Chronological listing of characters encountered in Towers of Midnight

(Cover Art) Book thirteen in The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (this book co-authored by Brandon Sanderson).
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  1. Elder Covril, p. 9—Ogier Elder 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 finally caught up with him, with Haman and Erith in tow, and now Loial is married. She originally spoke out against him speaking at the Stump, claiming he was far too young and inexperienced. She later changed her mind, becoming his most vocal advocate and eventually convincing the other Elders to allow Loial to address the Stump. See also Loial.
  2. Dragon Reborn, p. 9—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.
  3. Loial, p. 9—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 was constantly afraid that his mother would 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. Loial's mother did indeed catch up with him; he and Erith are now married. He is currently in Stedding Shangtai speaking to the Stump. Loial is taking notes for a book, which will eventually be called The Dragon Reborn and will catalog everything he has been through with the three ta'veren as well as any details he has been able to pry out of them. See also Arent; Covril; Halan.
  4. Arent, p. 9—Loial's father, Halan's son.
  5. Halan, p. 9—Loial's grandfather, Arent's father.

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  6. Mandarb, p. 15—Lan's black stallion. His name means “Blade” in the Old Tongue. He is an extraordinary animal. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Mandragoran, Lan.
  7. al'Lan Mandragoran, p. 123—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 traveled with his wife and the group of Aes Sedai she accompanied until he started to feel longing for his homeland. Nynaeve understood that he needed to finish his fight in the Blight, but she vowed to increase his chance of survival by dropping him off at World's End in Saldaea and alerting every surviving Malkieri she could find that Lan was marching for Tarwin's Gap. 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, swordsmen, and Warders in the world. Lan was determined to avoid all signs of civilization in the Borderlands, intending to ride to Tarwin's Gap himself. Nynaeve had other plans, however; she visited dozens of locations throughout the Borderlands and alerted any Malkieri she could find of Lan's mission. He still intends to turn as many of them away as he can, but he may have little choice in the matter. See also Aan'allein; Berengari, Myrelle; Damodred, Moiraine; Mandragoran, Nynaeve ti al'Meara.
  8. Moiraine Damodred, p. 15—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 Borderlands; she eventually asked Lan to become her Warder, and he accepted. She was very strong in the Power, stronger than almost all living Aes Sedai before Egwene and Nynaeve came to the Tower. 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. Moiraine is the subject of the only viewing Min has ever had that has not come true. Min assumes it cannot come true, as Moiraine is dead, though she has not said yet what the viewing said she needed to do—only that Rand would almost certainly fail without her. According to a letter Moiraine wrote to Thom Merrilin the day before her death, however, she lives on in the land of the Finn, but her bond with Lan has been severed. The same letter convinced Mat to help Thom rescue her, though her vision in the ter'angreal apparently indicated disaster would result unless Mat asked to see the letter before Thom showed it to him. Other Aes Sedai consider Moiraine 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. Moiraine's current state of health is unknown. See also Mandragoran, Lan; Sanche, Siuan.
  9. el'Nynaeve ti al'Meara Mandragoran, p. 15—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 until Halima helped her escape. 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 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, making her collection of jewelry rival that of Cadsuane. She is even rumored to leave much of this jewelry on even when sleeping. Nynaeve knew she could not prevent Lan from returning to the Blight to fight his one-man war, so she deposited him as far from Tarwin's Gap as possible while still remaining in the Borderlands, then alerted every surviving Malkieri she could find to Lan's mission. See also Mandragoran, Lan.
  10. Bulen, p. 16—Black-haired, tanned Kandori man. He has thick fingers. Lan knew him twenty years ago as a gangly young messenger. His father was Malkieri; both parents fell to bandits years ago. He was the first Borderlander to find Lan. He is good with a sword.
  11. Perrin t'Bashere Aybara, p. 18—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 helped considerably when helping Master Luhhan on his forge, but that combined with his careful nature sometimes gave 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 he spent weeks single-mindedly trying to track her down. He eventually formed an alliance with Tylee Khirgan, a Seanchan Banner-General, to help him defeat the Shaido and free his wife. Despite his strong desires to avoid both combat and lordship, Perrin has become a very good general and leader. He is currently mired in Ghealdan, and is having some issues keeping the man in him separate from the wolf. See also al'Thor, Rand; t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Bull, Young; Cauthon, Matrim; Hopper; Machera, Elyas.
  12. Haral Luhhan, p. 18—Blacksmith of Emond's Field. Perrin was his apprentice before he left home. He is a very large man, which works well for work at the forge. His wife, Alsbet, is almost as large as he is, and nearly as strong. He approves of the new arrivals in Emond's Field, and has even ventured into business partnerships with some of the newcomers. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  13. Hopper, p. 19—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. He is usually the first (and often only) wolf that finds Perrin there. Perrin thinks he would laugh as hard as a wolf could laugh at the title “Wolf King.” While Faile was missing, Perrin entered the World of Dreams—what he calls the Wolf Dream—and tried to kill Hopper. Hopper forgave him, of course, and is now trying to teach Perrin how to control himself in the Dream.
  14. Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, p. 19—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. Since Faile's captivity, she has backed off of Perrin, though rumors have been circulating that the she and Perrin slept together. They did not, of course; Perrin was simply taken into her tent until he recovered from illness. She and Faile are working things out between themselves, attempting to defuse the rumors. Berelain is willing to do almost anything to ensure that Mayene is preserved and not merely annexed by another larger country. She is one of the most skillful political maneuverers that Faile has ever met. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Gallenne, Bertain; Larisen, Annoura.
  15. Faile ni Bashere t'Aybara, p. 19—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 attempted to escape, but were betrayed by Galina Casban. She was now a personal servant of Sevanna, and she seemed to be one of Sevanna's favorites—for both service and punishment. She is 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). Alliandre, Morgase, and Faile were rescued by the Mera'din, the Brotherless, Aiel men traveling with the Shaido when the left the Three-Fold Land. Their rescue coincided with Perrin's attack on the Shaido encampment, resulting in the deaths of many of the Aielmen. Now that she has been rescued, Faile has taken it upon herself to do the things her husband is unable or unwilling to do—first among them, killing Masema, the Prophet. She has since been trying to patch things up with Berelain, attempting to deal with the rumors about inappropriate relations between her and Perrin. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; t'Bashere, Deira ni Ghaline.
  16. Young Bull, p. 21—Name the wolves use for Perrin. It is actually an image, one of the simpler ones in fact, but much more complex than simply “Young Bull.” The name comes from Perrin's early encounter with the Children of the Light, where he went on a rampage and killed two men, reminiscent of an angry young bull. See Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  17. Aram, p. 21—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 served as Perrin's personal bodyguard until shortly before his death. Aram slowly grew attached to The Prophet, who finally convinced Aram that Perrin's eyes were yellow because he was Shadowspawn. Aram attempted to kill Perrin, but instead died himself in the attempt. See also Prophet of the Dragon, The.
  18. The Prophet of the Dragon, p. 22—Title given Masema as the self-appointed bringer of the news of the Rebirth of the Dragon. He is not sane anymore, but has gained a very large following. Rand sent Perrin to Ghealdan with a few of the Asha'man and some of the sworn Aes Sedai to bring him in line. He has since been traveling with Perrin on his quest to rescue Faile. The Prophet developed a great rapport with Aram, who clung to his every word. The night before Perrin was ready to commence his plan to rescue his wife, the Prophet had a vision: the Dragon Reborn, dressed in robes, telling him to kill Perrin Aybara. He convinced Aram that Perrin's yellow eyes were a result of him being Shadowspawn, which convinced Aram to attempt to kill Perrin. In his last moments before Faile killed him, the Prophet dimly remembers his true name, Masema, and the life he had lead before becoming the Prophet of the Dragon Reborn. See also Aram; Dagar, Masema.
  19. Tod al'Caar, p. 23—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.
  20. Jori Congar, p. 23—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. He is also a skilled pickpocket. Mat says his memories of the boat ride with Domon, Whitebridge, and the whole period of time between Shadar Logoth and Caemlyn are full of more holes than one of Jori's alibies.'' Editor's note: Jori Congar is not to be confused with Jori, Morvrin's Warder.
  21. Azi al'Thone, p. 23—Man from the Two Rivers. He currently travels with Perrin and Faile and guards their tent in his turn.
  22. Graendal, p. 24—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. With Sammael dead, Moridin is the only person who knows how to find her. Graendal has been allowed limited access to the True Power through Moridin in recent days; she cannot take as much as she wants, but it is enough to, for example, take possession of a dove's mind and see through its eyes. Unbeknownst to Rand, Graendal survived his attack on Natrin's Barrow. Since he believes her dead, she feels she can plot against him—or someone else important to him—without anyone suspecting that she is involved. See also Basene; Nindar, Kamarile Maradim.
  23. Aran'gar, p. 24—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. Aran'gar's cover was blown when she tried to touch the ward against eavesdropping around the meeting of the Hall of the Tower in exile, at which time Romanda Cassin deduced that she and Delana were Darkfriends. She has since been hiding, along with Delana, at Natrin's Barrow with Graendal. She was killed by Rand with the giant weave of balefire he used to destroy Natrin's Barrow. Her death meant the Compulsion that Graendal asked her and Delana to implant on Lord Ramshalan's mind vanished—Rand thought Graendal herself had implanted the Compulsion, so Graendal shielded Aran'gar so she could not escape. Aran'gar is now very dead, as is Delana. See also Mosalaine, Delana.
  24. Natrin, p. 24—Namesake of a lonely, picturesque manor in Arad Doman. The manor has a colorful history. It once served as the home of Domani kings, then as a summer retreat for kings and those they favored. At one point it passed to a distant cousin of a former king, whose family had lost the throne. It is now used by Graendal to house her “pets.” It was completely destroyed by balefire by Rand in an attempt to kill Graendal; unbeknownst to Rand, this attack failed to kill her, though it did succeed in killing Aran'gar. See also Aran'gar; Graendal.
  25. Great Lord of the Dark, p. 25—Name used by Darkfriends for the Dark One, claiming that to use his true name would be blasphemy. See Dark One.
  26. Egwene al'Vere, p. 25—Young woman from Emond's Field and daughter of the innkeeper there, now raised to the Amyrlin Seat. 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. Before her time with the Wise Ones, she was sold by Liandrin to Suroth to be made damane. She was held captive under the name Tuli under care of the sul'dam Renna Emain. When Egwene escaped, she left Renna with her a'dam around Renna's neck; the fact that Renna and another sul'dam, Seta, who was similarly captured when Egwene escaped, were bound by the a'dam threatens to destroy the foundation of Seanchan society, especially their enslavement of women who can channel. 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, though she and Gawyn have some things to work out between the two of them. 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 manipulated 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 enlisted Gareth Bryne as the commander of her army to invade Tar Valon and remove Elaida from power. The invasion turned out to be unnecessary—Elaida was captured, and the Hall chose her to replace her before the invasion began. Egwene has 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 Tower's population to levels unseen since Artur Hawkwing's time. 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 worked it out herself based on her familiarity with Tel'aran'rhiod. She has recovered some other abilities through Moghedien as well. Prior to the reunification of the Tower, Egwene was captured by sisters loyal to Elaida after executing her plan to block the harbor by turning the harbor chain to cuendillar. She was held prisoner in the Tower, and re-enlisted as a Novice again. She accepted all punishments Elaida and others imposed upon her for insisting that she was still the Amyrlin Seat and still Aes Sedai. Her strong will and persistence earned her the respect of nearly all the novices, several of the Accepted, and more than a few Aes Sedai as well. Egwene's plans to subvert Elaida from the inside by making suggestions and hinting that various things Elaida has done are indefinsible helped convince even more sisters, including Silviana, to support her. Egwene tried very hard to convince the Hall—both the Hall in Tar Valon and the Hall in Exile—that they must be prepared for the Seanchan attack she knew was imminent. When it came anyway, she fought harder than perhaps anyone believed possible, doing almost as much damage to the Seanchan as they did to the Tower's inhabitants. Egwene was rescued from the Tower shortly after the raid by Gawyn, Bryne, and Siuan—she was quite angry at Siuan and Gawyn for disobeying her orders to leave her be. Gawyn is still trying to crawl back into her good graces. She would probably refuse to acknowledge it, but she is almost as stubborn as Nynaeve. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Thor, Rand; Amyrlin Seat, The; Moghedien; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  27. Moridin, p. 25—Name given to the reincarnation of Ishamael. His new body is tall, black-haired, handsome, and broad-shouldered, but with a prominent chin that ruins the look (in Graendal's eyes, at least). 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. Moridin helped Rand, in a way, during his fight with Sammael in Shadar Logoth. Their two streams of balefire crossed, causing both of their heads to ring, and ever since then there has been a link between Moridin and Rand that Moridin does not completely understand and Rand seems unaware exists. Its influence is clear, however—now that Rand's hand is missing, Moridin's left hand does not work as well as it should. Moridin has recently granted Graendal some limited access to the True Power, though he has her on a short leash. He is a grand master at the game of Sha'rah, a chess-like game from the Age of Legends; Moridin believes the game to be a distant memory of the battle with the Dark One during this Age in the previous turnings of the Wheel. His connection with Rand recently allowed Rand to enter his dreams; the same connection seems to have given Rand access to the True Power. He turned to the Shadow for reasons of logic: following the Light meant the struggle continued forever, with no path to victory. Following the Shadow meant ruling for a short time before everything was destroyed. See also Dark One; Haran, Shaidar; Ishamael.
  28. Nae'blis, p. 25—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. Other Forsaken realize that this appointment only lasts as long as the Dark One is pleased with Moridin and Moridin remains alive, however. See also Ishamael; Moridin.
  29. The Creator, p. 25—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.
  30. Dark One, p. 25—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. According to the Forsaken, the Dark One is capable of destroying anything, just as the Creator is capable of creating anything—similarly, anything that the One Power can do, the True Power can undo. 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, Lighteater, and (among Darkfriends) the Great Lord of the Dark.
  31. Delana Mosalaine, p. 26—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, openly a Sitter for the Gray Ajah in the “Little Tower.” She used to be the only Sitter that Egwene thought she could 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. Delana started to cause trouble in the Hall, especially with her demand to make a formal declaration that Elaida is Black Ajah. She was willing to discuss any subject in the Hall, whereas most Sitters would 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 seemed 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. Delana went pale and excused herself from the Hall when Narishma reported that a woman was able to channel saidin and then detected a someone attempting to break through the ward against eavesdropping with saidin. Romanda subsequently put two and two together, and demanded Delana be arrested. She and Halima had already left the camp. Delana was also on Verin's list of Black sisters. Since leaving the rebels, Delana has been in hiding at Natrin's Barrow with Aran'gar and Graendal; according to Graendal, she and Aran'gar are in a relationship of sorts. She was killed by Rand's massive balefire weave that destroyed the Barrow and its inhabitants.
  32. Lord Piqot Ramshalan, p. 27—Member of the Domani merchants' council. He is a buffoon; he remarked to other Domani nobles that he could manipulate the Dragon Reborn however he wished. Rand used him as bait for Graendal; she ordered Aran'gar and Delana to lay Compulsion weaves on him, and then sent him back to Rand. Ramshalan thinks he will be chosen King of Arad Doman by gaining Rand's confidence—and he is enough of a buffoon to actually believe he is succeeding.
  33. Rand al'Thor, p. 27—A 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 and bright blue-gray eyes that shine like gemstones. 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 has recently taken to wearing a new sword: curved, with a black scabbard, painted with two twisting dragons much like those on his forearms. It was found under a submerged statue. 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 seemed to have found a new place inside of Rand's head for some time; he talked to him in a mad voice when Rand least expected it, sometimes offering sound advice or knowledge, sometimes babbling, sometimes even trying to wrest control of saidin from him. Semirhage revealed that hearing this voice was a symptom of the madness associated with touching tainted saidin for as long as Rand did. Unlike Lews Therin, Rand is accompanied by two other ta'veren during this 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; Osan'gar, the reincarnation of Aginor, died at Shador Logoth when Rand was cleansing saidin; Semirhage was captured during her attempt to capture Rand and bind him with a male a'dam; and Aran'gar died when he attacked Graendal's hold at Natrin's Barrow. During his duel with Sammael, Rand encountered a mysterious wanderer, who turned out to be 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 use of the True Power or something else. During his fight with Semirhage, Rand had his hand burned away by her weave of Fire; Moridin has since been seen favoring his left hand, as if Rand's injury is somehow affecting him. Since the hand cannot be repaired, Rand has moved on without it—others have compared it to the reaction one might have after losing a glove. Rand was captured for a brief period by Semirhage, after Shaidar Haran freed her from her captivity at Aes Sedai hands. She attempted to force him to choke Min to death, but Rand's connection to Moridin evidently allowed him to access the True Power, and he used that connection to weave balefire and destroy Semirhage. Thereafter, Rand steeled himself to do what he must, without emotional influence, without distraction from feelings, until finally the emotions grew too much to handle—he finally Traveled to Dragonmount, standing upon his own grave in fulfillment of Prophecy, and contemplated his life, and all of his past lives, finally determining that life and creation were not worth it unless you could laugh and cry. He destroyed the male Choedan Kal, and seems to have cured his madness (or at least blocked it somehow) in the process. 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 slayed “his people” (the Aiel) with the “sword of peace” and destroyed them “with the [Way of the] Leaf” (referring to his dividing the Aiel with news that they used to be a peacful, non-violent people). He has “wounds of madness” from Fain's dagger (and from the taint), and has led the Aiel spears “from the city, lost and forsaken” (Rhuidean). And of course, he has stood “on his own grave” and wept, referring to his scene at Dragonmount where he went from being “blind” to the reasons for life to “seeing” the reasons of life again. Some time ago, he 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 under considerable stress at the moment—he has made it a point to make himself harder, believing that emotionlessness is the key to surviving to do what he must do. Rand is the salvation of the entire world, and as the prophecy states, he will save the world—and Break it again. Editor's note: there has been some speculation as to the origin of Rand's new sword. Some suggest that it is Justice, the sword of Artur Hawkwing. I submit that the dragons wrapped around the blade suggest a much earlier origin: the sword of Lews Therin Telamon himself. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Ablar, Logain; al'Thor, Tamlin; al'Vere, Egwene; Alarch; Aviendha; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Car'a'carn; Cauthon, Matrim; Coramoor; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Tigraine; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Janduin; Mandragoran, Nynaeve ti al'Meara; Marinna; Padra; Taim, Mazrim; Telamon, Lews Therin; Trakand, Elayne.
  34. Aginor, p. 28—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.”
  35. Lews Therin Telamon, p. 29—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, at the age of 400, 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 spoke inside Rand's head, offering advice or sobbing over lost women or ranting about killing men who could channel. It even tried to seize control of saidin sometimes, much to Rand's fear—Rand was certain that Lews Therin could not take control of saidin away from him if he seized it first, but experience had shown that if Lews Therin seized it first, Rand would be at his mercy until he released. Semirhage revealed that Lews Therin's voice in Rand's head is not without precedent—indeed, hearing a real voice often indicates a person dangerously close to outright insanity. Rand's time spent atop Dragonmount, when he destroyed the remaining Choedan Kal, seems to have liberated Rand's brain from the Dark One's touch—he no longer hears the voice in his head, and has effectively reunited Lews Therin's memories with his own inside Rand's head. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The.
  36. Lady Basene, p. 30—A minor noble in Arad Doman, of a new House. She is actually Graendal, who moved to an abandoned manor house in rural Arad Doman as her base of operations. See also Graendal.
  37. Yanet, p. 31—Someone Graendal murdered long ago. She worries that Rand (or Lews Therin) will remember that. See also Graendal.
  38. Lord Captain Commander Galadedrid (Galad) Damodred, p. 32—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 often forsook their work to watch him practice (shirtless) in the sword yard when he was in training. 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 soon controlled 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 was quite popular among his soldiers. Galad believed that Valda killed his mother after sexually abusing her, and killed him as punishment for this. He was incorrect about the killing part, at least. Galad has much skill with the sword, and has officially achieved Blademaster status by killing Valda, by many accounts one of the greatest swordsmen in the world. According to Rand's visions of Perrin, Galad currently travels with Perrin. He leads the 7000 or so men that remain part of the Children under the Lord Captain Commander; the rest separated to follow Rhadam Asunawa, the High Inquisitor. See also al'Thor, Rand; Damodred, Taringail; Damodred, Tigraine; sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase; Valda, Eamon.
  39. Rhadam Asunawa, p. 33—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 had 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. He is backed by the Seanchan, which enfuriates Galad. See also Damodred, Galadedrid; Niall, Pedron; Valda, Eamon.
  40. Stout, p. 33—Galad's horse.
  41. Lord Captain Commander Eamon Valda, p. 33—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. Galad has challenged him to Trial Beneath the Light for his crimes against Morgase. Valda is one of the best swordsmen in the world, and expected to finish Galad easily. As we know, Galad was a better swordsman than his brother, who himself killed two Blademasters at the same time, so one expects a good duel. See also Asunawa, Rhadam; Balwer, Sebban; Damodred, Galadedrid; Niall, Pedron; Trakand, Morgase.
  42. Dain Bornhald, p. 33—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. He is fond of brandy. See also Bornhald, Geofram.
  43. Morgase Trakand, p. 34—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 (Eamon 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. Morgase has come to many realizations about her life, and about her choice in men: Taringail saw her as a pawn, Thom as a beauty to be hunted and romanced, Gareth Bryne as a queen to be served. None had made her his entire life. However, 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 him 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. Since we know from Rand's visions of Perrin that Galad and Perrin eventually cross paths, it appears that a family reunion is in the works. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Damodred, Tigraine; Dorlain, Maighdin; Eltring, Lini; Gaebril; Mantear, Mordrellen; Merrilin, Thomdril; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Valda, Eamon.
  44. Jaret Byar, p. 35—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. He has an almost rabid hatred of Perrin.
  45. Captain Trom, p. 35—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.
  46. Child Barlett, p. 36—Leader of Galad's scouts.
  47. Queen Elayne Trakand, p. 37—Daughter-Heir of Andor, now Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is the daughter of Morgase and her late husband, Taringail Damodred, 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 female channelers in a thousand years or more, possibly since the Age of Legends, with the exceptions of Egwene, Nynaeve, Sharina, 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 then returned to Andor upon hearing news of her mother's disappearance; she has since taken the Lion Throne, fighting the Black Ajah, Darkfriends, and other Andoran nobles. She recently ended Arymilla's campaign for the Throne, which convinced all but one of the necessary nobles to support her for the Lion Throne. During that campaign, Elayne was captured by the Black Ajah, though Birgitte convinced the Windfinders to help rescue her. She then convinced several other houses to support her—evidently their main concern was that she would be a puppet of Rand al'Thor. In the mean time, 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, and has allowed the rumor that Doilin Mellar is their father to persist as an added means of protection. She is the first ruler of Andor to ever cede land to anyone: she agreed with the Sea Folk to cede a few square miles of Andor to them in exchange for their help feeding the city during the siege. She also sends Andoran troops to the Black Tower (which is on Andoran soil) periodically to remind its inhabitants that they are still within Andor and subject to its laws. She is proving to be a capable leader, one her people may eventually be quite proud of, though for now times in Andor are hard enough that most do not appreciate her yet. See also al'Thor, Rand; al'Vere, Egwene; Aviendha; Birgitte; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Hanlon, Daved; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  48. Lord Captain Golever, p. 40—Lanky, bearded Child of the Light. He is as hard as they come, but fair.
  49. Lord Captain Harresh, p. 41—Short, bald Lord Captain of the Children of the Light. He is missing his ear fromm fighting Dragonsworn.
  50. Padan Fain, p. 43—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 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 later served 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. Rand still bears the wound that Fain's dagger gave him; the evil from Fain's dagger fighting the evil from Ishamael's staff gave Rand the idea he used to cleanse saidin. Fain is now in the Great Blight, killing Shadowspawn for the sheer pleasure of it and waiting for Rand to arrive so he can kill him. He can kill a Myrddraal simply by touching it with the Mashadar-like mist that exudes from him, and he can kill worms with ease. See also Mordeth.
  51. Mordeth, p. 43—Man who became a counsellor in Aridhol during the Trolloc Wars. He advised that to defeat the Shadow, Aridhol must be harder than the Shadow, less trusting, more cruel. Slowly it became so, until finally the city was, if not darker than the Shadow, as dark. The city finally turned on itself, consumed itself, tainting every grain of sand, every rock, every sip of water with its hatred. Mordeth's soul remained in the city, now called Shadar Logoth (“Where the Shadow Waits”) for millenia—he could not leave the city unless he accompanied a person to the city walls or had them carry something from the city to the outside world. Strangely enough, both of these things happened at the same time, when Mat Cauthon carried the ruby-handled dagger from the city while Padan Fain accompanied Mordeth out of the city at about the same time. Mordeth attempted to consume Fain's soul while the dagger tried to consume Mat's. In Fain's case, the attempt to consume his soul was not completely successful—instead, the two souls merged to create something more evil than either Mordeth or Fain alone. Fain now feels incomplete without the tainted dagger that was removed from the city. See also Fain, Padan.
  52. Commander Malenarin Rai, p. 45—Kandori commander of the Heath Tower in Saldaea. See also Keemlin.
  53. Barriga, p. 46—Kandori soldier. He wears three silver chains, marking him as a master merchant. He now travels with Lan.
  54. Keemlin, p. 46—Malenarin's oldest son. He has dark hair, and is just shy of fourteen years old. He was next in line to ride to the next tower to communicate to them that Heath Tower was about to fall. See also Rai, Malenarin; Tian.
  55. Sergeant Jargen, p. 47—Sergeant of the watch in Kandor. He wears a forked beard like most Kandori. His black hair is dusted with gray. He joined the Blightwatch the day after his fourteenth nameday. He wears a cord around his shoulder with a knot for every Trolloc he has killed. The cord has about fifty knots in it.
  56. Lord Niach Okatomo, p. 48—Kandori soldier, a distant cousin and close friend of Malenarin Rai. He is the commander of Rena Tower, which actually resides inside the Blight these days.
  57. Lieutenant Landalin, p. 49—Commander of the top portions of Heath Tower in Kandor.
  58. Tian, p. 50—Kandori soldier. He was sent in Keemlin's place to ride to the next tower (or Chachin, if the next tower had already fallen). His mother, Yabeth, has lost four sons to the Great Blight. See also Keemlin; Yabeth.
  59. Lady Yabeth, p. 50—Kandori noble, mother of Tian. She has lost four sons to the Blight. See also Tian.
  60. Kralle, p. 50—Kandori soldier at Heath Tower.

