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|Abilities||Splinter of Devotion, Worldhopper|
|Featured In||Mistborn Era 2|
Dao is a seon, a magical being from Sel. He is bonded to Kaise, an Arelene, and joins her in the service of the Ghostbloods on Scadrial. He is named for Aon Dao, which means "stability" or "security".[fn 1]
Dao shares the characteristics and presumably the abilities of other seons. His "body" consists of a glowing, melon-sized sphere of shimmering white light with Aon Dao faintly visible at its center. He moves by floating, and is able to link to other seons to instantly communicate across great distances and even different realms. Dao speaks with a soft voice; unlike Kaise, he does not use Connection "tricks" to speak the local language on Scadrial.
Dao was not seen in Kaise's youth on Sel. He is first seen at her side when she is an adult member of the Ghostbloods using the codename "Codenames Are Stupid". The pair were members of a mission on Scadrial to resist Trell and undermine the Set, in a team that included Moonlight and TwinSoul. Dao facilitated communication of the team with Kelsier, who presumably had his own seon.
Dao met Marasi Colms after Moonlight brought her to the Ghostblood safehouse. Dao spoke to Marasi in the Aonic language; Kaise translated and told Marasi that he had complimented her hair. Marasi, who heard his name as "Dae-oh", was generally baffled by Dao's existence.
|Mistborn Era 2|
The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal
|Characters||Waxillium Ladrian · Wayne · Marasi Colms · Steris Harms · MeLaan · Miles Dagouter · Ranette · Edwarn Ladrian · Bleeder · Claude Aradel · Telsin Ladrian|
|Places||Elendel · Elendel Basin · Roughs · New Seran · Bilming · Malwish Consortium|
|Culture||Survivorism · The Path · Sliverism · Trellism|
|Organizations||The Set · The Vanishers · The Ghostbloods|
|Broadsheets||The Elendel Daily · The House Record · The New Ascendancy · The Two Seasons|
|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|