From Tar Valon Library
Author: Leora Oldessroth
Located in western Andor, Baerlon is where much of the ore, and especially the iron, from the Mountains of Mists is refined and worked. The Baerlon Ironworks is famous for the quality of its castings. Powerful Dhurran draft horses are often seen on the streets of Baerlon, hauling carts of ore to and from the Ironworks (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 27).
Baerlon and the mines are located far from the center of Andoran power and the last several Queens have struggled to maintain their hold over the area. The mines are so vital to Andor’s economic health that other parts of Andor have been ignored in making sure that the mines and Baerlon remain a part of the nation (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 27).
City Layout and Buildings
Because of its distance from cities of any size, Baerlon is protected by a perimeter wall of logs and watchtowers (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 27). The wall is twenty feet high (TEotW, Ch. 13). One of the gates is known as the Whitebridge Gate—presumably one facing east, the direction in which Whitebridge lies from Baerlon (TEotW, Ch. 13). There is also a gate known as the Caemlyn Gate (TEotW, Ch. 17). The town had around nine inns (TEotW, Ch. 15).
There are shops on every street with awnings overhanging the front of the building, sheltering tables full of wares (TEotW, Ch. 15).
Baerlon merchants sometimes travel to the Two Rivers to trade in wool and tabac (TEotW, Ch. 1).
People and Customs
Characters from Baerlon
Appearance, Clothing and Dress
Some wear very fine clothes and have long fur cloaks, but most wear clothes like the clothes of the Two Rivers (TEotW, Ch. 15).
The people of Baerlon do not look any different from Two Rivers people (TEotW, Ch. 15).