|Effects:|| Mark Drawing|
Steles are the tools used by Shadowhunters to draw runes onto their skin, weapons, and other materials. They are made of adamas, a heavenly material, and crafted by the Iron Sisters. Steles have a sort of aura to them, a ghostly imprint of their owner's personality.
They are described as looking like long, slender twigs. The length and style of a stele depends on the owner's preferences. There are many different models of steles, the appearance evolving depending on the times.
- The first stele is believed to have been a rough oblong of adamas used by Jonathan Shadowhunter to inscribe the first Marks on his own skin.
- Demons are not harmed by exposure to a stele, but they will usally recoil as they do from all adamas.