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Do Seons have any power over AonDor?

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I was just wondering about Seons, like, can they hit stuff or pick stuff up or use the power of their Aon?

Example: like could a Daa Seon make blasts of energy or a Ehe Seon create heat or fire?

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1 hour ago, Adonalsium'sSpren said:

I was just wondering about Seons, like, can they hit stuff or pick stuff up or use the power of their Aon?

Example: like could a Daa Seon make blasts of energy or a Ehe Seon create heat or fire?

In an earlier draft of Elantris, seons possessed the ability to 'complete' their Aons a single time, creating the effect their Aon is used for in AonDor, and killing the seon.

Ien targeted this ability on Dilaf, 'healing him'; since Ien's Aon was still incomplete, this turned Dilaf into a fallen Elantrian. Here's what Brandon had to say in his annotations:

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The story behind this scene is pretty recent. One of the original rewrites Moshe asked for was a fix of the ending, which he thought was too Deus Ex Machina. (Which, indeed, it was.) I don't think I'll go into the entire original version here–it was quite different. You can read the alternate ending in the deleted scenes section, when I throw it up next month. The short of it, however, is that Ien (Raoden's seon) showed up to save Raoden and Sarene from Dilaf. I used a mechanic of the magic system that I have since pretty much cut from the novel (since it was only in the book to facilitate this scene) that allowed Ien to complete his Aon, "healing" Dilaf. Except, since Ien's Aon was broken, it turned Dilaf into an Elantrian instead. (A non-glowing Elantrian. One like Raoden the group used to be–like Dilaf's own wife became after she was improperly healed in Elantris.)

They can still do something with the Aon within them:

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Master_Moridin

Why aren't seons affected by the lack of a chasm line in their Aon?

Brandon Sanderson

If they tried to actualize their Aon, it would have an undesirable result. In addition, the chasm broke their bond to the humans they were tied to, and you can see the result of that. So they were affected.

17th Shard Forum Q&A (Sept. 28, 2012)
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Questioner

Could someone use a [seon] or skaze to build a fabrial and what would that do?

Brandon Sanderson

It depends on how you define fabrial. If you define fabrial as trapping a sapient Splinter in a gemstone--I guess they don't all have to be sapient--they can all--flamespren and stuff like that--so if you define it as capturing a spren in a gemstone, could you capture a seon in a gemstone, and I would say, yes. The fabrial--what it will do is going to depend on a whole lot of factors--how you build fabrials even sometimes have to do with... Some of the fabrials don't care as much what the Splinter piece is. Obviously a heating fabrial or something like that does. Other ones, it's not as related.

So I would say what the power of the Aon in the seon is, would influence what kind of fabrial you could make from it. Good question, excellent question, I've never been asked it before.

DragonCon 2019 (Aug. 29, 2019)

 

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