Chronological listing of characters encountered in The Great Hunt

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  1. Dark One, p. xii (ix)—Most common name (used in every land) for Shai'tan. See Shai'tan.
  2. The Dragon, p. xii (ix)—Name given to Lews Therin Telamon during the War of the Shadow. It is said the Dragon will be Reborn on the slopes of Dragonmount, where Lews Therin took his own life, at mankind's greatest hour of need. See also Dragon Reborn; Promised One; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  3. Dragon Reborn, p. xii (ix)—According to the Karaethon Cycle, the Prophecies of the Dragon will be Reborn on the slopes of Dragonmount, born of a Maiden, of the ancient blood but raised by the old. It is said that the Dragon Reborn, now known to be Rand al'Thor of the Two Rivers, will sever all oaths and bring chaos and great change to the world. He is will save the world—and Break it again. See also Ablar, Logain; al'Thor, Rand; Amalasan, Guaire; Davian; Dragon, The; He Who Comes With the Dawn; Promised One; Stonebow, Yurian; Taim, Mazrim; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  4. Ellaine Marise'idin Alshinn, p. xii (ix)—Chief Librarian at the Court of Arafel in 231 NE. She translated the Karaethon Cycle.

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  5. Bors, p. xvi (xiii)—Pseudonym assumed by a Darkfriend and member of the Children of the Light (the Hand of the Light, in fact) present at a conference with Ba'alzamon. During the conference, he is given orders to track the wherabouts of three young men from the Two Rivers, Rand al'Thor, Matrim Cauthon, and Perrin Aybara. See also Carridin, Jaichim.
  6. Great Lord of the Dark, p. xx (xvii)—Name used by Darkfriends to refer to Shai'tan, the Dark One, claiming that to use his true name would be blasphemy. See Shai'tan.
  7. The Creator, p. xxi (xvii)—Maker of the Universe, the stars, Earth, the True Source: everything in existence. At the moment of Creation, He imprisoned Shai'tan, the Dark One, believed to be his complete opposite, in a prison to prevent him from touching the world He had made. The Creator prefers not to interfere in worldly events. See also Dragon, The; Shai'tan.
  8. Ba'alzamon, p. xxi (xix)—Name assumed by Ishamael (one of the Forsaken) and used by Trollocs, Myrddraal, and Darkfriends when he calls them together. The name means “Heart of the Dark,” and is believed by the rest of the world to be the Trolloc name for the Dark One. Ba'alzamon does nothing to keep his followers from believing he is the Dark One. See also Ishamael.
  9. Shai'tan, p. xxii (xix)—True name for the Dark One. Saying it draws the attention of the Dark One, bringing misfortune to any who would do so. For this reason, he is referred to by many names, including Father of Lies, Grassburner, Heartfang, Heartsbane, Leafblighter, Shepherd of the Night, and Sightblinder. He is most commonly referred to as simply “the Dark One.” See also Ba'alzamon; Creator, The.

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  10. Rand al'Thor, p. 2—A young man, about twenty years of age, from the Two Rivers. He began his life as a shepherd on his father's farm outside of Emond's Field, and became good friends with Mat Cauthon, Perrin Aybara, and Egwene al'Vere. After leaving the Two Rivers with Moiraine and traveling to the Eye of the World, Rand discovers not only that he is able to channel the One Power, but that he is the Dragon Reborn, the man prophesied to save the world from the Dark One. See also al'Thor, Kari; al'Thor, Tamlin; al'Vere, Egwene; Aybara, Perrin; Cauthon, Matrim; Shadowkiller.
  11. al'Lan Mandragoran, p. 2—A Warder, bonded to Moiraine. He is the uncrowned king of Malkier, a nation now swallowed by the Great Blight. He teaches Rand how to use his sword, as well as how to stand up to the Amyrlin Seat and other people of importance that he will encounter in the future. He always tries to act as stolid and unemotional as possible, but he has taken a liking to Nynaeve al'Meara, and his feelings for her occasionally allow Moiraine to get in under his guard. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve; Damodred, Moiraine; Mandragoran, Breyan; Mandragoran, Isam; Mandragoran, Lain.
  12. Tamlin (Tam) al'Thor, p. 4—Father of Rand. Tam served as a soldier in the Illianer Companions during one of the wars with Tear, and then as an officer in the army against the Aiel in the Aiel War. During his tenure as an officer, he attained Blademaster status and was awarded a heron-mark sword. During the Battle of the Shining Walls, he found an infant boy on the slopes of Dragonmount. His mother was dead, and Tam could not let the child freeze to death. He and his wife, a woman from Caemlyn named Kari, returned with the child (which they named Rand) to Emond's Field. It is unknown whether Tam had any idea that the child he was raising was the Dragon Reborn. See also al'Thor, Kari; al'Thor, Rand.
  13. Moiraine Damodred, p. 5—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah who has dedicated her life to finding the Dragon Reborn. She came to the Two Rivers and found three young men who she thought may be the one she sought, and was correct. She is bonded to Lan and is an old friend of the Amyrlin Seat. Due to the nature of her life's work, she has not been back to the White Tower in a long time. See also Mandragoran, Lan; Sanche, Siuan.
  14. Matrim (Mat) Cauthon, p. 7 (6)—A young man from Emond's Field, and a good friend of Rand al'Thor. He likes to gamble, and has considerable luck with random events, such as dice games. When he was traveling from Emond's Field to the Eye of the World, he picked up a dagger from Aridhol, more commonly known as Shadar Logoth, which was tainted with evil. He was partially healed by Moiraine, but the dagger was stolen before his link with it could be completely broken. If it is not broken soon, Mat will waste away and die. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aybara, Perrin.
  15. Perrin Aybara, p. 7 (6)—A young man from Emond's Field, and a good friend of Rand al'Thor and Mat Cauthon. While he was staying with Elyas Machera, he found that he has the ability to talk to wolves. Once this ability manifested itself, his eyes took on the yellowish color of wolves' eyes. He is bigger than most people, a fact which greatly helped him as a blacksmith's apprentice, but the fact that he often underestimates his strength has caused him to be very cautious. He carries a large battle ax at his belt. See also al'Thor, Rand; Cauthon, Matrim; Young Bull.
  16. Nynaeve al'Meara, p. 7—A young woman from Emond's Field. She was the Wisdom of Emond's Field prior to leaving to help four members of her village return home after they left with Moiraine. Moiraine tells her that she has the ability to channel the One Power with great strength, and that it is this ability that allows her to “listen to the wind.” While traveling with Moiraine and company, Nynaeve develops feelings for Lan. He shares her feelings, but is unable to act on them due to his duties as a Warder and those to his fallen homeland. See also al'Meara, Elnore; Mandragoran, Elnore; Mandragoran, Lan; Mandragoran, Maric.
  17. Egwene al'Vere, p. 7—A young woman from Emond's Field. She was all but promised to Rand from a young age, but they both feel somewhat uncomfortable now that they know that Rand is the Dragon Reborn. Like Nynaeve, Egwene is told that she can channel the One Power, and that she has the capability to be the strongest Aes Sedai in a thousand years (besides Nynaeve). She is on her way to Tar Valon to become a novice in the White Tower. See also al'Vere, Brandelwyn; al'Vere, Marin; Emain, Renna; Tuli.
  18. Ingtar Shinowa, p. 10 (9)—Shienaran Lord. Lord Agelmar charges him to lead the band of soldiers to recover the Horn of Valere. His sign is the Gray Owl.
  19. Daughter-Heir (of Andor), p. 10 (9)—By Andoran tradition, the oldest daughter of the Queen succeeds her on the Lion Throne. No man is allowed to be King, at least not as more than a figurehead. The previous Daughter-Heir, Tigraine, disappeared over twenty years ago; the current Daughter-Heir is Elayne Trakand. It is also traditional for the Daughter-Heir and her oldest brother (who will become First Prince of the Sword when she becomes Queen) to train in Tar Valon, but Elayne is the first Daughter-Heir, indeed, the first ruler of any kind in recent memory, to actually have enough ability to channel that she will become Aes Sedai. See also Damodred, Tigraine; Trakand, Elayne.
  20. Amyrlin Seat, p. 10 (9)—The woman who leads the Aes Sedai, equivalent in power to a king or queen, with the additional influence of being Aes Sedai. Elected for life by the Hall of the Tower, the highest council among the Aes Sedai consisting of 21 Sitters, three from each of seven Ajahs. The Amyrlin is considered to be “of all Ajahs and of none”; all of her status in her previous Ajah is ignored. The position is currently held by Siuan Sanche, raised from the Blue Ajah. See also Meraighdin, Bonwhin; Sanche, Siuan; Tetsuan.

