"All around him now, Leon saw bright, verdant grass. Perhaps it was that which gave the nation its name. Verdane, he thought, was a nation as beautiful as his home in Grandbell. Leon wondered if it would look so grand once the fires of war swept across this plain."
Verdane was a nation in the Second Age ruled by King Gunthar, and its capital was Honeth. Verdane had the most disciplined army in the world. Verdanes were very honorable, sometimes to a fault, but Gunthar was wise and more intelligent than most Verdanes. He was very suspicious of Grandbell, but was unwilling to act until Derek did. After Kagetsu Aurelac de Maar Sul's release from imprisonment during the Manster Rebellion, Kagetsu began amassing an army of Andain and rebuilt Maar Sul near the border of Verdane, eventually claiming the southern part of Verdane for himself before Gunthar could stop him.