Chronological listing of characters encountered in Lord of Chaos

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  1. Lord of Chaos, p. 10 (ix)—Entity that controls all things in chaos. It could refer to Rand al'Thor, the Dark One, or chaos in general. The phrase is “let the Lord of Chaos rule,” and comes from a chant in the Fourth Age. It is also the subject of the Dark One's command to the Forsaken: “Let the Lord of Chaos Rule.”

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  2. Demandred, p. 13 (1)—One of the Forsaken. He has a hawk-like nose and dark hair. Second-best seems to be the story of his life. He was born Barid Bel Medar one day after Lews Therin Telamon, and from the first day proceeded to almost equal Lews Therin's accomplishments, almost equal Lews Therin's strength, and almost equal him but never surpass him in everything. He became one of the Light's greatest generals, once again second in command under Lews Therin. Demandred believed that he was Lews Therin's intellectual and military superior, and was furious when Lews Therin was chosen to lead the Light's forces over him during the War of the Shadow. He developed a burning hatred of Lews Therin, and finally dedicated his life to the Shadow so he could finally better Lews Therin—he believed the Shadow would eventually win the war since Lews Therin was commanding the Light's armies, and that if he, Barid Bel Medar, had been chosen to command them, the Light would have prevailed. When Demandred was freed from the Bore, he transferred his hatred of Lews Therin to the new recipient of his soul, Rand al'Thor. Demandred was recently told by the Dark One to lead his plan to convert or destroy Rand, and promised him to be Nae'blis if he succeeded. Demandred's assumed identity and whereabouts are unknown. See also Medar, Barid Bel.
  3. Great Lord of the Dark, p. 14 (2)—Name that Forsaken and Friends of the Dark use for Shai'tan, the Dark One, claiming that to use his true name would be blasphemy. See Shai'tan.
  4. Shaidar Haran, p. 14 (3)—Myrddraal of special abilities who escorts the Chosen (i.e., Forsaken) to the Pit of Doom to converse with the Dark One. He is head and shoulders taller than all other Myrddraal, who are the height of an average man and all the same height. His name means “Hand of the Dark” in the Old Tongue; most Myrddraal names come from the Trolloc tongue. He is given special consideration; the ceiling of the entrance to the Pit of Doom does not brush his head as it does everyone else's.
  5. Rahvin, p. 15 (5)—One of the Forsaken. He was fond of using Compulsion, and was known for being a ladies' man—he always had a woman on his arm. After being released from the Bore, he took up residence in Caemlyn as Lord Gaebril, and used Compulsion to have Queen Morgase not only make him her advisor, but her lover as well. He eventually planned to take over the country directly as the first ever King of Andor—he did his best to weaken support for Morgase, exiling her supporters and befriending those who opposed her, finally chasing her from the country as well. Shortly after news of Morgase's death or at least abdication reached Cairhien, Rahvin was confronted and killed by Rand al'Thor in Tel'aran'rhiod with a weave of balefire strong enough to burn Rahvin's soul out of the pattern for hours, possibly days. See also Gaebril.
  6. Lanfear, p. 15 (5)—One of the Forsaken. Unlike the rest of the Forsaken, she chose her name for herself, which means “Daughter of the Night” in the Old Tongue. She was born Mierin Eronaile, and was strong in the One Power. She worked at the Collam Daan, the primary facility for research into the One Power. Her final discovery there was what she thought was a new source for the One Power, one that could be harnessed by men and women alike—this source turned out to be the emissions through a thin spot in the Pattern from the Dark One's prison. She and another Aes Sedai named Beidomon bored into that prison, creating what is now referred to as simply the Bore, allowing the Dark One to touch the world again and leading to the War of the Shadow. Around this time, Mierin had a relationship with Lews Therin Telamon, who headed the forces of the Light against the Shadow and was the most powerful and influential man she had found. Lews Therin broke off the relationship when he found that she only wanted him for his power and authority and the possibility of power for herself through him. Mierin never let go of him, and when he later met and married Ilyena Moerelle she tried to disrupt the wedding ceremony as well as split the two apart by any means. Eventually she went to Shayol Ghul to dedicate her soul to the Shadow, most likely to get back at Lews Therin for leaving her. She declared as her territory the World of Dreams, Tel'aran'rhiod, using it to ends now unknown. She transferred her obsessive love intact to Lews Therin's soul's new body, Rand al'Thor, after being freed from the Bore. She first appeared to him as a young woman named Selene, disguising her appearance as a slightly less beautiful (but still stunning) woman. Almost a year later, Lanfear found that Rand had been “unfaithful” to her, and she tried to kill him. Before she could, she was pushed through the twisted stone doorway ter'angreal leading to the lands of the Eelfinn by Moiraine, and became trapped. It is not known whether Lanfear is still alive.
  7. Asmodean, p. 15 (5)—One of the Forsaken. He was born Joar Addam Nessosin in the then coastal city of Shorelle, a child prodigy in music and art. He gave his life to the Shadow in exchange for the immortality he received, so he could study and perfect his music. After being released from the Bore, he was coerced by Lanfear into coming with her, eventually to teach Rand to channel without killing himself. Asmodean was drawn to Rhuidean and the stash of angreal, ter'angreal, and most especially the two white statue ter'angreal that linked the holder to the great sa'angreal buried near Cairhien and on Tremalking, which together could Break the World beyond repair. He went there to obtain the male statue, but was thwarted by Rand, who severed his bonds to the Dark One. He then became Rand's teacher, and went into hiding from the rest of the Chosen, who would kill him on sight if they saw him. He was killed by someone of yet unknown identity right after Rahvin and Lanfear were killed/trapped.
  8. Graendal, p. 15 (5)—One of the Forsaken. A fleshy woman with curled red-gold hair. Before the War of the Shadow, she became the leading authority on diseases of the brain, and spent much of her life dealing with the insane, schizophrenic, and others well beyond the touch of Healing. She was the best at subtle manipulations of the human mind that ever lived. After the Bore was drilled, she went through a change after she realized the world could never live up to her standards. So she began dressing in the very way she once mocked, with low cut dresses that clung to her and left little to the imagination. After being released from the Bore, Graendal took up residence in Arad Doman, capturing several members of the Royal Family to use as servants. All of her servants are not only physically well shaped and good-looking, but also had power in their society before she captured them. She includes in her collection the sister of the Domani king, two rulers from Shara, and other important figures. See also Basene.
  9. Moghedien, p. 15 (5)—One of the Forsaken. Her name means “Spider” in the Old Tongue. She always works and attacks from safety and will run unless she can do so. She developed a command of Tel'aran'rhiod that surpassed even Lanfear's mastery—in the real world, Lanfear was more powerful, but even she could not top Moghedien in the World of Dreams. After being released from the Bore, Moghedien eventually found herself in Tanchico, in the Palace of the Panarch of Tarabon. While there, she chanced upon Nynaeve al'Meara, who was trying to save the Panarch at the time and take the seal on the Dark One's prison from its hold in the Palace. She and Nynaeve fought in a duel to the last, and Nynaeve managed to better Moghedien, much to the surprise of both of them. She managed to escape Nynaeve's tied off shield, and on their next encounter, this one in Tel'aran'rhiod, she ripped Birgitte's soul out of the World of Dreams after Birgitte almost killed her. On her third encounter with Nynaeve, Nynaeve managed to trap Moghedien with an a'dam. Moghedien is currently bound by that a'dam in Salidar, disguised as Marigan. See also Marigan; Spider, The.
  10. The Dragon, p. 16 (5)—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; Lord of the Morning; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  11. Nae'blis, p. 16 (5)—The one who would stand only a step below the Dark One on the Day of Return, commanding all Darkfriends in the Dark One's name. The position has been promised to Demandred if he does well in his duties, but it is likely that all the Chosen were offered the position if they did well. See also Shai'tan.
  12. Nynaeve al'Meara, p. 16 (6)—Young woman from Emond's Field. She was the Wisdom of her village, the youngest ever chosen in Emond's Field. She left when four of her villagers were taken away from the Two Rivers by Moiraine and Lan. While the group traveled away from her home and toward her new life, Nynaeve made several discoveries: she could channel the One Power, and had already done so without really knowing what she was doing; she developed feelings for al'Lan Mandragoran, Moiraine's Warder and the uncrowned king of the now dead nation Malkier; and she has a major role to play, as all of her younger friends in the group do, in the years to come. She is very strong in the One Power; only a select few who were alive during the Age of Legends could match her. When she arrived in Tar Valon, she was raised Accepted without any tenure as a Novice, despite not being able to even sense the True Source unless angry, a result of her having to learn some minimal control of her ability without teaching. She was sent on a false mission by Liandrin on which she was almost leashed by the Seanchan as Egwene was. After she returned to the Tower, Siuan Sanche sent her on a mission to hunt down Liandrin and her fellow Black Sisters; while hunting them in Tanchico, she encountered Moghedien and managed to better her in a duel of the Power. Moghedien escaped, but two encounters later Nynaeve once again managed to get the better of her, leashing her with an a'dam in Tel'aran'rhiod. Nynaeve took Moghedien with her to seek out Rand and Rahvin while they were fighting each other, and at the last moment before Rahvin might have won, she nearly burned Rahvin to ash with a giant weave of fire that was most of what Moghedien could draw to produce it; the distraction was enough for Rand to regain control of himself and destroy Rahvin with balefire. Nynaeve now keeps Moghedien under control with a modified a'dam in Salidar. Nynaeve wishes to become Aes Sedai for the sole purpose of Healing; she thinks the Tower meddles in the affairs of nations far too much, and wants no part of it. She is determined to Heal anything short of death, from severing to the wound on Rand's side. Nynaeve felt bad when Moiraine died, because her first thought was not of her, but that now Lan was free from their bond. She was not told that Lan's bond had been passed to another at the moment of her death, or who that person is. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Mandragoran, Lan; Marigan; Trakand, Elayne.
  13. Leane Sharif, p. 16 (6)—A woman from Arad Doman with coppery skin. Just as her family members were training her in the seductive ways of Domani women, Leane found that her life would take a different direction; she could channel saidar, and would do so with or without teaching. She became an Aes Sedai, a member of the Blue Ajah, and was eventually raised to Keeper of the Chronicles under Siuan Sanche. During the coup led by Elaida a'Roihan and Alviarin Freidhen that deposed Siuan, Leane was thrown in the dungeon and stilled. Leane has turned to her seductive side to try to replace what she lost in stilling; she is out of practice, but does well enough. She eventually convinced the Aes Sedai in Salidar to let her stay with them and maintain the network of eyes-and-ears she kept in Tar Valon as Keeper. See also Anjen; Freidhen, Alviarin; Keeper of the Chronicles; Sanche, Siuan.
  14. Siuan Sanche, p. 16 (6)—Born in Tear to a fisherman, she was sent to the White Tower on the first boat to leave after she discovered she had the ability to channel inborn, according to Tairen law. As a novice, she was good friends with Moiraine Damodred, and was present at Gitara Moroso's Foretelling of the Rebirth of the Dragon. After being raised to the shawl, she joined the Blue Ajah to dedicate her life to finding and guiding the Dragon Reborn, and eventually came to lead the Blues' network of eyes-and-ears (i.e., spies) before being raised to the Amyrlin Seat. She was only thirty years old when raised to the Amyrlin Seat, making her the youngest Amyrlin to date. When her lifelong connection to the Dragon Reborn was discovered, she and her Keeper of the Chronicles, Leane Sharif, were deposed and stilled by a group of sisters loyal to Elaida a'Roihan. Siuan hopes to regain some of her previous standing in the new Tower that has separated from Elaida—her knowledge of the Blue Ajah spy network is hard to match, and she knows much that she thinks would be of use. In one of her viewings, Min saw that Siuan would have to remain close by to Gareth Bryne—if she did not, both of them would die. Siuan did not initially know what she meant, but now realizes that she is growing to love the gray-haired man who leads the Salidar army. She had a Warder named Alric, but he died when she was deposed. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Alric; Amyrlin Seat; Damodred, Moiraine; Moroso, Gitara; Sharif, Leane.
  15. al'Lan Mandragoran, p. 17 (7)—The uncrowned king of Malkier, and formerly Warder to Moiraine. He is quite tall, and does not get very emotional—in fact, he has emotional walls all around him that he has been building for years. His country, Malkier, was overrun by Trollocs shortly after he was born, and is now corrupted by the Great Blight. Lan, 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, loves him in return. Upon Moiraine's death, Lan's bond was immediately transferred to another Aes Sedai, and he was last seen leaving the wagons near Cairhien to seek her out. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve; Berengari, Myrelle; Damodred, Moiraine.
  16. Elayne Trakand, p. 17 (7)—The Daughter-Heir of Andor, now one of the Accepted. She is the daughter of Queen Morgase and her late husband, Taringail, and sister to Gawyn. She is also half-sister to Galad, although she would rather not be reminded of this fact; she thinks Galad virtuous to the point of fault, and does not really like him. She has considerable potential in the One Power, and will most likely be the strongest Aes Sedai in a thousand years or more, possibly since the Age of Legends, with the exception of Egwene and Nynaeve. She has red-gold curly hair. During her stay in the Stone of Tear, Elayne realized she loved Rand al'Thor, and told him how she felt; he felt similarly. She had no idea at the time what Min meant about “having to share him,” but now knows about Min's viewing of Rand with the three women's heads, indicating that Rand will fall in love with Min, Elayne, and Aviendha, and they with him. Later, when she and Nynaeve had trouble with Moghedien, Elayne ended up bonding Birgitte as her Warder (despite being only Accepted) in order to save Birgitte's life. Elayne is currently with the Aes Sedai in Salidar. See also al'Thor, Rand; Birgitte; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  17. Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, p. 17 (8)—Formerly Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah, now raised to the Amyrlin Seat in Tar Valon. She served as advisor to Queen Morgase of Andor for her entire reign, and led the coup that deposed Siuan Sanche and placed her on the Amyrlin Seat in her place. She distrusts anyone not of the Red Ajah (as most Reds do), and thinks she will never trust any member of the Blue Ajah again, even in the slightest. Her Keeper of the Chronicles is Alviarin Freidhen of the White Ajah—she was all but forced to choose Alviarin due to her role in the deposition of Siuan. If she chose a Keeper from her Ajah, she most likely would not have won the support of the White Ajah, and then she would have been stilled and banished from the Tower instead of Siuan. She sometimes has the Foretelling, but not all that often or that strongly. One of her Foretellings was that the Royal Family of Andor would play a crucial role in the Last Battle—this Foretelling occurred around the time the Succession was going on, so she immediately attached herself to Morgase as soon as it became clear that she would be the one to take the Lion Throne. Another was to predict that Rand al'Thor would shake the world on its very foundations—she constantly kicks herself for not doing something about him when he was in front of her, little more than a farmboy at the time. The Foretelling about Rand is obviously deadly accurate, but the one about the Royal Family occurred at an inopportune time; at the time of Elaida's Foretelling, the Royal Family was not certain. It may have meant Morgase, Gawyn, Galad, and Elayne (they have all had a large role to play in the recent past), but it is also possible it could have meant the old Royal Family, that of Tigraine, Taringail, Galad, and later Elayne and Gawyn as well. After all, Morgase is just Morgase, but Tigraine is the mother of the Dragon Reborn. Elaida is quite strong in the One Power; only Siuan, Moiraine, Egwene, Elayne, Nynaeve, and a few others can match her strength. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat; Freidhen, Alviarin; Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  18. Amyrlin Seat, p. 17 (7)—Leader of the Aes Sedai, their equivalent of a King or Queen. She in theory holds supreme power amongst the sisters, and leads the Hall of the Tower at its meetings. Kings and queens of nations strong and weak will come if summoned by the Amyrlin, even if they spend their entire trip figuring out how they will put a knife in her back while there. The Seat is traditionally held by a woman strong both in the Power and in her character. The vote to choose an Amyrlin must be unanimous, as must the vote to depose one. Once chosen the Amyrlin is said to be “of all Ajahs and none”—all previous affiliations with Ajah are ignored (at least in theory). The Ajahs get fairly equal numbers of Amyrlins raised from their Ajah, with two exceptions: no Amyrlin has been raised from the Red Ajah since Bonwhin, who was deposed and stilled for nearly breaking the Tower in Artur Hawkwing's day, except for Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, the current Amyrlin Seat in Tar Valon; the Blue Ajah has had more than the average number of Amyrlins from its Ajah—four of the last the last five Amyrlins (before Elaida) were raised from the Blue Ajah. These two exceptions to the mean number of Amyrlins from one's Ajah have only added to the friction between the Blue and Red Ajahs over the years. The Amyrlin has a secretary of sorts, the Keeper of the Chronicles, who is traditionally chosen from the same Ajah that the Amyrlin was raised from. The office was held by Siuan Sanche, raised from the Blue Ajah, until she was deposed for her involvement with events surrounding the Dragon Reborn. Her successor was the leader of the coup, Elaida, raised from the Red Ajah. Siuan's deposition divided the Tower, and the faction opposing Elaida plans to raise its own Amyrlin. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Aryman, Deane; Kerenmosa, Rashima; Latar, Serenia; Sanche, Siuan.
  19. Marigan, p. 17 (8)—Identity assumed by Moghedien in order to slip in amongst Nynaeve's refugee women in Salidar. None save Nynaeve, Birgitte, Elayne, Leane, and Siuan know that the necklace she wears is actually an a'dam, a device used to control her so she cannot do the things Forsaken usually do. See also Jaril; Moghedien; Seve.
  20. Rand al'Thor, p. 19 (9)—A young man born in Emond's Field in the Two Rivers, now proclaimed to be the Dragon Reborn. He is very tall, with curly red-blond hair. He was raised by Tam al'Thor and his wife Kari (until her death around the time Rand was five) in Emond's Field. His real parents, however, were Janduin, the chief of the Taardad Aiel who brought the four clans across the Dragonwall to punish Laman's Sin, and a Maiden of the Spear named Shaiel, who was actually Tigraine Damodred, the runaway Daughter-Heir of Andor. Tigraine gave birth to Rand on the slopes of Dragonmount, in accordance with prophecy; “born of a Maiden, of the ancient blood but raised by the Old.” Rand has a heron branded into each of his palms, which he received from the sword Tam gave him while fighting Ishamael. He also has two dragons on his forearms, which he recieved in Rhuidean to designate him as the Car'a'carn, the Chief of Chiefs of the Aiel. He is not only the Dragon Reborn, but also He Who Comes With the Dawn, the man prophesied to reunite the Aiel, and the Coramoor, the one prophesied to bring the Sea Folk out of the Sea. He can channel strongly, more so than any person who ever lived (except the previous user of his soul, Lews Therin Telamon, who was obviously of equal strength), and is also ta'veren, the most strongly so since Lews Therin as well. Lews Therin's voice has somehow found a new place inside of Rand's head; he talks to him in a mad voice when Rand least expects it, sometimes offering sound advice or knowledge, sometimes babbling, sometimes even trying to wrest control of saidin from him. Unlike Lews Therin, Rand is accompanied by two other ta'veren during this turing of the Wheel, two men born within days (hours, even) of him named Matrim Cauthon and Perrin Aybara, who both grew up in Emond's Field as well. Rand is destined to fall in love with three women (and has): Min Farshaw, Elayne Trakand, and Aviendha. He has already been born on the slopes of Dragonmount of a Maiden, of the ancient blood but raised by the old, taken the Stone of Tear and drawn Callandor, and began conquering “under the forgotten symbol,” that of the Aes Sedai of the Age of Legends. He is working on having the “spotless tower” break and bend knee to him, as well. He is the salvation of the entire world, and as the prophecy states, he will save the world—and Break it again. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Thor, Kari; al'Thor, Tamlin; Aviendha; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Car'a'carn; Cauthon, Matrim; Coramoor; Damodred, Tigraine; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Farshaw, Elmindreda; He Who Comes With the Dawn; Janduin; Shadowkiller; Shaiel; Telamon, Lews Therin; Trakand, Elayne.
  21. Dragon Reborn, p. 19 (10)—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; Rogad, Gorin; Stonebow, Yurian; Taim, Mazrim.
  22. Sheriam Bayanar, p. 19 (10)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah with fiery hair. She was Mistress of Novices in the White Tower before she fled to Salidar with the rest of her Ajah. She leads the group of six sisters that hold most of the influence in Salidar, despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower. Her tilted, green eyes can be used to intimidate novices and Aes Sedai alike. See also Mistress of Novices.
  23. Birgitte, p. 19 (11)—Hero of Legend, bound to the Horn of Valere until Moghedien ripped her away. She has long blonde hair that she keeps in a braid, and is one of the best with bow and arrows. During Nynaeve's struggle with Moghedien, Birgitte was ripped out of Tel'aran'rhiod and almost died. She would have if she had not been saved by Elayne, who bonded her has a Warder to give her the strength and quick healing she needed to survive. She is always linked to Gaidal Cain in the stories, and misses him immensely since he was spun out normally while she was ripped out. She is nothing like the stories say she is supposed to be like. See also Cain, Gaidal; Joana; Maerion; Trakand, Elayne.
  24. Daughter-Heir (of Andor), p. 20 (11)—According to Andoran tradition, the first-born daughter of the Queen is her heir to the throne. The Daughter-Heir is traditionally sent to Tar Valon to receive training from the Aes Sedai, although until the current Daughter-Heir, Elayne, most have been too weak to get beyond novice training. See also Damodred, Tigraine; Trakand, Elayne.
  25. Morgase Trakand, p. 20 (11)—By the Grace of the Light, Queen of Andor, Defender of the Realm, High Seat of House Trakand. Mother of Elayne and Gawyn. She married Taringail Damodred, a prince of Cairhien, to further solidify her claim to the Throne of Andor; when Tigraine disappeared, Morgase made the best claim to succeed her, and married her widower to gain the support that would be gained by such action. Taringail died when Elayne and Gawyn father; he died when they were young. Morgase has since gone through several lovers, including Thomdril Merrilin, a former court-bard; Gareth Bryne, her First Prince of the Sword and Captain of the Guards; and most recently Lord Gaebril, a man who led the faction that stilled the riots in Caemlyn that sprang up on Morgase's trip to Tar Valon to inquire about Elayne's whereabouts. Thom was exiled from the city of Caemlyn when he started telling her what he really thought of some of her plans, her relationship with Bryne ebbed away until finally Gaebril told her to exile him too, and Gaebril eventually chased Morgase herself out of the city when she found he was usurping her power. The Daughter-Heir of Andor is traditionally trained by Aes Sedai in the White Tower, and Morgase underwent novice training to keep the tradition alive. She was given the gift of a Great Serpent ring despite not being Accepted, and still wears it on her left hand. She was previously advised by Elaida a'Roihan of the Red Ajah, who is now the Amyrlin Seat. When Morgase discovered that Gaebril (who, unbeknownst to her, was actually Rahvin) meant to usurp her throne, she left, and when she learned that the Dragon Reborn had taken over Caemlyn and none of her former supporters would give her aid, she fled to Amadicia to get help from the only place she thought she could: Pedron Niall and the Children of the Light. She is not aware that Rand only wants to give her country back to her, not to mention believes that she is dead. If she made her presence known, she would no doubt have her country back in one piece and all would be well, but as royalty she believes she must work on her own and trust no one. The entire world believes Morgase dead except for a select few, all of which are in Amadicia at the moment. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Bryne, Gareth; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Damodred, Tigraine; Gaebril; Mantear, Mordrellen; Merrilin, Thomdril; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  26. Dark One, p. 20 (12)—Name, used in every land, for Shai'tan. See Shai'tan.
  27. Moiraine Damodred, p. 21 (13)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. Born of a noble House in Cairhien, she is Taringail Damodred's youngest half-sister, and King Laman's niece. She is considered short among her people, and the Cairhienin are already a short people. When it was discovered that she had the ability to channel inborn, Moiraine went to Tar Valon to become an Aes Sedai. Just before being raised to the shawl, she and her friend Siuan Sanche witnessed Gitara Moroso's Foretelling of the Rebirth of the Dragon. Moiraine and Siuan walked away from each other and did not speak to each other again (at least in public), but both held secret communication with each other and dedicated their lives to finding and guiding the Dragon Reborn. Moiraine found the young man she sought on Winternight in Emond's Field, a young man named Rand al'Thor, along with two more ta'veren, Mat Cauthon and Perrin Aybara and two women with the spark of the Power inborn, Egwene al'Vere and Nynaeve al'Meara. When Moiraine was shortly raised to the shawl, she met al'Lan Mandragoran, the uncrowned King of Malkier, who was fighting alone against the Shadow in the Blight; she asked Lan to become her Warder, and he accepted. She is very strong in the Power, stronger than almost all living Aes Sedai. In the Stone of Tear, Moiraine confronted and killed the Forsaken Be'lal with balefire, just before he would have killed Rand. Later, after having an inkling of the future events from the testing ter'angreal for the Wise Ones, Moiraine managed to push the Forsaken Lanfear through the twisted doorway ter'angreal into the land of the Eelfinn, trapping both her and Lanfear there. It is unknown whether Moiraine lives on in the land off the Finn, or whether she is dead, but her bond with Lan has been severed, and other Aes Sedai consider her a legend, not only for discovering the Dragon Reborn but for killing or trapping two of the Forsaken as well. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve; al'Thor, Rand; al'Vere, Egwene; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Cauthon, Matrim; Lanfear; Mandragoran, Lan; Merrilin, Thomdril; Moroso, Gitara; Sanche, Siuan.
  28. Egwene al'Vere, p. 21 (13)—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; she trained with the Wise Ones to learn more of this Talent. Egwene is good friends with Elayne Trakand, the Daughter-Heir of Andor, and is also a childhood friend of Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn. In fact, Rand and Egwene were all but Promised in their youth, but both of them feels an almost sibling-like love for each other now; they know that they cannot get married, and do not want to. Egwene is the love object of both of Elayne's brothers, Galad and Gawyn—she is flattered by Galad's attentions, but she does not return them; she does find Gawyn to her liking. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve; al'Thor, Rand; Damodred, Galadedrid; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  29. Matrim (Mat) Cauthon, p. 21 (13)—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. These gaps were filled and more when he passed through the twisted door to the land of the Eelfinn, where he was granted his three requests: a foxhead medallion that protected him from women's channeling, a way out of the land of the Eelfinn, and the memories of past lifetimes that were the gaps in his memory. Mat's ta'veren qualities manifest themselves particularly well with random events, such as dice games—he almost never loses a toss of the dice, even if the dice are weighted. He has found that battles are the ultimate form of gambling, and along with his newfound memories he can win almost every battle he fights quite decisively. He has four sisters, including Eldrin and Bodewhin, who are 16 and 17, respectively. His father Abell is one of the best archers in the Two Rivers, possibly in the World. Mat has gotten in the habit of carrying concealed knives under his clothes in case he is attacked—his collection would surprise anyone. In the Waste, he met a woman named Melindhra, a Maiden of the Spear from the Shaido Clan. However, she is not the Daughter of the Nine Moons, who Mat is destined to marry according to the Aelfinn; besides, she tried to kill him on orders from her master among the Darkfriends. Mat had to kill her to save his own skin, but regrets it deeply. He has a scar along his neck from where the Eelfinn tried to kill him—which was also in accordance with what the Aelfinn told him, that he is “to die and live again.” He currently heads an army called the Band of the Red Hand, after the army of King Aemon of old Manetheren, and serves in a way as Rand's personal general—this works well, since Mat seems to be a better general than even Davram Bashere, who has earned his good reputation as one of the best commanders alive. Mat does not trust any Aes Sedai, and because of this refuses to take his foxhead medallion off even to bathe. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Cauthon, Abell; Cauthon, Bodewhin; Cauthon, Eldrin; Cauthon, Natti; Daughter of the Nine Moons; Mordeth.
  30. Perrin t'Bashere Aybara, p. 21 (13)—A young man from Emond's Field. He is ta'veren. When he and Egwene got separated from the rest of the group while fleeing the Trollocs on Winternight, Perrin met a man named Elyas Machera. Elyas, a former Warder who found he could talk to wolves, helped Perrin discover the same ability in himself. Perrin's eyes are now yellow, just like the wolves' eyes, and he can enter what he calls the Wolf Dream (known to most as Tel'aran'rhiod, the World of Dreams) with them. Perrin is a childhood friend of fellow ta'veren Rand al'Thor and Mat Cauthon. On the way to Tear, Perrin encountered a young woman by the name of Zarine Bashere, a Hunter for the Horn who took the name of Faile (which means “Falcon” in the Old Tongue) as a more appropriate name for a Hunter for the Horn. The two are now married. Perrin is a very large man—he was always a big person, which caused him to be very cautious since he found as a child that he could easily hurt other children if his temper got out of hand. His size helps considerably when helping Master Luhhan on his forge, but sometimes gives others the impression that he is slow and stupid. He is currently in the Two Rivers, helping to rebuild the area after the series of Trolloc attacks; he and his wife serve as Lord and Lady there, the first lord of the Two Rivers since the Trolloc Wars. See also al'Thor, Rand; t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; t'Aybara, Zarine ni Bashere; Cauthon, Matrim.
  31. Tiana Noselle, p. 21 (13)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She serves as Mistress of Novices in Salidar. See also Bayanar, Sheriam; Mistress of Novices.
  32. Mistress of Novices, p. 21 (14)—The Aes Sedai who is in charge of training novices in the White Tower. The post was held by Sheriam Bayanar until a coup that deposed Siuan Sanche chased her out of the Tower. The post is now held by Silviana Brehon in Tar Valon and Tiana Noselle in Salidar. See also Bayanar, Sheriam; Noselle, Tiana.
