Active Users:87 Time:23/09/2014 07:17:22 AM
OK! I'm back. Here's some background information on Mistborn beetnemesis Send a noteboard - 19/12/2011 04:52:03 PM
One: This is a world is ruled by an Evil Overlord. A thousand years ago, essentially, the Bad Guy won. No one's positive of the details, and there's a lot of propaganda about how the Lord Ruler saved humanity, but the reality is that he is the world's God and Ruler, has powers that no one fully understands, and rules with an iron fist.

Two: The world is half-dead. No green plants or flowers ever grow, and the sky is perpetually gray. Volcanic ash often falls from the sky in a twisted parody of snowfall. It gets everywhere. There is agriculture, but it generally focuses on grains and mushrooms.

Three: The world is in a strange pseudo-medieval stasis. Technology hovers around... the Elizabethan era, I'd say. Gunpowder exists, but it isn't widely used at all. There are, however, 19th century-style canals. (Also, I believe formalwear is fairly modern, but I may be wrong on that).

There are Nobles, and there are Skaa (essentially a serf caste). The noble houses bicker and maneuver, and the Lord Ruler tolerates that. The nobles also have the magic, which is at least partially hereditary, in their blood. The skaa's lives are worth little to nothing, breed like rabbits, and are technically owned by the Lord Ruler, who parcels them out to the nobles as a workforce.

Both castes are human, I should point out, and enough (illegal) interbreeding has gone on that it's not uncommon to see a skaa with a minor magical talent.


Fourth: The magic. This is expanded upon in the books, but since this is a prequel, I'll stick to the basics.

The magic is called Allomancy. It works by ingesting small pieces of metal, and then using the different metals to fuel different abilities. The commonly known abilities are:

Pulling- by eating Iron, you can Pull anything metallic towards themselves. Physics still apply, so if you pull something heavier than yourself, you will move toward it instead.

Pushing- by eating Steel, you can Push anything metallic away from themselves. Physics still apply, so if you push on something with more resistance than your weight, you will move away from it.

Tin- by burning Tin, all of your senses become greatly magnified.

Pewter- by burning Pewter, you become stronger, tougher, and faster.

Zinc- by burning Zinc, you can enflame the emotions of those you target.

Brass- by burning Brass, you can calm the emotions of those you target.

Note: Canonically, there is little effective difference between the two emotional metals. That is, if you want to make someone angry, you can either enflame their anger, or calm all of their emotions BUT anger.

Bronze- by burning Bronze, you can determine if others are using Allomancy and, with practice, which metals they are burning.

Copper- by burning Copper, you render yourself immune to Zinc and Brass, while also generating an invisible field that hides you (and those around you) from Bronze burners. Those around you do not gain protection from emotional elements.

Gold- by burning Gold, you can see what you might have been if you had made different choices in the past. It is rarely used due to possible severe emotional trauma.

Electrum- (minor spoiler, but relevant so I'm including it). A person burning electrum makes their actions impossible to predict, thus negating atium's ability.

And, the big one...

Atium- by burning Atium, you can see a few seconds into the future, thereby allowing them to anticipate the moves of an opponent. A Mistborn burning Atium is effectively invincible.

However, atium is very rare, and is burned very quickly, making it the most valuable metal in the world. It is mined in small "beads."

As for that word I keep using, "Mistborn..." Mistborn are the (very rare) individuals who have access to every power I just mentioned. The (still rare, but more common- I want to say 8% of the population? Book 3 gives a percentage, I believe) Mistings are those who are able to only burn one metal.


Fifth, and final: The religion. The only known religion is that of the Lord Ruler, who runs it more like a government than a religion. His priests are known as Obligators, and they are his eyes and ears. Additionally, (and brilliantly, if you think about it), they are effectively super-notaries- it is both a culturally and legally accepted truth that no deal is final and official unless witnessed by an obligator.

