The Wheel of Time - The Call of the Horn
Soremaine is the site of a major battle of the Whitecloak War.
During the engagement, the Children of the Light captured and later ransomed Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar. And though the battle was lost, the Illianer Companions “covered the field,” allowing the rest of the army to evade Pedron Niall’s trap. Had the Companions not been successful, Altara, Murandy and maybe even Illian might have become fiefs of the Whitecloaks, according to the musings of Niall.