Rud Elalle, was a half human, half Tiste Soletaken Eleint and a son of Menandore and Udinaas. 'Rud' meant 'found', in the Meckros trader tongue. For his first seven weeks, he grew up on a Meckros city with Araq Elalle, until it was destroyed by the Crippled God. He was saved by Menandore and was from then on raised by Bentract Imass in the Refugium. He was growing at a preternatural rate.
As an Eleint, he was described as, "seeming to blaze with some unquenchable fire beneath its gilt scales".
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.