Chronological listing of characters encountered in A Memory of Light

(Cover Art) Book fourteen in The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (this book co-authored by Brandon Sanderson).
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  1. The Dragon, p. 9—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. He prepares for Tarmon Gaidon, the Last Battle. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn; Promised One; Telamon, Lews Therin.

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  2. Bayrd, p. 15—Andoran soldier serving under Jarid Sarand. he is highly unnerved by the symptoms of the Dark One's touch on the world, especially the fact that his coins are now soft enough to accept his fingerprints. He is one of ten soldiers amongst Jarid's personal guard. He has an interest, passed from Pappil, in masonry; he felt uncomfortable as a butcher, his father's trade, but he feels at home as part of his lord's guard. He finds it somewhat disturbing how easily he went from cutting up dead animals to cutting up living people. He is a large man. See also Pappil; Sarand, Jarid.
  3. Lord Karam, p. 15—Andoran minor noble, one of ten men serving as Jarid Sarand's personal bodyguard. His house is of minor importance, and is loyal to House Sarand. He and Jarid have been friends since childhood. See also Sarand, Jarid.
  4. Lord Jarid Sarand, p. 15—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. He still supports Elenia's attempt to claim the throne for herself. He is very honorable, almost too much so. Since Elayne's ascention to the Lion Throne, he has been the most troubling holdout against her. His hair has grown loyal through the months of his exile. He continually demands Elayne's head, claiming she and the rest of the Aes Sedai are responsible for the strange events in the world. His men are beginning to grow weary of providing their support, realizing that no human could perpetrate the events they are witnessing. He has ten personal guards, who wear his symbol: a golden bear charging before a read spear. See also Bayrd; Davies; Eri; Karam; Morear; Rosse; Sarand, Elenia.
  5. Queen Elayne Trakand, p. 16—Former Daughter-Heir of Andor, now Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah and Queen of Andor. 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 strength 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.
  6. Eri, p. 16—One of ten men personally assigned to guard Jarid Sarand. He is the best there is amongst what remains of the rebel army. He is rapidly losing his enchantment with the Sarand family's cause.
  7. Pappil, p. 17—Bayrd's grandfather, or perhaps his great uncle. He felt betrayed when Bayrd's father left to become a butcher in the city instead of keeping the family trade, which appears to be masonry or possibly weapon-making. He tried to pass his trade on to Bayrd as well. See also Bayrd.
  8. Lord Davies, p. 17—Aging soldier under Jarid Sarand, one of his closest friends. He is as close as anyone to being his confidant. See also Sarand, Jarid.
  9. Shiv, p. 18—One of Jarid Sarand's soldiers, most likely a scout.
  10. Lady Elenia Sarand, p. 18—Shrewish, honey-haired Andoran noble with an eye for Rand. She has a vulpine face and keeps her 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. Her husband still holds out the hope of seizing Caemlyn and putting her on the throne, but Elayne's position may be too strong for that now. See also Sarand, Jarid.
  11. Morear, p. 20—One of Jarid Sarand's personal guards. He had to restrain his lord when his men started leaving. See also Sarand, Jarid.
  12. Rosse, p. 20—One of Jarid Sarand's personal guards. He had to restrain his lord when his men started leaving. See also Sarand, Jarid.
  13. Lord Talmanes Delovinde, p. 21—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 the Band of the Red Hand Mat's absence. He is skinny, and has gray hair. He has no fashion sense, but has excellent taste in wine. Before he met Mat, he had little or no respect for commoners—he has since learned great respect for some common men, Mat in particular. He is shy around women.
  14. Selfar, p. 21—Talmanes's horse, a roan gelding.
  15. Lord Estean Andiama, p. 21—Son of High Lord Torean of Tear. He used to play cards with Mat in Tear right after the Stone fell He now travels with the Band of the Red Hand, and commands its cavalry. He is one of few nobles whom Mat actually respects. He and some of his men are currently with Elayne at the Field of Merrilor.
  16. Matrim (Mat) Cauthon, p. 22—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, at least not completely, and because of this he 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, which he later described as the best game he had ever played. 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. Tuon is (metaphorically) dead, in that she is now the Empress of Seanchan, Fortuona, though Mat still calls her Tuon, much to her dismay. He stubbornly refuses all Seanchan formality, which keeps Fortuona guessing and unsure what to make of him. Mat recently responded to Moiraine's letter to Thom rescuing her from the Eelfinn with the help of Thom and Noal. Mat has an excellent eye for horses, which he inherited from his father—Fortuona judges him to have a better eye than the Imperial stablemaster. See also al'Hune, Jer; al'Thor, Rand; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Daughter of the Nine Moons; Empress (of Seanchan), The; Knotai; Lewin, Kiem; Mitsobar, Tylin Quintara; Paendrag, Fortuona Athaem Devi; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore; Prince of the Ravens.
  17. Lieutenant Sandip, p. 22—Head scout for Lord Talmanes and the Band of the Red Hand. He is slender, tan, and has dark hair. He is a Commander in the Band, and an accomplished hedge-doctor. Talmanes leaves him in charge when he is away.
  18. Isam Mandragoran, p. 23—A man, at least in appearance, created by the Shadow some years ago. It was Isam who brought the 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 Mantear, 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. He was recently assigned to kill Perrin Aybara, with Graendal's help. They failed, and instead caused Mesaana's death in the process. He has also been assigned at various times to kill Rand, though the Forsaken continually give him new orders, distracting him from that task. Isam went to the Shadow, hoping that he could be given the ability to channel; even the Dark One could not grant that, but he was able to unite Isam's soul with Luc's to make him unique. Isam now considers himself a hunter, and that is all he desires to be. See also Mandragoran, Isam; Mantear, Luc; Slayer.
  19. 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). He is the same height as Rand. His name means “Death” in the Old Tongue; no one deserves the name more. His first visit to the Town, a Shadow-controlled city near Thakan'dar, resulted in the death of at least a dozen Samma N'Sei, the red-veiled Aiel-born servants of the Shadow, many of them male channelers that were forcibly Turned to serve the Dark One. He is fond of using the True Power, the power drawn directly from the Dark One; the saa have appeared in his eyes, almost blackening them, 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 since relinquished Moghedien's to her own control. 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 neither one completely understands. 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 once granted Graendal some limited access to the True Power, on a short leash, but the likelihood of him doing so again after her utter failure is remote. 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 from the previous turnings of the Wheel. His connection with Rand allows Rand to enter his dreams, even when they are isolated in a Dreamshard. The same connection seems to have given Rand access to the True Power as well, which allowed Rand to escape Semirhage's Domination Band. Moridin, or rather Ishamael, 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. Moridin believes that the struggle between his soul and Rand's has continued unabated since the beginning of time, and he longs for release from that cycle. See also Ishamael; Shai'tan; Tedronai, Elan Morin.
  20. Lord Luc Mantear, p. 26—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. Luc is aware that Rand is his nephew. He bears a deep loathing for Perrin, who foiled his plans in the Two Rivers and nearly killed him. Luc is usually more accommodating than his alter ego, Isam, but not when it comes to Perrin. Gaul compares Luc to a lopinginny, a bird from the Waste: he talks big, but is actually a coward. He went to the Blight wanting to become part of something important. See also Mandragoran, Isam; Slayer.
  21. 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. Perrin witnessed Rand's internal battle on Dragonmount's summit. He has also been trained by the wolves in manipulating Tel'aran'rhiod; his skills have allowed him to fight Slayer, protecting wolves and humans alike in the process, though not without casualties—Hopper himself was killed in the process. Perrin has become strong enough in Tel'aran'rhiod to halt a stream of balefire in its path—in so doing, he impressed upon Egwene that nothing is beyond the power of a strong enough mind in the World of Dreams, leading her to defeat the a'dam Mesaana later placed on her and breaking Mesaana's mind in the process. Perrin has since come to terms with the wolf in him, realizing now that he can reach the balance between man and wolf that is right for him. The only thing that throws him off is love for Faile, but he now has realized that she is his link to his human side if he ever forgets. See also al'Thor, Rand; t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Bull, Young; Cauthon, Matrim; Hopper; Machera, Elyas; Slayer.
  22. 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. Until very recently, he had started 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 has since given this sword to Tam. 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 users of his soul, including Lews Therin Telamon, who were 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. Rand has since managed to create some sort of barrier between the effects of the taint and his mind; the net effect is that he is no longer insane, but retains all of Lews Therin's memories, all his knowledge, and all his experience. 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, according to Min's viewings, to fall in love with three women (and has): Min Farshaw, Elayne Trakand, and Aviendha of the Tardaad Aiel. 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, where she was subsequently tortured by the Eelfinn and partially drained of her ability to channel until “rescued” by Moridin; 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 Domination Band (a sort of male a'dam), and later died at his hand when she succeeded in binding him when he accessed the True Power through his connection to cossref("Moridin"); 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. Afterwards, Rand had trouble seizing saidin due to the taint's effect on his mind. During his first 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 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 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 blocked his madness somehow in the process. Nynaeve attempted to Heal his madness, but he is beyond her abilities. 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. The “spotless tower” (i.e., the White Tower) broke and bent knee to him&mdashthe Tower has broken, several Aes Sedai have sworn fealty to him and only him, and even the Amyrlin herself has agreed to work with 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 once turned on Rand, trying to kill him and worse, though Rand did not at that point know that they were acting with Taim's knowledge. Rand used to believe that emotionlessness was the key to surviving to do what he must do, but he now realizes he must instead accept what must be done, not letting it bother him but still feeling it. 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, Kari; al'Thor, Tamlin; al'Vere, Egwene; Aviendha; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Car'a'carn; Cauthon, Matrim; Coramoor; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Tigraine; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Janduin; Mandragoran, Nynaeve ti al'Meara; Promised One; Shadowkiller; Taim, Mazrim; Tamyrlin; Telamon, Lews Therin; Trakand, Elayne.
  23. Great Lord of the Dark, p. 27—Name used by Darkfriends for the Dark One, claiming that to use his true name would be blasphemy. See Shai'tan.
  24. Dragon Reborn, p. 28—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. He, and the world, now face Tarmon Gaidon. See also Ablar, Logain; al'Thor, Rand; Bao the Wyld; Coramoor; Dragon, The; Promised One; Taim, Mazrim.
  25. Lews Therin Telamon, p. 28—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. He also remembers what happened during Lews Therin's attack on the Bore. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Tamyrlin.
  26. Brynt, p. 30—One of Talmanes's soldiers in the Band of the Red Hand.
  27. Leilwin Shipless, p. 32—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 married to Bayle Domon. It was Leilwin, as Egeanin, who discovered Renna and Bethamin in the cellar, collared and bound by a'dam. See also Domon, Bayle; Tamarath, Egeanin.
  28. Bayle Domon, p. 32—Stocky former 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 became involved in a romance (she purchased him so they could stay together), which no one else seemed 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 used to be so'jhin until they fled the Seanchan provinces. 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 knew where the Tower of Ghenjei was, and led Mat to it. He has thick, roughened fingers. Nynaeve still has not forgiven him for letting his ship be captured by Egeanin, which is how Semirhage acquired the Domination Band Nynaeve had ordered Domon to drop into the ocean. See also Shipless, Leilwin; Tamarath, Egeanin.
  29. el'Nynaeve ti al'Meara Mandragoran, p. 32—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, as well as remove the effects of the taint from men's minds. 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 Lan's bond was transferred to her the moment she tracked down Myrelle. As Lan's wife, she is the Queen of Malkier; when Lan raises the Golden Crane and frees Malkier from the Blight, she will rule at his side. 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. Rand was shocked when he met her recently with her hair loose and cut to the shoulders—she had worn her braid proudly. See also Mandragoran, Lan.
  30. Daughter of the Nine Moons, p. 34—Heir to the Crystal Throne of the Seanchan. Mat found from the Aelfinn that we was destined to marry her. She was Tuon, now called, as Empress, Fortuona. Semirhage attempted to disguise herself as the Daughter of the Nine Moons to secure a meeting with and capture Rand al'Thor; Rand scheduled 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.
  31. The Empress (of Seanchan), p. 34—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.
  32. Sleete, p. 37—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. Sleete now lends his services to Egwene's army and the rest of the sisters, having been reunited with Hattori.
  33. al'Lan Mandragoran, p. 37—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 was 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 intended to turn as many of them away as he could, but he had little choice in the matter—even Kaisel, Prince of Kandor, has joined his fight. He eventually ended up with a small army, and is now one of the battle lords holding Tarwin's Gap against the Trolloc hordes in the Last Battle. See also Aan'allein; Berengari, Myrelle; Damodred, Moiraine; Mandragoran, Nynaeve ti al'Meara.
  34. Semirhage, p. 38—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 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 let him seize the True Power, which Rand used to kill Semirhage and Elza with balefire. Cyndane thinks Semirhage might be able to explain more about what the Dark One did to Slayer's souls, had she been alive.
  35. Egeanin Tamarath, p. 38—Seanchan ship captain, later a Captain of the Green. Her last name changed each time she got 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. She has since fled the Seanchan-controlled lands, seeking out Nynaeve or Elayne so she can apologize to them and make amends for her unwitting betrayal of the Light. See also Domon, Bayle; Shipless, Leilwin.
  36. Suroth Sabelle Meldarath, p. 38—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. Egeanin delivered the Domination Band to Suroth herself, not knowing Suroth's true loyalties; known to few until the moment of her capture, Suroth was Atha'an Shadar, “Those Bound to Shadow” (a Darkfriend), and was 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 could be properly sold.
  37. The Amyrlin Seat, p. 39—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, until Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan was 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.
  38. Melten, p. 39—Lean, mop-haired soldier in the Band of the Red Hand. He dresses like an Andoran, but speaks like a Borderlander. He juggles; he may have been a gleeman or bard before becoming a soldier. He is now the Band's medic.
  39. Madwin, p. 40—Officer in the Band of the Red Hand. He is put in charge of making sure Caemlyn's refugees got to safety.
  40. Dennel, p. 40—Captain in the Band of the Red Hand. He runs the dragons.
  41. Chel Vanin, p. 41—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.
  42. Aludra, p. 41—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 later traveled with Mat's entourage. Since the Seanchan destroyed the Chapter House of the Illuminators in Tanchico, Aludra may be the last Illuminator alive. She has, with Mat and Rand's help, made dozens of dragons, what most of us would call cannons. She conscripted every bellfounder in Andor, Tear, and Illian to make them. They were to form a critical part of the defense of Caemlyn, and the Last Battle.
  43. Lodwin, p. 42—Scout for the Band of the Red Hand.
  44. Mar, p. 42—Scout for the Band of the Red Hand.
  45. 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 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 sais a similar incident would 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. While Aviendha was staying with Elayne at the Royal Palace in Caemlyn, 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 later went to Rhuidean, going through the crystal columns that are the ter'angreal of Aiel history. She expected she knew what she will find there, and was not looking forward to watching what she perceived to be the failure of her people. She was correct: she knew what she would see. Almost by accident, she entered the columns a second time, witnessing events she could only identify as being from the future: the lives of her four children, an Aiel–Seanchan war, and the gradual destruction of the Aiel as a people. She was horrified by her vision, and is determined to change something in it, just to prove to herself that the future is not pre-determined. She knew her visions would be met with confusion, but not the unpleasant silence that has actually resulted. See also al'Thor, Rand; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Trakand, Elayne.
  46. Sorilea, p. 42—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.
  47. Amys, p. 42—Wise One of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel, and 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. She was evidently very stubborn and proud as an apprentice, taking longer than almost anyone (except Aviendha) to reach the point of demanding respect from the Wise Ones, thereby completing her training. See also Rhuarc.
  48. Bair, p. 42—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 who traveled with Rhuarc and Bael who is not Taardad or Goshien. She volunteered to go through Rhuidean's columns a second time to confirm Aviendha's visions of a possible future.
  49. Melaine, p. 42—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—very 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. See also Bael.
  50. Kymer, p. 42—Wise One of the Tomanelle Aiel. She is one of the younger group of Wise Ones, being about ten years older than Aviendha. She has deep red hair and a long, tanned face. Han, clan chief of the Tomanelle, is her sister-father. See also Han.
  51. Sightblinder, p. 43—One name the Aiel use for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  52. Car'a'carn, p. 43—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.
  53. Elenar, p. 43—Aiel apprentice, in training under the tutilage of Hayde and Shanni. She is of the Daryne Aiel. Amys recommends asking her to verify Aviendha's visions from the second trip through the crystal columns of Rhuidean. This idea is rejected; the Wise Ones think it unwise or unfair to ask her to do such a task.
  54. Hayde, p. 43—Wise One of the Daryne Aiel.
  55. Shanni, p. 43—Wise One of the Daryne Aiel.
  56. Han, p. 46—White-haired, leathery-faced clan chief of the Tomanelle Aiel. He is considered quite short for an Aiel, which is average to tall for most people. His personality is prickly at best. He is Kymer's sister-father. See also Kymer.
  57. Nakomi, p. 47—Aiel with furrowed skin. Aviendha encountered her on her way to Rhuidean in the Three-fold Land. She wore Aiel garb; not cadinsor, not Wise One garb, just normal clothes. Aviendha did not know what to make of her. Bair said Nakomi is an ancient name; no one has used it in Bair's memory.
  58. Gavid, p. 49—Commander of twenty-four crossbowman, the last Talmanes has with him in Caemlyn.
  59. Londraed, p. 49—Officer in the Band of the Red Hand. He fights alongside Dennel.
  60. Captain Charlz Guybon, p. 50—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.
  61. Filger, p. 51—One of Talmanes's scouts. He is lean, and has thinning hair.
  62. Androl Genhald, p. 52—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. He, along with Pevara and several others, is currently more or less a prisoner inside the Black Tower. He and Pevara have developed a rapport of sorts. Androl's past is varied, and unclear—he seems to have held several vocations, perhaps looking for one in which he felt he actually belonged. His father committed suicide when Androl was ten years old; he simply told Androl's mother the night before what he was going to do, then did it. She did not stop him, and was in fact afraid of him. Androl later realized that his father could channel, and was going mad from the taint—his family business, that of mining, was a bit too successful, as his father just seemed to know where every rich vein of ore was. See also Desartin; Sayer; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  63. Pevara Tazanovni, p. 53—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She grew up the niece of a Kandori leathermaker. 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 led 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 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. Pevara is still at the Black Tower, a virtual prisoner to Darkfriends there. Her seat in the Hall has been filled by another sister, either permanently or until she returns. She has developed a friendship of sorts with Androl Genhald, one of the Dedicated. See also Asnobar, Saerin; Herimon, Seaine.
  64. Evin, p. 53—A young man from the Two Rivers, now a Soldier in the Black Tower. He has a youthful face. He is one of those still loyal to Logain, and confides in Genhald.
  65. Mazrim Taim, p. 54—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 one of these new recruits learns too quickly after the “lessons” start, and they often seem to have altered personalities as well. Pevara revealed to Androl that those who can touch the True Source can be Turned to the Shadow against their will; this is what has happened to some of Taim's “special” students. See also Ablar, Logain; al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn; M'Hael.
  66. Arlen Nalaam, p. 54—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. He is the strongest in the Power among those Androl still trusts.
  67. Emarin, p. 54—One of the Dedicated 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, though he makes no attempt to assert his presumed authority. He took to life in the Black Tower immediately. He is strong in the One Power, almost as strong as Nalaam, and has yet to reach his full strength. Androl trusts him. Emarin is actually Lord Algarin Pendaloan, a lesser Lord of the Land of Tear. He took his younger brother Emarin's name to conceal his identity. The real Emarin was captured by Cadsuane and gentled, though he survived for at least ten years afterward. Algarin was very grateful to her for helping him to survive as long as he did after being severed. See also Canler; Pendaloan, Algarin.
  68. Canler, p. 55—One of the Dedicated in the Black Tower. 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 reported to Logain in the Black Tower. He is older than Emarin and Nalaam. His face is square and sun-wrinkled. He and Emarin are good friends, though nearly complete opposites: He is crotchety and prone to gossip, while Emarin is tall, refined, and careful. See also Emarin; Leish.
  69. Dark One, p. 57—Name used in every land for Shai'tan. See Shai'tan.
  70. Lord Desartin, p. 57—Murandian lord who was the target of the Knoks Rebellion ten years ago, in which fifteen farmers overthrew him. He was a horrible person, particularly to underlings. He had a strong force, large enough that the king dared not disperse it. His mercenaries deserted him, too. Though he does not admit it openly, Androl may have been one of the men who fought against him.
  71. Lord Algarin Pendaloan, p. 58—Lesser Lord of the Land in Tear. He had a wrinkly face and a white beard. He provided accomodations for Rand, Min, Verin, Cadsuane, Lan, Nynaeve, and the rest of their group on his manor so they could recuperate from the events at Shadar Logoth. His younger brother Emarin could channel, and Algarin wanted to be tested for the ability as well; he is now one of the Dedicated in the Black Tower, using his younger brother's name to conceal his identity. Androl figured it out. See also Emarin.
  72. Fanshir, p. 58—Soldier in the Black Tower. He used to be a scholar. His book on Tairen noble lines led Androl to discern Emarin's true identity.
  73. Logain Ablar, p. 59—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 traveled with the real Dragon Reborn, Rand al'Thor, for some time before returning to the Black Tower. Taim and his cronies have captured Logain, and have been trying for some time to Turn him to the Shadow against his will. See also Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Gabrelle; Gazal, Toveine; Taim, Mazrim.
  74. Jesamyn, p. 59—One of the Kin. She was unable to Heal Talmanes's wound, caused by multiple cuts from a Thakan'dar-forged blade. She is young looking, and has golden hair. She is the only one of the four Kin that Elayne left behind in Caemlyn that survived the Trolloc invasion.
  75. Moghedien, p. 65—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, though she has been granted control of her own coursouvra. See also Moridin.
  76. Demandred, p. 66—One of the Forsaken. He is tall and 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. It was Demandred himself who re-discovered the strategy of separating foes and crushing them one at a time; he discovered it by reading old writings. 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 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 had formed an alliance of sorts with Mesaana and Semirhage before their respective demises. 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 exceeded Mesaana in anger. The Great Lord has stated, through Moridin, that he is pleased with Demandred's actions. See also Bao the Wyld; Medar, Barid Bel; Shendla.
  77. Ishamael, p. 67—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; Tedronai, Elan Morin.
  78. Elan Morin Tedronai, p. 67—Prominent philosopher of the Age of Legends who eventually became Ishamael, highest of the Dark One's servants. He was once humbled by Lews Therin in the Hall of Servants, and defeated by him at the gates of Paaren Disen. He turned to the Shadow for philosophical reasons: there was no path to victory for the Light. The only path to victory was to follow the Great Lord and rule for a time before all things ended. He wants destruction, and end to his soul's cycle of rebirth and perpetual defeat. See also Ishamael; Moridin.
  79. Cyndane, p. 67—One of the Chosen. Her name means “Last Chance” in the Old Tongue. She is stronger in the One Power than Graendal, but not as strong as Lanfear used to be. She is actually Lanfear reincarnated, though some of her strength in the One Power was drained away by the Eelfinn. Moridin himself had to rescue her from the Eelfinn, in Sindhol. To rescue her, and to punish her, he took her life, allowing the Dark One to resurrect her. See also Lanfear.
  80. Nae'blis, p. 67—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.
  81. Lanfear, p. 67—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, likely just to 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 land of the Eelfinn by Moiraine, becoming trapped. She has since been reincarnated as Cyndane and fitted with a cour'souvra, a Mind Trap, held by Moridin. The Eelfinn feasted on her ability to channel, or at least the pain and sense of loss she felt while they took it from her; she is not as strong as she used to be, but still stronger than Graendal. According to Moiraine, Lanfear died because the Eelfinn drained her strength in the Power too quickly. According to Moridin, it was Moridin himself who killed Lanfear, freeing her from the Eelfinn's grasp and allowing the Dark One to reincarnate her. He killed both to save her and to punish her for her failures. See also Cyndane; Eronaile, Mierin; Moonhunter; Selene.
  82. Hessalam, p. 68—One of the Chosen. She is, for lack of a better word, a hag. She has a hooked, bulbuous nose and off-center, pale eyes. She is the reincarnation of Graendal. Her new name means “Without Remorse” in the Old Tongue. She is now forbidden to use her Chosen name, and is even lower in the eyes of the Shadow than Moghedien. See also Graendal.
  83. Graendal, p. 69—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. The Dark One was not happy that her actions resulted in the death of yet another of the Chosen, Aran'gar, however, and put her soul in a new body. Her new body is exceedingly ugly, the person of Hessalam. She is now forbidden to use her Chosen name. See also Heartseeker; Hessalam.
  84. M'Hael, p. 70—Title used by Mazrim Taim as the head of the Black Tower. It means “Leader” in the Old Tongue. M'Hael is a Darkfriend—a Dreadlord—and has been elevated to one of the Chosen, renouncing his former name. M'Hael and his supporters in the Black Tower have been using groups of thirteen channelers and thirteen Myrddraal to Turn Soldiers, Dedicated, and Aes Sedai to serve the Shadow against their will. M'Hael was himself recruited to the cause of the Shadow by Demandred. See also Taim, Mazrim.
  85. Ryden, p. 73—Commander of Aludra's dragons.

