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Rud Elalle, was a half human, half Tiste Liosan Soletaken Eleint and a son of the goddess Menandore and the Letherii slave, Udinaas. He was conceived when Menandore raped Udinaas in one of his visions.[1][2] Rud possessed his mother's remarkable eyes and his mouth resembled his father's.[3]

'Rud' meant Found, in the Meckros trader tongue. For his first seven weeks, he grew up on a Meckros city under the care of two escaped Letherii Indebted, Araq Elalle and his wife. When the city was destroyed by the Crippled God, he was saved by Menandore who swore she had "worked hard on this beget, and that damned legless bastard wasn't going to ruin her plans". The goddess brought Rud and the destroyed city to the Refugium where she placed him in the care of the Bentract Imass until her return. He was growing at a preternatural rate and appeared much older than his true age.[4]

As an Eleint, he was described as, "seeming to blaze with some unquenchable fire beneath its gilt scales".[5]

He spoke the language of the Imass, the Meckros traders' language, and some Letherii.[6]

In Midnight TidesEdit

Feather Witch tried to force Udinaas to take her into his dream realm and they accidentally travelled to the Refugium where they met the Imass, Ulshun Pral, and the boy, Rud Elalle. The boy spoke the Meckros trader tongue and served as translator between the Letherii and the Imass.[7]

Rud was puzzled when the Imass asked the Letherii what dragons ate and whether Rud might eat them as he got older. When the boy described his upbringing and his encounter with Menandore, it became clear to Udinaas and Feather Witch that Udinaas was his father. Despite Feather Witch's protest, Udinaas returned home without telling the boy, seeing Rud as his seed and not his son.[8]

In Reaper's GaleEdit

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Ryadd as Dragon, Interpretation by Corporal Nobbs

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In Dust of DreamsEdit

Silchas appeared in the Refugium and offered to help train Rud Elalle. Ruin explained to Udinaas that his son could easily destroy himself unless he learned to control his Eleint nature. Rud Elalle then left his father and the Imass to be taught by Silchas Ruin.[9]

Silchas Ruin explained to Rud that his true name was Ryadd Eleis, the Tiste Andii words for Hands of Fire.[10]

In The Crippled GodEdit

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