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During the siege of Dras-Leona, Eragon loses the belt after the confrontation with the priests of Helgrind. He fails at finding the belt at that time and he still couldn't find the belt when he went to check for it later.

Any idea what happened to it? Was the wards around it so powerful, nobody could ever find if it was lost? Or did someone destroy the belt?

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We don't know, but it'll probably be in book five (or a different book)

So it’s safe to say that any “loose ends” we may come across are intended for future tales? Such as, perhaps, the belt of Beloth the Wise?

Christopher Paolini: Possibly. The problem is, there are always loose ends. If I write another story, it’ll probably raise as many questions as it answers. Still, yes, the belt of Beloth the Wise will pop up again somewhere else. Personally, my favorite theory is that Angela swiped it in Dras-Leona. But then again, I can’t imagine she would have done anything to harm Eragon’s chances of killing Galbatorix.

Shurtagal.com's first post-Inheritance interview with Christopher Paolini, December 2011

So what became of the belt of Beloth the Wise?

Christopher Paolini: Heh. Book V.

Twitter AMA October 2012

Where did the belt of Beloth the Wise go?

Christopher Paolini: Great question. No comment.

Is it potentially important? ‘Pay attention to it, readers,’ type thing?

Christopher Paolini: Well it’s not unimportant. I mean, a big magical artifact suddenly disappearing for a while, that’s cause for concern, yes.

Well you say “for a while,” so it might reappear at some point.

Christopher Paolini: That’s right, it might.

Shurtagal.com's second post-Inheritance interview with Christopher Paolini, January 2013

What happen with the belt of Beloth the Wise?

Christopher Paolini: Good question.

Twitter June 2015

Since Bregan could see Murtagh’s eldunari and the belt of Beloth the wise…could he possibly find the belt?

Christopher Paolini: Yup.

Twitter December 2015

Eragon used the Name of Names trying to find [the belt], if I recall correctly, so do we assume that it's been destroyed?

Christopher Paolini: Never assume anything.

Facebook AMA February 2017

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    It's worth noting that when Paolin revised Inheritance for the Deluxe edition he added a few short passages about Bregan. I think it's very likely that he'll be involved in whatever story the belt turns up in. – ibid Dec 3 '18 at 6:47

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