Paaran Disen

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A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion confirming the information available in the main story arc.

Author: Atarah al'Norahn

The City

Paaran Disen was the greatest city of the Age of Legends, before the Breaking of the World. It is mentioned to have been the capital city of the land and the seat of the government, and also to have been the "crown jewel" of all the cities (TWoRJTWoT).

It was at Paaran Disen that Lews Therin Telamon had one of his victories against Elan Morin Tedronai (Ishamael). Although Lews Therin defeated Elan Morin at Paaren Disen, Elan Morin did escape (TEotW, Prologue).

Moghedien recalls the Shadow winning a victory at Paaran Disen (TFoH, Ch. 18).

After the sealing of the Bore, the remaining citizens flee Paaren Disen as Jaric Mondoran and Haindar, two male Aes Sedai struck by the taint, are heading towards the city. The Aes Sedai instruct the Aiel to leave the city to keep them from dying as they did at Tzora (TSR, Ch. 27).

The Hall of the Servants

Located in Paaran Disen was the main Hall of the Servants, the seat of power of the Aes Sedai. It was from the Hall of the Servants that the Aes Sedai were regulated, and where the rules for channeling were created and enforced.

The Hall of the Servants is described to have had "massive columned entrances, large ornate doorways, and polished floors of glowing white elstone" (TWoRJTWoT). Beyond the entrance, there is an antechamber with a broad set of stairs made of "silvery white elsone." The flight above contains "great gilded doors" to many rooms (TSR, Ch. 26).

Be'lal is mentioned to have destroyed the Hall of the Servants before Lews Therin Telamon and his Companions could seal the Bore (TDR, Ch. 50).