Sometimes called "Dwarf-Stones," "Rune-Stones," or the "Lights of the First Forge;" these five powerful gems were created by the Council of Sorcerë in the year 325/3.

Each orb was bright purple in color with enormous magical powers, which were used for mining, crafting, and carving the great stony cities of Orthan Feyr, Darôk, Crôm Feyr, and Krone Feyr. The Saar Council bestowed one of the Val-Khûra stones on upon each of the five Dwarven Clans, in recognition of their aid during the Battle of Orgorod

Fate of the Stones

In 592/3, one of the Val-Khûra was temporarily lost during the War of Sorrows when it was captured by goblins in the Fall of Thürgen Feyr. However, in 652/3, that same stone was recovered by Celathor the Avenger.

In the year 884/3, one of the five stones was lost when the Dwarven realm of Khûrzhad and its capital of Orthan Feyr were destroyed during the Great Rift.

A second stone was lost in the year 1079/4, during the Fall of Kronar and its capital city; Krone Feyr.

Today, the remaining three Val-Khûra stones are held within the cities of Crôm Feyr, Darôk, and Skarlahn Feyr.