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  86. Marin al'Vere, p. 77—Egwene's mother. She is an important figure in the Women's Circle in Emond's Field; she is used to getting her way with other people. Mat recalls that she used to make very good pies, pies which he used to filch. Her gaze makes even Cenn Buie look like a child when under it. See also al'Vere, Brandelwyn; al'Vere, Egwene.
  87. Cenn Buie, p. 77—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 worried that he would sieze power in the Two Rivers if Perrin did not return to his unwanted position as Lord of the Two Rivers.
  88. 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.
  89. Dannil Lewin, p. 78—Young man from Emond's Field, now a leader of Perrin's soldiers from the Two Rivers. A bean-pole of a man with a thick mustache. He is Tell's brother. He also leads all of Perrin's troops when Tam is absent. See also al'Seen, Bandry.
  90. Elmindreda (Min) Farshaw, p. 78—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 had only had one viewing that she thought ever failed, which concerned Moiraine: since Moiraine was believed dead, she hoped that her viewings might be wrong at least once in a while. All hope of this was dashed when Moiraine was rescued by Mat, however. 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. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aviendha; Darbinda; Trakand, Elayne.
  91. Mierin Eronaile, p. 78—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 has worked her way into Rand's personal dreams several times, and he still dreams of her, unbidden. See also Lanfear; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  92. Sebban Balwer, p. 78—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. Balwer has subsequently lent his services to the Dragon Reborn. He gravitates toward those in power.
  93. Mah'alleinir, p. 78—Perrin's 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.
  94. Beralna, p. 78—A Maiden of the Spear. She is a bony redhead with blue eyes and a feral grin. She traveled with Rand in Arad Doman. She demanded to have Power-wrought spearheads made, “as smiths can make four spearheads for every sword.”
  95. King Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy, p. 80—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. She was wrong; he arrived at Merrilor at the last minute. He is described as a corpulent man with thinning hair, more white than black.
  96. Moiraine Damodred, p. 80—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 was the subject of the only viewing Min had ever had that, so Min thought, could not come true. Min assumed it could not come true, as she thought Moiraine was dead, though of course she was not. According to a letter Moiraine wrote to Thom Merrilin the day before her death, she lived on in the land of the Finn, but her bond with Lan was 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 as finding a future Amyrlin Seat. Despite her efforts, and for the most part, success, Cadsuane still thinks she “bungled” things with Rand. Moiraine has been severely weakened in her strength in the One Power—the Eelfinn drained her strength from her, savoring in the agony they caused by doing so. After being rescued, she married Thom Merrilin, who was also involved in her rescue. See also Mandragoran, Lan; Sanche, Siuan.
  97. Laman Damodred, p. 81—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. His sword, a heron-mark, power-wrought blade with a jewel-encrusted handle, was captured by the Aiel as proof of his death at the end of the Aiel War; the sword was sold many times, each time at a lower price as the value of having proof of his death diminished, until it passed to Aviendha. She gave it to Rand as payment of the debt she felt she owed him for saving her life and everything else he had done for her. He refused the scabbard and handle, letting her keep the jewels they contained, but kept the blade as payment in full of any debts between them. He still wears it. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Taringail; Janduin.
  98. Egwene al'Vere, p. 82—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 is 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 knew that they could not get married, and did not want to. Egwene was at one point the love object of both of Elayne's brothers, Galad and Gawyn—she was flattered by Galad's attentions, but she did not return them. She did find Gawyn to her liking, and had a dream of bonding him as her Warder; she did so to prevent him from dying due to injuries suffered while protecting her from Seanchan assassins, and married him once he had recovered in a small ceremony conducted by her Keeper of the Chronicles, Silviana Brehon. 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 proved to be unnecessary—Elaida was captured, and the Hall chose her to replace her just 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 had to save her life to crawl back into her good graces. She would probably refuse to acknowledge it, but she is almost as stubborn as Nynaeve. Egwene has grave concerns about Rand's plans to break the Seals on the Dark One's prison. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Thor, Rand; Amyrlin Seat, The; Emain, Renna; Moghedien; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Tuli.
  99. Gawyn Trakand, p. 82—Son of Queen Morgase of Andor and brother to Elayne. He is, technically, First Prince of the Sword now that Elayne is 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 sided with those who broke from the Tower, and Egwene, the woman he wanted to marry, was their leader. He believed the rumor that Rand killed his mother, and only refrained from killing him because Egwene made him promise not to; it is not known whether he knows that Morgase still lives. Gawyn made many enemies inside and outside the Tower, just by leading the Younglings. He detested Rand because he thinks Rand killed his mother (when in fact no one did), and was very upset when he found out that his sister loved him. He has since forgiven Rand, however, upon digesting evidence from the Aes Sedai and other sources. 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. It still eats at him. 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 was quite angry at him (and at Siuan) for disobeying her direct orders. Gawyn is finding it difficult to adjust to his relationship to Egwene as her Warder—he is used to being his own person, and finds it difficult to stand to the side. Silviana does not like him, thinking him impetuous and a danger to Egwene. Unbeknownst to Egwene, he kept the three ring ter'angreal from the Seanchan bloodknives he slayed in the Tower, not fully understanding what they do. His sign is a white boar. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  100. Siuan Sanche, p. 82—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 since been met as well. 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, it seems. Siuan has an unusual Talent: she can see ta'veren. She said Rand “blazed like a torch” the first time she saw him, in reference to the strength of his ta'veren abilities. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat, The; Bryne, Gareth; Damodred, Moiraine; Herimon, Seaine; Sharif, Leane.
  101. Birgitte, p. 83—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 of 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. Her bond with Elayne appears to be different than most Warder bonds, possibly because Elayne and Birgitte are both women; they mirror each other's moods more, synchronize their cycles, and in general are linked more strongly to each other than most Warders to their Aes Sedai. See also Cain, Gaidal; Trakand, Elayne.
  102. Serinia, p. 83—Aes Sedai of unknown ajah. Elayne sends her to Caemlyn to find out why Jesamyn's report is late.
  103. Doniella Alievin, p. 84—Aes Sedai of old, ajah unknown. She owned a copy of Kyera Termandal's translation of the Karaethon Cycle. She was both a Dreamer and the Amyrlin Seat, the only such combination in Tower history before Egwene. Her notes in the margins are almost as well-studied as the Prophecies themselves. See also al'Vere, Egwene.
  104. Gareth Bryne, p. 85—Former First Prince of the Sword and Captain of the Queen's Guards under Queen Morgase in Andor. He was appointed to the position because Morgase had no living male relatives, but was exiled from Caemlyn on a suggestion from Morgase's new advisor, Lord Gaebril. He moved to his private estates in rural Andor, where he later presided over the trial of three young women who unintentionally burned a barn: they turned out to be Siuan Sanche, the former Amyrlin Seat; Leane Sharif, the former Keeper of the Chronicles, and Min Farshaw. When these three made an oath to serve him and then apparently broke it, he followed them out of sheer curiosity to Salidar. Once there, he discovered the true identity of the three, as well as that the Tower was truly broken. The Aes Sedai in Salidar persuaded him to command the army they would need to take the Amyrlin Seat from Elaida, since he was the only commander that the Warders thought would be willing and able to help them. He is one of the best military commanders west of the Aiel Waste, in a league with Rodel Ituralde, Davram Bashere, Agelmar Jagad, Matrim Cauthon, and the late Pedron Niall. Bryne developed feelings for Siuan Sanche during their time with the rebellion; he wished to avoid another mistake like his relationship as Morgase's lover, and also never forgave Siuan for when she publicly shamed him years ago, so it took some time for their relationship to develop. He planned to be the first general to take the city of Tar Valon—the closest anyone else had ever come was with Guaire Amalasan's armies, who got as far as the White Tower itself, and Artur Hawkwing, who never managed to go beyond beseiging the city. Actually, Amalasan's troops never beseiged the city, they simply managed to breech the walls; Hawkwing never managed to stop the supply ships coming up the river. Bryne thought he would be able to overcome this problem by purchasing ships along the way to Tar Valon, but when Egwene brought the entire army to Tar Valon by Traveling, that plan faltered; instead, he pressured her to let him use gateways to breach the walls and get inside the city. His army may indeed have succeeded, with the help of the Seanchan raid, but it eventually proved unnecessary: the Tower surrendered, selected Egwene Amyrlin, and stood down. He resisted being put in charge of the Tower Guard, leaving Chubain in place at that post. He is stocky, with a bluff face. The years have given him some sort of comforting calmness. Men always follow him—they have learned from history that doing so is the path to military victory. Bryne taught Galad and Gawyn to practice the sword with both hands alternating to avoid weakness. See also Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  105. Sumeko Karistovan, p. 85—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.
  106. Romanda Cassin, p. 87—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah with solid gray hair and a high soprano voice. She grew up in Far Madding. 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 during the rebellion. Romanda was also the First Weaver, the head of the Yellow Ajah, among the rebels, and likely retains that title now that the Tower is whole again. She was present at Nynaeve's test for the shawl.
  107. Lord Tamlin (Tam) al'Thor, p. 88—Rand's adoptive 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 Perrin's second-in-command of the troops from the Two Rivers, and was promoted to Lord of the Two Rivers by Perrin over Tam's own vigorous objections. See also al'Thor, Kari; al'Thor, Rand.
  108. Reed Soalen, p. 90—Young man from the Two Rivers. He was among those who guard Perrin's tent from time to time. He serves as a sentry, and is slightly older than Perrin.
  109. Kert Wagoner, p. 90—Young man from the Two Rivers. He serves as a sentry in the Two Rivers army, and is slightly older than Perrin.
  110. Aginor, p. 93—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 described them as one of Aginor's “less inspired creations.” The only Shadowspawn that Aginor created which could pass through a Traveling gateway were gholam; he was smart enough to only make a few of them.

