Chronological listing of characters encountered in Winter's Heart

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  1. Death, p. 9 (xi)—Name of the black horse that winter's heart shall ride when “the seals that hold back night weaken,” according to The Karaethon Cycle.
  2. The Dragon, p. 9 (xi)—Name by which Lews Therin Telamon was known by during the War of the Shadow. His Rebirth, the Dragon Reborn, is alive and fulfilling all of the Prophecies set to signal his return. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon Reborn; Telamon, Lews Therin.

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  3. Seaine Herimon, p. 15 (1)—Sitter for the White Ajah in Tar Valon. When the Hall was arguing over who to raise as Amyrlin years back, it was deadlocked over four candidates who had each worn the shawl about fifty years; the Hall wanted an Amyrlin that was younger than the eighty or more years than were common. Seaine suggested Siuan Sanche, then a young Blue sister that had worn the shawl for ten years; she was eventually raised. Later, Seaine was charged by Elaida to find Darkfriends in the Tower; Elaida hopes to expose Alviarin on the suspicion that she is Black Ajah. She and her friend since novicehood, Pevara, have successfully captured and bound with the Oath Rod a few members of the Black Ajah. See also Minly, Talene; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  4. Dark One, p. 15 (1)—Name used in every land for Shai'tan, the source of all evil, complete antithesis of The Creator in every way. 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, Soulblinder, and (among Darkfriends) the Great Lord of the Dark. See also Creator, The; Nae'blis.
  5. Ferane Neheran, p. 16 (2)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah in Tar Valon. She is the head of the White Ajah, or at least high in its ranks, according to observations by Seaine.
  6. Jesse Bilal, p. 16 (2)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah in Tar Valon. She is the head of the Brown Ajah, or at least high in its ranks, according to observations by Seaine.
  7. Suana Dragand, p. 16 (2)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah in Tar Valon. She is probably the head of the Yellow Ajah, by Seaine's observation.
  8. Saerin Asnobar, p. 16 (3)—Sitter for the Brown Ajah in Tar Valon from Altara. 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, and has worn the shawl for over 150. 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.
  9. Pevara Tazanovni, p. 16 (3)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is plump but tough. She and her friend since novicehood, Seaine, are now leading a hunt for Darkfriends in the Tower. Seaine approached her not only because they were friends, but because Seaine's family was killed by Darkfriends when she was young. She joined the Red Ajah because its task was one which involved being outside the Tower often, and she considered it more likely to be able to find and bring to justice the Darkfriends that killed her family and others like them. See also Herimon, Seaine.
  10. Yukiri, p. 17 (3)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is quite small, and is a Sitter for the Gray.
  11. Doesine Alwain, p. 17 (3)—Sitter for the Yellow Ajah in Tar Valon. She looks more like a “pretty boy” than a reputable Yellow. She grew up in Cairhien.
  12. Talene Minly, p. 17 (3)—Golden-haired Sitter for the Green Ajah in Tar Valon. She used to be Seaine's friend. She has no Warders, which is extremely unusual for a Green. When Pevara shielded her because she suspected her of being Black Ajah, she tried to stab her. She actually is a member of the Black Ajah, and is now sworn to obey Pevara and Seaine unconditionally. See also Herimon, Seaine; Tazanovni, Pevara.
