An aurenflare is a bonfire built with large, black, fan-shaped leaves bundled up into a tower. When ignited the flames form a teardrop shape of every colour. The fire emits a smell like melting sugar and the sparks that fly off of it are like splashes of water. Elves can decide to roast food over the aurenflare. One of the most commonly roasted things is ripplenuts. Once the bonfire is finished, there is a popping noise as the branches collapse and let off rainbow flames into the sky. The fire changes into sparks that look like fireworks and grow brighter until they explode into white light. They usually have aurenflares as special occasions or celebrations.
During book 2: Exile, Sophie visits an aurenflare put on by the Vackers. Other attendees were Alden, Della, Fitz, Keefe, and Biana. Sophie is reminded of her burns from being kidnapped the book before and communicates with Fitz telepathically throughout the Aurenflare.