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Parents Mother
Siblings Vin, sister
Died [1]
Groups Camon's crew
Residence Luthadel
Ethnicity Skaa
World Scadrial
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Mistborn Era 1

When you're alone, no one can betray you.


Reen is a skaa orphan from Luthadel on Scadrial. He lived with his half sister Vin, his mother and Vin's sister until he discovered that Vin's sister had been murdered by their mother. The two lived on the streets and worked in the underground, until eventually coming to work in Camon's crew.[2]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Not much is known about Reen's appearance, however; Reen is a brutal individual, who often beats Vin for little or no reason, though he claims it is to toughen her up. He trusts no one, and is not hesitant about drilling this idea into Vin as well. Though Reen is frequently violent and harsh toward Vin, he does care, as he saved her from their mother[3], and protected her from being found by the Obligators.[1]


He was half brother to Vin and looked after her in their childhood. He raised Vin to be wary of everything and trust no one, including himself, always claiming that he would betray her in the end. Later, he was captured by the Steel Inquisitors, but he never revealed Vin's existence; despite being tortured day and night, he insisted that she had starved to death years ago.[1]

Reen and Vin originally lived with their mother, who was the parent they both shared.[3] After the death of Vin's sister by her mother's hands, Reen left with Vin to earn a living in the skaa underground. The pair traveled with different crews around various towns and cities in the central dominance. When Reen left Vin, they were serving in Camon's crew in Luthadel. Camon claimed that Reen owed him a large sum of money, though the reason behind this is unknown.[3]

Throughout her life Vin was plagued by Reen's voice, which advised her against trusting in anyone. Although many times, she simply would remember Reen's constant warning about trusting others. During the Siege of Fadrex City, Vin discovers, through a conversation with the Shard himself, that Ruin was responsible for the frequent "whispers" in her head from Reen's voice. Ruin accomplished this by speaking to her via her Hemalurgically charged earring.[4]



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