A magic mirror. It was one of the many powerful artifacts hidden and/or destroyed by Connacht. It was later used by Soulblighter to resurrect Shiver to aid him in his war against Alric.
Passages From The Game:
"...her spirit disconnected from her body, set adrift on the ether... gathered up by Soulblighter and... made corporeal with the terrible power of Tramist's Mirror."
-Shiver Flavor Text, Myth II
Soulblighter used this artifact to gather up Shiver's spirit and make her corporeal once again. It might be an instrument casting or assisting Resurrection. It might cast or assist a spell to create a powerful undead. No one got close enough to Shiver in her short second lifetime to divulge the mirror's function from her nature. The mirror currently is considered lost.
-GURPS Myth, Page 85, "Magic Items"
Letís begin since the beginning.
Connacht after defeat the myrkridia and the leveller knew that he will be the next leveller (as Tireces converted in Moagim) in 1000 years, so he sent Damas to hide or destroy as many artefacts as he finds to not use them as his return of the leveller.
Damas, campaigning at the east in the Untamed Lands, arrives, between the mountains, to a temple where finds the Tramistís Mirror. However, the clan who guards the artifact kill Damas.
The evil master of that clan, Tramist, knowing the power of Damas, decides to resurrect him with the help of his mirror. The mirror gathers his spirit and resurrects him, converting him in an evil person. Thatís the inherent charm that has the mirror at resurrecting people, evil or good.
Damas from now is called Twice Born.
The master who resurrected him decides to teach him black arts and how to prolong his life ("... some believe that he is Damas, one of Connacht's lieutenants who, while campaigning in the east, learned how to indefinitely prolong his life with human sacrifices and ritual self-mutilation.")and gives the mirror to SB.
Somehow, SB uses the mirror with Myrdred, Ravana and Connacht. Myrdred uses his power to deceive Connacht, so he is called since now The Deceiver and converts him in Balor. Ravanna is called since now Shiver. Balor becomes again the leader of them cos they know he is the Leveller. ("Connacht disappeared from Muirthemne, and was thought to be dead. Centuries later, Connacht returned as Balor, the Leveller, to raze the continent and lead the Fallen." ). Twice Born is called also Soulblighter from now.
"The Leveler was never killed. He was immobilized by sorcery, beheaded and burned at the stake in the Second Era. A thousand years later he was drawn and quartered on the plains before Ileum, the tireless horses dragging the pieces of his lifeless body to the four corners of the world. Again in the Fourth Era his body was destroyed by fire, his ashes mixed with salt and buried under the Mountains of Kor. Balor, Moagim and all those before them wore the Mantle of The Leveler."
Using the Tramistís Mirror (it can be used as a crystal ball) finds where is the head of Mjarin and the mantle (The Mantle of the Leveler) which is used to attract the Trow ("And it came to pass that Connacht returned and freed us from our prison tombs. And even tough we recognized that he wore the Mantle of the Leveller, we owned him out existance, so we became allies.").
However Mjarin, after being resurrected his head with the mirror, wants his body, and wants the possession of the mirror to make it. Shiver, who is everytime looking at the mirror for his vanity diagrees and the Head, couldnít make anything is buried by Ravanna, after a great discussion. It follows the story that the Head is found by Truan, and his rivalty with Shiver.
Balor offers the immortality to warriors, showing them the Tramistīs Mirror, however they didnít wanted to have that esqueletic appearance that Balor showed him in the Tramistīs Mirror so, somehow (maybe the Deceiver) they were enchanted and everytime they show themselves in a mirror, they thought to be handsome, with long hair (ďWhile still flesh and blood, the Myrmidons were most vain about their long hair and body paint, spending the eve of battle before a mirror rather than in a bedroll.Ē) while they doesnít have hair. With this enchantment they followed Balor (ďDesirous of power and immortality, the warrior race of the Myrmidons left their northern kin to join Balor and the Fallen Lords, and so they became known as The Kithless.Ē).
Also, Balor finds with the help of the mirror where is the Tain and where is The Watcher, so he sent SB to retrieve it and frees the Watcher.
Also with the mirror, is able to bring the spirits of fetches, not his bodies. So they need a body to have his spirit, and when we kill the body, the spirit frees and leaves the corpse.