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  21. Elansu, p. 13—The shatayan of Fal Dara keep. She is the one who informed Rand of Moiraine's decision to make him new clothes.
  22. Lady Amalisa Jagad, p. 13 (14)—Sister of Lord Agelmar. She is the one who actually delivers clothes to Rand, Mat, and Perrin. She is also the one who leads the search for the three boys when commanded by Liandrin. She has a dark, mature beauty, and the color of her cheeks sets it off. See also Jagad, Agelmar.
  23. Lord Agelmar Jagad, p. 14—Lord of Fal Dara. He is perhaps the only person in Fal Dara that Elansu cannot bully into doing what she wants him to do—and even he yields more often than not. His sign is three running red foxes. See also Jagad, Amalisa.
  24. Alwyn al'Van, p. 14—Cobbler of Emond's Field. It was he who made Rand's boots—Rand did not see why Alwyn's work needed to be replaced when Moiraine ordered new clothes made for him.
  25. Thomdril (Thom) Merrilin, p. 17—Former court bard in the Royal Court of Andor, then a gleeman. He came to Emond's Field on Winternight, and left with Rand, Mat, Perrin, Egwene, Lan, and Moiraine on their journey. He saved Rand's life by facing a Myrddraal long enough for Rand to escape, and is presumed to be dead at the hands of that Myrddraal. However, Moiraine believes him to be alive, and one of his friends once remarked that he would believe Thom dead when he saw his corpse. See also Merrilin, Owyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  26. Ronan, p. 20—The shambayan of Fal Dara keep. He is described as being “an age-withered but still tall” man.
  27. Tema, p. 21—Leathery-faced head groom (i.e., head stable hand) of Fal Dara keep. He is the first one to tell Rand of the orders to let no one leave the city.
  28. Red, p. 22—Rand's stallion. He bought him from Master Gill in Caemlyn. His coat is roughly the same color as Rand's own hair.

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  29. Ragan, p. 24—A Shienaran warrior, and guard of the gates in Fal Dara. See also Dagar, Masema.
  30. Masema Dagar, p. 25—A Shienaran soldier, and the other guard at the gates of Shienar. Masema is one of the worst at refusing to treat Rand as anything more than an outlander. See also Ragan.
  31. Uno Nomesta, p. 25—A Shienaran officer, second in command to Ingtar. He is the one who gives orders to Masema. 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. See also Dagar, Masema; Shinowa, Ingtar.
  32. Loial, p. 30 (27)—Ogier from Stedding Shangtai, son of Arent son of Halan. He is quite fond of books. Loial is about ninety years old, which (by Ogier standards) is hardly old enough to leave the stedding alone.
  33. Cenn Buie, p. 32 (29)—Member of the Village Council of Emond's Field. He is quite old, and quite fond of stories. He also appears to Nynaeve in the testing ter'angreal as the Mayor of Emond's Field.
  34. Padan Fain, p. 39 (35)—Former peddler, now found to be a Darkfriend. He can sense the presence of Rand al'Thor from a long distance, and has stolen the Horn of Valere. His scent, as described by the Sniffer Hurin, is worse than Trollocs, worse than Fades—it is worse than evil. See also Mordeth.
  35. Changu, p. 40 (37)—Guard on Padan Fain's dungeon cell for one watch. He is the first rude Shienaran Rand has ever met. He is most likely a Darkfriend, or at least corrupted by Fain, and allowed the Trollocs and Myrddraal to descend upon Fal Dara to free Fain. See also Fain, Padan.
  36. Nidao, p. 41 (37)—Other guard on the gate during Changu's watch. The two almost always held watch together, even if it meant extra work. See also Changu; Fain, Padan.
  37. Mordeth, p. 43 (39)—Spirit of the advisor to the last leader of the city of Aridhol who used evil as a weapon against the Shadow. Eventually that evil destroyed Aridhol and everyone who lived there, tainting the very ground it rested on. Mordeth is always on the lookout for innocent passers-by that come into Shadar Logoth (the new name for Aridhol)—it is said that if he ever accompanied anyone to the city walls, he would be able to consume that person's soul. This happened in the case of Padan Fain, but Mordeth was unable to completely consume Fain's soul. Instead, Fain's evil from the Dark One combined with Mordeth's evil to create something that was more evil than either of them alone, possibly more evil than the Dark One himself. See also Fain, Padan.

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  38. Anaiya, p. 47—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah, one of the two Aes Sedai to greet Moiraine upon entering Fal Dara. She has dark hair. Her smile is perhaps the only beauty she will ever have, but that is enough for her—everyone feels comforted, perhaps even special, when Anaiya smiles at them.
  39. Liandrin, p. 47—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She and Anaiya greeted Moiraine in her room in Fal Dara. She is young and pretty, with a small, petulant mouth. She has dark eyebrows and darker eyes, but has honey-colored hair that she wears in a multitude of braids. She grew up in Tarabon. She is less than a hand taller than Moiraine. She always seems dissatisfied.
  40. Logain Ablar, p. 49 (44)—The false Dragon who created war in Ghealdan before he was gentled by Aes Sedai. Not only could he channel, but he was of strength greater than most other male Aes Sedai, living or dead. See also Dragon Reborn.
  41. King Easar Togita, p. 50 (45)—King of Shienar, the only person with authority over Lord Agelmar in Fal Dara. His palace is in Fal Moran.
  42. Queen Morgase Trakand, p. 51 (46)—Queen of Andor, mother of Elayne and Gawyn. She was trained, as all queens of Andor have been for centuries, in the White Tower by Aes Sedai. She is one of the only monarchs to openly admit to having an Aes Sedai advisor, Elaida. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Damodred, Taringail; Damodred, Tigraine; Merrilin, Thomdril; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  43. Lord Gareth Bryne, p. 51 (46)—Captain-General of the Queen's Guards in Andor. Since Morgase had no living brothers, she chose Bryne to be her First Prince of the Sword in place of a brother. He is one of the best generals alive. See also Trakand, Morgase.
  44. Elayne Trakand, p. 51 (46)—Daughter-Heir of Andor. She is the daughter of Queen Morgase and her late husband, Taringail Damodred. She was discovered to have a considerable potential to channel the One Power, and will no doubt become one of the strongest Aes Sedai in thousands of years. While a novice, she becomes friends with Egwene and Nynaeve. She also has feelings for Rand al'Thor, who she met when he fell into her garden in Caemlyn. See also al'Thor, Rand; al'Vere, Egwene; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  45. Gawyn Trakand, p. 51 (46)—Brother to Elayne. He will become the First Prince of the Sword when Elayne becomes queen of Andor. Both he and his half-brother, Galad, are strikingly handsome. See also Damodred, Galadedrid; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  46. Gareth Byrne, p. 52 (47)—Misspelling of Gareth Bryne. This is one of several typos that occur throughout the series. See Bryne, Gareth.
  47. Coramoor, p. 52 (47)—According to the Jendai Prophecy of the Sea Folk, the Coramoor will lead them out of the seas for the first time since the Breaking. See also Dragon Reborn.
  48. Verin Mathwin, p. 53 (48)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is one of only three Aes Sedai who knows that Rand al'Thor is the Dragon Reborn, the other two being Moiraine and the Amyrlin Seat. Verin is old, even for an Aes Sedai, but the only indication that she is as old as she is is the slight tinge of gray in her hair. She is one of the Aes Sedai outside the Amyrlin's chambers when Moiraine is summoned. See also Tomas.
  49. Serafelle, p. 53 (48)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is one of the Aes Sedai outside the Amyrlin's chambers when Moiraine is summoned. She told Verin that she believes there are more books waiting to be found than they ever believed existed.
  50. Carlinya, p. 54 (49)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah; one of the Aes Sedai in the Amyrlin's chambers when Moiraine is summoned.
  51. Alanna Mosvani, p. 54 (49)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is one of the Aes Sedai in the Amyrlin's chambers when Moiraine is summoned. Alanna promises to be more important in the future, as she is given a last name.
  52. Leane Sharif, p. 54 (49)—Keeper of the Chronicles under Siuan Sanche. She is as tall as most men, has coppery skin, and short, dark hair. She grew up in Arad Doman, and was raised from the Blue Ajah. See also Keeper of the Chronicles; Sanche, Siuan.
  53. Keeper of the Chronicles, p. 54 (49)—Secretary of sorts for the Amyrlin Seat. By tradition, the Keeper is chosen from the same Ajah as the Amyrlin was raised from. However, the Keeper represents the Amyrlin, not the Ajah she is part of. The current Keeper is Leane Sharif, raised from the Blue Ajah. See also Amyrlin Seat; Leane Sharif.
  54. Siuan Sanche, p. 55 (50)—The Flame of Tar Valon, Watcher of the Seals, the Amyrlin Seat. She is from Maule, Tear's port district, and was born with the spark of saidar in her. She was the youngest Amyrlin ever chosen, being only thirty when she was given the position. Along with Moiraine, she dedicated her life as a member of the Blue Ajah to finding the Dragon Reborn. Only Siuan, Moiraine, and Verin know who that individual is, except for Rand, Mat, Perrin, Egwene, and Nynaeve. Siuan is one of the strongest Aes Sedai alive. She has a unique Talent—the ability to see ta'veren. See also Amyrlin Seat; Damodred, Moiraine; Leane Sharif.
  55. Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, p. 56 (50)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah, and advisor to Queen Morgase of Andor. She sometimes has the Foretelling, and had a strong vision of Rand al'Thor when he was brought before the Queen after falling over the palace wall. Elaida also accompanies Elayne and Gawyn on their journey to Tar Valon.
  56. Basel Gill, p. 57 (52)—The innkeeper of The Queen's Blessing, the inn where the travelers from Emond's Field stayed while they were in Caemlyn.
  57. High King Artur Hawkwing, p. 57 (52)—Name by which Artur Paendrag Tanreall was known during his conquest of the world. See Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  58. Maigan, p. 59 (53)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She was part of the Amyrlin's entourage to Fal Dara.

