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.
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.
p. 17 (4)—Baldhere's scout. He is shy. He wears a
foxhead crest on his helmet.
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
Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere;
Telamon, Lews Therin;
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.
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 alsot'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere;
t'Bashere, Deira ni Ghaline;
Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere;
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,
See alsoDragon Reborn;
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
See alsoTogita, Easar.
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.
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 alsoNachiman, Paitar.
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
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
Galad, and later Elayne and Gawyn as well. After all, Morgase is just
Morgase, but Tigraine is the mother of the
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,
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
The building will be about as tall as the White Tower.
See alsoal'Vere, Egwene;
p. 23 (10)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah
who ran into Tenobia's entourage on the way to Kandor.
p. 24 (11)—Nazelle's husband. She grew to love
him, although it took some time.
p. 25 (12)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She has no Warders. She was taken
prisoner by Rand and the Aiel.
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.
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
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.
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
She is the strongest-willed of the Wise Ones—even other Wise Ones
scurry to do her bidding, and no one gives her orders.
p. 27 (15)—Broad-shouldered Aiel who guards Verin against
anyone who might misunderstand her position in the Aiel camp.
p. 27 (15)—Broad-shouldered Aiel who guards Verin against
anyone who might misunderstand her position in the Aiel camp.
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.
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
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.
p. 29 (17)—Green-eyed Wise One with yellow-red hair.
p. 29 (17)—Gray-eyed, dark-haired Wise One.
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.
p. 30 (19)—Graying
Wise One. She cannot channel.
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 alsoal'Thor, Rand;
p. 31 (20)—Lanky,
red-haired Wise One. She can channel.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 alsoal'Vere, Egwene;
a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny;
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 alsoOspenya, Tamra;
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 alsoMathwin, Verin.
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 alsoNae'blis.
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.
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,
See alsoal'Thor, Rand;
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
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
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 alsoal'Thor, Rand;
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
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 alsoTrakand, Elayne.
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
See alsoal'Thor, Rand;
Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
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 alsoMandragoran, Lan;
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,
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
Mandragoran, Nynaeve ti al'Meara.
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.
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
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.
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 alsoCauthon, Matrim;
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
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.
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
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 alsoNamelle, Vandene.
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
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
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.
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.
p. 58 (52)—One of the
Kin. She is almost as tall as Aviendha and as
dark-skinned as the Sea Folk.
p. 58 (52)—One of
the Kin. She has red hair with white streaks in it. She works as a
p. 58 (52)—One of
the Kin. She is scrawny, and has yellow hair.
p. 58 (53)—Lean,
olive-skinned Kinswoman. She is very old, and grew up in Altara.
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.
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 alsoDragon, The;
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 alsoal'Thor, Rand;
Mandragoran, Nynaeve ti al'Meara;
a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny;
p. 62 (56)—Doe-eyed Kinswoman from Murandy. She sells rugs.
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 alsoArjuna, Cieryl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
p. 70 (67)—Fierce-eyed Kinswoman. She supplies lacquerware for
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
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.
p. 82 (81)—Balding
man with a long face. He served as a servant in
Queen Tylin's palace.
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
Chapter 4: A Quiet Place
p. 100 (101)—Operator of the Kin's farm. She grew up in Tarabon.
She is quite formidable; everyone makes way for her.
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.
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
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,
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 alsoal'Vere, Egwene;
a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny;
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 alsoTrakand, Morgase.
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.
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
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,
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
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
See alsoSanche, Siuan;
p. 142 (150)—Stout, gray-haired master of the estate where the Aes Sedai
stay after being taken from Ebou Dar by Elayne.
p. 151 (161)—Character whose wreath, the Wreath of Megairil,
is awarded in a footrace.
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
See alsoal'Thor, Rand;
p. 153 (163)—Controller of Segani, a raken from
Seanchan. People of his profession are called morat'raken.
p. 154 (163)—A
morat'raken who died at Aes Sedai hands.
p. 154 (163)—A
raken who died at Aes Sedai hands.
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).
p. 154 (164)—Rider
of Segani, along with
Chulein the morat'raken. He fell off the
animal and died.
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'verenRand 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
See alsoal'Thor, Rand;
t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere;
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 alsoDagar, Masema.
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 alsoDagar, Masema.
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,
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 alsoValda, Eamon.
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
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
See alsoAybara, Perrin t'Bashere;
Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline;
t'Bashere, Deira ni Ghaline.
