Ogier do not have a country, but instead live in steddings. A stedding cuts off channelers from the True Source.

Pronunciation: STEHD-ding

Stedding cannot be entered from Tel'aran'rhiod. (ACoS,Ch10) The estimated population of each stedding is about 6,000.

  1. In the Guide
    1. Tor Website Q&A - There are many more stedding in Seanchan than there are in the Westlands. Thus the Gardeners do not suffer from the Longing.
  2. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch29 - Perrin, Egwene and Elyas Machera camp in an abandoned stedding.
    2. TEotW,Ch36 - Ogier rarely leave their stedding any more since the Ways began to go bad.
  3. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch35 - In the Age of Legends Ogier could travel freely, but after the Breaking the stedding were lost. Ogier who could not find a stedding developed the Longing. They eventually grew ill and died. Ogier are still bound to the stedding.
  4. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Prologue - The Ogier have called meetings between the stedding.
  5. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch23 - Ogier stedding cannot be entered in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    2. TSR,Ch25 - Comran was the first Aiel to discover Ogier stedding in the Dragonwall and begin trading with them.
    3. TSR,Ch26 - Jonai and Adan meet a band of Ogier. They are suffering from the Longing because they cannot find a stedding.
  6. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch7 - Rand arranges to have Ogier masons from a nearby stedding assist in rebuilding Rhuidean.
  7. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch9 - Balwer reports to Pedron Niall that there are meetings going on between the Ogier stedding.
    2. LoC,Ch20 - The Ogier know of several stedding such as the one by Artur Hawkwing's monument that have never been repopulated. They are too near the lands of men.
    3. LoC,Ch45 - Loial grows tired on the journey from the Two Rivers to Caemlyn so he takes a side trip to an abandoned stedding that Perrin recommends to rest up.
  8. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch23 - The guardian in Far Madding completely cuts off channelers from the True Source much like an Ogier stedding.
  9. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch24 - Loial reports to Rand that he and Karldin Manfor visited all the stedding except Stedding Shangtai. All except the ones in the Borderlands and the Shadow Coast agreed to post guards at the Waygates.
  10. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch10 - Rodel Ituralde shelters his army in an abandoned stedding to neutralize the Seanchan (People) damane.
  11. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Prologue - Ogier dead begin to appear around the stedding.

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