The Wheel of Time - The Call of the Horn
Baerlon is a town in Andor where the ores from the Mountains of Mist are transported for smelting.
Several other communities in the area have been ignored so the crown of Andor could hold on to this land, which is very important to the economy of Andor.
The town is surrounded by a log wall nearly twenty feet tall, with large gates that open only from sunup to sundown, a safety precaution followed because the city lies in the middle of the wilderness.
Baerlon is the town in which Rand first meets Min, and where Moiraine uses the Mirror of Mists to escape from an impending attack from Shadowspawn.
Min was raised in an old mining community outside of Baerlon.