The Stones were 21 in number, of many different colors and shapes. They produce music, music that is different for each listener, and which cannot be captured on physical recording devices. Scientists discovered that the Stones are telepathic resonator/amplifiers. That is, they pick up, focus, and re-project all the thought patterns and emotions that occur anywhere in the Galaxy. The combined concert of all the Galaxy's minds is perceived as the purest music ever created.
Over the eons, four of the Stones were destroyed. One is mounted on the Golden Throne of Avethell, and another is held by the Eldest Hlut in the Secluded Realm. Five are lost, their fates unknown.
The ten remaining Singing Stones are kept on Nephestal in Geva Elen, the Place of the Stones, before the Temple of All Worlds. There, the Watchers of the Stones, a cadre of telepathic-sensitive volunteers, attempt to divine meaning from the music of the Singing Stones.
Through the millennia, some specific prophecies have come from study of the Stones. The two best-known are those of Crettim Bruv and Hanna Hoister.
The Prophecy of Crettim Bruv
Only a weapon forged of a Singing Stone
Held by a scion of Forriva's line
And swung in friendship's truthful innocence
Shall serve to kill the dreadful Lord of Strife.
Prophecy of Hanna Hoister (directed to Gregori Hoister)
A son of yours shall fight and pave the way
And Love's bright daughter by his side will stand
Yet fruitless shall their greatest efforts be
The Lord of Strife will perish at the hand
Of only one: a scion of Forriva's line.
Find out more at the Scattered Worlds site