    Chapter 1: Apples First

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  61. Almen Bunt, p. 54—Andoran farmer from the same village as Holdwin. He pretended to be fixing his cart while Holdwin was talking to a Fade, and later found he was looking for Mat and Rand during their trip through Andor right after leaving Emond's Field. He later offered the two a ride, since he does not like Holdwin that much and would rather help the boys than the Darkfriend. His sister owns an orchard. He is loyal to the Queen. He is missing many teeth. See also Adim; Bunt, Adrinne; Hahn.
  62. Adrinne Bunt, p. 54—Late wife of Almen. He planted two walnut trees the day he married her. See also Bunt, Almen.
  63. Adim, p. 54—Thirteen year-old nephew of Almen Bunt. He has blond hair just like his father. See also Graeger.
  64. Hahn, p. 55—Adim's older brother. He carved his uncle Almen a set of wooden teeth. He has darker hair and skin than his brother, looking more like his mother. He is tall for a fifteen-year-old See also Adim; Bunt, Almen.
  65. Graeger, p. 55—Almen Bunt's brother-in-law. He is meticulous. He is dead; he was seen walking around a corner, then he vanished. All they found of him was a twisted, leafless tree with a gray-white trunk that reeked of sulfur. The rest of the villagers chopped the tree down and burned it, but one can still smell brimstone in the square.
  66. Alysa née Bunt, p. 56—Almen's sister, Graeger's wife. She is also Hahn and Adim's wife. She owns an orchard in Cairhien, near Tar Valon.
  67. Uso, p. 56—Worker on Alysa's farm.
  68. Moor, p. 56—Worker on Alysa's farm.

    Chapter 2: Questions of Leadership

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  69. Stayer, p. 60—One of Perrin's horses. See also Stepper.
  70. Basel Gill, p. 60—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).
  71. Jur Grady, p. 61—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. He cannot make a gateway large enough for a wagon. He has a wife, Sora, and a son, Gadren, back at the Black Tower. His father could channel as well, and was gentled shortly after he was born. He died a relatively short time later. He and Neald both almost died from a bubble of evil that struck Perrin's camp—the highly poisonous snakes appear to have attacked only those who could channel. He is still pale and hollow-eyed from the effects of the illness. See also Grady, Gadren; Grady, Sora.
  72. Turne, p. 61—Lanky man with curly red hair and a beard that he ties off in leather cords. He and his men join Perrin right before they reach the Whitecloaks' camp.
  73. Jarr, p. 61—One of Turne's men. He had a horse, but they ate it.
  74. Tamlin (Tam) al'Thor, p. 61—Rand's father. He is a blocky man with broad shoulders, and all his hair is now gray, though it used to be deep black when Rand was a boy. He has a calm manner. 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. He is currently traveling with Perrin and the rest of the troops from the Two Rivers. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  75. Wil al'Seen, p. 62—Young man from Deven Ride, in the Two Rivers, who likes to flirt. He now is a leader among Perrin's Two Rivers recruits. He is among those who guard Perrin's tent from time to time. He is Perrin's distant cousin. He once planted a bucket of wet feathers so they would drop on Perrin.
  76. Reed Soalen, p. 62—Young man from the Two Rivers. He is among those who guard Perrin's tent from time to time.
  77. Bertain Gallenne, p. 62—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 and is of average height. He is about as different from Arganda as two men can be.
  78. First Captain Gerard Arganda, p. 62—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. He insists that the Ghealdanins get treatment equal to the Mayeners.
  79. Queen Alliandre Maritha Kigarin, p. 62—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 one of Faile's followers. She escaped during the battle between Perrin (assisted by the Seanchan) and the Shaido. She seems to think herself more politically adept than she actually is. She has hair like the Sun. See also Dagar, Masema.
  80. Gaul, p. 63—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. Once the Shaido captured her, Gaul became truly dedicated to recapturing her and bringing her back to him. He killed at least a dozen Aiel warriors to get to Chiad; he was somewhat disappointed to learn that Bain was gai'shain to one of them as well. Gaul has said he would consider accepting Bain as a wife just to get Chiad's bridal wreath, though he is not excited about the prospect. Since both Chiad and Bain are now gai'shain to Gaul for many months more, they have been using every opportunity to tease Gaul, from washing his undergarments to sharpening spears for him. See also Chiad.
  81. Fennel, p. 63—One of Perrin's farriers. He was wide shoulders. He carries a workman's axe.
  82. Fager Neald, p. 64—Young, 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 curled, pointy mustaches. He is a Soldier, bearing neither the sword nor the dragon on his collar. Both he and Grady almost died of snakebites suffered during a bubble of evil that hit their camp.
  83. Masuri Sokawa, p. 65—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).
  84. Annoura Larisen, p. 65—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 overlapping braids. She grew up in Tarabon. She serves as advisor to Berelain sur Paendrag, the First of Mayene. She and Berelain are currently not on the best of terms. See also sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain.
  85. Masema Dagar, p. 65—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 dispatched Perrin to bring Masema back into line. He was stark raving mad, and very dangerous. He even claimed that Masema Dagar was dead, and that he had 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 cared nothing for appearances, least of all his own. He had deep-set, almost black eyes. Shortly before his death, Masema remembered his days as Masema, how he had earned his sword on his thirteenth nameday, but those were only a blurring memory. Masema was killed by Perrin's wife Faile; she claimed that her duty as a wife required her to step in where Perrin could not do what was necessary. See also Prophet of the Dragon, The.
  86. Jori Congar, p. 68—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. He is also a skilled pickpocket. Editor's note: Jori Congar is not to be confused with Jori, Morvrin's Warder.
  87. Lord Captain Berab Golever, p. 70—Tall, bearded Lord Captain of the Children of the Light. He stood with Asunawa.
  88. Lord Captain Alaabar Harnesh, p. 70—A Child of the Light. His shadowed head is missing its left ear. He stood with Asunawa. He is bald, and grew up in Murandy. Many things try his patience, in Galad's estimation. He takes command should Galad fall.
  89. Lord Captain Brandel Vordarian, p. 71—A Child of the Light. He is a blond hulk of a man from Andor. He stood with Asunawa. He is now the oldest of the Lords Captain serving under Galad. He is clean-shaven. His hair has a silver wash to it. He is described as “an enormous square of a man.” His family members are minor nobles who had been involved in Tigraine's court.
  90. Child Candeiar, p. 72—A Child of the Light. He is an expert on wounds.

    Chapter 3: The Amyrlin's Anger

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  91. The Amyrlin Seat, p. 73—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 theory). 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, raised Amyrlin in Tar Valon after a coup deposed Siuan Sanche; 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. Other sisters outside the Tower, in many cases, did not reveal their loyalties to either Egwene or Elaida. Egwene was captured by forces loyal to Elaida during a partially successful attempt to turn the harbor chains to cuendillar; Elaida re-enlisted her as a Novice, and treated her as a disobedient, stubborn child. Egwene remained defiant to the very last, trying to garner support from within. Elaida stubbornly refused to acknowledge Egwene's warnings of a Seanchan attack; that very attack, when it occurred, claimed Elaida herself as a prisoner of the Seanchan. After two tense days, filled with revelations of the Black Ajah, the aftermath of the Seanchan attack, and a near-invasion by Egwene's army, the Hall Selected a new Amyrlin: Egwene al'Vere, raised from the Accepted (no Ajah). See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Sanche, Siuan.
  92. Gawyn Trakand, p. 73—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. When he learned more of what actually happened, Gawyn did not know which party to support—he believed that anyone who opposed Tower Law by trying to free Siuan and Leane was wrong, but at the same time he realized he did 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 will react when he finds out that Elayne actually does love Rand (and is carrying his twins). Gawyn led the Younglings on harrying parties against the army besieging Tar Valon; Lord Bryne was quite upset to find out that it was someone who had inside information about his tactics that was harrying him so successfully. At one time, Gawyn had no problem with the fact that he had killed his former teachers—they were rebelling against a lawfully raised Amyrlin—but he has since begun to feel guilty, wondering if he had truly chosen the just side. He has stated that he did not like Elaida—she had always been cold to him as his mother's advisor—but he supported her because he disliked what Siuan had done, involving Egwene and Elayne in her plotting. Eventually, he learned that Egwene herself lead the rebels, and that she had been captured. He stubbornly refused to believe she could possibly be safe as a prisoner, and vowed to do anything to rescue her. He eventually jumped at the chance to help Siuan mount a rescue; Egwene is quite angry at him (and at Siuan) for disobeying her direct orders. Gawyn is trying to discover what his relationship to Egwene needs to be as her Warder, which of course he must do before she bonds him. He is finding that situation very trying—he is used to being his own person. His sign is a white boar. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Damodred, Galadedrid; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  93. Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, p. 74—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 herself 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 exiled from the Tower instead of Siuan. She eventually removed Alviarin and raised Tarna Feir in her place after Alviarin vanished for some months. 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 started to build a palace for herself atop the Warders' old practice yard. The building was to be about as tall as the White Tower. She had no plans to be merciful to those who rebelled against her when she deposed Siuan—her terms were that the Blue Ajah no longer existed, and that any sister who followed Egwene must serve penance under her personal guidance before being readmitted to the Tower. Elaida replaced Alviarin as Keeper with a sister of the Red Ajah, Tarna Feir, and she has suspicions that Alviarin was trying to commit treason against the Tower. She ordered Seaine Herimon to “follow the trail of treason” as far as it went, even to the Keeper herself. Seaine interpreted this as a charge to capture members of the Black Ajah, leading to a grave situation for Seaine, as she now has several Black sisters that she has uncovered and no longer feels she can trust Elaida. Elaida continually ignored Egwene's warnings about a Seanchan attack; when the attack came, Elaida was woefully unprepared, and a significant fraction of the Tower was captured and made damane, including herself. She is currently held captive as a damane named Suffa. She knows the weave for Traveling, and it is very unlikely she will be able to hold back that knowledge from the Seanchan. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat, The; Feir, Tarna; Freidhen, Alviarin; Sanche, Siuan; Suffa; Trakand, Morgase.
  94. Verin Mathwin, p. 75—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 communicated with Cadsuane's group of sisters in Tear, but has since departed their company. Verin always seems to follow her own agenda, though Siuan once said she had always trusted her, even though she knew she could trust no one. She and Thomas have been waiting for Mat for some time; she is the one who posted fliers of him and Perrin throughout the countryside, hoping to scare one of them up. Known to virtually no one until an hour before her death, Verin was a member of the Black Ajah. She was given the choice one day to take her oaths to serve the Dark One or be executed. She took the oaths to save her own skin; once inducted, she carefully but persistently studied the Black Ajah—how it is organized, what its rules are, and, most importantly, who its members are. She found Tomas, who was a Darkfriend seeking a way out, and he agreed to become her Warder. She wrote down all of her notes, including a list of about 200 sisters she had discovered, in a dense tome that she gave to Egwene al'Vere after drinking poison. The poison would kill her in one hour, which released her from her oath: “I swear not to betray the Great Lord, to keep my secrets until the hour of my death.” Her bravery allowed Egwene to gut the Black Ajah among the rebels, starting with her Keeper of the Chronicles, Sheriam Bayanar, and a Sitter for the Blue Ajah, Moria Karentanis. Verin also left a note with Mat Cauthon just before going to the Tower to spill her secret to Egwene; she made him promise not to open it until several days had passed, but that if he opened it he had to do what it said. The contents of this letter are not known.
  95. Mesaana, p. 75—One of the Forsaken. She has chin-length dark hair and watery blue eyes. 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 and Demandred to some extent, and 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. See also Freidhen, Alviarin.
  96. Silviana Brehon, p. 75—Former 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 tall stocky, and has a square face. She keeps her black hair in a bun. Egwene describes her as stern, but fair. Elaida herself used to go to her occasionally for “voluntary” penanaces—these penances were actually being assigned by Alviarin in an attempt to keep Elaida in her place. Now that Alviarin has been supplanted, Elaida sends Alviarin to Silviana's study for daily penance. Silviana was the sole voice in the Tower (other than Egwene) who spoke out against Elaida—she went as far as calling Elaida out, in front of the Hall, for her actions as Amyrlin, which she pointed out were only useful for sowing dissent and distrust among the sisters. She claimed the Red Ajah should be embarrassed by having one of their own behave that way as the leader of the Aes Sedai. Elaida managed to shift some of the blame away from herself, then prompty imprisoned Silviana in the deepest cells in the Tower dungeons. Egwene was impressed enough with Silviana's behavior—both in doing her duty as she saw it by beating Egwene, no matter how much she resented doing it, and in being brave enough to stand up to Elaida when no one else would—that she appointed her to be Keeper of the Chronicles in the reunited Tower. She has transfered her dedication and competence to the new post with alacrity. She has a deep dislike for Gawyn, though why is not fully evident. See also Mistress of Novices; Noselle, Tiana.
  97. Siuan Sanche, p. 76—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 and Leane escaped with Min's help and found the rebel Aes Sedai in Salidar. 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 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 rebel army. She later realized that the viewing was related to the attack on the Tower by the Seanchan. Siuan had a Warder named Alric, but he was murdered by Elaida when Siuan 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 could lie as well as any child, at least until she re-swore the Three Oaths shortly before the Tower was reunited. She served as an advisor of sorts to the new Amyrlin in Salidar, Egwene al'Vere, but though she put on a façade of hating the work, she was actually one of Egwene's foremost agents. The fact that she was Aes Sedai, not to mention one who was stilled and Healed again, made other sisters tend to be oblivious to that fact. She was pushed very hard by Elaida as a novice. While Egwene was being held prisoner in the Tower, Siuan was charged with keeping the factions among the rebels—headed by Romanda Cassin and Lelaine Akashi, respectively—from usurping the rebellion and placing themselves on the Amyrlin Seat. When the Seanchan attacked, Siuan decided she had had enough of Egwene's stubborn insistance not to rescue her. She easily convinced Gawyn to come with her, and eventually convinced Gareth Bryne to come with as well, on two conditions: she bond Bryne as her Warder, which she did immediately, and that she marry him. The second condition has yet to be met. Bryne saved her life when a Seanchan assassin creeped up behind her while she was Healing Bryne's troops; he thrust his sword into the apparition's chest area, knowing that he would die if the blow did not land, and saved her life. She then saved his life by Healing him of the poison the assassin injected right before dying himself, thus satisfying Min's viewing. Siuan has an unusual Talent: she can see ta'veren. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat, The; Damodred, Moiraine; Herimon, Seaine; Sharif, Leane.
  98. High Captain Jimar Chubain, p. 76—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. Once the Tower was reunited, there was talk that Gareth Bryne would take his place as High Captain of the Tower Guard. However, Bryne was not interested in the post, and Siuan advised Egwene not to make a change, as it might sow resentment in the Guards. She left Chubain in place, though he still seems to be protective of his job. He looks younger than he his, which is in his forties. His hair is all black, without a touch of gray.
  99. Saerin Asnobar, p. 76—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. She has olive skin. She is one of the few Browns who are intimidating. Saerin was Egwene's second choice for Keeper once she re-entered the Tower as Amyrlin, though she suspected choosing her would weaken herself; people would see Saerin as the true power behind the Seat. Jesse Bilal wanted Saerin herself as Amyrlin. Siuan has tried, unsuccessfully, to pry the cause of the scar on her face out of Saerin. Siuan used to think Saerin obstinate and frustrating when she was Amyrlin, but now that she no longer must impose her will upon her, she is actually beginning to like Saerin. See also Herimon, Seaine; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  100. Sheriam Bayanar, p. 72—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 were used to intimidate novices and Aes Sedai alike. She became the Keeper of the Chronicles under Egwene al'Vere among the rebels. She was very efficient, but she hated the paperwork involved with being Keeper, and was often heard muttering under her breath that she wished she were still Mistress of Novices. She lost a considerable amount of weight in recent months. She was beaten, apparently as a way to extract information, by an unknown assailant in the weeks before her death. She often wished she had chosen the Brown Ajah, which would have allowed her to isolate herself from the Tower, politics, and stress in general. Known to almost no one (except Verin) until shortly before she was exposed and executed by Egwene, Sheriam was secretly of the Black Ajah, and fought to raise Egwene to the Amyrlin Seat by order of the Chosen. Egwene watched Sheriam's execution personally, listening to her confess to several incredible crimes in her final minutes. Her fiery red head left her body along with those of about fifty other sisters among the rebels. Editor's note: Those who remember, as I do quite vividly, a certain chapter in New Spring, will recall that Moiraine and Siuan were very good friends as novices and Accepted. Moiraine proposed bringing Sheriam in on their hunt for the Dragon Reborn, which Siuan insisted they should not do. Her reason was because they needed to tell as few people as possible, and possibly because she thought Sheriam was a bit of a gossip—perhaps some day Moiraine will realize just how close she was to revealing everything to a Darkfriend. See also Keeper of the Chronicles; Mistress of Novices.
  101. Tiana Noselle, p. 81—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She served 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.
  102. Cadsuane Melaidhrin, p. 82—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah with iron-gray hair that she keeps in a bun. She is handsome, not pretty. 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—Semirhage calls it a “paralis net.” One of them is a reservoir, or a well—it “stores” saidar for later use in places where one might not be able to tap the Source, such as inside the Guardian at Far Madding, her hometown. It is not known whether it works inside an Ogier stedding, too. 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. Another resembles a weather vane, and moves to point in the direction that someone last touched the Source. 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, and Verin is also not a Darkfriend (though she played one in public, of course). Cadsuane has, reluctantly, agreed to be Rand's advisor, provided he adheres to a proper level of conduct. She is just shy of 300 years old.
  103. Pevara Tazanovni, p. 83—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 the 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. Pevara myseriously disappeared from the Tower—in reality, she was one of the sisters leading the embassy of sorts to the Black Tower in which Red sisters offered to bond Asha'man as Warders. Pevara is presumably still at the Black Tower, though it is not known why she has not returned to the White Tower. Her seat in the Hall has been filled by another sister, either permanently or until she returns. See also Asnobar, Saerin; Herimon, Seaine.
  104. Javindhra Doraille, p. 83—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 was among those who kidnapped Egwene. Javindhra mysteriously disappeared from the Tower—in reality, she was one of the sisters leading the embassy of sorts to the Black Tower in which Red sisters offered to bond Asha'man as Warders. It is not known why she and the others have not returned to the White Tower. See also Tazanovni, Pevara.
  105. Barasine, p. 83—Lanky Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah who approached Logain before he proclaimed himself. She did a lot of the talking in Javindhra's group. She was one of the sisters who captured Egwene, and she was later one of those charged with guarding her and dosing her with forkroot tea. She is now a Sitter for the Red Ajah.
  106. Duhara Basaheen, p. 83—Former 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 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 to those in the Tower. In fact, she is staying at The Greeting Hall, an inn in Caemlyn. Elayne told Norry to use Hake to spy on her. Duhara was revealed by Verin to be of the Black Ajah. She has been replaced as a Sitter by Barasine. See also Barasine.
  107. Matrim (Mat) Cauthon, p. 84—A 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 were 16 and 17, respectively, when Mat left Emond's Field. His father Abell is one of the best archers in the Two Rivers, probably 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 was 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 hang 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 traveled with Valan Luca's show to keep out of Seanchan sight for quite some time. Tuon has now completed Mat's unwitting marriage ceremony; he is now among the highest of the Seanchan ruling class, the First Prince of the Ravens, despite his insistence that he will fight the Seanchan during any battle if such battle is necessary. Mat is as yet unaware that Tuon is (metaphorically) dead, and that his wife is now the Empress of Seanchan, Fortuona. Mat still has one major task ahead of him: answering Moiraine's letter to Thom, which asks him to help rescue her from the Eelfinn. Mat is currently in Caemlyn, asking Elayne for help producing Aludra's dragons, what most of us would call cannons. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Daughter of the Nine Moons; Mitsobar, Tylin Quintara; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore; Prince of the Ravens.
  108. Yukiri, p. 85—Sitter for the Gray Ajah. She was the daughter of an innkeeper, and is always the last Gray to join the Gray consensus in the Hall. She was an ally of Saerin and Pevara in hunting down Darkfriends in the Tower. She is one of the shortest people Egwene has ever met. She always seems to be in control. She is one of Egwene's most ardent supporters. See also Asnobar, Saerin; Herimon, Seaine; Tazanovni, Pevara.

