Chronological listing of characters encountered in Knife of Dreams

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  1. Madoc Comadrin, p. 9—General, long dead, and author of Fog and Steel. Mat remembers reading his book in a past life; he doubts a copy exists today. He met him once, about six hundred years before Artur Hawkwing was born, after Mat lost a battle to him.

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  2. Galadedrid (Galad) Damodred, p. 15—Son of Morgase's late husband Taringail Damodred and his first wife Tigraine. He is half-brother to Elayne and Gawyn. Stunningly handsome, even Nynaeve has trouble blushing when she speaks to him, and Aes Sedai will often forsake their work to watch him practice (shirtless) in the sword yard. Galad has much skill with the sword, and has achieved Blademaster status in practice if not in name. He disappeared from Tar Valon during the violence that accompanied Siuan's deposition and joined Eamon Valda's band of the Children of the Light. Because of his sword skill, Galad was promoted to an official position very quickly, and now controls his own small band of men. He says he became a Whitecloak because it “felt right.” He is extremely virtuous, and will do whatever he thinks is right regardless of who it hurts, even himself. In fact, he started a war in Samara to help Elayne and Nynaeve escape. His sign is a winged silver sword, point down. Galad has feelings for Egwene al'Vere, and although she is flattered by his attentions, she does not return his love. He is quite popular among his soldiers. Galad believes that Eamon Valda killed his mother after sexually abusing her, and vows revenge. He is incorrect about the killing part, at least. See also al'Thor, Rand; Damodred, Tigraine; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase; Valda, Eamon.
  3. Lord Captain Commander Eamon Valda, p. 15—Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light after the death of Pedron Niall. He killed Niall's assassin shortly after the act, but it is not known whether this was set up, or whether Valda just happened to be in the right place at the right time. One of his first acts was to dismiss Niall's secretary, Sebban Balwer, for “someone who didn't twitch.” This was a mistake, as Balwer was Niall's true Master of Spies—he knows more about spying than anyone else in the world. Valda offered assistance to Morgase, as Niall had promised, but before doing so he required a “service” of her: to share his bed. Morgase escaped during the Seanchan attack, and Valda believes her to be dead. He has since fallen into disfavor with the Children of the Light, most especially with Galad, because of his dealings with Morgase; Galad because she is his stepmother, and with the other Children because she trained with the “witches” in Tar Valon. See also Asunawa, Rhadam; Balwer, Sebban; Damodred, Galadedrid; Niall, Pedron; Trakand, Morgase.
  4. Captain Trom, p. 16—Stocky Whitecloak who allegedly uncovered the “Darkfriends” that were hanged in Morgase's presence. He has been recently promoted, to Captain, due to his experience fighting the Seanchan. He now sides with Galad against Eamon Valda.
  5. Jaret Byar, p. 16—Gaunt-faced second-in-command under Dain Bornhald over the army of Whitecloaks that came to the Two Rivers. Byar held fierce loyalty to Dain's father, and transferred that loyalty to Dain when he died. He has deep-set eyes. Byar now sides with Galad against Eamon Valda; he has picked up some of Galad's morals in doing what's right no matter who it hurts.
  6. Dain Bornhald, p. 17—Son of Geofram. He now commands his own troops; he also plans to avenge his father's death. He has a hatred of Perrin, since he thinks he had a hand in killing his father. After being chased from the Two Rivers, he has taken sides with Galad against the new Lord Captain Commander, Eamon Valda.
  7. Rhadam Asunawa, p. 17—Gray-haired, bony-fingered High Inquisitor of the Hand of the Light. He wants every woman affiliated in any way with the White Tower hanged as of yesterday, every book that mentions Aes Sedai or the White Tower burned, and the very words banned. He would have Morgase hanged for her months in the Tower if Niall had let him. He witnessed Eamon Valda's killing of Omerna subsequent to Niall's murder. He commands what Valda describes as an odd respect among the Children, even among those who despise the Questioners.
  8. Pedron Niall, p. 18—Former Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light, highest officer among the Children. He was one of the great military commanders of the world, in company with Davram Bashere, Agelmar Jagad, Rodel Ituralde, Gareth Bryne, Mat Cauthon, and several Aiel chiefs. He was trying to get Altara and Murandy to cede land to Illian so the Council of Nine would not invade both countries. He also tried to expand Amadicia's borders into parts of Ghealdan. His headquarters were in Amadicia, and he ruled there even above King Ailron, although this was not spoken of openly. Niall once offered a treaty with Queen Morgase of Andor, offering Whitecloak assistance to retake her throne in exchange for Whitecloak presence in Caemlyn and elsewhere in Andor, a presence that Morgase had not allowed even a fraction of during her reign. Niall was killed by his alleged Spymaster, Abdel Omerna, who claimed he had gone against everything the Children stood for by allowing Morgase to avoid being put to the question. He was replaced by Eamon Valda, who also killed Omerna. Rumor puts him dead in a duel or a skirmish. See also Valda, Eamon.
  9. Morgase Trakand, p. 19—Former Queen of Andor and High Seat of House Trakand. Mother of Elayne and Gawyn. She married Taringail Damodred, a prince of Cairhien, to further solidify her claim to the Throne of Andor and keep peace between the two nations; when Tigraine disappeared, Morgase made the best claim to succeed her, and married her widower to gain the support that would be gained by such action. Taringail was Elayne's and Gawyn's father; he died when they were young. Morgase has since gone through several lovers, including Thomdril Merrilin, a former court-bard; Gareth Bryne, her First Prince of the Sword and Captain of the Guards; and most recently Lord Gaebril, a man who led the faction that stilled the riots in Caemlyn that sprang up on Morgase's trip to Tar Valon to inquire about Elayne's whereabouts. Thom was exiled from the city of Caemlyn when he started telling her what he really thought of some of her plans, her relationship with Bryne ebbed away until finally Gaebril told her to exile him too, and Gaebril eventually chased Morgase herself out of the city when she found he was usurping her power. The Daughter-Heir of Andor is traditionally trained by Aes Sedai in the White Tower, and Morgase underwent novice training to keep the tradition alive. She was given the gift of a Great Serpent ring despite not being Accepted, and still wears it on her left hand. She was previously advised by Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan of the Red Ajah, who is now the Amyrlin Seat in Tar Valon. When Morgase discovered that Gaebril (who, unbeknownst to her, was actually Rahvin) meant to usurp her throne, she left, and when she learned that the Dragon Reborn had taken over Caemlyn and none of her former supporters would give her aid, she fled to Amadicia to get help from the only place she thought she could: Pedron Niall and the Children of the Light. She was not aware that Rand only wanted to give her country back to her, not to mention believes that she is dead. If she had made her presence known, she would no doubt have had her country back in one piece, but as royalty she believed she must work on her own and trust no one. She went into hiding after the Seanchan attack (Valda believes her to be dead) under her mother's first name, Maighdin to avoid instant recognition, and later became a maidservant to Faile; she told Faile that she was a lady's handmaid before coming into her service. When Faile's group was captured, she became a prisoner of the Shaido, and is now detained in their encampment. Her sign is three golden keys. A former member of the Queen's Guard, Martyn Tallanvor, has taken a liking to his former queen, and she finds herself almost unconsciously returning his attentions. Her adopted son Galad believes her dead at the hands of Eamon Valda, and plans revenge on him. Her son Gawyn believes her dead at the hands of the Dragon Reborn, and is only restrained from killing her by Egwene's command. Her daughter Elayne believes her dead as well (though she as yet has no plans for vengeance), and her new mistress Faile has no idea of her true identity. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Bryne, Gareth; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Tigraine; Dorlain, Maighdin; Gaebril; Mantear, Mordrellen; Merrilin, Thomdril; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Gawyn; Valda, Eamon.
  10. Under-Lieutenant Kashgar, p. 20—Lean Saldaean Child of the Light. He serves as an Under-Lieutenant. His features are almost boyish, and he has a hooked nose and thick mustaches.
  11. Lord Gareth Bryne, p. 21—Former First Prince of the Sword and Captain of the Queen's Guards under Queen Morgase in Andor. He was appointed to the position because Morgase had no living male relatives, but was exiled from Caemlyn on a suggestion from Morgase's new advisor, Lord Gaebril. He moved to his private estates in rural Andor, where he presided over the trial of three young women who unintentionally burned a barn: they turned out to be Siuan Sanche, the former Amyrlin Seat; Leane Sharif, the former Keeper of the Chronicles, and Min Farshaw. When these three made an oath to serve him and then apparently broke it, he followed them out of sheer curiosity to Salidar. Once there, he discovered the true identity of the three, as well as that the Tower was truly broken. The Aes Sedai in Salidar persuaded him to command the army they would need to take the Amyrlin Seat from Elaida, since he was the only commander that the Warders thought would be willing and able to help them. He is one of the six best military commanders west of the Aiel Waste, in a league with Pedron Niall, Rodel Ituralde, Davram Bashere, Agelmar Jagad, and Matrim Cauthon. Although neither of them would admit it, Bryne seems to be developing feelings for Siuan Sanche; he wishes to avoid another mistake like his relationship as Morgase's lover, and also never forgave Siuan for when she publicly shamed him years ago. She seems to be developing similar feelings for him, much to her dismay. He planned to be the first general to take the city of Tar Valon; the closest anyone else ever came was with Guaire Amalasan's armies, who got as far as the White Tower itself, and Artur Hawkwing, who never managed to go beyond beseiging the city. Actually, Amalasan's troops never beseiged the city, they simply managed to breech the walls; Hawkwing never managed to stop the supply ships coming up the river. Bryne thought he will be able to overcome this problem by purchasing ships along the way to Tar Valon, but when Egwene brought the entire army to Tar Valon by Traveling, that plan faltered; instead, he is pressuring her to let him use gateways to breach the walls and get inside the city. He is stocky, with a bluff face. The years have given him some sort of comforting calmness. Men always follow him—they have learned from history that doing so is the path to military victory. Bryne taught Galad and Gawyn to practice the sword with both hands alternating to avoid weakness. See also Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  12. Henre Haslin, p. 21—Former Master of the Sword for the Queen's Guards in Caemlyn. He was too old for campaigning, so Gaebril handed him his pension and showed him the gate to get him out of the way. When news of Morgase's death, he started drinking. He believes that Gaebril killed her, and is willing to teach Rand's students at the Black Tower. He also instructed Galad and Gawyn in the sword, and taught them the Oneness.
  13. Doirellin, p. 26—Cairhienin Child of the Light with a high-pitched voice. No one ever makes fun of his voice; he is nearly as wide as he is tall and has barely an ounce of fat on him. He can crack walnuts by squeezing them in his hand.
  14. Lord Rodel Ituralde, p. 28—General of the army of Arad Doman. He is one of the greatest commanders alive, along with Mat Cauthon, Davram Bashere, Gareth Bryne, Agelmar Jagad, and a few Aiel clan chiefs. He keeps a neatly-trimmed mustache, and a ruby in his left ear. He is short in stature. He is called the Wolf by his peers—when the Wolf calls, they follow his lead. He is currently leading a band of Taraboners and Domani to wreak havoc among the Seanchan.
  15. Tamsin Ituralde, p. 30—Rodel's wife. It is unwise to displease her, especially by getting killed, according to him.
  16. Tornay Lanasiet, p. 30—Stocky Dragonsworn under Rand's direct command. He is very eager to attack the Seanchan.
  17. Jaalam Nishur, p. 33—General Ituralde's tall young armsman. He has a dry sense of humor.
  18. Steady, p. 34—Rodel Ituralde's horse.
  19. Dragon Reborn, p. 34—According to the Karaethon Cycle, the Prophecies of the Dragon, the man who is the Rebirth of Lews Therin Telamon, the man known as the Dragon during the War of the Shadow. Over the years, many men have claimed to be the Dragon Reborn, even men who could not channel. The true Dragon has been Reborn in a young man named Rand al'Thor, a shepherd from Emond's Field. See also Ablar, Logain; al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Taim, Mazrim.
  20. High Lady Suroth Sabelle Meldarath, p. 34—High Lady of Asinbayar and Barsabba, leader of Those Who Come Before. She has her head shaven on the sides and long, black hair in the middle. This is the typical Seanchan style for those “of the Blood.” Suroth was determined to redeem herself after High Lord Turak's mishap at Falme—she did not want to have to explain a failure that was not hers to the Empress. She gathered all of the Seanchan ships that fled Falme so they would not go back home; she then retook portions of the mainland again, but was prevented from taking Illian by Rand and his Asha'man. Known to few, Suroth is Atha'an Shadar, “Those Bound to Shadow” (a Darkfriend), and is high in their ranks.
  21. High Lady Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag, p. 35—Second daughter of Empress Radhanan, heir to the Crystal Throne of Seanchan, and leader of the Corenne, the Return. She has brown eyes and black hair (it was shaven off as is the custom of those of the High Blood). She is also called the Daughter of the Nine Moons, the woman Mat was told he will marry. Mat has since kidnapped her (in a matter of speaking), and she travels with him under strictest secrecy. She is very small—short and slender. She is, however, 20 years old, about the same age as Mat. She has very long eyelashes. She is presumed dead by Suroth, but Suroth is taking no chances and has sent parties out to find her. See also Cauthon, Matrim; Daughter of the Nine Moons; Dorje, Anath; Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Aurana; Paendrag, Chimal; Paendrag, Radhanan; Paendrag, Ravashi; Selucia.
  22. Queen Tylin Quintara Mitsobar, p. 35—By the Grace of the Light, Queen of Altara, Mistress of the Four Winds, Guardian of the Sea of Storms, High Seat of House Mitsobar. Her kingdom was small, and she only ruled a portion of it; the rest was governed by nobles who were not necessarily loyal to her. She was the second from her House to sit on the throne—this was the maximum traditionally, and the only House to hold it for four generations fell so fast from power that it could not recover. She was advised by Merilille Ceandevin of the Gray Ajah. She was a widow, and does not plan to marry again. She took an interest in Mat Cauthon, and contrary to Mat's usual tactic of chasing women, she chased and caught him. The two were lovers for some time. When the Seanchan invaded her nation, she cooperated with them out of necessity—they let her keep her position of authority, but she was a puppet of the Crystal Throne. When the Sea Folk fought the Seanchan, destroying much of Ebou Dar in the process, Tylin suggested Mat use the opportunity to escape the city, and tie her up under the bed to make it look like he had to restrain her to escape. While she was bound and gagged under the bed, the gholam came, presumably to kill Mat, and she fell easy prey to it. She was found by Suroth's people the next morning, torn limb-from-limb. See also Cauthon, Matrim; Mitsobar, Beslan.
  23. Renna Emain, p. 35—Sul'dam who was charged to train and control Egwene when she becomes a damane. She later gave her the nickname “Tuli, after one of Renna's former pets.” When Egwene escaped, she put an a'dam around Renna's neck, and left it there when she fled. Renna was later discovered by Bethamin, wretching from the effort of trying to remove the a'dam in vain. To protect the Seanchan way of life—which would likely collapse if it was learned that sul'dam could learn to channel—Renna retained her rank as sul'dam, but was forbidden to be linked with a damane. She was kept under close watch by Suroth. She was eventually spirited away by Mat, Egeanin, and the rest of the group that escaped Ebou Dar in the chaos. When she attempted to escape and warn the Seanchan of Mat's presence, Mat was forced to order her to be killed. She was killed by a crossbow bolt just before reaching the crest of the hill that would have meant her safety—and her betrayal of the Band of the Red Hand. See also Zarbey, Seta.
  24. Seta Zarbey, p. 35—Name of the sul'dam that Nynaeve collared before rescuing Egwene at Falme. Bethamin discovered her, wretching from the effort of trying to remove the a'dam in vain. To protect the Seanchan way of life—which would likely collapse if it was learned that sul'dam could learn to channel—Seta retained her rank as sul'dam, but was forbidden to be linked with a damane. She was kept under close watch by Suroth. She was eventually taken along with Mat and the others that left Ebou Dar. She has yellow hair.
  25. Egeanin Tamarath, p. 35—Seanchan ship captain, later a Captain of the Green. Her last name changes each time she gets promoted; her previous last names were Elidar and Sarna. She fled Ebou Dar as part of Mat's entourage; she has since married Bayle Domon, a ship captain whose ship she once boarded and looted. She no longer uses the name Egeanin; after being demoted out of the Blood by Tuon, she now uses the name Leilwin Shipless. She is currently the subject of a search by Suroth for stealing two damane. She has blue eyes. See also Domon, Bayle; Shipless, Leilwin.
  26. The Empress (of Seanchan), p. 36—Supreme ruler of Seanchan. She is considered to be a direct descendant of the first emperor of Seanchan, Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin. She presides over the Court of the Nine Moons in Seandar. She is Tuon's mother. The Empress is always referred to as “the Empress, may she live forever,” even when she is only referred to in thought. See also Daughter of the Nine Moons; Paendrag, Radhanan; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  27. Daughter of the Nine Moons, p. 36—Woman whom Mat is destined to marry, according to the Aelfinn. She is actually Tuon, the heir to the Seanchan throne. The title is actually that given to the heir to the Crystal Throne. See also Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  28. Almandaragal, p. 37—Suroth's lopar. He was given to her as a pup. He is over ten feet tall and weighs over 2000 pounds.
  29. Liandrin, p. 38—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Red. She has light hair and a face like a doll. She grew up in Tarabon. She led the group of thirteen Aes Sedai who declared themselves Black Ajah and fled the White Tower, murdering guards and even sisters in the process. Liandrin was Red Ajah before turning to the Black, but her oath to the Black was sworn before even being raised to the Accepted (perhaps before she came to the Tower), so it cannot really be said that she was ever Red Ajah at all. She was shielded by Moghedien for attempting to Compel her and given to a very enthusiastic Temaile to torture. She has since been given to Suroth as a da'covale. See also Alwhin.
  30. Great Lord of the Dark, p. 38—Name used by Darkfriends for the Dark One, claiming that to use his true name would be blasphemy. See Dark One.
  31. Alwhin, p. 38—Voice of the Blood, formerly in service of High Lady Suroth. She is a glowering woman. Originally a sul'dam, she was intended to be the Leash Holder for Nynaeve when she and Egwene were given to Suroth by Liandrin. She was later promoted to a Voice of the Blood, the first sul'dam to ascend to the Blood. It was thought unwise to leave her as a simple sul'dam; she found Renna and Seta, collared and helpless, and brought them to Suroth. Suroth hid them for the good of the Empire, and promoted Alwhin to a Voice of the Blood. Alwhin was killed by Liandrin by poison, which caused her eyes to bulge and her face to turn blue before the end. Liandrin killed her because she thought she could curry favor with Suroth by doing so. Suroth was not pleased. See also Liandrin; Meldarath, Suroth Sabelle.
  32. Captain-General Lunal Galgan, p. 38—Seanchan general among those with whom Suroth meets. He is tall and has snow-white hair. His ancestors supported Luthair's quest to be the first Seanchan Emperor. Suroth loathes him.
  33. Zaired Elbar, p. 38—Servant of Suroth. Like his mistress, he is Atha'an Shadar, Those Bound to the Shadow. He is particularly good at disposing of bodies.
  34. Rosala, p. 38—Servant of Suroth. Suroth sends Liandrin to her to be beaten; beating her herself would shame Suroth.
  35. Banner-General Mikhel Najirah, p. 41—Banner-general who serves under General Galgan. He brings Suroth news of Tarabon.
  36. King Beslan Mitsobar, p. 41—Queen Tylin's son. He is mild-mannered, has a soft voice sharp eyes, and black hair to his shoulders. Upon her death, he was raised King of Altara, though he is of course a puppet of the Seanchan government there. However, it does make him the equal of Suroth under the law, at least in principle. See also Mitsobar, Tylin Quintara.
  37. Emperor Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin, p. 42—Son of Artur Hawkwing. He led the forces across the Aryth Ocean. When they landed there, he led them to conquer the continent they found for themselves, and declared himself Emperor. His descendants are the Seanchan “of the Blood,” and the rest of the Seanchan are descended from his troops and the native inhabitants. See also Paendrag Tanreall, Artur; Paendrag, Radhanan; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  38. Lieutenant-General Turan, p. 43—Lieutenant-General in the Seanchan armies. He sent reports to Galgan about the campaigns of Rodel Ituralde.
  39. General Abaldar Yulan, p. 44—Captain of the Air and pilot of a Seanchan raken for the Forerunners. He is small and dark, and a general.
  40. Banner-General Tylee Khirgan, p. 45—Banner-General in the Seanchan army and controller of several raken. She is as dark as good soil, and has two scars on her face.
  41. Semirhage, p. 46—One of the Forsaken. During the Age of Legends, she was one of the best Healers ever known. She was called to all corners of the world Heal people that others thought beyond help. However, she was sadistic; she exacted a price in the form of pain from her subjects in return for her Healing services. Most thought the pain or anguish she exacted from them was a small price to pay for being alive, but eventually the Hall of Servants found out about her practices and gave her the choice of being either severed or bound with the Power, never again to know her “pleasures.” She chose instead to pledge for the Dark One, and created one of the most oppressive and pain-filled areas of Shadow control during the entire War of Power. After being freed from the Bore, Semirhage went in service to the Dark One by extracting information from captured Borderlanders and Aes Sedai. She also sent the Trollocs to the Stone of Tear to battle those that Sammael sent. She is as tall as most men, and wears black most of the time—perhaps because Lanfear always wore white. It is often joked (or used to be, when the Forsaken were still bound) that when it rained during the daylight that the Dark One was beating her. See also Dorje, Anath.
  42. Empress Radhanan Paendrag, p. 46—Holder of the Crystal Throne, the Empress of Seanchan, considered almost god-like among her subjects. Contrary to the almost automatic utterings of her subjects, Radhanan will not only not live forever, she is already dead, presumably at the hands (directly or indirectly) of Semirhage. According to Semirhage, her blood covered the entire Crystal Throne. After her death, as well as the deaths of her daughters, sons, and most of the court, the Seanchan government effectively collapsed. See also Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  43. Captain Musenge, p. 48—Grizzled captain of the Deathwatch Guards. His hair is solid black. He has been in the Deathwatch Guards longer than Karede. He commands Tuon's personal bodyguard.
  44. Pevara Tazanovni, p. 49—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is short for a Kandori, and quite plump, but tough. She goes against all Red Ajah custom to openly say that Warders would make a Red sister's job easier. She and her friend since novicehood, Seaine, began a hunt for Darkfriends in the Tower. Seaine approached her not only because they were friends, but because Seaine's family was killed by Darkfriends when she was young. She joined the Red Ajah because its task was one which involved being outside the Tower often, and she considered it more likely to be able to find and bring to justice the Darkfriends that killed her family and others like them. She now leads the organization of sisters in the White Tower to ferret out Black sisters, along with Saerin Sedai, who seized control away from Seaine as soon as she knew what they were about. See also Asnobar, Saerin; Herimon, Seaine.
  45. Tsutama Rath, p. 49—Golden-haired Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. Born of a butcher, she is extremely flamboyant and has no fewer than three clocks in her rooms. She has an extreme dislike of men. Tsutama resigned as a Sitter fifteen years ago and went into “voluntary” retreat after participating in the “disgusting events” of twenty years ago. When she returned, she was perceived as nervous and shifty, but now that she has been raised to the head of the Red Ajah (their Highest), that perception has been revealed to be incorrect.
  46. Javindhra Doraille, p. 49—Sitter for the Red Ajah and leader of six Red sisters who found Logain in Cosamelle about a year before he proclaimed himself. Logain claims she and her group persuaded him to become a false Dragon. She is among those who kidnapped Egwene.
  47. Katerine Alruddin, p. 50—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. Though she keeps it secret, she is actually of the Black Ajah, and has been for twelve years. She was captured by Rand during the battle at Dumai's Wells, but escaped her captors, most likely with assistance from Darkfriends. She has black hair. She and Tarna took rooms in Garon Burlow's house while the Younglings were there. She is among those who kidnapped Egwene.
  48. Tarna Feir, p. 50—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah, now Keeper of the Chronicles in the White Tower. Elaida sent her to Salidar to communicate with the Aes Sedai there and report about their camp and their numbers. She has long, pale, yellow hair, a strong jaw, and blue eyes that could freeze the Sun. She was a wilder, and had her block beaten out of her by Galina Casban; she and Galina were pillow friends as novices and/or Accepted, but Tarna rebuffed her advances once she gained the shawl. She is as jumpy as a novice, but has a cold manner. She came to Pevara with a suggestion that Red sisters bond Asha'man as Warders. Note: Tarna says at one point that Galina “knew [her] Ajah long before [she] did, and took a personal interest in [her].” This is just speculation, but I think it was the Black (not Red) Ajah that Galina knew she would choose. It certainly fits with the idea of most Aes Sedai in the Tower being Black, and with Galina's personal interest in Tarna. However, it has also been revealed that Galina's interest in Tarna was more personal. See also Casban, Galina.
  49. Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, p. 50—Aes Sedai formerly of the Red Ajah, now raised to the Amyrlin Seat in Tar Valon. She was born the youngest daughter of a minor House in the north of Murandy. She occasionally has the Foretelling, and as a result of a Foretelling she had concerning the importance of the Royal Family of Andor in Tarmon Gaidon, she served as advisor to Queen Morgase of Andor for her entire reign. She later led the coup that deposed Siuan Sanche and placed her on the Amyrlin Seat in Siuan's place. She distrusts anyone not of the Red Ajah (as most Reds do), and does not think she will ever be able to trust any member of the Blue Ajah again. Her Keeper of the Chronicles was Alviarin Freidhen of the White Ajah—she was all but forced to choose Alviarin due to her role in the deposition of Siuan. If she chose a Keeper from her Ajah, she most likely would not have won the support of the White Ajah, and then she would have been stilled and banished from the Tower instead of Siuan. Her Foretelling about the importance of Andor's royal family during the Last Battle occurred around the time the Succession was going on, so she immediately attached herself to Morgase as soon as it became clear that she would be the one to take the Lion Throne. Another of her Foretellings was to predict that Rand al'Thor would shake the world on its very foundations—she constantly kicks herself for not doing something about him when he was right in front of her, little more than a farmboy at the time. Her most recent Foretelling was that “the White Tower would be whole again, except for remnants cast out and scorned, whole and stronger than ever. Rand al'Thor will face the Amyrlin Seat and know her anger. The Black Tower will be rent in blood and fire, and sisters will walk its grounds.” The Foretelling about Rand is obviously deadly accurate. However, the one about the Royal Family occurred at an inopportune time; at the time of Elaida's Foretelling, the Royal Family was not certain. It may have meant Morgase, Gawyn, Galad, and Elayne (they have all had a large role to play in the recent past), but it is also possible it could have meant the old Royal Family, that of Tigraine, Taringail, Galad, and later Elayne and Gawyn as well. After all, Morgase is just Morgase, but Tigraine is the mother of the Dragon Reborn. Her most recent Foretelling will of course be fulfilled, but not necessarily how she wants it to be; she does not realize that the Amyrlin Seat in the Foretelling might not be her, that the remnants cast out might be those loyal to her, and that the destruction of the Black Tower might have nothing to do with her. Elaida is quite strong in the One Power; only Siuan (before she was stilled and Healed), Moiraine, Egwene, Elayne, Nynaeve, and a few others could match her strength. Elaida has always sought positions of power; she chose to follow Morgase to have a better chance at guiding the forces in the Last Battle, and tried to capture Rand al'Thor in an effort to gain similar control. The only sisters that support her are those that are actually Black Ajah and those that would follow any Amyrlin legally raised, as Elaida was (although just barely; all laws used to raise her were stretched almost to their breaking point, and some believe they actually did shatter). Elaida is currently building a palace for herself atop the Warders' old practice yard. The building will be about as tall as the White Tower. She has no plans on being merciful on those who rebelled against her when she deposed Siuan—her terms are that the Blue Ajah no longer exists, and that any sister following Egwene must serve penance under her personal guidance before being readmitted to the Tower. Elaida has since replaced Alviarin as Keeper with a sister of the Red Ajah, Tarna, and she has suspicions that Alviarin was trying to commit treason against the Tower. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat; Brehon, Silviana; Feir, Tarna; Freidhen, Alviarin; Gazal, Toveine; Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  50. Galina Casban, p. 50—Former head of the Red Ajah, now taken prisoner by the Shaido. She has actually been of the Black Ajah for all but five of her almost ninety years wearing the shawl; she is of high standing among the Black sisters. She and Tarna were pillow friends as novices or Accepted; Tarna refused her advances after gaining the shawl—she had since come to realize that she prefers the attentions of men, despite her choice of the Red Ajah. She led the expedition to bring Rand to Tar Valon after he was shielded. She was captured by the Shaido after the battle at Dumai's Wells, and is now a prisoner of Sevanna and Therava. Galina has long black hair without a touch of gray in it. She claims to have helped break two Amyrlin's as a Black sister—one (Siuan Sanche) was deposed and stilled, and the other (Tamra Ospenya) was made to appear that she had died in her sleep. She led the circle that stilled Siuan. Pevara firmly did not want to believe that Galina was Black, despite Talene's suspicions that she was. When Galina's loyalties were proven, presumably by an inconsistency between her notes and her actions, Pevara went into a rage for a full day and now vows to strangle Galina with her bare hands. Galina now serves Sevanna and often shares her tent. She is pretty, but nowhere near beautiful. The White Tower presumes her to be dead at the battle of Dumai's Wells. See also Alyse; Lina; Minly, Talene; Sanche, Siuan; Sevanna; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  51. Duhara Basaheen, p. 51—Sitter for the Red Ajah in Tar Valon. Apparently Elaida had to show her who was boss at some point. She has large, dark eyes and coppery skin, and is tall and slim. She grew up in Arad Doman. She served as Keeper of the Chronicles under Sierin Vayu. Duhara has gone missing from the Tower in recent weeks; her whereabouts and health are unknown.
  52. Sashalle Anderly, p. 51—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She was stilled by Rand during the battle at Dumai's Wells. She has since been Healed by Damer Flinn, and is now an apprentice of the Wise Ones and oathsworn to Rand. She even wears Aiel jewelry, and has since taken charge of the previously stilled sisters in Cairhien.
  53. Toveine Gazal, p. 51—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She spent fifteen years away from the Tower until Elaida summoned her back to active service. She was formerly a Sitter for the Red. Elaida named her to lead the team of fifty sisters that she sent to Caemlyn to attempt to capture any men who can channel that they found. Unfortunately, she and Elaida drastically underestimated the number of men there would be, and Toveine is now Logain's “wife,” their equivalent to Warders (actually, Logain has two such wives now). Though she used to hate all men who could channel, and Logain in particular, she now fawns over him. She is short, and has coppery skin. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Ablar, Logain; Gabrelle.
  54. Logain Ablar, p. 52—False Dragon who created war in Ghealdan and surrounding nations before being captured and gentled by the Red Ajah. He got loose during the chaos surrounding the deposing of Siuan Sanche, and eventually was escorted out of Tar Valon by Siuan and her traveling companions. Before he was gentled he was of considerable strength, and attracted quite a following of loyal soldiers. Min still has viewings of him with a halo over his head, which she thinks indicates that he will become a figure of great power sometime in the future. Recently, Logain later came forward with information that indicated that the Red Ajah actually put him up to declaring himself the Dragon Reborn, most likely with the pretext that bringing down a false Dragon would bring more glory than gentling a simple man who could channel. Logain was recently Healed by Nynaeve, and was let free by Egwene to do as he pleased. He chose to go to the Black Tower, and now leads a part of the Asha'man that seem to be discontent with Taim's leadership. When Aes Sedai came to the Black Tower to attempted to capture the Asha'man (not realizing their numbers), Logain bonded two sisters to him as “wives” using the “wife bond” that the Asha'man developed, Toveine Gazal of the Red Ajah and Gabrelle of the Brown Ajah. He has curly black hair and broad shoulders. Logain was actually a minor Ghealdanin noble before his titles were stripped away when he declared himself the Dragon Reborn. See also Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Gabrelle; Gazal, Toveine; Taim, Mazrim.
  55. Irgain Fatamed, p. 53—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She was stilled by Rand during the battle at Dumai's Wells. One of her Warders died from the shock; the other died while killing Aiel, making no attempt to escape. She has since been Healed by Damer Flinn, and is now oathsworn to Rand. She has been given special privilege by the Wise Ones, and is free to come and go as she pleases.
  56. Ronaille Vevanios, p. 53—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She was stilled by Rand during the battle at Dumai's Wells. She has since been Healed by Damer Flinn. She has been granted special privilege by the Wise Ones, and is free to come and go as she pleases.
  57. Damer Flinn, p. 53—Crease-faced old man with a limp, now one of the Asha'man. He is bald with a fringe of white hair around the edge of his head. He was in the Queen's Guards until he took a Murandian lance in the thigh, and ever since has desired to help people with injuries. He came for the amnesty to see if he could learn to Heal; as it turns out, he is very Talented, and has developed methods of Healing that have been forgotten since the Age of Legends. He managed to partially Heal Rand's wound in his side, to separate it from the rest of his body so the evil does not seep into it anymore. Since he was placed on Taim's Traitors' List, he had been in hiding—he did not assist in the attack on Rand, but Rand thought it better to be safe than to have him killed. He has since been bonded as Warder to Corele, and has been attempting to teach Samitsu to do with saidar what he does with saidin.
  58. Amyrlin Seat, p. 54—The leader of the Aes Sedai, their equivalent of a King or Queen. She, in theory, holds supreme power amongst the sisters, and leads the Hall of the Tower at its meetings. Kings and queens of nations strong and weak will come if summoned by the Amyrlin, even if they spend their entire trip figuring out how they will put a knife in her back while there. The Seat is traditionally held by a woman strong both in the Power and in her character. The vote to choose an Amyrlin must be unanimous, as must the vote to depose one. Once chosen, the Amyrlin is said to be “of all Ajahs and none“—all previous affiliations with Ajah are ignored (at least in principle). The Ajahs have gotten fairly equal numbers of Amyrlins raised from their Ajah, with two exceptions. No Amyrlin had been raised from the Red Ajah since Bonwhin Meraighdin, who was deposed and stilled for nearly breaking the Tower in Artur Hawkwing's day, except for Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, the current Amyrlin Seat in Tar Valon; the Blue Ajah has had more than the average number of Amyrlins from its Ajah—four of the last the last five Amyrlins (before Elaida) were raised from the Blue Ajah. These two exceptions to the mean number of Amyrlins from one's Ajah have only added to the friction between the Blue and Red Ajahs over the years. The Amyrlin has a secretary of sorts, the Keeper of the Chronicles, who is traditionally chosen from the same Ajah that the Amyrlin was raised from. The Amyrlin Seat was held by Siuan Sanche, raised from the Blue Ajah, until she was deposed for her involvement with events surrounding the Dragon Reborn. Her successor was the leader of the coup, Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, raised from the Red Ajah. Siuan's deposition divided the Tower, and the faction opposing Elaida raised a new Amyrlin who could not be accused of choosing sides on the fateful day Siuan was deposed: Egwene al'Vere, who was outside the Tower and not even a full sister from the time Siuan was deposed to the time Egwene was Raised. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Chunla, Shein; Sanche, Siuan.
  59. Adelorna Bastine, p. 56—Short, slim, Saldaean Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is the Captain-General of the Green Ajah, the Ajah's leader. She was once birched by Elaida. She chose Rina for the Hall without a nominations process, which goes against Green custom. She has three Warders. She is slim, and of a height with Egwene.
  60. Yukiri, p. 56—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is quite small, and is a Sitter for the Gray. She was the daughter of an innkeeper, and is always the last Gray to join the Gray consensus in the Hall. She is now an ally of Saerin and Pevara in hunting down Darkfriends in the Tower. See also Asnobar, Saerin; Herimon, Seaine; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  61. Talene Minly, p. 56—Golden-haired Sitter for the Green Ajah in Tar Valon. She used to be Seaine's friend. She has no Warders, which is extremely unusual for a Green. When Pevara shielded her because she suspected her of being Black Ajah, she tried to stab her. She actually is a member of the Black Ajah, and is now sworn to obey Pevara and Seaine unconditionally. One of the three other Black sisters she knew of was Atuan. See also Larisett, Atuan.
  62. Marris Thornhill, p. 57—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, part of Atuan Larisett's heart. She is openly Brown Ajah and grew up in Andor. She is very mild and always absorbed in study. Her “one other” is currently out of the Tower. See also Larisett, Atuan.
