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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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Mistborn: The Musical



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#41 Sanna Tekiel


  • The Pink Lady

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:21 PM

Aldwin was behaving oddly.

Then again, they all were; they had just broken into song and dance.

"It's very comfortable, really," Kardin whispered back, and leaned his head on top of Luci's. "If she doesn't mind, I don't really feel like getting up; I might just nod off here myself."


#42 Aldwin Tekiel


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:24 PM

Aldwin just shook his head, still grinning. Well, Kardin would realize it eventually.

.... At least, Aldwin hoped he would.

"In that case, I'll stay here to chaperone," Aldwin announced. "Good night, Kardin."

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#43 Sanna Tekiel


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:27 PM

"Good night, coz." Kardin shifted a little, curling til he was more comfortable, and closed his eyes.

It wasn't long before he was fast asleep as well.


#44 KChan

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:41 AM

The three fell asleep in the sitting-room, and the rest of the night passed in (relative) peace. There was only one assassination, which resulted in only one additional death, both of which were hidden in the darkness and the mists.

But night cannot last forever. The sun rose again, the mists burned away, and soon, and while most were still asleep, recovering from the previous night's ordeal, but a few early risers were already beginning to stir.

Take, for example, the residents of Keep Venture...

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#45 Willem Venture


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:55 AM

Willem had risen early as he usually did; he had been up since well before the sun, working in Ellsworth's office. The latest reports had come in from the mines, and some of the numbers did not add up as they ought to have; he was buried in the columns of numbers to the exclusion of anything else. His pen scratched over the paper as he noted things down, trying to track down the discrepancy.


#46 Anastaise Venture

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:07 AM

Anastaise Venture woke up early that morning and felt her heart sink as she realized she was still alone. Willem had been out late last night, yet again - so late, in fact, that she had fallen asleep waiting for him to return - but she had thought she would at least see him in the morning. So much for that idea.

She dressed herself in a sort of numb silence, then set out searching for Willem. She found him up, dressed, and buried in paperwork, and couldn't help but sigh. He always worked himself so hard.

"You were out late last night," she said simply. There was the implication that he needed rest, of course, but there was something else in there as well. Disappointment, or maybe hurt. She tried, but she couldn't keep it out of her voice entirely.

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#47 Willem Venture


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 03:12 AM

Anastaise' voice broke his focus, and brought his head up from the paper; his pen slipped in his hand, and sent a jagged dark line through the neatly-written calculations. He heard the familiar tone of hurt in her voice, and as always, he could do nothing to take it away, he could offer no explanation or excuse.

"Yes," he replied, "when I came home, I saw that you were already asleep, and I did not want to disturb you. Good morning, Anastaise."


#48 Anastaise Venture

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 03:35 AM

"You wouldn't have disturbed me," Ana said, trying to keep the plea out of her voice. "I wanted to wake up next to you." She sighed, frustrated, then did something completely unexpected. She strode forward, leaned on Willem's desk, and began to sing.

"Where are those happy days?
They seem so hard to find.
I try to reach for you,
But you have closed your mind.
Whatever happened to our love?
I wish I understood.
It used to be so nice,
It used to be so good.

"So when you're near me,
Darling can't you hear me?
S.O.S!
The love you gave me --
Nothing else can save me,
S.O.S!
When you're gone,
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone,
Though I try, how can I carry on?"

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#49 Willem Venture


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 03:46 AM

Willem heard something rising in the air about him, a music coming from no source that he could see, as Ana lifted her voice in song. He stood from his desk, and something within him - a force stronger than his own will, a force within the music in the atmosphere, caused him to sing answering lines in his own tenor.

"You seem so far away
But you are standing near.
You make me feel alive,
But something died, I fear.
I really tried to make it out -
I wish I understood.
What happened to our love,
It used to be so good.

So when you're near me,
Darling can't you hear me?
S.O.S.!
The love you gave me,
Nothing else can save me,
S.O.S.!
When you're gone,
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone,
Though I try, how can I carry on?"


