to learn how to ride horses, as they might be useful in the future. The groom thinks that it is absurd for darkeyes to learn horseback riding, but she teaches them anyways. Kaladin does not want to ride horses, but does as he is told. He at first rides an old, mellow horse, but Adolin comes by, and taunts him for not riding a fast horse. He then finds Dreamstorm, the most wild, violent horse in the stables, and attempts to ride it. At it bucks him wildly, and he is forced to stick himself on with stormlight. He is whipped around, until finally he runs out and flies several feet in the air, and lands across the stable. It hurts badly, because he is out of Stormlight. Adolin is very impressed, and apologizes for taunting him.

Kaladin then has a dream where he speaks to the Stormfather. The stormfather says that he will soon betray and kill Syl. When he wakes up, Syl tells Kaladin that The One Who Hates is coming, and Kaladin goes to Elhokar's room. Dalinar and Adolin are there, and so is Szeth. Kaladin defends them successfully, but has an arm wounded by Szeth's shardblade. He grows it back with stormlight. Szeth is shocked and angry that the radiants are returning when he sees Kaladin's surgebinding. He then leaves Kaladin alone. Kaladin sees that he is barely able to fight a shardbearer, and takes Zahel up on his offer to train him.

Moash continues to be involved in the plot to kill Elhokar. Kaladin tells him to stop being involved in these people, but wishes that their arguments were less persuasive. Moash agrees to stop meeting with them.

Kaladin guards Adolin while he is meeting with Shallan. Adolin objects, but Kaladin refuses to leave him by himself. He meets Wit, who informs Kaladin that he is aware of his new surgebinding powers. Kaladin is shocked, and angry at Wit as he often is. Wit leaves when they are not looking, and convinces a bystander to sit on the horse where he was sitting, as a joke.

Adolin's duel

Adolin is having a difficult time getting people to duel him, so he tells Relis that he is allowed to bring "anyone else he wants', expecting him to bring one other person. However, Relis brings three others. Adolin is a skilled dueler, but not against four opponents, so Renarin goes in after him. Renarin is unskilled at fighting, so Kaladin jumps in after.

Kaladin tells Syl that this better end differently than when he saved Amaram, and Syl promesis that it will that it will. Relis ignores Kaladin and pays the price as he gets stabbed in a crack in his armor. Kaladin guards Adolin's back and says that Adolin will need to break their foes' shardplate for him. Adolin says for Kaladin to distract one foe and to watch out for Renarin while he fights the other two and Kaladin agrees. Kaladin draws Relis' attention while Adolin fights Elit and Jakamav. Relis fights Kaladin for a short time but then goes back to fight Adolin who is skillfully dueling his two foes, so Kaladin uses a lashing-enhanced kick to knock Relis down, breaking his own legs in process though he is able to heal them. Kaladin sees that he cracked some of Relis' shards. Adolin's own armor is mostly cracked but he gets a strong blow at Elit and cracks his chestplate, slowing Elit greatly. Kaladin sees Abrobadar waving his blade at the ground and Sylphrena exclaims about something mysterious and flies over toward Renarin. Kaladin uses his broken spear to strike Elit in his exposed armor and forces him to yield. The remaining three opponents gather to battle Adolin, leaving Renarin alone to sit in the sand. Kaladin asks for Elit's helm and is given it and puts it on his hand as an armored glove, and arms himself with a knife to help Adolin. Kaladin tricks Relis into backing away then he goes to help Adolin. Relis and Jakamav both try to attack Kaladin with Sylphrena circling around him, and he dodges their shardblades or blocks them with the helm until he runs out of stormlight, realizing the helm drained it from him. Kaladin is backed against a wall, but Adolin appears and grapples Jakamav to the ground. Kaladin sees that Abrobadar was just defeated. Relis who is the last man standing rushes toward Renarin and Kaladin follows, yelling at Renarin to yield but he only dismisses his blade and does nothing. Relis raises his blade toward Renarin but ends up swinging it at Kaladin, and Kaladin catches it then hears a scream that sounds like Sylphrena. Relis hears the scream and drops the blade and vacates the arena, forfeiting the duel. Jakamav yells at Adolin to fight him as he is held down and Kaladin walks up to him with his knife and places it by a crack in his armor and tells him to yield or else. Jakamav yields and Adolin is declared victor. Adolin laughs joyously at the spoils he won and asks Kaladin to help him remove his drained armor.

