The Grishaverse
The Grishaverse
Alkemi crest

Alkemi are Grisha of the Materialki order. They specialize in chemicals like blasting powders and poisons. Because Alkemi and Durasts often share their workspace and do similar work, they usually aren't distinguished and are only called Fabrikators.

Alkemi wear purple keftas with red embroidery.[1]

Alkemi can also separate poison from water, as we see Leoni do when she saves the people from a poisonous river's flood in Fjerda.[2] Though it was dangerous, as she fell sick the first time she tried to find the origin of it.[3]

Known Alkemi[]




  • The word Alkemi comes from alchemy, which comes from Arabic al-kīmiyā’ (الكيمياء). Alchemy is a protoscientific tradition practiced throughout Eurasia which aimed to greatly speed natural chemical processes in order to purify, mature, and perfect certain objects, which perfectly describes the business of the Alkemi.


  1. Siege and Storm, chapter 15
  2. King of Scars, chapter 33
  3. King of Scars, chapter 20