    Chapter 2: The Choice of an Ajah

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  111. Tarna Feir, p. 96—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 later went to the Black Tower to seek out Warders among the Dedicated. She shared a tent with Pevara in the Black Tower. Editor's Note: Tarna said 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.
  112. Welyn Kajima, p. 104—Asha'man in his middle years. Toveine thought he smiled too much as a Dedicated. 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. He was loyal to Logain before both he and Jenare were Turned to the Shadow. See also Ablar, Logain; Jenare; Kurin, Mezar; Sandomere, Donalo.
  113. Jenare, p. 104—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She was among those on the failed raiding party sent to capture the Asha'man, and was captured herself. She is pale and sturdy. The man she is bonded to is named Welyn Kajima. Both Jenare and Welyn have since been Turned to the Shadow by the M'Hael and his cronies. See also Kajima, Welyn.
  114. Mezar Kurin, p. 104—Short Domani man with gray hair at his temples, now one of the Asha'man. He was one of three powerful Dedicated who recently disappeared with Logain. He has since been raised to the Asha'man; he has not been himself since since his “special” lessons with the M'Hael started, which started with his Turning to the Shadow. His gaze now looks like a deep cavern. He now spends most of his time with Coteren and Taim's other lackeys. See also Ablar, Logain; Kajima, Welyn; Sandomere, Donalo.
  115. Lord Lir Baryn, p. 106—“Whip of a man” who always wears a sword. He was one of the nobles who opposed Morgase during the Succession. Slender and strong, he is the High Seat of House Baryn. He was exiled from the Palace except for official functions by Morgase after she took the Lion Throne, but he invited himself back when Rand forced Gaebril out of town. He was later exiled again by Elayne, though he has since thrown his lot in with her. He now advocates retaking Caemlyn from the Trollocs. His sign is a wing and hammer.
  116. Lady Dyelin Taravin, p. 107—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. Unlike Lord Lir, she realizes that Caemlyn is lost.
  117. Lord Perival Mantear, p. 108—High Seat of House Mantear. He is a pretty, golden-haired boy. He pledged the support of House Mantear to Elayne on his first trip to Caemlyn. His House controlled the Lion Throne until the death of Queen Mordrellen, both because the Daughter-Heir disappeared and because the family had become heavy with male children. He and his House are among Elayne's most adamant supporters.
  118. Lord Gaebril, p. 109—Man who came to Caemlyn just as riots sprang up throughout the city. He joined and led the faction that restored order in the city, and upon Morgase's return, he gave her her kingdom in one piece, as it was when she left. Allegedly, she was so happy that he had done this that she made Gaebril her new advisor. However, during Mat's trip through Caemlyn to deliver Elayne's letter, Mat overheard Gaebril ordering someone to kill Elayne and anyone else with her—he tried to find a way to report this information to Morgase, but ended up telling Elayne. Gaebril was discovered to be Rahvin, one of the Forsaken, who has a preference to having pretty women around him. His “pretty woman” was Morgase, and he planned to wrest control of Andor from her. Morgase realized he was controlling her and left the country so quickly a rumor sprang up that she had been killed; when Caemlyn was taken by Rand and Rahvin killed, the rumor changed to say that Rand had killed Morgase, instead of Gaebril. The twelve guards who betrayed Caemlyn by reopening the Waygate had rejected Gaebril—this was likely to cover up their loyalty to the Shadow in case he fell.

    Chapter 3: A Dangerous Place

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  119. Lind Taglien, p. 112—Short, dark-haired, quick-tempered, presumably Andoran woman. She is responsible for turning an old warehouse into The Great Gathering, the Black Tower's only tavern. She runs a tight ship.
  120. Frask Taglien, p. 114—Lind's husband. He was originally hired by the Black Tower to help Henre Haslin teach the sword.
  121. Atal Mishraile, p. 115—One of the Asha'man. He is one of Taim's cronies, and receives special lessons and instructions from him. He is tall, has wavy golden hair, bright blue eyes, wide shoulders, and a “winning” smile that never seems to reach his eyes. He is dimssive of Androl and the other Dedicated who are not on a path to being Taim's cronies. He was on Taim's side from the beginning; there was no need to Turn him, as he is a Darkfriend voluntarily.
  122. Coteren, p. 116—Bulky, beady-eyed Asha'man, and 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. He is the one who informs Androl, whom he refers to as “pageboy” in reference to his Talent for Traveling, of his demotion back to Soldier.
  123. Damer Flinn, p. 118—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 was one of only three full Asha'man to travel with Rand in Tear. Rand trusts him, and hopes to go to him some day to learn Healing.
  124. Alanna Mosvani, p. 119—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. Rand only knows that she is north of Merrilor—far to the north. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  125. Leish, p. 123—Pleasant, white-haired, round wife of Canler. See also Canler.
  126. Dobser, p. 124—Known drunkard in the Black Tower. Taim has beaten him senseless a number of times for getting into the wine. He has been Turned to the Shadow, but is still a drunkard. He tried to pilfer the wine that Androl told him Leish had left sitting out, though that was of course a ruse to lure him into an ambush.
  127. Leems, p. 125—One of Taim's favored Asha'man. He and Welyn tailed Dobser on his quest for wine, hoping to share in his prize.
  128. Sayer, p. 127—A man who died because Androl and the men with him at the time of his illness knew nothing of medicine. He died of a fever when on a silverpike run to Mayene. See also Genhald, Androl.

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  129. Lady Selene, p. 135—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. Rand has said that he liked her, at least until she tried to kill Egwene and Aviendha. See also Cyndane; Eronaile, Mierin; Lanfear.
  130. High Lord Weiramon Saniago, p. 136—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. According to Moridin, he was quite shaken by what Rand did to him.