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
Rand's father and a Blademaster, and
picked it up extremely fast. He now serves as
Perrin's personal bodyguard.
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 alsoLarisen, Annoura.
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.
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.
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.
p. 160 (171)—A
Soldier in the Black Tower. He accompanied Perrin
when he left Andor.
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 alsoTrakand, Morgase.
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.
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.
Chapter 8: A Simple Country Woman
p. 175 (188)—Maiden
of the Spear with white hair. She leads Rand's
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.
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 alsoTrakand, Morgase.
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.
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.
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 alsoBryne, Gareth;
a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny;
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
p. 195 (212)—One
of the Cairhienin women who tries to imitate the Aiel Maidens
of the Spear, only using swords instead. Very quick.
Chapter 9: Tangles
p. 202 (220)—Lanky man from near Watch Hill. He came with
Perrin to Andor and then left again for Ghealdan.
p. 203 (221)—Wife of Haral, the blacksmith of Emond's
Field. She is almost as large as her husband, which is quite big.
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.
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.
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 alsoNiall, Pedron;
p. 204 (223)—Blocky farrier not yet into his middle years.
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 alsoAsunawa, Rhadam;
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
p. 209 (229)—First Lieutenant under Gallenne in the
Winged Guards of Mayene. He is tall and slender.
p. 213 (234)—Wise
One with pale, sky blue eyes. She comes with
p. 213 (234)—Wise One with purple twilight eyes. She comes with
p. 214 (235)—Wise
One who comes with Perrin. She has hair and eyes
like Morgase, and an icy tone.
p. 214 (235)—Pretty Wise One with fiery red hair and piercing eyes.
p. 218 (239)—Gai'shain with a wound on his face. He refuses
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
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
See alsoAybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
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.
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.
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....
p. 227 (249)—Non-existant character,
used in the saying, “More fools know Jak Fool than Jak Fool
p. 228 (250)—Namesake of Garen's
Wall, which the monarch of Ghealdan is sworn to defend.
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 alsoPaendrag Mondwhin, Luthair.
p. 240 (264)—Squadman
in the Winged Guards of Mayene.
Chapter 11: Questions and an Oath
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.
p. 243 (269)—Wise
One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna. She
has flame-colored hair and blue eyes.
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.
p. 244 (269)—Wise
One of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna.
p. 245 (270)—Wise One
of the Shaido Aiel, loyal to Sevanna.
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
p. 245 (270)—Wise
One of the Shaido Aiel. She has black hair, which is quite rare among
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
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
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 alsoDamodred, Moiraine.
Chapter 12: New Alliances
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
Lord Rodel Ituralde,
p. 261 (289)—Commander of Arad Doman's army. He is among the best military
commmanders in the entire world.
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
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:
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.
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
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.
p. 266 (296)—A Myrddraal of special abilities who escorts the Chosen (i.e.
Forsaken) to the Pit of Doom to converse with the
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 alsoal'Thor, Rand;
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 alsoMandragoran, Lan;
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 alsoal'Thor, Rand;
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.
p. 283 (315)—Wide
man with a stolid manner. New to the Council of Nine.
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
Lord Semaradrid Maravin,
p. 283 (316)—Cairhienin lord. He has dark eyes. He dislikes Tairens,
and sees all of them with contempt.
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,
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 alsoal'Thor, Rand.
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,
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.
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
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 alsoal'Thor, Rand;
Lord of the Morning;
Moerelle, Ilyena Therin.
p. 288 (321)—One of the Asha'man. He serves as a spy on the Seanchan.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
p. 311 (347)—One of
Egwene's maids as the
She has a pinched nose, dark eyes, and black hair. She was
chosen by Romanda. She seems to have wandered off.
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.
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.
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 alsoFreidhen, Alviarin;
Keeper of the Chronicles;
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 alsoAmyrlin Seat.
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
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 alsoMandragoran, Lan.
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.
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.
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.
p. 323 (362)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She fled the White Tower when
Elaida was raised. She holds much influence among
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.
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.
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 alsoAmyrlin Seat;
Chapter 16: Unexpected Absences
p. 327 (366)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is a Sitter, and sits on
p. 327 (366)—Sitter for the White Ajah in the rebel Hall. She sits on
p. 327 (366)—Red-haired Sitter for the Gray Ajah in the rebel Hall. She is
inches taller than most men. She sits on
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.