  63. Atuan Larisett, p. 57—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, publicly of the Yellow. She has green eyes, and dark hair to her waist in beaded braids. Her face is described as “perfect as it was without being beautiful.” She is from Saldaea, though she largely escaped the characteristic large nose of most Saldaeans. She is one of only three other Black sisters that Talene knows of. She teaches history. See also Minly, Talene; Nerbaijan, Pritalle; Sanghir, Karale; Thornhill, Marris.
  64. Karale Sanghir, p. 57—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, publicly of the Gray, form Arad Doman. Her heart consists of herself, Atuan Larisett, and Marris Thornhill. She has one Warder; he is a Darkfriend as well. See also Larisett, Atuan; Minly, Talene; Nerbaijan, Pritalle; Thornhill, Marris.
  65. Saerin Asnobar, p. 58—Sitter for the Brown Ajah in Tar Valon from Altara. She carries a curved knife, in the fashion of her native Altara. She has touches of white at her dark temples which emphasize a thin, age-faded white scar. Only a Warder could match her for scowling. She has held her chair in the Hall for forty years, and has worn the shawl for over 150 years. Everyone knows to be wary of her temper. She was born the daughter of an innkeeper, and was first trained by the Daughters of Silence (an organization similar to, but shorter-lived and smaller than, the Kin)—she was the only one of them to ever obtain the shawl. She is good at taking charge of things, and immediately took charge of the organization to fetter out Darkfriends in the Tower with Pevara, dismissing Seaine from her position. See also Herimon, Seaine; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  66. Zerah Dacan, p. 59—Slim, black-haired Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She has a prideful air, and has been Aes Sedai for less than fifty years. She originally fled to Salidar, but was sent back to Tar Valon to keep suspicion from growing and to spread the stories about Logain being set up by the Red Ajah. She has since been discovered by Pevara and company, and is bound by the Oath Rod to obey them.
  67. Akoure Vayet, p. 60—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is stout, and was among those on the failed raiding party sent to capture the Asha'man, and was captured herself.
  68. Evanellein, p. 60—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is very concerned with her appearance, at least for a Gray.
  69. Doesine Alwain, p. 61—Sitter for the Yellow Ajah in Tar Valon. Boyishly slim, and tall for a Cairhienin. Her father was a cutler. She ran away three times as a novice, although she only got as far as the gates once. She has a bit of a foul tongue. She managed to get Atuan questioned in the same manner Talene was. She and Saerin walked in on Seaine and Pevara when they were using the Oath Rod to question sisters; she promptly booted Seaine out of the leadership and seized the reins herself. She has blue eyes. See also Herimon, Seaine; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  70. Seaine Herimon, p. 61—Sitter for the White Ajah in Tar Valon. She has a fondness for cats. She was the daughter of a Lugard furniture maker, and is a bit above average height. When the Hall was arguing over who to raise as Amyrlin years back, it was deadlocked over four candidates who had each worn the shawl about fifty years; the Hall wanted an Amyrlin that was younger than the eighty or more years than were common. Seaine suggested Siuan Sanche, then a young Blue sister that had worn the shawl for only ten years; she was eventually raised. Later, Seaine was charged by Elaida to find Darkfriends in the Tower; Elaida hopes to expose Alviarin on the suspicion that she is Black Ajah. She and her friend since novicehood, Pevara, have successfully captured and bound with the Oath Rod a member of the Black Ajah, and have since dug out more Black sisters, even revealing that Galina Casban, head of the Red Ajah herself, was secretly Black. Seaine recently found that she was set to her task because of a misunderstanding: Elaida asked her how she was getting along “with discovering proof that Alviarin entered a treasonous correspondence with the Dragon Reborn.” Elaida's exact words were, “We can never be sure who has the shadow of treason in her heart, Seaine. Why, I suspect that someone arranged for an order of mine to be countermanded. And I have reason to believe that someone has communicated privately with Rand al'Thor; to what end, I cannot say, but that surely is treason against me, and against the Tower. I charge you to follow the stench of treason, no matter where it leads or how high, even to the Keeper herself. Yes, even to her. What you find, whoever it leads to, you will bring before the Amyrlin Seat alone, Seaine. No one else must know.” Seaine interpreted this to mean Darkfriends in the Tower, and therefore assumed Elaida could not be a Darkfriend. She and her associates are no longer so sure. See also Tazanovni, Pevara.
  71. Ayako Norsoni, p. 61—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah, the only White to accompany Toveine's expedition to the Black Tower. She has been bonded by one of the Asha'man.
  72. Alviarin Freidhen, p. 62—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah, but secretly the head of the Black Ajah. She was chosen to head the Black Ajah after the previous leader was killed by Ishamael after she managed to kill off the Amyrlin Seat without Ishamael's approval. Typical of most Whites, she has a very cool, collected personality. She served as Keeper of the Chronicles under Elaida, despite being of a different Ajah than Elaida was raised from. Elaida was all but forced to choose Alviarin in order to gain the support of the White Ajah when bringing charges against Siuan; unknown to Elaida, this also brought her the support of the Black Ajah. Without Alviarin as Keeper, the White Ajah would most likely have been divided over whether to depose Siuan, and only the Red would be behind Elaida, which would most likely have led to the stilling of Elaida and possibly even the dismantling of the Red Ajah. It still may, since Elaida is rapidly losing her support among the sisters. If Alviarin's loyalties are ever revealed, nothing will save either of them. Alviarin has been shown how to Travel by Mesaana, and one of her first uses of it brought her to Tremalking for several weeks, during which Elaida removed her as Keeper. She appears to know that the Aes Sedai sent back from Salidar are spies; she refused to let Elaida speak with Meidani, who was one of them. She has since been estranged from the White Ajah; her fellow Whites blame her for destroying their connection to the Amyrlin, and humiliating herself and her Ajah in the process. She has since been sent to Silviana for daily beatings. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Keeper of the Chronicles.
  73. Shaidar Haran, p. 62—A Myrddraal of special abilities who escorts the Chosen (i.e., Forsaken) to the Pit of Doom to converse with the Dark One. He is head and shoulders taller than all other Myrddraal, who are the height of an average man and all the same height. His name means “Hand of the Dark” in the Old Tongue; most Myrddraal names come from the Trolloc tongue. He is given special consideration; the ceiling of the entrance to the Pit of Doom does not brush his head as it does everyone else's. See also Dark One; Moridin; Nae'blis.
  74. Ferane Neheran, p. 63—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah in Tar Valon. She stepped down from the Hall of the Tower about ten years ago, but was recently re-appointed to the Hall by the White Ajah; no sister has ever rejoined the hall that quickly. She is the head of the White Ajah, its First Reasoner. She grew up in Arad Doman, and has the coppery skin typical of the Domani. She is short and stout, and has a strong arm. Like many Domani, her temper can be fierce.
  75. Keeper of the Chronicles, p. 63—Essentially the secretary to the Amyrlin Seat. The Keeper is traditionally chosen from the same Ajah the Amyrlin was raised from, and wears a stole of the color of her Ajah instead of the striped stole of the Amyrlin. The post was held by Leane Sharif of the Blue Ajah until a coup deposed Siuan Sanche and stilled both Siuan and Leane. Her successor was Alviarin Freidhen of the White Ajah, despite the fact that Siuan's successor was from the Red. The Keeper for the Aes Sedai who fled the Tower when Elaida was raised Amyrlin now have a Keeper of the Chronicles of their own, Sheriam Bayanar of the Blue Ajah. In theory, the Keeper of the Chronicles serves the Amyrlin and speaks for the Amyrlin; she is all but separate from her Ajah, although less so than the Amyrlin Seat herself. However, both of the current Keepers have tried to expand their powers over the Amyrlin they serve, although for vastly different reasons—Alviarin is essentially trying to weaken Elaida and have herself or another Black sister raised in her place after Elaida is deposed; Sheriam tries to overstep Egwene because she has a hard time thinking of Egwene being anything more than the frightened novice that came to her study not so long ago. Alviarin has since been deposed and replaced by Tarna Feir of the Red Ajah. See also Amyrlin Seat; Bayanar, Sheriam; Feir, Tarna; Freidhen, Alviarin; Sharif, Leane.
  76. Astrelle, p. 64—Plump Aes Sedai of the White Ajah in Tar Valon. She is an arithmetist.
  77. Tesan, p. 64—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah in Tar Valon. She is an arithmetist.
  78. Radun, p. 64—Creator of a statistical measure that now bears his name, Radun's Standard of Deviation.
  79. Covanen, p. 64—Mathematician (presumably) and creator of Covanen's First Rule, which has not yet been proven according to Astrelle.
  80. Ramesa, p. 64—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She is tall and slender.
  81. Norine Dovarna, p. 64—Big-eyed, dreamy Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She thinks that if the Keeper of the Chronicles is of the White Ajah, then she should be the Keeper of the Chronicles. She has few friends, perhaps none, even inside her own Ajah.
  82. Silviana Brehon, p. 65—Mistress of Novices in the White Tower. She is from the Red Ajah, and was appointed by Elaida after Sheriam left the Tower. She is stocky, and has a square face. Elaida herself goes to her occasionally for “voluntary” penanaces. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Bayanar, Sheriam; Keeper of the Chronicles; Noselle, Tiana.
  83. Mistress of Novices, p. 65—The Aes Sedai who is in charge of training novices and Accepted in the White Tower. The post was held by Sheriam Bayanar of the Blue Ajah until a coup that deposed Siuan Sanche chased her out of the Tower. The post is now held by Silviana Brehon in Tar Valon and Tiana Noselle among the Aes Sedai who fled to Salidar. Another Mistress of Novices of the past was Seraille Bagand, who later became the Amyrlin Seat. See also Bayanar, Sheriam; Brehon, Silviana; Noselle, Tiana.
  84. Mesaana, p. 66—One of the Forsaken. During the Age of Legends, Mesaana was told she was unfit to do research at the Collam Daan, but was capable of teaching others. She spent her years teaching until the Bore was opened and she dedicated her life to the Dark One. During the War of Power, she created “schools” for the children, at which she taught the children to spy on their parents and other such things. After her release from the Bore, Mesaana set herself up in the White Tower, where she could control events without anyone suspecting she was behind them. She has been cooperating with Semirhage to some extent, and has taught Alviarin to Travel. She was displeased that Alviarin had ordered Elaida beaten. Mesaana has obviously taken the identity of a sister in the Tower. Who is not known.
  85. Swift, p. 68—Galina's horse.
  86. Therava, p. 68—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She is stronger in the One Power than any Aes Sedai in the White Tower. She was the one who captured Galina Casban after the battle at Dumai's Wells. She has very good eyes. She is one of the Wise Ones on Sevanna's side. Her appearance is pure Aiel, in stark contrast to Sevanna: gold and ivory jewelry, no finger rings or gems. She is taller than most men, has dark red hair touched with white streaks, and has blue eyes.
  87. Lina, p. 69— See Casban, Galina.
  88. Sevanna, p. 69—Wise One of the Jumai sept of the Shaido Aiel. She is the widow of the last two chiefs of the Shaido, Suladric and Couladin, and has served as chief of the Shaido since Couladin's death. She will continue to do so until another chief can be chosen, but no one sees that event occuring in the near future. She has green eyes. She knows that the easiest way to power for herself is to attach herself to men who already hold power; she even envisioned marrying Rand (against his will) to gain power through him. She is currently leading her clan (and any Aiel deserters that joined her) through Ghealdan, where they were sent from Kinslayer's Dagger by Sammael. She constantly wants more gai'shain—her goal is to indenture the entire world. She has recently taken a fancy to wearing silk, and wears nothing else. She is tall, has pale green eyes, and hair like spun gold. She would be beautiful except for the strong hint of avarice around her plump mouth. Little about her seemed Aiel beyond her eyes, skin, and hair. She also wears rings on every finger, and non-Aiel-made jewelry everwhere else.
  89. Gaul, p. 70—Aiel of the Imran sept of the Shaarad Aiel. He is Shae'en M'taal, a Stone Dog. Perrin rescued him from his entrapment in Remen, and Gaul now walks at Perrin's side during battle and elsewhere. Gaul wants to marry Chiad, but though she agrees to become his lover, she will not give up the spear for him. Now that the Shaido have captured them, Gaul has become truly dedicated to recapturing them and bringing them back to him. See also Bain; Chiad.
  90. Perrin t'Bashere Aybara, p. 71—A young man from Emond's Field. He is ta'veren. When he and Egwene got separated from the rest of the group while fleeing the Trollocs on Winternight, Perrin met a man named Elyas Machera. Elyas, a former Warder who found he could talk to wolves, helped Perrin discover the same ability in himself. Perrin's eyes are now yellow, just like the wolves' eyes, and he can enter what he calls the Wolf Dream (known to most as Tel'aran'rhiod, the World of Dreams) with them. Perrin is a childhood friend of fellow ta'veren Rand al'Thor and Mat Cauthon. On the way to Tear, Perrin encountered a young woman by the name of Zarine Bashere, a Hunter for the Horn who took the name of Faile (which means “Falcon” in the Old Tongue) as a more appropriate name for a Hunter for the Horn. The two are now married. Perrin is a very large man—he was always a big person, which caused him to be very cautious since he found as a child that he could easily hurt other children if his temper got out of hand. His size helps considerably when helping Master Luhhan on his forge, but sometimes gives others the impression that he is slow and stupid. He returned to the Two Rivers for a time to repel the series of Trolloc attacks; he and his wife are recognized as Lord and Lady there, the first noblility of the Two Rivers since the Trolloc Wars. When he returned, he began to draw the eye of Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, the First of Mayene—Perrin wants nothing more than to be as far from her as possible, but Berelain will not take no for an answer, much to Faile's dismay and intense jealousy. Perrin was instrumental in freeing Rand from his entrapment at Dumai's Wells; the two had a fight afterwards (they had planned it as a way for Perrin to leave, although they most likely did not plan on it being as violent as it was), and Perrin went to Ghealdan to see if he could tame Masema. On the way, his wife was captured by Shaido, and now he must track her down. He has a rope that he ties a knot in for every day she is held captive; he has plans in the making that should allow him to throw that cord away soon. See also al'Thor, Rand; t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Cauthon, Matrim; Machera, Elyas; Young Bull.
  91. Fager Neald, p. 71—Foppish Murandian man with curly mustaches that he keeps waxed to points. He is now one of the Asha'man. He accompanies Perrin. He is fond of stroking his mustaches.
  92. Faile ni Bashere t'Aybara, p. 71—Young woman from Saldaea with long dark hair and dark eyes. She is the daughter of Davram and Deira Bashere, their oldest surviving offspring. Her two older brothers were killed, and when Davram sent her younger brother off to fight while keeping her at home, she ran away and swore the oath of a Hunter of the Horn in Illian. When she became a Hunter, she renounced her old name, Zarine, at first considering adopting the name “Mandarb”—she chose Faile when she found that Mandarb was the name of Lan's horse. She fell in love with Perrin Aybara while on her search for the Horn, who told her that the Horn had been found. She was shocked, but even more so to find out that Rand was the Dragon Reborn and that both he and Perrin are ta'veren. Faile stayed near Perrin, and finally accompanied him to the Two Rivers where she helped fend off the Trolloc attacks; the two were married shortly afterwards. They were then proclaimed Lord and Lady of the Two Rivers. Perrin hated the idea, but Faile insisted they have a modest estate, and even servants, which she trained herself. Her name means “falcon” in the Old Tongue; she is the falcon in Min's viewings of Perrin. She is very protective of her blacksmith, and does whatever she can to make sure he not so much as looks at another woman, even though he has no intention of doing so. She is a very jealous wife, especially toward people like Berelain who eye her husband all the time. She even cornered Min when they first came to Caemlyn and Perrin greeted her warmly, to make sure Min had no intentions toward him. She left with Perrin for Ghealdan to find Masema, and while he was away her party was ambushed by the Shaido Aiel and she was taken gai'shain by them. She and the servants captured with her are planning an escape. She is now a personal servant of Sevanna, and she seems to be one of Sevanna's favorites—for both service and punishment. She seems to be a natural leader, even earning the respect and obedience of Alliandre, the Queen of Ghealdan, and Morgase, the former Queen of Andor (though she does not know Morgase's true identity). See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline.
  93. Noren, p. 72—Cairhienin horse handler in Perrin's camp.
  94. Rand al'Thor, p. 74—Young man from Emond's Field in the Two Rivers, now proclaimed to be the Dragon Reborn. He is very tall, with curly red-blond hair. He was raised by Tam al'Thor and his wife Kari (until her death around the time Rand was five) in Emond's Field. His real parents, however, were Janduin, the chief of the Taardad Aiel who brought the four clans across the Dragonwall to punish Laman's Sin, and a Maiden of the Spear named Shaiel, who was actually Tigraine Damodred, the runaway Daughter-Heir of Andor. Tigraine gave birth to Rand on the slopes of Dragonmount, in accordance with prophecy; “born of a Maiden, of the ancient blood but raised by the Old.” Rand has a heron branded into each of his palms, which he received from the sword Tam gave him while fighting Ishamael. He also has two dragons on his forearms, which he received in Rhuidean to designate him as the Car'a'carn, the Chief of Chiefs of the Aiel. He is not only the Dragon Reborn, but also He Who Comes With the Dawn, the man prophesied to reunite the Aiel, and the Coramoor, the one prophesied to bring the Sea Folk out of the Sea. He can channel strongly, more so than any person who ever lived (except the previous user of his soul, Lews Therin Telamon, who was obviously of equal strength), and is also ta'veren, the most strongly so since Lews Therin as well. Lews Therin's voice has somehow found a new place inside of Rand's head; he talks to him in a mad voice when Rand least expects it, sometimes offering sound advice or knowledge, sometimes babbling, sometimes even trying to wrest control of saidin from him. Unlike Lews Therin, Rand is accompanied by two other ta'veren during his turing of the Wheel, two men born within days (hours, even) of him named Matrim Cauthon and Perrin Aybara, who both grew up in Emond's Field as well. Rand is destined to fall in love with three women (and has): Min Farshaw, Elayne Trakand, and Aviendha. Rand has had success in fighting many of the Forsaken; all to confront him have died or been trapped. He killed Aginor at the Eye of the World after the Green Man killed Balthamel; he allowed Moiraine to kill Be'lal in the Stone of Tear, and killed Ishamael in the Stone shortly afterward; in the wagons near the Spine of the World, Lanfear confronted him and was pushed into the land of the Eelfinn by Moiraine; he killed Rahvin in Tel'aran'rhiod when he came to the Royal Palace in Caemlyn; Asmodean, his teacher, was killed shortly after Rahvin met his fate; Sammael met his fate while fighting Rand in Shadar Logoth at the hands of Mashadar; and Osan'gar, the reincarnation of Aginor, died at Shador Logoth when Rand was cleansing saidin. During his duel with Sammael, Rand encountered a mysterious wanderer, presumably Moridin, who helped him. During the fighting, their streams of balefire collided, causing Rand's head to spin and both of them to lose coherency for a while. Ever since that time, Rand has had trouble seizing saidin; it is not known if this is because of Moridin's presumed use of the True Power, or something else. Rand's prophecies fulfilled grow: he has already been born on the slopes of Dragonmount of a Maiden, of the ancient blood but raised by the old, taken the Stone of Tear and drawn Callandor, and began conquering “under the forgotten symbol,” that of the Aes Sedai of the Age of Legends. He is working on having the “spotless tower” (i.e., the White Tower) break and bend knee to him (the Tower has broken, and several Aes Sedai have sworn fealty to him and only him). He recently used the Choedan Kal, the two great sa'angreal created during the War of the Shadow, to cleanse the Dark One's taint from saidin. He has created schools of sorts, more research universities, where some of the best inventors of the day have congregated near Cairhien, Caemlyn, and Tear to develop new technology. Rand has also created the Asha'man, men who came for his “amnesty” for male channelers. With saidin cleansed, the Asha'man are now safe from the Dark One's taint. The Asha'man themselves are not free from the Dark One's influence, however; there are many Darkfriends among the Asha'man, including Mazrim Taim, the leader of the Black Tower. The Asha'man under Taim have turned on Rand, trying to kill him and worse, though Rand does not at this point know that they were acting with Taim's knowledge. Rand is the salvation of the entire world, and as the prophecy states, he will save the world—and Break it again. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Ablar, Logain; al'Thor, Tamlin; al'Vere, Egwene; Aviendha; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Car'a'carn; Cauthon, Matrim; Coramoor; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Tigraine; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Mandragoran, Nynaeve ti al'Meara; Taim, Mazrim; Telamon, Lews Therin; Trakand, Elayne.
  95. Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, p. 74—The First of Mayene, Blessed of the Light, Defender of the Waves, High Seat of House Paeron; the Mayener equivalent of a king or queen. Rand put her in charge of Cairhien along with Rhuarc until she left with Perrin and Faile to find Masema. She is fond of wearing the latest fashion in dresses, and those are usually quite revealing. She has her eyes on many men, but Perrin foremost—she is Min's hawk in her viewings of Perrin. She has black hair. She is a very capable ruler, willing to do almost anything to preserve the welfare and independence of her people. She is tall, pretty, young, and has black hair. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Gallenne, Bertain; Larisen, Annoura.
  96. Queen Alliandre Maritha Kigarin, p. 76—Blessed of the Light, Queen of Ghealdan, Defender of Garen's Wall. She is the fourth person to sit on the throne of Ghealdan in the past several months. She wore jewelry to her meetings with Masema for the sole purpose of giving it to him such that he would not ask for anything more; she also sent a letter to Rand offering him her friendship and asking for his help. She was subsequently captured by the Shaido Aiel, and is now working with Faile in an attempt to escape. See also Dagar, Masema.
  97. Alyse, p. 77—Name that Galina Casban gives to Berelain and Perrin to conceal her identity when she is captured by Gaul and Neald. Galina clearly gave this name because she intended to betray Perrin. See also Casban, Galina.
  98. Masuri Sokawa, p. 77—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She grew up in Arafel, and was part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She is now sworn to Rand, and travels with Perrin and company. She is taller than Seonid by a hand. One of her largest interests as a Brown is the history of Darkhounds; she has been in contact with more Darkhound packs than just about anyone else alive (save the Forsaken). See also Kirklin, Rovair.
  99. Seonid Traighan, p. 77—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Cairhien. She was part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She now travels with Perrin and company. She has two Warders. See also Alharra, Furen; Wynter, Teryl.
  100. Annoura Larisen, p. 77—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah with a broad face, wide mouth, and a beak of a nose. She keeps her long dark hair in braids. She grew up in Tarabon. She serves as advisor to Berelain sur Paendrag, the First of Mayene. See also sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain.
  101. Siuan Sanche, p. 77—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah with shoulder-length hair. Born in Tear to a fisherman, she was sent to the White Tower on the first boat to leave after she discovered she had the ability to channel inborn, according to Tairen law. As a novice, she was good friends with Moiraine Damodred, and was present at Gitara Moroso's Foretelling of the Rebirth of the Dragon. After being raised to the shawl, she joined the Blue Ajah to dedicate her life to finding and guiding the Dragon Reborn, and eventually came to lead the Blues' network of eyes-and-ears (i.e., spies) before being raised to the Amyrlin Seat. She was only thirty years old when raised to the Amyrlin Seat, making her the youngest Amyrlin to that point. She was also one of the strongest Amyrlins in recent history, and one of the most feared among the rulers of nations. Her blue-eyed stare was feared by all. When her twenty-year connection to the Dragon Reborn was discovered, she and her Keeper of the Chronicles, Leane Sharif, were deposed and stilled by a group of sisters loyal to Elaida a'Roihan. Siuan hoped to regain some of her previous standing in the new Tower that separated from Elaida—her knowledge of the Blue Ajah spy network is hard to match, and she knows much that she thought would be of use. In one of her viewings, Min saw that Siuan would have to remain close by to Gareth Bryne—if she did not, both of them would die. Siuan did not initially know what she meant, but now realizes that she is growing to love the gray-haired man who leads the Salidar army. She had a Warder named Alric, but he died when she was deposed. After coming to Salidar, Nynaeve discovered how to restore Siuan's ability to channel, at least partially. This resurrected a part of her bond with Alric, but did not bring back her former strength, or her binding by the Oath Rod. She can now lie as well as any child. She now serves as an “advisor” to the new Amyrlin in Salidar, Egwene al'Vere, but though she puts on a façade of hating the work, she is actually one of Egwene's foremost agents. The fact that she is Aes Sedai, not to mention one who was stilled and Healed again, makes other sisters tend to be oblivious to this fact. She was pushed very hard by Elaida as a novice. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat; Bryne, Gareth; Damodred, Moiraine; Herimon, Seaine; Sharif, Leane.
  102. Lady Cairen, p. 80—Owner of a fortress on the north end of Malden. Perrin sends Faile a message, through Galina, to meet him there when she hears wolves howl and sees fog at the tops of the hills.
  103. Egwene al'Vere, p. 82—Young woman from Emond's Field, now raised to the Amyrlin Seat among the Aes Sedai opposing Elaida. She has considerable strength with the One Power, and will most likely be one of the strongest Aes Sedai in over a thousand years. She is also the first Dreamer in the Tower in almost 500 years; she trained with the Wise Ones to learn more of this Talent. Egwene is good friends with Elayne Trakand, the Daughter-Heir of Andor, and is also a childhood friend of Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn. In fact, Rand and Egwene were all but Promised in their youth, but both of them feel an almost sibling-like love for each other now; they know that they cannot get married, and do not want to. Egwene is the love object of both of Elayne's brothers, Galad and Gawyn—she is flattered by Galad's attentions, but she does not return them; she does find Gawyn to her liking, and had a dream of bonding him as her Warder; she knows it will occur. Egwene was most likely chosen Amyrlin because she was in the Aiel Waste when the rebellion occurred, and because the Aes Sedai thought she could be guided by them without too much trouble; if this was their intent, they made a grave mistake, for Egwene promises to be one of the strongest Amyrlins in history. Egwene has enlisted Gareth Bryne as the commander of her army to invade Tar Valon and remove Elaida from power. She has also opened the novice books to all interested women for the first time in history—in the past, they were only open to girls of a certain age, for fear that older women would not be able to handle the discipline. This policy has increased the size of the rebel Tower to several times the size of the original, unified one. The number of novices has increased to levels not known for over a thousand years. Egwene has also discovered many lost Talents of the Age of Legends, such as Dreaming, Traveling, and the making of cuendillar. She was guided to Dreaming by the Wise Ones, with whom she studied in the Aiel Waste, and was guided to the making of cuendillar by Moghedien while she was captured, but Traveling was her discovery alone. She has recovered some other abilities through Moghedien as well. She plans to reunite the Tower and make it stronger than ever—and she plans to start by exiling Elaida, as she will not unite the Tower, only shatter it into fragments that will never be gathered up again. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Thor, Rand; Amyrlin Seat; Emain, Renna; Moghedien; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  104. el'Nynaeve ti al'Meara Mandragoran, p. 84—Young woman from Emond's Field, now an Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She was the Wisdom of her village, the youngest such ever chosen in Emond's Field. She left when four of her villagers were taken away from the Two Rivers by Moiraine and Lan. While the group traveled away from her home and toward her new life, Nynaeve made several discoveries: she could channel the One Power, and had already done so without really knowing what she was doing; she developed feelings for Lan Mandragoran, Moiraine's Warder and the uncrowned king of the now dead nation Malkier; and she has a major role to play, as all of her younger friends in the group do, in the years to come. She is very strong in the One Power; only a select few who were alive during the Age of Legends could match her as well as a few young women still being trained. When she arrived in Tar Valon, she was raised Accepted without any tenure as a novice, despite not being able to even sense the True Source unless angry, a result of her having to learn some minimal control of her ability without teaching. She was sent on a false mission by Liandrin on which she was almost leashed by the Seanchan as Egwene was. After she returned to the Tower, Siuan Sanche sent her on a mission to hunt down Liandrin and her fellow Black Sisters; while hunting them in Tanchico, she encountered Moghedien and managed to better her in a duel of the Power. Moghedien escaped, but two encounters later Nynaeve once again managed to get the better of her, leashing her with an a'dam in Tel'aran'rhiod. Nynaeve took Moghedien with her to seek out Rand and Rahvin while they were fighting each other, and at the last moment before Rahvin might have won, she nearly burned Rahvin to ash with a giant weave of fire that was most of what Moghedien could draw to produce it; the distraction was enough for Rand to regain control of himself and destroy Rahvin with balefire. Nynaeve then kept Moghedien under control with a modified a'dam in Salidar. Nynaeve wished to become Aes Sedai for the sole purpose of Healing; she thinks the Tower meddles in the affairs of nations far too much, and wants no part of it. She is determined to Heal anything short of death, and has already managed to Heal gentling. Nynaeve felt bad when Moiraine died, because her first thought was not of her, but that now Lan was free from their bond. She was not told that Lan's bond had been passed to Myrelle at the moment of Moiraine's death. She and Lan are now married, and the plan is for Lan's bond to pass to her as soon as she and Myrelle can get together. As Lan's wife, she will become the Queen of Malkier when and if Lan raises the Golden Crane and frees Malkier from the Blight. She now wears the ki'sain, an ornament traditionally worn by Malkieri wives, consisting of a dot on the forehead between the eyes—Lan did not tell her of this tradition, but when she found out she immediately took it up. It is the one element of her appearance that never fades for one second when every other part changes faster than the eye can follow in Tel'aran'rhiod. Because she was the only person Rand felt he could trust to link with him and the Choedan Kal, he asked Nynaeve to assist him when he cleansed saidin. She now carries the ter'angreal she found in Ebou Dar nearly all the time. See also Mandragoran, Lan.
  105. Felaana Bevaine, p. 84—Slim, yellow-haired Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She was among those who captured Egwene.
  106. Pritalle Nerbaijan, p. 84—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah from Saldaea. She has green eyes, and an unusually small nose for a Saldaean. She is friends with Atuan, which makes those who know about Atuan suspicious that Pritalle may also be Black. She was among those who captured Egwene. Pritalle did her best to avoid teaching classes, and made little effort to disguise her loathing of it when forced to teach. See also Harril; Larisett, Atuan.
  107. Harril, p. 84—Warder to Pritalle Nerbaijan, Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She would not force him to carry Egwene after she was captured, claiming that to do so would be an imposition. See also Nerbaijan, Pritalle.
  108. Romanda Cassin, p. 84—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah with solid gray hair and a high soprano voice. She is the eldest of the Sitters in the Hall of the Little Tower. She sat in the Hall for eighty years before retiring, and came out of her retirement when news of Siuan and Leane came to her. She now leads one of the two factions in the Hall of the Tower under Egwene. She grew up in Far Madding. Romanda is also the First Weaver, the head of the Yellow Ajah.
  109. Lelaine Akashi, p. 84—Slender Sitter for the Blue Ajah in Salidar. She carries a dignified air about her. She was a Sitter in the White Tower for forty years until Siuan was deposed. She is quite old. She now leads one of two factions that divides the Hall of the Tower under Egwene. Lelaine has a strong desire to hold the Amyrlin Seat herself, enough that now that Egwene has been captured she sees an opportunity to seize it.
  110. Berisha Terakuni, p. 86—Lean, hard-eyed Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah from Arafel. She was part of Elaida's group of followers and advisors that deposed Siuan, and also part of the group of sisters that captured Egwene. She has a reputation for offering the strictest and often harshest interpretation of Tower Law.
  111. Barasine, p. 86—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah who approached Logain before he proclaimed himself. She did a lot of the talking in Javindhra's group.
  112. Jala Bandevin, p. 86—Gray-haired Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is an imposing woman despite being nearly a hand shorter than Moiraine. She ran off immediately to tell Elaida (or someone else in the Tower) who it was they had captured at North Harbor.
  113. Merym, p. 86—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She ran off immediately to tell Elaida (or someone else in the Tower) who it was they had captured at South Harbor.
  114. Leane Sharif, p. 86—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Arad Doman, and has coppery skin. Just as her family members were training her in the seductive ways of Domani women, Leane found that her life would take a different direction: she could channel saidar, and would do so with or without teaching. She became an Aes Sedai, a member of the Blue Ajah, and was eventually raised to Keeper of the Chronicles under Siuan Sanche. During the coup led by Elaida a'Roihan and Alviarin Freidhen that deposed Siuan, Leane was thrown in the dungeon and stilled. Leane tried turning to her seductive side to try to replace what she lost in stilling; she was out of practice, but did well enough. She eventually convinced the Aes Sedai in Salidar to let her stay with them and maintain the network of eyes-and-ears she kept in Tar Valon as Keeper. She was later Healed by Nynaeve, and restored to some of her former capacity for using the One Power. The Hall of the Tower in Salidar decided that since she had been stilled, she was no longer Aes Sedai for that time and thus all of her titles and choice of Ajah were null and void. Instead of petitioning to re-enter the Blue Ajah, she asked the Green Ajah if it would accept her; it did, and she became the first sister to ever switch Ajahs. Her eyes-and-ears as Keeper are retained by her; she was the only Aes Sedai to plant spies in the city itself. These spies are very useful in determining both what is going on in Tar Valon, but also what the Ajahs are leaving out of their reports to Egwene. She has considerable strength with Earth, and is the second best at making cuendillar, after Egwene herself. While carrying out Egwene's plan to turn the harbor chains to cuendillar, she was captured and is now being held in the dungeons below the Tower. See also Freidhen, Alviarin; Keeper of the Chronicles; Sanche, Siuan.
  115. Nicola Treehill, p. 87—Slender, black-haired, dark-eyed novice; she is about Nynaeve's age. She was a refugee from Ghealdan. She has already developed several Talents, including the ability to see ta'veren and Foretelling, although what she Foretells is usually in such language that only poets can understand it. Her potential exceeds that of all Aes Sedai currently alive, with the exception of Egwene, Elayne, and Nynaeve. She has a limited ability to make cuendillar, but she is impatient in learning. She is very arrogant and can also be deceitful; she once tried to blackmail Egwene, Myrelle, and Nisao. She used the fact that she could Foretell to be even more arrogant and demand even more special treatment. When Egwene refused to grant her that treatment, she ran away to the White Tower, thinking they would let her progress at the pace she wanted. She could not have been more incorrect, of course, and her life in the Tower is no doubt even more abysmal than it was before. It will get even worse if a sister ever finds out that she lied about her age; she is too old to be entered into the novice book by Tower law. See also Nermasiv, Areina.
  116. Bloodlance, p. 88—Harril's horse.
  117. Areina Nermasiv, p. 88—Dark-haired novice about two years younger than Nynaeve. She imitates Birgitte as a Hunter. She is good friends with Nicola.
  118. Zanica, p. 91—Aes Sedai involved in capturing Leane. She has one Warder. She insisted on nearly killing the coach horses to gallop back to the Tower.
  119. Melare, p. 91—Aes Sedai involved in the capture of Leane. She has very expressive eyebrows. She adores conversation. She sends money at regular intervals to Andor to pay for her great nephews' education, she had done for her nephews and nieces.
  120. Arebis, p. 91—Aes Sedai involved in capturing Leane. She has one Warder; he spotted Leane's boat. If he had not done so, Leane likely would have finished her task and gotten away.
  121. Desala Nevanche, p. 91—Sitter for the Red Ajah involved in the capture of Leane. She dislikes wilders, and loathes women who claim to be Aes Sedai. Leane describes her as a “dreadful woman.” She grew up in Cairhien, and has large dark eyes. She would, if given the chance, dance any number of men into exhaustion in a night.
  122. Sheriam Bayanar, p. 94—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah with fiery hair. She was Mistress of Novices in the White Tower before she fled to Salidar with the rest of her Ajah. She led the group of six sisters that held most of the influence in Salidar, despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower. Her tilted, green eyes can be used to intimidate novices and Aes Sedai alike. She is now the Keeper of the Chronicles under Egwene al'Vere. She is very efficient, but she hates the paperwork involved with being Keeper, and is often heard muttering under her breath that she wishes she were still Mistress of Novices. See also Arinvar; Keeper of the Chronicles; Mistress of Novices.

