Square of the Survivor
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|Square of the Survivor|
|Featured In||Mistborn Era 1|
The Square of the Survivor, formerly known simply as the Fountain Square,[fn 1] is a prominent location in Luthadel on Scadrial. The Lord Ruler used it to showcase executions in order to inspire fear in the skaa population.
The square is "enormous". It has a central patio raised five feet above the ground that contains four bowl-style fountains.
During the Final Empire, the Fountain Square was commonly used by the Lord Ruler to perform public executions. All men in Luthadel were required to attend the executions, and would be released from work to do so. Despite the square's size, it did not have enough room to contain all of the attendees, even if people watched from nearby rooftops, although bleachers were set up for the nobility. Steel Inquisitors would behead prisoners and direct the blood into the fountain basins, making them run red.
Kelsier made his final stand against the Lord Ruler at a small courtyard square near the Fountain Square. The Inquisitors set a trap for Kelsier, imprisoning people from the false House Renoux as well as Spook. They led the prisoners towards the Fountain Square, presumably for an execution ceremony that would serve as retribution for Kelsier's destruction of the Pits of Hathsin. Kelsier attacked, freeing the prisoners while killing Bendal and many of the Lord Ruler's soldiers in the courtyard. A large number of skaa arrived on the scene quickly since they were already at the Fountain Square for the planned executions; the Lord Ruler and many of his soldiers, Obligators, and Inquisitors soon followed. A riot began, and the Lord Ruler ultimately killed Kelsier in the smaller square.
- "Fountain Square" is not capitalized in the text of The Final Empire, but Nazh capitalizes it in his map notes.
- An in-world character refers to the Square of the Survivor as "the place where the Survivor of Hathsin was killed", which was actually the smaller courtyard nearby. However, maps of Luthadel in different editions of the Mistborn books show the Square of the Survivor in the exact same location as the Fountain Square, implying that they are one and the same.
|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|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension|
|Era 1 books||Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages |
(The Eleventh Metal · Mistborn: Secret History)
|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|