Elhokar announces how impressed he is by Adolin and offers him a boon. Kaladin notices Sadeas trying to leave the arena, but before he does, Adolin demands the right to duel Sadeas there and then. Kaladin also demands a boon to challenge Amaram there and then for the crimes of murder and obstruction of justice, causing Amaram to cower, Adolin to groan and the crowd to silence. Elhokar orders Kaladin to be arrested.

In prison

Kaladin in furious at being put in prison again, for defending a lighteyes. He is treated better in the prison than he was in as a slave, but still hates it. He is furious at Dalinar, and compares him to Amaram. Syl forces Kalidan to take it back, and he does. When Dalinar walks in, Kalidan jumps to attention, even though he currently hates him. Dalinar tells Kalidan that he is trying to convince Elhokar to free him, but Elhokar is worried that he will be seen as weak. Dalinar still does not believe that Amaram stole his plate and blade, and says that if Kaladin wants Darkeyes to be respected, he should be a good soldior, not challenge people like Amaram to duels. He thanks Kaladin for saving his sons, and leaves. Later on, Wit comes. He brings a stringed instrument, and tells Kaladin the story of Fleet, the man who tried to race a highstorm from one end of Roshar to the other. He waits for Kaladin to prompt him, before playing his music and telling the rest. In the end, Fleet makes it to Shinovar, where no highstorms can blow, but then dies of exhaustion. His soul then races the wind forever. Wit claims that he didn't know at all about the story of Fleet, and that Kaladin told it and invented it. Finally, Kaladin is set free. He sees that Adolin had locked himself in prison, to protest Kaladin's imprisonment. He has taken a few baths, shaved, and is wearing perfume, claiming that he didn't have to be completely barbaric, but is very thankful to Kaladin for saving his life. When he leaves the prison area, all of Bridge Four is there, celebrating his freedom. Adolin offers Kaladin Shardplate and a Shardblade, but he refuses. It reminds him of Amaram, and gives it to Moash. Kaladin can't find Syl, and is unable to use stormlight. He does not know why.

In the Chasm

Kaladin goes out on an expedition to the Shattered Plains, so that Shallan can scetch a Chasmfiend pupa. The Parshendi attack, and Kaladin and Shallan both fall into the chasm. Each one has Radiant powers, but neither knows that the other does. They wander the chasms for a while, and begin to argue. Kaladin explains to Shallan that the world must seem wonderful to her, because she is rich and hasn't seen terrible things. She then explains to Kaladin that her father was abusive, and she has experienced things just as terrible as he has. Kaladin asks her how she can be so cheerful, and she said that 'it help's if you are insane'. Then, a chasmfiend finds them. Kaladin fights it off by stabbing the top of his mouth, up into his brain, and Shallan helps by distracting it with large images of people. Neither see that the other is a radiant. A highstorm comes, and they hide in a hole on the inside of the wall. Kaladin sees one large figure, and a smaller deformed one come by. He then sees the stormfather's head, who tells him that he has betrayed and killed Syl. When they leave the chasms, Bridge Four is there to greet them, and celebrate. Kaladin brings the Gemheart, but Shallan says that it was dead when it was found. Without Syl, it takes him just as long to heal as an ordinary person.

