Paaran Disen was the greatest city in the Age of Legends, considered to be the "crown jewel" of all the cities, and the location of the Hall of Servants. It was also the capital city and seat of government. Lews Therin defeated Ishamael at the Gates of Paaran Disen. Like its slightly smaller companion city, M'Jinn, Paaran Disen was technologically advanced, with skyscrapers glittering like precious jewels in the sky. Nym and Ogier were known to have sung trees into being throughout the city. The most striking building in Paaran Disen is said to have been the Hall of Servants, the home for the governing Aes Sedai, which comprised both male and female channelers in that Age.
This beautiful city was presumably destroyed in the Breaking of the World, leaving little to nothing of its one-time grandeur.
The name Paaren Disen is believed to have come from the word "paradise."
Paaren is a German infinitive meaning "to mate" or "to pair," possibly a reference to Paaren Disen's conjoined sister city M'Jinn. The Disen were a group of goddesses of fate and fertility in old-Scandinavian mythology.