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He wasn't trying to redraw the road, he was drawing the chasm line. All Aons use the base Aon known as "Aon." It used to look like this: This Aon is based on the geography of Arelon. The top line is the Sea of Fjorden, the right the Atad Mountains, and the dot is Lake Alonoe. See the map of Arelon: What's important is that during the Reod, a chasm ...


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Elantris did not need to be built for there to be "Elantrians" (i.e. people capable of using AonDor). In Elantris, the city is not the source of the power. It is merely a conduit that allows for much easier access to the power. The entire city was built around making the power stronger, and building that power directly into the city in various ...


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Firstly, they did change: Master_Moridin: Why aren't seons affected by the lack of a chasm line in their Aon? Brandon Sanderson: If they tried to actualize their Aon, it would have an undesirable result. In addition, the chasm broke their bond to the humans they were tied to, and you can see the result of that. So they were affected. We ...


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There is no official timeline to relate one Cosmere story to another. In most cases, publication order for each setting/storyline is the rough order of events. The author has typically gone on record when exceptions are made - Sixth of the Dusk was noted as being far in the future compared to other works - and he has not made any further timing details ...


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I don't think anyone except Sanderson himself is likely to have a concrete answer to this question. Probably to actually figure this out is a matter of RAFO. Nevertheless, I'll take a stab at it. Here is some speculations about why Sellish worldhoppers would care about Threnody. One thing to note is that Threnody might not have always been as unimportant ...


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No. 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. Source


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Out of universe: Regardless, I do think I gave Raoden all the pieces he needed here. Adien always existed in the book for this one moment–to give Raoden the length measurement he needed to go try to save Sarene. Elantris chapter 62 annotations and Anyway, I don't like the Adien twist–it lacks power since we don't really care about him, and ...


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It may have been there was some protocol that prevented Hrathen from making such an order, I cannot recall. But even if there was not, it was abundantly clear that Dilaf was challenging Hrathen by saying he would take his odivs with him. There would definitely have been political ramifications if Hrathen had pushed on the issue. For instance, by the implied ...


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It seems it's just another name for God Beyond. Sanderson was asked about this scene: Windrunner: Shai refers to an Unknown God, is this at all related to the rocks that fell from the sky that Shai's ancestors carved? Brandon Sanderson: For her people, there is a relationship. But watch for mentions of the God Beyond in the books. There is more here.


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Essentially, it would break the rules of the hroden-odiv bonds that Hrathen follows so vigorously. Even if it were within his abilities, it would be abuse of his power. Hrathen is very, very devout about following rules within the Derethi bureaucracy, so he won’t do that, as Dilaf apparently understands. I guess that all levels of the hroden-odiv ...


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it says in the book that it is against protocol to interfere in what an odiv tells his odiv to do. It was well within Dilaf's power to make his odivs accompany him to Fjorden. Hrathen could have no control over what the arteth did with his sworn followers; it would be a grave breach of protocol to order Dilaf to leave them behind.


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Have been listening to an audiobook of Arcanum Unbounded, which includes some notes by Khriss about Threnody. Apparently, Odium battled and mortally wounded Ambition in that system (though the splintering occurred later elsewhere). The effects of this battle have had large consequences for Threnody, including probably whatever "The Evil" is that has taken ...


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Dor flows everywhere, but is chaotic and useless in its raw state. However, it is prone to take on the characteristics of forms in its immediate area and be drawn to like forms. To use it you need to collect enough of it in one place and then focus it. Think of a Fibonacci spiral. The AREA orients the Dor. No matter what the area looks like, the Dor has ...


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