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They were created by Rashek during his initial contact with the Well of Ascension to counteract his moving the planet too close to the sun. They are the source of the ashfalls which protect the planet from overheating by filling the air with massive clouds of ash. Aluminum found on Scadrial came from the Ashmounts' craters. When Rashek created the Ashmounts, he did not necessarily place them near larger mountain ranges, and they often rise out of otherwise flat ground.
When Vin Ascended, she tried plugging the ashmounts, but immediately realized that the land would be too hot without the protection of the ash and was forced to rotate the planet to compensate. Her plugs did not hold and lava began flowing anyway.
After the Catacendre, the Ashmounts are stilled, although some appear to be gone. Their former locations in the Final Empire are no longer populated, but are still referred to on maps using the names of the Ashmounts. Tyrian, Morag, Torinost, Kalling, and Faleast still seem to be extant in some form, while Zerinah and Doriel are not visible on available maps. A city in the Basin near the Ashmount's previous location is named Doriel, and the area east of the Southern Roughs is known as "Lost Doriel". At one point, Wax and Marasi were concerned that the Set might be trying to restart the Ashmounts.
- Tyrian, in the Central Dominance, in the middle of Lake Tyrian just west of Luthadel
- Zerinah, in the Southern Dominance, southwest of Luthadel. It appears to have been flattened.
- Doriel, in the Southern Dominance, near the Southern Sea south-southwest of Luthadel. It appears to have been flattened to create the Elendel Basin.
- Faleast, in the Eastern Dominance, south-southeast of Luthadel. It appears to currently make up the Faleast Range.
- Morag, in the Western Dominance, west-northwest of Luthadel
- Torinost, in the Western Dominance, north-northwest of Luthadel
- Kalling, in the Northern Dominance, northeast of Luthadel
|Mistborn Era 1|
The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages
|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|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension|
|Era 1 books||Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages |
(The Eleventh Metal · Mistborn: Secret History)
|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 · Harmonium · Trellium|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film · Mistborn: House War|