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  131. Katerin, p. 144—Short, golden-haired Maiden on guard at Rand's tent at the Field of Merrilor.
  132. Halima Saranov, p. 148—Egwene's former evening maid when she was still in the rebel camp. She was actually Delana's maid, but she lent her to Egwene at night to help Egwene with her chronic headaches. Halima was actually Aran'gar, a reincarnated Forsaken who channels saidin despite being female. She was causing Egwene's headaches, and then making them subside, in order to keep herself close to Egwene. It worked—she usually slept on a pallet in Egwene's tent. She was stunningly beautiful, with big green eyes in a perfect face and a full, firm bosom. As she was posing as a poorly educated serving girl, she formed her letters with the awkwardness of a young child. She had developed a fondness for low-cut bodices. She got sloppy about bossing Delana around in public, leading Romanda and others to believe that Delana and Halima were “pillow friends.” Eventually, Romana saw the truth: Halima and Delana were both Darkfriends. Halima (Arangar) was killed by the extraordinarily large weave of balefire that Rand used in an attempt to kill Graendal.
  133. Silviana Brehon, p. 148—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. After Alviarin was supplanted, Elaida sent 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, thinking he is too impetuous and a bad influence on Egwene. She nonetheless agreed to preside over their marriage ceremony. See also Mistress of Novices.
  134. Sifter, p. 150—Egwene's horse, a testy dapple gelding.
  135. Saerin Asnobar, p. 151—Sitter for the Brown Ajah 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. Saerin was present at Nynaeve's test for the shawl. She strongly objected to how she was treated. She has retained her position as a Sitter now the Tower has reunited. See also Herimon, Seaine; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  136. King Darlin Sisnera, p. 152—Former 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 would keep the nobles scheming among themselves so much that they would 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. Despite Rand's responsibility for his position in Tear, Darlin supports Egwene in her position regarding the seals. He is second in command to Ituralde in battle.
  137. Lord Gregorin Panar de Lushenos, p. 152—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. He is tall, and has lost weight recently to the point where his face looks sunken in.
  138. Keeper of the Chronicles, p. 153—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.
  139. Queen Alliandre Maritha Kigarin, p. 153—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.
  140. Queen Ethenielle Kirukan Materasu, p. 153—Holder of the Throne of the Clouds of Kandor—that is, the Queen of Kandor. She is plump, has gray-streaked black hair, and is somewhat matronly for a Borderlander. 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. Ethenielle was the only world ruler, other than Fortuona, that was not at Merrilor, she was still organizing the refugees fleeing Kandor after the country fell to the Trollocs. Her country is aflame, first casualty of Tarmon Gai'don. See also Materasu, Antol.
  141. Antol Materasu, p. 308—Ethenielle's eldest son and heir. He was sent in her place to Merrilor. He is tall, with a silent way about him. See also Kirukan Materasu, Ethenielle.
  142. Lord Rodel Ituralde, p. 154—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. With Alsalam presumed dead, Egwene wonders whether he has ascended to the Throne. See also Ituralde, Tamsin.
  143. Lord Davram t'Ghaline Bashere, p. 154—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 commanded Rand's troops in Caemlyn (those that could not channel and were 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. He is next in line to the Throne of Saldaea should Tenobia fall. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; t'Bashere, Deira ni Ghaline; Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere.
  144. High Captain Jimar Chubain, p. 154—High Captain of the White Tower Guard. Alviarin had previously 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; Egwene has always thought him too young for his position. His hair is all black, without a touch of gray.
  145. Lelaine Akashi, p. 157—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.
  146. King Easar Togita, p. 157—King of Shienar. He has a compact frame, 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.
  147. King Alsalam Saeed Almadar, p. 157—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 was believed to either be dead or one of Graendal's playthings, though he has since turned up very much alive and in control of his own mind. Elaida also tried to capture him and keep him under White Tower control. He has since joined the nations at the Field of Merrilor, much to the surprise of Egwene and the Aes Sedai (who presumed him dead).
  148. Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, p. 157—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 had chosen 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 was of course be fulfilled, but not necessarily how she had interpreted it; she did not realize that the Amyrlin Seat in the Foretelling might not be herself, 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 (before being drained by the Eelfinn), 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 supported her were those that were 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 had 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 had uncovered several Black sisters and no longer felt she could 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 either she shared this knowledge (perhaps under duress) with the Seanchan or they discovered it by observing other Aes Sedai. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat, The; Feir, Tarna; Freidhen, Alviarin; Gazal, Toveine; Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  149. Cadsuane Melaidhrin, p. 157—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah with iron-gray hair that she keeps in a bun. She is handsome, not pretty. She at some point 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 would teach Rand and the Asha'man something—they would not like it, especially not from her, but they would 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 suspected Cadsuane may have been 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 did, reluctantly, agree to be Rand's advisor, provided he adhered to a proper level of conduct. She is just shy of 300 years old.
  150. Jahar Narishma, p. 158—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 eventually learned to give him respect appropriate to his 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 traveled with Rand in Tear as one of three full Asha'man in the group. Rand realized that trusting Narishma was a near-insane risk, but one that was evidently worth taking. It appears that his trust was not misplaced. 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, someone other than him, forgot about it before sending Narishma. Narishma's loyalty seems to indicate that he is not a Darkfriend. See also Haindehl, Merise.
  151. Naeff, p. 158—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 a 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 traveled with Flinn and Narishma as the only three Asha'man in Rand's coterie in Tear. His madness manifested itself in a very peculiar way: he “saw” Myrddraal in shadows that no one else could 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.
  152. Tarwin, p. 158—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.
  153. King Paitar Nachiman, p. 158—King of Arafel, brother of Kiruna. His face is creased, and most of his hair is gone with only a ribbon of gray hair remaining on his head, though he was once stunningly handsome. He is tall. He has a deep voice, broad shoulders, and an intimidating demeanor. His favorite granddaughter is married to Ethenielle's son. See also Nachiman, Kiruna.
  154. Queen Tenobia si Bashere Kazadi, p. 164—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 was quite upset with her uncle for deserting her and following Rand. She is young, impertinant, and reckless; a wildfire in the wind. She is “pretty enough,” with fire in her eyes and long black hair. She did not find anything wrong with the terms of the Dragon's Peace. See also Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; Ramsin, Kalyan.
  155. King Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar, p. 164—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.
  156. Lord Captain Commander Galadedrid (Galad) Damodred, p. 164—Son of Morgase's late husband Taringail Damodred and his first wife Tigraine. He is half-brother to Elayne and Gawyn, as well as half-brother (on the other side) to Rand. He is 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 had feelings for Egwene al'Vere, and although she was flattered by his attentions, she did not return his love. He is 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. Galad is also a better swordsman than his brother, Gawyn, who also achieved Blademaster status by killing Hammar and Coulin, their teachers in the Tower. Galad became Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light after he killed Eamon Valda, coming to lead 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.
  157. Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, p. 164—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 have worked things out between themselves, defusing 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. She was agreeable to the Dragon's Peace. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Gallenne, Bertain; Larisen, Annoura.
  158. The Creator, p. 166—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 Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Shai'tan.

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  159. Thomdril (Thom) Merrilin, p. 169—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. Thom received a letter from Moiraine after her battle with Lanfear stating that she was still alive in the land of the Eelfinn. He, Mat, and Noal managed to rescue her, alive though weakened in the One Power. He and Moiraine are now husband and wife. He is extremely good at reading people. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Trakand, Morgase.
  160. Jur Grady, p. 170—Stocky, dark-eyed, leathery-faced 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 was pale and hollow-eyed from the effects of the illness for quite a while afterward.
  161. Sarinde, p. 173—Wise One from Red Springs, clan hold of the Codarra. She came to Rhuidean to support Indirian, and is also present at Merrilor to represent the Codarra.
  162. Rhuarc, p. 173—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, and now wears the red headband of the siswai'aman (spears of the Dragon), despite being a clan chief. See also Amys.
  163. Gaul, p. 173—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. He tells Perrin that he followed him initially because Perrin saved his life, but he stays for other reasons (presumably because he finds Perrin to be an honorable leader). Gaul wants to marry Chiad, but though she would agree 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. Only a blind fool would believe Chiad does not share Gaul's feelings. See also Chiad.
  164. Bael, p. 174—Clan chief of the Goshien Aiel. He is the tallest man Rand has ever met, over a hand taller than Rand, who is not short. He has a deep, resonant voice. He has two wives named Dorindha and Melaine. Melaine and Bael were relatively recently wed, after Dorindha agreed to accept Melaine as a sister-wife. He has three sons (by Dorindha), and is expecting twin daughters (by Melaine) very soon. He has gray eyes. Bael led the Goshien Aiel in Arad Doman to restore order there. He now leads them to Merrilor and the Last Battle. See also Melaine.
  165. Jheran, p. 174—Clan chief of the Shaarad Aiel. He was formerly Sovin Nai, a Knife Hand. He and Bael finally ended the centuries of blood feud between the Shaarad and Goshien Aiel, which Janduin attempted to stop and Rand finally did.
  166. Andere, p. 180—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. He still fights at Lan's side. See also Nazar.
  167. Nazar, p. 181—Soldier from Malkier. He put his hadori away as a child, but put it back on recently. He had white hair, and was at least seventy years old. He found Lan after word of his march to the Blight reached him. He died in a skirmish with Shadowspawn; Lan was tool late to save him. See also Andere.
  168. Prince Kaisel Noramaga, p. 181—Grandson of the Queen of Kandor. He is a boy, not yet a man. He insisted on joining Lan's ride to Malkier, and still fights at his side despite being Kandori, not Malkieri. He still looks too young to fight, though he has proven himself to be as cool-headed as any veteran.
  169. Mandarb, p. 181—Lan's black stallion. His name means “Blade” in the Old Tongue. He is an extraordinary animal. He keeps true to his master's commands, even with Trolloc-inflicted wounds on his flank. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Mandragoran, Lan.
  170. Jophil, p. 181—Bald standard-bearer for Lan. He is the fifth standard-bearer in two days.
  171. Dai Shan, p. 182—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 Jagad, Agelmar; Mandragoran, Lan.
  172. Bulen, p. 183—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. It was Lan himself who gave Bulen his hadori.

    Chapter 7: Into the Thick of It

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  173. Lord Agelmar Jagad, p. 187—Easar's general in Shienar. He is possibly the best military commander alive (excepting possibly Mat, the Aiel chiefs, and a few Seanchan commanders). He is one of the Great Captains, those assigned to lead the forces of the Light in the Last Battle.
  174. Halwin Norry, p. 188—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. He remains fiercely loyal to Elayne.
  175. Black Wind, p. 190—Machin Shin, the entity that haunts the Ways. It is a creation of the Ways that consumes the soul of any living creature it encounters. It is not known whether Machin Shin is a creation of the Dark One or a thing spawned by the taint on saidin, which was used to create the ways. See Black Wind.
  176. Loial, p. 194—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 was 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 spoke to the Stump at Stedding Shangtai, convincing them to intervene in the Last Battle. 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. He has always had a secret desire to be hasty, as he perceives all humans to be. See also Arent; Erith; Halan.
  177. Elder Haman, p. 195—One of the Elders of Stedding Shangtai, son of Dal son of Morel. He came with Loial's mother Covril to find Loial and take him back to the stedding. Loial was not there, and they were not able to catch up with him for quite some time. Loial intentionally skipped Stedding Shantai on his trips to the stedding so as to avoid Haman and his mother. He is a prominent Speaker, and Loial's favorite role model. Haman is over three hundred years old.
  178. Dal, p. 195—Father of Haman, son of Morel. See also Haman; Morel.
  179. Morel, p. 195—Dal's father, Haman's grandfather. See also Dal; Haman.
  180. Erith, p. 196—An Ogier from Stedding Tsofu, daughter of Iva daughter of Alar. She long wanted to marry Loial, and although he liked her, he avoided her for a long time because he was convinced she would not want to live the nomadic life such as he needed to lead for the next few years in order to write his book. Loial considers her quite beautiful, at least by Ogier standards. She and Loial were married some months ago. Erith is not a Treesinger, but she can still tell that the trees do not “feel” right due to the Dark One's touch. See also Loial.
  181. Ansai of Ryddingwoood, p. 200—A poet. King Easar is fond of her work, as is Moiraine. Each poem was written as an elegy. She left instructions: each poem may be read, but should not be spoken aloud unless it is right to do so. She did not specify what conditions would make it right to do so.

    Chapter 8: That Smoldering City

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  182. Moonshadow, p. 202—Elayne's deep brown mare. She came from the Royal Stables in Caemlyn.
  183. Melfane Dawlish, p. 204—Short, ample-cheeked niece of Essande and dispenser of herbs and ointments. She ran 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. Against all expectations, she has found some goats' milk to force down Elayne's throat despite the invasion of Caemlyn.
  184. Lord Goldeneyes, p. 204—Nickname given to Perrin Aybara by people in the Two Rivers; they chose it because of his wolf-like eye color. Perrin dislikes it, but has learned to let it go. See Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  185. Captain Doilin Mellar, p. 205—Caemlyn Palace Guard who at one point 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 claimed to have been a merchant's guard, then a mercenary, then a Hunter for the Horn. He later became 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 claimed to be from Andor, near Baerlon, and he claimed to have fought on Morgase's side during the Succession. Half the palace, and a significant number of troops in the Andoran army, accepted the rumor that he is the father of Elayne's twins, which she allowed to continue to protect their true father's identity. Unbeknownst to Elayne or practically anyone else until it was too late, he also answers to the name Daved Hanlon, a Darkfriend. To Mellar, 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. In the subsequent fight with Elayne, he killed Eldrith and Temaile rather than let them slow him down. He escaped with one of Elayne's copies of Mat's foxhead medallion. See also Hanlon, Daved.

    Chapter 9: To Die Well

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  186. Coladara, p. 211—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She serves as advisor to King Paitar of Arafel. She was one of the Accepted when the Dragon was reborn. She retains her position as Paitar's advisor even as he fights at Tarwin's Gap.
  187. Bakh, p. 212—Malkieri soldier. He kept a loaded crossbow on his horse at all times. He died when his sword caught in a Trolloc's armor: two more Trollocs pulled him down as he reached for his spare sword, so he pulled out the crossbow, hit a Trolloc in the eye with it at point-blank range, then put his boot knife in the other's neck just as it gutted him.
  188. Ragon, p. 213—Malkieri soldier. He died charging the Trollocs who were ambushing their flanks, buying time for the rest to face them. He saved Andere, among others.
  189. Kragil, p. 213—Malkieri soldier. He died well, fighting a Fade in heroic fashion at Tarwin's Gap.
  190. Kalyan Ramsin, p. 215—One of Tenobia's uncles. He is scarred and grizzled, has a face like an eagle, and thick mustaches. He has an eye for Ethenielle, but she took her time in determining whether she should take notice of it. She has since married him. Since Kalyan left to be with his new bride, Tenobia's headstrong streaks have loomed large. See also Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere; Kirukan Materasu, Ethenielle.
  191. Janduin, p. 223—Rand's biological father, an Aiel of the Iron Mountain sept of the Taardad Aiel. He was the youngest clan chief of the Taardad Aiel in memory. He ended the blood feud between the Taardad and Nakai clans after over 200 years of fighting, and then allied not only with the Nakai, but with the Reyn Aiel as well (who were not much better than blood enemies before the alliance was made). He almost ended the blood feud between the Shaarad and Goshien clans (which still existed until only a short time ago, causing trouble for Chiad and Gaul), and would have if King Laman would not have cut down Avendoraldera. He loved Shaiel, to the point where he could not refuse to let her fight in the Aiel War despite being with child. It was Janduin himself who led the four clans; Taardad, Nakai, Reyn, and Shaarad; across the Spine of the World to punish Laman for his Sin, throwing the entire World into war and allowing Prophecy to be fulfilled. The fact that Rand never knew Janduin lends Rand hope for his own children. See also al'Thor, Rand; Damodred, Tigraine.
  192. Daughter-Heir (of Andor), p. 224—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.

    Chapter 10: The Use of Dragons

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  193. Stayer, p. 229—One of Perrin's horses.
  194. First Captain Gerard Arganda, p. 229—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 disliked Perrin for some time for taking his Queen where she could be kidnapped. He insisted that the Ghealdanins get treatment equal to the Mayeners. He has since learned great respect for Perrin, and commands men under him. He likes to argue with Gallenne. See also Kigarin, Alliandre Maritha.
  195. Lini Eltring, p. 230—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 worked with Perrin to get her back.
  196. Uno Nomesta, p. 231—A Shienaran officer who long ago accompanied the Emond's Fielders away from Shienar. He is the one who gave orders to Masema before he became the Prophet. He is missing one eye, has a long scar across his face, and has a hairstyle like the typical Shienaran warrior—a topknot tied together and the rest of the head shaved clean. He is currently commanding a unit in Gareth Bryne's army. He finds it difficult to form a complete sentence, or even part of one, without cursing. He fears and respects Nynaeve; one of her favorite activities is to make him speak to her without cursing. Though he is not an officer, he has spent years training heavy cavalry, and few if any are better in the saddle.
  197. Abell Cauthon, p. 232—Mat's father. He and his wife Natti lived in Emond's Field with their two unmarried daughters Eldrin and Bodewhin until Abell left with Perrin. They have two other daughters. Abell is excellent with a bow and arrow, and is in general a really nice guy; Mat does not know of anyone that dislikes him. His remaining children are about the age where they start to leave home—twenty, seventeen, and sixteen for Mat, Bode, and Eldrin, respectively. He is one of the best judges of horses around, and passed some of his knowledge on to his son. He serves as a subcommander under Bashere in the battle for Andor and Cairhien. Mat thinks there is no one who is as honest as he. See also Cauthon, Matrim.
  198. Bertain Gallenne, p. 232—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. He serves as a subcommander under Bashere in the battle for Andor and Cairhien.
  199. Captain Trom, p. 232—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 sided with Galad against Eamon Valda, and has since been made Galad's second-in-command of the Children.
  200. Abors, p. 234—One of Taim's cronies, and part of the team of Asha'man and Aes Sedai who are trying to Turn Logain, Toveine, Gabrelle, Androl, and Pevara. He has thick eyebrows. He was one of the Asha'man who went over to the Shadow of his own volition.
  201. Toveine Gazal, p. 234—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She spent fifteen years away from the Tower until Elaida summoned her back to active service. She was formerly a Sitter for the Red. Elaida named her to lead the team of fifty sisters that she sent to Caemlyn to attempt to capture any men who can channel that they found. Unfortunately, she and Elaida drastically underestimated the number of men there would be, and Toveine is now Logain's “wife,” their equivalent to Warders (actually, Logain has two such wives now). Though she used to hate all men who could channel, and Logain in particular, she now fawns over him. She is short, and has coppery skin. Taim and his cronies succeeded in Turning her to the Shadow. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Ablar, Logain; Gabrelle.
  202. Lord Baldhere, p. 235—Swordbearer to Ethenielle of Kandor. He holds the Sword of Kirukan. He is slender and has streaks of white hair at his temples with otherwise black hair. He has a biting tongue, though is otherwise very formal. After Ethenielle's husband died, she chose him to command her army in his place. She views him the way she would a brother. He prefers men to women.

