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Theory: Era 3's Mistborn serial killer will be a duralumin Compounder

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A duralumin Ferring can store Connection, and a duralumin Compounder can have unlimited Connection. How can our Compounder use this to become a Mistborn?

Lerasium

Lerasium, Preservation's godmetal, grants Allomancy. To do this, it rewrites your Spiritual DNA, increasing your Connection to Preservation. For Allomancers, metals are a 'key' that lets them use Preservation's Investiture through the Connection.

Duralumin

Feruchemy: A duralumin Ferring can store Connection. Since tin and nicrosil Ferrings can store selectively, duralumin Ferrings should be able to do the same. Everyone on Scadrial is Connected to Preservation, so a duralumin Ferring should be able to store this once he knows what he's looking for.

Allomancy: A duralumin Misting can burn duralumin. If he's also a duralumin Ferring, he can burn his own metalminds for tenfold return-this is called compounding. It's not really infinite Feruchemy, though-a compounder is still limited by how fast they can burn their metalminds. With just a few flakes of steel, Wax can Steelpush for quite a while, so burning seems pretty slow. It would take a while for a normal compounder to get through a metalmind.

Our duralumin compounder is not a normal compounder, though. Duralumin Allomancy burns through metals instantly and releases all the power at once, so our compounder is not limited by burning speed. He can get absurd amounts of Connection to Preservation instantly.

Savancy: Using lots of Investiture rewrites your Spiritweb, making you a savant. If you're constantly tapping huge amounts of Connection to Preservation, savancy might rewrite your sDNA to have a permanent Connection with Preservation. If it doesn't, then a duralumin compounder can still be a Mistborn-he just has to tap Connection when he wants to use Allomancy.

Other Theories

The Set's breeding program: As of Bands of Mourning, the Set seem to have changed their goals. Even if the breeding program continues, a child of two Allomancers should have around the same Allomantic potential as their parents, so where does the Mistborn come from?

Hemalurgy: That would take a lot of spikes. Harmony could control them easily, and if he didn't care about it, a regular Soother supported by a Nicroburst would do the trick too. It wouldn't be hard to deal with a Mistborn made this way.

Nicrosil Compounding: Unsealed metalminds interfere with each other, but if that's solved, then a nicrosil compounder could become Mistborn with medallions. However, since they can compound the ability to use Allomancy, their Allomancy could be as powerful as the Lord Ruler's. That's too powerful-a serial killer with the Lord Ruler's Allomancy could kill everyone in a city with Rioting alone.

Kelsier: He made the Bands of Mourning. He's probably Fullborn, so he can only lose by act of God. Also, removing Kelsier's eye-spike would remove his Connection to the Physical Realm, and that sounds a lot like 'removing the Lord Ruler's bracers means that he ages to dust'.

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3 minutes ago, I ♥️ Rashek said:

The Set's breeding program: As of Bands of Mourning, the Set seem to have changed their goals. Even if the breeding program continues, a child of two Allomancers should have around the same Allomantic potential as their parents, so where does the Mistborn come from?

Not true.  A child of two alomancers could have more because the bloodlines have been diluted with none alomantic blood.  On average they will be the same but about 1/4 should have more by Mendelian genetics.

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Distribution of Allomantic power likely follows a normal distribution, with the center being the average Allomantic strength of the parents. So, yes, you can get more powerful Allomancers, but getting someone powerful enough to be Mistborn would be extremely unlikely unless the Set had a huge starting population. Also, how do the Set measure Allomantic strength anyways? If their 'purest' candidates end up being Mistings of hard-to-measure metals (aluminum, duralumin, copper, gold, …), that could set them back a lot.

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Reads post.

Glances at my icon.

Nothin to see here nope. :P

 

In all seriousness though that sounds pretty cool. But if a Connector can selectively store a specific Connection, does that mean they could store their Gravitational connection a la [Stormlight Archive]

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The Surge of Gravitation

to experience low or even Zero-G? And then tap that Connection to increase their Gravity, thus mimicking F-Iron (but not quite the same way, as Wax seems to be changing his effective mass, not the effective gravity. This method would retain mass and therefore Inertia, but would be easier to Push or Pull away from the surface).

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1 hour ago, I ♥️ Rashek said:

Also, how do the Set measure Allomantic strength anyways? If their 'purest' candidates end up being Mistings of hard-to-measure metals (aluminum, duralumin, copper, gold, …), that could set them back a lot.

Maybe by getting a seeker who can detect how hard they flare their metal?

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