Far-writing[1] is a Shanir trait, in which someone can write though someone else's hand.[2] It is also known as distance-writing.[3] It is common almong the Jaran.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Honor's Paradox, "Chapter XIV: In Sodden Fields", III — "Along the southern rail, the Jaran master-ten was smoking a pipe and blowing rings into the cooling air. Jame approached her. 'I’ve a favor to ask. Someone in your barracks is in far-writing communications with the Scrollsmen’s College.' "
  2. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter VII: In the Bear's Den", I — "Her hand was writing again, but the letters that emerged jagged across the page, interrupting her normal, smooth flow. Kirien was sending another message. The Matriarch is a Shanir, Torisen realized, and despite himself drew back a step. Perhaps Kirien is one too. "
  3. Bound in Blood, "Chapter X: Noontide Ghosts", I — "Presumably, some Jaran cadet had Kirien's Shanir knack for distance-writing,"
  4. The Sea of Time, "Chapter XXI: Before the Storm" — " 'The Highlord asked Lady Kirien to send this to me to give to you, Ran,' he had said. 'Torisen wasn’t previously aware that the Ardeth had a far-writer among the Southern Host.' "

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