NB! The wiki may contain spoilers – you have been warned. 😘
Wheel of Time: Caemlyn is the capital of Andor and is said to be the second most beautiful city in the world. Only Tar Valon outshines it. The city consists of two parts, the Inner City which was build by Ogier stonemason, and the New City that surrounds it. It is (mostly) surrounded by a 50ft white stone wall, tall round towers and big arched gates.
The crowning glory of Caemlyn is its Royal Palace that is the most beautiful building in the country. It is home to Queen Morgase and her children Galad, Gawyn and Elaine. An estimated 300,000 people live in Caemlyn when the Wheel of Time story begins.
Wheel of Time: Cairhien is the capital of the Cairhien kingdom. This large, square city is located by the River Alguenya. The north and east gates of the city are known as the Jangai and Dragonwall gates. This was the kingdom the Aiel invaded when they started the Aiel War.
Wheel of Time: A channeler is someone who can channel the One Power. A mage. The power is described as a stream you need to open yourself up to and learn to ride to be able to control it. Only women who belong to the White Tower are allowed to channel, all other use of magic is outlawed. The source of the female power is called Saidar.
THE READER’S WIKI is a slowly growing collection of glossary/wiki entries where I collect terms from the titles I delve into.
NB! The wiki may contain spoilers – you have been warned. =)
I try to list all the (potentially) new terms as I write my blog posts and link to the wiki page where they are explained. Linked words are always this colour and underscored.
Let me know if the word/concept you’re looking for isn’t there and I’ll try to add it as soon as I can.