Stone of Tear

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The seat of power for the High Lords of Tear, the Stone is a massive fortress that dominates the city like a small mountain. It is believed to be the oldest stronghold of mankind (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30). The Stone dominates the city landscape

Built during or shortly after the Breaking, the Stone was made using the One Power. Earth, Air and Fire were used to draw stone from every corner of the world and fuse it into a single massive structure without seam, joint or mortar (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

The Stone of Tear was attacked and besieged over a hundred times but never fell until taken by the Dragon Reborn and the Aiel(This passage needs a reference, TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

Deep within the center of the Stone is a great vaulted chamber known as the Heart of the Stone. It is decorated with polished redstone columns and golden lamps; Callandor hung there in mid-air for millennia until claimed by the Dragon Reborn (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

Lords of the Land are raised to High Lord in the Heart of the Stone. No one entered the fortress without the permission of the High Lords and only High Lords could enter the Heart (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

The Stone also has several dusty storerooms filled with angreal and ter'angreal. The collection rivals that of the White Tower (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

Servants in the Stone wear black and gold livery (TPoD, Ch. 14).


The Stone of Tear is mentioned in many prophecies.