Pronunciation: AHR-tuhr PAY-ehn-DRAG tahn-REE-ahl

aka: Artur Hawkwing, Hammer of the Light

Legendary king who united all the lands west of the Spine of the World. His death set off the Hundred Years War. His sign was a golden hawk in flight. His sword was called Justice. (The Eye of the World,Glossary)

Physical Description#

He is tall and hook-nosed with dark, deep-set eyes and a deep voice. (TGH,Ch47)

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In New Spring
    1. NS,Ch2 - The battle around Tar Valon at the end of the Aiel War is the largest since the time of Artur Hawkwing.
    2. NS,Ch8 - Kerene lectures Moiraine on Artur Hawkwing.
  2. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch4 - Thom offers to tell stories of Artur Hawkwing.
    2. TEotW,Ch14 - Ba'alzamon tells Rand that he manipulated Artur Hawkwing.
    3. TEotW,Ch17 - Thom tells stories of Artur Hawkwing.
    4. TEotW,Ch29 - Perrin, Egwene and Elyas find the remnants of a giant statue in a stedding. Elyas tells them it was Artur Hawkwing and that he had it built in a stedding to keep Aes Sedai away.
  3. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch4 - Elaida tells the White Tower that Moiraine is messing with the most dangerous ta'veren since Artur Hawkwing.
    2. TGH,Ch5 - Moiraine tells Siuan that Elaida is wrong. Rand is even more dangerous than even Hawkwing.
    3. TGH,Ch7 - The Dark Prophecy states, "The seed of the Hammer burns the ancient tree." Artur Hawkwing was known as the Hammer of the Light.
    4. TGH,Ch10 - Ingtar tells Rand they are three or four days north of the field of Talidar where Hawkwing defeated a Trolloc army. There used to be a huge monument there.
    5. TGH,Ch13 - Rand recalls Ingtar's story about Hawkwing's monument and wonders if it exists in the Portal Stone world.
    6. TGH,Ch16 - Rand, Loial and Hurin find Hawkwing's monument in the Portal Stone world, but it is a monument to a Trolloc victory.
    7. TGH,Ch29 - All the stories Geofram Bornhald hears claim the Seanchan are Artur Hawkwing's army returned.
    8. TGH,Ch34 - Fain tries to ingratiate himself with High Lord Turak by telling him his family has remained loyal to Artur Hawkwing.
  4. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch8 - Moiraine says that Artur Hawkwing was the strongest ta'veren since the Age of Legends but Rand is much stronger even than he was.
  5. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch20 - There is a story that Artur Hawkwing challenged a hundred men to duels and beat them one by one, but Thom does not believe it.
  6. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Prologue - Elaida thinks of Artur Hawkwing in reference to Bonwhin.
    2. TFoH,Ch3 - Mat remembers a song sung in Aldeshar before it fell to Artur Hawkwing.
    3. TFoH,Ch22 - Mat's new memories end with Hawkwing's reign.
  7. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Pedron Niall recalls that Guaire Amalasan held more territory than Rand now does when Artur Hawkwing defeated him.
    2. LoC,Ch26 - Endara Casalain was governor of the province of Andor under Artur Hawkwing. After his death, she abdicated and her daughter, Ishara, became the first queen of Andor.
  8. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch21 - Mat remembers seeing Birgitte with Artur Hawkwing and the other Heroes of the Horn at Falme.
  9. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch22 - The nobles and soldiers with Rand are unhappy that he has only six thousand men. They were hoping for a massive army such as in Artur Hawkwing's day.
    2. TPoD,Ch23 - Furyk Karede recalls a family story that one of his ancestors was a nobleman who accompanied Luthair Paendrag to Seanchan at Artur Hawkwing's command.
  10. In Winters Heart
    1. WH,Ch19 - Mat hums a song that was popular in the Court of Takedo in Farashelle before it fell to Hawkwing.
  11. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch3 - Mat remembers the fall of Aldeshar and Hawkwing's defeat of Culain.
    2. CoT,Ch3 - Tuon asks Mat if he remembers Hawkwing's face. Mat stammers out a denial.
    3. CoT,Ch13 - There is a story that Hawkwing once offered to duel with an enemy's champion, but only the foolish believe it.
    4. CoT,Ch30 - When Egwene complains about Romanda and Lelaine not respecting her, Siuan says that pair would not follow Deane Aryman who saved the White Tower after Bonwhin's disaster with Hawkwing.
  12. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch4 - Tylee notes that Berelain is descended from Artur Paendrag Tanreall.
    2. KoD,Ch17 - The map of Caemlyn on the floor of the Map Room in the Royal Palace predates Artur Hawkwing.
    3. KoD,Ch26 - Mat denied remembering Hawkwing's face but it was obvious to Tuon that he was lying.
    4. KoD,Ch35 - The Grand Hall of the Royal Palace has images of the women who built a strong nation out of the rubble of Artur Hawkwing's empire.
    5. KoD,Ch36 - Part of Lidya's Foretelling for Tuon was, "Beware the man who remembers Hawkwing's face."
  13. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch12 - Bennae has stacks of books on the reign of Artur Hawkwing.
    2. TGS,Ch35 - Tuon thinks that Rand is young, but then so was Artur Hawkwing when he began.
    3. TGS,Ch38 - Siuan thinks Egwene may be the best Amyrlin since the reign of Artur Hawkwing.
  14. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch34 - At his trial Perrin states that he rode on the same side as Geofram Bornhald with Hawkwing against the Seanchan.

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