Truths of the Bennet
|Truths of the Bennet|
|Related to||Classical Scadrial|
|Featured In||Mistborn Era 1|
”It was a good religion, Master Kelsier. It focused on discovery and knowledge—to these people, the making of maps was a reverent duty. They believed that once all of the world was known, understood, and catalogued, men would ﬁnally ﬁnd peace and harmony.
The Bennet were a highly developed people that lived on islands in the south, possibly among the ones with volcanoes that Braches told Alendi about. They were accomplished seafarers and cartographers; some of their maps, presumably ones created after the Ascension of the Lord Ruler but before their culture was suppressed, were still being used by the Final Empire at the time of the Collapse.
The Truths of the Bennet considered mapmaking to be a sacred duty and taught that humans would find peace once the entire world was charted and understood. It was designed to be practiced while at sea; a ship's captain also served as its minister and theological training was a prerequisite for commanding a ship. Sazed believes that few other people from the classical era adhered to ideals of peace and discovery in their religion as well as the Bennet did.
While they are planning to overthrow the Final Empire, Sazed suggests the Truths of the Bennet to Kelsier as a possible religion. Kelsier rejects it, saying he's not interested in "peace and harmony" right now, and asks about the Valla instead. During his Ascension, Sazed uses their maps of the world from before the Lord Ruler's Ascension, which were recorded in his metalminds, to undo the changes Rashek made to the landscape while he held the power of the Well of Ascension.
|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|