Chronological listing of characters encountered in The Shadow Rising

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  1. The Creator, p. 9 (ix)—The creator 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 tugging at the Pattern of the Age in hopes that what He wants to occur will occur, instead of just making it happen. See also Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Shai'tan.
  2. Sereine dar Shamelle Motara, p. 9 (ix)—Counsel-Sister to Comaelle, High Queen of Jaramide. She wrote Commentaries on the Karaethon Cycle c. 325 AB, in the Third Age. See also Comaelle.
  3. Queen Comaelle, p. 9 (ix)—Queen of Jaramide in the years around 325 AB, during the Third Age. See also dar Shamelle Motara, Sereine.

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  4. The Dragon, p. 13 (1)—Name by which Lews Therin Telamon was known during the War of the Shadow. His rebirth, the Dragon Reborn, is now alive and fulfilling all of the prophecies set to accompany him. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  5. Amyrlin Seat, p. 14 (2)—Leader of the Aes Sedai. She is appointed for life by the Hall of the Tower, whose decision must be unanimous. Once appointed and installed, the Amyrlin Seat is said to be “of all Ajahs and none,” regardless of which Ajah she was raised from, although this is often overlooked in the history and politics of the Tower. The post is currently held by Siuan Sanche, formerly of the Blue Ajah. She is the youngest person to ever hold the office; she gained it when she was only thirty years old. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Meraighdin, Bonwhin; Sanche, Siuan.
  6. Elmindreda (Min) Farshaw, p. 14 (2)—A young woman from Baerlon. She gives her full name to Faolain in hopes that the Amyrlin will be the only one to recognize it and know who she is—the name is actually out of a story, and the character who her mother took it from spent most of her time sighing at men. It is also the name Min assumes while in the Tower to make certain people do not learn her true identity. Min has a special ability that few besides herself know about: she sees images and auras around people, especially around Aes Sedai and Warders, that Foretell their futures. Min does not always know what these viewings mean, but when she does, it will happen; it is only a question of how and when. Min was fascinated by the number of images she saw around Rand, especially the one she saw that included herself: three different women are destined to fall in love with him, one of which is herself. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  7. Dark One, p. 15 (3)—Name, used in every land, for Shai'tan. See Shai'tan.
  8. Moiraine Damodred, p. 15 (3)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. Born as Lady Moiraine of House Damodred in Cairhien. She is Taringail Damodred's youngest half-sister, and King Laman's niece. She is strong in the One Power, and is Talented at Healing. Along with Siuan Sanche, her friend as a novice, she dedicated her life to finding and guiding the Dragon Reborn after hearing of his birth Foretold by Gitara Moroso, who was then Keeper of the Chronicles. Her Warder is Lan, the uncrowned king of Malkier. She is determined to guide Rand to what must be done, and is very confident in herself that she knows the way. See also Damodred, Taringail; Sanche, Siuan.
  9. Lews Therin Telamon, p. 16 (4)—The Dragon, Breaker of the World. He was perhaps the greatest man who ever lived, and the most powerful Aes Sedai in recorded history. During the War of the Shadow, he lead 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, 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 then 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 kin due to the Dark One's influence, but without Lews Therin there may not have been a world left in which to kill them. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Kinslayer.
  10. Kinslayer, p. 16 (4)—Name given to Lews Therin Telamon after he killed his family in his madness. See Telamon, Lews Therin.
  11. Rand al'Thor, p. 17 (4)—The Dragon Reborn. He was raised as a shepherd in Emond's Field, but his birthplace was on the slopes of Dragonmount. His father, Tam, found him freezing cold and orphaned while fighting Aiel on the mountain, and took him home with him and raised him as a son. Rand is ta'veren, perhaps the most strongly so since the Dragon himself, even more strongly than Arturn Hawkwing. Rand has already fulfilled many prophecies of the Dragon, including being born on the slopes of Dragonmount, being marked with herons on his palms, and taking the Stone of Tear and Callandor. According to Min's viewings, Rand is destined to fall in love with three women, one of which is Min, and the other of which is Elayne. The third is unknown to Min, and Rand as well. Rand is fated to one day face the Dark One himself in Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle. He is quite tall, as tall as most Aiel men. Rand fights the Shadow along with his childhood friends, Mat Cauthon and Perrin Aybara, who are also ta'veren, but much weaker. Rand is also very good friends with fellow Emond's Fielder Egwene al'Vere—Rand and Egwene were expected to marry by everyone in the village including themselves, but they realized that their feelings for each other were more like siblings than like spouses. Rand is the destiny of the entire world—should he die, the hope for the world would most likely die with him. See also al'Thor, Kari; al'Thor, Tamlin; al'Vere, Egwene; Aybara, Perrin; Car'a'carn; Cauthon, Matrim; Coramoor; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Farshaw, Elmindreda; He Who Comes With the Dawn; Janduin; Shaiel; Telamon, Lews Therin; Trakand, Elayne.
  12. Faolain Orande, p. 17 (5)—One of the Accepted. She has dark curly hair and dark skin. She meets Min when she comes to the White Tower to give Moiraine's message to the Amyrlin Seat. She has a dislike for wilders.
  13. Ananda, p. 18 (6)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is slender, and has black hair to her waist. Min has a viewing of her indicating that she will die on the same day as many other Aes Sedai and Warders are killed or injured.
  14. Keeper of the Chronicles, p. 19 (7)—Essentially the secretary to the Amyrlin Seat. The Keeper is traditionally from the same Ajah from which the Amyrlin was raised. The office is currently occupied by Leane Sharif of the Blue Ajah. See also Moroso, Gitara; Sharif, Leane.
  15. Sheriam Bayanar, p. 20 (7)—Mistress of Novices in the White Tower; an Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. Min has a viewing of her indicating that she will be hurt sometime in the future (although she cannot say when). Sheriam has long been a symbol of the Tower, at least in the eyes of those who come to study there—she keeps a strict but not brutal discipline and makes sure that her students know their place around her. Her study is famous in the Tower, both as a place of sanctuary when the stress of novice (or Accepted) life becomes too great to bear alone and as a place of punishment when an initiate steps out of line.
  16. Mistress of Novices, p. 20 (7)—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.
  17. Sahra Covenry, p. 21 (8)—Black-haired novice, perhaps 15 or 16, who escorts Min to the Amyrlin Seat's study. On the way, the two ran into Gawyn, who was on his way out of the Amyrlin's study, and Sahra heard nothing of the conversation that Min and Gawyn had due to her going “calf-eyed” over him.
  18. Gawyn Trakand, p. 22 (9)—Son of Queen Morgase of Andor, brother of Elayne and half-brother of Galad. He will become First Prince of the Sword when his sister becomes Queen. He is in Tar Valon training with the Warders, as all sons of Andoran queens must do. Gawyn has feelings for Egwene al'Vere, and she returns them, but he refuses to even express his interests since Galad has a crush on Egwene as well. His sign is a white boar. See also Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  19. Morgase Trakand, p. 22 (9)—By the Grace of the Light, Queen of Andor, Defender of the Realm, Protector of the People, High Seat of House Trakand. Mother to Elayne and Gawyn. She was trained in the White Tower, as all Queens of Andor have, but was too weak in the One Power to do anything worthwhile with the knowledge she learned there. See also Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Gaebril; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  20. Egwene al'Vere, p. 22 (9)—A young woman from Emond's Field, now one of the Accepted. She has considerable potential with the One Power, and will most likely be one of the strongest Aes Sedai in over a thousand years. It is also thought that she may be the first Dreamer in the Tower in almost 500 years. 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 feels an almost sibling-like love for each other now; they know that they cannot get married, and do not really want to (though they have yet to reveal these sentiments to each other). Egwene is the love interest of both of Elayne's brothers, Galad and Gawyn—she is flattered by Galad's attentions, but she does not return them; she does find Gawyn to her liking, however. Egwene, along with Elayne and Nynaeve is one of the only people Siuan Sanche trusts in the Tower; Siuan is convinced through their actions to date that they cannot possibly be Darkfriends. She sent them on a dangerous mission: spring the obvious trap the Black Ajah had set for them, and see if they can catch them in the process. Egwene is currently in the Stone of Tear, following the aftermath of the battle with Be'lal and the taking of the Stone. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve; al'Vere, Brandelwyn; al'Vere, Marin; Damodred, Galadedrid; Trakand, Gawyn.
  21. Elayne Trakand, p. 22 (9)—The Daughter-Heir of Andor, the only daughter of Queen Morgase and her late husband Taringail Damodred. She is sister to Gawyn and half-sister to Galad. Elayne is now one of the Accepted, and has considerable potential in the One Power; she may become stronger than any living Aes Sedai save her two friends, Egwene al'Vere and Nynaeve al'Meara. Elayne, along with Egwene and Nynaeve, is one of the only people Siuan Sanche trusts in the Tower; Siuan is convinced through their actions to date that they cannot possibly be Darkfriends. She did not, however, send Elayne on the mission she gave the other two so as not to anger Morgase any more than she already had. Elayne still chose, of her own volition, to accompany her friends on their dangerous mission: spring the obvious trap the Black Ajah had set for them, and see if they can catch them in the process. Elayne is currently in the Stone of Tear, following the aftermath of the battle with Be'lal and the taking of the Stone. Her sign is a golden lily. Editor's Note: In Chapter 8, we find that Elayne has the ability to channel saidin as well as saidar. This is likely a typo, however. See also Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  22. Nynaeve al'Meara, p. 22 (9)—A young woman from Emond's Field, now one of the Accepted. She has exceptional potential, and will most likely be the most powerful Aes Sedai since the Age of Legends. However, Nynaeve's channeling is obstructed due to the fact that she had to learn to control her ability herself without really knowing what she was controlling: she is a wilder. She can only touch the True Source when she is extremely angry (thereby letting her guard down and circumventing her block). Along with Egwene and Elayne, Nynaeve is one of three people Siuan Sanche trusts in the Tower; Siuan is convinced through their actions to date that they cannot possibly be Darkfriends. She sent them on a dangerous mission: spring the obvious trap the Black Ajah had set for them, and see if they can catch them in the process. Nynaeve has developed feelings for Lan Mandragoran, Moiraine's Warder, and he shares those feelings despite his insistence that it is inappropriate and dangerous to act on them. Nynaeve blames Moiraine herself for disrupting her village's life and endangering the lives of the four people she spirited away when the Trollocs attacked Emond's Field. She wishes to learn how to control her ability so she can get even—to put Moiraine in her place, as it were—and to study and perfect the art of Healing. She is currently in the Stone of Tear, following the aftermath of the battle with Be'lal and the taking of the Stone. See also Mandragoran, Lan.
  23. Verin Mathwin, p. 22 (9)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She accompanied Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne, and Mat back to the Tower from Falme. Unlike most Browns, Verin seems to be actively involved in the world outside the Tower library, and is much less disconnected than most of her Brown cohorts. She garners a small measure of trust from Siuan Sanche, the Amyrlin Seat, who feels she has no choice but to trust Verin given what she knows: she is one of only two Aes Sedai (the others being Siuan herself and Moiraine) that knew the truth that Rand al'Thor was the Dragon Reborn before he fought in the sky above Falme and declared himself in the Stone of Tear. See also Tomas.
  24. Daughter-Heir (of Andor), p. 23 (10–11)—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 Trakand, Elayne.
  25. Lord Gareth Bryne, p. 24 (11)—First Prince of the Sword and Captain of the Queen's Guards under Queen Morgase in Andor. He was appointed to this position because Morgase had no living male relatives. Bryne does not get along well with Morgase's new advisor and lover, Gaebril. He is one of the best living military commanders, possibly one of the best ever. See also Trakand, Morgase.
  26. Galadedrid (Galad) Damodred, p. 24 (11)—Half-brother to Elayne and Gawyn. He has a massive crush on Egwene, but although she is flattered and embarrased, she does not return his affection. Her real affection is for his half-brother Gawyn. Galad is virtuous to the point of fault (in Elayne's eyes, at least)—he will do whatever he thinks is right, regardless of who is hurt by his actions, including himself or his friends. He is strikingly handsome, and even Aes Sedai sit and watch him for hours while he practices the sword for the sole reason of looking at him. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Damodred, Taringail; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  27. Hammar, p. 25 (12)—A Blademaster and Warder. He teaches the sword in the White Tower. Gawyn holds him in very high esteem. See also Coulin.
  28. Leane Sharif, p. 26 (13)—The Keeper of the Chronicles under Siuan Sanche; an Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She is very tall for a woman, as tall as most men, and has coppery skin. She grew up in Arad Doman. Siuan thinks (correctly) that Leane would lay down her life for her, but she is still reluctant to tell her everything she does, particularly her efforts to root out the Black Ajah. See also Keeper of the Chronicles.
  29. Siuan Sanche, p. 28 (14)—Watcher of the Seals, the Flame of Tar Valon, the Amyrlin Seat. Born to a fisherman in Tear, she was sent to Tar Valon aboard the first boat to sail the morning she learned she could channel the One Power, in accordance with Tairen law. She has eyes that make even the most powerful ruler cower and try to please her just so she looks away. She is the youngest Amyrlin ever raised; she was only thirty years old when she assumed the Seat. She and Moiraine Damodred were good friends as Novices and Accepted, but walked away from each other after being raised to the shawl. Siuan fears she is nearly alone in the Tower, not knowing who to trust, who might be a Darkfriend. As such, she enlisted three Accepted with a mission: to track down members of the Black Ajah and do what she could trust no sister to do. See also Alric; Amyrlin Seat; Damodred, Moiraine; Sharif, Leane.
  30. Lord Captain Eamon Valda, p. 30 (17)—Lord Captain of the Children of the Light stationed near Tar Valon. Siuan believes that Valda will not march on the city unless Pedron Niall gives him the order, and Niall will not march unless he thinks the Aes Sedai are vulnerable. Valda is Dain Bornhald's superior; Dain's father worried that his son would blindly follow Valda's orders.
  31. Lord Captain Commander Pedron Niall, p. 30 (17)—Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light, the equivalent to their king (if they were a nation). Siuan knows that he will not order Valda to march on Tar Valon unless he thinks the Aes Sedai are injured. He is quite old, but still has his wits about him; he is admired and feared by many, and is one of the best battle commanders alive.
  32. Artur Hawkwing, p. 30 (17)—Name by which Artur Paendrag Tanreall was known during and after his conquest of the world. See Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  33. Dragon Reborn, p. 32 (17)—According to the Karaethon Cycle, the Prophecies of the Dragon, the man who is the Rebirth of Lews Therin Telamon, the man known as the Dragon during the War of the Shadow. Over the years, many men have claimed to be the Dragon Reborn, even men who could not channel. The true Dragon has been Reborn in a young man named Rand al'Thor, a shepherd from Emond's Field. See also Ablar, Logain; al'Thor, Rand; Amalasan, Guaire; Darksbane, Raolin; Davian; Dragon, The; Stonebow, Yurian; Taim, Mazrim; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  34. Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, p. 36 (22)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is one of the most powerful of the Aes Sedai. She served as advisor to Queen Morgase of Andor, a position she sought after she had a Foretelling about the importance of the Royal Family of Andor. Elaida is the only Aes Sedai alive to have any real strength in the Fortelling—the last Aes Sedai to actually have regular Foretellings was Gitara Moroso, now dead over twenty years. Elaida keeps her own agenda, and is very suspicious (as all Reds are) of Blue Ajah activities, especially those of Moiraine and Siuan (Elaida still considers the Amyrlin to be of the Blue Ajah, not of  “all Ajahs and none”). Elaida's Foretelling about the importance of the Andoran Royal Family occurred during the Third War of Andoran Succession, after which Morgase took the throne. Thus, her Foretelling might have, and most likely did, refer to the then current Royal Family, that of Tigraine, Taringail, Luc, and Galad. See also Amyrlin Seat; Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  35. Gitara Moroso, p. 37 (23)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah, now dead twenty years. She was very strong in the Foretelling, and served as advisor to the Queen of Andor until being appointed Keeper of the Chronicles. Her last Foretelling was perhaps her strongest, and occured in front of Siuan Sanche and Moiraine Damodred, then Accepted almost ready to be raised to the shawl—this Foretelling was to announce the birth of the Dragon Reborn. Another Foretelling of hers was to tell Tigraine that she must become a Maiden of the Spear, and tell Luc (Tigraine's brother) that his fame (or fate) lay in the Blight. Both the Daughter-Heir and future First Prince of the Sword vanished as a result of her advice, and were never seen again. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Damodred, Moiraine; Dragon Reborn; Keeper of the Chronicles; Sanche, Siuan.
  36. Perrin Aybara, p. 38 (17)—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 have grown to love each other. 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 sometimes gives others the impression that he is slow and stupid. See also Aybara, Adora; Aybara, Carlin; Aybara, Con; Aybara, Deselle; Aybara, Ealsin; Aybara, Eward; Aybara, Neain; Bashere, Faile; Bashere, Zarine; Cole, Cilia.
  37. Matrim (Mat) Cauthon, p. 38 (23)—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 attack on 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, gaps which he desperately wants to fill. 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 four sisters, including Eldrin and Bodewhin, who are 16 and 17, respectively. His father Abell is one of the best archers in the Two Rivers, possibly in the world. Mat has gotten in the habit of carrying concealed knives under his clothes in case he is attacked—his collection would surprise anyone. Mat promised Elayne he would carry a letter for her to her mother in Caemlyn in exchange for safe passage out of Tar Valon. While in the Palace, he overheard a conversation between two men plotting to kill Elayne—one of these men turned out to be Gaebril, Morgase's new advisor and lover. Mat continued on to Tear in an attempt to save Elayne, Egwene, and Nynaeve from Gaebril's men. He saved all three women from the Black Ajah's captivity in the Stone, and remains a guest in the Stone of Tear. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aybara, Perrin; Cauthon, Abell; Cauthon, Bodewhin; Cauthon, Eldrin; Cauthon, Natti; Hornsounder.
  38. Alviarin Freidhen, p. 39 (24)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She is one of the people Elaida confides in, at least a little—this surprising, given the general hatred of White sisters by those of the Red Ajah. Alviarin is described as “swan-necked,” with a very calm, cool demeanor.
  39. Dain Bornhald, p. 39 (25)—Son of Geofram Bornhald. He commands the army of Whitecloaks that are stationed at Watch Hill in the Two Rivers. He is determined to find Perrin Aybara, the man who he believes led his father to his death (he also thinks Perrin is a Darkfriend). Dain has a hatred for those who killed his father, and like most of the Whitecloaks he is convinced that it was Aes Sedai who beat them at Falme (i.e., the Seanchan are just a story engineered by Darkfriends to hide their actions). He vows to avenge his father's death. See also Bornhald, Geofram; Byar, Jaret; Valda, Eamon.
  40. Jaret Byar, p. 40 (25)—Second-in-command under Dain Bornhald over the army of Whitecloaks in the Two Rivers. Byar held fierce loyalty to Dain's father, Geofram, and transferred that loyalty to Dain when he died. See also Bornhald, Dain; Bornhald, Geofram.
  41. Ivon, p. 40 (26)—A Child of the Light. He is one of Dain Bornhald's men in the army he takes to the Two Rivers.
  42. Farran, p. 40 (26)—Whitecloak officer who sends Ivon to tell Dain about Ordeith and the Tuatha'an. He is a “bearded boulder of a man yet light on his feet.”
  43. Ordeith, p. 40 (26)—Name assumed by Padan Fain while he is among the Children of the Light. He gives advice and counsel to Pedron Niall and Dain Bornhald. See also Fain, Padan.
  44. Lucellin, p. 43 (28)—Whitecloak officer who is ordered to make sure no one “slips away” from the town they sack.
  45. High Lady Suroth Sabelle Meldarath, p. 44 (29)—Seanchan High Lady, ship captain, and battle leader. She has her head shaven on the sides and long, black hair in the middle. This is the typical Seanchan style for citizens “of the blood.” Suroth is determined to redeem herself after High Lord Turak's mishap at Falme—she does not want to have to explain a failure that was not hers to the Empress. She tried to gather all of the Seanchan ships that fled Falme so they would not go back home; she plans to attempt to retake the mainland again, destroying the man that threw them back the first time (Rand). She has retreated and regrouped by conquering some of the outermost islands of the Sea Folk, and currently holds them by sinking any ships that might bring word of her forces' presence to those on the mainland. See also Aladon, Turak; Empress (of Seanchan), The.
  46. The Empress (of Seanchan), p. 44 (29)—Ruler of Seanchan. She is considered to be a direct descendant of the first Emperor of Seanchan, Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin. See also Paendrag Mondwhin, Luthair; Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  47. High Lord Turak Aladon, p. 45 (30)—Commander of the Seanchan invasion force that landed at Falme. He was killed there when Rand and Mat led the heroes of the Horn of Valere against his army. He was a Blademaster, and was quite stunned when Rand was able to match him. He also kept a collection of rare cuendillar objects, including (thanks in part to looting Bayle Domon's ship) two seals on the Dark One's prison.
  48. Alwhin, p. 46 (31)—Sharp-faced, blue-eyed Seanchan woman with a “perpetual glower.” The left side of her head is shaven, the other side long and brown-haired. She is a sul'dam, and has been raised to a Voice of the Blood. No other sul'dam has ever been raised to the Blood before, much less to a Voice of the Blood, but Alwhin knows too much to be a simple sul'dam: she knows that sul'dam can be controlled via a'dam. She was intended to hold Nynaeve's leash when the Seanchan attempted to collar her outside the Ways with Liandrin's assistance.
  49. Taisa, p. 46 (31)—A sul'dam. She is the one in control of Pura when she is brought before the Empress for questioning.
  50. Pura, p. 46 (31)—A former Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, now captured as a damane by the Seanchan. Her real name was Ryma Galfrey, but the Seanchan do not care what her real name is; they will always call her Pura.
  51. Surela, p. 48 (33)—Seanchan woman to whom Alwhin sends Taisa as a punishment for failure to control her damane, Pura.
  52. Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin, p. 49 (33)—Son of Artur Hawkwing who led forces across the Aryth Ocean. When they landed there, he led them to conquer the continent they found for themselves, and declared himself Emperor. His descendants are the Seanchan “of the Blood,” and the rest of the Seanchan are descended from his troops and the native inhabitants. See also Empress (of Seanchan), The; Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.