  33. Elmindreda (Min) Farshaw, p. 22 (15)—A young woman from Baerlon. She has a special ability that few besides herself know about: she sees images and auras around people, especially around Aes Sedai 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: he is destined to fall in love with three different women, one of which is herself. She usually dresses in attire reserved for men; this habit was picked up when growing up with her father, who was a miner. However, once she started to develop feelings for Rand, she began to wear more traditionally feminine attire. Min was in Tar Valon helping Siuan with her viewings' information when Siuan was deposed, and it was Min that freed Siuan and Leane from the dungeon. She accompanied the two former leaders of the Aes Sedai to Salidar; once there, she left for Caemlyn with Salidar's embassy to Rand. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aviendha; Jan; Miren; Rana; Trakand, Elayne.
  34. Logain Ablar, p. 23 (15)—A false Dragon who created war in Ghealdan and surrounding nations before being captured and gentled by the Red Ajah. He got loose during the chaos surrounding the deposing of Siuan Sanche, and eventually was escorted out of Tar Valon by Siuan and her traveling companions. Before he was gentled he was of considerable strength, and attracted quite a following of loyal soldiers. Min still has viewings of him with a halo over his head, which she thinks indicates that he will become a figure of great power sometime in the future. Recently, Logain has come forward with information that indicates the Red Ajah actually put him up to declaring himself the Dragon Reborn, most likely with the pretext that bringing down a false Dragon would be less likely to be negatively critiqued than gentling a simple man who could channel. See also Dragon Reborn.
  35. The Spider, p. 24 (17)—Nickname given to Moghedien, used by enemies and allies alike. The nickname refers to the name Moghedien, which was a highly venomous spider alive during the Age of Legends. See Moghedien.
  36. Jaril, p. 24 (18)—Alleged son of Marigan. Along with Seve, he was taken off the street by Marigan and treated as her son to take some suspicion away from her in case anyone suspected her true identity. When Marigan's true identity was found out, Jaril and Seve were taken in by other women in Salidar. See also Marigan; Moghedien; Seve.
  37. Seve, p. 24 (18)—Alleged son of Marigan. Along with Jaril, he was taken off the street by Marigan and treated as her son to take some suspicion away from her in case anyone suspected her true identity. When Marigan's true identity was found out, Jaril and Seve were taken in by other women in Salidar. See also Jaril; Marigan; Moghedien.
  38. Lord Gareth Bryne, p. 25 (19)—Former First Prince of the Sword and Captain of the Queen's Guards under Queen Morgase in Andor. He was appointed to the position because Morgase had no living male relatives, but was exiled from Caemlyn on a suggestion from Morgase's new advisor, Lord Gaebril. He moved to his private estates in rural Andor, where he presided over the trial of three young women who unintentionally burned a barn: they turned out to be Siuan Sanche, the former Amyrlin Seat; Leane Sharif, the former Keeper of the Chronicles, and Min Farshaw. When these three made an oath to serve him and then apparently broke it, he followed them out of sheer curiosity to Salidar. Once their, he discovered the true identity of the three, as well as that the Tower was truly broken. The Aes Sedai in Salidar persuaded him to command the army they would need to take the Amyrlin Seat from Elaida, since he was the only commander that the Warders thought would be willing and able to help them. He is one of the six best military commanders west of the Aiel Waste, in a league with Pedron Niall, Rodel Ituralde, Davram Bashere, Agelmar Jagad, and Matrim Cauthon. Although neither of them would admit it, Bryne seems to be developing feelings for Siuan Sanche; he wishes to avoid another mistake like his relationship as Morgase's lover, and also never forgave Siuan for when she publicly shamed him years ago. See also Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  39. Anaiya, p. 25 (20)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She has blunt, motherly facial features. She was very good friends with Moiraine both as a novice and as a full sister. She, like all Blues, fled the Tower when Elaida was raised to the Striped Stole, and now carries a position of considerable influence in the “Little Tower” in Salidar.
  40. Janya Frende, p. 25 (20)—A Sitter for the Brown Ajah. She is extraordinarily neat, especially for a Brown—every one of her short, dark hairs is exactly in place at all times. She is very old, though her hair is not yet gray.
  41. Carenna, p. 26 (20)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She was very interested in the eavesdropping trick that Nynaeve revealed; she had already discovered it for herself, but was trying to hide the fact.
  42. Faile ni Bashere t'Aybara, p. 30 (27)—A young woman from Saldaea with long dark hair and dark eyes. She is the daughter of Davram and Deira Bashere, and their oldest surviving offspring. Her two older brothers were killed, and when Davram sent her younger brother off to fight while keeping her at home, she ran away and swore the oath of a Hunter of the Horn in Illian. When she became a Hunter, she renounced her old name, Zarine, at first considering adopting the name “Mandarb”—she chose Faile when she found Mandarb was the name of Lan's horse. She fell in love with Perrin Aybara while on her search for the Horn, who told her that the Horn had been found. She was shocked, but even more so to find out that Rand was the Dragon Reborn and that both he and Perrin are ta'veren. Faile stayed near Perrin, and finally accompanied him to the Two Rivers where she helped fend off the Trolloc attacks; the two were married shortly afterwards. They were then proclaimed Lord and Lady of the Two Rivers. Perrin hated the idea, but Faile insisted they have a modest estate, and even servants, which she trained herself. Her name means “falcon” in the Old Tongue; she is the falcon in Min's viewings of Perrin. She is very protective of her husband, and does whatever she can to make sure he not so much as looks at another woman, even though he has no intention of doing so. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; t'Aybara, Zarine ni Bashere; Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; t'Bashere, Deira ni Ghaline.
  43. Perrin Goldeneyes, p. 30 (27)—Nickname given to Perrin Aybara by people in the Two Rivers; they chose it because of his wolf-like eye color. See Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  44. Zarine ni Bashere t'Aybara, p. 31 (28)—Daughter of Davram and Deira Bashere. She gave up the name to become a Hunter for the Horn, adopting the name Faile when she found out that Mandarb was taken—by Lan's horse. See t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere.
  45. Sharmad Zeffar, p. 31 (28)—Coppery-skinned, plump woman who came to the Two Rivers after the Trolloc attacks subsided. She fled Arad Doman when the Seanchan attacked Almoth Plain and civil war broke out in her homeland. She and Rhea Avin are fighting over Wil al'Seen. See also al'Seen, Wil; Avin, Rhea.
  46. Rhea Avin, p. 31 (29)—Pretty, round-faced woman from the Two Rivers. She has dark hair that she has had braided for four years, and is about five years older than Faile. She and Sharmad Zeffar are fighting over Wil al'Seen. See also al'Seen, Wil; Zeffar, Sharmad.
  47. Wil al'Seen, p. 32 (29)—Man from Deven Ride who likes to flirt. He is Perrin's cousin. Sharmad and Rhea are fighting with each other over him. See also Avin, Rhea; Zeffar, Sharmad.
  48. Daise Congar, p. 32 (29)—Wisdom of Emond's Field after Nynaeve left to accompany Rand, Mat, and Perrin. She is as tall as most men, and wider.
  49. Cenn Buie, p. 32 (30)—Knarled man from Emond's Field with a raspy voice. He is the local thatcher, and sits on the Village Council.
  50. Master Hornval, p. 33 (30)—Tile-maker from Tarabon who came to Emond's Field after the battle with the Trollocs. His trade produced previously unheard of competition with Cenn Buie's thatch, causing some friction.
  51. Haral Luhhan, p. 33 (30)—Blacksmith of Emond's Field. Perrin was his apprentice before he left home. He is a very large man, which works well for work at the forge. His wife, Alsbet, is almost as large as he is, and nearly as strong. He approves of the new arrivals in Emond's Field, and has even ventured into business partnerships with some of the newcomers. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Luhhan, Alsbet.
  52. Master Aydaer, p. 33 (31)—Carpenter from Emond's Field who makes furniture.
  53. Lord Davram t'Ghaline Bashere, p. 33 (31)—Lord of Bashere, Tyr, and Sidonia; Guardian of the Blightborder; Defender of the Heartland; Marshal-General to Queen Tenobia of Saldaea. He is also her uncle. He is Faile's father. He has black eyes, a beak-like nose, and a mustache. He is also slender, and shorter than most men. He left Saldaea with an army to hunt down Mazrim Taim after he escaped, and ended up in Caemlyn when Rand defeated Rahvin. He now commands Rand's troops in Caemlyn (those that cannot channel and are not under the command of Mat or one of the Aiel chiefs). See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; t'Aybara, Zarine ni Bashere; t'Bashere, Deira ni Ghaline; Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere.
  54. Queen Tenobia si Bashere Kazadi, p. 33 (31)—Queen of Saldaea, niece of Davram Bashere, and cousin of Faile. Alviarin thinks that the fact that her army is moving is a sign that she does not trust the Aes Sedai to deal with the escaped false Dragon Mazrim Taim. See also Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline.
  55. Jon Ayellin, p. 33 (32)—A large, bald man from the Two Rivers. He and Thad Torfinn dispute the boundaries of their farms.
  56. Thad Torfinn, p. 33 (32)—Skinny man from Emond's Field. He and Jon Ayellin dispute the boundaries of their farms.
  57. Espara Soman, p. 34 (32)—Woman who came to Emond's Field with an interest in herbs.
  58. Liale Mosrana, p. 34 (32)—Woman from Tarabon who fled to the Two Rivers.
  59. Edelle Gaelin, p. 34 (33)—Woman from Watch Hill. She is thin and has gray hair. She thinks she should have Daise Congar's position as Wisdom of Emond's Field, not just be on its Women's Circle.
  60. Elwinn Taron, p. 34 (33)—Wisdom of Deven Ride. She is short and round and has a motherly smile.
  61. Milla al'Azar, p. 34 (33)—Woman from Taren Ferry.
  62. Dav Ayellin, p. 35 (33)—A young man from Emond's Field. He is as old as Perrin, and left home to see the world after he heard Perrin's stories.
  63. Ewin Finngar, p. 35 (34)—A young man from Emond's Field. He is as old as Faile, and left home to see the world after he heard Perrin's stories.
  64. Elam Dowtry, p. 35 (34)—A young man from Emond's Field. He is as old as Perrin, and left home to see the world after he heard Perrin's stories.
  65. Therille Marza, p. 37 (37)—Faile's personal tailor in Emond's Field.
  66. Gwil, p. 38 (38)—One of the servants Faile trained for Perrin. Perrin treats him as a friend and drinking partner, not a servant.
  67. Hal, p. 38 (38)—One of the servants Faile trained for Perrin. Perrin treats him as a friend and drinking partner, not a servant.
  68. Calle Coplin, p. 38 (38)—A young woman from Emond's Field who has a crush on Perrin. Perrin was not supposed to know that Faile chased her with a stick for several blocks when she found out; she now works as a servant for the two of them.
  69. Tamlin (Tam) al'Thor, p. 38 (38)—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, who he met while stationed there. When the Aiel War started, he fought Aiel all the way to Tar Valon and the Battle of the Shining Walls, where he found Rand on the mountain. Tam and Kari raised Rand as their own son. Tam always won the archery competitions (or came in second to Abell Cauthon), and passed his archery skills on to Rand. He also taught Aram how to use his sword. Tam had no idea that the child he was raising was the Dragon Reborn. See also al'Thor, Kari; al'Thor, Rand.
  70. Aram, p. 38 (38)—Former Tuatha'an who gave up the Way of the Leaf to learn the sword when the Trollocs killed his mother. He learned from Tam al'Thor, Rand's father and a Blademaster, and picked it up extremely fast.
  71. Loial, p. 38 (39)—Son of Arent son of Halan, an Ogier from Stedding Shangtai. He left the stedding at around age 90 to see the world; by Ogier standards, he is not yet old enough to leave the stedding without permission from the Council of Elders. He is fond of books and history, and is an excellent Treesinger. He is writing a book about his travels with the three ta'veren he meets, Rand al'Thor, Mat Cauthon, and Perrin Aybara. Loial is constantly afraid that his mother will find him and try to marry him off and settle him down. He, like most of the Ogier, is sad that most humans do not remember the Ogier, and is horrified that some even think he is a Trolloc on first seeing him. See also Covril; Erith.
  72. Abell Cauthon, p. 39 (40)—Mat's father. He and his wife Natti live in Emond's Field with their two unmarried daughters Eldrin and Bodewhin. They have two other daughters. Abell is excellent with a bow and arrow, and is in general a really nice guy; Mat does not know of anyone that dislikes him. His children are about the age where they start to leave home—twenty, seventeen, and sixteen for Mat, Eldrin, and Bode respectively. See also Cauthon, Bodewhin; Cauthon, Eldrin; Cauthon, Matrim; Cauthon, Natti.
  73. Gawyn Trakand, p. 40 (41)—Son of Queen Morgase of Andor and brother to Elayne. He will become First Prince of the Sword when Elayne becomes Queen. He and his half-brother Galad went to train with the Warders in the White Tower, as all sons of Andoran queens have for centuries, and both now possess considerable skill with the sword. During the chaos that erupted after Siuan Sanche's deposition, Gawyn formed a band of young men, everyone who had trained with the Warders except Galad, who are called the Younglings. The Younglings fought back against their teachers, who were trying to free Siuan and Leane from their imprisonment. Gawyn himself killed Hammar and Coulin, the men in charge of teaching the sword and for his personal training, respectively, both of which are Blademasters—few Warders are as good as they were, and Gawyn managed to kill both of them. Gawyn does not know which party to support—he believes that anyone who opposes Tower Law by trying to free Siuan and Leane is wrong, but at the same time he does not know all the facts surrounding the change in leadership. In fact, his sister Elayne and her friends Nynaeve al'Meara and Egwene al'Vere side with those who broke from the Tower. This is especially difficult since Gawyn has feelings for Egwene, feelings which she returns. He believes the rumor that Rand killed his mother, and only refrains from killing him because Egwene made him promise not to. His sign is a white boar. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Damodred, Galadedrid; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  74. Jisao Hamora, p. 40 (42)—Youngest of Gawyn's Younglings. He wears a silver Tower on his collar, the mark of a veteran fighter who saw the riots in the White Tower along with Gawyn.
  75. Benji Dalfor, p. 40 (42)—One of the Younglings. He is barely old enough to have to shave regularly. He has a scar on his cheek that he got while fighting in the Tower.
  76. Hal Moir, p. 40 (42)—One of the Younglings. He is two years older than Jisao.
  77. Arwin, p. 41 (43)—One of the Younglings.
  78. Lord Captain Eamon Valda, p. 41 (44)—A Lord Captain of the Children of the Light. He commanded the troops that were near Tar Valon, and gave Galad the information on the Whitecloaks when he said he was curious. Once Galad joined the Whitecloak army, Valda promoted him quickly because of his swordsmanship skill, claiming that he deserved recognition for his skill regardless of where he obtained it. Valda thinks that Pedron Niall's time as Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light is coming to an end—his skill as a military commander earned him the right to have the position as long as he has, but Valda thinks he is getting too old to be effective. Valda plans to succeed him himself, but letting others know of this would undoubtedly mean a dagger through Valda's ribs, so he keeps it to himself.
  79. Lord Captain Commander Pedron Niall, p. 42 (44)—Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light, highest office among the Children. He is one of the great military commanders in the world, in company with Davram Bashere, Agelmar Jagad, Rodel Ituralde, Gareth Bryne, Mat Cauthon, and several Aiel chiefs. He is trying to get Altara and Murandy to cede land to Illian so the Council of Nine will not invade both countries. He is also trying to expand Amadicia's borders into parts of Ghealdan. His headquarters is in Amadicia, and he rules there even above King Ailron, although this is not spoken of openly. Niall recently offered a treaty with Queen Morgase of Andor, offering Whitecloak assistance to retake her throne in exchange for Whitecloak presence in Caemlyn and elsewhere in Andor, a presence that Morgase had not allowed even a fraction of during her reign. See also Balwer, Sebban; Omerna, Abdel; Valda, Eamon.
  80. Coiren Saeldain, p. 42 (44)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is plump and pompous, and leads the embassy Elaida sent to Rand in Cairhien.
  81. Mil Tesen, p. 43 (46)—A peddler who meets with Gawyn in his camp and brings him the rumor of Morgase's death.
  82. Katerine Alruddin, p. 44 (47)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. Though she keeps it secret, she is actually of the Black Ajah, and has been for twelve years. She is part of Coiren's embassy from Tar Valon.
  83. Sevanna, p. 44 (48)—A Wise One of the Shaido Aiel (recently inducted), and acting chief of the Shaido Aiel after Couladin's death. She is the widow of Suladric, the last official chief of the Shaido Aiel; after he died, she married the self-appointed, unofficial chief of the Shaido, Couladin. She made an alliance with the Tar Valon Aes Sedai to help capture Rand on the condition that she got to see his face after he was a prisoner. See also Couladin; Suladric.
  84. Tarva, p. 44 (48)—Gray-haired Shaido Wise One; she is actually Therava, but Coiren could not remember it correctly and did not care. See Therava.
  85. Erian Boroleos, p. 44 (48)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has four Warders. Part of Coiren's embassy to Rand in Cairhien. See also Bartol; Rashan.
  86. Nesune Bihara, p. 44 (48)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, part of Coiren's embassy to Rand in Cairien. She grew up in Kandor.
  87. Galina Casban, p. 45 (48)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She has been head of the Red Ajah for eighteen years, although she is not a Sitter for the Red. Unknown to almost everyone, she is actually a member of the Black Ajah. She was the one who beat Tarna Feir's block out of her; Galina knew she would choose Red before Tarna did. Galina has a begrudgingly positive opinion of Elaida, who she believes is proving herself to be strong and capabable.
  88. Therava, p. 45 (48)—Gray-haired Shaido Wise One who comes with Sevanna to make an alliance with the Tar Valon embassy.
  89. Couladin, p. 46 (50)—Self-appointed chief of the Shaido Aiel after the death of its last true chief, Suladric. He never went to Rhuidean, but declared himself the Car'a'carn after Asmodean placed two dragons on his arms in a copy of those on Rand's arms. When the rest of the Aiel chiefs declared for Rand, Couladin took the Shaido west across the Spine of the World to ravage Cairhien. Although almost every other clan despises the Shaido, all agree that even they deserved a real chief—they never got one. Couladin died outside Cairhien while fighting Mat Cauthon—Mat killed him, but later remarked that Couladin had to have been born with a spear in his hands to be that good. After his death, the remnants of his clan fled to Kinslayer's Dagger under the command of his widow, Sevanna. His head was placed on a pike while Mat's troops danced around it and the rest of the Aiel spit on it. See also Sevanna; Suladric.
  90. Suladric, p. 46 (50)—Last true chief of the Shaido Aiel, and Sevanna's first husband. After his death, Muradin went to Rhuidean to become his successor and failed; Couladin then declared himself to be the chief of the Shaido despite being refused permission to enter Rhuidean. His death set off what may some day be called the Shaido War in Cairhien. See also Couladin; Sevanna.
  91. Desaine, p. 46 (50)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She opposed Sevanna's appointment to Wise One, which Sevanna never forgave her for.
  92. Car'a'carn, p. 46 (51)—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; He Who Comes With the Dawn.
  93. Kinslayer, p. 46 (51)—Name given to Lews Therin Telamon after he killed his family in his madness. See Dragon, The; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  94. King Ailron, p. 47 (51)—Annointed by the Light, King and Defender of Amadicia, Guardian of the Southern Gate. He is balding, and has dark, wavy hair. His nose is too long, and his ears are to big. He has little real power as king; the true power in Amadicia is Pedron Niall and the Children of the Light. See also Niall, Pedron.
  95. Guardsman-Lieutenant Martyn Tallanvor, p. 47 (52)—Tall young man from Andor. He served in the Queen's Guards until Morgase fled Andor. When Gaebril had the guards swear new oaths to the laws and customs of Andor (instead of to the Queen), Tallanvor swore them but immediately went back to his room and reswore the old oath in the old style (cutting his arm with his sword, indicating that his blood will be shed before the Queen's will). He loves his queen more than his life, and now serves as her personal bodyguard. See also Trakand, Morgase.
  96. Lord Gaebril, p. 48 (53)—Man who came to Caemlyn just as riots sprang up throughout the city. He joined and led the faction that restored order in the city, and upon Morgase's return, he gave her her kingdom in one piece, as it was when she left. Allegedly, she was so happy that he had done this that she made Gaebril her new advisor. However, during Mat's trip through Caemlyn to deliver Elayne's letter, Mat overheard Gaebril ordering someone to kill Elayne and anyone else with her—he tried to find a way to report this information to Morgase, but ended up telling Elayne. Gaebril was discovered to be Rahvin, one of the Forsaken, who has a preference to having pretty women around him. His “pretty woman” is Morgase, and he planned to wrest control of Andor from her. Morgase realized he was controlling her and left the country so quickly a rumor sprang up that she had been killed; when Caemlyn was taken by Rand and Rahvin killed, the rumor changed to say that Rand had killed Morgase, instead of Gaebril. See also Rahvin; Trakand, Morgase.
  97. Basel Gill, p. 48 (53)—Pink-cheeked man with graying hair who follows Morgase. He was the innkeeper of the Queen's Blessing, an inn in Caemlyn which at one time housed Rand and Mat while they were waiting for Moiraine and the rest of the group to catch up to them.
  98. Lamgwin Dorn, p. 48 (53)—A hard, bulky man from Caemlyn. He lived as a street thug, but was loyal to his queen. He joined Morgase when she left the country. See also Taborwin, Breane.
  99. Lini Eltring, p. 48 (54)—Childhood nurse to Maighdin, Morgase, and Elayne Trakand. She has many wise sayings, which Elayne and Morgase are fond of quoting to themselves and others (probably because they have been ingrained into their minds so much). She went with Morgase when she fled Andor to Amadicia. See also Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  100. Breane Taborwin, p. 48 (54)—A woman from Cairhien who is Lamgwin's love interest. She makes it clear that Morgase is not her queen.
  101. The Prophet of the Dragon, p. 48 (54)—Title given Masema as the self-appointed bringer of the news of the Rebirth of the Dragon. He is not necessarily sane anymore, but has gained a very large following. Rand is getting to the point where he plans to do something about him, but he has not gotten around to it yet with all the other problems he faces. See also Dagar, Masema.
  102. Verin Mathwin, p. 49 (55)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah who accompanied Egwene, Elayne, and Nynaeve back from Falme to Tar Valon. Her Warder is named Tomas. She is more interested in current events than the average Brown; most of them could not care less what happened now, only what happened years ago. She gave Egwene the twisted stone ring ter'angreal to assist her in Dreaming, and also once told Morgase that there was really no need to keep her in the Tower until she learned to control her ability when she was a novice, since she would not ever be able to do much with it anyway. When Verin went to the Two Rivers with Alanna, they helped to fight the Trollocs that attacked, and when they left they brought a half-dozen young women with them who could channel, including Mat's sister Bode. When she and Alanna reached Caemlyn, they found that the Tower had been broken, and decided to side with the Salidar embassy when it reached town. Verin is quite old—her hair is starting to turn gray, which to an Aes Sedai means she is quite old indeed. See also Tomas.
  103. Dyelin Taravin, p. 50 (57)—Next-in-line to the Lion Throne after Morgase and Elayne. She refuses to take the throne without absolute confirmation of the deaths of both of them, despite the feelings of some of Morgase's former supporters. She is Morgase's cousin. See also Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  104. Galadedrid (Galad) Damodred, p. 51 (58)—Son of Morgase's late husband Taringail Damodred and his first wife Tigraine. He is half-brother to Elayne and Gawyn. Stunningly handsome, even Nynaeve has trouble blushing when she speaks to him, and Aes Sedai will often forsook their work to watch him practice (shirtless) in the sword yard. Galad has much skill with the sword, and has acheived Blademaster status in practice if not in name. He disappeared from Tar Valon during the violence that accompanied Siuan's deposition and joined Eamon Valda's band of the Children of the Light. Because of his sword skill, Galad was promoted to an official position very quickly, and now controls his own small band of men. He says he became a Whitecloak because it “felt right.” He is extremely virtuous, and will do whatever he thinks is right regardless of who it hurts, even himself. His sign is a winged silver sword, point down. Galad has feelings for Egwene al'Vere, and although she is flattered by his attentions, she does not return his love. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Damodred, Taringail; Damodred, Tigraine; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  105. Paitr Conel, p. 53 (61)—A young boy from Andor who comes to meet Morgase in Amador. He was one of the many Darkfriends who found Rand and Mat on their way to Caemlyn due to the evil of Mat's dagger from Shadar Logoth. He was apparently one of the few people the Whitecloaks were correct about.… See also Jen.
  106. Jen, p. 53 (61)—A merchant from Four Kings, and Paitr's uncle. See also Conel, Paitr.
  107. The Creator, p. 54 (62)—The maker of the Universe, people, places, things, the True Source, everything in existence. An alternate name would be God. After He created the world, the Creator made a prison for Shai'tan, the Dark One, His complete opposite in every way, to keep him from influencing the world. The Creator is bent on non-interference—He will not directly influence events in the world, instead using a “Chosen One” or simply tugging at the Pattern of the Age in hopes that what He wants to occur will occur, instead of just making it happen. The Forsaken and most Darkfriends consider Him to be inferior to the Dark One, despite the fact that He imprisoned him. See also Dragon, The; Shai'tan.
  108. Sebban Balwer, p. 54 (62)—Personal secretary to Pedron Niall. He has knobby shoulders and skinny legs. He believes nothing he is told. The post is actually a ruse; the pinch-faced man is actually the Master of Spies for the Children of the Light, and the Spymaster presented to the world is just a decoy. See also Niall, Pedron; Omerna, Abdel.
  109. Jaichim Carridin, p. 54 (62)—An Inquisitor for the Hand of the Light, better known as the Questioners; he aspires to some day become High Inquisitor, perhaps even Lord Captain Commander. 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.
  110. Guaire Amalasan, p. 55 (64)—False Dragon of centuries past, from Free Years 939–943. He started the War of the Second Dragon and conquered much of the world between the Aiel Waste and the Aryth Ocean before a young king named Artur Paendrag Tanreall rose to overwhelming prominence and power. Six Aes Sedai once attempted to capture him by themselves—he killed one of them and stilled two more. It took a full circle of thirteen to finally capture him, and during his trial his followers beseiged Tar Valon and tried to free him, getting as far as the White Tower itself before being turned back. See also Dragon Reborn; Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  111. High King Artur Paendrag Tanreall, p. 55 (64)—Hero of Legend who conquered much of the known world about a thousand years ago. He was called Artur Hawkwing during his reign. He was perhaps the most strongly ta'veren man besides Lews Therin Telamon and Rand al'Thor. His armies put down those of Guaire Amalasan, a false Dragon, and he even sent troops across the Aryth Ocean under his son, Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin, in hopes of conquering new lands there. All contact with these armies ended with Hawkwing's death, which set off the War of the Hundred Years. The descendants of the armies under Luthair have now returned to reclaim the lands of Hawkwing's empire in the Old World—they now call themselves the Seanchan. His sign was a golden hawk in flight. See also Amalasan, Guaire; Hawkwing, Artur.
  112. Artur Hawkwing, p. 55 (64)—Name by which Artur Paendrag Tanreall was known after his rise to power. See Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  113. Mesaana, p. 55 (65)—One of the Forsaken. During the Age of Legends, Mesaana was told she was unfit to do research at the Collam Daan, but was capable of teaching others. She spent her years teaching until the Bore was opened and she dedicated her life to the Dark One. During the War of Power, she created “schools” for the children, at which she taught the children to spy on their parents and other such things. After her release from the Bore, Mesaana set herself up in the White Tower, where she could control events without anyone suspecting she was behind them. She has been cooperating with Semirhage to some extent.
  114. Semirhage, p. 56 (65)—One of the Forsaken. During the Age of Legends, she was one of the best Healers ever known. She was called to all corners of the world Heal people that others thought beyond help. However, she was sadistic; she exacted a price in the form of pain from her subjects in return for her Healing services. Most thought the pain or anguish she exacted from them was a small price to pay for being alive, but eventually the Hall of Servants found out about her practices and gave her the choice of being severed or bound with the Power, never again to know her “pleasures.” She chose instead to pledge for the Dark One, and created one of the most oppressive and pain-filled areas of Shadow control during the entire War of Power. After being freed from the Bore, Semirhage went in service to the Dark One by extracting information from captured Borderlanders and Aes Sedai. She also sent the Trollocs to the Stone of Tear to battle those that Sammael sent. She is as tall as most men, and wears black most of the time—perhaps because Lanfear always wore white.
  115. Lews Therin Telamon, p. 57 (66)—The Dragon, Breaker of the World. He was perhaps the greatest man who ever lived, and the most powerful Aes Sedai in recorded history. During the War of the Shadow, he led the forces of the Light against the Forsaken, and led the final stroke which re-sealed the Dark One back into his prison. Unfortunately, during this stroke he was driven insane by the Dark One's touch, eventually killing his wife Ilyena, his children, and everyone he loved, as well as anyone who carried a drop of his blood. For this act, people remember him with a new name: Kinslayer. After he had done this, Ishamael gave him his sanity back long enough for him to realize what he had done; Lews Therin killed himself by drawing on saidin too heavily, causing a mountain to form on the spot where he stood. This mountain is called Dragonmount, and is near the present-day city of Tar Valon. It is unfortunate that the name of one of the greatest men to ever live is now synonymous with evil, for Lews Therin killed his family due to the Dark One's influence, but without Lews Therin there may not have been a world left in which to kill them. Lews Therin's voice sometimes speaks inside Rand's head, offering advice or sobbing over lost women, but is getting more and more vocal. It even tries to seize control of saidin sometimes, much to Rand's fear. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Kinslayer; Moerelle, Ilyena Therin.
  116. Barid Bel Medar, p. 57 (66)—Name that Demandred was born with and used during the Age of Legends (before dedicating his life to serve the Dark One). See Demandred.
  117. Sammael, p. 57 (67)—One of the Forsaken. During the War of the Shadow, he was one of the Shadow's greatest military commanders. His name means “Destroyer of Hope” in the Old Tongue. After being released from the Bore, he took up residence on the Council of Nine in Illian as Lord Brend, and effectively rules the country. He bears a battle scar that he got while fighting Lews Therin Telamon during the War of the Shadow. He could have had it Healed, but kept it to remind himself of what Lews Therin had done to him. He is about a hand shorter than Rand. See also Brend.
  118. Osan'gar, p. 59 (70)—Name given to the reincarnation of one of the Forsaken. It was the left-hand dagger in a form of dueling popular right after the creation of the Bore. The sport fell from common practice, since almost invariably both duelists died from the slow poison on the daggers. Osan'gar states that he helped make the Trollocs, indicating that in his past life he was Aginor. See also Aginor; Aran'gar.
  119. Aran'gar, p. 59 (70)—Name given to the reincarnation of one of the Forsaken. It was the right-hand dagger in a form of dueling popular right after the creation of the Bore. The sport fell from common practice, since almost invariably both duelists died from the slow poison on the daggers. Aran'gar was most likely Balthamel in her past life; the soul of Balthamel now occupies the body of a beautiful young woman. See also Balthamel; Osan'gar; Saranov, Halima.