    Chapter 11: Just Another Sell-Sword

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  203. Adelorna Bastine, p. 242—Short, slim, regal, 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, with tilted eyes and dark hair.
  204. Yukiri, p. 243—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 was one of Egwene's most ardent supporters. She was present at Nynaeve's test for the shawl. See also Asnobar, Saerin; Herimon, Seaine; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  205. Morgase Trakand, p. 245—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 when possible. She was previously advised by Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan of the Red Ajah, who she dismissed at Gaebril's suggestion; Elaida later became the Amyrlin Seat in Tar Valon. When Morgase discovered that Gaebril (who, unbeknownst to her, was actually Rahvin) meant to usurp her throne, she fled, 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 believed that she was 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 was detained in their encampment. 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 found herself almost unconsciously returning his attentions. Her adopted son Galad believed her dead at the hands of Eamon Valda, and killed him in a duel on her behalf. Her son Gawyn believed her dead at the hands of the Dragon Reborn, and was only restrained from killing him by Egwene's command. Her daughter Elayne believed her dead as well (though she as yet has no plans for vengeance), and her new mistress Faile had no idea of her true identity. Morgase's cover has since been blown: she presided over Perrin's trial, finding insufficient evidence to demand his execution. It is presumed that Gawyn and Elayne have heard the news that she is alive, or at least that they will find out soon. Her sign is three golden keys. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Bryne, Gareth; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Damodred, Tigraine; Eltring, Lini; Gaebril; Merrilin, Thomdril; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  206. Pips, p. 246—Mat's brown gelding. He does not look like much, but is actually a very good, sturdy horse. Mat refused to replace him with a horse from the Imperial Stables, and Fortuona understands why.
  207. King Beslan Mitsobar, p. 246—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.
  208. High Lady Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag, p. 246—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 was 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. This does not stop Mat from calling her that, of course: he thinks the use of such name changes to be frivolous or even pathological. See also Cauthon, Matrim; Daughter of the Nine Moons; Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Fortuona Athaem Devi; Selucia; Varuota.
  209. Setalle Anan, p. 247—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.
  210. Petra Anhill, p. 247—Former strongman in Valan Luca's menagerie, now a guard at the gates of Ebou Dar for the Seanchan-loyal government. He has arms like tree trunks. Husband of Clarine. He is shorter than Mat, but about twice as wide. He can straighten a horse shoe with his bare hands.
  211. Queen Tylin Quintara Mitsobar, p. 248—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; Mat thought she was a very fun quarry. 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.
  212. Banner-General Furyk Karede, p. 249—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 and declared herself Empress. He is as dedicated to her as they come. Mat is convinced that he and Lan could hold a staring contest that went on for years. See also Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  213. Jame, p. 250—Bouncer at The Yearly Brawl, an inn in Ebou Dar. He glares at all customers who “deserve it,” which seems to include Mat. He is married to Kathana. See also Kathana.
  214. Kathana, p. 250—Short, dark-haired, fair-skinned proprietress at The Yearly Brawl, an inn in Ebou Dar. She is of an age with Mat. She has a motherly air about her—Mat thinks she is the type to lecture a tree for growing in the wrong spot. She is married to Jame.
  215. Mandevwin, p. 252—Pseudonym used by Mat in The Yearly Brawl to protect his true identity while in Ebou Dar. The real Mandevwin is an officer in the Band of the Red Hand. See also Mandevwin.
  216. Captain-General Lunal Galgan, p. 253—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. Now that Fortuona has declared herself Empress, Galgan serves as her general of the army. He seems to distrust Mat, either because he views him as a threat to the Empire or because he is uncertain of Mat's loyalty. He has been sending assassins after Fortuona, but she insists they are intended to fail, as they are not trained Seanchan assassins.

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  217. Gaidal Cain, p. 260—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. Before being torn out, Birgitte had not seen Gaidal Cain for some time, indicating he has been spun out and inhabits the body of a young boy somewhere. Birgitte currently does not remember him at all, though she feels as though she should remember someone by that name. See also Birgitte.
  218. Nichil, p. 261—One of the Aiel. She fights with Birgitte in Andor.
  219. Ludin, p. 261—One of the Aiel. She fights with Birgitte in Andor.
  220. High King Artur Hawkwing, p. 261—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. When the Horn of Valere was blown, Hawkwing himself led the Heroes. See also Hawkwing, Artur.
  221. Ilyena Therin Moerelle, p. 267—Wife of Lews Therin Telamon during the Age of Legends and the War of the Shadow. She had light hair similar in color to Elayne and Aviendha. According to the memories of Lews Therin's that used to flash through Rand's head, Ilyena never flashed her temper at Lews Therin when she got angry at herself. Lews Therin often wailed for her loss for hours on end; these rants were usually started by anything and everything having to do with women, love, hate, killing, friends, or enemies. It is evident that Demandred also fancied Ilyena, and the fact that she fell for Lews Therin only deepened his hatred of him. She was the last of the names expunged from Rand's list. See also Telamon, Lews Therin.
  222. Edarra, p. 268—Wise One of the Nader sept of the Shiande Aiel. She has blue eyes and fair hair, and looks not much older than 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. She follows Perrin, not Rand.
  223. Slayer, p. 268—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 did not see much of him for months afterward, 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. Slayer, as Isam, enjoys the hunt. Slayer, as Luc, is more accommodating. Slayer, as either soul, hates Perrin with a rabid passion. See also Mantear, Luc.

    Chapter 13: What Must Be Done

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  224. Vora, p. 271—Owner or creator of the white fluted sa'angreal Egwene borrowed from the Tower stores to fight the Seanchan. The same sa'angreal was used by Siuan Sanche, then the Amyrlin seat, to separate Mat from the dagger he took from Shadar Logoth. It is the most powerful sa'angreal the Tower has in its stores. Egwene has used it a lot in recent weeks, and is beginning to feel an affinity for it.
  225. Dain Bornhald, p. 277—Son of Geofram Bornhald. He has dark eyes. He gained command of his own troops for a time under Eamon Valda. He hated Perrin, since he thought he had a hand in killing his father. After being chased from the Two Rivers, he took sides with Galad against Commander, Eamon Valda. When Perrin was found not guilty, it was Bornhald who saved his life when Jaret Byar tried to stab Perrin in the back. He has been getting more and more unpredictable and fond of brandy since then.
  226. Widow al'Thone, p. 277—An old woman from the Two Rivers. Tam suggested sending Perrin to her to carry water for a week to rid him of the notion of making Tam a nobleman.
  227. Fager Neald, p. 277—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. Both he and Grady almost died of snakebites suffered during a bubble of evil that hit their camp. They have since recovered.
  228. Brandelwyn (Bran) al'Vere, p. 278—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; al'Vere, Marin.
  229. Ordeith, p. 278—Name assumed by Padan Fain when he became an officer among the Children of the Light. The name means “Wormwood” in the Old Tongue. According to Dain Bornhald, it was Ordeith who killed Perrin's parents. He tore them apart, leaving blood everywhere, after Perrin's father insulted him. See also Fain, Padan.

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  230. Hopper, p. 283—One of the wolves. Hopper died in a Whitecloak attack in real life, but he lived on in the World of Dreams, Tel'aran'rhiod. He was usually the first (and often the only) wolf that found 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 later tried to teach Perrin how to control himself in the Dream. Hopper died, in the World of Dreams and thus forever, protecting Perrin from Slayer.
  231. Moonhunter, p. 287—Name the wolves use for Lanfear. She was unaware of the appellation until Perrin used it on her. She considers it an insult: she does not hunt the moon, it is hers already. See also Cyndane; Eronaile, Mierin; Lanfear.

    Chapter 15: Your Neck in a Cord

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  232. Selucia, p. 302—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. Until her hair grows out, she has taken to wearing a cloth on the right side. 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, but she is not soft: she could give sandpaper pointers on being rough. See also Paendrag, Fortuona Athaem Devi; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  233. Krisa, p. 304—Seanchan noble who brought in three assassins from Seanchan, most likely to kill Fortuona.
  234. Empress Fortuona Athaem Devi Paendrag, p. 304—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. Her new husband, Matrim Cauthon, does not approve of how she has conducted herself in the early days of her rule. He also hates the idea that she expects failed assassination attempts. The name Fortuona is not to be used; instead, she is to be called Highest One or Greatest One. See also Cauthon, Matrim; Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore; Varuota.
  235. Prince of the Ravens, p. 305—Title now used for Mat Cauthon as the husband of the Daughter of the Nine Moons. See Cauthon, Matrim.
  236. Nalesean Aldiaya, p. 305—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.
  237. Captain Musenge, p. 305—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.
  238. Bandry (Ban) al'Seen, p. 307—Dannil Lewin's cousin. He looks just like him except for a pickaxe nose and long thin mustaches in the Domani style. He now serves under Tam, and at times even guards his tent.
  239. Dav al'Thone, p. 307—Soldier from the Two Rivers. He now serves under Tam, sometimes even guarding his tent. See also al'Thone; al'Thone, Azi.
  240. Darno, p. 315—One of Fortuona's personal bodyguards. She has seen him catch an arrow in flight with his bare hands.
  241. Barrin, p. 315—One of Fortuona's personal bodyguards. He once stopped a man from breathing on her, suspecting the man was an assassin and his mouth was filled with poisons. He was right: the man did have a mouth full of poison.

    Chapter 16: A Silence Like Screaming

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  242. Arent, p. 319—Loial's father, Halan's son. See also Halan; Loial.
  243. Halan, p. 319—Loial's grandfather, Arent's father. See also Arent; Loial.
  244. Lord Captain Golever, p. 321—Lanky, bearded Child of the Light. He is as hard as they come, but fair. He has never seen Ogier before, and is convinced that they must be Shadowspawn.
  245. Deepe Bhadar, p. 326—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 fought at Maradon under Lord Ituralde and survived. He grew up in Andor. He has a flat face and long, black hair. He shows no signs of the madness. Deepe later fought with Lan's army at Tarwin's Gap; he was killed in M'Hael's attack.
  246. Benish, p. 329—Surly Taraboner soldier. He now fights with the Borderlander army under Lan.

    Chapter 17: Older, More Weathered

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  247. Musicar, p. 336—One of Fortuona's personal guards, the elitist of the Deathwatch Guard. He also guards her while she is bathing.
  248. Sammael, p. 337—One of the Forsaken. During the War of the Shadow, he was one of the Shadow's greatest military commanders. His name means “Destroyer of Hope” in the Old Tongue. After being released from the Bore, he took up residence on the Council of Nine in Illian as Lord Brend, and effectively ruled the country. He wore a battle scar that he got while fighting Lews Therin Telamon during the War of the Shadow. He could have had it Healed, but kept it to remind himself of what Lews Therin had done to him. He is believed dead at the hands of Mashadar.
  249. Tamyrlin, p. 339—Title Lews Therin Telamon wore the ring of. It is likely this position was the predecessor of the modern Amyrlin Seat. See also Amyrlin Seat, The; Dragon, The; Telamon, Lews Therin.

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  250. Piava, p. 346—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She has a Warder.
  251. Rosil, p. 346—Slender, lanky, long-necked Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is the new Mistress of Novices in the reunified White Tower. She was put in charge of the hospital in Mayene during the battle. She has helped women who have lost Warders before. See also Mistress of Novices.
  252. Maerin, p. 349—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. Egwene sleeps in her tent for a night as part of her rotation to protect herself from assassins. Few have brought as many possessions with them to the battlefield as she.
  253. Alivia, p. 356—Seanchan damane captured by Asha'man. She was afraid of freedom because she feared being captured again. She has been collared since she was thirteen or fourteen, and has been damane for over four hundred years. She is considerably stronger in the One Power than Nynaeve, and a little bit taller. She has fine lines at the corners of her sharp blue eyes and white streaks in her blonde hair. Min dislikes her, though not because of jealousy—Min had a viewing of her indicating that she will help Rand to die. She has a very intense personality.
  254. Antail, p. 357—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.
  255. Lord Yokata, p. 359—Borderland lord, killed in the battle of Tarwin's Gap during one of Agelmar's ill-advised maneuvers.
  256. Lady Ells, p. 360—Saldaen noble. She is present at the battle for Tarwin's Gap.

    Chapter 19: The Choice of a Patch

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  257. Lady Tigraine Damodred, p. 368—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; Janduin.
  258. Lord Taringail Damodred, p. 368—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.
  259. Nata, p. 371—Newly-appointed personal tailor to Matrim Cauthon now that he is First Prince of the Ravens.

    Chapter 20: Into Thakan'dar

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  260. Leane Sharif, p. 375—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! She has returned to her Domani ways with fervor, taking time every morning to put on makeup and dress seductively. She even took time to put on makeup before the battle. See also Freidhen, Alviarin; Keeper of the Chronicles; Sanche, Siuan.
  261. Raemassa, p. 375—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She was one of the sisters who was with Egwene in Kandor when the Sharans appeared.
  262. Shaen, p. 381—An Aiel Stone Dog. He is siswai'aman.
  263. Lord Rodrivar Tihera, p. 386—Lean noble from Tear (a very minor noble). Dark even for a Tairen, he has a short beard trimmed to a point. He is the Captain of the Stone of Tear, the man who leads the Defenders, and second in command under Rodel Ituralde at the battle of Thakan'dar. King Darlin listens well to his good tactical advice. He is not a Great Captain, but he is clever.
  264. Artham, p. 386—An Age of Legends dagger that hides the bearer from the Dark One's attention. Lews Therin Telamon did not know that one had ever been made.