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  53. Faile Bashere, p. 52 (36)—Name that Zarine Bashere of Saldaea assumed when she became a Hunter of the Horn. She has long dark hair and dark eyes. While on her quest to hunt for the Horn, she encountered Moiraine, Lan, and Perrin when they were persuing Rand to Tear. She was shocked to find out that the Horn of Valere had already been used, much less found, and even more surprised that Rand was the Dragon Reborn. When she found this information out, Moiraine forbade her to leave them, since if she did she could upset the balance of the world by telling the wrong person that the Dragon was Reborn. Faile eventually developed feelings for Perrin, feelings which he found he returned. See also Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; Bashere, Maedin; Bashere, Zarine.
  54. Bain, p. 55 (39)—Maiden of the Spear of the Black Rock sept of the Shaarad Aiel. She is first-sister to Chiad; they had to sneak through the other's camp to meet the Wise Ones and become first-sisters, since their clans were (and are) in blood feud. The two of them get along well with Faile. Bain has short, fiery hair that is slightly darker than Chiad's. See also Chiad.
  55. Chiad, p. 55 (39)—A Maiden of the Spear, of the Stones River sept of the Goshien Aiel. She is first-sister to Bain; they had to sneak through the other's camp to meet the Wise Ones and become first-sisters, since their clans were (and are) in blood feud. The two of them get along well with Faile. Chiad's hair is slightly blonder than Bain's. See also Bain; Gaul.
  56. Loial, p. 56 (40)—Ogier from Stedding Shangtai, son of Arent son of Halan. He is fond of books and history, and is an excellent Treesinger. He is writing a book about his travels with the three ta'veren he meets, Rand al'Thor, Mat Cauthon, and Perrin Aybara. Loial is constantly afraid that his mother will find him and try to marry him off and settle him down; he is only ninety years old, which by Ogier standards is not yet old enough to leave the stedding by himself. Loial is sad that most humans do not remember the Ogier—and horrified that some see him and think he is a Trolloc. See also Arent; Halan.
  57. Haral Luhhan, p. 57 (40)—Blacksmith of Emond's Field. Perrin was his apprentice before he left home. He told Perrin that you cannot walk away from what has to be done—Perrin heeds this advice. 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. See also Luhhan, Alsbet.
  58. Thomdril (Thom) Merrilin, p. 57 (41)—A gleeman who came to Emond's Field on Winternight when the Trollocs came. Perrin thinks him to be quite the ladies' man, which is fairly accurate. Thom is good at juggling, sleight-of-hand, and all kinds of other tricks. He also carries several concealed knives up his sleeves, in his boots, and in various other locations on his body; this practice seems to have spread from Thom to Mat 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 fight with a Fade near 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. See also Merrilin, Owyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  59. Alsbet Luhhan, p. 60 (44)—Wife of Haral. She is almost as large as her husband, which is quite large. See also Luhhan, Haral.
  60. High Lord Reimon, p. 63 (46)—One of the High Lords of Tear. He plays cards with Mat. He has very big, broad shoulders.
  61. Lord Edorion Selorna, p. 63 (46)—Plump, pink-cheeked man who plays cards with Mat. He always reacts to his cards in the same way, as if he had been dealt all low single cards, but he wins just as often as anyone else (except Mat).
  62. Lord Estean Andiama, p. 63 (46)—Plain-faced youth with lank hair. He could pass for a farmer, or so Mat thinks, despite being the son of High Lord Torean, the wealthiest of the High Lords of Tear. See also Andiama, Torean.
  63. Lord Baran, p. 63 (46)—One of the men who plays cards with Mat.
  64. Lord Carlomin, p. 63 (47)—One of the men who plays cards with Mat.
  65. Rhuarc, p. 65 (48)—Clan chief of the Taardad Aiel. He is very tall, and has gray in his hair. He and Lan might strike sparks if they stared at each other long enough. He takes little nonsense from anyone. He has two wives—Amys, a Wise One, and Lian, Roofmistress of Shende Hold. He is a member of the Jindo sept. See also Amys; Lian.
  66. High Lord Astoril Damara, p. 67 (50)—A man whose daughters Estean has his eyes on. See also Damara, Medore.
  67. Lady Medore Damara, p. 67 (50)—Person with “two or three pretty maids.” Estean is interested in her, and possibly her maids as well…. She is the daughter of High Lord Astoril. See also Damara, Astoril.
  68. Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, p. 76 (58)—The First of Mayene. She surprises Rand in the night right before the first “bubble of evil” comes. She also tries to hit on Perrin. Strangely enough, the only man she seems to ignore completely is Mat, who is the one person that might react to her advances. Faile hates her, mainly because she goes after Perrin. Her sign is a hawk.
  69. Eban Vandes, p. 79 (61)—Man who wrote The History of the Stone of Tear, a book Rand read while in his room in the Stone. It told him of the twisted doorway which led to the world of the Aelfinn, the people who answer three questions.
  70. al'Lan Mandragoran, p. 81 (63)—The uncrowned king of Malkier, and Warder to Moiraine. He is quite tall, and does not get very emotional—in fact, he has what Moiraine describes as “emotional walls” 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, 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. He loves her very much, whether he admits it openly or not, and Nynaeve, to her surprise (and Lan's), loves him in return. His favorite colors on women are green, blue, and white—Nynaeve's wardrobe just happened to become rich in those colors once she found out. See also Aan'allein; al'Meara, Nynaeve; Damodred, Moiraine; Mandragoran, Isam.

