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The Lord Ruler's perfect capital city, Luthadel, is doing the impossible: rebelling. Skaa half-breeds are being taught the power of Allomancy, something that the Lord Ruler's obligators said only existed in the nobility. The enslaved skaa, with their murderous benefactor, now fight back against a living god's oppression.

So, the Inquisition was formed. The nobles begin to fear assassination from all sides. The times of nobility Mistborn killing each other are over. The Steel Inquisitors look for aristocrat traitors and insurgent skaa, and the skaa try with all their strength to merely survive. The Lord Ruler's perfect Final Empire is slowly devolving into chaos.

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#41 Marisha Nathar

  • Nathar heir's sister

Nessa's Baywrap
  • Age19

  • Relationship StatusSingle

  • OriginFarmost Dominance

  • Allomantic StatusHidden

Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:12 AM

?Alastair,? Marisha repeated as she organized her thoughts into a response. She was quite certain that some of her opinions on Alastair were not appropriate to be shared in present company. She disagreed with him on certain crucial points. Marisha would not have said that some of what Alastair so gently termed as partial evils were to the universal good. Many of the cruelest actions of the nobility had no purpose other than transient pleasure, and resulted only in a waste of resources. On principle, Marisha could not agree with waste. Nor could she agree that the skaa had a moral imperative to passively submit to every circumstance, though they had a logical imperative, certainly. They did not have the slightest hope of succeeding in resistance, and each previous rebellion had been quelled brutally and resulted only in worsened conditions for the skaa. Once again, a waste.

?I find him frustrating. In the interests of poetry, he has tortured his language, in some places to an extent almost beyond recognition, so that only context allows a correct interpretation. Beauty of expression does not excuse a sacrifice of the rules of language.? She was not able to bring herself to give praise to Alastair, but this was a safer opinion to express, on the whole, than criticising his theodicy itself. She paused for a moment, then added, "What do you make of him?"

It was, of course, particularly relevant considering the climate in Luthadel at present.

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