|Featured In||Mistborn trilogy|
He was the only legitimate son of Straff Venture, and heir to House Venture. When he was a child, he was beaten to near death to determine whether he was an Allomancer or not. His father made him sleep with a skaa woman in a brothel to make him a "real man," however he was later horrified to learn that the woman would later be executed to prevent half-breed children. Throughout his childhood, he was known for disobeying his father purposely to get a response out of him. This included ignoring guests at parties, and disobeying his fathers orders. Elend was predominately a scholar and was well versed in many areas including politics and history.
 The Skaa Rebellion
Elend met Vin at a ball in Keep Venture, and began a casual friendship with her when he found her in the space where he usually read. Elend continued to attend balls and often sat with vin and read at her table, he eventually began to court her. Elend was saved by Vin from an assasination from Shan Elariel but believed Vin to be a spy for another noble house and refused to speak with her. He later discovered that she was in fact a skaa and tried to find her, he was saved from being killed by an Inquisitor by Kelsier who protected him for Vin. Elend eventually mounted a rescue for Vin from Kredik Shaw where she had been imprisoned, only to find that Sazed had already released her.
 The Siege of Luthadel
After the Fall of the Lord Ruler, Elend was made king over the Final Empire. He attempted to introduce all the political ideas he had formulated from his studies and meeting with other nobles. His rule was destabilized when Straff Venture and Cett laid siege to Luthadel in the hopes of securing the atium cache that they thought was hidden. He was eventually deposed by the Assembly which he set in place much to the dissapointment of his friends. Elend began to receive training from Tindwyl in how to be a more effective leader, which allowed him to effectively try to be re-elected as king, however he eventually lost the vote to Penrod. Elend was convinced by Sazed and the rest of Kelsier's crew to leave Luthadel with Vin to seek the Well of Ascension, however they later realized that their friends had simply been trying to save them from being killed by the armies. Vin eventually defeated the armies and got them to swear fealty to Elend. Elend was attacked by the mist spirit in an attempt to get Vin to use the power from the Well to save him, however she gave up the power instead, accidentally releasing Ruin. Elend was saved by being given a bead of lerasium which turned him into a Mistborn and allowed him to burn pewter to stay alive.
 The Siege of Fadrex
Elend then founded the New Empire and sought out the supply caches left by the Lord Ruler. He laid siege to Fadrex to discover the cache hidden there, which lead to allying with Yomen. Elend eventually realised the meaning of the pattern of the mist-sickness which snapped allomancers, he also discovered the Seers in his army were the ones sick the longest, he used this knowledge to lead the Seers in battle against the Koloss armies commanded by Ruin which depleted all of the Atium. He fuelled the last of his Atium with duralumin, and saw the ultimate outcome of his actions, after which he allowed Marsh to kill him, giving Vin the drive to attack Ruin directly resulting in both of their deaths and the Final Ascension.
Elend means misery in German. He has viewpoints in all three books, but is only a primary character in the second two.
|First Mistborn Trilogy|
|Characters||Vin · Kelsier · Sazed · Elend Venture · Marsh · Spook · Breeze · Ham · Clubs · Straff Venture · Zane · Ashweather Cett · Tindwyl · Allrianne Cett · TenSoon · Yomen · Quellion · The Lord Ruler · Alendi · Kwaan|
|Places||Final Empire · The Dominances · Luthadel · Kredik Shaw · Pits of Hathsin · Kandra Homeland · Urteau · Fadrex City · Tathingdwen|
|Organizations||Skaa rebellion · Steel Ministry · Keepers (the Synod) · Worldbringers · Noble Houses|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension · Hero of Ages|
|Mistborn Series (Scadrial)|
|Books||First Mistborn Trilogy (Mistborn: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, The Hero of Ages) · Mistborn Adventures (The Alloy of Law)|
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony*|
|Races and Creatures||Skaa · Nobles · Terrismen · Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Mistwraiths · Southern Peoples of Scadrial|
|Magic||Metallic Arts (Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy) · Metalborn · Mistborn · Misting · Savant · Ferring · Twinborn · Compounding · Atium · Lerasium|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · The Eleventh Metal · A House of Ashes · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film|