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  59. Tetsuan, p. 63 (56)—One of only two Amyrlins to be deposed in the history of the White Tower. She betrayed Manetheren for her jealousy of Ellisande's powers. The fact that both she and Bonwhin (the only other Amyrlin to be stripped of the stole) were from the Red Ajah and both had been replaced by an Amyrlin raised from the Blue Ajah has caused a great deal of friction between the Red and Blue Ajahs. See also Amyrlin Seat; Ellisande; Meraighdin, Bonwhin.
  60. Ellisande, p. 63 (56)—Name given to Eldrene, wife of Aemon al'Caar al'Thorin, king of Manetheren. The name means “Rose of the Sun.” Her country was betrayed by Tetsuan, who was then the Amyrlin Seat, out of jealousy over her abilities and influence. See also Tetsuan.
  61. Bonwhin Meraighdin, p. 63 (56)—One of only two Amyrlin Seats to be stripped of the stole. She attempted to use Artur Hawkwing as a puppet with which to control the world, a plan that nearly brought the fall of Tar Valon. The fact that both she and Tetsuan, the only other Amyrlin to be deposed, were raised from the Red Ajah and replaced by Amyrlins raised from the Blue Ajah has created enormous tension between the Red and Blue Ajahs. See also Amyrlin Seat; Paendrag Tanreall, Artur; Tetsuan.
  62. Artur Paendrag Tanreall, p. 64 (57)—Full name of Artur Hawkwing, ancient king who conquered much of the world hundreds of years ago. He is believed to be the most strongly ta'veren individual in recorded history aside from Lews Therin Telamon and Rand al'Thor. His armies besieged Tar Valon at his behest—the Amyrlin Seat, Bonwhin, was eventually deposed and stilled for trying to set up Hawkwing as the Tower's puppet. He even sent troops across the Aryth Ocean under his brother Luthair, as well as to the lands beyond the Aiel Waste. His death set off the War of the Hundred Years. His sign was a golden hawk in flight. See also Hawkwing, Artur; Meraighdin, Bonwhin; Paendrag Mondwhin, Luthair.
  63. Mazrim Taim, p. 66 (59)—False Dragon from Saldaea. Not only can he channel the One Power, but he is allegedly of great strength. He is still at large. See also Dragon Reborn.
  64. Lord Captain Geofram Bornhald, p. 71 (63)—Lord Captain of a band of the Children of the Light. He is a principal conspirator in the plot to overthrow Queen Morgase of Andor. Like all Children of the Light, he despises anyone trained in the White Tower. He is the best battle commander amongst the Children, with the exception of Pedron Niall himself. See also Bornhald, Dain.
  65. Lord Captain Commander Pedron Niall, p. 71 (63)—Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light. He is the most powerful man among the Children, and even posesses king-like powers in Amadicia, where the Whitecloaks are based.
  66. Lord Captain Eamon Valda, p. 72 (64)—Whitecloak left in charge of the small army left behind in Caemlyn.
  67. Dain Bornhald, p. 72 (64)—Son of Geofram Bornhald. He is full of zeal, and will most likely follow any orders Eamon Valda gives him without thinking them through first. See also Bornhald, Geofram; Valda, Eamon.
  68. Einor Saren, p. 73 (65)—Second-in-command of the Hand of the Light, more commonly known as the Questioners, in Tarabon. His superior is Jaichim Carridin. He meets Geofram Bornhald in a field to deliver new orders to him. Bornhald was suspicious of the fact that a Questioner was sent with his new orders.
  69. Jaichim Carridin, p. 73 (65)—Commander of the Hand of the Light (the Questioners) in Tarabon. As a Questioner, he wears the golden sunburst of the Children of the Light with the red shepherd's crook of the Hand of the Light behind it. See also Bors.
  70. Jaret Byar, p. 75 (66)—Second to Geofram Bornhald in the army of two thousand Whitecloaks that Bornhald commands. See also Bornhald, Geofram.
  71. Teven Aerwin, p. 75 (67)—Author of The Dance of the Hawk and the Hummingbird, a book about the conduct of men toward women and women toward men.
  72. Mistress of Novices, p. 77 (69)—Aes Sedai in charge of novice training in the White Tower. She serves as both a disciplinarian and a shoulder to cry on for girls who need either. The current Mistress of Novices is Sheriam Bayanar of the Blue Ajah. See also Bayanar, Sheriam.

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  73. Kajin, p. 98 (87)—An officer in Fal Dara who is responsible for determining who is missing after the Trolloc attack. He is nearly as tall as Rand and is lean and sallow. He has black hair.

