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Who made the Lerasium beads?

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Quoting the Words of Founding:

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It should be no surprise that Elend became such a powerful Allomancer. It is a well-documented fact—though that documentation wasn't available to most—that Allomancers were much stronger during the early days of the Final Empire.
In those days, an Allomancer didn't need duralumin to take control of a kandra or koloss. A simple Push or Pull on the emotions was enough. In fact, this ability was one of the main reasons that the kandra devised their Contracts with the humans—for, at that time, not only Mistborn, but Soothers and Rioters could take control of them at the merest of whims.
The beads of metal found at the Well—beads that made men into Mistborn—were the reason why Allomancers used to be more powerful. Those first Mistborn were as Elend Venture became—possessing a primal power, which was then passed down through the lines of the nobility, weakening a bit with each generation.
The Lord Ruler was one of these ancient Allomancers, his power pure and unadulterated by time and breeding. That is part of why he was so mighty compared to other Mistborn—though, admittedly, his ability to mix Feruchemy and Allomancy was what produced many of his most spectacular abilities. Still, it is interesting to me that one of his "divine" powers—his essential Allomantic strength—was something every one of the original nine Allomancers possessed.

So the beads were found at the well. Who made them? Did anybody make them intentionally? The common assumption is that TLR made them while he held the power of Preservation to give them to his followers. That, however, is not a necessary conclusion. He could just have used an existing resource. Sazed wrote about beads, plural, so this is not a reference to Elend Venture becoming a Mistborn. Is it possible that Preservation's perpendiculatity produced Lerasium in the same way Ati's made Atium?

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2 minutes ago, Oltux72 said:

Is it possible that Preservation's perpendiculatity produced Lerasium in the same way Ati's made Atium?

Yup, in fact, I believe that what you described is exactly what happened. Lerasium is the body of Leras in the same was that Atium is the body of Ati.

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23 minutes ago, thebubblesarealie said:

 

Yup, in fact, I believe that what you described is exactly what happened. Lerasium is the body of Leras in the same was that Atium is the body of Ati.

If that is true, what happened to the beads formed during the last cycle during TLR's rule?

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40 minutes ago, Oltux72 said:

If that is true, what happened to the beads formed during the last cycle during TLR's rule?

We don't know how long it took to form the original beads.

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13 minutes ago, Karger said:

We don't know how long it took to form the original beads.

Well no, that is only half truth. The breakup of Adonalsium was about 6000 years ago at the time of the death of TLR. The last cycle of the Final Empire was about 1000 years.
9 initial Allomancers plus one bead for Hoid plus one bead for Elend. Assuming TLR really left two beads, we have 11 beads in 5000 years. So about 450 years per bead at most. A bit more than 500 years if those two beads formed during the Final Empire.

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1 minute ago, Oltux72 said:

9 initial Allomancers plus one bead for Hoid plus one bead for Elend. Assuming TLR really left two beads, we have 11 beads in 5000 years. So about 450 years per bead at most. A bit more than 500 years if those two beads formed during the Final Empire.

You are assuming their creation was linear.

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They were made by Leras:

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Questioner

How were the original beads of Lerasium created?

Brandon Sanderson

They were created for the purpose that they were originally used for.

Questioner

Who created them?

Brandon Sanderson

They were created by Leras.

 

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We know that there were very few Lerasium beads compared to Atium beads because Preservation's Investiture was spread across Scadrial a bit more, in the people granting them sapience, with the Metallic Arts, the Mist, the Well of Ascension

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