Val Alorn is the capital city of Cherek, and the original capital of all the Alorn nations. A large, grey and snowbound city for much of the year, it has a vast harbour and shipyards supplying the legendary Cherek warships. The city is also dominated by the Temple of Belar and the Palace of the Cherek Kings, a huge and rambling structure thousands of years old.
Its walls and buildings were so incredibly ancient that they seemed more like natural rock formations than the construction of human hands. The narrow, crooked streets were clogged with snow, and the mountains behind the city loomed high and white against the dark sky. -Pawn of Prophecy