Chronological listing of characters encountered in A Crown of Swords

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  1. Dragon Reborn, p. 9 (ix)—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; Taim, Mazrim.
  2. The Dragon, p. 9 (ix)—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; Kinslayer; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  3. Kyera Termendal, p. 9 (ix)—Poet and author of a much-disputed translation of the Prophecies of the Dragon. She is from Shiote, and wrote between Free Years 700 and 800.

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  4. Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, p. 13 (1)—Aes Sedai formerly of the Red Ajah, now raised to the Amyrlin Seat. She was born the youngest daughter of a minor House in the north of Murandy. 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 Siuan's place. She distrusts anyone not of her Ajah (as most Reds do), and doesn't believe she will ever 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. Her most recent Foretelling was that “the White Tower would be whole again, except for remnants cast out and scorned, whole and stronger than ever. Rand al'Thor will face the Amyrlin Seat and know her anger. The Black Tower will be rent in blood and fire, and sisters will walk its grounds.” The Foretelling about Rand is obviously deadly accurate. However, the one about the Royal Family occurred at an inopportune time; at the time of Elaida's Foretelling, the Royal Family was not certain. It may have meant Morgase, Gawyn, Galad, and Elayne (they have all had a large role to play in the recent past), but it is also possible it could have meant the old Royal Family, that of Tigraine, Taringail, Galad, and later Elayne and Gawyn as well. After all, Morgase is just Morgase, but Tigraine is the mother of the Dragon Reborn. Her most recent Foretelling will of course be fulfilled, but not necessarily how she wants it to be; she does not realize that the Amyrlin Seat in the Foretelling might not be her, that the remnants cast out might be those loyal to her, and that the destruction of the Black Tower might have nothing to do with her. Elaida is quite strong in the One Power; only Siuan, Moiraine, Egwene, Elayne, Nynaeve, and a few others can match her strength. Elaida has always sought positions of power; she chose to follow Morgase to have a better chance at guiding the forces in the Last Battle, and tried to capture Rand al'Thor in an effort to gain similar control. The only sisters that support her are those that are actually Black Ajah and those that would follow any Amyrlin legally raised, as Elaida was (although just barely; all laws used to raise her were stretched almost to their breaking point, and some believe they actually did shatter). Elaida is currently building a palace for herself atop the Warders' old practice yard. The building will be about as tall as the White Tower. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat; Freidhen, Alviarin; Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  5. Dark One, p. 13 (1)—Name, used in every land, for Shai'tan, the 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, trapping the Forsaken with him. At the moment of sealing, Shai'tan lashed out at those sealing the prison, driving them insane and tainting saidin itself, the male half of the True Source, dooming all male Aes Sedai to madness as well and starting the Time of Madness. These seals are weakening now, enough that the Forsaken have escaped and the Dark One is once again able to exert influence on the world. These seals were scattered throughout the world by Aes Sedai during the Breaking of the World. In order of when they were 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 (broken at the battle of Falme), 3) On Seanchan, part of High Lord Turak's collection (broken at the battle at Falme); 4) In the Great Hold at the Stone of Tear (still intact); 5) In the Panarch's Palace in Tanchico (broken enroute to Salidar); 6) One in Rhuidean (still intact), and 7) Found by Mazrim Taim on a small farm in Saldaea (still intact). Despite being made of cuendillar, the three that remain unbroken can be cut with a knife and would break by a fall from a table. The Dark One is also referred to by many 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) the Great Lord of the Dark. See also Creator, The.
  6. Amyrlin Seat, p. 13 (2)—Leader of the Aes Sedai, their equivalent of a King or Queen. She in theory holds supreme power amongst the sisters, and leads the Hall of the Tower at its meetings. Kings and queens of nations strong and weak will come if summoned by the Amyrlin, even if they spend their entire trip figuring out how they will put a knife in her back while there. The Seat is traditionally held by a woman strong both in the Power and in her character. The vote to choose an Amyrlin must be unanimous, as must the vote to depose one. Once chosen the Amyrlin is said to be “of all Ajahs and none”—all previous affiliations with Ajah are ignored (at least in theory). The Ajahs have gotten fairly equal numbers of Amyrlins raised from their Ajah, with two exceptions: no Amyrlin has been raised from the Red Ajah since Bonwhin Meraighdin, who was deposed and stilled for nearly breaking the Tower in Artur Hawkwing's day, except for Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, 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 do Avriny a'Roihan, raised from the Red Ajah. Siuan's deposition divided the Tower, and the faction opposing Elaida raised a new Amyrlin who could not be accused of choosing sides on the day Siuan was deposed: Egwene al'Vere, who was outside the Tower and not even a full sister from the time Siuan was deposed to the time she was Raised. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Anghara; Bagand, Sereille; Ospenya, Tamra; Sanche, Siuan; Sorenthaine, Cemaile; Vayu, Sierin.
  7. Lerman, p. 14 (2)—Chief mason for Elaida's palace. He stared in disbelief when Elaida told him her palace was to have a spire ten spans higher than the Tower itself. However, being that it is Elaida he is dealing with, he will have to find a way....
  8. Cemaile Sorenthaine, p. 15 (3)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah, later raised to the Amyrlin Seat. She was raised about three hundred years ago. In memory of the days before the Trolloc Wars when no ruler held a throne without the White Tower's approval, she had a gilded clock commissioned. The clock was taken down and forgotten in storage after she died, and it did not reappear until Elaida put it back up when she was raised. See also Amyrlin Seat.
  9. Galina Casban, p. 16 (5)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She has actually been of the Black Ajah for all but five of her almost ninety years wearing the shawl; she is of high standing among the Black sisters. She has been the head of the Red Ajah for almost twenty years now, and led the expedition to bring Rand to Tar Valon after he was shielded. She was captured by the Shaido after the battle at Dumai's Wells. Galina has long black hair without a touch of gray in it. She claims to have helped break two Amyrlin's as a Black sister. One (Siuan Sanche) was deposed and stilled, and the other (presumably Tamra Ospenya) was made to appear that she had died in her sleep. She led the circle that stilled Siuan. She is one of only three who know that Alviarin heads the Supreme Council of the Black Ajah. See also Feir, Tarna; Sevanna.
  10. Rand al'Thor, p. 16 (5)—A young man from Emond's Field in the Two Rivers, now proclaimed to be the Dragon Reborn. He is very tall, with curly red-blond hair. 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. Rand has had success in fighting many of the Forsaken; all to confront him have died or been trapped. He killed Aginor at the Eye of the World after the Green Man killed Balthamel; he allowed Moiraine to kill Be'lal in the Stone of Tear, and killed Ishamael in the Stone shortly afterward; in the wagons near the Spine of the World, Lanfear confronted him and was pushed into the land of the Eelfinn by Moiraine; he killed Rahvin in Tel'aran'rhiod when he came to the Royal Palace in Caemlyn; and Asmodean, his teacher, was killed shorlty after Rahvin met his fate. His prophecies fulfilled grow: he has already been born on the slopes of Dragonmount of a Maiden, of the ancient blood but raised by the old, taken the Stone of Tear and drawn Callandor, and began conquering “under the forgotten symbol,” that of the Aes Sedai of the Age of Legends. He is working on having the “spotless tower” break and bend knee to him (several Aes Sedai have sworn fealty to him and only him). 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, Tamlin; Aviendha; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Car'a'carn; Cauthon, Matrim; Coramoor; Damodred, Galadedrid; Damodred, Moiraine; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Ospenya, Tamra; Sanche, Siuan; Telamon, Lews Therin; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  11. Alviarin Freidhen, p. 17 (6)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah, but secretly the head of the Black Ajah. She was chosen to head the Black Ajah after the previous leader was killed by Ishamael after she managed to kill off the Amyrlin Seat without Ishamael's approval. Typical of most Whites, she has a very cool, collected personality. She 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; unknown to Elaida, this also brought her the support of the Black Ajah. Without Alviarin as Keeper, the White Ajah would most likely have been divided over whether to depose Siuan, and only the Red would be behind Elaida, which would most likely have led to the stilling of Elaida and possibly even the dismantling of the Red Ajah. It still may, since Elaida is rapidly losing her power to Alviarin—and if Alviarin's loyalties are ever revealed, nothing will save either of them. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Keeper of the Chronicles.
  12. Keeper of the Chronicles, p. 17 (6)—Essentially the secretary to the Amyrlin Seat. The Keeper is traditionally chosen from the same Ajah the Amyrlin was raised from, and wears a stole of the color of her Ajah instead of the striped stole of the Amyrlin. The post was held by Leane Sharif of the Blue Ajah until a coup deposed Siuan Sanche and stilled both Siuan and Leane. Her successor was Alviarin Freidhen of the White Ajah, despite the fact that Siuan's successor was from the Red. The Keeper for the Aes Sedai who fled the Tower when Elaida was raised Amyrlin now have a Keeper of the Chronicles of their own, Sheriam Bayanar of the Blue Ajah. In theory, the Keeper of the Chronicles serves the Amyrlin and speaks for the Amyrlin; she is all but separate from her Ajah, although less so than the Amyrlin Seat herself. However, both of the current Keepers have tried to expand their powers over the Amyrlin they serve, although for vastly different reasons—Alviarin is essentially trying to weaken Elaida and have herself or another Black sister raised in her place after Elaida is deposed; Sheriam tries to overstep Egwene because she has a hard time thinking of Egwene being anything more than the frightened novice that came to her study not so long ago. See also Bayanar, Sheriam; Freidhen, Alviarin; Sharif, Leane.
  13. Teslyn Baradon, p. 18 (7)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She was a Sitter for the Red for fifteen years until Elaida was raised and asked her to step down from the Hall. Elaida sent her to Ebou Dar to meet with Queen Tylin of Altara.
  14. Joline Maza, p. 18 (7)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She was a Sitter for the Green, appointed after one of the Green's sitters left for Salidar. Elaida asked her to resign her position after only weeks and sent her to Ebou Dar to meet with Queen Tylin of Altara.
  15. Siuan Sanche, p. 18 (8)—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. She was also one of the strongest Amyrlins in recent history, and one of the most feared among the rulers of nations. Her blue-eyed stare was feared by all. When her twenty-year connection to the Dragon Reborn was discovered, she and her Keeper of the Chronicles, Leane Sharif, were deposed and stilled by a group of sisters loyal to Elaida a'Roihan. Siuan hoped to regain some of her previous standing in the new Tower that separated from Elaida—her knowledge of the Blue Ajah spy network is hard to match, and she knows much that she 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. After coming to Salidar, Nynaeve discovered how to restore Siuan's ability to channel, at least partially. This resurrected a part of her bond with Alric, but did not bring back her former strength, or her binding by the Oath Rod. She can now lie as well as any child. She now serves as an “advisor” to the new Amyrlin in Salidar, Egwene al'Vere, but though she puts on a façade of hating the work, she is actually one of Egwene's foremost agents. The fact that she is Aes Sedai, not to mention one who was stilled and Healed again, makes other sisters tend to be oblivious to this fact. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Alric; Amyrlin Seat; Damodred, Moiraine; Sharif, Leane.
  16. Elayne Trakand, p. 18 (8)—The Daughter-Heir of Andor, now an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. 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 doesn't really like him. She has considerable potential in the One Power, and is one of the strongest Aes Sedai in a thousand years or more, possibly since the Age of Legends, with the exception of Egwene, Nynaeve, and Aviendha. 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 in Ebou Dar, looking for the Bowl of the Winds, a ter'angreal that she believes will fix the weather. See also al'Thor, Rand; Birgitte; Damodred, Galadedrid; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  17. Nynaeve al'Meara, p. 18 (8)—A young woman from Emond's Field, now an Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She was the Wisdom of her village, the youngest such ever chosen in Emond's Field. She left when four of her villagers were taken away from the Two Rivers by Moiraine and Lan. While the group traveled away from her home and toward her new life, Nynaeve made several discoveries: she could channel the One Power, and had already done so without really knowing what she was doing; she developed feelings for 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 then kept Moghedien under control with a modified a'dam in Salidar. Nynaeve wished to become Aes Sedai for the sole purpose of Healing; she thinks the Tower meddles in the affairs of nations far too much, and wants no part of it. She is determined to Heal anything short of death, and has already managed to Heal gentling. Nynaeve felt bad when Moiraine died, because her first thought was not of her, but that now Lan was free from their bond. She was not told that Lan's bond had been passed to Myrelle the moment of Moiraine's death. Editor's note: in chapter 22, we find out that Nynaeve looks to be about 21 years old, but we know that she is closer to 28 or so in reality. See also Mandragoran, Lan; Marigan; Moghedien.
  18. Queen Tylin Quintara Mitsobar, p. 18 (8)—By the Grace of the Light, Queen of Altara, Mistress of the Four Winds, Guardian of the Sea of Storms, High Seat of House Mitsobar. Her kingdom is small, and she only rules a portion of it; the rest is governed by nobles who are 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. She is a widow, and does not plan to marry again, although she is always on the lookout for a lover.... See also Cauthon, Matrim; Mitsobar, Beslan.
  19. Tarna Feir, p. 18 (8)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. Elaida sent her to Salidar to communicate with the Aes Sedai there and report about their camp and their numbers. 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....
  20. Lord Logain Ablar, p. 18 (8)—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 bring more glory than gentling a simple man who could channel. Logain was recently Healed by Nynaeve, and was let free by Egwene to do as he pleased; it is assumed that he is on his way to the Black Tower. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  21. Daughter-Heir (of Andor), p. 19 (9)—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 Trakand, Elayne.
  22. Queen Morgase Trakand, p. 19 (9)—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 and keep peace between the two nations; when Tigraine disappeared, Morgase made the best claim to succeed her, and married her widower to gain the support that would be gained by such action. Taringail was Elayne's and Gawyn's father; he died when they were young. Morgase has since gone through several lovers, including Thomdril Merrilin, a former court-bard; Gareth Bryne, her First Prince of the Sword and Captain of the Guards; and most recently Lord Gaebril, a man who led the faction that stilled the riots in Caemlyn that sprang up on Morgase's trip to Tar Valon to inquire about Elayne's whereabouts. Thom was exiled from the city of Caemlyn when he started telling her what he really thought of some of her plans, her relationship with Bryne ebbed away until finally Gaebril told her to exile him too, and Gaebril eventually chased Morgase herself out of the city when she found he was usurping her power. The Daughter-Heir of Andor is traditionally trained by Aes Sedai in the White Tower, and Morgase underwent novice training to keep the tradition alive. She was given the gift of a Great Serpent ring despite not being Accepted, and still wears it on her left hand. She was previously advised by Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan of the Red Ajah, who is now the Amyrlin Seat in Tar Valon. When Morgase discovered that Gaebril (who, unbeknownst to her, was actually Rahvin) meant to usurp her throne, she left, and when she learned that the Dragon Reborn had taken over Caemlyn and none of her former supporters would give her aid, she fled to Amadicia to get help from the only place she thought she could: Pedron Niall and the Children of the Light. She 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. Her sign is three golden keys. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Bryne, Gareth; Damodred, Galadedrid; Gaebril; Merrilin, Thomdril; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  23. Lady Dyelin Taravin, p. 20 (10)—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.
  24. Ronde Macura, p. 20 (10)—Dark-haired seamstress from Mardecin. She was one of the eyes-and-ears for the Yellow Ajah. Nynaeve once 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. Her failure to bring them back met with severe punishment; Elaida uses her as a threat to people she has out searching for things.
  25. Queen Tenobia si Bashere Kazadi, p. 21 (11)—Queen of Saldaea, niece of Davram Bashere, and cousin of Faile. She has gone into hiding to avoid dealing with the White Tower. See also Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline.
  26. King Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar, p. 21 (11)—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.
  27. Toveine Gazal, p. 21 (12)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She spent fifteen years away from the Tower until Elaida summoned her back to active service. She was formerly a Sitter for the Red. Elaida names her to lead the team of fifty sisters that she sends to Caemlyn to attempt to capture any men who can channel that they find; unfortunately, she vastly underestimates their numbers, and the entire team will most likely be killed or captured in minutes once the Asha'man realize what they intend to do. It is too late to call her back, however.
  28. Lirene Doirellin, p. 21 (12)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She resigned as a Sitter fifteen years ago and went into “voluntary” retreat. She is now nervous and shifty.
  29. Tsutama Rath, p. 21 (12)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She resigned as a Sitter fifteen years ago and went into “voluntary” retreat. She is now nervous and shifty.
  30. Mazrim Taim, p. 22 (12)—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. Note: There is an ongoing debate on-line about whether Demandred has comandeered Taim's identity and is trying to bring Rand down by taking away support from men who can channel and making them loyal to him alone. Only time will tell.... See also M'Hael.
  31. Lord Davram t'Ghaline Bashere, p. 22 (13)—Lord of Bashere, Tyr, and Sidonia; Guardian of the Blightborder; Defender of the Heartland; Marshal-General to Queen Tenobia of Saldaea. He is also her uncle, and Faile's father. He has black eyes, a beak-like nose, and a mustache. He is also slender, and shorter than most men; his wife towers over him. He left Saldaea with 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). He is feared by any potential opponents in battle; he is one of the best generals alive. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; t'Bashere, Deira ni Ghaline; Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere.
  32. Egwene al'Vere, p. 23 (15)—A young woman from Emond's Field, now raised to the Amyrlin Seat among the Aes Sedai opposing Elaida. She has considerable strength with the One Power, and will most likely be one of the strongest Aes Sedai in over a thousand years. She is also the first Dreamer in the Tower in almost 500 years; she trained with the Wise Ones to learn more of this Talent. 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 don't really want to. Egwene is the love object of both of Elayne's brothers, Galad and Gawyn—she is flattered by Galad's attentions, but she does not return them; she does find Gawyn to her liking, and had a dream of bonding him as her Warder; she knows it will occur. Egwene was most likely chosen Amyrlin because the Aes Sedai thought she could be guided by them without too much trouble; if this was their intent, they made a grave mistake, for Egwene promises to be one of the strongest Amyrlins in history. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve; al'Vere, Marin; Amyrlin Seat; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  33. Lord Gareth Bryne, p. 24 (15)—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. She seems to be developing similar feelings for him, much to her dismay. He plans to be the first ever general to take the city of Tar Valon; the closest anyone else ever came was with Guaire Amalasan's armies, who got as far as the White Tower itself, and Artur Hawkwing, who never managed to go beyond beseiging the city. Actually, Amalasan's troops never beseiged the city, they simply managed to breech the walls; Hawkwing never managed to stop the supply ships coming up the river. Bryne believes he will be able to overcome this problem. See also Sanche, Siuan.
  34. Jimar Chubain, p. 24 (15)—High Captain of the Tower Guard. Alviarin suggests that they order him to increase his recruitment efforts to expand the guard; Elaida thinks it unnecessary, but that's more of just being blind to what anyone else says.
  35. Sheriam Bayanar, p. 25 (17)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah with fiery hair. She was Mistress of Novices in the White Tower before she fled to Salidar with the rest of her Ajah. She led the group of six sisters that 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. She is now the Keeper of the Chronicles under Egwene al'Vere. See also Keeper of the Chronicles; Mistress of Novices.
  36. Lelaine Akashi, p. 25 (17)—Slender Sitter for the Blue Ajah in Salidar. She carries a dignified air about her. She was a Sitter in the White Tower for forty years before Siuan was deposed.
  37. Carlinya, p. 25 (17)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She fled the White Tower when Elaida was raised. She holds much influence among the sisters.
  38. Romanda Cassin, p. 25 (17)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah with solid gray hair and a high soprano voice. She is the eldest of the Sitters in the Hall of the Little Tower. She came out of her retirement when news of Siuan and Leane came to her.
  39. Artur Hawkwing, p. 26 (18)—Name by which Artur Paendrag Tanreall was known after his conquest of the entire known world. See Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  40. Caraline Damodred, p. 27 (19)—Cairhienin noble vying for the Sun Throne in Cairhien; she is related to Laman, the last king from House Damodred. She is in league with High Lord Darlin of Tear and Toram Riatin of Cairhien in opposition to Rand. She bears a strong resemblance to her cousin, Moiraine. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Riatin, Toram; Sisnera, Darlin.
  41. Sevanna, p. 27 (20)—Wise One of the Jumai sept of the Shaido Aiel. She is the widow of the last two chiefs of the Shaido, Suladric and Couladin. She has green eyes. She knows that the easiest way to power for herself is to attach herself to men who already hold power; her newest plan is to marry Rand al'Thor, the Car'a'carn against his will by using a binder that Caddar gave her. See also Caddar; Couladin; Desaine; Muradin; Suladric; Therava.
  42. Efalin, p. 27 (20)—Maiden of the Spear with short graying hair; of the Shaido Aiel.
  43. Maeric, p. 28 (20)—Blocky Shaido spearman. He is Seia Doon. He is Dyrele's husband. See also Darin; Dyrele; Naeise; Suraile.
  44. Bendhuin, p. 28 (20)—Scar-faced Aiel of the Green Salts sept of the Shaido Aiel. He is Fal Aldazar Din, a Brother to the Eagle.
  45. Kinslayer, p. 28 (21)—Name given to Lews Therin Telamon after he killed his family in his madness. See Dragon, The; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  46. Car'a'carn, p. 28 (21)—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.
  47. Desaine, p. 29 (23)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel who Sevanna had dismembered by the other Wise Ones with the One Power. Desaine opposed Sevanna's appointment to Wise One, and Sevanna killed her to prevent any further opposition. Her death was blamed on Aes Sedai. See also Dailin; Meira; Norlea; Rhiale; Sevanna; Therava; Tion.
  48. Couladin, p. 30 (24)—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 Muradin; Sevanna; Suladric.
  49. Therava, p. 30 (24)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna. She was among those who dismembered Desaine. She managed to capture Galina Casban after the battle at Dumai's Wells.
  50. Rhiale, p. 30 (24)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna. She was among those who dismembered Desaine.
  51. Norlea, p. 30 (24)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna. She was among those who dismembered Desaine.
  52. Dailin, p. 30 (24)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna. She was among those who dismembered Desaine.
  53. Tion, p. 30 (24)—Round-faced Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna. She was among those who dismembered Desaine.
  54. Meira, p. 30 (24)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna. She was among those who dismembered Desaine.
  55. Estalaine, p. 33 (28)—Angular-shouldered Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She died during the attack on the Aes Sedai encampment near Dumai's Wells.
  56. Dorailla, p. 33 (28)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel.
  57. Dosera, p. 34 (28)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She was killed by a wolf during the attack on the Aes Sedai encampment near Dumai's Wells.
  58. Sorilea, p. 34 (29)—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.
  59. Alarys, p. 36 (31)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She has black hair, which is quite rare among the Aiel.
  60. Someryn, p. 36 (31)—Shaido Wise One, fond of revealing dresses.
  61. Belinde, p. 36 (31)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She is skinny.
  62. Modarra, p. 36 (31)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She is as tall as most (Aiel!) men.
  63. Suladric, p. 37 (33)—Last true chief of the Shaido Aiel, and Sevanna's first husband. They were married when Sevanna was only sixteen. 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. Suladric's death set off what may some day be called the Shaido War in Cairhien. See also Couladin; Muradin; Sevanna.
  64. Muradin, p. 37 (33)—Man who was to succeed Suladric as chief of the Shaido Aiel. He went to Rhuidean at the same time Rand did. Rand saw Muradin while inside the ter'angreal; he had gouged his own eyes out, and was rapidly dying inside the columns. He never emerged. See also Couladin; Sevanna; Suladric.
  65. Danelle, p. 38 (35)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, the only Brown sister among Elaida's group of followers and advisors that deposed Siuan. She is young, but is nonetheless the typical Brown, often slight and seemingly lost in her own thoughts. She has no friends, even among the Browns.
  66. Berisha Terakuni, p. 38 (35)—Lean, hard-eyed Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She was part of Elaida's group of followers and advisors that deposed Siuan.
  67. Kera, p. 38 (35)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has fair hair and blue eyes, uncommon among Tairens.
  68. Norine Dovarna, p. 38 (35)—Big-eyed, dreamy Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She thinks that if the Keeper of the Chronicles is of the White Ajah, then she should be the Keeper of the Chronicles.
  69. Leane Sharif, p. 40 (37)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Arad Doman, and has coppery skin. Just as her family members were training her in the seductive ways of Domani women, Leane found that her life would take a different direction: she could channel saidar, and would do so with or without teaching. She became an Aes Sedai, a member of the Blue Ajah, and was eventually raised to Keeper of the Chronicles under Siuan Sanche. During the coup led by Elaida a'Roihan and Alviarin Freidhen that deposed Siuan, Leane was thrown in the dungeon and stilled. Leane tried turning to her seductive side to try to replace what she lost in stilling; she was out of practice, but did well enough. She eventually convinced the Aes Sedai in Salidar to let her stay with them and maintain the network of eyes-and-ears she kept in Tar Valon as Keeper. She was later Healed by Nynaeve, and restored to some of her former capacity for using the One Power. The Hall of the Tower in Salidar decided that since she had been stilled, she was no longer Aes Sedai for that time and thus all of her titles and choice of Ajah were null and void. Instead of petitioning to re-enter the Blue Ajah, she asked the Green Ajah if it would accept her; it did. See also Freidhen, Alviarin; Keeper of the Chronicles; Sanche, Siuan.
  70. Mesaana, p. 40 (37)—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. See also Freidhen, Alviarin.
  71. Lanfear, p. 40 (37)—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 the prison, creating what is now referred to as simply the Bore, allowing the Dark One to touch the world again and leading to the War of the Shadow. Around this time, Mierin formed a relationship with Lews Therin Telamon, who headed the forces of the Light against the Shadow and was the most powerful man she had found. Lews Therin broke off the relationship when he found that she only wanted him for his power and authority and the possibility of power for herself through him. Mierin never let go of him, and when he later met and married Ilyena Moerelle, she tried to disrupt the wedding ceremony as well as split the two apart by any means. Eventually she went to Shayol Ghul to dedicate her soul to the Shadow, most likely to finally get back at Lews Therin for leaving her. She declared as her territory the World of Dreams, Tel'aran'rhiod, using it to ends now unknown. She transferred her obsessive love intact to Lews Therin's soul's new body, Rand al'Thor, after being freed from the Bore. She first appeared to him as a young woman named Selene, but disguised her appearance as a slightly less beautiful (but still stunning) woman. Almost a year later, Lanfear found that Rand had been “unfaithful” to her, and she tried to kill him. Before she could, she was pushed through the twisted stone doorway ter'angreal leading to the lands of the Eelfinn by Moiraine, becoming trapped. It is not known whether Lanfear is still alive. See also Telamon, Lews Therin.
  72. Graendal, p. 40 (37)—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. She has been working with Sammael in the recent past.
  73. Be'lal, p. 40 (37)—One of the Forsaken. After being released from the Bore, he took up residence in Tear as the High Lord Samon. He was killed by Moiraine in the Stone of Tear, just before Rand took Callandor. He had white hair at his temples, and was a Blademaster. Since he was destroyed by balefire, he is completely dead—not even the Dark One himself can bring him back.
  74. Ishamael, p. 40 (38)—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 eachother's throats. He confronted Rand at the Eye of the World where he was severed from the Dark One's bonds; he confronted him again at Falme where Rand put his sword through him and melted it, but not after Ishamael gave Rand a wound that he has not been able to recover from yet; and he confronted Rand in the Stone of Tear after he took Callandor. Rand killed Ishamael after beating him sore by plunging Callandor into his heart. His body rotted quickly, but it was proof that Ba'alzamon, which he called himself to the public, was a human being, and not the Dark One. However, death is not always final with the Dark One; with the appearance of two other Foraken presumed dead, it is likely that Ishamael has been resurrected as well.
  75. Great Lord of the Dark, p. 40 (38)—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 Dark One.
  76. High Lord Darlin Sisnera, p. 41 (39)—A 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. He is considering Elaida's offer of support if he declares himself king of Tear. See also Damodred, Caraline.
  77. Jarna Malari, p. 42 (39)—Leader of the Black Ajah before Alviarin. She was killed by Ishamael because she set in motion a plan that resulted in the death of Tamra Ospenya, then the Amyrlin Seat. She was openly of the Gray Ajah. She appeared to have died while testing a ter'angreal that had not been tried in centuries. See also Casban, Galina; Freidhen, Alviarin; Ishamael; Ospenya, Tamra.
  78. Sierin Vayu, p. 42 (40)—Amrylin Seat years ago, two Amyrlins before Siuan Sanche. She was raised from the Gray Ajah, but according to Moiraine she had more than a touch of Red in her. She only reigned for about two years, then died abruptly; Alviarin wonders whether Elaida had a hand in her death; the Black Ajah did not. See also Amyrlin Seat.
  79. Tamra Ospenya, p. 42 (40)—Amyrlin Seat before Sierin Vayu, raised from the Blue Ajah. She was interrogated by Jarna Malari, then the head of the Black Ajah, and made to appear to have died in her sleep. Her Keeper of the Chronicles was Gitara Moroso; she was one of only three people present at Gitara's Foretelling of the Rebirth of the Dragon. This may be the information that Jarna was trying to extract from her; it may also be the reason Ishamael killed Jarna for killing Tamra. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Malari, Jarna; Sanche, Siuan.
  80. Semirhage, p. 43 (41)—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.
  81. Demandred, p. 43 (41)—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.
  82. Pedron Niall, p. 43 (41)—Former 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 was trying to get Altara and Murandy to cede land to Illian so the Council of Nine wouldn't invade both countries. He also tried to expand Amadicia's borders into parts of Ghealdan. His headquarters is in Amadicia, and he ruled there even above King Ailron, although this was 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. Niall was killed by his alleged Spymaster, Abdel Omerna, who claimed he had gone against everything the Children stood for by allowing Morgase to avoid being put to the question. He was replaced by Eamon Valda, who also killed Omerna. See also Balwer, Sebban; Valda, Eamon.
  83. Gawyn Trakand, p. 43 (42)—Son of Queen Morgase of Andor and brother to Elayne. He will become First Prince of the Sword when Elayne becomes Queen. He and his half-brother Galad went to train with the Warders in the White Tower, as all sons of Andoran queens have for centuries, and both now possess considerable skill with the sword. During the chaos that erupted after Siuan Sanche's deposition, Gawyn formed a band of young men, everyone who had trained with the Warders except Galad, who are called the Younglings. The Younglings fought back against their teachers, who were trying to free Siuan and Leane from their imprisonment. Gawyn himself killed Hammar and Coulin, the men in charge of teaching the sword and for his personal training, respectively, both of which were Blademasters—few Warders are as good as they were, and Gawyn managed to kill both of them. With recent developments, Gawyn does not know which party to support—he believes that anyone who opposed Tower Law by trying to free Siuan and Leane was 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, and Egwene, the woman he wants to marry, is their new leader. He believes the rumor that Rand killed his mother, and only refrains from killing him because Egwene made him promise not to. His sign is a white boar.
  84. Rhadam Asunawa, p. 44 (43)—High Inquisitor of the Hand of the Light. He wants every woman affiliated in any way with the White Tower hanged as of yesterday, every book that mentions Aes Sedai or the White Tower burned, and the very words banned. He would have Morgase hanged for her months in the Tower if Niall had let him.
  85. Galadedrid (Galad) Damodred, p. 44 (43)—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 forsake their work to watch him practice (shirtless) in the sword yard. Galad has much skill with the sword, and has achieved 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; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  86. Abdel Omerna, p. 45 (44)—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 Balwer. Omerna killed his Lord Capatain Commander with a dagger in the ribs because he though Niall had committed treason by allowing Morgase to walk freely in Amadicia. He was killed shortly afterward by Eamon Valda. See also Balwer, Sebban.
  87. Sebban Balwer, p. 45 (44)—Pedron Niall's “dry little stick of a secretary.” He is in reality the Master of Spies for the Children of the Light; his identity is known only to Niall, since a decoy spymaster exists in the form of Abdel Omerna. See also Omerna, Abdel.
  88. Jaichim Carridin, p. 46 (45)—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). His sister, Vanora, recently met with a similar fate. See also Avarhin, Shiaine; Bors; Carridin, Vanora.
  89. Varadin, p. 46 (45)—Pedron Niall's main spy in Tarabon. He is more than slightly nutty. His reports of the Seanchan invasion were not believed until they were confirmed by Faisar.
  90. Faisar, p. 46 (46)—One of Niall's spies in Tanchico.
  91. Eamon Valda, p. 47 (47)—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. It is unknown whether he was involved in Omerna's killing of Niall, but since he was there immediately afterwards, it is likely he played some role in it. He has now taken Niall's place as Lord Captain Commander. See also Niall, Pedron; Trakand, Morgase.
  92. The Prophet of the Dragon, p. 49 (48)—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, and just sent Perrin to Ghealdan with a few of the Asha'man and some of the sworn Aes Sedai to bring him in line. See also Dagar, Masema.
  93. Lord Captain Canvele, p. 49 (49)—A Lord Captain of the Children of the Light.
  94. King Ailron, p. 49 (49)—King of Amadicia. He is not as strong as most kings due to the control of the Children of the Light—in fact, he has almost no real power at all. See also Niall, Pedron; Valda, Eamon.
  95. Elmindreda (Min) Farshaw, p. 50 (51)—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. Once in Caemlyn, she brought information to Rand about the embassy there, and their intentions. She has only had one viewing that ever failed, which concerned Moiraine; since Moiraine is believed dead, she hopes that her viewings might be wrong at least once in a while. Min is one of only two women that can rightfully call herself a lover to the Dragon Reborn. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aviendha; Jan; Miren; Rana; Trakand, Elayne.
  96. Jisao Hamora, p. 52 (53)—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.
  97. Hal, p. 54 (55)—One of Gawyn's Younglings.

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  98. Perrin t'Bashere Aybara, p. 56 (58)—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 returned to the Two Rivers for a time to repel the series of Trolloc attacks; he and his wife are recognized as Lord and Lady there, the first noblility of the Two Rivers since the Trolloc Wars. Perrin was instrumental in freeing Rand from his entrapment at Dumai's Wells; the two had a fight afterwards (they had planned it as a way for Perrin to leave, although they most likely did not plan on it being as violent as it was), and Perrin went to Ghealdan to see if he could tame Masema. See also al'Thor, Rand; t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Cauthon, Matrim; Sei'cair.
  99. Faile ni Bashere t'Aybara, p. 57 (60)—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. She is a very jealous wife, especially toward people like Berelain who eye her husband all the time. She even cornered Min when they first came to Caemlyn and Perrin greeted her warmly to make sure Min had no intentions toward him. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; t'Bashere, Deira ni Ghaline.
  100. Aram, p. 57 (60)—Former Tuatha'an who gave up the Way of the Leaf to learn the sword when the Trollocs killed his mother. He learned from Tam al'Thor, Rand's father and a Blademaster, and picked it up extremely fast. He now serves as Perrin's personal bodyguard. See also al'Thor, Tamlin; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  101. Gaul, p. 58 (61)—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 would agree to be his lover, she will not give up the spear for him. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Bain; Chiad.
  102. Perrin Goldeneyes, p. 59 (62)—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.
  103. Carahuin, p. 59 (62)—Maiden of the Spear. She is fond of making fun of Perrin about his shyness to the gai'shain that as of yet have no clothes.
  104. Dobraine Taborwin, p. 61 (65)—Cairienin lord. He is the High Seat of House Taborwin, and commands the troops Perrin leads. See also Taborwin, Breane.
  105. Nesune Bihara, p. 62 (66)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is one of the Aes Sedai now sworn Rand. She always listens to all sides before drawing any conclusions, and she remembers everything. She is slender, and grew up in Kandor.
  106. Erian Boroleos, p. 62 (66)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She had four Warders until Rand killed two of them. She was captured by Rand in the battle at Dumai's Wells.
  107. Katerine Alruddin, p. 62 (66)—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 was captured by Rand during the battle at Dumai's Wells. If something happened to Galina, the leader of the Aes Sedai after Rand was kidnapped, Katerine was to take over for her as the next strongest Red sister.
  108. Coiren Saeldain, p. 62 (66)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is plump and pompous, and led the embassy Elaida sent to Rand in Cairhien. She was captured and shielded during the battle at Dumai's Wells. She was designated to take over that group if something happened to both Galina and Katerine.
  109. Sarene Nemdahl, p. 62 (66)—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 captured and shielded after the battle at Dumai's Wells.
  110. Elza Penfell, p. 62 (66)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She was captured and shielded after the battle at Dumai's Wells.
  111. Janine Pavlara, p. 62 (66)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She was captured and shielded after the battle at Dumai's Wells.
  112. Beldeine Nyram, p. 62 (66)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She was captured and shielded after the battle at Dumai's Wells.
  113. Marith Riven, p. 62 (66)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She was captured and shielded after the battle at Dumai's Wells. Egwene was once punished for throwing a cup at her; Nynaeve relayed that punishment to Seta through the a'dam when they captured her.
  114. Matrim (Mat) Cauthon, p. 62 (66)—A young man from Emond's Field. He is ta'veren. Along with his good friends, Rand al'Thor and Perrin Aybara, he left home to escape the Trolloc attacks after Winternight. On the way to Tar Valon, he picked up a dagger from Shadar Logoth tainted with the evil that destroyed Aridhol, which he carried with him for a long time. He was separated from the dagger by Aes Sedai Healing, but doing so caused large gaps in his memory sequence. These gaps were filled and more when he passed through the twisted door to the land of the Eelfinn, where he was granted his three requests: a foxhead medallion that protects him from women's channeling, a way out of the land of the Eelfinn, and the memories of past lifetimes that were the gaps in his memory. Mat's ta'veren qualities manifest themselves particularly well with random events, such as dice games—he almost never loses a toss of the dice, even if the dice are weighted. He has found that battles are the ultimate form of gambling, and along with his newfound memories he can win almost every battle he fights quite decisively. He has four sisters, including Eldrin and Bodewhin, who 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 take a bath. Mat is currently in Ebou Dar trying to keep an eye on Elayne and Nynaeve from getting themselves killed. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Cauthon, Abell; Daughter of the Nine Moons; Mitsobar, Tylin Quintara.
  115. Tod al'Caar, p. 62 (67)—Young man from the Two Rivers. He is about a year younger than Perrin, and now serves as one of his soldiers.
  116. Jondyn Barran, p. 63 (67)—Gnarled old man from the Two Rivers. He is a better bowshot than anyone in the Two Rivers except Tam al'Thor and possibly Abell Cauthon, and he is the best hunter bar none. He always says what he thinks, regardless of who hears.
  117. Tamlin (Tam) al'Thor, p. 63 (67)—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, Rand.
  118. Edarra, p. 64 (70)—Wise One of the Nader sept of the Shiande Aiel. She has blue eyes, and is not much older than Perrin. She can channel, and is of moderately high strength.
  119. Stepper, p. 66 (72)—Perrin's dun stallion.
  120. Stayer, p. 66 (72)—Perrin's second horse. He is well-shod with white forefeet.
  121. Kenly Maerin, p. 66 (72)—A young man from the Two Rivers. He is barely old enough to marry or leave home, much less grow the beard he is trying to grow in imitation of Perrin.
  122. Loial, p. 67 (73)—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; however, he does like his mother's choice of wives for him, Erith. He, like most of the Ogier, is sad that most humans don't remember the Ogier, and is horrified that some even think he is a Trolloc on first seeing him. See also Erith; Manfor, Karldin.

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  123. Lord Lieutenant Havien Nurelle, p. 70 (77)—Lieutenant of Berelain's Winged Guards. Pink cheeked and young.
  124. Nandera, p. 71 (78)—A sinewy Maiden of the Spear with graying blonde hair. She leads the Maidens of the Spear that came to rescue Rand.
  125. Sulin, p. 71 (78)—Wiry, white-haired Maiden of the Spear. She led the Maidens who made up Rand's honor guard, but transferred control of them to Nandera when she started meeting her obligation to the gai'shain.
  126. Kiruna Nachiman, p. 71 (79)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is an elegant, statuesque woman, and is a sister to King Paitar of Arafel. She has four Warders. She was sent, along with Bera, to establish diplomatic relations with Rand in the Aiel Waste; upon returning, she followed him to Dumai's Wells and was made to swear fealty to him. See also Harkin, Bera; Nachiman, Paitar.
  127. King Paitar Nachiman, p. 71 (79)—King of Arafel, and Kiruna's brother. See also Nachiman, Kiruna.
  128. Bera Harkin, p. 71 (79)—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. After following Rand to Dumai's Wells, she was made to swear fealty to him.
  129. Verin Mathwin, p. 71 (79)—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 wouldn't 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 al'Vere, Egwene; Mosvani, Alanna.
  130. Alanna Mosvani, p. 71 (79)—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 an oak tree with her bare hands), but she constantly feels the pain he experiences from the wound in his side, perhaps even more severely than he feels it. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  131. Charl Gedwyn, p. 72 (80)—One of the Asha'man. He leads the men who came to rescue Rand.
  132. Isan, p. 73 (81)—Maiden of the Spear of the Jarra sept of the Chareen Aiel. She died at Dumai's Wells.
  133. Chuonde, p. 73 (81)—Maiden of the Spear of the Spine Ridge sept of the Miagoma Aiel. She died at Dumai's Wells.
  134. Agirin, p. 73 (81)—Maiden of the Spear of the Shelan sept of the Daryne Aiel.
  135. Amys, p. 76 (86)—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 al'Vere, Egwene; Aviendha; Bair; Lian; Melaine; Rhuarc.
  136. Rhuarc, p. 79 (90)—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. See also Amys; Lian; sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain.
  137. Corlan Dashiva, p. 84 (96)—One of the Asha'man. Rand chooses him as his Asha'man companion. He is from a farm in the Black Hills. His head is in the clouds often as not.
  138. Peral Torval, p. 84 (96)—One of the Asha'man.
  139. Manel Rochaid, p. 84 (96)—One of the Asha'man.
  140. Raefar Kisman, p. 84 (96)—One of the Asha'man.
  141. Dannil Lewin, p. 85 (97)—Young man from Emond's Field, now one of Perrin's soldiers. A bean-pole of a man with a thick mustache in the Taraboner style. He is Tell's brother. See also Lewin, Tell.
  142. Bandry (Ban) al'Seen, p. 85 (99)—Dannil Lewin's cousin. He looks just like him except for a pickaxe nose and long thin mustaches in the Domani style.
  143. Rana, p. 87 (100)—One of Min's aunts. She convinced Min to say that she had just heard a couple talking when one of her first viewings got her in big trouble; she had seen that a man and a woman were going to get married, but he was already married. When he ran off with her, his wife came to find her and threatened to hurt her.
  144. Miren, p. 87 (101)—One of Min's aunts who raised her after her father died. See also Farshaw, Elmindreda; Jan; Rana.
  145. Jan, p. 87 (101)—One of Min's aunts who raised her after her father died. See also Farshaw, Elmindreda; Miren; Rana.
  146. M'Hael, p. 89 (102)—Title given to Mazrim Taim by his students. It means “leader” in the Old Tongue. See also Taim, Mazrim.

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  147. Rad al'Dai, p. 91 (104)—Young man from the Two Rivers. He carries Perrin's wolfhead banner.
  148. Tell Lewin, p. 91 (104)—Young man from Emond's Field, now one of Perrin's soldiers. A bean-pole of a man with a thick mustache in the Taraboner style. He carries Perrin's Red Eagle banner. He is Dannil's brother. See also Lewin, Dannil.
  149. Damer Flinn, p. 92 (106)—Crease-faced old man with a limp, now one of the Dedicated. He is bald with a fringe of white hair around the edge of his head. He was in the Queen's Guards until he took a Murandian lance in the thigh, and ever since has desired to help people with injuries. He came for the amnesty to see if he could learn to Heal; he has since developed methods of Healing that have been forgotten since the Age of Legends.
  150. Jur Grady, p. 92 (106)—Stocky, dark-eyed man, about seven years older than Rand, now one of the Dedicated. He accompanies Rand after the episode at Dumai's Wells, and later leaves with Perrin.
  151. Jahar Narishma, p. 94 (109)—One of the Dedicated. He is little more than a boy, with dark eyes as big as any girl's.
  152. Sotarin, p. 95 (110)—Wise One who comes to meet the newcomer, Feraighin.
  153. Cosain, p. 95 (110)—Lean, yellow-haired Wise One of the Spine Ridge sept of the Miagoma Aiel. She came to meet Feraighin.
  154. Bair, p. 95 (110)—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.
  155. Megana, p. 95 (110)—Wise One who set watches with Bair for anyone returning to Cairhien.
  156. Feraighin, p. 95 (110)—Red-haired Wise One with brilliant blue eyes. She comes to bring the news of the Aiel's return to the Bleakness due to Rand's dissapearance.
  157. Indirian, p. 96 (111)—Green-eyed clan chief of the Codarra Aiel. Tall and massive with a hard, sober face. He believes that if Rand went to Tar Valon, it would not be willingly—he said that if the news was true, he would take the Codarra north, and dance the spears with any Aes Sedai he encountered.
  158. Timolan, p. 96 (111)—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. He vowed that if Rand abandoned the Aiel, the Miagoma would go back to the Three Fold Land—after he sees Rand al'Thor dead.
  159. Mandelain, p. 96 (111)—One-eyed clan chief of the Daryne Aiel. He is not sure how to take the news of Rand's dissappearance, and his holding his counsel; he listens to both Timolan and Indirian, though.
  160. Janwin, p. 96 (111)—Clan chief of the Shiande Aiel with a creased face and blue-gray eyes. He is not sure how to take the news of Rand's disappearance, and his holding his counsel; he listens to both Timolan and Indirian, though.
  161. Colavaere Saighan, p. 97 (113)—New queen of Cairhien after Rand left as a prisoner to the Aes Sedai. She took the throne herself, without Rand's blessing, although she told everyone that he had given it to her. She was told by the Aes Sedai that Rand would never return.
  162. King Galldrian su Riatin Rie, p. 97 (113)—Late King of Cairhien. He assumed the throne after House Damodred lost the throne in the Aiel War because of Laman's Sin. His assassination 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.
  163. Bain, p. 98 (113)—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. She is now one of the Maidens who accompanies Faile, a similar honor guard to what Rand has, although smaller and for different reasons. See also Chiad.
  164. Chiad, p. 98 (113)—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). She is first-sister to Bain, and the two serve as a sort of guard for Faile. See also Bain; Gaul.
  165. Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, p. 98 (114)—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 Min's hawk in her viewings of Perrin. She is a very capable ruler, willing to do almost anything to preserve the welfare and independence of her people. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Rhuarc.
  166. Toram Riatin, p. 99 (115)—Cairhienin lord, son of King Galldrian. He is a Blademaster. He opposes Colavaere, and is in league with Caraline and Darlin.
  167. Arilyn Dhulaine, p. 100 (117)—One of Coiren's spies, or the Gray Ajah's. She is around the middle of Cairhien's nobility. She provides housing to the Aes Sedai in Cairhien, including those who refused shelter from the Wise Ones.
  168. Sei'cair, p. 100 (117)—What Feraighin calls Perrin. I do not know what it means, though I suspect something along the lines of “Eyes of Gold” (compare to al'Cair'rahienallen, “Hill of the Golden Dawn” and sei'mosiev, which means “downcast eyes”). See Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  169. Erith, p. 103 (121)—Ogier from Stedding Tsofu, daughter of Iva daughter of Alar. She wants to marry Loial, and although he also wants to marry 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 Loial.

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  170. Swallow, p. 105 (123)—Faile's black mare.
  171. Camaille Nolaisen, p. 113 (135)—One of the people who uses swords instead of spears in imitation of the Aiel.
  172. Selande Darengil, p. 113 (135)—One of the people who uses swords instead of spears in imitation of the Aiel. She is the head of her “society.”

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  173. Maringil, p. 121 (143)—Cairhienin lord. He had white hair to his shoulders, was blade thin, and icy cool. He was killed by Colavaere because he was competition for the Sun Throne.
  174. High Lord Meilan Mendiana, p. 121 (143)—High Lord of Tear, one of those with claims to the Sun Throne. He had a pointed beard and an oily voice. He was killed by Colavaere to lessen her competition for the Sun Throne.
  175. Annoura Larisen, p. 121 (144)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah with a broad face, wide mouth, and beak of a nose. She keeps her long dark hair in braids; she grew up in Tarabon. She serves as advisor to Berelain sur Paendrag, the First of Mayene. See also sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain.
  176. Maire, p. 123 (146)—One of Colavaere's attendants. She disappeared shortly after telling Faile of what Colavaere revealed to her about her plans. She is presumed dead at Colavaere's hands.
  177. Reale, p. 124 (148)—One of Colavaere's attendants. She replaced Maire.

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  178. Mashera Donavelle, p. 131 (156)—Aes Sedai of the stories who bore seven children for a man she loathed because of orders from the White Tower.
  179. Isebaille Tobanyi, p. 131 (156)—Aes Sedai who delivered brothers that she loved to their enemies upon command from the White Tower.
  180. Jestian Redhill, p. 131 (156)—Aes Sedai who once did something she loathed to do simply because the White Tower told her to do it.

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  181. Aviendha, p. 139 (173)—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 eachother'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 felt toh toward Elayne for violating her trust, but upon hearing that Elayne would consent to being her sister-wife, Aviendha felt empowered to show her feelings for Rand once again. She is not certain what she thinks of a second sister-wife in Min, but she is determined to meet her before passing any judgment. She is currently in Ebou Dar assisting Birgitte, Elayne, and Nynaeve. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  182. Lews Therin Telamon, p. 140 (167)—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; Kinslayer.
  183. Jonan Adley, p. 141 (169)—A soldier in the Black Tower. He is from Altara despite his name, and is about four years older than Rand.
  184. Eben Hopwil, p. 141 (169)—One of the Dedicated. He is about sixteen years old, and skinny. He has a big nose and ears to match.
  185. Fedwin Morr, p. 141 (169)—One of the Dedicated. He is a stocky man.
  186. Enaila, p. 141 (169)—Maiden of the Spear with red, fiery hair. She is short for an Aiel, a point of sensitivity for her.
  187. Somara, p. 141 (169)—Yellow-haired Maiden of the Spear. She is the tallest of those that make up Rand's honor guard. She is good friends with Enaila.
  188. Jalani, p. 141 (170)—Maiden of the Spear, part of Rand's honor guard. She is the youngest among them, only sixteen—despite this, she treats Rand as she would a younger brother.
  189. Corana, p. 141 (170)—Maiden of the Spear with graying hair. She is almost as leathery-faced as Sulin, but despite this she treats Rand as an older brother.
  190. Sammael, p. 142 (171)—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. See also Brend.
  191. Nerilea, p. 144 (173)—Square-faced Maiden of the Spear.
  192. Bael, p. 144 (174)—Clan chief of the Goshien Aiel. He is the tallest man Rand has ever met, over 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.
  193. Deira ni Ghaline t'Bashere, p. 146 (176)—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; Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline.
  194. Melaine, p. 146 (176)—Wise One of the of the Jhirad sept of the Goshien Aiel. She is a Dreamwalker, and was one of Egwene's teachers. She can channel. She swore she would never love a man, but changed her mind later and married Bael, her clan chief, thus becoming sister-wife to Dorindha. She has sun-colored hair and green eyes. She is currently expecting twin daughters. See also Bael; Dorindha.
  195. Dorindha, p. 146 (176)—Wife of Bael, and sister-wife to Melaine. She is roofmistress to Smoke Springs Hold, and has three sons. See also Bael; Melaine.
  196. Lord Brend, p. 151 (182)—Name Sammael uses as a member of the Council of Nine in Illian. He rules Illian in truth, if not in name. He refuses to admit that the Forsaken are loose. See also Sammael; Stepaneos den Balgar, Mattin.
  197. Lady Naean Arawn, p. 151 (182)—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. Dyelin exiled her from Caemlyn, as Morgase did long ago, for attempting to take the Lion Throne.
  198. Lady Elenia Sarand, p. 151 (182)—Shewish, honey-haired Andoran noble with an eye for Rand. Her husband Jarid opposed Morgase during the Succession. Dyelin exiled her from Caemlyn, as Morgase did long ago, for attempting to take the Lion Throne.
  199. Thomdril (Thom) Merrilin, p. 152 (184)—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 can't 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.
  200. Lord Pelivar Coelan, p. 154 (186)—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. He is one of the lords in Andor who arrested Naean and Elenia for claiming the Lion Throne; he supports Dyelin as Regent until Elayne returns.
  201. Lord Luan Norwelyn, p. 154 (186)—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.
  202. Lord Lir Baryn, p. 154 (186)—Andoran lord, 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. The only reason Rand kept him around was to have everyone support Dyelin; no one would leave Andor to the likes of Lord Lir.
  203. Lady Arymilla Marne, p. 154 (186)—Brown-eyed Andoran noble with a habit of fainting. She opposed Morgase during the Succession. The only real reason Rand kept her around in Caemlyn was to push others into supporting Dyelin; no one wanted Andor in the hands of Arymilla.
  204. Lord Semaradrid Maravin, p. 154 (187)—Highest-ranking Cairhienin lord that survived the battle. He now commands a part of Rand's massive army that he plans to send into Illian.
  205. High Lord Weiramon Saniago, p. 154 (187)—A High Lord of Tear. Rand placed him in charge of his campaigns in Cairhien at first. He now controls part of the massive army Rand plans to send against Illian. His sign is a silver Crescent-and-stars. Rand's only description of him is “a buffoon.”

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  206. Chesa, p. 158 (191)—Egwene's plumply pretty maid as the Amyrlin Seat. Egwene often lets her sit in on meetings with Sheriam, her Keeper of the Chronicles, because her unexpected chatter often unsettles Sheriam just enough for Egwene to sidestep what Sheriam was suggesting in a discrete way.
  207. Delana Mosalaine, p. 159 (193)—Sitter for the Gray Ajah. She is the only Sitter that Egwene thinks she can count on. She is round, and has a deep voice for a woman. She is from Shienar. Known to few, she is actually of the Black Ajah; Egwene might be more than a little worried that the only Sitter that does as she asks is Black Ajah. See also Saranov, Halima.
  208. Selame, p. 160 (193)—One of Egwene's new handmaids. She is rail-thin. She was chosen for her by Lelaine, after Romanda conscripted Meri into service.
  209. Meri, p. 160 (193)—One of Egwene's new handmaids. She has a pinched nose, dark eyes, and black hair. She was chosen by Romanda.
  210. Marigan, p. 160 (194)—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 Moghedien.
  211. Moghedien, p. 161 (195)—One of the Forsaken. Her name means “Spider” in the Old Tongue. She always works from safety, attacks from safety, and will run unless she can do so. She developed a command of Tel'aran'rhiod that surpassed even Lanfear's mastery—in the real world, Lanfear was more powerful, but even she could not top Moghedien in the World of Dreams. After being released from the Bore, Moghedien eventually found herself in Tanchico, in the Palace of the Panarch of Tarabon. While there, she chanced upon Nynaeve al'Meara, who was trying to save the Panarch at the time and take the seal on the Dark One's prison from its hold in the Palace. She and Nynaeve fought in a duel to the last, and Nynaeve managed to better Moghedien, much to the surprise of both of them. She managed to escape Nynaeve's tied off shield, and on their next encounter, this one in Tel'aran'rhiod, she ripped Birgitte's soul out of the World of Dreams after Birgitte almost killed her. On her third encounter with Nynaeve, Nynaeve managed to trap Moghedien with an a'dam. Moghedien remained bound by that a'dam in Salidar, disguised as Marigan, but was recently set free by Halima. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve; Marigan.
  212. Seaine Herimon, p. 161 (195)—Sitter for the White Ajah in Tar Valon. When the Hall was arguing over who to raise as Amyrlin years back, it was deadlocked over four candidates who had each worn the shawl about fifty years; the Hall wanted an Amyrlin that was younger than the eighty or more years than were common. Seaine suggested Siuan Sanche, then a young Blue sister that had worn the shawl for ten years; she was eventually raised. See also Tazanovni, Pevara.
  213. Beonin Marinye, p. 163 (197)—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.
  214. Rahvin, p. 166 (201)—One of the Forsaken. He was fond of using Compulsion, and was known for being a ladies' man—he always had a woman on his arm. After being released from the Bore, he took up residence in Caemlyn as Lord Gaebril, and used Compulsion to have Queen Morgase not only make him her advisor, but her lover as well. He eventually planned to take over the country directly as the first ever King of Andor—he did his best to weaken support for Morgase, exiling her supporters and befriending those who opposed her, finally chasing her from the country as well. Shortly after news of Morgase's death or at least abdication reached Cairhien, Rahvin was confronted and killed by Rand al'Thor in Tel'aran'rhiod with a weave of balefire strong enough to burn Rahvin's soul out of the pattern for days, possibly all the way back to his release from the Bore. See also Gaebril.
  215. Aginor, p. 166 (201)—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.
  216. Balthamel, p. 166 (201)—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.
  217. Moiraine Damodred, p. 166 (201)—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 Mandragoran, Lan; Merrilin, Thomdril; Sanche, Siuan.
  218. Asmodean, p. 166 (201)—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.

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  219. Anaiya, p. 167 (203)—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.
  220. Morvrin, p. 167 (203)—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.
  221. Faolain Orande, p. 169 (206)—Dark, curly-haired Accepted. She has an extreme dislike for Wilders, and did not treat Siuan and Leane very well when they were stilled, either. She spent eight years as a novice, and five among the Accepted. She has since been raised to Aes Sedai by Egwene, and has been accepted into the Blue Ajah.
  222. Theodrin Dabei, p. 169 (206)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, raised by Egwene. She tried to dismantle Nynaeve's block to channeling at will, without success.
  223. Birgitte, p. 169 (206)—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; Trakand, Elayne.
  224. Merana Ambrey, p. 175 (214)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah who grew up in Caemlyn. Leader of Salidar's embassy to Rand in Caemlyn.
  225. Nicola Treehill, p. 180 (220)—Slender, black-haired, dark-eyed novice; she is about Nynaeve's age. She was a refugee from Ghealdan. She has already developed several Talents, including the ability to see ta'veren and Foretelling, although what she Foretells is usually in such language that only poets can understand it. Her potential exceeds that of all Aes Sedai currently alive, with the exception of Egwene, Elayne, and Nynaeve. See also Nermasiv, Areina.
  226. Tiana Noselle, p. 180 (221)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She serves as Mistress of Novices among the Aes Sedai who fled the White Tower. See also Bayanar, Sheriam; Mistress of Novices.
  227. Mistress of Novices, p. 180 (221)—The Aes Sedai who is in charge of training novices in the White Tower. The post was held by Sheriam Bayanar of the Blue Ajah until a coup that deposed Siuan Sanche chased her out of the Tower. The post is now held by Silviana Brehon in Tar Valon and Tiana Noselle among the Aes Sedai who fled. See also Bagand, Sereille; Bayanar, Sheriam; Noselle, Tiana.
  228. Areina Nermasiv, p. 181 (221)—Dark-haired woman about two years younger than Nynaeve. She imitates Birgitte as a Hunter. She is good friends with Nicola. See also Treehill, Nicola.
  229. Juilin Sandar, p. 182 (223)—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. He is currently in Ebou Dar with Elayne and Nynaeve.

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  230. Marin al'Vere, p. 190 (234)—Egwene's mother. She is an important figure in the Women's Circle in Emond's Field; she is used to getting her way with other people. See also al'Vere, Egwene.

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  231. Aeldene Stonebridge, p. 211 (261)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She was born in an Andoran mining village in the Mountains of Mist, and has a crooked nose that she is rumored to have gotten from fighting with her fists as a girl. She is now the head of the Blue Ajah's network of eyes-and-ears; she took over when Siuan was raised Amyrlin. She recently tried to weasel the Amyrlin's eyes-and-ears out of Siuan for the Blue Ajah; Siuan refused to budge even a millimeter.
  232. Myrelle Berengari, p. 213 (264)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah with an elliptical face. She is young (she has worn the shawl for about fifteen years), and has four Warders named Nuhel, Croi, Avar, and most recently Lan, Moiraine's old Warder who she is trying to save. She treats all of them as husbands in defiance of all law and custom, inside the Tower and out. She fled the White Tower when Siuan was deposed, along with most of her Ajah. She 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 received Lan's bond after Moiraine's death, bringing her Warder count to four, at least until Nynaeve is ready to have him as a Warder. She seems to be the resident expert on saving Warders; three of her four (Nuhel, Avar, and Lan) were previously bonded to other sisters. See also Dromand, Nuhel; Hachami, Avar; Makin, Croi; Mandragoran, Lan.
  233. Takima, p. 214 (267)—Sitter for the Brown Ajah for almost nine years. She fled Tar Valon when Siuan was deposed.
  234. Varilin, p. 215 (267)—Red-haired Sitter for the Gray Ajah. She is inches taller than most men.
  235. Daishar, p. 218 (271)—Egwene's horse. His name means “Glory” in the Old Tongue.
  236. Bela, p. 219 (271)—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.
  237. Guaire Amalasan, p. 220 (273)—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; Hawkwing, Artur; Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.

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  238. Talmanes Delovinde, p. 223 (276)—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, and acts as the leader of the entire Band in Mat's absence.
  239. Shadowman, p. 228 (284)—The equivalent to the boogeyman among children in the World of the Wheel.
  240. Nisao Dachen, p. 232 (288)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She agreed to assist Myrelle with helping Lan because of problems she foresaw with his mind. Her specialty as a Yellow sister is psychiatric problems. See also Hoigan, Sarin.
  241. Sarin Hoigan, p. 232 (288)—Nisao's Warder. A bald-headed stump of a man with a thick black beard, he still stands taller than his mistress. See also Dachen, Nisao.
  242. Croi Makin, p. 232 (288)—One of Myrelle's four Warders; he serves as one of her husbands, as well. He is young, skinny, and has blond hair. See also Berengari, Myrelle.
  243. Nuhel Dromand, p. 232 (288)—One of Myrelle's four Warders. He also serves as a husband to her. He is dark-skinned and bulky with a curly beard with a bare upper lip. He is one of the Warders Myrelle saved; his first mistress died. See also Berengari, Myrelle.
  244. al'Lan Mandragoran, p. 233 (289)—The uncrowned king of Malkier, and formerly Warder to Moiraine. He is quite tall, and doesn't 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 Myrelle until Nynaeve is ready to have his bond transferred to her. Myrelle tried to keep Lan's status secret, but she was given away when she tried to buy one of Lan's favorite foods, coin peppers, too far south (they are very popular in Shienar, and were in Malkier before it fell to the Blight, but don't grow well in southern climates). Upon learning of where Lan was, Egwene sent him to Ebou Dar to serve as a Warder for her. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve; Berengari, Myrelle; Damodred, Moiraine.
  245. Avar Hachami, p. 234 (291)—One of Myrelle's four Warders. He also serves as a husband to her. He has a hawk-like nose and thick, gray-streaked mustaches. Like Nuhel, he was originally bonded to another sister and “saved” by Myrelle. See also Berengari, Myrelle.
  246. Alric, p. 234 (291)—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.
  247. Mandarb, p. 238 (296)—Lan's black stallion. His name means “Blade” in the Old Tongue. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere.
  248. Caraighan Maconar, p. 239 (297)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah, the heroine of hundreds of adventures, credited with exploits that even Aes Sedai consider improbable despite their inclusion in the Tower's records. These include single-handedly putting down a rebellion in Mosadorin and quelling the Comaidin Riots at a time when she had no Warders. She is considered to be the archetype of a Green sister, and is a strong role model for the eager novice Nicola Treehill. See also Kiramin, Mangore.
  249. Halima Saranov, p. 248 (310)—Slender, lush woman with green eyes that comes to Salidar to become Delana's secretary. She is actually Aran'gar. See also Aran'gar; Balthamel.
  250. Cabriana Mecandes, p. 248 (310)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah whom Semirhage tortured (along with her Warder) in order to extract information from her about the Aes Sedai and the White Tower. Her identity was used to give Halima a reason to know things about Aes Sedai, since she claimed to be her servant.

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  251. Vandene Namelle, p. 256 (373)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah, one of two Aes Sedai who went into voluntary retreat many years ago to Tifan's Well, a village located in the grassy plains of Arafel along with her sister Adeleas. Their goal was some day to write the complete history of the World since the Breaking, and some even before that. Vandene and Adeleas have since come to Salidar to escape Elaida's summons back to the Tower. See also Namelle, Adeleas.
  252. Adeleas Namelle, p. 256 (373)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, one of two Aes Sedai who went into voluntary retreat many years ago to Tifan's Well, a village located in the grassy plains of Arafel along with her sister Vandene. Their goal was some day to write the complete history of the World since the Breaking, and some even before that. She is now in Ebou Dar with Elayne and Nynaeve. Mat can't tell Adeleas and Vandene apart. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  253. Merilille Ceandevin, p. 256 (374)—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. See also Pol.
  254. Malin din Toral Breaking Wave, p. 261 (327)—Wavemistress of Clan Somarin and Sailmistress of Windrunner.
  255. Stormbringer, p. 263 (330)—Person Birgitte swears by that she is not Aes Sedai to the Sea Folk. It may be one of their terms for the Dark One. See Dark One.
  256. Nesta din Reas Two Moons, p. 263 (330)—Mistress of the Ships to the Atha'an Miere. She is used to getting what she wants, with reason.
  257. Mistress of the Ships, p. 263 (330)—The leader of the fleet of Sea Folk ships, similar to a fleet admiral. See din Reas Two Moons, Nesta.
  258. Coramoor, p. 264 (331)—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.
  259. Dorile din Eiran Long Feather, p. 264 (331)—Windfinder of the Sea Fold ship Windrunner.
  260. Baroc, p. 265 (332)—Master of Swords for Nesta din Reas of the Sea Folk.
  261. Father of Storms, p. 265 (333)—What the Sea Folk call the Dark One.

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  262. Wind, p. 270 (339)—Olver's horse. He deserves the name; he is quite quick, and wins most of the races he runs.
  263. Nalesean Aldiaya, p. 270 (339)—One of Mat's subcommanders in the Band of the Red Hand. He is a blocky man, taller than Talmanes. He leads the other half of the Band of the Red Hand's cavalry. He keeps a pointed black beard.
  264. Olver, p. 271 (339)—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.
  265. Abell Cauthon, p. 271 (340)—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 remaining children are about the age where they start to leave home—twenty, seventeen, and sixteen for Mat, Bode, and Eldrin respectively. He is one of the best judges of horses around, and passed some of his knowledge on to his son. See also Cauthon, Matrim.
  266. Setalle Anan, p. 272 (341)—Stately innkeeper of The Wandering Woman, the inn at which Mat and Olver stay at in Ebou Dar. She has hazel eyes, marking her a non-native to Ebou Dar. See also Anan, Jasfer; Anan, Leral.
  267. Pips, p. 126 (165)—Mat's sturdy brown gelding.
  268. Deryl, p. 280 (352)—Large man who carries a cudgel in the shop where Mat gets his ring.

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  269. Lady Shiaine Avarhin, p. 283 (356)—Darkfriend who currently works for Jaichim Carridin. She tried to kill Mat when she found him and Rand in a shed. See also Skane, Mili.
  270. Mili Skane, p. 284 (357)—Real name of Shiaine. A saddler's daughter from a village near Whitebridge. She went to Tar Valon at age fifteen to become a novice in the White Tower. When she was told she could not channel a spark, she became a Darkfriend. She is now one of the best assassins around.
  271. Old Cully, p. 284 (358)—Head of the circle of Darkfriends which Jaichim Carridin is a part of.
  272. The Creator, p. 287 (361)—The maker of the Universe, people, places, things, the True Source, everything in existence. An alternative 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 Dark One; Dragon, The.
  273. Vanora Carridin, p. 288 (362)—Jaichim's favorite sister. She was good with horses, and had a ready laugh. She was raped and killed by a Fade and fed to Trollocs. See also Carridin, Jaichim.
  274. Bors, p. 289 (364)—Name used by Jaichim Carridin when he went to a meeting of Darkfriends. While there, he received orders from Ishamael to kill the three ta'veren from Emond's Field. See Carridin, Jaichim.

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  275. Lord Gaebril, p. 293 (369)—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.
  276. Master Jen, p. 293 (370)—Short, bullish young man, a servant of Queen Tylin of Altara.
  277. Haesel, p. 293 (370)—Skinny young woman, a servant of Queen Tylin of Altara.
  278. Mistress Carin, p. 293 (370)—Grim-faced woman short of middle age, a servant of Queen Tylin of Altara.
  279. Matilde, p. 293 (370)—Skinny woman, one of Queen Tylin's servants.
  280. Bren, p. 293 (370)—Stout man, one of Tylin's servants.
  281. Madic, p. 293 (370)—Balding man, one of Tylin's servants.
  282. Laren, p. 293 (370)—Plump-breasted woman with gray streaks in the hair at her temples. She is a servant to Queen Tylin. By her marriage knife, she had nine children, three of which are dead (two sons died in duels).
  283. Sareitha Tomares, p. 296 (373)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She has worn the shawl only a short time, only about two years. She is in Ebou Dar with Merilille. She grew up in Tear, and has brown hair.
  284. Queen Isebele, p. 299 (377)—Queen of Dal Calain, a nation which vanished during the Trolloc Wars. She is said to have made the Amyrlin Seat of the day, Anghara, come to her instead of the other way around.
  285. Anghara, p. 299 (377)—Amyrlin Seat before the Trolloc Wars. She was once humbled by a ruler, made to come to Isebele instead of making Isebele come to her. See also Amyrlin Seat; Isebele.
  286. Beslan Mitsobar, p. 302 (382)—Queen Tylin's son. He is mild-mannered, has a soft voice sharp eyes, and black hair to his shoulders.
  287. Nevin, p. 302 (382)—Man Beslan fought in a duel. Beslan meant to injure his sword-arm, but Nevin slipped and was run through the heart.
  288. Davindhra, p. 302 (382)—Nevin's widow. Tylin is convinced that she will be quite shaken by her husband's death, and that Beslan should make his visit to her short or she will force him to either marry her or kill her brothers.

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  289. Corevin, p. 305 (385)—Thickly-muscled man from Cairhien with a big nose. He is about a third the size of Vanin.
  290. Chel Vanin, p. 305 (385)—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. He is now with Mat in Ebou Dar.
  291. Harnan, p. 305 (385)—Lantern-jawed Tairen Redarm, a file-leader in the Band of the Red Hand. He has a long-suffering expression and a crude hawk tatoo on his left cheek. He is currently in Ebou Dar with Mat.
  292. Leral Anan, p. 306 (386)—One of Setalle's daughters. She looks after Olver when he is around the inn. See also Anan, Jasfer; Anan, Setalle.
  293. Caira, p. 307 (388)—Slender, full-lipped serving girl in the Wanderin Woman. She has smoky eyes.
  294. Nerim, p. 309 (391)—Mat's manservant. He is short even for a Cairhienin, and skinny.
  295. Jasfer Anan, p. 309 (391)—Setalle's husband, a square-faced, gray-haired man. He owns boats. See also Anan, Leral; Anan, Setalle.
  296. Elynde, p. 311 (393)—Woman who always tells Setalle Anan that she is not firm enough with her husband when she allows him to speak out of turn.
  297. Blaeric Negina, p. 312 (395)—One of Joline's two Warders.
  298. Fen Mizar, p. 312 (395)—One of Joline's two Warders. See also Maza, Joline.
  299. Falion Bhoda, p. 315 (399)—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.
  300. Temaile Kinderode, p. 315 (399)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah. She fled the Tower with Liandrin.
  301. Ispan Shefar, p. 315 (399)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Blue. She grew up in Tarabon, and has dark hair.
  302. Arnin, p. 316 (399)—Man who serves Falion and Ispan.
  303. Nad, p. 316 (399)—Man who serves Falion and Ispan.
  304. Rianna Andomeran, p. 316 (400)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the White. She was always a coldly arrogant killer. She has a white streak in her black hair above her left ear.
  305. Liandrin, p. 317 (401)—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 can't really be said that she was ever Red Ajah at all.
  306. Callie, p. 318 (402)—Wise Woman in Ebou Dar. She was cast out of the White Tower about four years ago. She tried to steal a ter'angreal from the Tower; the object merely makes images of flowers and the sound of a waterfall, but it was an object of the Power nonetheless.

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  307. Sarinde, p. 323 (409)—Wise One from Red Springs, clan hold of the Codarra. She came to help Indirian.
  308. Corehuin, p. 324 (410)—Mandelain's wife. See also Jair; Mandelain.
  309. Jair, p. 324 (410)—Sister-wife to Corehuin and wife of Mandelain. See also Corehuin; Mandelain.
  310. Riallin, p. 325 (411)—Maiden of the Spear with vivid yellow-red hair and a grin for everything. She is plump for a Maiden.
  311. Bertain Gallenne, p. 326 (413)—Leader of the Winged Guards of Mayene. He acts somewhat as Berelain's personal bodyguard.
  312. Harine din Togara Two Winds, p. 327 (414)—Wavemistress of Clan Shodein; she comes to meet Rand in Cairhien aboard the White Spray. Berelain reports that she has a temper.
  313. Cadsuane Melaidhrin, p. 327 (415)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah with iron-gray hair. She retired to a rose garden in northern Ghealdan, but has since left it due to the difficulty of growing decent roses with the weather they way it is. She refused two appointments to the Hall of the Tower, when refusing even once is unheard of. She also refused to become head of the Green Ajah. It is said that she has had more Warders than most sisters have had shoes. She has more strength than anyone in a thousand years except Egwene, Nynaeve, and Elayne. Although a Green, she has confronted and captured more men that can channel than any other woman; unknown to most, the men she captures tend to live longer after being gentled than the average.
  314. Idrien Tarsin, p. 333 (422)—Head of Rand's school in Cairhien.

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  315. Leyn, p. 335 (425)—Wise One. She can channel, and is of moderately high strength.
  316. Rafela Cindal, p. 335 (425)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She grew up in Tear. She was part of Salidar's embassy to Rand.
  317. Seonid Traighan, p. 336 (425)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Cairhien. She was part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She shares a room with Merana, Faeldrin, and Masuri in the palace.
  318. Masuri Sokawa, p. 336 (425)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She grew up in Arafel. Part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She shares a room with Merana, Seonid, and Faeldrin in the palace.
  319. Faeldrin Harella, p. 336 (425)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Tarabon. She was part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She has dark hair that she usually keeps in thin braids. She shares a room with Merana, Masuri, and Seonid in the palace.
  320. Daigian Moseneillin, p. 336 (426)—Plump, pale Aes Sedai of the White Ajah with long, black hair. She is the youngest daughter in a lesser House in Cairhien. She is now sworn to Rand.
  321. Corele Hovian, p. 339 (430)—Boyishly slim Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She has thick black eyebrows and raven-black hair. She always dresses as if she is going to a country dance.
  322. Alind Dyfelle, p. 339 (430)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She was a legend.
  323. Sevlana Meseau, p. 339 (430)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She was a legend.
  324. Mabriam en Shereed, p. 339 (430)—Aes Sedai out of Legend. She negotiated the Compact of the Ten Nations. She was ta'veren.
  325. Herid Fel, p. 344 (436)—Stout Andoran who ended up in the Royal Library in Cairhien. He studies history and philosophy, and was one of Rand's friends. His last communication was that he needed to tell Rand something; the next anyone saw him, he was torn apart limb from limb by a gholam, or possibly Slayer. It is unknown why Fel was killed or what he had conjured up that would frighten the Shadow enough to send a gholam or Slayer after him. Note: there is a debate going on among fans of the series as to exactly what Fel had discovered that was so important. Ideas range from how to cleanse saidin to how to permanently seal the Dark One's prison to how to destroy the Dark One completely to how to bring the Asha'man under Rand's loyalty. Perhaps we will never know for sure.

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  326. Caddar, p. 350 (444)—Tall man who gave Sevanna the call box for her to summon him with. He is actually Sammael.
  327. Maisia, p. 354 (448)—Woman who accompanies Caddar to meet with Sevanna. She is actually Graendal. The name seems to mean something derogatory (at least to Graendal) in the Old Tongue.
  328. Nae'blis, p. 358 (454)—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, as well as Sammael, but it is likely that all the Chosen were offered the position if they did well. See also Dark One; Demandred; Moridin.

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  329. Cook, p. 361 (458)—The chef in The Wandering Woman.
  330. Mikel of the Pure Heart, p. 362 (460)—Hero of Legend called back by the Horn of Valere.
  331. Shivan the Hunter, p. 362 (460)—Hero of Legend called back by the Horn of Valere. His coming is said to herald the end of an Age. He is Calian's twin. See also Calian.
  332. Calian, p. 362 (460)—Hero of Legend called back by the Horn of Valere. Her coming is said to herald the end of an Age. She is Shivan's twin sister. See also Shivan the Hunter.
  333. Amaresu, p. 362 (460)—Hero of Legend called back by the Horn of Valere. She carries the Sword of the Sun.
  334. Paedrig, p. 362 (460)—Hero of Legend called back by the Horn of Valere. He is known as the Golden-tongued Peacemaker.
  335. Hornsounder, p. 362 (460)—Name that Birgitte calls Mat because he blew the Horn of Valere.
  336. Birgitte Silverbow, p. 362 (460)— See Birgitte.
  337. Justin, p. 364—Some weirdo who appeared in Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha's apartment for a short time and then turned back into Juilin. This typographical error only appears in the hardcover edition of the book.
  338. Sun King, p. 364 (463)—Man out of a story that Nynaeve remembers when thinking about Lan.
  339. Talia, p. 364 (463)—Woman out of a story that Nynaeve remembers when thinking about Lan.
  340. Jain Farstrider, p. 365 (463)—Hero of legend. There is a book about him, The Travels of Jain Farstrider, that Mat intends to read but never has. The book is quite popular with his friends, including Elayne, Egwene, Rand, and Nynaeve.
  341. Haral Luhhan, p. 368 (468)—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.
  342. Gaidal Cain, p. 370 (470)—Hero of Legend bound to the Horn of Valere. He is a swordsman, and is always linked to Birgitte in the stories. Unlike his depiction in the stories (which say he is as handsome as Birgitte is beautiful), Gaidal Cain is one of the ugliest men that Nynaeve has ever seen. Just being around him made Nynaeve uncomfortable. See also Birgitte.

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  343. Lini Eltring, p. 380 (485)—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.
  344. Reanne Corly, p. 384 (491)—Eldest of the Knitting Circle, the ruling group among the women known as the Kin. She has blue eyes, and is quite strong in the One Power; she could match Sheriam, Kwamesa, or Kiruna.

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  345. Enid, p. 386 (491)—One of Mistress Anan's servants. She is a very round woman.
  346. Kwamesa, p. 394 (494)—Sitter for the Gray Ajah, the youngest Sitter in the Hall in Salidar. She is dark and slender, and has strength in the Power; she is on the same level as Sheriam.
  347. Garenia Rosoinde, p. 395 (503)—One of the Kin, born in Saldaea. She returned to Ebou Dar fairly recently. She has considerable strength in the One Power; she could match Lelaine or Romanda. See also Alkaese, Zarya.
  348. Berowin, p. 395 (504)—One of the Kin. She has a habit of leaping before she looks. She serves as a Wise One in Ebou Dar.
  349. Zarya Alkaese, p. 395 (504)—Garenia's great aunt, allegedly. She looks a lot like her. She forgot her family when she went off to train in the White Tower. See also Rosoinde, Garenia.
  350. Alise Tenjile, p. 396 (505)—One of the Kin. She operates the “farm,” the Kin's hideaway for them to meet together and have some time alone.
  351. Derys Nermala, p. 396 (506)—One of the Kin. She is now doing penance as a servant for trying to get married. See also Denal.
  352. Keraille, p. 396 (506)—Person Derys will go with the day after the Feast of the Half Moon.
  353. Master Denal, p. 396 (506)—The man Derys wants to marry. See also Nermala, Derys.

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  354. Sarainya Vostovan, p. 405 (517)—One of the Kin. She is from Arafel, and is strikingly handsome.
  355. Sumeko Karistovan, p. 405 (517)—One of the Kin. She is a very skilled Healer, and has developed methods of Healing that not even Nynaeve has been able to develop. She is possibly the most skilled female Healer alive outside of the Forsaken.
  356. Queen Rhiannon, p. 407 (519)—Queen of Andor years ago who tried to make demands on the White Tower. She did not exactly get what she wanted....
  357. Elin Warrel, p. 408 (520)—Oldest Accepted Nynaeve remembers. She is almost certainly past forty, likely older than fifty or sixty, but she looks Nynaeve's age.

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  358. Aran'gar, p. 412 (525)—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; Saranov, Halima.
  359. Shaidar Haran, p. 413 (526)—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.
  360. Moridin, p. 418 (534)—Name given to the reincarnation of one of the Forsaken. His name means “Death” in the Old Tongue; no one deserves the name more. He is fond of using the True Power, the power drawn directly from the Dark One; the saa have already appeared in his eyes, yet he still controls his use of the True Power (most thought it impossible to avoid drawing too much of it once the saa appeared). See also Ishamael; Nae'blis.

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  361. Breane Taborwin, p. 421 (538)—Woman from Cairhien who is Lamgwin's love interest. She makes it clear that Morgase is not her queen. See also Dorn, Lamgwin; Taborwin, Dobraine.
  362. Basel Gill, p. 421 (539)—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.
  363. Lamgwin Dorn, p. 421 (539)—Breane's boyfriend, a hard, bulky man from Caemlyn. He lived as a street thug, but was loyal to his queen. He joined Morgase when she left the country. See also Taborwin, Breane.
  364. Martyn Tallanvor, p. 421 (540)—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.
  365. High Lady Suroth Sabelle Meldarath, p. 429 (549)—High Lady of Seanchan, leader of Those Who Come Before. She has her head shaven on the sides and long, black hair in the middle. This is the typical Seanchan style. Suroth is determined to redeem herself after High Lord Turak's mishap at Falme—she does not want to have to explain a failure that was not hers to the Empress. She tried to gather all of the Seanchan ships that fled Falme so they would not go back home; she plans to attempt to retake the mainland again, destroying the man that threw them back the first time (Rand).
  366. Zaired Elbar, p. 429 (549)—One of Suroth's soldiers.
  367. Almandaragal, p. 430 (550)—Suroth's lopar. He was given to her as a pup.
  368. Pura, p. 430 (551)—Damane, in service to High Lady Suroth. Her real name is Ryma Galfrey; she was an Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah before being captured.
  369. Jinjin, p. 430 (551)—A damane, in service to High Lady Suroth.
  370. Thera, p. 431 (552)—One of Suroth's servants. She is learning how to do their dances to entertain her mistress. See also Aelfdene Casmir Lounault, Amathera.
  371. High King Artur Paendrag Tanreall, p. 431 (552)—Hero of Legend who conquered much of the known world about a thousand years ago. He was perhaps the most strongly ta'veren individual in recorded history besides Lews Therin Telamon and Rand al'Thor. His armies put down those of Guaire Amalasan, a false Dragon. He was given the name Hawkwing during this period, a designation based on his sigil. He later 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; Ishamael.
  372. The Empress (of Seanchan), p. 432 (552)—Ruler of Seanchan. She is considered to be a direct descendant of the first emperor of Seanchan, Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin. She presides over the Court of the Nine Moons on the Seanchan continent. See also Paendrag Tanreall, Artur.
  373. Alwhin, p. 432 (554)—Assistant to the High Lady Suroth of Seanchan; she is (among other things) in charge of giving dance orders to Thera. She was the sul'dam originally intended to hold Nynaeve's leash when Liandrin attempted to “give” her to the Seanchan as a damane.
  374. Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault, p. 433 (555)—Former Panarch of Tarabon. She vanished, allegedly at Aes Sedai hands, according to White Tower spies. In reality, Amathera was being held prisoner by sisters of the Black Ajah under Liandrin, and was rescued by Elayne and Nynaeve. They had her keep a low profile for several days so as not to be hurt by the mob outside the Panarch's Palace (since it is not all that far from “The Panarch is dead!” to “Death to the Panarch!”), then she returned to her position. When the Seanchan invaded Tanchico, she refused to willingly give her country to the new conquerors; they captured her, and forced her to live as a servant. She now serves as a dancer for High Lady Suroth, the leader of the Seanchan pre-invasionary forces. See also Thera.

    Chapter 27: To Be Alone

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  375. Karldin Manfor, p. 440 (564)—One of the Asha'man. He and Loial are going to visit all of the stedding, as well as all the ancient cities, to set wards on all of the Waygates there.
  376. Fager Neald, p. 443 (567)—Soldier in the Black Tower. He accompanies Perrin when he leaves Andor.
  377. Sora Grady, p. 444 (569)—Jur's wife. She disapproved of her husband's decision to come for the amnesty, but lives with it. She is somehow connected to Jur by a bond that the Asha'man believe is similar to the bond between Warder and Aes Sedai. See also Grady, Jur.
  378. Canler, p. 444 (569)—One of the Asha'man. He worked out how to do the weave that became the “wife bond” for the Asha'man; about every third man in the Black Tower is married, and most of them now use it to know that their wives are safe. Taim was not happy when he first heard about it (he warns all of them against experimentation), but once the deed was done, it was done.
  379. Queen Alliandre Maritha Kigarin, p. 446 (572)—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.
  380. Masema Dagar, p. 446 (572)—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, The.

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  381. Lopin, p. 448 (574)—Nalesean's round-bellied manservant. See also Aldiaya, Nalesean; Nerim.
  382. Alis, p. 453 (580)—Servant to Queen Tylin of Altara. Olver likes her.
  383. Loya, p. 453 (580)—Servant to Queen Tylin of Altara. Olver likes her.
  384. Wat, p. 456 (584)—Bald-headed, narrow-eyed Andoran who comes with Harnan.

    Chapter 29: The Festival of Birds

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  385. Riselle, p. 464 (594)—One of Queen Tylin's servants. She takes Olver out to the festival so Tylin can have a chance at Mat.
  386. Spar, p. 471 (603)—Beggar and Darkfriend who attacked Mat and company in Ebou Dar.
  387. Solain Morgeillin, p. 473 (606)—One of the Kin. Reanne sent her to the stash of objects of the Power in the Rahad after Elayne asked after it. Following a hunch, Mat followed her out of the blue; he suspected she would lead him to the Bowl of the Winds, and she did.

    Chapter 30: The First Cup

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  388. Careane Fransi, p. 476 (609)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has shoulders and arms as big as most men. She grew up in Arad Doman.
  389. Pol, p. 477 (610)—Merilille's handmaid. See also Ceandevin, Merilille.

    Chapter 31: Mashiara

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  390. Calle Coplin, p. 491 (629)—Girl from Emond's Field. She is fond of the attentions of the male gender; many merchants' guards know Calle's birthmark as well as her face.
  391. Mashiara, p. 493 (631)—What Lan calls Nynaeve. The term means “my lost love” in the Old Tongue. See also al'Meara, Nynaeve.
  392. Cedora, p. 497 (636)—Reanne's maid.
  393. Ivara, p. 499 (640)—One of the Kin.

    Chapter 32: Sealed to the Flame

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  394. Covarla Baldene, p. 504 (646)—One of the Aes Sedai who attempted to capture Rand. She is now kept as an apprentice to the Wise Ones.
  395. Josaine, p. 509 (652)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She found an angreal and did not bring it to the Tower as Aes Sedai are supposed to, instead keeping it in her room. Alviarin found out about it, and told Elaida she needed to make an example of her while Elaida was feeling weak.
  396. Adelorna Bastine, p. 509 (652)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She removed an angreal from the Tower storeroom without permission from the Amyrlin and kept it in her room. Alviarin found out about it, and told Elaida she needed to make an example of her while Elaida was feeling weak.
  397. Doraise Mesianos, p. 509 (652)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. Alviarin commanded Elaida to uphold her as a model sister, and present her with the gift of a new horse. This came right after Elaida found angreal in the rooms of Josaine and Adelorna; the obvious intent was to imply that Doraise helped turn one of them in. It is unknown whether Doraise is Black Ajah, or if she simply was chosen by Alviarin as a convenient person.
  398. Kiyoshi, p. 509 (652)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. Alviarin commanded Elaida to uphold her as a model sister, and present her with the gift of a new horse. This came right after Elaida found angreal in the rooms of Josaine and Adelorna; the obvious intent was to imply that Kiyoshi helped turn one of them in. It is unknown whether Kiyoshi is Black Ajah, or if she simply was chosen by Alviarin as a convenient person.
  399. Farellien, p. 509 (652)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. Alviarin commanded Elaida to uphold her as a model sister, and present her with the gift of a new horse. This came right after Elaida found angreal in the rooms of Josaine and Adelorna; the obvious intent was to imply that Farellien helped turn one of them in. It is unknown whether Farellien is Black Ajah, or if she simply was chosen by Alviarin as a convenient person.
  400. Sereille Bagand, p. 512 (655)—Mistress of Novices when Seaine was a novice and Accepted. She was raised Amyrlin the year Seaine was raised Aes Sedai; as Amyrlin, she was fiercer than Elaida could be with a sore tooth. See also Amyrlin Seat; Mistress of Novices.
  401. Talene Minly, p. 514 (659)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah with golden hair. She is friends with Seaine.
  402. Pevara Tazanovni, p. 515 (660)—Sitter for the Red Ajah. She was friends with Seaine as a novice; the two maintained the friendship, although it was a bit restrained due to the constraints that the Red Ajah puts on its members about making friends outside the Ajah. She is short for a Kandori, and quite plump. She has dark eyes. She was once punished for voicing her desire to have a Warder; later, as a Sitter, when she was safer from the wrath of the Ajah, she openly suggested that Warders would make the job of a Red sister much easier. Seaine thinks she would have been happier as a Green. When she was small, many members of her family were killed by Darkfriends; it is for this reason that Seaine confides in her about searching for Darkfriends in the White Tower. See also Herimon, Seaine.
  403. Tesien Jorhald, p. 515 (661)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah who got after Pevara for befriending outside her Ajah years ago.
  404. Serancha Colvine, p. 516 (661)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. Seaine and Pevara put powdered itchoak in her shift when they were Accepted.

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  405. Somera, p. 527 (676)—Flaxen-haired Maiden of the Spear.
  406. Malindare, p. 527 (676)—Maiden of the Spear with very dark hair, darker than any other Aiel. She is rounder than most Maidens.
  407. Domeille, p. 527 (676)—Maiden with grayer hair than Nandera and leaner besides. She has a “thrusting” chin.

    Chapter 34: Ta'veren

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  408. Camar, p. 535 (679)—Rangy Aiel of the Bent Peak sept of the Daryne Aiel. He has grayer hair than Nandera and is half a head taller than Rand.
  409. Tai'daishar, p. 531 (681)—Rand's big, fiery-eyed gelding. His name means “Lord of Glory” in the Old Tongue.
  410. Seiera, p. 531 (681)—Min's new horse. She is mouse-colored.
  411. Elver Shaene, p. 533 (683)—Captain of the longboat that took Rand aboard the Sea Folk ship.
  412. Finn, p. 534 (684)—Misspelling of Damer Flinn's name. See Flinn, Damer.
  413. Shalon din Togara Morning Tide, p. 536 (687)—Windfinder of Clan Shodein. See also din Togara Two Winds, Harine.
  414. Derah din Selaan Rising Wave, p. 536 (657)—Sailmistress of White Spray.
  415. Taval din Chanai Nine Gulls, p. 536 (687)—Windfinder of White Spray. See also din Selaan Rising Wave, Derah.

    Chapter 35: Into the Woods

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  416. Tomas Trakand, p. 548 (703)—Name Caraline gives to Rand when she introduces him to Darlin and Toram. See also al'Thor, Rand; Trakand, Jaisi.
  417. Jaisi Trakand, p. 548 (703)—Name Caraline gives to Min when she introduces her to Darlin and Toram. She is introduced as Tomas's wife. See also Farshaw, Elmindreda; Trakand, Tomas.
  418. Rovair, p. 550 (705)—Man from Caraline's party who gives up his horse so Rand can ride it.
  419. Ines, p. 550 (705)—Woman from Caraline's party who gives up her horse so Min can ride it.
  420. Daved Hanlon, p. 553 (710)—Man in Caraline's tent. He was hired by Toram. He will commit many crimes, according to a viewing Min had about him.
  421. Jeraal Mordeth, p. 554 (711)—Name used by Padan Fain as a disguise to be one of Toram Riatin's advisors. It is the name of the man whose soul controls about half of Fain's mind. Mordeth 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.
  422. Padan Fain, p. 554 (711)—Former peddler that 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. It is said, "The look of the Eyeless is fear," from observing that a Myrddraal's look causes fear in the hearts of men. Fain's look has that effect on Myrddraal—Fades feel the same fear of Fain as men feel from a Fade. Fain is also called Ordeith, a name he adopted to become a Whitecloak officer. He is perhaps the most evil man alive. He now serves as advisor to Toram Riatin, one of the Cairhienin nobles in rebellion to Rand. Rand has a bounty of 100,000 gold crowns on his head—Fain killed Rand's friends because they were his friends, he pillaged his homeland because it was his homeland, and Rand intends to see him dead for it.

    Chapter 36: Blades

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  423. Derowin, p. 558 (716)—Boy who rode Toram's pony without asking when they were children. They were friends, but Toram still pushed him down the stairs and broke his back. See also Riatin, Toram.
  424. Roshan, p. 560 (719)—Samitsu's Warder. See also Tamagowa, Samitsu.
  425. Niande Moorwyn, p. 561 (720)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah, former advisor (until his assassination...) to King Galldrian of Cairhien.
  426. Samitsu Tamagowa, p. 561 (720)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is one of the best Healers alive, at least that do it in the traditional way. See also Roshan.
  427. Ander Tol, p. 568 (730)—Wagon driver from Cairhien. He has many wrong ideas about Rand.

    Chapter 37: A Note from the Palace

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  428. Tamarla, p. 577 (741)—One of the Kin. She is quite old.
  429. Famelle Juarde, p. 577 (742)—Slender, big-brown-eyed Kinswoman with pale honey-colored hair.
  430. Melore, p. 578 (743)—Plump Domani woman in her middle years.
  431. Lawtin, p. 580 (746)—One of the Redarms that accompanies Nynaeve.
  432. Belvyn, p. 580 (746)—One of the Redarms that accompanies Nynaeve.
  433. Daughter of the Nine Moons, p. 583 (749)—Woman whom Mat is destined to marry, according to the Aelfinn. She is most likely Tuon, the heir to the Seanchan throne, as their royal assembly is called the Court of the Nine Moons. The Daughter of the Nine Moons will head the Corenne, the Return of the Seanchan to reclaim the lands their ancestors were born in. See also Cauthon, Matrim; Empress (of Seanchan).

    Chapter 38: Six Stories

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  434. Maddin, p. 584 (751)—The founder of Altara. His holiday is two days after the Feast of Embers.
  435. Janira, p. 585 (753)—Saldaen Kinswoman with graying hair.
  436. Tad Kandel, p. 589 (758)—Andoran Redarm, very dark for an Andorman.
  437. Ieine, p. 594 (764)—Tall, dark, pretty Kinswoman.
  438. Fergin, p. 602 (775)—One of Mat's Redarms.
  439. Gorderan, p. 602 (775)—One of Mat's Redarms.
  440. Metwyn, p. 602 (775)—One of Mat's Redarms.
  441. Mendair, p. 602 (776)—One of Harnan's companions.
  442. Sibella, p. 603 (776)—Scrawny, yellow-haired Kinswoman.

    Chapter 39: Promises to Keep

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  443. Renaile din Calon Blue Star, p. 605 (779)—Windfinder to the Mistress of the Ships of the Atha'an Miere. See also din Reas Two Moons, Nesta.
  444. Nariene, p. 617 (794)—Long-dead queen of Altara, immortalized by a statue in Mol Hara square. She was noted for her honesty, but not enought to have been depicted completely bare-chested in her statue.
  445. Maylin, p. 618 (796)—Serving girl at The Old Sheep, an inn in Ebou Dar. Her job is essentially to stand outside the shop and attract (male) customers. She is quite pretty, but a little dense.

    Chapter 40: Spears

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  446. Micara, p. 624 (804)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She is young and pretty with a delicate mouth and large blue eyes. Although she is the weakest of the Shaido Wise Ones, she was put in charge of holding Galina's shield; Galina believes it to be a way of reminding her that even though she could try to escape, she still should not.
  447. Dyrele, p. 633 (815)—Maeric's wife. She has green eyes. See also Maeric.
  448. Darin, p. 634 (816)—Maeric's eldest son. He is a Stone Dog. See also Maeric.
  449. Suraile, p. 634 (816)—Maeric's eldest daughter. She is a Maiden of the Spear who is thinking of giving up the spear to marry a Stone Dog. See also Maeric.
  450. Naeise, p. 634 (817)—Maiden of the Spear of the same sept as Maeric.
  451. Cairdin, p. 634 (817)—Young Brother to the Eagle of the Shaido Aiel.
  452. Laerad, p. 634 (817)—Grizzled Water Seeker of the Shaido Aiel.
  453. Hamal, p. 634 (817)—Blacksmith for the Shaido Aiel.

    Chapter 41: A Crown of Swords

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  454. Mashadar, p. 654 (842)—The evil that consumed Aridhol, now called Shadar Logoth, during the Trolloc Wars. It can kill simply by making contact with its victims.
  455. Liah, p. 655 (843)—Maiden of the Spear of the Cosaida Sept of the Chareen Aiel with a scar across her face. When Rand came to Shadar Logoth to set wards on the Waygate there, Liah got separated from the group and was never found. Presuming she was dead, Rand took the group back to Caemlyn. When Rand returned to Shadar Logoth weeks later to fight Sammael, he discovered that Liah was still alive, if not completely sane anymore. He killed her with balefire when she was attacked by Mashadar.
  456. Gregorin Panar de Lushenos, p. 662 (853)—Illianer noble who sits on the Council of Nine. In Brend's absence, he speaks for the Council.
  457. Lord Mangore Kiramin, p. 665 (856)—Sword-bard of Aramelle and Warder to Caraighan Maconar. He translated the Prophecies of the Dragon into what was then called the “vulgar tongue” about three hundred years After the Breaking. See also Maconar, Caraighan.


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  458. Toma dur Ahmid, p. 667 (857)—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.
  459. Tiam of Gazar, p. 667 (857)—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 that resulted during the Trolloc Wars and the resulting confusion as to which year it actually was under the Toman Calendar.
  460. Uren din Jubai Soaring Gull, p. 667 (857)—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.
  461. Panarch Farede, p. 667 (857)—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.
  462. King Laman Damodred, p. 668 (858)—King of Cairhien about twenty years ago. His cutting of Avendoraldera to make a throne unlike anything the world had ever seen precipitated the Aiel War. The war continued for years until all nations united against the Aiel and even Tar Valon was threatened; the war finally ended when the Aiel killed Laman and took his sword. Because of Laman's Pride, and his Sin, House Damodred lost the throne of Cairhien to House Riatin, and the city never again reached any of its former glory—but it also allowed Prophecy to be fulfilled; the Dragon Reborn was able to be born on the slopes of Dragonmount, born of a Maiden of the Spear but raised by the blood of the old nations. See also Avendoraldera; Damodred, Moiraine.
  463. Avendoraldera, p. 668 (858)—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 Damodred, Laman.
  464. Lian, p. 669 (859)—Mother-sister to Aviendha, sister-wife to Amys, wife of Rhuarc. She is the roofmistress of Cold Rocks Hold. See also Amys; Rhuarc.
  465. Lord of the Grave, p. 673 (865)—Alternative name for the Dark One. See Dark One.
  466. Corianin Nedeal, p. 682 (877)—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. See also al'Vere, Egwene.

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