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  109. Seonid Traighan, p. 87—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Cairhien, and is very business-like. She was part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She now travels with Perrin and company. She has two Warders. She has pale skin, and is described as “diminutive.”
  110. Nevarin, p. 87—Wise One with green eyes. She is tall and thin and has long, sandy, yellow hair. She went with Perrin to seek out Masema. Perrin thinks she could give Nynaeve lessons in getting angry. She visited the Blight once as a girl; her father thought it was important for her to see it. She still travels with Perrin.
  111. Mori, p. 87—A Maiden of the Spear. She currently travels with Perrin.
  112. Sulin, p. 88—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 Andoran Royal 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. She still travels with Perrin.
  113. Jain Farstrider, p. 89—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. He is Malkieri. See also Charin, Jain; Charin, Noal.
  114. Oak Dancer, p. 89—One of the Wolves. She was named for how she used to scamper between saplings as a pup. She is young. Her pelt is so light it is almost white. She has streaks of black on her right side.
  115. Whisperer, p. 89—One of the wolves. She was killed by Slayer. She is Sparks's mate. See also Whisperer.
  116. Morning Light, p. 89—One of the wolves. He is part of Oak Dancer's pack in the Dream.
  117. Sparks, p. 89—One of the wolves. He is part of Oak Dancer's pack in the Dream. See also Whisperer.
  118. Boundless, p. 89—One of the wolves. He is part of Oak Dancer's pack in the Dream.
  119. Noam, p. 90—Man from Jarra; Simion's brother. He is similar build to Perrin, and has the same ability to talk to wolves. Unlike Perrin and Elyas, Noam has lost any sense that he was ever human. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Boundless; Machera, Elyas.
  120. Jondyn Barran, p. 91—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.
  121. Elyas Machera, p. 92—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.
  122. Falin Deborsha, p. 101—Ebou Dari merchant for whom Basel Gill claims to be carrying goods.
  123. Goldeneyes, p. 102—Nickname given to Perrin Aybara by people in the Two Rivers; they chose it because of his wolf-like eye color. See Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.

    Chapter 5: Writings

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  124. Sleete, p. 103—Limber, long-armed Warder to Hattori with rough-hewn features. His face is filled with sharp lines. He has a cleft chin, a hooked, once-broken nose, and jutting cheek bones. He is a Blademaster. Shadows cover his eyes. He was one of two Warders who was with the eleven Aes Sedai that escaped Dumai's Wells, though Sleete barely escaped with his skin. His story could have been drawn from legends: he had lain wounded for hours before managing to pull himself into the saddle by the reins; the horse carried him, nearly unconscious, for hours before arriving at a village, where the villagers had been tempted to sell him to a group of bandits. The mayor's daughter argued for his life, convincing everyone that only Darkfriends would seek wounded Warders. The villagers hid him, and the girl nursed him to health. He was forced to leave in secret, as the girl had taken a liking to him, but in return he hunted down the bandits and killed them so they would never trouble the village again. Hattori told him she would not take a second Warder unless Sleete believed the person to be worthy. He is one of the only Warders to have ever bettered Lan Mandragoran, back when Lan still practiced with the other Warders. Sleete beat Lan in two of their seven duels, and Lan is widely considered the best Warder and Blademaster in the world. However, Gawyn beats Sleete in every duel, even when Sleete has a capable partner. Sleete asked Gawyn if he would be interested in being Hattori's second Warder; Gawyn politely declined. See also Hattori.
  125. Kateri Nepvue, p. 104—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She has worn the shawl for twenty years. She was murdered by an unknown assassin. Like all the other recently-murdered sisters, she has no Warder.
  126. Seaine Herimon, p. 108—Sitter for the White Ajah in Tar Valon. She grew up in Altara, and has a fondness for cats. She is described as stately, with thick black hair and eyebrows and watery blue eyes. 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 eventually 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 were no longer so sure after realizing what she had actually said, so they stepped carefully. Ferane wanted Seaine raised Amyrlin when Elaida was captured. Seaine and her cohorts have since become some of Egwene's strongest supporters. See also Tazanovni, Pevara.
  127. Hattori, p. 109—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has one Warder, Sleete; he is a Blademaster. She told Sleete she would only accept another Warder if Sleete himself considers the candidate to be worthy.
  128. Jisao Hamora, p. 110—Former member of Gawyn's Younglings. He wore a silver Tower on his collar, the mark of a veteran fighter who saw the riots in the White Tower along with Gawyn. He was little more than a boy when the conflict started, but he is a seasoned veteran now. He has since been bonded as a Warder.
  129. Rajar, p. 110—Former Youngling from Arad Doman. He is barely taller than Gawyn's shoulder. He surely would have been a Warder long ago, had times been different. He has since rectified that lack.
  130. Durrent, p. 110—Former Youngling, now bonded as a Warder.
  131. Hammar, p. 113—A Blademaster and Warder who once taught the sword to young men that came to the White Tower. He was killed by Gawyn during the chaos surrounding Siuan Sanche's deposition and imprisonment. He taught Gawyn that it is a Warder's duty to offer challenge where his Aes Sedai's safety is concerned. Gawyn regrets killing him.
  132. King Darlin Sisnera, p. 114—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. Rand later made Darlin the first King of Tear in memory. He has a prominent nose, and is about a head shorter than Rand. He has a short black beard, and close-cropped hair.
  133. Semirhage, p. 117—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 to 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. She became an expert at sadism and torture; she considers her greatest achievement to be a weave which removes the victim's blood and replaces it, instantaneously, with another liquid that causes every nerve in the body to fire with pain simultaneously—the victims typically survived about an hour. 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 was as tall as most men, and wore 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. According to Lews Therin's memories, Semirhage always enjoyed a challenge. She had an uneasy alliance with Mesaana and Demandred before she was captured by Rand after her unsuccessful attempt to capture him. She had been posing as Anath Dorje, Tuon's new Truthspeaker. It is a virtual certainty that she murdered the previous Truthspeaker in order to gain the office. She was eventually given a Domination Band by Shaidar Haran, and used it to capture Rand. She Compelled Elza Penfell, who was a Darkfriend, to help her control him by wearing the other bracelet. She attempted to force Rand to kill Min by choking her to death—she would have succeeded, but Rand's connection to Moridin apparently let him seize the True Power, which Rand used to kill Semirhage and Elza with balefire.
  134. Ishamael, p. 117—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 each other'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. Ishamael has been resurrected in the person of the mysterious Nae'blis, Moridin. See also Moridin.
  135. Shaidar Haran, p. 117—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. He is the only known servant of the Dark One to have power over the Chosen (other than Moridin, who is one of the Chosen himself). It was Shaidar Haran himself who freed Semirhage from her captivity; he may have set Semirhage up to be killed because the Dark One (or perhaps Moridin) was displeased with her.

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  136. Sebban Balwer, p. 121—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 and a perpetual stoop; he looks like a roosting vulture. To Perrin's nose, he smells musty—like an old book. Perrin has been puzzled by his apparent hatred toward the Children; he does not know of Balwer's previous affiliation.
  137. Lady Aemlyn Carand, p. 122—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. Morgase remembers exiling her, but not why she exiled her.
  138. Lady Ellorien Traemane, p. 122—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. Morgase remembers exiling her, but she does not remember why she exiled her. She has been the most problematic holdout against Elayne, except perhaps for Jarid Sarand. See also Gaebril; Sarand, Jarid; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  139. Sevanna, p. 122—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 served as chief of the Shaido since Couladin's death. Everyone seemed to know that she had no intention of letting another prospective chief be sent to Rhuidean. 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 led her clan (and any Aiel deserters that joined her) through Ghealdan, where they were sent from Kinslayer's Dagger by Sammael. She constantly wanted more gai'shain—her goal was to indenture the entire world. She had taken a fancy to wearing silk, and wore 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 wore rings on every finger, and non-Aiel-made jewelry everwhere else. All of these were seized when she was captured by Perrin and his Seanchan allies. Her clan now stands in ruin, with no one to blame but herself. Sevanna is known to have been the only person to be almost refused her eventual status as a Wise One; part of their training is that they must declare that they are no longer students, and Sevanna declared herself to be done with her training after it had barely begun.
  140. Lord Gaebril, p. 123—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 (and lover). 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; Trakand, Morgase.
  141. Aravine Carnel, p. 126—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 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 knew Faile planned to escape, and wanted to help—provided she could escape as well. She was once a noble, it appears. She grew up in Amadicia. Her face is plump, but still haggard from her captivity. She acts as the unofficial Steward of Perrin and Faile's camp.
  142. Edarra, p. 127—Wise One of the Nader sept of the Shiande Aiel. She has blue eyes and fair hair, and looks not much older than Perrin even though she is one of the oldest of the Wise Ones who travel with Perrin. She can channel, and is of moderately great strength. She went with Perrin to seek out Masema. She objected, quite strongly, to Perrin's decision to let the Seanchan capture Shaido Wise Ones as damane.
  143. Pel Aydaer, p. 128—Bald man from Emond's Field. He taught Perrin how to catch trout with his bare hands.
  144. Camaille Nolaisen, p. 128—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.
  145. Pedron Niall, p. 129—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 though Morgase is certain Valda himself is responsible in some fashion or another. See also Balwer, Sebban; Valda, Eamon.
  146. Guardsman-Lieutenant Martyn Tallanvor, p. 130—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. Lini has suggested more than once that Morgase and Tallanvor be wed. See also Trakand, Morgase.
  147. Maighdin Dorlain, p. 130—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.
  148. Lini Eltring, p. 130—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.

    Chapter 7: Lighter than a Feather

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  149. Master Andra, p. 133—Name Lan uses while in other lands to avoid questions about his real name. See also Mandragoran, Lan.
  150. Scouter, p. 133—Bulen's packhorse.
  151. Andere, p. 134—Lean, dangerous-looking Malkieri man. He spent most of his life in Kandor, after Malkier fell. He has long hair. He started wearing the hadori again recently. Lan has not seen him in years—he found Lan and company after word of Lan's march to the Blight reached him. See also Nazar; Rakim.
  152. Nazar, p. 134—Soldier from Malkier. He put his hadori away as a child, but has put it back on recently. He has white hair, and is at least seventy years old. He found Lan after word of his march to the Blight reached him. See also Andere; Rakim.
  153. Rakim, p. 134—Saldaean soldier. He joined Nazar and Andere in their journey to find Lan and march to Malkier. He originally soldiered under Lan in the Aiel War. See also Andere; Nazar.
  154. Child Oratar, p. 139—A Child of the Light. He claims to have witnessed Perrin killing Geofram Bornhald.
  155. Bain, p. 140—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. She and Chiad are now gai'shain to Gaul; Gaul groaned when he found that Bain was gai'shain to one of the men he had to kill to save Chiad. She and Chiad have been having fun at Gaul's expense in their service to him. Gaul suspects Sightblinder would be a less infuriating gai'shain. See also Chiad; Gaul.
  156. Chiad, p. 140—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 refused Faile's offer of escape; she will serve her year and a day, as prescribed by ji'e'toh, and then walk away. The Shaido to which she was sworn was killed by Gaul during the battle; Gaul had to kill about a dozen Aiel warriors in order to get to Chiad, and was somewhat disappointed to find that Bain was also gai'shain to one of them. Chiad is little more than a finger taller than her adopted first-sister. She and Bain are using every opportunity to give Gaul a proverbial poke in the ribs while in his service—he suspects that Sightblinder would be a less infuriating gai'shain. See also Bain; Gaul.
  157. Sightblinder, p. 140—One name the Aiel use for the Dark One. See Dark One.

    Chapter 8: The Seven-Striped Lass

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  158. Master Crimson, p. 143—Pseudonym used by Mat while in Andor to avoid drawing the attentions of Darkfriends and other unwanted people.
  159. Milli Craeb, p. 143—Tavernkeeper of The Seven-Striped Lass, one of the best taverns in western Caemlyn. She is pretty, round-faced, and auburn-haired. She is short, and has an ample bosom. She always wanted to go to Tar Valon for training to become Aes Sedai. See also Berg.
  160. Lord Talmanes Delovinde, p. 144—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. He has no fashion sense, but has excellent taste in wine.
  161. High Lady Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag, p. 145—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 until it grew back in as part of her travels with Mat Cauthon). She is also called the Daughter of the Nine Moons, the woman Mat was told he will marry. Mat later kidnapped her (in a matter of speaking), and she traveled with him under strictest secrecy for some time. 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 was presumed dead by Suroth, but Suroth took no chances: she sent parties out to find her, and kill her. Unfortunately for Suroth, Tuon intercepted one of her would-be assassins and ordered Suroth reduced to da'covale. Tuon has since declared herself Empress, and as such Tuon is considered dead—she took a new name, Fortuona, and at the moment she accepted that name Tuon ceased to exist. See also Cauthon, Matrim; Daughter of the Nine Moons; Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Fortuona Athaem Devi; Selucia.
  162. Thomdril (Thom) Merrilin, p. 146—Gleeman who came to Emond's Field on Winternight just before the Trollocs came. He is quite the ladies' man. Thom is very good at juggling, sleight-of-hand, and all kinds of other tricks—Rodel Ituralde once saw him performing at the Royal Court, and to say that he was impressed was to say that the sun is hot. 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. Thom received a letter from Moiraine after her battle with Lanfear stating that she was still alive in the land of the Eelfinn. He and Mat have plans to attempt rescue. Why Moiraine addressed the letter to him is up for speculation. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Trakand, Morgase.
  163. Berg, p. 147—Bouncer at the Seven-Striped Lass, an inn in western Caemlyn. His face is ugly enough to make his own mother wince. See also Craeb, Milli.
  164. Bernherd, p. 148—Greasy-haired Tairen with a mouth so small that it looks like he swallowed his lips. Mat has never seen him smile. He tends bar at The Dead Man's Breath in Caemlyn.
  165. Lopin, p. 148—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. He once helped Mat escape Ebou Dar. He has since been killed by the gholam. He used to complain that Mat did not have proper shoes for going to the outhouse at night.
  166. Chaser, p. 148—Name adopted by a Dead Man's Breath patron. Mat figures he chose it because women run away when they see his face.
  167. Clare, p. 148—Blonde gambler in The Dead Man's Breath in Caemlyn. She does not respond to Mat's smiles, which he finds suspicous in itself.
  168. Jowdry, p. 148—Caemlyn resident found dead recently. His throat was ripped out and his blood had been drained.
  169. The Empress (of Seanchan), p. 150—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. The Empress is always referred to as “the Empress, may she live forever,” even when she is only referred to in thought. The previous Empress, Radhanan, is dead; the new Empress, Fortuona, has been declared. See also Daughter of the Nine Moons; Paendrag, Fortuona Athaem Devi; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore; Prince of the Ravens; Raven Empress.
  170. Aludra, p. 150—Illuminator from Tarabon with dark, wavy, 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. She is planning to make dragons, what most of us would call cannons. She has ordered Mat to conscript every bellfounder in Andor, Tear, and Illian, if possible, to make them.
  171. Nalesean Aldiaya, p. 150—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. He was killed by the gholam.
  172. Queen Tylin Quintara Mitsobar, p. 150—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, until her recent death. 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 did 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.
  173. Cinny Wade, p. 151—Subject of the haunting tune, “The Marriage of Cinny Wade.” Mat learned it as “Always Choose the Right Horse,” which is at a faster tempo.
  174. Bromas, p. 152—Stately, dark-haired innkeeper of the Two Apples, an inn in Caemlyn near the city gates. Thom chose it for his performances while he and Mat were trying to lay low. She is Tylin's age; Mat thinks she might be a suitable mate for Vanin.
  175. Bayle Domon, p. 154—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 became 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. He is now Leilwin's husband and so'jhin. Mat describes him as “not to bad a guy” except when he is around Leilwin. Since he is always around her, Mat considers him unmanageable. He remembers where the Tower of Ghenjei is. See also Shipless, Leilwin; Tamarath, Egeanin.
  176. Leilwin Shipless, p. 154—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. She is now married to Domon. See also Domon, Bayle; Tamarath, Egeanin.
  177. Halwin Norry, p. 155—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. He guards his sheaf of papers carefully and close to the chest; Elayne has only seen him actually remove documents from it on one or two occasions. He gave Mat and the Band permission to camp near Caemlyn.
  178. Sergeant Gufrin, p. 155—Sergeant of a squad in the Band of the Red Hand.
  179. Lord Estean Andiama, p. 156—Son of High Lord Torean of Tear. He used to play cards with Mat in Tear. He came out to meet Rand near Cairhien, and now travels with the Band of the Red Hand. He is one of few nobles whom Mat actually respects.
  180. Teslyn Baradon, p. 156—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah from Illian. She has a sharp face, narrow shoulders, gaunt cheeks, and a narrow nose—in short, she is ugly. Mat thinks she would make a passable paper birch. 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; Mat thinks she could win a staring contest with a post. She has lost some of the skittishness she acquired as a damane.
  181. Edesina Azzedin, p. 157—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. When word arrived that the Tower was whole, she wanted to return to the Tower.
  182. Joline Maza, p. 158—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 brown eyes. She is everything Teslyn is not. Mat thinks she would never be taken for someone he liked; he would be unwilling even to wish her on one of his enemies. See also Mizar, Fen; Negina, Blaeric.

