|Featured In||Mistborn Era 1|
”The Nelazan believed that there was beauty in darkness, and that the daylight was more profane. They saw the stars as the Thousand Eyes of Trell watching them.
They were not an advanced people, but they were a determined one. Their religion was Trelagism, centered on the worship of Trell. They believed that there was beauty in darkness, because the stars are the Thousand Eyes of Trell. They thought of the sun as the single eye of Nalt, Trell's jealous brother. They believed Trell to be quiet yet always watchful over them, even when the sun obscured the stars. Their doctrine is intentionally vague, often defaulting to "Ask Trell, and he will answer", as they believe each individual must seek their own truth.
They were located in the far north and experienced the effects of axial tilt, meaning their summer days and winter nights were very long. They had a focus on learning and mathematics. They were accomplished astronomers, mapping the night sky in high detail.
During the Final Empire, Sazed enthusiastically discusses the Nelazan with Vin not long after meeting her, since they share her preference for the night. He describes their religion as "gentle, yet powerful" and later notes that he has always liked the scholarly aspect of Trelagism. Vin does not take Sazed's suggestion too seriously, since it was the fifth religion he had presented to her.
The worship of Trell reappears on Scadrial after the Catacendre, notably practiced by Miles Dagouter and some members of the Set. Sazed included information about Trelagism in the Words of Founding and it is known to many residents of Elendel. However, Miles refers to his religion as "Trellism" and his statements regarding Trell do not appear to align with the values of the Nelazan. Brandon has not clarified any differences between Trelagism and Trellism other than to say it may come into play in future Mistborn novels.
- The Final Empire chapter 9 #
- The Hero of Ages chapter 46 #
- The Hero of Ages chapter 82 #
- The Bands of Mourning epilogue #
- The Alloy of Law chapter 11 #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 15 #
- The Bands of Mourning chapter 3 #
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| 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|