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Onto the show! The cleansing rack that Elah Bandik was strung up on is meant to be a spiritual and physical purification for one who has brought great shame to the race (in Elah's case, cowardice in the Battle of the Volge). Fellow Castithans (starting with the culprit's family) take turns adding stones to weigh down the mechanism - to remind the accused that their transgression shames the entire community.