The pit was an inescapable prison located in Aydindril. The pit was filled with horrible murderers, rapists, and thieves. The only way out was up a ladder and gate that was prevented from opening from the inside.
Kahlan was later thrown in the pit by the same people. She, however, was able to escape. Her powers were being restricted, but she managed to confess the strongest man before they could rape her. She ordered the man to protect her. Later, Chandalen came to her rescue and helped her out. He got word from a woman who received visions named Jebra.