There is another branch of the obligators- the Ministry of Steel. They are staffed by Inquisitors, giant warriors with iron spikes pounded through their eyes, merciless, and equipped with many powers, both Allomantic and unknown. Their primary function is to root out and Noble/Skaa pairings and their offspring, but they are so deadly that they are used for other tasks, as well.



Phew. I think I hit most points. Any questions or additions?
I amuse myself.
This message last edited by beetnemesis on 19/12/2011 at 04:52:55 PM
Reply to message
Mafia XXV: Day 1 - 15/12/2011 02:29:57 PM 1172 Views
Notes from the moderator: - 15/12/2011 02:31:56 PM 159 Views
Poetry Contest Round 1: Haiku - 15/12/2011 02:36:17 PM 303 Views
Eeeeeeeeeee! *NM* - 15/12/2011 02:45:07 PM 115 Views
COOOOOOooooooool *NM* - 15/12/2011 03:44:02 PM 125 Views
Very well then. Anyone want to just admit to guilt so we can be done with Day 1? *NM* - 15/12/2011 03:50:37 PM 128 Views
Any legitimate response to this is the biggest WIFOM post possible. - 15/12/2011 03:56:08 PM 217 Views
It's also a trick question . - 15/12/2011 07:10:27 PM 191 Views
Re: It's also a trick question - 16/12/2011 01:16:15 AM 347 Views
Unfortunately, I'm not sure the Constitution of the United States grants us any protections here . *NM* - 16/12/2011 01:39:58 AM 155 Views
or grants us any protections at all..... *NM* - 16/12/2011 02:09:36 AM 127 Views
Well, it never granted me any protections anyway, not being a USAmerican . *NM* - 16/12/2011 02:27:35 AM 131 Views
Lucky.... - 16/12/2011 02:32:31 PM 246 Views
It's not clear anymore that it grants Americans anything, either *NM* - 16/12/2011 09:22:59 PM 118 Views
Let's not get into that here. - 18/12/2011 06:14:50 AM 260 Views
Sweet. - 15/12/2011 04:31:03 PM 348 Views
here! yay! *NM* - 15/12/2011 05:53:53 PM 138 Views
It's a little tricky to know where to start... - 15/12/2011 08:41:58 PM 231 Views
I would have no issue in just directly revealing the house name - 15/12/2011 09:25:32 PM 344 Views
Me either. - 15/12/2011 09:41:13 PM 324 Views
So odds are the Skaa have Houses names too - 15/12/2011 10:53:26 PM 267 Views
Yup same here... *NM* - 16/12/2011 12:08:41 AM 115 Views
Me too... - 16/12/2011 01:42:35 AM 293 Views
Incidentally... - 16/12/2011 01:45:38 AM 310 Views
hmmm - 15/12/2011 09:53:02 PM 360 Views
Yes - 16/12/2011 01:15:48 AM 324 Views
The assumption then - 16/12/2011 01:21:15 AM 333 Views
Yep *NM* - 16/12/2011 02:08:21 AM 139 Views
Here *NM* - 15/12/2011 08:42:30 PM 156 Views
Houses (Table) - 16/12/2011 04:35:32 AM 349 Views
Re: Houses (Table) - 16/12/2011 04:46:59 AM 293 Views
Re: Houses (Table) ebwop - 16/12/2011 02:30:33 PM 253 Views
Re: Houses (Table) - 16/12/2011 05:07:39 AM 271 Views
Re: Houses (Table) - 16/12/2011 01:31:12 PM 200 Views
Re: Houses (Table) - 16/12/2011 07:28:12 PM 267 Views
Re: Houses (Table) - 16/12/2011 08:34:19 PM 272 Views
Re: Houses (Table) - 17/12/2011 06:40:08 PM 387 Views
lol, those were an accident . - 17/12/2011 07:08:29 PM 307 Views
Yea, this site should really have a way to not present smiles. BEN *NM* - 18/12/2011 06:16:25 AM 131 Views
Oh, will you look at that. - 16/12/2011 06:41:50 AM 248 Views
Reminds me of my Pirate/Ninja game, actually. - 16/12/2011 06:44:28 AM 245 Views
