Connection is a Spiritual attribute and uses Spiritwebs, connecting them in the Spiritual Realm. It is thought to be part of the Spiritual aspect of a being, and has an influence on who can or cannot ascend as the Holder of a certain Shard. There are ways - albeit as yet unknown - other than through Feruchemy to create Connection. Additionally, it is possible to alter Connection through artificial means (such as the device designed by the Ire), though the particulars of just how this is accomplished are also as yet unknown.
Connection can allow communication between two parties that would otherwise be difficult or impossible. Examples include people speaking a different language or existing in different realms, as when the Seventeenth Sharders at the Purelake (i.e., Temoo, Thinker and Blunt) used Connection to speak with Ishikk. (None amongst said Sharders are Feruchemists.)
According to Khriss, Hemalurgy is usable by anyone with the right knowledge, and is a dangerous creation that has proven to be able to warp souls regardless of world or Investiture, creating false Connections that no Shard designed or intended.
Some readers have theorized that Hoid has a pre-Shattering pseudo-Feruchemy that lets him store only Spiritual attributes (i.e., Investiture, Connection, Identity, and Fortune). He's been observed using Investiture, Connection and Fortune, so there's some merit there, but readers won't know for sure for a while. For example, Hoid uses Fortune to know when to be in a specific place, as he is at the end of The Way of Kings when Taln stumbles in, and as he is at the end of Words of Radiance when Jasnah shows up.
- ↑ Mistborn: Secret History, Part 6, Chapter 4
- ↑ Mistborn: Secret History, Part 5, Chapter 2
- ↑ Mistborn: The Bands of Mourning, Chapter 22
- ↑ Mistborn: Secret History, Part 6, Chapter 6
- ↑ The Way of Kings, Inter1.
- ↑ Arcanum Unbounded, pg. 152
- ↑ Arcanum Unbounded, pg. 337
- ↑ Arcanum Unbounded, pg. 342
- ↑ The Way of Kings, Epilogue - Of Most Worth
- ↑ Words of Radiance, Epilogue - Art And Expectation