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  120. Sulin, p. 65 (77)—Wiry, white-haired Maiden of the Spear. She leads the Maidens who make up Rand's honor guard.
  121. Jalani, p. 66 (77)—A Maiden of the Spear, part of Rand's honor guard. She is the youngest among them, only sixteen.
  122. He Who Comes With the Dawn, p. 66 (78)—According to the Aiel's Prophecy of Rhuidean, the man who will unite the clans of the Aiel and bring them out of the Three-Fold Land. With him, a “remnant of a remnant” will survive the Last Battle; without him, every Aiel alive will die. He Who Comes With the Dawn is said to come at dawn from Rhuidean, marked with two Dragons instead of one. Some call He Who Comes With the Dawn the Car'a'carn, the Chief of Chiefs—both are the same man, Rand al'Thor. Rand fulfills the requirements of being the son of a Maiden of the Spear, raised by “wetlanders” and of Aiel blood. See also al'Thor, Rand; Coramoor; Couladin; Dragon Reborn.
  123. Arymilla Marne, p. 66 (78)—Brown-eyed Andoran noble with an eye for Rand. She has a habit of fainting. She opposed Morgase during the Succession.
  124. Elenia Sarand, p. 67 (78)—Shrewish, honey-haired Andoran noble with an eye for Rand. Her husband Jarid opposed Morgase during the Succession.
  125. General Souran Maravaile, p. 66 (78)—Artur Hawkwing's greatest general. He was the husband of Ishara, the first Queen of Andor. He was one of the greatest swordsmen to ever live. He was the leader of the seige of Tar Valon for the final year of it. See also Maravaile, Ishara.
  126. Queen Ishara Maravaile, p. 66 (78)—The first Queen of Andor, and wife of Souran. She governed the Province of Andor until Hawkwing's empire finally fell apart and Andor became an independent nation. All of the Andoran nobles are related to her somehow, although most people would not even consider the ones who hold the closest relation to her to be related at all. None of her sons lived past age twenty, hence the tradition of only having a queen in Andor. Her parents were Endara Casalain, the governor of the province of Andor under Artur Hawkwing, and Joal Ramedar, the last king of Aldeshar. See also Casalain, Endara; Maravaile, Souran; Ramedar, Joal.
  127. Lord Jarid Sarand, p. 67 (78)—Elenia's husband. A square-faced man, he is dark for an Andorman. During the Succession, Jared's House opposed Morgase; after she became Queen, he was only allowed into the Palace on state occasions. When Rand killed Gaebril and took control of Caemlyn until he could find Elayne, Jarid tried to make himself fall into favor, thinking he could gain power with the new ruler.
  128. Lady Karind Anshar, p. 67 (79)—Andoran noblewoman. Her stare allegedly put three husbands under the soil. She was banished from the Palace grounds except for state occasions for opposing Morgase during the Third War of Andoran Succession during which Morgase came to power. When Rand killed Gaebril, she came to him and tried to win his favor—she only wants to advance her own power and influence in Andor.
  129. Lady Naean Arawn, p. 67 (79)—A slim, palely beautiful Andoran noble with big, blue eyes and waves of black hair. She sneers a lot. She opposed Morgase during the Succession.
  130. Enaila, p. 67 (79)—A Maiden of the Spear with red, fiery hair. She is short for an Aiel, a point of sensitivity for her. She is part of Rand's honor guard.
  131. Lord Lir Baryn, p. 67 (79)—A “whip of a man” who always wears a sword. He was one of the nobles who opposed Morgase during the Succession. Slender and strong.
  132. Lord Henren, p. 67 (80)—Blocky, bald, hard-eyed Andoran noble.
  133. Lady Carlys Ankerin, p. 67 (80)—Gray, curly-haired, devious Andoran noble.
  134. Lady Daerilla Raened, p. 67 (80)—Plump, giggly Andoran noble.
  135. Lord Elegar, p. 67 (80)—Thin-lipped, nervous Andoran Noble. He is a Darkfriend.
  136. Lord Nasin Caeren, p. 68 (80)—White-haired Andoran noble with a gaunt, narrow face.
  137. Jearom, p. 68 (80)—The greatest Blademaster of all time. He fought over 10,000 times in battle and in single combat. He once defeated ten men all by himself. He was only defeated once—by a farmer with a quarterstaff.
  138. Lady Deira ni Ghaline t'Bashere, p. 69 (82)—Davram Bashere's wife, and Faile's mother. She is about a head taller than her husband, and is big for a woman. She has black hair. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; t'Aybara, Zarine ni Bashere; Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline.
  139. Mazrim Taim, p. 69 (82)—False Dragon who wreaked havoc in Saldaea before being captured by Aes Sedai. He later escaped his captors, possibly with Black Ajah assistance (although this is totally unconfirmed). Hearing of Rand's amnesty, Taim came to Caemlyn and became the head of Rand's school of male channelers. He is almost as strong in the One Power as Rand is. Taim claims to have held off the madness that normally accompanies the taint for almost 35 years—he has been using the One Power for a very long time, and knows many tricks that Rand had not thought of on his own or been taught by Asmodean, such as how to test men for the ability. He seems to resent being second to Rand. Editor's Note: There has been an ongoing debate on-line about whether Demandred had comandeered Taim's identity and was trying to bring Rand down by taking away support from men who can channel and making them loyal to him alone. There is evidence both ways, and Demandred certainly could be Mazrim Taim of the Asha'man. Read and find out.... See also Dragon Reborn.
  140. Somara, p. 70 (83)—Yellow-haired Maiden of the Spear. She is the tallest of those that make up Rand's honor guard.
  141. Lord Agelmar Jagad, p. 72 (86)—Lord of Fal Dara, and commander of the King's army in Shienar. He is one of the best military commanders in the World, in such company as Davram Bashere, Gareth Bryne, Pedron Niall, Rodel Ituralde, Matrim Cauthon, and a few Aiel chiefs. Bashere asked Mat if he had learned some of his military knowledge from Agelmar while he was in Shienar; Bashere had no way of knowing about Mat's memories from his past lives as military commanders in Manetheren.
  142. Ilyena Therin Moerelle, p. 73 (88)—Wife of Lews Therin Telamon during the Age of Legends and the War of the Shadow. She has light hair similar in color to Elayne and Aviendha. According to the memories of Lews Therin's that flash through Rand's head, Ilyena never flashed her temper at Lews Therin when she got angry at herself. See also Telamon, Lews Therin.
  143. Tumad Ahzkan, p. 73 (86)—Heavy-shouldered, hatchet-nosed young soldier, a head taller than his commander Davram Bashere. He has a black beard and mustaches in the Saldaean style. He brings the news of Mazrim Taim's arrival to Rand.