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  123. Chesa, p. 450—One of Egwene's maids as the Amyrlin Seat. Egwene often let her sit in on meetings with Sheriam, her Keeper of the Chronicles, because her unexpected chatter often unsettled Sheriam just enough for Egwene to sidestep what Sheriam was suggesting in a discrete way. She has not stopped weeping since Egwene was captured.
  124. Elmindreda (Min) Farshaw, p. 105—Young woman from Baerlon. She has a special ability that few besides herself know about: she sees images and auras around people, especially around Aes Sedai, Warders, and Asha'man, that foretell their futures. Min does not always know what these viewings mean, but when she does, it will happen; it is only a question of how and when. Min was fascinated by the number of images she saw around Rand, especially the one she saw that included herself: he was destined to fall in love with three different women, one of which was herself. She usually dresses in attire reserved for men; this habit was picked up when growing up with her father, who was a miner. However, once she started to develop feelings for Rand, she began to wear more traditionally feminine attire. Min was in Tar Valon helping Siuan with her viewings' information when Siuan was deposed, and it was Min that freed Siuan and Leane from the dungeon. She accompanied the two former leaders of the Aes Sedai to Salidar; once there, she left for Caemlyn with Salidar's embassy to Rand. Once in Caemlyn, she brought information to Rand about the embassy there, and its intentions. She has only had one viewing that ever failed, which concerned Moiraine; since Moiraine is believed dead, she hopes that her viewings might be wrong at least once in a while. Min is one of only three women that can rightfully call herself a lover to the Dragon Reborn, and she is now bonded to Rand via a Warder bond that she shares with the other two, Aviendha and Elayne. She is fond of reading books by the late Herid Fel, a philosopher who worked in Rand's school of thought and was killed by a gholam or Slayer, presumably because he had stumbled upon information crucial to the defeat of the Shadow. She had a viewing of Elayne just before the door closed that Elayne would become pregnant with twins; she told half the palace before Elayne herself knew.… See also al'Thor, Rand; Aviendha; Trakand, Elayne.
  125. Bela, p. 106—Siuan's mare. She is short, shaggy, and quite docile. Egwene rode her out of Emond's Field when she left with Moiraine and Lan. Bela actually belongs to Tam al'Thor, and Rand suggested her as a way to take Egwene with them.
  126. Nightlily, p. 107—Horse Siuan borrows to get to the Sitters as quickly as possible after news of Egwene reaches her. Her master claims she is “meek as milkwater,” but of course for Siuan that means very little. See also Nemaris.
  127. Nemaris, p. 107—Owner of Nightlily. Her husband claims she is on the delicate side, and does not like frisky horses. See also Nightlily.
  128. Morvrin, p. 110—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is stout, and has graying hair. She is one of the six sisters who controlled much of the action in Salidar, despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower. She is taller than her Warder, Jori, has a round placid face, and plump hands. She believes in a blending of common sense and logic, which makes her very hard-headed and suspicious of quick or easy solutions. See also Jori.
  129. Myrelle Berengari, p. 110—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah with an elliptical face and olive skin. She is young (she has worn the shawl for about fifteen years) and known for her temper. She is now the Captain-General of the Green Ajah of the Tower-in-exile. She has four Warders named Nuhel, Croi, Avar, and most recently Lan, Moiraine's old Warder who she is trying to save. She treats all of them as husbands in defiance of all law and custom, inside the Tower and out. She fled the White Tower when Siuan was deposed, along with most of her Ajah. She was one of the six sisters who held much of the power in Salidar despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower. She received Lan's bond after Moiraine's death, bringing her Warder count to four, at least until Nynaeve is ready to have him as a Warder. She seems to be the resident expert on saving Warders; three of her four (Nuhel, Avar, and Lan) were previously bonded to other sisters. She claims this is because she hates watching Warders die once their Aes Sedai is dead. See also Dromand, Nuhel; Hachami, Avar; Llyw; Mandragoran, Lan.
  130. Arinvar, p. 110—Sheriam's Warder. He grew up in Cairhien, and is short (as most Cairhienin are) and slender. He has gray hair at his temples. See also Bayanar, Sheriam.
  131. Avar Hachami, p. 110—One of Myrelle's four Warders. He also serves as a husband to her. He has a hawk-like nose and thick, gray-streaked mustaches. He was previously bonded to another sister, who was killed. He grew up in Saldaea. See also Berengari, Myrelle.
  132. Jori, p. 110—Morvrin's Warder. He looms over her despite being shorter. He is almost as broad as Sarin, despite being short, even for a Cairhienin. He is bald, and among the best of the Warders with a sword.
  133. Carlinya, p. 111—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She fled the White Tower when Elaida was raised. She holds much influence among the sisters, and now serves as Egwene's advisor from the White Ajah. She has no Warders, which is not unusual for a White sister, though she has been studying men from within her cowl as if to find one among the soldiers in Bryne's army. She has short, dark, curly hair, and is seldom emotional (which is also common for Whites).
  134. Beonin Marinye, p. 111—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is pretty, has honey-colored hair, and grew up in Tarabon. Her blue-gray eyes seem to constantly look startled. Nothing seems to surprise her, though, and Elayne thinks she would not believe the Sun would come up unless she saw it herself, and if one morning it did not, she would just take it to confirm that she was correct to demand proof. She was one of the six sisters in Salidar that had most of the authority, despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower, and now serves as Egwene's advisor from the Gray Ajah. See also Dura, Tervail.
  135. Nisao Dachen, p. 111—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She agreed to assist Myrelle with helping Lan because of problems she foresaw with his mind. Her specialty as a Yellow sister is psychiatric problems. She tried to help Egwene with her headaches, but could not find the cause of them. Her Warder is named Sarin. She is smart and observant. See also Hoigan, Sarin.
  136. Burin Shaeren, p. 115—Lelaine's coppery-skinned Warder. He looks as though he was carved from an uprooted stump. He hails from Arad Doman.
  137. Nuhel Dromand, p. 115—One of Myrelle's four Warders. He also serves as a husband to her. He is dark-skinned and bulky with a curly beard that leaves a bare upper lip, in the Illianer fashion. He is one of the Warders Myrelle saved; his first mistress died. See also Berengari, Myrelle.

    Chapter 2: The Dark One's Touch

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  138. Faolain Orande, p. 116—Dark, curly-haired Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She had an extreme dislike for Wilders, and did not treat Siuan and Leane very well when they were stilled, either. She spent eight years as a novice, and five among the Accepted. She was among the four raised to full sisterhood by Egwene. She is still treated as an Accepted by most of the sisters. She swore to obey Egwene of her own volition, but she disappeared recently. Lelaine has recently admitted to holding her captive and pressing her “rather hard,” as penalty for spying on her.
  139. Dark One, p. 119—Name used in every land for Shai'tan, the source of all evil, complete antithesis of The Creator in every way. At the moment of Creation, Shai'tan was imprisoned by the Creator at Shayol Ghul. This prison kept him from touching the world until it was bored into by Aes Sedai during the Age of Legends. This hole, called the Bore, allowed the Dark One to once again touch the world, causing new outbreaks of war, treachery, violence, and crime. The attempt to free the Dark One completely resulted in the War of the Shadow (called the War of Power by some, especially those on the Shadow's side), during which a number of important leaders forsook the Light and gave their lives to the Dark One; these people are known today as the Forsaken, and were 13 of the most powerful Aes Sedai of the Age of Legends. The War of the Shadow did not end until Lews Therin Telamon, the Dragon, and his Hundred Companions Traveled to Shayol Ghul and re-sealed the Dark One back into his prison, trapping the Forsaken with him. At the moment of sealing, Shai'tan lashed out at those sealing the prison, driving them insane and tainting saidin itself, the male half of the True Source, dooming all male Aes Sedai to madness as well and starting the Time of Madness. These seals are weakening now, enough that the Forsaken have escaped and the Dark One is once again able to exert influence on the world. These seals were scattered throughout the world by Aes Sedai during the Breaking of the World. In order of when they were discovered, they were found: 1) At the Eye of the World (broken when it was found); 2) in the hands of Bayle Domon, later pilfered by High Lord Turak of the Seanchan (broken at the battle of Falme), 3) On Seanchan, part of High Lord Turak's collection (broken at the battle at Falme); 4) In the Great Hold at the Stone of Tear (still intact); 5) In the Panarch's Palace in Tanchico (broken enroute to Salidar); 6) One in Rhuidean (still intact), and 7) Found by Mazrim Taim on a small farm in Saldaea (still intact). Despite being made of cuendillar, the three that remain unbroken can be cut with a knife and would break by a fall from a table. The Dark One is also referred to by other euphemisms, including Sightblinder, Lord of the Grave, Father of Lies, Grassburner, Leafblighter, Heartfang, Heartsbane, Soulsbane, Lord of the Twilight, Father of Storms, Shepherd of the Night, Soulblinder, and (among Darkfriends) the Great Lord of the Dark.
  140. Ehvin, p. 120—Stout, graying servant of the Tower-in-exile with a permanent smile. He brings Beonin her last meal in the camps.
  141. Tervail Dura, p. 121—Dark-haired, bold-nosed Warder with a white, deep scar on his face. He is bonded to Beonin. He was on guard at Logain's door when Nynaeve Healed him. He is very lean, and has a strong nose. He has saved Beonin's life on at least twenty occasions. He is left-handed.
  142. Winterfinch, p. 122—Beonin's horse.
  143. Collaris, p. 122—Beonin's maternal grandmother.
  144. Aeldrine Marinye, p. 122—Daughter of Collaris, mother of Beonin. She became a dye merchant, and was very well-off.
  145. Anaiya, p. 123—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She had blunt, motherly facial features. She was very good friends with Moiraine both as a novice and as a full sister. She, like all Blues, fled the Tower when Elaida was raised to the Striped Stole, and carried a position of considerable influence in the “Little Tower” in exile from Tar Valon. She dressed very simply, and very little upset her. She was Aes Sedai for 50 or 60 years before Kairen came to the Tower. She was killed, along with her Warder, presumably by Aran'gar.
  146. Kairen Stang, p. 123—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She grew up in Andor. She was part of Salidar's embassy to Rand, and later traveled with the Tower in exile outside Tar Valon. She was strong in Earth, and was one of the sisters Egwene had making cuendillar ornaments. Egwene had planned to use Kairen and Leane for the special mission to turn the harbor chains to cuendillar, but she was killed shortly before the mission took place. Her assassin is unknown, but strong suspicion is cast upon Aran'gar.
  147. Varilin, p. 124—Red-haired Sitter for the Gray Ajah in the Hall of the Tower-in-exile. She is inches taller than most men, and skinny. She sits on Romanda's side. She has been the leader of the not-too-serious negotiations with the White Tower.
  148. Takima, p. 124—Sitter for the Brown Ajah for almost nine years. She fled Tar Valon when Siuan was deposed. She now sits with Lelaine's Sitters. She is short, and has long dark hair to her waist. Her skin is aged and ivory-colored, and she is often described as quiet and bird-like.
  149. Saroiya, p. 124—Sitter for the White Ajah in the rebel Hall. She sits on Romanda's side. She is involved with the negotiations with Elaida.
  150. Faiselle, p. 124—Sitter in the Hall of the Tower of Salidar. She disapproved of Egwene being raised Amyrlin. She sits with Lelaine's Sitters. She is stocky, and has coppery skin and a square face. She grew up in Arad Doman. She is now involved with the negotiations with Elaida.
  151. Magla Daronos, p. 124—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is a Sitter, and is firmly in Romanda's camp. She has broad shoulders. She grew up in Illian.
  152. Ashmanaille, p. 124—Lanky Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is strong in Earth, and is one of the sisters Egwene has trying to make cuendillar. She is unusually attentive to her clothing and virtually emotionless. She has dark hair, brown eyes, a narrow face, and a small build. She is friends with Phaedrine.
  153. Phaedrine, p. 124—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. Neither she nor Shemari is strong enough to weave a gateway by herself, but linked they can just barely manage one big enough to walk through. She instructed Egwene when Egwene was a novice in the White Tower; she still seems surprised that Egwene is now the Amyrlin. She is lean as a heron, small-boned, and has dark hair and brown eyes. She is usually unkempt. She is good friends with Ashmanaille.
  154. Moiraine Damodred, p. 126—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. Born of a noble House in Cairhien, she is Taringail Damodred's youngest half-sister, and King Laman's niece. She is considered short among her people, and the Cairhienin are already a short people. When it was discovered that she had the ability to channel inborn, Moiraine went to Tar Valon to become an Aes Sedai. Just before being raised to the shawl, she and her friend Siuan Sanche witnessed Gitara Moroso's Foretelling of the Rebirth of the Dragon. Moiraine and Siuan walked away from each other and did not speak to each other again (at least in public), but both held secret communication with each other and dedicated their lives to finding and guiding the Dragon Reborn. Moiraine found the young man she sought on Winternight in Emond's Field, a young man named Rand al'Thor, along with two more ta'veren, Mat Cauthon and Perrin Aybara and two women with the spark of the Power inborn, Egwene al'Vere and Nynaeve al'Meara. When Moiraine was shortly raised to the shawl, she met al'Lan Mandragoran, the uncrowned King of Malkier, who was fighting alone against the Shadow in the Blight; she asked Lan to become her Warder, and he accepted. She is very strong in the Power, stronger than almost all living Aes Sedai. In the Stone of Tear, Moiraine confronted and killed the Forsaken Be'lal with balefire, just before he would have killed Rand. Later, after having an inkling of the future events from the testing ter'angreal for the Wise Ones, Moiraine managed to push the Forsaken Lanfear through the twisted doorway ter'angreal into the land of the Eelfinn, trapping both her and Lanfear there. It is unknown whether Moiraine lives on in the land of the Finn, or whether she is dead, but her bond with Lan has been severed, and other Aes Sedai consider her a legend, not only for discovering the Dragon Reborn but for killing or trapping two of the Forsaken as well. Despite her efforts, and for the most part, success, Cadsuane still thinks she “bungled” things with Rand. See also Mandragoran, Lan; Sanche, Siuan.
  155. Hammer, p. 127—Tervail's horse.
  156. Turanine Merdagon, p. 129—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She had a strong face, tilted eyes, a hooked nose, and straight white hair to her waist. She died when Beonin was still one of the Accepted, but Beonin saw her ghost outside Tar Valon.
  157. The Creator, p. 129—Maker of the Universe, people, places, things, the True Source, everything in existence. An alternate name would be God. After He created the world, the Creator made a prison for Shai'tan, the Dark One, His complete opposite in every way, to keep him from influencing the world. The Creator is bent on non-interference—He will not directly influence events in the world, instead using a “Chosen One” or simply tugging at the Pattern of the Age in hopes that what He wants to occur will occur, instead of just making it happen. The Forsaken and most Darkfriends consider Him to be inferior to the Dark One, despite the fact that He imprisoned the Dark One. See also Dark One; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  158. King Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar, p. 131—King of Illian. He has been missing since before Rand killed Sammael. He had no real power anyway, since Sammael ruled Illian from the Council of Nine. He was good-looking when he was younger, but he has not aged well. His beard is white, much of his hair has fallen out, his nose looks like it has been broken more than once, and his face is crushed. The cause of his disappearance has now been revealed: he was kidnapped and whisked out of Illian by Elaida.
  159. Cariandre, p. 132—Plump Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She grew up in Ghealdan. She was called upon to escort Mattin Stepaneos to Elaida.
  160. High Captain Jimar Chubain, p. 134—High Captain of the White Tower Guard. Alviarin suggested that they order him to increase his recruitment efforts to expand the guard; Elaida thought it unnecessary, but that was more of just being blind to what anyone else said.
  161. Elayne Trakand, p. 135—Daughter-Heir of Andor, now Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is the daughter of Morgase and her late husband, Taringail, and sister to Gawyn. She is also half-sister to Galad, although she would rather not be reminded of this fact; she thinks Galad virtuous to the point of fault, and does not really like him. She has considerable potential in the One Power, and is one of the strongest Aes Sedai in a thousand years or more, possibly since the Age of Legends, with the exceptions of Egwene, Nynaeve, Aviendha, and some trainees. She has red-gold curly hair. During her stay in the Stone of Tear, Elayne realized she loved Rand al'Thor, and told him how she felt; he felt similarly. She had no idea at the time what Min meant about “having to share him,” but now knows about Min's viewing of Rand with the three women's heads, indicating that Rand will fall in love with Min, Elayne, and Aviendha, and they with him. Later, when she and Nynaeve had trouble with Moghedien, Elayne ended up bonding Birgitte as her Warder (despite being only Accepted at the time) in order to save Birgitte's life. Elayne later went to Ebou Dar and found the Bowl of the Winds, a ter'angreal that they used to fix the weather. She has since returned to Andor upon hearing news of her mother's disappearance; she plans to take the Lion Throne, as soon as she has garnered enough support to keep it. In the meantime, Elayne has managed to reproduce several ter'angreal, something which no one else has been able to do since the Breaking of the World, as well as discover a way to share a Warder bond between three women; she bonded Rand along with Aviendha, her new sister by Aiel tradition, and Min. Shortly after bonding Rand, she became pregnant with Rand's twins. To protect the children, she is not revealing the father of the twins. She is proving to be a capable leader, one her people may eventually be proud of. See also al'Thor, Rand; al'Vere, Egwene; Aviendha; Birgitte; Damodred, Galadedrid; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  162. Anemara, p. 135—Plump Accepted in the White Tower.
  163. Negaine, p. 135—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She and Felaana found Beonin in the Tower and sent Anemara to announce her presence to Elaida.