  13. Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, p. 22 (9)—Aes Sedai formerly of the Red Ajah, now raised to the Amyrlin Seat in Tar Valon. She was born the youngest daughter of a minor House in the north of Murandy. As a result of a Foretelling she had concerning the importance of the Royal Family of Andor in Tarmon Gaidon, she served as advisor to Queen Morgase of Andor for her entire reign, and led the coup that deposed Siuan Sanche and placed her on the Amyrlin Seat in Siuan's place. She distrusts anyone not of her Ajah (as most Reds do), and doesn't believe she will ever trust any member of the Blue Ajah again, even in the slightest. Her Keeper of the Chronicles is Alviarin Freidhen of the White Ajah—she was all but forced to choose Alviarin due to her role in the deposition of Siuan. If she chose a Keeper from her Ajah, she most likely would not have won the support of the White Ajah, and then she would have been stilled and banished from the Tower instead of Siuan. She sometimes has the Foretelling, but not all that often or that strongly. One of her Foretellings was that the Royal Family of Andor would play a crucial role in the Last Battle—this Foretelling occurred around the time the Succession was going on, so she immediately attached herself to Morgase as soon as it became clear that she would be the one to take the Lion Throne. Another was to predict that Rand al'Thor would shake the world on its very foundations—she constantly kicks herself for not doing something about him when he was in front of her, little more than a farmboy at the time. Her most recent Foretelling was that “the White Tower would be whole again, except for remnants cast out and scorned, whole and stronger than ever. Rand al'Thor will face the Amyrlin Seat and know her anger. The Black Tower will be rent in blood and fire, and sisters will walk its grounds.” The Foretelling about Rand is obviously deadly accurate. However, the one about the Royal Family occurred at an inopportune time; at the time of Elaida's Foretelling, the Royal Family was not certain. It may have meant Morgase, Gawyn, Galad, and Elayne (they have all had a large role to play in the recent past), but it is also possible it could have meant the old Royal Family, that of Tigraine, Taringail, Galad, and later Elayne and Gawyn as well. After all, Morgase is just Morgase, but Tigraine is the mother of the Dragon Reborn. Her most recent Foretelling will of course be fulfilled, but not necessarily how she wants it to be; she does not realize that the Amyrlin Seat in the Foretelling might not be her, that the remnants cast out might be those loyal to her, and that the destruction of the Black Tower might have nothing to do with her. Elaida is quite strong in the One Power; only Siuan, Moiraine, Egwene, Elayne, Nynaeve, and a few others could match her strength. Elaida has always sought positions of power; she chose to follow Morgase to have a better chance at guiding the forces in the Last Battle, and tried to capture Rand al'Thor in an effort to gain similar control. The only sisters that support her are those that are actually Black Ajah and those that would follow any Amyrlin legally raised, as Elaida was (although just barely; all laws used to raise her were stretched almost to their breaking point, and some believe they actually did shatter). Elaida is currently building a palace for herself atop the Warders' old practice yard. The building will be about as tall as the White Tower. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat; Freidhen, Alviarin; Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  14. Zerah Dacan, p. 23 (11)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She was one of the sisters sent back to Tar Valon by the Aes Sedai gathered in Salidar to spread news of Logain's being set up by Reds as a false Dragon and attempt to build resistance to Elaida within the Tower.
  15. Bernaile Gelbarn, p. 24 (12)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She was one of the sisters sent back to Tar Valon by the Aes Sedai gathered in Salidar to spread news of Logain's being set up by Reds as a false Dragon and attempt to build resistance to Elaida within the Tower.
  16. Elayne Trakand, p. 24 (12)—The Daughter-Heir of Andor, now Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is the daughter of Morgase and her late husband, Taringail, and sister to Gawyn. She is also half-sister to Galad, although she would rather not be reminded of this fact; she thinks Galad virtuous to the point of fault, and does not really like him. She has considerable potential in the One Power, and is one of the strongest Aes Sedai in a thousand years or more, possibly since the Age of Legends, with the exceptions of Egwene, Nynaeve, Aviendha, and some 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 at the time) in order to save Birgitte's life. Elayne later went to Ebou Dar and found the Bowl of the Winds, a ter'angreal that they used to fix the weather. She has since returned to Andor upon hearing news of her mother's disappearance; she plans to take the Lion Throne, as soon as she has garnered enough support to keep it. See also al'Thor, Rand; al'Vere, Egwene; Amys; Aviendha; Birgitte; Damodred, Taringail; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Shyanda; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  17. el'Nynaeve ti al'Meara Mandragoran, p. 25 (13)—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 as well as a few young women still being trained. When she arrived in Tar Valon, she was raised Accepted without any tenure as a novice, despite not being able to even sense the True Source unless angry, a result of her having to learn some minimal control of her ability without teaching. She was sent on a false mission by Liandrin on which she was almost leashed by the Seanchan as Egwene was. After she returned to the Tower, Siuan Sanche sent her on a mission to hunt down Liandrin and her fellow Black Sisters; while hunting them in Tanchico, she encountered Moghedien and managed to better her in a duel of the Power. Moghedien escaped, but two encounters later Nynaeve once again managed to get the better of her, leashing her with an a'dam in Tel'aran'rhiod. Nynaeve took Moghedien with her to seek out Rand and Rahvin while they were fighting each other, and at the last moment before Rahvin might have won, she nearly burned Rahvin to ash with a giant weave of fire that was most of what Moghedien could draw to produce it; the distraction was enough for Rand to regain control of himself and destroy Rahvin with balefire. Nynaeve then kept Moghedien under control with a modified a'dam in Salidar. Nynaeve wished to become Aes Sedai for the sole purpose of Healing; she thinks the Tower meddles in the affairs of nations far too much, and wants no part of it. She is determined to Heal anything short of death, and has already managed to Heal gentling. Nynaeve felt bad when Moiraine died, because her first thought was not of her, but that now Lan was free from their bond. She was not told that Lan's bond had been passed to Myrelle the moment of Moiraine's death. 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. As Lan's wife, she will become the Queen of Malkier when and if Lan raises the Golden Crane and frees Malkier from the Blight. She now wears the ki'sain, an ornament traditionally worn by Malkieri wives, consisting of a dot on the forehead between the eyes—Lan did not tell her of this tradition, but when she found out she immediately took it up. It is the one element of her appearance that never fades for one second when every other part changes faster than the eye can follow in tel'aran'rhiod. See also al'Thor, Rand; al'Vere, Egwene; Berengari, Myrelle; Mandragoran, Lan.