Re: Reminds me of my Pirate/Ninja game, actually. - 16/12/2011 07:14:03 AM 315 Views
Re: Reminds me of my Pirate/Ninja game, actually. - 16/12/2011 01:33:37 PM 284 Views
Re: Houses (Table) - 16/12/2011 10:00:49 AM 252 Views
Yeah, pretty damn close. - 16/12/2011 01:30:25 PM 233 Views
Re: Houses (Table) - 16/12/2011 02:52:56 PM 309 Views
Lord Kronin of House al'Sulc. - 16/12/2011 04:05:10 PM 253 Views
Lord Prazi of House Quantel *NM* - 16/12/2011 09:28:58 PM 130 Views
I am of house question... *NM* - 16/12/2011 09:54:26 PM 125 Views
Lord Shyn of House Hie *NM* - 17/12/2011 05:10:03 AM 167 Views
Lord Esis of House Beetnem over here *NM* - 17/12/2011 07:56:36 PM 151 Views
ROLECLAIM! - 16/12/2011 07:37:45 PM 293 Views
I see what you did there. *NM* - 16/12/2011 08:15:59 PM 119 Views
Re: ROLECLAIM! - 16/12/2011 08:36:22 PM 281 Views
Re: ROLECLAIM! - 16/12/2011 08:51:54 PM 250 Views
So... what's your victory condition? *NM* - 16/12/2011 09:30:54 PM 134 Views
Oh right, I'm a Survivor. *NM* - 17/12/2011 02:44:40 AM 105 Views
Lorewise, that totally makes sense. *NM* - 18/12/2011 06:15:46 AM 129 Views
Well played, sir! Well played. - 17/12/2011 01:21:39 AM 299 Views
AH HA! - 17/12/2011 10:43:46 AM 250 Views
Re: ROLECLAIM! - 17/12/2011 06:44:41 PM 185 Views
Well, we know a few things at this point... - 17/12/2011 04:28:45 AM 312 Views
By the way - 17/12/2011 05:25:22 AM 285 Views
hast thou read the books? - 17/12/2011 10:45:54 AM 297 Views
nope - 18/12/2011 02:42:36 AM 304 Views
READ IT - 18/12/2011 06:14:19 AM 291 Views
I AGREE WITH HIM! RAFO! *NM* - 18/12/2011 11:33:18 AM 128 Views
LOUD NOISES!!! *NM* - 19/12/2011 02:11:42 AM 139 Views
so Jadeite how will you get energy for the NEGAVERSE? *NM* - 19/12/2011 05:23:45 PM 110 Views
Naming - 17/12/2011 08:25:36 PM 333 Views
Well my first name is Lord Mark... - 18/12/2011 03:41:04 AM 289 Views
HA! - 18/12/2011 06:13:50 AM 310 Views
Re: Well my first name is Lord Mark... - 18/12/2011 07:33:27 PM 327 Views
Re: Naming - 20/12/2011 12:38:05 AM 260 Views
It looks like we're all (claiming to be) Nobles - 20/12/2011 03:55:02 PM 285 Views
It seems like every other day, I'm posting RBIRL - 19/12/2011 02:16:36 AM 283 Views
OK! I'm back. Here's some background information on Mistborn - 19/12/2011 04:52:03 PM 187 Views
It depends if ranagrande did anything involving Feruchemistry or Compounding. - 19/12/2011 05:27:38 PM 260 Views
True. I didn't go into it because this is a prequel - 19/12/2011 06:50:21 PM 254 Views
ok, so what are we gonna do today? - 19/12/2011 05:19:11 PM 287 Views
I'd say we continue minor discussion for the next week, keeping in mind everyone might not be here - 19/12/2011 05:55:32 PM 298 Views
lets see how it goes - 19/12/2011 06:01:49 PM 251 Views
i'd rather we do something asoon. - 19/12/2011 05:59:16 PM 255 Views
RBIRL *NM* - 22/12/2011 03:09:51 PM 105 Views
SAME *NM* - 22/12/2011 08:08:27 PM 122 Views
Woo, Alloy of Law audiobook - 23/12/2011 05:37:30 PM 291 Views
RBIRL *NM* - 23/12/2011 05:29:19 PM 145 Views
RBIRL *NM* - 25/12/2011 12:14:22 AM 111 Views
Not busy at all - 26/12/2011 11:23:34 PM 311 Views
Re: Not busy at all - 27/12/2011 01:21:20 AM 240 Views
You're lucky! - 28/12/2011 02:24:23 AM 288 Views
