"We, the people of Tora, swear loyalty to Adin, King of Deltora, and all of his blood who follow him. If ever this vow is broken, may this rock, our city's heart, break and may we be swept away, forever to regret our dishonour."
|Toran oath stone|
Because their arrogance kept them from originally adding their gem to the Belt of Deltora, the people of Tora swore a vow of loyalty to King Adin. They engraved their words on an enchanted stone at their city's heart. If the vow was ever broken, the stone itself would break and the Torans would be swept from their city.
Secrets of Deltora
The Forests of Silence
When the Torans refused refuge to Jarred and Anna, who were under guise of King Endon and Queen Sharn, the stone cracked and the entire tribe was swept away from their city to live as ghostly subjects of The Guardian in the Valley of the Lost.
The Valley of the Lost
Cavern of The Fear
After Lief became king, he forgave the Torans in Adin's name and allowed them to return to their city. What happened to the stone afterwards is unknown.
The stone burned with green fire while the vow stood.
The oath stone was imbued with some of the most powerful Toran magic. It banished the entirety of the Toran people from their city for breaking their vow, and its spell could only be broken by the monarch's forgiveness.