by Ben McSweeney
Shard of Harmony
|Titles|| Hero of Ages,|
First Holy Witness,
Chief Ambassador of the New Empire,
|Featured In||Mistborn (series)|
Sazed is a Terrisman steward from Scadrial. He is friends with Kelsier and other members of Kelsier's crew. Though he is a Keeper he is considered something of a rebel by the other Keepers. He is the Vessel of the Shard of Harmony.
Appearance and Personality
He was soft spoken, kindly and, due to the Lord Ruler's breeding program, very docile. He had a shaven head and wore robes with arrow patterns as was common to all Terris stewards. Sazed, as a Keeper, has many earrings, bracelets and bands that act as his Feruchemical metalminds.
The skaa rebellion
Sazed played the role of Kelsier's and later Vin's steward and was the only Terrisman to actively support the skaa rebellion. He saved Vin's life twice and played a crucial part in the downfall of the Final Empire. He first rescued her from the Steel Inquisitors when she and Kelsier tried to break into Kredik Shaw and later when she was captured by the Lord Ruler. Sazed assisted in translating Alendi's journal which eventually assisted Vin in discovering that the Lord Ruler was not Alendi but Rashek and so devise a method to defeat him. He also acted as a medic to both Kelsier and Vin.
The Siege of Luthadel
After the Lord Ruler's death, Sazed left Luthadel in order to fufill his duty as a Keeper and spread the knowledge of the time before the Lord Ruler to the people of the Final Empire. He came across mysterious deaths somehow related to the mists. Sazed's area of focus was religion, although he carried the complete knowledge of the Terris people.
He was then found by Marsh, who led him to the Conventical of Seran and found the last words of Kwaan inscribed on a metal plate. Sazed then left his duties as a Keeper in order to bring his important knowledge and his aid to Luthadel, especially that concerning his fears at the deaths caused by the mists.
Sazed returned to Luthadel and worked with Kelsier's old team to convince Vin and Elend Venture to leave the city before it fell to the besiegers. Sazed attempted to spare Vin and Elend by drawing them away from the siege with a fake map to the Well of Ascension. While in Luthadel, Sazed found himself falling in love with a Terriswoman and member of the Synod, Tindwyl, who had come to train Elend. He studied Kwaan's message with Tindwyl who becomes as captivated by it as he was until her unfortunate demise during the Koloss attack. Sazed was left to help defend Luthadel and used his metal minds to great effect. Vin realizes that the Well is in Luthadel and returned only just in time to save Sazed from some koloss.
Sazed eventually realized that Vin should not release the power at the Well of Ascension and tried to prevent it, but was stopped by Marsh. He eventually discovered that Ruin was changing the words on Sazed's copy of Kwaan's message, so Sazed returned to the Conventical to find that Kwaan had left a warning: "Alendi must not reach the Well of Ascension, for he must not be allowed to release the thing that is imprisoned there."
Sazed suffered from depression after Tindwyl died in the battle for Luthadel. He refused to wear his metalminds and was convinced that all religion was a lie and refused to lead the Terris people living above the Pits of Hathsin. He left Luthadel for the city of Urteau with Spook and Breeze and used his knowledge of engineering to help reclaim the city. While in Urteau, he searched through his gathered religions for truth, finally giving up until TenSoon promised to show him the ancient Terris religion. It is only when he found himself among the Kandra that he became interested in religion again, as he discovered that the First Generation were actually ancient Feruchemists and so practitioners of the old Terris religion which the Keepers had been seeking.
After Vin killed Ruin, Sazed 'ascended' and took control of both Ruin and Preservation, remaking Scadrial as it had been using knowledge from the religions in his metalminds. He became known by the name Harmony. His Feruchemical rings survived his ascension, as relics.
There are subtle hints throughout The Hero of Ages indicating that Sazed is said Hero. Here is an example from a pre-chapter monologue:
The question remains, where did the original prophecies about the Hero of Ages come from? I now know that Ruin changed them, but did not fabricate them. Who first taught that a Hero would come, one who would be an emperor of all mankind, yet would be rejected by his own people? Who first stated he would carry the future of the world on his arms, or that he would repair that which had been sundered? And who decided to use the neutral pronoun, so that we wouldn’t know if the Hero was a woman or a man? 
In The Final Empire, Sazed stated that the other Terris Keepers did not approve of his assistance in Kelsier's crew: "yet would be rejected by his own people"
"Who first stated he would carry the future of the world on his arms": This statement refers to the metalminds that Sazed keeps on his arms.
"And who decided to use the neutral pronoun, so that we wouldn't know if the Hero was a woman or a man": alludes to Sazed being a eunuch.
"A bloodless bond to the world's kings": refers to his friendship with Vin and Elend.
| Preceded by
| Vessel of
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| Preceded by
| Vessel of
| Succeeded by |
- The Final Empire chapter 9
- The Final Empire chapter 8
- The Final Empire chapter 22
- The Alloy of Law
- Sazed's rings survived as well
— Theoryland - Jul, 2009
- The Hero of Ages chapter 69
|Mistborn Era 1|
|Characters||Vin · Kelsier · Sazed · Elend Venture · Marsh · Spook · Breeze · Ham · Clubs · Dockson · 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|
|Ethnicities and Species||Skaa · Nobles · Terrismen · Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Mistwraiths · Southern Scadrians|
|Organizations||Skaa rebellion · Steel Ministry · Keepers (the Synod) · Worldbringers · Noble Houses|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension · Hero of Ages|
|Books|| Era 1 (Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages · Mistborn: Secret History)|
Era 2 (The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal)
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony|
|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 · Mistborn: House War|