    Chapter 3: At the Gardens

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  164. Meidani, p. 139—Tall, slender Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She has dark golden hair. Her Warder is Leonin. She was one of the Aes Sedai sent back to the Tower by the Aes Sedai in Salidar as a spy under the guise that she was obeying Elaida's summons.
  165. Aran'gar, p. 141—Name given to the reincarnation of Balthamel. Aran'gar was the right-hand dagger in a form of dueling popular right after the creation of the Bore. The sport fell from common practice, since almost invariably both duelists died from the slow poison on the daggers. The other Forsaken consider Balthamel's new body a fine joke; the soul of Balthamel now occupies the body of a beautiful young woman. She still channels saidin, and now serves as Delana's maid. Delana does not know that she is one of the Chosen reincarned, just that she stands far above her among the Darkfriends. Aran'gar, as Balthamel, specialized in primitive cultures. See also Mosalaine, Delana; Osan'gar; Saranov, Halima.
  166. Moridin, p. 141—Name given to the reincarnation of Ishamael. His name means “Death” in the Old Tongue; no one deserves the name more. He is fond of using the True Power, the power drawn directly from the Dark One; the saa have already appeared in his eyes, yet he still controls his use of the True Power (most thought it impossible to avoid drawing too much of it once the saa appeared). Moridin is careful not to attempt to force the Pattern to behave how he wants it to—he knows that with someone as strongly ta'veren as Rand, that is all but impossible, not to mention foolish. Instead, he attempts to keep everything in chaos (as per the Dark One's command, “Let the Lord of Chaos Rule”), hoping that subtle manipulations will further his goals. He has been declared Nae'blis, the one to be second only to the Great Lord of the Dark after the Last Battle, and given control of the cour'souvra controlling the minds of Cyndane and Moghedien. He has also been granted the exclusive privilege of using the True Power—the other Forsaken are no longer able to touch it even should they want to. See also Ishamael.
  167. Demandred, p. 141—One of the Forsaken. He has a hawk-like nose and dark hair. Second-best seems to be the story of his life. He was born Barid Bel Medar one day after Lews Therin Telamon, and from the first day proceeded to almost equal Lews Therin's accomplishments, almost equal Lews Therin's strength, and almost equal him but never surpass him in everything. He became one of the Light's greatest generals, once again second in command under Lews Therin. Demandred believed that he was Lews Therin's intellectual and military superior, and was furious when Lews Therin was chosen to lead the Light's forces over him during the War of the Shadow. He developed a burning hatred of Lews Therin, and finally dedicated his life to the Shadow so he could finally better Lews Therin—he believed the Shadow would eventually win the war since Lews Therin was commanding the Light's armies, and that if he, Barid Bel Medar, had been chosen to command them, the Light would have prevailed. When Demandred was freed from the Bore, he transferred his hatred of Lews Therin intact to the new recipient of his soul, Rand al'Thor. Demandred was recently told by the Dark One to lead his plan to convert or destroy Rand, and promised him to be Nae'blis if he succeeded. However, since Moridin has been declared Nae'blis, he is now only ordered to obey Moridin. Demandred's assumed identity and whereabouts are unknown. Note: Demandred's identity in the world is still not definite. There are some suggestions that he is one of the Tairens, or one of the Seanchan—Seanchan is possible (likely, in fact), but the Tairen thing is not.
  168. Mesaana, p. 141—One of the Forsaken. During the Age of Legends, Mesaana was told she was unfit to do research at the Collam Daan, but was capable of teaching others. She spent her years teaching until the Bore was opened and she dedicated her life to the Dark One. During the War of Power, she created “schools” for the children, at which she taught the children to spy on their parents and other such things. After her release from the Bore, Mesaana set herself up in the White Tower, where she could control events without anyone suspecting she was behind them. She has been cooperating with Semirhage to some extent, and has taught Alviarin to Travel. She was displeased that Alviarin had ordered Elaida beaten. She has big blue eyes, which Aran'gar thinks are her best feature, at least when she frowns. Mesaana has obviously taken the identity of a sister in the Tower. Who is not known.
  169. Graendal, p. 141—One of the Forsaken. A fleshy woman with curled red-gold hair. Before the War of the Shadow, she became the leading authority on diseases of the brain, and spent much of her life dealing with the insane, schizophrenic, and others well beyond the touch of Healing. She was the best at subtle manipulations of the human mind that ever lived. After the Bore was drilled, she went through a change after she realized the world could never live up to her standards. So she began dressing in the very way she once mocked, with low cut dresses that clung to her and left little to the imagination. After being released from the Bore, Graendal took up residence in Arad Doman, capturing several members of the Royal Family to use as servants. All of her servants are not only physically well shaped and good-looking, but also had power in their society before she captured them. She includes in her collection the sister of the Domani king, two rulers from Shara, and other important figures.
  170. Asmodean, p. 142—One of the Forsaken. He was born Joar Addam Nessosin in the then coastal city of Shorelle, a child prodigy in music and art. He gave his life to the Shadow in exchange for the immortality he received, so he could study and perfect his music. After being released from the Bore, he was coerced by Lanfear into coming with her, eventually to teach Rand to channel without killing himself. Asmodean was drawn to Rhuidean and the stash of angreal, ter'angreal, and most especially the two white statue ter'angreal that linked the holder to the great sa'angreal buried near Cairhien and on Tremalking, which together could Break the World beyond repair. He went there to obtain the male statue, but was thwarted by Rand, who severed his bonds to the Dark One. He then became Rand's teacher, and went into hiding from the rest of the Chosen, who would kill him on sight if they saw him. He was killed by someone of unknown identity right after Rahvin and Lanfear were killed/trapped.
  171. Sammael, p. 142—One of the Forsaken. During the War of the Shadow, he was one of the Shadow's greatest military commanders. His name means “Destroyer of Hope” in the Old Tongue. After being released from the Bore, he took up residence on the Council of Nine in Illian as Lord Brend, and effectively ruled the country. He wore a battle scar that he got while fighting Lews Therin Telamon during the War of the Shadow. He could have had it Healed, but kept it to remind himself of what Lews Therin had done to him. He is believed dead at the hands of Mashadar.
  172. Be'lal, p. 142—One of the Forsaken. After being released from the Bore, he took up residence in Tear as the High Lord Samon. He was killed by Moiraine in the Stone of Tear, just before Rand took Callandor. He had white hair at his temples, and was a Blademaster. Since he was destroyed by balefire, he is completely dead—not even the Dark One himself can bring him back.
  173. Rahvin, p. 142—One of the Forsaken. He was fond of using Compulsion, and was known for being a ladies' man—he always had a woman on his arm. After being released from the Bore, he took up residence in Caemlyn as Lord Gaebril, and used Compulsion to have Queen Morgase not only make him her advisor, but her lover as well. He eventually planned to take over the country directly as the first ever King of Andor—he did his best to weaken support for Morgase, exiling her supporters and befriending those who opposed her, finally chasing her from the country as well. Shortly after news of Morgase's death or at least abdication reached Cairhien, Rahvin was confronted and killed by Rand al'Thor in Tel'aran'rhiod with a weave of balefire strong enough to burn Rahvin's soul out of the pattern for days. See also Gaebril.
  174. Cormalinde Masoon, p. 142—Sculptor from the Age of Legends whose work decorates the meeting place of the Forsaken in Tel'aran'rhiod. She made immense sculptures of stylized humans and animals that towered over low buildings.
  175. Aginor, p. 142—One of the Forsaken. During the Age of Legends, he was one of the foremost biologists of his time, specializing in genetics. He went over to the Shadow because only there could he do all of the experiments he wanted to. He was the one who created the Trollocs, Dragkhar, gholam, Darkhounds, and other Shadowspawn. Some of the other Forsaken think he was insane, for only someone insane would create some of the creatures he did. He was the second one to be released from the sealing on the Bore, after Balthamel. He was trapped close to the surface of the Bore, so he was not shielded from the passing of time very effectively; he emerged as a very old man, so old that his face was wrinkled so that one could barely make out his features anymore. He was killed by Rand at the Eye of the World. Unbeknownst to almost everyone (including the Forsaken), Aginor was reincarnated in the body of a Borderlander man and given the new name Osan'gar. Osan'gar masqueraded as Corlan Dashiva, one of the Asha'man, until he was killed at the cleansing of saidin by Elza Penfell and her circle. One of Aginor's creations was the zomara, androgynous not-quite-human servants; they are almost useless for any other task. Aran'gar describes them as one of Aginor's “less inspired creations.” See also Osan'gar.
  176. Ishamael, p. 142—One of the Forsaken. He was the most powerful of the Forsaken, and during the Age of Legends he was a prominent philosopher and theologian named Elan Morin Tedronai. He was never really bound inside the Bore, and led the hidden forces of the Shadow for the three thousand odd years from the end of the War of the Shadow to the present. He took credit for such things as convincing the then insane Lews Therin Telamon to kill everyone he loved, pursuading the dying Artur Hawkwing not to accept the Aes Sedai Healing that might have saved his life, sending the Trollocs out of the Great Blight during the Trolloc Wars, and many other events in history that turned out poorly. When the rest of the Forsaken were freed, Ishamael kept them away from eachother's throats. He confronted Rand at the Eye of the World where he was severed from the Dark One's bonds; he confronted him again at Falme where Rand put his sword through him and melted it, but not after Ishamael gave Rand a wound that he has not been able to recover from yet; and he confronted Rand in the Stone of Tear after he took Callandor. Rand killed Ishamael after beating him sore by plunging Callandor into his heart. His body rotted quickly, but it was proof that Ba'alzamon, which he called himself to the public, was a human being, and not the Dark One. There is little doubt that Ishamael has been resurrected in the person of the mysterious Nae'blis, Moridin. See also Moridin.
  177. Osan'gar, p. 142—Name given to the reincarnation of one of the Forsaken. It was the left-hand dagger in a form of dueling popular right after the creation of the Bore. The sport fell from common practice, since almost invariably both duelists died from the slow poison on the daggers. Osan'gar states that he helped make the Trollocs, indicating that in his past life he was Aginor. Osan'gar was killed by the circle controlled by Elza Penfell at the cleansing of saidin. See also Aginor; Aran'gar.
  178. Lanfear, p. 143—One of the Forsaken. Unlike the rest of the Forsaken, she chose her name for herself, which means “Daughter of the Night” in the Old Tongue. She was born Mierin Eronaile, and was very strong in the One Power. She worked at the Collam Daan, the primary facility for research into the One Power. Her final discovery there was what she thought was a new source for the One Power, one that could be harnessed by men and women alike—this source turned out to be the emissions through a thin spot in the Pattern from the Dark One's prison. She and another Aes Sedai named Beidomon bored into the prison, creating what is now referred to as simply the Bore, allowing the Dark One to touch the world again and leading to the War of the Shadow. Around this time, Mierin formed a relationship with Lews Therin Telamon, who headed the forces of the Light against the Shadow and was the most powerful man she had found. Lews Therin broke off the relationship when he found that she only wanted him for his power and authority and the possibility of power for herself through him. Mierin never let go of him, and when he later met and married Ilyena Moerelle, she tried to disrupt the wedding ceremony as well as split the two apart by any means. Eventually she went to Shayol Ghul to dedicate her soul to the Shadow, most likely to finally get back at Lews Therin for leaving her. She declared as her territory the World of Dreams, Tel'aran'rhiod, using it to ends now unknown. She transferred her obsessive love intact to Lews Therin's soul's new body, Rand al'Thor, after being freed from the Bore. She first appeared to him as a young woman named Selene, but disguised her appearance as a slightly less beautiful (but still stunning) woman. Almost a year later, Lanfear found that Rand had been “unfaithful” to her, and she tried to kill him. Before she could, she was pushed through the twisted stone doorway ter'angreal leading to the lands of the Eelfinn by Moiraine, becoming trapped. Lanfear has since been reincarnated as Cyndane and fitted with a cour'souvra, a Mind Trap, held by Moridin. She is not as strong as she used to be, but still stronger than Graendal. See also Cyndane.
  179. Delana Mosalaine, p. 143—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, openly a Sitter for the Gray Ajah in the “Little Tower.” She is the only Sitter that Egwene thinks she can count on for her support. She is round, and has a deep voice for a woman and pale silver-colored hair. She is from Shienar, and has no Warder. Lately, Delana has been causing trouble in the Hall, especially with her demands to make a formal declaration that Elaida is Black Ajah. She is willing to discuss any subject in the Hall, whereas most Sitters will not touch topics such as the Black Ajah with a ten-foot pole. Her pale blue eyes give nothing away. Like many of her fellow members of the Hall, she is young to be a Sitter. Her maid is named Halima, and she often lent her to Egwene; Halima was the only person who seems to be able to make Egwene's headaches go away. Halima, of course, was causing Egwene's headaches, but she was not aware of that. See also Saranov, Halima.
  180. Moghedien, p. 146—One of the Forsaken. Her name means “Spider” in the Old Tongue. She always works from safety, attacks from safety, and will run unless she can do so. She developed a command of Tel'aran'rhiod that surpassed even Lanfear's mastery—in the real world, Lanfear was more powerful, but even she could not top Moghedien in the World of Dreams. After being released from the Bore, Moghedien eventually found herself in Tanchico, in the Palace of the Panarch of Tarabon. While there, she chanced upon Nynaeve al'Meara, who was trying to save the Panarch at the time and take the seal on the Dark One's prison from its hold in the Palace. She and Nynaeve fought in a duel to the last, and Nynaeve managed to better Moghedien, much to the surprise of both of them. She managed to escape Nynaeve's tied off shield, and on their next encounter, this one in Tel'aran'rhiod, she ripped Birgitte's soul out of the World of Dreams after Birgitte almost killed her. On her third encounter with Nynaeve, Nynaeve managed to trap Moghedien with an a'dam. Moghedien remained bound by that a'dam in Salidar, disguised as Marigan, but was released by Halima. Halima was actually one of the Forsaken, and she took Moghedien to Shayol Ghul to be bound by a coursouvra, a Mind Trap, controlled by Moridin. Typical of her ways, she has been keeping a low profile. See also Moridin.
  181. Cyndane, p. 146—Girl who works with Moghedien. Her name means “Last Chance” in the Old Tongue. She is stronger in the One Power than Graendal, but not as strong as Lanfear used to be. She is actually Lanfear reincarnated. Note: It is my speculation that Lanfear was somehow weakened in the One Power after leaving the land of the Eelfinn. When Mat went there, his last wish was to get out of there; if hers was not, she may have died there, and they took both her life and some of her strength from her as a price. See also Lanfear.
  182. Nae'blis, p. 146—The one who would stand only a step below the Dark One on the Day of Return, commanding all Darkfriends in the Dark One's name. The position was promised to Demandred if he did well in his duties, as well as Sammael, but it is likely that all the Chosen were offered the position if they did well. The Nae'blis has been chosen: Moridin, the reincarnation of Ishamael. See also Haran, Shaidar; Moridin.
  183. Lews Therin Telamon, p. 148—The Dragon, Breaker of the World. He was perhaps the greatest man who ever lived, and the most powerful Aes Sedai in recorded history. During the War of the Shadow, he led the forces of the Light against the Forsaken, and led the final stroke which re-sealed the Dark One back into his prison. Unfortunately, during this stroke he was driven insane by the Dark One's touch, eventually killing his wife Ilyena, his children, and everyone he loved, as well as anyone who carried a drop of his blood. For this act, people remember him with a new name: Kinslayer. After he had done this, Ishamael gave him his sanity back long enough for him to realize what he had done; Lews Therin killed himself by drawing on saidin too heavily, causing a mountain to form on the spot where he stood. This mountain is called Dragonmount, and is near the present-day city of Tar Valon. It is unfortunate that the name of one of the greatest men to ever live is now synonymous with evil, for Lews Therin killed his family due to the Dark One's influence, but without Lews Therin there may not have been a world left in which to kill them. Lews Therin's voice often speaks inside Rand's head, offering advice or sobbing over lost women or ranting about killing men who can channel. It even tries to seize control of saidin sometimes, much to Rand's fear—Rand is certain that Lews Therin cannot take control of saidin away from him if he seizes it first, but he is almost as certain that if Lews Therin seizes it first, he will not be able to snatch it back. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The.
  184. Matrim (Mat) Cauthon, p. 149—Young man from Emond's Field. He is ta'veren. Along with his good friends, Rand al'Thor and Perrin Aybara, he left home to escape the Trolloc attacks after Winternight. On the way to Tar Valon, he picked up a dagger from Shadar Logoth tainted with the evil that destroyed Aridhol, which he carried with him for a long time. He was separated from the dagger by Aes Sedai Healing, but doing so caused large gaps in his memory sequence. These gaps were filled and more when he passed through the twisted door to the land of the Eelfinn, where he was granted his three requests: a foxhead medallion that protects him from women's channeling, a way out of the land of the Eelfinn, and the memories of past lifetimes that were the gaps in his memory. Mat's ta'veren qualities manifest themselves particularly well with random events, such as dice games—he almost never loses a toss of the dice, even if the dice are weighted. He has found that battles are the ultimate form of gambling, and along with his newfound memories he can win almost every battle he fights quite decisively. He has four sisters, including Eldrin and Bodewhin, who are 16 and 17, respectively. His father Abell is one of the best archers in the Two Rivers, possibly in the World. Mat has gotten in the habit of carrying concealed knives under his clothes in case he is attacked—his collection would surprise anyone. In the Waste, he met a woman named Melindhra, a Maiden of the Spear from the Shaido Clan. However, she was not the Daughter of the Nine Moons, who Mat is destined to marry according to the Aelfinn; besides, she tried to kill him on orders from her master among the Darkfriends. Mat had to kill her to save his own skin, but regretted it deeply. He also has a scar along his neck from where the Eelfinn tried to kill him—which was also in accordance with what the Aelfinn told him, that he is “to die and live again.” He created an army called the Band of the Red Hand, after the army of King Aemon of old Manetheren, and served in a way as Rand's personal general—this worked well, since Mat seems to be a better general than even Davram Bashere, who has earned his reputation as one of the best commanders alive. Mat does not trust any Aes Sedai, and because of this refuses to take his foxhead medallion off even to take a bath. Mat went to Ebou Dar to try to keep an eye on Elayne and Nynaeve and prevent them from getting themselves killed. While there he was cornered by Queen Tylin, who gave him little choice but to become her lover. When the Sea Folk and the Seanchan did battle in the city, he made his escape, leaving Tylin tied up under the bed so it looked “official”—Tylin was found torn limb from limb, obviously by the gholam which was no doubt sent to kill Mat. In the process of leaving, Mat also took several sul'dam and damane (who were subsequently freed from their collars), and even kidnapped Tuon, the Daughter of the Nine Moons herself. Mat is traveling with Valan Luca's show now, to keep out of Seanchan sight. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Daughter of the Nine Moons; Mitsobar, Tylin Quintara; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.

    Chapter 4: A Deal

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  185. Stepper, p. 150—One of Perrin's horses, a dun stallion.
  186. Lord Bertain Gallenne, p. 150—Commander of Berelain's Winged Guards, and her personal bodyguard of sorts. He is missing one eye, and wears a leather patch over it. He has shoulder-length gray hair.
  187. Jur Grady, p. 151—Stocky, dark-eyed man, about seven years older than Perrin. Now one of the Asha'man. He accompanied Rand after the episode at Dumai's Wells, and later left with Perrin to seek out Masema. He looks like a farmer.
  188. Masema Dagar, p. 151—The Prophet. He was once one of Uno's underlings, and the one who respected Rand the least, but after he found out that Rand was the Dragon Reborn, he went his own way, preaching of Rand's glory as the “Lord Dragon Reborn.” Rand has since dispatched Perrin to bring Masema back into line. He is stark raving mad, and very dangerous. He even claims that Masema Dagar is dead, and that he has been resurrected as the Prophet of the Dragon Reborn. He is described as a dark, frowning man of average size with a faded arrow-scar on his cheek. He cares nothing for appearances, least of all his own. He has deep-set, almost black eyes. See also Prophet of the Dragon, The.
  189. The Prophet of the Dragon, p. 152—Title given Masema as the self-appointed bringer of the news of the Rebirth of the Dragon. He is not necessarily sane anymore, but has gained a very large following. Rand is getting to the point where he needs to do something about him, and sent Perrin to Ghealdan with a few of the Asha'man and some of the sworn Aes Sedai to bring him in line. See also Dagar, Masema.
  190. Captain Gerard Arganda, p. 152—Short, compact First Captain of Queen Alliandre's guards. He is a tough man; he worked his way up from the bottom to be where he is. He dislikes Perrin, who he blames for taking his Queen where she could be kidnapped.
  191. Aram, p. 152—Former Tuatha'an who gave up the Way of the Leaf to learn the sword when the Trollocs killed his mother. He learned from Tam al'Thor, Rand's father and a Blademaster, and picked it up extremely fast. He now serves as Perrin's personal bodyguard. Aram is slowly growing attached to The Prophet.
  192. Sebban Balwer, p. 175—Formerly Pedron Niall's “dry little stick of a secretary.” He was in reality the Master of Spies for the Children of the Light; his identity was known only to Niall. His skills have proven useful to his new traveling group, Perrin and company. He has a pinched face.
  193. Leof Torfinn, p. 152—Young man from Emond's Field. He was the first to carry the small wolf banner. He has a white streak through his hair where a scar runs.
  194. Tod al'Caar, p. 152—Young man from the Two Rivers. He is about a year younger than Perrin, and now serves as one of his bannermen. He has a heavy jaw.
  195. Guardsman-Lieutenant Martyn Tallanvor, p. 154—One of Maighdin's companions. He is actually a tall young man from Andor who served in the Queen's Guards until Morgase fled Andor. When Gaebril had the guards swear new oaths to the laws and customs of Andor (instead of to the Queen), Tallanvor swore them but immediately went back to his room and reswore the old oath in the old style (cutting his arm with his sword, indicating that his blood will be shed before the Queen's will). He loves his queen more than his life, and now serves as her personal bodyguard. He went looking for her himself when Morgase was captured by the Shaido, and brought word back to Perrin that the Seanchan were also hunting the Shaido, and an alliance might be possible.
  196. Bakayar Mishima, p. 156—Seanchan Captain under Khirgan. His drawl is worse than hers.
  197. The Dragon, p. 156—Name by which Lews Therin Telamon was known by during the War of the Shadow. His Rebirth, the Dragon Reborn, is alive and fulfilling all of the Prophecies set to signal his return. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  198. High King Artur Paendrag Tanreall, p. 156—Hero of Legend who conquered much of the known world about a thousand years ago. He was born in Shandalle, in what is now Cairhien. During and after his conquest of the known world, he became known as Artur Hawkwing. He was perhaps the most strongly ta'veren man in history besides Lews Therin Telamon and Rand al'Thor. His armies put down those of Guaire Amalasan, a false Dragon, and he even sent troops across the Aryth Ocean under his son, Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin, in hopes of conquering new lands there. All contact with these armies ended with Hawkwing's death, which set off the War of the Hundred Years. The descendants of the armies under Luthair have now returned to reclaim the lands of Hawkwing's empire in the Old World—they now call themselves the Seanchan. According to Mat's memories, he was difficult to get along with even before the War of the Hundred Years began. His sign was a golden hawk in flight. See also Hawkwing, Artur; Paendrag Mondwhin, Luthair.
  199. Hopper, p. 156—One of the wolves. Hopper died in a Whitecloak attack in real life, but he lives on in the World of Dreams, Tel'aran'rhiod. Perrin thinks he would laugh as hard as a wolf could laugh at the title “Wolf King.”
  200. Jondyn Barran, p. 157—Grizzled old man from the Two Rivers. He is a better bowshot than anyone in the Two Rivers except Tam al'Thor and possibly Abell Cauthon, and he is the best hunter bar none. He is also a good woodsman. He always says what he thinks, regardless of who hears. He is now traveling with Perrin.
  201. Jori Congar, p. 157—Man from the Two Rivers. He is very skinny, but still eats twice what anyone else does. He will also drink so he cannot stand if given the chance. He is a good shot with a bow and arrows, close behind Jondyn. He is also a skilled pickpocket. Editor's note: Jori Congar is not to be confused with Jori, Morvrin's Warder. See also Jori.
  202. Norie, p. 158—Damane that puts out Grady's “demonstration” to Tylee and her group of soldiers.
  203. Dannil Lewin, p. 159—Young man from Emond's Field, now leader of Perrin's soldiers from the Two Rivers. A bean-pole of a man with a thick mustache. He is Tell's brother. See also al'Seen, Bandry; Lewin, Tell.
  204. Tell Lewin, p. 159—Young man from Emond's Field, now one of Perrin's soldiers. A bean-pole of a man with a thick mustache in the Taraboner style. He is Dannil's brother. See also al'Seen, Bandry; Lewin, Dannil.
  205. Sevanna, p. 160—Wise One of the Jumai sept of the Shaido Aiel. She is the widow of the last two chiefs of the Shaido, Suladric and Couladin, and has served as chief of the Shaido since Couladin's death. She will continue to do so until another chief can be chosen, but no one sees that event occuring in the near future. She has green eyes. She knows that the easiest way to power for herself is to attach herself to men who already hold power; she even envisioned marrying Rand (against his will) to gain power through him. She is currently leading her clan (and any Aiel deserters that joined her) through Ghealdan, where they were sent from Kinslayer's Dagger by Sammael. She constantly wants more gai'shain—her goal is to endenture the entire world. She has recently taken a fancy to wearing silk, and wears nothing else. She is tall, has pale green eyes, and hair like spun gold. She would be beautiful except for the strong hint of avarice around her plump mouth. Little about her seemed Aiel beyond her eyes, skin, and hair. She also wears rings on every finger, and non-Aiel-made jewelry everwhere else. See also Couladin.

    Chapter 5: Something…Strange

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  206. Bain, p. 165—Maiden of the Spear of the Black Rock sept of the Shaarad Aiel. She has flame-colored hair and dark blue eyes. She is first-sister to Chiad, of the Goshien Aiel; the two had to sneak through the camp of the other to find the Wise Ones to become first sisters, since their clans were in blood feud at the time. She later became one of the Maidens who accompanied Faile, a similar honor guard to what Rand has, although smaller and for different reasons. She and Chiad were both captured by the Shaido along with the rest of Faile's company, and made gai'shain. She has refused Faile's offer of escape once her plan is ready; she vows to serve her year and a day, as prescribed by ji'e'toh, and then walk away. See also Chiad.
  207. Chiad, p. 165—Maiden of the Spear of the Stones River sept of the Goshien Aiel. She is short for an Aiel woman, and has blonde hair and gray eyes. Gaul wants her to marry him, but she will not give up the spear. She is willing to be his lover, but marriage is out of the question (or so she says). She is first-sister to Bain, and the two served as a sort of honor guard for Faile. She and Bain were captured along with Faile by the Shaido and made gai'shain. She has refused Faile's offer of escape once her plan is ready; she vows to serve her year and a day, as prescribed by ji'e'toh, and then walk away. Chiad is little more than a finger taller than her adopted first-sister. See also Bain; Gaul.
  208. Rolan, p. 165—Aiel warrior with blue eyes. He captured Faile, cut her clothes off, and carried her to their next camp. He later saved her from a drunken Nadric, who intended to have his way with her. He is one of the Mera'din, the Brotherless, who left his clan because he refused to follow Rand al'Thor as Car'a'carn. He is no more than a hand shorter than Nandric, and almost as wide, making him a very large man.
  209. Lusara, p. 166—Buxom Domani taken gai'shain by the Shaido. She was formerly a merchant. She is in her middle years, and has black hair with white streaks in it. She is sworn to Faile.
  210. Aravine Carnel, p. 167—Plump, plain Amadician woman. She was weary-eyed and resigned the first day Faile met her, when she gave Faile her golden belt signifying service to Sevanna. Her time as gai'shain has toughened her a lot. She was the one who took Faile to see that Arrela and Lacile had been captured, then led her to Sevanna for her own punishment. Before leaving her with Sevanna, however, she swore fealty to Faile, using Faile's new last name. She knows Faile plans to escape, and wants to help—provided she can escape as well. She was once a noble, it appears.
  211. Maighdin Dorlain, p. 168—Penniless young woman that Perrin encountered while she was fleeing Amadicia. She did not reveal her true identity, Morgase Trakand of Andor—she uses her mother's first name as a disguise. She became one of Faile's servants, much to her own dismay (being used to commanding the servants, not being one), and was eventually captured by the Shaido and made gai'shain. She is beginning to adapt to her new status, though she has lost none of the toughness that made her such an effective ruler. See also Trakand, Morgase.
  212. Couladin, p. 169—Self-appointed chief of the Shaido Aiel after the death of its last true chief, Suladric. He never went to Rhuidean, but declared himself the Car'a'carn after Asmodean placed two dragons on his arms in a copy of those on Rand's arms. When the rest of the Aiel chiefs declared for Rand, Couladin took the Shaido west across the Spine of the World to ravage Cairhien. Although almost every other clan despises the Shaido, all agree that even they deserved a real chief—they never got one. Couladin died outside Cairhien while fighting Mat Cauthon—Mat killed him, but later remarked that Couladin had to have been born with a spear in his hands to be that good. After his death, the remnants of his clan fled to Kinslayer's Dagger under the command of his widow, Sevanna. His head was placed on a pike while Mat's troops danced around it and the rest of the Aiel spit on it. See also Sevanna.
  213. Car'a'carn, p. 108—According to the Prophecy of Rhuidean, the man destined to unite the clans of the Aiel. The term means “Chief of Chiefs” in the Old Tongue. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  214. Doirmanes, p. 170—Slender Cairhienin nobleman now captured as gai'shain by the Shaido. He is described as young and pretty.
  215. Bendhuin, p. 170—Scar-faced Aiel of the Green Salts sept of the Shaido Aiel. He is Fal Aldazar Din, a Brother to the Eagle. He is also the sept chief of the Green Salts Shaido. The Wise Ones sent him to Rhuidean to become the next chief of the Shaido.
  216. Meira, p. 172—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna. She is not as hard as Therava, but that is not saying much. She is shorter than Faile. She has a round mouth and blue eyes like sapphires. She is from the White Cliff sept.
  217. Rhiale, p. 172—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna. She has flame-colored hair and blue eyes.
  218. Dairaine Saighan, p. 174—Tent-mate of Faile, Maighdin, and Alliandre in the Shaido camp. She curries favor with Sevanna and the other Wise Ones by spreading tales of the other gai'shain. She is just below the High Seat of her House.
  219. Alvon, p. 175—Stock woodcutter taken gai'shain by the Shaido. He has a son, Theril. Both have tried to run away three times.
  220. Theril, p. 175—Lanky 14-year-old son of Alvon. He is taller than his father, and the oldest of Alvon's sons. He rarely smiles. He and his father have been taken gai'shain by the Shaido, though they seem restless; they have tried to escape three times.
  221. Jhoradin, p. 178—One of the Mera'din, the Brotherless, who joined the Shaido after Rand revealed the truth about the Aiel's past to him. He has developed an attachment to Lacile, and he plans to take her back to the Three Fold Land with him when he returns there. He has red-gold hair and blue eyes that adorn an almost pretty face. He is stocky; slightly shorter than Perrin but half again as wide. See also Aldorwin, Lacile.
  222. Lacile Aldorwin, p. 178—Tiny Cairhienin woman, taken captive by the Shaido along with Faile and her servants. The man who captured her, Jhoradin, has fallen in love with her; it is not known whether Lacile returns his feelings or is simply pretending in order to ensure her protection.
  223. Arrela Shiego, p. 178—Tall woman, taken captive by the Shaido along with Faile. She is from Tear. She has gotten protection from some people in the camp who would otherwise harm her by “climing into the blankets” of the Maidens who captured her.