    Chapter 21: Not a Mistake to Ignore

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  265. Hearn, p. 392—New commander of the Illianer Companions.
  266. Fogh the Tireless, p. 393—Military scholar of old. He said, “If you do not learn from your losses, you will be ruled by them.”
  267. Lyrelle, p. 394—Sitter for the Blue Ajah. She was firmly under Lelaine's influence, and resents that fact. She was one of only three sitters to stand for war with Tar Valon when the vote was first called. She is tall for a Cairhienin, though that means she is only of average height. Some say she was a dancer before becoming a novice. She led the expedition to the Black Tower.
  268. Myrelle Berengari, p. 394—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.
  269. 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.
  270. Aledrin, p. 396—Sitter for the White Ajah in the new Hall. She has dark, golden hair and big, pale brown eyes. She grew up in Tarabon. She is taller than most men, and plump. She was part of the Tower's “embassy” to the Black Tower.
  271. Faolain Orande, p. 398—Dark, curly-haired Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She had an extreme dislike for Wilders, and did not treat Siuan and Leane very well when they were stilled, either. She spent eight years as a novice, and five among the Accepted. She was among the four raised to full sisterhood by Egwene. She is still treated as an Accepted by most of the sisters. She swore to obey Egwene of her own volition, but she disappeared for a time. Lelaine admitted to holding her captive and pressing her “rather hard,” as penalty for spying on her. She was subseuquently ordered to accompany the embassy to the Black Tower; she is still looking for a Warder among the Dedicated and Soldiers.
  272. Theodrin Dabei, p. 398—Slim, willowy, apple-cheeked Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She was among the four raised to full sisterhood by Egwene. Before being raised, she tried to dismantle Nynaeve's block without success. The rest of the sisters still treat her like an Accepted. She has coppery skin, and grew up in Arad Doman. She has a stubborn set to her mouth, but she is warm to Egwene. She swore, of her own volition, to obey Egwene, and spied on Romanda for a time. She was subsequently sent as part of an embassy to the Black Tower; she is still looking for a Warder among the Dedicated and Soldiers.

    Chapter 22: The Wyld

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  273. Bao the Wyld, p. 405—Alleged savior of the Sharan people. He bears a striking resemblance to Demandred: dark hair, light skin, a hooked nose, and very handsome in general. He wears armor made of all coins, silvery and overlapping, polished to a mirror-like luster. His Sharan accent is not as thick as the others' accents, likely because his is an imitation. The legend of Bao the Wyld is likely the Sharan equivalent of the Prophecies of the Dragon, or at least an interpretation of their role in them. Editor's note: we are led to assume that it was Demandred's theft of Bao the Wyld's persona that caused the Dark One to laugh when Demandred asked him whether he had done well. See also Coramoor; Demandred; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; He Who Is Owned Only by the Land.
  274. He Who Is Owned Only by the Land, p. 416—Sharan pseudonym for Bao the Wyld, the Dragonslayer. Editor's note: it is unclear whether Bao the Wyld was intended to be the Dragonslayer, or simply the Dragon. It would be just like Demandred to twist the prophecy to fit his aims. See Bao the Wyld.
  275. Barid Bel Medar, p. 406—Name that Demandred was born with and used during the Age of Legends (before dedicating his life to serve the Dark One). He uses the name in an attempt to draw Lews Therin out to face him, man to man. See Demandred.
  276. Young Bull, p. 407—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.
  277. White Eyes, p. 407—One of the wolves.
  278. Turn Bow, p. 407—One of the wolves, an aged female pack leader.
  279. Heartseeker, p. 408—Name the wolves use for one of the Forsaken, presumably Graendal/Hessalam. See also Graendal; Hessalam.
  280. Steps, p. 408—One of the wolves. He is black-furred and young.

    Chapter 23: At the Edge of Time

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  281. Tuli, p. 420—Egwene's name as a damane. Bethamin went to check on her, the “girl with the remarkable affinity for metals and ores,” before the battle at Falme. When Bethamin arrived, she found the two sul'dam that Egwene and her rescuers captured. See also al'Vere, Egwene.
  282. Nesune Bihara, p. 425—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is one of the Aes Sedai now sworn to Rand; she assisted in his kidnapping. She always listens to all sides before drawing any conclusions, and she remembers everything. She is slender, has black eyes, and grew up in Kandor. Min had a viewing of her: she will found a library. She was later one of Cadsuane's companions. She is one of a handful of people to ever be able to ignore Cadsuane. She retained her loyalty to Elaida until the bitter end, though she is now part of Aviendha's team that protects Rand, suggesting that she was loyal to the Tower, or perhaps Cadsuane, not Elaida.
  283. Bera Harkin, p. 427—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. She Healed Aviendha of her injuries at Thakan'dar.
  284. Sarene Nemdahl, p. 427—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah from Tarabon. She wears her dark hair in beaded braids, and has a near-perfect, teardrop-shaped 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. See also Vitalien.
  285. Vitalien, p. 427—Sarene's Warder. She left him in Cairhien when she left for Far Madding and later Shadar Logoth, but he is now following her and is in the city of Tear. See also Nemdahl, Sarene.
  286. Duhara Basaheen, p. 427—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. Elayne told Norry to use Hake to spy on her while she was staying at The Greeting Hall, an inn in Caemlyn. Duhara was revealed by Verin to be of the Black Ajah. She has been replaced as a Sitter by Barasine. She is now a Dreadlord, and was linked with Hessalam when they fought Aviendha.
  287. Falion Bhoda, p. 427—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 imprisoned in the dungeons of the Royal Palace. She escaped with Hanlon's assistance, and has since fled to the Blasted Lands, joining the Shadow as a Dreadlord. She was part of the link with Hessalam when she attacked Aviendha's circle.

    Chapter 24: To Ignore the Omens

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  288. Lieutenant-General Abaldar Yulan, p. 434—Former Captain of the Air and pilot of a Seanchan raken for the Forerunners. He is small and dark. He has since been promoted to Lieutenant-General, and is a member of the Low Blood. He wears a black wig to hide his bald pate. Yulan led the raid on the White Tower himself, for which he was promoted.
  289. Savara, p. 434—Seanchan military higher-up. Mat upbraids her for trying to lead with cavalry instead of pikemen, contrary to his orders.
  290. Varuota, p. 434—Fortuona's great-great-great grandmother. See also Paendrag, Fortuona Athaem Devi; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  291. Knotai, p. 436—Fortuona's new name for Mat now that he is Prince of the Ravens and general of the Ever Victorious Army, second only to General Galgan. See also Cauthon, Matrim.
  292. Lieutenant-General Tylee Khirgan, p. 438—Lieutenant-General in the Seanchan army and controller of several raken. She wears four plumes on her helmet, indicating her rank and success to date. She is tall and has a heavily scarred face, short black hair in tight curls against her scalp, and dark skin. Her hair is sprinkled with white at her temples. She is from Maram Kashor, a dry island off the southeast tip of Seanchan. Her ancestors traveled with Luthair. She made a pact with Perrin Aybara to fight the Shaido in exchange for any Wise Ones they could capture and make into damane. For her service to the Empire, she was made Lieutenant-General and Raised to the Low Blood. She is “fond” of Perrin, and respects him greatly. She is also one of the only Seanchan generals that Mat respects.
  293. Mistress of the Ships, p. 445—Commander of the entire fleet of Sea Folk vessels. The post was held by Nesta din Reas Two Moons until she was executed by the Seanchan for rebellion. The new Mistress of the Ships is Zaida din Parede Blackwing.
  294. Bringer of Gales, p. 445—Name the Sea Folk use for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  295. Father of Storms, p. 446—Name the Sea Folk use for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  296. Coramoor, p. 446—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.
  297. Awlsten, p. 448—One of the Asha'man. He served under Rodel Ituralde in the battle of Maradon and at Thakan'dar.

    Chapter 25: Quick Fragments

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  298. Doesine Alwain, p. 226—Sitter for the Yellow Ajah. 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. She retains her position as a Sitter now that Tower has reunited.
  299. Sheriam Bayanar, p. 452—Aes Sedai of the Black, formerly of the Blue, 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 the months before her death. She was beaten, apparently as a way to extract information, by an unknown assailant during those weeks. 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 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.
  300. Mistress of Novices, p. 452—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; Rosil.
  301. Shai'tan, p. 453—The Dark One, 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, Bringer of Gales, Shepherd of the Night, Soulblinder, Lighteater, and (among Darkfriends) the Great Lord of the Dark.
  302. Merise Haindehl, p. 457—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 took part in the interrogation of Semirhage. She accompanies Narishman in battle as well, and fights at Shayol Ghul. See also Narishma, Jahar.
  303. Shadowkiller, p. 457—What the wolves call Rand. They first began using the name when Rand killed the Trollocs at the Illuminators' chapter house in Cairhien. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn.
  304. Sunrise, p. 458—One of the wolves. Sunrise is the wolf who informs Perrin that Slayer is among those fighting at Shayol Ghul.
  305. Bain, p. 463—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. He also thinks she would laugh all the way back to the Three-fold Land if she saw Perrin take two of the Shadowsworn Aiel captive. See also Chiad; Gaul.

    Chapter 26: Considerations

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  306. Renna Emain, p. 470—Sul'dam who was charged to train and control Egwene when she became damane. She later gave Egwene the nickname “Tuli, after one of [Renna's] former pets.” When Egwene escaped, she put an a'dam around Renna's neck, and left it there when she fled. Renna was later discovered by Bethamin, wretching from the effort of trying to remove the a'dam in vain. To protect the Seanchan way of life—which would likely collapse if it was learned that sul'dam could learn to channel—Renna retained her rank as sul'dam, but was forbidden to be linked with a damane. She was kept under close watch by Suroth. She was eventually spirited away by Mat, Egeanin, and the rest of the group that escaped Ebou Dar in the chaos. When she attempted to escape and warn the Seanchan of Mat's presence, Mat was forced to order her to be killed. She was killed by a crossbow bolt just before reaching the crest of the hill that would have meant her safety—and her betrayal of the Band of the Red Hand. Egwene still has nightmares of her time under Renna's captivity.

    Chapter 27: Friendly Fire

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  307. Holcom, p. 483—Messenger to Lord Bryne during the battle for Kandor. He reported that the Aes Sedai were growing weary.
  308. Captain Joni Shagrin, p. 53 (40)—One of Gareth Bryne's captains. It was Joni who was to escort Mara, Amaena, and Serenla to Bryne's manor. He is wide-bodied and balding. He was also the man who escorted the three from the shed they were being detained in. When Bryne was still Captain of the Queen's Guards, Joni was Senior Bannerman. In the Battle for Kandor, Bryne put him in charge of his lancers at the ford. He failed to hold it, and died there. He was succeeded by Uno.
  309. Captain Denhold, p. 485—Illianer soldier. He commands some of Bryne's cavalry.
  310. Annah, p. 485—Heavyset young woman. She is a former merchant's guard, and now serves as a foot soldier and messenger for Gareth Bryne.
  311. Ashmanaille, p. 487—Lanky Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She served as one of the Sitters for the Gray for the Tower in exile. She is strong in Earth, and is one of the sisters Egwene had trying to make cuendillar. She is unusually attentive to her clothing and virtually emotionless. She has dark hair, brown eyes, a narrow face, and a small build. She is friends with Phaedrine. She still remembers Min as Elmindreda, the witless girl hiding in the Tower from two suitors.
  312. Catrona, p. 489—Sul'dam assigned to hold Mylen's leash. It was she who greeted min when she entered the Seanchan encampment.

    Chapter 28: Too Many Men

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  313. Serailla, p. 496—Ethenielle's First Councilor. She is stout, round-faced, and calm. Lan respects her as much as he can respect someone he occasionally wants to throttle and toss off a cliff. See also Kirukan Materasu, Ethenielle.
  314. Washim, p. 499—Malkieri High Guardsman. Lan has grown to respect him greatly in the last few weeks of fighting. See also Geral.
  315. Geral, p. 499—Malkieri High Guardsman. Lan has grown to respect him greatly in the last few weeks of fighting. See also Washim.
  316. Banner-General Courtani, p. 501—Seanchan general. She is about as pretty as a bundle of sticks with armor bolted to it. Mat is not convinced she is female—or human.

    Chapter 29: The Loss of a Hill

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  317. Banner-General Makoti, p. 513—Commander under Tylee Khirgan.

    Chapter 30: The Way of the Predator

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  318. Aan'allein, p. 523—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.
  319. Elyas Machera, p. 524—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 did 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. Unlike Perrin, he generally avoids the World of Dreams, what Perrin calls the Wolf Dream, though he lets himself be drawn there when needed. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Long Tooth.
  320. Long Tooth, p. 524—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.
  321. The Little Wolf, p. 525—Nickname given to Rodel Ituralde. See Ituralde, Rodel.

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  322. Pylar, p. 535—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is very adept with weaves of Earth.
  323. Tamsin Ituralde, p. 538—Rodel's wife. It is unwise to displease her, especially by getting killed, according to him. Rodel has been having nightmares recently about her and their children being eaten by Trollocs. See also Ituralde, Rodel.
  324. Kiem Lewin, p. 542—Young woman from Emond's Field. When Egwene was thirteen, Mat jumped into the river to save Kiem from drowning. She was not drowning—one of her friends had merely dunked her under—but Mat came running. The men of Emond's Field had made fun of Mat for months because of the incident. See also al'Hune, Jer.
  325. Jer al'Hune, p. 542—Young man from Emond's Field. The spring after jumping in the river unnecessarily in an effort to “rescue” Kiem Lewin from drowning, Mat did the same for Jer. Jer was actually drowning this time. People stopped making fun of Mat for a while afterwards. See also Lewin, Kiem.
  326. Faiselle, p. 545—Sitter in the Hall of the Tower. She fled the Tower when Siuan was deposed, and later 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, and retains her position as Sitter in the reunited Tower.
  327. Ferane Neheran, p. 547—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.

