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Elantris is a 2005 fantasy novel by Brandon Sanderson. The titular city was a place of magic and wonder, until the magic failed, dooming the city to ruin and its inhabitants to misery. Always use in conjunction with the [cosmere] tag.

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What's the population of Elantris?

What is the total population of Elantris? Elantris is described as a huge city, implying it should have many tens of thousands of residents. Yet, the book describes the population of Elantris as "...
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How does Adien know the distance to Teod (unmarked major spoilers)?

In Elantris, Adien, Kiin and Daora's autistic son, turns out to have been taken by the Shaod years ago. In one scene after the rebirth of Elantris, he tells Raoden the exact distance in steps to Teod....
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Are Elantrians' kids Elantrian or human?

In "The Hope of Elantris", it is revealed at the very end that (major spoilers) so apparently the Elantrians can reproduce. What would the kid look like? Human? Elantrian? Some mix? What would the ...
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How did Raoden know about the poor state of repair of the road to Toa?

During the finale of Elantris, the biggest mystery of the book is revealed by the way of Raoden This, somehow, prompts him to This implies that: the road to Toa was in a state of poor repair, and ...
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Has Elantris been inspired by Dungeons & Dragons?

I'm reading throught Elantris from Brandon Sanderson (great book by the way) and I'm also a D&D (3.5) DM with a great love for psionics. What struck me was the similarity between the Elantrians ...
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What's the "Unknown God"?

In the bonus Hoid scene at the end of Elantris, it says that Hoid looked up at "the Unknown Gods domain". What is that referring to?
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Why couldn't Hrathen force his odiv’s odivs to stay?

In the book Elantris, when Hrathen starts to get suspicious of Dilaf, he decides to send him away for a couple of weeks on a "mission". Dilaf, being one step ahead, made all of Hrathen's closest ...
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AonDor vs other Dor methods?

On Sel, one of the ways you can access the Dor is becoming an Elantarian. There are two prerequisites to this: The person must be of Aonic descent, and they must be "chosen" by the Shaod. However, ...
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Why did the Seons stay sentient? [duplicate]

When the Aons changed in Elantris, why didnt the Seons lose consciousness, due to the fact that their Aons were faulty?
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Why didn't the Seons change?

In the book Elantris, the Reod was caused by a giant earthquake opening a chasm which changed the shape of all the Aons. The Seons, which are basically living Aons, were presumably unchanged, since ...
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Who built Elantris?

As it says in Elantris, only an Elantrian can create an Aon that has an effect. The problem is that in order to become an Elantrian, Elantris needs to exist (as shown by the fact that people became ...
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When do the events of The Emperor's Soul take place?

I just finished Brandon Sanderson's novella The Emperor's Soul and have been trying to place its setting in relation to Elantris. In terms of location, we can figure out that it's set in the northwest ...
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Why are these people keeping a look out for people from this place (Secret History spoilers throughout)

Roughly midway through the ebook Mistborn: Secret History Kelsier discovers a keep/castle of sorts. We can deduce from the decriptions of both the "elders" giving orders in this place and the phrasing ...
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Why is AonDor only usable in the Elantris region?

There isn't much info on AonDor in the Coppermind, so I figured I'd ask the experts here. In 'Elantris', it seems that AonDor characters can only be drawn in the Elantris region (maybe exclusively to ...
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Should I read Elantris before reading Warbreaker? [duplicate]

As far as I know, those two are set in the same world, but tell a different story, is that correct? I know that Elantris came out first, but it's not available for Kindle and Warbreaker is freely ...
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