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  71. Torean Andiama, p. 89 (70)—High Lord of Tear on guard outside Rand's chamber in the Stone of Tear. He has white hair streaking his black beard. Right after Rand received his injury from the “bubble of evil,” he was having an argument with Torean, after which Rand picked up Torean and flung him out of the room. He is the wealthiest of the High Lords of Tear. Later, Rand charges Torean with financing his war campaign, since Torean has all the funding for it. See also Andiama, Estean.
  72. Sammael, p. 100 (80)—One of the Forsaken. His name means “Destroyer of Hope” in the Old Tongue. He rules Illian. Rand suggested him as a source of his mirror images attacking him until Moiraine suggests that it was a “bubble of evil” from the Dark One himself.
  73. He Who Comes With the Dawn, p. 103 (83)—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.

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  74. High Lord Carleon, p. 105 (85)—A High Lord of Tear. Thom tries to copy his handwriting to plant a note to Lady Alteima saying that her husband suspected that they were having an affair. This note was an attempt to make High Lord Tedosian, Alteima's husband, angry with Carleon. See also Alteima; Tedosian.
  75. High Lord Tedosian, p. 105 (85)—A High Lord of Tear, husband of Lady Alteima. Thom is trying to split the two up. See also Alteima.
  76. High Lady Alteima, p. 105 (85)—Wife of High Lord Tedosian. Thom forges a note about a relationship between her and High Lord Carleon; it is unknown whether this relationship actually exists, or whether Thom was just trying to make two of the High Lords fight each other instead of Rand. See also Tedosian.

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  77. Aviendha, p. 112 (92)—Aiel of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel. She is Far Dareis Mai, a Maiden of the Spear. She is good friends with Egwene, Elayne, and Nynaeve, whom she met when Nynaeve saved her spear-sister during their search for He Who Comes With the Dawn. She is also friends with Rand, although since he is a man she believes him to be as bad as all the rest of them. Editor's Note: In The Dragon Reborn, Aviendha was said to be of the Bitter Water sept of the Taardad Aiel—it is unknown whether she changed septs or Robert Jordan just decided he could overlook the fact that he had already assigned her to a sept, but I think that the Nine Valleys sept sounds much nicer than the Bitter Water sept….
  78. Careen, p. 112 (92)—Aiel woman. She whispered to Moiraine that the Wise Ones needed to see her.
  79. Joiya Byir, p. 114 (94)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the White. She lost none of her cool self-possession when changing her loyalties to the Shadow. She was captured by Egwene, Elayne, and Nynaeve after the taking of the Stone of Tear. She is the oldest of the Black sisters who left the Tower with Liandrin, old enough to be the grandmother of the girls who are hunting her. Note: in the original edition, Joiya was listed as White Ajah, but I have been told that this was changed to Gray in later editions. I have left it as White here.
  80. Amico Nagoyin, p. 115 (94)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah. She was stilled during capture after the taking of the Stone of Tear. She retains none of the cool self-possession that her co-captor Joiya possesses. She was the youngest of the Black sisters who left the Tower with Liandrin, barely old enough to wear the shawl.
  81. Liandrin, p. 115 (95)—Leader of the group of thirteen Aes Sedai who declared themselves Black Ajah and fled the White Tower, murdering guards and even sisters in the process. She is one of three Black sisters that Amico knew of before leaving the Tower. She has a face like a doll. Liandrin was Red Ajah before turning Black, but her oath to the Black was sworn only days (perhaps hours) after her raising to the shawl, so it cannot really be said that she was ever Red Ajah at all. Her father sold fruit on the street.
  82. Chesmal Emry, p. 115 (95)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah. She left the White Tower with Liandrin. She is one of three Black sisters that Amico knew of before leaving the Tower. See also Nagoyin, Amico.
  83. Rianna Andomeran, p. 115 (95)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, openly a member of the White Ajah until she left the Tower with Liandrin. She is one of three Black sisters that Amico knew of before leaving the Tower. She has a white streak above her left ear, which makes her easy to spot.
  84. Temaile Kinderode, p. 115 (95)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Gray. A fragile woman from Cairhien with very big, blue eyes. Amico allegedly overheard her talking with Liandrin about Black Ajah business. She has a mean streak a mile wide—she actually enjoys the pain of others.
  85. Mazrim Taim, p. 120 (99)—False Dragon from Saldaea. He can channel with great strength. According to Joiya, Liandrin plans to set him free and use him as a tool to conquer the world for the Shadow. See also Dragon Reborn.

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  86. Lini Eltring, p. 123 (101)—Nurse to both Elayne and Morgase during their childhoods. She used to say that you could weave silk from pig bristles before you could make a man anything but a man, as well as hundreds of other wise sayings.
  87. Jak o' the Wisps, p. 127 (105)—According to Nynaeve, something useless to chase. Possibly similar to a wild goose.
  88. Chief Librarian, p. 131 (109)—Tairen who locked away nine different translations of the Prophecies of the Dragon in a chest in Tear. He gave them all to Rand, and he read them all (except the one in the Old Tongue).
  89. Rahvin, p. 132 (110)—One of the Forsaken. See also Gaebril.
  90. Lanfear, p. 132 (110)—One of the Forsaken. Her name means “Daughter of the Night” in the Old Tongue; unlike the rest of the Forsaken, she chose the name herself. She was the second strongest of the Forsaken (after Ishamael). Before she turned to the Shadow, before Lews Therin Telamon met Ilyena (who Lanfear refers to as a “straw-haired chit”), she was his lover. She now plans to reclaim “her” man, Rand, even though he is a different person.... See also Eronaile, Mierin; Selene; Shaogi, Keille.
  91. Bili, p. 134 (111)—Character from a children's tale, Bili Under the Hill. The book involves three wishes, and reminds Mat of the twisted doorway leading to the world of the Aelfinn.
  92. Halvar, p. 135 (113)—The First of Mayene around 300 years ago. He gave the Tairens the twisted doorway ter'angreal that leads to the land of the Aelfinn as a sign of goodwill. He was betrayed by the High Lords only a few years later. See also sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain.
  93. Else Grinwell, p. 137 (114)—A former novice in the White Tower. She was dismissed because she spent most of her time admiring the Warders and their trainees in the practice yard instead of studying. Rand and Mat stayed at her father's farm while enroute to Caemlyn (from Shadar Logoth).
  94. Lord Gaebril, p. 137 (115)—New advisor to Queen Morgase of Andor. Mat overheard him giving orders to kill Elayne while in the garden outside Gaebril's room. Elayne believes her mother to be too strong to let herself be influenced by a man, but Gaebril seems to be doing so quite effectively. Gaebril most likely is not who he says he is; he's able to control Morgase, was available at just the right time to restore order in her absence, and plots to kill not only Elayne, but Egwene and Nynaeve as well. Names are easily changed, however. See also Rahvin.

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  95. Gaul, p. 142 (119)—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—he was captured by “wetlanders” while searching for He Who Comes With the Dawn. He is one of the Aiel who guards Rand's quarters in the Stone of Tear. He was the leader of the Stone Dogs who came to the Stone. He has green eyes and long eyelashes. See also Chiad.
  96. Mangin, p. 142 (119)—Aiel of the Jindo sept of the Taardad Aiel. He was on guard at Rand's door. He and Gaul made a wager that High Lord Torean would not slide as far as the carvings down the hall when Rand threw him out. He did not, so Mangin won.
  97. Tamlin (Tam) al'Thor, p. 152 (128)—Rand's father. 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. He married a woman from Caemlyn, Kari, whom 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. Tam never knew that the child he was raising was the Dragon Reborn. See also al'Thor, Kari; al'Thor, Rand.
  98. Selene, p. 152 (128)—A woman Rand meets in the alternate universe he reached via Portal Stone by accident. He thought she was the most beautiful woman he ever met. Selene was actually just an identity that Lanfear assumed to guide Rand; she did not want to reveal her true identity to him before she established his trust. See also Eronaile, Mierin; Lanfear.

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  99. High Lord Sunamon Haellin, p. 164 (138)—One of the High Lords of Tear. A plump man. Rand holds him responsible for making a treaty with Mayene.
  100. High Lord Meilan Mendiana, p. 164 (139)—Lean, gray-haired man with an “oily” voice. He is tall for a Tairen, only about a hand shorter than Rand.

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  101. Justice, p. 174 (148)—Legendary sword carried by Artur Hawkwing. See also Hawkwing, Artur; Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  102. Aginor, p. 182 (155)—One of the Forsaken. He was the second one to be released from the sealing on the Bore. 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 so wrinkled one could barely make out his features anymore. He was killed by Rand at the Eye of the World. See also Balthamel.
  103. Balthamel, p. 182 (155)—One of the Forsaken. He was the first of the Forsaken to be released from the sealing on the Bore. He was trapped very close to the surface of the Bore, and thus not shielded very effectively from the passage of time; he emerged so deformed by age that he had to hide his face behind a cloth and was unable to speak. He was killed by the Green Man at the Eye of the World. See also Aginor; Someshta.
  104. Moghedien, p. 183 (156)—One of the Forsaken. Her name means “spider” in the Old Tongue. She is a master of deceit and treachery, and is the supreme ruler in Tel'aran'rhiod, the World of Dreams.
  105. Great Lord of the Dark, p. 183 (156)—Name Darkfriends and Forsaken use for the Dark One, claiming that to use his true name would be blasphemy. See Shai'tan.
  106. Asmodean, p. 183 (157)—One of the Forsaken. He was a musician before he turned to the Shadow; he did so in order to obtain revenge on those who were more successful musicians than he. Lanfear says that he would be able to teach Rand how to control saidin and that he would not be as anxious to kill him as the other Forsaken would be. See also Joar Addam Nesossin; Natael, Jasin.
  107. Father of Lies, p. 184—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.

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  108. Daughter of the Night, p. 199 (171)—Literal translation of the Old Tongue “Lanfear,” adopted as a name by one of the Forsaken. See Lanfear.

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  109. Eurian Romavni, p. 201 (173)—Kandoran author of the book A Journey to Tarabon, which he wrote 53 years before Egwene read it.
  110. Corianin Nedeal, p. 204 (176)—The last Dreamer in the White Tower; an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She died 473 years ago. All of the ter'angreal that Liandrin and her Black sisters stole were previously studied by Corianin, as was Egwene's twisted stone ring.
  111. Jeaine Caide, p. 205 (177)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah from Arad Doman. She was openly Green Ajah until she left with Liandrin. 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.
  112. Aeldra, p. 211 (182)—Woman the man Egwene sees in Tel'aran'rhiod is looking for. Since he was only dreaming and entered the World of Dreams by accident, she was not there for him.
  113. Birgitte, p. 216 (187)—Hero of Legend called back by the Horn of Valere. She is an archer who uses a silver bow and arrows with which she never misses. She is always linked to Gaidal Cain in the stories. Egwene thinks she saw Birgitte in the Aiel Waste of Tel'aran'rhiod. She also stops Perrin from entering the Tower of Ghenjei in his Wolf Dream. She is just as beautiful as the stories say she was. See also Cain, Gaidal.
  114. Amys, p. 218 (189)—Wise One of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel (Aviendha's clan and sept). She meets Egwene in Tel'aran'rhiod and tells her to come to her for training, and sends for Moiraine to come to Rhuidean. Amys is wife to Rhuarc, and sister-wife to Lian (Rhuarc's other wife). She is also mother-sister to Aviendha. She can channel. See also Lian; Rhuarc.

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  115. Lian, p. 221 (192)—Mother-sister to Aviendha, sister-wife to Amys, wife of Rhuarc. See also Amys; Rhuarc.
  116. Jolien, p. 226 (196)—One of the Aiel. Aviendha suggests him as a person to escort Egwene to Cold Rocks Hold.
  117. Sefela, p. 226 (196)—One of the Aiel. Aviendha suggests her as a person to escort Egwene to Cold Rocks Hold.
  118. Bair, p. 226 (197)—Aiel Wise One of the Haido sept of the Shaarad Aiel. She is a Dreamwalker, and one of Egwene's teachers.
  119. Melaine, p. 226 (197)—Aiel Wise One of the Jhirad sept of the Goshien Aiel. She is a Dreamwalker, and one of Egwene's teachers. She can channel, and is quite young.
  120. Seana, p. 226 (197)—Aiel Wise One of the Black Cliff sept of the Nakai Aiel. She is a Dreamwalker, and one of Egwene's teachers.

