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A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion confirming the information available in the main story arc.

Unless stated otherwise, all information herein is taken from The World of Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time", Chapter 10.

Author: Atarah al'Norahn


The nation of Almoren lay in the area that is now known as Cairhien, and bordered on what is now known as the Spine of the World. Almoren also bordered on the lands that were held by Tar Valon and the Aes Sedai of the White Tower.

Cities, Towns, and Villages

The capital city of Almoren was Al'cair'rahienallen, which bears some resemblance to the name of the modern-day capital of Cairhien. During the construction of this city, the Ogier built a Waygate there (TGH, Ch. 32). The only other city that is known to have been a part of Almoren is Jennshain.

Formation, Government, and Nobility

The nation of Almoren was formed sometime after the Breaking of the World. The ruler who signed the Compact on behalf of Almoren was King Coerid Nosar.

Other than this, not much else is known of the government; sometime before the Trolloc Wars, Almoren was ruled by a Queen whose name has been lost.

Before the Trolloc Wars

Before the beginning of the Wars, in 742 AB, the Right Hand of the Queen of Almoren, Jurith Dorine, wrote a commentary on the Prophecies of the Dragon. (TDR, Prologue)

The Trolloc Wars

Nothing is known of Almoren's participation in the Trolloc Wars, except for the fact that, of course, the nation stood against the Shadow.

After the Trolloc Wars

The nation of Almoren fell to the Shadow sometime during the Wars. The date is unknown, only the fact that Almoren did not survive.

According to the maps, Ileande, Hamarea, Shandalle, Tova, and later Cairhien, grew out of the ruins of Almoren.