|Featured In||Mistborn Era 1|
The First Contract was the legal code of the kandra as well as the metal plate on which it was inscribed. It served as a contract between the kandra people and the Lord Ruler, who they called the Father, and superseded any lesser service Contract. Members of the Second Generation believed the First Contract was nullified with the death of the Lord Ruler however TenSoon, tried to make the argument that it had transferred to Vin. The First Contract was the first thing taught to newly spiked mistwraiths.
Initially the First Generation was reluctant to set up any sort of government independent of the Lord Ruler and his Empire. Therefore they wrote a series of promises, codifying their laws, which they brought to him for approval. He ordered that they be cast into metal, in order to protect them from being changed by Ruin, and scratched his signature into it at the bottom.
Although not all of the contents of the First Contract is known, a few basic articles are understood. One of the most fundamental tenets was ultimate dedication to the Lord Ruler. Some of the more basic tenets were the following:
- Respect for earlier generations of kandra
- Legal rights of all kandra
- Provisions for the creation of new kandra
The Resolution was a stipulation added by the Lord Ruler. It called upon the kandra to essentially commit suicide by removing their spikes if they felt Ruin attempting to seize control of them. 
Before a kandra can be executed by pouring acid on them, the First Contract requires that they get a chance to speak and defend him- or herself. They can then demand Judgment before the First Generation.
The ChanGaar was a ritual punishment for those who broke the First Contract. The kandra would first be beaten and then bricked into a hole with only a small opening for food and water. After ten generations the kandra would be released and be subject to death by starvation.
- The Hero of Ages chapter 11 Summary: The Hero of Ages/Chapter_11#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 11 epigraph Summary: The Hero of Ages/Epigraphs/Chapter_11#
- Annotation for The Hero of Ages chapter 20 Cite: Annotation/The Hero of Ages/20#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 2 Summary: The Hero of Ages/Chapter_2#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 33 Summary: The Hero of Ages/Chapter_33#
|Mistborn Era 1|
The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages
|Characters||Vin · Kelsier · Sazed · Elend Venture · Marsh · Spook · Breeze · Ham · Clubs · Dockson · Straff Venture · Zane · Ashweather Cett · Tindwyl · Allrianne Cett · TenSoon · Yomen · Quellion · The Lord Ruler · Alendi · Kwaan|
|Places||Final Empire · The Dominances · Luthadel · Kredik Shaw · Pits of Hathsin · Kandra Homeland · Urteau · Fadrex City · Tathingdwen|
|Ethnicities and Species||Skaa · Nobles · Terrismen · Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Mistwraiths · Southern Scadrians|
|Organizations||Skaa rebellion · Steel Ministry · Keepers (the Synod) · Worldbringers · Noble Houses|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension|
|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|