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  121. Hornsounder, p. 230 (201)—Name used by Fades and some other people “in-the-know” to refer to Mat Cauthon, in reference to him sounding the Horn of Valere. See Cauthon, Matrim.
  122. Logain Ablar, p. 231 (202)—False Dragon who led Ghealdan, Altara, and Amadicia to civil war before being captured and gentled by Aes Sedai. He was quite strong in the One Power. See also Dragon Reborn.
  123. Maseem, p. 231 (202)—Mispronunciation of Mazrim Taim by a man in Tear from Lugard. See Taim, Mazrim.
  124. Davram t'Ghaline Bashere, p. 231 (202)—Lord of Bashere, Tyr, and Sidonia; Guardian of the Blightborder; Defender of the Heartland; Marshal-General to Queen Tenobia of Saldaea; and her uncle. He is Faile's father. Faile (or, as her parents named her, Zarine) did not tell Perrin who her father really was at first, because she was afraid he would not understand. See also Bashere, Faile; Bashere, Zarine; Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere.
  125. Paetram, p. 233 (204)—A man in a tavern in Tear that informs Mat of the rumors of Whitecloaks in the Two Rivers.
  126. Abell Cauthon, p. 234 (205)—Mat's father. He is excellent with a bow and arrow, and is in general a really nice guy; Mat does not know of anyone who does not like him. He has five children: Matrim, Bodewhin, and Eldrin, ages 20, 17, and 16, respectively, and two other daughters. His wife is Natti. See also Cauthon, Bodewhin; Cauthon, Eldrin; Cauthon, Matrim; Cauthon, Natti.
  127. Eldrin Cauthon, p. 235 (206)—Mat's sister. She is sixteen. She and her sister Bode were always anxious to tell on Mat when he was up to mischief. See also Cauthon, Abell; Cauthon, Bodewhin; Cauthon, Matrim; Cauthon, Natti.
  128. Bodewhin (Bode) Cauthon, p. 235 (206)—Mat's sister, now seventeen. She and her sisters used to tell on Mat all the time when he was up to his usual mischief. See also Cauthon, Abell; Cauthon, Eldrin; Cauthon, Matrim; Cauthon, Natti.
  129. Dara, p. 236 (207)—Girl that Mat flirts with on occasion. She is a servant in the Stone of Tear.

    Chapter 14: Customs of Mayene

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  130. Daughter of the Nine Moons, p. 253 (222)—Woman who Mat is destined to marry, according to the people in the twisted doorway world (the Aelfinn). They also tell Mat that he will die and live another life, part of  “what was,” and that he will “give up half the light of the world to save the world.” She is most likely the heir to the Seanchan throne, since the Seanchan royal assembly is called the Court of the Nine Moons.

    Chapter 16: Leavetakings

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  131. Laefar, p. 262 (230)—An Ogier from Stedding Shangtai. He and Loial met up while he was in Tear negotiating repairs on some Ogier stonework. Loial is convinced that Laefar will inform his mother of where he is, and she will try to find him and marry him off. From Loial's description, his sense of humor is not agreeable.
  132. Arent, p. 263 (230)—Loial's father. See also Halan; Loial.
  133. Halan, p. 263 (230)—Loial's grandfather, Arent's father. See also Arent; Loial.
  134. Faelar, p. (232)—Misspelling of Laefar. This mistake is fixed in the paperback edition. See Laefar.
  135. Machin Shin, p. 265 (232)—The Black Wind. 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 the Ways.

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  136. Gray Fox, p. 277 (244)—Name that Thom Merrilin was known by once upon a time. See Merrilin, Thomdril.
  137. Lord Taringail Damodred, p. 277 (244)—Morgase's first husband, and father of Galad, Gawyn, and Elayne. He died years ago. According to Moiraine, he planned to engineer the death of Morgase and make himself the first king of Andor in its history. Taringail was also the husband of the former Daughter-Heir of Andor, Tigraine, who was Galad's mother. In fact, Morgase married him to firm up her support for the throne. See also Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  138. King Laman Damodred, p. 277 (244)—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 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). He is Moiraine's aunt. See also Avendoraldera; Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Taringail.
  139. Avendoraldera, p. 277 (244)—Tree grown in Cairhien from a cutling from Avendesora, the legendary Tree of Life. It was a gift for the Cairhienin from the Aiel over 500 years ago. See also Avendesora.
  140. Owyn Merrilin, p. 279 (245)—Thom's nephew. He could channel. He was found by the Red Ajah and gentled on the spot; this goes against the custom of taking the man to the Tower to be gentled, and then helping him to stay alive afterwards. Thom never forgave the Aes Sedai for their misdeed, and is almost willing to do anything to avenge Owyn's wrongful fate. See also Merrilin, Thomdril.
  141. Laras, p. 280 (246)—The Mistress of the Kitchens in the White Tower. Min describes her as “a winecask on legs”; she is a very large woman.
  142. Lothair Mantelar, p. 282 (248)—Author of The Way of the Light and founder of the Children of the Light. Min thinks the book to be “dry nonsense,” but Galad thinks it to be pure genius. The book is required reading among new recruits to the Children.
  143. Darvan, p. 283 (249)—One of the men allegedly vying for Elmindreda's hand in marriage. Darvan does not exist; the two suitors idea was put into place to give Min an excuse to be in the Tower. See also Goemal.
  144. Goemal, p. 283 (249)—One of the men allegedly vying for Elmindreda's hand in marriage. Goemal does not exist; the two suitors idea was put into place to give Min an excuse to be in the Tower. See also Darvan.
  145. The Prophet, p. 287 (253)—Man who stirs up riots in Ghealdan by preaching of the Dragon Reborn. See Dagar, Masema.
  146. Queen Tenobia si Bashere Kazadi, p. 287 (253)—Queen of Saldaea; her palace is in Maradon. She is the niece of Davram Bashere and a cousin of Faile.
  147. Coulin, p. 289 (254)—Warder who is in charge of Galad's and Gawyn's training in the White Tower. See also Hammar.
  148. Guaire Amalasan, p. 291 (256)—False Dragon of centuries past, from Free Years 939–943. He started the War of the Second Dragon, during which a young king named Artur Paendrag Tanreall rose to overwhelming prominence and power. Siuan Sanche recommends gentling Mazrim Taim to avoid another episode like that when Amalasan was being gentled. See also Dragon Reborn; Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  149. Moria Elward, p. 292 (257)—Sahra Covenry's taskmistress on the penance farm. She was not a harsh taskmistress, but Sahra did not come to the White Tower to work on a farm. She was killed by the same person who killed Sahra. See also Covenry, Sahra.

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  150. Stepper, p. 298 (263)—Perrin's horse.
  151. Swallow, p. 299 (264)—Faile's horse. He is black with thin ankles and an arched neck.

    Chapter 19: The Wavedancer

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  152. Coine din Jubai Wild Winds, p. 311 (274)—Sailmistress of Wavedancer, the Sea Folk vessel that Elayne and Nynaeve take from Tear to Tanchico. She is Jorin's sister. See also din Jubai White Wing, Jorin; Toram.
  153. Jorin din Jubai White Wing, p. 311 (274)—Sister to Coine, and Windfinder of Wavedancer. She is one of the Windfinders among the Sea Folk who can channel the One Power; she can handle extremely thick flows of Air. Elayne became good friends with her while on her ship, and the two learned a lot from each other. See also din Jubai Wild Winds, Coine.
  154. Dorele, p. 313 (277)—Servant on board Wavedancer. She is reprimanded for not wearing a shirt when the ship is within sight of land.
  155. Coramoor, p. 315 (279)—According to the Jendai Prophecy of the Atha'an Miere, the man who will take the Sea Folk from the sea. Since these prophecies are almost identical in most parts to the Prophecies of the Dragon, it is likely that Rand al'Thor is the Coramoor as well. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn; He Who Comes With the Dawn.
  156. Toram, p. 318 (281)—Coine's husband. He is Cargomaster on Wavedancer. Editor's note: I presume his full name is Toram din Jubai, but we know precious little about the Sea Folk naming customs as they pertain to men. See also din Jubai Wild Winds, Coine.
  157. Father of Storms, p. 318 (281)—Name that the Atha'an Miere, the Sea Folk, use for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.

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  158. Juilin Sandar, p. 321 (284)—Thief-catcher from Tear. He accompanies Thom on the journey to Tanchico with Elayne and Nynaeve. Sandar was sent on this trip by Lan, primarily to make sure Nynaeve came back alive, and he accepts out of respect for Lan and because he still feels guilty for betraying Nynaeve, Elayne, and Egwene to Liandrin (even though it was not actually his fault: Liandrin used a Compulsion weave on him to get him to go along with it).
  159. Mosk, p. 331 (292)—A man who allegedly fought with spears of fire in the Age prior to the Age of Legends. He and and his companion Merk were also said to be giants. Their story is the oldest story Thom knows, and he knows quite well that it is greatly exaggerated. Editor's note: it has been speculated that Mosk is a through-the-generations transliteration of Moscow, and the giant with whom “he” fought was America. See also Merk.
  160. Merk, p. 331 (292)—A man who allegedly fought with spears of fire in the Age prior to the Age of Legends. He and and his companion Mosk were also said to be giants. Their story is the oldest story Thom knows, and he knows quite well that it is greatly exaggerated. Editor's note: it has been speculated that Merk is a through-the-generations transliteration of America, and the giant with whom “he” fought was Moscow. See also Mosk.
  161. Elsbet, p. 331 (292)—A woman who was allegedly the Queen of the entire world in the Age before the Age of Legends, according to one of Thom's gleeman tales. Thom doubts she was queen of anything more than a very strong nation. Editor's note: It has been speculated that Elsbet's story is actually that Queen Elizabeth, who was indeed queen over a majority of the world's land area at one point.
  162. Anla, p. 331 (293)—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.” Editor's note: It has been speculated that Anla is Ann Landers, the councilor part coming from her popular advice column.

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  163. Lady Leitha, p. 338 (291)—A Lady of the Land of Tear. She has a horse-face.
  164. High Lady Estanda, p. 340 (301)—A High Lady of Tear. She and Alteima are more than rivals, and Rand is more than willing to take advantage of that rivalry.
  165. High Lord Amondrid Gueyam, p. 344 (304)—High Lord of Tear. Rand sends him to assist High Lord Meilan in commanding the army.
  166. High Lord Aracome, p. 344 (304)—A High Lord of Tear. Rand sends him to assist High Lord Meilan in commanding the army.
  167. High Lord Hearne, p. 344 (304)—A High Lord of Tear. Rand sends him to assist High Lord Meilan in commanding the army.
  168. High Lord Maraconn, p. 344 (304)—A High Lord of Tear. Rand sends him to assist High Lord Meilan in commanding the army.
  169. High Lord Simaan, p. 344 (304)—A High Lord of Tear. Rand sends him to assist High Lord Meilan in commanding the army.

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  170. Mist, p. 352 (312)—Egwene's gray mare.
  171. Pips, p. 352 (312)—Mat's brown gelding. He is a good horse, but it takes a trained eye to see that; Mat has one of the best eyes in the land for horses. The name is also what the dots on dice are called; Mat used it in hopes that the horse would bring him as much luck as the dice do.
  172. Jeade'en, p. 353 (313)—Rand's stallion. His name means “true finder” in the Old Tongue. Rand chose it because it was the name of Jain Farstrider's horse, and he hoped the horse would serve him as well as the original Jeade'en served Jain.
  173. Jain Farstrider, p. 353 (313)—Hero of a favorite book of the Emond's Fielders, The Travels of Jain Farstrider. He traveled all over the world, from the Aiel Waste to the Aryth Ocean, from the Sea of Storms to the Great Blight, on his horse Jeade'en. Rand used this name for his horse as well.
  174. Soran Milo, p. 357—Author of Killers of the Black Veil. In one part he describes the Portal Stone near Rhuidean, as told him by a peddler.
  175. Aldieb, p. 358 (317)—Moiraine's white mare.
  176. Mandarb, p. 363 (322)—Lan's black stallion. His name means “blade” in the Old Tongue.

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  177. Heirn, p. 370 (329)—Aiel who brings the Jindo sept men to accompany Amys to Rhuidean.
  178. Couladin, p. 371 (330)—Aiel of the Shaido clan who accompanies his clan to Rhuidean while Muradin is there testing become the next chief of the Shaido Aiel. He says he will go in if Muradin fails, but the Wise Ones refuse him permission. See also Muradin; Sevanna; Suladric.
  179. Suladric, p. 371 (330)—Late chief of the Shaido Aiel. Muradin was sent to Rhuidean to replace him as clan chief. He was married to Sevanna. See also Couladin; Muradin; Sevanna.
  180. Muradin, p. 371 (330)—Aiel of the Shaido clan who goes to Rhuidean to become the clan chief after Suladric's death. See also Couladin; Sevanna; Suladric.
  181. Kari al'Thor, p. 373 (331)—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 is her soft touch. See also al'Thor, Rand; al'Thor, Tamlin.
  182. Aan'allein, p. 375 (333)—What the Aiel call Lan. The name means “One Man,” or “He who is an entire people.” This obviously refers to Lan's being the last surviving Malkieri. See also Mandragoran, Lan.
  183. Coedelin, p. 377 (335)—Wise One who supervised Amys's training as a Wise One.
  184. Chenda, p. 384 (341)—Roofmistress of Maindo Cut when Bair was a girl.