    Chapter 2: A New Arrival

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  144. Musar, p. 76 (93)—Man who tried to kill Mazrim Taim while he still called himself the Dragon Reborn. Taim let him live, and sent him back to Bashere.
  145. Hachari, p. 76 (93)—A man who tried to kill Mazrim Taim while he still called himself the Dragon Reborn. Taim let him live, and sent him back to Bashere.
  146. Ba'alzamon, p. 77 (93)—Name used by Ishamael during the long years he was only half-imprisoned in the Bore. It means “Heart of the Dark” in the Old Tongue. See also Ishamael; Shai'tan.
  147. Ishamael, p. 77 (93)—One of the Forsaken. He was the most powerful of the Forsaken, and during the Age of Legends he was a prominent philosopher and theologian named Elan Morin Tedronai. He was never really bound inside the Bore, and led the hidden forces of the Shadow for the three thousand odd years from the end of the War of the Shadow to the present. He took credit for such things as convincing the then insane Lews Therin Telamon to kill everyone he loved, pursuading the dying Artur Hawkwing not to accept the Aes Sedai Healing that might have saved his life, sending the Trollocs out of the Great Blight during the Trolloc Wars, and many other events in history that turned out poorly. When the rest of the Forsaken were freed, Ishamael kept them away from each other's throats. He confronted Rand at the Eye of the World where he was severed from the Dark One's bonds; he confronted him again at Falme where Rand melted his sword when he put it through him, but not after Ishamael gave Rand a wound that he has not been able to recover from yet; and he confronted Rand in the Stone of Tear after he took Callandor. Rand killed Ishamael after beating him sore by plunging Callandor into his heart. His body rotted quickly, but it was proof that Ba'alzamon, which he called himself to the public, was a human being, and not the Dark One. See also Ba'alzamon; Shai'tan.
  148. Gorin Rogad, p. 79 (96)—False Dragon who was burned alive by the Illianers who caught him about four years ago. See also Dragon Reborn.
  149. Muad Cheade, p. 81 (100)—Former Marshal-General of Saldaea. Bashere says he was “mad as a hare in spring thaw”—he searched his bodyservant twice a day for poison, and drank nothing but vinegar and water (which he claimed were sovereign against the poison he was being fed). He once had a grove of oaks chopped down because they were looking at him the wrong way, and then insisted that his troops give them decent burials and funerals as well. However, he never lost a battle, so his insanity was tolerated.
  150. Aviendha, p. 82 (101)—Aiel of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel. Formerly a Maiden of the Spear, she was forced to give up the spear to become a Wise One because she had the ability to channel inborn. She has green eyes, and is of age with Rand and Mat. She is more than pretty with dark, reddish hair. Aviendha is one of the three women in Min's viewing of Rand—she also saw that she was to fall in love with him when she went through the three rings in Rhuidean. She denied her feelings for him at first, but when the wagons crossed the Dragonwall toward Cairhien, sweat tents became unavailable and she tried bathing as “wetlanders” did; Rand came in as she was standing before the bath in her skin, and she panicked. She created a Traveling gateway to Seanchan (she does not remember how), trying to get as far away from Rand as possible, into the middle of winter. When Rand rescued her, she decided she could not hide her feelings any longer, and the two ended up spending the night in each other's arms before coming back. Aviendha says a similar incident will not occur, and punishes any Maiden who makes a crack about it (how they found out about something that occurred on the far side of the world on another continent is a different subject entirely). She feels toh toward Elayne for violating her trust, and denies her feelings for Rand until she can make it up to Elayne. She is often needled by the Maidens about liking Rand's eyebrows. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Aviendha; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Rhuarc; Trakand, Elayne.

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  151. Eben Hopwil, p. 86 (106)—Skinny young man of about sixteen or so who comes for Rand's amnesty. He has a big nose and ears to match.
  152. Fedwin Morr, p. 86 (106)—Husky young man who comes for Rand's amnesty.
  153. Damer Flinn, p. 86 (106)—Crease-faced old man with a limp who comes for Rand's amnesty. He is bald with a fringe of white hair around the edge of his head. He was in the Queen's Guards until he took a Murandian lance in the thigh. He can channel.
  154. Jur Grady, p. 88 (106)—Stocky, dark-eyed man, about seven years older than Rand. He comes for the Amnesty. See also Grady, Sora.
  155. Sora Grady, p. 88 (109)—Jur's wife. She is afraid of what her husband can do. The Gradys have a four year old son. See also Grady, Jur.
  156. Kely Huldin, p. 90 (111)—A weaver of about age thirty who comes to Rand for the Amnesty.
  157. High Lord Weiramon Saniago, p. 90 (111)—A High Lord of Tear. Rand placed him in charge of his campaigns in Cairhien at first. His sign is a silver Crescent-and-stars.
  158. Maira, p. 93 (116)—A red-haired Maiden of the Spear. She is about ten years older than Rand.
  159. Desora, p. 93 (116)—A Maiden of the Spear with golden hair. She has a habit of hiding a smile behind her hand. She is of the Musara sept of the Reyn Aiel.
  160. Liah, p. 93 (116)—A Maiden of the Spear with a scar across her face. She is of the Cosaida sept of the Chareen Aiel.
  161. Kari al'Thor, p. 93 (117)—Rand's mother. Kari was not actually his biological mother; Rand's real mother was a Maiden of the Spear who bore him on Dragonmount where he was found by Kari's husband, Tam. Kari met Tam while he was stationed in Caemlyn during his military duties, and the two got married. They returned to Tam's home, Emond's Field, with the child he found on the mountain at the end of the Aiel War, which they named Rand. Kari died when Rand was about five years old; she was the only mother Rand ever knew, and all he remembers of her was her soft touch. See also al'Thor, Rand; al'Thor, Tamlin.

    Chapter 4: A Sense of Humor

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  162. Roidan, p. 95 (120)—Head of the Sha'mad Conde, the Thunder Walkers, east of the Spine of the World. He is of the Salt Flat sept of the Nakai Aiel. He has gray hair with some yellow in it, a hard face, and icy blue eyes.
  163. Bruan, p. 96 (120)—Clan chief of the Nakai Aiel, of the Salt Flat sept. He is massive, with sad, gray eyes. He seems almost lazy by his voice and gray eyes, but even Rhuarc considers him to be a deadly fighter and a devious tactician.
  164. Han, p. 96 (120)—White-haired, leathery-faced clan chief of the Tomanelle Aiel. He is considered quite short for an Aiel, which is average to tall for most people. His personality is prickly at best.
  165. Dhearic, p. 96 (120)—Clan chief of the Reyn Aiel. He was formerly Duadhe Mahdi'in, a Water Seeker.
  166. Leiran, p. 97 (123)—A Thunder Walker of the Cosaida sept of the Chareen Aiel. He has blond hair and blue eyes.
  167. Hu, p. 98 (123)—An “irascible old farmer.” He is the subject of a joke Rand tells the Maidens in an attempt to prove that in fact they are the ones who lack a sense of humor, not him.
  168. Wil, p. 98 (123)—Hu's neighbor. He is a co-subject of a joke Rand tells the Maidens in an attempt to prove that in fact they are the ones who lack a sense of humor, not him.
  169. High Lord Sunamon Haellin, p. 99 (125)—Unctuous, overly plump High Lord of Tear. Rand once made him responsible for a treaty between Tear and Mayene, one that is fair to both nations and respects Mayene's sovreignty.
  170. High Lord Tolmeran, p. 99 (125)—High Lord of Tear with an iron-gray beard trimmed like a spear point. He is quite lean.
  171. High Lord Torean Andiama, p. 99 (125)—Potato-nosed High Lord of Tear. He looks more like a farmer than most farmers, despite being the richest man in Tear. He was charged with financing the Cairhienin campaign. His son Estean was also involved in the battle.
  172. Lord of the Morning, p. 99 (125)—Title by which Lews Therin Telamon was known during the War of the Shadow. It is used for Rand sometimes despite his frequent cringing when it is used—he likes to keep his associations with the dead hero to a minimum. See al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  173. Lord Estevan, p. 99 (126)—Lanky Lord of the Land in Tear, sworn to High Lord Sunamon.
  174. High Lord Hearne, p. 100 (126)—A Leader of Tairen military forces in Cairhien. He is one of the High Lords of Tear. When the battle in Cairhien was over, he and a few other High Lords took to hiding in Haddon Mirk—they are traitors to the Dragon Reborn.
  175. High Lord Simaan, p. 100 (126)—A Leader of Tairen military forces in Cairhien. He is one of the High Lords of Tear. When the battle in Cairhien was over, he and a few other High Lords took to hiding in Haddon Mirk—they are traitors to the Dragon Reborn.
  176. Lord Semaradrid Maravin, p. 100 (126)—Highest-ranking Cairhienin lord that survived the battle.
  177. Lord Meneril, p. 100 (127)—One of Semaradrid's countrymen. He has a scar on his face that he obtained during the Cairhienin civil war.
  178. High Lord Darlin Sisnera, p. 100 (127)—High Lord of Tear, one of those who went into hiding in Haddon Mirk once the battle at Cairhien was over. Rand says he almost admires him—he opposed Rand from the very start, fleeing the Stone of Tear when it fell and trying to rouse resistance among the rural nobles.
  179. High Lord Tedosian, p. 100 (127)—High Lord of Tear, one of those who went into hiding in Haddon Mirk once the battle at Cairhien was over. He is married to Alteima, but their marriage is not a happy one.
  180. High Lady Estanda, p. 100 (127)—High Lady of Tear, one of those who went into hiding in Haddon Mirk once the battle at Cairhien was over.
  181. Jak o' the Mists, p. 101 (128)—I think it's just something fun to say. Usually used in something like “quicker than you can say ‘Jak o' the Mists.’ ”
  182. Jheran, p. 102 (129)—Clan chief of the Shaarad Aiel. He was formerly Sovin Nai, a Knife Hand. He and Bael finally ended the centuries of blood feud between the Shaarad and Goshien Aiel, which Janduin attempted to stop and Rand finally did.
  183. Erim, p. 102 (130)—Clan chief of the Chareen Aiel. He has red hair, half of which is white.
  184. Lord Brend, p. 103 (130)—Name Sammael uses as a member of the Council of Nine in Illian. He rules Illian in truth, if not in name. See Sammael; Stepaneos den Balgar, Mattin.
  185. King Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar, p. 103 (130)—King of Illian. Since Sammael sits on the Council of Nine, which holds most of the power in Illian, he is essentially a figurehead position at this point. He wears Illian's Laurel Crown, and rules in name if not in truth. See also Brend; Sammael.

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  186. Daelvin, p. 108 (138)—Round little woman with a gray bun, the innkeeper of The Golden Stag, the second-best inn in Maerone, located in the center of the city.
  187. Lord Talmanes Delovinde, p. 109 (140)—A Cairhienin military commander, about three years older than Mat and about a head shorter. His con is three yellow stars on a blue field. His banner is a black fox. He rarely smiles, and reminds Mat of a compressed spring. He commands about half of Mat's cavalry in the Band of the Red Hand.
  188. Daerid, p. 109 (140)—Commander of the foot of the Band of the Red Hand. He is slightly taller than Talmanes, and about fifteen years older. His nose has been broken many times. He has been a soldier all his life, and was not nobly born.
  189. Lord Nalesean Aldiaya, p. 109 (140)—One of Mat's subcommanders in the Band of the Red Hand. He is a blocky man, taller than Talmanes or Daerid. He leads the other half of the Band of the Red Hand's cavalry. He keeps a pointed black beard.
  190. Betse Silvin, p. 110 (141)—Serving maid at the Golden Stag. She is stout and slim with dark eyes, pale cheeks, and black curly hair of shoulder length. She has a precise, musical voice. Mat dances with her for much of a night.
  191. Daughter of the Nine Moons, p. 114 (147)—Woman whom Mat is destined to marry, according to the Aelfinn. She is most likely Tuon, the heir to the Seanchan throne, since their royal assembly is called the Court of the Nine Moons. See Cauthon, Matrim.
  192. Lord Edorion Selorna, p. 115 (148)—Young Tairen lord. He is plump and pink, and has become harder and tanner since he left Tear. He used to play cards with Mat in the Stone of Tear, and always reacted to his cards the same way—as if he had received all low cards and none matched.
  193. Jak o' the Shadows, p. 118 (153)—A term used in war chants and battle songs of old to symbolize death. The usual use is to dance with Jak o' the Shadows, meaning dance with death.
  194. Masema Dagar, p. 119 (155)—The Prophet. He was once one of Uno's underlings, and the one who respected Rand the least, but after he found out that Rand was the Dragon Reborn, he went his own way, preaching of Rand's glory as the “Lord Dragon Reborn.” For more on what Masema has become, read page 433 (612) of The Fires of Heaven. See also Prophet of the Dragon.
  195. Harnan, p. 121 (158)—Lantern-jawed Redarm, a file-leader in the Band of the Red Hand. He has a long-suffering expression and a crude hawk tattoo on his left cheek.
  196. Lord Paers, p. 121 (158)—Cairhienin lord who tries to strangle Olver for sitting on his horse. He and his partner Culen were dealt with by Mat.
  197. Lord Culen, p. 121 (158)—Cairhienin lord who tries to strangle Olver for sitting on his partner Paers's horse. He and Paers were dealt with by Mat.
  198. Padry, p. 121 (158)—A man who serves Culen and Paers. He comes to assist them after their rub with Mat.
  199. Olver, p. 122 (159)—A boy of nine who sat on the wrong horse and almost had his neck broken for the trouble. He is adopted after a fashion by Mat and his Band of the Red Hand. His parents were killed when the Shaido ravaged Cairhien.
  200. Lord Estean Andiama, p. 123 (160)—Son of High Lord Torean of Tear. He used to play cards with Mat in Tear. He came out to meet Rand near Cairhien, and now travels with Mat and the Band of the Red Hand. See also Andiama, Torean.
  201. Mistress of the Ships, p. 124 (162)—The leader of the fleet of Sea Folk ships, similar to a fleet admiral.
  202. Master of the Blades, p. 124 (162)—The next step up from Swordmaster among the Sea Folk. He protects the Mistress of the Ships.
  203. Pips, p. 126 (165)—Mat's sturdy brown gelding.
  204. Lord Meresin, p. 126 (165)—A lord who commands part of the Band of the Red Hand.
  205. Lord Alhandrin, p. 126 (165)—A lord who commands part of the Band of the Red Hand.
  206. Lord Carlomin, p. 126 (166)—Commander of the Leopards, a subdivision of the Band of the Red Hand.
  207. High Lord Reimon, p. 126 (166)—Commander of the Eagles, a subdivision of the Band of the Red Hand. He was a High Lord of Tear.
  208. Madoc Comadrin, p. 127 (167)—A general long dead. Mat remembers reading his book in a past life; he doubts a copy exists today. He met him once, or at least his ancestor did, about six hundred years before Artur Hawkwing was born, after Mat's ancestor lost a battle to him.

