The Stedding

Stedding (pronounced: STEHD-ding) are havens for their inhabitants, the Ogier. Ogier who remain outside the stedding too long usually die of the Longing. An Ogier stedding is a beautiful place. An aura of peace seems to surround all, even non-channelers, and all feels well. The stedding also has another important characteristic, it blocks access to the True Source for Channelers. The inability to form Waygates inside a stedding seem to indicate that weaves of the One Power can not exist inside, even if channeled from outside. Far Madding’s ter’angreal, the Guardian, simply prevents one from embracing/seizing the Source, but weaves from outside can penetrate the barrier. Wells would, presumably, be ineffective inside a stedding. Stedding are also inaccessible from Tel’aran’rhiod, the World of Dreams. In the Age of Legends the Ogier had their steddings but they were not bound to them as they are now. During the Breaking of the World, after the War of Power, the stedding was lost to the Ogier, and the longing took them. An Ogier will now sicken and die if he is too long from the stedding.

The Ogier gardeners from Seanchan have taken a much different path from their brethren the Westlands. It is unknown how the breaking affected them.

The average population of a stedding is thought to be around six thousand Ogier, although this number is not thought to be very accurate. There are currently forty-one populated steddings.

The Spine of the World
Stedding Cantoine, Stedding Qichen, Stedding Sanshen, Stedding Handu, Stedding Chanti, Stedding Lantoine, Stedding Yongen, Stedding Mashon, Stedding Sintiang, Stedding Taijing, Stedding Kolomon, Stedding Daiting, Stedding Shangtai

Kinslayer’s Dagger
Stedding Yontiang

Between the Dragonwall and the River Erinin
Stedding Nurshang, Stedding Tsofu, Stedding Cantoino, Stedding Jenshin

The Borderlands
In Saldea:
Stedding Chosium, Stedding Jongai, Stedding Saishen

In Kandor:
Stedding Chiantal

In Arafel:
Stedding Shanjing (not to be confused with Stedding Shajin), Stedding Tanhal

In Shienar:
Stedding Sholoon

Black Hills
Stedding Feindu,
Stedding Shajin (not to be confused with Stedding Shanjing) , Stedding Jentoine

Forests north of River Ivo
Stedding Shamendar, Stedding Taishin, Stedding Leitiang, Stedding Tsochan

Mountains north of the River Dhagon
Stedding Mintai, Stedding Wenchen

Mountians of Mist
Stedding Chinden, Stedding Tsofan, Stedding Yandar, Stedding Madan, Stedding Jinsiun, Stedding Shangloon

The Shadow Coast
Stedding Shadoon, Stedding Mardoon

The Stedding

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