Geomest is the usual term for a scientist in the Stillness. Because the people of the Stillness focus so much on surviving Fifth Seasons and the movements of the earth, geomests generally focus on fields related to seismic activity, including the study of orogeny.
Geomest Term Timeline in The Fifth Season
The timeline below shows where the term Geomest appears in The Fifth Season. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10: you walk beside the beast
...safe catches everything, but the woman argues back, clearly knowledgeable about the subject. “You’re a geomest,” Essun says. The woman denies this, saying that she’s at least smart enough to avoid... (full context)
Chapter 12: Syenite finds a new toy
...saying that it could be something dangerous. Instead, she suggests commissioning a study with some geomests to figure out what the object is, and then using orogeny only as a last... (full context)
Chapter 13: you’re on the trail
Chapter 14: Syenite breaks her toys
Chapter 21: you’re getting the band back together