Balor promises her to back them if they won; at the death of Balor SB again make the promise to return them home, cos they know he has the mirror and he is able to do it
"Not native to our world, it is said they fight for Soulblighter in hopes that he will honor Balor's pledge to send them home. Being stranded in our world has only served to fuel their hatred of us."
Finally, at the final of the great war happens this: "After weeks of shadowing us, Soulblighter's army vanished after the battle on the Gjol. He's certain to show up again soon, but meanwhile itís given us a welcome rest from fighting."
SB using the mirror leaves his position, attacking the rearguard of the Legion, and goes to Madrigal and he conquest it.
Thursday June 25, 2481 AE (last sight of SB at the Gjol) to July 21, 2481 AE (Alric tells that Madrigal has fallen), in less than a month, SB is able to cross Cloudspine, cross The Province, reach Madrigal and conquest it, and: "July 21, 2481 AE. Alric informs the Legion that Madrigal has fallen." We must understand that Alric has powers but to know that Madrigal has fallen is a hard thing to know, just my thoughts, so the new of the fallen of Madrigal was brought by someone: "Monday July 20, 2481 AE A single berserk reached us yesterday, after having come all the way over the mountains from the city of Willow, fourteen hundred miles away. He delivered to Alric a single package the size of a man's fist, wrapped in rags, and refuses to talk with anyone about events in the west." That berserk (Truan of the Hundred Battles?) might tell Aric the fallen of Madrigal. But the fallen of Madrigal of course happens in less than a mounth, cos it isnít till that berserk arrives from Willow, who tells Alric the fallen.
Many relationated the fallen of Madrigal with the Civil War between the Head and the rest of the Nine: "May 23, 2481 AE. The Legion learns that The Head and The Nine have become involved in a civil war in Madrigal, Maeldun has lost, and The Deceiver crossed the Cloudspine at the Stair of Grief."
My theory on this is that the Head was still in Madrigal, SB arrives at Madrigal, found the body of Shiver and ask to the Head the Total Codex. The Head still wants his body and SB menace it to kill him, the Head refuses to give the Total Codex and is killed.
SB with the body of Shiver arrives at the hidden temple in the untamed lands, leaving her there with the mirror, and go to The Great Devoid that is near trying to stop the "filthy dwarves" who have the head of Balor.
The Watcher was still opposing the Legion but he was killed soon with the arrows and Alric get the head of Balor as all of us know.
"Balor has been killed before," Alric told us after we raised the Myrkridian standard, "and each time it has only made him more powerful. Our best hope is to cut off his head, and hurl it into the Great Devoid. Only in this way will the world be rid of him forever."
So Soulblighter surely might use it to resurrect Balor, and, as he will do with Shiver, however the head of Balor was thrown in The Great Devoid.
However no one knows when SB did it, we only know that it was between 2481 and 2540 AE, many years in which SB.
A hidden temple, it looks like that temple in the desert in TFL, where we found other artifact, the bow of stoning, and where he could use his powers of resurrection to revive Shiver cos it is the temple where he learned how to prolongate his life:"... some believe that he is Damas, one of Connacht's lieutenants who, while campaigning in the east, learned how to indefinitely prolong his life with human sacrifices and ritual self-mutilation." Yes, the untamed lands are at the East, and even more: "... but he has disappeared into the 'Untamed Lands' before, often for years at a time; always returning with something more unspeakably evil or singularly malignant than the time before."
And finally, to solve the pacific presence of SB in Covenant when we escape with the Total Codex: "The King's family used it to escape Covenant when Soulblighter leveled the city twelve years ago, and today we hope it will help us elude The Watcher."
Imagine that SB wanted to know how they escaped, he uses the mirror and presents there and after seeing the tunnel that he didnít saw 12 years ago he leaves the scene and back to the search of the Tain. We know that the Head is one of the bad guys, and if the Total Codex goes to the "hands" of the Head, then why to retrieve it?
With the Tramist's Mirror i have solved how Connacht converts in Balor as Ravanna, SB and Myrdred in the fallen lords, how Madrigal was conquested, where Shiver was resurrected, how the Tain and the Mantle of the Leveler was found, how Balor and the Deceiver could be resurrected and more things that we can get of this text.