The stone would cry out the name of the true ruler so it would echo across hill and dale. All would hear its proclamation, which foiled normal methods of deception. It was not until some unnamed sorcerer buried an infant with strong innate magic and cast a spell upon her. This caused the infant to rapidly mature, seek out the stone sleeping in the ground, and bring it to the surface to proclaim whomever was imprinted upon the girl's mind as monarch. This taboo process spread through hushed whispers in the shadows until the stone lost all credibility and was sealed away. One such unwitting accomplice was Lia Fáil.