War of the Burning Sky
Tears of the Dragon
The power of these mysterious artifacts is shrouded in mystery and legend, but they reputedly empower the wielder to capture an individual, body and soul, and keep them in an eternal state of stasis. Only one such individual can be retained in such a fashion, and the fate of the captured individual if the artifact is used again remains unclear. Three such artifacts are said to exist, one of which was buried with the legendary Thaeosian scion Averden. The artifact has since been stolen from his tomb in eastern Dassen, removed by Joshua Stormborn at the behest of his father, Lord Zanen. Zanen’s intention regarding the artifact is reputedly connected to an plot to undermine the efforts of the Ragesian Empress, Leska, who also possesses one of the stones. The empress’s Tear reputedly holds the person of Jasmine’s father, Edian, the crown prince of Shahalesti. The third Tear is currently in the hands of Jasmine herself. The artifacts have the additional power to nullify any attempts to use one of the Tears on anyone carrying another.