    Chapter 6: A Stave and a Razor

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  224. Valan Luca, p. 180—Owner of the menagerie that Elayne and Nynaeve encounterd in Amadicia. He is still in business, running what he calls “Valan Luca's Grand Traveling Show and Magnificent Display of Marvels and Wonders.” He was near Ebou Dar when the Seanchan invaded, and Mat convinced him to let in several members of his group and hide them from the Seanchan. He is easily persuaded with money, and is very stingy—except where his wife is concerned. See also Luca, Latelle.
  225. Renna Emain, p. 180—Sul'dam who was charged to train and control Egwene when she becomes a damane. She later gave her the nickname “Tuli.” When Egwene escaped, she put an a'dam around Renna's neck, and left it there when she fled Falme. Renna was later discovered by Bethamin, wretching from the effort of removing the a'dam in vain. To protect the Seanchan way of life—which would likely collapse if it was learned that sul'dam could learn to channel—Renna retained her rank as sul'dam, but was forbidden to be linked with a damane. She was kept under close watch by Suroth. She has since been spirited away by Mat, Egeanin, and the rest of the group that escaped Ebou Dar in the chaos.
  226. Latelle Luca, p. 180—Woman with a stern face and dark eyes that performs with bears in Valan Luca's menagerie. She is Valan's wife. Mat suspects that Latelle's bears do their tricks for fear she might bite them. She is a bad cook, to Mat's estimation; she uses too much spice. See also Luca, Valan.
  227. Aludra, p. 181—Illuminator from Tarabon with dark waist-length hair done in thin braids, large dark eyes, and a plump mouth. She was involved with the fireworks display for King Galldrian of Cairhien that went awry when Trollocs came. She was blamed for its failure, though she believed one of her colleagues, Tammuz, was to blame. She was cast out of the Illuminators' Guild, and when she refused to stop practicing the art of making fireworks, several men tried to kill her. She was saved by Mat and Thom in a barn, and as a sign of gratitude she gave Mat a roll of fireworks. She later came to Ebou Dar, and asked Mat to find her a bellfounder. He was knocked out during the battle and thus missed the bellfounder, but Aludra escaped and she now travels with Mat's entourage. Since the Seanchan destroyed the Chapter House of the Illuminators in Tanchico, Aludra may be the last Illuminator alive. Note: it is widely speculated that Aludra is looking for a bellfounder for a specific reason: she wants to build a cannon.
  228. Petra Anhill, p. 182—Strongman in Valan Luca's menagerie. He has arms like tree trunks. Husband of Clarine. He is shorter than Mat, but about twice as wide. He can straighten a horse shoe with his bare hands.
  229. Clarine Anhill, p. 182—Wife of Petra. Plump and brown-cheeked, she trains dogs for Luca's menagerie. She and Petra intend to buy an inn one day with the money they earn.
  230. Pips, p. 186—Mat's brown gelding. He does not look like much, but is actually a very good, sturdy horse.
  231. Toke Fearnim, p. 186—Horse trader from Jurador. He has come by a razor, a specialized breed of horse from Arad Doman, which Mat is quite interested in.
  232. Adela, p. 187—One of Master Fearnim's stablehands.
  233. Hurd, p. 187—One of Master Fearnim's stablehands.
  234. Bayle Domon, p. 190—Stocky ship captain and smuggler from Illian. His ship was captured by Egeanin at Falme, and she was afraid Domon would recognize her the next time they met. She was right—he did. He is now one of Egeanin's so'jhin. When Egeanin captured his ship, he was trying to drop the male a'dam in the ocean. The two are now involved in a romance (she purchased him so they could stay together), which no one else seems to understand—anyone who talks to either of them seems to find them impossible to get along with. See also Shipless, Leilwin; Tamarath, Egeanin.
  235. Setalle Anan, p. 191—Stately former innkeeper of The Wandering Woman, the inn at which Mat and Olver stayed in Ebou Dar. She has hazel eyes, marking her a non-native to Ebou Dar. She worked closely with the Kin, and knew of their existence despite not being a part of them. She has a regal presence, and has a touch of gray in her hair.
  236. Selucia, p. 191—One of Tuon's servants; the one who shaves her head every morning. She has golden hair, piercing blue eyes, skin the color of buttery cream, and an “impressive” bosom. She is effectively a prisoner of Mat, along with her mistress. See also Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  237. Noal Charin, p. 191—Man who saved Mat from a gholam in Ebou Dar by coming upon it and surprising it. He is stooped and white-haired, his nose crooked from breaking it. Most of his teeth are missing. He is quite likely Jain Charin, also known as Jain Farstrider. See also Charin, Jain; Farstrider, Jain.
  238. Olver, p. 191—Boy of nine who sat on the wrong horse and almost had his neck broken for the trouble. He was adopted after a fashion by Mat and his Band of the Red Hand. His parents were killed when the Shaido ravaged Cairhien. He is short, pale, and quite ugly. He likes to chase women. He is a good horse racer, and travels with Mat and Luca's show. He has a certain fascination with the game Snakes and Foxes, and does not seem to understand that there is no way to win without cheating. Note: many people think that Olver may be the Rebirth of Gaidal Cain—he is certainly ugly, as Gaidal was, and with Min's viewing of Birgitte's adventures with an ugly man both far older than she and far younger than she, it seems to fit. Also, there is speculation that Olver's obsession with Snakes and Foxes, which is based on dealings with the Aelfinn and Eelfinn, will allow him (or Mat, Thom, or someone else who would observe his solutions) to puzzle out how to beat the Eelfinn and get Moiraine back from them.
  239. Chel Vanin, p. 191—Fat man who Mat uses as a scout. He is a good rider, and Mat thinks he could steal a hen pheasant's eggs with her sitting on them (although he would likely steal her, too)—he also thinks Vanin could steal a horse out from under a nobleman and he would not know it for two days. He has a large space between his front teeth. He went with Mat to Ebou Dar, and escaped the city with Mat to travel with Valan Luca's show.
  240. Harnan, p. 191—Lantern-jawed Tairen Redarm, a file-leader in the Band of the Red Hand. He has a heavy jaw, a long-suffering expression, and a crude hawk tatoo on his left cheek.
  241. Toy, p. 192—Pet name Tuon uses for Mat. He hates it. See Cauthon, Matrim.
  242. Lopin, p. 192—One of Mat's Redarms. He has a round belly, little hair, a blocky face, and a beard that nearly reaches his chest. He grew up in Tear.
  243. Nerim, p. 192—One of Mat's Redarms. He is short even for a Cairhienin, skinny, pale, and has gray in his hair.
  244. Precious, p. 192—Pet name Mat made up for Tuon. He made it up to get even with her for calling him Toy, but she did not interpret it in at all the same way he did.
  245. Jain Charin, p. 193—Real name of Jain Farstrider. He is a modern hero, a traveler and writer. He is the subject of the book The Travels of Jain Farstrider, a popular contemporary novel, and is believed to have translated the Prophecies of the Dragon shortly before disappearing. It is thought that he was a victim of Ba'alzamon's scheming, and he escaped to the Ogier stedding and was never heard from again. He is quite likely posing as Noal Charin, a member of the party traveling with Mat Cauthon, though Noal claims Jain was his cousin. See also Charin, Jain; Charin, Noal; Farstrider, Jain.
  246. Jain Farstrider, p. 193—Hero of legend. There is a book about him, The Travels of Jain Farstrider, that Mat intends to read but never has. The book is quite popular with his friends, including Elayne, Egwene, Rand, and Nynaeve. See also Charin, Jain.
  247. Juilin Sandar, p. 194—Thief-taker from Tear, one of the best at his craft. He accompanied Nynaeve and Elayne on their travels because Lan asked him to. He accepted partly out of respect for Lan, and partly out of guilt; he betrayed Elayne, Egwene, and Nynaeve to the Black Ajah when Liandrin used Compulsion on him, and later realized how wrong it was. He carries a notched sword-breaker and a staff with which he is deadly. He has fallen in love with Amathera, the Panarch of Tarabon. He travels with Mat Cauthon now. See also Lounault, Amathera Aelfdene Casmir.
  248. Thera, p. 194—Nickname for Amathera, the former Panarch of Tarabon, later dancer for Suroth, and now girlfriend of Juilin Sandar. See Lounault, Amathera Aelfdene Casmir.
  249. Cowin Gemallen, p. 194—Man who plotted with Breyan to seize the throne of Malkier for her son Isam. He was almost made King of Malkier himself—if two people had voted the other way on the council, he would have been. Unknown to everyone until shortly before the fall of Malkier, he was a Darkfriend. When they found out, many called for his head on a pike, but as he was so close to the king, he instead was allowed to duel with the king, and was slain by Akir. Also called Cowin Fairheart. After he betrayed Malkier, he was captured by Jain Farstrider. See also Mandragoran, Lan.

    Chapter 7: A Cold Medallion

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  250. Bethamin Zeami, p. 196—Sul'dam who was left behind after the battle at Falme, later captured by Egeanin. When Egeanin found her, she tried to get away, so Egeanin snapped the a'dam she was carrying around her neck, hoping to use it as one more barrier to the woman fleeing (since Bethamin supposedly cannot channel, the a'dam should have no other effect than throwing a metal ring around her head). Much to Egeanin's surprise, the a'dam held Bethamin just as well as it held the damane it was intended for. Bethamin already knew this, from observing Renna, who Egwene left collared after Falme. From this, and from Nynaeve's and Elayne's information about the possibility of learning to channel (not just having it inborn), Egeanin reasoned that all sul'dam, including Bethamin, could channel if they were taught—which went against everything she had been taught her entire life. Bethamin is now forbidden to be linked to damane, both as protection for her—if anyone besides Suroth knew that the a'dam would control her, they would probably make her wear it all the time—and as protection for the Seanchan way of life, which would likely collapse if it was learned that sul'dam could channel just as well as damane. She has since been spirited away from Ebou Dar with Mat, Egeanin, and the rest of the group that fled Ebou Dar.
  251. Leilwin Shipless, p. 196—New name for Egeanin that Tuon gave her as a shea dancer. Tuon demoted her out of the Blood to the status of a shea dancer when she gave Egeanin the necklace Mat had intended for Tuon, not realizing its cultural significance. She now refuses to be called by her old name. See also Tamarath, Egeanin.
  252. Bollin, p. 197—Squinty-eyed horse-handler in Mat's camp.
  253. Murel, p. 198—Seanchan soldier. He tried to enter Luca's show without paying. He nearly started a riot in the process; that may have been his intention all along.
  254. Miyora, p. 200—Plump leopard trainer in Valan Luca's show.
  255. Teslyn Baradon, p. 200—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah from Illian. She has a sharp face, narrow shoulders, gaunt cheeks, and a narrow nose. She was a Sitter for the Red for fifteen years until Elaida was raised and asked her to step down from the Hall. Elaida sent her to Ebou Dar to meet with Queen Tylin of Altara. When the Seanchan invaded, she was captured and made damane. She was subsequently released by Mat, and travels with him and Luca's show. She looks as if she chews rocks.
  256. Edesina Azzedin, p. 200—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She was sent to Tarabon to attempt to restore order there, and was later captured by the Seanchan. She was a prisoner in the Royal Palace of Altara, held by the collar of a damane, but was released by Mat and now travels with him and with Luca's show. She is slim and handsome, with wavy black hair to her waist.
  257. Joline Maza, p. 200—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She was a Sitter for the Green, appointed after one of the Green's sitters left for Salidar. Elaida asked her to resign her position after only weeks and sent her to Ebou Dar to meet with Queen Tylin of Altara. She has two Warders named Blaeric and Fen. One might think Joline has a wish to become a damane; she is very careless around the Seanchan. She is slender and pretty, and has big eyes.
  258. Blaeric Negina, p. 201—One of Joline's Warders. He has blue eyes, a pointed chin, and straight black hair. He is tall, and from Shienar. He now travels with Mat's entourage and Valan Luca's menagerie. See also Maza, Joline; Mizar, Fen.
  259. Fen Mizar, p. 201—One of Joline's Warders. He has dark, tilted eyes and a pointed chin. His hair is straight and black. He now travels with Mat's entourage and Valan Luca's show. He grew up in the Borderlands. See also Maza, Joline; Negina, Blaeric.
  260. Cadsuane Melaidhrin, p. 203—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah with iron-gray hair. She retired to a rose garden in northern Ghealdan, but has since left it due to the difficulty of growing decent roses with the weather the way it used to be. She refused two appointments to the Hall of the Tower, when refusing even once is unheard of. She also refused to become head of the Green Ajah. It is said that she has had more Warders than most sisters have had shoes. She has more strength than anyone in a thousand years except perhaps for Egwene and Nynaeve. Although she is a Green, she has confronted and captured more men that can channel than any other woman; unknown to most, the men she captures tend to live longer after being gentled than the average. She is somewhat of a living legend among Aes Sedai. According to Min, Cadsuane will teach Rand and the Asha'man something—they will not like it, especially not from her, but they will have to learn it. She is the oldest Aes Sedai alive. Cadsuane wears many ornaments in her hair, all of which are ter'angreal she has collected over the years. One of them is a reservoir—it “stores” saidar for later use in places where one might not be able to tap the Source, such as inside an Ogier stedding or inside Far Madding, her hometown. Another vibrates in the presence of men who can channel; it is likely this ornament that has allowed her to capture so many men to be gentled. There are many others, including three that she does not know the purpose of. Siuan suspects Cadsuane may be a Darkfriend, but based on her actions and thoughts so far that seems unlikely. Verin told Rand that she thinks Cadsuane can be trusted. Cadsuane has, reluctantly, agreed to be Rand's advisor, provided he adheres to a proper level of conduct. See also al'Thor, Rand; Mathwin, Verin.

    Chapter 8: Dragon's Eggs

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  261. Fergin, p. 210—Bony Redarm. He is skinny, and a good soldier, but not very bright. He shares a tent with Harnan, Metwyn, and Gorderan.
  262. Gorderan, p. 210—One of Mat's Redarms. He is good with a sword. He is built like the average blacksmith. He is from Tear, and has gray eyes. He shares a tent with Harnan, Metwyn, and Fergin.
  263. Metwyn, p. 210—One of Mat's Redarms. He is the best among the Redarms with a sword. He looks like a boy, despite being about ten years older than Mat. He grew up in Cairhien, and has a weakness for tavern brawls. He shares a tent with Harnan, Gorderan, and Fergin.
  264. Mother Darvale, p. 212—Wisdom, or the Altaran equivalent at least, of Runnien Crossing. She does a good impression of Nynaeve.
  265. Loial, p. 216—Son of Arent son of Halan, an Ogier from Stedding Shangtai. He left the stedding at around age 90 to see the world; by Ogier standards, he is not yet old enough to leave the stedding without permission from the Council of Elders. He is fond of books and history, and is an excellent Treesinger. He is writing a book about his travels with the three ta'veren he meets, Rand al'Thor, Mat Cauthon, and Perrin Aybara. Loial is constantly afraid that his mother will find him and try to marry him off and settle him down; however, he does like his mother's choice of wives for him, Erith. He, like most of the Ogier, is sad that most humans do not remember the Ogier, and is horrified that some even think he is a Trolloc on first seeing him. See also Arent; Halan.
  266. Thomdril (Thom) Merrilin, p. 216—Gleeman who came to Emond's Field on Winternight just before the Trollocs came. He is quite the ladies' man. Thom is good at juggling, sleight-of-hand, and all kinds of other tricks. He also carries several concealed knives up his sleeves, in his boots, and in various other locations on his body; this practice seems to have spread from Thom to Mat, Min, and Faile. Thom was originally a bard in Queen Morgase's Royal Court, and for a time after her husband Taringail Damodred died, he was the Queen's lover. During his run from a Fade at Shadar Logoth, he was injured, and now walks with a limp because of it. Thom is getting old, such that he is starting to realize that he cannot do the backflips and other stunts he used to do. He accompanied Elayne and Nynaeve on their travels as per Moiraine's request, despite the fact that he has never felt comfortable around Aes Sedai since his nephew, Owyn, was gentled by the Red Ajah. Thom is an expert in the Game of Houses; in fact, his girlfried Dena was killed by Cairhienin soldiers because they thought he was trying to play Daes Daemar against the Royal House. He has recently taken to traveling with Mat and his entourage, ever since hooking up with him again in Ebou Dar. See also Trakand, Morgase.
  267. Balat, p. 218—Lean Domani who performs in Valan Luca's show. He and his brother Abar eat fire and swallow swords; even Thom admits that they are good at it. After Leilwin2 and Domon were married, Mat was forced to displace them from their tent.
  268. Abar, p. 218—Lean Domani who performs in Valan Luca's show. He and his brother Balat eat fire and swallow swords; even Thom admits that they are good at it. After Leilwin2 and Domon were married, Mat was forced to displace them from their tent.
  269. Nalesean Aldiaya, p. 219—Late subcommander in the Band of the Red Hand. He was a blocky man, taller than Talmanes or Daerid. He led the other half of the Band of the Red Hand's cavalry, the part Talmanes did not command. He kept a pointed black beard.
  270. Talmanes Delovinde, p. 219—Cairhienin military commander, about three years older than Mat and about a head shorter. His con is three yellow stars on a blue field. His banner is a black fox. He rarely smiles, and reminds Mat of a compressed spring. He commands about half of Mat's cavalry in the Band of the Red Hand, and acts as the leader of the entire Band in Mat's absence. He is skinny, and has gray hair.
  271. Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault, p. 220—Former Panarch of Tarabon. She vanished, allegedly at Aes Sedai hands, according to White Tower spies. In reality, Amathera was being held prisoner by sisters of the Black Ajah under Liandrin, and was rescued by Elayne and Nynaeve. They had her keep a low profile for several days so as not to be hurt by the mob outside the Panarch's Palace (since it is not all that far from “The Panarch is dead!” to “Death to the Panarch!”), then she returned to her position. When the Seanchan invaded Tanchico, she refused to willingly give her country to the new conquerors; they captured her, and forced her to live as a servant. She served as a dancer for High Lady Suroth, the leader of the Seanchan pre-invasionary forces, until she was rescued by Juilin Sandar, who took her along when he fled Ebou Dar with Mat. She and Juilin have become an item since that time; he has been training her, with limited success, to stop flinching every time a Seanchan officer walks by. See also Sandar, Juilin.
  272. Akein, p. 227—Tuon's horse. She is a Domani razor, the rarest of breeds, and was a gift from Mat.

    Chapter 9: A Short Path

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  273. Adeleas Namelle, p. 236—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, one of two Aes Sedai who went into voluntary retreat many years ago to Tifan's Well, a village located in the grassy plains of Arafel, along with her sister Vandene. Their goal was some day to write the complete history of the World since the Breaking, and some even before that. Mat cannot tell Adeleas and Vandene apart, even though they are not twins. Adeleas was brutally murdered, along with Ispan Shefar, the Black Sister she was guarding at the time, by an unknown assassin. Elayne has no doubt that Adeleas's killer is either Careane Fransi or Sareitha Tomares. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  274. Vandene Namelle, p. 236—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah, one of two Aes Sedai who went into voluntary retreat many years ago to Tifan's Well, a village located in the grassy plains of Arafel, along with her sister Adeleas. Their goal was some day to write the complete history of the World since the Breaking, and some even before that. They were both summoned back early, however, and they later came to Salidar to escape Elaida's summons back to the Tower. Vandene is now in Caemlyn, and has been joy-less since Adeleas's murder. She has dedicated most of her time to finding her sister's killer. She is slender, and has white hair. See also Namelle, Adeleas.
  275. Jasfer Anan, p. 238—Setalle's husband. He is a sea trader. His wife claims he was a rogue before they were married. See also Anan, Setalle.
  276. Mylen, p. 244—One of six damane who were once in direct service to Tuon. She is very short, shorter than Tuon. She is a special source of pride, as Tuon trained her herself. She was an Aes Sedai before being captured, but has been so changed by her captivity that she would betray a liberator. See also Caminelle, Sheraine.

    Chapter 10: A Village in Shiota

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  277. Old Hob, p. 247—Name for the Dark One used in the post-Trolloc-Wars-era city of Shandalle, located in present-day Cairhien. Shandalle has the claim to fame of being the birthplace of Artur Hawkwing.
  278. Artur Hawkwing, p. 247—Name by which Artur Paendrag Tanreall was known after his conquest of the entire world. See Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  279. Casien Hob, p. 247—Name used in Shandalle, where Artur Hawkwing was born, for the Dark One. It tranlates to Old Hob.
  280. King Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy, p. 254—King of Murandy, at least in name. In reality, Murandians hold allegiance to lords only, and those lords often refuse to pay their taxes to the King. He hopes to make himself the first true king of Murandy in its history.
  281. al'Lan Mandragoran, p. 261—The uncrowned king of Malkier, and formerly Warder to Moiraine. He is quite tall, and does not get very emotional—in fact, he has emotional walls all around him that he has been building for years. His country, Malkier, was overrun by Trollocs shortly after he was born, and is now corrupted by the Great Blight. Lan, among the last of his people, then proceeded to fight a one-man war against the Shadow by killing Shadowspawn in the Blight. He fought Aiel during the Aiel War, and achieved Blademaster status. He was eventually bonded by Moiraine, which ended his lonely fight (or at least changed its style). When Lan and Moiraine brought Rand, Mat, Perrin, Egwene, and Nynaeve out of their home in the Two Rivers, he found that there was something which could throw his guard down, but he was the last to notice it: affection for Nynaeve. As Moiraine put it, Nynaeve was able to plant vines in Lan's emotional walls and break them down without him even knowing they were there. The two of them are now married. According to the terms of their vows as taken before the Sea Folk, one of them must obey in public while the other obeys in private; for obvious reasons, Nynaeve is the one who commands in public. Upon Moiraine's death, Lan's bond was immediately transferred to Myrelle until Nynaeve is ready to have his bond transferred to her. Myrelle tried to keep Lan's status secret, but she was given away when she tried to buy one of Lan's favorite foods, coin peppers, too far south (they are very popular in Shienar, and were in Malkier before it fell to the Blight, but do not grow well in southern climates). Upon learning of where Lan was, Egwene sent him to Ebou Dar to serve as a Warder for Nynaeve. He now travels with his wife and the group of Aes Sedai she accompanies. According to the Wise Ones, Aan'allein (as the Aiel call him) will die the day he learns that Nynaeve is dead. He is one of the best, if not the best, warriors (and Warders) in the World. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Mandragoran, Nynaeve ti al'Meara.
  282. Birgitte, p. 261—Hero of Legend, bound to the Horn of Valere until Moghedien ripped her away. She has long blonde hair that she keeps in a braid, and is one of the best with bow and arrows in all human history. During Nynaeve's struggle with Moghedien, Birgitte was ripped out of Tel'aran'rhiod and almost died. She would have if she had not been saved by Elayne, who bonded her as a Warder to give her the strength and quick healing she needed to survive. She is always linked to Gaidal Cain in the stories, and misses him immensely since he was spun out normally while she was ripped out. She lived four lives between the founding of the White Tower and the Trolloc Wars, one of which involved her and Gaidal Cain helping to found the Tower. She is slowly forgetting the details of those lives, which terrifies her. She is nothing like the stories say she is supposed to be like, except that she is pretty. See also Cain, Gaidal; Trahelion, Birgitte; Trakand, Elayne.
  283. Birgitte Trahelion, p. 261—Captain-General of the Queen's Guards under Elayne, and her Warder. She tells everyone she is from Kandor. However she is actually the Birgitte, a Hero of Legend, bound to the Horn of Valere until Moghedien ripped her away. See Birgitte.

    Chapter 11: A Hell in Maderin

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  284. Lord Nathin Sarmain Vendare, p. 266—Lord of Maderin.
  285. Keilar, p. 272—Soldier on guard in Maderin.
  286. Jac, p. 274—Character in a song sung in the hell in Maderin to which Mat takes Tuon.
  287. Willi, p. 275—Character in a song sung in the hell in Maderin to which Mat takes Tuon.
  288. Moril, p. 275—Character in a song sung in the hell in Maderin to which Mat takes Tuon.
  289. Keilin, p. 275—Character in a song sung in the hell in Maderin to which Mat takes Tuon.
  290. Lord Brelan, p. 275—Character in a song sung in the hell in Maderin to which Mat takes Tuon.
  291. Andril, p. 275—Character in a song sung in the hell in Maderin to which Mat takes Tuon.
  292. Heilin, p. 276—Innkeeper of The White Ring, an inn in Maderin.
  293. Jera, p. 277—Serving maid in The White Ring, an inn in Maderin.
  294. Vane, p. 280—Man who plays and loses to Mat in a dice round in the common room of The White Ring before leaving the inn.
  295. Master Camrin, p. 280—Altaran who asks Vane why he is leaving after only one toss against Mat. He sells lacquerware.
  296. Master Kostelle, p. 281—Altaran man with a triple chin who sells lacquerware.
  297. Mistress Alstaing, p. 281—Taraboner present during Mat's dice game. She is interested in purchasing lacquerware from Camrin and Kostelle.
  298. Ravashi Paendrag, p. 285—Daughter of Radhanan and older sister of Tuon, among the family of the Empress of Seanchan. She is close to Tuon's age, and according to Tuon believes she should have been named heir because she is older than Tuon. According to Semirhage, Ravashi is dead along with the rest of Tuon's relatives. See also Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Aurana; Paendrag, Chimal; Paendrag, Radhanan; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  299. Chimal Paendrag, p. 285—Daughter of Radhanan and sister of Tuon, among the family of the Empress of Seanchan. She is quiet in her ambitions, according to Tuon. She is close to Tuon's age. According to Semirhage, Chimal is dead along with the rest of Tuon's relatives. See also Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Aurana; Paendrag, Radhanan; Paendrag, Ravashi; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  300. Aurana Paendrag, p. 285—Daughter of Radhanan and sister of Tuon, among the family of the Empress of Seanchan. She is 14 years old (eight by Seanchan custom). According to Semirhage, Aurana is dead along with the rest of Tuon's relatives. See also Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Aurana; Paendrag, Radhanan; Paendrag, Ravashi; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.

    Chapter 12: A Manufactory

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  301. Stayer, p. 290—One of Perrin's horses. See also Stepper.
  302. Elyas Machera, p. 291—Lanky old man with graying hair to his waist. He was a Warder at one time, bonded to Rina Hafden, and left the Tower when he discoverd that he could talk to wolves. He did not find any problem with the ability by itself, but felt the need to get away from the Red Ajah, who thought they should gentle him (even though there was nothing to be gentled) because of his ability. Elyas helped Perrin learn that he could talk to wolves as well; Perrin does not necessarily like the ability, but has gotten over the dislike of it as well. The wolves call him Long Tooth. Compared to him, Aiel are noisy when they are trying not to be heard. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Long Tooth.
  303. Medore Damara, p. 293—Head of Faile's new servants, a Tairen woman who tries to imitate the Aiel Maidens of the Spear, only using swords instead of spears. She is tall and has bright blue eyes and a dark face. Her father is High Lord Astoril. She is a member of the Cha Faile (Falcon's Talon) sept of the Aiel imitators. She and her cohorts now serve as scouts and spies for Perrin. See also Damara, Astoril.
  304. Carlon Belcelona, p. 295—Clean-shaven Tairen with a long nose and an unfortunately narrow chin. He has a habit of fingering said chin.
  305. Captain Blasic Faloun, p. 297—Graying, lean-faced man with a black leather patch hiding the spot where his right eye had been. A puckered white scar runs down his forehead.
  306. Soulblinder, p. 298—Seanchan name for the Dark One. See Dark One.
  307. Atal, p. 298—Clerk who works for Faloun in Seanchan-controlled Amador. Not to be confused with Atal Mishraile, an Asha'man.
  308. Mehtan, p. 298—Clerk who works for Faloun in Seanchan-controlled Amador. He is younger than Perrin. He died as beetles poured forth from his mouth.
  309. Camaille Nolaisen, p. 300—One of the Cairhienin women who tries to imitate the Aiel Maidens of the Spear, only using swords instead. Very quick. She has a pale face. She is Barmanes's sister. See also Nolaisen, Barmanes.
  310. Barmanes Nolaisen, p. 300—Cairhienin man, brother of Camaille. See also Nolaisen, Camaille.
  311. King Ailron, p. 302—King of Amadicia until the Seanchan invaded. He was not as strong as most kings due to the control of the Children of the Light—in fact, he had almost no real power at all. During the invasion, he took his army to engage the invaders near Jeramel; they were slaughtered, and Ailron himself was captured in what Valda now calls “Ailron's Disaster.” See also Niall, Pedron; Valda, Eamon.

