* Being taken by the shaod and becoming an Elantrian means becoming immortal...except that your body cannot heal. Any cut, bruise, or stubbed toe will hurt forever, slowly driving you toward madness. Some Elantrians have endured this for YEARS while others have simply descended into mindlessness. In addition, it is thought that burning an Elantrian to ash is the only way to truly kill one, but nobody knows for sure, so it could instead mean an eternity of nothing but pain, all of your senses obliterated and replaced by nothing but agony.

* Also, anything to do with [[spoiler:Dakhor magic. They grow their bones into the shapes of runes through an extremely painful process.]] That's NightmareFuel enough already; then you find out about the techniques that are PoweredByAForsakenChild...
** [[spoiler: Actually, ''all'' Dakhor techniques are powered that way. It's mentioned that granting their monks their powers costs multiple lives for each granted power. Dilaf's AntiMagic cost ''fifty'' and he wasn't even sure if he would ever need to use it.]]