In "The Hope of Elantris", it is revealed at the very end that (major spoilers)

Raoden impregnated Sarene

so apparently the Elantrians can reproduce. What would the kid look like? Human? Elantrian? Some mix?

What would the child of two Elantrians look like? I'm looking for either Word of Brandon or good reasoning.

  • The annotation (which is mostly just the same as the postscript in Arcanum Unbounded) only really talks about the inspiration for the story. Jul 23, 2019 at 16:53
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    -1 This is blatant case - Galladon told all you need about life of an elantrian child. And if you didn't notice Elantrians are not an inhuman race - it's just some local people enhanced by magic. It's like asking about reproduction of Kinghts Radiant...
    – Mithoron
    Jul 23, 2019 at 21:09

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Question: If two Elantrians had a baby, would he be an Elantrian too?

Brandon Sanderson: What a good question. The answer is no, actually. There's actually a character in the books who's an Elantrian who did become an Elantrian whose parents were connected to Elantris, but that was seen as something that didn't always happen.


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