Characters Vin - a half-skaa street urchin who possesses the power of a Mistborn. Primary protagonist. Kelsier - the Survivor of Hathsin, and one of the greatest Mistborn Allomancers of all time. He escaped from the Pits of Hathsin where he had been forced to work as a slave, and wandered the world. After being contacted by a skaa hoping for rebellion, Kelsier strikes up his loyal crew with a new contract: the fall of the Final Empire. Secondary protagonist - the story is partly told from his point of view. Dockson - Kelsier's long time friend and crewmember. He is no Allomancer, but he seems much more intelligent than the rest of the crew gives him credit for, and they give him a lot of credit. Hammond, or "Ham" - a member of Kelsier's crew, and a Pewterarm or Thug. Ham enjoys philosophical bouts, especially when the receiver of his wisdom is Breeze. Ladrian, or Breeze - a member of Kelsier's crew, and a Soother. Breeze likes his wine, almost as much as he likes himself. Cladent, or "Clubs" - a member of Kelsier's crew. He is a Coppercloud or Smoker, and he along with the rest of his apprentices are able to shield their hideouts from the Ministry's Allomancers. Lestibournes, or "Spook" - one of Clubs' apprentices, and a Tineye. He hails from the east, and as such speaks with a strange dialect. Lord Ruler - The ruler and "God" of the Final Empire. Nobody knows who he is or where he came from. All that is known is that since his Ascension, the Deepness was driven back and the world has lost hope. Marsh - Kelsier's brother and a Seeker. He is willing to take down the Final Empire, no matter the cost. Sazed - A Terrisman from the Northern Dominance of Terris. He is a Keeper, and specializes in religion. Using his Feruchemy, he stores information in his copperminds. Elend - A nobleman, and son of Straff Venture. He is heir to the Venture House, though not by the choice of either him nor his father. All Elend wants to do is read and see Vin.