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  74. Daughter of the Night, p. 105 (93)—Translation of the Old Tongue “Lanfear.” The poetry on the walls of the Fal Dara dungeon says that she walks the world again. See Lanfear.
  75. Luc Mantear, p. 105 (93)—Brother of Tigraine. His name is mentioned in the poetry on the walls of the dungeon. He disappeared into the Great Blight around the year 971 N.E.; his disappearance is believed to be connected to Tigraine's later disappearance into the Aiel Waste. His sign was an acorn. See also Damodred, Tigraine; Mandragoran, Isam; Moroso, Gitara; Trakand, Morgase.
  76. Isam Mandragoran, p. 105 (93)—Character mentioned in the poetry on the walls of the Fal Dara dungeon. He was the son of Breyan and Lain Mandragoran. Both Breyan and Isam vanished when the Trollocs overran Malkier. He is blood kin to Lan. See also Mandragoran, Breyan; Mandragoran, Lain; Mandragoran, Lan; Mantear, Luc.
  77. The Hammer (of the Light), p. 105 (93)—Name given to Artur Hawkwing.
  78. Lanfear, p. 106 (94)—One of the Forsaken. She is believed to be the second most powerful of the Forsaken, second only to Ishamael. Unlike the rest of the Forsaken, who were given their names by those they betrayed, Lanfear chose her name herself—in the Old Tongue, “Daughter of the Night.” Besides her name, the only thing known about her for certain is that before she went over to the Shadow, she was the lover of Lews Therin Telamon, the Dragon. She sees Rand al'Thor and Lews Therin to be the same person, and is thus very protective of Rand. See also Selene.
  79. Ishamael, p. 106 (94)—One of the Forsaken. His name means “Betrayer of Hope” in the Old Tongue. He was one of the first of the Forsaken to turn to the Shadow, and was the most powerful of them—in fact, he was one of the most powerful Aes Sedai of all time, second only to Lews Therin Telamon, the Dragon, Lord of the Morning. According to Lanfear, Ishamael believes he controls events, but she says that she does. Ishamael always appears with fire in his eyes, deep burn scars on his face, and dressed in all black. He is also known as Ba'alzamon. See also Ba'alzamon.
  80. Betrayer of Hope, p. 106 (94)—Literal translation of the name Ishamael; the name was given to him out of spite, and it was embraced by him. See Ba'alzamon; Ishamael.
  81. Lews Therin Telamon, p. 107 (94)—The Dragon, Breaker of the World. He led the armies of the Light during the War of the Shadow, as well as the stroke that re-sealed the Dark One's prison. He is believed to be the strongest Aes Sedai of all time, as well as the most strongly ta'veren individual in recorded history. His banner was a white field with a four-footed serpentine creature (a dragon) on it. This banner was given to Rand al'Thor after it was discovered that he was the Dragon Reborn. Unfortunately, Lews Therin went mad along with the rest of the Hundred Companions, finally killing his wife, children, and everyone he loved. He was thus given the name Kinslayer, and his name is now associated with evil in the eyes of many. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Kinslayer.
  82. Ilyena Therin Moerelle, p. 107 (94)—Wife of Lews Therin Telamon. Her marriage to him drew intense jealousy from Lanfear. See also Telamon, Lews Therin.
  83. Tigraine Damodred, p. 107 (95)—Daughter-Heir of Andor prior to the Third War of Andoran Succession, after which Morgase took the throne. In fact, it was her disappearance that sparked the war. She fled Caemlyn and was never seen again. She was the first wife of Taringail Damodred, and the mother of Galad. See also Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Daughter-Heir (of Andor); Moroso, Gitara; Trakand, Elayne.
  84. Breyan Mandragoran, p. 107 (95)—Mother of Isam. Her attempt to seize the throne of Malkier for her husband allowed the Trolloc hordes to come crashing down. See also Mandragoran, Isam; Mandragoran, Lain; Mandragoran, Lan.
  85. Lain Mandragoran, p. 107 (95)—Father of Isam and husband to Breyan. See also Mandragoran, Breyan; Mandragoran, Isam; Mandragoran, Lan.
  86. Avendesora, p. 108 (96)—The Tree of Life of Legend. It leaves no seed, and was guarded by the Green Man, at least according to Legend. In reality, the Green Man had nothing to do with the Tree of Life.
  87. Timora, p. 111 (99)—One of Lady Amalisa's attendants. She tells her servants to alert Liandrin of the whereabouts of Mat and Perrin.
  88. Jon Thane, p. 115 (101)—Miller of Emond's Field. Rand describes Leane as similar in personality—a “do it right, and do it now” sort of man.
  89. Lenn, p. 119 (105)—According to Lan, a man who flew to the moon.

    Chapter 8: The Dragon Reborn

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  90. Nisura, p. 121 (107)—One of Amalisa's attendants. She is described as a very “round-faced” woman.
  91. Tomas, p. 124 (109)—A Warder, bonded to Verin. See also Mathwin, Verin.
  92. Alric, p. 124 (109)—A Warder, bonded to Siuan Sanche, the Amyrlin Seat, for almost twenty years. See also Sanche, Siuan.
  93. Raolin Darksbane, p. 127 (112)—False Dragon who declared himself the Dragon Reborn between 335 and 336 years after the Breaking of the World. He was able to channel the One Power, and developed a large group of followers. See also Dragon Reborn.
  94. Guaire Amalasan, p. 127 (112)—False Dragon who commanded a large army during the time period from Free Years 939–943. He was able to channel the One Power with great strength. During his campaigns, he laid siege to the Stone of Tear in hopes of taking Callandor, and tried to take Tar Valon as well. Unfortunately for him, another young king came to power during his life, a young man named Artur Paendrag Tanreall, later known as Artur Hawkwing. Hawkwing put an end to Amalasan's conquest of the world, and conquered it for himself. Note that Amalasan's name was misspelled as Amalasin when he first appears in this book. See also Dragon Reborn.
  95. Yurian Stonebow, p. 127 (112)—False Dragon who declared himself circa 1300 AB and was captured and gentled circa 1308 AB. He also had great potential with the One Power. See also Dragon Reborn.
  96. Laman Damodred, p. 127 (113)—King of Cairhien before the Aiel War. In order to build his new throne, Laman cut down Avendoraldera, a Chora tree that grew in the center of the city of Cairhien. This act, known as Laman's Sin, prompted three clans of the Aiel to cross the Spine of the World and avenge the death of the tree by taking his life. The tree had been a gift from the Aiel in gratitude for the hospitality the people of Cairhien had displayed to them in the past. It is unknown whether Laman knew of the significance of Avendoraldera, or of the reason the Aiel allowed the people of his kingdom to cross the Waste. The fact that he cut the tree down and brought the Aiel over the Dragonwall allowed Prophesy to be fulfilled and the Dragon Reborn to be born on the slopes of Dragonmount, born of the ancient blood (Aiel) and raised by the old (Manetheren). Laman is Moiraine's uncle. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Taringail; su Riatin Rie, Galldrian.
  97. Gitara Moroso, p. 127 (113)—Keeper of the Chronicles during the Aiel War. When she had the Foretelling, it was strong. Perhaps her strongest Foretelling occurred in front of Siuan Sanche and Moiraine Damodred (then Accepted) in the Amyrlin's chamber when she Foretold the birth of the Dragon Reborn. She died immediately after this Foretelling. It is due to Gitara that both Moiraine and Siuan chose the Blue Ajah and dedicated their lives to finding the boy who would grow up to become the Dragon Reborn. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Tigraine; Mantear, Luc; Sanche, Siuan.
  98. Kari al'Thor, p. 129 (114)—Tam's wife. She died when Rand was very young. She grew up in Caemlyn. See also al'Thor, Rand; al'Thor, Tamlin.
  99. Heartsbane, p. 132 (117)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  100. Mavra Mallen, p. 133 (118)—Wisdom of Deven Ride. She takes over for Nynaeve in Emond's Field when Nynaeve leaves to find Rand, Mat, Perrin, and Egwene. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve.

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  101. Mandarb, p. 145 (128)—Lan's stallion. He is black and fierce-eyed. See also Mandragoran, Lan.
  102. Aldieb, p. 145 (128)—Moiraine's white mare. Her name means “West Wind” in the Old Tongue. See also Damodred, Moiraine.
  103. Bela, p. 145 (128)—The horse that Egwene rides. She was originally Rand's farm horse back in Emond's Field.
  104. Tarwin, p. 152 (134)—Person for whom Tarwin's Gap, the easternmost pass through the Mountains of Dhoom, is named.
  105. Hurin, p. 152 (134)—A “sniffer,” one who can “smell” evil. His ability has nothing to do with the One Power, but Aes Sedai always seem nervous around abilities they do not understand, especially in men, so he usually keeps quiet around them. See also Melia.
  106. Captain Bayle Domon, p. 155 (136)—Illianer, captain of the Spray. He has long dark hair to his shoulders, a long beard that leaves his upper lip bare, and a round face. His shoulders are broad and muscular. He collects old things, and includes in his collection a seal on the Dark One's prison. He does not know that the item is a seal on the prison, only that it is made of cuendillar, heartstone, and that all heartstone objects are very rare and valuable.
  107. Nieda Sidoro, p. 156 (137)—Innkeeper of Easing the Badger, an inn in Illian. Bayle Domon receives an offer to sail from Mayene to Tear (for a hefty sum) there. When Domon leaves on this voyage, his ship is captured by the Seanchan. See also Domon, Bayle.
  108. Bili, p. 156 (137)—Serving boy and nephew of the innkeeper of Easing the Badger, an inn in Illian where Bayle Domon receives an offer that he finally accepts.
  109. Yarin Maeldan, p. 159 (140)—Doman's “broodling, stork-like second” on the Spray. See also Domon, Bayle.
  110. Carn, p. 159 (140)—Member of Bayle Domon's crew who died shortly before Domon accepted the orders to sail from Mayene to Illian. See also Domon, Bayle.
  111. Galldrian su Riatin Rie, p. 161 (142)—King of Cairhien, Defender of the Dragonwall. He signed the parchment that was given to Domon,"Bayle Domon to deliver. He also invited Rand to his manor for a feast and party. Rand declined. See also Damodred, Barthanes; Damodred, Laman.

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  112. Sightblinder, p. 168 (149)—Alternative name for Shai'tan, the Dark One, used especially by the Aiel. See Shai'tan.

    Chapter 11: Glimmers of the Pattern

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  113. Kinslayer, p. 188 (169)—Name given in fear to Lews Therin Telamon after he killed his family and everyone he ever loved in madness. See also Dragon, The; Moerelle, Ilyena Therin; Telamon, Lews Therin.

    Chapter 12: Woven in the Pattern

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  114. Master Padwhin, p. 201 (177)—The carpenter in Emond's Field. Egwene remembers him looking at his tools in much the same way that the Amyrlin Seat looked at her and Nynaeve—this one for this purpose, that one for that.
  115. Sheriam Bayanar, p. 206 (182)—Mistress of Novices in the White Tower. She is an Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. See also Mistress of Novices.
  116. Alviarin Freidhen, p. 210 (185)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She is one of the Aes Sedai that comes to the tent to teach Egwene and Nynaeve. She is cool and business-like.

    Chapter 13: From Stone to Stone

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  117. Melia, p. 218 (191)—Wife of Hurin. Hurin tells Rand that he must get them back to their normal universe to avoid upsetting her, because she would grieve to the end of her days if she did not even receive a body to prove he was dead. See also Hurin.

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  118. Long Tooth, p. 226 (199)—The name the wolves gave to Elyas Machera, referring to the long hunting knife he uses. See Machera, Elyas.
  119. Elyas Machera, p. 227 (199)—A man Perrin met when he and Egwene got separated from the rest of the group on the way to Fal Dara. Elyas helped Perrin discover his ability to communicate with wolves. See also Aybara, Perrin; Long Tooth.
  120. Young Bull, p. 227 (200)—Name the wolves give to Perrin Aybara. They chose it for him, without his knowledge, after he killed two of the Children of the Light in a wild rage. See also Aybara, Perrin; Long Tooth.
  121. Smoke, p. 228 (201)—One of the wolves.
  122. Two Deer, p. 228 (201)—One of the wolves.
  123. Winter Dawn, p. 228 (201)—One of the wolves.
  124. Haral Luhhan, p. 229 (201)—Blacksmith of Emond's Field. His apprentice was Perrin Aybara. He is a very large man. See also Aybara, Perrin; Luhhan, Alsbet.

    Chapter 15: Kinslayer

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  125. Whatley (What) Edlin, p. 235 (207)—Person in Emond's Field who paints the carts for Sunday. Rand describes the landscape in the alternate world reached by the Portal Stone as similar to how What decorated the carts.
  126. Elder Haman, p. 237 (209)—One of the Elders in Stedding Shangtai. Loial thinks that Haman would probably think he was being rash by making a quarterstaff in the alternate universe, but Loial does not think so. Loial admires him considerably. See also Loial.
  127. Father of Lies, p. 241 (213)—Alternative, and deadly accurate, nickname for Shai'tan, the Dark One. See Shai'tan.

    Chapter 16: In the Mirror of Darkness

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  128. Artur Hawking, p. 247 (218)—This is either a typographical error (my guess) or a subtle tribute to Stephen Hawking or some other person of that last name. See Hawkwing, Artur.
  129. Selene, p. 253 (223)—Woman Rand saves from a grolm in the alternate universe he reached accidentally by Portal Stone. She is described by Loial as “perfect human beauty in face and form.” She is very knowledgeable about the Age of Legends, to the extent that Rand is suspicious that the amount of information she knows may not be available even in the Royal Library in Cairhien. She also knows about the Oneness, what Rand calls the Void. She also knows exactly how to use the Portal Stones, even though she insists she does not. As with many characters, it is likely that Selene is hiding her true identity. See also Lanfear.

    Chapter 17: Choices

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    Chapter 18: To the White Tower

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    Chapter 19: Beneath the Dagger

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    Chapter 20: Saidin

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    Chapter 21: The Nine Rings

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  130. Maglin Madwen, p. 308 (272)—Innkeeper of The Nine Rings, an inn in Tremonsien, Cairhien where Rand, Loial, Hurin, and Selene stay during their short time in Cairhien. She was married to the late Barin Madwen. She grew up in Lugard; she assumed she would return there after her husband died, but he left her the Nine Rings and gave all his money to his brother, forcing Maglin to remain in Cairhien. See also Madwen, Barin.
  131. Barin Madwen, p. 310 (273)—Late husband of Maglin. She describes him as tricksome and scheming, like every man she ever new, especially those from Cairhien. She assumed he would leave her his money and his brother his inn; his will left it the other way around, forcing his widow to remain in Tremonsien instead of returning to Lugard.
  132. Catrine, p. 310 (273)—Serving girl in The Nine Rings. She knocks over a lantern and starts a fire just as Caldevwin asks what name he may call Selene by.
  133. Old Jak, p. 311 (274)—Man in a song Rand knows on the flute, “Old Jak's Up a Tree.”
  134. Goodman Priket, p. 311 (274)—Man in a song Rand knows on the flute, “Goodman Priket's Pipe.”
  135. Aldrin Caldevwin, p. 312 (275)—The officer in the Nine Rings (an inn in Cairhien). He is a captain in the Cairhienin army—he notices Rand's sword immediately as he walks into the inn.
  136. Mother Caredwain, p. 314 (276)—Person in The Nine Rings that has a hand with soothing herbs.
  137. Lidan, p. 314 (276)—Serving girl at The Nine Rings, an inn in Tremonsien, Cairhien.
  138. Elricain Tavolin, p. 318 (280)—Commander of the escort that Caldevwin assigns to Rand and company on their way from Tremonsien to Cairhien.

    Chapter 22: Watchers

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  139. Adeleas Namelle, p. 321 (283)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, one of two Aes Sedai who went into voluntary retreat many years ago to Tifan's Well, a village located in the grassy plains of Arafel. Their goal is some day to write the complete history of the world since the Breaking, and some even before that. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  140. Vandene Namelle, p. 321 (283)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah, one of two Aes Sedai who went into voluntary retreat many years ago to Tifan's Well, a village located in the grassy plains of Arafel. Their goal is some day to write the complete history of the world since the Breaking, and some even before that. See also Namelle, Adeleas.
  141. Myrelle Berengari, p. 323 (285)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She currently has three Warders, and treats each of them as a husband. She was selected by Moiraine as the one Moiraine would pass Lan's bond to in the event that she died before he did. She agrees to keep Lan only as long as necessary, before another Aes Sedai can be found to pass Lan's bond to. See also Mandragoran, Lan.
  142. Jaem, p. 326 (287)—Warder bonded to Vandene. While he is practicing his forms, Lan joins him—Lan gets frustrated and stops, and the two return just in time to save Moiraine from a Dragkhar. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  143. Santhra, p. 327 (288)—Author of an old book on the Forsaken. The book is part of Adeleas and Vandene's collection.

