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Reod

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The Reod was an event that occurred on Sel about ten years prior to the events of Elantris.[1] The word Reod is based on Aon Reo which means punishment. [2]

The Reod was a massive earthquake that created an enormous chasm in the south of Arelon. It altered the landscape to the point where the Aons used by Elantrians, which are based upon the landscape of Arelon, were no longer accurate. This caused all Aons to cease functioning, including the massive Aon Rao created by the city of Elantris and its surrounding cities, reducing the Elantrians to ugly, half-dead things and the city to a rotting, grime covered ruin. It was seen by Shu-Keseg and Shu-Dereth as a curse upon the Elantrians for their pagan ways.

Raoden is able to reverse or cure the Reod by adding "the chasm line" to the Aon Rao of Elantris, [3] restoring the Elantrians and the Aons to their former glory.

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History of Sel
Splintering of Aona and Skai The Reod Fall of the Duladel Republic
  1. Elantris prologue
  2. Elantris Ars Arcanum
  3. Elantris chapter 61
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