Echostone is a magical device used in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
Created by Hallam the White and Tenhwa. It is used to read the Fae Cairns, which are meant to replace the Lorestones. Hallam saw that the Lorestones could be overwritten by anyone, and fearing the loss of their ballads, Hallam went on to create the Echostones and the Fae Cairns to ensure that even if the Fae fade from the world, their ballads would continue to be told for as long as there was a world.
Echostones are used during the following quests:
|“||May the stone sing your songs to the ages, may the breadth of time remember you. Listen, listen as the Echostone etches each ballad in memory.||”|
— upon interacting with the Echostone.
|“|| The story of two valiant souls I bring. Of the lords named Airmer and Creath, I sing. Two hearts united against common foes, The thoughts of one mind, the other knows.
Lord Creath of Knights most stoic and grave, Lord Airmer's hand and shadow, the Brave. And gentle Airmer, his equal in might, dawn to Creath's dusk, day to his night.
Here is the tale of how they stopped a Troll; The Maid of Windemere corrupted its soul.
— Two Knights and a Troll, Part I.
|“|| The Troll named Nix had a troubled heart, In nature was it displeased with its part. It hated its difference from the norm, And wished to shed its current form.
In grief it went to the Maid of Windemere. She motioned to Nix, and beckoned him near. "It is your wish to be human, I see," She whispered to the Troll, In glee.
"I shall grant you your wish, and make you so." "You are a human now," she cackled, "go!"
— Two Knights and a Troll, Part II.
|“|| And so the troll named Nix, to town it came. Never suspecting it was still the same. It crushed the road and splits the road, And Creth and Airmer were sure to fall:
They faced the troll and fought to no avail. The wise knights knew what was wrong in our tale. "The treacherous Maid of Windemere at play. We know, in part, what is wrong with this Fae." And so, Lord Airmer shouted to Lord Creth "Challenge this foe to a duel to the death."
— Two Knights and a Troll, Part III.
|“|| The troll, still under the wicked Maid's spell, And was human, it thought, and all was well, Rampaged throughout the countryside in joy, Treating all as toys.
Lord Airmer slowly approached Nix, and said, "If you are human, deal as such instead. Face us. If that is your fate. Duel us, and reveal the truth of your state."
Then the troll and Fae did battle and fought; Alas, all was not as the Troll had thought.
— Two Knights and a Troll, Part IV.
|“|| After he had won, Lord Creth said to Nix, With a mind ease and a will to fix, "You are a troll, and that is good, my friend. You have no faults, no wrong to mend. But if it be your wish to join our kind, A better way you must find. There is naught wrong with following your will, As long as it does not bring others ill."
Again the heroes of honor stayed true: The story of a Troll, and the Knight two.
— Two Knights and a Troll, Part V.