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Almoren was one of the Ten Nations which was destroyed during the Trolloc Wars.


In red location within the Ten Nations

Almoren was located in the east of the Westlands. It stretched from north of Kinslayer's Dagger to Haddon Mirk and from the Erinin to the Spine of the World. It was bordered by Essenia to the south, Coremanda and Tar Valon to the west and Aramaelle to the north. Its capital city was Al'cair'rahienallen (which later became Cairhien) and its other major Ogier-built city was Jennshain.[1]

Almoren's territory incorporated all of modern Cairhien and a substantial amount of additional land. [1]


Almoren was founded after the Breaking of the World and was brought into the Compact of the Ten Nations by King Coerid Nosar.[1] In 742 AB, the nation was ruled by a queen, whose Right Hand, Jurith Dorine, wrote Commentaries on the Prophecies of the Dragon. [2]

Almoren was overrun and destroyed during the Trolloc Wars. Following the wars its territory was divided by the new kingdoms of Hamarea, Ileande, Tova, Shandalle and Khodomar. [1]

Its name translated into the Common Tongue is possibly "For the People" - from the Old Tongue words al (meaning "for the" or "of the") and mora (meaning "people", pluralized as moren[3]). [4]

Compact of the Ten Nations

Aelgar | Almoren | Aramaelle | Aridhol | Coremanda | Eharon | Essenia | Jaramide | Manetheren | Safer

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 TWORJTWOT, Ch10
  2. The Great Hunt, Prologue
  3. The Wheel of Time Companion, Old Tongue, Words and Phrases in the Old Tongue, Various Rules, Pluralization
  4. The Wheel of Time Companion, Old Tongue