“Is that all it is, then?” Elend asked. “Expressions and costumes? Is that what makes a king?”
“Of course not.”
Elend stopped by the door, turning back. “Then, what does? What do you think makes a man a good king, Tindwyl of Terris?”
“Trust,” Tindwyl said, looking him in the eyes. “A good king is one who is trusted by his people–and one who deserves that trust.”The Well of Ascension, 186
“Tell me what it is!” Zane said, tone rising. “What is it abgout him that draws you? He isn’t a great leader. He’s not a warrior. He’s no Allomancer or general. What is it about him?”
The answer came to her simply and easily. Make your decisions–I’ll support you in them. “He trusts me,” she whispered.The Well of Ascension, 584.