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Eastern Crownlands

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Eastern Crownlands
Alethkar Color.jpg
Occupied by Singers
Nation Alethkar
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

The Eastern Crownlands was an area of land in the southeastern part of Alethkar.[1]

The Eastern Crownlands are the property of the king, providing income to the throne and lands for the king to award to lords.[2] Prior to this, the land was part of a princedom.[2] People of the Crownlands, particularly those from Rathalas, have a distinctive nasally accent.[3]


It contained the Deathbend River. It borders princedoms Bethab, Sebarial, Kholin, and Thanadal.[fn 1] The Eastern Crownlands formed the eastern shore of the Sea of Spears and was also bordered by the Unclaimed Hills to the west and the Frostlands to the south. This is the area of land in Alethkar closest to the Shattered Plains. The rockbuds in this region consume large amounts of water and grow to massive sizes, with trunks as tall as a man's waist and vines as thick as a wrist.[4]

The spren city of Celebrant can be found near Rathalas within the Cognitive Realm.[5] Somewhere to the south-east is the waystop Vedelliar, however it is unknown whether this town is within the Eastern Crownlands or Unclaimed Hills.[4]



The Eastern Crownlands is one of the areas conquered during Gavilar Kholin's quest to unite Alethkar into a single kingdom. The city of Rathalas and its leaders rebelled against Gavilar's rule both before and after the unification of the country. After attempts to politically quell the situation fail, Dalinar Kholin and Torol Sadeas march on Rathalas and raze the city to set an example for the other highprinces. During this battle, Dalinar's wife, Evi Kholin, is killed.

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  1. The northern border of the Eastern Crownlands isn't clear
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