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First published in 1990, Robert Jordan began an epic series called The Wheel of Time. For the next seventeen years, readers experienced eleven books of rich and expansive storytelling. However, on September 16th, 2007, Robert Jordan passed away due to cardiac amyloidosis. His legacy is carried on by Brandon Sanderson, a fellow fantasy author and Wheel of Time fan. With the help of Harriet Rigney, Robert Jordan's wife and editor, Mr. Sanderson continues a journey over twenty years in the making.
All manner of characters populate the vast world of the series. With fourteen books and a prequel, The Wheel of Time series contains thousands of characters, from Aes Sedai, Warders, and nobility, to humble farmers and maids, from powerful warriors to those sworn to peace in all they do.
Lan Mandragoran is Lord of the Seven towers, Lord of the Lakes, True Blade of Malkier, May He Sever the Shadow. Commonly known as Lan, he is the uncrowned King and last survivor of the royal line of Malkier; his kingdom was swallowed by the Great Blight shortly after his birth. Lan is often described as having a face of stone and chilling blue eyes. There is little that can defeat him in physical combat. He is Warder to Myrelle Berengari. Lan was born in 953 NE, the year Malkier was betrayed to the Shadow. When he was an infant and Malkier was falling, his parents placed the sword of the Malkieri kings in his hands, named him Dai Shan, Diademed Battle Lord of the Malkieri, and swore the ancient oath of Malkieri kings and queens in his name. His mother placed a locket around his neck for remembrance and twenty of Malkier's best swordsmen carried him to Fal Moran in Shienar. Only five reach the city, all wounded. The surviving men taught the child all they knew of weapons and fighting the Blight. When Lan was fifteen, Edeyn Arrel made herself his Carneira, first love. After their first night in bed, she cut Lan's hair to his shoulders, and kept a lock of it, called the daori, which she intended to give her daughter Iselle Arrel, whom she planned to marry to Lan. Edeyn would later raise the Golden Crane for Lan and began raising an army of Borderlanders for him. (more...)
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- 978 NE - As the Aiel march east, Lord Emares contacts Lan and arranges for his forces to help set a trap at a ridgeline known as the Hook, for what he believes are a few hundred Aiel. The force of over two thousand Aiel, heading towards Lan, abruptly halts. Aware of Lan's presence, the Aiel alter course to move around the ridgeline and avoid combat.
- 978 NE - As most of the Aes Sedai attend to the survivors of the attack against Tar Valon, Gitara Moroso, the Keeper of the Chronicles to Amyrlin Tamra Ospenya, Foretells the birth of the Dragon Reborn on the slopes of Dragonmount. She dies immediately afterwards in the arms of Moiraine Damodred, one of two Accepted present during the Foretelling. Moiraine and Siuan Sanche are sworn to secrecy by the Amyrlin.
- 978 NE - Shaiel gives birth to a son on the slopes of Dragonmount during the Battle of the Shining Walls, but dies shortly after. The infant is then found by Tam al'Thor, Second Captain of the Illianer Companions, who later returns with the child to Emond's Field. Tam and his wife, Kari al'Thor, name the infant Rand and raise him as their own son.
- 978 NE - The Amyrlin Seat announces that Tar Valon is to dispense a bounty of one hundred gold crowns to all women who have given birth since the first soldiers arrived to defend Tar Valon. The bounty covers those within Tar Valon, as well as those accompanying the forces of the Grand Alliance encamped around the city. All Accepted in the White Tower are tasked with collecting and recording this information. Bili, son of Willa Mandair, is born.
- 978 NE - Moiraine and Siuan, accompanied by four Tower Guards, leave Tar Valon and pass through the village of Alindaer.
- 978 NE - After collecting names at a Murandian camp six miles from the city all day, Moiraine and Siuan return to Tar Valon. Moiraine learns of the deaths of three uncles, King Laman and his brothers Moressin Damodred and Aldecain Damodred. She is excused from further work collecting names.
- 999 NE - Olver tries to attack Aviendha.
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