Aradan Yomen

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Aradan Yomen
House Yomen
Descendants Joshin Yomen[1]
Abilities Seer
Titles King of Fadrex City, The Last Obligator[2]
Profession Obligator
Birthplace Luthadel
Ethnicity Noble
World Scadrial
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Mistborn Era 1

Aradan Yomen is an obligator of the Final Empire on Scadrial.[1]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

He was youthful looking, round-faced with serious eyes, and shaved bald with obligator tattoos around his eyes. [3] He had a fondness for philosophic literature and believed that the Lord Ruler was the one and only god. He did not believe in the Lord Ruler's death and held the view that he would return someday to reign again.


Originally coming from Luthadel he was the Prelan of the Canton of Resource in the Western Dominance and had his seat in Fadrex City.

As the former king of the Dominance, Ashweather Cett, left for the Siege of Luthadel, Yomen seized the chance to appoint himself as the new king of the Western Dominance. He reintroduced the social structures under the Lord Ruler, which did not encounter resistance because the people were used to it. He wore a diadem with an atium bead on it to show his power and led people to believe he was a Mistborn. He escaped an attempt to be spiked with a Hemalurgic spike.

Some months before the Final Ascension, Elend Venture moved the army of the New Empire to Fadrex City, which led to the Siege of Fadrex City. The siege resulted in an alliance between Yomen and Venture.

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

He was an atium Misting and was able to see an attackers movements in advance whilst burning atium, although this alone made him slightly clumsier than a Mistborn who would have access to pewter to maintain balance whilst dodging incoming attacks.[4] Although Yomen was largely a non-combatant, the discovery of an atium Misting led Elend to realize that the Mistfallen were also atium Mistings, a previously unknown concept due to the Lord Ruler's suppression of knowledge regarding allomancy.[5]


He was named for the winner of an auction by Brandon Sanderson for character naming rights, Aaron Yeoman.[6][7]


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