Connection is an ability within the Cosmere that allows a closer relationship between two parties.
The Nature of Connection
Connection uses spiritwebs, and connects them in the spiritual realm. Connection is thought to be part of the spiritual aspect of a being, and has an influence on who can or cannot ascend as the holder of a certain shard. Additionally, it is possible to alter connection through artificial means other than Feruchemy (such as the device designed by the Ire), though the particulars of how this is accomplished are unknown.
Intent of Use
Connection can be accessed by wearing unsealed metalminds. These medalions are worn by a person who is in a land that is not their own, and they are then able to speak the language of the place they are in. A person wearing their medallion in their own land will still speak their own language, not the language of the person they are communicating with. Occasionally, words to not translate fully.
- Mistborn: Secret History part 6 chapter 4
- Mistborn: Secret History part 5 chapter 2
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 22
- Mistborn: Secret History part 6 chapter 6
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