    Chapter 9: Blood in the Air

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  183. Gorderan, p. 161—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. He was killed when the gholam attacked Mat's camp. He and Fergin tried to use pikes against him, not realizing that the gholam could easily squeeze between them.
  184. Fergin, p. 161—Bony Redarm. He is skinny, and a good soldier, but not very bright. He shares a tent with Harnan, Metwyn, and Gorderan. He was killed when the gholam attacked Mat's camp. He and Gorderan tried to use pikes against him, not realizing that the gholam could easily squeeze between them.
  185. Olver, p. 162—Boy of nine who once 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. 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. Olver seems to think there is a way—it just involves being luckier than any average person would ever be. 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. Personally, I think Olver is a red herring, at least on the first count.
  186. Riddem, p. 162—One of the Redarms. He was guarding Mat's tent when the gholam attacked. He and Will Reeve died in the attack. See also Reeve, Will.
  187. Will Reeve, p. 162—One of the Redarms. He was guarding Mat's tent when the gholam attacked. He and Riddem died in the attack.
  188. Noal Charin, p. 162—Malkieri 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. Mat says he looks like a scarecrow who dusted off and went to town. He is as spry as most men half his age. He is quite likely Jain Charin, also known as Jain Farstrider, based on his rather obvious slips of the tongue. He has taken to caring for Olver when Mat is unavailable. See also Charin, Jain; Farstrider, Jain.
  189. Slone Maddow, p. 162—Wide-eared Redarm.
  190. Perry, p. 163—One of the Redarms. He had been missing for days prior to the gholam's attack on the camp. He was presumed to have deserted until his body was found, torn limb-from-limb and drained of blood by the gholam.
  191. Fen Mizar, p. 165—One of Joline's Warders. He has dark, tilted eyes and a pointed chin. His hair is straight and black. He grew up in Saldaea, and always looks like he's about to do murder. See also Maza, Joline; Negina, Blaeric.
  192. Blaeric Negina, p. 165—One of Joline's Warders. He has blue eyes, a pointed chin, and straight black hair. He is tall, and from Shienar. He shaved his topknot to avoid drawing attention from the Seanchan; it is now growing back in. Mat thinks it looks like a badger's tail glued to his head. See also Maza, Joline; Mizar, Fen.

    Chapter 10: After the Taint

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  193. Montem al'San, p. 167—Man from the Two Rivers. He was one of those who guarded Perrin's tent.
  194. Hu Barran, p. 168—Former stablehand at the Winespring Inn in Emond's Field. He is now a scout for Perrin.
  195. Darl Coplin, p. 168—Hari's brother. He also liked to run to the Whitecloaks with tales. Their entire family is likely to join up with whoever they think is strongest and stand by them, even if they hate them. Darl is now one of Perrin's scouts.
  196. Berin Thane, p. 168—Brother of Jon Thane, the miller in Emond's Field. He is now one of Perrin's scouts. Perrin recently found him asleep at his post.
  197. Sora Grady, p. 171—Jur's wife. She disapproved of her husband's decision to come for the amnesty, but lives with it. She is somehow connected to Jur by a bond that the Asha'man believe is similar to the bond between Warder and Aes Sedai. She accepted Jur's decision to become an Asha'man because they thought he had little choice—his father could channel, and the Red Ajah found him shortly after Jur was born. He did not live long after they gentled him. Now that the taint is gone, he is anxious to tell Sora that they can continue to live out their lives without fear that he will go insane. See also Grady, Gadren; Grady, Jur.
  198. Gadren Grady, p. 172—Son of Sora and Jur Grady. He is big for his age, but about as pretty as a stump. See also Grady, Jur; Grady, Sora.

    Chapter 11: An Unexpected Letter

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  199. Lady Dyelin Taravin, p. 176—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. Elayne has admitted on several occasions that Dyelin would probably make a very capable Queen of Andor. Fortunately for Elayne, she has no desire whatsoever to attain the Throne.
  200. Birgitte Trahelion, p. 176—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.
  201. Birgitte, p. 176—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 has lived as a soldier, a forest woman, a general, a guard, a noble thief, a lady, a peasant, a killer, and a savior. This is, however, the first time she has been a Warder. She is nothing like the stories say she is supposed to be like, except that she is pretty. See also Cain, Gaidal; Maerion; Moondancer, Jethari; Trahelion, Birgitte; Trakand, Elayne.
  202. Melfane Dawlish, p. 177—Short, ample-cheeked niece of Essande and dispenser of herbs and ointments. She runs a shop on Candle Street in New Caemlyn. She is a midwife, and is now Elayne's midwife. She is very insistent that Elayne follow her instructions precisely, no exceptions.
  203. Lord Jarid Sarand, p. 177—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 supported Arymilla's claim to the Lion Throne. If Elenia attempted to claim the throne for herself, Elayne expected him to assist her. He is very honorable, almost too much so. Since Elayne's ascention to the Lion Throne, he has become the most troubling holdout against her. See also Sarand, Elenia.
  204. Lady Colavaere Saighan, p. 179—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. She is now on Rand's list of women for whom he feels responsible for their deaths. She is Bertome's cousin. See also Saighan, Bertome.
  205. High King Artur Hawkwing, p. 179—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.
  206. Samwil Hark, p. 180—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 used him to tail Doilin Mellar at night to see where he went. He found Mellar was in league with known Darkfriends, so Elayne had him arrested. Hark is still used as a spy in Andor.
  207. Falion Bhoda, p. 180—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 was then in service to Shiaine, as a maid. She feigned a relationship with Daved Hanlon so that the two could exchange information without arousing suspicions. She and the rest of the Black sisters with her attempted to capture Elayne when she and three other sisters surprised them in Caemlyn—they were captured by Birgitte and the Guards, and now reside in the dungeons of the Royal Palace.
  208. Captain Charlz Guybon, p. 182—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.
  209. Sumeko Karistovan, p. 186—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. She is currently in Andor, helping Elayne.
  210. Alise Tenjile, p. 186—Former 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, and is shorter than Sumeko. After the Farm was dispersed by the advancing Seanchan attack, she fled to Andor with Elayne. She is still there in the Royal Palace.

    Chapter 12: An Empty Ink Bottle

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  211. Elmindreda (Min) Farshaw, p. 187—A young woman from Baerlon. She is lithe and slight of build, and keeps her dark hair in short ringlets. She has dark, deep, worried-looking eyes. 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, the viewings 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 dressed 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—still coat and trousers, but cut to emphasize female characteristics. 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.… When Rand was collared briefly by Semirhage, she forced Rand to strangle Min—she nearly died until Rand siezed the True Power and destroyed Semirhage with balefire. She still has nightmares about the incident. Min has been studying Fel's books, thinking that they hold the key to winning the Last Battle. She knows she cannot fight herself, nor contribute directly in any other way, but she vows to solve the mystery of how to seal the Dark One away. Min currently travels with Rand, Nynaeve, and Cadsuane. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aviendha; Lerian; Surial; Trakand, Elayne.
  212. Surial, p. 187—Maiden of the Spear. She traveled with the Taardad and Goshien clans in Arad Doman, and has since been assigned to guard Min. See also Farshaw, Elmindreda; Lerian.
  213. Lerian, p. 187—Lean, sandy-haired Maiden of the Spear, of an age with Faile. She has been assigned to guard Min. See also Farshaw, Elmindreda; Surial.
  214. Sarene Nemdahl, p. 189—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah from Tarabon. She wears her dark hair in beaded braids, and has a near-perfect face. She has a temper, but she will admit she is wrong if she is. She taught novice classes on “the nature of reality.” Her Warder is Vitalien. She has a secret love of writing poetry—she would die of shame if Vitalien ever discovered that she compares him to a leopard and other graceful, powerful animals in her poems. She assisted in Rand's kidnapping, was captured and shielded after the battle at Dumai's Wells, and is now sworn to Rand. According to Min's viewing, she will fall in love. She is so beautiful that she makes Erian look plain; she may be the most beautiful woman to attain the shawl in decades. She is, however, completely oblivious to that fact.
  215. Alanna Mosvani, p. 189—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 vanished from Tear mysteriously, leaving no Travelling residues behind. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  216. Corele Hovian, p. 189—Boyishly slim yet pretty Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She has thick black eyebrows, blue eyes, and wild, raven-black hair. She always dresses as if she is going to a country dance, and wears a perpetual smile. She is now one of Cadsuane's companions. She has bonded Damer Flinn as her Warder. She grew up in Murandy. She stubbornly refuses to acknowledge Nynaeve as an Aes Sedai.
  217. Rafela Cindal, p. 190—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 currently in Tear.
  218. Bera Harkin, p. 190—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.

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  219. Rhuarc, p. 194—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, but Cairhien has now been turned over to local government. Rhuarc and many members of his clan brought order (if not precisely peace) to Arad Doman at Rand's command. He has since Traveled with Rand to Tear. See also Amys; Ronam.
  220. Jahar Narishma, p. 194—Man not much past twenty that had the spark of saidin inborn. His father was a cobbler in Arafel. 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. Jahar was instrumental in exposing Halima and Delana; he detected a man trying to pierce the ward against eavesdropping around the Hall of the Tower, after which Delana promptly excused herself and she and Halima fled the camp. He currently travels with Rand in Tear as one of three full Asha'man in the group. Rand realizes that trusting Narishma was a near-insane risk, but one that was evidently worth taking. It appears that his trust was not misplaced. Editor's note: Narishma mentioned to Rand that he had not told him everything about how to disarm the wards he left around Callandor. Rand was convinced he had told him everything, which is puzzling. Perhaps Rand merely forgot, or perhaps Rand had left it warded against disarmament by, say, a Darkfriend, and neglected to mention that to Narishma. Narishma's loyalty seems to indicate that he is not a Darkfriend, of course, but as we found out with at least two characters so far, one never knows. See also Haindehl, Merise.
  221. Damer Flinn, p. 194—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 partially to 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 attempted to teach Samitsu to do with saidar what he does with saidin. He currently travels with Rand in Tear as one of only three full Asha'man with that group. See also Hovian, Corele.
  222. Kainea, p. 194—A Maiden of the Spear. She has oddly dark hair for an Aiel.
  223. Merise Haindehl, p. 194—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah from Tarabon. She has dark hair and very blue eyes, and is tall. She has three Warders, including Jahar Narishma, one of the Asha'man. She is involved with Cadsuane's plans, and takes part in the interrogations of Semirhage. See also Narishma, Jahar.
  224. Tarwin, p. 196—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.
  225. Lord Davram t'Ghaline Bashere, p. 196—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. His flag is a blue field with three red kingspenny blossoms. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; t'Bashere, Deira ni Ghaline; Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere.
  226. King Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar, p. 197—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. He remains a guest in the Tower.
  227. High Lord Weiramon Saniago, p. 198—A 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 kept him close to ensure he committed as few blunders as possible; he can blunder with the worst of them. He is only brave because he is too stupid to be afraid. He arranges his hair as if to emphasize just how much he is balding. He has an oiled, pointed beard. He is tall.
  228. High Lady Anaiyella Narencelona, p. 198—Willowy, simpering High Lady of Tear. She seems a fool, and is all mincing elegance and simpers. She is slim and pretty.
  229. Leeh, p. 198—A Maiden of the Spear. She is with the High Lords in Tear at the moment.

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  230. Bair, p. 201—Wise One of the Haido sept of the Shaarad Aiel. She is very old, and has watery blue eyes. A Dreamwalker, she was one of Egwene's teachers. She has been married before, but her husbands are dead. Bair is the only Aiel traveling with Rhuarc and Bael who is not Taardad or Goshien.
  231. Amys, p. 201—Wise One of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel. Rhuarc's wife (one of two). She is one of the Wise Ones that trained Aviendha and Egwene. She can channel, but still has prematurely white hair. She is also a Dreamwalker. See also Rhuarc.
  232. Sorilea, p. 201—Wise One of Shende Hold, of the Jarra sept of the Chareen Aiel. She has thin, white hair; tight, leathery skin; and green eyes. She can channel, but only weakly. She is about a head taller than Egwene. She is the strongest-willed of the Wise Ones—even other Wise Ones scurry to do her bidding, and no one gives her orders. Cadsuane invited her to help interrogate Semirhage; she is the only person Cadsuane has met in recent memory that she would consider her equal. She and Cadsuane shared a goal: to make sure Rand still knew the feeling of laughter and sadness, that he still had compassion within him.
  233. Car'a'carn, p. 202—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. The Car'a'carn, according to the Prophecy, would be announced to the Aiel by not one, but two dragons on his forearms upon leaving Rhuidean. The Car'a'carn has arrived in the person of Rand al'Thor. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  234. Jon Thane, p. 206—Miller of Emond's Field. His mill is at the far east side of the city. When Nynaeve first became Wisdom, he treated her as most would: as a young woman, a girl really, who was new to her station and had not yet earned his respect. Nynaeve barely kept herself from boxing his ears.
  235. Cenn Buie, p. 206—Knarled man from Emond's Field with a raspy voice. He is the local thatcher, and sits on the Village Council. He always produced conflict with others, especially the Women's Circle. Rand once used his name as a flag so Nynaeve would agree to speak to him despite his disguise as a beggar. Nynaeve describes him as “old as rain” and as having “as much sense as a pile of rocks.” She was exasperated by him, probably on an hourly basis. Perrin worries that he would sieze power in the Two Rivers if Perrin did not return to his unwanted position as Lord of the Two Rivers.
  236. Aviendha, p. 210—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. Her spears were melted down into other objects, which themselves could not be weapons, to be given away as gifts to the people she hated most—the metal from one spear is now used in a belt buckle for Rand al'Thor. 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. Aviendha was staying with Elayne at the Royal Palace in Caemlyn, but she was summoned away by the Wise Ones to complete her training. While in the Palace, she discovered a new Talent: the ability to sense the function of a ter'angreal simply by holding it in her hands. Aviendha was very frustrated by the Wise Ones' treatment of her when she returned from her stay with Elayne; they seemed to be punishing her for no reason she could ascertain, and continually asked her opinion of matters as if to test her responses. It turned out that this was the last part of her training to become a Wise One: she must tell the Wise Ones she is one of them, or at least demand to be treated as an equal by them. They were pushing her harder and faster than they typically push apprentices because they had no time: she was needed at the Last Battle, and they had no time to wait for her to become ready on her own. She is currently at Rhuidean, going through the crystal columns that are the ter'angreal of Aiel history. She expects she knows what she will find there, and is not looking forward to watching what she perceives to be the failure of her people. She is due to arrive at Rand's encampment with Rhuarc and much of the rest of her clan soon. See also al'Thor, Rand; Alarch; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Janduin; Marinna; Padra; Trakand, Elayne.
  237. Talva, p. 213—Thin Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She wears her golden hair in a bun. She is secretly (until Verin's revelation, at least) of the Black Ajah. She fled the Tower after the Seanchan raid. She later attacked Egwene in Tel'aran'rhiod, and was burned to death by Alviarin's errant fireball. See also Freidhen, Alviarin.
  238. Alviarin Freidhen, p. 213—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, it is likely 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 appeared to know that the Aes Sedai sent back from Salidar were 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 blamed her for destroying their connection to the Amyrlin, and humiliating herself and her Ajah in the process. She was sent to Silviana for daily beatings. Despite her failures, Shaidar Haran has promised her that she is still his praised servant; he marked her for his own with an invisible mark on her forehead that only Alviarin can sense. She was among those identified as Black by Verin; she fled the Tower some time ago, and her whereabouts are unknown. She was one of the Black sisters who attacked Egwene in Tel'aran'rhiod. She threw an errant fireball at her, which Egwene dodged by disappearing and reappearing behind Alviarin; the fireball killed Talva instead. She retains her position as head of the Great Council of Thirteen. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Keeper of the Chronicles; Talva.

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  239. Naeff, p. 215—One of the Asha'man. He has a strong, rectangular face and a lean build. He is tall. He is very Talented with Air, which is rare for a man, and helped Aviendha prevent a runaway fire during the bubble of evil. He resigned from the Andoran guards after Gaebril took over. He was among the first of the Asha'man to be bonded by Aes Sedai as a Warder, and unlike most Asha'man has always been very polite to Aes Sedai. He currently travels with Flinn and Narishma as the only three Asha'man in Rand's coterie. His madness manifests itself in a very peculiar way: he “sees” Myrddraal in shadows that no one else can sense. Nynaeve felt great pity for him while they were working together, so she Delved him to see if there was something she could Heal with respect to his madness. She succeeded—she compared it to removing Compulsion, except with much darker forces at work—and he no longer sees the Myrddraal everywhere. Unfortunately, she was unable to do the same for Rand, though it appears another force has intervened to stop his madness in its tracks. See also Demasiellin, Nelavaire.
  240. Nelavaire Demasiellin, p. 221—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is pleasant, as Aes Sedai go. She bonded Naeff as her Warder. See also Naeff.
  241. Sommma, p. 221—A Maiden of the Spear. She is currently in Tear.
  242. Kanara, p. 221—A Maiden of the Spear. She is currently in Tear.
  243. Yasicca Cellaech, p. 225—Ancient scholar and Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She once said, “So long as we do not depend on the facts entirely, incomplete knowledge is better than complete ignorance.”
  244. Doesine Alwain, p. 226—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 and wears a sapphire on her forehead in the Cairhienin style. She and Seaine were charged with determining whether it was possible to fool or circumvent the Oath Rod; they discovered an alteration to the Mask of Mirrors that would allow the user to distort the words they were saying, so that they could in fact say anything at all (with approximately the same length sentences, at least) and have everyone else hear something else.
  245. Marsim, p. 227—Scholar of Manetheren. She speaks of Mesaana in detail in her book Annals of the Final Nights. Seaine considers her a reliable source of historical perspective.
  246. Alrom, p. 227—Survivor of one of Mesaana's schools during the War of Power. Only fragments of her report have survived.
  247. Elandria Borudat, p. 228—Author of Seeing Through the Breaking. She insists that Mesaana was one to work herself, unwilling to trust others to do the job correctly.
  248. Moghedien, p. 228—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. Her present coordinates are unknown. See also Moridin.
  249. Lannis, p. 228—Scholar and Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She claimed that Mesaana was second only to Demandred in anger.
  250. Demandred, p. 228—One of the Forsaken. He is handsome, with 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, but he has formed an alliance of sorts with Mesaana and Semirhage. Demandred never smiles, and never seems to enjoy anything; Graendal once heard him say that he would laugh the day he could snap the neck of Lews Therin. According to Lannis, a Blue Ajah scholar, Demandred is the only Forsaken who exceeds Mesaana in anger. Note: Demandred's identity in the world is still not definite. There are some suggestions that he is one of the Tairens, one of the Seanchan, or even acting behind the scenes, directly or indirectly controlling Mazrim Taim and the Asha'man.

    Chapter 16: Shanna'har

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  251. Lady Zarine ni Bashere t'Aybara, p. 231—Daughter of Davram and Deira Bashere. She gave up the name to become a Hunter for the Horn, adopting the name Faile when she found out that Mandarb was taken—by Lan's horse. See t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere.
  252. Bavin Rockshaw, p. 232—Quartermaster for Perrin's army. He is from Cairhien. His face is pale, and his hair is gray with blond speckles in it, like fur on a mutt. Perrin and Faile both suspect, independently, that he may be doing some smuggling or theft on the side.
  253. Lord Torven Rikshan, p. 233—Cairhienin lord who Perrin put in charge of one of the twenty refugee camps that travel with the army.
  254. Varkel Tius, p. 233—Traveler with Perrin and Faile. He put in a complaint to Faile that he had ordered canvas a week ago but had yet to receive it. See also Moraton, Soffi.
  255. Soffi Moraton, p. 233—A traveler with Perrin and Faile. She ripped her tent during a stream crossing and got it repaired the same day. The speed of her service, combined with the lack of service experienced by Varkel Tius, led Faile to suspect that Bavin Rockshaw was being less than completely honest in his duties as Quartermaster.
  256. Deira ni Ghaline t'Bashere, p. 234—Faile's mother. She has raven-black hair winged with white, and is about a head taller than her husband Davram, the Marshal-General of Saldaea. She was stabbed by a man while he was ransacking her tent, but she survived. She and Davram rarely yell, but they have a very upfront method of conversing with each other that often makes others somewhat uncomfortable. She did not approve of her daughter's marriage at first, but was eventually convinced to accept it. She insisted on training Zarine (i.e., Faile) in the ways of court intrigue and politics, which she hated. However, Faile has come to realize that she would be lost without her mother's instruction. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline.
  257. Garen, p. 234—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.
  258. Lord Luc Chiendelna, p. 236—An alleged Hunter of the Horn who stops in Emond's Field. He was trying to find the Horn of Valere, which he says he thinks is somewhere in the Mountains of Mist, and stopped in Emond's Field to “help” the people defend themselves against the Whitecloaks. Perrin discovered that he was in fact Slayer, the hybrid of crossruf("Luc","Luc Mantear") and Isam Mandragoran, when he shot Slayer in the Wolf Dream and Luc appeared in the real world with an arrow wound in his chest. See also Mandragoran, Isam; Mantear, Luc; Slayer.
  259. Lord Luc Mantear, p. 236—Son of Queen Mordrellen of Andor and brother to Tigraine. Gitara Moroso, then advisor to the Queen, told him that his fame—or his fate—lay in the Great Blight. He disappeared from Andor into the Blight shortly before Tigraine disappeared, and was never seen again. Luc's soul in fact was merged with the soul of Isam Mandragoran, Lan's cousin, who disappeared into the Blight at about the same time. Luc/Isam now roams Tel'aran'rhiod as a unified entity that can change back and forth between the two identities readily. The combined entity now serves as an assassin for the Shadow, whom the wolves call Slayer. It was Luc who killed the Gray Man that Egwene and Elayne stumbled upon in the Tower. He may also have killed Herid Fel. Unlike pretty much everyone else, Luc is aware that Rand is his nephew. See also Chiendelna, Luc; Mandragoran, Isam; Slayer.
  260. Brandelwyn (Bran) al'Vere, p. 237—Innkeeper of the Winespring Inn and Mayor of Emond's Field. He is Egwene's father. He and his wife Marin have five daughters, of which Egwene is the youngest. Perrin thinks he would do well if made Lord of the Two Rivers, definitely better than Perrin himself. See also al'Vere, Egwene.
  261. King Nikiol Dianatkhah, p. 239—One of Saldaea's greatest kings. He was a drunkard, but was still considered a great ruler.
  262. Queen Belairah, p. 239—Past Queen of Saldaea. She buried four husbands; it is said that her heart always led her to trouble.
  263. Queen Jonasim, p. 239—Past Queen of Saldaea. Her son nearly gambled her House to ruin during her rule.
  264. King Lyonford, p. 239—Past King of Saldaea. He could not keep his temper under control if someone challenged him.