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  185. Avendesora, p. 396 (352)—The Tree of Life of Legend. It is the last surviving Chora tree, and is located in Rhuidean. A cutling of the Tree was given to the people of Cairhien as a sign of goodwill from the Aiel. That Tree, Avendoraldera, grew in the center of the city of Cairhien until King Laman cut it down to make a throne out of the wood. Laman's Sin (as it is now called) brought four Aiel clans over the Spine of the World to kill Laman for killing the Tree. See also Avendoraldera.
  186. Ghoetam, p. 396 (352)—Man who once sat under Avendesora for forty years in order to gain wisdom. Rand did not believe the stories until he himself sat there. See also Avendesora.

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  187. Mandein, p. 405 (361)—The man Rand becomes on his first step into the stone columns in Rhuidean. He is Sealdre's husband. See also Comran; Rhodric; Sealdre.
  188. Sealdre, p. 405 (361)—Wife of Mandein. She has long, golden hair. See also Comran; Mandein; Rhodric.
  189. Comran, p. 406 (362)—Mandein's greatfather. He was the one who found Ogier stedding in the Dragonwall and commenced trade with them. See also Mandein; Rhodric.
  190. Rhodric, p. 406 (362)—Comran's greatfather. He led the Aiel to kill armored soldiers who crossed the Spine of the World. He is also the person through whose eyes Rand sees in his second step through the columns of Rhuidean. See also Comran; Jeordam; Mandein.
  191. Dermon, p. 407 (363)—Tall, white-haired man of the Jenn Aiel. He is a spokesman for the Jenn.
  192. Mordaine, p. 407 (363)—One of the spokesmen for the Jenn Aiel in the Rhuidean visions.
  193. Narisse, p. 407 (363)—A spokesman for the Jenn Aiel in the Rhuidean visions.
  194. Charendin, p. 407 (363)—Man who challenges Mandein (in a way) and asks if the one who comes will come when the Stone that Never Falls actually does fall.
  195. Jeordam, p. 409 (365)—Aiel from Rand's second step through the columns of Rhuidean. He is Rhodric's greatfather. See also Rhodric.
  196. Garam, p. 409 (365)—Aielman in the lead of the men with lances Rhodric encounters. He is part of the vision Rand sees in the second step through the columns of Rhuidean.
  197. Lewin, p. 413 (368)—Tall, graying Aiel that Rand sees on his third step through the columns of Rhuidean. In that vision, he never smiled. In later viewings, Lewin was the man who violated the Way of the Leaf by killing the men who kidnapped his family and would have killed him. All of the Aiel (with the exception of the Jenn) are most likely descendants of him and the other boys with him; they will never touch a sword (since a sword can only be used to kill a man), but since Lewin killed with a spear, the Aiel prefer spears as their primary weapons. See also Adan; Maigran; Saralin.
  198. Morin, p. 413 (368)—Yellow-haired Aiel woman from Rand's third step through the columns of Rhuidean. She relates the losses that their clan incurred when the men with swords came through.
  199. Kirin, p. 414 (369)—Morin's daughter. She was kidnapped by the people with swords.
  200. Luca, p. 416 (371)—Aiel who is with Lewin in Rand's fourth step through the columns of Rhuidean. He has big shoulders and is quite fond of tricks.
  201. Gearan, p. 416 (371)—Lanky Aielman who comes with Lewin in Rand's fourth step through the columns of Rhuidean. He was the best runner among the wagons.
  202. Charlin, p. 416 (371)—An Aielman who is with Lewin in Rand's fourth step through the columns of Rhuidean. He is nearly identical in appearance to Alijha. See also Alijha; Colline; Nerrine.
  203. Alijha, p. 416 (371)—An Aielman who is with Lewin in Rand's fourth step through the columns of Rhuidean. He is nearly identical in appearance to Charlin. See also Charlin; Colline; Nerrine.
  204. Colline, p. 416 (371)—Charlin's and Alijha's sister. See also Alijha; Charlin; Nerrine.
  205. Maigran, p. 416 (371)—Lewin's sister. See also Lewin.
  206. Adan, p. 416 (371)—Lewin's greatfather. He appears in steps four, five, and six of Rand's viewings. Adan was not only the grandfather of the man who headed the group that broke from the Aiel to form what are now called the Aiel, but also was the leader of the Aiel when some of them decided their path was incorrect and split off to form a new band of people that did not serve the Aes Sedai, instead carrying their own possessions in the wagons. These people are now called the Tuatha'an, the Traveling People, and are the only people in the world that still follow the Way of the Leaf. See also Elwin; Jaren; Jonai; Lewin; Rhea; Siedre; Sorelle.
  207. Nerrine, p. 419 (374)—Colline, Charlin, and Alijha's mother. See also Alijha; Charlin; Colline.
  208. Saralin, p. 419 (374)—Lewin's and Maigran's mother. See also Lewin; Maigran.

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  209. Rhea, p. 421 (376)—Adan's last living child on Rand's fifth step or so through the columns of Rhuidean. She was taken prisoner by the “wetlanders.” See also Adan; Elwin; Marind; Rhea; Siedre; Sorelle.
  210. Elwin, p. 421 (376)—Adan's son. He died of hunger at age ten. See also Adan; Lewin.
  211. Sorelle, p. 421 (376)—Adan's daughter. She died at age twenty of a fever that her dreams warned her was coming.
  212. Jaren, p. 421 (376)—One of Adan's sons. He threw himself off a cliff at age nineteen when he found that he could channel. See also Adan.
  213. Marind, p. 421 (377)—Adan's daughter. She died the morning her sister Rhea was captured. See also Adan; Rhea.
  214. Siedre, p. 422 (377)—Wife of Adan. She was killed along with Marind. See also Adan; Marind.
  215. Sulwin, p. 422 (377)—The leader of the group of Aiel who demanded that Adan do something about their wagon burdens, etc. that they were charged with keeping safe. He and some other of his group grew their hair long in hope of disguising the fact that they were Aiel. The group eventually decides that they want to go their own way, effectively separating from the Aiel—the Aiel deemed them “Lost.” These “Lost Ones” are now known as the Tuatha'an, the Traveling People. They still follow the Way of the Leaf, just as the Aiel once did.
  216. Jonai, p. 424 (379)—An Aiel who appears in Rand's sixth step through the columns of Rhuidean. See also Charn; Coumin; Esole; Willim.
  217. Alnora, p. 424 (379)—A woman who Jonai wishes were alive to interpret dreams and possibly predict which action he should take. She had glossy black hair.
  218. Willim, p. 424 (379)—A man from Rand's sixth step through the columns of Rhuidean who was sent away from the Aiel clan because he found he could channel saidin. He was Jonai's son. See also Esole; Jonai.
  219. Esole, p. 424 (379)—Son of Jonai. He died of the Wasting Sickness that eventually kills all men who can channel. See also Jonai; Willim.
  220. Ishamael, p. 425 (380)—One of the Forsaken. He was the most powerful of all the Forsaken, and leader of the Shadow's forces. Alnora believed, correctly, that he was not completely trapped in the sealing on the Bore. Ishamael masterminded many of the subtle plots that the Shadow used over the years—he also claims to have convinced the then insane Lews Therin Telamon to kill everyone he loved. Due to his barely being trapped in the Bore, his sanity was not completely intact for the 3000 years since the Breaking of the World; he allowed others to believe that he was the Dark One, and it is not known whether he believed that he was or not. He was killed by Rand in the Stone of Tear, right after Moiraine killed Be'lal and Rand drew Callandor. His body was quickly taken by decay, but it was a human body (with the eyes burned away). See also Ba'alzamon.
  221. Solinda, p. 426 (381)—Aes Sedai who Jonai hopes will believe him when he says that he tried to do what they asked. She has sun-red hair. She is the one who made Jonai promise to keep the Way of the Leaf—he was shocked that she would even suggest giving it up. Editor's note: it is quite possible that Solinda had a Foretelling (or at least heard of one) that indicated the Aiel would give up the Way.
  222. Oselle, p. 427 (382)—Aes Sedai from Rand's seventh step through the columns of Rhuidean who was at the meeting where the Aes Sedai discussed the final fate of Callandor and the Dragon Banner.
  223. Deindre, p. 427 (382)—Aes Sedai from Rand's seventh step through the columns of Rhuidean who was at the meeting where the Aes Sedai discussed the final fate of Callandor and the Dragon Banner. She had a Foretelling concerning future meetings.
  224. Jaric Mondoran, p. 428 (382)—Man who will arrive at the meeting between the Aes Sedai during Rand's seventh step through the columns of Rhuidean. It is presumed he was able to channel, and will assist them in keeping the two items safe from men who can channel in the future (until the Dragon is Reborn). One of the Aes Sedai present points out that there can be no mistakes since he and Haindar are due to arrive the next day. Jaric killed a group of Aiel who tried to turn him to the Way of the Leaf by singing to him, which caused the Aes Sedai to be wary of his sanity (or lack thereof). See also Haindar.
  225. Haindar, p. 428 (382)—Man who will arrive at the meeting between the Aes Sedai during Rand's seventh step through the columns of Rhuidean. It is presumed he was able to channel, and will assist them in keeping the two items safe from men who can channel in the future (until the Dragon is Reborn). One of the Aes Sedai present points out that there can be no mistakes since he and Jaric are due to arrive the next day. See also Mondoran, Jaric.
  226. Someshta, p. 428 (382)—A Nym who is present at the meeting of the Aes Sedai over the Dragon Banner and Callandor in Rand's seventh step through the columns of Rhuidean. The Nym are a race of people that grow things wherever they touch. Someshta is the last of the Nym, and the Aes Sedai asked him to watch over the Eye of the World for them until the Eye is used for its intended purpose (which was done when Rand drew on the pool of saidin and killed two Forsaken).
  227. Coumin, p. 429 (383)—Jonai's father. He is hiding in the city during Rand's seventh step through the columns of Rhuidean. Coumin broke the Covenant by taking up arms against those attacking the city. See also Charn; Jonai.
  228. Kodam, p. 429 (384)—Man Oselle is afraid to trust. He is young and not yet touched by the taint, or so the Aes Sedai hope.
  229. Charn, p. 431 (386)—Coumin's greatfather during Rand's eighth step through the columns of Rhuidean. Everyone thinks he is crazy because he tells of a time when Lanfear was not evil. He actually was one of her servants when she was an Aes Sedai, and was intrigued by the “new source of the One Power” that Mierin (i.e., Lanfear) had discovered, until he found out that that source was the Dark One's prison. See also Coumin; Eronaile, Mierin; Nalla.
  230. Dark Lord of the Grave, p. 431 (386)—Ancient name for the Dark One, used in the time period around the War of the Shadow. See Shai'tan.
  231. Tomada, p. 433 (386)—Ogier present at the seedsinging during Rand's eighth step through the columns of Rhuidean. He asked the soldier what the news was, and he told him that Lews Therin Telamon and the Hundred Companions had resealed the Dark One's prison with the Forsaken inside.
  232. Toma, p. 434 (388)—Man who strikes Coumin on the way to the city. He believed that Coumin was a Darkfriend because his father, Charn, claimed to have served Lanfear (before she was called Lanfear). See also Charn; Eronaile, Mierin.
  233. Nalla, p. 435 (389)—Woman who Charn plans to marry during Rand's ninth step through the columns of Rhuidean. He had put her off for nearly a year because he didn't want to settle down. See also Charn; Zorelle.
  234. Zorelle, p. 435 (389)—Aes Sedai that Nalla serves in Rand's ninth step through the columns of Rhuidean. Charn would serve her as well if he married Nalla. See also Charn; Nalla.
  235. Mierin Eronaile, p. 435 (389)—Aes Sedai that Charn serves in Rand's ninth step through the columns of Rhuidean. Charn had already received Mierin's blessing to marry Nalla at that point. Mierin thought she had found a new Source for the One Power, one that did not have separate halves for males and females. The power she had actually discovered turned out to be emissions from the Dark One's prison; when she bored into it, the Dark One was able to touch the world for the first time in thousands of years. See also Beidomon; Charn; Lanfear.
  236. Jom, p. 436 (390)—Man who knocks Charn over by mistake. He apologized when he realized that Charn was Aiel.
  237. Beidomon, p. 436 (390)—Male Aes Sedai who assisted Mierin in tapping the new source of Power that she had discovered. It is not known whether the two knew that they were actually boring into the Dark One's prison, but all evidence seems to indicate that they did not. See also Eronaile, Mierin.

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  238. Aemon al Caar al Thorin, p. 451 (404)—King of Manetheren during the Trolloc Wars. He died trying to save his city, and the city died shortly thereafter. The site of this battle was called Aemon's Field, which is where the present-day city of Emond's Field is located. Aemon's last names still exist in Emond's Field: the al'Caars and the al'Thors still live there.

    Chapter 28: To the Tower of Ghenjei

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  239. Leafblighter, p. 456 (409)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  240. Jheran, p. 457 (410)—Clan chief of the Shaarad Aiel, Gaul's clan. Jheran's name is actually listed is Jheram on page (410).
  241. Colinda, p. 457 (409)—Wise One of Hot Springs Hold. She tells Gaul that he thinks too much for a Stone Dog.
  242. Elyas Machera, p. 458 (411)—Man that Perrin met right after leaving home. Elyas was a Warder at one time, and left the Tower when he discoverd that he could talk to wolves. He didn't find any problem with the ability by itself, but felt the need to get away from the Red Ajah, who thought they should gentle him (even though there was nothing to be gentled) because of his ability. Elyas helped Perrin learn that he could talk to wolves as well; Perrin does not necessarily like the ability, but has gotten over the dislike of it as well. See also Aybara, Perrin.
  243. Hopper, p. 458 (411)—One of the wolves. Hopper died in a Whitecloak attack in real life, but he lives on in the World of Dreams, Tel'aran'rhiod.
  244. Slayer, p. 461 (413)—Man that Perrin chases through Tel'aran'rhiod all the way to the Tower of Ghenjei. He is there in the flesh, and can kill. See also Chiendelna, Luc.
  245. Young Bull, p. 461 (413)—What the wolves call Perrin. See Aybara, Perrin.
  246. Heartfang, p. 461 (413)—What the wolves call the Dark One. The name is also used by humans. See Shai'tan.

