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Renere is the capital of Vintas.

Renere is where the royal palace is, where the ruling family, Calanthis, lives with their royal court.

Maer Alveron is a nobleman only a few steps (by blood) from being the King of Vintas. The reigning sovereign is King Roderic; nonetheless, the Maer holds monarchical powers almost as great the King's.[1]

In the royal court, "There's not a gentleman [who] would dare be seen without a sword"; the Maer Alveron believes this is a custom that will "bring the king to grief in time." The palace archives are enormous, and filled with books.

During The Wise Man's Fear, Bredon tells Kvothe that, "The Prince Regent Alaitis had been killed in a duel, sending much of the southern farrel into chaos as various nobility did their best to capitalize on the death of such a highly ranked member of the court."

Spoilers about Book Three[]

Rothfuss has confirmed that Kvothe will visit the capital in The Doors of Stone.[2] He has also revealed that Renere is the 'three-part city' because it has three Prince Regents, suggesting that it is divided amongst them.[3]


  1. The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 50: "Chasing the Wind"
    "That means the Maer has the authority to do most anything King Roderic himself can do: grant titles, raise an army, coin money, levy taxes—"
    ―Count Threpe