Windrunner (1174 -)

Saving King Elhokar

Kaladin sees that all the men guarding King Elhokar are rebels working with Moash, and want to kill the king. He is convinced that everything is okay, and goes back to his barraks. He then gets uneasy, comes back, and finds the king half asleep on his couch. The soldiers were saying terrible things about him to make him drink, and be less alert. Kaladin sees this, and tries to carry the king out. Moash and some of his friends are there, and try to kill him. Mosh asks Kaladin to leave, and when he refuses, punches him with his plate enhanced strength. It breaks Kaladin's ribs. They stab the king, and Kaladin tries to fight them off. He is badly injured, and thinks that he is going to die, but is happy to die while doing something good. He then hears the Stormfather speaking with Syl. Syl wants to go to Kaladin, but the Stormfather says that Kaladin will kill her again. She tells Kaladin to say the Third Ideal of the Windrunners:

I will protect even those I hate, so long as it is right
—— Third Ideal of the Windrunners
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Syl returns to him in the form of a Shardblade. Kaladin can use surges again, and he heals with stormlight. He is able to defeat the assassins, and leave the building with Elhokar alive.

Fighting Szeth

The sky and the winds are mine, I claim them. Just as I now claim your life
—— Kaladin to Szeth

Dalinar allies with several other highprinces to attack on the Parshendi. The summon and Everstorm, and Szeth comes to kill Dalinar. Syl tells Kaladin that something is wrong, and Kaladin uses his lashings to fly/fall towards the shattered plains. He sees Dalinar flying upwards, where Szeth has lashed him. He lashes Dalinar slightly more down than up, so that he floats slowly down. Kaladin then plummets down to Earth, leaving a sword shaped glyph in the ground where he lands, and tells Szeth that he claims his life. Kaladin and Szeth battle in the sky, using lashings to maneuver back and forth as the two storms crash into each other below. Szeth says the Knights can't be back but Kaladin retorts that they are and will kill him. Szeth manages to stab Kaladin but he is able to heal it, though it takes a lot of stormlight. Szeth boasts that he will win due to his experience but Kaladin says that the sky is and was always his. Kaladin starts fighting instinctually and manages to strike Szeth as Syl changes forms while they fight, though Szeth dodges a killing blow. Kaladin sees the top of the plateau crest through the clouds, spinning slowly. The top is Urithiru, and a [[fabrial], and Shallan has activated it. Szeth lands on the surface, chased by Kaladin. Szeth again yells that the Voidbringers can't be back, and goes back toward Dalinar to try to kill him. Kaladin follows Szeth into the storm as Syl warns Kaladin that the Stormfather hates him, and that although the winds are Kaladin's, the storms are the stormfather's. She warns him that a worse storm brews as well. Kaladin and Szeth both draw more stormlight from the storm. Szeth reaches the plateau before Kaladin but it is empty. Szeth screams at Kaladin as red spren zip around in the tempest. Szeth realizes that the armies went to Urithiru, and flies off toward the west, chased by Kal. Kaladin chases with difficulty and they both reach the stormfront and break through it, and Kaladin stabs Szeth in his foot. Kaladin manages to smash and stab Szeth further as they fight just ahead of the highstorm. As they fight, Szeth finally acknowledges the truth and says that he was right all along and never Truthless, and that he could have stopped murdering at any time. Szeth feints and Kaladin responds by stabbing the Shin through the chest, and grabs the shardblade at Syl's order from Szeth's falling corpse. Kaladin stays hovering surrounded by windspren, and Syl says she may keep Kaladin around. Syl demands compliments and a smile, which Kaladin gives.

Kaladin, Dalinar, Renarin, and Shallan meet in Urithiru. They are all finally aware that the others are Radiants. Kaladin plans to return to his hometown, and save his family from Roshone.

引用与注释

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  5. 5.0 5.1 《王者之路》 第31章
  6. 6.0 6.1 《王者之路》 第37章
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  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 《王者之路》 第47章
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 《王者之路》 第27章
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  16. 16.0 16.1 《王者之路》 第1章
  17. 《光辉真言》 第52章
  18. 《光辉真言》 第73章
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  20. 20.0 20.1 《王者之路》 第43章
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  40. 《光辉真言》 第65章
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  42. 《光辉真言》 第67章
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翻译完成后需要重新与cm同步。目前,早起经历部分未同步;冲桥手时期同步混乱,因为cm那边章节调整了。。。

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