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  328. Classen Bayor, p. 549—Someone from Mat's memories. He lost his cavalry in the marsh, leading to, or at least hastening, his defeat at the Battle of Kolesar. Mat wonders what he would have done with a gatway that overlooked the battlefield.
  329. Lord Gokhan, p. 552—Seanchan noble, of the Low Blood. Min has a viewing of him: white lace trailing in a pond, indicating he will marry in the near future. Upon hearing this, Fortuona orders him removed from the front lines so he will not be killed, but forbids him to marry until the end of Tarmon Gai'don. Min refrains herself from objecting that it does not work that way.
  330. Handoin, p. 553—One of Fortuona's rivals in Seanchan. When Min sees a white boar over a female soldier, Fortuona interprets it to mean that the soldier will betray her, and guesses she must work for him.
  331. Havien Nurelle, p. 560—First Lieutenant under Gallenne in the Winged Guards of Mayene. He is tall and slender. Upon Gallenne's death, he assumed command of the Winged Guards. See also Gallenne, Bertain.

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  332. Mandevwin, p. 322—Stocky one-eyed member of the Band of the Red Hand. He was with the Band from its first days in Cairhien, and now assists Faile in guarding the Tower's supplies. He has gray streaks in his hair and is missing an eye. Mat thinks him a good commander, but with the imagination of a brick. See also Mandevwin.
  333. Gilber, p. 567—One of Davram Bashere's quartermasters. Vanin's banter with Mandevwin reminds Faile of Gilber.
  334. Laras, p. 568—Mistress of the Kitchens in the White Tower. She gave Min a makeup kit that she kept meaning to throw away but never did. Instead, Leane used it. She helped Siuan and Leane escape with Min, and showed a reasonable degree of sympathy for Egwene during her imprisonment. Her spoon is used for hitting as often as it is for tasting. She has a pudgy, round face, and her hair is starting to gray. Lines crease the sides of her eyes. She has thick, fat fingers.
  335. Harnan, p. 569—Lantern-jawed, sturdily-built Tairen Redarm, a file-leader in the Band of the Red Hand. He has a heavy jaw, a long-suffering expression, and a crude hawk tatoo on his left cheek. Talmanes swears by him, a veteran and survivor of both “the Six-Story Slaughter” and the incident at Hinderstap.
  336. Aravine Carnel, p. 569—Plump, plain former Amadician noblewoman. 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 in Amadicia, though she stubbornly refuses to admit that fact since her capture. Her face is plump, but still haggard from her captivity. She acted as the unofficial Steward of Perrin and Faile's camp. She claims there is nothing left for her in Amadicia, and she may be right. See also Pansai.
  337. Olver, p. 569—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 traveled extensively 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. He is currently part of Faile's patrol, protecting the Tower supplies.
  338. Berisha Terakuni, p. 572—Lean, hard-eyed, hard-faced Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah from Arafel. She was part of Elaida's group of followers and advisors that deposed Siuan, and also part of the group of sisters that captured Egwene. She has a reputation for offering the strictest and often harshest interpretation of Tower Law. She inspects Faile's wagon befor they set off for Merrilor. She always seems perpetually dissatisfied, perhaps upset at being left out of the fighting.

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  339. Arrela Shiego, p. 587—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.” She is, like Faile, stranded in the Blight.
  340. Soro, p. 591—Aiel, presumably of the Nine Valleys Sept of the Tardaad Aiel, whom Aviendha knew as a child. He touched the True Source for the first time when Aviendha was a girl: he made algode grow where it should not. He was kind to her. She watched him run across the dry ground at sunset, after vowing to spit in Sightblinder's eye. Aviendha now realizes that he was probably Turned to the Shadow once he got to Thakan'dar.
  341. Kiruna Nachiman, p. 593—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is an elegant, statuesque woman, and is the favorite sister of King Paitar of Arafel. She has four Warders. She was sent, along with Bera, to establish diplomatic relations with Rand in the Aiel Waste; upon returning, she followed him to Dumai's Wells and was made to swear fealty to him. Min says that Rand should be able to trust her. She was killed by Hessalam, who also killed Faeldrin and Vitalien and took Sarene captive with Compulsion. She took Flinn's arm at the same time.
  342. Faeldrin Harella, p. 573—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Tarabon. She has dark hair that she usually keeps in thin braids. She later became an apprentice of the Wise Ones. She was killed by Hessalam, who also killed Kiruna and Vitalien and took Sarene captive with Compulsion. She took Flinn's arm at the same time.

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  343. Wind, p. 594—Olver's horse. He deserves the name; he is quite quick, and wins most of the races he runs. Olver wishes he were riding Wind now.
  344. Bela, p. 594—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, and now Olver rides her. Olver does not think Bela to be a bad horse, but he prefers Wind, his racehorse. Bela is a stronger and fitter horse than she seems at first glance.
  345. Silvic, p. 595—One of the Redarms. He and Harnan taught Olver how to use a knife.
  346. Noal Charin, p. 595—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 actually Jain Charin, also known as Jain Farstrider. He had taken to caring for Olver when Mat was unavailable. He died in Sindhol, the land of the Aelfinn and Eelfinn, to give Mat and Thom time to escape with Moiraine. See also Farstrider, Jain.
  347. Verdin, p. 602—One of the soldiers loyal to Faile.
  348. Lanndon, p. 602—One of the soldiers loyal to Faile.

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  349. Renald, p. 607—Borderland farmer. He comes to fight for Mat.
  350. Urien, p. 608—Red-haired Aiel of the Two Spires sept of the Reyn Aiel. He is Aethan Dor, a Red Shield. He wears his bright red hair short except for a tail at the back. He bet a skin of oosquai on their triumph in Tarmon Gai'don. Mat asks him, too late, who would make such a ludicrous bet against him.
  351. Cynd, p. 608—Slender Tairen soldier. He fights with Mat at the Battle of Merrilor.
  352. Sigmont, p. 609—Soldier who fights in the battle of Merrilor.
  353. Delarn, p. 613—One of the Redarms.
  354. Rion, p. 613—One of Mat's past lives. He fought a battle at Hune Hill.
  355. Naath, p. 613—One of Mat's past lives. He fought the San d'ma Shadar.
  356. Eyal, p. 614—One of Mat's past lives, or at least someone he knew in one of them. He lost the battle in the Marshes of Maighande, being overwhelmed as Mat is convinced his own troops will be if they retreat.
  357. Gelen, p. 614—Leader of the group of Deathwatch Guards searching for Mat, attempting to make him fulfill his role as judge of military tribunals.
  358. Haral Luhhan, p. 616—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 approved of the new arrivals in Emond's Field, and even ventured into business partnerships with some of the newcomers. He is now fighting with Tam and the other men from the Two Rivers, and was the first to reach Perrin when he pulled himself out of Tel'aran'rhiod into the waking world without a gateway. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.

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  359. Masema Dagar, p. 625—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. Uno swears that he was lucky to survive his time with Masema. See also Prophet of the Dragon, The.
  360. Allin, p. 626—Dark-haired Andoran. He wears a half-beard, shaved at the sides.
  361. Kwamesa, p. 627—Former Sitter for the Gray Ajah, the youngest Sitter in the Hall of the Little Tower. She is dark and slender, and has strength in the Power; she was on the same level as Sheriam. She tries to seem tall even though she is not. She grew up in Arafel, and she seems to put great store in ceremony. She is far too young to be a Sitter, at least under normal circumstances. She has a sharp nose. It is not known whether she retained her seat in the Hall after the Tower was reunited. She is now in charge of protecting the dragons from the Sharan army. She was killed by Demandred with balefire while he was the head of a full circle of 72; the balefire was strong enough to burn her thread out of the Pattern for several hours.
  362. Einar, p. 627—One of the Asha'man. He was stationed with Kwamesa and charged with protecting the dragons from the Sharan army. He was killed by Demandred with balefire; Demandred was the head of a circle of 72 at the time, and his balefire burned out Einar's thread several hours into the past.
  363. Gabrelle, p. 630—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, now bonded to Logain Ablar via the Warder-like Wife Bond of the Asha'man. She likes his attentions, and is much more of a wife to Logain than Toveine, the other woman bonded to him. She has sooty green eyes. See also Ablar, Logain; Gazal, Toveine.
  364. Arel Malevin, p. 630—Cairhienin Asha'man. He seems even wider than he actually is because he's so short. He was among the most skilled in the One Power that Logain had with him when Taim made his move.
  365. Karldin Manfor, p. 630—Asha'man, a Soldier at the time, who accompanied Loial to all the stedding and former Ogier groves to seal the Waygates there or warn others to monitor them. Like Flinn and Narishma, he was on the Deserter's List, as was every Asha'man that worked with Rand. He has since been removed from the list, at least officially. He accompanied Bashere to negotiate with Suroth. He is now bound as a Warder to Beldeine. He is among the most skilled in the One Power that Logain had with him when Taim made his move. See also Nyram, Beldeine.
  366. Kimtin, p. 633—Man who taught Tam al'Thor the Flame and the Void. He is, presumably, from Illian.
  367. Azi al'Thone, p. 634—Man from the Two Rivers. He once traveled with Perrin and Faile and guards their tent in his turn. He now fights under Tam al'Thor. Perrin once used his identity as a disguise against Slayer in the Wolf Dream.
  368. Lady Tinna, p. 635—Statuesque leader of the Dragonsworn. She has the bearing of a Lady, the build of an Aiel, and the coloring of a Saldaean. She is pretty, with long, curly, brown hair that she wears in a pony tail. She is strong of limb. She reminds Mat of Nynaeve, with the exception of carrying a sword.
  369. Mika, p. 640—One of the damane. She has been assigned to help Mat.
  370. Banner-General Gerisch, p. 643—Seanchan general. Mat once told her that she had a nice butt. She was not amused.
  371. Sidama, p. 646—Galad's horse.
  372. Kline, p. 647—A Warder who now fights with Galad and the Children of the Light. His Aes Sedai has been killed.
  373. Alix, p. 647—A Warder who now fights with Galad and the Children of the Light. His Aes Sedai has been killed.
  374. Lord Captain Alaabar Harnesh, p. 648—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; he is one of Galad's best soldiers.
  375. Lord Captain Mallone, p. 648—A Child of the Light. He is among Galad's best soldiers.
  376. Lord Captain Brokel, p. 648—A Child of the Light. He is among Galad's best soldiers.
  377. Jori Congar, p. 650—Man from the Two Rivers. He is very skinny, but still eats twice what anyone else does. He will also drink so he cannot stand if given the chance. He is a good shot with a bow and arrows, close behind Jondyn. He is also a skilled pickpocket. Jori appeared in the false reality created by the Dark One for Rand, the reality that would exist if the Dark One prevailed. The real Jori Congar died during the Last Battle. Editor's note: Jori Congar is not to be confused with Jori, Morvrin's Warder.
  378. Daishar, p. 657—Egwene's roan horse. His name means “Glory” in the Old Tongue.
  379. Symon, p. 658—A Warder. He was killed by Trollocs. Gawyn recalled that he always loved to play cards.
  380. Selande Darengil, p. 666—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. She is among those stranded with Faile in the Blasted Lands. She commands the scouts in Vanin's absence.
  381. Janina, p. 667—Wise One with pale, sky blue eyes and flaxen hair. Nothing seems to ruffle her. She is a good Healer, the best among the Wise Ones. She is currently in Mayene, tending to the wounded.
  382. Garfin, p. 672—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. Androl suspects he would make him grind barley for weeks straight if heard that he had forgotten his sword.
  383. Trask, p. 674—Aiel, part of the Red Shield society. Rhuarc never met him before the battle at Thakan'dar, but their societal bond was enough to fight together nonetheless as brothers. He died fighting the Honorless.
  384. Baelder, p. 674—Aiel, part of the Red Shield society. Rhuarc never met him before the battle at Thakan'dar, but their societal bond was enough to fight together nonetheless as brothers.
  385. Lady Adora, p. 679—Perrin's granddaughter and the Mayor of Emond's Field during Rand's vision of the possible future created during his battle with the Dark One. Adora is named after her great aunt, Adora Aybara, who was about four years younger than Perrin and died when Fain killed Perrin's family. She clearly has some Saldaean heritage, but also bears the dark curls that give her a distinct Two Rivers appearance. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  386. Anla, p. 679—Elsbet's sister. She served as her advisor, and there is even a separate story that Thom is fond of telling that is all about her: “Anla the Wise Councilor.” Anla's name decorates the walls of the school in Rand's vision of the future, as presented by the Dark One. Thom Merrilin's name does as well. Editor's note: It has been speculated that Anla is Ann Landers, the councilor part coming from her popular advice column.
  387. Stinger, p. 680—Silviana's horse, a gelding. He has been trained so that he is never skittish around the use of the One Power.
  388. Sana Ashraf, p. 686—Person Mat's ancestor freed at the fall of Pena. He had one by stacking heavy cavalry and horse-bound archers, one after another.
  389. Elbar, p. 686—Someone Mat's ancestor fought once. He considers it one of his most satisfying battles, behind the Shaido attack and the Last Battle.
  390. Shendla, p. 694—Demandred's new love interest, a Sharan woman of high rank. She is devious, capable, and powerful—all of his favorite qualities. See also Demandred.
  391. Galbrait, p. 694—Leader of the female Ayyad, the Sharan channelers and ruling class. She was ordered to disrupt Mat's command post and, if possible, capture Mat. She accomplished the former, but not the latter.
  392. Juilin Sandar, p. 698—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 traveled with Mat Cauthon for a time, and is now the leader of a squad tasked with protecting the Aes Sedai from the Sharan infantry. He has no idea how he came to command troops, or why anyone would trust him to do so. See also Lounault, Amathera Aelfdene Casmir.
  393. Myk, p. 699—Pikemen under the command of Juilin Sandar.
  394. Charn, p. 689—Pikemen under the command of Juilin Sandar.
  395. Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault, p. 700—Former Panarch of Tarabon. She vanished, allegedly at Aes Sedai hands, according to White Tower spies. In reality, Amathera was being held prisoner by sisters of the Black Ajah under Liandrin, and was rescued by Elayne and Nynaeve. They had her keep a low profile for several days so as not to be hurt by the mob outside the Panarch's Palace (since it is not all that far from “The Panarch is dead!” to “Death to the Panarch!”), then she returned to her position. When the Seanchan invaded Tanchico, she refused to willingly give her country to the new conquerors; they captured her, and forced her to live as a servant. She served as a dancer for High Lady Suroth, the leader of the Seanchan pre-invasionary forces, until she was rescued by Juilin Sandar, who took her along when he fled Ebou Dar with Mat. She and Juilin have become an item since that time; he has been training her, with limited success, to stop flinching every time a Seanchan officer walks by. See also Sandar, Juilin.
  396. Alviarin Freidhen, p. 700—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. Pevara used her identity to infiltrate the Sharan encampment. She recently bonded Nensen as her Warder. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Keeper of the Chronicles; Nensen.
  397. Rianna Andomeran, p. 700—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the White. She was always a coldly arrogant killer. She has a white streak in her black hair above her left ear. Theodrin used her identity to infiltrate the Sharan encampment.
  398. Nensen, p. 700—Asha'man who has been exceedingly successful after Taim's “lessons.” His success had the other recruits eager for their own private lessons. He was barely powerful enough to be raised to the Dedicated a short time before, but after the special lessions he became a full Asha'man rapidly. Androl worried he learns too quickly, perhaps impossibly so. It is highly likely that he was Turned to the Shadow by Taim. Androl used his identity to infiltrate the Sharan encampment. He is now Alviarin's Warder. See also Freidhen, Alviarin.
  399. Kash, p. 700—One of the Asha'man. He appeared out of nowhere, and grew powerful very quickly. Emarin used his identity to infiltrate the Sharan encampment. He is a Darkfriend.
  400. Laird, p. 706—A Child of the Light. Galad caught him cutting off one of the Sharan women's heads to bury it separately from the body. Evidently he believes that, unless you did so, the would return to life at the next full moon.
  401. Alhanra, p. 706—A Child of the Light, and one of Galad's scouts. He is described as “spindly.”
  402. Hammar, p. 707—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 deeply regrets killing him.
  403. Deoan, p. 710—A young man from Deven Ride. He served in the Andoran Army at the battle for Caemlyn. He now fights under Tam al'Thor in the Last Battle.
  404. Darbinda, p. 711—Min's new Seanchan name. It means, “Girl of Pictures” in the Old Tongue. Darbinda was raised to the Blood for saving Fortuona's life: she revealed that Moghedien had infiltrated the Seanchan camp, though she does not know that the spy is Moghedien herself. Fortuona was very interested in Min's ability. See also Farshaw, Elmindreda.
  405. Renel, p. 713—Woman present in the Dark One's second vision of the future. She sells fruit in Caemlyn from around the world, even detoxified peaches. Like many other residents of that version of Caemlyn, she thinks nothing of murdering a child who steals from her cart.
  406. Basel Gill, p. 715—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). He appears in the Dark One's second vision.
  407. Kari al'Thor, p. 720—Rand's mother. Kari was not actually his biological mother; Rand's real mother was a Maiden of the Spear who bore him on Dragonmount where he was found by Kari's husband, Tam. Kari met Tam while he was stationed in Caemlyn during his military duties, and the two got married. They returned to Tam's home, Emond's Field, with the child he found on the mountain at the end of the Aiel War, which they named Rand. Kari died when Rand was about five years old; she was the only mother Rand ever knew, and all he remembers of her was her soft touch. See also al'Thor, Rand; al'Thor, Tamlin.
  408. Thedohr, p. 723—Commander of Elayne's cavalry.
  409. Celebrain, p. 724—Soldier under Elayne. When Elayne was attacked by Demandred, Birgitte ordered him to raise another banner and ride the opposite way so that Demandred will follow him instead of Elayne. He eagerly accepted this mission, despite knowing it was a death sentence.
  410. Deira ni Ghaline t'Bashere, p. 727—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. With Tenobia dead, Deira is now Queen of Saldaea and her husband King, though they have refused the Crown until the battle is over, deferring command to Lan because of Davram's incident with Hessalam. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline.
  411. Teslyn Baradon, p. 731—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. She claims she felt “uncomfortable” in the Tower, so she began traveling with Dragonsworn instead.
  412. Mighty, p. 739—Arganda's horse.
  413. Lifa, p. 751—One of the Darkfriends supplying the Shadow's fighting forces. Faile and her entourage are attempting to make the run in her place. See also Pansai.
  414. Pansai, p. 752—Lifa's alleged business partner. She is actually Aravine, who is prentending to be a Darkfriend to slip by the Shadow's patrols. She claims to have stabbed Lifa as the start of said partnership, and has now taken over her run. Unknown to Faile, Aravine is actually a Darkfriend.
  415. Raechin Connoral, p. 756—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. Raechin fought with Leane and Doesine until Doesine's death.
  416. Manda Wan, p. 756—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She fights with Leane and her group.
  417. Jak o' the Shadows, p. 759—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.
  418. Aldin, p. 762—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. When Aravine dies, she begs Faile not to tell Aldin that she was a Darkfriend. See also Carnel, Aravine; Shiego, Arrela.
  419. Ila, p. 766—Wife of Raen, mother of Aram. A plump woman, gray-haired but not wrinkled. She is a head taller than her husband. She and Raen tend to the wounded at the Battle of Merrilor; both of them seem to have aged a decade in the last year. See also Aram; Raen.
  420. Raen, p. 766—Leader of the group of Tinkers who visited the Two Rivers, the same group that Perrin and Egwene encountered on their way out of Emond's Field. He is Aram's father, and Ila's husband. Perrin remembers with remorse the look on Raen's face when Aram left him to take up the sword with Perrin and his followers. He and Ila tend to the wounded a the Battle of Merrilor; both of them seem to have aged a decade in the last year. See also Aram; Ila.
  421. Aram, p. 767—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. He is Raen and Ila's grandson. See also Ila; Prophet of the Dragon, The; Raen.
  422. Daved Hanlon, p. 768—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. Like Raen and Ila, Hanlon helps tend to the injured, wounded, and dead at the Battle of Merrilor. Unlike them, Hanlon and his men are looting the bodies. He still has the copy of Mat's foxhead medallion that he stole from Elayne. See also Hanlon, Daved; Mellar, Doilin.
  423. Hurin, p. 774—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. Hurin was very flattered that Rand apologized to him in person. He fought on Polov Heights with the other Borderlanders, and Rand watched him die on those same Heights.
  424. Ronja, p. 777—One of the Aiel. He was blinded in the battle at Shayol Ghul.
  425. Kitan, p. 777—Palace maid in Mayene. She stayed back to tend the wounded.
  426. Annoura Larisen, p. 778—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. She managed to rescue Galad while Demandred fought Logain, burning herself out in the process through sheer exhaustion. See also sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain.
  427. Enaila, p. 780—Former Maiden of the Spear of the Jarra Chareen with red, fiery hair. She is short for an Aiel, a point of sensitivity for her. She gave up the spear to marry Leiran. She was speared through the gut by four Trollocs. See also Leiran.
  428. Leiran, p. 780—A Thunder Walker of the Cosaida sept of the Chareen Aiel. He has blond hair and blue eyes. Enaila gave up being Far Dareis Mai to lay a bridal wreath at his feet, which he picked up. See also Enaila.
  429. Beldeine Nyram, p. 780—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She had no Warders, which is extremely unusual for a Green, for most of her life. She was raised to the shawl about three years ago, and as yet is too new to the shawl to have the ageless look. She was captured at Dumai's Wells and is now a prisoner of the Aiel. According to Min's viewing of her, she will bond one of the Asha'man as a Warder. She is pretty, and has high cheekbones and slightly tilted brown eyes. She often tries too hard to prove herself. She eventually bonded Karldin Manfor as her Warder. She died shortly after he did, both of them exhuasted from channeling as long as they had. See also Manfor, Karldin.
  430. Asmodean, p. 805—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. Demandred names him, and quickly discards the idea, as the possible identity of Lan.

