It is among the earliest extant pieces of Selish literature, thought to be preceded only by Wyrn the King. The book consists of the teachings of the JinDo religious philosopher Keseg (also known as Keshu or KeHwo), as recorded by his two primary disciples, Dereth and Korath. Keseg drew from the traditional JinDo value of unity and applied the concepts of a single, omnipotent god and an organized ministry. Keseg's work was considered revolutionary even though his primary intent was to clarify existing JinDo beliefs.
Dereth and Korath interpreted Keseg's teachings differently and wrote their own holy books, the Do-Dereth and the Do-Korath. These books remain the basis for the two religions most commonly practiced in modern Opelon. The Derethi still use the Do-Kando to some extent alongside the Do-Dereth.
- In the original printings of Elantris, this book was referred to as the Do-Keseg in chapter 3 and Do-Kando in chapter 43. The Tenth Anniversary edition of Elantris changed both references to Do-Kando.
|Characters||Raoden · Sarene · Hrathen · Dilaf · Galladon · Eventeo · Kiin · Iadon · Roial|
|Places||Opelon · Arelon · City of Elantris · Duladel · Fjorden · Teod · JinDo · Svorden|
|Magic||AonDor · Aons · Dakhor · ChayShan · Seons · Skaze · The Shaod · Forgery · The Pool|
|Mythology and Lore||Devotion · Dominion · The Dor · The Reod · Shu-Korath · Shu-Dereth · Shu-Keseg|