The general level of technology before the Classical Era ended was more advanced than during the Final Empire. Before Rashek's Ascension, the people of Classical Scadrial had achieved steam technology, and were close to achieving locomotive technology.
During this time period, Allomancy was the least-known of the three metallic arts. It's practice was also less common, with the isolated Terris people, Worldbringers in particular, using Feruchemy, and people using piercings to communicate with their god.
There were many different societies and nations on classical Scadrial, including ancient Terris, the Astalsi, the Khlenni, Kordel, and the many religions that Sazed taught of during his life as a Keeper. Notable individuals born in this time period included Rashek, Kwaan, Alendi and Haddek.
|History of Scadrial|
|The Shattering||Classical Scadrial||Ascension of Rashek|
- They had steam technology, and were just about to hit the railroad era
— Theoryland - 16 October 2008#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 62 epigraph
- The ancient Terris kept themselves isolated
— Theoryland - May, 2010#
- Then, they were seen as a means of communicating with deity—which, indeed, they were
— Theoryland - 17 October 2008#
|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|