The Free Era

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Author: Atarah al'Norahn

The Free Years marked the years after the Trolloc Wars. By FY 100, twenty-nine new nations had arisen.

For nearly eight hundred years, the nations of the Free Era prospered, until a man named Guaire Amalasan named himself the Dragon Reborn in FY 939 and began to conquer the nations. One of the generals in the war that came to be known as the War of the Second Dragon was Artur Paendrag Tanreall.

In brief, Amalasan added many nations to his holdings before Artur Paendrag and his men, as well as the Aes Sedai who were with him, captured Amalasan and took him to the Tower where he was gentled. In the summer of FY 943, several rulers attacked Hawkwing's homeland, possibly afraid of his reputation as a general. The years of FY 943 to FY 963 are referred to as the Consolidation. Hawkwing defeated the armies sent against him, and over the next twenty years, he conquered, with the exception of Tar Valon, every mile of land from the Spine of the World to the Aryth Ocean.

(Reference: The World of Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time")

The Nations


Main article: Years FY Character List