  18. Vandene Namelle, p. 25 (13)—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 came to Salidar to escape Elaida's summons back to the Tower. They now travel with the Aes Sedai, Accepted, novices, and troops on their way to Tar Valon. See also Namelle, Adeleas.
  19. Reanne Corly, p. 25 (13)—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 used to arrange shipping for small traders. Since the Kin were brought out of Ebou Dar due to the Seanchan invasion, she has been working on getting the Kin who could not escape out before the Seanchan collar them.
  20. Egwene al'Vere, p. 25 (14)—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. Egwene has recently enlisted Gareth Bryne as the commander of her army to invade Tar Valon and remove Elaida from power. She has also opened the novice books to all interested women for the first time in history—in the past, they were only open to girls of a certain age, for fear that older women would not be able to handle the discipline. See also al'Thor, Rand; al'Vere, Marin; Amyrlin Seat; Aviendha; ti al'Meara Mandragoran, Nynaeve; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  21. Birgitte, p. 26 (14)—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 in all human history. 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 as a Warder to give her the strength and quick healing she needed to survive. She is always linked to Gaidal Cain in the stories, and misses him immensely since he was spun out normally while she was ripped out. She is nothing like the stories say she is supposed to be like. See also ti al'Meara Mandragoran, Nynaeve; Trahelion, Birgitte; Trakand, Elayne.
  22. Lady Birgitte Trahelion, p. 26 (14)—Captain-General of the Queen's Guards under Elayne, and her Warder. She is allegedly from Kandor. She is actually Birgitte, a Hero of Legend, bound to the Horn of Valere until Moghedien ripped her away. See Birgitte.
  23. Dyelin Taravin, p. 26 (15)—Elayne's cousin, High Seat of House Taravin, and heir to the Lion Throne if Elayne dies without female children. She has gray-streaked golden hair. She has demonstrated her loyalty to Elayne, and her reluctance to take the throne herself while Elayne lives. See also Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  24. Thomdril (Thom) Merrilin, p. 29 (18)—Gleeman who came to Emond's Field on Winternight just before the Trollocs came. He is quite the ladies' man. Thom is good at juggling, sleight-of-hand, and all kinds of other tricks. He also carries several concealed knives up his sleeves, in his boots, and in various other locations on his body; this practice seems to have spread from Thom to Mat, Min, and Faile. Thom was originally a bard in Queen Morgase's Royal Court, and for a time after her husband Taringail Damodred died, he was the Queen's lover. During his run from a Fade at Shadar Logoth, he was injured, and now walks with a limp because of it. Thom is getting old, such that he is starting to realize that he cannot do the backflips and other stunts he used to do. He accompanied Elayne and Nynaeve on their travels as per Moiraine's request, despite the fact that he has never felt comfortable around Aes Sedai since his nephew, Owyn, was gentled by the Red Ajah. Thom is an expert in the Game of Houses; in fact, his girlfried Dena was killed by Cairhienin soldiers because they thought he was trying to play Daes Daemar against the Royal House. See also Damodred, Moiraine; Trakand, Morgase.
  25. Matrim (Mat) Cauthon, p. 29 (18)—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 went to Ebou Dar to try to keep an eye on Elayne and Nynaeve and prevent them from getting themselves killed. While there he was cornered by Queen Tylin, who gave him little choice but to become her lover. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Cauthon, Bodewhin; Daughter of the Nine Moons.
