Chronological listing of characters encountered in The Path of Daggers

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Chronological listing
Alphabetical listing by last name
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  1. Arthur Hawkwing, p. 9 (xi)—Misspelling of Artur Hawkwing. See Hawkwing, Artur.

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  2. Queen Ethenielle Kirukan Materasu, p. 15 (1)—Holder of the Throne of the Clouds of Kandor—that is, the Queen of Kandor. See also Brys; Einone; Ismic; Kirukan; Nazelle; Ramsin, Kalyan; Surasa.
  3. Surasa, p. 15 (2)—Near Legendary ancestor of Queen Ethenielle of Kandor. See also Materasu, Ethenielle Kirukan.
  4. Dragon Reborn, p. 16 (2)—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; Chosen One; Dragon, The; Taim, Mazrim.
  5. Serailla, p. 16 (2)—Ethenielle's First Councilor. She is stout and calm. See also Materasu, Ethenielle Kirukan.
  6. Queen Kirukan, p. 17 (3)—Fabled warrior-Queen of Aramelle. The sword of the King or Queen of Kandor is called the Sword of Kirukan; it may indeed have belonged to her. She allegedly beheaded a false Dragon with her own hands and bore five sons by another male channeler.
  7. Lord Baldhere, p. 17 (3)—Swordbearer to Ethenielle of Kandor. He holds the Sword of Kirukan. He is slender and has white hair at his temples. He has a biting tongue. After Ethenielle's husband died, she chose him to command her army in his place.
  8. Lomas, p. 17 (4)—Baldhere's scout. He is shy. He wears a foxhead crest on his helmet.
  9. Rand al'Thor, p. 18 (4)—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 shortly 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 Aviendha; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Car'a'carn; Cauthon, Matrim; Coramoor; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Telamon, Lews Therin; al'Thor, Tamlin; Trakand, Elayne.
  10. Nianh, p. 18 (5)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah and former advisor to Queen Ethenielle of Kandor. She told Ethenielle that the Kandori Spire was a remnant of the Age of Legends and probably harmless. She disappeared without a trace after news of Elaida's deposition of Siuan Sanche and her subsequent ascension to the Amyrlin Seat. See also Materasu, Ethenielle Kirukan.
  11. The Dragon, p. 18 (5)—Name by which Lews Therin Telamon was known during the War of the Shadow. His rebirth, the Dragon Reborn, is now alive and fulfilling all of the prophecies set to accompany him. See also al'Thor, Rand; Chosen One; Dragon Reborn; Kinslayer; Lord of the Morning; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  12. King Paitar Nachiman, p. 18 (5)—King of Arafel, brother of Kiruna. His face is creased, though he was once stunningly handsome. He wears his gray hair cut short. His favorite granddaughter is married to Ethenielle's son. See also Nachiman, Kiruna; Nachiman, Menuki.
  13. King Easar Togita, p. 19 (5)—King of Shienar. He has a square face, and white hair in a topknot. He is a head shorter than Paitar of Arafel. Sadness is a permanent presence in his eyes. His third son is married to Ethenielle's daughter. His wife died about eleven years ago.
  14. General Ishigari Terasian, p. 19 (6)—Fat companion of Paitar. He is a good general.
  15. Kyril Shianri, p. 19 (6)—Tall, lean, elegant companion to Paitar at the meeting of the Borderland rulers.
  16. Lord Agelmar Jagad, p. 19 (6)—Easar's general in Shienar. He is possibly the best military commander alive (excepting possibly Mat and the Aiel chiefs).
  17. Lord Alesune Chulin, p. 19 (6)—Easar's other escort to the meeting of the Borderland rulers. Slim and fiery, he has long black hair with white streaks in it. He is the Shatayan of Fal Moran Palace.
  18. Queen Menuki Nachiman, p. 20 (6)—Paitar's wife. He is hers completely; she never had a jealous moment in her marriage, nor cause for one. See also Nachiman, Paitar.
  19. Queen Tenobia si Bashere Kazadi, p. 21 (8)—Queen of Saldaea. She is tall for a woman with an overbold nose, but pretty. She has dark, deep, blue, slanted eyes. She is niece of her Marshal-General, Davram Bashere. See also Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; Memara; Ramsin, Kalyan.
  20. Kalyan Ramsin, p. 21 (8)—One of Tenobia's uncles. He is scarred and grizzled, has a face like an eagle, and thick mustaches. He has an eye for Ethenielle, but she has not decided whether she should take notice of it yet. See also Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline; Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere; Materasu, Ethenielle Kirukan.
  21. Davram t'Ghaline Bashere, p. 21 (8)—Lord of Bashere, Tyr, and Sidonia; Guardian of the Blightborder; Defender of the Heartland; Marshal-General to Queen Tenobia of Saldaea. He is also her uncle, and Faile's father. He has black eyes, a beak-like nose, and a mustache. He is also slender, and shorter than most men; his wife towers over him. He left Saldaea with his army on an order from Tenobia to bring her the head of Mazrim Taim after he escaped; he ended up in Caemlyn when Rand defeated Rahvin. He now 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, and with reason—he is one of the best generals alive. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; t'Bashere, Deira ni Ghaline; Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere; Ramsin, Kalyan.
  22. Mazrim Taim, p. 21 (8)—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 remains 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 several 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. Among his students, he is known as M'Hael, “Leader.” See also Dragon Reborn; M'Hael.
  23. Einone, p. 21 (8)—Ethenielle's sister. She is married to one of Tenobia's uncles.
  24. Aisling Noon, p. 22 (9)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She served as advisor to King Easar of Shienar until she disappeared when news of Elaida's rise to power arrived. She is a rarity among the Aes Sedai: one of the Tuatha'an, the Traveling People. She is very tall. She spent five years as a novice, and was raised to the Accepted the same year as Siuan and Moiraine. See also Togita, Easar.
  25. Coladara, p. 22 (10)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She serves as advisor to King Paitar of Arafel. She was one of the Accepted when the Dragon was reborn.
  26. Kiruna Nachiman, p. 22 (10)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is an elegant, statuesque woman, and is the favorite sister of King Paitar of Arafel. She has four Warders. She was sent, along with Bera, to establish diplomatic relations with Rand in the Aiel Waste; upon returning, she followed him to Dumai's Wells and was made to swear fealty to him. See also Nachiman, Paitar.
  27. Memara, p. 23 (10)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah that Elaida sent to bully Tenobia. See also Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere.
  28. Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, p. 23 (10)—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 does not 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; Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  29. Illeisien, p. 23 (10)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah who ran into Tenobia's entourage on the way to Kandor.
  30. Brys, p. 23 (11)—Late husband of Queen Ethenielle of Kandor. See also Materasu, Ethenielle Kirukan.
  31. Nazelle, p. 24 (11)—Ethenielle's older sister. She arranged her wedding when she was younger than Tenobia. See also Ismic; Materasu, Ethenielle Kirukan.
  32. Ismic, p. 24 (11)—Nazelle's husband. She grew to love him, although it took some time. See also Nazelle.
  33. Turanna Norill, p. 25 (12)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She has no Warders. She was taken prisoner by Rand and the Aiel.
  34. Verin Mathwin, p. 25 (12)—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 happens now, only what happened years ago. She gave Egwene the twisted stone ring ter'angreal to assist her in Dreaming, and also once told Morgase that there was really no need to keep her in the Tower until she learned to control her ability when she was a novice, since she would never 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. Verin is a native of Far Madding. See also Eadwin; Tomas.
  35. Coiren Saeldain, p. 26 (13)—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.
  36. Sarene Nemdahl, p. 26 (14)—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 assisted in Rand's kidnapping, was captured and shielded after the battle at Dumai's Wells, and is now a prisoner of the Aiel, sworn to Rand. According to Min's viewing, she will fall in love.
  37. Sorilea, p. 26 (14)—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, and no one gives her orders.
  38. Coram, p. 27 (15)—Broad-shouldered Aiel who guards Verin against anyone who might misunderstand her position in the Aiel camp.
  39. Mendan, p. 27 (15)—Broad-shouldered Aiel who guards Verin against anyone who might misunderstand her position in the Aiel camp.
  40. Tomas, p. 27 (15)—Warder bonded to Verin. He is old and haggard, but still quite spry. See also Mathwin, Verin.
  41. Colinda, p. 27 (15)—Wise One with penetrating eyes. She is slender. Sorilea sent her to search the Royal Library of Cairhien, and upon return she joined the rest of the Aiel in the camp in watching the captured Aes Sedai.
  42. Katerine Alruddin, p. 27 (15)—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, but escaped her captors, most likely with assistance from Darkfriends.
  43. Irgain Fatamed, p. 28 (16)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She was stilled by Rand during the battle at Dumai's Wells. One of her Warders died from the shock; the other died while killing Aiel, making no attempt to escape.
  44. Daviena, p. 29 (17)—Green-eyed Wise One with yellow-red hair.
  45. Losaine, p. 29 (17)—Gray-eyed, dark-haired Wise One.
  46. Cadsuane Melaidhrin, p. 30 (18)—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 was. 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. She is somewhat of a living legend among Aes Sedai. According to Min, Cadsuane will teach Rand and the Asha'man something—they will not like it, but they will have to learn it.
  47. Aeron, p. 30 (19)—Graying Wise One. She cannot channel.
  48. Car'a'carn, p. 30 (19)—According to the Prophecy of Rhuidean, the man destined to unite the clans of the Aiel. The term means “Chief of Chiefs” in the Old Tongue. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn.
  49. Tialin, p. 31 (20)—Lanky, red-haired Wise One. She can channel.
  50. Beldeine Nyram, p. 31 (20)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has no Warders, which is extremely unusual for a Green. She was raised to the shawl about three years ago, and as yet is too new to the shawl to have the ageless look. She was captured at Dumai's Wells and is now a prisoner of the Aiel. According to Min's viewing of her, she will bond one of the Asha'man as her Warder.
  51. Carahuin, p. 32 (21)—Maiden of the Spear. She was fond of making fun of Perrin when he blushed at the gai'shain who were not yet dressed in white.
  52. Amys, p. 33 (22)—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. She can channel. See also Rhuarc.
  53. Amyrlin Seat, p. 34 (24)—The leader of the Aes Sedai, their equivalent of a King or Queen. She in theory holds supreme power amongst the sisters, and leads the Hall of the Tower at its meetings. Kings and queens of nations strong and weak will come if summoned by the Amyrlin, even if they spend their entire trip figuring out how they will put a knife in her back while there. The Seat is traditionally held by a woman strong both in the Power and in her character. The vote to choose an Amyrlin must be unanimous, as must the vote to depose one. Once chosen, the Amyrlin is said to be “of all Ajahs and none”—all previous affiliations with Ajah are ignored (at least in principle). 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 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 al'Vere, Egwene; Bagand, Sereille; Chunla, Shein; Copan, Myriam; Kishar, Gerra; Ospenya, Tamra; a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Sanche, Siuan; Sorenthaine, Cemaile.
  54. Galina Casban, p. 38 (29)—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 is now the head of the Red Ajah, 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, and is now a prisoner of Sevanna. Galina has long black hair without a touch of gray in it. She claims to have helped break two Amyrlins as a Black sister—one (Siuan Sanche) was deposed and stilled, and the other was made to appear that she had died in her sleep. She led the circle that stilled Siuan. See also Ospenya, Tamra; Sevanna.
  55. Eadwin, p. 42 (33)—Man who Verin Mathwin would have married had she not gone to Tar Valon. He was from her home town of Far Madding, but is presumably dead at this point—Verin is old by Aes Sedai standards, and very old by non-Aes Sedai standards. See also Mathwin, Verin.
  56. Moridin, p. 42 (33)—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). There was a debate at this point in the series as to whether Moridin is the reincarnation of Ishamael or just another character. In my mind, Jordan has dropped enough clues to decide conclusively that they are one in the same soul. See also Nae'blis.
  57. Fisher, p. 42 (34)—Most important piece in the game sha'rah, a game which was already ancient during the Age of Legends. Only the Forsaken remember it, and not even all of them knew how to play. Moridin (or at least his previous incarnation) was a grand master. See also Moridin.

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  58. Coramoor, p. 46 (38)—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; Chosen One; Dragon Reborn.
  59. Chosen One, p. 46 (38)—The one chosen by the Creator to serve as his hand in the world. See also al'Thor, Rand; Coramoor; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  60. Aviendha, p. 46 (39)—Aiel of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel. Formerly a Maiden of the Spear, she was forced to give up the spear to become a Wise One because she had the ability to channel inborn. She has green eyes, and is of age with Rand and Mat. She is more than pretty with dark, reddish hair. Aviendha is one of the three women in Min's viewing of Rand—she also saw that she was to fall in love with him when she went through the three rings in Rhuidean. She denied her feelings for him at first, but when the wagons crossed the Dragonwall toward Cairhien, sweat tents became unavailable and she tried bathing as “wetlanders” did; Rand came in as she was standing before the bath in her skin, and she panicked. She created a Traveling gateway to Seanchan (she does not remember how), trying to get as far away from Rand as possible, into the middle of winter. When Rand rescued her, she decided she could not hide her feelings any longer, and the two ended up spending the night in each other's arms before coming back. Aviendha says a similar incident will not occur, and punishes any Maiden who makes a crack about it (how they found out about something that occurred on the far side of the world on another continent is a different subject entirely). She 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; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Trakand, Elayne.
  61. Olver, p. 47 (40)—A boy of nine who sat on the wrong horse and almost had his neck broken for the trouble. He is adopted after a fashion by Mat and his Band of the Red Hand. His parents were killed when the Shaido ravaged Cairhien.
  62. Elayne Trakand, p. 47 (40)—The Daughter-Heir of Andor, now Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is the daughter of Morgase and her late husband, Taringail, and sister to Gawyn. She is also half-sister to Galad, although she would rather not be reminded of this fact; she thinks Galad virtuous to the point of fault, and does not really like him. She has considerable potential in the One Power, and is one of the strongest Aes Sedai in a thousand years or more, possibly since the Age of Legends, with the exceptions of Egwene, Nynaeve, Aviendha, and some Sea Folk trainees. She has red-gold curly hair. During her stay in the Stone of Tear, Elayne realized she loved Rand al'Thor, and told him how she felt; he felt similarly. She had no idea at the time what Min meant about “having to share him,” but now knows about Min's viewing of Rand with the three women's heads, indicating that Rand will fall in love with Min, Elayne, and Aviendha, and they with him. Later, when she and Nynaeve had trouble with Moghedien, Elayne ended up bonding Birgitte as her Warder (despite being only Accepted) 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; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  63. Birgitte, p. 47 (40)—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 Trakand, Elayne.
  64. Matrim (Mat) Cauthon, p. 48 (40)—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 also 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 leads 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 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 and prevent them from getting themselves killed. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  65. el'Nynaeve ti al'Meara Mandragoran, p. 48 (40)—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 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 at the moment of Moiraine's death. She and Lan are now married, and the plan is for Lan's bond to pass to her as soon as she and Myrelle can get together. See also Mandragoran, Lan; Moghedien.
  66. al'Lan Mandragoran, p. 48 (40)—The uncrowned king of Malkier, and formerly Warder to Moiraine. He is quite tall, and does not get very emotional—in fact, he has “emotional walls” all around him that he has been building for years. His country, Malkier, was overrun by Trollocs shortly after he was born, and is now corrupted by the Great Blight. Lan, the last of his people, then proceeded to fight a one-man war against the Shadow by killing Shadowspawn in the Blight. He fought Aiel during the Aiel War, and achieved Blademaster status. He was eventually bonded by Moiraine, which ended his lonely fight (or at least changed its style). When Lan and Moiraine brought Rand, Mat, Perrin, Egwene, and Nynaeve out of their home in the Two Rivers, he found that there was something which could throw his guard down, but he was the last to notice it: affection for Nynaeve. As Moiraine put it, Nynaeve was able to plant vines in Lan's emotional walls and break them down without him even knowing they were there. The two of them are now married. 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 do not grow well in southern climates). Upon learning of where Lan was, Egwene sent him to Ebou Dar to serve as a Warder for Nynaeve. He now travels with his wife and the group of Aes Sedai she leads. See also Aan'allein; Damodred, Moiraine; Mandragoran, Nynaeve ti al'Meara.
  67. Aan'allein, p. 48 (41)—Aiel name for Lan. It means “One Man” or “Man Who is an Entire People” in the Old Tongue. See also Mandragoran, Lan.
  68. Teslyn Baradon, p. 50 (43)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah from Illian. She has a sharp face, narrow shoulders, gaunt cheeks, and a narrow nose. 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.
  69. Merilille Ceandevin, p. 51 (44)—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. She is currently traveling with Elayne and Nynaeve.
  70. Joline Maza, p. 51 (44)—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.
  71. Tylin Quintara Mitsobar, p. 51 (44)—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.
  72. Moghedien, p. 52 (46)—One of the Forsaken. Her name means “Spider” in the Old Tongue. She always works from safety, attacks from safety, and will run unless she can do so. She developed a command of Tel'aran'rhiod that surpassed even Lanfear's mastery—in the real world, Lanfear was more powerful, but even she could not top Moghedien in the World of Dreams. After being released from the Bore, Moghedien eventually found herself in Tanchico, in the Palace of the Panarch of Tarabon. While there, she chanced upon Nynaeve al'Meara, who was trying to save the Panarch at the time and take the seal on the Dark One's prison from its hold in the Palace. She and Nynaeve fought in a duel to the last, and Nynaeve managed to better Moghedien, much to the surprise of both of them. She managed to escape Nynaeve's tied off shield, and on their next encounter, this one in Tel'aran'rhiod, she ripped Birgitte's soul out of the World of Dreams after Birgitte almost killed her. On her third encounter with Nynaeve, Nynaeve managed to trap Moghedien with an a'dam. Moghedien remained bound by that a'dam in Salidar, disguised as Marigan, but was released by Halima. Halima was actually one of the Forsaken, and she took Moghedien to Shayol Ghul to be bound by a coursouvra, a Mind Trap, controlled by Moridin. See also Moridin.
  73. Dark One, p. 53 (46)—Name, used in every land, for Shai'tan, the source of all evil, complete opposite of the Creator in every way. See Shai'tan.
  74. Renaile din Calon Blue Star, p. 54 (47)—Windfinder to the Mistress of the Ships of the Atha'an Miere. See also din Reas Two Moons, Nesta.
  75. Mistress of the Ships, p. 56 (50)—Commander of the entire fleet of Sea Folk vessels. The post is held by the formidable Nesta din Reas Two Moons. See din Reas Two Moons, Nesta.
  76. Vandene Namelle, p. 57 (51)—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. They now travel with the Aes Sedai, Accepted, novices, and troops on their way to Tar Valon. See also Jaem; Namelle, Adeleas.
  77. Adeleas Namelle, p. 57 (51)—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 cannot tell Adeleas and Vandene apart, even though they are not twins. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  78. Sareitha Tomares, p. 57 (51)—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.
  79. Pol, p. 57 (51)—Merilille's maid. See also Ceandevin, Merilille.
  80. Reanne Corly, p. 57 (51)—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. She claims to be 412 years old. Publicly, she arranges shipping for small traders.
  81. Sumeko Karistovan, p. 58 (52)—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—in fact, the only thing similar would be the methods Damer Flinn has developed among the Asha'man. She is possibly the most skilled female Healer alive outside of Semirhage. She is stout.
  82. Kirstian Chalwin, p. 58 (52)—One of the Kin. She sat on the Knitting Circle. She is very strong in the One Power, and because of this was chosen to hold Ispan Shefar's shield during her captivity. She holds a small weaver's shop in Ebou Dar. She actually ran away from the White Tower about three hundred years ago.
  83. Ieine, p. 58 (52)—One of the Kin. She is almost as tall as Aviendha and as dark-skinned as the Sea Folk.
  84. Dimana, p. 58 (52)—One of the Kin. She has red hair with white streaks in it. She works as a seamstress.
  85. Sibella, p. 58 (52)—One of the Kin. She is scrawny, and has yellow hair.
  86. Tamarla, p. 58 (53)—Lean, olive-skinned Kinswoman. She is very old, and grew up in Altara.
  87. Ispan Shefar, p. 59 (54)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Blue. She grew up in Tarabon, and has dark hair. She was captured by Nynaeve in the Rahad.
  88. The Creator, p. 60 (54)—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 Dragon, The; Shai'tan.
  89. Egwene al'Vere, p. 60 (55)—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 feel an almost sibling-like love for each other now; they know that they cannot get married, and do not 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 shows promise to be one of the strongest Amyrlins in history. See also al'Thor, Rand; Amyrlin Seat; Mandragoran, Nynaeve ti al'Meara; a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  90. Chilares Arman, p. 62 (56)—Doe-eyed Kinswoman from Murandy. She sells rugs.
  91. Careane Fransi, p. 64 (59)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has shoulders and arms as big as most men. She grew up in Arad Doman. See also Arjuna, Cieryl.
  92. Cieryl Arjuna, p. 64 (59)—One of Careane's Warders. He is lanky. See also Fransi, Careane.

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  93. Senine din Ryal, p. 69 (65)—Sea Folk Windfinder with weathered cheeks and gray hair. She once had six earrings in one ear.
  94. Kurin, p. 69 (66)—Sea Folk Windfinder with a stony, black stare.
  95. Rainyn, p. 69 (66)—Round-cheeked Sea Folk Windfinder from a Darter. She is as strong in the One Power as Lelaine.
  96. Talaan din Gelyn, p. 69 (66)—Boyishly slim Sea Folk Windfinder apprentice. She is almost as strong in the One Power as Nynaeve. She is Caire's daughter. See also din Gelyn Running Wave, Caire.
  97. Metarra din Junalle, p. 69 (66)—Big-eyed Sea Folk Windfinder apprentice. She is as strong in the One Power as Elayne is. She is plump yet solid.
  98. Lelaine Akashi, p. 70 (66)—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 until Siuan was deposed. She is quite old.
  99. Romanda Cassin, p. 70 (66)—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.
  100. Lini Eltring, p. 70 (67)—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.
  101. Famelle Juarde, p. 70 (67)—One of the Kin. She is slender and has big brown eyes and pale, honey-colored hair. She is one of the few on the Knitting Circle who does not have white hair. She works as a goldsmith.
  102. Eldase, p. 70 (67)—Fierce-eyed Kinswoman. She supplies lacquerware for merchants.
  103. Dorile din Eiran Long Feather, p. 74 (71)—Windfinder to the Wavemistress of Clan Somarin.
  104. Mandarb, p. 74 (71)—Lan's black stallion. His name means “Blade” in the Old Tongue. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Mandragoran, Lan.
  105. Martine Janata, p. 75 (73)—Aes Sedai of unknown (most likely Brown) Ajah. She was the last sister to really study ter'angreal. She did so for over forty years, and was very careful. She was found burned out and unconscious by her maid; her memory of the entire preceeding week was erased.
  106. Beslan Mitsobar, p. 79 (77)—Queen Tylin's son. He is mild-mannered, has a soft voice sharp eyes, and black hair to his shoulders. Merilille thinks he is too curious.
  107. Lioness, p. 80 (79)—Elayne's horse.
  108. Sammael, p. 81 (80)—One of the Forsaken. During the War of the Shadow, he was one of the Shadow's greatest military commanders. His name means “Destroyer of Hope” in the Old Tongue. After being released from the Bore, he took up residence on the Council of Nine in Illian as Lord Brend, and effectively ruled the country. He wore a battle scar that he got while fighting Lews Therin Telamon during the War of the Shadow. He could have had it Healed, but kept it to remind himself of what Lews Therin had done to him. He is believed dead at the hands of Mashadar. See also Brend; Caddar.
  109. Madic, p. 82 (81)—Balding man with a long face. He served as a servant in Queen Tylin's palace.
  110. Great Lord of the Dark, p. 83 (82)—Name used by Darkfriends and the Forsaken for the Dark One. They claim that to use his true name would be blasphemy. See also Shai'tan.