    Chapter 17: Partings, and a Meeting

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  265. Juilin Sandar, p. 245—Thief-taker from Tear, one of the best at his craft. ` He is short, and has taken to wearing a flat-topped, conical hat. 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 could make a Whitecloak appear relaxed. He has fallen in love with Amathera, the Panarch of Tarabon. He travels with Mat Cauthon now.
  266. Thera, p. 245—Formerly one of Suroth's da'covale. She and Juilin have a relationship. She is actually the Panarch of Tarabon, Amathera, and was spirited out of Ebou Dar by Juilin and Mat. Juilin has been trying very hard to break her of her habit of prostrating herself around Seanchan officers.
  267. Moonglow, p. 245—Tairen mare that belonged to a soldier in the Band of the Red Hand. Her owner died fighting to escape the Seanchan in Ebou Dar. Mat gave her to Joline.
  268. Firewisp, p. 246—Horse that originally belonged to the Band of the Red Hand. Edesina has since taken Firewisp as her own horse.
  269. Bethamin Zeami, p. 246—Dark-skinned 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.
  270. Seta Zarbey, p. 246—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.
  271. Egeanin Tamarath, p. 247—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 was the subject of a search by Suroth for stealing two damane, but it is presumed that this search ended with Suroth's removal from power. See also Domon, Bayle; Shipless, Leilwin.
  272. Setalle Anan, p. 249—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. It is widely speculated that Setalle Anan used to be Aes Sedai. She is thereby “She Who Is No Longer” in the Wise Ones' dreams.
  273. Chel Vanin, p. 249—Fat former horse thief 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. Mat discovered him by asking the me he did catch stealing who the best thieves were. He then asked the men they named the same thing. Vanin was the one named by the third or fourth group; he is the best Mat has ever seen. Mat sent him with Joline and the other Aes Sedai to Tar Valon to gather information. Vanin steps lightly around Juilin; the thief and the thief-taker do not get along.
  274. Daughter of the Nine Moons, p. 251—Woman whom Mat is destined to marry, according to the Aelfinn. She was actually Tuon, the heir to the Seanchan throne. The title is actually that given to the heir to the Crystal Throne. Semirhage attempted to disguise herself as the Daughter of the Nine Moons to secure a meeting with and capture Rand al'Thor; Rand still wanted a meeting with the real Daughter of the Nine Moons so they could negotiate peace before Tarmon Gai'don. That meeting failed miserably, and almost caused Rand to destroy the Seanchan before he suffered his crises of conscience at Dragonmount. Shortly after that meeting, Tuon declared herself Empress, thereby killing (in the proverbial sense) the Daughter of the Nine Moons. See also Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  275. Noram, p. 251—Mat's cook.
  276. Vandene Namelle, p. 254—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 went with Elayne to Caemlyn, and dedicated nearly all of her waking hours to tracking down Adeleas's murderess. She found her when she, Elayne, Sareitha, and Careane were captured by the Black Ajah: Careane was named “one of us” by one of the Black sisters. Vandene immediately plunged her dagger into Careane's heart, but did not survive her long: Chesmal touched her and Sareitha with a weave Elayne had never seen before, and they both collapsed as if made of cloth. She was slender, and had white hair. See also Namelle, Adeleas.
  277. Sareitha Tomares, p. 254—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. She was long a suspect, along with Careane, in the murder of Adeleas, and thus Black Ajah; she was exonerated a few seconds before her death. Careane was revealed to be of the Black Ajah, Vandene killed her, and then Chesmal killed both Vandene and Sareitha.
  278. Chesmal Emry, p. 254—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 and murder. 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. Chesmal killed Vandene and Sareitha after Vandene stabbed Careane.
  279. Careane Fransi, p. 254—Late Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She had shoulders and arms as big as most men. She grew up in Arad Doman, and had worn the shawl for over fifty years now. She was 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 had been eliminated. Careane was revealed to have been guilty of Adeleas's murder and those of several of the Kin shortly before Vandene plunged her dagger through Careane's heart.

    Chapter 18: The Strength of This Place

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  280. Lord Rodel Ituralde, p. 266—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 led a band of Taraboners and Domani to wreak havoc among the Seanchan. Even the Seanchan were impressed by his campaign. Rand has since conscripted him into defending Saldaea from the Trolloc hordes. He is a Blademaster.
  281. Lieutenant Lidrin, p. 266—Young, hard-eyed officer under General Ituralde's command. He has a scar on his face and a thin, stylish black mustache. He began Ituralde's campaign having never known real combat, but he is a seasoned veteran now. His father died under Ituralde's service; he went insane shortly before the end.
  282. Captain Finsas, p. 269—Officer under Rodel Ituralde's command. He was wounded in the Trolloc attacks. Ituralde was upset that his warning that the Trollocs had trebuchets came after the trebuchet attacks.
  283. Lord Rajabi, p. 269—Lumbering lord of Arad Doman. He is bull-necked—his neck is as thick as a ten year-old ash, and his arms are almost as wide—with brown eyes, no hair, a bulbous chin, and a wide nose. He faintly resembles a large boulder. He is Dragonsworn, and as powerful among them as Shimron. He now serves as a commander in Rodel Ituralde's army. Ituralde describes him as being very determined. He was wounded in the fighting in Arad Doman—his left leg had to be amputated at the knee. We now walks on a peg. See also Ankaer; Wakeda.
  284. Zhell, p. 269—Officer under Rodel Ituralde's command.
  285. Lieutenant Nils, p. 270—Officer under Rodel Ituralde's command.
  286. Captain Creedin, p. 270—Officer under Rodel Ituralde's command.

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  287. Lussin, p. 280—One of the Redarms. Mat has assigned him the task of watching Olver. See also Edder; Olver.
  288. Edder, p. 280—One of the Redarms. Mat has assigned him the task of watching Olver. See also Lussin; Olver.
  289. Pips, p. 282—Mat's brown gelding. He does not look like much, but is actually a very good, sturdy horse.
  290. Captain Musenge, p. 282—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.
  291. Couladin, p. 285—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. Mat later described the encounter by saying, “One of us had to die. It wasn't bloody well going to be me.” After his death, the remnants of Couladin's 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.

    Chapter 20: A Choice

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  292. Rosil, p. 297—Slender, lanky, long-necked Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is the new Mistress of Novices in the reunified White Tower. See also Mistress of Novices.
  293. Mistress of Novices, p. 297—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 was then held by Silviana Brehon in Tar Valon and Tiana Noselle among the Aes Sedai who fled to Salidar and later held the city of Tar Valon under siege. Another Mistress of Novices of the past was Seraille Bagand, who later became the Amyrlin Seat. After the Tower was reunited and Silviana became Keeper of the Chronicles, Egwene appointed Rosil, of the Yellow Ajah, as the new Mistress of Novices. See also Bayanar, Sheriam; Brehon, Silviana; Noselle, Tiana; Rosil.
  294. Niere, p. 298—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is one of the few Yellows who accepts Nynaeve as one of them.
  295. Meramor, p. 298—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is one of the few Yellows who accepts Nynaeve as one of them.
  296. Romanda Cassin, p. 299—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 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 led one of the two factions in the Hall of the Tower under Egwene. She grew up in Far Madding. Romanda was also the First Weaver, the head of the Yellow Ajah, among the rebels. She was present at Nynaeve's test for the shawl.
  297. Mistress Mala, p. 304—Woman who runs an orphanage in Nynaeve's test for the shawl.
  298. Mistress al'Donel, p. 305—Woman from Emond's Field. She once demanded that Bran al'Vere fix the problem that no storks were nesting on the rooftops in the spring. He honestly did not know what she would have had him do. She appears in Nynaeve's test for the shawl, though she is fending off Shadowspawn during that test.
  299. Aeric Botteger, p. 305—Man from Emond's Field. He appears in Nynaeve's test for the shawl; she finds him standing beside a low wall, holding a weapon to fend off Shadowspawn.
  300. Rubinde, p. 309—Sitter for the Green Ajah in Tar Valon. She is sturdy, and has eyes the color of sapphires. She represented the Green Ajah at Nynaeve's test for the shawl.
  301. Lelaine Akashi, p. 310—Tall, slender Sitter for the Blue Ajah. 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 led one of the two factions that divided the Hall of the Tower under Egwene. Lelaine had a strong desire to hold the Amyrlin Seat herself, enough that once that Egwene was captured she nearly tried to seize it. She took to feigning support for Egwene to establish power in the Hall, anticipating that Egwene would not return. She is capable, strong-willed, and decisive. She is not beautiful, but she is pretty, particularly when she smiles. She is slender and graceful, with no gray in her dark hair. Her face is almond-shaped, with full lips. She represented the Blue Ajah at Nynaeve's test for the shawl.
  302. Myrelle Berengari, p. 315—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah with an elliptical face and olive skin. She is olive-skinned and beautiful, with long black hair and rounded curves. 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 five Warders named Nuhel, Croi, Avar, Lan (Moiraine's old Warder), and Llyw (Kairen's old Warder). 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, and later saved Kairen's Llyw as well. She seems to be the resident expert on saving Warders; four of her five (Nuhel, Avar, Lan, and Llyw) were previously bonded to other sisters. She claims this is because she hates watching Warders die once their Aes Sedai is dead. Nynaeve's last task before being raised “officially&rdrquo; was to demand that Myrelle pass Lan's bond to her. She reluctantly did so, after being threatened. See also Mandragoran, Lan.

    Chapter 21: An Open Gate

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  303. Rahvin, p. 320—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. Morgase was unaware until quite recently who Gaebril really was. See also Gaebril.
  304. Gabral, p. 320—Name Perrin suggests as Rahvin's pseudonym. He meant Gaebril. See Gaebril.
  305. Gabil, p. 320—Name Perrin suggests as Rahvin's pseudonym. He meant Gaebril. See Gaebril.
  306. Dawnweave, p. 327—Rodel Ituralde's horse, a white gelding. He was a gift from one of Bashere's men. He has fought Trollocs before.
  307. Lord Ankaer, p. 328—Lanky lord of Arad Doman. He is Dragonsworn, and as powerful among them as Shimron. He fell during the battle for Maradon. See also Rajabi; Wakeda.
  308. Whelborn, p. 328—One of Ituralde's best men. He died fighting the Trollocs in Saldaea.
  309. Lehynen, p. 328—One of Ituralde's best men. He died fighting the Trollocs in Saldaea.
  310. Helmke, p. 329—One of Ituralde's men. He is a sturdy, long-faced Domani.
  311. Cutaris, p. 329—One of Ituralde's men. He is a sturdy, long-faced Domani.
  312. Durhem, p. 329—Saldaean cavalryman. He is also watch commander in the mornings in Maradon.
  313. Alin Seroku, p. 329—Bluff, graying Saldaean officer with white scars on his face. He has soldiered for 60 years along the Blight. He commands cavalry.
  314. Sorrentin, p. 329—Domani officer now fighting in Saldaea under Rodel Ituralde. He was sent to alert the Asha'man.
  315. Staven, p. 329—One of Rodel Ituralde's guards. Rodel watched him die.
  316. Rett, p. 329—One of Rodel Ituralde's guards. Rodel watched him die.
  317. Tymoth, p. 329—One of the Asha'man. Rodel Ituralde ordered him to light the Trolloc siege engines afire during the siege of Maradon; he succeeded. He has red hair. He is second in command under Deepe.
  318. Barettal, p. 330—Last of Ituralde's guard. He lost his mount, but survived the attack on Maradon.
  319. Connel, p. 330—Last of Ituralde's guard. He lost his mount, but survived the attack on Maradon.
  320. Yoeli, p. 331—Commander of the Saldaeans who saved Rodel Ituralde and his army near Maradon. He disobeyed the Steward of the City to do so, but was willing to do it on grounds that he could not stand aside while any man fights Trollocs. See also Sigril.
  321. Lord Taringail Damodred, p. 332—A Prince of Cairhien and First Prince of the Sword of Andor until his death. His first wife, Tigraine, then the Daughter-Heir of Andor, bore him a son, Galad, before she vanished, causing the War of Succession. After the war was over, he married Morgase Trakand, the new Queen. Taringail and Morgase had two children, Gawyn and Elayne. He died when Elayne was barely old enough to remember him, which was probably fortunate for Morgase; unbeknownst to her, he had planned to engineer her death and make himself the first King of Andor in a millenium. Gawyn has few memories of him, but remembers that he was tall and handsome, with slight waves in his hair. Morgase remembers all too well how he tried to manipulate her, succeeding more often than not. He died hunting. See also Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Tigraine; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.

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  322. Mazone, p. 336—Former Youngling, now biding his time in the Tower. He has dark skin.
  323. Celark, p. 336—Foremost among the Younglings Gawyn finds dicing with the Tower guards. He is lean, and has light brown hair and thick fingers.
  324. Zang, p. 336—Former Youngling, now biding his time in the Tower.
  325. Makzim, p. 337—Stern, thick-armed Warder. He leads the training sessions now that Hammar is dead.
  326. Chet, p. 343—Old man from Low Caemlyn. There's a man like him in every tavern in the world: old enough to have seen men Mat's age be born, grow up, and die, and willing to talk of all those years if you got enough drink in them, and often if you did not. The stubble on his face is dappled silver, he wears a lopsided cap, his patched coat had once been black, and the red-and-white insignia on his pocket is too faded to read. The insignia may be from some sort of military service; the scars on his cheek and neck seem to support that idea.
  327. Prince of the Ravens, p. 344—Title now used for Mat Cauthon as the husband of the Daughter of the Nine Moons. See Cauthon, Matrim.
  328. Lord of Luck, p. 344—Name sometimes used, with some reverence, for Mat.
  329. Toy, p. 350—Pet name Tuon uses for Mat. He hates it. See Cauthon, Matrim.
  330. Princess Walishen, p. 353—Main character in a play Elayne and Birgitte have performed in the Royal Palace. It is one the first operas ever performed in Andor. Walishen had a tragic marriage, ending with her own death by Shadowspawn. It is based on Ellorien's favorite ballad.
  331. Gaidal Cain, p. 353—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. According to Birgitte, Gaidal always liked rain. See also Birgitte.
  332. Kaila Bent, p. 353—One of Birgitte's Guardswomen. She is lanky and has fiery red hair.
  333. Calison, p. 353—One of Birgitte's Guardswomen. She passed on word of the disturbance at the Plum Gate.
  334. Sergeant Renald Macer, p. 355—Sergeant in the Queen's Guards in Andor. He is stout, with wide hands and a mustache. He is very calm. Birgitte thinks he would be better off as a cobbler.
  335. Garard, p. 356—Beggar's name, used by Mat to avoid suspicion.
  336. Old Snert, p. 358—Innkeeper at an inn near the Royal Palace in Caemlyn. He is quite ugly—one eye, several teeth missing, and nearly bald. Mat thinks he may be the ugliest man he has ever seen. He is friends with Birgitte. She says that if he were younger and had his nose broken a few times, she might actually be interested in him. He has a big chest, with some wisps of curly hair on his head. He makes what Mat describes as “ugly” beer.
  337. Normad, p. 358—Someone who evidently was known for his ears. Birgitte asked Mat, “Why in the name of Normad's Ears are you wanting to go [to the Tower of Ghenjei]?”
  338. Jethari Moondancer, p. 361—Name by which Birgitte was known when she infiltrated the Tower of Ghenjei in an attempt to rescue Gail Cain. Her story was popular in Andor about a century ago. Birgitte does not know how the story got out, as Jethari died in the Tower—she had provisions for two months, and does not know how long she lasted after those ran out.

    Chapter 23: Foxheads

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  339. Lord Conail Northan, p. 365—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. He was invited to the opera Elayne had performed in the Palace.
  340. Lady Catalyn Haevin, p. 365—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. She was invited to the opera Elayne had performed in the Palace.
  341. Sylvase Caeren, p. 365—Lord Nasin's granddaughter and heir. She is sturdy, of medium build, placid, unemotional, and quite pretty except for the expressionless look. She appears to have a cow's wits to accompany her cow-like expression. Actually, she rarely speaks. Her blue eyes appear vapid. Despite her appearances to the contrary, she is quite cunning; she buries it deeply.
  342. Ispan Shefar, p. 367—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.
  343. Temaile Kinderode, p. 371—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. She is currently held prisoner in the dungeons of the Royal Palace in Caemlyn. She escaped with Darkfriend help and attacked Elayne when Elayne attempted to trick Chesmal into revealing the Shadow's plans.
  344. Eldrith Jhondar, p. 371—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.
  345. Captain Doilin Mellar, p. 373—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 grew more than suspicious of his loyalties, and eventually had Hark follow him to see who he was meeting. It was the Black sisters; Elayne arrested him immediately. He was broken out recently; in the subsequent fight with Elayne, he killed Eldrith and Temaile rather than let them slow him down. See also Hanlon, Daved.
  346. Challenge, p. 379—Gawyn's horse.
  347. Nimri, p. 379—Petite Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is on duty at the Traveling Ground when Gawyn leaves the Tower for Caemlyn.
  348. Weilin Aldragoran, p. 380—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. He was among the first Nynaeve found with news of Lan's march.
  349. Managan, p. 380—Young merchant from Malkier. He refused to wear the hadori, but has since come around. He has joined Lan's army.
  350. Gorenellin, p. 380—Merchant from Malkier of an age with Aldragoran. He refused the hadori, but has since come around. He has joined Lan's army.
  351. Qi, p. 380—Shienaran soldier. He met Andere before they found Lan, and camped out along his path so as to join him when he arrived.
  352. Joao, p. 380—Shienaran soldier. He met Andere before they found Lan, and camped out along his path so as to join him when he arrived.
  353. Merekel, p. 380—Shienaran soldier. He met Andere before they found Lan, and camped out along his path so as to join him when he arrived.
  354. Ianor, p. 380—Shienaran soldier. He met Andere before they found Lan, and camped out along his path so as to join him when he arrived.
  355. Kuehn, p. 380—Shienaran soldier. He met Andere before they found Lan, and camped out along his path so as to join him when he arrived.
  356. Dai Shan, p. 381—Title used by those in the Borderlands for Lan, as well as others such as Agelmar. The title is that of the Diademed Battle Lords, the generals of the Borderlands. See also Mandragoran, Lan.

