Skyshiel Mountains

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The Skyshiels are a major mountain range in eastern Rathain, separating Eltair Bay from Daon Ramon Barrens. There is one major trade road crossing through the mountains -- by way of Darkling and Eastwall. There are also two Paravian roads entering the mountains from Jaelot in the south. The one through Baiyen Gap connects to Ithamon while the one through the Pass of Sards connects to Daenfal.

The Skyshiel Mountains are home to Skelseng's Gate and Rockfell Peak, as well as the source of the Severnir River.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Ships of Merior

Third Age 5644: Dakar crosses paths with Halliron and Arithon in a backwater tavern in the Skyshiels, somewhere between Jaelot and Highscarp.

Initiate's Trial

Third Age 5922: After years of storing the Great Waystone in total darkness above the frostline in the Skyshiel Mountains, Selidie Prime is finally able to extract the rogue iyat from its matrix.


  • The land along the trade road from Highscarp to Jaelot is too stony and rough to grow barley.
  • In Traitor's Knot, a shipment of Alliance gold is enspelled to look like Skyshiels granite.