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Political information
Capital Illian (City)
Demonym Illianer
Government type Hereditary Monarchy
Ruler(s) TBD Cosaru Noramaga

Illian is a country that lies in the far south of the Westlands on the coast, to the west of Tear. It is famous for hosting the Great Hunt for the Horn. It is feared by its neighbours Altara and Murandy for swallowing pieces of their countries from time to time.

The city after which the nation is named is one of the largest in the Westlands and is penetrated by lots of little channels. It also boasts of the great Square of Tammaz where the Hunters of the Horn gather to swear their oaths. Two opposing but similar palaces, one for the king and one for the council may be found adjoining the square. The council's palace is just a bit smaller.


Illian lies in the south of the Westlands where the Manetherendrelle flows into the Sea of Storms. The city of Illian boasts the largest port in the known world -- a giant circular harbour. To the west sprawls forests and olive groves. The far north is quite mountainous, bulwarked by castles and hillforts. To the east is a vast marshland finally opening up to the Plains of Maredo. The city's immediate surroundings are made up of these swamps and therefore do not need any protecting wall.


Whenever a Great Hunt (for the Horn of Valere) is called, its participants, who are called Hunters, are commissioned in the Great Square of Tammaz in the city of Illian.

The dialect of Illian is distinct in that Illianers use the emphatic tense of nearly every verb, shun the progressive tense, and use "no" in place of "not." Thus, "He had not made sure every stick of bread went to the army" becomes "He did no make sure every stick of bread did go to the army."


See also: Category: Illianers

The list of names below come from Ilianer characters created specifically for the Grey Tower.

  • Male names: Alinel, Claudius, Dalinar, Ferran
  • Female names: Amelia, Ilarin, Kimiara, Maever
  • Family names: Freintas, Codalin, Tournen, Pacheneos