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  209. Lord Ramsid, p. 130 (171)—One of Graendal's stunt artists. He is the brother of Alsalam, the king of Arad Doman. See also Almadar, Alsalam Saeed.
  210. Chiape, p. 131 (171)—One of Graendal's “pets.” She was the Sh'boan of Shara, their equivalent to an Empress. She is newly widowed, meaning she took the duty of Sh'boan from her previous husband, the Sh'botay. See also Shaofan.
  211. Shaofan, p. 131 (171)—Man who was to marry Chiape and become Sh'botay of Shara before Graendal captured him as one of her “pets.” See also Chiape.
  212. King Alsalam Saeed Almadar, p. 131 (173)—The King of Arad Doman. He was not up to Graendal's standards, so she did not capture him as one of her “pets.” See also Ramsid.
  213. Aginor, p. 134 (176)—One of the Forsaken. During the Age of Legends, he was one of the foremost biologists of his time, specializing in genetics. He went over to the Shadow because only there could he do all of the experiments he wanted to. He was the one who created the Trollocs, Dragkhar, gholam, Darkhounds, and other Shadowspawn. Some of the other Forsaken think he was insane, for only someone insane would create some of the creatures he did. He was the second one to be released from the sealing on the Bore, after Balthamel. He was trapped close to the surface of the Bore, so he was not shielded from the passing of time very effectively; he emerged as a very old man, so old that his face was wrinkled so that one could barely make out his features anymore. He was killed by Rand at the Eye of the World. Unbeknownst to almost everyone (including the Forsaken), Aginor has been reincarnated in the body of a Borderlander man. He is now called Osan'gar. See also Osan'gar.
  214. Balthamel, p. 134 (176)—One of the Forsaken. He was the first of the Forsaken to be released from the sealing. 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 unable to speak with his own tongue. He was killed by the Green Man at the Eye of the World. Unknown to almost everyone (including the Forsaken), Balthamel has been reincarnated in the body of a young Borderlander woman. She is now called Aran'gar. See also Aran'gar; Saranov, Halima.
  215. Be'lal, p. 134 (176)—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.
  216. Osana, p. 137 (182)—One of Graendal's “pets.” She has to clean up the remains of Rashan after Sammael's Traveling gateway cuts him in two.
  217. Rashan, p. 137 (182)—One of Graendal's “pets.” He was sliced in two by the gateway Sammael used to return to Illian. Editor's Note: This Rashan is not to be confused with Rashan, one of Erian's Warders. See also Rashan.
  218. Ebram, p. 138 (183)—A tall, well-made man from Arad Doman. He would be in Graendal's collection if he was more than a merchant's son.
  219. Lord Rodel Ituralde, p. 138 (183)—The commander of Arad Doman's army. He is one of the six best military commanders west of the Aiel Waste, in a league with Pedron Niall, Gareth Bryne, Davram Bashere, Agelmar Jagad, and Matrim Cauthon.
  220. Lady Basene, p. 138 (183)—A minor noble in Arad Doman, of a new House. She is actually Graendal, who moved to an abandoned manor house in rural Arad Doman as her base of operations. See also Graendal.
  221. Cabriana Mecandes, p. 140 (186)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah who Semirhage tortures (along with her Warder) in order to extract information from her about the Aes Sedai and the White Tower. See also Saranov, Halima.

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  222. Carlinya, p. 149 (199)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She fled the White Tower when Elaida was raised. She is one of the six sisters who controls much of the action in Salidar, despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower.
  223. Morvrin, p. 149 (199)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is stout, and has graying hair. She is one of the six sisters who controls much of the action in Salidar, despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower.
  224. Myrelle Berengari, p. 149 (199)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah with an elliptical face. She is young, and has three Warders named Nuhel, Croi, and Avar, all of which she treats as husbands in defiance of all law and custom, inside the tower and out. She fled the White Tower when Siuan was deposed, along with most of her Ajah. She is one of the six sisters who hold much of the power in Salidar despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower. She is the recipient of Lan's bond after Moiraine's death, bringing her Warder count to four, at least until Nynaeve is ready to have him as a Warder. See also Dromand, Nuhel; Hachami, Avar; Makin, Croi; Mandragoran, Lan.
  225. Beonin Marinye, p. 149 (200)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is pretty, has honey-colored hair, and grew up in Tarabon. Her blue-gray eyes seem to constantly look startled. Nothing seems to surprise her, though, and Elayne thinks she would not believe the sun would come up unless she saw it herself, and if one morning it did not, she would just take it to confirm that she was correct to demand proof. She is one of the six sisters in Salidar that have most of the authority, despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower. See also Dura, Tervail.
  226. Gera, p. 151 (202)—One of the cooks in Salidar. She dreamed her way into Tel'aran'rhiod for a brief moment while the six sisters and two Accepted were there; she was dreaming of being an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah, much to the dismay of Carlinya.
  227. Keeper of the Chronicles, p. 153 (201)—Essentially the secretary to the Amyrlin Seat. The Keeper is traditionally chosen from the same Ajah the Amyrlin was raised from, and wears a stole of the color of her Ajah instead of the striped stole of the Amyrlin. The post was held by Leane Sharif of the Blue Ajah until a coup deposed Siuan Sanche and stilled both Siuan and Leane. Her successor was Alviarin Freidhen of the White Ajah, despite the fact that Siuan's successor was from the Red. See also Amyrlin Seat; Freidhen, Alviarin; Moroso, Gitara; Sharif, Leane.
  228. Alviarin Freidhen, p. 154 (207)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah, but secretly of the Black. Typical of most Whites, she has a very cool, collected personality. She serves as Keeper of the Chronicles under Elaida, despite being of a different Ajah than Elaida was raised from. Elaida was all but forced to choose Alviarin in order to gain the support of the White Ajah when bringing charges against Siuan. Without Alviarin as Keeper, the White Ajah would most likely have been divided over whether to depose Siuan, and only the Red would be behind Elaida, which would most likely have led to the stilling of Elaida and possibly even the dismantling of the Red Ajah. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Keeper of the Chronicles.
  229. Danelle, p. 155 (208)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, the only Brown sister among Elaida's group of followers and advisors that deposed Siuan. She is young, but is nonetheless the typical Brown, often slight and seemingly lost in her own thoughts.
  230. King Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy, p. 155 (208)—King of Murandy, at least in name. In reality, Murandians hold allegiance to lords only, and those lords often refuse to pay their taxes to the King.
  231. Queen Alliandre Maritha Kigarin, p. 155 (208)—Blessed of the Light, Queen of Ghealdan. She is the fourth person to sit on the throne of Ghealdan in the past seven months. She wears jewelry to her meetings with Masema for the sole purpose of giving it to him such that he will not ask for anything more; she also sent a letter to Rand offering him her friendship and asking for his help.
  232. Queen Tylin Quintara Mitsobar, p. 155 (208)—By the Grace of the Light, Queen of Altara. Her kingdom is small, and she only rules a portion of it; the rest is governed by nobles not necessarily loyal to her. She is the second from her House to sit on the throne—this is the maximum traditionally, and the only House to hold it for four generations fell so fast from power that it could not recover. She is advised by Merilille Ceandevin of the Gray Ajah.
  233. Shemerin, p. 155 (208)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, reduced to Accepted by Elaida against all Tower law. She ran away from the Tower after being reduced. Shemerin was one of the Aes Sedai who personally saw to Siuan Sanche's removal from office.
  234. Jain Farstrider, p. 157 (211)—Hero of legend. There is a book about him, The Travels of Jain Farstrider, that Mat intends to read but never has. The book is quite popular with his friends, including Elayne, Egwene, and Rand.
  235. Ronde Macura, p. 157 (211)—Dark-haired seamstress from Mardecin. She is one of the eyes-and-ears for the Yellow Ajah. Nynaeve spotted the Yellow Ajah's signal outside her shop, and when she and Elayne went inside, Ronde drugged them with forkroot tea. She was going to send them off to Tar Valon as per the orders she was given until Thom and Juilin rescued the two women.

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  236. Nildra, p. 166 (224)—Stick-like gray-haired woman in charge of the scrub room in Salidar.
  237. Croi Makin, p. 167 (226)—One of Myrelle's three Warders and husbands. He is young, skinny, and has blond hair. See also Berengari, Myrelle.
  238. Lelaine Akashi, p. 168 (227)—Slender Sitter for the Blue Ajah in Salidar. She carries a dignified air about her. See also Cassin, Romanda; Shaeren, Burin.
  239. Burin Shaeren, p. 168 (227)—Lelaine's coppery-skinned Warder. He looks as though he was carved from an uprooted stump. See also Akashi, Lelaine.
  240. Javindhra Doraille, p. 168 (228)—Leader of six Red sisters who found Logain in Cosamelle about a year before he proclaimed himself. Logain claims she and her group persuaded him to become a false Dragon. See also Ablar, Logain; Barasine.
  241. Barasine, p. 168 (228)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah who allegedly approached Logain before he proclaimed himself. She did a lot of the talking in Javindhra's group. See also Ablar, Logain; Doraille, Javindhra.
  242. Sarena, p. 168 (228)—Altaran noble who comes to hear Logain's story. She has a thin scar across her cheek.
  243. Raolin Darksbane, p. 170 (230)—False Dragon who declared himself from 335–336 years after the Breaking of the World. His armies beseiged Tar Valon in an attempt to rescue him, an attempt which met with extreme failure. See also Dragon Reborn.
  244. Theodrin Dabei, p. 172 (234)—A former Accepted in Salidar, now raised to something higher than Accepted but lower than a full Aes Sedai (due to the absence of the Oath Rod). She is trying to dismantle Nynaeve's block to channeling at will. See also Charel; Marel.
  245. Dagdara Finchey, p. 173 (235)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is as wide as most men and taller than most. She fled the Tower when Siuan was deposed.
  246. Nisao Dachen, p. 174 (235)—Aes Sedai of Yellow Ajah. Her eyes could drive nails. She specializes in the study of diseases of the mind, diseases which traditional Healing cannot touch.
  247. Uno Nomesta, p. 174 (236)—A Shienaran officer who accompanied the Emond's Fielders away from Shienar. He is the one who gave orders to Masema in the past. He is missing one eye, has a long scar across his face, and has a hairstyle like the typical Shienaran warrior—a topknot tied together and the rest of the head shaved clean. He is currently in Salidar with Nynaeve and Elayne.
  248. Thomdril (Thom) Merrilin, p. 175 (237)—A gleeman who came to Emond's Field on Winternight just before the Trollocs came. He is quite the ladies' man. Thom is good at juggling, sleight-of-hand, and all kinds of other tricks. He also carries several concealed knives up his sleeves, in his boots, and in various other locations on his body; this practice seems to have spread from Thom to Mat, Min, and Faile. Thom was originally a bard in Queen Morgase's Royal Court, and for a time after her husband Taringail Damodred died, he was the Queen's lover. During his run from a Fade at Shadar Logoth, he was injured, and now walks with a limp because of it. Thom is getting old, such that he is starting to realize that he cannot do the backflips and other stunts he used to do. He accompanied Elayne and Nynaeve on their travels as per Moiraine's request, despite the fact that he has never felt comfortable around Aes Sedai since his nephew, Owyn, was gentled by the Red Ajah. Thom is an expert in the Game of Houses; in fact, his girlfried Dena was killed by Cairhienin soldiers because they thought he was trying to play Daes Daemar against the Royal House. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Trakand, Morgase.
  249. Juilin Sandar, p. 175 (237)—Thief-taker from Tear, one of the best at his craft. He accompanied Nynaeve and Elayne on their travels because Lan asked him to. He accepted partly out of respect for Lan, and partly out of guilt; he betrayed Elayne, Egwene, and Nynaeve to the Black Ajah when Liandrin used Compulsion on him, and later realized how wrong it was. He carries a notched sword-breaker and a staff with which he is deadly.
  250. Tabiya, p. 175 (238)—Green-eyed, freckle-faced novice of about sixteen. She is part of the class that Elayne teaches (the class went poorly). She is one of the eighteen novices that were snatched up and brought to Salidar.
  251. Nicola Treehill, p. 175 (238)—Slender, black-haired, dark-eyed novice; she is about Nynaeve's age. She was a refugee from Ghealdan.
  252. Charel, p. 176 (240)—Groom in the White Tower's stables when Theodrin was fifteen. Sheriam arranged for him to meet Theodrin in the first place in hopes she would like him; she had him sit in on her novice lessons so she could channel at all. Later, his twin sister Marel was substituted without Theodrin's knowledge; after she was revealed, Theodrin could channel whenever she wanted. See also Dabei, Theodrin; Marel.
  253. Marel, p. 176 (240)—Charel's twin sister. She was instrumental in dismantling Theodrin's block. See also Charel; Dabei, Theodrin.
  254. Tarna Feir, p. 179 (244)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She has pale yellow hair and blue eyes that could freeze the Sun. She was a wilder, and had her block beaten out of her by Galina Casban. Note: Tarna says at one point that Galina “knew [her] Ajah long before [she] did, and took a personal interest in [her].” This is just speculation, but I think it was the Black (not Red) Ajah that Galina knew she would choose. It certainly fits with the idea of most Aes Sedai in the Tower being Black, and with Galina's personal interest in Tarna. Again, it's just speculation.... See also Casban, Galina.
  255. Faolain Orande, p. 179 (244)—Dark, curly-haired Accepted. She has an extreme dislike for Wilders, and does not treat Siuan and Leane, who were stilled, very well either. She spent eight years as a novice, and five among the Accepted. She has since been raised to something more than Accepted, but still less than a full sister (due to the absence of the Oath Rod).

    Chapter 9: Plans

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  256. Abdel Omerna, p. 180 (245)—A Child of the Light. He is tall and commanding with a bold, fearless face and a strong chin. There are waves of white hair at his temples. He has dark eyes. He is the “spymaster” for the Whitecloaks, although he is a decoy; even he does not know that the the real Master of Spies is Sebban Balwer. See also Balwer, Sebban.
  257. King Galldrian su Riatin Rie, p. 182 (248)—Late King of Cairhien. He assumed the throne after House Damodred lost the throne in the Aiel War because of Laman's Sin. His death precipitated the civil war in Cairhien; all of the nobles fought with each other over Galldrian's kingdom, and ended up destroying it in the process. See also Moorwyn, Niande.
  258. Varadin, p. 185 (253)—One of Niall's best personal agents. He works as a wealthy merchant (formerly just a rug-seller, but he has done quite well) in Tanchico. He informs Niall of the Hailene, the Return of the Seanchan; Niall does not believe it.
  259. Rhadam Asunawa, p. 187 (255)—High Inquisitor of the Hand of the Light. He wants every woman affiliated in any way with the White Tower hanged as of yesterday, every book that mentions Aes Sedai or the White Tower burned, and the very words banned.
  260. Norowhin, p. 189 (259)—Commander of Morgase's “escort” in Amadicia. He hates pretending not to be a Whitecloak for her.
  261. Laurain, p. 189 (259)—Slender woman with dark eyes and a permanent simper. She is one of Morgase's servants in Amadicia.
  262. Atalin, p. 189 (259)—A plump woman, one of Morgase's servants.
  263. Lord Taringail Damodred, p. 190 (260)—A Prince of Cairhien and First Prince of the Sword of Andor until his death. His first wife, Tigraine, the then Daughter-Heir of Andor, bore him a son, Galad, before she vanished, causing the War of Succession. After the war was over, he married Morgase Trakand, the new Queen. Taringail and Morgase had two children, Gawyn and Elayne. He died when Elayne was barely old enough to remember him, which was probably fortunate for Morgase; unbeknownst to her, he had planned to engineer her death and make himself the first King of Andor in a millenium. His real dream was to see his son sit on the Sun Throne of Cairhien and his daughter sit on the Lion Throne of Andor. See also Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Tigraine; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  264. Lady Marande Algoran, p. 190 (260)—Pretty Altaran noblewoman with a heart-shaped face. Sister of the High Seat of House Algoran. She is powerful enough to resist Ailron, but not Niall.
  265. Marewin, p. 190 (260)—One of Morgase's attendants in Amador. Slight and young.
  266. Lord Jarin, p. 191 (261)—Andoran lord vying for more power in Andor. He was one of those who opposed Morgase during the Succession.
  267. Lord Pelivar Coelan, p. 191 (262)—Andoran noble, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled him from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion, but hopes he will still support her when she comes to claim the throne.
  268. Lord Abelle Pendar, p. 191 (262)—Andoran noble, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled him from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion, but hopes he will still support her when she comes to claim the throne.
  269. Lord Luan Norwelyn, p. 191 (262)—Andoran noble, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled him from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion, but hopes he will still support her when she comes to claim the throne.
  270. Lady Arathelle Renshar, p. 191 (262)—Andoran noble, wife of a leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled her from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion, but hopes she will still support her when she comes to claim the throne.
  271. Lady Ellorien Traemane, p. 191 (262)—Andoran lady, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession, and one of Morgase's best friends. Morgase exiled her from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion; when Ellorien demanded to know why, Morgase had her flogged. Elayne was named after her grandmother. Morgase hopes she will forgive her for what she did and support her when she comes to Andor to reclaim her throne.
  272. Lady Aemlyn Carand, p. 191 (262)—Andoran lady, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled her from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion. See also Carand, Culhan.