    Chapter 24: To Make a Stand

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  357. Gelfina, p. 383—Character in a story. She was locked in a forgotten tower for a thousand years.
  358. Lady Shiaine Avarhin, p. 385—Darkfriend who previously worked for Jaichim Carridin and later commanded 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 Caemlyn. She gave orders to Daved Hanlon prior to his capture (and hers). 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. She was a prisoner in the dungeons of the Royal Palace until she escaped with Falion and Marillin.
  359. Marillin Gemalphin, p. 385—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. She was captured and imprisoned in the dungeons below the Palace when Elayne raided the house in which Marillin and several other Darkfriends were staying. She recently escaped, along with Falion and Shiaine.
  360. Sigril, p. 386—Yoeli's sister. She leads the Last Riders, charged with alerting the country if Maradon should fall. See also Yoeli.
  361. Queen Tenobia si Bashere Kazadi, p. 386—Shield of the North and Sword of the Blightborder, High Seat of House Kazadi, Lady of Shahayni, Asnelle, Kunwar, and Ganai, Queen of Saldaea. She is tall for a woman, with an overbold nose like an eagle's beak, a wide mouth, and dark, deep, blue, slanted, almost purple eyes. She is quite pretty. She is the niece of her Marshal-General, Davram Bashere. She is currently in Far Madding with the rest of the rulers of the Borderlands, and has not yet forgiven her uncle for deserting her and following Rand. She is young, impertinant, and reckless; a wildfire in the wind. See also Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; Torkumen, Vram.
  362. Antail, p. 386—One of the Asha'man. He is very skilled at Healing; he Healed Rodel Ituralde's leg, which was crushed by his horse. He has thin hair and a quiet disposition.
  363. Lord Vram Torkumen, p. 387—Distant cousin of Tenobia, appointed Lord of Saldaea and protector of Maradon in her absence. He ordered the Saldaeans defending Maradon to leave Ituralde and his Domani soldiers to die outside the city. Yoeli revolted against him and locked him in his rooms—he could not stomach the rule of anyone who ordered him to ignore those who were fighting the Shadow.
  364. Tarran, p. 387—Saldaean soldier. He has long mustaches, and his legs are bowed from years of horseback riding.
  365. Slayer, p. 395—Man who appears, in the flesh, to Perrin and the wolves in Tel'aran'rhiod. He is described by those who serve the Shadow and know what he is as, “the man with two souls.” Perrin once hunted him, chasing him through Tel'aran'rhiod all the way to the Tower of Ghenjei. He has not seen much of him since, though Slayer has been busy again in recent weeks: he enjoys killing wolves, considering them good sport. The Shadow uses his ability to enter and leave the World of Dreams at will to assassinate people thought important to the Light's cause. He once tried to kill Rand and Min in their sleep, though he had the wrong room. Slayer is Isam, Lan's cousin, and his other soul is Luc, whose form he seems to prefer in the real world. Luc is Rand's uncle, which Luc is aware of but Rand is not. The wolves describe his scent as “inhuman,” like a man mixed with stone. Slayer, in Isam's form, is muscular and tanned, with thick arms, dark hair, and blue eyes. He closely resembles Lan, his face all angles and sharp lines. See also Chiendelna, Luc; Mantear, Luc.
  366. Kenly Maerin, p. 397—Young man from the Two Rivers. He is one of those who sometimes guards Perrin and Faile's tent. He is trying to grow a beard again, unfortunately.
  367. Jaim Dawtry, p. 397—Young man from the Two Rivers. He serves as one of the guards at Perrin and Faile's tent. Jaim also made an appearance during Egwene's test for the Accepted: he brought Egwene and Rand al'Thor odd news from Baerlon: people were at war, fighting the “Shawkin,” “Sanchan,” or “something like that.”
  368. Denton, p. 397—Perrin's personal servant until Lamgwin comes back. He was once a minor Cairhienin lord, but refused to return to his station after being freed from the Shaido.
  369. Lamgwin Dorn, p. 397—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. He was captured by the Whitecloaks, so Denton has taken over his duties for the time being. See also Taborwin, Breane.

    Chapter 25: Return to Bandar Eban

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  370. Levian, p. 401—A Maiden of the Spear. She travels with Rand.
  371. Heidia, p. 401—A Maiden of the Spear. She travels with Rand. She is very slender. She seems to be unnerved by the small size of Rand's honor guard when she is on duty.
  372. Lady Milisair Chadmar, p. 404—The last of the Domani merchants' council to flee the city's chaos. She is curvaceous, with dark hair in tight curls past her shoulders. She is barely into her thirties.
  373. Votabek, p. 404—Former member of the King's Guard in Bandar Eban. He served under Durnham.
  374. Redbord, p. 404—Former member of the King's Guard in Bandar Eban. He served under Durnham.
  375. Captain Durnham, p. 404—Bearded wretch from Bandar Eban. He used to be a Captain in the King's Guard before it was seized by Lady Chadmar. He has a strong chin beneath the scraggly beard.
  376. Lain, p. 404—Merchant in Bandar Eban. He hired Redford and Votabek, but he never actually paid them.
  377. Iralin, p. 407—Dockmaster in Bandar Eban. He is clean shaven, which is uncommon for Domani men, and tall. He reported that all food in the Sea Folk ships has spoiled. As it turned out, he had merely opened every bag of food that spoiled, and none of the bags that had not.
  378. Milis din Shalada Three Stars, p. 408—Sailmistress of a Sea Folk clan. Her ship is the Whitecap. She is in charge of the grain shipments the Atha'an Miere brought to Bandar Eban.
  379. Coramoor, p. 408—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.

    Chapter 26: Parley

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  380. Stepper, p. 411—One of Perrin's horses, a dun stallion.
  381. M'Hael, p. 414—Title used by Mazrim Taim as the head of the Black Tower. It means “Leader” in the Old Tongue. See Taim, Mazrim.
  382. Robb Solter, p. 416—Young soldier from the Two Rivers. Perrin sends him to ride back to camp after meeting with Galad.
  383. Geofram Bornhald, p. 420—Dain's father. He led the assault on Falme and the Seanchan there, at which he died. Valda did not appreciate him, and thinks he was “soft.” Dain believes that Perrin or Rand killed him, and vows to make Perrin pay for that imagined crime. Bornhald was perhaps the most noble Whitecloak we have encountered so far—he kept the zealots under him in check; let the Questioners, especially Jaichim Carridin, know he disapproved of their methods and loathed them in general See also Bornhald, Dain.

    Chapter 27: A Call to Stand

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  384. Lord Gregorin Panar de Lushenos, p. 427—Former member of the Council of Nine in Illian, now named Steward for the Dragon Reborn in Illian. Egwene has not yet told him of Elaida's kidnapping of Mattin Stepaneos, the former King, but she has hinted.
  385. Keeper of the Chronicles, p. 429—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 named 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 Keepers during the division of the Tower tried to expand their powers over the Amyrlin they served, although for vastly different reasons—Alviarin essentially tried to weaken Elaida and have herself or another Black sister raised in her place after Elaida was deposed; Sheriam tried to overstep Egwene because she had a hard time thinking of Egwene being anything more than the frightened novice that came to her study not so long ago, and her orders from the Shadow were to support Egwene, as it was assumed she would be weak and easy to control. Alviarin was later deposed and replaced by Tarna Feir of the Red Ajah. Sheriam was similarly deposed when she was exposed as being of the Black Ajah by Verin. When Elaida was captured by the Seanchan and Egwene raised in her place, she chose Silviana Brehon of the Red Ajah to be her Keeper. See also Amyrlin Seat, The; Bayanar, Sheriam; Brehon, Silviana; Feir, Tarna; Freidhen, Alviarin; Sharif, Leane.
  386. Nicola Treehill, p. 429—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 was no doubt even more abysmal than it was before. It would have gotten even worse if a sister ever found out that she lied about her age; she is too old to be entered into the novice book by traditional Tower law. When Egwene was captured, Nicola became one of her foremost adherents among the novices; Nicola gathered enough support for Egwene amongst the novices that they supported Egwene more than many of the sisters in the Tower. She has recently been raised to the Accepted, now that the Tower is reunited. She and Nissa brought the news to Egwene that the Tower was meeting without informing her first. She still has much to learn about reigning in her ambition, and still suffers from terrible judgment. See also Nissa.
  387. Nissa, p. 429—One of the Accepted. She brought the news, along with Nicola, that the Hall was meeting without informing Egwene first. Egwene hopes she and Nicola will both be raised to the shawl before the Last Battle; they are young, but powerful, and every sister would be needed. See also Treehill, Nicola.
  388. Raechin Connoral, p. 429—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is Viria's sister. They are the only siblings left in the Tower, now that Adeleas and Vandene are dead. She and her sister have been named Sitters, replacing Javindhra and Pevara. She is tall, and has dark hair that she keeps in a coil of braids at the top.
  389. Viria Connoral, p. 429—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is Raechin's sister. They are the only siblings left in the Tower, now that Adeleas and Vandene are dead. She and her sister have been named Sitters, replacing Javindhra and Pevara.
  390. Adeleas Namelle, p. 429—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 Careane Fransi, a clandestine member of the Black Ajah. Vandene killed Careane in retribution; she and Sareitha Tomares were killed shortly thereafter by Ispan. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  391. Takima, p. 429—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. She was the lone Brown present at the unannounced meeting of the Hall that Egwene managed to find out about anyway.
  392. Saroiya, p. 430—Sitter for the White Ajah in the rebel Hall. She sat on Romanda's side. She was involved with the negotiations with Elaida. She still sits in the Hall now that the Tower is reunited.
  393. Magla Daronos, p. 430—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is a Sitter. When the Tower was divided, she was firmly in Romanda's camp. She has broad shoulders. She grew up in Illian. Her Warder is Rorik.
  394. Varilin, p. 430—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.
  395. Andaya Forae, p. 431—Sitter for the Gray Ajah in Tar Valon. She has light brown hair, and grew up in Tarabon. She reminds Elaida of a sparrow about to hop to another branch. She is neither small nor slim. Serancha, the head of the Gray Ajah, practically annointed her to her seat in the Hall. Everyone expected Andaya to be appointed to the Hall, but they also expected another forty or fifty years to pass before it occured. She was chosen to meet Egwene at the bridges into Tar Valon; sending a Gray may have been an attempt to express their desire for diplomacy and peace. She retains her seat in the Hall now that the Tower has been reunited.
  396. Janya Frende, p. 431—Formerly a 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 offered unwavering support for Egwene during the Tower's division, and now that it has reunited, she retains her seat in the Hall.
  397. Faiselle, p. 432—Sitter in the Hall of the Tower of Salidar. She disapproved of Egwene being raised Amyrlin. She sat with Lelaine's Sitters in the divided Tower. She is stocky, and has coppery skin and a square face. She grew up in Arad Doman. She was involved in the negotiations with Elaida.
  398. Farnah, p. 432—Sitter for the Green Ajah.
  399. Ferane Neheran, p. 432—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 (and temper) typical of the Domani. She is a touch on the vain side. She is short and stout with an apple-shaped face, has a strong arm, and dark, lustrous hair.

    Chapter 28: Oddities

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  400. Deepe Bhadar, p. 444—One of the Asha'man. He is the highest ranking among the Asha'man Rand granted to Rodel Ituralde, one of three who wore both the Dragon and the sword pins on his collar. He grew up in Andor. He has a flat face and long, black hair. He shows no signs of the madness.

    Chapter 29: A Terrible Feeling

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  401. Rolan, p. 455—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 was 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. He was killed by Perrin during the attack on the Shaido that ended with the rescue of Faile and the other gai'shain and the capture of Sevanna and the other Shaido Wise Ones. Faile still wears the stone he gave her. Not daily, but often enough to be remarkable.
  402. Tham Felmley, p. 460—A reputable brickmason from Caemlyn. He was accused of murdering his brother in the early days of Morgase's reign. Morgase judged the case herself, and had him hanged. One of his workers actually did it; he confessed to it two years later, laughing at Morgase as he hanged. The real murdered was a witness against Tham at his trial. Morgase clearly still holds his case as one of her greatest legal failures.
  403. Valan Luca, p. 464—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.
  404. Maerion, p. 466—Name by which Birgitte was known by in past lives. She also used the name when traveling with Luca's show; Aludra still calls her that. See also Birgitte.

    Chapter 30: Men Dream Here

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  405. Lacile Aldorwin, p. 469—Short, pale, very slender Cairhienin woman with short hair. She walks very gracefully. She was taken captive by the Shaido along with Faile and her servants. The man who captured her, Jhoradin, fell in love with her; it is not known whether Lacile returned his feelings or was simply pretending in order to ensure her protection. She did feel much remorse about Jhoradin's death, however. She has taken to wearing twice as many red ribbons in her hair since being freed from the Shaido.
  406. Selande Darengil, p. 469—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. She is very pale, and takes her sword training very seriously.
  407. Dannil Lewin, p. 470—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. With Tam gone, he leads all of Perrin's troops.
  408. The Dragon, p. 478—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.

    Chapter 31: Into the Void

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  409. Koronko, p. 483—Namesake of Koronko's Spit, a dice game popular in Shienar.
  410. Rittle, p. 483—Man who stinks of garlic from Caemlyn. He plays Koronko's Spit with Mat in The Dusty Wheel.
  411. Saddler, p. 483—Man who dices with Mat in The Dusty Wheel in Caemlyn. He smells of a tannery.
  412. Kati, p. 484—Serving woman at The Dusty Wheel, an inn in Caemlyn. The inn is often called The Rumor Wheel. Mat plays dice there.
  413. Snelle, p. 484—Man who plays Koronko's Spit, a dice game, with Mat in The Dusty Wheel.
  414. Hatch, p. 485—Innkeeper of The Dusty Wheel, an inn in Caemlyn. His inn is often nicknamed The Rumor Wheel. His wife is very pretty; he keeps a special cudgel behind the bar, and whacks people with it if they get too close to her.
  415. Jak o' the Shadows, p. 485—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.
  416. Harvell, p. 486—Member of the Band of the Red Hand. He was injured in Mat's nighttime prowl through Caemlyn, rooting out the gholam.
  417. Julanya Fote, p. 491—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 was later sent with Dyelin; Dyelin left her behind to watch over Ellorien and company. She is plump and pretty; Mat thinks she would fit nicely on his knee. She has a slight tinge of white in her hair, though it does not detract from her appearance.

    Chapter 32: A Storm of Light

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  418. Rossin, p. 499—Domani soldier. He died during the battle for Maradon.
  419. Malain, p. 499—Saldaean soldier under Bashere. Bashere orders him to gather the cavalry and feign a charge, hoping to distract the Shadowspawn long enough for them to escape.
  420. Lord Wakeda, p. 501—Lord of Arad Doman. He is not tall, is missing his right eye, and has a large scar on his face, though he might otherwise be handsome. He is Dragonsworn, and as powerful among them as Shimron. He served in Rodel Ituralde's army fighting the Seanchan, and later defended Saldaea from the Blight. He died in the battle for Maradon. See also Ankaer; Rajabi.
  421. Vogeler, p. 504—One of Bashere's men. He could not believe the Torkumen's assertion that he could see Rand during the battle for Maradon.
  422. Evasni, p. 504—A Maiden of the Spear. She guarded Rand when he destroyed the army of Shadowspawn. She is lanky, with dark red hair cut short with a tail in the back, like most Maidens.
  423. Ifeyina, p. 504—A Maiden of the Spear. She guarded Rand when he destroyed the army of Shadowspawn.

    Chapter 33: A Good Soup

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  424. Dimana, p. 518—One of the Kin. Her hair is streaked with white, her face wrinkled near her eyes.
  425. Marille, p. 522—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 is having great difficulty adjusting to life as a free woman, still referring to her self in the third person and such. She tells Gawyn about the bloodknives, and does not believe his assertion that he killed one of them.
  426. Kaisea, p. 523—Former sul'dam and member of the Low Blood, now captured by the Asha'man and held prisoner in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn. She is tall, and has long black hair in a braid. She has been convinced that she can learn to channel, and now asserts that she must be collared. The Aes Sedai working with her think she is determined to learn the weaves only so she can do something dangerous, thus providing evidence that she needs to be collared. They keep some forkroot in her at all times these days, just to be sure. She claims that it is impossible that Gawyn took the bloodknife off of a living Bloodknife; she reasons that if he fought a Bloodknife, he would be dead. Her knowledge of them convinces Gawyn that the Tower is in danger from the remaining Seanchan assassins.

    Chapter 34: Judgment

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  427. Aldin, p. 531—Tall, young, Amadician former gai'shain, now Faile's bookkeeper. He has square shoulders, and looks more a soldier than the bookkeeper he is. He took a liking to Arrela, and wanted to marry her, though she does not actually like men in that way. He seems to have shifted his attentions to Aravine. See also Carnel, Aravine; Shiego, Arrela.
  428. Arrela Shiego, p. 531—Tall, lanky, dark-haired Tairen woman. She was taken captive by the Shaido along with Faile. She got protection from some people in the camp who would otherwise harm her by “climing into the blankets” of the Maidens who captured her. She is described as “brusque,” and is taller than most Maidens. She is not interested in men, at least not “that way.”
  429. Flann Barstere, p. 531—Lanky man from near Watch Hill. He now travels with Perrin, serving as a longbowman.
  430. Jon Gaelin, p. 531—Farmer who lives on the North Road near Watch Hill in the Two Rivers. Jac al'Seen planned to reach his farm before sunset the day Perrin convinced him to leave for Emond's Field. He is now a longbowman with Perrin's army.
  431. Marek Cormer, p. 531—Man from the Two Rivers. He now serves as an archer with Perrin and Faile.
  432. Daylight, p. 532—Faile's horse, now that Swallow is dead. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Swallow.
  433. Swallow, p. 532—Faile's horse before she was captured by the Shaido. Swallow was killed by the Shaido, so Faile now rides Daylight. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Daylight.
  434. Rowan Hurn, p. 535—Former member of the Village Council of Emond's Field. He now travels with Perrin and Faile. Perrin sent him to make sure Galad released his hostages as they agreed.
  435. Child Lathin, p. 536—Late Child of the Light. He was killed by Perrin the night he became Young Bull.
  436. Child Yamwick, p. 536—Late Child of the Light. He was killed by Perrin the night he became Young Bull.
  437. Bela, p. 537—Tam al'Thor's old packhorse. She is short, shaggy, and quite docile. Egwene rode her out of Emond's Field when she left with Moiraine and Lan. Rand suggested her as a way to take Egwene with them. She was later used by Siuan to leave Tar Valon on their way to Salidar.
  438. Dapple, p. 537—One of the wolves. She was part of the pack that was near Elyas when Perrin learned he could talk to wolves. Her fur fades through a dozen shades of gray. She was the alpha female, the leader of her pack. She and her pack were agitated by the Whitecloaks under Geofram Bornhald.
  439. Wind, p. 537—One of the wolves. He was part of Dapple's pack, the one that was with Elyas when he first encountered Perrin. He and the rest of his pack were agitated by the Whitecloaks under Geofram Bornhald.

    Chapter 35: The Right Thing

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    Chapter 36: An Invitation

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  440. Melaine, p. 557—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 soon to be the mother of twin daughters, whom she has decided to name Min and Egwene, after the woman who knew of them first and her favorite student, respectively.
  441. Leane Sharif, p. 557—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah, formerly of the Blue. 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 were very useful in determining both what is going on in Tar Valon and what the Ajahs were 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 held in the dungeons below the Tower. She was allowed only one dress, the one in which she was captured, which she washed every third day in the remains of her bath water. Now that the Tower has been reunited, Leane is held in some esteem among the novices and Accepted—not only was she stilled yet still channels, she changed Ajahs! See also Freidhen, Alviarin; Keeper of the Chronicles; Sanche, Siuan.
  442. Shielyn din Sabura Night Waters, p. 557—Windfinder to Zaida, wavemistress of Clan Catelar. She is tall, slender, and cooly reserved. She is almost as tall as Aviendha, and has narrow eyes and a long neck. Like all Windfinders to Clan Wavemistresses, she wears eight earrings on one ear.
  443. Renaile din Calon Blue Star, p. 557—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. She has a dignified look, with white locks among the black.

    Chapter 37: Darkness in the Tower

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  444. Shevan, p. 571—Sitter for the Brown Ajah in Tar Valon. She is bonily thin and taller than most men. She has an angular face, long chin, spidery fingers, knobby arms, and curly hair. She was a very recent addition to the Hall, though unlike many of the other sisters raised in recent weeks, she was actually a logical choice to succeed—Saerin had mentioned that Shevan would likely have been her replacement when she decided to step down. She died in the attacks by the Black Ajah in Tel'aran'rhiod.
  445. Carlinya, p. 571—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She fled the White Tower when Elaida was raised. She held much influence among the sisters, and served as Egwene's advisor from the White Ajah. She had no Warders, which is not unusual for a White sister, though she had been studying men from within her cowl as if to find one among the soldiers in Bryne's army. She had short, dark, curly hair, and was seldom emotional (which is also common for Whites). She died in the attacks by the Black Ajah in Tel'aran'rhiod.
  446. Morvrin, p. 571—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.
  447. Brendas, p. 571—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She has cool eyes. She never grilled Nynaeve about Rand—she was also someone Siuan trusted. She helped lure the Black Ajah and Mesaana into attacking.
  448. Evanellein, p. 578—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is very concerned with her appearance, at least for a Gray. She was one of the sisters who took Siuan Sanche into custody before she was deposed. She was a close confidant of Elaida after she took over. She fled the Tower the day Egwene was raised Amyrlin, though she was not on Verin's list. Egwene suspected that she may have been one Verin missed. She was right: Evanellein was part of Mesaana's attack on the Tower from the World of Dreams. She died at Egwene's hands.
  449. Mestra, p. 578—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah. She fled the Tower at the time of Verin's revelation and the Seanchan raid. She died by Fire at Egwene's hands in Tel'aran'rhiod, during the attack by the Black sisters on the Tower there.
  450. Notori, p. 578—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah. She died by Fire in the World of Dreams at Nynaeve's hands.
  451. Sedore Dajenna, p. 579—Former Sitter for the Yellow Ajah in Tar Valon. She has a round face. Verin exposed her as a member of the Black Ajah. Egwene killed her during the attack in the World of Dreams by filling the room she was in with fire.
  452. Katerine Alruddin, p. 583—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She has dark, slightly curly hair. Though she obviously 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 and Tarna took rooms in Garon Burlow's house while the Younglings were there. She was among those who kidnapped Egwene, and was one of the sisters charged with guarding her and dosing her with forkroot tea while she was a prisoner in the Tower. crosserf("Elaida") had been relying on her more and more while Tarna was out of the Tower. Verin confirmed that she is a member of the Black Ajah. She participated in the attack on the Tower from Tel'aran'rhiod.

    Chapter 38: Wounds

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  453. Ramola, p. 589—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah. Egwene encounters her in Tel'aran'rhiod, fighting back-to-back with Alviarin; they were bait, attempting to get Egwene to chase them into Mesaana's trap. Unfortunately for all of them, no trap would hold Egwene in the World of Dreams that day.
  454. Sammana, p. 593—Wise One Dreamwalker from Bair's youth. She once encountered something in the Dream that broke her mind. She spent the rest of her waking days drooling and needing diapers. She never spoke to anyone again.

    Chapter 39: In the Three-fold Land

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  455. Nakomi, p. 604—Aiel with furrowed skin. Aviendha encounters her on her way to Rhuidean in the Three-fold Land. She wears Aiel garb; not cadinsor, not Wise One garb, just normal clothes. Aviendha does not know what to make of her.

    Chapter 40: A Making

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  456. Jon Ayellin, p. 609—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.
  457. Grayor Frenn, p. 609—Man from the Two Rivers who travels with Perrin.
  458. Hirshanin, p. 610—Soldier who travels with Perrin, or possibly Arganda.
  459. Aemin, p. 610—Graying, blocky farrier. He travels with Perrin. Perrin used his forge to make Mah'alleinir.
  460. Mah'alleinir, p. 615—Perrin's new war hammer. It was forged with the One Power, a circle led by Neald and including two Aiel Wise Ones as well. It means, “He who soars” in the Old Tongue.
  461. Long Tooth, p. 620—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.
  462. Lothair Mantelar, p. 621—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 and joined the Children.

    Chapter 41: An Unexpected Ally

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    Chapter 42: Stronger than Blood

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  463. Danelle, p. 638—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, the only Brown sister among Elaida's group of followers and advisors that deposed Siuan. She is young, but is nonetheless the typical Brown, often slight and seemingly lost in her own thoughts. She has no friends, even among the Browns, preferring to keep to herself. Perhaps because of this tendency, Mesaana killed her and used her identity to conceal herself inside the Tower. It is not known whether Danelle was already dead and her identity stolen when Siuan was deposed, or whether Danelle did that particular action on her own. Based on the timeline, she was likely replaced before the Tower broke.
  464. Bukama Marenellin, p. 614—Lan's teacher, one of the original 20 men charged with the task of carrying the infant prince of Malkier to safety when the nation was overrun; he was the only one still alive at the time Lan met Moiraine. Bluff and broad, he was taller than most men, almost as tall as Lan. His hair was solid gray, which he wore cut to the shoulder according to Malkieri tradition, held back by the hadori, a thin braided leather cord. He had blue eyes. Lan thinks he would cry at the sight of the Malkieri caravan—Bukama thought the Malkieri to be gone as a people: broken, shattered, and absorbed into other nations.
  465. King Yukobin the Undaunted, p. 642—Legendary Kandori king. His forces were pushed back as far as the Silverwall Keeps, a large fortification on the two sides of Firchon Pass. Getting through them requires traveling a considerable distance between large stone walls pocked with arrowslits. The Trollocs chasing him were turned back at the Silverwalls.
  466. Prince Kaisel Noramaga, p. 643—Grandson of the Queen of Kandor. He is a boy, not yet a man. He insists on joining Lan's ride to Malkier.
  467. Prince Kendral, p. 646—Grandson of the King of Arafel. He told Kaisel of Lan's caravan.

    Chapter 43: Some Tea

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  468. Child Ranun Sinah, p. 645—A Child of the Light. He was killed the Trolloc attack.
  469. Child Jerum Nus, p. 645—A young Child of the Light. His side was cut open and he was buried beneath a mound of Trollocs, but he survived the attack.
  470. Niagen, p. 647—One of the Mera'din, the Brotherless. He is now gai'shain to Sulin. He seems to have become attached to Lacile. See also Aldorwin, Lacile; Sulin.

    Chapter 44: A Backhanded Request

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  471. Breane Taborwin, p. 653—Woman from Cairhien who is Lamgwin's love interest. Rand originally met her at Barthanes's party. She is now one of Faile's personal maids along with “Maighdin.” and Lini. She hates Berelain. Her relationship to Dobraine is unknown. See also Dorn, Lamgwin.
  472. Kevlyn Torr, p. 656—Man from the Two Rivers. He reported the after-effects of the Bubble of Evil that dried out about 100 trees in the night.

    Chapter 45: A Reunion

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  473. Tess, p. 665—Melfane's cousin. Her daughter gave birth two years ago; the child was born barely able to breathe. Melfane blamed it on working too long and hard in the fields and eating too little.
  474. Naris Pelden, p. 665—Young tirewoman that Essande trained to be Elayne's maid. She is Sephanie's sister. She is fresh-faced, sturdy, and shy-eyed. She is very proud of her livery. See also Pelden, Sephanie.
  475. Sephanie Pelden, p. 665—Young tirewoman that Essande trained to be Elayne's maid. She is Naris's sister. She is fresh-faced, sturdy, and shy-eyed. She is very proud of her livery. See also Pelden, Naris.

    Chapter 46: Working Leather

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  476. Androl Genhald, p. 677—Leatherworker for the Asha'man in the Black Tower. He was originally blocked; he could only channel the One Power while holding a piece of leather. Taim beat his block out of him personally. He is the weakest of the Dedicated—he was only raised because Logain appealed directly to Rand and got him raised over Taim's express objections. His talent for Traveling is almost beyond belief; he can make gateways much larger than he should be able to make, given his strength. He has a faint Taraboner accent.
  477. Mazrim Taim, p. 678—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 completely 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, and 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 a growing number of Black Tower recruits—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. Androl and others have noticed that every last one of these new recruits learns too quickly after the “lessons” start, and they often seem to have altered personalities as well. Editor's Note: It is quite possible that some of Taim's “special” students have been turned to the Shadow against their will. See also Ablar, Logain; al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn; M'Hael.
  478. Cuellar, p. 678—Knife sharpener for the Black Tower.
  479. Logain Ablar, p. 28—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. 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 eventually Healed by Nynaeve, and was set free by Egwene to do as he pleased. He chose to go to the Black Tower, leading a part of the Asha'man that seemed 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. He now travels with the real Dragon Reborn, Rand al'Thor. See also Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Taim, Mazrim.
  480. Jaim Torfinn, p. 681—Young man from the Two Rivers, now a Soldier in the Black Tower. He was the best shot among Perrin's recruits before going to the Asha'man. He is spindly, and has dark brown hair.
  481. Garfin, p. 681—Androl's first guard instructor. He has one arm. His accent is of Illian, and is heavily nasal and virtually incomprehensible. He taught Androl about the Void.
  482. Trost, p. 681—Young man from the Two Rivers, now a Soldier in the Black Tower.
  483. Donalo Sandomere, p. 682—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.” He is one of three powerful Dedicated who recently disappeared with Logain. See also Ablar, Logain; Kajima, Welyn; Kurin, Mezar.
  484. Mezar Kurin, p. 682—Domani man with gray hair at his temples, now one of the Dedicated. He was one of three powerful Dedicated who recently disappeared with Logain. See also Ablar, Logain; Kajima, Welyn; Sandomere, Donalo.
  485. Welyn Kajima, p. 682—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. See also Ablar, Logain; Kurin, Mezar; Sandomere, Donalo.
  486. Canler, p. 684—One of the Dedicated. He grew up in Andor, and was a farmer before reporting to the Black Tower. He is sturdy, and has gray in his hair. He reports to Logain in the Black Tower. He is older than Emarin2 and Nalaam. His face is square and sun-wrinkled.
  487. Emarin, p. 684—Soldier in the Black Tower. He is old, with thin hair and wrinkled eyes. He has a short white beard that he keeps trimmed to a point. He is an enigma; he arrived one day with Logain, saying nothing of his past. He is distinguished, with a poised bearing and a delicate way of speaking. He is almost certainly nobly born. He makes no attempt to assert his presumed authority. He took to life in the Black Tower immediately. Editor's note: There is a distinct possibility that this Emarin and Emarin Pendaloan, Algarin's younger brother, are the same person. That Emarin was captured by Cadsuane and gentled, though he survived for at least ten years afterward. Algarin seemed to think that Emarin was dead, however.
  488. Arlen Nalaam, p. 684—Former Soldier in the Black Tower, now raised to the Dedicated. He captured a sul'dam during Rand's attack on the Seanchan; Rand placed her in Nynaeve's custody. He grew up in Arad Doman. He has a thin mustache. He is just shy of thirty years old, though he often acts younger. He once put tree sap in Androl's boots. He occasionally cackles to himself in gibberish.
  489. Jonneth Dowtry, p. 684—Young man from the Two Rivers, now a Soldier in the Black Tower. He is the most skilled of the Soldiers from the Two Rivers, which is saying something. He is large and quiet, and has a round face. He is Buel's grandson. See also Dowtry, Buel.
  490. Coteren, p. 684—One of Taim's cronies in the Black Tower. He is bulky, with black, oily hair that he wears long and loose. He has a blunt face, pudgy cheeks, and focused, dangerous eyes.
  491. Buel Dowtry, p. 685—Fletcher of Emond's Field. He makes even better arrows than Tam al'Thor, and insisted upon doing all the fletching for the city by himself until Perrin convinced him that it was unneccessary. He is Jonneth's grandfather; when Jonneth moved to the Black Tower, Buel and the rest of the family moved with him rather than let him go alone.
  492. Nensen, p. 689—Man who has been exceedingly successful after Taim's “lessons.” His success has the other recruits eager for their own private lessons. He was barely powerful enough to be raised to the Dedicated a short time ago; now he is a full Asha'man. Androl worries he learns too quickly, perhaps impossibly so.
  493. Norley, p. 689—One of the male channelers who sides with Logain; he helped put down the Aes Sedai “invasion.” He has since been raised Asha'man. He is one of the few full Asha'man that Androl trusts.
  494. Evin Hardlin, p. 689—One of the male channelers who sides with Logain; he helped put down the Aes Sedai “invasion.” He has since been raised Asha'man. He is one of the few full Asha'man that Androl trusts.
  495. Kash, p. 690—One of the Asha'man. He appeared out of nowhere, and grew powerful very quickly.

    Chapter 47: A Teaching Chamber

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  496. Empress Fortuona Athaem Devi Paendrag, p. 702—The Empress, may she live forever, of the Seanchan people. She used to be called Tuon, though by Seanchan tradition Tuon is considered dead. One of Fortuona's first orders was a raid against the White Tower. The raid was a success, in the sense that it resulted in the capture of Suffa, previously known as Elaida, a damane that knows how to make “holes in the air.” Fortuona refused a truce with the Dragon Reborn. It is likely her new husband, Matrim Cauthon, would not approve of how she has conducted herself in the early days of her rule. See also Cauthon, Matrim; Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  497. Selucia, p. 702—Tuon's Truthspeaker, and her Voice now that she has removed the veil and been raised Empress, becoming Fortuona. She kept the right side of her head shaved clean, the other side braided, while Tuon was merely the heir; now that she is Empress, Selucia shaves the left side and is growing out the right. She is the one who shaves Fortuona's head every morning. She has golden hair, piercing blue eyes, skin the color of buttery cream, and an “impressive” bosom. See also Paendrag, Fortuona Athaem Devi; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  498. King Beslan Mitsobar, p. 703—King of Altara, and son of the late Queen Tylin. He is mild-mannered, has olive skin, a soft voice, sharp eyes, and black hair to his shoulders. He was of course a puppet of the Seanchan government while acting as king of Altara, but it did make him the equal of Suroth under the law. He was secretly plotting a resistance to the Seanchan, but changed his loyalties when confronted with the choice of loyalty or death. His head is now shaven, in the manner of the Blood, leaving only a dark strip on top. Seven of his fingernails are lacquered, one more than anyone this side of the Aryth Ocean with the exception of Fortuona herself. Beslan has not plotted against her since their last confrontation, which surprises Fortuona—all of her rivals in Seanchan would have plotted against her given the same circumstances.
  499. Captain-General Lunal Galgan, p. 703—Seanchan Captain-General, commander of the Forerunners. He is tall and keeps his hair in a powdery white mohawk. He and Suroth were the two primary leaders of the Return. His ancestors supported Luthair's quest to be the first Seanchan Emperor. Suroth loathed him, primarily because she saw him as the only real threat to her own plan to make herself Empress. He is a member of the High Blood. He has wide shoulders.
  500. Melitene, p. 703—Tuon's der'sul'dam. She is skilled in more than just training sul'dam. Less black than gray in her hair. She is stout.
  501. Suffa, p. 704—A damane captured in the Seanchan raid of the White Tower. She is brought before Fortuona to demonstrate the weave known as Traveling, which was previously unknown to the Seanchan. She was previously known as Elaida before her captivity. She is a chore for the sul'dam; she has not taken easily to captivity, often speaking on her own and denying her captivity. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny.
  502. She Whose Eyes Look Upward, p. 704—Melitene's name for the Empress. See Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Fortuona Athaem Devi.
  503. Halvate Paendrag, p. 704—Tuon's brother. Fortuona says she enjoys breaking marath'damane as much as he enjoyed training wild grolm. He was assassinated. He was the only brother Tuon had ever been fond of.
  504. Suroth Sabelle Meldarath, p. 705—Formerly High Lady of Asinbayar and Barsabba, leader of Those Who Come Before. She had 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. Suroth attempted to send Elbar to kill Tuon so that Suroth herself would become the legitimate ruler of the Seanchan this side of the Aryth Ocean. Tuon arrived carrying Elbar's head; she then made Suroth da'covale and handed her over to the Deathwatch Guards until such time that her hair is long enough that she can be properly sold.
  505. 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. Tuon, now Fortuona, has granted his wish now that she has left Mat's presence. See also Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  506. Denezel, p. 705—Innkeeper of The Happy Throng, an inn in Caemlyn where Mat and Perrin reunite. He is all but Dragonsworn: he had a portrait of Rand commissioned and hung the common room.
  507. Master Golden, p. 708—Pseudonym used by Perrin while in Andor to avoid drawing the attentions of Darkfriends and other unwanted people.
  508. Villiam Bloodletter, p. 709—Man who outwitted the Banath people by painting a decoy soldier red every day so he looked like the leader. It was his first and last battle with them. The story is featured in “The Song of a Hundred Days,” which Thom knows. Most history books do not remember him.
  509. Lanfear, p. 710—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 Selene.

    Chapter 48: Near Avendesora

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  510. Avendesora, p. 712—The Legendary Tree of Life. It is the last surviving Chora tree, and is located in Rhuidean. The Tree was severely damaged when Rand and Asmodean battled over control of the ter'angreal statue and destroyed the shielding on Rhuidean, but it is still alive and will send out shoots again. A cutling of the Tree was given to the people of Cairhien as a sign of goodwill from the Aiel over 500 years ago. That Tree, Avendoraldera, grew in the center of the city of Cairhien until King Laman Damodred cut it down to make a throne out of the wood. Laman's Sin (as it is now called) brought four Aiel clans over the Spine of the World to kill Laman for killing the Tree. See also Avendoraldera; Damodred, Laman.
  511. Malidra, p. 715—Eighteen year-old whom Aviendha becomes on her first step through the columns the second time through. She is scrawny enough to appear even younger than eighteen. She is the last of four sisters to survive—two were killed by heat and hunger, one died of a snakebite. She lives as a beggar and scavenger.
  512. Jorshem, p. 716—Man who showed Malidra a large nail he pried up from the Lightmakers' massive roadway during Aviendha's first step through the columns of Rhuidean on her second trip. He used to be a clan chief, one of the three who survived to the meeting with Ladalin, Mora, Tamaar, and Takai. He is small, and has a hawk-like face. He has some Andoran blood from his grandfather. Editor's Note: I suspect most of us would call the “roadway” a “railroad.”
  513. Flern, p. 717—Malidra's attacker; she was going through his trash for food at the time.
  514. Norlesh, p. 718—Person through whose eyes Aviendha sees during her second step through the columns on her second time through. She is Garham's mother. See also Garham; Meise; Metalan.
  515. Garham, p. 718—Norlesh and Metalan's youngest child. He is an infant at the time Aviendha sees through his mother's eyes during her second step through the columns (the second time through). He dies while his parents attempt to barter with the wetlanders over ore; she did not even notice he died at first. See also Meise; Metalan; Norlesh.
  516. Meise, p. 719—Norlesh and Metalan's only living child, now that Garham is dead, during Aviendha's second step through the crystal columns in Rhuidean the second time. She has not spoken a word for months, ever since her older brother died of exposure. See also Garham; Metalan; Norlesh.
  517. Metalan, p. 719—Norlesh's husband during Aviendha's second step through the columns of Rhuidean on her second trip. He was once a good man, but he is now a shell of what he once was. His cheeks are sunken, and his once-vibrant blue eyes now look glazed. Three of his children have died within the last year and a half.
  518. Raven Empress, p. 719—Name used by the Aiel for the Seanchan Empress during Aviendha's steps through the crystal columns of Rhuidean the second time through. Once the Last Battle was over, she started a war to attempt to conquer the rest of the world—and she seems to be winning. See also Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Fortuona Athaem Devi.
  519. Tava, p. 720—Norlesh's greatmother. She says the Aiel had not been able to make a home for themselves since her days. Aviendha sees through her eyes at age fourteen during her third step through the columns of Rhuidean the second time. See also Tadvishm.
  520. Tadvishm, p. 721—A Stone Dog who died right at Tava's feet. The Stone Dogs were one of the few Aiel societies that still managed to maintain its identity during Tava's time. See also Tava.
  521. Rowahn, p. 721—Tava's father. He is tall even for an Aielman. He has striking red hair. He appears in Aviendha's third step through the columns of Rhuidean her second time through. See also Tava.

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  522. Ladalin, p. 724—Wise One of Taardad Aiel. Aviendha sees through her eyes during her fourth step through the columns of Rhuidean her second time through. She cannot channel, though she very much wishes she could. War with the Seanchan is all she has ever known. She remembers the strikes on Almoth Plain. She spent her youth training, then fighting battles in Tear. She and Mora are the only remaining Wise Ones who, along with the three remaining clan chiefs, are all that is left of the Council of 22. She has a son. She is of the Dragon Reborn's line, one of the last living. All of his other descendants have died (in her timeline, at least). See also Takai; Tamaar.
  523. Mora, p. 724—Wise One of the Goshien Aiel during Aviendha's fourth step through the columns of Rhuidean her second trip through. She cannot channel. She and Ladalin are the only remaining Wise Ones from the Council of 22; only the two of them and three clan chiefs are left. She has a soft, matronly voice. See also Ladalin; Takai; Tamaar.
  524. Tamaar, p. 725—Last of the five remaining members of the Concil of 22 to arrive at the meeting. Ladalin and Mora are the only remaining Wise Ones there. He looks as old as Ladalin feels. His face is scarred, and his left eye is missing. He has always been blunt. He was a friend of Ladalin's husband, who died a year ago. Tamaar's scouts brought word that the White Tower had fallen. Ladalin muses that she would have laid a bridal wreath at his feet, had times been different. See also Ladalin; Takai.
  525. Takai, p. 725—Clan chief of the Miagoma Aiel during Aviendha's fourth step through the columns of Rhuidean on her second trip. He is the third Miagoma chief in three years, and the youngest surviving member of the Council of 22—only two other chiefs and two Wise Ones still live.
  526. Oncala, p. 727—Person through whose eyes Aviendha sees her fifth step through the columns of Rhuidean on her second trip. She is likely to marry Hehyal. It was she who devised the plot to drag Andor into the war against the Seanchan, which eventually brought ruin to both Andor and the Aiel. She is Aviendha's granddaughter. See also Aviendha; Hehyal; Talana.
  527. Hehyal, p. 727—Aielman from Aviendha's fifth step through the columns of Rhuidean on her second trip. He has killed more Seanchan than any of his society. He has been granted permission to become clan chief. Oncala is likely to lay a bridal wreath at his feet. He is nicknamed DawnRunner",Dawn Runner See also Dawn Runner; Oncala.
  528. Dawn Runner, p. 727—Name by which Hehyal is often known. See Hehyal.
  529. Queen Talana, p. 728—Queen of Andor during Aviendha's fifth step through the columns of Rhuidean (the second time). She is middle-aged, with deep lustrous hair. She is not very pretty, but very regal. The Seanchan plan to kill her. She is Elayne's granddaughter. See also Aviendha; Oncala; Trakand, Elayne.
  530. Padra, p. 731—Person Aviendha becomes during her sixth step through the columns the second time around. She is is the daughter of Aviendha and Rand. She and her siblings have been able to channel since they were children, even though the ability usually only manifests at adolescence. She is convinced that no living person understands the One Power the way she and her siblings do; all others who can channel seem awkward by comparison. She is a Maiden of the Spear as well. She can weave gateways without thinking, and holds the One Power perpetually, even when asleep. She and her siblings have elevated status amoung the Aiel, which is why she is allowed to be a Maiden despite being able to channel. The four of them are quadruplets, but nonetheless look very dissimilar. See also al'Thor, Rand; Alarch; Aviendha; Janduin; Marinna.
  531. Tarra, p. 731—Maiden of the Spear of the Taardad Aiel during Aviendha's sixth step through the columns the second time around. She died in the Seanchan attack.
  532. Ronam, p. 731—Clan chief of the Taardad Aiel during Aviendha's sixth step through the columns of Rhuidean the second time through. He is Rhuarc's son. He is an excellent chief, as his father was: wise, but willing to do battle when it was necessary. Rhuarc once told him that he considered the previous Empress to be an honorable woman, but her daughter is not. He is ten years older than Padra, and handsome. He met Rand when he first came to Cold Rocks Hold. See also Rhuarc.
  533. Alarch, p. 733—Padra's brother, son of Rand and Aviendha during Aviendha's sixth step through the columns on her second trip through them. He and his siblings are supremely gifted in use of the One Power; they were able to channel since childhood. The four of them are quadruplets, and their status as the children of the Dragon Reborn gives them elevated privileges among the Aiel. Despite being quadruplets, he and his siblings look very little alike. Alarch takes after his father—he has dark red hair. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aviendha; Janduin; Marinna; Padra.
  534. Janduin, p. 733—Padra's brother, son of Rand and Aviendha during Aviendha's sixth step through the columns on her second trip through them. He and his siblings are supremely gifted in use of the One Power; they were able to channel since childhood. The four of them are quadruplets, and their status as the children of the Dragon Reborn gives them elevated privileges among the Aiel. Despite being quadruplets, he and his siblings look very little alike. Janduin takes after his mother's side—tall and blond. See also al'Thor, Rand; Alarch; Aviendha; Marinna; Padra.
  535. Marinna, p. 732—Quadruplet sister of Janduin, Alarch, and Padra during Aviendha's sixth step through the columns of Rhuidean. She is small of build and has a round face. She and her quadruplet siblings are as unlike as it seems it is possible for siblings to be. They have special status among the Aiel as the children of Aviendha and Rand. See also al'Thor, Rand; Alarch; Aviendha; Janduin; Padra.
  536. Tavalad, p. 732—Clan chief of the Goshien Aiel during Aviendha's sixth step through the columns of Rhuidean the second time around.
  537. Alalved, p. 732—Clan chief of the Tomanelle Aiel during Aviendha's sixth step through the columns of Rhuidean the second time around.
  538. Darvin, p. 732—Clan chief of the Reyn Aiel during Aviendha's sixth step through the columns of Rhuidean the second time around.
  539. Shedren, p. 732—Clan chief of the Daryne Aiel during Aviendha's sixth step through the columns of Rhuidean the second time around.
  540. Bruan, p. 733—Clan chief of the Nakai Aiel, of the Salt Flat sept. He is massive, with sad, gray eyes. He seems almost lazy by his voice and gray eyes, but even Rhuarc considers him to be a deadly fighter and a devious tactician. In Aviendha's sixth step through the crystal columns in Rhuidean, her second trip through, Bruan is still the chief of the Nakai; he is one of the only chiefs to survive the Last Battle.

