by Evan Monteiro
|Featured In||Mistborn Era 1|
Kredik Shaw, also known as the Hill of a Thousand Spires when translated from Terris, is the palace of the Lord Ruler of the Final Empire and is located in the center of Luthadel, between the Tin and Copper Gates.
It has many peaked spires and sheer towers that rise high into the air, all of varying thickness. Some are large enough to contain large rooms and stairwells, and others are simply nothing more than thin rods of metal. There are no outer defensive walls surrounding the palace.
One part of the palace contains a large, domed room with many murals, including a mountain, a large cavern, a pool of light, and something very dark. At the center of this room is a small, single-story building with a wooden door. Words are carved into the door, probably in the ancient Terris language. The stone of this building is carved with ornate, flowing patterns.
Being in the area immediately around Kredik Shaw gives one a feeling of immense depression, as if a constant, strong Soothing were taking place. This is caused by the Lord Ruler himself.
After Kelsier escapes and re-forms his thieving crew, he and Vin infiltrate once again but are chased away by Steel Inquisitors, resulting in Vin being seriously injured. They manage to retrieve a book from one of the rooms, which Sazed later translates.
After Kelsier's death, Vin once again infiltrates the palace, making it to the Lord Ruler's lair before being captured by Kar. She is then taken to a holding cell before being escorted to a throne room to be interrogated by Kar to implicate and remove Tevidian as the head of the Steel Ministry. After the execution she is returned to her cell before being freed by Sazed and Elend. She then returns to the throne room and attacks the Lord Ruler with Marsh's help, eventually using the power of the mists to kill the Lord Ruler.
Vin destroys the palace after becoming Preservation during her last fight with Ruin's remaining Inquisitors. Remnants of the palace are forced in to the ground inside a large crater caused by this event.
- It is the place of death of Vin's Father, Tevidian Tekiel.
| Mistborn Era 1|
The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages
|Characters||Vin · Kelsier · Sazed · Elend Venture · Marsh · Spook · Breeze · Ham · Clubs · Dockson · Straff Venture · Zane · Ashweather Cett · Tindwyl · Allrianne Cett · TenSoon · Yomen · Quellion · The Lord Ruler · Alendi · Kwaan|
|Places||Final Empire · The Dominances · Luthadel · Kredik Shaw · Pits of Hathsin · Kandra Homeland · Urteau · Fadrex City · Tathingdwen|
|Ethnicities and Species||Skaa · Nobles · Terrismen · Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Mistwraiths · Southern Scadrians|
|Organizations||Skaa rebellion · Steel Ministry · Keepers (the Synod) · Worldbringers · Noble Houses|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension · Hero of Ages|
|Era 1 books||Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages · (Mistborn: Secret History · The Eleventh Metal)|
|Era 2 books||The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal · (Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania)|
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony|
|History||Classical Scadrial · Final Empire · Catacendre · Elendel · Southern Scadrian|
|Magic||Metallic Arts (Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy) · Metalborn · Mistborn · Misting · Savant · Ferring · Twinborn · Compounding · Atium · Lerasium · Ettmetal|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film · Mistborn: House War|