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  111. Falion Bhoda, p. 93 (93)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the White. She once fled to Ebou Dar as a runaway novice. She fled the Tower with Liandrin. She is now the prisoner of Nynaeve.

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  112. Alise Tenjile, p. 100 (101)—Operator of the Kin's farm. She grew up in Tarabon. She is quite formidable; everyone makes way for her.
  113. Berowin, p. 101 (102)—One of the Kin. She has a habit of leaping before she looks. She served as a Wise One in Ebou Dar. Despite being weak in the one Power, she is good at shielding people, and can shield someone that normally could not be blocked by someone of her strength.
  114. Garenia Rosoinde, p. 104 (106)—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.
  115. Siuan Sanche, p. 106 (108)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. 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 al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat; Damodred, Moiraine; a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Sharif, Leane.

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  116. Naime, p. 119 (124)—Sea Folk Windfinder.
  117. Rysael, p. 119 (124)—Sea Folk Windfinder.
  118. Tebreille din Gelyn South Wind, p. 119 (124)—Windfinder to a Clan Wavemistress. She is Caire's sister and Talaan's aunt. See also din Gelyn Running Wave, Caire; din Gelyn, Talaan.
  119. Caire din Gelyn Running Wave, p. 119 (124)—Windfinder to a Clan Wavemistress. She is Tebreille's sister and Talaan's mother. See also din Gelyn South Wind, Tebreille; din Gelyn, Talaan.
  120. Father of Storms, p. 129 (135)—Name the Sea Folk use for the Dark One. See Shai'tan.
  121. Thomdril (Thom) Merrilin, p. 130 (136)—A gleeman who came to Emond's Field on Winternight just before the Trollocs came. He is quite the ladies' man. Thom is good at juggling, sleight-of-hand, and all kinds of other tricks. He also carries several concealed knives up his sleeves, in his boots, and in various other locations on his body; this practice seems to have spread from Thom to Mat, Min, and Faile. Thom was originally a bard in Queen Morgase's Royal Court, and for a time after her husband Taringail Damodred died, he was the Queen's lover. During his run from a Fade at Shadar Logoth, he was injured, and now walks with a limp because of it. Thom is getting old, such that he is starting to realize that he cannott 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 Trakand, Morgase.
  122. Chel Vanin, p. 130 (136)—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.

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  123. Jaem, p. 135 (141)—Warder bonded to Vandene. He is old and grizzly. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  124. Lord Gareth Bryne, p. 140 (147)—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; Trakand, Morgase.
  125. Master Hornwell, p. 142 (150)—Stout, gray-haired master of the estate where the Aes Sedai stay after being taken from Ebou Dar by Elayne.
  126. Megairil, p. 151 (161)—Character whose wreath, the Wreath of Megairil, is awarded in a footrace.
  127. Elmindreda (Min) Farshaw, p. 162—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; Miren; Trakand, Elayne.
  128. Chulein, p. 153 (163)—Controller of Segani, a raken from Seanchan. People of his profession are called morat'raken.
  129. Segani, p. 153 (163)—A raken (Seanchan flying animal) controlled by Chulein. See also Chulein; Eliya.
  130. Tauan, p. 154 (163)—A morat'raken who died at Aes Sedai hands.
  131. Macu, p. 154 (163)—A raken who died at Aes Sedai hands.
  132. High Lady Suroth Sabelle Meldarath, p. 154 (164)—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 for those “of the Blood”. Suroth is determined to redeem herself after High Lord Turak's mishap at Falme—she does not want to have to explain a failure that was not hers to the Empress. She tried to gather all of the Seanchan ships that fled Falme so they would not go back home yet; she plans to attempt to retake the mainland again, destroying the man that threw them back the first time (Rand).
  133. Eliya, p. 154 (164)—Rider of Segani, along with Chulein the morat'raken. He fell off the animal and died.
  134. Lady of the Shadows, p. 155 (166)—Term that the Seanchan fliers use for Death.

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  135. Lord Perrin t'Bashere Aybara, p. 157 (168)—A young man from Emond's Field. He is ta'veren. When he and Egwene got separated from the rest of the group while fleeing the Trollocs on Winternight, Perrin met a man named Elyas Machera. Elyas, a former Warder who found he could talk to wolves, helped Perrin discover the same ability in himself. Perrin's eyes are now yellow, just like the wolves' eyes, and he can enter what he calls the Wolf Dream (known to most as Tel'aran'rhiod, the World of Dreams) with them. Perrin is a childhood friend of fellow ta'veren Rand al'Thor and Mat Cauthon. On the way to Tear, Perrin encountered a young woman by the name of Zarine Bashere, a Hunter for the Horn who took the name of Faile (which means “Falcon” in the Old Tongue) as a more appropriate name for a Hunter for the Horn. The two are now married. Perrin is a very large man—he was always a big person, which caused him to be very cautious since he found as a child that he could easily hurt other children if his temper got out of hand. His size helps considerably when helping Master Luhhan on his forge, but sometimes gives others the impression that he is slow and stupid. He 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; Machera, Elyas.
  136. Queen Alliandre Maritha Kigarin, p. 157 (169)—Blessed of the Light, Queen of Ghealdan, Defender of Garen's Well. 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. See also Dagar, Masema.
  137. The Prophet of the Dragon, p. 158 (169)—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.
  138. Lord Captain Commander Pedron Niall, p. 158 (169)—Former Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light, highest officer among the Children. He was one of the great military commanders of 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 would not invade both countries. He also tried to expand Amadicia's borders into parts of Ghealdan. His headquarters were 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. Rumor puts him dead in a duel or a skirmish. See also Valda, Eamon.
  139. Lady Faile ni Bashere t'Aybara, p. 158 (169)—A young woman from Saldaea with long dark hair and dark eyes. She is the daughter of Davram and Deira Bashere, and their oldest surviving offspring. Her two older brothers were killed, and when Davram sent her younger brother off to fight while keeping her at home, she ran away and swore the oath of a Hunter of the Horn in Illian. When she became a Hunter, she renounced her old name, Zarine, at first considering adopting the name “Mandarb”—she chose Faile when she found Mandarb was the name of Lan's horse. She fell in love with Perrin Aybara while on her search for the Horn, who told her that the Horn had been found. She was shocked, but even more so to find out that Rand was the Dragon Reborn and that both he and Perrin are ta'veren. Faile stayed near Perrin, and finally accompanied him to the Two Rivers where she helped fend off the Trolloc attacks; the two were married shortly afterwards. They were then proclaimed Lord and Lady of the Two Rivers. Perrin hated the idea, but Faile insisted they have a modest estate, and even servants, which she trained herself. Her name means “falcon” in the Old Tongue; she is the falcon in Min's viewings of Perrin. She is very protective of her husband, and does whatever she can to make sure he not so much as looks at another woman, even though he has no intention of doing so. 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.
  140. Swallow, p. 158 (169)—Faile's horse.
  141. Aram, p. 159 (170)—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.
  142. Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, p. 159 (170)—The First of Mayene, their equivalent of a Queen. Rand put her in charge of Cairhien along with Rhuarc until she left with Perrin and Faile to find Masema. She is fond of wearing the latest fashion in dresses, and those are usually quite revealing. She has her eyes on many men, but Perrin foremost—she is Min's hawk in her viewings of Perrin. She is a very capable ruler, willing to do almost anything to preserve the welfare and independence of her people. See also Larisen, Annoura.
  143. Annoura Larisen, p. 159 (170)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah with a broad face, wide mouth, and a beak of a nose. She keeps her long dark hair in braids. She grew up in Tarabon. She serves as advisor to Berelain sur Paendrag, the First of Mayene. See also sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain.
  144. Lord Bertain Gallenne, p. 159 (170)—Commander of Berelain's Winged Guards, and her personal bodyguard of sorts.
  145. Seonid Traighan, p. 159 (171)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Cairhien. She was part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She now travels with Elayne and company. She has two Warders.
  146. Edarra, p. 160 (171)—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. She goes with Perrin to seek out Masema.
  147. Nevarin, p. 160 (171)—Wise One with green eyes. She goes with Perrin to seek out Masema.
  148. Jur Grady, p. 160 (171)—Stocky, dark-eyed man, about seven years older than Rand, now one of the Dedicated. He accompanied Rand after the episode at Dumai's Wells, and later left with Perrin to seek out Masema.
  149. Fager Neald, p. 160 (171)—A Soldier in the Black Tower. He accompanied Perrin when he left Andor.
  150. Furen Alharra, p. 161 (173)—One of Seonid's Warders; from Tear. He has graying, curly, black hair. See also Traighan, Seonid.
  151. Teryl Wynter, p. 161 (173)—One of Seonid's Warders. He has dark, reddish hair, a curled mustache, and very blue eyes. See also Traighan, Seonid.
  152. Stepper, p. 164 (177)—One of Perrin's horses. See also Stayer.
  153. Maighdin Dorlain, p. 168 (181)—A young woman that Perrin encounters who is fleeing Amadicia. She does not reveal her true identity, Morgase Trakand of Andor, but uses her mother's name as a disguise. The surname comes from an estate in Andor that Morgase owned before she became Queen. See also Trakand, Morgase.
  154. Hari, p. 171 (184)—A “mean” man who allegedly actually uses the piece of leather (designed for scalping) that Perrin confiscates from the man chasing Maighdin.
  155. Masema Dagar, p. 171 (185)—The Prophet. He was once one of Uno's underlings, and the one who respected Rand the least, but after he found out that Rand was the Dragon Reborn, he went his own way, preaching of Rand's glory as the “Lord Dragon Reborn.” Rand has since dispatched Perrin to bring Masema back into line.

