The Ways (Wheel of Time)

The Ways (Wheel Of Time)

This article is about countries, cities, towns, and other important locations in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time fantasy series. With the publication in 1997 of The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time (often called The Guide), much of the information previously available only by gathering from the various maps and culling from the books became readily available, along with much additional, supporting detail.

Robert Jordan is very clear that the world before the Breaking was much different geographically, and thus physical descriptions must first differentiate between the planet’s appearance in the Age of Legends or “The World Since the Breaking” (after insane male Aes Sedai and the Dark One's minions shattered the world, drastically altering it geographically). At the time of the books (the Third Age: 3,000+ years since the Breaking), the planet consists of the following: two major oceans (with associated seas and small islands), a northern and southern ice cap, the "Main Continent" (also called the Eastern Continent), the Seanchan continent and a continent to the southeast (Land of Madmen).

"Randland" is a name adopted by fans to refer to the imaginary world of The Wheel of Time fantasy book series by Robert Jordan during the time period he calls the New Era, and is derived from the name of the central character Rand al'Thor. Like many other writers, Robert Jordan never officially names his world, so (in lieu of another name) Randland has come into accepted common usage---so that fans have something to call it, although clues scattered throughout the series often suggest the world is own respective planet earth.

Read more about The Ways (Wheel Of Time):  Westlands, Aiel Waste, Shara, Land of Madmen

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The Ways (Wheel Of Time) - Land of Madmen
... Little is known about this separate, island continent, except that, apparently, all channelers there are insane, and civilization did not survive the Breaking ... It is directly south and well below the equator from the main continent, near the Southern Icecap ...

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