Stedding Shangtai is an Ogier stedding located in the mountain range known as the Spine of the World, which separates the major nations of the Westlands from the Aiel Waste. It is the southernmost stedding in the Spine of the World. The Ogier from Stedding Shangtai helped build much of the city of Illian. Stedding Shangtai is holding the Great Stump to discuss whether or not to open the Book of Translation. During the Great Stump no human is permitted to visit the stedding.