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|Abilities||Blessing of Potency|
|Featured In||Mistborn Era 1|
VarSell is a kandra of the Fifth Generation on Scadrial during the Final Empire.
Appearance and Personality
VarSell is seen wearing a quartz True Body in the Kandra Homeland. He keeps his skin translucent so that the sparkling bones are visible. He generally respects kandra traditions, including the societal structure that places value on seniority. He is hostile towards TenSoon and exhibits a temper, but is able to restrain himself.
Attributes and Abilities
VarSell has the typical shapeshifting abilities of a kandra. In addition, he has iron Hemalurgic spikes known as the Blessing of Potency that grant him additional strength; he is also relatively large for a kandra. He is not as skilled as TenSoon in crafting a body from bones that he has not personally digested. His quartz True Body is worn for beauty, rather than practicality.
VarSell was one of TenSoon's captors when TenSoon was imprisoned prior to his Judgement. He was surprised at both the accuracy and speed of TenSoon's shapeshifting abilities after providing him with a random set of bones. When TenSoon insulted the Second Generation over how long it took them to form bodies, VarSell nearly slapped him, which TenSoon found ironic since he was also VarSell's superior. He and several other guards with the Blessing of Potency then walked behind TenSoon while escorting him to his Judgement; to avoid a show, they stuck to back corridors.
On the orders of the Second Generation, VarSell returned TenSoon's wolfhound bones to at the end of the monthlong period between his Judgement and sentencing. He informed TenSoon that KanPaar and the others of the Second Generation intended to break his bones as part of his punishment and that they did not want to waste human bones. He also laughed at the notion of a kandra wearing animal bones, and said that being forced to wear them will help the other kandra understand that TenSoon was not a "true" kandra.
|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 · Harmonium · Trellium|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film · Mistborn: House War|