World Developing Notes

World Notes

  • Hero of Ages
  • Lucidel
    • Capital City
    • Lots of Canals lead to it
    • Many Skaa slums
    • Looks quite gloomy
    • Every structure is made of stone
      • Almost every building is 3 stories tall
      • Wealthy people have tiled roofs
      • Poor people have wooden thatch roofs
    • Nobles have keeps in the city
    • Almost every roof is black from ashfalls
      • Walls have lots of black on them from runoff
    • Streets completely black from Ash
      • Workers regularly clear out the streets
    • Main export is metals
    • Also exports some grains and textiles
      • River through centre allows some water wheels to drive the mills
    • Has rain grates – a sewer system?
  • Ashfall
    • Special bacteria to break down the ash into soil
  • The Skaa
    • Lots of Beatings
      • Any reason is acceptable
    • Field workers are worked to exhaustion on occasion
    • Leased from the Lord Ruler
    • Treated as dumb creatures by the Nobles
    • Watched over by Taskmasters
    • Intense fear of the Mists
      • Those who enter the Mists lose their soul
    • They put up with travellers for the chance of outside news
      • Incurable Gossips
    • Raised on Soup & Gruel
  • Obligators
    • Lots of Tattoos
      • More tattoos as the ranks go up
    • Full Prellion
    • Functionaries
  • Lord Ruler
  • Dark Red Sun
    • Very large due to distance from the Sun
  • Smoky black sky
    • Constant black clouds
  • Lord Venture
  • Nobility
    • Look down on Obligators
    • Country Nobility vs City Nobility
      • Jealousy of parties
    • Long black coats in fashion
    • Duelling canes
    • Have Menservants
  • Country Skaa tend to have hunched backs
    • Nobility have trouble telling individual Skar apart
  • Kelsier
    • Lots of scars on arms
    • Known as The Survivor
    • Smiles way too much
    • Killed Lord Tristing at the start of the first book
  • Final Empire
    • Less influence to the far North & West
      • Rumours that the Nobility there are finding happy Skar make for better workers
  • Lord Ranu
    • Has stopped unnecessary beatings
    • Is considering paying field Skar a wage
  • Camen
    • Scams Noblemen and Obligators
    • Likes to beat inferiors
    • Rules by intimidation
    • Thief Master
    • Crewleader
  • Vin
    • Brother gave lots of sayings
      • Surest way to stay alive has made you indispensable
      • Never trust anyone, they will betray you
    • At start thinks powers are “Luck”
  • Therin
    • Taller than Camen
  • Steel Ministry
    • Divided into Cantons that focus on different areas
    • Acts much like a Nobel House
      • Makes Mercantile Contracts
      • Wants wealth & power for influence
    • Canton of Finance
      • Focuses on making deals and managing business
      • Boards overlook deals
        • Board members are called Council Members
      • Canton claims to be conservative with funds and deals
    • Canton of Resources
      • Focuses on collecting taxes
    • Canton of Inquisition
      • Looks into Nobel’s that might have breed with Skaa
      • Have Steel Inquisitors
  • Pits of Hathsin
    • Punishment location
  • Burn Metals
    • Alamantic Metals
    • Burns in stomach like a strong drink
    • Tin helps determine sound direction
  • Caves to the East of starting location
    • Rebel Skar live there
    • To the North of Lucidel by a few days
  • Prellon Lare
    • Senior Bureaucrat in Ministry of Finance
    • Nobles have to bow to them, they don’t have to bow back
  • Physicians exist in the world
  • Doxen
    • Short
    • Squarish face
    • Stocky build
    • Short but well kept beard
  • Characters mentioned
    • Trap
      • Smoker
      • Friend of Kelsier
      • Killed while Kelsier was at the pits
      • Skaa
    • Ruddy
      • Smoker
      • Skaa
      • Selfish
  • Clubs
    • Not really friends with other characters before first book
  • Marsh
    • Kelsier’s brother
  • Tobacco is a thing
  • Rein
    • Vin’s brother
    • More than a bit twisted
    • Vanished 1 year before first book
    • Beat up Vin regularly
  • Canton of Finance building in Lucidel
    • Large blocky building
    • Big rose window at the front
      • Still dark inside
    • 2 large banners down the front either side of the door
      • Covered in praises to the Lord Ruler
    • Waiting room is lush & lavish
      • Wine & Cake
  • Once per year the Ministry transports Acolytes from the North down to Lucidel
    • Also secretly transport lots of Ministry funds.
  • Starting hussle job at start of 1st book was set up over the 5 prior dreams
    • Lord Jadoon
    • Dealt with Prellen Leard (Le-ard)
    • High Prellen Ariev (Ari-ev)

World Developing Notes

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