The Eye of the World is a location in the Blight created by the male and female Aes Sedai after the Dark One tainted saidin. It was created using both saidin and saidar, and was protected by Someshta. It was an object of legend, and a frequent target of thrillseekers; myth and rumor state that "it can only be found once, and only at great need". Moiraine Damodred is the only known person to have been able to enter the Eye of the World a second time.
Confrontation at the EyeEdit
The Eye houses a pool of pure, untainted saidin (acting as a well), Lews Therin Telamon's Dragon Banner and the Horn of Valere. They also recover one of the seven Seals, but it has already been broken. Moiraine Damodred takes Rand al'Thor, Matrim Cauthon, and Perrin Aybara there to help discover which one of the three ta'veren can channel, thus discovering which one of them is the Dragon Reborn. However two of the Forsaken show up as well, apparently having followed them. A battle ensues in which Moiraine, Nynaeve al'Meara, Lan Mandragoran, and Egwene al'Vere are all hurt.
It is during this battle with Aginor and Balthamel at the Eye that Rand channels consciously for the first time. During the battle, Aginor draws too much saidin from the Eye and burns himself out, leaving only ashes. Afterward, with Someshta dead, the Eye's location quickly deteriorates, and its current status is unknown, having served its fated purpose.