"Country of Tear" redirects here. For the city of Tear, see  [Tear (City)].

Pronunciation: TEER 
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! Location

The southeast corner of the [Westlands|Geography]. To the east is the [Spine of the World]. To the south is the [Sea of Storms]. To the north is [Haddon Mirk] and to the west are the [Plains of Maredo].

Tear was founded in FY 994 by a group of nobles led by Lord Istaban Novares and Lady Yseidre Tirado. Struggles between numerous nobles of near equal strength led to the organization of the High Lords as the ruling body of Tear.

! Ruling Body

Led by the High Lords of Tear. The number is not fixed, but varies from as few as six to as many as twenty.

* [Aracome]
* [Astoril Damara]
* [Carleon] 
* [Darlin Sisnera]
* [Gueyam]
* [Hearne]
* [Maraconn]
* [Meilan Mendiana]
* [Rosana] (newly raised)
* [Simaan]
* [Sunamon Haellin]
* [Tedosian]
* [Tolmeran]
* [Torean Andiama]
* [Weiramon Saniago]

! Noble Houses

As with most nations of the [Westlands|Geography], there are numerous strong noble Houses that wield influence. Known Houses of Tear are listed below.

* Aldiaya - [Nalesean|Nalesean Aldiaya]
* Annariz - [Fionnda Annariz]
* Andiama - [Torean|Torean Andiama], [Estean|Estean Andiama]
* Asegora - [Melanril|Melanril Asegora]
* Damara - [Astoril|Astoril Damara], [Medore|Medore Damara]
* Haellin - [Sunamon|Sunamon Haellin]
* Mendiana - [Meilan|Meilan Mendiana]
* Pendaloan - [Algarin|Algarin Pendaloan], [Emarin|Emarin Pendaloan]
* Saniago - [Weiramon|Weiramon Saniago]
* Selorna - [Edorion|Edorion Selorna]
* Sisnera - [Darlin|Darlin Sisnera]

! Cities

* [Tear|Tear (City)] (capital city)
* [Godan]

! References (Possible Spoilers)

# In the [Guide]
## [TWoTRPG|Guide] - Information on the history and culture of Tear.
# In [New Spring]
## [NS,Ch1] - [Lan] and [Bukama Marenellin] were in [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)], [Andor] and Tear for two years fighting the [Aiel War]. 
## [NS,Ch12] - After the [Aiel War] [Lan] and [Bukama Marenellin] bypass [Tar Valon] and tour [Andor] and Tear for a few months. 
# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Prologue] - Tairen High Lords wear silver-worked boots.
## [TGH,Ch4] - There is a [false Dragon] in Tear. He cannot [channel|True Source] and has fled to [Haddon Mirk].
## [TGH,Ch8] - [Illian|Illian (Country)] and Tear fought two wars between 957 NE and 976 NE.
# In [The Dragon Reborn]
## [TDR,Prologue] - [Pedron Niall] wonders about the [false Dragon]s in [Saldaea] and Tear.
## [TDR,Ch32] - High Lord [Samon|BeLal] is promoting hatred of [Illian|Illian (Country)] and [Tar Valon].
## [TDR,Ch42] - Commerce between Tear and [Illian|Illian (Country)] is banned because of talk of war.
# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch3] - Tear had kings before the time of [Artur Hawkwing].
## [TSR,Ch10] - In Tear, [Myrddraal|Fade] are called Lurks.
## [TSR,Ch20] - There is nothing larger than a village in Tear outside of [Tear|Tear (City)] and [Godan]. The Tairen High Lords keep towns small by heavily taxing new construction. They allow the city of [Godan] to thrive on the [Bay of Remara] to threaten [Mayene].
## [TSR,Ch22] - There are four [Portal Stone] in Tear.
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch1] - [Alteima] tells [Morgase] that [Rand] left Tear with the [Aiel]. [Morgase] is surprised because she thought he was headed to [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)].
## [TFoH,Ch16] - When they learn that [Elaida] is now [Amyrlin|Aes Sedai], [Elayne] and [Nynaeve] agree that they must go to Tear.
## [TFoH,Ch39] - [Nynaeve] tells [Masema Dagar] that the Lord Dragon has summoned her to Tear.
## [TFoH,Ch43] - [Rand] sends [Weiramon Saniago] back to Tear to deal with the [Illianer|Illian (Country)] pirates and brigands. He thinks he has at least made a start in dealing with [Sammael].
## [TFoH,Ch51] - [Rand] is concentrating on building his army in Tear to take on [Sammael] and [Illian|Illian (Country)].
## [The Fires of Heaven],Glossary - The number of High Lords is not fixed and has varied from as few as six to as many as twenty.
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch5] - In Tairen hierarchy, House Aldiaya outranks House Selorna.
## [LoC,Ch22] - [Mat] and the [Band of the Red Hand] are half way from [Maerone] to Tear.
## [LoC,Ch33] - [Rand] diverts [Mat] and the [Band of the Red Hand] before they reach Tear sending them instead to [Salidar] after [Elayne].
## [LoC,Ch45] - [Rand] asks [Perrin] to go to Tear in [Mat]'s stead, but [Perrin] declines.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Prologue] - [Elaida] issues orders to offer to make High Lord [Darlin Sisnera] king of Tear.
# In [Winter's Heart|Winters Heart]
## [WH,Prologue] - [Rand] has decided who he wants to rule Tear. He gives instructions for the man to [Dobraine Taborwin].
## [WH,Prologue] - After the attack on [Rand] in the [Sun Palace], [Rand] [Travels|Weaves] to [Rhuidean] where he asks about [Shara]. He then [Travels|Weaves] to Tear where he asks about [Chachin], setting up false trails.
## [WH,Ch13] - [Dobraine Taborwin] frees [Darlin Sisnera] and [Caraline Damodred] from Lady [Arilyn Dhulaine]'s palace. They head for Tear where [Darlin Sisnera] will act as steward for [Rand].
## [WH,Ch32] - From his bond, [Rand] knows that [Alanna Mosvani], [Merana Ambrey], [Rafela Cindal], [Bera Harkin] and [Kiruna Nachiman] are in Tear or [Haddon Mirk].
# In [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Ch18] - [Salidar Aes Sedai] agents report that High Lord [Darlin Sisnera] is under siege by nobles who want [Rand] out of Tear.
## [CoT,Ch22] - [Pevara Tazanovni] has heard eyes-and-ears reports of [Asha'man] recruiting from [Saldaea] to Tear.
## [CoT,Ch23] - [Rand] is staying with Lord [Algarin Pendaloan] at his estate in eastern Tear, a day west of the [Spine of the World].
## [CoT,Epilogue] - [Davram Bashere], [Logain Ablar] and [Loial] return to Tear to report to [Rand] on their meeting with the [Seanchan (People)].
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch21] - The [Aes Sedai] broker a deal with the rebellious High Lords. They will acquiesce and accept [Darlin Sisnera] as King and steward to the [Dragon Reborn|Rand].
## [KoD,Ch22] - Following the death of [Nesta din Reas Two Moons], the [Sea Folk] gather at the ports of Tear and [Illian|Illian (Country)]. The election for the new [Mistress of the Ships|Sea Folk] is held at [Illian|Illian (Country)].
# In [The Gathering Storm]
## [TGS,Ch36] - [Verin] and [Tomas] set out from Tear to [Tar Valon], but [Mat]'s %%ot [ta'veren|Wheel of Time]%% nature and the [Pattern|Wheel of Time] drive them to [Trustair].

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