The Elanthir; sometimes called the "Guardian-Stones," were seven powerful artifacts created by the Council of Sorcerë and given to the Seven Champions of the West.

The Council of Sorcerë crafted the Elanthir in the form of seven pale blue gems, which were then set into the hilts of seven magnificently-crafted long swords. When in battle, the blades of these magic-infused swords emitted a bright blue glow.

The Council originally desired to give one Elanthir sword to each of the races of men, but the Vaas leaders refused their offer.

In the year 1174/3, the Saar distributed the seven magical swords as follows:


Over the centuries, wars and other conflicts caused four of the great swords to be lost:

  • Darkslayer was lost in the year 1244/4, when King Malenvar Sanborn III was slain during the Battle of Volnar Strait; the sword going down with the king and his ship.

Today; the remaining three Elanthir swords continue to be wielded by Royal Houses in the west as heirlooms of their kingdoms: