Plain of Araithe

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An area of Fallowmere in Rathain, which was a First Age site used by the Paravians to channel fifth lane energies and renew the mysteries. The plain is craggier than Daon Ramon Barrens, and is described as a series of rolling hills and grassy hollows, dotted with red brush bloom and weathered rock.

The Valsteyn River crosses the plain and the Liffsey River separates the plain from Strakewood to the west.

Five Paravian markers are arrayed in a semicircle here and are linked to the power focus at Ithamon and Meth Isle Keep.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Curse of the Mistwraith

Third Age 5638: Arithon crosses the plain in his flight from the failed coronation at Etarra. When Lysaer marches with the Etarrans across the plain, he marvels that it has been untouched by human industry, possibly since the First Age. The Etarrans make camp and regroup here after the Battle of Strakewood.

Initiate's Trial

Third Age 5922: Asandir uses the focus at Isaer Ruins to travel here when returning to Etarra.

Destiny's Conflict

Third Age 5925: In late winter, The Hatchet prepares for a resumption of his campaign in Rathain. With the clans withdrawn to Strakewood, The Hatchet strategizes from the Plain of Araithe.


  • The road crossing the plain between Etarra and East Ward is in the low country. During the late summer, rains turn the road into a bog.