There are seven seals holding the [Dark One|ShaiTan]'s prison closed. The seals are made from %%ot [cuendillar|Cuendillar]%%, or heartstone. As strong as heartstone is, some of the seals have been broken. It is said that when the last seal breaks, the [Dark One|ShaiTan] will return to the world. Here is the status of those seals.

# Found broken at the [Eye of the World]. ([TEotW,Ch52]) [Moiraine] shows the pieces to [Siuan|Siuan Sanche]. ([TGH,Ch5]) 
# [Bayle Domon] had one, intact, that he got from a shopkeeper in [Maradon]. ([TGH,Ch9]) It was taken by [Turak|Turak Aladon]. ([TGH,Ch29]) [Moiraine] found it after the fight, and it was broken by then. ([TGH,Ch49])
# [Turak|Turak Aladon] had one. [Moiraine] found it along with (2). Also broken. ([TGH,Ch49]) 
# [Moiraine] found one in the [Stone of Tear], intact. ([TDR,Ch56]) In [TFoH,Ch52], when they go down to the docks, [Rand] spots two casks with the two seals (#4 and #5) in them packed in wool for protection. 
# [Moiraine] found another one in [Rhuidean], and made a scratch. She put it back in her pouch. ([TFoH,Ch2]) In [TFoH,Ch52], when they go down to the docks, [Rand] spots two casks with the two seals (#4 and #5) in them packed in wool for protection. 
# [Nynaeve] found one in the [Panarchs Palace], ([TSR,Ch54]), broken on the way to [Salidar]. ([TFoH,Ch50]) 
# [Mazrim Taim] gives [Rand] one when he comes to [Rand]. He found it in a "decaying little farm in [Saldaea]. I stopped for water, and the farmer gave it to me. He was old, with no children or grandchildren to pass it on to, and he thought I was the Dragon Reborn. He claimed his family had guarded it for more than two thousand years. Claimed they were kings and queens during the [Trolloc Wars], and nobles under [Artur Hawkwing]." [Rand] (or is it [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon]?) tries to destroy it, but [Davram Bashere] stops him. ([LoC,Ch2]) 

We do not know where [Rand] is keeping his seal or if it was one of the items he rescued after the attack on his rooms in [TPoD,Ch29]. According to the Tor Q&A, [Rand] has the whole wagon train of items from [Rhuidean] stored in a warded warehouse in [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)], but we do not know if he left seals #4 and #5 there.

! References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch7] - [Moiraine] has the two unbroken seals carefully packed in separate barrels on [Hadnan Kadere]'s wagons.
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch18] - [Rand] asks [Herid Fel] if there is a reason to break the seals.
## [LoC,Ch25] - [Nesune Bihara] wants to visit the [Royal Library|Cairhien (City)] in [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)] to look for information on the seals.
# In [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Ch24] - [Rand] and [Bashere|Davram Bashere] wonder where the seventh seal is and if it is intact.
# In [The Gathering Storm]
## [TGS,Ch15] - From her studies, [Min] is convinced that [Rand] must break the remaining seals to defeat the [Dark One|ShaiTan]. [Rand] agrees, but he does not know what to do afterwards.
## [TGS,Ch22] - [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon] tells [Rand] that [Min] is right. He must break the seals.
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch3] - [Rand] informs [Egwene] that he intends to go to [Shayol Ghul] and break the remaining seals. [Egwene] thinks there is way too much risk in doing that.
## [ToM,Ch5] - [Egwene] writes letters to various rulers informing them of [Rand]'s intent and soliciting their aid in stopping him.
## [ToM,Ch14] - [Egwene] tells the [Wise Ones|Aiel] about [Rand]'s plan with the seals and they are shocked.
## [ToM,Ch14] - [Egwene] tells [Elayne] and [Nynaeve] about the seals. They are lukewarm about the risk.
## [ToM,Ch15] - [Rand] explains to [Nynaeve] why he must break the seals.
## [ToM,Ch27] - [Darlin Sisnera] responds to [Egwene]'s letter that he will bring some troops to the [Field of Merrilor].
## [ToM,Ch47] - [Elayne] tells [Perrin] about [Rand]'s plan to break the seals, saying it is foolish.
## [ToM,Ch51] - [Rand] informs the [Borderlands] rulers that he intends to break the remaining seals.
## [ToM,Ch52] - [Elayne] thinks that [Rand]'s plan is foolish but that he will see reason.
## [ToM,Ch53] - [Perrin] tells [Faile] that he thinks [Rand] is right. He needs to make a new seal, not patch the old ones.
## [ToM,Ch56] - [Egwene] tells [Gawyn] that deep down a part of [Rand] must know that it is wrong for him to break the seals. That is why he gave her so much advance notice, so she could gather resistance.
## [ToM,Epilogue] - [Rand] thinks that he will break the seals regardless of what is said at the [Field of Merrilor].

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