History and geography
Falme is a harbor on the Aryth Ocean which lays to the west. It is the largest town on Toman Head and on the Almoth Plain, though actually not very big, and is independent since the fall of Almoth.
Fashion in Falme involves copious embroidery for both rich and poor. The wealthy sport intricately embroidered shirts, vests, and dresses, while a woman of a more modest country life will wear embroidery on the chest of her long fleece coat.
There is a community within Falme called Do Miere A’vron, meaning The Watchers Over the Waves. Located in a tower atop a cliff that overlooks the harbor, they watch the sea and wait for the return of Artur Hawkwing’s armies that were sent to conquer lands across the Aryth Ocean. However, when those armies do return at Falme in the form of the Seanchan, the Do Meire A'vron were punished, accused of watching for the wrong thing and forgetting what they should have been remembering. Their leader, the First Watcher, was placed in a cage, hung from one of their towers overlooking the harbor in Falme, and left to die. When the First Watcher died another was named and placed in the cage.
Residents of Falme are called "Falmen".
Falme was the original landing point for the Seanchan's return. It was also the site of several important events.
- Egwene al'Vere was leashed with an a'dam, and vowed never to be leashed again. Her fury and display of the One Power after her escape played a part in precipitating the battle that followed.
- The Battle of Falme the Horn of Valere was sounded and the Seanchan were defeated. Rand acquires his never-healing wound on his left side from Ba'alzamon's charred wood staff which will eventually kill him at Tarmon Gai'don fulfilling the Prophecies and by killing him, he destroys the Power-forged, Heron-marked sword of his father.
- Rand meets with the Daughter of the Nine Moons in Falme. Fearing his darkness, Tuon resists the pull of ta'veren and rejects his peace offering.
Falme and the nearby Almoth Plain may get their names from Falmouth, a town and port in Cornwall, England or from Falmouth, a town and port in Massachussetts, USA.