The Ardent is the only name known of an ancient Shardmind Ardent. He has mastered his psionic powers and uses them to test and aid other Shardminds, trying to make sure they are not allying with the Far Realm. He is a founding member of the Topaz Society. He met with the Fire Wasps and tested Nameless. Nameless decided to depart with him to learn more about his own nature and the powers he wields.