Black Elfstone

The Black Elfstone was capable of great evil.


The Black Elfstone was a single Elfstone. It had the power to subvert magic and convert it to the holder’s use, rendering them invulnerable to any magic.

The reason for its creation and original purpose were lost in time, but the Ildatch made deliberate and purposeful references to its capabilities.

The Elves of Cintra

The Black Elfstone and the Loden were considered more important than the other Elfstones.1The Elves of Cintra – p 63

First King of Shannara

Reputedly hidden in an ancient stronghold in the Westland. The Skull Bearers were searching for it.

The Druid of Shannara

In the possession of Uhl Belk in Eldwist until it was retrieved by Walker Boh to partially restore Paranor.

The Elf Queen of Shannara

Used again by Walker Boh to return Paranor to the Four Lands.

The Talismans of Shannara

Walker Boh hid it in a vault deep within the catacombs of Paranor.

Wards of Faerie

Khyber Elessedil had kept the Elfstone, believing its magic was better off in the hands of the Druids.

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    The Elves of Cintra – p 63