A mountain in the Blasted Lands in the valley of Thakan'dar, the site of the Dark One's prison. A tunnel leads down to the fiery Pit of Doom where the barrier between the real world and the Dark One's prison is thinnest.
References (Possible Spoilers)#
- In The Eye of the World
- TEotW,Ch9 - Rand dreams of Thakan'dar and Shayol Ghul.
- TEotW,Ch14 - The strange room where Ba'alzamon brings Rand in his dreams appears to be near Shayol Ghul.
- TEotW,Ch47 - Padan Fain was brought to Shayol Ghul where he met Ba'alzamon and was imprinted to follow Rand.
- TEotW,Ch51 - Aginor tells Rand that whoever brings him to Shayol Ghul will receive great rewards from Ba'alzamon.
- In The Great Hunt
- TGH,Prologue - Ba'alzamon hosts the Darkfriend social near Shayol Ghul.
- TGH,Ch11 - The Fade wanted to take the Horn of Valere to Shayol Ghul until Padan Fain overpowered it.
- TGH,Ch26 - The Karaethon Cycle says,
"Twice dawns the day when his blood is shed.
Once for mourning, once for birth.
Red on black, the Dragon's blood stains the rock of Shayol Ghul.
In the Pit of Doom shall his blood free men from the Shadow."
- TGH,Ch38 - Liandrin tells Egwene and Nynaeve that they must accompany her because the boys are in danger from Shayol Ghul.
- In The Dragon Reborn
- TDR,Ch5 - Rand quotes the Karaethon Cycle, "The blood of the Dragon Reborn on the rocks of Shayol Ghul will free mankind from the Shadow."
- TDR,Ch20 - Siuan tells Mat that Shayol Ghul wants the Horn of Valere.
- TDR,Ch56 - Moiraine tells Mat that the Dark One is not dead. He is still bound in Shayol Ghul, but three of the seals are broken.
- In The Fires of Heaven
- In Lord of Chaos
- LoC,Prologue - Demandred is summoned to an audience with the Great Lord at Shayol Ghul. Seventeen days later he passes on the Great Lord's commands.
- LoC,Prologue - In the Age of Legends, Shayol Ghul was an idyllic island in a cool sea, a favorite of those who enjoyed the rustic.
- LoC,Ch6 - Graendal first took Sammael to Shayol Ghul.
- LoC,Ch6 - Graendal has, herself, been to Shayol Ghul and been promised Nae'blis.
- LoC,Ch6 - Semirhage was summoned to Shayol Ghul and told to obey Shaidar Haran.
- In A Crown of Swords
- In Winter's Heart
- In The Gathering Storm
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