Pronunciation: GHEL-dahn

Jehannah is the capital city.

Events During the Series#

Home to the Prophet of the Dragon Reborn.


It lies in the southwestern part of the Westlands. To the west are the Mountains of Mist. To the south lie Amadicia and Altara and to the north and east is Garen's Wall.

Ruling Body#

Ghealdan is a monarchy. The monarch occupies the Jheda Palace in Jehannah. The current ruler is Queen Alliandre.

Events During the Series#

Since the arrival of the Prophet and his Dragonsworn, Ghealdan has had rapid turnover of rulers.

The current ruler, Queen Alliandre, remains in power at the sufferance of the Prophet. She is the fourth monarch in the last half year. (TFoH,Ch39)

11 Towns/Cities#

  1. Bethal
  2. Boannda
  3. Cosamelle
  4. Fyall
  5. Jarra (Village)
  6. Jehannah
  7. Samaha
  8. Samara
  9. Sidon
  10. Tallan
  11. Willar

References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Prologue - Pedron Niall wonders about reports of Aiel as far west as Kandor and Ghealdan.
    2. TDR,Ch8 - Rand enters Ghealdan closely followed by Moiraine, Lan, Perrin and Loial.
    3. TDR,Ch34 - Masema begins preaching the return of the Dragon in Ghealdan.
  2. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch17 - Siuan receives a report that someone calling himself the Prophet is preaching about the Dragon Reborn in Ghealdan.
    2. TSR,Ch41 - Raen tells Perrin that his band of TuathaAn traveled from Cairhien to Ghealdan to Andor in the past year.
    3. TSR,Ch47 - Siuan receives a report that the Masema, whose name is Masema is causing trouble in Ghealdan.
  3. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch13 - Valan Luca tells Elayne, Nynaeve, Thom and Juilin that he is going to Ghealdan.
    2. TFoH,Ch17 - Fleeing Sienda and Galad, they join up with Valan Luca and head for Ghealdan.
    3. TFoH,Ch24 - Elayne tells Egwene that they are still in Amadicia. They will be in Ghealdan in three days.
    4. TFoH,Ch34 - Moghedien learns that Nynaeve is headed to Ghealdan. She prepares to leave and orders Chesmal and the others to follow her to Ghealdan.
    5. TFoH,Ch36 - Valan Luca's circus crosses the Eldar River into Ghealdan.
    6. TFoH,Ch39 - Ghealdan has had four rulers in the half year since Masema arrived - King Johanin, Queen Ellizelle, Queen Teresia and now Queen Alliandre.
    7. TFoH,Ch49 - Elayne, Nynaeve and the rest of their party leave Ghealdan on the Riverserpent.
  4. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Morgase tells Morgase that King Ailron cannot help her because of the problems with the Prophet in Ghealdan.
    2. LoC,Ch9 - Queen Alliandre of Ghealdan is waffling about committing to a agreement with the Whitecloaks because of the Prophet.
  5. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch18 - Cadsuane has been living in northern Ghealdan growing roses.
    2. ACoS,Ch26 - Eamon Valda, Rhadam Asunawa and a thousand Whitecloaks head to Ghealdan to deal with the Prophet.
    3. ACoS,Ch27 - Rand sends Perrin, Faile, Berelain and a small army to Ghealdan to bring back the Prophet.
    4. ACoS,Ch40 - Sammael sends a large group of Shaido including Sevanna and all of the channeling Wise Ones to Ghealdan.
  6. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch9 - Much of Ghealdan's economy is based on its first quality alum mines.