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The Pool of Tears was a mystical lake located in Mithra, reputed to give Gelfling the ability to survive the immense heat of Mithra. Firelings were unaffected by its water.

The name came from a story of two lovers, one made of fire and the other ice. Because of their forms, they could not touch each other, and spent a hundred years talking and simply looking at one another. During these years they cried enough tears of sorrow to create a lake that covered them both, and rose from it completely unaffected by the other's element.

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