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Default tSR: Manetheren

Since these references come so close together I'm not sure if it's been discussed already. But, anyways, in tSR, during Rand's travel through the Glass Spires in Ruidean, he sees this:
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TITLE: Shadow Rising
CHAPTER: 26 - The Dedicated
Jonai stood at the edge of the cliff staring out westward over the sun sparkled water. A hundred leagues in that direction lay Comelle. Had lain Comelle. Comelle had clung to the mountains overlooking the sea. A hundred leagues west, where the sea now ran. If Alnora were still alive, perhaps it would have been easier to take. Without her dreams, he scarcely knew where to go or what to do. Without her, he hardly cared to live. He felt every gray hair as he turned to trudge back to the wagons, waiting a mile away. Fewer wagons, now, and showing wear. Fewer people, too, a handful of thousands where there had been tens. But too many for the remaining wagons. No one rode now save children too small to walk.
The BWB says about Comelle:

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TITLE: The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time
CHAPTER: The Wheel and the Pattern
The coastal city of Comelle, third largest in the world, overlooked the sea with breathtaking splendor from its mountainside. Its immense glass, crystal and metal structures clung to the steep rock like a shining flower bursting from the stone. Adanza was reported to thrive with vitality in its beauty matched only by the vitality of its people. Even Tzora, the smallest of the major cities, was known for its multihued glass towers, in a wide variety of geometric shapes, which glittered like jewels in the sun.
then, when Perrin arrives in Two Rivers

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TITLE: Shadow Rising
CHAPTER: 28 - To the Tower of Ghenjei
From peak to peak he sped in blurred motion, calling, seeking. The mountains lay empty beneath him, except for deer and other game. Yet there were occasional signs of men. Ancient signs. Twice great carved figures took nearly an entire mountainside, and in another place strange angular letters two spans high had been incised across a cliff a shade too smooth and sheer. Weathering had worn away the figures' faces, and eyes less sharp than his might have taken the letters themselves for the work of wind and rain. Mountains and cliffs gave way to the Sand Hills, great rolling mounds sparsely covered with tough grass and stubborn bushes, once the shore of a great sea before the Breaking. And suddenly he saw another man, atop a sandy hill.
Of course, it's possible that there was more than one great inland sea before the Breaking and it's well known that mountains came and went during the Breaking, so it's somewhat unlikely that the Mountains of Mist are the same mountains where Comelle used to be, but it does seem quite possible that perhaps Manetheren was previously known as Comelle or founded primarily by the fugitives from Comelle. thoughts? ideas?
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