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 the real world, by channeling into the appropriate symbol. The symbols on the top half of the portal stone lead to other realities/timelines, while the symbols on the bottom half of the portal stone lead to other locations in the real world.
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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
- There is one at Rhuidean and possibly at least one other in the Aiel Waste
- There is one near Stedding Tsofu
- There is one on Toman Head
- Four are located near Tear
- There is one along the Jehannah Road