|Constituents||Ruin and Preservation|
|Associated Magics||Metallic Arts|
”I am, unfortunately, the Hero of Ages.— The first line of Sazed's note
Harmony is the name taken by Sazed after the Final Ascension and his acquisition of the Shards Ruin and Preservation. With the opposing forces of Preservation and Ruin both invested within him, balance and Harmony is achieved after the Battle of Hathsin. It is unknown whether he took the name Harmony himself, or if it was later attributed to him by the followers of the Path. The name is in widespread use by the inhabitants of the Elendel Basin and the surrounding Roughs, three hundred years post-Catacendre.
”The point is Harmony, creating a way for as many as possible to make their own choices.— Harmony's stated interest
What this means in terms of exact intent is unknown, but as Harmony holds both Ruin and Preservation, his intent is certainly a blending of the intents of both. At one point he seems to indicate that his natural inclination as a former human being towards Preservation is somehow separate from his need as Harmony to balance the two forces.
The Metallic Arts of Ruin and Preservation are still associated with their Shards, and thus with Harmony. No new magic systems have come from Harmony.
Harmony holds both the shards Preservation and Ruin, and they have become intermingled. If Sazed were to die, the shard left behind would be Harmony, not Ruin and Preservation separately. It would require effort to split them back up again.
Harmonium is the god metal associated with Harmony.
Harmony has the ability to speak and read the thoughts of any person with a Hemalurgic spike. This is shown when he speaks to Wax through his earring. He gains the ability to hear from Preservation and the ability to speak from Ruin.
”By the forgotten Gods!— A curse used by Sazed
After taking up the powers of both Ruin and Preservation, Harmony ascended and proceeded to repair the damage wrought upon Scadrial by Ruin and the clumsy efforts of Vin and Rashek to repair the world. He accomplished this by using the information stored in his copperminds as references to what Classical Scadrial was like. Unhindered by another Shard opposing his every action and limiting what he could do, he was able to restore Scadrial to what the planet was like prior to Rashek's ascension. Using the power of the Shards, he was also able to change the Koloss into a true breeding race.
Harmony is indirectly using Waxillium Ladrian by way of his earring as a pawn, doing His work in the Physical Realm. He assigned Paalm, a kandra, to pretend to be a human to protect Wax. Wax feels very used, especially after Paalm tears out one of her Spikes and goes insane, and Wax is deceived into killing her.
Later on, the kandra VenDell and MeLaan imply that Harmony is getting distracted and are worried that something bad is going on. Sazed confirms this to Wax during their conversation after his temporary death, showing him a red glow around the planet from some unknown hostile force.
When Wax dies, he confronts Harmony about his interference and lack of assistance. Harmony explains that he cannot always intervene because mankind would only ask for more help and always be dissatisfied. He gives Wax the option of moving on to the Beyond or going back.
- If Wax would ever become the Holder of Harmony, the God metal associated with him would be called "Waxillium" (confirmed with a lot of laugh at Lucca C&G 2016).
- No Splinters still at the time of Aol
— Theoryland - Oct 5th, 2013
- The Alloy of Law
- The Alloy of Law chapter 18
- If Sazed dies, what shard would he drop?
— Theoryland - Apr 15th, 2013
- The Hero of Ages chapter 82
|Era 1 books||Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages · (Mistborn: Secret History · The Eleventh Metal)|
|Era 2 books||The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal · (Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania)|
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony|
|History||Classical Scadrial · Final Empire · Catacendre · Elendel · Southern Scadrian|
|Magic||Metallic Arts (Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy) · Metalborn · Mistborn · Misting · Savant · Ferring · Twinborn · Compounding · Atium · Lerasium · Ettmetal|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film · Mistborn: House War|
|Shards||Ambition · Autonomy · Cultivation · Devotion · Dominion · Endowment · Honor · Odium · Preservation · Ruin · Survival Shard|
|Planets||Ashyn · Braize · First of the Sun · Nalthis · Roshar · Scadrial · Sel · Taldain · Threnody · Vax · Yolen|
|Terms||Adonalsium · Sliver · Splinter · Realmatic Theory · Intent · Focus · Investiture · Shardpool · Spiritweb|
|Other||Hoid · Seventeenth Shard · Shattering · Worldhopping · Letters · Silverlight|