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Titles Baron of Tii Plantation (formerly)
Residence Duladel
Nationality Arelene
World Sel
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Elantris

Edan is a former Arelene baron on Sel.[1]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

He is lean and balding.[1] He often appears fidgety and nervous, and has a tendency to blurt things out and interrupt the flow of conversation.[1] He is known to be wasteful[2] and alternates between worrying about his financial problems and ignoring them in hopes that they will somehow disappear.[1] His name is based on Aon Eda, which means "superior or lofty".[3]

He is primarily concerned with self-preservation and admits to beating the peasants in his plantation to try and coax more production from them.[1] His attitude towards Sarene indicates a degree of misogyny.[1][4] Kiin, Lukel, and Ahan all dislike him, and he is thought of as spineless and arrogant.[1][5]


Edan was the baron of Tii Plantation, which primarily grew potatoes.[1] Tii Plantation contained most of the Chasm and the infertile land surrounding it,[6] and Edan had never been particularly rich.[1] Edan was a staunch supporter of Raoden's efforts to undermine King Iadon due to his inability to maintain power in Iadon's wealth-based caste system.[7][1] In an effort to make more money, Edan made some questionable investments that were unsuccessful, leaving him nearly bankrupt and in danger of losing his barony within a few months.[1] He continued to live in relative extravagance to hide his true financial situation.[1]

Edan was among the few nobles who attended a meeting of Raoden's former supporters organized by Kiin and Lukel after Raoden was taken by the Shaod.[1] Edan was very nervous about his future and Ahan mocked him mercilessly.[1] Although Edan was dubious of Sarene's plan to increase the morale of Arelon's citizens, he went along with her suggestions as he had no other options.[1][4] When Sarene later suggested that the group should side with Elantris, Edan was taken aback, but was unable to argue with Sarene's logic.[4]

Tii Plantation commenced its planting for the season,[1] but rain in the area caused mudslides in the fields.[5] Edan presumably abandoned any remaining hope of maintaining his barony and fled to Duladel.[5] Lukel pointed out that the Dulas would not care about Edan's former nobility and he would likely end up as a farmer.[5]

Despite the lack of resources in Tii Plantation, a number of minor nobles attempted to gain Edan's former title from Iadon.[8] Raoden used this as part of his cover story when he posed as "Kaloo".[9]


  • One of the purposes of Edan's character is to serve as a red herring to distract the reader from the actual traitor, Ahan.[10]


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