General information

Self defense or attack

Chronological information
First appearance

Shadows of the Master

Last appearance

The Hungry Isle (first use)

A kish is a weapon worn disguised as an armband.[1] Jewel of Broome wears a golden kish.[2]


Star of Deltora

Shadows of the Master

The gold armband was one of the first things Britta noticed when she met Jewel. Mab asked Jewel not to carry weapons on her person while aboard the Star of Deltora, but Jewel continued to wear her kish because no one recognised it as a weapon.[2]

The Towers of Illica

Madam Bell-Slink saw Jewel's solid gold kish as a sign of wealth and asked her to stay in Bell-Slink Tower. Jewel stated that she and her brothers each were given matching armbands on their fourteenth birthdays, according to family tradition.[3]

The Hungry Isle

Jewel used her kish to defend herself from the flesh-eating plants on the Isle of Tier. Afterwards, she told Britta that she wished no one would speak of her kish or reveal its secret.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rodda, Emily. The Hungry Isle. Omnibus Books. 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rodda, Emily. Shadows of the Master. Omnibus Books. 2015.
  3. Rodda, Emily. The Towers of Illica. Omnibus Books. 2016.