The Wishsong was a form of Magic.


The Wishsong first manifested in Brin Ohmsford, and later in her brother, Jair.1The Wishsong of Shannara – p 2

Brin had named it: wish for it, sing for it, and it was yours.2The Wishsong of Shannara – p 2

The High Druid’s Blade

Railing and Mirai Leah’s children did not inherit the Wishsong, neither did the next few generations.

Types of Wishsong

The Wishsong manifested itself differently for Brin than it did Jair.3The Wishsong of Shannara – p 2

Brin’s Wishsong

Brin could influence the behaviour of living things. Some things she did with as a child included: change the colour of a trees’ leaves, soothe an angry dog, bring a wild bird to light on her wrist and could make herself part of any living thing or it a part of her. She had also caused a dog to chase its tail until it nearly dropped and caused an entire garden of vegetables to wilt.4The Wishsong of Shannara – pp 2-3

When trying to make her aware of the full extent of her magic, Allanon had Brin cause two trees that were intertwined to separate. The power of her magic was so strong that one of the trees ended up destroying itself to obey her.

Jair’s Wishsong

Jair’s magic was only an illusion. When he used the magic things only seemed to happen.

The King of the Silver River gifted him a one time use of his magic to be real, rather than an illusion.

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    The Wishsong of Shannara – p 2
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    The Wishsong of Shannara – p 2
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    The Wishsong of Shannara – p 2
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    The Wishsong of Shannara – pp 2-3