Those people around whom the Wheel of Time specifically weaves the Pattern.
The Wheel of Time
The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills, and we are only the thread of the Pattern.
It is the center of Aes Sedai power and is the largest, most populous city in the Westlands.
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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 thirteen books and a prequel so far, 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.
Tear is one of the richest nations in the land. This comes in part from controlling the third largest port on the Sea of Storms behind Illian and Ebou Dar, at the mouth of the River Erinin. A great deal of Tear's wealth comes from the oil produced on the country's numerous olive farms. Lucrative trade in grain, fish and spices also brings money into the rich nation. Tear's importance stretches back to antiquity, as is evidinced by the surprisingly large number of portal stones dating from before the Age of Legends - four within its present boundaries. The word "Tear," when referring to the nation (or capital city of the same name), is pronounced with a long E, as if in reference to an emotional sign of grief. Its natives, the "Tairens," however, are named with a flat A, as if referring to a rip in a piece of paper. This is explicitly stated in the glossaries, and when listening to the audiobook versions. (more...)
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