Sorceress's island

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Sorceress's island
Type Island
World Lumar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Tress of the Emerald Sea
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The Sorceress's Island is an island in the Midnight Sea on Lumar. It is located near the border to the Crimson Sea.[1][2]


The Sorceress's Island is a small island located in the Midnight Sea. It is largely uninhabited bar the Sorceress herself and her metal soldiers that form her army. Even plant life is rare on the island as it is populated by only a few lone trees, none of which have many leaves upon them. Upon seeing the island Tress was surprised by how small it was, being even smaller than Diggen's Point. The only struture on the island is the Sorceress's tower.[1]

It is surrounded by rocky spikes which tear apart ships which pass across them without care. This acts as a potent line of defence against invaders, and was one of the reasons the Sorceress choose it to land her tower.[1][3]

The island is described as "suspiciously circular".[1]


At an unknown date the Sorceress arrived from the stars with her tower and made home on the island that would later be named after her. She chose the island on purpose due to how difficult it was too reach for others.[1]

The Sorceress's Trials[edit]

There are three known trials that one must pass in order to reach the Sorceress herself upon her island, these trials serve as her defences and are the reason as to why it is both so isolated and multiple armies have failed to remove her. The first of these trials is simply to cross the Midnight Sea which is full of Midnight Essence.[4] These 'monsters' as they are called by locals were created by the sorceress with direct orders from her to quench their thirst by hunting down anyone who enters the sea, the sorceress herself does not directly control any of the beasts and instead gives them a measure of autonomy.[5] If these are passed one must then pass the next trial which is her army of metal soldiers, these soldiers are awakened constructs which also have orders to defend her, while more under her control they also posses their own autonomy and are under command to eliminate any threats that try to reach the island without her permission.[4][6] Finally there is the final trial, which is the tower itself. The tower is perfectly vertical and made of silver making it impossible to enter without using the front door, which only someone from the inside can open.[4]


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