Amadicia

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A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion. Other information about the character is also included in the Companion, but we did not use it in the TarValon.Net Library.

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Amidaica
Sigil The Thistle and Star - a red thistle leaf laid over a six-pointed star
Banner Thistle and Star on a field horizontally striped blue and gold. There are a total of three blue stripes and two gold stripes.
Capital Amador
Ruler
Throne
Crown
Palace The Serenda Palace

Author: Leora Oldessroth

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General

Sigil: Amadicia’s sigil is a red thistle leaf laid over a six-pointed star. It is known as “the Thistle and Star” (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

Banner: Amadicia’s banner is the Thistle and Star on a field horizontally striped blue and gold. There are a total of three blue stripes and two gold stripes (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

Channeling and channelers are outlawed in Amadicia, and thus Aes Sedai avoid Amadicia at all costs (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

Thieves are treated harshly. The thief is branded on his first offense, the right hand is cut off for the second and the third offense results in hanging. The penalty is the same whether the stolen items were valuable or worthless. Thieves avoid the nation as assiduously as Aes Sedai (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

Amadicia does not have good relations with the Atha'an Miere (TGH, Ch. 29).

Amadician law forbids the building of walls around cities, except in Amador; the law was made at the request of and is enforced by the Whitecloaks (KoD, Ch. 12).

History

An entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion for this article but no information is available in the main story arc.

Geography

Relation to previous national boundaries

According to the maps, the land that is now Amadicia was once part of the nation of Aelgar. After the Trolloc Wars, part of the nation of Kharendor occupied the land that became Amadicia.

Borders

Amadicia is south and west of the Mountains of Mist and located between Tarabon (to the northwest), Altara (to the east) and Ghealdan (to the north), with the River Eldar forming the northern and eastern border and the River Sharia the southern border (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30). To the southeast lies the Shadow Coast and Windbiter's Finger as well as the Sea of Storms (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 2).

Geographical Features

Bodies of Water
Hills and Mountains

The Mountains of Mist

Miscellaneous

Tall stone pillars to either side of the road mark the border between Amadicia and Tarabon (TFoH, Ch. 8).

Government

The Throne

Amadicia is officially ruled by the King of Amadicia but the real power lies with the Children of the Light who have their base of power, the Fortress of Light, in Amador (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

The Lord Captain Commander is the ruler in fact; he governs through military and political might (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 25).

Until recently, the king of Amadicia was Ailron. Ailron died fighting the Seanchan (CoT, Prologue). His replacement is unknown.

The King resides in the Serenda Palace, located two miles from Amador and the Fortress of the Light (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

The King makes up for his lack of real power by surrounding himself with pomp and circumstance and a court full of nobles (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

The King performs all ceremonial duties. Ailron, the most recent king, did have some power so long as he didn’t go against the wishes of the Children (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

Nobility

By law, noblemen’s houses must be built of wood, not stone (the Whitecloaks are exempt from this law). This is to ensure that rebels would not be able to hold out long against the King (TFoH, Ch. 13).

Noble Houses

Each House is headed by a High Seat. (LoC, Ch. 9)

Military

The king’s soldiers wear mail, conical steel hats and blue cloaks embroidered with the Star and Thistle (TFoH, Ch. 13).

The Amadician Guardians of the Gate is considered to be one of the main military groups of the last centuries (TWoRJTWoT: 26).

Cities, Towns and Villages

Cities, Towns and Villages in Amadicia

Relations and Trade

People and Customs

Women who are healers must be careful; if they cure too many people too quickly they might be accused of being Aes Sedai. For this reason, most of the healers in Amadicia are men (TFoH, Ch. 10).

Feasts and Festivals

Festivals celebrated in Arad Doman that are not celebrated by all nations include the Feast of Abram, Bailene, Genshai and the Festival of Lanterns (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 31).

Appearance, Clothing and Dress

Amadicians are ruddy-faced (CoT, Ch. 9).

Noble men wear long colorful coats (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

Noble women wear their hair long and curled (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30). They wear dresses in bright colors and wide-brimmed hats decorated with plumes (LoC, Ch. 9).

Servants in the Serenda Palace wear red and gold livery (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 30).

Common men wear unrelieved black buttoned to the neck (ACoS, Ch. 14).

Food

Expressions

Characters from Amadicia

Main article: Amadician Character List

Names

Family names from Amadicia include: Alfara, Arene, Carnal, Lugay, Macura