    Chapter 23: The Testing

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  144. Aginor, p. 339 (299)—One of the Forsaken. He was bound very close to the surface of the Bore during the Age of Legends; he was the second Forsaken to be released. Aginor was killed by Rand at the Eye of the World. His memory was part of Nynaeve's test for Accepted.
  145. Brandelwyn (Bran) al'Vere, p. 344 (303)—Innkeeper of the Winespring Inn in Emond's Field, and Egwene's father. He is dead in the world created by the testing ter'angreal that Nynaeve experiences during her test to become one of the Accepted. See also al'Vere, Egwene; al'Vere, Marin.
  146. Nela al'Caar, p. 344 (303)—Woman from Emond's Field. In the world of the testing ter'angreal, Nynaeve notes that her house is out of repair. See also al'Caar, Paet.
  147. Marin al'Vere, p. 344 (303)—Wife of Bran, mother of Egwene. She appears in Nynaeve's test for Accepted. See also al'Vere, Brandelwyn; al'Vere, Egwene.
  148. Malena Aylar, p. 345 (303)—The Wisdom of Emond's Field in Nynaeve's test for becoming one of the Accepted. She is not a kindly Wisdom, even going as far as poisoning the children and then healing them to make it appear that she is helping. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve.
  149. Alsbet Luhhan, p. 345 (304)—Wife of Haral. She is almost as big as her husband, yet Marin claims that Malena knocked her over in the world created by the ter'angreal during Nynaeve's test for Accepted. See also Luhhan, Haral.
  150. Paet al'Caar, p. 346 (305)—Man from Emond's Field, husband of Nela. In the world of the testing ter'angreal, Nynaeve finds that he hanged himself the day after Malena, the Wisdom, scrawled the Dragon's Fang on his door after he told her she did not have Nynaeve's skill with healing. She declared him to have sinned by opposing her, killed his two sons in their sleep, and turned his wife against him—Nela went mad and proclaimed him to be the Dark One. See also al'Caar, Nela.
  151. Corin Ayellin, p. 347 (305)—Woman from Emond's Field. In the world of the testing ter'angreal, she is the only person (according to Marin al'Vere) that will listen to reason and get rid of Malena.
  152. Sharina Melloy, p. 350 (308)—Aes Sedai, apparently the advisor to the King and Queen of Malkier, Lan and Nynaeve Mandragoran, in the world of the testing ter'angreal.
  153. Maric Mandragoran, p. 350 (309)—One of Lan and Nynaeve's children in the world of the testing ter'angreal. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve; Mandragoran, Elnore; Mandragoran, Lan.
  154. Elnore Mandragoran, p. 350 (309)—One of Lan and Nynaeve's children in the world of the testing ter'angreal. She was named after Nynaeve's mother. See also al'Meara, Elnore; al'Meara, Nynaeve; Mandragoran, Lan.
  155. Elnore al'Meara, p. 350 (309)—Nynaeve's mother. In the last segment of her test for Accepted, Nynaeve names her daughter after her own mother. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve; Mandragoran, Elnore.

    Chapter 24: New Friends and Old Enemies

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  156. Pedra, p. 355 (312)—One of the Accepted. She guides Egwene to her room on her first day in Tar Valon. She is a short, wiry woman, slightly older than Nynaeve.
  157. Else Grinwell, p. 359 (316)—Novice in the White Tower. Elayne describes her as a “lazy chit.” She was one of the people who allowed Rand and Mat to stay in her house (actually her parents' house) while they were traveling from Emond's Field to Caemlyn on the way to Fal Dara. She is later dismissed from the Tower because of her habit of staring at the Warders' students and not learning or doing her own work.
  158. Elmindreda (Min) Farshaw, p. 361 (317)—Woman from Baerlon who Egwene met in the inn they were staying at there. She dresses in clothing normally seen on men and has her hair done in a boyish manner—probably the closest thing to a “tomboy” that exists in The Great Hunt. She has a talent to “see” things about people, and these images can often foretell the future. Like Elayne, she has feelings for Rand al'Thor that developed when she first met him at the inn in Baerlon. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  159. Master Fitch, p. 361 (317)—Innkeeper of an inn in Baerlon. The inn was burned down by Darkfriends, but Moiraine sent him enough gold for him to rebuild it twice as big. He did so.
  160. Galadedrid (Galad) Damodred, p. 362 (318)—Half-brother to Elayne and Gawyn, son of their father Taringail Damodred and his first wife, Tigraine. Galad always does what he thinks is right, even if it would hurt his family and friends. He has extreme skill with a sword, learning everything the Warders teach him after one demonstration. He is strikingly handsome, even more so than his half-brother Gawyn. Like Gawyn, he has a crush on Egwene al'Vere, but she does not return his feelings the way she does Gawyn's. See also Damodred, Taringail; Damodred, Tigraine; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.

    Chapter 25: Cairhien

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  161. Asan Sandair, p. 371 (326)—Officer who comes with Tavolin with instructions for Rand, Hurin, and Loial to write the name of the inn they are staying in on the roster.
  162. Cuale, p. 372 (328)—Innkeeper of The Defender of the Dragonwall, the inn where Rand and company stay while in Cairhien.
  163. Teva, p. 375 (330)—Man who, according to Hurin, once got so angry at a hornet buzzing around his head that he kicked the nest.
  164. Dunsinin, p. 376 (331)—Heroine of Legend who plants a single rose on the piled stones of a grave in Shara Pass. She keeps the bargain of Rogosh Eagle Eye in one of Thom's stories.
  165. Rogosh Eagle Eye, p. 376 (331)—Hero of Legend, Rogosh of Talmour. Involved in many gleemen's tales and old stories.

    Chapter 26: Discord

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  166. Dena, p. 381 (335)—Woman who lives with Thom Merrilin. She is also learning to be a gleeman of sorts from him. She loves Thom, and he her, although Thom knows he is too old for her. See also Merrilin, Thomdril.
  167. Zera, p. 382 (386)—Innkeeper of The Bunch of Grapes, the inn in Cairhien at which Thom Merrilin is staying with Dena.
  168. Seaghan, p. 382 (337)—Man from Cairhien, the one who hires entertainers for The Bunch of Grapes, the inn where Thom Merrilin and his girlfriend Dena are staying. Thom refers to him as a “lack-wit.”
  169. Blaes of Matuchin, p. 383 (337)—Heroine of Legend who will be called back from the dead by the Horn of Valere. According to Thom, Seaghan has hired a band of people to impersonate such characters.
  170. Gaidal Cain, p. 383 (337)—Character out of legend who will be called back from the dead by the Horn of Valere. A swarthy man, he carries two swords and can use them both from horseback. He is always linked to Birgitte in the stories. According to Thom, Seaghan has hired a band of people to impersonate such characters. See also Birgitte.
  171. Arent, p. 383 (337)—Ogier, father of Loial, son of Halan. See also Halan; Loial.
  172. Halan, p. 383 (337)—Ogier, father of Arent and grandfather of Loial. See also Arent; Loial.
  173. Ivon, p. 383 (337)—Bladesmith in Cairhien. He makes some knives for Dena—apparently she will have a similar set to the ones Thom uses stowed up his sleeves.
  174. Owyn Merrilin, p. 389 (342)—Nephew of Thom. He was able to channel saidin, and was gentled by the Red Ajah. According to Thom, he stopped wanting to live shorty afterward. However, he was able to hold off the madness for three years before that—but he was beginning to show signs of it when the Aes Sedai gentled him. He used the One Power sparingly, and then only to help his village, but the villagers were starting to become fearful of him. His death is still quite troubling to Thom, and makes him suspicious of all Aes Sedai. See also Merrilin, Thomdril.
  175. Arilyn Dhulaine, p. 391 (344)—Noble in Cairhien, one of the people Thom Merrilin has to perform for.

