Shardpool is a non-canon term used to describe liquid Investiture of a Shard. The liquid is often collected into a pool of oddly colored water, these pools can appear on any planet that a Shard has stayed on for an extended length of time, though there is at least one Shard whose Shardpool is not on a planet they currently inhabit. Shardpools are one kind of Perpendicularity.
The Pits of Hathsin are not a true pool, the pool exists under the pits. This Pool is connected to the power of the Shard of Ruin. The Pits feed off the pool located below them to create atium, the solid form of Ruin's Power. Before the Lord Ruler's ascension, the pool was located above ground, as a black lake high in the Terris mountains.
This pool is found near the city of Elantris and is a location for Elantrians to go to die. This pool does not yet have a unique name associated with it and seems to have gained intelligence on its own. It is capable of dissolving people placed in it.
Is a natural manifestation of Investiture and is much smaller than most others.
In the The House Record a "visitor from other worlds" with a hideous face is described being near a pool in the mountains south of the Southern Roughs. This pool seems likely to be a shardpool, and the visitor is likely Iyatil.
- Poland - Warsaw and Krakow events 18/21 March
— 17th Shard forums - 2107-03-21#
- does Ruin have a shardpool?
— Theoryland - May, 2010#
- The Final Empire chapter 33
- A manifestation of Ruin's gathered consciousness, much like the dark mists in book two.
— Timewasters Guide forum - 2008-10-19#
- What is the nature of the pool on Patji?
— Theoryland - Mar 12th, 2015#
- Are the Elantrian pool and Horneater lake connected?
— Theoryland - Nov 29th, 2014#
- I've picked up in bits in pieces that it's possible, for some people at least, to use the Shardpools to worldhop...
— Theoryland - November 29th, 2014#
- The House Record broadsheet
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