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  312. Fireheart, p. 309—Elayne's tall black gelding.
  313. Arymilla Marne, p. 310—Brown-eyed Andoran noble with a habit of fainting. She opposed Morgase during the Succession. The only real reason Rand kept her around in Caemlyn was to push others into supporting Dyelin; no one wanted Andor in the hands of Arymilla. Once Elayne returned to Andor, she exiled Arymilla as her mother had. However, Arymilla learned of where Naean and Elenia were being detained in Murandy and rescued them. This debt of sorts bound House Arawn and House Sarand to support Arymilla's claim to the Lion Throne. She now has the support of five major houses of Andor. She is plump, verging on stout, has a vacuous smile, and brown eyes that are almost always wide with interest. Her sign is four silver moons on a twilight blue field. See also Arawn, Naean; Sarand, Elenia.
  314. Under-Lieutenant Caseille Raskovni, p. 310—Under-lieutenant in the Queen's Guards of Andor. She is a lean, hard woman from Arafel. She spent twenty years as a merchant's guard, and is now a member of Elayne's personal bodyguard. Birgitte thought she would be a bannerman at heart.
  315. Aviendha, p. 310—Aiel of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel. Formerly a Maiden of the Spear, she was forced to give up the spear to become a Wise One because she had the ability to channel inborn. She has green eyes, and is of age with Rand and Mat. She is more than pretty with her dark reddish hair. Aviendha is one of the three women in Min's viewing of Rand—she also saw that she was to fall in love with him when she went through the three rings in Rhuidean. She denied her feelings for him at first, but when the wagons crossed the Dragonwall toward Cairhien, sweat tents became unavailable and she tried bathing as “wetlanders” did; Rand came in as she was standing before the bath in her skin, and she panicked. She created a Traveling gateway to southern Seanchan (she does not remember how), trying to get as far away from Rand as possible, into the middle of winter. When Rand rescued her, she decided she could not hide her feelings any longer, and the two ended up spending the night in each other's arms before coming back. Aviendha says a similar incident will not occur, and punished any Maiden who made a crack about it (how they found out about something that occurred on the far side of the world on another continent is a different subject entirely). She felt toh toward Elayne for violating her trust, but upon hearing that Elayne would consent to being her sister-wife, Aviendha felt empowered to show her feelings for Rand once again. She is not certain what she thinks of a second sister-wife in Min, but she seems to accept the idea at least. She has been having trouble learning Traveling again; the way Elayne forms the weave is different from how she used it to get to Seanchan, and it is difficult to learn something once you already learned it another way. She has, however, mastered the art of untying weaves—a feat which was thought impossible by all Aes Sedai, as well as the Forsaken. She and Elayne have adopted each other as first-sisters. Aviendha has a special ability in making wards against eavesdropping; it is unlikely even the Forsaken could breach one of her wards, and certainly no one could do so without her knowing it immediately. See also al'Thor, Rand; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Trakand, Elayne.
  316. Mageen, p. 311—Aviendha's horse. Her name means “daisy” in the Old Tongue. She is a gentle, placid mare tending toward stoutness.
  317. Alise Tenjile, p. 311—Operator of the Kin's farm. She grew up in Tarabon. She is quite formidable; everyone makes way for her, even some of the Aes Sedai. She seems in her middle years. She has a pleasant face and has touches of gray in her hair.
  318. Caiden, p. 311—Plump, pretty Domani Kinswoman.
  319. Kumiko, p. 311—Caiden's horse.
  320. Lini Eltring, p. 312—Childhood nurse to Maighdin, Morgase, and Elayne Trakand. She has many wise sayings, which Elayne and Morgase are fond of quoting to themselves and others (probably because they have been ingrained into their minds so much). She went with Morgase when she fled Andor to Amadicia, and now serves as Faile's chief maid. She is bony, and has white hair. In Faile's absence, she works with Perrin to get her back.
  321. Aldin Miheres, p. 314—Commander of a company that attacked Caemlyn under Arymilla. He was killed by Birgitte.
  322. Rhys a'Balaman, p. 314—Tall Murandian mercenary with a lean face and gray-streaked mustaches that he keeps waxed to spikes. He has eyes like stones and a thin-lipped smile that always seems a leer. He admires Miheres.
  323. Reene Harfor, p. 314—Elayne's chamber greeter and First Maid of the Royal Palace in Andor. She keeps her gray hair in a neat bun. She has a round face, and always carries an air of regal dignity. She has taken it upon herself to ferret out spies in the Palace, and has found several.
  324. Captain Charlz Guybon, p. 319—Guardsman-Lieutenant, now promoted to Captain, in the Queen's Guards in Caemlyn. He hunted around for guards who were dismissed by Gaebril, finding over four thousand of them. Elayne promoted him to Captain because of his efforts, much to his embarrassment. He is handsome with greenish hazel eyes with a face suited to smiling.
  325. Captain Kindlin, p. 319—Captain in the Queen's Guard in Andor. When he heard that Naean had escaped, he gave Guybon permission to attempt to reach Caemlyn. He is stationed in Aringill.
  326. Lady Naean Arawn, p. 319—Slim, palely beautiful Andoran noble with big, blue eyes and waves of black hair. She sneers a lot. She opposed Morgase during the Succession. Dyelin exiled her from Caemlyn, as Morgase did long ago, for attempting to take the Lion Throne. She still plans to take it from Elayne, though once she was rescued from Murandy by Arymilla's men, her claim vanished. Her House now supports Arymilla for the Lion Throne and the Rose Crown of Andor. See also Marne, Arymilla; Sarand, Elenia.
  327. Daughter-Heir (of Andor), p. 319—By Andoran tradition, the first-born daughter of the Queen is her heir to the throne. The Daughter-Heir is traditionally sent to Tar Valon to receive training from the Aes Sedai, although until the current Daughter-Heir, Elayne, most have been too weak to get beyond novice training. See also Damodred, Tigraine; Trakand, Elayne.
  328. Lord Gaebril, p. 320—Man who came to Caemlyn just as riots sprang up throughout the city. He joined and led the faction that restored order in the city, and upon Morgase's return, he gave her her kingdom in one piece, as it was when she left. Allegedly, she was so happy that he had done this that she made Gaebril her new advisor. However, during Mat's trip through Caemlyn to deliver Elayne's letter, Mat overheard Gaebril ordering someone to kill Elayne and anyone else with her—he tried to find a way to report this information to Morgase, but ended up telling Elayne. Gaebril was discovered to be Rahvin, one of the Forsaken, who has a preference to having pretty women around him. His “pretty woman” was Morgase, and he planned to wrest control of Andor from her. Morgase realized he was controlling her and left the country so quickly a rumor sprang up that she had been killed; when Caemlyn was taken by Rand and Rahvin killed, the rumor changed to say that Rand had killed Morgase, instead of Gaebril. See also Rahvin.
  329. Mistress Zigane, p. 320—One of the Kin; she helps Elayne by making gateways to move soldiers. She brought Guybon into the city.

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  330. Reanne Corly, p. 323—Eldest of the Knitting Circle, the ruling group among the women known as the Kin. She has blue eyes, and is quite strong in the One Power; she could match Sheriam, Kwamesa, or Kiruna. She claims to be 412 years old. Publicly, she used to arrange shipping for small traders. Since the Kin were brought out of Ebou Dar due to the Seanchan invasion, she has been working on getting the Kin who could not escape out before the Seanchan collar them. She claims to be over four hundred years old.
  331. Kara Defane, p. 323—Former influential Wise Woman, or Healer, from a fishing village on Toman Head before she was collared by the Seanchan. Plump and merry-eyed, she is nearly 50, but she appears to be in her twenties.
  332. Jillari, p. 324—Seanchan damane captured by the Asha'man, now in Caemlyn. She, like many other damane, is convinced that she needs to be collared, to protect others. She appears to be in her middle years; even she does not know her true age. She is slight of build and has long fiery red hair and green eyes.
  333. Marille, p. 324—Seanchan damane captured by the Asha'man, now in Caemlyn. She, like many other damane, is convinced that she needs to be collared, to protect others.
  334. Lemore, p. 324—Nineteen year-old damane. She was a noble in Tarabon and had the misfortune of having the spark of saidar manifest itself on the day Tanchico fell to the Seanchan. She also answers to her damane name, Larie. She is not trusted near the sul'dam.
  335. Marli Noichin, p. 336—Seanchan sul'dam captured by the Asha'man, now in Caemlyn. She has finally admitted that she sees the weaves of saidar.
  336. Kirstian Chalwin, p. 328—One of the Kin. She has black eyes, and is quite pretty. She sat on the Knitting Circle. She is very strong in the One Power, and because of this was chosen to hold Ispan Shefar's shield during her captivity. She held a small weaver's shop in Ebou Dar until the city was overrun by the Seanchan. She looks about 70, but she actually ran away from the White Tower about three hundred years ago. Because she was a runaway, she is now being made to wear novice white and is being instructed by Vandene.
  337. Zarya Alkaese, p. 328—Real name of Garenia, the name she used as a novice before Vandene and Adeleas left on their retreat to Tifan's Well. She has a strong nose and a wide mouth. She is actually over ninety, but she looks like she is not yet into middle age. She has since been forced back into novice white and is learning from Vandene. She grew up in Saldaea.
  338. Jaem, p. 328—Warder bonded to Vandene. He is old and grizzly with thin graying hair. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  339. Careane Fransi, p. 330—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has shoulders and arms as big as most men. She grew up in Arad Doman, and has worn the shawl for over fifty years now. She is among the sisters that are now sworn to obey Rand. Either she or Sareitha had to have been the murderess of Adeleas, and thus Black Ajah; all other suspects have been eliminated.
  340. Sareitha Tomares, p. 330—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She has worn the shawl only a short time, only about two years. She grew up in Tear, and has brown hair and a dark, square face. She is among the sisters that are now sworn to obey Rand. Either she or Careane had to have been the murderess of Adeleas, and thus Black Ajah; all other suspects have been eliminated.
  341. Captain Doilin Mellar, p. 330—Guard who slew Elayne's assassins. He cut the first's head off, threw his sword at the second and speared him with it, and took the poisoned dagger from the third and killed him with it. He is wiry, has a sharp face, and is coldhearted, though he smiles a lot. He is fond of teasing women. He claims to have been a merchant's guard, then a mercenary, then a Hunter for the Horn. He is now a lieutenant in the Queen's Guards, and in gratitude, Elayne made him the captain of her bodyguard. He has dark eyes a narrow face that is not pretty or handsome. He moves with a swordsman's grace, and is very strong. Mellar claims to be from Andor, near Baerlon, and he claims to have fought on Morgase's side during the Succession. Half the palace has accepted the rumor that he is the father of Elayne's twins, though he himself may be unaware that this rumor exists. Unbeknownst to Elayne or practically anyone else, he also answers to the name Daved Hanlon, a Darkfriend. To him, a name is akin to a coat—to be changed regularly and to suit the conditions. Elayne is growing more than suspicious of his loyalties, but she cannot act without proof.
  342. Merilille Ceandevin, p. 330—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. Tiny, slender, and palely elegant, she has glossy black hair and large liquid eyes. She grew up in Cairhien, and has been Aes sedai for more than 100 years. She was originally sent to Ebou Dar to convince Queen Tylin to support the Salidar Aes Sedai. She accompanied the eight other sisters to Dumai's Wells, and is now sworn to obey Rand. She is now in Caemlyn.
  343. Lady Dyelin Taravin, p. 330—Elayne's cousin, High Seat of House Taravin, and heir to the Lion Throne if Elayne dies without female children. She has gray-streaked golden hair. She left Caemlyn with Reanne days before Arymilla's army appeared. She became High Seat of her house at age fifteen when her father died in a skirmish on the Altaran Marches.
  344. Chanelle din Seran White Shark, p. 330—Lean, angular-faced Sea Folk woman. She can channel. Aviendha once got her very drunk on oosquai so she could have a laugh at her expense.
  345. Renaile din Calon Blue Star, p. 331—Former Windfinder to the Mistress of Ships of the Atha'an Miere. After the death of Nesta din Reas, she serves as secretary to Chanelle.
  346. Mistress of the Ships, p. 331—Commander of the entire fleet of Sea Folk vessels. The post was held by Nesta din Reas Two Moons until she was executed by the Seanchan for rebellion. See also din Reas Two Moons, Nesta.
  347. Nesta din Reas Two Moons, p. 331—Late Mistress of the Ships to the Atha'an Miere. She was a woman who was used to getting what she wanted, with good reason. She was captured by the Seanchan, and is presumed dead.
  348. Talaan din Gelyn, p. 331—Boyishly slim Sea Folk Windfinder apprentice. She is almost as strong in the One Power as Nynaeve. She is Caire's daughter. She is only nineteen. She feels a lot of pressure to be prominent among the Windfinders—her grandmother is Windfinder to the Wavemistress of Clan Rossaine, her great-grandmother is Windfinder to Clan Dacan, and her great-great-aunt is Windfinder to Clan Takana, all in addition to her mother and aunt. She feels drowned by the expectations and higher standards set for her by her mother and others; she seeks to become a novice in the White Tower to escape. She has disappeared and has not been seen for some time.
  349. Zaida din Parede Black Wing, p. 332—Wavemistress of Clan Catelar of the Atha'an Miere. She is very commanding, and expects obedience from everyone. She is short, quite beautiful, and has streaks of gray in her tightly-curled hair. Her dark face appears to grow more beautiful with the passing of time. Zaida was the the ambassador to Rand from Nesta din Reas, Mistress of the Ships to the Sea Folk, until Nesta's death at the hands of the Seanchan. Zaida herself has been chosen to replace Nesta as the Mistress of the Ships. See also Amel.

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  350. Devore Zarbayan, p. 335—Saldaean-born Andoran soldier, and Elayne's bannerman.
  351. Yurith Azeri, p. 336—Guardswoman in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn. She and observed Merilille leaving the city with one of the Sea Folk apprentices, presumably Talaan. She gives daily lessons in the sword to Elayne's bodyguard. She is an excellent conversationalist and well-educated, but she is silent about her past.
  352. Ned Yarman, p. 336—Warder bonded to Sareitha. He is a tall, broad-shouldered young man with blond hair to his shoulders and bright blue eyes. He and Sareitha have been bonded less than one year. He helps the Andoran Guards by teaching them the sword. See also Tomares, Sareitha.
  353. Essande Dawlish, p. 337—Slender, dignified, white-haired pensioner who is now one of Elayne's maids. She is slim, and has aching joints. Despite her retirement and apparent arthritis, she refuses help from other servants and insists on serving Elayne herself.
  354. Sephanie Pelden, p. 337—Young tirewoman that Essande is training. She is Naris's sister. She is fresh-faced, sturdy, and shy-eyed. She is very proud of her livery. See also Pelden, Naris.
  355. Naris Pelden, p. 337—Young tirewoman that Essande is training. She is Sephanie's sister. She is fresh-faced, sturdy, and shy-eyed. She is very proud of her livery. See also Pelden, Sephanie.
  356. Leafblighter, p. 340—Aiel name for the Dark One. See Dark One.
  357. Nadere, p. 344—Wise One of the Goshien Aiel. She is almost stout, and has green eyes. She is as tall as most men.
  358. Dorindha, p. 344—Wife of Bael, and sister-wife to Melaine. She is roofmistress to Smoke Springs Hold, and has three sons. Her long red hair is touched with white.
  359. Bael, p. 344—Clan chief of the Goshien Aiel. He is the tallest man Rand has ever met, over a hand taller than Rand, who is not short. He has deep, resonant voice. He has two wives named Dorindha and Melaine. Melaine and Bael were recently wed, after Dorindha agreed to accept Melaine as a sister-wife. He has three sons (by Dorindha), and is expecting twin daughters (by Melaine). He has gray eyes. See also Dorindha; Melaine.
  360. Melaine, p. 346—Wise One of the of the Jhirad sept of the Goshien Aiel. She is a Dreamwalker, and was one of Egwene's teachers. She can channel. She swore she would never love a man, but changed her mind later and married Bael, her clan chief, thus becoming sister-wife to Dorindha. She has sun-colored hair and green eyes. She is currently expecting twin daughters. See also Bael; Dorindha.
  361. Monaelle, p. 346—Short Wise One (shorter than Elayne) with red-streaked yellow hair to her waist and a mild, motherly face. She is weaker in the One Power than almost all Aes Sedai. She is the mother of seven, and served as the midwife at Elayne and Aviendha's Rebirth as first-sisters.
  362. Melfane Dawlish, p. 347—Niece of Essande and dispenser of herbs and ointments. She runs a shop on Candle Street in New Caemlyn. She is a midwife. See also Dawlish, Essande; Dawlish, Jaem.
  363. Ispan Shefar, p. 348—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Blue. She grew up in Tarabon, and has dark hair. She was captured by Nynaeve in the Rahad. Elayne recovered a silver ring worked in braided spirals from her; it allows the bearer to enter Tel'aran'rhiod by channeling Spirit into it. Ispan was executed, messily, along with her interrogator Adeleas. The murderer was either Careane or Sareitha.

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  364. Halwin Norry, p. 350—First Clerk in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn. He is tall and lean and has a long nose, as well as a fringe of white hair that sticks up around his bald head.
  365. Deni Colford, p. 351—Wide, placid-faced woman in the Queen's Guards, and leader of Elayne's personal bodyguard. She has no skill with a sword, but those who have tried to challenge her cudgel have met with a quick lesson.
  366. Captain Evard Cordwyn, p. 351—Tall, square-jawed Andorman. He wears a large ruby in his left ear. He is a mercenary.
  367. Captain Aldred Gomaisen, p. 351—Short, slender mercenary with the front of his head shaved. He grew up in Cairhien, and is now in the pay of Elayne in Andor.
  368. Captain Hafeen Bakuvun, p. 351—Graying mercenary. He wears a thick gold loop through his left ear and a jeweled ring on every finger. He grew up in Arad Doman, and is now in the pay of Elayne in Andor.
  369. Jon Skellit, p. 340—Barber in the Royal Palace in Andor. He was found to be in the pay of House Arawn, and has since been recruited as a double agent; he delivers reports to Arymilla and returns what he can to Elayne.
  370. Afrim Hausard, p. 359—Burly Guardsman who escorted Hark to see Elayne. He served Morgase faithfully, and knows when to keep his mouth shut.
  371. Samwil Hark, p. 359—Very successful catpurse in Caemlyn. He has been caught by the Queen's Guards only because another ruffian ratted him out. The only way to be so successful a catpurse is to not be seen by those you stalk, so Elayne plans to use him to tail Doilin Mellar at night to see where he goes.
  372. Wilbin Saens, p. 360—Andoran merchant, dead four months. Samwil Hark claimed to have worked for him.

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  373. Sergase Gilbearn, p. 365—Small, slim, dark-haired Andoran noble of a minor house. He has white streaks in his hair.
  374. Kelwin Janevor, p. 365—Wiry High Seat of a minor Andoran House.
  375. Barel Layden, p. 365—Lanky High Seat of a minor Andoran House.
  376. Anthelle Sharplyn, p. 365—Stout High Seat of a minor Andoran house.
  377. Arilinde Branstrom, p. 365—Andoran noble and head of a minor House. She is normally quite exuberant.
  378. Laerid Trahand, p. 365—Stocky, taciturn Andoran noble, the head of a minor House.
  379. Brannin Martan, p. 365—Head of a minor house in Andor. His manor is not much grander than a large farmhouse. It is home to generations; a third of his armsmen are actually his sons, grandsons, nephews, and great-nephews. See also Martan, Brannin.
  380. Elvaine Martan, p. 365—Wife of Brannin, head of a minor house in Andor. Their manor is not much grander than a large farmhouse. It is home to generations; a third of their armsmen are actually his sons, grandsons, nephews, and great-nephews. See also Martan, Brannin.
  381. Gaidal Cain, p. 366—Hero of Legend bound to the Horn of Valere. He is a swordsman, and is always linked to Birgitte in the stories. Unlike his depiction in the stories (which say he is as handsome as Birgitte is beautiful), Gaidal Cain is one of the ugliest men that Nynaeve has ever seen. Just being around him made Nynaeve uncomfortable. He and Birgitte are no longer tied to each other thanks to Moghedien's tearing Birgitte away from Tel'aran'rhiod, and she fears she will never meet Gaidal Cain again. However, Min's viewings of Birgitte indicate that she has spent and will spend lifetimes with the same man—though in some versions he is much older than she, and in others he is much younger—so it appears she will find her lover again. See also Birgitte.
  382. Lord Aubrem Pensenor, p. 366—Head of a minor House in Andor. He was among the first to ride for Morgase during the Succession. He is lean and craggy with a bale head save for a thin white fringe. He was also among the first to arrive in Caemlyn in support of Elayne, and brought news that it was Arymilla who was marching against the city.
  383. Eldrin Hackly, p. 367—Big Andoran wagoneer who almost broke Deni Colford's neck while drunk.
  384. Mistress Anford, p. 369—Graying worker in the Andoran Royal Palace. She reports to Birgitte.
  385. Lord Davram t'Ghaline Bashere, p. 369—Lord of Bashere, Tyr, and Sidonia; Guardian of the Blightborder; Defender of the Heartland; Marshal-General to Queen Tenobia of Saldaea. He is also her uncle, and Faile's father. He has black eyes, a beak-like nose, and a mustache. He is also slender, and shorter than most men; his wife towers over him. He left Saldaea with his army on an order from Tenobia to bring her the head of Mazrim Taim after he escaped; he ended up in Caemlyn when Rand defeated Rahvin. He now commands Rand's troops in Caemlyn (those that cannot channel and are not under the command of Mat or one of the Aiel chiefs). He is feared by any potential opponents in battle, and with reason—he is one of the best generals alive. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere.
  386. Lord Luan Norwelyn, p. 371—Andoran noble, High Seat of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled him from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion, but hoped he would still support her when she returned to claim the throne. Elayne also hopes he will support her claim to the throne despite Morgase's actions. He leads one of the small armies that encountered Egwene and her group of Aes Sedai on their way to Tar Valon. His retainers have effectively disappeared from Elayne's view, and she remains uncertain whether he will support her claim to the Lion Throne.
  387. Lady Ellorien Traemane, p. 371—Andoran lady, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession, and one of Morgase's best friends. Morgase exiled her from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion; when Ellorien demanded to know why, Morgase had her flogged. Elayne was named after her grandmother. Morgase hopes she will forgive her for what she did and support her when she comes to Andor to reclaim her throne, or at least support Elayne in her claim. She and her House have effectively disappeared from the face of Andoran politics for the last few weeks.
  388. Lord Abelle Pendar, p. 371—Andoran noble, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled him from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion, but she hopes he will still support her when she comes to reclaim the throne. Elayne hopes he will support her claim to the throne. He seems to disappear easily and at random, and for now he is effectively in hibernation from the point of view of Andoran politics.
  389. Lady Aemlyn Carand, p. 371—Andoran lady, High Seat of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled her from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion. Elayne hopes that she will still support her, but for now she supports Dyelin for the Throne.
  390. Lady Arathelle Renshar, p. 371—Andoran noble with more power than any other noble in Andor save Dyelin and Luan. Her army met up with Egwene's outside Salidar, and she is now in Murandy. Her House wants Dyelin to take the throne, and is very hesistant to support Elayne.
  391. Lord Pelivar Coelan, p. 371—Andoran noble, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled him from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion, but she hoped he would still support her when she came to reclaim the throne. He is one of the lords in Andor who arrested Naean and Elenia for claiming the Lion Throne; he later led the Andoran troops that confronted the Aes Sedai led by Egwene. He is hesistant to support Elayne's claim to the Lion Throne, and instead wants Dyelin to assume the Throne.
  392. Lady Catalyn Haevin, p. 372—High Seat of House Haevin. She is a dark-eyed young woman, though barely more than a girl. She pledged the support of her House to Elayne. She is very presumptuous and snooty, especially for someone who had not even heard of Gareth Bryne (Elayne claims that miners in Baerlon had heard Lord Bryne's name). She is somewhat plump, and very proud; Elayne considers her to be ungovernable. Her sign is a blue bear.
  393. Lord Conail Northan, p. 372—High Seat of House Northan. He is tall and lean, has bony arms, an engaging grin, merry brown eyes, and an eagle's beak of a nose. He is not much older than sixteen. He thinks Arymilla is incompetant, and pledged the support of his House to Elayne.
  394. Lord Perival Mantear, p. 372—High Seat of House Mantear. He is a pretty, golden-haired boy. He pledged the support of House Mantear to Elayne on his first trip to Caemlyn. His House controlled the Lion Throne until the death of Queen Mordrellen, both because the Daughter-Heir disappeared and because the family had become heavy with male children.
  395. Lord Branlet Gilyard, p. 372—High Seat of House Gilyard. He is a boy with unruly black curly hair and blue eyes that are too big for his face. He pledged the support of his House to Elayne during his first ever visit to Caemlyn. He is about thirteen years old; his voice is in the process of deepening.
  396. Keraille Surtovni, p. 374—One of the Kin. She was in charge of a woman on an a'dam in the Palace in Caemlyn, along with Solain. She has since been sent off with Dyelin; Dyelin left her behind to watch Ellorien and company.
  397. Julanya Fote, p. 374—One of the Kin. She and Sabeine were sent to visit some of the Andoran villages a few miles south of the border with Cairhien, and the villages reported that they think the armies from the Borderlands were camped for the winter. They were both peddlers for twenty years, making them ideal for the task—they are used to long journeys with little rest. She has since been sent with Dyelin; Dyelin left her behind to watch over Ellorien and company.
  398. Lady Danine Candraed, p. 336—High Seat of House Candraed. Dyelin went to her first to ask after support for Elayne for the Lion Throne. Dyelin was convinced that she would never make up her mind after the first hour, which she suspected would be the case from the start anyway, but she stayed three hours to avoid offending Danine.
  399. Mirane Larinen, p. 378—Owner of a doll Derys found in a cupboard. She ran away from the Kin, or so it was thought, but as she carried the doll everywhere, it stands to reason that she is either trying very hard to convince herself that she is a changed woman, or she is dead.
  400. Derys Nermala, p. 378—One of the Kin. She did penance as a servant for trying to get married before the Kin were dispersed by the Seanchan. She is now with the Kinswomen with Elayne. According to Vandene, she likes to hear herself talk.
  401. Sumeko Karistovan, p. 378—One of the Kin. She is a very Talented Healer, and has developed methods of Healing that not even Nynaeve has been able to develop—in fact, the only thing similar would be the methods Damer Flinn has developed among the Asha'man. She is possibly the most skilled female Healer alive outside of Semirhage. She is stout, has confident eyes, straight black hair, a round face, and is very imposing. Unfortunately, Sumeko's abilities in Healing have caused her to occasionally rise above herself—one of her gravest errors was to call Nynaeve “girl.” She now frowns on anyone who uses the “traditional” form of Healing.
  402. Arlene, p. 379—Arymilla's maid. She is slim, has a pretty face, and a tremulous smile. She had the misfortune of being sent off with Nasin to “distract” him from Elenia.
  403. Lady Elenia Sarand, p. 379—Shrewish, honey-haired Andoran noble with an eye for Rand. Her husband Jarid opposed Morgase during the Succession. Dyelin exiled her from Caemlyn, as Morgase did long ago, for attempting to take the Lion Throne. She still plans to take it from Elayne, though once she was rescued from Aringill by Arymilla's men, her claim vanished. Her House now supports Arymilla for the Lion Throne and the Rose Crown of Andor. However, she thinks Arymilla “lacks the wit” to be queen, and Elayne too immature—she is also not above causing “accidents” for her rivals. See also Arawn, Naean; Marne, Arymilla.
  404. Lord Nasin Caeren, p. 379—Andoran noble, High Seat of House Caeren. He gave Arymilla lodging during her attempts to take the Lion Throne. He has thin white hair, and is stark raving mad. He believes himself betrothed to Elenia, despite the fact that she is married.
  405. Lord Lir Baryn, p. 380—“Whip of a man” who always wears a sword. He was one of the nobles who opposed Morgase during the Succession. Slender and strong, he is the High Seat of House Baryn. He was exiled from the Palace except for official functions by Morgase after she took the Lion Throne, but he invited himself back when Rand forced Gaebril out of town. He has since been exiled again by Elayne. His sign is a wing and hammer.
  406. Lady Karind Anshar, p. 380—Andoran noblewoman. Her stare allegedly put three husbands under the soil. She was banished from the Palace grounds except for state occasions for opposing Morgase during the Third War of Andoran Succession during which Morgase came to power. When Rand killed Gaebril, she came to him and tried to win his favor—she only wants to advance her own power and influence in Andor. She has since been re-exiled from the Palace grounds.
  407. Lord Jarid Sarand, p. 380—Elenia's husband, the High Seat of House Sarand. A square-faced man, he is dark for an Andorman. During the Succession, Jared's House opposed Morgase; after she became Queen, he was only allowed into the Palace on state occasions. When Rand killed Gaebril and took control of Caemlyn until he could find Elayne, Jarid tried to make himself fall into favor, thinking he could gain power with the new ruler. He and his wife have been exiled, and now support Arymilla's claim to the Lion Throne, but if Elenia attempts to claim the throne for herself, Elayne expects him to assist her. He is very honorable, almost too much so. See also Sarand, Elenia.
  408. Sylvase Caeren, p. 381—Lord Nasin's granddaughter and heir. She is sturdy, placid, unemotional, and quite pretty. She appears to have a cow's wits to accompany her cow-like expression. Actually, she rarely speaks. Her blue eyes appear vapid.
  409. Jaq Lounalt, p. 381—Lean man with huge mustaches. He smiles too much, at least as far as Elenia is concerned. He specializes in torture; he can reduce someone to begging in just a few cords. He is a servant to House Caeren.
  410. Jakob Hernvil, p. 382—Secretary to Arymilla. He is small and lean and has a deep voice. Discretion seems bred into him.
  411. Mistress Andscale, p. 382—One of the two most prominent bankers in Caemlyn. She agreed to lend Elayne 20,000 gold crowns when he was informed that alum had been discovered on Elayne's estates.

