- "Seven Wards of ancient Lore.
For Land's protection, wall and door-" The Seven Wards are the remnants of Kevin Landwaster's vast collection of knowledge which he hid ensuring its protection from the Ritual of Desecration. Each Ward was designed to lead its owners to the next Ward, once its knowledge was properly understood. However, due to their oath never to enact a ritual of desecration, the new Lords' relationship to the Land changed; this change in life and mindset prevented them from ever understanding even The First Ward sufficiently to lead to the Second. The Second Ward was found thanks to chance (and a little inspiration). It was only obtained because the presence of the white gold allowed them to by-pass its protections. The Seventh Ward is only reached because Kevin Landwaster's eternal servant, Amok, leads them to its brink and because the Bloodguard, who were alive in Kevin's time, knew the key.
The First WardEdit
The First Wardwas given to the Giants to care for by Kevin, and is now known as'the fundamental store.' The Giants later returned it to the people of Revelstone and a select few took it to Kurash Plenethor, renaming it Trothguard as a token of their promise to heal the land, and there founded the Loresraat.
The Second WardEdit
The Second Ward was found by chance while a group was traveling with Covenant under Mount Thunder. A member of the Loresraat was able to piece together what he had learned from The First Ward with his surroundings. He was killed by the protections surrounding the Ward (which The First Ward would have taught them how to by-pass, had they been able to understand it). Thomas Covenant was able to disrupt the protections using wild magic.
The Lore, and presumably all the others, are written in a different language and so only the surface of the Lore's knowledge has been revealed. The easiest thing translated is the Warlore, which details the arts of battle and defenses.
The Seventh WardEdit