Kandor

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Kandor
Sigil A red rearing horse. The red horse
Banner The red horse on a field of pale green.
Capital Chachin
Ruler Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noremaga
Throne The Throne of Clouds
Crown
Palace The Aesdaishar Palace


General

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(Flag made by Linda Antonsson)

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Kandor is one of the Borderlands and as such, has a martial culture, though it does not wage war against its neighbours. As the Last Battle began, Trolloc hordes swept south out of the Blight, overrunning Kandor (This passage needs a reference). When the nations sign the Peace of the Dragon, Kandor is represented by Antol as Queen Ethenielle is trying to organise refugees (AMoL, Ch. 5). Later, when planning the battle, Agelmar suggests sending armies to Kandor, but Antol says it has already fallen. Easar agrees that it is beyond recovery. They instead decide to send Aes Sedai.

History

Unless stated otherwise, all information herein is taken from The Wheel of Time Roleplaying Game, Chapter 12.

A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion confirming the information available in previously published official sources outside of the main story arc.

Like all of the Borderlands, Kandor became a nation near the beginning of the War of the Hundred Years. Concerned about the ongoing war, the governors of the five northern provinces held a meeting; the outcome of this meeting was an agreement to form five independent nations. Because the purpose of these nations was to work together against the Blight and to protect themselves against the fighting in the southlands, for the most part Kandor did not take part in the war outside of self-defense. The first king of Kandor was Jarel Soukovni (TWoTRPG, Ch. 12).

During the Last Battle, Kandor is currently ruled by Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noremaga.

Geography

Relationship to previous national borders

According to maps, during the time of the Compact of the Ten Nations, the land that would become Kandor was part of the nation of Aramaelle, although part of Jaramide may also have ended up in Kandor. After the Trolloc Wars, part of the nation of Elsalam occupied the land

Borders

Kandor is one of the Borderland nations, dedicated to defending the Blightborder. It is situated between Saldaea and Arafel, with the Blight to the north. At least part of Kandor is mountainous.

Geographical Features

Miscellaneous

Plain of Lances

Government

The Throne

Nobility

Noble Houses

There are several important noble houses in Kandor. They are as follows: The House of Arrel (Members: Edeyn and Iselle), The House of Marcasiev (Members: Varan) and the House of Noremaga (Members: Ethenielle, Brys, Diryk, Antol, Jarene).

Military

There is not much specific information on the military of Kandor, but it is known that the martial arts are just as highly developed in Kandor as in the other borderland nations. The army of Kandor is most likely similar to those of Arafel, Saldaea and Shienar.

Also, at the meeting of the Borderland rulers, Queen Ethenielle remarks, "What I've left behind can guard the Blight short of the Trolloc Wars coming again." This tells us that the army of Kandor is of considerable size.

Cities, Towns and Villages

The capital city of Kandor is Chachin, located in the mountains of Kandor. The merchants of Chachin have a good reputation and considerable wealth, even though the city's nearness to the Blight prevents it from being a major trading city. Another well known city in Kandor is Canluum, with the town of Ravinda located between the two.

Relations and Trade

Kandor is known quite well for its merchants. Out of all the Borderlands, Kandor is the one that has the most skill for trade; Kandor also has a highly respected guild for merchants, which none of the other Borderland nations can boast.

People and Customs

Feasts and Festivals

Appearance, Clothing and Dress

Kandori people can be easily recognized by the earrings that they wear. They are worn by both men and women, and can sometimes be quite ostentatious.

Kandori men wear their beards in a distinctive forked style, and often wear up to three silver chains over their coats. Loose breeches seem to be worn by both men and women alike, if anything can be told from Birgitte's appearance and the fact that she claims to be Kandori.

Food

Expressions

Characters from Kandor

Main article: Kandori Character List