EWoT: Endara Casalain

Endara Casalain was the daughter of King Joal Ramedar, the last King of Aldeshar before the kingdom was conquered by Artur Hawkwing during the Consolidation.


Holding assassins in the employ of Aldeshar to blame for the death of his wife Amaline Paendrag Tagora and three of their children, Hawkwing treated Aldeshar extremely harshly, scattering the nobility, presumably including Endara, to the far corners of the Empire. Ramedar's fate is not specifically reported, but it is presumed that Hawkwing had him executed or exiled. Hawkwing's wrath at this time is known as the main feature of the Black Years of his rule, which ended after his marriage to his second wife Tamika.

After this period, Hawkwing recalled Endara Casalain from exile and assigned her to rule the province of Andor (which contained territories formerly part of Aldeshar) as governor from the city of Caemlyn, replacing Jeorad Manyard. She apparently did so without notable incident for the better part of thirty years.

Endara's daughter was the apparently wilful and ambitious Ishara. During the latter part of Hawkwing's reign Ishara became the lover of his best general, Souran Maravaile. Upon Hawkwing's death in FY 994 and the beginning of the War of the Hundred Years, Ishara convinced Maravaile to lift the siege of Tar Valon and bring his army to Caemlyn. This act also secured an alliance between Andor and Tar Valon.

Upon her return to Caemlyn, Ishara proclaimed herself the first queen of the sovereign kingdom of Andor. According to the records, Endara resigned her warrant and swore loyalty to her daughter, although some students of history believe the situation was more complicated than this.

Endara's fate after Ishara taking power is not known, save she does not appear in any further records.

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