    Chapter 27: The Shadow in the Night

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  176. Tammuz, p. 398 (352)—An Illuminator, the person responsible for preparing the fireworks for the festival in Cairhien. See also Aludra.
  177. Aludra, p. 398 (352)—An Illuminator. She is concerned that Tammuz is not as prepared for the display as he says he is. See also Tammuz.

    Chapter 28: A New Thread in the Pattern

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  178. Shadowkiller, p. 408 (359)—The name the wolves give to the man who killed the Trollocs they are chasing. This name is very appropriate, since the one who killed them was Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, who is prophesied to defeat the Dark One. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  179. Urien, p. 409 (360)—Aiel of the Two Spires sept of the Reyn Aiel. He is a Red Shield. He is found while Ingtar and his men are hunting for the Horn of Valere. He is searching for He Who Comes With the Dawn, a man who will come from west of the Spine of the World but be of Aiel blood. This man is most likely Rand al'Thor, since Rand is often mistaken for an Aiel, and was raised in the Two Rivers.
  180. Matt, p. 410 (361)—This is one of the most understandable typographical errors in the book. See Cauthon, Matrim.
  181. He Who Comes With the Dawn, p. 411 (363)—Man the Aiel are searching for. He is prophesied to lead the Aiel out of the Three-Fold Land, born of their blood but raised by wetlanders. See also al'Thor, Rand; Coramoor; Dragon Reborn.

    Chapter 29: Seanchan

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  182. Muadh, p. 414 (365)—Member of Geofram Bornhald's legion who Bornhald accuses of making a gibbet in the village green which holds thirty bodies. Muadh informs him that it was neither him nor the Seanchan, but that it was done by Questioners.
  183. Earwin, p. 415 (366)—Member of the Children of the Light. He is one of two people spotted by the villagers who made the gibbet that Geofram Bornhald is angry about. He is a big man, with gray eyes and a long mustache.
  184. Wuan, p. 415 (366)—Member of the Children of the Light. He is one of the two people spotted by the villagers who made the gibbet that Geofram Bornhald is upset about. He is young, is left-handed, and has a yellow beard.
  185. Jeral, p. 416 (367)—Soldier for the Children of the Light. He comes to Bornhald's encampment with a message for him. He is still young and unaware of how Bornhald and other Lords Captain expect to be treated.
  186. Captain Egeanin Elidar, p. 422 (372)—Captain of the Seanchan ship that overtakes and boards Spray.
  187. Caban, p. 424 (373)—Seanchan soldier that stays aboard Spray during her voyage from the place of Seanchan capture to Falme. He has nothing but contempt for anyone from east of the Aryth Ocean.
  188. Turak Aladon, p. 429 (378)—Leader of Those Who Come Before (i.e., the Seanchan raiders). His head is shaved bald, and his fingernails are about an inch long. He wears a long, blue silk robe brocaded with birds that drags on the floor for a long distance behind him. He has a collection of cuendillar figurines, including (thanks to the addition he took from Bayle Domon's ship) two seals on the Dark One's prison. It is these seals that Moiraine finds broken after the battle at Falme.
  189. The Empress (of Seanchan), p. 430 (379)—Leader of the empire built by Artur Hawkwing's son Luthair. She lives in Seanchan, on the far side of the Aryth Ocean. See also Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.

    Chapter 30: Daes Dae'mar

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  190. Barthanes Damodred, p. 435 (384)—High Seat of House Damodred, the most powerful house in Cairhien besides House Riatin, the King's house. His sign is a charging boar. See also Damodred, Laman; Damodred, Moiraine.

    Chapter 31: On the Scent

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  191. Raud, p. 447 (395)—Typographical error intended to read Rand, as in Rand al'Thor. See al'Thor, Rand.
  192. Tiedra, p. 448 (396)—Mistress of the Great Tree, an inn in Cairhien where Verin takes everyone after The Defender of the Dragonwall burns down. She is acquainted with Verin already, since she stays there whenever she is in Cairhien.
  193. Jain Farstrider, p. 452 (399)—A hero of legend about which The Travels of Jain Farstrider, a popular book, is written. In the book, he goes to the lands beyond the Aiel Waste, journeys among the Sea Folk, and many other epic adventures.

    Chapter 32: Dangerous Words

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  194. Ashin, p. 460 (405)—Guard at the gates of Lord Barthanes's manor. He is the guard assigned to Rand, Verin, and their “escort” to guide them to the party.
  195. Lady Alaine Chuliandred, p. 465 (410)—One of the guests at Barthanes's party. Rand meets her when he walks into the room where Thom Merrilin is entertaining.
  196. Lady Belevaere Osiellin, p. 465 (410)—One of the guests at Barthanes's party. Rand meets her when he walks into the room where Thom Merrilin is entertaining.
  197. Lady Breane Taborwin, p. 466 (412)—One of the guests at Barthanes's party. Rand meets her when he walks into the room where Thom Merrilin is entertaining. According to Thom, she alone is trouble enough for a young man like Rand, and he has three of her.…
  198. Goodwife Mili, p. 468 (413)—The focus of one of Thom Merrilin's gleeman tales, Goodwife Mili and the Silk Merchant.

    Chapter 33: A Message from the Dark

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  199. Machin Shin, p. 474 (419)—The Black Wind. It is a creature of the Ways, a black wind that consumes the soul of any it encounters along the Ways. It is said that Machin Shin cannot leave the Ways, but it apparently tried to do so when Rand opened the Waygate at Cairhien.
  200. Jak o' the Wisps, p. 483 (425)—According to Ingtar, something that is useless to chase, possibly similar to a wild goose.

    Chapter 34: The Wheel Weaves

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  201. Mara, p. 484 (427)—Character from one of Thom Merrilin's stories, Mara and the Three Foolish Kings.
  202. Susa, p. 484 (427)—The man who tamed Jain Farstrider in one of Thom's stories.
  203. Anla, p. 484 (427)—The Wise Counselor from one of Thom's stories. Note: I have seen it speculated that Anla is a shortening of the name Ann Landers, from our century. It may indeed be the inspiration for the name.
  204. Ella, p. 487 (430)—Serving girl in The Bunch of Grapes, an inn in the Foregate of Cairhien in which Thom Merrilin and Dena stay.
  205. Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin, p. 495 (436)—Son of Artur Hawkwing who led some of his armies across the Aryth Ocean to the lands of the Seanchan. See also Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  206. Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag, p. 497 (438)—Second daughter of the Empress of Seanchan, and her chosen successor. See also Empress (of Seanchan), The.
  207. Huan Aladon, p. 497 (438)—Seanchan officer, assistant to High Lord Turak. He was born and raised in House Aladon. He sports the typical Seanchan officer's hairdo: one side is shaved clean, the other quite long and done in a braid.

    Chapter 35: Stedding Tsofu

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  208. Erith, p. 502 (443)—Daughter of Iva daughter of Alar, an Ogier from Stedding Tsofu. She greets Verin, Loial, Rand, and their company upon entering the stedding. See also Alar; Iva; Loial.
  209. Iva, p. 502 (443)—Ogier from Stedding Tsofu, daughter of Alar and mother of Erith. See also Alar; Erith.
  210. Alar, p. 502 (443)—Eldest of the Ogier Elders in Stedding Tsofu. She is Erith's grandmother and Iva's mother. See also Erith; Iva.
  211. Dalar, p. 503 (444)—Ogier who, according to Loial, spent ten years among the Sea Folk (i.e., away from the stedding) and experienced no ill effects.
  212. Rhian, p. 508 (448)—One of the Aiel who tried to attack Ingtar, Rand, Perrin, Mat, and Hurin inside the stedding.
  213. Juin, p. 508 (448)—An Ogier from Stedding Tsofu, son of Lacel son of Laud. He broke up the potential fight between the Aiel Maidens and the armed visitors, Ingtar and his group. See also Lacel; Laud.
  214. Lacel, p. 508 (448)—Ogier from Stedding Tsofu, son of Laud and father of Juin. See also Juin; Laud.
  215. Laud, p. 508 (448)—Ogier from Stedding Tsofu, father of Lacel and grandfather of Juin. See also Juin; Lacel.

