Jastes Lekal

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Jastes Lekal
House Lekal
Relatives Audil Lekal
Died Killed by Elend
Birthplace Luthadel
Ethnicity Noble
Homeworld Scadrial
Universe Cosmere
Introduced In The Well of Ascension

Jastes Lekal was a noble of the Final Empire on Scadrial.

He was a friend and compatriot of Elend Venture and Telden Hasting. The three often met at balls and discussed contemporary, even rebellious politics. He and Elend planned to become political allies upon the inheritance of their respective noble houses.[1] His uncle was King Audil Lekal.[2]

After the Collapse Jastes escaped to the Southern Dominance. The lives of some of his family members, including his sister, were lost during skaa uprisings.This was at least in part due to the fact that he tried to implement several of Elends ideas in governing his lands, such as freedom and political honesty, which was seen as a sign of weakness and led to him losing control. As a result, many of his family members were culled off by the new rulers when they took control.[3] He became mentally unstable and recruited an army of koloss by paying them with fake coins. He besieged Luthadel in an attempt to find the Lord Ruler's cache of atium. After losing control over his koloss due to an unforeseen event, Jastes tried to escape north into the Terris mountains. He was eventually caught and executed by Elend Venture, for bringing such destruction down on Luthadel.[1]


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