He stretched out his hands to her.


#50 Anastaise Venture

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 03:52 AM

She reached back for him, and caught hold of his hands tightly, lifting her voice again for one more chorus - this time together.

"So when you're near me,
Darling can't you hear me?
S.O.S!
And the love you gave me --
Nothing else can save me.
S.O.S!
When you're gone,
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone,
Though I try, how can I carry on?
When you're gone,
How can I even try to go on?"


The song faded away, but Ana didn't let go. In fact, she squeezed her husband's hands even tighter.

"I love you, Willem."

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#51 Willem Venture


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:13 AM

Willem held her hands gently in his own, but she clamped her fingers around his hands tightly, as if she were drowning and that link were the only thing she had to hold on to. He drew her close into an embrace. "Anastaise. I love you," he whispered into her hair, almost ashamed to say it in a tone that she could hear. He loved her. It was true. But his actions did not show it; how could she believe it?

What had happened to them?


#52 Anastaise Venture

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:23 AM

They were very faint, but Anastaise heard those words. She had waited so long for him to speak those words again, and hearing them made an unrestrainable joy welling up from within her. It escaped in a soft laugh, and then another. Before long, she couldn't tell if she was laughing or crying, but either way, she was perfectly happy to hold as tightly to Willem as she could.

And if she had her way, she would never have to let go.

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#53 Ellsworth Venture


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:12 AM

Ellsworth stepped out onto his balcony to give Willem and Anastaise some time alone, and in turn found himself alone with his thoughts. He knew very well what his part had been in killing their happiness, and it was all for the good of the house. As he gazed out at Luthadel's sprawling cityscape, stretching out before him, he couldn't help but wonder if things could have been different.

What had Luthadel turned them into? Cold, stone-hearted creatures who could order their own kin killed and destroy the only happiness of a couple in love, that's what. And all for the supposed greater good. Some might call it unfair, but then, life wasn't fair either. Better that someone was around to make the difficult choices so that others were free to find what happiness they could. Or as free as anybody could be in a world like this, at any rate.

He shook his head, marveling at the world they had to survive, and, inspired by his cousins, started a song of his own.

I was Luthadel-made;
It's the price I paid --
'S a ruthless world I gotta fight.
I've got a house here to guide,
Gotta protect and provide,
So when I see a chance I really like
I gotta take it."


Keep Sureau rose in the distance, the sun glinting on its magnificently wasteful golden dome. It hardly felt like twenty-five years had passed since he had made the decision that threw Luthadel into an uproar.

"We've been drivin' this road for a mighty long time,
Payin' no mind to the signs.
Well this neighborhood's changed, it's all been rearranged;
We left that change somewhere behind."


Of course, few people saw things the same way. They were all focused on their goals, on rising up, on winning the game. Even the Deveaux girl, he noted as he slipped out of his office, was so focused on being a weapon that she didn't even seem to have any other cares in the world. It was sad, really.

"Slow down, you're gonna crash!
Baby, you were screamin', 'It's a blast, blast, blast!'
Well, look out babe you got your blinders on;
Everybody's lookin' for a way to get real gone.
Real gone, real gone.

"There's a new cat in town, he's got high payin' friends,
Thinks he's gonna change history.
You think you know him so well, yeah, you think he's so swell,
But he's just perpetuatin' prophecy."


There was always someone new, always someone trying to change the world and carve out a place for themselves at the top. It rarely ended well; he had seen more than a few ascendant Great Houses fall before they even began. It was a tragedy, really.

"Slow down, you're gonna crash!
Baby, you were screamin', 'It's a blast, blast, blast!'
Well, look out babe you got your blinders on;
Everybody's lookin' for a way to get real gone.
Real gone, real gone."


It wasn't long before he encountered Nevan in the hallway; his son looked confused at first by the music, but he soon fell in next to Ellsworth.

"Well, you can say what you want but you can't say it 'round here
'Cause they'll catch you and give you a whippin'.
Well, I believe I was right when I said you were wrong:
You didn't like the sound of that,
Now did ya?