    Chapter 38: The Place That Was Not

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  431. Isan, p. 808—One of the Chareen Aiel.
  432. Somara, p. 808—Flaxen-haired Maiden of the Spear, of the Bent Peak sept of the Daryne Aiel. She is tall even among the Aiel and is the tallest among Rand's honor guard. She took part in Rand's beating. She is among the names Rand has on his list.

    Chapter 39: Those Who Fight

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  433. Lord of the Grave, p. 812—Alternative name for the Dark One.
  434. Birgitte Silverbow, p. 814— See Birgitte.
  435. Buad of Albhain, p. 816—Character from “The Last Ride of Buad of Albhain,” one of Thom's stories. She is bound to the Horn of Valere. She is regal in appearance.
  436. Amaresu, p. 816—Heroine of Legend called back by the Horn of Valere. She carries the Sword of the Sun.
  437. Hend the Striker, p. 816—Hero of Legend called back by the Horn of Valere. He has dark skin, and fights with a hammer in one hand and a spike in the other.
  438. Blaes of Matuchin, p. 818—Heroine of Legend, called back from the dead by the Horn of Valere.

    Chapter 40: Wolfbrother

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  439. Rafela Cindal, p. 822—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 was part of Aviendha's circle at the battle of Thakan'dar, and later joined the Dragonsworn protecting the Pit of Doom.
  440. Ratliff, p. 825—Someone with long nails, from the sound of things. Birgitte uses her name in a curse.

    Chapter 41: A Smile

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  441. Daerid, p. 834—Former commander of the foot of the Band of the Red Hand. He is slightly taller than Talmanes, and about fifteen years older. His nose has been broken many times. He has been a soldier all his life, and was not nobly born. He now is Mat's dragoneer.

    Chapter 42: Impossibilities

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  442. Talaan din Gelyn, p. 837—Boyishly slim Sea Folk Windfinder apprentice. She is almost as strong in the One Power as Nynaeve. She is Caire's daughter, and is only nineteen. She feels a lot of pressure to be prominent among the Windfinders—her grandmother is Windfinder to the Wavemistress of Clan Rossaine, her great-grandmother is Windfinder to Clan Dacan, and her great-great-aunt is Windfinder to Clan Takana, all in addition to her mother and aunt. She feels drowned by the expectations and higher standards set for her by her mother and others; she seeks to become a novice in the White Tower to escape. She disappeared for some time, but has now resurfaced with the Dragonsworn.
  443. Donalo Sandomere, p. 839—Tairen Asha'man with a creased, square farmer's face and a sharply trimmed, gray, oiled beard. He used to work closely with Logain. He wears a large garnet in his left ear. He has bonded Ayako Norsoni with the “wife bond.” He was one of the three powerful Dedicated who recently disappeared with Logain. He has since been Turned to the Shadow, and promoted to Asha'man. He has the Talent of reading residues. See also Ablar, Logain; Kajima, Welyn; Kurin, Mezar; Norsoni, Ayako.
  444. Ayako Norsoni, p. 839—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah, the only White to accompany Toveine's expedition to the Black Tower. She has wavy, waist-length black hair and is nearly as dark-skinned as a Domani. She seems shy, especially for an Aes Sedai. She has been bonded by Sandomere. Both she and Donalo have been Turned to the Shadow against their will. See also Sandomere, Donalo.
  445. Lindsar, p. 842—Eldest of the Elders of Stedding Sholoon.
  446. Sashalle Anderly, p. 843—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 had to rulers in Rand's absence, at least until Elayne assumed the Throne. She was captured with Compulsion by Hessalam during the battle at Thakan'dar; Hessalam wore her out by drawing too much of the Power through her for too long.

    Chapter 43: A Field of Grass

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  447. Desantel, p. 846—One of the Dedicated. He is a big as a blacksmith.
  448. Rogosh Eagle Eye, p. 848—Hero of Legend called back by the Horn of Valere. His hair is the cover of snow.
  449. Father of Lies, p. 851—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.

    Chapter 44: Two Craftsmen

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  450. Chiad, p. 853—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. She currently serves Gaul by serving in Perrin's camp. See also Bain; Gaul.
  451. Master al'Moor, p. 855—When Perrin, as a youth, broke the blade for his scythe, Master Luhhan referred to Perrin as, “that worthless of apprentice of mine.”
  452. Padan Fain, p. 857—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 Mashadar; Mordeth; Ordeith; Shaisam.
  453. Masuri Sokawa, p. 857—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). She claims that she only met with The Prophet to figure out how she could use him.
  454. The Prophet of the Dragon, p. 857—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.
  455. Jeaine Caide, p. 862—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Green. She grew up in Arad Doman. She has coppery skin and a swan-like neck, and is fond of thin, clinging dresses. This figure and taste is similar to how Leane acts, dresses, and looks, and is typical of a Domani woman. When in Tanchico, Jeaine tried to kill Nynaeve with the ter'angreal that produces balefire. Liandrin refuses to believe that she even saw Nynaeve there, much less attacked her. Jeaine attempted to disguise herself as Cadsuane to get past Thom into the Pit of Doom—Thom acted like he was convinced, then casually threw a knife at her, severing her spine. He was contemptuous of her disguise—her gait was all wrong. She was the fifth Aes Sedai that Thom killed.

    Chapter 45: Tendrils of Mist

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  456. Jain Farstrider, p. 863—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. Jain Farstrider's real name is Jain Charin, also called Noal. He died in the Tower of Ghenjei, distracting the attacking Aelfinn just long enough for Mat and Thom to escape with Moiraine. He has since been bound to the Horn of Valere, and fights alongside the other Heroes. See also Charin, Noal.
  457. Shaisam, p. 864—What Mashadar, and Fain, have become. He is present at Thakan'dar, feasting, growing stronger. Currently frail, Shaisam seeks a place in which the barriers betwene realities are thin enough that it may make manifest there. Until then, it clings to its human body. See also Fain, Padan; Mashadar; Mordeth.
  458. Sulaan, p. 868—Morat'raken that flies Mat to Shayol Ghul. She is pretty. According to Mat, she is also insane for liking flying. See also Dhana.
  459. Mashadar, p. 869—The evil that consumed Aridhol, now called Shadar Logoth, during the Trolloc Wars. It can kill simply by making contact with its victims. Mashadar is a mindless cloud, but upon joining with the body and soul of Padan Fain, it became Shaisam, a being capable of seeking out its prey. See also Fain, Padan; Mordeth; Shaisam.
  460. Dhana, p. 869—To'raken on which Mat rides to Shayol Ghul. He is controlled by Sulaan.

    Chapter 46: To Awaken

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    Chapter 47: Watching the Flow Writhe

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  461. Mordeth, p. 881—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; Mashadar; Ordeith; Shaisam.

    Chapter 48: A Brilliant Lance

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    Chapter 49: Light and Shadow

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    Epilogue: To See the Answer

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  462. Elswell, p. 896—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She is trying to convince Rodel Ituralde to take the Throne of Arad Doman now that Alsalam is dead. She argues that stability in Arad Doman is particularly important now that Tenobia and the Bashere are dead, leaving Saldaea without a ruler.
  463. Shanan, p. 900—Sul'dam who captures Moghedien. She does not know that she holds one of the Forsaken, only that her new charge is not Aes Sedai or a Wise One, and thus not subject to the treaty the Seanchan signed with the other nations.
  464. Promised One, p. 909—The Dragon Reborn. See also Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  465. Prince of the Morning, p. 909—Name for Lews Therin Telamon during the War of Power. See al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  466. Lord of the Dawn, p. 909—Name for Lews Therin Telamon during the War of Power. See al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Telamon, Lews Therin.

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