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  156. Sulin, p. 175 (188)—Maiden of the Spear with white hair. She leads Rand's honor guard.
  157. Masuri Sokawa, p. 175 (189)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She grew up in Arafel, and was part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She is now sworn to Rand, and works as an apprentice to the Wise Ones.
  158. Martyn Tallanvor, p. 176 (190)—One of Maighdin's companions. He is actually a tall young man from Andor who 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.
  159. Sebban Balwer, p. 176 (190)—Formerly Pedron Niall's “dry little stick of a secretary.” He was in reality the Master of Spies for the Children of the Light; his identity was known only to Niall. His skills have proven useful to his new traveling group, Perrin and company.
  160. Breane Taborwin, p. 176 (190)—A woman from Cairhien who is Lamgwin's love interest. See also Dorn, Lamgwin.
  161. Lord Dobraine Taborwin, p. 177 (191)—Cairienin lord. He is the High Seat of House Taborwin, and commanded the troops Perrin leads. He is little taller than Min. He keeps the front of his head shaved, and keeps the gray hair on the sides to his shoulders. He rules Cairhien in Rand's absence.
  162. Queen Morgase Trakand, p. 179 (193)—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. She is currently in hiding, using her mother's name, Maighdin, to avoid instant recognition. Her sign is three golden keys. See also Bryne, Gareth; Dorlain, Maighdin; Merrilin, Thomdril; a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  163. Basel Gill, p. 180 (194)—Pink-cheeked man with graying hair who followed Morgase when she left Caemlyn. He was the innkeeper of the Queen's Blessing, an inn in Caemlyn which at one time housed Rand and Mat while they were waiting for Moiraine and the rest of the group to catch up to them. A man loyal to his queen.
  164. Lamgwin Dorn, p. 180 (194)—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.
  165. Lacile Aldorwin, p. 185 (200)—Pale woman who wears a sword in slight imitation of the Aiel. According to Perrin, she ahas challenging stare that makes the Two Rivers men think she might like a kiss despite her sword. She is currently traveling with Perrin's group.
  166. Arrela Shiego, p. 185 (200)—Tall, dark-skinned woman who wears a sword in slight imitation of the Aiel. She has short hair. Unlike her companion Lacile, she makes it clear that she would as soon kiss a dog as any man. She is currently traveling with Perrrin's group. Editor's note: her name has also been misspelled “Arella.”
  167. Parelean, p. 185 (200)—A man from Tear who travels with Faile.
  168. Lady Deira ni Ghaline t'Bashere, p. 191 (207)—Faile's mother. She has black hair, and is about a head taller than her husband Davram, the Marshal-General of Saldaea. She did not approve of her daughter's marriage at first, but was eventually convinced to accept it. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere.
  169. Selande Darengil, p. 193 (210)—One of Faile's new servants, one of the Cairhienin women who tries to imitate the Aiel Maidens of the Spear, only using swords instead. She is the leader of the Cha Faile (Falcon's Talon) sept of the Aiel imitators.
  170. Lord Telabin, p. 194 (211)—Owner of a palace with a garden that Queen Alliandre of Ghealdan frequents.
  171. Meralda, p. 195 (211)—One of the Cairhienin women who tries to imitate the Aiel Maidens of the Spear, only using swords instead. She is dark and stocky, and almost as tall as Faile. From Tear.
  172. Camaille Nolaisen, p. 195 (212)—One of the Cairhienin women who tries to imitate the Aiel Maidens of the Spear, only using swords instead. Very quick.

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  173. Flann Barstere, p. 202 (220)—Lanky man from near Watch Hill. He came with Perrin to Andor and then left again for Ghealdan.
  174. Alsbet Luhhan, p. 203 (221)—Wife of Haral, the blacksmith of Emond's Field. She is almost as large as her husband, which is quite big.
  175. Jondyn Barran, p. 203 (222)—Grizzled 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. He is now traveling with Perrin.
  176. Jori Congar, p. 203 (222)—Man from the Two Rivers. He is very skinny, but still eats twice what anyone else does. He will also drink so he cannot stand if given the chance. He is a good shot with a bow and arrows.
  177. Ailron, p. 204 (222)—King of Amadicia until the Seanchan invaded. He was 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.
  178. Stayer, p. 204 (223)—One of Perrin's horses. See also Stepper.
  179. Falton, p. 204 (223)—Blocky farrier with a fringe of white around his head.
  180. Aemin, p. 204 (223)—Graying, blocky farrier.
  181. Jerasid, p. 204 (223)—Blocky farrier not yet into his middle years.
  182. Eamon Valda, p. 207 (227)—New Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light after the death of Pedron Niall. He killed Niall's assassin shortly after the act, but it is not known whether this was set up, or whether Valda just happened to be in the right place at the right time. One of his first acts was to dismiss Niall's secretary, Sebban Balwer, for “someone who did not twitch”—this was a mistake, as Balwer was Niall's true Master of Spies—he likely knows more about spying than anyone else in the world. See also Asunawa, Rhadam; Balwer, Sebban; Niall, Pedron.
  183. Rhadam Asunawa, p. 207 (227)—High Inquisitor for 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. He witnessed Eamon Valda's killing of Omerna.
  184. Havien Nurelle, p. 209 (229)—First Lieutenant under Gallenne in the Winged Guards of Mayene. He is tall and slender.
  185. Janina, p. 213 (234)—Wise One with pale, sky blue eyes. She comes with Perrin.
  186. Marline, p. 213 (234)—Wise One with purple twilight eyes. She comes with Perrin.
  187. Delora, p. 214 (235)—Wise One who comes with Perrin. She has hair and eyes like Morgase, and an icy tone.
  188. Carelle, p. 214 (235)—Pretty Wise One with fiery red hair and piercing eyes.
  189. Gharadin, p. 218 (239)—Gai'shain with a wound on his face. He refuses Seonid's Healing.

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  190. Rovair Kirklin, p. 221 (241)—Masuri's Warder. See also Sokawa, Masuri.
  191. Gaul, p. 221 (242)—Aiel of the Imran sept of the Shaarad Aiel. He is Shae'en M'taal, a Stone Dog. Perrin rescued him from his entrapment in Remen, and Gaul now walks at Perrin's side during battle and elsewhere. Gaul wants to marry Chiad, but though she agrees to become his lover, she will not give up the spear for him. See also Chiad.
  192. Elyas Machera, p. 221 (242)—Man that Perrin met right after leaving home. Elyas was a Warder at one time, and left the Tower when he discoverd that he could talk to wolves. He did not find any problem with the ability by itself, but felt the need to get away from the Red Ajah, who thought they should gentle him (even though there was nothing to be gentled) because of his ability. Elyas helped Perrin learn that he could talk to wolves as well; Perrin does not necessarily like the ability, but has gotten over the dislike of it as well. Elyas heard about Perrin through the wolves, and came to meet him to assist him in his quest. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  193. Chiad, p. 222 (244)—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.
  194. Bain, p. 222 (244)—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.
  195. Rina Hafden, p. 223 (245)—Elyas's Aes Sedai. She is of the Green Ajah.
  196. Merya, p. 224 (246)—Woman who Elyas lived with for a year. She is from Saldaea. She said he was too restrained for her, and even gave him a knife scar for his trouble....
  197. Jak Fool, p. 227 (249)—Non-existant character, used in the saying, “More fools know Jak Fool than Jak Fool knows.”
  198. Garen, p. 228 (250)—Namesake of Garen's Wall, which the monarch of Ghealdan is sworn to defend.
  199. High King Artur Hawkwing, p. 231 (254)—Hero of Legend who conquered much of the known world about a thousand years ago. He was perhaps the most strongly ta'veren man besides Lews Therin Telamon and Rand al'Thor. His armies put down those of Guaire Amalasan, a false Dragon, and he even sent troops across the Aryth Ocean under his son, Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin, in hopes of conquering new lands there. All contact with these armies ended with Hawkwing's death, which set off the War of the Hundred Years. The descendants of the armies under Luthair have now returned to reclaim the lands of Hawkwing's empire in the Old World—they now call themselves the Seanchan. Artur Hawkwing's real name was Artur Paendrag Tanreall; his sign was a golden hawk in flight. See also Paendrag Mondwhin, Luthair.
  200. Ortis, p. 240 (264)—Squadman in the Winged Guards of Mayene.

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  201. Sevanna, p. 243 (268)—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; she even envisioned marrying Rand (against his will) to gain power through him. She is currently leading her clan (and any Aiel deserters that joined her) through Kinslayer's Dagger.
  202. Rhiale, p. 243 (269)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna. She has flame-colored hair and blue eyes.
  203. Someryn, p. 244 (269)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She is as tall as most men, and is fond of revealing dresses and jewelry. She is stronger in the One Power than any woman in the White Tower.
  204. Meira, p. 244 (269)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna.
  205. Tion, p. 245 (270)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna.
  206. Caddar, p. 245 (270)—Tall man who gave Sevanna a call box to summon him with and eventually helped send her armies to Ghealdan, although that is not what Sevanna thought he was going to do…. He was actually Sammael. See Sammael.
  207. Alarys, p. 245 (270)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She has black hair, which is quite rare among the Aiel.
  208. Modarra, p. 245 (270)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She would be slim if she was not taller than Someryn. Since she is, she can only be called lean.
  209. Desaine, p. 245 (271)—Late Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She opposed Sevanna's appointment to Wise One, and as punishment Sevanna and her followers killed her to prevent any further opposition. Her death was blamed on Aes Sedai.
  210. Kinslayer, p. 245 (271)—Name given to Lews Therin Telamon after he killed his family in his madness. See Dragon, The; Telamon, Lews Therin.
  211. Efalin, p. 247 (272)—Short, gray-haired Maiden of the Spear. She leads all Shaido Maidens.
  212. Kinhuin, p. 250 (276)—One of the Mera'din, the Brotherless, the Aiel who left their sept and clan to join the Shaido and fight.
  213. Belinde, p. 251 (277)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She is particularly nasty to Galina, especially after Galina slapped her.
  214. Therava, p. 253 (280)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She is stronger than any Aes Sedai in the White Tower. She was the one who captured Galina Casban after the battle at Dumai's Wells.
  215. Emerys, p. 257 (285)—Gray-eyed Wise One of the Shaido Aiel.
  216. Norlea, p. 258 (286)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel.
  217. King Laman Damodred, p. 258 (286)—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 Damodred, Moiraine.

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  218. Graendal, p. 260 (288)—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 as 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 worked with Sammael in the recent past, but since his disappearance has been working more closely with others.
  219. Lord Rodel Ituralde, p. 261 (289)—Commander of Arad Doman's army. He is among the best military commmanders in the entire world.
  220. Nazran, p. 261 (289)—One of Graendal's servants.
  221. Lady Tuva, p. 261 (289)—Lady who died of wounds she received from a Gray Man. She was a ruse so that Graendal could deliver a letter.
  222. King Alsalam Saeed Almadar, p. 261 (289)—The King of Arad Doman. He was not good enough for Graendal's collection.
  223. Cyndane, p. 262 (291)—Girl who works with Moghedien. Her name means “Last Chance” in the Old Tongue. She is stronger in the One Power than Graendal. She is quite possibly Lanfear reborn.
  224. Nae'blis, p. 264 (293)—One who will stand only a step below the Dark One on the Day of Return. The position was offered of all of the Chosen if they completed their duties as assigned, but now the Nae'blis has been chosen: Moridin.
  225. Demandred, p. 265 (293)—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 intact 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. However, since Moridin has been declared Nae'blis, he is now only ordered to obey Moridin. Demandred's assumed identity and whereabouts are unknown.
  226. Semirhage, p. 265 (293)—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. It is often joked (or used to be, when the Forsaken were still bound) that when it rained during the daylight that the Dark One was beating her.
  227. Aginor, p. 266 (296)—One of the Forsaken. During the Age of Legends, he was one of the foremost biologists of his time, specializing in genetics. He went over to the Shadow because only there could he do all of the experiments he wanted to. He was the one who created the Trollocs, Dragkhar, gholam, Darkhounds, and other Shadowspawn. Some of the other Forsaken think he was insane, for only someone insane would create some of the creatures he did. He was the second one to be released from the sealing on the Bore, after Balthamel. He was trapped close to the surface of the Bore, so he was not shielded from the passing of time very effectively; he emerged as a very old man, so old that his face was wrinkled so that one could barely make out his features anymore. He was killed by Rand at the Eye of the World. Unbeknownst to almost everyone (including the Forsaken), Aginor has been reincarnated in the body of a Borderlander man. He is now called Osan'gar. See also Osan'gar.
  228. Shaidar Haran, p. 266 (296)—A 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.
  229. Arilyn Dhulaine, p. 268 (297)—One of the eyes-and-ears for the Gray Ajah. She is around the middle of Cairhien's nobility. She provided housing to several Aes Sedai in the city that did not want to stay in the Palace or with the Wise Ones.
  230. Daigian Moseneillin, p. 269 (298)—Plump, pale Aes Sedai of the White Ajah with long, black hair. She is the youngest daughter of a lesser House in Cairhien. Many sisters consider her little better than a wilder. She is now sworn to Rand.
  231. Kumira, p. 269 (298)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is handsome with short-cut hair and blue eyes. She hard-headed, practical, and a keen observer. She grew up in Shienar.
  232. Corgaide Marendevin, p. 271 (301)—Grave-faced, gray-haired woman who orders servants in the Sun Palace. Her official title is Holder of the Keys, and she is essentially in charge of all servants in the palace.
  233. Faeldrin Harella, p. 271 (301)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Tarabon. She has dark hair that she usually keeps in thin braids. She is now an apprentice of the Wise Ones.
  234. Merana Ambrey, p. 271 (301)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah with hazel eyes. She is now an apprentice of the Wise Ones. The events following Dumai's Wells shook her so deeply that Cadsuane thinks she will never quite recover herself.
  235. Bera Harkin, p. 271 (301)—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.
  236. Alanna Mosvani, p. 274 (304)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is dark and slender with black hair and dark eyes. She has two surviving Warders, Rand (whom she bonded against his will) and Ihvon; her other, Owein, died in the Two Rivers while scouting the Whitecloak camp. She later found that bonding Rand was a grievious error; not only is it impossible to compel him in comparison to most Warders (she compared it to attempting to uproot an oak tree with her bare hands), but she constantly feels the pain he experiences from the wound in his side, perhaps even more severely than he feels it. See also al'Thor, Rand; Mathwin, Verin.
  237. Moiraine Damodred, p. 276 (307)—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. Despite her efforts, and for the most part, success, Cadsuane still thinks she “bungled” things with Rand. See also Mandragoran, Lan; Merrilin, Thomdril; Sanche, Siuan.
  238. Logain Ablar, p. 276 (307)—A false Dragon who created war in Ghealdan and surrounding nations before being captured and gentled by the Red Ajah. He got loose during the chaos surrounding the deposing of Siuan Sanche, and eventually was escorted out of Tar Valon by Siuan and her traveling companions. Before he was gentled he was of considerable strength, and attracted quite a following of loyal soldiers. Min still has viewings of him with a halo over his head, which she thinks indicates that he will become a figure of great power sometime in the future. Recently, Logain has come forward with information that indicates the Red Ajah actually put him up to declaring himself the Dragon Reborn, most likely with the pretext that bringing down a false Dragon would 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; he went to join the rest of the Asha'man in the Black Tower. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  239. Chaelin, p. 277 (308)—Kiruna's taskmistress.

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  240. Tai'daishar, p. 281 (314)—Rand's black gelding. His name means “True Glory” in the Old Tongue.
  241. King Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar, p. 282 (314)—King of Illian. He has been missing since before Rand killed Sammael. He had no real power anyway, since Sammael ruled Illian from the Council of Nine.
  242. Lord Gregorin Panar de Lushenos, p. 283 (315)—Member of the Council of Nine. After the death of Sammael at Rand's hands, he was made the leader of the Council.
  243. First Captain Demetre Marcolin, p. 283 (315)—First Captain of the Companions in Illian. He is lantern-jawed and has deep-set eyes. He served under Tam al'Thor when he was a Second Captain in the Companions.
  244. Lord Marac, p. 283 (315)—Wide man with a stolid manner. New to the Council of Nine.
  245. High Lord Weiramon Saniago, p. 283 (315)—A High Lord of Tear. Rand placed him in charge of his campaigns in Cairhien at first. He also controlled part of the massive army Rand sent against Illian. His sign is a silver Crescent-and-stars.
  246. High Lord Tolmeran, p. 283 (315)—A High Lord of Tear.
  247. High Lady Rosana, p. 283 (315)—A High Lady of Tear, newly raised. She is lean, with blue, icy eyes.
  248. High Lord Aracome, p. 283 (316)—Blade-slender High Lord of Tear. He fears that Rand will kill him if he returns to Tear. Min had a viewing that told her he would die.
  249. High Lord Maraconn, p. 283 (316)—Blue-eyed High Lord of Tear (blue eyes are rare in Tear). He fears that Rand will kill him if he returns to Tear.
  250. High Lord Amondrid Gueyam, p. 283 (316)—Bald High Lord of Tear. He now commands part of Rand's army in Illian.
  251. Lord Semaradrid Maravin, p. 283 (316)—Cairhienin lord. He has dark eyes. He dislikes Tairens, and sees all of them with contempt.
  252. Tamlin (Tam) al'Thor, p. 284 (316)—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. In fact, Demetre Marcolin served under him when he was a Second Captain in the Companions. He married a woman from Caemlyn, Kari, who he met while stationed there. When the Aiel War started, he fought Aiel all the way to Tar Valon and the Battle of the Shining Walls, where he found Rand on the mountain. Tam and Kari raised Rand as their own son. Tam always won the archery competitions (or came in second to Abell Cauthon), and passed his archery skills on to Rand. He also taught Aram how to use his sword. Tam had no idea that the child he was raising was the Dragon Reborn. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  253. Lord Brend, p. 284 (317)—Leader of the Council of Nine until Rand's army conquered the city. Some of his troops are still loyal to him, despite the fact that they have been informed of his true identity, Sammael. See Sammael.
  254. Corlan Dashiva, p. 286 (318)—One of the Asha'man. Rand chose him as his Asha'man companion after Dumai's Wells. He is allegedly from a farm in the Black Hills. He always seems to have his head in the clouds, and speaks the Old Tongue fluently.
  255. Eben Hopwil, p. 286 (318)—One of the Asha'man. He is about sixteen years old, and skinny. He has a big nose and ears to match. He travels with Rand.
  256. Lews Therin Telamon, p. 286 (319)—The Dragon, Breaker of the World. He was perhaps the greatest man who ever lived, and the most powerful Aes Sedai in recorded history. During the War of the Shadow, he led the forces of the Light against the Forsaken, and led the final stroke which re-sealed the Dark One back into his prison. Unfortunately, during this stroke he was driven insane by the Dark One's touch, eventually killing his wife Ilyena, his children, and everyone he loved, as well as anyone who carried a drop of his blood. For this act, people remember him with a new name: Kinslayer. After he had done this, Ishamael gave him his sanity back long enough for him to realize what he had done; Lews Therin killed himself by drawing on saidin too heavily, causing a mountain to form on the spot where he stood. This mountain is called Dragonmount, and is near the present-day city of Tar Valon. It is unfortunate that the name of one of the greatest men to ever live is now synonymous with evil, for Lews Therin killed his family due to the Dark One's influence, but without Lews Therin there may not have been a world left in which to kill them. Lews Therin's voice sometimes speaks inside Rand's head, offering advice or sobbing over lost women, but is getting more and more vocal. It even tries to seize control of saidin sometimes, much to Rand's fear. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Kinslayer; Lord of the Morning; Moerelle, Ilyena Therin.
  257. Fedwin Morr, p. 288 (321)—One of the Asha'man. He serves as a spy on the Seanchan.
  258. Desora, p. 288 (321)—Maiden of the Spear of the Musara sept of the Reyn Aiel. She had golden hair, and had a habit of hiding her smile behind her hand. She died in an attempt on Rand's life by assassins for the Children of the Light.
  259. Lamelle, p. 288 (321)—Maiden of the Spear of the Smoke Water sept of the Miagoma Aiel. She was one of the worst at treating Rand as a long-lost son, but eventually died in his service.
  260. Laigin Arnault, p. 288 (321)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She died while trying to take Rand prisoner. Although Rand thinks she probably has no place on his list of dead women, she has claimed one nonetheless.
  261. Lady Colavaere Saighan, p. 288 (322)—Woman who claimed the Sun Throne when Rand was taken prisoner by Aes Sedai. When he returned, he dethroned her and stripped her of all her titles and estates. Rather than living in shame, she committed suicide.
  262. Liah, p. 289 (322)—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.
  263. Lord of the Morning, p. 289 (323)—Title by which Lews Therin Telamon was known by during the War of the Shadow. Rand uses it when he wants to make a point. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Telamon, Lews Therin.

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  264. Boreane Carivin, p. 292 (328)—Stout, pale little woman from Cairhien. She makes candles for Rand.
  265. M'Hael, p. 293 (329)—Title used for Mazrim Taim as the head of the Black Tower. It means “Leader” in the Old Tongue. See also Taim, Mazrim.
  266. Damer Flinn, p. 294 (329)—Crease-faced old man with a limp, now one of the Asha'man. He is bald with a fringe of white hair around the edge of his head. He was in the Queen's Guards until he took a Murandian lance in the thigh, and ever since has desired to help people with injuries. He came for the amnesty to see if he could learn to Heal; as it turns out, he is very Talented, and has developed methods of Healing that have been forgotten since the Age of Legends.
  267. Peral Torval, p. 295 (330)—Asha'man who comes with a message for Rand. He is close to his middle years, and has a sharp nose. He grew up in Tarabon. When he first met Rand, he tried to pick a fight with him, but was punished by Taim before he could cause any trouble.
  268. Jahar Narishma, p. 295 (331)—A man not much past twenty that had the spark of saidin inborn. He is now one of the Asha'man. He is loyal to Rand, not Taim.
  269. Herid Fel, p. 306 (342)—Late philosopher who worked in Rand's school. He was torn limb from limb by a gholam, or possibly Slayer, for unknown reasons, although it is likely that he'd stumbled upon something quite damaging to the cause of the Shadow if they'd send a gholam or Slayer to do the job. Min is currently reading his book, Reason and Unreason, in an attempt to better understand why he was murdered.

    Chapter 15: Stronger than Written Law

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  270. Halima Saranov, p. 309 (345)—Egwene's evening maid. She is actually Delana's maid, but she lends her to Egwene at night to help with her chronic headaches. Since she is actually Aran'gar, a reincarnated Forsaken who channels saidin despite being female, it is likely that she is causing Egwene's headaches, and then making them subside in order to keep her close to Egwene. See also Aran'gar.
  271. Chesa, p. 311 (347)—One of Egwene's maids 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.
  272. Meri, p. 311 (347)—One of Egwene's maids as the Amyrlin Seat. She has a pinched nose, dark eyes, and black hair. She was chosen by Romanda. She seems to have wandered off.
  273. Selame, p. 311 (347)—One of Egwene's maids as the Amyrlin Seat. She is rail-thin. She was chosen for her by Lelaine, after Romanda conscripted Meri into service.
  274. Delana Mosalaine, p. 312 (349)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, openly a Sitter for the Gray Ajah in the “Little Tower.” She is the only Sitter that Egwene thinks she can count on. She is round, and has a deep voice for a woman and pale hair. She is from Shienar. She has no Warder. Egwene might be more than a little worried if she knew that the only Sitter that does as she asks is Black Ajah.
  275. Nisao Dachen, p. 312 (349)—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. She tried to help Egwene with her headaches, but could not find the cause of them.
  276. Leane Sharif, p. 314 (351)—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.
  277. Myriam Copan, p. 314 (351)—Amyrlin Seat years ago, 754–797 of the New Era. Raised from the Green Ajah. She was one of only a handful of Amyrlins to become strong when starting out from a position of weakness. See also Amyrlin Seat.
  278. Pelivar Coelan, p. 315 (352)—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 later led the Andoran troops that confronted the Aes Sedai led by Egwene.
  279. Arathelle Renshar, p. 315 (352)—Andoran noble with more power than any other noble in Andor save Dyelin and Luan.
  280. Myrelle Berengari, p. 319 (357)—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, whom 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 Mandragoran, Lan.
  281. Gawyn Trakand, p. 322 (360)—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.
  282. Beonin Marinye, p. 329 (362)—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 was one of the six sisters in Salidar that have most of the authority, despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower.
  283. Anaiya, p. 329 (362)—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.
  284. Sheriam Bayanar, p. 223 (362)—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.
  285. Carlinya, p. 323 (362)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She fled the White Tower when Elaida was raised. She holds much influence among the sisters.
  286. Morvrin, p. 323 (362)—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.
  287. Gerra Kishar, p. 323 (362)—Amyrlin Seat of about four hundred years ago. She was raised from the Gray Ajah, and was among the greatest Amyrlins since the time of Artur Hawkwing—she was somewhat of a legend. Siuan thinks Egwene might be trying to imitate her. See also Amyrlin Seat.
  288. Sereille Bagand, p. 323 (362)—Amyrlin Seat of just over a hundred years ago. She was raised from the White Ajah, and was somewhat of a legend. She served as Mistress of Novices when Vandene was still in training, and had a repuatation of being one of the strictest taskmistresses around.
  289. Shein Chunla, p. 323 (362)—Amyrlin Seat of about four hundred years ago, just before Gerra Kishar. She was raised from the Green Ajah. She squandered the power of the Amyrlin and was actually deposed and exiled, although the story in public was that she died in office. Four plots attempted to restore her to the Amyrlin Seat; after the fourth, she was smothered in her sleep with a pillow by the sisters guarding her. See also Amyrlin Seat; Kishar, Gerra.

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  290. Magla Daronos, p. 327 (366)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is a Sitter, and sits on Romanda's side.
  291. Saroiya, p. 327 (366)—Sitter for the White Ajah in the rebel Hall. She sits on Romanda's side.
  292. Varilin, p. 327 (366)—Red-haired Sitter for the Gray Ajah in the rebel Hall. She is inches taller than most men. She sits on Romanda's side.
  293. Faiselle, p. 327 (366)—Sitter in the Hall of the Tower of Salidar. She disapproved of Egwene being raised Amyrlin. She sits with Lelaine's Sitters. She is stocky, and has coppery skin. She grew up in Arad Doman.
  294. Takima, p. 327 (366)—Sitter for the Brown Ajah for almost nine years. She fled Tar Valon when Siuan was deposed. She now sits with Lelaine's Sitters. She is short, and has long dark hair to her waist. Her skin is aged and ivory-colored.
  295. Lyrelle, p. 327 (366)—Sitter for the Blue Ajah in Salidar. She is firmly under Lelaine's influence.
  296. Keeper of the Chronicles, p. 328 (368)—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.
  297. Mistress of Novices, p. 328 (368)—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 to Salidar. See also Bayanar, Sheriam; Brehon, Silviana; Noselle, Tiana.
  298. Janya Frende, p. 329 (369)—Sitter for the Brown Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai. She is extraordinarily neat, especially for a Brown—every one of her short, dark hairs is exactly in place at all times.
  299. Escaralde, p. 329 (369)—Sitter for the Brown Ajah. She insisted on learning to make ter'angreal despite not being strong enough. She fled the White Tower when Siuan was deposed.
  300. Moria Karentanis, p. 331 (371)—Sitter for the Blue Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai. She proposed stopping pay for soldiers to save money. She is older than all other sitters except Romanda. She grew up in Illian.
  301. Malind Nachenin, p. 331 (371)—Plump Sitter for the Green Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai. She has a pretty face with full lips and dark, fierce eyes. She was raised after the sisters banded together in Salidar. She once proposed an “appeal” (i.e. demand) to area nobles for assistance in building their army.
  302. Salita Toranes, p. 331 (371)—Dark-skinned Sitter for the Yellow Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai. She is from Tear, and is almost as dark as the Sea Folk. She was raised to a Sitter after the sisters banded together in Salidar. She suggested a tax on the towns the Aes Sedai passed through to raise money for the ever-growing army.
  303. Cemaile Sorenthaine, p. 332 (372)—Amyrlin Seat about three hundred years ago (two Amyrlins after Gerra Kishar). She was raised from the Gray Ajah. She was considered weak as Amyrlin. 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. Long before the end of her reign, the most important decision Cemaile was allowed to make was which dress to wear. See also Amyrlin Seat.
  304. Aran'gar, p. 332 (372)—Name given to the reincarnation of Balthamel. Aran'gar 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. The other Forsaken consider Balthamel's new body a fine joke; the soul of Balthamel now occupies the body of a beautiful young woman. She still channels saidin, and masquerades as Halima Saranov, Delana's maid. Delana does not know that she is one of the Chosen reincarned, just that she stands far above her among the Darkfriends. See also Mosalaine, Delana; Osan'gar; Saranov, Halima.
  305. Faolain Orande, p. 333 (373)—Dark, curly-haired Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She had an extreme dislike for Wilders, and did not treat Siuan and Leane very well when they were stilled, either. She spent eight years as a novice, and five among the Accepted. She was among the four raised to full sisterhood by Egwene. See also Dabei, Theodrin.
  306. Theodrin Dabei, p. 334 (375)—Slim, apple-cheeked Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She was among the four raised to full sisterhood by Egwene. Before being raised, she tried to dismantle Nynaeve's block without success. See also Orande, Faolain.
  307. Lady Aemlyn Carand, p. 344 (387)—Andoran lady, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled her from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion. Elayne hopes that she will still support her, but is not certain she will. See also Carand, Culhan.

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  308. Daishar, p. 346 (389)—Egwene's horse. His name means “Glory” in the Old Tongue.
  309. Abram, p. 346 (389)—Man after which the Feast of Abram is named.
  310. Uno Nomesta, p. 347 (390)—A Shienaran officer who accompanied the Emond's Fielders away from Shienar. He is the one who gave orders to Masema before he became the Prophet. He is missing one eye, has a long scar across his face, and has a hairstyle like the typical Shienaran warrior—a topknot tied together and the rest of the head shaved clean. He is currently commanding a unit in Gareth Bryne's army.
  311. Bela, p. 349 (393)—Siuan's mare. She is short, shaggy, and quite docile. Egwene rode her out of Emond's Field when she left with Moiraine and Lan. Bela actually belongs to Tam al'Thor, and Rand suggested her as a way to take Egwene with them.
  312. Wing, p. 350 (394)—Sheriam's horse.
  313. Traveler, p. 350 (394)—Gareth Bryne's sturdy gelding.
  314. Lord Talmanes Delovinde, p. 351 (395)—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.
  315. Lord Culhan Carand, p. 355 (400)—Aemlyn's husband. See also Carand, Aemlyn.
  316. Lord Donel do Morny a'Lordeine, p. 355 (400)—Lord of Murandy with curled mustaches. He meets Egwene and her army along with Pelivar and Arathelle.
  317. Lord Cian do Mehon a'Macansa, p. 355 (400)—Murandian lord with a greasy, curled mustache. He is stocky. He meets Egwene and her army along with Pelivar and Arathelle.
  318. Lord Paitr do Fearna a'Conn, p. 355 (400)—Murandian lord who met Egwene and her army along with Pelivar and Arathelle.
  319. Lady Segan do Avharin a'Roos, p. 355 (400)—Murandian lady with full lips and dark eyes. She meets Egwene and her army along with Pelivar and Arathelle.

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  320. Daughter-Heir of Andor, p. 364 (411)—By Andoran tradition, the first-born daughter of the Queen is her heir to the throne. The Daughter-Heir is traditionally sent to Tar Valon to receive training from the Aes Sedai, although until the current Daughter-Heir, Elayne, most have been too weak to get beyond novice training. See also Trakand, Elayne.
  321. King Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy, p. 366 (414)—King of Murandy, at least in name. In reality, Murandians hold allegiance to lords only, and those lords often refuse to pay their taxes to the King. He hopes to make himself the first true king of Murandy in its history.
  322. Lady Negara, p. 369 (416)—Sharp-faced Andoran lady, of a minor House.
  323. Jennet, p. 369 (416)—Pretty, big-eyed Murandian Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah.
  324. Nildra, p. 369 (417)—Wiry servant from the Aes Sedai camp.
  325. Macharan, p. 369 (417)—Bear of a man from Andor. He trips over his own boots to avoid Egwene.

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  326. Tamra Ospenya, p. 379 (427)—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 Amyrlin Seat.
  327. Kwamesa, p. 380 (430)—A 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.
  328. Aledrin, p. 382 (431)—Sitter for the White Ajah in the new Hall. She has dark, golden hair and big, pale brown eyes.
  329. Berana, p. 384 (434)—Sitter for the White Ajah amongst the rebel Aes Sedai. She was chosen for the position in Salidar.
  330. Samalin, p. 386 (435)—Sitter for the Green Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai.
  331. Tiana Noselle, p. 388 (438)—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; Brehon, Silviana; Mistress of Novices.

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  332. Loversknot, p. 391 (440)—Nynaeve's horse.
  333. Mistress Hornwell, p. 391 (440)—Wife of Master Hornwell. She is less stout and gray than her husband, but otherwise very similar.
  334. Fireheart, p. 393 (443)—Elayne's horse.
  335. Malien, p. 394 (444)—One of the Kin. She is stern-faced and outspoken. She and several other women were going to protest marching until Reanne convinced them that it was better than leaving with no food and no horses.
  336. Jillien, p. 395 (445)—One of the Kin. She worked as a goldsmith.
  337. Naiselle, p. 395 (445)—One of the Kin. She works as a cool-eyed banker.
  338. Dyelin Taravin, p. 396 (446)—Elayne's cousin and heir to her throne if she dies without female children.
  339. Naean Arawn, p. 396 (446)—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.
  340. Elenia Sarand, p. 396 (446)—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.

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  341. Charl Gedwyn, p. 407 (459)—Leader of Rand's group of Asha'man. He is a few years older than Rand is. See also Tsorovan'm'hael.
  342. Tsorovan'm'hael, p. 407 (459)—In the Old Tongue, “Storm Leader.” Charl Gedwyn uses the title among the Asha'man with him. See Gedwyn, Charl.
  343. Manel Rochaid, p. 407 (459)—Second in commmand to Gedwyn in the Asha'man that accompany Rand. He is called Baijan'm'hael by others in the group, which means “Attack Leader” in the Old Tongue. See also Baijan'm'hael.
  344. Baijan'm'hael, p. 407 (459)—Title that Manel Rochaid uses among the Asha'man that accompany Rand. The title means “Attack Leader” in the Old Tongue. See Rochaid, Manel.
  345. Lord Rodrivar Tihera, p. 408–409 (461)—Lean noble from Tear (very minor noble). Dark even for a Tairen, he has a short beard trimmed to a point. He is the Captain of the Stone of Tear, the man who leads the Defenders.
  346. Jonan Adley, p. 410 (462)—A soldier in the Black Tower. He is from Altara despite his name, and is about four years older than Rand.
  347. Spiron Narettin, p. 410 (463)—Man who commands the Illianer Companions that are with Rand.
  348. Eagan Padros, p. 413 (466)—Runny-nosed leader of those who followed Lord Brend's (i.e., Sammael's summons). He is much brighter than he looks. He tried to kill Rand with an arrow.
  349. Lady Caraline Damodred, p. 414 (468)—Cairhienin noble who made claim to 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.
  350. High Lord Darlin Sisnera, p. 414 (468)—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.
  351. High Lord Sunamon Haellin, p. 418 (472)—Unctuous, overly plump High Lord of Tear. Rand once made him responsible for a treaty between Tear and Mayene, one that is fair to both nations and respects Mayene's sovreignty.
  352. High Lord Torean Andiama, p. 418 (472)—Potato-nosed High Lord of Tear. He looks more like a farmer than most farmers, despite being the richest man in Tear. He was charged with financing the Cairhienin campaign. His son Estean was also involved in the battle.
  353. Lord Bertome Saighan, p. 418 (472)—Short, ruggedly handsome lord of Cairhien with the front of his head shaved. He is Colavaere's cousin, and since her death has become High Seat of House Saighan. See also Saighan, Colavaere.
  354. Lady Ailil Riatin, p. 418 (473)—Slim, dignified woman with big dark eyes. Not young, but pretty. She is Toram Riatin's sister, and will do anything for him if he asked her to. She is tall for a Cairhienin woman (and only for a Cairhienin woman...).
  355. Lord Toram Riatin, p. 419 (473)—Cairhienin lord, son of King Galldrian. He is a Blademaster. He opposed Colavaere, and is in league with Caraline and Darlin against Rand.
  356. Lord Dalthanes Annallin, p. 419 (473)—Lord of Cairhien. He supported Colavaere when she claimed Sun Throne.
  357. Lord Amondrid Osiellin, p. 419 (473)—Lord of Cairhien. He supported Colavaere when she claimed Sun Throne.
  358. Lord Doressin Chuliandred, p. 419 (473)—Lord of Cairhien. He supported Colavaere when she claimed Sun Throne.
  359. High Lady Anaiyella Narencelona, p. 419 (473)—Willowy, simpering High Lady of Tear. She seems a fool, and is all mincing elegance and simpers.

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  360. Jak Masond, p. 421 (476)—Short, stocky commander of Rand's troops. He moves suddenly and surprisingly quickly.
  361. Cenn Buie, p. 423 (478)—Knarled man from Emond's Field with a raspy voice. He is the local thatcher, and sits on the Village Council. He always produced conflict with others.
  362. Benly Coplin, p. 426 (482)—Man from Emond's Field. He died when Rand was a boy because he refused to eat—he was convinced his food was poisoned.
  363. Assid Bakuun, p. 430 (487)—Commander of the Armies of the Return. He has spent thirty years in the army serving the Empress.
  364. The Empress (of Seanchan), p. 431 (487)—The supreme ruler of Seanchan. She is considered to be a direct descendant of the first Emperor of Seanchan, Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin. She presides over the Court of the Nine Moons on the Seanchan continent. She is Tuon's mother.
  365. Nerith, p. 431 (488)—One of the sul'dam that accompanies Bakuun. He is square-faced. He was captured by Rand and his army near Illian.
  366. Nip, p. 431 (488)—Bakuun's favorite wolfhound. He sees him on a level with a damane (or, more accurately, a damane on a level with Nip).
  367. Lieutenant Tiras, p. 432 (488)—Bakuun's bony First Lieutenant. He is a full head taller than his commanding officer.

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  368. Ilyena Therin Moerelle, p. 436 (493)—Wife of Lews Therin Telamon during the Age of Legends and the War of the Shadow. She has light hair similar in color to Elayne and Aviendha. According to the memories of Lews Therin's that flash through Rand's head, Ilyena never flashed her temper at Lews Therin when she got angry at herself. See also Telamon, Lews Therin.
  369. High Lord Kiril Drapaneos, p. 437 (494)—High Lord of Tear. He is a stork of a man with a square-cut beard.
  370. Captain Denharad, p. 438 (495)—Ailil's Lance-captain, a pale little man.
  371. Gille, p. 439 (497)—A damane, formerly controlled by Nerith. She was killed and her sul'dam captured during Rand's attack on the Seanchan approaching Illian.
  372. Varil Nensen, p. 441 (499)—Young Soldier with thick mustaches.
  373. Furyk Karede, p. 442 (500)—Commander of about 2300 Seanchan troops, and a member of the Deathwatch Guards.
  374. Jadranka, p. 443 (501)—One of the officers who scout with Karede. He is of about equal rank with Karede, but usually leaves him alone, as he does any member of the Deathwatch Guards. He has served the Empress for as long as Karede has. He is short, thin, and has a prominent nose.
  375. Emperor Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin, p. 443 (502)—Son of Artur Hawkwing. He led the forces across the Aryth Ocean. When they landed there, he led them to conquer the continent they found for themselves, and declared himself Emperor. His descendants are the Seanchan “of the Blood,” and the rest of the Seanchan are descended from his troops and the native inhabitants.
  376. Nadoc, p. 444 (503)—Big man with a deceptively mild face.
  377. Anghar, p. 446 (505)—Steady-eyed Seanchan scout with a fast horse.
  378. Arlen Nalaam, p. 448 (507)—Soldier in the Black Tower. He captured a sul'dam which Rand placed in Nynaeve's control.

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  379. Captain-General Kennar Miraj, p. 457 (518)—Captain-General of a Seanchan patrol.
  380. Alwhin, p. 458 (520)—Voice of the Blood, in service of High Lady Suroth. She is a glowering woman. Originally a sul'dam, she was intended to be the Leash Holder for Nynaeve when she and Egwene were given to Suroth by Liandrin. She was later promoted to a Voice of the Blood, the first sul'dam to ascend to the Blood. However, it was thought unwise to leave her as a simple sul'dam; she knew too much.
  381. Liandrin, p. 460 (521)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Red. She has light hair and a face like a doll. She grew up in Tarabon. She led the group of thirteen Aes Sedai who declared themselves Black Ajah and fled the White Tower, murdering guards and even sisters in the process. Liandrin was Red Ajah before turning to the Black, but her oath to the Black was sworn before even being raised to the Accepted (perhaps before she came to the Tower), so it cannot really be said that she was ever Red Ajah at all. When she attempted to Compel Moghedien, she was flogged with the Power and then shielded so she could effectively never channel again. She is now da'covale, a slave to Suroth.
  382. Lord Jeordwyn Semaris, p. 466 (529)—Member of the Council of Nine in Illian. He has a narrow jaw, and stays clean shaven.
  383. Ershin Netari, p. 466 (529)—One of the commanders of Rand's army in Illian.
  384. Captain Abaldar Yulan, p. 471 (534)—Small, coal-dark, fiery man with little green fingernails. He wears a black wig to conceal his bald head. He is Miraj's Captain of the Air.
  385. Lisaine Jarath, p. 471 (534)—Gray-haired woman from Seandar. She has a pale, plump face and blue eyes. She accompanies Miraj.
  386. Varek, p. 471 (535)—Skinny under-lieutenant who Miraj sends to fetch reports from his scouts.
  387. Doile, p. 474 (539)—One of Bertome's armsmen from the Colchaine estates. He is gap-toothed with seamed scars on both cheeks. See also Dalyn.
  388. Dalyn, p. 475 (539)—Other name that might be the real name of Doile; Bertome does not remember the name all that well.
  389. Banner-General Chianmai, p. 476 (539)—Banner-General of Seanchan. He will receive Varek's urgent message.
  390. Zakai, p. 477 (542)—Damane who accidentally brought lightning down on her own troops during a battle.
  391. Quick, p. 479 (544)—Bashere's horse.
  392. Asmodean, p. 485 (551)—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 unknown identity right after Rahvin and Lanfear were killed/trapped.
  393. Shai'tan, p. 485 (551)—Real name for the Dark One. At the moment of Creation, Shai'tan was imprisoned by the Creator at Shayol Ghul. This prison kept him from touching the world until it was bored into by Aes Sedai during the Age of Legends. This hole, called the Bore, allowed the Dark One to once again touch the world, causing new outbreaks of war, treachery, violence, and crime. The attempt to free the Dark One completely resulted in the War of the Shadow (called the War of Power by some, especially those on the Shadow's side), during which a number of important leaders forsook the Light and gave their lives to the Dark One; these people are known today as the Forsaken, and were 13 of the most powerful Aes Sedai of the Age of Legends. The War of the Shadow did not end until Lews Therin Telamon, the Dragon, and his Hundred Companions Traveled to Shayol Ghul and re-sealed the Dark One back into his prison, trapping the Forsaken with him. At the moment of sealing, Shai'tan lashed out at those sealing the prison, driving them insane and tainting saidin itself, the male half of the True Source, dooming all male Aes Sedai to madness as well and starting the Time of Madness. These seals are weakening now, enough that the Forsaken have escaped and the Dark One is once again able to exert influence on the world. These seals were scattered throughout the world by Aes Sedai during the Breaking of the World. In order of when they were 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 other euphemisms, including Sightblinder, Lord of the Grave, Father of Lies, Grassburner, Leafblighter, Heartsbane, Soulsbane, Lord of the Twilight, Father of Storms, Shepherd of the Night, and (among Darkfriends) the Great Lord of the Dark. See also Creator, The.

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  394. Duhara Basaheen, p. 488 (554)—Sitter for the Red Ajah in Tar Valon. Apparently Elaida had to show her who was boss at some point. She has large, dark eyes. She served as Keeper of the Chronicles under Sierin Vayu.
  395. Velina Behar, p. 489 (555)—Sitter for the White Ajah in Tar Valon. She is cool and precise, has an almost girlishly high-pitched voice, a beak of a nose, and sharp, tilted eyes. She is a model of a White sister.
  396. Shevan, p. 489 (555)—Sitter for the Brown Ajah in Tar Valon. She is bonily thin and taller than most men. She has an angular face, long chin, spidery fingers, and curly hair.
  397. Sedore Dajenna, p. 490 (556)—Sitter for the Yellow Ajah in Tar Valon. She has a round face.
  398. Andaya Forae, p. 490 (556)—Sitter for the Gray Ajah in Tar Valon. She has light brown hair, and grew up in Tarabon. She reminds Elaida of a sparrow about to hop to another branch. She is neither small nor slim.
  399. Rubinde, p. 490 (557)—Sitter for the Green Ajah in Tar Valon. She has raven-black hair and eyes like sapphires. She is from Mayene, and usually looks as though she's ready to walk through a stone wall.
  400. Silviana Brehon, p. 491 (558)—Mistress of Novices in the White Tower. She is from the Red Ajah, and was appointed by Elaida after Sheriam left the Tower. She is stocky, and has a square face. See also Mistress of Novices.
  401. Alviarin Freidhen, p. 492 (559)—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. Alviarin has been shown how to Travel by Mesaana. See also Keeper of the Chronicles; a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny.
  402. Seaine Herimon, p. 493 (559)—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. Recently, Seaine has been assigned by Elaida to “follow the stench of treason, no matter where it leads or how high, even to the Keeper herself.” Seaine interpreted this to mean that she was to root out Darkfriends in the Tower. See also Minly, Talene; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  403. Toveine Gazal, p. 493 (560)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is short and plump with smooth, coppery skin and long, glossy dark hair and dark eyes. She was given twenty years penance, and spent fifteen years away from the Tower until Elaida summoned her back to active service. She was formerly a Sitter for the Red. Elaida named her to lead the team of fifty sisters that she sent to Caemlyn to attempt to capture any men who can channel that they find; unfortunately, she vastly underestimated 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.
  404. Mesaana, p. 497 (565)—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, and has taught Alviarin to Travel. She was displeased that Alviarin had ordered Elaida beaten.
  405. Ferane Neheran, p. 498 (566)—Sitter for and head of the Brown Ajah in Tar Valon.
  406. Suana Dragand, p. 498 (566)—Sitter for and head of the Yellow Ajah in Tar Valon.

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  407. Talene Minly, p. 499 (567)—Sitter for the Green Ajah in Tar Valon. She has golden hair, and has a statuesque air. She was friends with Seaine before the rift that formed between the Ajahs went up. She earned more punishments as a novice than any other woman in history. Quite possibly of the Black Ajah—she refused to re-swear the Three Oaths and deny being a Darkfriend.
  408. Pevara Tazanovni, p. 499 (568)—Sitter for the Red Ajah in Tar Valon. 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, as well as the reason she chose the Red Ajah; she thought it would be the way surest to let her hunt down Darkfriends. See also Herimon, Seaine.
  409. Juilaine Madome, p. 500 (568)—Sitter for the Brown Ajah in Tar Valon. She is tall, attractive, and has short black hair.
  410. Saerin Asnobar, p. 500 (568)—Sitter for the Brown Ajah in Tar Valon. She carries a curved knife, in the fashion of her native Altara. She has touches of white at her dark temples which emphasize a thin, age-faded white scar. Only a Warder could match her for scowling. She has held her chair in the Hall for forty years. Everyone knows to be wary of her temper. She was born the daughter of an innkeeper, and was first trained by the Daughters of Silence (an organization similar to, but shorter-lived and smaller than the Kin)—she was the only one of them to ever obtain the shawl.
  411. Zerah Dacan, p. 500 (569)—Slim, black-haired Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She has a prideful air, and has been Aes Sedai for less than fifty years. She originally fled to Salidar, but was sent back to Tar Valon to keep suspicion from growing and to spread the stories about Logain being set up by the Red Ajah.
  412. Bernaile Gelbarn, p. 507 (577)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She originally went to Salidar, but returned to Tar Valon along with nine others to avoid suspicion from sprouting.
  413. Yukiri, p. 509 (578)—Sitter for the Gray Ajah in Tar Valon. She is tiny, and the daughter of an innkeeper. She was always the last Gray to join the Gray consensus in the Hall.
  414. Doesine Alwain, p. 509 (578)—Boyishly slim Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is tall for a Cairhienin. Her father was a cutler. She ran away three times as a novice, although she only got as far as the gates once. She has a bit of a foul tongue.
  415. Mistress Jara Doweel, p. 513 (584)—Toveine's mistress while serving twenty years of penance in the Black Hills.
  416. Jenare, p. 514 (584)—Pale, square-faced Aes Sedai. She came with Toveine to the Black Tower, and was captured by Asha'man.
  417. Lemai, p. 514 (584)—Aes Sedai who came with Toveine to the Black Tower and was captured by Asha'man.
  418. Sparrow, p. 514 (585)—Toveine's horse.
  419. Evin Hardlin, p. 515 (586)—One of the male channelers who sides with Logain; he helped put down the Aes Sedai “invasion.”
  420. Norley, p. 515 (586)—One of the male channelers who sides with Logain; he helped put down the Aes Sedai “invasion.”
  421. Kajima, p. 515 (586)—One of the male channelers who sides with Logain; he helped put down the Aes Sedai “invasion.”
  422. Vinchova, p. 516 (587)—One of the male channelers who sides with Logain; he helped put down the Aes Sedai “invasion.”

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  423. Daved Hanlon, p. 523 (595)—Man formerly in cahoots with Toram Riatin. He has since deserted him.
  424. Jeraal Mordeth, p. 523 (595)—Name used by Padan Fain as a disguise to be one of Toram Riatin's advisers. It is the name of the man whose soul controls about half of Fain's mind. Mordeth became a counselor 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. Mordeth, Fain, or whatever you wish to call him has since deserted Toram. See also Fain, Padan.
  425. Padan Fain, p. 523 (595)—Former peddler that frequently came to Emond's Field. A Darkfriend, he was given orders to locate the Dragon Reborn and narrowed the list of candidates to 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. See also Mordeth, Jeraal.
  426. Rafela Cindal, p. 525 (598)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah with a round face. She is now sworn to Rand. She negotiated the treaty with the Sea Folk along with Merana.
  427. Harine din Togara Two Winds, p. 526 (599)—Wavemistress of Clan Shodein. She negotiated the treaty with Merana and Rafela under Nesta's authority.
  428. Nesta din Reas Two Moons, p. 526 (599)—Mistress of the Ships of the Atha'an Miere. She is used to getting what she wants, with good reason.
  429. Somara, p. 531 (604)—Flaxen-haired Maiden of the Spear, of the Bent Peak sept of the Daryne Aiel. She is tall even among the Aiel and is the tallest among Rand's honor guard. She took part in Rand's beating.
  430. Nesair, p. 531 (604)—Fiery-haired Maiden of the Spear. She assisted in Rand's beating. She is beautiful despite sun-dark cheeks. She was originally of the Shaido, but stayed with her warrior society when the Shaido went amok.
  431. Nandera, p. 531 (605)—Sinewy Maiden of the Spear with graying blonde hair. She led the Maidens of the Spear that came to rescue Rand, and later assisted in his beating.
  432. Rhuarc, p. 532 (606)—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; sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain.
  433. Miren, p. 533 (607)—One of Min's aunts. She said that one of three lies that men will believe from a woman is that she likes being held just as much as having sex. See also Farshaw, Elmindreda.

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  434. Mistress Dill, p. 541 (616)—Round innkeeper of Cullen's Crossing, an inn in Harbor Bridge.
  435. Zarya Alkaese, p. 542 (617)—Real name of Garenia, the name she used as a novice before Vandene and Adeleas left on their retreat to Tifan's Well. See also Rosoinde, Garenia.
  436. Sarainya Vostovan, p. 543 (619)—One of the Kin. She has a husky voice, and is not strong enough in the Power to become an Aes Sedai.
  437. Asra, p. 544 (619)—One of the Kin. She got vocal about recent events along with Sarainya.
  438. Cullen, p. 545 (621)—Namesake of Cullen's Crossing, an inn in Harbor Bridge.
  439. Queen Ishara Maravaile, p. 548 (625)—First Queen of Andor, from whom all other queens are descended. Her husband was Souran Maravaile, one of Artur Hawkwing's best generals. She governed the Province of Andor until Hawkwing's empire finally fell apart and Andor became an independent nation. All of the Andoran nobles are related to her somehow, although most people would not even consider the ones who hold the closest relation to her to be related at all. None of her sons lived past age twenty, hence the tradition of only having a queen in Andor.
  440. Reene Harfor, p. 549 (625)—Graying First Maid in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn.
  441. Lady Arymilla Marne, p. 550 (627)—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.
  442. Lord Luan Norwelyn, p. 550 (627)—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. Elayne also hopes he will support her claim to the throne.
  443. Lady Ellorien Traemane, p. 550 (627)—Andoran lady, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession, and one of Morgase's best friends. Morgase exiled her from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion; when Ellorien demanded to know why, Morgase had her flogged. Elayne was named after her grandmother. Morgase hopes she will forgive her for what she did and support her when she comes to Andor to reclaim her throne, or at least support Elayne in her claim.
  444. Lord Jarid Sarand, p. 550 (627)—Elenia's husband. A square-faced man, he is dark for an Andorman. During the Succession, Jared's House opposed Morgase; after she became Queen, he was only allowed into the Palace on state occasions. When Rand killed Gaebril and took control of Caemlyn until he could find Elayne, Jarid tried to make himself fall into favor, thinking he could gain power with the new ruler. His wife Elenia has been exiled, but if she attempts to claim the throne, Elayne expects him to assist her.
  445. Lady Shiaine Avarhin, p. 552 (629)—Darkfriend who previously worked for Jaichim Carridin and now commands her own circle of Darkfriends. She tried to kill Mat when she found him and Rand in a shed on their way from Emond's Field to Fal Dara. She gives orders to Daved Hanlon.
  446. Jaichim Carridin, p. 553 (630)—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 older sister, Vanora, recently met with a similar fate. He himself was killed by Shiaine by drowning with brandy.

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  447. Elza Penfell, p. 558 (636)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She was captured after Dumai's Wells.
  448. Nesune Bihara, p. 558 (636)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is one of the Aes Sedai now sworn to Rand; she assisted in his kidnapping. She always listens to all sides before drawing any conclusions, and she remembers everything. She is slender, has black eyes, and grew up in Kandor. Min had a viewing of her: she will found a library.
  449. Erian Boroleos, p. 558 (636)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She assisted in capturing Rand. She had four Warders until Rand killed two of them for harming Min. She was captured by Rand in the battle at Dumai's Wells. She is pale and lovely.
  450. Shalon din Togara Morning Tide, p. 567 (646)—Windfinder of Clan Shodein. See also din Togara Two Winds, Harine.
  451. Raefar Kisman, p. 571 (651)—One of the Asha'man. He tried to kill Rand, along with Dashiva, Gedwyn, Torval, and Rochaid.

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  452. Rolan, p. 585 (666)—Aiel warrior who travels with the Shaido. He was the one who took Faile gai'shain.
  453. Sharina Melloy, p. 587 (668)—Grandmother recruited as a novice along the way from Salidar to Tar Valon. She has more potential than Nynaeve. There is a distinct possibility that this Sharina is the same one as the Aes Sedai advisor to Nynaeve and Lan from Nynaeve's test for being raised to Accepted.

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  454. Toma dur Ahmid, p. 593 (673)—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.
  455. Tiam of Gazar, p. 593 (673)—Person who proposed the Gazaran Calendar, which celebrated the alleged freedom from the Trolloc threat by recording Free Years (FY). This calendar was adopted due to the chaos the resulted during the Trolloc Wars and the resulting confusion as to which year it actually was under the Toman Calendar.
  456. Uren din Jubai Soaring Gull, p. 593 (673)—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.
  457. Farede, p. 593 (673)—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.
  458. Osan'gar, p. 598 (679)—Name given to the reincarnation of one of the Forsaken. It was the left-hand dagger in a form of dueling popular right after the creation of the Bore. The sport fell from common practice, since almost invariably both duelists died from the slow poison on the daggers. Osan'gar states that he helped make the Trollocs, indicating that in his past life he was Aginor. See also Aginor; Aran'gar.
  459. Rahvin, p. 598 (679)—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. See also Gaebril.
  460. Lord Gaebril, p. 598 (679)—Man who came to Caemlyn just as riots sprang up throughout the city. He joined and led the faction that restored order in the city, and upon Morgase's return, he gave her her kingdom in one piece, as it was when she left. Allegedly, she was so happy that he had done this that she made Gaebril her new advisor. However, during Mat's trip through Caemlyn to deliver Elayne's letter, Mat overheard Gaebril ordering someone to kill Elayne and anyone else with her—he tried to find a way to report this information to Morgase, but ended up telling Elayne. Gaebril was discovered to be Rahvin, one of the Forsaken, who has a preference to having pretty women around him. His “pretty woman” is Morgase, and he planned to wrest control of Andor from her. Morgase realized he was controlling her and left the country so quickly a rumor sprang up that she had been killed; when Caemlyn was taken by Rand and Rahvin killed, the rumor changed to say that Rand had killed Morgase, instead of Gaebril. See also Rahvin; Trakand, Morgase.

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