Dalinar POV: Dalinar races toward the chasmfiend, a massive thirty foot tall monster, with barbed mandibles, crustacean, and four wicked foreclaws in broad shoulders. Dalinar has his soldiers start distracting the creature in order to protect the innocent. Dalinar summons his Shardblade, which he's had since he was twenty. Sadeas begins loading the Grandbow, and Adolin comes with his Ryshadium, Sureblood.
Dalinar has Elhokar stay back as he and Adolin begin to weaken it. As soldiers fire arrows at the chasmfiend, Dalinar and Adolin begin slicing at the legs, "killing" each leg as they slice through it with their Shardblades. Elhokar charges toward the chest against Dalinar's wishes, and Dalinar and Adolin each slice another leg. Dalinar slices a fifth leg, and Elhokar's saddle snaps and his Shardblade vanishes, leaving him on the ground as the Chasmfiend hovers above. Luckily, Sadeas shoots the Chasmfiend at that moment. Dalinar moves in to distract the beast while Elhokar escapes, but Elhokar instead charges the Chasmfiend's chest. The Chasmfiend roars and hits Dalinar and Gallant with his tail. Dalinar sends Gallant away, only to be hit by the Chasmfiend's tail again. Dalinar begins running toward the Chasmfiend as archers continue shooting the beast. It now has 8 legs that have been hit by Shardblades.
Renarin appears to help, but Dalinar sends him away. Elhokar is still attacking the monster's chest, and Adolin is trying to defend him. The Chasmfiend swipes Adolin away, then hits Elhokar. Dalinar begins to focus. He is not going to fail Gavilar again.
Adolin awakes, and immediately starts summoning his Shardblade. He sees the chasmfiend about to deal a death blow to Elhokar when Dalinar appears, moving faster and more gracefully than Adolin had ever seen. He dodges several of the claws before catching one of the claws, holding the might of a monster many times his size. All the archers stop in amazement as Dalinar holds back the claw and matches the Chasmfiend's strength. Dalinar almost seems to glow. Adolin realizes that this is the Blackthorn, the vicious general his father used to be. Adolin then slices one of the remaining legs, and the Chasmfiend collapses.
Elhokar then stands up and kills the chasmfiend by stabbing it in the neck. He then slices the chasmfiend to retreive the beast's gemheart, a giant emerald as big as a man's head. The army cheers.
As Kaladin awakes, he is excited to begin fighting again. He starts by opening the door to the light. He commands the men to organize, but they ignore him and stay on their beds. Kaladin takes an Alethi named Moash and pulls him to his feet, then punches him and carries him outside. The rest of the bridgemen come outside of the barracks. Kaladin tells them they will train to build up endurance. The bridgemen grow upset at this, but Kaladin persists. Rock begins laughing at Kaladin and the rest of the bridgemen join in. Moash gets Gaz to confirm that they don't have to do what Kaladin says.
Kaladin knows they're going to be insubordinate, since they have no where worse to go. Kaladin confronts Gaz and collects his pay, and reminds him to stay out of Kaladin's way. Gaz tells Kaladin they have afternoon bridge duty and evening meal wash.
Kaladin tells Syl to watch and make sure that Gaz doesn't kill him in his sleep. He goes to the lumberyards and picks up a piece of a bridge and begins training with it, jogging back and forth. He slowly gathers a small crowd, and their stares keep him going. After several hours he stops. He talks with members of Bridge Crew, who thought he might be using a lightweight board, then turns a corner and collapses, too weak to do anything else. Syl gets his attention and tells him she's glad that Kaladin kept his word to Gaz. Syl realizes that she is growing by leaps and bounds and feels strange about it.
(Note- this is the first example of Kaladin drawing energy from his spheres).
Kaladin mentions that maybe this is a cycle- she remembers things for a few years, then forgets and does it again. This worries Syl, because she doesn't want to go back to being a normal spren.