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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 Essenia was located in what is now known as Tear and the Plains of Maredo. To the north was Coremanda, with Eharon to the west and the Spine of the World to the east.

Cities, Towns, and Villages

The capital city of Essenia was Aren Mador, which eventually became the city of Far Madding as it is today. Other cities of Essenia included Dalsande and Tear. There were Waygates built at Aren Mador and Tear.

Formation, Government, and Nobility

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

The ruler of Essenia who signed the Compact of Ten Nations was First Lord Cristol.

Before the Trolloc Wars

Before the Trolloc Wars began, Essenia was known for its philosophers and seats of learning (LoC, Ch. 5). Nothing else is known.

The Trolloc Wars

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

After the Trolloc Wars

Essenia was one of the nations that survived the Trolloc Wars, though it soon succumbed to its own fragility. According to the maps, the nations of Fergansea, Moreina, Talmour, and Esandara, and later Tear and the Maredo, grew out of the ruins of Essenia.