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|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
Appearance and Personality
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.
Melstrom was considered to be a powerful senator. 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.
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. However, Wax later discovered that many of those documents were forgeries, making it unlikely that Melstrom was actually aware of the Set's activities.
|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|