The Throne of Shadow allowed any who sat upon it to control the power of elemental Shadow. Once held by the Tiste Edur, it was usurped by Shadowthrone.

At the time of the Malazan Empire, it was located on the moving island Drift Avalii.[1] The Throne was bound to the island by Anomander Rake's sorcery,[2] and the island was guarded by the Tiste Andii under Andarist.[3]

In Memories of IceEdit

Using his powers as Master of the Deck, Ganoes Paran found himself before the Throne of Shadow on Drift Avalii. The Throne spoke in his mind calling out for the protection of Anomander Rake. It warned that the now corrupted Tiste Edur sought the Throne and that its Tiste Andii guardians had departed the island to lead the Edur away. It also stated that the Edur were now led by a new Emperor of the Edur, the Tyrant of Pain and the Deliverer of Midnight Tides, who had been slain a hundred times.[4]

In House of ChainsEdit

The Tiste Edur, indirectly commanded by the Crippled God, attacked Drift Avalii so they might take the Throne of Shadow for their master. Their attacks were held back by a group of stranded Malazans with Hawl amongst them as well as Andarist, Cutter, Apsalar, Cotillion, Phaed, and Traveller.[5][6] Andarist was killed in the final attack. Traveller took up his role as guardian for a short time until Cotillion populated the island with Demons of Shadow.[2]

In The BonehuntersEdit

The Tiste Edur, this time with Icarium, went to attack the Throne of Shadow, but found it under an illusion placed by Shadowthrone, which made it appear destroyed.[7] The Edur left, vowing revenge on the perpetrators and the capture of another Throne (the First Throne) instead.[8]

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