"City of Illian" redirects here. For the country of Illian, see Illian (Country).

Pronunciation: IHL-lee-an

Map: There is a large map of Illian in TWoTRPG, p. 272.

The city of Illian is the capital of Illian. It is a very large city known for its ports and tanneries; its harbor is the largest in the world. The heart of the city is the Square of Tammaz with the King's Palace on one end and the Great Hall of the Council on the other. The Maredo Causeway leads north from the city and divides into the Gold Road which leads to Far Madding and another major road that leads to Tear. The port area, known as the Perfumed Quarter because of its foul odor, is connected to the rest of the city by the Bridge of Flowers.

Illian is a pretty city with buildings mainly of pale dressed stone. There are as many canals as streets.

Stores, Inns, Manor Houses#


References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch15 - Thom tells Rand and Mat that young men from Illian hunt the Horn.
    2. TEotW,Ch26 - Illian celebrates the Feast of Sefan in the spring with a contest for the best telling of The Great Hunt of the Horn.
    3. TEotW,Ch36 - The Ogier grove in Illian is now the King's park.
    4. TEotW,Ch53 - Moiraine asks Lord Agelmar for an escort to take the Horn of Valere to Illian.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch4 - The Great Hunt of the Horn has been called in Illian.
    2. TGH,Ch5 - Moiraine and Siuan plan to send Rand to the Council of Nine in Illian with the Horn of Valere.
    3. TGH,Ch9 - The Bridge of Flowers connects the rest of the city with the port district known facetiously as the Perfumed Quarter.
    4. TGH,Ch9 - Bayle Domon gets an offer.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch35 - Moiraine, Lan, Perrin, Loial and Faile catch a riverboat from Remen to Illian.
    2. TDR,Ch36 - One of the Darkfriends that Ba'alzamon interviews is from Illian. He wears red and gold.
    3. TDR,Ch41 - Moiraine, Lan, Perrin, Loial and Faile arrive at the city of Illian.
    4. TDR,Ch42 - The Bridge of Flowers connects the rest of the city to the Perfumed Quarter.
    5. TDR,Ch42 - Ogier from Stedding Shangtai built part of Illian. Stonemasons from Stedding Shangtai still visit Illian to do repair work.
    6. TDR,Ch42 - Moiraine, Lan, Perrin, Loial and Faile ride through the city of Illian and arrive the an inn, Easing the Badger.
    7. TDR,Ch44 - Moiraine, Lan, Perrin, Loial and Faile flee Illian on the Maredo Causeway when they discover that Sammael now rules in there.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch47 - Siuan receives a report that two Aes Sedai disappeared in Illian.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch36 - Valan Luca was at the Great Square of Tammaz when the Hunters of the Horn took their oaths.
    2. LoC,Prologue - Graendal tells Demandred and the others that Sammael is too busy fortifying Illian to join them.
    3. LoC,Ch6 - Sammael refuses to abandon Illian even if Rand comes after him.
    4. LoC,Ch20 - The Ogier built a Waygate at Illian during its construction.
    5. LoC,Ch23 - Graendal visits Sammael in his private quarters in Illian.
    6. LoC,Ch25 - Gawyn is surprised to find Egwene in Cairhien. He thought she was in Illian.
  6. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch20 - On their way to Caemlyn, Elayne and her party hear a rumor that Rand is now king of Illian.
    2. TPoD,Ch21 - Illian is easily as large as Caemlyn or Cairhien. It is a city of brightly colored roof tiles with hundreds of towers. The Causeway of the Northern Star runs arrow straight through the surrounding marsh.
  7. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch12 - Zaida must leave Caemlyn immediately for Illian where there will be a conclave to select a new Mistress of the Ships.
  8. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch20 - Rand sealed the Waygates at Caemlyn, Cairhien, Illian and Tear. He put a deadly trap on the open one at Fal Dara but he could not find the Waygate at Far Madding.
    2. KoD,Ch22 - Illian's harbor is the largest in the world.