The force along these lines is called lane force or lane flux, and can be tapped into by a skilled magician. For example, the corporeal members of the Fellowship use the lane force at various Paravian focus locations on the continent to teleport elsewhere in a process called lane transfer. The power of the lane surge follows a sine-like curve with peaks at midnight, sunrise, noon, and sunset. Noon is the strongest crest, and the peaks are amplified on important days like the Equinox. Magnetic turbulence along a lane can lead to unstable weather.
In ancient history, the Paravians used this surge to revitalize the land surrounding the lanes. The Koriathain lane watch involves initiates actively scrying the lengths of the lanes and recording details and events.
|Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from Grand Conspiracy.
Lanes that play an important role in the story are described on separate pages.
- First Lane
- Second Lane: This lane runs along the longitude of Erdane in Tysan and Westcliff in Havish.
- Third Lane: This lane runs along the longitude of Althain Tower in Tysan and Telmandir in Havish.
- Fourth Lane: This lane runes along the longitude of the Second Age Paravian ruins in Vastmark, Shand and the Penstair ruins in Rathain, passing through the site of Kewar Tunnel as well as Caith-al-Caen.
- Fifth Lane: This lane runs along the longitude of Jaelot in Rathain and Meth Isle Keep in Shand.
- Sixth Lane: This lane runs through the Skyshiel Mountains near Highscarp.
- Seventh Lane: This lane runs along the longitude of Athir in Rathain and Telzen and Southshire in Shand.
- Eighth Lane
- Ninth Lane
- Tenth Lane
- Eleventh Lane
- Twelfth Lane
- E-mail with Janny Wurts, September 13, 2007. "Athera has 12 lanes that wrap the globe - that twelve would become 24, if the globe were mapped in Mercator projection - hence the doubled number [referenced in some parts of the story]."