"City of Cairhien" redirects here. For the country of Cairhien, see  [Cairhien (Country)].

Pronunciation: KEYE-ree-EHN 
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Map: A map of Cairhien is available in [Lord of Chaos] hc p. 292, pb p. 406, and in the [Guide], p. 259. There is a large map of Cairhien in [TWoTRPG|Guide], p. 270.

The capital city of the country of [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)]. It lies on the east bank of the [Alguenya River] just south of where it joins the [Gaelin River]. There is a large dock area on the river with many granaries on the other side. The city walls form a perfect square. The area outside the city walls, the Foregate, is also heavily populated. There is an [Illuminators|Guild of Illuminators]' chapter house a mile east of the city. The northern entrance to the city is the Jangai Gates. The eastern is the Dragonwall Gate.

! Stores, Inns, Manor Houses

* [Sun Palace] - residence of the king or queen
* [Royal Library|Cairhien Royal Library]
* [The Bunch of Grapes] - an inn
* [Defender of the Dragonwall] - an inn
* [The Great Tree] - an inn
* [The Long Man] - an inn
* [School of Cairhien]

! Residents

* Lady [Arilyn|Arilyn Dhulaine] 
* [Colavaere|Colavaere Saighan]
* [Dena]
* [Ivon (Knife Maker)]
* [Seaghan]
* [Zera]

! References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Eye of the World]
## [TEotW,Ch36] - [Loial] has already visited Cairhien.
## [TEotW,Ch36] - Originally, the full name of Cairhien was %%ot [Al'cair'rahienallen|Compleat]%% - Hill of the Golden Dawn in the [Old Tongue].
# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Ch9] - [Hurin] has tracked criminals as far as [Maradon] and Cairhien.
## [TGH,Ch16] - When the [Aiel] sacked Cairhien they spared the [Royal Library|Cairhien Royal Library]. They will not destroy a book.
## [TGH,Ch21] - [Selene|Lanfear] disappears leaving a note for [Rand|Rand alThor] saying she will meet him in Cairhien.
## [TGH,Ch25] - [Rand|Rand alThor], [Loial] and [Hurin] arrive in Cairhien through the Jangai Gate. There is a detailed description of the city.
## [TGH,Ch33] - [Ogier] masons were working in Cairhien, but they left because [Galldrian|Galldrian su Riatin Rie] stopped paying them.
## [TGH,Ch35] - [Rand|Rand alThor] and the others leave Cairhien for [Stedding Tsofu].
# In [The Dragon Reborn]
## [TDR,Ch31] - [Thom|Thom Merrilin] tells [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] he had to leave Cairhien after killing someone.
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch30] - Some young [Tairen|Tear (Country)] and [Cairhienin|Cairhien (Country)] nobles find [Rand|Rand alThor] in [Eianrod] and report that [Couladin] and the [Shaido] attacked Cairhien.
## [TFoH,Ch41] - [Rand|Rand alThor] observes Cairhien from his tower.
## [TFoH,Ch42] - [Couladin] has 160,000 [Shaido] spears around Cairhien.
## [TFoH,Ch44] - After his tower collapses, [Rand|Rand alThor] rides closer to Cairhien.
## [TFoH,Ch46] - [Rand|Rand alThor] and his party ride into the city where they receive an enthusiastic welcome, at least from the commoners. [Meilan|Meilan Mendiana] and a party of nobles escort them to the [Sun Palace].
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch16] - On the spur of the moment [Rand|Rand alThor] decides to visit Cairhien for the first time in weeks.
## [LoC,Ch17] - [Rand|Rand alThor] [Travels|Weaves] from [Caemlyn] to the [Sun Palace] in Cairhien accompanied by [Aviendha].
## [LoC,Ch19] - [Rand|Rand alThor] returns to [Caemlyn] accompanied by [Aviendha] and [Melaine].
## [LoC,Ch20] - The [Ogier] built a [Waygate|Ways] at Al'cair'rahienallen during its construction.
## [LoC,Ch24] - The [White Tower] embassy arrives in Cairhien.
## [LoC,Ch25] - The eastern gate to the city is called the Dragonwall Gate.
## [LoC,Ch26] - [Rand|Rand alThor] decides to leave [Caemlyn] and return to Cairhien.
## [LoC,Ch28] - [Rand|Rand alThor] leaves Cairhien and returns to [Caemlyn].
## [LoC,Ch49] - When [Rand|Rand alThor] learns there are thirteen [Aes Sedai] in [Caemlyn], he and his party [Travel|Weaves] back to the [Sun Palace] in Cairhien.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch3] - [Rand|Rand alThor] and the army [Travel|Weaves] to Cairhien.
## [ACoS,Ch4] - [Rand|Rand alThor] and company enter Cairhien through the Jangai Gates. The Jangai Gates are three tall, square arches flanked by towers. The Foregate is still a burned ruin.
## [ACoS,Ch9] - [Egwene|Egwene alVere] has heard from the [Wise Ones|Aiel] that [Rand|Rand alThor] and the [Salidar Aes Sedai] embassy are now in Cairhien.
## [ACoS,Ch10] - The [Wise Ones|Aiel] tell [Egwene|Egwene alVere] that [Merana Ambrey] and the others followed [Rand|Rand alThor] to Cairhien, but took no pigeons.
# In [The Path of Daggers]
## [TPoD,Ch28] - [Daved Hanlon] participated in the sacking of Cairhien during the [Aiel War].
# In [Winter's Heart|Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch9] - [Halwin Norry] reports to [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] that the [Sun Palace] was attacked with the [One Power].
## [WH,Ch23] - [Cadsuane|Cadsuane Melaidhrin] and her party [Travel|Weaves] from the [Sun Palace] in Cairhien to the [Hills of Kintara] just north of Far Madding. They enter the city via the Caemlyn Gate.
# In [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Prologue] - [Loial] and [Karldin|Karldin Manfor] return to Cairhien.
## [CoT,Prologue] - [Logain|Logain Ablar] and his [Asha'man] arrive in Cairhien.
## [CoT,Ch18] - [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] has an agent in Cairhien keeping tabs on [Cadsuane|Cadsuane Melaidhrin].
## [CoT,Ch22] - [Pevara|Pevara Tazanovni] received a message from [Toveine|Toveine Gazal] via an agent in Cairhien.
## [CoT,Ch24] - [Samitsu|Samitsu Tamagowa] accompanies [Logain|Logain Ablar] to [Rand|Rand alThor], but [Cadsuane|Cadsuane Melaidhrin] sends her back to Cairhien to keep [Sashalle|Sashalle Anderly] under control.
## [CoT,Ch30] - [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] sent two [Yellow Ajah] sisters to Cairhien to investigate an exciting rumor there.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch20] - [Rand|Rand alThor] sealed the [Waygates|Ways] at [Caemlyn], Cairhien, [Illian|Illian (City)] and [Tear|Tear (City)]. He put a deadly trap on the open one at [Fal Dara] but he could not find the [Waygate|Ways] at [Far Madding].

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