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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 Coremanda was located in what is now known as eastern Andor. To the south it was bordered by Eharon to the southwest and Essenia to the southeast. To the west were Manetheren to the southwest and Aridhol to the northwest, Aramaelle to the north, and Tar Valon and Almoren to the northeast. North of the Damona Mountains was an area known as the Splintered Hills which contained the fort Eagle's Reaches (TGS, Ch. 27).

Cities, Towns, and Villages

The capital city of Coremanda was Shaemal. Other cities included Braem (Now New Braem), Hai Caemlyn (now Caemlyn), and Nailine Samfara. There were Waygates at Shaemal, Braem (LoC, Ch. 20), and Hai Caemlyn (TEotW, Ch. 42).

Formation, Government, and Nobility

Like the other nations in its time, Coremanda was formed sometime after the Breaking of the World.

The ruler of Coremanda who signed The Compact of the Ten Nations was King Ladoman.

Before the Trolloc Wars

Before the Trolloc Wars began, supposedly the whole world envied Coremanda's splendor and might. (LoC, Ch. 5) Nothing else is known.

The Trolloc Wars

Nothing is known of Coremanda's part in the Trolloc Wars except that, as known to everyone, it stood against the Shadow.

After the Trolloc Wars

The Trolloc Wars took a heavy toll upon the nation of Coremanda. Braem and Shaemal were completely destroyed during the Wars (TFoH, Ch. 1, ACoS, Ch. 30). By the end of the wars, the entire nation of Coremanda was destroyed.

Some ruins of Coremanda can still be seen along the Tar Valon road (ACoS, Ch. 1).

According to the maps, Aldeshar, Dal Calain, Caembarin, and part of Nerevan, and later a great part of Andor, grew out of the ruins of Coremanda.