Map: A map of Malden and the surrounding area is available in Knife of Dreams hc pp. 604-605.

Malden is a city in northern Altara. The city is about four hundred paces wide and is surrounded by a stone wall. There is a huge cistern built into the northern wall fed by an aqueduct from a lake five miles east. Lady Cairen's fortress sits in the northeast corner. A road leads north and south. Its main commerce is wool and wine. The slate-roofed houses are built of timber or stone.

Stores, Inns, Manor Houses#

Lady Cairen's fortress


Lady Cairen

References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch8 - Perrin's scouts find the Shaido camped in the city of Malden.
    2. CoT,Ch9 - The Shaido plan to stay in Malden indefinitely.
    3. CoT,Ch25 - Perrin has a map of Malden obtained from residents who fled the Shaido.
  2. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - Gaul and Neald kidnap Galina while she is riding outside Malden. Perrin has her verify the accuracy of his maps of Malden.
    2. KoD,Prologue - The fortress at the northeast corner of Malden belonged to Lady Cairen.
    3. KoD,Ch5 - The Shaido live in camps around Malden and usually only enter the city for water or other supplies.
    4. KoD,Ch26 - Perrin and his Seanchan (People) allies dump tons of forkroot into the aqueduct that supplies water to Malden. A small force makes its way through the aqueduct, out the cistern and into the fortress.
    5. KoD,Ch26 - Faile agrees to meet Galina in a building in the south part of Malden that is mostly burned out.
    6. KoD,Ch28 - Galina traps Faile and her party in the burned out building
    7. KoD,Ch29 - Perrin sets up his forces around Malden and begins his attack.
    8. KoD,Ch30 - With the Wise Ones disabled, the Two Rivers archers and damane overwhelm the Shaido around Malden and quickly defeat them.
  3. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Prologue - Perrin gathers his troops and the refugees to march north, away from Malden.