  26. Lord Gareth Bryne, p. 31 (20)—Former First Prince of the Sword and Captain of the Queen's Guards under Queen Morgase in Andor. He was appointed to the position because Morgase had no living male relatives, but was exiled from Caemlyn on a suggestion from Morgase's new advisor, Lord Gaebril. He moved to his private estates in rural Andor, where he presided over the trial of three young women who unintentionally burned a barn: they turned out to be Siuan Sanche, the former Amyrlin Seat; Leane Sharif, the former Keeper of the Chronicles, and Min Farshaw. When these three made an oath to serve him and then apparently broke it, he followed them out of sheer curiosity to Salidar. Once there, he discovered the true identity of the three, as well as that the Tower was truly broken. The Aes Sedai in Salidar persuaded him to command the army they would need to take the Amyrlin Seat from Elaida, since he was the only commander that the Warders thought would be willing and able to help them. He is one of the six best military commanders west of the Aiel Waste, in a league with Pedron Niall, Rodel Ituralde, Davram Bashere, Agelmar Jagad, and Matrim Cauthon. Although neither of them would admit it, Bryne seems to be developing feelings for Siuan Sanche; he wishes to avoid another mistake like his relationship as Morgase's lover, and also never forgave Siuan for when she publicly shamed him years ago. She seems to be developing similar feelings for him, much to her dismay. He plans to be the first ever general to take the city of Tar Valon; the closest anyone else ever came was with Guaire Amalasan's armies, who got as far as the White Tower itself, and Artur Hawkwing, who never managed to go beyond beseiging the city. Actually, Amalasan's troops never beseiged the city, they simply managed to breech the walls; Hawkwing never managed to stop the supply ships coming up the river. Bryne believes he will be able to overcome this problem. See also Sanche, Siuan; Trakand, Morgase.
  27. Lady Arymilla Marne, p. 31 (20)—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.
  28. Lord Nasin Caeren, p. 31 (20)—Andoran noble. He joined House Caeren to Arymilla.
  29. Lady Naean Arawn, p. 31—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. She still plans to take it from Elayne.
  30. Lady Elenia Sarand, p. 31 (20)—Shrewish, 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. She still plans to take it from Elayne. See also Sarand, Jarid.
  31. Lord Jarid Sarand, p. 31 (20)—Elenia's husband, the High Seat of House Sarand. 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. He and his wife have been exiled, but if Elenia attempts to claim the throne, Elayne expects him to assist her. See also Sarand, Elenia.
  32. Lord Luan Norwelyn, p. 31 (21)—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. He leads one of the small armies that encountered Egwene and her group of Aes Sedai on their way to Tar Valon.
  33. Lady Ellorien Traemane, p. 31 (21)—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.
  34. Lord Abelle Pendar, p. 31 (21)—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 hopes he will support her claim to the throne.
  35. Lord Gaebril, p. 32 (21)—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” was Morgase, and he planned to wrest control of Andor from her. Morgase realized he was controlling her and left the country so quickly a rumor sprang up that she had been killed; when Caemlyn was taken by Rand and Rahvin killed, the rumor changed to say that Rand had killed Morgase, instead of Gaebril. See also Rahvin; Trakand, Morgase.
  36. Rand al'Thor, p. 32 (21)—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 received 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” (i.e., the White Tower) break and bend knee to him (the Tower has broken, and several Aes Sedai have sworn fealty to him and only him). He has also been bonded by Alanna Mosvani, an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah, against his will—the first such bonding in hundreds of years. He plans to use the Choedan Kal, the two great sa'angreal created during the War of the Shadow, to cleanse the Dark One's taint from saidin. He plans to do it soon, to prevent further problems with his Asha'man, men who came for his “amnesty” against male channelers, going mad. He is the salvation of the entire world, and as the prophecy states, he will save the world—and Break it again. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Aviendha; Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Car'a'carn; Cauthon, Matrim; Coramoor; Damodred, Moiraine; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Melaidhrin, Cadsuane; Mosvani, Alanna; Telamon, Lews Therin; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  37. Rahvin, p. 32 (21)—One of the Forsaken. He was fond of using Compulsion, and was known for being a ladies' man—he always had a woman on his arm. After being released from the Bore, he took up residence in Caemlyn as Lord Gaebril, and used Compulsion to have Queen Morgase not only make him her advisor, but her lover as well. He eventually planned to take over the country directly as the first ever King of Andor—he did his best to weaken support for Morgase, exiling her supporters and befriending those who opposed her, finally chasing her from the country as well. Shortly after news of Morgase's death or at least abdication reached Cairhien, Rahvin was confronted and killed by Rand al'Thor in Tel'aran'rhiod with a weave of balefire strong enough to burn Rahvin's soul out of the pattern for hours, perhaps days. See also Gaebril.
