The Tower of Ruel's Tears was one of the five primary fortifications of the Stormwall. It was located on the southwestern half of the wall between Wind Tower and the Great Tower. The tower was named for Lord Protector Ruel who had thrown himself from its heights after being driven mad by prophetic visions.
The first floor contained guard chambers connected by a circular stair to several levels of dormitories above. The second highest room in the tower was a well stocked armoury. The circular stair ended at a trap door leading to the tower's topmost room. This small area featured broad windows in all directions and an oil flame device that could be used to send signals up and down the wall.