During the [War of Power|Shadow War], two huge %%ot [sa'angreal|Angreal]%%, one attuned to %%ot [saidin|Said]%% and one to %%ot [saidar|Said]%%, were constructed. The Choedan Kal were to be used to destroy the [Shadow|Creator]'s forces and erect a barrier around [Shayol Ghul] until there was a safe method to permanently seal the [Bore|Creator]. The great %%ot [sa'angreal|Angreal]%% were so powerful that using them required special ''%%ot [ter'angreal|Angreal]%%'' [access keys|Control Statues] which were assembled in an area far removed. The [access keys|Control Statues] were lost and the Choedan Kal were never used ([SaSG|The Strike at Shayol Ghul]).

Though both statues are mostly buried, the tops are visible. The male statue stands near the village of [Tremonsien] and the female statue stands on the island of [Tremalking].

! References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Eye of the World]
## [TEotW,Ch24] - [Bayle Domon] tells [Rand] about wonders he has seen including a giant hand holding a crystal sphere on the island of [Tremalking].
# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Ch20] - [Rand], [Loial], [Hurin] and [Rand] come upon an excavation of a giant statue near the [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)] town of [Tremonsien]. [Rand] is nearly overcome by the pull of %%ot [saidin|Said]%%.
## [TGH,Ch31] - [Verin] knows about the giant statue in [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)] and about its counterpart on [Tremalking]. She tells [Rand] that they are male and female %%ot sa'angreal%%. She says that only [Elaida], [Moiraine], [Siuan] and the three girls are strong enough to handle the female giant statue. [Logain Ablar] would be fried by the male giant statue.
# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch9] - [Lanfear] tells [Rand] that, with the giant statues, they could challenge the [Great Lord|ShaiTan] or the [Creator|Creator].
## [TSR,Ch58] - As [Rand] and [Asmodean] fight over the male [control statue|Control Statues], [Rand] can sense the giant statue in [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)] glowing. The power of the giant statue devastates [Rhuidean] and much of the surrounding country.
# In [The Path of Daggers]
## [TPoD,Ch1] - The [Amayar|Tremalking] of [Tremalking] have a prophecy involving the female statue on their island.
# In [Winter's Heart|Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch11] - [Rand] gives the two [access keys|Control Statues] to [Nynaeve] and asks her to help him use the giant statues to cleanse the taint on %%ot [saidin|Said]%%.
## [WH,Ch13] - At [Moridin]'s command, [Cyndane] tells the other [Forsaken] that [Rand] has the male and female [access keys|Control Statues] and plans to use the Choedan Kal to cleanse %%ot [saidin|Said]%%.
## [WH,Ch35] - At [Shadar Logoth|Aridhol (City)], [Rand] and [Nynaeve] use the [access keys|Control Statues] to activate the Choedan Kal and cleanse %%ot [saidin|Said]%%.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch22] - The female Choedan Kal on [Tremalking] melts after the cleansing. The [Amayar|Tremalking] see this as a sign that the [Time of Illusions|Tremalking] is over and they commit mass suicide.
# In [The Gathering Storm]
## [TGS,Ch47] - In the [Stone of Tear], [Rand] wonders about %%ot [Callandor]%%. It is an inferior, flawed %%ot [sa'angreal|Angreal]%%, so why is it mentioned in the [Prophecies of the Dragon|Karaethon Prophecies] and the Choedan Kal are not?
## [TGS,Ch50] - Atop [Dragonmount], [Rand] almost uses the [access key|Control Statues] to destroy himself as [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon] did. He has his epiphany then drives the [One Power] back to the Choedan Kal and it explodes.

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