Dupon Melstrom

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Dupon Melstrom
Profession Senator
Residence Elendel
World Scadrial
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Mistborn Era 2

With all due respect, Lord Ladrian, you are a new parent, and obviously don't understand how to raise a child. You don’t give in to their demands; you hold firm, knowing that your decisions are best for them. They will eventually see reason. As a father is to a son, Elendel is to the Outer Cities.

—Melstrom arguing for the Elendel Supremacy Bill[1]

Dupon Melstrom is a politician in Elendel on Scadrial. In 348 PC, he is the sitting senator for the dockworkers in the Elendel Senate.[1][2]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Waxillium Ladrian considers Melstrom to be a puppet for two houses that generally oppose Wax's politics, House Hasting and House Erikell. Melstrom and Wax are therefore antagonistic towards one another. During the debate over the Elendel Supremacy Bill, Melstrom exhibited disdain for the Outer Cities and their ability to govern themselves in the face of the perceived threat from the Southern Scadrians.[1]


Melstrom was considered to be a powerful senator.[2] His close alignment with Hasting and Erikell elicited suspicion from Wax, who investigated the senator's relationship with the two houses. During the debate over the Elendel Supremacy Bill, Melstrom addressed Wax in a patronizing manner; Wax then produced a letter with direct evidence of Melstrom's corruption, hoping to stall the vote on the bill. Melstrom looked deflated as he knew his political career was seriously damaged, but Governor Varlance declined to hold impropriety hearings until after the vote. Instead, he simply disqualified Melstrom, Vennis Hasting, and the Erikell senator from voting on the bill. The bill then narrowly passed, despite Wax's efforts.[1]

Melstrom was one of the senators implicated in documents discovered by Tobal Copper and Maraga Dulcet related to the Set's plan to bomb Elendel.[2] However, Wax later discovered that many of those documents were forgeries, making it unlikely that Melstrom was actually aware of the Set's activities.[3]


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