Pronunciation: RHUY-dee-ahn 
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A city in the [Aiel Waste] built by the [Jenn] [Aiel]. It is a great city, but smaller than [Tear|Tear (City)] or [Caemlyn]. The buildings are all majestic palaces, but many are unfinished. There is a great plaza in the center of the city filled with hundreds of objects of the [One Power]. %%ot [Avendesora]%% grows at the very center.

! Events During the Series (Possible Spoilers)

After the battle between [Rand] and [Asmodean], the barrier and fog around Rhuidean are gone. %%ot [Avendesora]%%, though badly burned, regrows quickly. The lake beside the city is known as Tsodrelle'Aman, Tears of the Dragon in the [Old Tongue]. The city is populated with [Aiel] and no longer seems sacred.

! Buildings

* [Roof of the Maidens]

! Residents

Until recently, Rhuidean was abandoned.

! References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Ch28] - [Urien] tells [Verin] that Rhuidean lies in the lands of the [Jenn] [Aiel].
# In [The Dragon Reborn]
## [TDR,Ch56] - [Rhuarc] tells [Moiraine], [Mat], [Egwene], [Elayne] and [Nynaeve] that Rhuidean lies in the lands of the [Jenn] [Aiel].
# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch11] - In %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%, [Amys] tells [Egwene] that she is at Rhuidean.
## [TSR,Ch12] - [Moiraine] receives a letter from [Amys], [Bair], [Melaine] and [Seana]. Among other things it orders [Aviendha] to come to [Chaendaer] near Rhuidean.
## [TSR,Ch15] - The [Aelfinn|Finn] tell [Mat] that he must go to Rhuidean or he will die.
## [TSR,Ch21] - [Rand] tells [Moiraine] that he plans to go to Rhuidean.
## [TSR,Ch22] - [Rhuarc] points out two symbols on the [Portal Stone] that used to be used for Rhuidean.
## [TSR,Ch23] - [Rand], [Mat], [Aviendha] and [Moiraine] all enter Rhuidean.
## [TSR,Ch24] - Description of Rhuidean
## [TSR,Ch24] - [Rand] and [Mat] discover %%ot [Avendesora]%% and a huge collection of items of the [One Power] in Rhuidean. The items include a [twisted red doorway|Twisted Red Doorway] and two [access keys|Control Statue].
## [TSR,Ch25] - [Rand] enters the [glass columns] in Rhuidean used to test clan chiefs.
## [TSR,Ch26] - [Rand] and [Mat] make their way out of Rhuidean.
## [TSR,Ch28] - [Bair] has told [Gaul] she will send him to Rhuidean when [Jheran] dies.
## [TSR,Ch34] - [Rand], [Mat], [Aviendha] and [Moiraine] are in Rhuidean for seven days.
## [TSR,Ch35] - In %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%, [Egwene] tells [Elayne] about events in Rhuidean and that they are headed to [Alcair Dal].
## [TSR,Ch36] - [Hadnan Kadere] and his band of peddlers are headed toward Rhuidean when they are stopped by [Rhuarc] and the [Aiel].
## [TSR,Ch37] - [Mat] worries that he still does not know why he was supposed to go to Rhuidean.
## [TSR,Ch39] - In %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%, [Nynaeve] finds herself on a mountainside near Rhuidean and sees [Asmodean] inspecting the surrounding fog bank.
## [TSR,Ch57] - [Rand] learns from [Lanfear] that [Asmodean] is headed to Rhuidean. [Rand] prepares to follow him.
## [TSR,Ch58] - [Rand] battles [Asmodean] in Rhuidean wrecking much of the city, breaking its shield, and creating large lake nearby.
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch2] - [Rand] consolidates his forces in Rhuidean.
## [TFoH,Ch5] - [Bair] makes the [Wise Ones|Aiel] stay in the tents instead of taking rooms in Rhuidean.
## [TFoH,Ch7] - [Rand] and the [Aiel] leave Rhuidean to follow the [Shaido].
## [TFoH,Ch52] - [Moiraine] found the [ivory bracelet] %%ot [angreal|Angreal]%% in Rhuidean.
## [TFoH,Ch53] - [Moiraine] learned of her impending showdown with [Lanfear] her first day in Rhuidean.
# In [Winter's Heart|Winters Heart]
## [WH,Prologue] - After the attack on [Rand] in the [Sun Palace], [Rand] [Travels|Weaves] to Rhuidean where he asks about [Shara]. He then [Travels|Weaves] to [Tear|Tear (Country)] where he asks about [Chachin], setting up false trails.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch5] - [Bendhuin], sept chief of the [Green Salts], leaves [Malden] for Rhuidean to try to become clan chief of the [Shaido].
# In [The Gathering Storm]
## [TGS,Ch26] - [Aviendha] [Travels|Weaves] to [Cold Rocks] Hold. She will then run to Rhuidean and traverse the [glass columns] to become a [Wise One|Aiel].
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch45] - [Aviendha] arrives in Rhuidean. She will traverse the [glass columns] tomorrow.
# In [A Memory of Light]
## [AMoL,Prologue] - [Bair] Travels to Rhuidean to traverse the [glass columns] to see if she sees the same future as [Aviendha].
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