Wheel Of Time
Saldaea is a country in the Westlands. The sign of Saldaea is three silver fish on a field of dark blue.
Saldaeans have bold, prominent noses and slightly upturned, almond-shaped eyes. While as ferocious in battle as any of the Border nations, their equestrian skills are undoubtedly superior; No other nation in the world can match Saldaea for her famed and effective use of light cavalry. Saldaean soldiers often carry serpentine swords. Saldaean men usually have long mustaches.
Saldaea stretches from the Aryth Ocean to the Plain of Lances and consists of forests in the south, mountains (such as the Banikhan Mountains) in the north and plains in the east. Saldaea’s coast is extremely rocky and consists of vast cliffs known collectively as World’s End. It has no major port or good harbourages.
The Saldaean economy is strong; built upon the trade of furs, wood, and ice pepper’s, Saldaean goods fetch high prices at markets as far away as Tear.
Saldaean women are almost a breed apart, known as they are for their fierce loyalty and strength of will (not to mention temper). For Saldaeans, war is a family affair. The wives of officers and nobles accompany their husbands on all campaigns except those into the Blight. A traditional farewell from a Saldaean wife to a husband going to battle is “If you fall, I will take up your sword.” While not trained with the sword, Saldaean girls are quite skilled both with knives and in hand-to-hand combat. All Saldaeans are armed with at least a knife at all times; in Saldaea, steel is not bared unless it will be used. Saldaean farmgirls are notorious for being very forward, especially at harvest.