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'''The Dor''' is a source of spiritual energy on [[Sel]] that powers [[AonDor]], [[ChayShan]], [[Forgery]]{{wob ref|1083}} and [[Dakhor]].{{book ref|Elantris|63}}
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'''The Dor''' is a source of spiritual energy on [[Sel]] that powers [[AonDor]], [[ChayShan]], [[Forgery]]{{wob ref|1083}}, [[Dakhor]],{{book ref|Elantris|63}} and [[Bloodsealing]]{{wob ref|4090}}
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
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== Composition & Nature ==
 
== Composition & Nature ==
What, exactly, the Dor is made up of is still unknown. There are hints that AonDor is of [[Devotion]] and Dakhor is of [[Dominion]]. Contradictorily, both AonDor and Dakhor draw from the Dor, while Devotion and Dominion are separate Shards. In any case, it appears to consist of a large amount of power left behind after [[Odium]] visited Sel.{{wob ref|4129}} The Dor exists in the [[Cognitive Realm]] and is very dangerous as a large source of mindless, uncontrolled power.
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The Dor is a mass of plasma-like substance{{wob ref|6852}} in the [[Cognitive Realm]], a large amount of power left behind after [[Odium]] visited Sel.{{wob ref|4129}} It is the remnant of Devotion and Dominion's combined powers after the Shards themselves were Splintered.{{wob ref|2787}}{{wob ref|1533}} The Dor exists in the Cognitive Realm and is very dangerous, appearing as a large source of mindless, uncontrolled power.
   
The "programming-esque" way Investiture is drawn from the Dor is the result of "a mixture of the Vessels' personalities, the fact that the power's in the Cognitive Realm, and the nature of Sel's focus" (Form).{{wob ref|date=2017-8-17|4249|GenCon 2017}}
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The programming-esque way Investiture is drawn from the Dor is the result of "a mixture of the Vessels' personalities, the fact that the power resides in the Cognitive Realm, and the nature of Sel's focus" (Form).{{wob ref|4249}} Those who use the Dor can sense when others are using it.{{book ref|Elantris|56}}
   
 
== Culture ==
 
== Culture ==
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
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{{wob ref|date=2012-09-26|1083|17th Shard Q&A}}
 
{{wob ref|date=2013-03-11|4129|/r/Stormlight_Archive discussion of the week: Shadesmar and Truthspren}}
 
 
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Latest revision as of 20:58, 7 July 2019

The Dor is a source of spiritual energy on Sel that powers AonDor, ChayShan, Forgery[1], Dakhor,[2] and Bloodsealing[3]

Appearance[edit]

The Dor often shows its presence through some sort of bright glowing, whether through Aons, the twists of the Dakhor bones, or in the wake of the movements of someone using ChayShan.

Composition & Nature[edit]

The Dor is a mass of plasma-like substance[4] in the Cognitive Realm, a large amount of power left behind after Odium visited Sel.[5] It is the remnant of Devotion and Dominion's combined powers after the Shards themselves were Splintered.[6][7] The Dor exists in the Cognitive Realm and is very dangerous, appearing as a large source of mindless, uncontrolled power.

The programming-esque way Investiture is drawn from the Dor is the result of "a mixture of the Vessels' personalities, the fact that the power resides in the Cognitive Realm, and the nature of Sel's focus" (Form).[8] Those who use the Dor can sense when others are using it.[9]

Culture[edit]

In Jesker, a religion practiced by many Dulas, the Dor is the overspirit, an unseen energy that permeates the world. They believe that Dor is a force that controls the world. Those who follow the Jesker think that the Dor leads those who understand it towards harmony.[10] It also keeps balance in the natural world. The followers of Jeskeri think that the Dor provides the motivation for all events in nature. It is responsible for everything from water "wanting" to flow downhill to teaching captive young birds how to fly.[11] The Jeskeri Mysteries, a splinter group, look at the Dor in a slightly different way. Instead of a simple passive energy, they see the Dor as fate. The people who follow the Mysteries perform rituals to try to harness the Dor, instead of trying to become in harmony with it like regular followers of the Jesker. They try to invoke it to bring good or bad luck on other people. How the followers of the Jesker became aware of the Dor's presence is still unknown.

Notes[edit]

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