    Chapter 50: Choosing Enemies

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  541. Arymilla Marne, p. 728—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 had the support of five major houses of Andor at one point. She is plump, verging on stout, has a vacuous smile, and brown eyes that are almost always wide with interest. After her failed attempt to take the Throne, Elayne had her imprisoned; she is still plump despite her captivity. She might even be pretty if not for the rags she now wears. Her sign is four silver moons on a twilight blue field. See also Arawn, Naean; Sarand, Elenia.
  542. Lady Elenia Sarand, p. 738—Shrewish, honey-haired Andoran noble with an eye for Rand. She has a vulpine face and golden hair in a bun. 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 planned to take it from Elayne, though once she was rescued from Aringill by Arymilla's men, her claim vanished. Her House later supported 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. Elayne imprisoned her after Arymilla's failed attempt to take the Throne. See also Arawn, Naean; Marne, Arymilla.
  543. Lady Naean Arawn, p. 739—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 planned to take it from Elayne, though once she was rescued from Murandy by Arymilla's men, her claim vanished. Her House then supported Arymilla for the Lion Throne and the Rose Crown of Andor. After Arymilla's attempt to take the Throne failed, Elayne imprisoned her, though she seemed broken before she was imprisoned. See also Marne, Arymilla; Sarand, Elenia.
  544. Lord Bertome Saighan, p. 740—Short, ruggedly handsome lord of Cairhien with the front of his head shaved. He is Colavaere's cousin, and since her death has become High Seat of House Saighan. He is probably the most important Cairhinin noble who sides with Elayne. He is short, and mildly handsome. He accepts Rand in public, but criticizes him in private. See also Saighan, Colavaere.
  545. Lord Lorstrum Aesnan, p. 740—Cairhienin noble. He is quiet, lanky, and thin. He walks with his hands behind his back, and tends to look down his nose.
  546. Lady Ailil Riatin, p. 740—Slim, dignified woman with big dark eyes. Not young, but pretty. She is Toram Riatin's sister, and would have done anything for him if he asked her to. She is also the daughter of King Galldrian. She is tall for a Cairhienin woman (and only for a Cairhienin woman&hellp;). She had pledged for Rand, but disappeared after the attack by Asha'man. The last Rand saw her, she was bound with the Power under a bed. Since Toram is assumed dead, she has assumed the High Seat of House Riatin. She is slim and middle-aged, and a vocal supporter of Elayne.
  547. Lord Amondrid Osiellin, p. 741—Lord of Cairhien. He supported Colavaere when she claimed Sun Throne. He is of middling power in Cairhien, and a likely road block to Elayne's ascension to the Sun Throne. See also Osiellin, Belevaere.
  548. Lady Belevaere Osiellin, p. 741—Lady of Cairhien, presumably Amondrid's wife. She was a guest at Barthanes's party; Rand met her when he walked into the room where Thom Merrilin was entertaining. She and Amondrid are of middling power in Cairhien, and a likely road block to Elayne's ascension to the Sun Throne. See also Osiellin, Amondrid.
  549. Lord Doressin Chuliandred, p. 741—Lord of Cairhien. He supported Colavaere when she claimed Sun Throne. He is of middling power in Cairhien, and a likely road block to Elayne's ascension to the Sun Throne. See also Chuliandred, Alaine.
  550. Lady Alaine Chuliandred, p. 741—Lady of Cairhien. Rand first met her at a party at Lord Barthanes's manor, which has subsequently been converted into Rand's institute of scientific research. A year ago, she would have been up in arms against Fionnda, not pleasantly chatting wearing scandalous dresses. She and her husband Doressin are of middling power in Cairhien, and a likely road block to Elayne's ascension to the Sun Throne. See also Chuliandred, Doressin.
  551. Lord Hamarashle, p. 741—Cairhienin noble. He is of middling power in Cairhien, and a likely road block for Elayne's ascension to the Sun Throne. See also Hamarashle.
  552. Lady Hamarashle, p. 741—Cairhienin noble. She is of middling power in Cairhien, and a likely road block for Elayne's ascension to the Sun Throne. See also Hamarashle.
  553. Lord Mavabwin, p. 741—Cairhienin noble. He is of middling power in Cairhien, and a likely road block for Elayne's ascension to the Sun Throne.
  554. Lord Dobraine Taborwin, p. 744—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, gray hair, and a square face. He is a solid man with furrowed skin. He keeps the front of his head shaved and powdered, 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 was the Steward of Cairhien for the Dragon Reborn; he ruled the country in Rand's absence, and served as his advisor in his presence. He seems bored with being a mere steward—he asked to help the Aiel secure Bandar Eban, which he did, with Rhuarc's help. Rand suspects he is trying to secure a foothold in another nation, as Rand plans to see Elayne crowned Queen of Cairhien. He has not yet returned to Cairhien, preferring to remain in Arad Doman for the time. See also Taborwin, Breane.

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  555. Gilgame, p. 748—Leader of the enclave of the Incastar of Aren Dashar, what is now Far Madding. They were afraid of progress and wonder. Lews Therin wishes he would have listened to him those three thousand years ago.
  556. Queen Ethenielle Kirukan Materasu, p. 750—Holder of the Throne of the Clouds of Kandor—that is, the Queen of Kandor. She is plump, and has gray-streaked black hair. She is about half a hand taller than Merilille. She has blue eyes. She was advised by Nianh, an Aes Sedai, but Nianh fled Kandor as soon as news came that the Amyrlin had been deposed. Stern but fair, she is known for meddling in the affairs of the southern nations.
  557. King Paitar Nachiman, p. 750—King of Arafel, brother of Kiruna. His face is creased, and most of his hair is gone, though he was once stunningly handsome. He is tall. He wears his gray hair cut short. He has a deep voice and broad shoulders. His favorite granddaughter is married to Ethenielle's son. See also Myershi, Reo; Tirraso, Tellindal.
  558. King Easar Togita, p. 750—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 Far Madding with the rest of the rulers of the Borderlands.
  559. Tai'daishar, p. 751—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?
  560. Tellindal Tirraso, p. 753—Clerk during the Age of Legends. She fell during the fighting after Demandred attacked Lews Therin after the founding of the Eighty and One. Lews Therin's lightning was what killed her. Her story is part of a prophecy given by an Aes Sedai of Paitar's own line. See also Myershi, Reo; Nachiman, Paitar.
  561. Reo Myershi, p. 754—Only person who heard Tellindal Tirraso's prophecy spoken. He passed it through the generations of Arafellin monarchs to Paitar. See also Myershi, Reo; Nachiman, Paitar.
  562. Hurin, p. 756—Thief-taker for the king of Shienar. He is lean and wiry, and has shoulder-length gray hair that he wears loose. His round fice is lined with age, and he has small eyes. He is also a “sniffer”—one who can “smell” evil, even where it was done in the past. He was chosen by the Borderlanders to serve as an emmissary to Rand. Rand was extremely harsh with him, and now realizes he owes him an apology.

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  563. Glimmer, p. 757—Elayne's mare. She is of fine Saldaean stock, with a brilliant white mane and coat.
  564. Rising, p. 757—Birgitte's horse, a tall dun gelding. He is one of the fastest horses in the stables at the Royal Palace.
  565. Sarasia, p. 758—One of the Kin. She is plump, with a grandmotherly air.
  566. Kema, p. 758—Dark-skinned Kinswoman. She wears her black hair in three long braids.
  567. Nashia, p. 758—Prim Kinswoman with a youthful face.
  568. Sashalle Anderly, p. 761—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. She has curly hair and a face that does not seem like that of an Aes Sedai. She and Samitsu are the closest things Cairhien has to rulers in Rand's absence. See also Tamagowa, Samitsu.
  569. Samitsu Tamagowa, p. 761—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is one of the best Healers alive, at least that do it in the traditional way. She was the Aes Sedai left in charge of Cairhien when Cadsuane left prior to the cleansing of saidin, and is now with the entourage of sisters that obey Cadsuane and protect Rand. She tried to Heal Rand's side wound and mostly failed, but when Damer Flinn was able to partially Heal him using a more sophisticated weave, she begged on her knees for him to teach her. She is pretty, slender, has hazel eyes, and dark hair that she keeps bells in. She grew up in Arafel. She and Sashalle are the closest things Cairhien has to rulers in Rand's absence. See also Anderly, Sashalle; Flinn, Damer.
  570. Laman Damodred, p. 762—King of Cairhien about twenty years ago. His cutting of Avendoraldera to make a throne unlike anything the world had ever seen precipitated the Aiel War. The war continued for years until all nations united against the Aiel and even Tar Valon was threatened; the war finally ended when the Aiel killed Laman and took his sword. Because of Laman's Pride, and his Sin, House Damodred lost the throne of Cairhien to House Riatin, and the city never again reached any of its former glory—but it also allowed Prophecy to be fulfilled; the Dragon Reborn was able to be born on the slopes of Dragonmount, born of a Maiden of the Spear but raised by the blood of the old nations. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Taringail.
  571. Avendoraldera, p. 762—A chora tree, cut from Avendesora, the legendary Tree of Life, which was given as a gift to the people of Cairhien from the Aiel. The Cairhienin never knew exactly why the Aiel gave them such a gift, and almost five hundred years later it was almost forgotten that it was a gift from them. The tree, which grew in the center of the city of Cairhien, was cut down by King Laman Damodred twenty years ago, which precipitated the Aiel War. Four clans of the Aiel crossed the Dragonwall under the leadership of Janduin, Rand's father and chief of the Taardad Aiel, to punish Laman for his sin. The deep respect the Aiel held for the Cairhienin, as well as the passage through the Waste they were allowed, was terminated after Laman's Sin—the Aiel now refer to all Cairhienin as “treekillers,” and think nothing of killing or mistreating them. See also Avendesora; Damodred, Laman.
  572. Mop, p. 768—Fictional character Mat concocted to explain the advantages of lacking responsibility to Setalle.
  573. Hembrew, p. 769—Fictional old woman Mat makes up to explain the advantage of being “average” to Setalle.
  574. Clintock, p. 770—One of the Redarms. He checks on Mat every half hour since the gholam attack.

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  575. Tarna Feir, p. 774—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah, later Keeper of the Chronicles in the White Tower under Elaida. Elaida had 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. They have since gone to the Black Tower to seek out Warders among the Dedicated. She shares a tent with Pevara in the Black Tower. Note: Tarna says at one point that Galina “knew [her] Ajah long before [she] did, and took a personal interest in [her].” I once thought it was the Black (not Red) Ajah that Galina knew she would choose. It would have fit with the idea of most Aes Sedai in the Tower being Black. However, it has since been revealed that Galina's interest in Tarna was more personal.
  576. Elmiara, p. 786—Character in “Elmiara and the Shadoweyes,” one of Thom's stories. She spent a hundred days wandering in a maze, looking for the healing spring of Sund to save her lover's life. Her story is true: it describes Birgitte's efforts to save Gaidal by entering the Tower of Ghenjei.

    Chapter 54: The Light of the World

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    Chapter 55: The One Left Behind

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    Chapter 56: Something Wrong

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  577. King Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy, p. 816—King of Murandy, at least in name. In reality, Murandians held allegiance to lords only, and those lords often refused to pay their taxes to the King. He has, however, made himself the first true king of Murandy in its history by deft manipulation of the nobles' unease about the Borderlander, Andoran, and Aes Sedai presences on Murandian soil. Egwene sent an invitation and an offer of Traveling to him so he could attend the meeting with Rand and the world's rulers, but she doubts he will attend.
  578. Evin, p. 817—A Soldier in the Black Tower. He has a youthful face.
  579. Atal Mishraile, p. 818—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. He is dimssive of Androl and the other Dedicated who are not on a path to being Taim's cronies.

    Chapter 57: A Rabbit for Supper

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    Epilogue: And After

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  580. Isam Mandragoran, p. 829—Man who was bringing Trollocs through the Ways to attack Emond's Field when Perrin went back to defend it. He was later sent by Moridin to murder Padan Fain. He is the same Isam that disappeared into the Blight years ago, Isam Mandragoran, Lan's cousin. He has a mysterious ability to enter Tel'aran'rhiod in the flesh without a Gateway and leave it the same way, as well as change personalities and become Luc, the brother of Tigraine and uncle of Galad and Rand, who disappeared into the Blight years ago. The Shadow's minions call him, “the man with two souls.” He is also Slayer. His most recent assignment was to kill Perrin Aybara, with Graendal's help. They failed, and instead caused Mesaana's death in the process. See also Mantear, Luc; Slayer.
  581. Bergevin, p. 838—One of the quartermasters for the Band of the Red Hand. Olver snitched a large knife from him while he was not looking.
  582. Thum, p. 838—Part of Barriga's caravan. He died in the Trolloc attack.
  583. Yang, p. 838—Part of Barriga's caravan. He died in the Trolloc attack.
  584. Rebek, p. 838—Someone Barriga thinks he should have listened to.
  585. Mierin Eronaile, p. 841—Real name of Lanfear that she was called during the Age of Legends. Like the Forsaken she became, Mierin was ever power-hungry; she loved Lews Therin because he was powerful, not because she loved him, and even unwittingly bored into the Dark One's prison searching for more power. She recently worked her way into Rand's personal dreams. See also Lanfear; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  586. Lady Selene, p. 841—A woman Rand met in the alternate universe he reached via Portal Stone by accident. He thought she was the most beautiful woman he ever met. Selene was actually just an identity that Lanfear assumed to guide Rand; she did not want to reveal her true identity to him before she established his trust. See also Eronaile, Mierin; Lanfear.
  587. Aan'allein, p. 842—Aiel name for Lan. It means “One Man,” “The Man Alone,” or “Man Who is an Entire People” in the Old Tongue. Lan's story is well-known and well-respected among the Aiel. The Man Alone is no longer alone. See Mandragoran, Lan.
  588. Greatest One, p. 843—Name used for the Dark One in the Prophecies of the Shadow. See Dark One.
  589. One-Eyed Fool, p. 843—Name used for Mat in the Prophecies of the Shadow. See Cauthon, Matrim.
  590. First Among Vermin, p. 843—According to the Prophecies of the Shadow, a man who will lift his hand to free to bring freedom to Him who will Destroy. Editor's note: it is unclear who this character is in the real world. My money is on Padan Fain.
  591. Him who will Destroy, p. 843—According to the Prophecies of the Shadow, a man who will be brought to freedom of the First Among Vermin on the day the last days of the Blacksmith's Pride shall come. Editor's note: it is unclear who this character is in the real world. I would guess Rand, but he does not seem to fit the rest of the prophecy.
  592. Fallen Blacksmith, p. 843—Name used for Perrin in the Prophecies of the Shadow. It is said that Death shall know him.
  593. Broken Wolf, p. 843—Name for Perrin, or perhaps Hopper, in the Prophecies of the Shadow. He will be consumed by the Midnight Towers, according to the Prophiecies of the Shadow.
  594. Lord of the Evening, p. 843—Name for the Dark One, or perhaps Moridin, in the Prophecies of the Shadow.
  595. Broken Champion, p. 843—Name, presumably for Rand, used in the Prophecies of the Shadow.


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  596. Toma dur Ahmid, p. 845—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.
  597. Tiam of Gazar, p. 845—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.
  598. Uren din Jubai Soaring Gull, p. 845—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.
  599. Panarch Farede, p. 845—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.
  600. King Alsalam Saeed Almadar, p. 846—King of Arad Doman. He had been a good ruler for over twenty years, though the Council had recently smuggled him out of Bandar Eban—after leaving the city, he seemed to have taken on the notion that he was the Rebirth of Artur Hawkwing. He is believed to either be dead or one of Graendal's playthings (and now dead as well).
  601. Jesse Bilal, p. 847—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is the head of the Brown Council.
  602. Adelorna Bastine, p. 847—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; one died in the Seanchan attack, and Talric was wounded. She is of a height with Egwene.
  603. Jain Charin, p. 848—Real name of Jain Farstrider. He is a modern hero, a traveler and writer from Malkier. 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 spent the last few months of his life posing as Noal Charin, a member of the party traveling with Mat Cauthon, though Noal claims Jain was his cousin. He died in the world of the Aelfinn and Eelfinn—he sacrificed himself so that Mat, Thom, and Moiraine could escape. See also Charin, Jain; Charin, Noal; Farstrider, Jain.
  604. Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin, p. 848—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.
  605. Cowin Gemallen, p. 851—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, Isam; Mandragoran, Lan.
  606. Herid Fel, p. 851—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 read his book, Reason and Unreason, in an attempt to understand better why he was murdered; she is now making her way through the rest of his collection. Rand cannot make up from down in Fel's books, but Min finds them fascinating.
  607. Suana Dragand, p. 852—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; she is all bones and skin. She is described as “unyielding.” Her quarters more closely resemble a garden than they do proper rooms. She has her own herb garden built into the inset balcony. Egwene describes her as “pleasant”; she even suggested that Egwene join the Yellow Ajah despite Egwene's personal feelings that she was not strong in Healing.
  608. Kamarile Maradim Nindar, p. 852—Noted ascetic and Aes Sedai of the Age of Legends. She was also an expert in psychiatric disorders, perhaps the best ever to live. Eventually she realized the world could never live up to her standards, so she became everything she once loathed. She started wearing suggestive, revealing clothing and living frivolously and lavishly. She turned to the Shadow, and became Graendal. She was the second of the Forsaken, after Ishamael. Her plans have led to the death of three of the Chosen: Aran'gar, whom she shielded and bound in Natrin's Barrow so she would die by Rand's balefire; Asmodean, whom she killed herself, and Mesaana, who was trapped in the White Tower because of Graendal's Dreamspike and could not flee to a safe area in Tel'aran'rhiod during the fight with Egwene and the Aes Sedai.
  609. Asmodean, p. 852—One of the Forsaken. He was born Joar Addam Nessosin, a child prodigy in music and art, in the then coastal city of Shorelle. 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 Graendal right after Rahvin and Lanfear were killed/trapped.
  610. Daved Hanlon, p. 852—Real name of Doilin Mellar, the man who “saved” Elayne from the three assassins. In gratitude, she named him Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard. He is a Darkfriend, and works for Shiaine. He is not bulky, and little taller than the average run of men. He feigned a relationship with Falion Bhoda so that the two could exchange information discreetly. He was arrested by Elayne when she discovered evidence that he was visiting Black sisters. He later escaped, with Darkfriend assistance, from the dungeons under the Palace. He promises that he will hunt down Elayne and rape and kill her himself. See also Hanlon, Daved; Mellar, Doilin.
  611. Serancha Colvine, p. 852—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, pale blue pinched eyes, and light brown hair. She always looks as though she has just eaten a lemon. Seaine and Pevara put powdered itchoak in her shift when they were Accepted.
  612. Tsutama Rath, p. 853—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.
  613. Queen Mordrellen Mantear, p. 860—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. 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—that is who she was confused with. See also al'Thor, Rand; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Tigraine.
  614. Lady Tigraine Damodred, p. 860—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; Damodred, Taringail.
  615. Daughter-Heir (of Andor), p. 860—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 previous Daughter-Heir, Elayne, most have been too weak to get beyond novice training. Now that Elayne is Queen, there is no Daughter-Heir in Andor. See also Damodred, Tigraine; Trakand, Elayne.

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