Maradon is the Saldaean capital. It is situated along the Arinelle River. It sits on the former site of Deranbar, the capital of Jaramide, one of the Ten Nations. It is said that there are towers in Maradon from the tops of which one can see the Blight. The main city gates faces north. The Cordamora Palace, residence of Queen Tenobia, lies just inside the main gates. Maradon is the home of a robust court life with many balls and promenades. Maradon is also the site of a Waygate, installed by the Ogier. No bridges cross the Arinelle from Maradon to Whitebridge.
The Battle of MaradonEdit
Just some weeks before the Last Battle Maradon was attacked by huge hordes of Shadowspawn aided by Dreadlords. Initially the city was defended by forces sent there by the Dragon Reborn and leaded by Lord Rodel Ituralde, who set up camp on the south bank of the Arinelle, defending the main gate of Maradon to the north, starting the Battle of Maradon, while most of the city population was evacuated to safest places.
During the second phase of the battle, Ituralde forces were able to take refuge inside the city walls, until some Dreadlords destroyed a huge section of the wall itself, which allowed Shadowspawn to decimate the capital defensive forces.
During the last phase of the battle, the Dragon Reborn himself saves the city in an amazing display of the One Power. The city of Maradon is now mostly in ruins with a gaping hole in the city wall. Despite Rand al'Thor's awe inspiring display of Power having driven away the Trolloc forces.
It is unlikely that the city would be able to sustain again a prolonged defense.