  38. Queen Morgase Trakand, p. 32 (22)—Former Queen of Andor and 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 supplant her, 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 wanted 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, and a prisoner of the Shaido. Her sign is three golden keys. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Bryne, Gareth; Damodred, Taringail; Dorlain, Maighdin; Gaebril; ti al'Meara Mandragoran, Nynaeve; Merrilin, Thomdril; Taravin, Dyelin; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn.
  39. Lord Gawyn Trakand, p. 33 (22)—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. Gawyn has made many enemies inside and outside the Tower, just by leading the Younglings. He detests Rand because he thinks Rand killed his mother (when in fact no one did), and there is no telling how he will react when he finds out that Elayne loves him, as well as that Egwene heads the rebellion against the Tower. His sign is a white boar. See also al'Vere, Egwene; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  40. Lini Eltring, p. 33 (23)—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, and now serves as Faile's chief maid. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Dorlain, Maighdin; Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Morgase.
  41. Renaile din Calon Blue Star, p. 34 (24)—Windfinder to the Mistress of Ships of the Atha'an Miere. See also din Reas Two Moons, Nesta.
  42. Zaida din Parede Black Wing, p. 34 (24)—Sea Folk wavemistress. She is very commanding, and expects obedience from everyone. She is quite beautiful. Zaida is the Wavemistress of Clan Catelar and the ambassador to Rand from Nesta din Reas, Mistress of the Ships to the Sea Folk.
  43. Reene Harfor, p. 34 (24)—Elayne's chamber greeter and First Maid of the Royal Palace in Andor. She keeps her graying hair in a bun.
  44. Nesta din Reas Two Moons, p. 34 (25)—Mistress of the Ships to the Atha'an Miere. She is used to getting what she wants, with good reason. She has been captured by the Seanchan. See also Mistress of the Ships.
  45. Mistress of the Ships, p. 35 (25)—Commander of the entire fleet of Sea Folk vessels. The post is held be the formidable Nesta din Reas Two Moons. See din Reas Two Moons, Nesta.
  46. Merilille Ceandevin, p. 35 (26)—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 originally sent to Ebou Dar to convince Queen Tylin to support the Salidar Aes Sedai. She accompanied the eight other sisters to Dumai's Wells, and is now sworn to obey Rand.
  47. Careane Fransi, p. 37 (28)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has shoulders and arms as big as most men. She grew up in Arad Doman. She is among the nine sisters who are now sworn to obey Rand. She is now in Caemlyn. See also Kosaan, Venr.
  48. Sareitha Tomares, p. 37 (28)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She has worn the shawl only a short time, only about two years. She grew up in Tear, and has brown hair. She is now sworn to obey Rand, and is presently in Caemlyn.
  49. Mazrim Taim, p. 38 (29)—False Dragon who wreaked havoc in Saldaea before being captured by Aes Sedai. He later escaped his captors, possibly with Black Ajah assistance (although this is totally unconfirmed). Hearing of Rand's amnesty, Taim came to Caemlyn and became the head of Rand's school of male channelers. He is almost as strong in the One Power as Rand is. Taim claims to have held off the madness that normally accompanies the taint for almost 35 years—he has been using the One Power for a very long time, and knows many tricks that Rand had not thought of on his own or been taught by Asmodean, such as how to test men for the ability. He seems to resent being second to Rand, and also gave orders to kill Rand. He is almost as tall as Rand, has a hooked nose and dark eyes. He is a physically powerful and graceful man, although his skill with a sword is lacking. See also Dragon Reborn; M'Hael.