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  247. Paetram (Paet) Aybara, p. 466 (418)—Perrin's nine-year-old brother. See also Aybara, Adora; Aybara, Carlin; Aybara, Con; Aybara, Deselle; Aybara, Ealsin; Aybara, Eward; Aybara, Joslyn; Aybara, Magde; Aybara, Neain; Aybara, Perrin.
  248. Deselle Aybara, p. 466 (418)—Perrin's middle sister. She is twelve. See also Aybara, Adora; Aybara, Carlin; Aybara, Con; Aybara, Ealsin; Aybara, Eward; Aybara, Joslyn; Aybara, Magde; Aybara, Neain; Aybara, Paetram; Aybara, Perrin.
  249. Adora Aybara, p. 466 (418)—Perrin's eldest sister. She is sixteen, or about four years younger than Perrin. See also Aybara, Carlin; Aybara, Con; Aybara, Deselle; Aybara, Ealsin; Aybara, Eward; Aybara, Joslyn; Aybara, Magde; Aybara, Neain; Aybara, Paetram; Aybara, Perrin.
  250. Eward Aybara, p. 466 (418)—Perrin's uncle, Con's brother. See also Aybara, Adora; Aybara, Carlin; Aybara, Con; Aybara, Deselle; Aybara, Ealsin; Aybara, Joslyn; Aybara, Magde; Aybara, Neain; Aybara, Paetram; Aybara, Perrin.
  251. Magde Aybara, p. 466 (418)—Perrin's aunt, Eward's wife. See also Aybara, Adora; Aybara, Carlin; Aybara, Con; Aybara, Deselle; Aybara, Ealsin; Aybara, Eward; Aybara, Joslyn; Aybara, Neain; Aybara, Paetram; Aybara, Perrin.
  252. Neain Aybara, p. 466 (418)—Perrin's aunt, Carlin's widow. She visits her husband's grave every morning. See also Aybara, Adora; Aybara, Carlin; Aybara, Con; Aybara, Deselle; Aybara, Ealsin; Aybara, Eward; Aybara, Joslyn; Aybara, Magde; Aybara, Paetram; Aybara, Perrin.
  253. Carlin Aybara, p. 466 (418)—Perrin's uncle. He died a while back. See also Aybara, Adora; Aybara, Con; Aybara, Deselle; Aybara, Ealsin; Aybara, Eward; Aybara, Joslyn; Aybara, Magde; Aybara, Neain; Aybara, Paetram; Aybara, Perrin.
  254. Ealsin Aybara, p. 466 (418)—Perrin's great-aunt. She never got married. See also Aybara, Adora; Aybara, Carlin; Aybara, Con; Aybara, Deselle; Aybara, Eward; Aybara, Joslyn; Aybara, Magde; Aybara, Neain; Aybara, Paetram; Aybara, Perrin.
  255. Hu Barran, p. 469 (421)—A stablehand at the Winespring Inn in Emond's Field. See also Barran, Tad.
  256. Tad Barran, p. 469 (421)—A stablehand at the Winespring Inn in Emond's Field. See also Barran, Tad.
  257. Brandelwyn (Bran) al'Vere, p. 469 (421)—Mayor of Emond's Field and owner of the Winespring Inn. He is Marin's husband and Egwene's father. As mayor, he heads the Village Council, and has to deal with the Wisdom should it be necessary to deal with the Women's Circle. See also al'Vere, Egwene; al'Vere, Marin.
  258. Scratch, p. 470 (422)—Cat native to the Winespring Inn in Emond's Field. She is usually found asleep atop a shelf.
  259. Marin al'Vere, p. 470 (422)—Bran's wife, and Egwene's mother. She is used to getting her way most of the time. She is an important figure in the Women's Circle of Emond's Field. See also al'Vere, Brandelwyn; al'Vere, Egwene.
  260. Geofram Bornhald, p. 473 (424)—Late captain of a large army of Children of the Light. He was killed at Falme in the Seanchan attack. He was one of two people who knew that Perrin killed Whitecloak officers. See also Bornhald, Dain.
  261. Eward Congar, p. 476 (427)—Citizen of Emond's Field who “fawns” over the Whitecloaks. Like many members of his family, Eward tends to take the side of whoever he thinks is strongest, regardless of their agenda.
  262. Hari Coplin, p. 476 (427)—Citizen of Emond's Field who “fawns” over the Whitecloaks. Like many members of his family, Hari tends to take the side of whoever he thinks is strongest, regardless of their agenda.
  263. Cenn Buie, p. 476 (427)—Thatcher in Emond's Field. He sits on the Village Council, and is quick to point fingers at people who are accused by someone of doing something wrong. He cooperates with the Whitecloaks.
  264. Wit Congar, p. 476 (427)—Citizen of Emond's Field. Bran believes that he would tell tales to the Whitecloaks about Perrin if they started asking. See also Congar, Daise.
  265. Daise Congar, p. 476 (427)—Wit's wife, and Wisdom of Emond's Field after Nynaeve's disappearance. She is almost as big as Alsbet Luhhan, and even harder to stand up to. See also Congar, Wit.
  266. Padan Fain, p. 477 (428)—Former peddler who came to Emond's Field frequently with news of the outside world. The true purpose of his visits were to find a list of young men who might be the Dragon Reborn—he was collecting this information as a Darkfriend, passing it on to Ishamael when he was able to narrow the list. He finally selected three possible: Rand al'Thor, Perrin Aybara, and Mat Cauthon, who were born within weeks of one another during the Aiel War. Fain was then given orders to follow the three men, and on the way went through Shadar Logoth, where he encountered the spirit of Mordeth. Mordeth attempted to consume his soul and take over his body, but instead the two spirits merged, creating something more evil than either of them alone. Fain eventually hooked up with the Children of the Light, and managed to become advisor to Pedron Niall, the Lord Captain Commander of the Children, using the name Ordeith. Fain is a very dangerous man: it is said, “The look of the Eyeless (Myrddraal) is fear.” However, Fades have the same feeling of fear looking at Fain as normal people have looking at Myrddraal. Fain is likely the most dangerous creation in the world, with the possible exception of the Dark One himself. See also Ordeith.
  267. Natti Cauthon, p. 477 (428)—Abell's wife, Mat's mother. She and two of her daughters were arrested by the Whitecloaks as Darkfriends because of Fain's suggestions that Mat is a Darkfriend. See also Cauthon, Abell; Cauthon, Bodewhin; Cauthon, Eldrin; Cauthon, Matrim.
  268. Lord Luc Chiendelna, p. 478 (429)—An alleged Hunter of the Horn who stops in Emond's Field. He was trying to find the Horn of Valere, which he says he thinks is somewhere in the Mountains of Mist, and stopped in Emond's Field to “help” the people defend themselves against the Whitecloaks. See also Slayer.

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  269. Jon Thane, p. 484 (434)—Miller of Emond's Field. His mill is at the far east side of the city.
  270. Corin Ayellin, p. 485 (436)—Woman from Emond's Field who Cenn Buie did some bad roofwork for. She sits on the Women's Circle.
  271. Darl Coplin, p. 486 (436)—Hari's brother. He also likes to run to the Whitecloaks with tales. Their entire family is likely to join up with whoever they think is strongest and stand by them, even if they hate them.
  272. Tomas, p. 489 (439)—A Warder, bonded to Verin. He stops Marin, Perrin, etc. enroute to the old sickhouse. See also Mathwin, Verin.
  273. Ihvon, p. 489 (439)—A Warder, bonded to Alanna. He stops Marin, Perrin, etc. enroute to the old sickhouse. See also Mosvani, Alanna.

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  274. Alanna Mosvani, p. 492 (443)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has long, black hair, dark eyes, and is dark and slender. She has several Warders, including Ihvon and (until recently) Owein. She thinks that Mat, Perrin, and Rand should be bonded as Warders to “keep an eye on them,” but says, “I am not so lost to custom yet as to bond a man against his will. Not quite yet.” She is shameless around men. See also Ihvon; Owein.
  275. Owein, p. 496 (446)—One of Alanna's Warders. He was killed by the Whitecloaks when he got too close to their camp. Alanna felt every arrow go in via their bond. See also Mosvani, Alanna.
  276. Raen, p. 504 (454)—Tinker who receives the orders from Farran. He is the leader of the group of Tinkers in the Two Rivers, the same group that Perrin and Egwene encountered on their way out of Emond's Field. See also Ila.
  277. Joelin, p. 506 (455)—One of two Whitecloaks killed in a skirmish with Trollocs. Dain thinks it more than coincidence that Joelin and Gomanes were the only ones killed; he had sent the two of them to make certain Ordeith was not creating havoc.
  278. Gomanes, p. 506 (455)—One of two Whitecloaks killed in a skirmish with Trollocs. Dain thinks it more than coincidence that Joelin and Gomanes were the only ones killed; he had sent the two of them to make certain Ordeith was not creating havoc.
  279. Con Aybara, p. 509 (458)—Perrin's father. He laughed in Ordeith's face when he said Perrin was a Darkfriend. Ordeith killed him and his family by burning their house down with them inside it. See also Aybara, Adora; Aybara, Carlin; Aybara, Deselle; Aybara, Ealsin; Aybara, Eward; Aybara, Joslyn; Aybara, Magde; Aybara, Neain; Aybara, Paetram; Aybara, Perrin.
  280. Joslyn Aybara, p. 509 (458)—Perrin's mother. She called Ordeith a filthy-minded little fool for naming her son Darkfriend. She died with her husband. See also Aybara, Adora; Aybara, Carlin; Aybara, Con; Aybara, Deselle; Aybara, Ealsin; Aybara, Eward; Aybara, Magde; Aybara, Neain; Aybara, Paetram; Aybara, Perrin.

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  281. Jac al'Seen, p. 515 (464)—Farmer at whose farm Tam plans to stop at around noon on the way to Watch Hill. Jac took in many of the people from surrounding farms when their farms were attacked by Trollocs. See also al'Seen, Elisa.
  282. Wit al'Seen, p. 519 (468)—Jac al'Seen's cousin. Jac took his family in because Wit's farm was too close to the Westwood, and thus likely to be attacked by Trollocs.
  283. Flann Lewin, p. 519 (468)—Farmer from the Two Rivers whose farm was attacked by Trollocs. His family and he are staying with Jac al'Seen.
  284. Astelle al'Seen, p. 519 (468)—Oldest of the al'Seen family. She uses her cane to thump people who are in her way more often than to walk with.
  285. Laila (née Dearn) Lewin, p. 520 (468)—Stout young woman staying with Jac al'Seen on his farm. Perrin remembers her as a slim girl “who could dance three boys into the ground.” Perrin used to dream about marrying her, and she him; Perrin let go of the idea before she did. She is now married to Natley Lewin, and has a small child. See also Lewin, Natley.
  286. Natley Lewin, p. 520 (468)—Laila's pudgy husband. He never could dance, which surprises Perrin, since his wife always loved to. See also (née Dearn) Lewin, Laila.
  287. Wil al'Seen, p. 520 (468)—A cousin of Perrin's from Deven Ride.
  288. Elisa al'Seen, p. 522 (470)—Jac's wife. See also al'Seen, Jac.
  289. Adine Lewin, p. 522 (470)—Flann's wife. She is plump, with a “self-contented” eye.
  290. Win Lewin, p. 525 (473)—Lanky boy that runs in to announce Lord Luc's arrival at the al'Seen farm. Perrin is not certain of his identity, however; boys grow quickly at his age.

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  291. Jon Gaelin, p. 532 (479)—Farmer who lives on the North Road. Jac al'Seen plans to reach his farm before sunset the day Perrin convinces him to leave for Emond's Field.
  292. Bandry (Ban) al'Seen, p. 535 (482)—Wil's cousin, Jac's son. He got all of the nose in his family (it is not clear whether this means he has a really huge nose, or whether he's the only one in the family with a nice nose).
  293. Tell Lewin, p. 535 (482)—Flann's nephew, and Dannil's cousin. He and Dannil look so much like Flann that they could be sons (or even clones) instead of nephews. See also Lewin, Dannil; Lewin, Flann.
  294. Dannil Lewin, p. 535 (482)—Flann's nephew, and Tell's cousin. He and Tell look so much like Flann that they could be sons (or even clones) instead of nephews. Perrin knows him by smell. See also Lewin, Flann; Lewin, Tell.
  295. Bili al'Dai, p. 537 (484)—Oldest of the people who join Perrin on his strike to free the Emond's Fielders who are being held prisoner by the Children of the Light (except for Tam and Abell). See also al'Dai, Hu.
  296. Hu Marwin, p. 537 (484)—Best tracker among Perrin's recruits. Note that this Hu should not be confused with Hu Barran, the stablehand at the Winespring Inn, or Hu al'Dai, an older man from the Two Rivers.
  297. Jaim Torfinn, p. 537 (484)—Best shot among Perrin's recruits.
  298. Kenley Ahan, p. 537 (484)—One of Perrin's recruits. He knows his way around Watch Hill better than anyone else in the group. See also Ahan.
  299. Uno Nomesta, p. 537 (484)—Shienaran soldier with an extremely foul tongue. He accompanied the three boys from Emond's Field on their journey from Fal Dara. Perrin tries to say what Uno would say to his men when he is trying to keep his own soldiers in line.
  300. Haim, p. 546 (492)—One of Perrin's recruits. Jordan may have meant to say “Jaim,” as in Jaim Torfinn, but one really can't say.