    Chapter 10: A Saying in the Borderlands

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  273. Bael, p. 193 (264)—Clan chief of the Goshien Aiel. He is the tallest man Rand has ever met, almost a head taller than Rand, who is not short. He has deep, resonant voice. He has two wives: Dorindha, and Melaine. Melaine and Bael were recently wed, after Dorindha agreed to accept Melaine as a sister-wife. He has three sons (by Dorindha), and is expecting twin daughters (by Melaine). See also Dorindha; Melaine.
  274. Reene Harfor, p. 193 (264)—First Maid in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn.
  275. Halwin Norry, p. 193 (265)—Chief clerk in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn. He has wisps of gray hair that stand up like quill pens.
  276. Jeade'en, p. 198 (272)—Rand's stallion. He named the horse after Jain Farstrider's horse.
  277. Culain, p. 199 (273)—Namesake of an inn in Caemlyn, Culain's Hound.
  278. Bodewhin (Bode) Cauthon, p. 200 (275)—Mat's younger sister, now seventeen. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai. She has the spark inborn; she will channel whether she wants to or not. See also Cauthon, Abell; Cauthon, Eldrin; Cauthon, Matrim; Cauthon, Natti.
  279. Hilde Barran, p. 200 (275)—Plump girl from Emond's Field. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai.
  280. Jerilin al'Caar, p. 200 (275)—Skinny girl from Emond's Field. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai.
  281. Marisa Ahan, p. 200 (275)—Pretty girl from Emond's Field. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai.
  282. Emry Lewin, p. 200 (275)—Buxom girl from Emond's Field. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai.
  283. Elise Marwin, p. 200 (275)—Girl from Emond's Field. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai.
  284. Darea Candwin, p. 200 (275)—Girl from Emond's Field. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai.
  285. Larine Ayellin, p. 200 (275)—Willowy girl from Emond's Field. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai. She is about three years younger than Rand.
  286. Jancy Torfinn, p. 201 (275)—High-voiced girl from Emond's Field. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai. She is about fourteen years old, the youngest of the girls who came with Verin and Alanna. She has the spark inborn; she will channel whether she is taught or not.
  287. Alanna Mosvani, p. 201 (276)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is dark and slender with black hair and dark eyes. She has one surviving Warder, Ihvon; her other, Owein, died in the Two Rivers while scouting the Whitecloak camp. 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.” This appears to have changed, however, since one of the first things she did after seeing Rand was to bond him. She later found that bonding Rand was a grievious error; not only is it impossible to compel him in comparison to most Warders (she compared it to attempting to uproot a tree with her bare hands), but she constantly feels the pain he experiences from the wound in his side, perhaps even more severely than he feels it. See also al'Thor, Rand; Ihvon; Owein.
  288. Padan Fain, p. 201 (277)—Former peddler who frequently came to Emond's Field. A Darkfriend, he was given orders to locate the Dragon Reborn and narrowed it to three boys in Emond's Field. While persuing them, he encountered the spirit of Mordeth in Aridhol, now called Shadar Logoth. Mordeth attempted to consume Fain's soul, but instead the two souls merged, producing something more evil than either of them alone. Fain no longer takes his orders from the Shadow; he has his own evil agenda. He has used his Mordeth-derived powers to spread suspicion of Rand al'Thor to Elaida a'Roihan, the Amyrlin Seat in Tar Valon, and Pedron Niall, Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light. It is said, “The look of the Eyeless is fear,” from observing that a Myrddraal's look causes fear in the hearts of men. Fain's look has that effect on Myrddraal—Fades feel the same fear of Fain as men feel from a Fade. Fain is also called Ordeith, a name he adopted to become a Whitecloak officer. He is perhaps the most evil man alive. See also Mordeth.
  289. Susa al'Seen, p. 202 (277)—Slight, fluttery girl from Emond's Field. She had always been excitable. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai.
  290. Cilia Cole, p. 202 (277)—Young woman from Emond's Field. She insisted on being tested for the ability to channel, but Verin insisted she was too old to be a novice.
  291. Marce Eldin, p. 202 (277)—Stocky girl from Emond's Field. She is fond of reading. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai.
  292. Dilham, p. 203 (279)—Innkeeper of Culain's Hound, an inn in Caemlyn where Verin, Alanna, and the girls from the Two Rivers stay while in Caemlyn.
  293. Dagendra, p. 203 (279)—A blocky Maiden of the Spear.
  294. Ihvon, p. 203 (279)—One of Alanna's Warders. See also Mosvani, Alanna.
  295. Tomas, p. 203 (279)—Verin's Warder. He is old and haggard, but still spry. See also Mathwin, Verin.

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  296. Azril, p. 208 (285)—A serving maid in Culain's Hound, the inn where Verin, Alanna, and the girls stay in Caemlyn.
  297. Elle, p. 208 (285)—Fair-haired girl from Watch Hill. She comes with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai. She has the spark inborn; she will channel whether she is taught or not.
  298. Owein, p. 209 (287)—One of Alanna's Warders; he died in the Two Rivers when scouting out the Whitecloaks' campsite. See also Mosvani, Alanna.
  299. Balinor, p. 209 (288)—Alanna's first Warder. It took her ten years to get over his death and bond Ihvon.
  300. Wile, p. (288)—This is a typo; they meant Elle. This error does not appear in the hardcover edition of the book; it was made during the transcription to the paperback edition.
  301. Manna, p. (288)—This is a typo; they meant Alanna. This error does not appear in the hardcover edition of the book; it was made during the transcription to the paperback edition. See Mosvani, Alanna.
  302. Henre Haslin, p. 214 (294)—Former Master of the Sword for the Queen's Guards in Caemlyn. He was too old for campaigning, so Gaebril handed him his pension and showed him the gate to get him out of the way. When news of Morgase's death, he started drinking. He believes that Gaebril killed her, and is willing to teach Rand's students.
  303. Jonan Adley, p. 214 (295)—One of the men who came for Rand's amnesty; he is now learning under Mazrim Taim's tutilage.

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  304. Delana Mosalaine, p. 218 (299)—A Sitter for the Gray Ajah in Salidar. She is round, has a deep voice for a woman. She is from Shienar. Known to few, she is actually of the Black Ajah.
  305. Emara, p. 220 (303)—Small Accepted with gray eyes and a quick grin. She grew up in Illian. She dislikes Siuan and Leane.
  306. Areina Nermasiv, p. 222 (305)—A dark-haired woman about two years younger than Nynaeve. She imitates Birgitte.

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  307. Escaralde, p. 234 (324)—Aes Sedai who insists on learning to make ter'angreal despite not being strong enough. She fled the White Tower when Siuan was deposed, and is now in Salidar.
  308. Varilin, p. 234 (324)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah who almost killed herself by turning the stone she was trying to make a ter'angreal out of into a ball of something like flame. If Dagdara had not been there, she would have died.
  309. Keatlin, p. 235 (324)—Woman in Elayne's novice class. She keeps muttering about how she had never let a girl order her around back home.
  310. Ibrella, p. 235 (324)—Novice in Salidar. During Elayne's class, she decided to see how big a flame she could make and almost set the entire class on fire.

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  311. Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, p. 247 (342)—The First of Mayene, their equivalent of a Queen. Rand put her in charge of Cairhien along with Rhuarc. She is fond of wearing the latest fashion in dresses, and those are usually quite revealing. She has her eyes on many men, but Perrin foremost—she is presumed to be Min's hawk in her viewings of Perrin. She is a very capable ruler. Rhuarc and the Wise Ones seem to treat her as a long-lost daughter or younger sister, much to the confusion of other “wetlanders.”
  312. Bair, p. 247 (342)—Wise One of the Haido sept of the Shaarad Aiel. She is a Dreamwalker, and was one of Egwene's teachers. She has been married before, but her husbands are dead.
  313. Amys, p. 247 (342)—Wise One of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel. Rhuarc's wife (one of two). She is one of the Wise Ones that trained Aviendha and Egwene. See also Lian; Rhuarc.
  314. Melaine, p. 247 (342)—Wise One of the of the Jhirad sept of the Goshien Aiel. She is a Dreamwalker, and was one of Egwene's teachers. She can channel. She swore she would never love a man, but changed her mind later and married Bael, her clan chief, thus becoming sister-wife to Dorindha. She has sun-colored hair and green eyes. See also Bael; Dorindha.
  315. Ronelle, p. 252 (348)—One of the Accepted. She gets trapped in her bedsheets when the bubble of evil sweeps through Salidar.
  316. Mulinda, p. 252 (349)—Skinny serving woman who gets trapped under her bed by the bubble of evil that sweeps through Salidar.
  317. Satina, p. 252 (349)—Plump woman who gets trapped under her bed by the bubble of evil that sweeps through Salidar.
  318. Ashmanaille, p. 254 (349)—Lanky Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah.
  319. Shimoku, p. 255 (353)—Pretty, dark-haired Kandori who became Accepted just before the Tower divided.
  320. Calindin, p. 255 (353)—One of the Accepted. She has black hair that she keeps in small braids. She is from Tarabon. She has been Accepted for around ten years.
  321. Angla, p. 256 (354)—One of the Accepted. She was part of Anaiya's link during the bubble of evil that passed through Salidar.
  322. Lanita, p. 256 (354)—A novice in the White Tower. Anaiya sent her to bed after the bubble of evil passed.
  323. Bharatine, p. 256 (355)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is rail-thin and has a long nose.

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  324. Liandrin, p. 259 (359)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Red. She has light hair and a face like a doll. She grew up in Tarabon. She led the group of thirteen Aes Sedai who declared themselves Black Ajah and fled the White Tower, murdering guards and even sisters in the process. Liandrin was Red Ajah before turning to the Black, but her oath to the Black was sworn before even being raised to the Accepted (perhaps before she came to the Tower), so it cannot really be said that she was ever Red Ajah at all. It was Liandrin who effectively sold Egwene into slavery to the Seanchan as a damane; she attempted to do the same to Nynaeve and Elayne. Egwene still has nightmares about her. Liandrin always seeks to gain power for herself through whatever means she can; this has recently gotten her on the bad side of Moghedien, and may bring about the very downfall in the ranks of the Shadow which she was trying to prevent.
  325. Cowinde, p. 259 (359)—Gai'shain assigned to Egwene while she is studying with the Wise Ones. She has deep blue eyes. Her year and a day is up, but she refuses to put off the white.
  326. Juric, p. 260 (361)—One of Bair's gai'shain. He refuses to put off the white despite being beaten until Bair's arm is sore.
  327. Beira, p. 260 (361)—One of Bair's gai'shain. She refuses to put off the white despite being beaten until Bair's arm is sore.
  328. Mora, p. 262 (364)—Wise One of Colrada Hold when Bair was first learning the dream. She told Bair that it was possible to be drawn into someone's dreams by simply acknowledging them if the emotion involved was so strong it left little room for anything else.
  329. Romanda Cassin, p. 266 (369)—Eldest of the Sitters in Salidar and Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. Her hair is solid gray. She has a high soprano voice. See also Akashi, Lelaine.
  330. Merilille Ceandevin, p. 268 (372)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. Slender and palely elegant, she has glossy black hair and large liquid eyes. She grew up in Cairhien. She was sent to Ebou Dar to convince the queen to support Salidar.
  331. Edesina Azzedin, p. 268 (372)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She went to Tarabon to attempt to help restore order there.
  332. Afara, p. 268 (372)—Aes Sedai who went to Tarabon to attempt to help restore order there.
  333. Guisin, p. 268 (372)—Aes Sedai who went to Tarabon to attempt to help restore order there.
  334. Kiruna Nachiman, p. 268 (372)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is an elegant, statuesque woman, and is a sister to the King of Arafel. She has four Warders. She was sent, along with Bera, to establish diplomatic relations with Rand in the Aiel Waste.
  335. Bera Harkin, p. 268 (372)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has three Warders. She was sent, along with Kiruna, to establish diplomatic relations with Rand in the Aiel Waste. She grew up in Andor.
  336. Merana Ambrey, p. 268 (373)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah who grew up in Caemlyn. Leader of Salidar's embassy to Rand in Caemlyn.

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  337. Urien, p. 273 (378)—Red-haired Aiel of the Two Spires sept of the Reyn Aiel. He is Aethan Dor, a Red Shield.
  338. Prince of the Dawn, p. 273 (379)—Title by which Lews Therin Telamon was known during the War of the Shadow. Rand uses it when being introduced to the Andoran nobles who supported Morgase in order to make them accept who he is. See also Dragon, The; Lord of the Morning; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  339. Shaiel, p. 277 (384)—Rand's biological 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 Andor and the world if she did not become a Maiden of the Spear, telling no one. After a year she was adopted into the Chumai sept of the Taardad Aiel. Shaiel became pregnant during the Aiel War, and gave birth to a son, after which she died. Later, Rand found that Shaiel's true identity was Tigraine, the Daughter-Heir of Andor who disappeared without a trace. See also al'Thor, Kari; al'Thor, Rand; Damodred, Tigraine; Janduin; Moroso, Gitara.
  340. Janduin, p. 277 (384)—Rand's biological father, an Aiel of the Iron Mountain sept of the Taardad Aiel. He was the youngest clan chief of the Taardad Aiel in memory. He ended the blood feud between the Taardad and Nakai clans after over 200 years of fighting, and then allied not only with the Nakai, but with the Reyn Aiel as well (who were not much better than blood enemies before the alliance was made). He almost ended the blood feud between the Shaarad and Goshien clans (which still existed until only a short time ago, causing trouble for Chiad and Gaul), and would have if King Laman would not have cut down Avendoraldera. He loved Shaiel, to the point where he could not refuse to let her fight in the Aiel War despite being with child. It was Janduin himself who led the four clans; Taardad, Nakai, Reyn, and Shaarad; across the Spine of the World to punish Laman for his Sin, throwing the entire World into war and allowing Prophecy to be fulfilled. See also al'Thor, Rand; Shaiel.
  341. Lady Tigraine Damodred, p. 277 (385)—First wife of Taringail Damodred, and Galad's mother. She was the Daughter-Heir to the Throne of Andor and daughter of Queen Mordrellen, but she disappeared. Her disappearance set of the Third War of Andoran Succession. When Rand was in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn, several people commented on his striking resemblance to Tigraine; this is no coincidence, since Tigraine is Rand's mother. She fled to the Aiel Waste upon a warning from Gitara Moroso to become a Maiden of the Spear, and gave birth to Rand when the Aiel were fighting near Tar Valon. See also al'Thor, Rand; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Taringail; Janduin; Shaiel.
  342. King Laman Damodred, p. 277 (385)—King of Cairhien about twenty years ago. His cutting of Avendoraldera to make a throne unlike anything the world had ever seen precipitated the Aiel War. The war continued for years until all nations united against the Aiel and even Tar Valon was threatened; the war finally ended when the Aiel killed Laman and took his sword. Because of Laman's Pride, and his Sin, House Damodred lost the throne of Cairhien to House Riatin, and the city never again reached any of its former glory. However, it also allowed Prophecy to be fulfilled: the Dragon Reborn was able to be born on the slopes of Dragonmount, born of a Maiden of the Spear but raised by the blood of the old nations. See also Avendesora; Avendoraldera; Damodred, Barthanes; Damodred, Caraline; Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Taringail; Janduin.
  343. Gitara Moroso, p. 277 (385)—Keeper of the Chronicles from about twenty-six years ago until her death about twenty years ago. Before she was Keeper, she was counselor to Queen Mordrellen of Andor, although she spent more time with her children. When she had the Foretelling, it was strong. One of her Foretellings was to tell Tigraine that she must become a Maiden of the Spear, or dire consequences would result; as it turned out, Tigraine needed to become Shaiel, the Maiden of the Spear who bore a son by Janduin that grew up to be Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn. Another concerned Tigraine's brother Luc; she told him his fame, or his fate, lay in the Blight; he went into the Blight, and was never seen again. Another extremely significant Foretelling occured at the moment of her own death: in front of the Amyrlin Seat and two Accepted named Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche, she felt the birth of the Dragon Reborn. She slumped over into Moiraine's arms, dead, after the words were out of her mouth. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Tigraine; Mantear, Luc; Mantear, Mordrellen; Sanche, Siuan; Shaiel.
  344. Modrellein, p. 277—Misspelling of Mordrellen, Queen of Andor before Morgase. Editor's note: there is a Queen of Andor named Modrellein, but she ruled Andor many years prior to Mordrellen. This mistake has been corrected in the paperback edition, but is very common in the series. See Mantear, Mordrellen.
  345. Queen Mordrellen Mantear, p. 277 (385)—By the Grace of the Light, Queen of Andor, Defender of the Realm, etc. before Morgase. Her death and the previous disappearance of her daughter Tigraine set off the Succession, called the Third War of Andoran Succession by those not from Andor. Editor's note: her name is actually listed as Queen Modrellein by Dyelin, but in other books her name is listed as Mordrellen. I have picked this spelling because Modrellein is also named as the ruler of Andor over 700 years ago, and that would make Rand's maternal grandmother and awfully old woman. See also Damodred, Tigraine; Mantear, Luc; Moroso, Gitara; Trakand, Morgase.
  346. Lord Luc Mantear, p. 277 (385)—Son of Queen Mordrellen of Andor and brother to Tigraine. Gitara Moroso, then advisor to the Queen, told him that his fame—or his fate—lay in the Great Blight. He disappeared from Andor into the Blight shortly before Tigraine disappeared, and was never seen again. See also Damodred, Tigraine; Mantear, Mordrellen; Moroso, Gitara.
  347. Avendoraldera, p. 278 (386)—A chora tree, cut from Avendesora, the legendary Tree of Life, which was given as a gift to the people of Cairhien from the Aiel. The Cairhienin never knew exactly why the Aiel gave them such a gift, and almost five hundred years later it was almost forgotten that it was a gift from them. The tree, which grew in the center of the city of Cairhien, was cut down by King Laman Damodred twenty years ago, which precipitated the Aiel War. Four clans of the Aiel crossed the Dragonwall under the leadership of Janduin, Rand's father and chief of the Taardad Aiel, to punish Laman for his sin. The deep respect the Aiel held for the Cairhienin, as well as the passage through the Waste they were allowed, was terminated after Laman's Sin—the Aiel now refer to all Cairhienin as “treekillers,” and think nothing of killing or mistreating them. See also Avendesora; Damodred, Laman.
  348. Hamad, p. 279 (387)—One of Bashere's men. He goes to fetch the emmissary from Lord Brend to see Rand.

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  349. Corman, p. 283 (393)—Gray-eyed Aiel of the Mosaada sept of the Goshien Aiel. He has scars across his nose. He is Far Aldazar Din, a Brother of the Eagle.
  350. Havien Nurelle, p. 283 (393)—Lord Lieutenant of Berelain's Winged Guards. Pink cheeked and young.
  351. Rhuarc, p. 283 (394)—Tall, broad-shouldered, blue-eyed clan chief of the Taardad Aiel. He has gray streaks in his red hair. He has two wives: Amys, a Wise One, and Lian, roofmistress of Cold Rocks Hold. Rand put him in charge of Cairhien along with Berelain—they have their disagreements, but overall it is working.
  352. Caraline Damodred, p. 287 (400)—Cairhienin noble vying for the Sun Throne in Cairhien; she is related to Laman, the last king from House Damodred. See also Damodred, Barthanes; Damodred, Laman; Damodred, Moiraine; Damodred, Taringail.
  353. Toram Riatin, p. 287 (400)—Cairhienin noble vying for the Sun Throne in Cairhien; he is related to Galldrian, the last king of Cairhien.
  354. Mangin, p. 290 (404)—Aiel of the Jindo Sept of the Taardad Aiel. He was one of the Aiel who came to the Stone of Tear when it fell. He is taller than Rand, and has gray eyes. He killed a Cairhienin man who had a dragon tatooed on his arm in imitation of a clan chief's; he was hanged in accordance with Rand's law in Cairhien. He placed the noose around his own neck, and turned himself in.

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  355. Dedric, p. 294 (408)—A Red Shield of the Jaern Rift sept of the Codara Aiel.
  356. Lord Barthanes Damodred, p. 295 (409)—High Seat of House Damodred, the most powerful house in Cairhien besides House Riatin, the former king's house. He was a Darkfriend, and died the last time Rand was in Cairhien. His estate is now used as Rand's library. His sign is a charging boar. See also Damodred, Caraline; Damodred, Laman.
  357. Idrien Tarsin, p. 295 (409)—Head of Rand's school in Cairhien.
  358. Kin Tovere, p. 296 (411)—Stocky lens maker from Cairhien; he now works at Rand's school. He is now into telescopes.
  359. Mervin, p. 297 (413)—Man from Rand's school in Cairhien. He is working on a steam engine.
  360. Herid Fel, p. 297 (413)—Stout Andoran who ended up in the Royal Library in Cairhien. He studies history and philosophy.
  361. Sorilea, p. 300 (418)—Wise One of Shende Hold, of the Jarra sept of the Chareen Aiel. She has thin, white hair; tight, leathery skin; and green eyes. She can channel, but weakly. She is about a head taller than Egwene. She is the strongest-willed of the Wise Ones—even other Wise Ones scurry to do her bidding.
  362. Sanduin, p. 301 (419)—Strapping True Blood with a scar on his face. Sorilea suggests him as a husband for Egwene.
  363. Niella, p. 302 (420)—Aviendha's first-sister; she is about six or seven years older than Aviendha. Niella is a weaver, taken gai'shain by Chareen Maidens during a raid on Sulara Hold. She serves for about another six months. She tried to talk Aviendha out of taking up the spear, and has always wanted to see her married. She learned that Aviendha and Rand were alone together (though she did not know any details) while the two were on the far side of the world—Aviendha had made a Gateway to flee Rand after he walked in on her while she was in the bath. She inferred, correctly as it turns out, that the two were intimate, and immediately spread the word, much to Aviendha's later embarrassment.
  364. Lady Colavaere Saighan, p. 305 (425)—Cairhienin lady. She is handsome and in her middle years. She has dark, curly hair. She is making claim to the Sun Throne.
  365. Lord Maringil, p. 305 (425)—Cairhienin lord. He has white hair to his shoulders, is blade thin, and icy cool.
  366. Lord Dobraine Taborwin, p. 305 (425)—Cairienin lord.
  367. High Lord Meilan Mendiana, p. 305 (425)—A High Lord of Tear, one of those with claims to the Sun Throne. He has a pointed beard and an oily voice.
  368. High Lord Aracome, p. 305 (425)—A gray, slender High Lord of Tear with a long-smoldering temper.
  369. Timolan, p. 305 (425)—Clan Chief of the Miagoma Aiel. When he was young as a chief, he tried to unite the clans and failed. Other chiefs thought he might be a little hesitant to follow a man who had succeeded in doing just that.

