In approximately 1165 Gavilar and Dalinar made an expedition to the south of the Shattered Plains where they found a group of "parshmen" living on their own. First they couldn't believe, but these parshmen were friendly, curious and learned the Alethi language quite easily. Gavilar's stormwardens began calling them "Parshendi." Though Gavilar never had been the 'scholarly type,' and for a reason that has not yet been discovered, he grew more and more fascinated by the Parshendi. Despite Dalinar's attempts to return to Aletkhar, Gavilar wanted to stay on the Shattered Plains to learn more about the Parshendi. Also they told Gavilar to lead him on the hunt for a great-shelled beast that had gemhearts. It's also yet unknown why Gavilar made that treaty with the Parshendi and what caused the Parshendi to order Gavilar's assassination in that very night of the treaty signing.
There is "Gavilar's account", dictated by Gavilar and written, one year before his murder, by Jasnah. Navani also published a book: "King Gavilar Kholin, A Biography". Also there is "Matain's account."
Gavilar expected to be assassinated, but not by the Parshendi. His suspects included Thaidakar, Restares, and Torol Sadeas, despite being on apparent good terms with Sadeas at the time. Gavilar had a small, strange sphere that glowed with a black light; he gave this to Szeth before he died, saying, "You must take this. They must not get it." He wished his brother to know the "most important words a man can say", which Dalinar took to mean the words of the Knights Radiant.
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