Author: Atarah al'Norahn
Hardan was one of the twenty-four nations that arose either during or shortly after the War of the Hundred Years. It was located in the eastern part of the Westlands, with Shienar to the north and Cairhien to the south (TGH, Ch. 10; LoC, Ch. 20).
The capital city of Hardan was Harad Dakar (TGH, Ch. 10).
Loial says that none of the towns and cities of Hardan remain, and that people hauled away the stone used to make them for their own purposes, such as to build villages and farms. Apparently, for the most part, these villages and farms no longer exist, either (TGH, Ch. 10).
By the year 600 NE, the nation of Hardan had faded away, much of its land swallowed up by Cairhien for a time. Cairhien, however, could not maintain control of the land and its borders eventually retreated, leaving the former Hardan as unclaimed land (LoC, Ch. 20).
Harad Dakar was the last remnant of Hardan to fade away, nearly three hundred years ago. Ingtar says that, by the time Harad Dakar fell, it was only an empty shell with a King who could barely control the city, much less the land around it (TGH, Ch. 10).