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  370. Chaelin, p. 308 (428)—Wise One of the Smoke Water sept of the Miagoma Aiel.
  371. Edarra, p. 308 (428)—Wise One of the Nader sept of the Shiande Aiel. She has blue eyes, and is not much older than Rand.
  372. Lady Fionnda Annariz, p. 308 (429)—Lady of Cairhien.
  373. High Lady Anaiyella Narencelona, p. 308 (429)—Willowy High Lady of Tear.
  374. High Lord Maraconn, p. 308 (429)—High Lord of Tear with blue eyes (rare for a Tairen).
  375. High Lord Amondrid Gueyam, p. 308 (429)—Bald High Lord of Tear.
  376. Selande Darengil, p. 309 (430)—Young woman who Colavaere tried to use to seduce Rand.
  377. Cassin, p. 312 (434)—Yellow-haired Aiel about an inch taller than Rand. He is Aethan Dor, a Red Shield. He is of the Goshien Aiel.

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  378. Bari, p. 316 (440)—Palace worker in Caemlyn who announces the arrival of Elder Haman, Covril, and Erith, the three Ogier who come to Caemlyn. He has been in the Palace for 22 years.
  379. Elder Haman, p. 317 (441)—One of the Elders of Stedding Shangtai, son of Dal son of Morel. He comes with Loial's mother Covril to find Loial and take him back to the stedding.
  380. Dal, p. 317 (441)—Father of Haman, son of Morel. See also Haman; Morel.
  381. Morel, p. 317 (441)—Dal's father, Haman's grandfather. See also Dal; Haman.
  382. Covril, p. 317 (441)—An Ogier from Stedding Shangtai, daughter of Ella daughter of Soong. She is a fine Speaker. She comes to Caemlyn searching for her son Loial. See also Ella; Loial; Soong.
  383. Ella, p. 317 (441)—Covril's mother, Soong's daughter. See also Covril; Soong.
  384. Soong, p. 317 (441)—Ella's mother, Soong's grandmother. See also Ella; Soong.
  385. Erith, p. 317 (441)—An Ogier from Stedding Tsofu, daughter of Iva daughter of Alar. She wants to marry Loial, and although he likes her, he is avoiding her because he is convinced she will not want to live a nomadic life such as he needs to lead for the next few years in order to write his book. See also Alar; Iva; Loial.
  386. Iva, p. 317 (441)—Erith's mother, Alar's daughter. See also Alar; Erith.
  387. Elder Alar, p. 317 (441)—An Elder of Stedding Tsofu. She is Erith's grandmother. See also Erith; Iva.
  388. Dalar, p. 319 (445)—An Ogier who stayed away from the stedding for more than ten years. She needed a stick to walk again afterwards, but did continue to write.
  389. Voniel, p. 320 (446)—Ogier, daughter of Ella daughter of Soong. She is Covril's sister and Haman's wife.

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  390. Mashadar, p. 326 (454)—The evil that consumed Aridhol, now called Shadar Logoth, during the Trolloc Wars. It can kill simply by making contact with its victims.
  391. Nandera, p. 327 (456)—A sinewy Maiden of the Spear with graying blonde hair. She points out Sulin's use of handtalk with gai'shain; she agrees to meet her toh to them as soon as Rand is safe.
  392. Mordeth, p. 328 (457)—Man who became a counsellor in Aridhol during the Trolloc Wars. He advised that to defeat the Shadow, Aridhol must be harder than the Shadow, less trusting, more cruel. Slowly it became so, until finally the city was, if not darker than the Shadow, as dark. The city finally turned on itself, consumed itself, tainting every grain of sand, every rock, every sip of water with its hatred. Mordeth's soul remained in the city, now called Shadar Logoth (“Where the Shadow Waits”) for millenia—he could not leave the city unless he accompanied a person to the city walls or had them carry something from the city to the outside world. Strangely enough, both of these things happened at the same time, when Mat Cauthon carried the ruby-handled dagger from the city while Padan Fain accompanied Mordeth out of the city at about the same time. Mordeth attempted to consume Fain's soul while the dagger tried to consume Mat's. In Fain's case, the attempt to consume his soul was not completely successful—instead, the two souls merged to create something more evil than either Mordeth or Fain alone. Fain now feels incomplete without the tainted dagger that was removed from the city. See also Fain, Padan.

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  393. Chel Vanin, p. 337 (470)—Fat man who Mat uses as a scout. He is a good rider, and Mat thinks he could steal a hen pheasant's eggs with her sitting on them (although he would likely steal her, too)—he also thinks Vanin could steal a horse out from under a nobleman and he would not know it for two days. He has a large space between his front teeth.
  394. Nerim, p. 342 (477)—Talmanes's servant. He is short for even a Cairhienin, and skinny, with gray hair and a long face. He mends his master almost as often as his master's clothes.
  395. Burdin, p. 344 (480)—A man from Maerone who takes care of Olver. He gives him lots of food in exchange for caring for his horses. He refuses to let Olver ride them.

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  396. Ceran Tol, p. 346 (482)—Artist who painted “Tempo of Infinity,” a painting Sammael procured for his apartments in Illian.
  397. Andris, p. 347 (484)—Sammael's messenger to Rand about a truce. He was sent there to die; how he died indicated to Sammael that Rand was not willing to offer a truce.

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  398. Dylin, p. 353 (488)—Name that is being circulated in rumor for the next Queen of Andor. Of course, the name is supposed to be Dyelin.
  399. Delin, p. 353 (488)—Name that is being circulated in rumor for the next Queen of Andor. Of course, the name is supposed to be Dyelin.
  400. Rodera, p. 355 (495)—A gai'shain who serves one of the Wise Ones.
  401. Indirian, p. 357 (499)—Clan chief of the Codarra Aiel. Tall and massive with a hard, sober face.

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  402. Doilan, p. 359 (500)—Gai'shain taken from the Shaido Aiel who serves the Wise Ones.
  403. Aeron, p. 360 (501)—Wise One who Sorilea sends to search the Royal Library of Cairhien. Her apprentice is named Estair.
  404. Colinda, p. 360 (501)—Wise One who Sorilea sends to search the Royal Library of Cairhien. She is slender and has penetrating eyes.
  405. Sarene Nemdahl, p. 360 (501)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She has a temper, but she will admit she is wrong if she is. She taught novice classes on “the nature of reality.” Her Warder is Vitalien. She has a secret love of writing poetry—she would die of shame if Vitalien ever discovered that she compares him to a leopard and other graceful, powerful animals in her poems. She was one year behind Siuan and Moiraine in her Tower training. See also Vitalien.
  406. Lady Arilyn Dhulaine, p. 361 (502)—One of Coiren's spies. She is around the middle of Cairhien's nobility.
  407. Corelna, p. 361 (503)—Green-eyed “hawk of a woman” with gray hair. She is a Wise One.
  408. Tialin, p. 361 (503)—Lean, red-haired Wise One with a sharp nose.
  409. Niande Moorwyn, p. 361 (503)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah, former advisor (until his assassination...) to King Galldrian of Cairhien. See also su Riatin Rie, Galldrian.
  410. Mandelain, p. 362 (505)—Clan chief of the Daryne Aiel.
  411. Alwin Rael, p. 363 (507)—Man who tickled the chin of one of Lady Arilyn's maids.
  412. Ceri, p. 364 (508)—Woman in Lady Arilyn's manor who is going to have another baby.
  413. Vitalien, p. 369 (515)—Sarene's Warder. Unknown to anyone, she writes poetry comparing him to a leopard and other graceful, powerful animals; she would die of shame if he ever found out. See also Nemdahl, Sarene.
  414. Beldeine Nyram, p. 370 (517)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She arrived in Cairhien separate from the original six-Aes Sedai embassy.
  415. Mayam, p. 370 (517)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She arrived in Cairhien apart from the original six-Aes Sedai embassy.

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  416. Caldin, p. 372 (520)—Graying, leathery leader of Hama N'dore, the Mountain Dancers.
  417. Dimir Faral, p. 375 (523)—Whitecloak who served as a scout for the assassination attempt on Rand. Rand hanged his companions, but sent Faral back to Amador to tell Pedron Niall that Rand would some day hang him for what he had done.
  418. Dailin, p. 375 (524)—A Maiden of the Spear, of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel. She died protecting Rand.
  419. Lamelle, p. 375 (524)—A Maiden of the Spear, of the Smoke Water sept of the Miagoma Aiel. She died protecting Rand.
  420. Endara Casalain, p. 378 (528)—Governor of Andor during Artur Hawkwing's time. She was Ishara's mother, and the wife of Joal Ramedar, the last king of Aldeshar. See also Maravaile, Ishara; Ramedar, Joal.
  421. King Joal Ramedar, p. 378 (528)—The last King of Aldeshar before Artur Hawkwing made it a province. He married Endara Casalain, the governor of Andor. Their daughter, Ishara, later became the first queen of Andor. See also Casalain, Endara; Maravaile, Ishara.
  422. Ballair, p. 378 (528)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah, advisor to Queen Ishara of Andor. She was the first royal advisor to be Aes Sedai.
  423. Narasim Bhuran, p. 378 (528)—Ruler who tried to declare himself High King as late as ten years before the end of the War of the Hundred Years; he was the last to do so. He was ultimately beheaded.
  424. Esmara Getares, p. 378 (528)—Ruler after Artur Hawkwing's death. Her attempt to become High Queen about forty years before the end of the War of the Hundred Years ended when she invaded Andor and spent her last twelve years as a guest of Queen Telaisien. She was ultimately assassinated, although no one is sure why.
  425. Queen Telaisien, p. 378 (528)—Queen of Andor starting about sixty years after the death of Artur Hawkwing.
  426. Queen Alesinde, p. 378 (529)—Queen of Andor after Ishara. She kept up the practice of sending a daughter to Tar Valon for training.
  427. Queen Lyndelle, p. 378 (529)—Queen of Andor at the end of the War of the Hundred Years. Like all of her predecessors (and successors, for that matter), she kept up the tradition of sending a daughter to Tar Valon.
  428. Queen Maragaine, p. 379 (529)—A queen of Andor. During her reign, four kings brought armies against Andor.

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  429. Surandha, p. 382 (534)—Sorilea's apprentice. She can channel, and has dark golden hair.
  430. Estair, p. 383 (535)—Aeron's red-haired apprentice.
  431. Mera, p. 384 (537)—Older Aiel, in Cairhien to see her daughter.
  432. Baerin, p. 384 (537)—Aiel, in Cairhien to see her daughter. She was a Maiden of the Spear before she gave it up to get married.
  433. Maric, p. 386 (539)—A very tall man who tries to stop Egwene from seeing Rand.
  434. Harine din Togara Two Winds, p. 388 (543)—Wavemistress of the Sea Folk ship that comes to meet Rand in Cairhien. Her ship is the White Spray. Berelain reports that she has a temper. She is of Clan Shodein.
  435. Jesse Bilal, p. 395 (553)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, and head of the Browns' council.

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  436. Harilin, p. 398 (556)—Lanky, red-haired Maiden of the Spear. She is about the same age as Rand.
  437. Chiarid, p. 398 (556)—Merry-eyed Maiden of the Spear with blonde hair. She is old enough to be Rand's mother.
  438. Lord Culhan Carand, p. 400 (560)—Andoran lord, husband of Aemlyn. His house is nearly as powerful as Lord Pelivar's. See also Carand, Aemlyn.
  439. Lord Barel Layden, p. 400 (560)—Andoran noble, leader of a minor House.
  440. Lord Macharan, p. 400 (560)—Andoran noble, of a minor House.
  441. Lord Sergase Gilbearn, p. 400 (560)—Andoran noble, of a minor House.
  442. Negara, p. 400 (560)—Andoran noble, of a minor House.
  443. Coramoor, p. 401 (560)—According to the Sea Folk's Jendai Prophecy, the man who is destined to bring them out of their long wandering in the sea. He is the same man who is the fulfillment of just about every other prophecy known as well, Rand al'Thor. See also al'Thor, Rand; Car'a'carn; Dragon Reborn; He Who Comes With the Dawn.
  444. Zaida din Parede Blackwing, p. 401 (561)—Wavemistress of a Sea Folk ship who comes to Caemlyn to see Rand. She is of Clan Catelar.
  445. Jahar Narishma, p. 405 (567)—A young man not much past twenty with the spark of saidin inborn. He has dark eyes as big as a girl's, pale skin, and hair in long braids.
  446. Perwyn Belman, p. 408 (571)—One of Padan Fain's spies. He is quite young. He is Nan's son. See also Belman, Nan.
  447. Nan Belman, p. 408 (571)—One of Padan Fain's spies. She is Perwyn's mother. Fain tries to seduce her, but she does not want him—he ends up raping her instead. See also Belman, Perwyn.

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  448. Jori, p. 410 (574)—Bald, square-faced Warder no taller than Nynaeve and wide as any man. Bonded to Morvrin.
  449. Brendas, p. 411 (576)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She never grilled Nynaeve about Rand—she was also someone Siuan trusted.
  450. Vandene Namelle, p. 412 (577)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah, one of two Aes Sedai who went into voluntary retreat many years ago to Tifan's Well, a village located in the grassy plains of Arafel along with Adeleas. Their goal was some day to write the complete history of the world since the Breaking, and some even before that. Vandene and Adeleas have since come to Salidar to escape Elaida's summons back to the Tower. See also Namelle, Adeleas.
  451. Tabitha, p. 414 (580)—A novice in Salidar. She comes to fetch Thom and Juilin to bring them before the Hall.

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  452. Tervail Dura, p. 419 (588)—Dark-haired, bold-nosed Warder with a white, deep scar on his face. He is bonded to Beonin. He was on guard at Logain's door when Nynaeve Healed him. See also Marinye, Beonin.
  453. Takima, p. 420 (589)—A Sitter for the Brown Ajah in Salidar. She comes to verify Nynaeve's Healing of Logain.
  454. Echiko, p. 421 (591)—Accepted who jumped from the top of the Tower when Myrelle was a novice, convinced she had learned how to fly.
  455. Shanelle, p. 422 (591)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is present at the Healing of Siuan and Leane.
  456. Therva Maresis, p. 422 (591)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is present at the Healing of Siuan and Leane.
  457. Beldemaine, p. 424 (594)—Plump Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is from Arafel. In Salidar.
  458. Larissa Lyndel, p. 425 (595)—Bony Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. In Salidar.
  459. Zenare Ghodar, p. 425 (595)—Plump Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. In Salidar.
  460. Salita Toranes, p. 425 (596)—Dark-skinned Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is from Tear, and is almost as dark as the Sea Folk.
  461. Magla Daronos, p. 425 (596)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah.
  462. Alric, p. 427 (598)—Siuan's Warder for about twenty years. He was killed when Siuan was deposed; the shock of what Elaida intended to do masked the usual emotions that accompany the death of a Warder for her at first, and when she was stilled she lost all contact with the destroyed bond. However, when she was Healed, all the emotions came rushing back to her. See also Sanche, Siuan.
  463. Anjen, p. 427 (599)—Leane's Warder until his death about fifteen years ago. She says that she cried every night for a month after his death, and found tears in her eyes without warning for three months more. For this reason, she did not bond another Warder. However, she now thinks she could handle two or three Warders, if not four. See also Sharif, Leane.
  464. Miesa, p. 433 (607)—Serving woman to Delana.
  465. Lucilde, p. 433 (607)—Lanky novice brought to Salidar from Tar Valon. She announces Halima's arrival to Delana and company.
  466. Halima Saranov, p. 433 (607)—Slender, lush woman with green eyes that comes to Salidar to become Delana's maid. She is actually Aran'gar. Anaiya was the first Aes Sedai to meet her in Salidar, and she sent Lucilde to escort her to Delana.

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  467. Dain Bornhald, p. 435 (610)—Son of Geofram. He now commands his own troops; he also plans to avenge his father's death. He has a hatred of Perrin, since he thinks he had a hand in killing Geofram. See also Bornhald, Geofram.
  468. Geofram Bornhald, p. 436 (612)—Dain's father. He led the assault on Falme and the Seanchan there, at which he died. Valda did not appreciate him, and thinks he was “soft.” See also Bornhald, Dain.
  469. Serenia Latar, p. 437 (613)—Amyrlin Seat long ago. She was the only Amyrlin that the Children of the Light managed to hang; she was dead already, but they hanged her anyway for the symbolism some 693 years ago. There is a painting of her being raised on the scaffold in the Dome of Truth. See also Amyrlin Seat.
  470. Asidim Faisar, p. 438 (615)—Whitecloak who Niall sent to Tarabon to find out if anything could be salvaged.
  471. Torwyn Barshaw, p. 439 (616)—Paitr's uncle, a squat, big-nosed man with a choleric eye and a sneering mouth. See also Conel, Paitr.
  472. Einor Saren, p. 440 (618)—Inquisitor of the Hand of the Light. He summons Morgase to Niall.
  473. Trom, p. 443 (623)—Whitecloak who allegedly uncovered the “Darkfriends” that were hanged in Morgase's presence.

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  474. Emerys, p. 445 (625)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. Supports Sevanna.
  475. Malindhe, p. 446 (625)—One of the Wise Ones.
  476. Cosain, p. 446 (625)—Lean, yellow-haired Wise One of the Spine Ridge sept of the Miagoma Aiel.

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  477. Mistress Snoot, p. 459 (646)—Imaginary persona applied to anyone being snooty, such as Elayne, to Mat's estimation.
  478. Amaryn, p. 462 (650)—Sorilea's greatdaughter.
  479. Taric, p. 462 (650)—Amaryn's youngest greatson. Sorilea suggests him as a husband for Egwene.

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  480. Bela, p. 465 (654)—Short, shaggy mare that Egwene rode out of Emond's Field when she first left with Moiraine and Lan. Bela actually belongs to Tam al'Thor, and Rand suggested her as a way to take Egwene with them. Siuan rode her out of Tar Valon in the chaos surrounding Elaida's coup.
  481. Faiselle, p. 468 (660)—Sitter in the Hall of the Tower in Salidar who disapproves of Egwene being raised Amyrlin.

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  482. Kwamesa, p. 473 (666)—Youngest Sitter in the Hall of the Tower in Salidar; an Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. Dark and slender.
  483. Samalin, p. 474 (667)—Sharp-faced Sitter for the Green Ajah in Salidar.
  484. Malind, p. 475 (668)—Plump Sitter for the Green Ajah in Salidar. She has a pretty face with full lips and dark eyes.

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  485. Chesa, p. 477 (670)—Egwene's plumply pretty maid as the Amyrlin Seat.
  486. Kaylin, p. 479 (674)—One of the servants in Salidar.

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  487. Anan'gar, p. 494—Misspelling of Aran'gar. This typo has been fixed in the paperback edition. See Aran'gar.

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  488. Mar, p. 498 (701)—One of Mat's scouts for the Band of the Red Hand. He was taken right off his horse by a Warder near Salidar.
  489. Ladwin, p. 498 (701)—One of Mat's scouts for the Band of the Red Hand. He did not return to the Band; Vanin suspects he was taken by a Warder near Salidar.

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  490. Jak o' the Wisps, p. 508 (714)—I think it's just something fun to say. Usually used in something like, “Quicker than you can say ‘Jak o' the Mists.’ ”

    Chapter 40: Unexpected Laughter

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  491. Laritha, p. 516 (725)—Woman Thom Merrilin tried to rescue from an abusive marriage. She kicked him so hard when he actually offered to take her away (as she told him she wanted) that he limped for a month; then she hit him with a bench.
  492. Verdin, p. 519 (730)—One the soldiers loyal to Faile.
  493. Akarrin, p. 520 (731)—Slim Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is convinced that Aviendha will be in novice white before long.
  494. Adeleas Namelle, p. 520 (732)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, one of two Aes Sedai who went into voluntary retreat many years ago to Tifan's Well, a village located in the grassy plains of Arafel along with Vandene. Their goal some day is to write the complete history of the world since the Breaking, and some even before that. She is now in Salidar, and will accompany Elayne and Nynaeve to Ebou Dar. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  495. Maerion, p. 521 (733)—Name by which Birgitte was known by in past lives. See also Birgitte.
  496. Joana, p. 521 (733)—Name by which Birgitte was known by in past lives. See also Birgitte.
  497. Shana, p. 522 (734)—Pop-eyed Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She reminds Elayne of a fish.

