One hundred years ago, the sorceress Thaegan laid a curse upon the city of D'Or and its people, transforming it into a desolate marsh known as the Lake of Tears and turning the people into the various monsters that inhabited it. Ethena was transformed into a statue in the centre of the lake, known as the Weeping Rock, while her husband Nanion became the monster Soldeen.
The Lake of Tears
With the arrival of Lief, Barda and Jasmine Thaegan was killed and the area and the people were released from her curse. She gave Lief the Ruby because it had fallen into a crack of the Weeping Rock when Thaegan appeared.