EWoT: Amadicia

Amadicia is a southern nation of the Westlands. It is the home of the Children of the Light.


Amadicia is a country that lies west of Altara, with the River Eldar forming the border between the two. It is at the southern end of the Mountains of Mist, and is southeast of Tarabon. Its southern border is the River Sharia, beyond which lies the Shadow Coast.

03 - Amadicia

Location within the Westlands


The ruling body of Amadicia is historically a king, most recently King Ailron, but the Children of the Light were the real ruling power in Amadicia before the coming of the Seanchan.


Due to the belief among the Children of the Light that Aes Sedai are servants of the Dark One, both Aes Sedai and channeling are outlawed in Amadicia, and the merest suspicion of such activity can result in harsh punishment and execution. Similarly, the denouncement, trial, and execution of suspected Darkfriends is common, though the accused are often little more than social outcasts or the unlucky participants in disagreements.

The Children's expansionist aspirations have led to a number of wars in Amadicia, most recently the Whitecloak War with Illian and Altara, which the Children call "the Troubles."

After the White Tower split, the Children of the Light themselves played a key role in the choice of Salidar as the base of the rebel Aes Sedai. The proximity of the Children made Salidar an unlikely place to look for them, and ideal for planning the attack on Tar Valon.