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  412. Lord Algarin Pendaloan, p. 384—Lesser Lord of the Land in Tear. He has a wrinkly face and a white beard. He provided accomodations for Rand, Min, Verin, Cadsuane, Lan, Nynaeve, and the rest of their group on his manor so they could recuperate from the events at Shadar Logoth. His younger brother Emarin could channel, and Algarin wants to be tested for the ability now as well. While he is away at the Black Tower, Rand is using his estates in Tear to lay low for a while.
  413. Alivia, p. 385—Seanchan damane captured by Asha'man. She was afraid of freedom because she feared being captured again. She has been collared since she was thirteen or fourteen, and has been damane for over four hundred years. She is considerably stronger in the One Power than Nynaeve, and a little bit taller. She has fine lines at the corners of her sharp blue eyes and white streaks in her blonde hair. Min dislikes her, though not because of jealousy.
  414. Harilin, p. 385—Lanky, red-haired Maiden of the Spear of the Iron Mountain Taardad. She is about the same age as Rand.
  415. Enaila, p. 385—Maiden of the Spear of the Jarra Chareen with red, fiery hair. She is short for an Aiel, a point of sensitivity for her.
  416. Liah, p. 386—Maiden of the Spear of the Cosaida sept of the Chareen Aiel with a scar across her face. When Rand came to Shadar Logoth to set wards on the Waygate there, Liah got separated from the group and was never found. Presuming she was dead, Rand took the group back to Caemlyn. When Rand returned to Shadar Logoth weeks later to fight Sammael, he discovered that Liah was still alive, if not completely sane anymore. He killed her with balefire when she was attacked by Mashadar.
  417. Sendara, p. 386—Maiden of the Spear of the Iron Mountain Taardad.
  418. Lamelle, p. 386—Maiden of the Spear of the Smoke Water sept of the Miagoma Aiel. She was one of the worst at treating Rand as a long-lost son, but eventually died in his service.
  419. Andhilin, p. 386—Maiden of the Spear of the Red Salt sept of the Goshien Aiel. She died in Rand's service.
  420. Desora, p. 386—Maiden of the Spear of the Musara sept of the Reyn Aiel. She had golden hair, and had a habit of hiding her smile behind her hand. She died in an attempt on Rand's life by assassins for the Children of the Light.
  421. Herid Fel, p. 386—Late philosopher who worked in Rand's school of thought at the Barthanes estate in Cairhien. He was torn limb from limb, presumably by a gholam or by Slayer, for unknown reasons, although it is likely that he had stumbled upon something quite damaging to the cause of the Shadow if they were that desperate to do him in. Min is currently reading his book, Reason and Unreason, in an attempt to understand better why he was murdered. Rand cannot make up from down in Fel's books, but Min finds them fascinating. See also Farshaw, Elmindreda.
  422. Verin Mathwin, p. 386—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah who accompanied Egwene, Elayne, and Nynaeve back from Falme to Tar Valon. Her Warder is named Tomas. She is more interested in current events than the average Brown; most of them could not care less what happened now, only what happened years ago. She gave Egwene the twisted stone ring ter'angreal to assist her in Dreaming, and also once told Morgase that there was really no need to keep her in the Tower until she learned to control her ability when she was a novice, since she would never be able to do much with it anyway. When Verin went to the Two Rivers with Alanna, they helped to fight the Trollocs that attacked, and when they left they brought a half-dozen young women with them who could channel, including Mat's sister Bode. When she and Alanna reached Caemlyn, they found that the Tower had been broken, and decided to side with the Salidar embassy when it reached town. Verin is quite old—her hair is starting to turn gray, which to an Aes Sedai means she is quite old indeed. She is now with Cadsuane's group of sisters in Tear. See also Tomas.
  423. Ilyena Therin Moerelle, p. 388—Wife of Lews Therin Telamon during the Age of Legends and the War of the Shadow. She has light hair similar in color to Elayne and Aviendha. According to the memories of Lews Therin's that flash through Rand's head, Ilyena never flashed her temper at Lews Therin when she got angry at herself. Lews Therin often wails for her loss for hours on end; these rants are usually started by anything and everything having to do with women, love, hate, killing, friends, or enemies. See also Telamon, Lews Therin.
  424. Ethin, p. 390—White-haired servant on Algarin's manor.
  425. Mazrim Taim, p. 391—False Dragon who wreaked havoc in Saldaea before being captured by Aes Sedai. He later escaped his captors, possibly with Black Ajah assistance (although this is totally unconfirmed). Hearing of Rand's amnesty, Taim came to Caemlyn and became the head of Rand's school of male channelers, now dubbed the Black Tower. He is almost as strong in the One Power as Rand is. Taim claims to have held off the madness that normally accompanies the taint for almost 35 years—he has been using the One Power for a very long time, and knows many tricks that Rand had not thought of on his own or been taught by Asmodean, such as how to test men for the ability. He seems to resent being second to Rand, and also gave orders to kill Rand. He is almost as tall as Rand, has a hooked nose and dark eyes. He is a physically powerful and graceful man, although his skill with a sword is lacking. He gives special training to about 20 or 30 men—they are the only ones who wear the dragon besides Logain. There is also little doubt that every last one of them is a Darkfriend, as is Taim. See also Ablar, Logain; al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn; M'Hael.
  426. King Johanin, p. 391—King of Ghealdan when Masema started gathering followers. He considered Masema to be a harmless madman and did nothing about it, against his advisors' advice. He died in an alleged hunting accident, although Uno claimed that unless Johanin did not know one end of a boar spear from another, he was killed by the nobles who told him to put the group down. He was succeeded by Ellizelle. It was Johanin who stripped Logain of his titles when he declared himself the Dragon Reborn.
  427. Lord Dobraine Taborwin, p. 391—Cairienin lord. He is the High Seat of House Taborwin, and commanded the troops Perrin led to Dumai's Wells. He is little taller than Min, and has dark eyes and gray hair. He keeps the front of his head shaved, and keeps the gray hair on the sides to his shoulders. He was the only Cairhienin noble to retain a sizable force after the Shaido invasion. He is the Steward of Cairhien for the Dragon Reborn; he rules the country in Rand's absence, and serves as his advisor in his presence.
  428. Rhuarc, p. 391—Tall, broad-shouldered, blue-eyed clan chief of the Taardad Aiel. He has gray streaks in his red hair. He has two wives: Amys, a Wise One, and Lian, roofmistress of Cold Rocks Hold. Rand put him in charge of Cairhien along with Berelain.
  429. Alsalam Saeed Almadar, p. 391—King of Arad Doman and High Seat of House Almadar. He has been a good ruler for over twenty years, though the Council has recently smuggled him out of Bandar Eban—after leaving the city, he seems to have taken on the notion that he is the Rebirth of Artur Hawkwing.
  430. Elder Haman, p. 396—One of the Elders of Stedding Shangtai, son of Dal son of Morel. He came with Loial's mother Covril to find Loial and take him back to the stedding. Loial was not there, and they have not been able to catch up with him. Loial intentionally skipped Stedding Shantai on his trips to the stedding so as to avoid Haman and his mother. He is a prominent Speaker, and Loial's favorite role model. Haman is over three hundred years old.
  431. Erith, p. 396—Ogier from Stedding Tsofu, daughter of Iva daughter of Alar. She wants to marry Loial, and although he also wants to marry her, he is avoiding her because he is convinced she will not want to live a nomadic life such as he needs to lead for the next few years in order to write his book.
  432. Covril, p. 396—Ogier from Stedding Shangtai, daughter of Ella daughter of Soong. She is a fine Speaker. She came to Caemlyn searching for her son Loial, and went with Haman and Erith to the Two Rivers to find him. She is determined to marry him off so as to settle Loial down.
  433. Ella, p. 397—Covril's mother, Soong's daughter.
  434. Soong, p. 397—Ella's mother, Soong's grandmother.
  435. Tomas, p. 397—Warder bonded to Verin. He is stocky, has gray hair, and is old and haggard though still quite spry. See also Mathwin, Verin.

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  436. Iva, p. 403—Erith's mother, Alar's daughter.
  437. Alar, p. 403—Elder of Stedding Tsofu. She is Erith's grandmother.
  438. Arent, p. 403—Loial's father, Halan's son.
  439. Halan, p. 403—Loial's grandfather, Arent's father.

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  440. Nandera, p. 415—Sinewy Maiden of the Spear with graying blonde hair. She led the Maidens of the Spear that came to rescue Rand, and later assisted in his beating.
  441. Gabrelle, p. 416—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, now bonded to Logain Ablar via the Warder-like Wife Bond of the Asha'man. She likes his attentions, and is much more of a wife to Logain than Toveine, the other woman bonded to him. She has sooty green eyes. See also Ablar, Logain; Gazal, Toveine.
  442. Padan Fain, p. 418—Former peddler that frequently came to Emond's Field. A Darkfriend, he was given orders to locate the Dragon Reborn and narrowed the list of candidates to to three boys in Emond's Field. While persuing them, he encountered the spirit of Mordeth in Aridhol, now called Shadar Logoth. Mordeth attempted to consume Fain's soul, but instead the two souls merged, producing something more evil than either of them alone. Fain no longer takes his orders from the Shadow; he has his own evil agenda. It is said, “The look of the Eyeless is fear,” from observing that a Myrddraal's look causes fear in the hearts of men. Fain's look has that effect on Myrddraal—Fades feel the same fear of Fain as men feel from a Fade. Fain is also called Ordeith, a name he adopted to become a Whitecloak officer. He is perhaps the most evil man alive. He now serves as advisor to Toram Riatin, one of the Cairhienin nobles in rebellion to Rand. Rand has a bounty of 100,000 gold crowns on his head—Fain killed Rand's friends because they were his friends, he pillaged his homeland because it was his homeland, and Rand intends to see him dead for it.
  443. Elza Penfell, p. 424—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is one of the Aes Sedai now sworn Rand; she assisted in his kidnapping. She is now one of Cadsuane's companions. She has brown eyes and an almost fanatical devotion to Rand. She is secretly of the Black Ajah, but almost no one knows this. Her personal mission is to keep the Dragon Reborn alive until the Last Battle—if he is dead, how will the Great Lord of the Dark defeat him? See also Fearil.
  444. Kirkun, p. 425—Saldaean soldier. Bashere tells his corpse after the battle with Trollocs that he never did guard his left the way he should.
  445. Tumad Ahzkan, p. 425—Young lieutenant in Bashere's army, and commander of his personal escort. He could think clearly and see beyond what was in front of him. He was tall, though still two hands shorter than Bael, and had a thick black beard. Bashere was grooming him for a higher rank until he was killed by trollocs in Tear.
  446. Karldin Manfor, p. 425—Asha'man who accompanied Loial to all the stedding and former Ogier groves to seal the Waygates there or warn others to monitor them. Like Flinn and Narishma, he was on the Deserter's List, as was every Asha'man that works with Rand. He has since been removed from the list. He accompanied Bashere to negotiate with Suroth. See also Nyram, Beldeine.
  447. Arel Malevin, p. 428—Cairhienin Asha'man. He seems even wider than he actually is because he's so short. See also Noon, Aisling.
  448. Donalo Sandomere, p. 428—Dedicated with a creased farmer's face and a sharply trimmed, oiled beard. He works closely with Logain. He wears a large garnet in his left ear. He has bonded Ayako Norsoni with the “wife bond.” See also Norsoni, Ayako.
  449. Aisling Noon, p. 428—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She served as advisor to King Easar of Shienar until she disappeared when news of Elaida's rise to power arrived. She has fierce eyes, and is fond of Borderland oaths that make Lan wince. She has bonded one of the Dedicated, Arel Malevin, as a Warder. See also Malevin, Arel; Togita, Easar.
  450. Ayako Norsoni, p. 428—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah, the only White to accompany Toveine's expedition to the Black Tower. She has wavy, waist-length black hair and is nearly as dark-skinned as a Domani. She seems shy, especially for an Aes Sedai. She has been bonded by Sandomere. See also Sandomere, Donalo.
  451. King Easar Togita, p. 430—King of Shienar. He has a square face, and white hair in a topknot. He is a head shorter than Paitar of Arafel. Sadness is a permanent presence in his eyes. His third son is married to Ethenielle's daughter. His wife died about eleven years ago. He is currently in the Braem Wood with the rest of the rulers of the Borderlands.
  452. Tarwin, p. 430—Hero of old and subject of many songs and tales. He has a pass, Tarwin's Gap, named after him between Shienar and what was once Malkier.
  453. Mandarb, p. 431—Lan's black stallion. His name means “Blade” in the Old Tongue.
  454. Loversknot, p. 431—Nynaeve's horse.
  455. Weilin Aldragoran, p. 433—Seller of gems, rare woods, furs, finely-made swords, and armor in Saldaea. He is Malkieri, and still wears the hadori. He was a toddler when Malkier was overrun. See also Aldragoran, Alida.
  456. Pavil Geranaeos, p. 434—Clean-shaven Illianer, presently in Saldaea, who is attempting to buy gems from Weilin Aldragoran when Nynaeve comes to their table.
  457. Jeorg Damentanis, p. 434—Old Illianer with a gray-streaked beard. He was attempting to buy gems from Aldragoran when Nynaeve came to their table.
  458. Managan, p. 434—Young man from Malkier. He refused to wear the hadori.
  459. Gorenellin, p. 434—Man from Malkier of an age with Aldragoran. He refused the hadori.
  460. Ruthan, p. 435—Graying Illianer who serves as clerk to Geraneos and Damentanis.
  461. Alida Aldragoran, p. 437—Saldaean-born wife of Weilin. Her husband is convinced that she would want to meet the wife of the uncrowned King of Malkier, even though she was Saldaean. See also Aldragoran, Weilin.

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  462. Tai'daishar, p. 438—Rand's big-chested sleek black stallion. His name means “True Glory” in the Old Tongue. He is a horse that draws attention. Editor's note: in A Crown of Swords, Rand describes Tai'daishar as a gelding. In Knife of Dreams he is called a stallion. Perhaps he had some (amazing!) veterinarian perform surgery on him?
  463. Mervin Poel, p. 441—Inventor in the Academy who has invented a steam-powered wagon. It does not work very well yet, and has caused a few explosions, but it has promise. He has taken to parading his invention down the streets of Tear recently, causing much excitement among the local population. See also Com; Doni.
  464. Com, p. 441—Boy on the streets of Tear. He has seen the steamwagon of Master Poel at least seven times. He is no more than ten years old.
  465. Doni, p. 441—Boy on the streets of Tear. He claims to have seen the steamwagon of Master Poel nine times. He is no more than ten years old.
  466. High Lord Darlin Sisnera, p. 445—High Lord of Tear, one of those who went into hiding in Haddon Mirk once the battle at Cairhien was over. Rand says he almost admired him—he opposed Rand from the very start, fleeing the Stone of Tear when it fell and trying to rouse resistance among the rural nobles. He was considering Elaida's offer of support if he declared himself king of Tear, until he was made the Steward for the Dragon Reborn in Tear. Rand figures that this will keep the nobles scheming among themselves so much that they will not have time to make trouble for him.
  467. Alanna Mosvani, p. 445—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is dark and slender with black hair and dark eyes. She has two surviving Warders, Rand (whom she bonded against his will) and Ihvon; her other, Owein, died in the Two Rivers while scouting the Whitecloak camp. She later found that bonding Rand was a grievious error; not only is it impossible to Compel him in comparison to most Warders (she compared it to attempting to uproot an oak tree with her bare hands), but she constantly feels the pain he experiences from the wound in his side, perhaps even more severely than he feels it. She is now in Tear, but the other Aes Sedai there are avoiding her notice. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  468. Agardo Saranche, p. 446—Lean, balding Tairen. He has one of the lightest complexions you will ever find in a native Tairen. He has dark eyes. He operates an inn in the city.
  469. Jahar Narishma, p. 450—Man not much past twenty that had the spark of saidin inborn. He is now one of the Asha'man. He is loyal to Rand, not Taim. After being placed on the Traitor's List, he went in to hiding—he did not assist in the attack on Rand, but Rand thought it better to be safe than have him killed. He has since been bonded as a Warder by Merise. He wielded Callandor at the cleansing of saidin, though the circle was controlled by one of the women. Merise took away his dragon pin at first, claiming it was not appropriate for him to wear it in lieu of his new responsibilites as her Warder—Jahar was very angry with her for this, and she will eventually have to learn that he is much stronger than she is, and she needs to give him respect appropriate to that position. See also Haindehl, Merise.
  470. Sarendhra, p. 451—Blue-eyed Shaido Maiden of the Spear. She left her clan to follow Rand.
  471. Iagin Handar, p. 451—One of the Defenders of the Stone of Tear.
  472. High Lord Astoril Damara, p. 451—High Lord of Tear who retired to his country estates years ago. He is Medore's father. He has since come out of his side despite aching joints to join Darlin inside the Stone of Tear. He has a creased face and white, thinning hair to his shoulders. He has dark, sharp eyes. See also Damara, Medore.
  473. Lady Caraline Damodred, p. 454—Cairhienin noble who made claim to the Sun Throne in Cairhien; she is related to Laman, the last king from House Damodred. She was in league with High Lord Darlin of Tear and Toram Riatin of Cairhien in opposition to Rand. They have since reconciled their differences. Min had a viewing that she and Darlin would marry, but only after she led him on a “merry chase.” See also Riatin, Toram; Sisnera, Darlin.
  474. High Lord Weiramon Saniago, p. 456—High Lord of Tear. Rand placed him in charge of his campaigns in Cairhien at first. He also controlled part of the massive army Rand sent against Illian. His sign is a silver Crescent-and-stars. Rand keeps him close to ensure he commits as few blunders as possible; he can blunder with the worst of them.
  475. Lord of the Morning, p. 456—Title by which Lews Therin Telamon was known by during the War of the Shadow. Rand uses it when he wants to make a point. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  476. High Lady Estanda, p. 456—High Lady of Tear, one of those who went into hiding in Haddon Mirk once the battle at Cairhien was over. She has since emerged to become one of the most prominent beseigers of the Stone of Tear.
  477. High Lady Anaiyella Narencelona, p. 456—Willowy, simpering High Lady of Tear. She seems a fool, and is all mincing elegance and simpers. She is slim and pretty.
  478. Bera Harkin, p. 458—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has three Warders. She was sent, along with Kiruna, to establish diplomatic relations with Rand in the Aiel Waste. She grew up on a farm in Andor. After following Rand to Dumai's Wells, she was made to swear fealty to him. Bera is stocky, and has brown hair that she keeps cut close around her square face.
  479. High Lord Sunamon Haellin, p. 459—Unctuous, overly plump High Lord of Tear. Rand once made him responsible for a treaty between Tear and Mayene, one that is fair to both nations and respects Mayene's sovreignty.
  480. High Lord Tolmeran, p. 459—One of the High Lords of Tear.
  481. High Lord Tedosian, p. 459—High Lord of Tear, one of those who went into hiding in Haddon Mirk once the battle at Cairhien was over. He is married to Alteima, but their marriage is not a happy one. He has now emerged, and is the most prominent beseiger of the Stone of Tear.
  482. High Lord Simaan, p. 459—One of the High Lords of Tear. When the battle in Cairhien was over, he and a few other High Lords took to hiding in Haddon Mirk—they were traitors to the Dragon Reborn. He has since returned to Tear, but he worries that he will be trapped there when the other High Lords return from Illian.
  483. High Lord Hearne, p. 459—One of the High Lords of Tear. When the battle in Cairhien was over, he and a few other High Lords took to hiding in Haddon Mirk—they were traitors to the Dragon Reborn. He has since returned to Tear, but he worries that he will be trapped there when the other High Lords return from Illian.
  484. Merana Ambrey, p. 459—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah with hazel eyes. She is now an apprentice of the Wise Ones. The events following Dumai's Wells shook her so deeply that Cadsuane thinks she will never quite recover herself. Min says that Rand should be able to trust her. She is one of those now sworn to obey him.
  485. Rafela Cindal, p. 459—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah with a round face. She is now sworn to Rand. She negotiated the treaty with the Sea Folk along with Merana. Min says that Rand should be able to trust her. She is now in Tear with Alanna, but the other Aes Sedai there are avoiding their notice.

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  486. Harine din Togara Two Winds, p. 463—Wavemistress of Clan Shodein for ten years. She negotiated the treaty with Merana and Rafela under Nesta's authority. Her Windfinder is Shalon, her sister. Her face is unlined, but white streaks her straight, black hair. According to one of Min's viewings, Harine is destined to become the Mistress of Ships of the Atha'an Miere.
  487. Shalon din Togara Morning Tide, p. 463—Windfinder of Clan Shodein. She was left under a bed, bound with the Power and shielded, by Rand, in the middle of the attack by the Asha'man. She has not been seen since. See also din Togara Two Winds, Harine.
  488. Jadein, p. 465—Lean, leathery deckmistress on Harine's ship. She is described as having “leather lungs” as well.
  489. Turane, p. 467—Stocky sailmistresss of the Atha'an Miere. She is gimlet-eyed and has a sharp twist to her mouth.
  490. Serile, p. 467—Windfinder to Turane. She looks slender compared to her mistress, but she is merely average.
  491. Lincora, p. 467—One of the First Twelve of the Atha'an Miere. She and the rest of the Twelve deliberately turned their backs on Harine to show their disdain for her failure.
  492. Wallein, p. 467—One of the First Twelve of the Atha'an Miere. She and the rest of the Twelve deliberately turned their backs on Harine to show their disdain for her failure.
  493. Niolle, p. 467—One of the First Twelve of the Atha'an Miere. She and the rest of the Twelve deliberately turned their backs on Harine to show their disdain for her failure. She has a round face.
  494. Lacine, p. 467—One of the First Twelve of the Atha'an Miere. She and the rest of the Twelve deliberately turned their backs on Harine to show their disdain for her failure. She is so slender that her bosom seems immense.
  495. Pelanna, p. 467—One of the First Twelve of the Atha'an Miere. She has a long pink scar down the right side of her face and tightly curled gray hair.
  496. Caire din Gelyn Running Wave, p. 467—Windfinder to Pelanna. She is Tebreille's sister and Talaan's mother. She and her sister do not get along well—they compete too much. She has been much concerned with Talaan's disappearance. See also din Gelyn South Wind, Tebreille; din Gelyn, Talaan; Pelanna.
  497. Mareil, p. 468—One of the First Twelve of the Atha'an Miere. Her shoulder-length hair is as much white as it is black. She has been friends with Harine since they were deckhands together.
  498. Tebreille din Gelyn South Wind, p. 468—Windfinder to Mereil. She is Caire's sister and Talaan's aunt. She and her sister do not get along well—they compete too much.
  499. Coramoor, p. 468—According to the Sea Folk's Jendai Prophecy, the man who is destined to bring them out of their long wandering in the sea. He is the same man who is the fulfillment of just about every other prophecy known as well, Rand al'Thor. See also al'Thor, Rand; Car'a'carn; Dragon Reborn.
  500. Shielyn din Sabura Night Waters, p. 469—Windfinder to Zaida, wavemistress of Clan Catelar. She is tall, slender, and cooly reserved. She is almost as tall as Aviendha. Like all Windfinders to Clan Wavemistresses, she wears eight earrings on one ear.
  501. Amylia, p. 469—Bosomy, pale-haired Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah with startling blue eyes. She wants to study the Atha'an Miere.
  502. Amel, p. 473—Husband of Zaida. See also din Parede Black Wing, Zaida.
  503. Cemeille din Selaan Long Eyes, p. 475—Tall, lean Atha'an Miere Sailmistress of the darter Wind Racer. She is pretty, perhaps. Though young, she has been awarded three medals for bravery. She brings the dire news of the Amayar to the First Twelve.

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  504. Salita Toranes, p. 478—Dark-skinned Sitter for the Yellow Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai. She is from Tear, has a round face, and is almost as dark as the Sea Folk. She was raised to a Sitter after the sisters banded together in Salidar. She suggested a tax on the towns the Aes Sedai passed through to raise money for the ever-growing army. She has been an Aes Sedai only 35 years, which is too young to be a sitter—most sitters have worn the shawl over 100 years by the time they become sitters. She thinks it is wrong to sell objects made from cuendillar that they have just made recently. She also thinks the Yellows are being unfairly drawn from Healing to make the objects (as if her Ajah's duty was more important than that of other Ajahs).
  505. Bodewhin (Bode) Cauthon, p. 479—Mat's younger sister, age seventeen. She came with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai. She has the spark inborn; she will channel whether she wants to or not. She is now a novice in the rebel Tower under Egwene. She is strong in Earth, and Egwene has her making objects out of cuendillar. She is plump-cheeked and pretty. She wears her hair in a dark braid, though Egwene suspects she did not have the Women's Circle's permission to do so—it does not matter anymore, however, as she is not in Emond's Field anymore. See also Cauthon, Matrim.
  506. Aelmara, p. 479—Romanda's servant. She served Romanda for years before Romanda retired, and helped her escape Far Madding shortly thereafter when Romanda was involved in a “slight misunderstanding.”
  507. Dagdara Finchey, p. 480—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is as wide as most men and taller than most. She fled the Tower when Siuan was deposed. She was Romanda's choice for the seat in the Hall that ultimately went to Salita.
  508. Sarin Hoigan, p. 480—Nisao's Warder. A bald-headed stump of a man with a thick black beard, he still stands taller than his mistress, and seems to loom over her.
  509. Sharina Melloy, p. 480—Grandmother recruited as a novice along the way from Salidar to Tar Valon. She has more potential than Nynaeve. She is dignified, and has gray hair that she keeps in a tight bun at the back of her head. She ran a very large family with a very firm hand until her children (and their children) grew up. She seems to have adopted all of the novices as granddaughters, or at least as great nieces. She was the woman who organized all the novices into “families”—she was apparently disgusted watching everyone simply floundering around. Editor's note: there is a distinct possibility that this Sharina is the same one as the Aes Sedai advisor to Nynaeve and Lan from Nynaeve's test for being raised to Accepted. These tests may be based on possible future events, and the chance that Sharina became the advisor to the King of Malkier in one possible timeline is pretty good.
  510. Cabriana Mecandes, p. 484—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah whom Semirhage tortured (along with her Warder) in order to extract information from her about the Aes Sedai and the White Tower. Her identity was used to give Halima a reason to know things about Aes Sedai, since she claimed to be her servant. She was one of three sisters referred to by Blues as The Three because they were so close. The other two were Anaiya and Kairen. The Three never talked of their affairs except with each other. Editor's note: it stands to reason that Anaiya and Kairen were killed by Halima because they asked the wrong questions about Cabriana and Halima gave the wrong answers.
  511. Theodrin Dabei, p. 484—Slim, willowy, apple-cheeked Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She was among the four raised to full sisterhood by Egwene. Before being raised, she tried to dismantle Nynaeve's block without success. The rest of the sisters still treat her like an Accepted. She has coppery skin, and grew up in Arad Doman. She has a stubborn set to her mouth, but she is warm to Egwene. She swore, of her own volition, to obey Egwene, and she is essentially spying on Romanda for her now.
  512. Tiana Noselle, p. 486—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She serves as Mistress of Novices among the Aes Sedai who fled the White Tower. She is short and slight, and has large brown eyes and a dimple. She looks young despite her ageless Aes Sedai features. See also Bayanar, Sheriam; Brehon, Silviana; Mistress of Novices.
  513. Halima Saranov, p. 487—Egwene's evening maid. She is actually Delana's maid, but she lends her to Egwene at night to help with her chronic headaches. Since she is actually Aran'gar, a reincarnated Forsaken who channels saidin despite being female; it is likely that she is causing Egwene's headaches, and then making them subside, in order to keep her close to Egwene. She usually sleeps on a pallet in Egwene's tent. She is stunningly beautiful, with big green eyes in a perfect face and a full, firm bosom. As she is posing as a poorly educated serving girl, she forms her letters with the awkwardness of a young child. She has developed a fondness for low-cut bodices. She is getting sloppy about bossing Delana around in public, leading Romanda and others to believe that Delana and Halima are “pillow friends.”
  514. Moria Karentanis, p. 490—Sitter for the Blue Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai. She proposed stopping pay for soldiers to save money. She is older than all other sitters except Romanda; she has worn the shawl for over 100 years. She grew up in Illian.
  515. Llyw, p. 490—Kairen's Warder. He was bonded by Myrelle after Kairen was killed; Myrelle has been heard to say that she hates watching Warders die. Clearly Llyw was no exception. See also Berengari, Myrelle.
  516. Malind Nachenin, p. 490—Plump Sitter for the Green Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai. She has a round, pretty face with full lips and dark, fierce eyes like those of an eagle. She is from Kandor. She was raised after the sisters banded together in Salidar. She once proposed an “appeal” (i.e., demand) to area nobles for assistance in building their army.
  517. Janya Frende, p. 491—Sitter for the Brown Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai. She is extraordinarily neat, especially for a Brown—every one of her short, dark hairs is exactly in place at all times. She was one of only three sitters to stand for war with Tar Valon when the vote was first called for. She has unwavering support for Egwene.
  518. Kwamesa, p. 491—Sitter for the Gray Ajah, the youngest Sitter in the Hall of the Little Tower. She is dark and slender, and has strength in the Power; she is on the same level as Sheriam. She tries to seem tall even though she is not. She grew up in Arafel, and she seems to put great store in ceremony. She is far too young to be a Sitter, at least normally. She has a sharp nose.
  519. Aledrin, p. 491—Sitter for the White Ajah in the new Hall. She has dark, golden hair and big, pale brown eyes. She grew up in Tarabon. She is taller than most men, and plump.
  520. Samalin, p. 491—Fox-faced Sitter for the Green Ajah in the rebel Tower. She grew up in Murandy.
  521. Escaralde, p. 491—Sitter for the Brown Ajah. She insisted on learning to make ter'angreal despite not being strong enough. She fled the White Tower when Siuan was deposed. She is too young to be appointed as a Sitter, normally. She has an almost unbelievable ability to loom, despite being tiny. She grew up in Far Madding.
  522. Merise Haindehl, p. 494—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah from Tarabon. She has dark hair and very blue eyes. She has three Warders, including Jahar Narishma, one of the Asha'man. See also Narishma, Jahar.
  523. Eben Hopwil, p. 494—One of the Asha'man. He was about sixteen years old, and skinny. He had a big nose and ears to match. He died at the hands of Aran'gar during the cleansing of saidin near Shadar Logoth. See also Moseneillin, Daigian.
  524. Nacelle Kayama, p. 495—Tall, slender Malkieri Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah.
  525. Daigian Moseneillin, p. 498—Plump, pale Aes Sedai of the White Ajah with long, black hair. She is the youngest daughter of a lesser House in Cairhien. Many sisters consider her little better than a wilder. She is now sworn to Rand, and later bonded Eben Hopwil as a Warder. She was very posessive of him, and she is now mourning his death, which occured during the cleansing of saidin.
  526. Beldeine Nyram, p. 498—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has no Warders, which is extremely unusual for a Green. She was raised to the shawl about three years ago, and as yet is too new to the shawl to have the ageless look. She was captured at Dumai's Wells and is now a prisoner of the Aiel. According to Min's viewing of her, she will bond one of the Asha'man as a Warder. She is pretty, and has high cheekbones and slightly tilted brown eyes. See also Manfor, Karldin.

