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Crystal mirror
A human-made crystal mirror.
Basic Information
Name Crystal Mirror
Other Names Unknown
Owner(s) Quetzalcoatl
Past Owners
Creator(s) Earthlords (unspecified)
Date Created Pre-Ancients
Destroyed Unknown
Attributes
Powers Scrying through time and into shadowrealms
Other Used by Quetzalcoatl to gather information on his agents.

The crystal mirror is a powerful scrying device made by Earthlords in the distant past. The mirror can be fed blood; in exchange, the crystal mirror can be used to peer into distant shadowrealms, and even into alternative timelines. The mirror has been used for millennia by the elder Quetzalcoatl.

Appearance

The mirror is described as small and rectangular, made of a cloudy crystal. The mirror is framed in a plain black frame noted as being "not wood, not metal, nor was it stone". It is not terribly reflective; however, viewers may sometimes see their own skull, and at certain times (the summer and autumn equinoxes, as well as during eclipses) the mirror offers glimpses of exotic and distant realms.

History

The crystal mirror is Earthlord technology, and is older than even the Ancients. The mirror was dredged from the ocean floor when Danu Talis was raised from the seabed; it was then housed for generations on an obscure wall in the Pyramid of the Sun. Various Elder scholars studied the mirror, though its secrets remained elusive until Quetzalcoatl accidentally spilled a drop of his own blood onto the mirror - the mirror immediately cleared, and revealled several images of Danu Talis in alternative timelines. Quetzalcoatl stole the mirror, and has used the mirror numerous times since.

In the Series

The crystal mirror appears in the first chapter of The Enchantress, in which Quetzalcoatl uses it to monitor Niccolo Machiavelli and Billy the Kid as they attempt to release monsters into San Francisco. Through the mirror, Quetzalcoatl witnesses Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel, accompanied by Niten and the Elder Prometheus, defeat the Lotan by using a spell to transform the creature back into an egg.

Trivia

  • Quetzalcoatl believed that the mirror had gained a degree of sentience over time as a result of consuming large amounts of blood.