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|Sigil||The Thistle and Star - a red thistle leaf laid over a six-pointed star|
|Banner||Thistle and Star on a field horizontally striped blue and gold. There are a total of three blue stripes and two gold stripes.|
|Palace||The Serenda Palace|
Author: Leora Oldessroth
Sigil: Amadicia’s sigil is a red thistle leaf laid over a six-pointed star. It is known as “the Thistle and Star” (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).
Banner: Amadicia’s banner is the Thistle and Star on a field horizontally striped blue and gold. There are a total of three blue stripes and two gold stripes (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).
Thieves are treated harshly. The thief is branded on his first offense, the right hand is cut off for the second and the third offense results in hanging. The penalty is the same whether the stolen items were valuable or worthless. Thieves avoid the nation as assiduously as Aes Sedai (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).
Amadicia is south of the Mountains of Mist and located between Tarabon (to the northwest) and Altara (to the east) (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30). To the southeast lies the Shadow Coast and Windbiter's Finger as well as the Sea of Storms (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 2).
- Bodies of Water
- Hills and Mountains
Tall stone pillars to either side of the road mark the border between Amadicia and Tarabon (TFoH, Ch. 8).
Cities, Towns and Villages
- Cities, Towns and Villages in Amadicia
- Abila (a good-sized town 40 miles south of the town of Bethal in Ghealdan) (TPoD, Ch. 9)
- Almizar (a town 100 miles southwest of Amador) (KoD, Ch. 12)
- Amador (capital; headquarters of the Children of the Light)
- Bellon (village located 20 miles from Amador along the Gaean River) (TFoH, Ch. 13)
- Jeramel (town 100 miles west of Abila) (WH, Ch. 1)
- Mardecin (village 5 miles east of the Tarabon border) (TFoH, Ch. 8)
- Sienda (village east of Amador) (TFoH, Ch. 14)
Amadicia is officially ruled by the King of Amadicia but the real power lies with the Children of the Light who have their base of power, the Fortress of Light, in Amador (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).
The Lord Captain Commander is the ruler in fact; he governs through military and political might (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 25).
The King makes up for his lack of real power by surrounding himself with pomp and circumstance and a court full of nobles (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).
The King performs all ceremonial duties. Ailron, the most recent king, did have some power so long as he didn’t go against the wishes of the Children (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).
By law, noblemen’s houses must be built of wood, not stone (the Whitecloaks are exempt from this law). This is to ensure that rebels would not be able to hold out long against the King (TFoH, Ch. 13).
- Noble Houses
Each House is headed by a High Seat. (LoC, Ch. 9)
The king’s soldiers wear mail, conical steel hats and blue cloaks embroidered with the Star and Thistle (TFoH, Ch. 13).
The Amadician Guardians of the Gate is considered to be one of the main military groups of the last centuries (TWoRJTWoT: 26).
Relations and Trade
People and Customs
Women who are healers must be careful; if they cure too many people too quickly they might be accused of being Aes Sedai. For this reason, most of the healers in Amadicia are men (TFoH, Ch. 10).
Feasts and Festivals
Appearance, Clothing and Dress
Amadicians are ruddy-faced (CoT, Ch. 9).
Noble men wear long colorful coats (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).
Servants in the Serenda Palace wear red and gold livery (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).
Common men wear unrelieved black buttoned to the neck (ACoS, Ch. 14).
Characters from Amadicia
- Main article: Amadician Character List