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.
During the Battle of Maradon, Lord Rodel Ituralde set up camp on the south bank of the Arinelle defending the main gate of Maradon. Dreadlords destroyed a section of the city wall, which allowed Shadowspawn to decimate the capital. The Dragon Reborn 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 a prolonged defense.