Pronunciation: Ah-vehn-deh-SO-rah
Avendesora means "Tree of Life" in the Old Tongue. It is the last existing chora tree. It grows in the city of Rhuidean in the Aiel Waste. Chora trees are a One Power construct with large, green trefoil leaves which emit an aura of peace and well-being to any who pass beneath them. (Guide,pg 31)

References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch6 - When Tam raves about Avendesora, Rand recalls that he heard in stories that it belongs to the Green Man.
    2. TEotW,Ch36 - Loial knows that the Aiel have Avendesora.
    3. TEotW,Ch44 - The key to a Waygate is in the shape of a trefoil leaf like those of Avendesora.
    4. TEotW,Ch50 - The Green Man says it has been two thousand years since he has seen Avendesora.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch7 - Verin recounts the rumor that the nation of Almoth once had a branch, perhaps a live sapling, of Avendesora.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch39 - Elayne recounts how the Aiel War, from their perspective, was simply an execution of King Laman for cutting down Avendoraldera, a sapling of Avendesora.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch24 - Rand and Mat discover Avendesora in the center of Rhuidean.
    2. TSR,Ch26 - When Rand exits the glass columns, he sees Mat hanging by his neck from a rope tied to the Ashandarei which lies across a couple of low branches of Avendesora.
    3. TSR,Ch58 - Avendesora burns like a torch after the battle between Rand and Asmodean.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch2 - Avendesora is badly charred, but Moiraine says it is still alive.
  6. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch48 - Avendesora is already completely regrown.

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