Portal Stones are large gray stone cylinders covered in hundreds of archaic characters, each symbol corresponding to another stone in the 'network.' Those wielding the One Power can use them to travel to other realities or other possible timelines or simply other locations in this world, by channeling into the appropriate symbol.
Study of portal stones paved the way for the formation of the Ways; perhaps the Ways are even in another, otherwise empty world, found by a portal stone. No one is sure; Aes Sedai have long forgotten.
On the continent of Seanchan, portal stones were used to bring back creatures such as grolm and raken from other worlds to aid in the fight against Shadowspawn; these animals are now a regular part of the Seanchan army.
Usage in modern timesEdit
Lanfear, traveling as Selene, uses a portal stone to transport Rand, Loial and Hurin to a parallel world while they are sleeping. In this new world Rand's party follows a trail where the Trollocs they are hunting in their world will be. Later, under the encouragement of Lanfear/Selene, Rand uses another of these strange columns to take them back to their world. When Rand is trying to get to Falme, he uses a portal stone again, but accidentally moves them forward in time about four months.
Known Locations Edit
- Near Hardan
- Kinslayer's Dagger
- The Aiel Waste - this is likely the one at Rhuidean
- Stedding Tsofu
- Toman Head
- Four are located near Tear
- The Jehannah Road