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  498. Wildrose, p. 525 (737)—Min's horse.
  499. Miren, p. 526 (738)—Min's aunt, the only one who understood that it was too late to stuff Min into dresses after ten years in the mines with her father wearing boys' clothes.
  500. Rana, p. 526 (738)—One of Min's aunts. See also Farshaw, Elmindreda.
  501. Jan, p. 526 (738)—One of Min's aunts. See also Farshaw, Elmindreda.
  502. Dorindha, p. 535 (751)—Wife of Bael. Melaine requested the other Wise Ones to ask her if she would accept Melaine as a sister-wife; she accepted, and Bael then had little choice but to marry Melaine as well. She has borne Bael three sons, but she and Melaine both know he would like a daughter. See also Bael; Melaine.
  503. Kairen Stang, p. 536 (753)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She grew up in Andor. Part of Salidar's embassy to Rand.
  504. Rafela Cindal, p. 536 (753)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She grew up in Tear. Part of Salidar's embassy to Rand.
  505. Seonid Traighan, p. 536 (753)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Cairhien. Part of Salidar's embassy to Rand.
  506. Faeldrin Harella, p. 536 (753)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Tarabon. Part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She has dark hair that she usually keeps in thin braids.
  507. Demira Eriff, p. 536 (754)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. Part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She only spoke of two things: meeting Rand, and seeing the school he had started. In her eyes, no one who had started a school or a library or any other institution of knowledge could possibly be all bad. She grew up in Arad Doman.
  508. Berenicia Morsad, p. 536 (754)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She grew up in Shienar. Part of Salidar's embassy to Rand.
  509. Masuri Sokawa, p. 536 (754)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She grew up in Arafel. Part of Salidar's embassy to Rand.
  510. Valinde Nathenos, p. 536 (754)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She is anxious to get Sammael out of her native Illian. Part of Salidar's embassy to Rand.

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  511. Saeric, p. 540 (758)—Gray-haired Aiel of the Red Water sept of the Goshien Aiel. He is missing his right hand. He teaches Aiel methods of defending one's self to Rand's amnesty recipients.
  512. Raefar Kisman, p. 541 (759)—One of Taim's students in the Black Tower.
  513. Manel Rochaid, p. 541 (759)—One of Taim's students in the Black Tower.
  514. Tolvar, p. 541—Misspelling of Torval. The mistake was corrected in the paperback edition.
  515. Peral Torval, p. 541 (759)—One of Taim's students in the Black Tower. He tries to confront Rand at the farm, not realizing who he is.

    Chapter 43: The Crown of Roses

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  516. Basan, p. 548 (768)—Merana's Warder. He died before the Aiel War, and she never bonded another due to the apprehension and fear his death caused. Note: I'm not certain whether Merana's Warder was named Basan or Baran; since Basan appeared first, I'll use that for most stuff unless Baran appears again later. See also Ambrey, Merana; Baran.
  517. Cinchonine, p. 548 (769)—Round innkeeper of The Crown of Roses, where the Salidar embassy stays while in Caemlyn.
  518. Teryl Wynter, p. 550 (771)—One of Seonid's Warders. She says he has taken wounds before that almost made her faint, but he has never slowed a step.
  519. Furen Alharra, p. 550 (771)—One of Seonid's Warders. She says he has taken wounds before that almost made her faint, but he has never slowed a step.
  520. Baran, p. 551 (773)—Merana's Warder. He died before the Aiel War, and she never bonded another due to the apprehension and fear his death caused. Note: I'm not certain whether Merana's Warder was named Basan or Baran; since Basan appeared first, I'll use that for most stuff unless Baran appears again later. See also Ambrey, Merana; Basan.

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  521. Lopin, p. 558 (782)—A stout man who serves Nalesean.
  522. Wind, p. 558 (783)—Olver's spindly horse. He may even deserve the name.
  523. Aludra, p. 559 (784)—Slender former Illuminator that Mat and Thom saved from other Illuminators when they were traveling through Aringill. She was cast out of the Illuminators' Guild because she was blamed for spoiling the fireworks display for King Galldrian of Cairhien. The problem was actually Tammuz's fault (or so they thought), but she was a more convenient target. The mishap for Galldrian was actually caused by Rand al'Thor. Aludra later hooked up with Valan Luca's menagerie to do fireworks displays for him.

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  524. Vilnar Barada, p. 563 (790)—Bearded man from Saldaea. He plans to marry Teryane, daughter of a merchant in Mihar. He is currently in Caemlyn.
  525. Teryane, p. 563 (790)—Woman who Vilnar wants to marry. He is the daughter of a merchant in Mihar (in Saldaea). She wants a soldier for a husband almost as much as her father wants one for a son.
  526. Jidar, p. 564 (791)—One of Vilnar's men. He claims Aes Sedai are so beautiful they can kill a man by smiling.
  527. Rissen, p. 564 (791)—One of Vilnar's men. He claims Aes Sedai are a foot taller than any man.
  528. Stepper, p. 564 (792)—Perrin's dun stallion.
  529. Swallow, p. 564 (792)—Faile's black mare.
  530. Gaul, p. 565 (792)—An Aiel of the Imran sept of the Shaarad Aiel. He is Shae'en M'taal, a Stone Dog. Perrin rescued him from his entrapment in Remen, and Gaul now walks at Perrin's side during battle and elsewhere. Gaul wants to marry Chiad, but though she agrees to become his lover, she will not give up the spear for him. See also Bain; Chiad.
  531. Bain, p. 565 (793)—A Maiden of the Spear of the Black Rock sept of the Shaarad Aiel. She has flame-colored hair. She is first-sister to Chiad, of the Goshien Aiel; the two had to sneak through the camp of the other to find the Wise Ones to become first sisters, since their clans were in blood feud at the time. See also Chiad; Gaul.
  532. Chiad, p. 565 (793)—A Maiden of the Spear of the Stones River sept of the Goshien Aiel. She is short for an Aiel woman, and has blonde hair. Gaul wants her to marry him, but she will not give up the spear. She is willing to be his lover, but marriage is out of the question (or so she says). See also Bain; Gaul.
  533. Dannil Lewin, p. 565 (793)—A young man from Emond's Field, now one of Perrin's soldiers. A bean-pole of a man with a thick mustache.
  534. Lerian, p. 567 (796)—Lean, sandy-haired Maiden of the Spear, of an age with Faile.
  535. Elsbet Luhhan, p. 567—Misspelling of Alsbet Luhhan. This mistake does not occur in later editions of the books. See Luhhan, Alsbet.
  536. Alsbet Luhhan, p. 567 (796)—Wife of Haral, the blacksmith of Emond's Field. She is almost as large as her husband, which is quite big. See also Luhhan, Haral.

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  537. Milam Harnder, p. 580 (816)—Second-Librarian in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn. He has been one of Demira's agents for the past thirty years.
  538. Stevan, p. 584 (820)—Demira's Warder, a Cairhienin. He is slender, about a head shorter than her, and twenty years her younger.

    Chapter 47: The Wandering Woman

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  539. Jaem, p. 588 (825)—Vandene's old, stringy Warder. When he is not practicing with his sword, he is sharpening it. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  540. Tad Kandel, p. 590 (829)—One of Mat's men. He tried to hide a boil on his bottom.
  541. Lawdrin Mendair, p. 590 (829)—One of Mat's men. He brought a lot of brandy with him, which Elayne discovered and made him pour out.
  542. Setalle Anan, p. 596 (838)—Stately innkeeper of the Wandering Woman, the inn Mat stays at in Ebou Dar. She has hazel eyes, marking her a non-native to Ebou Dar.

    Chapter 48: Leaning on the Knife

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  543. Teslyn Baradon, p. 603 (848)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She was one of two Aes Sedai sent as ambassadors to Queen Tylin in Ebou Dar.
  544. Joline Maza, p. 603 (848)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She was one of two Aes Sedai sent as ambassadors to Queen Tylin in Ebou Dar.
  545. Beslan Mitsobar, p. 603 (849)—Queen Tylin's only surviving child. She wants him to succeed her on the throne.
  546. Anarina Todande, p. 604 (849)—Last of five rulers of Altara from House Todande. Her fall was so abrupt that her house lost all of its power, and is still all but powerless to this day.
  547. Cavandra, p. 604 (850)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah, former advisor to Queen Tylin of Amador. She returned to the White Tower when Elaida summoned the sisters back.

    Chapter 49: The Mirror of Mists

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  548. Serden, p. 608 (855)—Ogier, son of Kolom son of Radlin. He wrote approximately six hundred years ago about the deterioration of the Ways. See also Kolom; Radlin.
  549. Kolom, p. 608 (855)—An Ogier, son of Radlin and father of Serden. See also Radlin; Serden.
  550. Radlin, p. 608 (855)—An Ogier. He was Serden's grandfather and Kolom's father. See also Kolom; Serden.
  551. Beralna, p. 609 (857)—A Maiden of the Spear. She is a bony redhead with blue eyes and a feral grin.
  552. Mahiro Shukosa, p. 614 (863)—Rafela's Warder. He has graying hair at his temples and a “noble” nose. He was once a Kandori lord, and is handsome in a rugged sort of way. See also Cindal, Rafela.
  553. Deane Aryman, p. 622 (876)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah, later raised to the Amyrlin Seat. She succeeded Bonwhin Meraighdin, Amyrlin during the reign of Artur Hawkwing. Her strong spirit and sturdy administration brought the Tower back to most of its former prestige, all of which was teetering on the brink of disappearing after Bonwhin's manipulations of Hawkwing. She in effect saved the Tower. She is one of the most respected Amyrlins of all time, and part of the reason a large number of Amyrlins have been raised from the Blue Ajah. She was born in the city of Salidar, in Eharon. See also Amyrlin Seat; Sanche, Siuan.
  554. Rashima Kerenmosa, p. 622 (876)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah, later raised to the Amyrlin Seat. She is called the Soldier Amyrlin. Personally leading the Tower's armies, she won innumerable victories during the Trolloc Wars. Her body was discovered after the battle of Maighande surrounded by her five Warders and a large number of Trollocs and Myrddraal, including no fewer than nine Dreadlords. See also Amyrlin Seat.

    Chapter 50: Thorns

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  555. Daria Gahand, p. 627 (883)—Author of Essays on Reason, a book Rand keeps in his bedchamber. He found it tough going, but Min seems to like it.

    Chapter 51: The Taking

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    Chapter 52: Weaves of the Power

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  556. Frielle Anan, p. 641 (903)—Setalle's middle daughter. She has recently become engaged. She wants six boys of her own, and takes to helping keep track of Olver for practice. See also Anan, Setalle.
  557. Masic, p. 645 (909)—A large man, killed in a knife fight in Ebou Dar.
  558. Baris, p. 645 (909)—Man who killed Masic in a knife fight on the streets of Ebou Dar.
  559. Asra, p. 645 (909)—Woman who tries to save Masic's life. She can channel, and used Healing on Masic; he died from the strain of healing. She was born in Arad Doman.
  560. Nuhel Dromand, p. 652 (919)—One of Myrelle's Warders. See also Berengari, Myrelle.
  561. Avar Hachami, p. 652 (919)—One of Myrelle's Warders. See also Berengari, Myrelle.

    Chapter 53: The Feast of Lights

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  562. Luaine, p. 657 (926)—A Maiden of the Spear with yellow hair. She is the first to find out that Sulin has decided her period of servitude is over.
  563. Carilo, p. 660 (931)—A Warder, on duty guarding Min the night Rand saw her and went into a rage because they had captured her as well as him; he killed a Warder with his bare hands and mortally wounded another (he died in Healing) with the sword of the one who fell, all in the moments the sisters spent in shock before they could tie him up with the Power.
  564. Rashan, p. 664 (937)—One of Erian's two surviving Warders (she had four until two were killed by Rand).
  565. Bartol, p. 664 (937)—One of Erian's two surviving Warders (she had four until two were killed by Rand).

    Chapter 54: The Sending

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  566. Manal, p. 668 (942)—The owner of the ferry Perrin hires to take him across the River Alguenya on the way out of Cairhien.
  567. Stayer, p. 668 (943)—Perrin's second horse. He is well-shod with white forefeet.
  568. Young Bull, p. 670 (946)—Name the wolves use for Perrin. It is actually an image, one of the simplest ones in fact, but much more complex than simply “Young Bull.” See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  569. Two Moons, p. 671 (946)—One of the wolves.
  570. Wildfire, p. 671 (946)—One of the wolves.
  571. Old Deer, p. 671 (946)—One of the wolves.
  572. Half Tail, p. 671 (947)—One of the wolves. He is an old, sour male.
  573. Rabbit Nose, p. 671 (947)—Young, fierce male wolf.
  574. Shadowkiller, p. 672 (947)—What the wolves call Rand. They first began using the name when Rand killed the Trollocs at the Illuminators' chapter house in Cairhien. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn.
  575. Elora, p. 672 (948)—An Ogier, daughter of Amar daughter of Coura. She wrote Men of Fire and Women of Air, a book about use of the One Power by humans, in the early days of Artur Hawkwing's reign. See also Amar; Coura.
  576. Amar, p. 672 (948)—An Ogier; she is Coura's daughter and Elora's mother. See also Coura; Elora.
  577. Coura, p. 672 (948)—An Ogier; she is Amar's mother and Elora's grandmother. See also Amar; Elora.
  578. Ledar, p. 672 (948)—An Ogier, son of Shandin son of Koimal. He wrote A Study of Men, Women, and the One Power Among Humans about three hundred years ago. See also Koimal; Shandin.
  579. Shandin, p. 672 (948)—Ledar's father, Koimal's son. See also Koimal; Ledar.
  580. Koimal, p. 672 (948)—Shandin's father, Ledar's grandfather. See also Ledar; Shandin.
  581. Caraighan Maconar, p. 673 (949)—Legendary Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She once brought a man about 2000 miles to Tar Valon to be gentled after he had killed her Two Warders. She is also credited with quelling the Comaidin Riots at a time when she had no Warders. She is considered the archetypal Green sister.
  582. Yurian Stonebow, p. 673 (949)—False Dragon of an era before the Trolloc Wars. Six Aes Sedai attempted to capture him; he killed three of them and captured the rest himself. See also Dragon Reborn.
  583. Davian, p. 673 (949)—False Dragon between the Trolloc Wars and the War of the Second Dragon. He could channel quite strongly. See also Dragon Reborn.
  584. Morning Clouds, p. 674 (952)—One of the younger male wolves. He scouts out the Aes Sedai encampment.
  585. Bandry (Ban) Lewin, p. 679—Dannil Lewin's cousin. He looks jut like him except for a pickaxe nose and long thin mustaches in the Domani style. Note: in the paperback edition, this character is Tell Lewin, Dannil's brother. Either would make sense. See also Lewin, Dannil; Lewin, Tell.
  586. Tell Lewin, p. 693 (959)—Dannil's brother. He looks just like him except for a pickaxe nose and long thin mustaches in the Domani style. Note: in the hardcover edition, this character is Ban Lewin, Dannil's cousin. Tell is still with the band, however, and is mentioned later on page 693. See also Lewin, Dannil; Lewin, Tell.

    Chapter 55: Dumai's Wells

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  587. Rajar, p. 682 (961)—One of the Younglings.
  588. Charl Gedwyn, p. 691 (975)—One of the Asha'man. He tries to strike Gawyn down as the Younglings flee the Aes Sedai camp, but Rand beats him away.
  589. Torvil, p. 694—Misspelling of Torval. This mistake has been corrected in the paperback edition. See Torval, Peral.

    Epilogue: The Answer

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  590. Falion Bhoda, p. 697 (983)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She once fled to Ebou Dar as a runaway novice. She is now openly a member of the Black Ajah; she fled the Tower with Liandrin.
  591. Jeorad Manyard, p. 699 (987)—Governor of the province of Andor during the reign of the High King Artur Paendrag Tanreall. He produced a translation of The Prophecies of the Dragon.

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  592. Toma dur Ahmid, p. 701 (988)—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.
  593. Tiam of Gazar, p. 701 (988)—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.
  594. Uren din Jubai Soaring Gull, p. 701 (988)—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.
  595. Farede, p. 701 (988)—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.
  596. Lian, p. 703 (992)—Mother-sister to Aviendha, sister-wife to Amys, wife of Rhuarc. She is the roofmistress of Cold Rocks Hold. See also Amys; Rhuarc.
  597. Avendesora, p. 704 (992)—The Legendary Tree of Life. It is the last surviving Chora tree, and is located in Rhuidean. The Tree was severely damaged when Rand and Asmodean battled over control of the ter'angreal statue and destroyed the shielding on Rhuidean, but it is still alive and will send out shoots again. A cutling of the Tree was given to the people of Cairhien as a sign of goodwill from the Aiel over 500 years ago. That Tree, Avendoraldera, grew in the center of the city of Cairhien until King Laman Damodred cut it down to make a throne out of the wood. Laman's Sin (as it is now called) brought four Aiel clans over the Spine of the World to kill Laman for killing the Tree. See also Avendoraldera; Damodred, Laman.
  598. Gaidal Cain, p. 704 (993)—Hero of Legend bound to the Horn of Valere. He is a swordsman, and is always linked to Birgitte in the stories. Unlike his depiction in the stories (which say he is as handsome as Birgitte is beautiful), Gaidal Cain is one of the ugliest men that Nynaeve has ever seen. Just being around him makes Nynaeve uncomfortable. Before being ripped out of Tel'aran'rhiod, Birgitte mentioned that she had not seen Gaidal around for some time, indicating that he has been spun out into the Pattern again. She fears she will never see him again. See also Birgitte.
  599. Natti Cauthon, p. 701 (995)—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 was a Darkfriend before Perrin led the residents of the Two Rivers to drive the Trollocs and Whitecloaks out. See also Cauthon, Abell; Cauthon, Bodewhin; Cauthon, Eldrin; Cauthon, Matrim.
  600. Eldrin Cauthon, p. 701 (995)—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.
  601. Shai'tan, p. 706 (995)—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, especially those on the Shadow's side), during which a number of important leaders forsook the Light and gave their lives to the Dark One; these people are known today as the Forsaken, and were 13 of the most powerful Aes Sedai of the Age of Legends. The War of the Shadow did not end until Lews Therin Telamon, the Dragon, and his Hundred Companions Traveled to Shayol Ghul and re-sealed the Dark One back into his prison. At the moment of sealing, Shai'tan lashed out at those sealing the prison, driving them insane and tainting saidin itself, the male half of the True Source, dooming all male Aes Sedai to madness as well and starting the Time of Madness. These seals are weakening now, enough that the Forsaken have escaped and the Dark One is once again able to exert influence on the world. These seals were scattered throughout the world by Aes Sedai during the Breaking of the World. In order of when they were found, they were placed: (1) At the Eye of the World (broken when it was found); (2) in the hands of Bayle Domon, later pilfered by High Lord Turak of the Seanchan (broke at the battle of Falme), (3) On Seanchan, part of High Lord Turak's collection (broken at the battle at Falme); (4) In the Great Hold at the Stone of Tear (still intact); (5) In the Panarch's Palace in Tanchico (broke enroute to Salidar); (6) One in Rhuidean (still intact), and (7) Found by Mazrim Taim (still intact). Despite being made of cuendillar, the three that remain unbroken can be cut with a knife and would break by a fall from a table. The Dark One is also referred to by other Euphemisms, including Sightblinder, Lord of the Grave, Father of Lies, Grassburner, Leafblighter, Heartsbane, Soulsbane, Lord of the Twilight, Father of Storms, Shepherd of the Night, and (among Darkfriends) Great Lord of the Dark. See also Ba'alzamon; Creator, The.
  602. Corianin Nedeal, p. 714 (1007)—Last Dreamer in the White Tower; an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She died almost 400 years ago. Almost all of the ter'angreal the Black Ajah stole from the Tower were last studied by her; they allow partial access to Tel'aran'rhiod, the World of Dreams.

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