Re: You're lucky! - 28/12/2011 01:42:19 PM 265 Views
Re: You're lucky! - 28/12/2011 02:12:04 PM 218 Views
im about, lets get to... something *NM* - 28/12/2011 10:51:17 PM 121 Views
'Something' is pretty limited at the moment - 29/12/2011 12:21:55 AM 248 Views
Re: 'Something' is pretty limited at the moment - 29/12/2011 05:24:55 AM 215 Views
I am back for full posting now! *NM* - 02/01/2012 11:48:24 PM 157 Views
Me too! *NM* - 03/01/2012 01:19:08 AM 114 Views
The Market and Auction House are now open! *NM* - 03/01/2012 01:19:49 AM 128 Views
The Market - 03/01/2012 01:20:25 AM 328 Views
question - 03/01/2012 03:33:37 PM 178 Views
answer - 03/01/2012 10:09:36 PM 252 Views
By "always" - 03/01/2012 05:18:19 PM 267 Views
Update! - 03/01/2012 10:14:25 PM 200 Views
The Auction House - 03/01/2012 01:21:26 AM 262 Views
Hmm just to get things moving...Steel Inquisitor! .02! *NM* - 03/01/2012 02:14:59 AM 130 Views
Is that .02[exclamation], or .02 factorial? *NM* - 03/01/2012 08:35:53 PM 137 Views
Slave, 0.2 *NM* - 03/01/2012 03:20:48 AM 123 Views
Farm 0.1 *NM* - 03/01/2012 03:21:36 AM 121 Views
Question - 03/01/2012 03:23:28 AM 211 Views
Answer - 03/01/2012 12:57:12 PM 271 Views
Slave 0.3 *NM* - 03/01/2012 04:10:26 AM 109 Views
Farm: 0.2 *NM* - 03/01/2012 12:22:33 PM 139 Views
.4 for a Slave, and .1 for an Inquisitor. *NM* - 03/01/2012 06:06:34 PM 112 Views
.2 for the inquisitor! *NM* - 03/01/2012 08:39:49 PM 115 Views
Wait is this a one time use? *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:49:45 PM 116 Views
Yes *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:06:58 PM 133 Views
Slave 0.6 *NM* - 03/01/2012 11:04:25 PM 115 Views
*NM* - 04/01/2012 02:47:54 AM 108 Views
0.25 for the Inquisistor. *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:18:52 PM 135 Views
....0.3 *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:05:20 AM 123 Views
farm 0.4 *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:44:12 PM 116 Views
Copper Mine 0.35 *NM* - 03/01/2012 10:14:41 PM 128 Views
Oh yeah?? .4 for the farm! Beat that. *NM* - 04/01/2012 03:51:19 PM 125 Views
EBWOP....meant copper mine. *facepalm* *NM* - 04/01/2012 03:51:59 PM 147 Views
I was gonna say *NM* - 04/01/2012 06:14:59 PM 138 Views
Fine then! .401! *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:06 PM 115 Views
I figure this is a good time to establish - is there a minimum bid? *NM* - 05/01/2012 03:19:33 PM 99 Views
Before the minimum gets established - 4.011 *NM* - 05/01/2012 04:47:14 PM 135 Views
Meh, not worth it. *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:09:52 AM 97 Views
Nope, a new bid just needs to be higher than the previous one. *NM* - 05/01/2012 06:24:57 PM 99 Views
Okay peeps... - 05/01/2012 02:26:53 AM 262 Views
Or.... - 05/01/2012 03:23:21 PM 235 Views
Actually,I feel like this can become a really great side game - 05/01/2012 04:48:37 PM 299 Views
Hahaha *NM* - 06/01/2012 12:04:25 AM 125 Views
Copper Mine 0.57 *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:08:15 AM 113 Views
Farm .8 *NM* - 06/01/2012 10:58:07 PM 102 Views
farm .5 *NM* - 05/01/2012 01:39:31 AM 115 Views
Likely RBIRL for a bit - 03/01/2012 12:47:29 PM 291 Views
OK, I'm back! Let's get to some murderin' - 03/01/2012 02:40:14 PM 290 Views
