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Until recently, not much was known about the Dragon's Peace, but it was mentioned when Aviendha stepped through the glass columns at Rhuidean the second time. It is Rand al'Thor's legacy and final gift to the world, a peace treaty forbidding any conflict in the entire known world of the time. 

Description and originEdit

As Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, had gathered all rulers of all nations and the leaders of all major forces of the Light at his side upon the Field of Merrilor, he intended to leave something ever-lasting behind; a world-encircling peace treaty that would prevent any possible conflicts between nations after his supposed demise. He had long considered a world-wide peace, determined not to see the world fall back into simple small-minded bickering.

EstablishmentEdit

Most eager to support Rand was Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, First of Mayene, shortly followed by the rulers of the Borderlander nations and Alliandre Maritha Kigarin, Queen of Ghealdan, as well as Perrin Aybara, recently recognized as Steward of the Two Rivers in the name of the Dragon Reborn.

After some prodding, Elayne Trakand, Queen of Andor and Cairhien signed the treaty, and Amyrlin Seat Egwene al'Vere watched with ire as her allies signed one by one, including Lord Gregorin den Lushenos, Steward of Illian and Darlin Sisnera, King of Tear.

For a while, the sides reached a stalemate as the Amyrlin Seat and King Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy of Murandy still refused to sign, King Roedran secretly in favor of it, until the believed dead Moiraine Damodred entered and addressed the situation. Finally, Egwene and King Roedran signed; the treaty was fulfilled, and a few others, including representatives of the Atha'an Miere, signed the treaty.

As a final includation to ensure the enforcement of peace should any nation feel inclined to test the boundaries of the Dragon's legacy, the Aiel were written into the treaty as protectors of the peace. In the end, even the Seanchan agreed to the treaty in exchange for keeping all lands they currently held this side of the Aryth Ocean. The future of the treaty remains to be seen.

Possible outcomeEdit

As part of Aviendha's second viewing, she sees one of her descendants, Padra, in a meeting with other Aiel leaders. They begin talking about the Seanchan and that they feel it necessary to break the Dragon's Peace and go to war with them.[1] Since hearing of the vision, the Aiel Wise Ones have agreed to ask to be a part of the peace.

ParallelsEdit

It seems reminiscent of the Pax Romana.

NotesEdit

  1. Towers of Midnight, Chapter 49

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