by Kelley Harris
|Constituents||Ruin and Preservation|
|Magics||Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy|
”I am, unfortunately, the Hero of Ages.— The first line of Sazed's note
Harmony is the name taken by Sazed after the Final Ascension and his acquisition of the Shards Ruin and Preservation. With the opposing forces of Preservation and Ruin both invested within him, balance and Harmony is achieved. It is unknown whether he took the name Harmony himself, or if it was later attributed to him by the followers of the Path. Three hundred years post-Catacendre the name is in widespread use by the inhabitants of the Elendel Basin and the surrounding Roughs.
”The point is Harmony, creating a way for as many as possible to make their own choices.— Harmony's stated interest
What this means in terms of exact intent is unknown, but as Harmony holds both Ruin and Preservation, his intent is certainly a blending of the intents of both. At one point he seems to indicate that his natural inclination as a former human being towards Preservation is somehow separate from his need as Harmony to balance the two forces. If Sazed had been unable to balance the two powers, the Shard's name would be different. In his response to one of Hoid's letters he states that the Shards he holds are in such conflict that even simple actions are difficult. It is possible for the Shard's intent to change from Harmony to Discord.
Although Harmony allows free will, he is not beyond causing or allowing interference, as evident from having Ironeyes act as his agent, and communicating to Waxillium through an earring. He also controls the kandra which act as his agents.
The Metallic Arts of Ruin and Preservation are still associated with their Shards, and thus with Harmony. No new magic systems are known to have come from Harmony.
Harmony holds both the shards Preservation and Ruin, and they have become intermingled. If Sazed were to die, the shard left behind would be Harmony, not Ruin and Preservation separately. It would require effort to split them back up again.
Harmonium is the god metal associated with Harmony.
Harmony has the ability to speak to, and read the thoughts of any person with a Hemalurgic spike. This is shown when he speaks to Wax through his earring. He gains the ability to hear from Preservation and the ability to speak from Ruin, mentioning that he found it interesting that while separate one could only hear and the other only speak.
”By the forgotten Gods!— A curse used by Sazed
After taking up the powers of both Ruin and Preservation at Final Ascension, Sazed proceeded to repair the damage wrought upon Scadrial by Ruin, and the clumsy efforts of Vin and Rashek to repair the world. He accomplished this by using the information stored in his copperminds, which contained references to what Classical Scadrial was like. Unhindered by another Shard opposing his every action and limiting what he could do, he was able to restore Scadrial to the planet that existed prior to Rashek's ascension. Using the power of the Shards, he was also able to change the Koloss into a true breeding race.
Harmony is indirectly using Waxillium Ladrian by way of his earring as a pawn, doing His work in the Physical Realm. He assigned the kandra Paalm to play the human Lessie and protect Wax during his time as a lawman in the Roughs. Paalm eventually removed one of her Spikes to avoid Harmony's control. She took the alias of Bleeder and attempted to overthrow Harmony's control of mankind. She was stopped by Wax who fired a Hemalurgic bullet into her skull, allowing Harmony to regain control of her. Wax learned of Harmony's manipulation and felt used.
Later on, the kandra VenDell and MeLaan implied that Harmony was getting distracted and were worried that something bad was happening on Scadrial. Sazed confirmed this to Wax during their conversation after his temporary death, showing him a red glow around the planet from some unknown hostile force. Wax confronted Harmony about his interference and lack of assistance. Harmony explained that he could not always intervene because mankind would only ask for more help and always be dissatisfied. He gave Wax the option of moving on to the Beyond or going back.
- If Wax would ever become the Holder of Harmony, the God metal associated with him would be called "Waxillium".
- Steelheart Chicago signing
— Arcanum - 2013-10-05#
- Minicon 2015
— Arcanum - 2015-04-02#
- The Alloy of Law Summary: The Alloy of Law/CHAPTERLESS#
- The Alloy of Law chapter 18 Summary: The Alloy of Law/Chapter_18#
- Holiday signing
— Arcanum - 2015-12-12#
- Oathbringer chapter 55 epigraph Summary: Oathbringer/Epigraphs/Chapter_55#
- Skyward Seattle signing
— Arcanum - 2018-11-10#
- /r/fantasy AMA 2013
— Arcanum - 2013-04-23#
- Shadows of Self chapter 7 Summary: Shadows of Self/Chapter_7#
- The Hero of Ages chapter 82 Summary: The Hero of Ages/Chapter_82#
- Lucca Comics and Games Festival
— Arcanum - 2016-10-28#
|Mistborn Era 2|
The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal
|Characters||Waxillium Ladrian · Wayne · Marasi Colms · Miles Dagouter · Steris Harms · Ranette · Edwarn Ladrian · MeLaan · Bleeder · Claude Aradel · Telsin Ladrian|
|Places||Elendel · Elendel Basin · Roughs · New Seran|
|Organizations||The Set · The Vanishers · The Nightstreet Gang|
|Broadsheets||The Elendel Daily · The House Record · The New Ascendancy|
|Other||High Imperial · The Allomantic Agreement of '94|
|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|
|Shards||Ambition · Autonomy · Cultivation · Devotion · Dominion · Endowment · Honor · Odium · Preservation · Ruin · Survival Shard|
|Planets||Ashyn · Braize · First of the Sun · Nalthis · Obrodai · Roshar · Scadrial · Sel · Taldain · Threnody · Vax · Yolen|
|Terms||Adonalsium · Sliver · Splinter · Realmatic Theory · Investiture · Connection · Identity · Fortune · Intention · Perpendicularity · Spiritweb · Resonance|
|Worldhoppers||Hoid · Khriss · Nazh · Iyatil · Mraize · Vasher · Vivenna · Galladon · Demoux · Baon · Felt · Nightblood|
|Other||Seventeenth Shard · Ire · Shattering · Letters · Silverlight|