*stab stab* *NM* - 03/01/2012 09:51:11 PM 90 Views
Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 04:51:19 PM 319 Views
Only as long as I can baselessly suspect Isaac and FT *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:07:55 PM 126 Views
I'd be terribly disappointed if no one suspected me *NM* - 07/01/2012 08:31:24 PM 142 Views
nope, lets pull a name out of a hat *NM* - 06/01/2012 05:22:46 PM 119 Views
Re: Does anyone have any ideas? - 06/01/2012 05:35:41 PM 210 Views
Okay, defend yourself! *NM* - 06/01/2012 08:27:11 PM 124 Views
Re: Okay, defend yourself! - 06/01/2012 09:35:43 PM 162 Views
FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 01:31:55 PM 233 Views
Re: FOS: White Flame Of Tar Valon - 07/01/2012 03:20:49 PM 327 Views
Fox? - 07/01/2012 05:25:05 AM 359 Views
Hello! - 09/01/2012 11:11:54 PM 243 Views
That's the point! - 11/01/2012 05:57:43 AM 273 Views
Back later today - 07/01/2012 02:05:21 PM 273 Views
Hey, I'm back. - 07/01/2012 05:50:11 PM 302 Views
Hmm. Still sick apparently. - 08/01/2012 06:26:54 PM 221 Views
Auction Thoughts - 07/01/2012 09:11:27 PM 296 Views
Slave: 0.61 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:16 PM 111 Views
Slave: 0.65 *NM* - 08/01/2012 05:39:58 AM 122 Views
Slave: 0.70 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:20:35 AM 122 Views
Slave: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:28 AM 127 Views
Slave: 0.85 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:45:09 AM 142 Views
Re: Slave: 0.87 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:43 AM 138 Views
Slave: 0.911 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:57:31 AM 110 Views
Re: Slave: 0.987 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:55:39 AM 134 Views
Slave: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:57 PM 137 Views
Slave: 1.1 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:48:47 PM 122 Views
Re: Slave: 1.11 *NM* - 13/01/2012 04:57:43 PM 121 Views
Slave: 1.12 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:34:44 AM 125 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:51:43 AM 133 Views
Farm: 0.81 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:12:58 PM 121 Views
Farm: 0.85 *NM* - 08/01/2012 01:35:09 AM 108 Views
Farm: 0.9 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:21:08 AM 157 Views
Farm: 0.92 *NM* - 09/01/2012 04:00:58 PM 139 Views
Farm: 0.921 *NM* - 09/01/2012 11:54:45 PM 129 Views
Farm: 1.0 *NM* - 12/01/2012 01:48:37 PM 120 Views
Farm 1.1 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:26:56 AM 144 Views
Farm 1.2 (Post-Hammer Bid) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:50:17 AM 105 Views
Copper Mine: 0.58 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:13:33 PM 148 Views
Copper Mine: 0.67 *NM* - 08/01/2012 12:24:38 AM 144 Views
Copper Mine: 0.7 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:24:59 PM 135 Views
Copper Mine: 0.78 *NM* - 09/01/2012 01:29:29 AM 145 Views
Re: Copper Mine: 0.794 *NM* - 09/01/2012 05:40:01 PM 135 Views
Copper Mine: 0.795 - 09/01/2012 06:14:57 PM 290 Views
You're a jerk. Copper Mine - .7951 *NM* - 09/01/2012 08:36:54 PM 120 Views
Copper Mine 0.89 *NM* - 10/01/2012 12:31:31 AM 133 Views
