Ralad script, or Ralad writing, is a writing system traditionally used by Ralads. It consists of symbols in the thousands, and adult Ralads will combine symbols for speed and clarity. Ralad symbols often derived from their visual appearance. Ralad script became an important form of communication during the Shadow Lord's rule; not only among the mute Ralads, but also among members of the Resistance.
Though not limited to Ralads, it is rare for outsiders of the tribe to understand the language.
Secrets of DeltoraEdit
Doran wrote a section on Ralad writing, titled 'Ralad Picture Writing'. He mentioned the numurous symbols and how they could be combined for increaded fluency. He also mentioned that young Ralad children and others, like himself, who were still learning used basic symbols to form setences. Though the sentences were not perfect, the meaning was often understood.
The Deltora Book of MonstersEdit
After the sorceress Thaegan transformed the city of D'Or into the Lake of Tears, the Ralad people spoke out against her. For this, Thaegan stole the voices of the entire tribe's current and future members. This forced the Ralads to rely on their writings to communicate with others.
Josef came across pages of Ralad writing in an inn after escaping the palace. Having learnt Ralad script as a child, he was able to read the writing and learned of a monster who guarded the Lake of Tears, killing all who ventured into his domain. After reading more and seeing the images Ralad artists had made, he knew he had to record Deltora's present evils and the idea for The Deltora Book of Monsters was formed.