Long ago, a mysterious meteorite fell on Magix and landed in the center of what is now known as the Enclosed Territory. The impact of the meteorite's crash was so great that it disintegrated and its dusty remains were scattered across the Enclosed Territory, resulting in the area's ability to cancel out all magic. The dust and fragments left behind by the destroyed meteorite became known as the Shaab Stone collectively.
No one knows why the Shaab Stone can cancel out magic specifically but many antagonists throughout the run of the comics smuggle pieces of it to use as either a precaution or an integral part of their sinister plans.
The Shaab Stone is a large magenta-colored slab of rock. It takes the form of pebbles, powder, and even a pendant in its later appearances, all while retaining its magenta hue. The only exception to this is in Issue 47 where the Shaab Stone fragment appears to be green instead of magenta, though, that could be due to the fragment being encased inside the pendant of the pirate captain.
The Shaab Stone is first mentioned by Lothar when reporting in to Belizarius. Wanting to find a way to blackmail Headmistress Griffin into working for him, Belizarius sent out his men to look for a way to make that possible. Lothar managed to uncover the mystery of the Enclosed Territory, a mountainous area near Magix where magic mysteriously does not work. According to his findings, the reason for this is because of the fabled Shaab Stone: a stone with the ability to cancel out all magic. Knowing this, Belizarius has Lothar and his men travel to the Enclosed Territory to retrieve the Shaab Stone and his men prepare their ships and supplies for their latest job. Little do any of them know is that Helia has been listening in on their plan and once he has all the information he needs, Helia returns to Red Fountain to inform Codatorta and the three headmasters.
In response, Saladin has them all assembly various groups of fairies, witches and Specialists to monitor Belizarius' men and retrieve the Stone if it exists. Since Helia was the one who collected all the information they know now, Codatorta has him appointed as commander for his group.
By morning, the Winx meet up with the Specialists to join them on their search for the Shaab Stone, however, once they enter the Enclosed Territory, the group faces a few issues in their search. They then decide to search for the crater left behind by the meteorite all those years ago as it would not have completely disappeared given how large it is supposed to be. After getting a better look at the Territory's map (courtesy of Bloom), the group manages to find the crater, only to be met with the sight of another shuttle flying by.
Realizing that it is one of Belizarius' shuttles, Helia has Timmy land the shuttle somewhere out of their field of vision to spy on them. Taking out their binoculars to spy on them, the boys find that they have set up an entire base camp at the center of the crater and, to make things even worse, they have just got their hands on the Shaab Stone! Upon learning this, everyone begins to panic now that the legend of the Shaab Stone turned out to be true, and Riven begins lashing out, insisting that they should ambush Belizarius' men while they are busy celebrating. However, Helia has everyone retreat for now to simply monitor them as they wait for backup since Belizarius' men are professionals.
By nightfall, the group exacts Helia's plan to monitor Belizarius' men as they await backup, however, Riven has been skulking around, looking for an opening. He pulls Timmy into his hiding spot as two of the soldiers lugging the Stone and talking about the pay they will get from Belizarius once they turn over the stone. Wanting to snatch the Stone while they have the chance, Riven goes against Helia's orders and charges at the men, forcing Timmy to run after him for cover. The two manage to knock out the men and steal the Shaab Stone from them, but they are quickly apprehended by Lothar and two other soldiers who overheard sounds of a scuffle.
When backup finally arrives, Lothar forces them to let him and his men leave by using Riven and Timmy as hostages. Codatorta tries to negotiate with them but Lothar refuses and threatens to kill Riven and Timmy if they do not let them leave peacefully. With no other option, everyone is forced to let Lothar and his men escape with the Shaab Stone, ensuring that Belizarius gets it for the safety of their friends.
The next day, Riven and Timmy are released on the outskirts of Magix unharmed as Lothar promised, while Helia must now explain to his grandfather of what happened. Sky tries to get Helia to tell Saladin the truth, that all this was Riven's fault, but Helia believes that it would not do any good and leaves to face his grandfather's wrath.
At Alfea, the Winx lament over how magic no long works in all of Magix, while Belizarius revels in his success with the Shaab Stone on a display on his desk.
Halfway into Issue 32, it is revealed that Lothar and his men have been abandoned by Belizarius without pay when he fled from Magix to evade arrest. After witnessing how well-trained Bloom's dragon friend is, Lothar plots to steal him and trade him over to the highest bidder. His subordinate wonders how they will be able to steal the dragon from fairies, to which Lothar reveals that he chipped off pieces of the Shaab Stone and kept them on his person during their mission to retrieve it. Remembering that he knows of a circus owner always looking for oddities in the Gourkal Dimension, Lothar and his subordinate go looking for their former comrades to exact their plan.
The next day, the Winx wake up feeling exhausted and nauseous and it is revealed by Musa that they have been feeling weaker for the past two days. That is when Aisha rushes in to check on them and inform them that Professor Palladium had found that someone contaminated Alfea's drinking water! When asked what the water was contaminated with, Aisha reveals that a sleeping potion and fragments of the Shaab Stone have been used, and this helps Bloom realize that this was all done so that whoever contaminated their water was after her dragon friend.
An hour later, after getting everyone up, the Winx are given enough clues to let them know that the bandits have fled into Gloomy Wood Forest to the north with Bloom's dragon friend. Thanks to Knut's sense of smell and his description of the scents, Tecna realizes that those involved with kidnapping the dragon are men who formerly worked under Belizarius. With all this information, the Winx try to transform, only to be stricken with powerful headaches that cause them to fall to the ground. Bloom realizes that the fragments of the Shaab Stone they had ingested has a strong enough influence to render them incapable of transforming, so Stella proposes that they call the boys over to help aid in their search and rescue mission.
- The Shaab Stone is the most recurring item within the comics, as it is used or at least mentioned in some way in five separate issues and across three different seasons. Morgana's Necklace is the only other comic-exclusive object that shares this and it comes in second; only being mentioned and used in four issues only contained within the events of most Season 4 comics.