Terris Prophecies

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Terris Prophecies
Related to Terris
World Scadrial
Featured In Mistborn Era 1

The Terris Prophecies were a set of legends which foretells that the Hero of Ages will save the world.

Alendi and Rashek[edit]

The Terris Prophecies were a set of legends which foretells that the Hero of Ages will save the world by destroying the Deepness. What the Terrismen called the Deepness was in fact Ruin. Kwaan believed Alendi to be this hero, because Ruin was editing the prophecies to make them seem like they applied to Alendi. Kwaan sent Alendi out to kill and destroy this Deepness. Kwaan eventually realized that the prophecies had been edited, and sent Rashek, his nephew, to prevent Alendi from reaching the Deepness. Rashek went as Alendi's packman. He killed Alendi at the end of the journey, and merged with the power of Preservation at the Well of Ascension. He took it for himself, used it to try to protect the world, and became a Sliver of Preservation.

Vin and Sazed[edit]

The Terris Prophecies were written in the Terris language, which had no gender for a particular third person singular pronoun. So instead of 'he' or 'she', the word that they used was best translated as 'it'. However, when translated, the translators translated it to 'he', so everybody assumed that the Hero of Ages was male. The Hero of ages was prophesied to create and destroy nations. When Vin defeated the kings laying siege to Luthadel, Sazed thought it to be Vin, but actually it was Sazed. Vin became the holder of the shard Preservation, Ruin's equal and opposite, and after the death of Elend, attacked Ruin hard enough to kill him, though it killed herself in the process, and unbound both Shards. Sazed took them, becoming a vessel of both Ruin and Preservation, bonding them together into Harmony. He fixed the world's failing ecology and renewed the land, and remained to guide and protect the world as the Hero of Ages.

Prophecy quotes[edit]

The majority of these quotes are said in awe by Sazed while watching Vin do things making her appear to be the Hero of Ages. A record of the prophecy is never given.

“The Hero of Ages shall be not a man, but a force. No nation may claim him, no woman shall keep him, and no king may slay him. He shall belong to none, not even himself. ” [1]

“He shall defend their ways, yet shall violate them. He will be their savior, yet they shall call him heretic. His name shall be Discord, yet they shall love him for it. ” [2]

“That which has been sundered must again begin to find its whole ” [1]

“The Hero will have the power to save the world. But he will also have the power to destroy it. ” [3]

“The Hero will bear the future of the world on his arms. ” [4]

"The Hero of Ages was not simply to be a warrior. He was a person who united others, who brought them together. A leader. "[5]

"The Hero of Ages was removed from the Terris people. He was not royalty himself, but came to it eventually. "[5]

"He commanded the forces of the world. Kings rode to his aid. "[5]

"He left ruin in his wake, but it was forgotten. He created kingdoms, and then destroyed them as he made the world anew. "[5]

"...One who is separated from the Terris people, a king of men, a rebel caught between two worlds. "[6]


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