"Slow down, you're gonna crash!
Baby, you were screamin', 'It's a blast, blast, blast!'
Look out, you got your blinders on;
Everybody's lookin' for a way to get real gone."

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#54 Nevan Venture


  • Heir to House Venture

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:14 AM

Nevan grinned; he wasn't used to receiving his lessons by music, but who was he to complain? In fact, he was only happy to pick up the song where his father had left off:

"Well, here I come and I'm so not scared!
Got my pedal to the metal, got my hands in the air!
Well, look out, you take your blinders off;
Everybody's lookin' for a way to get real gone.
Real gone, real gone!
Real gone, real gone!"


The song finished, he gave Father one last grin, and bolted off. He had important things to do today, and their spontaneous musical moment had him ready to take on the world.

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#55 Magnus Venture


  • Captain of the Venture Guard

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 02:34 AM

The sun pushed its way through the curtains, giving everything a reddish-orange glow. Magnus took a deep breath and smelled a lovely perfume. Something was different about the day. The fight from the night before seemed not to matter, the skaa misting just a bad memory.

He opened his eyes and pulled his face out of long blonde hair. A smile crossed his face. His gorgeous wife was laying in bed next to him... her silouette outlined by the lovely sun. She was the reason he kept living... and he realized it now. She was his beacon in the dark woods.

He got up and began dressing himself, preparing for a long day of training.

Edited by Moru, 31 December 2012 - 02:50 AM.


#56 Rhea Venture

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 02:36 AM

Rhea sat up, minimally clothed body facing her husband. He was already getting out of bed and dressing himself. She couldn't remember the last time she spent a night sleeping with her husband.

She got up out of bed and wrapped her arms around his bare waist. Her head rested against his shoulder blades as she held him in an embrace. She opened her mouth to speak and a song emerged.

"You've changed.
You're daring.
You're different in the woods.
More sure.
More sharing.
You're getting us through the woods.

If you could see-
You're not the man who started,
And much more openhearted
Than I knew
You to be."


#57 Magnus Venture


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 02:37 AM

Magnus turned around, an uncharacteristic smile appearing on his face.

"It takes two.
I thought one was enough,
It's not true:
It takes two of us
You came through
When the journey was rough.
It took you.
It took two of us.

It takes care.
It takes patience and fear and despair
To change.
Though you swear
To change,
Who can tell if you do?
It takes two."

Edited by Moru, 31 December 2012 - 02:50 AM.


#58 Rhea Venture

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 02:38 AM

"You've changed.
You're thriving.
There's something about the woods.
Not just
Surviving.
You're blossoming in the woods.

Out there I'd fear
We'd stay the same forever.
And then at home-
You're passionate
Charming,
Considerate,
Clever-"


Rhea reached up and brushed a hand through Magnus' hair as he held her. They danced closely for the first time. They really were changing...


#59 Magnus Venture


  • Captain of the Venture Guard

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 02:39 AM

The pair of them twirled around the Rhea's chambers, without a care in the world.

"It takes one
To begin, but then once
You've begun,
It takes two of you.

It's no fun,
But what needs to be done
You can do
When there's two of you.

If I dare,
It's because I'm becoming
Aware of us
As a pair of us,
Each accepting a share
Of what's there."

Edited by Moru, 31 December 2012 - 02:51 AM.


#60 Rhea Venture

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 02:40 AM

And then in unison..

"We've changed.
We're strangers.
I'm meeting you in the woods.
Who minds
What dangers?
I know we'll get past the woods.
And once we're past,
Lets' hope the changes last..."


Rhea and Magnus had one final verse together, singing at the top of their lungs to one another, sharing moments they've never experienced as a married couple. They were in love...

Magnus pulled Rhea into his arms with ease, and they kissed.

The best part of it all... Rhea didn't have any metals. She hadn't rioted a single emotion from Magnus... It was all genuine.






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