Edwarn Ladrian

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Edwarn Ladrian
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House Ladrian
Children Hinston
Relatives Waxillium Ladrian, Telsin Ladrian
Ancestors Ashweather, Allrianne's mother, Breeze, Allrianne
Died Murdered[1]
Abilities Hemalurgist
Aliases Mister Suit
Groups Set
Residence Elendel
World Scadrial
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Mistborn Era 2

Edwarn Ladrian also known as Mister Suit is the uncle of Waxillium Ladrian, a member of high society in Elendel and a high ranked member of the Set.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Edwarn Ladrian is a round-faced, stocky man distinguished by a short, precisely trimmed beard, a beautifully tailored suit, and a cravat so narrow and thin, it lay flat like a bowtie loosened at the end of a long night.[2]

He is usually wearing an extremely stylish and expensive suit of black silk with a turquoise vest.[3] He also uses a whale-ivory cane.[4] He doesn’t like the smell of cigars.[3] Edwarn was very invested on the fortune of his house and had kept very good track of what his competitor houses had been shipping,[5] still he ended up spending it to fund the Set.[6] He is a follower of Trellism, a claim is made that he will deliver information to Wax in relation to these beliefs, after which Ironeyes delivers a book for Wax. When the red eyed Faceless Immortal comes to him he makes a claim stating that he will follow Trell.

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

He is a Hemalurgist with three spikes, granting him the power of a coinshot,[7] a bloodmaker,[8] and a leecher[9] respectively, due to the fact that having four or more Hemalurgic spikes would make one susceptible to Harmony's complete control.


He is Wax's uncle, descendant of Breeze and Allrianne, and was the High Lord of House Ladrian.[5]

Before Edwarn faked his death, it was widely believed that he had wasted the family fortune through poor business deals while earning a meager sum betting on horse races.[5] He was remembered as hermit-like save for his letters to the broadsheets about political matters,[4] and had offended three-quarters of the city’s upper crust.[10]

It is later revealed he had prepared Hinston to take over the Ladrians’ house but his disease was unfortunate and made him search for Wax instead. He also confirmed that he was secretly transferring funds into the Set's bank account in preparation for his fake death and subsequent new life.[6]

He managed to doom House Tekiel. By funding the Vanishers in their robberies, the house owe payments on too many high-profile losses. These attacks, and the insurance claims, have devastated them and their financial integrity. Company shareholders have been selling their stakes for pennies.[6]

Edwarn and the Set wanted to breed Allomancers. He hired Miles and the Vanishers to capture women with correct powers to do so.[6] Both Steris and Marasi[11] were on his list and when the first one is captured, Wax took it upon himself to find her.[12]

Wax figures out he is alive and used the alias of “Mr Suit”, Miles employer. He also decodes Miles his notes which tracked his moves. He finds his uncle does but has to let him go, as he has his sister captive.[6]

He is later confirmed to be looking to start a rebellion in Elendel, creating chaos and profiting from it. Along with the Set they are developing higher technology that are still kept secret from the rest of the population; they are probably using it to create Allomancers as there is not time for breeding.[13]

Edwarn, who was also looking for a weapon in the south, so he treks to the temple housing them. He tries to negotiate with Wax to help get them, and almost manages to kill him by using his sister Telsin as a mole who shot him.[7]

As Wax gets the Band’s power and recovers, he confronts his uncle who was quick to arm a bomb in an airship and manages a duel. Eventually Wax beats Edwardn leaving him tied to the top of the temple’s Lord Ruler’s spear.[14]

Later, a Faceless Immortal with glowing red eyes visited him in prison and is impressed that he didn't give away any information. It then killed Edwarn and itself with an explosion just after stating: “You will be allowed to serve in another Realm”[1]



As Wax's uncle, he understands his nephew very much to the point of nearly predicting his every movements.[15] He had overseen Wax´s education, grooming him specifically as heir to the house.[16] Because Hinston died, he searched for Wax to take over his fortune and estate after his death, hoping he had overcome his sense of morality.[6] As this was not the case, and though he resisted killing him in the beginning he later asked his butler Tillaume to set a fire and kill Wax.[12] He survived and understood that for someone who had been loyal to the family for so long, the only reason he could be so eager to kill him was that he was following his former master. That is how Wax finds out his uncle is still alive.[6] Set bought a lot of House Tekiel's stock, believing Wax would survive them all and defeat the Vanishers.


He is also Telsin's uncle, they both faked their death in the same carriage accident.[5] She is a member of the Set and had him join, but she wasn't simply a member of it; she outranked her uncle so he followed her orders.[17]


Money is meaningless; Only expectation has value as currency

—Edwarn to Wax on how to run business[18]

The day of mighty men to be worshiped has gone, and with its passing goes the right of Allomancers to power

—Edwarn to Wax before the latter dies[8]


  • In the Mistborn books, Brandon likes to give characters nicknames along the lines of what might happen in a thieving crew; Edwarn's moniker "Mr. Suit" is an example of this.[19]


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