|Died||Ten years prior to the Reod|
Dilaf, a Derethi gragdet from Fjorden, was at some point physically transformed to look like a young Arelish man using the magic of Dakhor. His intent was to infiltrate Arelon, which is the only remaining nation in Opelon not under Fjordell control. Seala meets Dilaf after his transformation; despite his own distaste for his new body, she finds him incredibly handsome. Dilaf sets aside his aversion to Aonic people and they are eventually married.
Ten years prior to the Reod, Seala falls ill with a serious palsy, and Dilaf grudgingly takes her to Elantris to be healed despite his distrust of their magic. An Elantrian uses Aon Ien to heal her, but the symbol is drawn incorrectly and it flashes and malfunctions, leaving her 'cursed'. Her hair falls out, her skin turns black, and she experiences incredible amounts of pain that never subside, similar to fallen Elantrians after the Reod. Eventually, the pain is so intense that she effectively becomes Hoed and commits suicide by jumping from Elantris' walls. Dilaf finds her still alive and screaming, and he burns her broken body. He regrets ever bringing Seala to the Elantrians and wishes they would have let her die.
Seala's death fuels Dilaf's intense hatred of Elantrians and causes him to become mentally unstable. Dilaf believes that the unnamed Elantrian healer knew of his origins and intentionally botched the Aon, but this is not confirmed. He sees the invasion of Arelon as vengeance for Seala.
- Her name is based on Aon Sea, which means "chastity or faithfulness".
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|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|