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  301. Car'a'carn, p. 552 (498)—According to the Prophecy of Rhuidean, the man destined to unite the clans of the Aiel. The term means “Chief of Chiefs” in the Old Tongue. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn; He Who Comes With the Dawn.
  302. Shaiel, p. 561 (506)—Rand's actual mother. She chose the name herself, never giving another to the Aiel who met her. It means, “Woman who is Dedicated.” She abandoned a son she loved and a husband she did not because Gitara Moroso told her disaster would strike if she did not become a Maiden of the Spear. After a year she was adopted into the Jumai sept of the Taardad Aiel. Shaiel became pregnant during the Aiel War, and gave birth to a son, after which she died. See also al'Thor, Kari; al'Thor, Rand; Janduin.
  303. Janduin, p. 563 (508)—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 persists today, 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. It is said he was killed leading warriors in the Blight by man who looked so much like Shaiel that he was unable to raise his spear to defend himself. Editor's note: It is beyond reasonable doubt that Janduin's killer was Luc Mantear, Shaiel's brother, who disappeared into the Blight at the behest of Gitara Sedai. See also al'Thor, Rand; Shaiel.

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  304. Dorindha, p. 587 (529)—A Maiden of the Spear with red hair; she is about Egwene's age. She gives Mat a smile on his way by—she was one of the ones who convinced him to play a game of Maidens' Kiss. She has red hair. Note: there are two Aiel women named Dorindha; this one is a Maiden of the Spear, and the other is the wife of Bael, clan chief of the Goshien Aiel. Do not confuse them.
  305. Hadnan Kadere, p. 590 (531)—Peddler who runs into Rand, Rhuarc, and the rest of their party in the Waste. Rhuarc tells Kadere that he was fortunate to meet them, for had they continued on, they would have reached Rhuidean—if they had done so, Kadere and all of his party would most likely have been executed. See also Isendre; Natael, Jasin; Shaogi, Keille.
  306. Keille Shaogi, p. 592 (533)—Heavy woman who travels with Kadere. She sells Mat his hat for a gold mark. She is a very strange character, who knows odd information about the world. See also Kadere, Hadnan; Lanfear.

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  307. Adelin, p. 597 (538)—Maiden of the Spear who comes back from scouting to tell Rhuarc about the trouble at Imre Stand that they found. She is of the Jindo sept of the Taardad Aiel.
  308. Isendre, p. 601 (542)—A young woman who travels with Kadere. She returns Mat's flirting. See also Kadere, Hadnan.
  309. Jasin Natael, p. 607 (547)—The gleeman who travels with Kadere. He is very interested in learning about Rhuidean. See also Asmodean; Kadere, Hadnan.
  310. Midean, p. 610 (550)—Man after which Midean's Ford is named.
  311. Aedomon, p. 610 (550)—Man who led the Saferi down on unsuspecting Manetheren years ago. See also Buiryn.
  312. Buiryn, p. 610 (550)—King of Manetheren when Aedomon attacked. He met Aedomon's charge at Midean's Ford, the subject of a song that Jasin Natael sings to the Aiel. Due to the memories of other men's lives Mat gained from the Eelfinn, he remembers that the story was not as perfect as it is now told. See also Aedomon.

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  313. Selindrin, p. 617 (557)—Proprietress at the Garden of the Silver Breezes, an inn in Tanchico where Egeanin stays. She has dark hair done in dozens of narrow braids.
  314. Captain Egeanin Elidar, p. 617 (557)—Dark-haired Seanchan ship captain. She hires Floran Gelb to recover a'dam for her, as well as look for other sul'dam that fled Falme. See also Zeami, Bethamin.
  315. Floran Gelb, p. 617 (557)—Man who recovers things for Egeanin. He also jumps Nynaeve for her, thinking she is one of the sul'dam Egeanin meant to find.
  316. Leilwin, p. 619 (558)—Taraboner noblewoman from refugee estates near Tanchico that were burned in the war. Gelb kidnapped her, thinking she was one of the women Egeanin sought.
  317. Lord Brys, p. 619 (558)—Tarabon nobleman. One of his servants let it spill to Gelb that the assembly was choosing a new Panarch. Not to be confused with Ethenielle's husband.
  318. Bayle Domon, p. 621 (559)—Ship captain and smuggler from Illian. His ship was captured by Egeanin at Falme, and she was afraid Domon would recognize her. She was right—he did. See also Elidar, Egeanin.
  319. Jaichim Carridin, p. 621 (560)—Inquisitor for the Hand of the Light, better known as the Questioners. He frequents the Garden of Silver Breezes, an inn in Tanchico, and is the only man Selindrin allows to enter the inn armed. Surprisingly enough for a Whitecloak, much less a Questioner, Carridin is a Darkfriend. He was given orders (under the name Bors) by Ishamael to find and kill Rand al'Thor, and those orders were strengthened by a Myrddraal who promised to kill another member of Carridin's family every month until al'Thor was dead. So far, Carridin has lost a cousin (found skinned alive in his bed) and his youngest sister Dealda (carried from her bridal feast by a Fade). He expects his sister, Vanora, to be next. See also Bors; ni Carridin, Dealda; Carridin, Vanora.
  320. Dealda ni Carridin, p. 622—Youngest sister of Jaichim Carridin. She was carried from her bridal feast by a Myrddraal. Carridin hopes she died quickly, as he has heard that women do not cling to sanity long in the hands of a Fade. See also Carridin, Jaichim; Carridin, Vanora.
  321. Andric, p. 623 (561)—King of Tarabon. He asks Carridin for help from the Children to restore order in the city of Tanchico. He is a graying man, and wears a lion mask for his meeting with Carridin. See also Aelfdene Casmir Lounault, Amathera.
  322. Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault, p. 623 (562)—King Andric's choice for the next Panarch of Tarabon. She shares his bed, but is not supported by the Assembly. See also Andric.
  323. Tamrin, p. 625 (564)—Head of King Andric's armies in Tanchico. Carridin thinks he should sweep the beggars from the city and let the rebels deal with them in the countryside.
  324. Bors, p. 626 (565)—Name that Jaichim Carridin is called by Liandrin. He first used the name at the conference with Ishamael, where he was given his orders to kill Rand al'Thor. See Carridin, Jaichim.
  325. Ba'alzamon, p. 626 (565)—In the Trolloc Tongue, “Heart of the Dark.” It is believed to be the Trolloc name for the Dark One. His real identity is one of the Forsaken, Ishamael. See Ishamael; Shai'tan.
  326. Vanora Carridin, p. 627 (565)—Jaichim Carridin's sister. He describes where she is to Liandrin when she comes to ask his progress, thinking that she was there to kill him. See also ni Carridin, Dealda; Carridin, Jaichim.
  327. Gyldin, p. 631 (569)—A servant in the manor where sisters of the Black Ajah are staying at in Tanchico.
  328. Eldrith Jhondar, p. 631 (569)—Plump Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah. She was of the Brown Ajah to the rest of the Tower until she left with Liandrin. She hates cats—things might get complicated if Marillin Gemalphin finds out Eldrith has been killing the stray cats she has been adopting.
  329. Marillin Gemalphin, p. 631 (569)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah. She is quite fond of cats, and is rarely seen without one. She was publicly Brown Ajah until she left with Liandrin.
  330. Asne Zeramene, p. 632 (570)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah with dark, tilted eyes and a bold nose. She grew up in Saldaea. She was of the Green Ajah (openly, at least) before leaving with Liandrin; she regrets leaving her Warders behind when she left the Tower.
  331. Bethamin Zeami, p. 638 (575)—A sul'dam who was left behind after the battle at Falme, now captured by Egeanin. When Egeanin found her, she tried to get away, so Egeanin snapped the a'dam she was carrying around her neck, hoping to use it as one more barrier to the woman fleeing (since Bethamin supposedly cannot channel, the a'dam should have no other effect than throwing a metal ring around her head). Much to Egeanin's and Bethamin's surprise, the a'dam held Bethamin just as well as it held the damane it was intended for. From this, and from Nynaeve's and Elayne's information about the possibility of learning to channel (not just having it inborn), Egeanin reasoned that all sul'dam, including Bethamin, could channel if they were taught—which went against everything she had been taught her entire life.

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  332. Rendra, p. 644 (582)—Innkeeper of the Three Plum Court, an inn in Tanchico where Elayne and Nynaeve stay. Bayle Domon knows her well.
  333. Mara, p. 647 (584)—Woman from one of Thom Merrilin's gleeman tales, “Mara and the Three Foolish Kings.”
  334. Ailys Candwin, p. 653 (590)—Woman from Emond's Field. She keeps a “neat” (tidy) house beyond the Winespring Water.

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  335. Buel Dowtry, p. 660 (596)—Fletcher of Emond's Field. He makes even better arrows than Tam al'Thor, and insists upon doing all the fletching for the city by himself, until Perrin convinces him that it is unneccessary.
  336. Teven Marwin, p. 669 (605)—One of Perrin's recruits. He was killed by the Trollocs when they attacked the patrol from behind.
  337. Colly Garren, p. 671 (606)—One of Perrin's recruits. He was killed by the Trollocs when they attacked the patrol from behind.
  338. Jared Aydaer, p. 671 (606)—One of Perrin's recruits. He was killed by the Trollocs when they attacked the patrol from behind.
  339. Dael al'Taron, p. 671 (606)—One of Perrin's recruits. He was killed by the Trollocs when they attacked the patrol from behind.
  340. Ren Chandin, p. 671 (606)—One of Perrin's recruits. He was killed by the Trollocs when they attacked the patrol from behind.
  341. Bili Congar, p. 671 (606)—An old man from Emond's Field. Perrin thinks that even old Bili would be better at knowing the right thing to do than he was, even if Bili was full of ale.

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  342. Ila, p. 675 (608)—Wife of Raen. A plump woman, gray-haired but not wrinkled. She is a head taller than her husband. See also Aram; Raen.
  343. Moshea, p. 677 (610)—A Tinker who is putting new wheels on his wagon.
  344. Aram, p. 679 (612)—Raen and Ila's grandson. He met Perrin and Egwene when they were leaving Emond's Field for the first time. See also Ila; Raen.
  345. Maedin Bashere, p. 680 (613)—Faile's brother. He is two years younger than she. When their father sent him to the Blightborder, it pushed Faile over the edge and she ran away to join the Great Hunt of the Horn. See also Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; Bashere, Faile; Bashere, Zarine.
  346. Eran, p. 680 (613)—Faile's footman, a member of her father's first command. He taught her to fight with knives and with her bare hands. She thinks he did so for the amusement value. See also Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; Bashere, Faile.

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  347. Bandry (Ban) Lewin, p. 689 (622)—Young man from Emond's Field. It is unknown whether this person is meant to be Ban al'Seen, or whether this is a new character. I have assumed the latter. See also al'Seen, Bandry.
  348. Tarwin, p. 694 (626)—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.
  349. Neysa Ayellin, p. 696 (628)—Horse-faced woman from Emond's Field. Perrin remembers when she paddled him for stealing one of her gooseberry pies, on Mat's suggestion, when he was ten.
  350. Cilia Cole, p. 696 (628)—Pink-cheeked, big-eyed girl from Emond's Field. She was Perrin's first kiss.
  351. Pel Aydaer, p. 696 (628)—Bald man from Emond's Field. He taught Perrin how to catch trout with his bare hands.

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  352. Mistress Ahan, p. 699 (631)—Kenley's mother. A handsome woman with streaks of white in her black braid. See also Ahan, Kenley.
  353. Hu al'Dai, p. 632 (632)—Bili's father. See also al'Dai, Bili.
  354. Tim, p. 700 (632)—Young man from Emond's Field who died in the Trolloc attack.
  355. Haral, p. 700 (632)—Young man from Emond's Field who died in the Trolloc attack. Not to be confused with the blacksmith of Emond's field, Haral Luhhan.
  356. Had, p. 632 (632)—Young man from Emond's Field who died in the Trolloc attack.
  357. Mistress al'Taron, p. 700 (632)—Dael's mother. She keeps asking where he is when Perrin and his team come back. Perrin feels awful because he hasn't the heart to tell her that her son is dead, most likely in the stomach of a Trolloc, because he was not prepared.
  358. Dav Ayellin, p. 701 (633)—Young man, about Rand, Mat, and Perrin's age, from Emond's Field. He is stockier than Mat, but has the same look in his dark eyes. He was as mischevious as Mat, too.
  359. Jaim Thane, p. 701 (633)—A boy who Dav Ayellin saw running to tell Loial that Perrin had come. He is Jon Thane's son. See also Thane, Jon.
  360. Elam Dowtry, p. 701 (633)—Man from Emond's Field who comes with Dav to help Perrin. He is also Perrin's age.
  361. Dag Coplin, p. 702 (634)—One of the Coplins who went with Lord Luc and Wit Congar to tell the Whitecloaks that Emond's Field was closed to them.
  362. Ewal Coplin, p. 702 (634)—One of the Coplins who went with Lord Luc and Wit Congar to tell the Whitecloaks that Emond's Field was closed to them.
  363. Ewin Finngar, p. 703 (635)—Young man from Emond's Field with a resonant bass voice. The last time Perrin saw him, he was a stout, squeaky nuisance who tried to crowd in when the bigger boys got together. Now he is on a pace to be as big as Perrin.
  364. Damelle, p. 706 (637)—Ogier, daughter of Ala daughter of Soferra. In a book Loial once read, she wrote of the the first Waygate to be destroyed—it was near a stedding that had fallen to the Blight. It required 13 Aes Sedai working together using a sa'angreal. She also wrote of a later attempt to distroy a Waygate of similar circumstances using only nine sisters, an attempt that ended in disaster for the Aes Sedai.
  365. Ala, p. 706 (637)—Ogier, mother of Damelle, daughter of Soferra.
  366. Soferra, p. 706 (637)—Ogier, mother of Ala, grandmother of Damelle.

