Skyron Focus

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The Skyron Focus is a large aquamarine focus stone, used by the Koriathain for their major sorcery ever since the loss of the Great Waystone during the rebellion. All new initiates since that time swear their oath of obedience over this stone.

The Skyron focus has served the Koriani for so long that its origins are unknown. Although the jewel is so aged that it is dependably stable, time has lent it a querulous character.

Role in the Story

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

Curse of the Mistwraith

Third Age 5637: The Skyron Focus is first revealed during Elaira's trial for her indiscretions in Erdane. Elaira looks into the focus and her actions are reviewed.

Ships of Merior

Third Age 5645: The Skyron Focus is used for multiple scryings before Arithon's disguise is revealed. It is also used to enhance Elaira's personal crystal with longevity.

Warhost of Vastmark

Third Age 5647: When Lirenda is sent to Althain Tower to wrest the Great Waystone from Sethvir, she comes supported by a grand circle of 108 sorceresses and the Skyron Focus.

Fugitive Prince

Third Age 5653: The focus is used during Lirenda's closed trial following the affair at Riverton.

Grand Conspiracy

Third Age 5653: Lirenda uses the Skyron Focus to record Fionn Areth's oath of consent, allowing her to enact a ritual that will transform his features to look more like Arithon over the coming years.

Third Age 5669: Morriel uses the focus in an attack on Athera.

Peril's Gate

Third Age 5670: When Lirenda is found guilty of unsanctioned spellcraft on the Jaelot guardsmen, her punishment (branding and loss of free will) are rendered with the Skyron Focus.

Stormed Fortress

Third Age 5671: The Skyron Focus is used during a session of inquiry, when a Koriani initiate has a dalliance with a soldier on the battlefield at Alestron.

Initiate's Trial

Third Age 5923: Selidie Prime orders the use of the Skyron Focus to pinpoint Arithon's location in Caithwood.

Destiny's Conflict

Third Age 5924: After her unexpected ascension, Lirenda Prime combs through the Koriathain's history in the Skyron Focus.

Third Age 5925: During the execution at Daenfal, Lirenda orders the use of the Skyron Focus to kill Elaira with the master sigil of command. Asandir cancels the spell before Elaira can be harmed, once his oath of nonintervention has come to closure.