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Siblings Beldre
Abilities Hemalurgist (formerly)
Aliases The Citizen
Birthplace Urteau
Residence Urteau
Ethnicity Skaa
World Scadrial
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Mistborn Era 1

Quellion is a skaa from Urteau on Scadrial.

Also known as the Citizen, Quellion is in charge of Urteau after the death of the Lord Ruler. Spook is sent by Elend and Vin to gain intelligence on the Citizen.[1] As a government officer in the city of Urteau, he wears red-dyed skaa trousers and work shirts.[2]

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

Quellion has a bronze Hemalurgic spike in his upper arm until Spook removes it.[3][4] Via this piercing, Ruin appears to Quellion in the image of Kelsier. Although not originally an Allomancer, the spike gave him the powers of a Seeker, which then allowed him to easily find the Allomancers in the population of Urteau and force them into working for him.[4]


Both Quellion and his sister Beldre were half-skaa. This is due to the fact that their noble father had married a noble woman who was barren. As she could not conceive children of her own she instead agreed that Quellion's father could father his children with a skaa maidservant. This was discovered by Obligators around the same time that the Lord Ruler was killed by Vin and due to the chaos surrounding the event, the two half-skaa managed to slip away from their execution.[5]

While holding power in Urteau, he would take the families of Allomancers as hostages and keep them as leverage, thus forcing them to work for him as his soldiers by threatening their families, although this was kept highly confidential. He would organise his public executions to take place in noble houses which had secret escape routes, so that the chosen Allomancers could escape the fire and join his ranks.[6]

He had genealogists catalog everyone's ancestry. Those who have pure skaa blood five generations back are allowed to serve in his government, while others were barred from office. While he had his scribes check the lineage of everyone five generations back, he only killed those who had noble blood two generations back or later, which was leading to a divide in the skaa population.[7]

He also kept the peace by allowing his people the freedom to spend their nights drinking fine wine, which would normally have cost a small fortune in gold, for the price of a fraction of a copper clip, thus keeping the populace drunk and content.[7]

Due to the economic collapse surrounding his ascent to power, Quellion had a new coin minted, to be worth only a fraction of a clip and be called a "pek".[7]

At first he made it a law that as all men are equal they must all wear the same drab grey clothing. This was later changed so that government officials must wear red, as it will make them easily recognized and those in need will be able to quickly find them. As an official himself he thus also wore regular skaa work clothing which has been dyed red.[2]

Later on he decided to approve blue solely for himself to wear, and wore a costume which is dyed a deep blue, with the rest of his officials still wearing bright red.[6]


His sister, Beldre, is a Coinshot.[3]


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