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  367. Leof Torfinn, p. 717 (648)—Young man from Emond's Field. He carries the small wolf banner at first.
  368. Milli Ayellin, p. 718 (648)—Woman from Emond's Field. She brought the mini wolf banner to Wil al'Seen, but he didn't want to carry it.

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  369. Get Eldin, p. 727 (657)—Bald-headed farmer who Perrin stations near Master Luhhan's forge to keep people from bothering him while he works.
  370. Eward Candwin, p. 728 (658)—Cooper of Emond's Field. He is named Edward the first time his name is mentioned, but future references are to Eward.
  371. Nela al'Caar, p. 729 (659)—Woman from Emond's Field. She wanted to ask Perrin if it was safe for children to play in some parts of the city. She already knew the answer, but she thought she should ask him, anyway.

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  372. Surine, p. 744 (672)—A sul'dam that Egeanin is looking for. She looks like Nynaeve, but is about a head taller.
  373. Be'lal, p. 760 (686)—One of the Forsaken. He was killed by Moiraine in the Stone of Tear, just before Rand took Callandor. Since he was destroyed by balefire, he is completely dead—not even the Dark One himself can bring him back.

    Chapter 47: The Truth of a Viewing

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  374. Danelle, p. 763 (689)—Young Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah who is in charge of watching Master Jovarin's masons and seeing to their money supply. She is one of Elaida's supporters, one of the sisters who arrested Siuan.
  375. Master Jovarin, p. 763 (689)—Head mason in the White Tower. He finds many books for Danelle, which Siuan thinks are distracting Danelle from how many extra men he seems to be hiring. In reality, the extra masons are soldiers.
  376. Masema Dagar, p. 763 (690)—Man known in Ghealdan as The Prophet, who was with Rand when he fought the battle at Falme. He now preaches the coming of the Dragon Reborn, and garners support for him. He is of questionable sanity.
  377. Joline Maza, p. 764 (691)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is one of Elaida's supporters, one of the sisters who arrested Siuan.
  378. Shemerin, p. 764 (691)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is one of Elaida's supporters, one of the sisters who arrested Siuan.
  379. Alric, p. 767 (693)—Warder bonded to Siuan Sanche for almost twenty years (i.e., almost since she was raised to the shawl). He never complained when her position as Amyrlin Seat kept him in the Tower, never complained when that position required her to be out of his immediate presence for long periods of time. He was murdered by Elaida and her supporters when they deposed Siuan. See also Sanche, Siuan.
  380. Bonwhin Meraighdin, p. 769 (696)—Amyrlin Seat before the War of the Hundred Years, during the reign of Artur Hawkwing. She was stilled for trying to make Hawkwing a puppet of the White Tower, nearly breaking the Tower in the process. She was Red Ajah before being raised to the Amyrlin Seat, only the second Red raised since the Trolloc Wars, and was the last Amyrlin from that Ajah until now. The other Red raised was also deposed and stilled. Siuan knows that Bonwhin was the last person to be kept in the cell she and Leane are thrown into.
  381. Anaiya, p. 776 (702)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She was very interested in Egwene's ability to Dream. She is described as “motherly.”
  382. Bela, p. 779 (704)—Horse that Egwene rode from Emond's Field to Tar Valon. Siuan uses Bela to carry her to Amadicia. Bela was Tam al'Thor's farm horse before the Trollocs came on Winternight.
  383. Mara Tomanes, p. 780 (705)—Allegedly an Aes Sedai in Illian under whom Egwene and Elayne are studying. Siuan was friends with her as a girl, but had not even thought of her since she left home. She thought of her when Gawyn demanded to know where Egwene and his sister were, and used her as their excuse to be out of the Tower; Gawyn assumed she could not lie, but the Three Oaths were severed when she was stilled. See also Sanche, Siuan.

    Chapter 48: An Offer Refused

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    Chapter 49: Cold Rocks Hold

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  384. Bael, p. 813 (736)—Clan chief of the Goshien Aiel. He is the tallest man Rand has ever seen, a full hand taller than either himself or Rhuarc. He has a booming, low voice.
  385. Erim, p. 813 (736)—Clan chief of the Chareen Aiel.
  386. Alsera, p. 815 (737)—Wife of Bruan. See also Bruan.
  387. Bruan, p. 815 (737)—Clan chief of the Nakai Aiel. See also Alsera.
  388. Dhearic, p. 815 (738)—Clan chief of the Reyn Aiel.
  389. Sevanna, p. 815 (738)—Widow of Suladric. She will bring the Shaido to Alcair Dal, since they have no chief. See also Suladric.
  390. Han, p. 815 (738)—Clan chief of the Tomanelle Aiel. Short and stocky, at least for an Aiel—in the Two Rivers, he would be taller than the average man. He has very white hair.

    Chapter 50: Traps

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  391. Chion, p. 823 (745)—The gai'shain who escorts Rand to bed in Cold Rocks Hold. She is killed by a Dragkhar during the attack on the Hold, as was Seana.
  392. Ilyena Therin Moerelle, p. 825 (747)—Wife of Lews Therin Telamon in the Age of Legends. Lanfear despises her for taking Lews Therin away from her, and refers to her as a “milk-hearted, straw-haired chit.” See also Eronaile, Mierin; Lanfear; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  393. Grassburner, p. 832 (754)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.

    Chapter 51: Revelations in Tanchico

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  394. Cerindra, p. 846 (767)—Woman in Tanchico who supposedly claims to have all kinds of gossip about Amathera.

    Chapter 52: Need

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  395. Gaidal Cain, p. 863 (783)—Hero of Legend, one of those called back by the Horn of Valere. He is always linked to Birgitte in the stories. Unlike her, Cain is not nearly as beautiful as he is said to be in the stories. Nynaeve thinks that he must be the ugliest man she has ever met in her life—his face is wide and flat, his heavy nose too big, his gash of a mouth too broad. See also Birgitte.

    Chapter 53: The Price of a Departure

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  396. Samel Crawe, p. 873 (792)—Citizen of Emond's Field. He sits on the Village Council.
  397. Zarine Bashere, p. 891 (808)—Faile's real name. She despises it. According to Moiraine, only a mother who expected her daughter to be extremely beautiful would name her Zarine. See also Bashere, Faile.

    Chapter 54: Into the Palace

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  398. Ispan Shefar, p. 899 (816)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Blue. Egeanin, Elayne, and Nynaeve, posing as servants, are sent by the head chef to deliver her breakfast in the Panarch's Palace in Tarabon.

    Chapter 55: Into the Deep

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  399. Riana, p. (828)—Misspelling of Rianna Andomeran's first name. This mistake has been fixed in the paperback edition.
  400. Thera, p. 918 (832)—Name Elayne gives to Rendra for Amathera, the Panarch. She uses it as a disguise, a refugee with no money and no place to stay. Elayne thinks that a little time in poverty will do Amathera some good—she will realize what the lower classes are feeling. See also Aelfdene Casmir Lounault, Amathera.

    Chapter 56: Goldeneyes

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  401. Faile Aybara, p. 923 (838)—Name Perrin uses for Faile on the envelope containing the letter he hoped would reach her in the event of his death. The name reflects Two Rivers tradition for a wife's name; Faile's name would be Zarine (or Faile) ni Bashere t'Aybara under Saldaean tradition. See Bashere, Faile.
  402. Paetram (Paet) al'Caar, p. 929 (844)—Citizen of Emond's Field.
  403. Berin Thane, p. 929 (844)—Brother of Jon Thane, the miller in Emond's Field.
  404. Athan Dearn, p. 929 (844)—A fat man from Emond's Field.
  405. Kevrim al'Azar, p. 929 (844)—Very old man from Emond's Field. His grandsons have grown sons of their own.
  406. Tuck Padwhin, p. 929 (844)—Citizen of Emond's Field.
  407. Isam Mandragoran, p. 929 (844)—Man who was bringing Trollocs through the Ways to attack Emond's Field. He is the same Isam that disappeared into the Blight years ago. See also Chiendelna, Luc; Slayer.
  408. Jaim Aybara, p. 935 (849)—Perrin's cousin. He tells Perrin of the rear attack on the Trollocs by the people from Watch Hill.
  409. Had al'Lora, p. 935 (849)—Boy who Jaim Aybara is anxious to tell that Perrin called him cousin.
  410. Jerinvar (Jer) Barstere, p. 940 (854)—Wide-nosed, leathery-faced, white-haired mayor of Watch Hill. He and the Village Council plan to see that the Whitecloaks leave the Two Rivers.
  411. Edelle Gaelin, p. 941 (854)—Wisdom of Watch Hill. She and the Women's Circle plan to meet “Lord Perrin” and make sure he's right for the Two Rivers. She is good at making dried-apple tarts.

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  412. Moraine, p. 948 (861)—Misspelling of Moiraine. See Damodred, Moiraine.
  413. Mandhuin, p. 951 (864)—Heavyset, gray-haired man, of the Goshien Aiel.
  414. Demandred, p. 963 (875)—One of the Forsaken. He would kill Rand before teaching him, according to Lanfear. Lanfear also said that he turned to the Shadow out of envy for Lews Therin Telamon.

    Chapter 58: The Traps of Rhuidean

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  415. Graendal, p. 976—One of the Forsaken. She “collects” handsome young men.
  416. Joar Addam Nesossin, p. 978 (888)—Asmodean's name during the Age of Legends, before he turned to the Shadow. See Asmodean. See also Natael, Jasin.
  417. Sulamein so Bhagad, p. 981 (891)—Author of The Wheel of Time, an old history book, and the Chief Historian at the Court of the Sun in Cairhien in the Fourth Age.

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  418. Toma dur Ahmid, p. 983 (893)—Person who devised the Toman Calendar, which was adopted approximately two hundred years after the death of the last male Aes Sedai and continued until the Trolloc Wars. The Calendar recorded years After the Breaking, or AB.
  419. Tiam of Gazar, p. 983 (893)—Person who proposed the Gazaran Calendar, which celebrated the alleged freedom from the Trolloc threat by recording Free Years (FY). This calendar was adopted due to the chaos the resulted during the Trolloc Wars and the resulting confusion as to which year it actually was under the Toman Calendar.
  420. Uren din Jubai Soaring Gull, p. 983 (893)—Sea Folk scholar and deviser of the Farede Calendar, which measured dates from the arbitrarily set end of the War of the Hundred Years as years of the New Era (NE). This calendar is currently in use.
  421. Panarch Farede, p. 983 (893)—Panarch of Tarabon near the end of the War of the Hundred Years. She was responsible for promulgating the calendar that now bears her name, which measures years of the New Era (NE), the first of which marked the (arbitrary) end of the War.
  422. High King Artur Paendrag Tanreall, p. 987 (896)—Hero of Legend who conquered much of the known world about a thousand years ago. 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 was lost at his 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 his empire in the Old World—they now call themselves the Seanchan. He was known as Artur Hawkwing during most of his reign. His sign was a hawk in flight. See also Hawkwing, Artur; Paendrag Mondwhin, Luthair.
  423. King Galldrian su Riatin Rie, p. 989 (898)—King of Cairhien, Defender of the Dragonwall. He died in the riots that accompanied Rand's departure.
  424. Shai'tan, p. 991 (900)—The Dark One, source of all evil, complete opposite of the Creator in every way. At the moment of Creation, the Dark One was imprisoned by the Creator at Shayol Ghul. This prison kept the Dark One from touching the world until it was bored into by humans 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), 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. 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 insanity 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. See also Ba'alzamon; Creator, The.
  425. Sightblinder, p. 991 (900)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  426. Lord of the Grave, p. 991 (900)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  427. Shepherd of the Night, p. 991 (900)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  428. Heartsbane, p. 991 (900)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  429. Soulsbane, p. 991 (900)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  430. Old Grim, p. 991 (900)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  431. Raolin Darksbane, p. 991 (901)—Man who proclaimed himself to be the Dragon Reborn before the Trolloc Wars began. He was the first false Dragon of significance who could channel. His armies attempted to free him before he was gentled. See also Dragon Reborn.
  432. Yurian Stonebow, p. 991 (901)—False Dragon who declared himself circa 1300 AB and was captured and gentled circa 1308 AB. He had great potential with the One Power. See also Dragon Reborn.
  433. Davian, p. 991 (901)—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.
  434. Mesaana, p. 993 (902)—One of the Forsaken.
  435. Semirhage, p. 993 (902)—One of the Forsaken.

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