  50. Dragon Reborn, p. 41 (33)—According to the Karaethon Cycle, the Prophecies of the Dragon, the man who is the Rebirth of Lews Therin Telamon, the man known as the Dragon during the War of the Shadow. Over the years, many men have claimed to be the Dragon Reborn, even men who could not channel. The true Dragon has been Reborn in a young man named Rand al'Thor, a shepherd from Emond's Field. See also Ablar, Logain; al'Thor, Rand; Amalasan, Guaire; Darksbane, Raolin; Dragon, The; Stonebow, Yurian; Taim, Mazrim.
  51. Nadere, p. 44 (36)—Wise One of the Goshien Aiel. She is almost stout, and has green eyes.
  52. Aviendha, p. 44 (37)—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 has recently been having trouble learning Traveling again; the way Elayne forms the weave is different from how she used it to get to Seanchan, and it is difficult to learn something once you already learned it another way. She has, however, mastered the art of unraveling weaves—a feat which was thought impossible by all Aes Sedai, as well as the Forsaken. She and Elayne have plans to adopt each other as first-sisters. See also al'Thor, Rand; Amys; Farshaw, Elmindreda; Shyanda; Trakand, Elayne.
  53. Amys, p. 47 (41)—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, but still has prematurely white hair. She is also a Dreamwalker.
  54. Melaine, p. 48 (41)—Wise One of the of the Jhirad sept of the Goshien Aiel. She is a Dreamwalker, and was one of Egwene's teachers. She can channel. She swore she would never love a man, but changed her mind later and married Bael, her clan chief, thus becoming sister-wife to Dorindha. She has sun-colored hair and green eyes. She is currently expecting twin daughters, whom she plans to name Min and Egwene. See also Bael.
  55. Bael, p. 48 (41)—Clan chief of the Goshien Aiel. He is the tallest man Rand has ever met, over a head taller than Rand, who is not short. He has deep, resonant voice. He has two wives: Dorindha, and Melaine. Melaine and Bael were recently wed, after Dorindha agreed to accept Melaine as a sister-wife. He has three sons (by Dorindha), and is expecting twin daughters (by Melaine). See also Melaine.
  56. Tamela, p. 48 (41)—Bony, angular-faced Wise One. She is stronger in the One Power than Elayne. She sneers at Elayne a lot.
  57. Viendre, p. 48 (41)—Beautiful, blue-eyed Wise One. She is stronger in the One Power than Elayne. She sneers at Elayne a lot.
  58. Monaelle, p. 48 (41)—Short (shorter than Elayne) Wise One with red-streaked yellow hair. She is weaker in the One Power than almost all Aes Sedai. She is the mother of seven.
  59. Shyanda, p. 49 (43)—Fiery red-haired Wise One. She helps “suffer the pangs of birth” for Elayne and Aviendha.
  60. Toveine Gazal, p. 57 (51)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She spent fifteen years away from the Tower until Elaida summoned her back to active service. She was formerly a Sitter for the Red. Elaida 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 found. Unfortunately, she and Elaida drastically underestimated the number of men there would be, and Toveine is now Logain's “wife,” their equivalent to Warders (actually, Logain has two such wives now). See also Ablar, Logain; Gabrelle.
  61. Lord Logain Ablar, p. 57 (52)—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 chose to return to the Black Tower, and now leads a part of the Asha'man that seem to be discontent with Taim's leadership. When Aes Sedai came to the Black Tower to attempt to capture the Asha'man (not realizing their numbers), Logain bonded two sisters to him as “wives” using the “wife bond” that the Asha'man developed, Toveine Gazal of the Red Ajah and Gabrelle of the Brown Ajah. See also Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  62. Mistress Doweel, p. 57 (52)—Worker on the penance farm Toveine Gazal worked on before Elaida cancelled her penance.
  63. Akoure Vayet, p. 58 (53)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is stout, and was among those on the failed raiding party sent to capture the Asha'man, and was captured herself.
  64. Desandre, p. 58 (53–54)—Willowy Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She was among those on the failed raiding party sent to capture the Asha'man, and was captured herself.
  65. Jenare, p. 59 (54)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She was among those on the failed raiding party sent to capture the Asha'man, and was captured herself.
  66. Lemai, p. 59 (54)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She was among those on the failed raiding party sent to capture the Asha'man, and was captured herself.
  67. Carniele, p. 59 (54)—Aes Sedai of unknown (likely Yellow) Ajah. Logain made her Heal Toveine's wounds that the other fifty sisters gave her—they tried to beat her to death for getting them all captured.
