Dragonmount

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General

Dragonmount is a large mountain, located close to Tar Valon. It is an immense black, sloped (TDR, Ch. 10) mountain, with a jagged top from which thin whips of smoke are frequently seen. (TGH, Ch. 19) Its shadow just touches Tar Valon each evening (TSR, Ch. 1). The smoke and rumbling noises that it makes suggest that it is an active volcano (TGH, Ch. 22). Unlike many mountains, it is not part of a mountain range. Standing alone, it is the result of Lews Therin's grief at learning he had killed Ilyena and all his family (TEotW, Prologue.

It was also prophesied as the birthplace of the Dragon Reborn who it was foretold ‘On the slopes of Dragonmount shall he be born, born of a maiden wedded to no man.’ (TDR, Ch. 31 (TGH, Ch. 8). This came true during the final battle of the Aiel War, which was occurred in the shadow of Dragonmount (TGH, Ch. 8), when Tigraine died and gave birth to Rand before he was found by Tam (TEotW, Ch. 6).


Quotes

Of Lews Therin Telamon, no sign remained. Where he had stood a mountain now rose miles into the sky, molten lava still gushing from its broken peak. The broad, straight river had been pushed into a curve away from the mountain, and there it split to form a long island in its midst. The shadow of the mountain almost reached the island; it lay dark across the land like the ominous hand of prophecy. For a time the dull, protesting rumbles of the earth were the only sound (The Eye of the World, Prologue).

'He is born again! I feel him! The Dragon takes his first breath on the slope of Dragonmount! He is coming! He is coming! Light help us! Light help the world! He lies in the snow and cries like the thunder! He burns like the sun! (Gitara, The Great Hunt, Chapter 8).

‘On the slopes of Dragonmount shall he be born, born of a maiden wedded to no man.’ (The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 31)

The man is rumbling inside worse than Dragonmount (Vandene on Lan, The Great Hunt, Chapter 22 ).