Copper Mine 0.95 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:19 PM 122 Views
Copper Mine 1.01 *NM* - 13/01/2012 11:05:37 PM 101 Views
Copper Mine 1.1 [EDIT: Too late!] - 14/01/2012 07:50:39 AM 275 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:37 AM 116 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.31 *NM* - 07/01/2012 09:14:32 PM 159 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.35 *NM* - 08/01/2012 02:33:19 PM 106 Views
Re: Steel Inquisitor: 0.4 *NM* - 08/01/2012 06:25:14 PM 137 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.43 *NM* - 09/01/2012 02:44:26 AM 132 Views
Steel Inquisitor: 0.45 *NM* - 09/01/2012 03:29:39 PM 120 Views
Inquisitor - .61 *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:40:23 PM 128 Views
Inquisitor - .63 *NM* - 12/01/2012 02:31:14 PM 133 Views
Inquisitor - .70 *NM* - 13/01/2012 01:47:47 PM 138 Views
Inquisitor .75 *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:27:20 AM 125 Views
(Hammer Dropped) *NM* - 14/01/2012 07:52:56 AM 110 Views
I'm back for the most part - 09/01/2012 11:13:00 PM 274 Views
About the auction... - 10/01/2012 02:15:04 PM 328 Views
Oh, right, we can lynch people, can't we. *NM* - 10/01/2012 02:39:55 PM 103 Views
same here, i though day ones weren't going to be months long anymore - 10/01/2012 10:22:34 PM 263 Views
So did I, - 10/01/2012 11:13:41 PM 330 Views
Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 12/01/2012 01:45:58 PM 235 Views
A. - 12/01/2012 02:29:02 PM 205 Views
I'm definitely down with A. - 12/01/2012 04:51:54 PM 188 Views
A - 12/01/2012 06:59:51 PM 216 Views
EBWOP - 12/01/2012 07:24:33 PM 202 Views
C, but mostly A - 12/01/2012 11:42:07 PM 314 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon (another note, though-) (minor spoiler) - 13/01/2012 01:46:45 PM 409 Views
Re: Well, we may as well proceed with a lynch - 13/01/2012 05:04:55 PM 223 Views
Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:12 AM 136 Views
What?!? *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:15:36 AM 115 Views
Very passionate about that lynch I guess *NM* - 14/01/2012 08:05:13 AM 131 Views
C. I'm cool with both. *NM* - 14/01/2012 12:12:01 AM 128 Views
Well, I did say earlier that I was most suspicious of White Flame. - 14/01/2012 07:31:12 AM 324 Views
I guess I'll hammer then, Vote: White Flame of Tar Valon - 14/01/2012 07:49:48 AM 254 Views
Damnit, you were 51 seconds too early. - 14/01/2012 07:54:49 AM 285 Views
Voting Record - 13/01/2012 02:23:39 PM 302 Views
Day 1 has ended. - 14/01/2012 01:49:38 PM 277 Views
*peeks in* - 19/01/2012 08:32:48 AM 228 Views
Re: *peeks in* - 19/01/2012 10:46:52 PM 272 Views
*dies* - 25/01/2012 08:14:12 PM 291 Views
is ranagrande really GRRM? *NM* - 25/01/2012 10:51:32 PM 128 Views
GRRM=? *NM* - 26/01/2012 04:59:31 PM 131 Views
George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 06:26:32 PM 333 Views
Re: George R R Martin- Song of Fire and Ice books - 26/01/2012 08:55:00 PM 266 Views
I'm glad I'm not the only one here who hasn't *NM* - 17/02/2012 11:36:54 PM 126 Views
All right... that's two weeks... I think that's game - 29/01/2012 04:09:16 PM 275 Views
I'm in the process of starting Day 2 right now! - 29/01/2012 04:20:51 PM 269 Views

Reply to Message