|Ruler(s)||TBD Cosaru Noramaga|
Kandor is a country located in the North, one of the four Borderland nations which lie between the Great Blight and the rest of the land.
Kandor is one of the strongest and united of nations with the seat of power called the Throne of the Clouds. The throne is located in the Aesdaishar Palace in the capital, Chachin. Kandor has excellent relations with the other three Borderland Nations, being between Saldaea to the west and Arafel to the east. The sign of Kandor is a rearing red horse on a field of pale green.
The nation of Kandor was formed early in the War of the Hundred Years. The governors of Hawkwing's five northern provinces met and agreed to form stable nations to preserve the peace and defend against the Blight. Jarel Soukovni was the first King of Kandor.
Kandor has a long history of participating in the trade of furs, and fox skins from Kandor are highly prised.
The law (as in every Borderland Nation) forbids hiding your face inside a village or town, this is to make sure there are no Myrddraal.
Certain indications imply that a child with parents of different nationality take on the nationality of their mother.
Kandor is the home of a powerful merchants' guild, and many affluent merchants have their origins there. Master merchants wear three silver chains across their chest.
Clothing and Appearance
The Kandori can be recognised by the earrings that they wear. They are worn by both men and women, and can sometimes be quite flamboyant.
Kandori men wear their beards in a distinctive forked style, and often wear up to three silver chains over their coats. Loose breeches seem to be worn by both men and women alike.
Kandori necklaces are famous for a pattern known as the Kandori Snowflake. These are intricately worked discs, each with a slightly different pattern.
Phrases, Sayings and Adages
- Borderlander formal greeting: greeter bows, touching hilt then heart and says "There is always welcome for (name, rank/position/honour). May you know peace one day." Reply: "There is peace in the mother's last embrace." then touch hilt and heart and "May she welcome us home, one day."
- Wind in a bucket
The list of names below come from Andoran characters created specifically for the Grey Tower.
- Male names: Aric, Bora, Elan, Jhered, Jhan, Lars, Mael
- Female names: Drelle, Isadora, Nymere, Luna, Oni, Scerai
- Family names: Av'Llewyll, Ayawasi, Jovanović, Kal'Mori, Masawi, Shioma, Taavo,
Kandori surnames often have a Slavic-inspired tone to them, often ending in the endings -vna and -vni. Some names are East Asian-inspired, such as Noramaga and Shukosa, a trait common across the Borderlands, but particularly in Shienar.
The current Ruler of Kandor is TBD Cosaru Noramaga (formally: Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga, Her/His Most Illuminated Majesty, By the Blessing of the Light, Queen/King of Kandor, Protector of the Land, Shield of the North, High Seat of House Noramaga.).
Known Houses of Kandor are listed below: