The Obelisk Gate Symbols & Objects

Jemisi, N. K.
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Nassun’s Rock

Nassun’s rock, which is a diamond that she finds, is a symbol of betrayal. It is because of this rock that Jija realizes for sure that both of his children are orogenes.

Onyx Obelisk

The Onyx obelisk represents power. When Alabaster asks Essun to see if she can call an obelisk, he has a smaller and more responsive one prepped to come to her. Instead, it is the large, unwieldy onyx obelisk that comes to Essun’s call. This shows that her orogeny is more powerful than either of them realized.

Silver Threads

These silver threads represent what Alabaster calls magic. They are an alternate way to perform orogeny.

Burgundy Uniform

This burgundy uniform represents protection. When Eitz sees Schaffa’s burgundy uniform he realizes that Schaffa is a Guardian. Eitz tells Schaffa that he is an orogene, hoping that Schaffa will take...

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