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'''The Dor''' is the force which powers both [[Elantrian]] [[Aon]]s and the powers of the [[Dakhor]]. It is also the force which kept the Elantrians alive after the [[Reod]] and which gives them many of their unique characteristics.
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'''The Dor''' is a source of spiritual energy on [[Sel]] that powers [[AonDor]], [[ChayShan]], and [[Dakhor]].{{ref|b|e|c|63}} It's also probable that the Dor powers [[Forgery]] but as [[Emperor's Soul]] has not yet been published, this cannot be confirmed.
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When an Aon is drawn the Dor appears to be a bright chaotic force which wanted to be released, however an Aon channels it's energy into a specific function.
 
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== Appearance ==
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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.
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== Composition ==
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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.
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== Culture ==
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In the [[Jesker]], a religion practiced by many [[Duladel|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.{{ref|bws|book/Elantris/page/36/|Elantris Glossary: Dor}} 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.{{ref|b|elantris|c|19}} 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.
   
The [[Duladel]]s religion of Jesker taught that the Dor was the unseen power which controlled everything.
 
 
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Revision as of 02:48, 28 August 2012

The Dor is a source of spiritual energy on Sel that powers AonDor, ChayShan, and Dakhor.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content It's also probable that the Dor powers Forgery but as Emperor's Soul has not yet been published, this cannot be confirmed.

Appearance

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

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.

Culture

In the 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.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content 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.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content 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.

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