The Shannara Chronicles
Appeared In a Flashback:
The most sacred of Elven talismans. Stood within the Gardens of Life rooted on a small rise set apart from the other plantings. Formerly an Elf, when her life cycle completed and she passed away her successor would come from amongst the Chosen.
Long before the birth of the New World, there had been a war between good and evil. The Elves won the war by creating the Ellcrys and banishing the Demons beyond the Forbidding into a timeless dark. As long as the Ellcrys remained strong, the Demons would remain trapped.4The Elfstones of Shannara – p 12
The Elfstones of Shannara
When Lauren began to greet her, she spoke to him and asked him to gather the remaining Chosen. When they arrived at the tree she told them that she was dying and showed them images of what would happen without the Ellcrys.5The Elfstones of Shannara – pp 14-15
Elves Who Became The Ellcrys