- "Beneath lies the Mirror of Truth. Within, you will find a reflection of the Wailing City from which the demons draw their power--the City of Xar Daeon."
- "Mardük's home."
- "No longer. It lies empty now, populated only by the shadows of our Lord's madness. It is not possible for mortals to travel there physically, but from within the shadow of the Wailing City, the real thing can be influenced."
- —Alathor and Khasra III
The Mirror of Truth is a magical mirror through which a person can access shadows of actual celestial locations of the High Plane which are normally inaccessible to mortal races. Khasra III used the mirror to access the shadowy reflection of Xar Daeon during the Second Battle of Vulpengaard Keep in order to help weaken the taint that was covering it. The mirror is presently owned by the Forgotten and is located in the lower levels of Vulpengaard Keep.
History[edit | edit source]
Origins[edit | edit source]
The origins of the Mirror of Truth are shrouded in mystery. The Forgotten got their hands on it at some point and kept it in hiding ever since while discovering its magical properties. As the mirror is made of pure elfsilver like the blades Dawn, Dusk, Dokubaraken and Morninglight, it's possible it was forged by the gods like the aforementioned weapons or were instead crafted by experienced smiths with likely a religious background.
Purging the Taint[edit | edit source]
Prior to the Second Battle of Vulpengaard Keep, High Cleric Alathor asked King Khasra III to wield Morninglight and venture into the mirror where the shadow of Xar Daeon, the city of Mardük which had been plagued by madness ever since Mardük's fall, lay. Khasra stepped into the mirror and was faced with the corrupt Wailing City and managed to purge some of the taint within it while reminding the real Xar Daeon what it stood for. However, the mirror had been unable to take Khasra to the true Xar Daeon, so only the city's true master, Mardük, could fully redeem the city and restore it to its former glory.
After the joint victory of the Forgotten and the Akai Tora in battle, the mirror was transferred to Vulpengaard Keep which they had claimed from the Northern Horde. The mirror has remained in the lower levels of the keep ever since.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The mirror is polished elfsilver and reflects things well. It stands on a dais, facing any who gaze into it with pride.
Rules of Entrance[edit | edit source]
One must enter the mirror pure, and one can only take objects which the mirror recognizes as belonging to the destination. When accessing the shadow of Xar Daeon through the mirror, Khasra could only take the then-rusty Morninglight with him as the sword shared a history with Xar Daeon, and he had to leave his armor and weapons behind before the mirror allowed him in.