    Chapter 36: Among the Elders

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  216. Trayal, p. 514 (454)—One of the last Ogier to travel the Ways. His soul was consumed by Machin Shin, the Black Wind, and he now moves only if pushed and does not speak, hear, or otherwise notice the outside world. He was apparently a fine Treesinger before this happened. Interestingly enough, Verin was able to assess his condition despite the fact that she was in a stedding and unable to even sense the True Source, much less use it to probe for health.…
  217. Marisa Ayellin, p. 518—Girl from Emond's Field who thinks Mat Cauthon is handsome. Perrin says that Marisa has a face like a goat, but this was just to spite Mat. She is actually about as pretty as Egwene, according to Rand. See also Ayellin, Neysa.
  218. Neysa Ayellin, p. (456)—Woman from Emond's Field, mother of Marisa. Neysa is mistakenly named as the girl who finds Mat handsome in some editions of the books; Neysa is of course the mother, and Marisa the daughter near Mat's age. See also Ayellin, Marisa.

    Chapter 37: What Might Be

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    Chapter 38: Practice

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  219. Irella, p. 539 (475)—Skinny Accepted who tells Nynaeve that she is as clumsy as a cow and had half of the Talents. Nynaeve clouted her ear for this, and was sent to Sheriam's study. She is lanky, and bears a permanent frown.

    Chapter 39: Flight From the White Tower

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  220. Takima, p. 551 (484)—Sitter for the Brown Ajah. She teaches the history of the White Tower and of the Aes Sedai, and recognizes all of her students. Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne, and Min duck out of the way to avoid being seen by her on their way out of the Tower to meet Liandrin.
  221. Tarlomen, p. 553 (486)—Historical figure after which Tarlomen's Gate in Tar Valon is named.
  222. Suroth Sabelle Meldarath, p. 564 (496)—Seanchan dignitary who meets Liandrin to receive her “gift” of two marath'damane, Egwene al'Vere and Nynaeve al'Meara. She speaks of a “master” common to both herself and Liandrin—this is most likely Ishamael or some other high-ranking servant of the Dark One.
  223. Renna Emain, p. 566 (498)—The sul'dam who is charged to train and control Egwene when she becomes a damane. She later gives her the damane name “Tuli.” See also al'Vere, Egwene; Tuli; Zarbey, Seta.
  224. Zaired Elbar, p. 568 (500)—Assistant to Suroth. It is he who sounds the bugle to return the party sent out to capture and leash Nynaeve. See also Meldarath, Suroth Sabelle.
  225. Deain, p. 573 (503)—Aes Sedai that lived in the era of Artur Hawkwing and Luthair. She decided that her cause would be better served by serving Luthair, so she created an a'dam, a silver leash with bracelet and collar that can be used to control women who can channel. It is this device that is used by sul'dam to control damane. Eventually Luthair and his armies used Deain's own creation against her; when she herself was collared, it was said that her screams shook the Towers of Midnight.
  226. Alwhin, p. 574 (504)—The blue-eyed sul'dam who was supposed to control Nynaeve after she was leashed. Since the Seanchan failed to capture her, Alwhin has become very impatient.
  227. Lini Eltring, p. 577 (508)—Nurse to Elayne, as well as Morgase, in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn.

    Chapter 40: Damane

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    Chapter 41: Disagreements

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  228. Atuan, p. 580 (511)—Namesake of the town Atuan's Mill, a village on Almoth Plain. This Atuan is not to be confused with Atuan Larisett, Aes Sedai.

    Chapter 42: Falme

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  229. Mulaen, p. 596 (523)—Seanchan woman who Min considers to be an “old hag” and who says, “Everyone has a place in the Pattern, and the place of everyone should be readily apparent.” To make Min's place apparent, she dresses her as a servant.
  230. Ryma Galfrey, p. 598 (525)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, now captured and leashed by the Seanchan. She is called “Pura” by her sul'dam. Moiraine regrets not being able to save her from Seanchan captivity. She made sure Egwene knew her real name; she fears she is losing herself, that she will eventually break under her captivity. See also Pura.
  231. Pura, p. 598 (525)—Name given to Ryma Galfrey by her sul'dam. See Galfrey, Ryma.
  232. Tuli, p. 601 (528)—Name given by Renna to Egwene when she finds out that Egwene has been channeling without permission. According to Renna, this name was originally held by her pet cat that she had as a child. It seems to fit, since she treats Egwene like a pet as well. See al'Vere, Egwene; Emain, Renna.

    Chapter 43: A Plan

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    Chapter 44: Five Will Ride Forth

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    Chapter 45: Blademaster

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  233. Marith Riven, p. 625 (550)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah at which Elayne once threw a cup. What Sheriam did to her in punishment was what Nynaeve made Seta feel through the a'dam.
  234. Seta Zarbey, p. 626 (550)—Name of the sul'dam that Nynaeve collars before rescuing Egwene. See also Emain, Renna.
  235. Huon, p. 635 (559)—Alternative or misspelling of Huan, Turak's main servant. See Aladon, Huan.

    Chapter 46: To Come Out of the Shadow

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  236. Aedwin Cole, p. 651 (573)—Member of Bayle Domon's crew on Spray. He tries to cut a mooring line before Domon gives him permission, but Domon stops him. See also Domon, Bayle.
  237. Caralain, p. 654—A nation Ingtar says went to “useless oblivion,” a fate he did not wish to share. Editor's note: Caralain used to be where the Caralain Grass is now.
  238. Hardan, p. 654—A nation Ingtar says went to “useless oblivion,” a fate he did not wish to share. Editor's note: Hardan used to be the nation south of Shienar and north of Cairhien.

    Chapter 47: The Grave is No Bar to My Call

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  239. Birgitte, p. 660 (581)—One of the heroes of Legend called back from the dead by the Horn of Valere. She has golden hair, and carries a silver bow and arrows with which she never misses. She is always linked to Gaidal Cain in the stories. See also Cain, Gaidal.
  240. Michael, p. 660—Alternative spelling of Mikel. See Mikel of the Pure Heart.
  241. Mikel of the Pure Heart, p. 660—One of the heroes of Legend called back from the dead by the Horn of Valere. See also Michael.
  242. Patrick, p. 660—Alternative name for Paedrig. See Paedrig.
  243. Paedrig, p. 660—One of the heroes of Legend called back from the dead by the Horn of Valere.
  244. Oscar, p. 660—Alternative name for Otarin. See Otarin.
  245. Otarin, p. 660—One of the heroes of Legend called back from the dead by the Horn of Valere.

    Chapter 48: First Claiming

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    Chapter 49: What Was Meant To Be

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    Chapter 50: After

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  246. Promised One, p. 678 (599)—The Dragon Reborn. See also Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  247. Prince of the Morning, p. 678 (599)—Name for Lews Therin Telamon during the War of Power. See al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  248. Lord of the Dawn, p. 678 (599)—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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  249. Lothair Mantelar, p. 688 (604)—Author of The Way of the Light and founder of the Children of the Light.
  250. Lord of the Grave, p. 689 (605)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  251. Shepherd of the Night, p. 689 (605)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See also Shai'tan.
  252. Heartfang, p. 689 (605)—Alternative name for the Dark One. It is also used by the wolves for Ba'alzamon. See Ba'alzamon; Shai'tan.
  253. Grassburner, p. 689 (606)—Alternative name for the Dark One, especially common among the Aiel. See Shai'tan.
  254. Leafblighter, p. 689 (606)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  255. Davian, p. 690 (606)—False Dragon of old times. Ba'alzamon claims that he was used by Aes Sedai, just as all other false Dragons were. See also Dragon Reborn.
  256. Taringail Damodred, p. 702 (617)—Tigraine's husband, a prince of Cairhien, half-brother of King Laman. When Tigraine disappeared, he married Morgase Trakand, who had the best claim to the throne. He brought Cairhien into to the plotting surrounding the Succession. He had one child by Tigraine and two by Morgase: Galad, Gawyn, and Elayne. He did not really love either of his wives, his only goal being to see his son sit on the throne of Cairhien and his daughter sit on the throne of Andor. See also Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Laman; Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Tigraine; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.

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