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Charyou Tree

A Charyou Tree

“Death for you, life for my crop.”

Charyou Tree comes from the High Speech literally meaning "death" tree. It is a tree used for human sacrifice to punish sins and bring good crops. This was done in the days of Arthur Eld.

During the Reap Fair, Stuffy Guys are placed upon the evening bonfire, as a modified tradition. The phrase itself has become dissociated with its High Speech meaning, and people in Mejis use it to mean "come reap".

As noted by Alain Johns, it is also the name of an actual tree.

The similarity between "Charyou", the word for death in the High Speech, and "Charlie", the name given to Blaine in the children's book he features in, is not a similarity lost on Roland.