- “With Angor Rot's temple, we wanted the weight of the jungle to be visually evident. Under Rustan's direction, we bent and sagged the columns and stairs; the temple was even roped with heavy vines that seem to pull the temple further into the earth”
- ―Geoffrey Loo, Modeler[src]
Aysa-Thoon is a minor location in Trollhunters. It is a temple dedicated to both Morgana and Merlin, which is located deep within the jungles of Ranthambore, India. It is also where the ancient assassin, Angor Rot, was imprisoned for centuries.
This temple is also called the Temple of the Pale One (Merlin) and the Temple of the Dark One (Morgana), as it is where Morgana's magic is strong and where Merlin hid his ancient gyre, which leads to his tomb. It is also where Angor Rot was trapped in after a confrontation with Merlin himself.
According to Angor Reborn, Angor Rot confronted Merlin within Aysa-Thoon after he killed many Trollhunters under Morgana's command. However, Merlin traps him within the temple, shackling him and burying him underneath the temple's debris as punishment for serving Morgana and killing his champions.
In "Return of the Trollhunter", after the current Trollhunter, Jim Lake Jr., killed Bular, Strickler set out to Ranthambore, along with Otto Scaarbach and Fragwa, to find Angor and use him for his own gain. They journey deep in the jungles of India to search for the whereabouts of the Pale Lady's assassin, until they finally found Aysa-Thoon. Strickler puts on the Inferna Copula before releasing Angor from his shackles. After squashing Fragwa, Angor was seconds away from killing the changelings, until Strickler uses the ring to control him, planning to use him to kill Jim.
The temple appears again in "The Exorcism of Claire Nunez", where Gunmar (along with a captive AAARRRGGHH!!! and a brainwashed Draal) awaken Morgana's spirit again. He presents her the second Eye of Angor Rot and she resurrects her assassin, as well as restoring his soul. She takes note of AAARRRGGHH!!! and tells Gunmar to use him as bait.
In "The Oath", Jim, Toby, Claire, and Blinky arrive at the temple by using AAARRRGGHH!!! as an emotional anchor. However, they find their friend in a stasis trap (courtesy of Angor Rot) and several active Dwärkstones suspended in midair. They realize that they've used AAARRRGGHH!!! as bait to lure Team Trollhunters to their death. They luckily managed to free AAARRRGGHH!!! before the stones exploded.
The gang suddenly spot an ancient Gyre hidden underneath the temple, which had no controls. Jim realizes that the stone within his amulet holds the map that will activate the gyre and lead them straight to Merlin's Cave.
From outside, the tomb is a giant stone pillar-like structure, covered in vines and other vegetation. The route to it is covered with tall trees and thick vegetation, making it almost inaccessible.
Inside, it is a dark cave with a raised pedestal in the center, used by Morgana to project herself as an astral projection. When Strickler came to free Angor Rot, the pedestal was blocked with a big mound of stones.
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