    Chapter 24: Honey in the Tea

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  527. Alvistere, p. 504—Novice who trips Egwene in the dining hall.
  528. Laras, p. 504—Mistress of the Kitchens in the White Tower. She gave Min a makeup kit that she kept meaning to throw away but never did. Instead, Leane used it.
  529. Idrelle Menford, p. 506—Lanky, hard-eyed Accepted. She was one of the Accepted when Egwene first arrived in the Tower.
  530. Jezrail, p. 508—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is from Tear. She keeps a painted miniature of the boy she almost married before coming to the tower.
  531. Dalevien, p. 509—Stocky Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah with gray streaks in her short dark hair.
  532. Bennae Nalsad, p. 512—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah who teaches history in the White Tower. She once said that Andor and Cairhien fought in more wars with each other than any two nations besides Tear and Illian. She grew up in Shienar.
  533. Shein Chunla, p. 512—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah, later raised to the Amyrlin Seat. She began as a strong Amyrlin, firmly in charge of the Hall and the Tower, but by the end of her reign she was a puppet, doing exactly as she was told. The Hall mishandled events itself, too, leading to one of only six mutinies in Tower history, which pulled down both Shein and the Hall. She allegedly died of natural causes, but in fact she was smothered in her bed in exile fifty-one years later after a plot was discovered to put her back on the Amyrlin Seat. See also Garen.
  534. Garen, p. 512—Apparently a hero of Ghealdan's past. His wall is defended by the King or Queen. Shein Chunla allegedly made some mistakes during her time as Amyrlin that caused the Third War of Garen's Wall, though those were secretly the Hall's mistakes. See also Kigarin, Alliandre Maritha.
  535. Lirene Doirellin, p. 514—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She resigned as a Sitter fifteen years ago and went into “voluntary” retreat. She is now nervous and shifty. She grew up in Cairhien; she is slightly shorter than Egwene.
  536. Shemerin, p. 515—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, reduced to Accepted by Elaida against all Tower law. She ran away from the Tower after being reduced.
  537. Serancha Colvine, p. 515—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah, and Head Clerk of the Gray Ajah (the head of the Grays). She was a very strong advocate of Andaya being raised Sitter. She has a pinched mouth and nose and pale blue pinched eyes. Seaine and Pevara put powdered itchoak in her shift when they were Accepted.
  538. Amaresu, p. 517—Heroine of Legend called back by the Horn of Valere. She carries the Sword of the Sun.
  539. Marah, p. 518—Stocky Murandian novice in the White Tower with mischievous blue eyes. She is about 15–16 years old.
  540. Namene, p. 518—Tall, slim Domani novice in the White Tower who giggles incessantly.
  541. Coride, p. 518—Pale-haired novice in the White Tower. She has spent about a year and a half in the Tower; she is a year younger than Egwene.
  542. Pedra, p. 519—Short, serious-faced Accepted. She guided Egwene to her room on her first day in Tar Valon. She is a short, wiry woman, slightly older than Nynaeve. She seemed unpromising at first, but now Pevara thinks she will be raised to the shawl soon. She teaches classes to Coride now.
  543. Mair, p. 520—Plump, blue-eyed Arafellin Accepted in the White Tower. She was a novice when Egwene came to the Tower, and was jealous of her fast rise to the Accepted. She is fond of giving Egwene orders in their new relationship.
  544. Asseil, p. 520—Slim Taraboner Accepted with pale hair and brown eyes. She was a novice when Egwene came to the Tower, and was jealous of her fast rise to the Accepted. She is fond of giving Egwene orders in their new relationship.
  545. Nesita, p. 524—Plump, blue-eyed Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is as mean as a snake with the itch.
  546. Colavaere Saighan, p. 525—Cairhienin noble who claimed the Sun Throne when Rand was taken prisoner by Aes Sedai. When he returned, he dethroned her and stripped her of all her titles and estates. Rather than living in shame, she committed suicide.
  547. Kiyoshi, p. 526—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. Alviarin commanded Elaida to uphold her as a model sister, and present her with the gift of a new horse. This came right after Elaida found angreal in the rooms of Josaine and Adelorna; the obvious intent was to imply that Kiyoshi helped turn one of them in. It is unknown whether Kiyoshi is Black Ajah, or if she simply was chosen by Alviarin as a convenient person. She is tall, slender, and a stickler for punctuality and neatness.
  548. Melavaire Someinellin, p. 526—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is a stout, short, Cairhienin with white flecks in her dark hair.
  549. Jennet, p. 528—Pretty, big-eyed Murandian Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She was one of the sisters selected by the Aes Sedai in Salidar to return to the White Tower to ferret out any information possible. She has already been warned by Beonin that Beonin had betrayed their status to Elaida.
  550. Gawyn Trakand, p. 529—Son of Queen Morgase of Andor and brother to Elayne. He will become First Prince of the Sword when Elayne becomes Queen. He and his half-brother Galad went to train with the Warders in the White Tower, as all sons of Andoran queens have for centuries, and both now possess considerable skill with the sword. During the chaos that erupted after Siuan Sanche's deposition, Gawyn formed a band of young men, everyone who had trained with the Warders except Galad, who are called the Younglings. The Younglings fought back against their teachers, who were trying to free Siuan and Leane from their imprisonment. Gawyn himself killed Hammar and Coulin, the men in charge of teaching the sword and for his personal training, respectively, both of which were Blademasters—few Warders are as good as they were, and Gawyn managed to kill both of them. With recent developments, Gawyn does not know which party to support—he believes that anyone who opposed Tower Law by trying to free Siuan and Leane was wrong, but at the same time he does not know all the facts surrounding the change in leadership. In fact, his sister Elayne and her friends Nynaeve al'Meara and Egwene al'Vere side with those who broke from the Tower, and Egwene, the woman he wants to marry, is their new leader. He believes the rumor that Rand killed his mother, and only refrains from killing him because Egwene made him promise not to. Gawyn has made many enemies inside and outside the Tower, just by leading the Younglings. He detests Rand because he thinks Rand killed his mother (when in fact no one did), and there is no telling how he'll react when he finds out that Elayne actually does love him (and is carrying his twins), as well as that Egwene heads the rebellion against the Tower. His sign is a white boar. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Damodred, Galadedrid; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  551. Nagara, p. 529—Short, lean, pale-haired Aes Sedai of the White Ajah in the Tower.
  552. Miyasi, p. 529—Tall, plump Aes Sedai of the White Ajah with iron-gray hair. She is stern and strong.
  553. Ashelin, p. 533—Plump, pretty novice from Altara.

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    Chapter 26: As If the World Were Fog

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  554. Lord Estean Andiama, p. 552—Son of High Lord Torean of Tear. He used to play cards with Mat in Tear. He came out to meet Rand near Cairhien.
  555. Daerid, p. 552—Commander of the foot of the Band of the Red Hand. He is slightly taller than Talmanes, and about fifteen years older. His nose has been broken many times. He has been a soldier all his life, and was not nobly born.
  556. Carlomin, p. 553—Commander of the Leopards, a subdivision of the Band of the Red Hand. He is tall and slender and wears a dark beard that he keeps oiled and trimmed to a point.
  557. High Lord Reimon, p. 553—Commander of the Eagles, a subdivision of the Band of the Red Hand. He was a High Lord of Tear. He has broad shoulders and smiles a lot. He wears a dark beard that he keeps oiled and trimmed to a point.
  558. Edorion Selorna, p. 553—Young Tairen lord. He is plump and pink, and has become harder and tanner since he left Tear. He used to play cards with Mat in the Stone of Tear, and always reacted to his cards the same way—as if he had received all low cards and none matched.
  559. Jak o' the Shadows, p. 558—A term used in war chants and battle songs of old to symbolize death. The usual use is to dance with Jak o' the Shadows, meaning dance with death.
  560. Master Roidelle, p. 559—Cartographer for the Band of the Red Hand. He has a round face and graying hair.
  561. Rosebud, p. 559—Selucia's mare.
  562. Snowy Dawn, p. 563—Irascible old wolf who once killed a leopard by himself.
  563. Young Bull, p. 563—Name the wolves use for Perrin. It is actually an image, one of the simpler ones in fact, much more complex than simply “Young Bull.” See Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  564. Sulin, p. 563—Maiden of the Spear with white hair. She led Rand's honor guard until she accidentally spoke to gai'shain as if they were still Maidens of the Spear. To attempt to equal their shame, she became a servant in the palace, dressed in the same clothing they wore and attempted to behave in their manner. She ended her tenure as a servant when she learned that Rand had been captured, and led the rescue party of Maidens to Dumai's Wells. She then went with Perrin to find Masema, and led the team of Maidens to search for Faile when she was captured.
  565. Arrata, p. 565—Seanchan who helps spike Malden's water with forkroot.
  566. Furen Alharra, p. 566—One of Seonid's Warders. He is dark-skinned, and has gray-streaked curly black hair. See also Traighan, Seonid.
  567. Teryl Wynter, p. 566—One of Seonid's Warders. He is fair-skinned, and has curled mustaches. He is quite tall and slender, and is a very hard man. See also Traighan, Seonid.
  568. Rovair Kirklin, p. 566—Masuri's Warder. See also Sokawa, Masuri.
  569. Selande Darengil, p. 568—One of Faile's servants, one of the Cairhienin women who tries to imitate the Aiel Maidens of the Spear, only using swords instead. She is the leader of the Cha Faile (Falcon's Talon) sept of the Aiel imitators. Selande is as tall as Perrin's chest (that is, very short), and has a tail of dark hair at the nape of her neck.
  570. Bandry (Ban) al'Seen, p. 568—Dannil Lewin's cousin. He looks just like him except for a pickaxe nose and long thin mustaches in the Domani style.
  571. Kenly Maerin, p. 569—Young man from the Two Rivers. He is trying to grow a beard again, unfortunately.
  572. Bili Adarra, p. 569—Distant cousin of Perrin, his closest living kin. He is almost as wide as Perrin, even if he is a hand shorter.
  573. Had al'Lora, p. 569—Lean young man from the Two Rivers. He has thick mustaches in the Taraboner style.
  574. Athan Chandin, p. 573—One of Perrin's Two Rivers soldiers. It is not known if Athan is related to Ren, who died in one of the first Trolloc attacks on Emond's Field.
  575. Breane Taborwin, p. 573—Woman from Cairhien who is Lamgwin's love interest. She is now one of Faile's personal maids along with “Maighdin.” and Lini. She hates Berelain. See also Dorn, Lamgwin.

    Chapter 27: A Plain Wooden Box

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  576. Adrielle, p. 583—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah, bonded via the Warder-like Asha'man wife bond to Kurin. She is very plain. They are very affectionate to each other despite her plainness, his gray hair, and the fact that she was bonded against her will. She is much taller than he.
  577. Kurin, p. 583—One of the Dedicated. He is bonded to Adrielle; they are affectionate toward eachother despite his gray hair and the fact that he bonded her against her will.
  578. Jenare, p. 583—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She was among those on the failed raiding party sent to capture the Asha'man, and was captured herself. She is pale and sturdy. The man she is bonded to is named Welyn Kajima.
  579. Welyn Kajima, p. 583—Dedicated in his middle years. Toveine thinks he smiles too much. He is the “husband” of Jenare. Before coming to the Black Tower, he was a clerk in Arafel—he looks like a clerk. He wears his hair in braids and bells just like Jahar Narishma.
  580. Fearil, p. 583—Elza's Warder. It is said they are married, and Greens who marry seldom take more than one Warder. She left him in Cairhien, but he has followed her to Tear. He is tall, lean, and pretty with pale hair, and has a harsh voice. She has spent the past twenty years convincing everyone else that they were married so no one would be suspicious of them being alone together. He likes killing. Editor's note: It is not revealed explicitly whether Fearil knows that Elza is Black Ajah, but since we are told he likes killing, it only makes sense that he does, and is a Darkfriend himself.
  581. Deirdru, p. 585—Tairen Lady.
  582. Deidru, p. 586—Alternative spelling of Deirdru, a Tairen Lady. See Deirdru.
  583. Aghan, p. 589—One of Bashere's soldiers.
  584. Hamad, p. 589—One of Bashere's men.
  585. Matoun, p. 589—Leader of Bashere's lancers.
  586. Anath Dorje, p. 591—Selucia's former Soe'feia, or Truthspeaker. She now serves Tuon. She is very tall and slender with dark skin and black eyes. She seems to get a charge out of inflicting pain. Anath is, of course, Semirhage, who has somehow managed to gain a significant amount of trust with the Seanchan in a very short period of time (as have the other Forsaken in their countries of choice). See also Semirhage.
  587. Falendre, p. 592—Honey-skinned sul'dam with dark tilted eyes and gray-streaked hair. She is the eldest among the sul'dam who accompanied Semirhage in her attempt to imprison Rand and his coterie.
  588. Lady of Pain, p. 592—Name used to refer to Semirhage, in reference to her (rather pronounced) sadistic streak. See Semirhage.
  589. Mandevwin, p. 595—Stocky one-eyed member of the Band of the Red Hand. He was with the Band from its first days in Cairhien. He has gray streaks in his hair.
  590. Londraed, p. 597—Officer in the Band of the Red Hand.
  591. Connl, p. 597—Officer in the Band of the Red Hand.
  592. Admar, p. 597—Officer in the Band of the Red Hand.
  593. Eyndel, p. 598—Officer in the Band of the Red Hand.
  594. Madwin, p. 598—Officer in the Band of the Red Hand.
  595. Dongal, p. 598—Officer in the Band of the Red Hand.
  596. Tessi, p. 599—Name given to Teslyn as a damane under the discipline of Bethamin. Tuon was planning to use the name for her after Teslyn was re-collared, too. She still uses it, in jest. See Baradon, Teslyn.
  597. Rosi, p. 599—Name Tuon was planning to give Joline after she was collared.

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  598. Alainia, p. 608—Plump Amadician silversmith, now taken gai'shain by the Shaido.
  599. Dormin, p. 608—Stocky Cairhienin bootmaker, now taken gai'shain by the Shaido.
  600. Corvila, p. 608—Lean Altaran weaver, taken gai'shain by the Shaido.
  601. Manderic, p. 611—Shaido warrior. He is Chiad's taskmaster. Chiad reports that he has bad breath and starts getting drunk as soon as he is awake.

    Chapter 29: The Last Knot

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  602. Haviar, p. 624—One of Perrin's spies. He is actually Faile's spy (she contends that spying is a wife's job), but Perrin is getting his reports in her absence. He is from Tear.
  603. Nerion, p. 624—One of Perrin's spies. He is actually Faile's spy (she contends that spying is a wife's job), but Perrin is getting his reports in her absence. He is from Cairhien.
  604. Basel Gill, p. 625—Pink-cheeked balding man with graying hair who followed Morgase when she left Caemlyn. He was the innkeeper of the Queen's Blessing, an inn in Caemlyn which at one time housed Rand and Mat while they were waiting for Moiraine and the rest of the group to catch up to them. A man loyal to his queen. He now serves as Perrin's shambayan (housekeeper).
  605. Lamgwin Dorn, p. 625—Breane's boyfriend, a hard, bulky man from Caemlyn. He lived as a street thug, but was loyal to his queen. He joined Morgase when she left the country, and has since become Perrin's bodyservant.
  606. Elienda, p. 627—Tall Maiden of the Spear with wide shoulders. She was among those Perrin used as a scout. She was killed while killing the Shaido sentries.
  607. Briain, p. 627—Maiden of the Spear. She was among those Perrin used as a scout. She was killed while killing the Shaido sentries.
  608. Aviellin, p. 627—Maiden of the Spear. She was among those Perrin used as a scout. She was wounded while killing the Shaido sentries.
  609. Edarra, p. 628—Wise One of the Nader sept of the Shiande Aiel. She has blue eyes and fair hair, and is not much older than Perrin. She can channel, and is of moderately high strength. She went with Perrin to seek out Masema.
  610. Janina, p. 628—Wise One with pale, sky blue eyes and flaxen hair. Nothing seems to ruffle her. She is a good Healer.
  611. Carelle, p. 629—Pretty Wise One with fiery red hair and piercing blue eyes that always have a challenge in them. Despite those eyes, she does not have a temper.
  612. Nevarin, p. 629—Wise One with green eyes. She is tall, thin, and has long, yellow hair. She went with Perrin to seek out Masema. Perrin thinks she could give Nynaeve lessons in getting angry.
  613. Nengar, p. 629—Man from Shienar. He is one of those now with Masema.
  614. Gueye Arabah, p. 630—Seanchan lieutenant of whom Tylee thinks highly.
  615. Tamlin (Tam) al'Thor, p. 634—Rand's father. He is a blocky man, and all his hair is now gray. He taught Rand about the Flame and the Void, a trick he uses to concentrate and to win archery competitions; Rand found that it is the way he can gain access to saidin. Tam is not actually Rand's biological father; he found Rand as a newborn on the slopes of Dragonmount and took him home with him since Rand's mother was dead. He was at Dragonmount as part of the Aiel War, which he left home to participate in when he was young. He became an officer in the Illianer army, and even achieved Blademaster status, acquiring a heron-mark sword. In fact, Demetre Marcolin served under him when he was a Second Captain in the Companions. He married a woman from Caemlyn, Kari, who he met while stationed there. When the Aiel War started, he fought Aiel all the way to Tar Valon and the Battle of the Shining Walls, where he found Rand on the mountain. Tam and Kari raised Rand as their own son. Tam always won the archery competitions (or came in second to Abell Cauthon), and passed his archery skills on to Rand. He also taught Aram how to use his sword. Tam had no idea that the child he was raising was the Dragon Reborn. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  616. M'Hael, p. 634—Title used by Mazrim Taim as the head of the Black Tower. It means “Leader” in the Old Tongue. See Taim, Mazrim.
  617. Hu Barran, p. 638—Stablehand at the Winespring Inn in Emond's Field. He comes with Tam to help Perrin.
  618. Tad Barran, p. 638—Stablehand at the Winespring Inn in Emond's Field. He comes with Tam to help Perrin.
  619. Bar Dowtry, p. 638—Young man from Emond's Field. He and Kimry Lewin were caught by Nynaeve in his father's hayloft doing something they should not have been doing before they were married. Kimry was 21 years old at the time; her mother was not pleased, and neither Kimry nor Bar could sit for their first week of marriage. The Women's Circle decided that a month was the shortest possible period of engagement, and the two barely got by a few minutes without another strapping of some kind until the month was up. Bar now makes cabinets in Emond's Field. He arrived with Tam to help save Faile.
  620. Thad Torfinn, p. 638—Skinny man from Emond's Field. He and Jon Ayellin dispute the boundaries of their farms. He rarely leaves his farm except to go to Emond's Field. However, he was convinced to leave with Tam to help Perrin.
  621. Oren Dautry, p. 638—Nearest neighbor to the al'Thor farm. He is lean and tall, and a shameless borrower. Tam thought he may have some livestock he was willing to part with after the attack on Winternight. Oren has since joined Tam and the others to help Perrin.
  622. Jon Ayellin, p. 638—Large, bald man from the Two Rivers. He and Thad Torfinn dispute the boundaries of their farms. He has joined Tam and the others to help Perrin.
  623. Kev Barstere, p. 638—Man from the Two Rivers. He arrives with Tam to help Perrin.

    Chapter 30: Outside the Gates

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  624. Kinhuin, p. 644—One of the Mera'din, the Brotherless, the Aiel who left their sept and clan to join the Shaido and fight. He has green eyes, and is about a hand or so shorter than Rolan.
  625. Aldin, p. 647—Tall, young, Amadician gai'shain. He has square shoulders, and looks more a soldier than the bookkeeper he is. He has taken a liking to Arrela and wants to marry her, though she does not actually like men in that way.… See also Shiego, Arrela.
  626. Long Tooth, p. 653—Name the wolves give to Elyas Machera; the name is used because of the long knife Elyas uses to hunt with, which the wolves see as a long metal tooth. See Machera, Elyas.
  627. Jac Coplin, p. 654—Man from Emond's Field. He and Len Congar were accused of stealing a cow during Perrin's time as Lord of the Two Rivers; Perrin made Jon Thane prove they had stolen it before letting the Village Council have them strapped.
  628. Len Congar, p. 654—Man from Emond's Field. He and Jac Coplin were accused of stealing a cow during Perrin's time as Lord of the Two Rivers; Perrin made Jon Thane prove they had stolen it before letting the Village Council have them strapped.
  629. Jon Thane, p. 654—Miller of Emond's Field. His mill is at the far east side of the city.
  630. Belinde, p. 658—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She has pale blue eyes, a glaring face, and a bony appearance. She is particularly nasty to Galina.
  631. Modarra, p. 659—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She would be slim if she was not taller than Someryn. Since she is, she can only be called lean, and pretty.

    Chapter 31: The House on Full Moon Street

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  632. Ronde Macura, p. 663—Dark-haired seamstress from Mardecin. She was one of the eyes-and-ears for the Yellow Ajah. Nynaeve once spotted the Yellow Ajah's signal outside her shop, and when she and Elayne went inside, Ronde drugged them with forkroot tea. She was going to send them off to Tar Valon as per the orders she was given until Thom and Juilin rescued the two women. Her failure to bring them back met with severe punishment; Elaida uses her as a threat to people she has out searching for things. She is now in service of the Seanchan.
  633. Lady Shiaine Avarhin, p. 666—Darkfriend who previously worked for Jaichim Carridin and now commands her own circle of Darkfriends. She tried to kill Mat when she found him and Rand in a shed on their way from Emond's Field to Fal Dara. She gives orders to Daved Hanlon. She is very stingy, except with her own comforts. She is pretty, and has a slim neck, glossy brown hair past her shoulders, brown eyes, and a smile that never touches them.
  634. Falion Bhoda, p. 666—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the White. She fled the Tower as a novice to Ebou Dar before being discovered and brought back. She is now in service to Shiaine, as a maid. She is feigning a relationship with Daved Hanlon so that the two could exchange information without arousing suspicions.
  635. Marillin Gemalphin, p. 667—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Brown. She is fond of cats, and is rarely seen without one. She is skinny, has a narrow face, and a wide nose.
  636. Tavan, p. 670—Broad-shouldered Cairhienin. He is one of Careane's Warders. See also Fransi, Careane.
  637. Cieryl Arjuna, p. 670—One of Careane's Warders. He is lanky. See also Fransi, Careane.
  638. Venr Kosaan, p. 670—One of Careane's Warders. He has dark skin, gray in his curly hear, and a beard. He is blade-thin. See also Fransi, Careane.
  639. Asne Zeramene, p. 675—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Green. She has high cheekbones and tilted eyes; she grew up in Saldaea. She has four Warders, one of which is a Darkfriend. The others do not know about her loyalties, but they adore her so much it would probably take them some time to disobey her anyway.
  640. Temaile Kinderode, p. 675—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Gray. A fragile woman from Cairhien with very big, blue eyes and a face like a fox. She always spread pain evenly in her mediating. She left the Tower with Liandrin with the first group of sisters to publicly admit themselves Black Ajah. Yukiri does not like her much.
  641. Chesmal Emry, p. 675—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Yellow. She is tall and handsome with dark hair and eyes. She was one of the most Talented Healers in years; she now uses her Talent for torture. She once put Tamra Ospenya to the Question, and convinced the Red Ajah to murder Sierin Vayu before she could order Chesmal's own arrest.
  642. Eldrith Jhondar, p. 675—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Brown. She often looks distracted, as many Browns do. She was put in charge of the group that left with Liandrin after Moghedien left them.

    Chapter 32: To Keep the Bargain

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  643. Arrow, p. 680—Birgitte's lean gray horse.
  644. Hadora, p. 680—One of Elayne's personal bodyguards in the Queen's Guards.
  645. Sanetre, p. 680—One of Elayne's personal bodyguards in the Queen's Guards.
  646. Rainyn, p. 684—Apple-cheeked Sea Folk Windfinder. She serves on a soarer.
  647. Rysael, p. 684—Sea Folk Windfinder.
  648. Senine din Ryal, p. 684—Sea Folk Windfinder of a soarer, one of the smallest of vessels in use by the Atha'an Miere. She was a Windfinder to the Mistress of the Ships before Nesta succeeded her. She was then forced to start over from the bottom.

    Chapter 33: Nine Out of Ten

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  649. Lieutenant Tzigan Sokorin, p. 697—Ghealdanin under-lieutenant in the Queen's Guards of Andor, and a member of Elayne's personal bodyguard. She claims to be the daughter of a minor noble, and was a Hunter for the Horn before joining the Guards.

    Chapter 34: A Cup of Kaf

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  650. Banner-General Furyk Karede, p. 705—Seanchan Banner-General of the Deathwatch Guards, and commander of about 2300 Seanchan troops. He is 42 years old, born to weavers, and the property of Jalid Magonine, a craftsman in Ancarid. Furyk started training for the Deathwatch Guards when he was fifteen. He was cited twice for heroism, and mentioned in dispatches three times. After seven years, after her birth, he was named to Tuon's personal bodyguard, though that was not her name at the time (and using that name now would be an insult to her). He was one of only three survivors of an attempt on Tuon's life, and was subsequently chosen for officer training. Later, he was injured again saving Tuon from assassins; she gave him a doll, her most prized possession at the time. Several years later, Karede was named to the Empress's personal bodyguard, and sent with High Lord Turak and the Hailene. He kept Tuon's doll for over ten years until it was destroyed in the Great Fire of Sohima. He has since requested to be on Tuon's bodyguard again no fewer than three times. See also Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  651. Ajimbura, p. 705—Karede's manservant. He is very protective of his master's honor; he recently killed someone over a mere insult. He is thin and wiry, and has a habit of killing rats with his knife.
  652. Hartha, p. 706—First Gardener, the commander of all the Seanchan Ogier in Tuon's bodyguard. He has long gray mustaches.
  653. Gamel Loune, p. 708—Lean Seanchan Banner-General in the Deathwatch Guards. He is missing the top of his right ear. He has a slash of solid white hair near that ear and flecks elsewhere in his black curly hair. He is middle-aged and has dark brown eyes.
  654. Mantual, p. 708—Stocky servant to Gamel Loune.
  655. Gurat, p. 710—Seanchan commander who lost four banners of horse and five of foot to ambushes that were presumably set by Mat Cauthon.
  656. Lord Agelmar Jagad, p. 710—Easar's general in Shienar. He is possibly the best military commander alive (excepting possibly Mat, the Aiel chiefs, and a few Seanchan commanders).
  657. General Chisen, p. 710—Seanchan general in charge in Altara.

    Chapter 35: The Importance of Dyelin

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  658. Hanselle Renshar, p. 712—Slim grandson of Arathelle.
  659. Neris, p. 717—Serving woman in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn.
  660. Jaem Dawlish, p. 718—Son of Melfane, Elayne's midwife. His first job was mucking out stables. See also Dawlish, Essande; Dawlish, Melfane.

    Chapter 36: Under an Oak

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  661. Melitene, p. 728—Tuon's der'sul'dam. She is skilled in more than just training sul'dam. Less black than gray in her hair.
  662. Kalia Karede, p. 728—Late wife of Furyk. She might have been spared had the damane known about Healing.
  663. Aldazar, p. 729—Karede's bay horse.
  664. Almurat Mor, p. 730—Seeker for the Truth among the Seanchan. He believes there is a plot against Tuon, and is in the process of questioning just about everyone.
  665. Sheraine Caminelle, p. 731—Real name of Mylen. She does not answer to it anymore. See Mylen.
  666. Lidya, p. 736—Damane in service of Tuon. She appears to have the Talent of Foretelling—she was able to read Tuon's fortune, in a way, before they landed at Ebou Dar. She was caned because Tuon did not like what she told her. Tuon later apologized, realizing that Lidya had only told the truth. What Lidya told her was: “Beware the fox that makes the ravens fly, for he will marry you and carry you away. Beware the man who remembers Hawkwing's face, for he will marry you and set you free. Beware the man of the red hand, for him you will marry and none other.”

    Chapter 37: Prince of the Ravens

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  667. Macoll, p. 745—Bannerman in the Band of the Red Hand.
  668. Prince of the Ravens, p. 750—Mat, now that he is married to Tuon.

    Epilogue: Remember the Old Saying

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  669. Efraim Yamada, p. 752—Banner-General and Lord of Seanchan, and Riselle's love interest. He is of the Low Blood. He is tall and has graying hair.
  670. Enkazin, p. 756—Soldier in the Black Tower. He was at the gates to greet Pevara and the other Red sisters when they arrived.
  671. Saml al'Seen, p. 756—Soldier in the Black Tower from the Two Rivers (presumably). He was at the gates to greet Pevara and the other Red sisters when they arrived.
  672. Atal Mishraile, p. 760—One of the Asha'man. He is one of Taim's cronies, and receives special lessons and instructions from him. He has wavy golden hair, bright blue eyes, wide shoulders, and a “winning” smile.
  673. Lord of Chaos, p. 760—Reference to chaos in general. The phrase is “let the Lord of Chaos rule,” the command the Dark One gave to his followers. The use of this phrase by Mazrim Taim is the most recent of many indications that he is a Darkfriend.

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  674. Toma dur Ahmid, p. 763—Person who devised the Toman Calendar, which was adopted approximately two hundred years after the death of the last male Aes Sedai and continued until the Trolloc Wars. The Calendar recorded years After the Breaking, or AB.
  675. Tiam of Gazar, p. 763—Person who proposed the Gazaran Calendar, which celebrated the alleged freedom from the Trolloc threat by recording Free Years (FY). This calendar was adopted due to the chaos the resulted during the Trolloc Wars and the resulting confusion as to which year it actually was under the Toman Calendar.
  676. Uren din Jubai Soaring Gull, p. 763—Sea Folk scholar and deviser of the Farede Calendar, which measured dates from the arbitrarily set end of the War of the Hundred Years as years of the New Era (NE). This calendar is currently in use.
  677. Panarch Farede, p. 763—Panarch of Tarabon near the end of the War of the Hundred Years. She was responsible for promulgating the calendar that now bears her name, which measures years of the New Era (NE), the first of which marked the (arbitrary) end of the War.
  678. Lothair Mantelar, p. 767—Founder of the Children of the Light and author of The Way of the Light, the Bible of the Whitecloaks. The book is so revered among the Children that those who cannot read are taught so that they can study Mantelar's words. Min once read a few pages of it, and considered them “dry nonsense,” but Galad thought Mantelar's words to be brilliant.
  679. Lord Rodrivar Tihera, p. 769—Lean noble from Tear (a very minor noble). Dark even for a Tairen, he has a short beard trimmed to a point. He is the Captain of the Stone of Tear, the man who leads the Defenders.
  680. Lord Toram Riatin, p. 770—Cairhienin lord, son of King Galldrian. He is a Blademaster. He opposed Colavaere, and is in league with Caraline and Darlin against Rand. He was last seen running off into the fog of Mashadar that Fain released, and is presumed dead. See also Riatin, Toram.
  681. Suana Dragand, p. 771—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah in Tar Valon, recently raised to a Sitter for the Yellow for the second time. She was hand-picked in a similar fashion to Juilaine, though she did serve in the Hall for forty years before resigning the first time. She is the First Weaver, the head of the Yellow Ajah. She is beefy, and has too much chin.
  682. Queen Ishara Maravaile, p. 773—First Queen of Andor, from whom all other queens are descended. Her husband was Souran Maravaile, one of Artur Hawkwing's best generals. She governed the Province of Andor until Hawkwing's empire finally fell apart and Andor became an independent nation. All of the Andoran nobles are related to her somehow, although most people would not even consider the ones who hold the closest relation to her to be related at all. None of her sons lived past age twenty, hence the tradition of only having a queen in Andor.
  683. Master of the Blades, p. 778—The next step up from Swordmaster among the Sea Folk. It is the highest position a man can hold amoung them. He protects the Mistress of the Ships.
  684. Queen Mordrellen Mantear, p. 781—By the Grace of the Light, Queen of Andor, Defender of the Realm, etc. before Morgase. Her death and the previous disappearance of her daughter Tigraine set off the Succession, called the Third War of Andoran Succession by those not from Andor. Her advisor was Gitara Moroso of the Blue Ajah. She is, unknown to everyone except Rand himself, Rand's grandmother. Editor's note: her name is actually listed as Queen Modrellein by Dyelin in other books. I have little idea which one is actually correct, so I just picked this spelling. There is also a reference made to the character of Modrellein as the hero of Andor who rode into the middle of the battle 700 years ago, reversed the retreat, rallied the army, and won the battle—I think this is probably who she was confused with. See also al'Thor, Rand; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Tigraine.
  685. Lady Tigraine Damodred, p. 781—First wife of Taringail Damodred, and Galad's mother. She was the Daughter-Heir to the Throne of Andor and daughter of Queen Mordrellen, but she disappeared. Her disappearance set of the Third War of Andoran Succession. When Rand was in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn, several people commented on his striking resemblance to Tigraine; this is no coincidence, since Tigraine is Rand's mother. She fled to the Aiel Waste upon a warning from Gitara Moroso to become a Maiden of the Spear, and gave birth to Rand when the Aiel were fighting near Tar Valon. Her maiden name was Mantear. See also al'Thor, Rand; Damodred, Galadedrid.

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