Pronunciation: SHAY-ol GHOOL 
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A mountain in the [Blasted Lands] in the valley of [Thakan'dar|ThakanDar], the site of the [Dark One|ShaiTan]'s prison. A tunnel leads down to the fiery Pit of Doom where the barrier between the real world and the [Dark One|ShaiTan]'s prison is thinnest.

! References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Eye of the World]
## [TEotW,Ch9] - [Rand] dreams of [Thakan'dar|ThakanDar] and Shayol Ghul.
## [TEotW,Ch14] - The strange room where [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] brings [Rand] in his dreams appears to be near Shayol Ghul.
## [TEotW,Ch47] - [Padan Fain] was brought to Shayol Ghul where he met [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] and was imprinted to follow [Rand].
## [TEotW,Ch51] - [Aginor] tells [Rand] that whoever brings him to Shayol Ghul will receive great rewards from [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael].
# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Prologue] - [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] hosts the [Darkfriend|Darkfriends] social near Shayol Ghul.
## [TGH,Ch11] - The [Fade] wanted to take the [Horn of Valere] to Shayol Ghul until [Padan Fain] overpowered it.
## [TGH,Ch26] - The ''[Karaethon Cycle|Karaethon Prophecies]'' says,\\"Twice dawns the day when his blood is shed.\\Once for mourning, once for birth.\\Red on black, the Dragon's blood stains the rock of Shayol Ghul.\\In the Pit of Doom shall his blood free men from the Shadow."
## [TGH,Ch38] - [Liandrin] tells [Egwene] and [Nynaeve] that they must accompany her because the boys are in danger from Shayol Ghul.
# In [The Dragon Reborn]
## [TDR,Ch5] - [Rand] quotes the ''[Karaethon Cycle|Karaethon Prophecies]'', "The blood of the [Dragon Reborn|Rand alThor] on the rocks of Shayol Ghul will free mankind from the Shadow."
## [TDR,Ch20] - [Siuan] tells [Mat] that Shayol Ghul wants the [Horn of Valere].
## [TDR,Ch56] - [Moiraine] tells [Mat] that the [Dark One|ShaiTan] is not dead. He is still bound in Shayol Ghul, but three of the [seals|Seals] are broken.
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch4] - [Rand] thinks of Shayol Ghul as he falls asleep.
## [TFoH,Ch19] - [Padan Fain] tells [Alviarin Freidhen] about his trip to [Thakan'dar|ThakanDar] and Shayol Ghul.
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Prologue] - [Demandred] is summoned to an audience with the [Great Lord|ShaiTan] at Shayol Ghul. Seventeen days later he passes on the [Great Lord|ShaiTan]'s commands. 
## [LoC,Prologue] - In the [Age of Legends], Shayol Ghul was an idyllic island in a cool sea, a favorite of those who enjoyed the rustic.
## [LoC,Ch6] - [Graendal] first took [Sammael] to Shayol Ghul.
## [LoC,Ch6] - [Graendal] has, herself, been to Shayol Ghul and been promised [Nae'blis|Forsaken].
## [LoC,Ch6] - [Semirhage] was summoned to Shayol Ghul and told to obey [Shaidar Haran].
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch25] - [Channeling|True Source] at Shayol Ghul without explicit permission from the [Dark One|ShaiTan] is a near guarantee of death.
## [ACoS,Ch25] - [Mindtraps] can only be created in the Pit of Doom.
# In [Winter's Heart|Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch13] - [Moridin] meets with the other [Forsaken] near Shayol Ghul. Things from the [Age of Legends] such as [view-walls|Age of Legends Items], [shocklance|Age of Legends Items]s and [sho-wings|Age of Legends Transportation] can no longer be made outside of this special place.
# In [The Gathering Storm]
## [TGS,Ch5] - [Rand] believes that one of the wounds in his side will spill his blood at Shayol Ghul.
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