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.
p. 327 (366)—Sitter for the Blue Ajah in Salidar. She is firmly under
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 alsoBayanar, Sheriam;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 alsoAmyrlin Seat.
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 alsoMosalaine, Delana;
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
See alsoDabei, Theodrin.
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 alsoOrande, Faolain.
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 alsoCarand, Culhan.
Chapter 17: Out on the Ice
p. 346 (389)—Egwene's horse. His name means
“Glory” in the Old Tongue.
p. 346 (389)—Man after which the Feast of Abram is named.
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.
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
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.
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 alsoTrakand, Elayne.
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.
p. 369 (416)—Sharp-faced Andoran lady, of a minor House.
p. 369 (416)—Pretty, big-eyed Murandian Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah.
p. 369 (417)—Wiry servant from the Aes Sedai camp.
p. 369 (417)—Bear of a man from Andor. He trips over his own boots to avoid
Chapter 19: The Law
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 alsoAmyrlin Seat.
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.
p. 382 (431)—Sitter for the White Ajah in the new Hall. She has dark, golden
hair and big, pale brown eyes.
p. 384 (434)—Sitter
for the White Ajah amongst the rebel Aes Sedai. She was chosen for the
position in Salidar.
p. 386 (435)—Sitter for the Green Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai.
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.
p. 395 (445)—One
of the Kin. She worked as a goldsmith.
p. 395 (445)—One of the Kin. She works as a cool-eyed banker.
p. 396 (446)—Elayne's cousin and heir to her throne if
she dies without female children.
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.
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.
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.
p. 410 (462)—A soldier in the Black Tower.
He is from Altara despite his name,
and is about four years older than Rand.
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.
High Lord Sunamon Haellin,
p. 418 (472)—Unctuous, overly plump High Lord of Tear.
once made him responsible for a treaty between Tear and Mayene, one that
is fair to both nations and respects Mayene's sovreignty.
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.
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...).
p. 421 (476)—Short, stocky commander of Rand's troops. He
moves suddenly and surprisingly quickly.
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.
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
p. 430 (487)—Commander of the Armies of the Return. He has spent thirty
years in the army serving the Empress.
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.
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.
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).
p. 432 (488)—Bakuun's bony First Lieutenant. He is a full
head taller than his commanding officer.
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.
p. 441 (499)—Young Soldier with thick mustaches.
p. 442 (500)—Commander of about 2300 Seanchan troops, and a member of the
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.
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.
p. 444 (503)—Big man with a deceptively mild face.
p. 446 (505)—Steady-eyed Seanchan scout with a fast horse.
p. 448 (507)—Soldier in the Black Tower. He captured a sul'dam which
Rand placed in Nynaeve's
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
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
Lord Jeordwyn Semaris,
p. 466 (529)—Member of the Council of Nine in Illian. He has a narrow jaw,
and stays clean shaven.
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
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.
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
See alsoCreator, The.
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.
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.
p. 490 (556)—Sitter for the Yellow Ajah in Tar Valon. She has a round face.
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
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.
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 alsoKeeper of the Chronicles;
a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny.
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
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 alsoMinly, Talene;
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.
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
p. 498 (566)—Sitter for and head of the Brown Ajah in Tar Valon.
p. 498 (566)—Sitter for and head of the Yellow Ajah in Tar Valon.
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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.
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 alsoHerimon, Seaine.
p. 500 (568)—Sitter for the Brown Ajah in Tar Valon. She is tall,
attractive, and has short black hair.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
See alsoFain, Padan.
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 alsoMordeth, Jeraal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain.
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 alsoFarshaw, Elmindreda.
Chapter 28: Crimsonthorn
p. 541 (616)—Round innkeeper of Cullen's Crossing,
an inn in Harbor Bridge.
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.
p. 544 (619)—One of
the Kin. She got vocal about recent events along with
p. 545 (621)—Namesake of
Cullen's Crossing, an inn in Harbor Bridge.
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.
p. 549 (625)—Graying First Maid in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lady Shiaine Avarhin,
p. 552 (629)—Darkfriend who previously worked for
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.
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.
Chapter 29: A Cup of Sleep
p. 558 (636)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah.
She was captured after Dumai's Wells.
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
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.
p. 585 (666)—Aiel warrior who travels with the Shaido.
He was the one who took Failegai'shain.
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
Chapter 31: After
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.