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"The town of Valenda tumbled down over its low hill like a rich quilt worked in red and gold, red for the tile roofs, gold for the native stone, both glowing in the sun."
―Cazaril arrives at Valenda[src]

Valenda was a town in Chalion in the province of Baocia, located northwest of Taryoon. It was the seat of government for the province of Baocia under the previous Provincar at the time of The Curse of Chalion. Valenda was situated on a low hill, with the Provincara’s castle on the hilltop, and had houses of ochre sandstone.