  68. Gabrelle, p. 63 (60)—Logain's other “wife,” an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She has “sooty” green eyes. She is much more of a wife to Logain than Toveine is. See also Ablar, Logain; Gazal, Toveine.
  69. Evin Vinchova, p. 64 (60)—“Pretty lad” of a Dedicated who learns from Logain. He is among those suspicious of those who work closely with Mazrim Taim.
  70. Donalo Sandomere, p. 64 (60)—Dedicated with a creased farmer's face and a sharply trimmed, oiled beard. He works closely with Logain.
  71. Androl Genhald, p. 64 (60)—Square Dedicated from Tarabon with heavy eyebrows. He wears a gold signet ring. He works closely with Logain.
  72. Mezar Kurin, p. 64 (60)—Domani man with gray hair at his temples. He wears a red garnet in his ear. He is in training at the Black Tower.
  73. M'Hael, p. 67 (63)—Title used by Mazrim Taim as the head of the Black Tower. It means “Leader” in the Old Tongue. See also Taim, Mazrim.
  74. Atal Mishraile, p. 67 (64)—Student in the Black Tower. Rumor states that he gets private lessons from Taim. If these rumors are true, he is probably a Darkfriend as well.
  75. Welyn Kajima, p. 67 (64)—Dedicated in his middle years. Toveine thinks he smiles too much. He is the “husband” of Jenare. Before coming to the Black Tower, he was a clerk in Arafel.
  76. Charl Gedwyn, p. 68 (65)—One of Taim's close-following Asha'man. He was among those who tried to kill Rand. He is only a few years older than Rand is. See also Dashiva, Corlan; Kisman, Raefar; Rochaid, Manel; Torval, Peral.
  77. Peral Torval, p. 68 (65)—One of Taim's close-following Asha'man. He is close to his middle years, and has a sharp nose. He grew up in Tarabon. He was among those who tried to kill Rand. See also Dashiva, Corlan; Gedwyn, Charl; Kisman, Raefar; Rochaid, Manel.
  78. Manel Rochaid, p. 68 (65)—One of Taim's close following Asha'man. He was among those who tried to kill Rand. He is about a head shorter than Rand. He is from Murandy. See also Dashiva, Corlan; Gedwyn, Charl; Kisman, Raefar; Torval, Peral.
  79. Raefar Kisman, p. 68 (65)—One of Taim's close following Asha'man. He was among those who tried to kill Rand. See also Dashiva, Corlan; Gedwyn, Charl; Rochaid, Manel; Torval, Peral.
  80. Corlan Dashiva, p. 68 (65)—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. He was among the Asha'man who tried to kill Rand. Note: Dashiva's fluent speaking of the Old Tongue is an unusual trait. The only other non-Forsaken to speak the Old Tongue fluently are Mat and Birgitte. Based on this and other pieces of evidence, many have suggested that Dashiva is actually our friend Osan'gar, the reincarnation of Aginor. RAFO (read and find out).
  81. Damer Flinn, p. 68 (65)—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. He managed to partially Heal Rand's wound in his side, to separate it from the rest of his body so the evil does not seep into it anymore. Since he was placed on Taim's Traitors' List, he has been in hiding—he did not assist in the attack on Rand, but Rand thinks it better to be safe than to have him killed.
  82. Eben Hopwil, p. 68 (65)—One of the Asha'man. He is about sixteen years old, and skinny. He has a big nose and ears to match. Since he was placed on Taim's Traitors' List, he has been in hiding—he did not assist in the attack on Rand, but Rand thinks it better to be safe than to have him killed.
  83. Jahar Narishma, p. 68 (65)—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. Since being placed on the Traitor's List, he has been in hiding—he did not assist in the attack on Rand, but Rand thinks it better to be safe than have him killed.
  84. Canler, p. 68 (65)—One of the Dedicated. He grew up in Andor. He is sturdy, and has gray in his hair. He reports to Logain in the Black Tower.
  85. Ayako Norsoni, p. 71 (69)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah, the only White to accompany Toveine's expedition to the Black Tower.
  86. High King Artur Hawkwing, p. 73 (71)—Hero of Legend who conquered much of the known world about a thousand years ago. He was perhaps the most strongly ta'veren man besides Lews Therin Telamon and Rand al'Thor. His armies put down those of Guaire Amalasan, a false Dragon, and he even sent troops across the Aryth Ocean under his son, Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin, in hopes of conquering new lands there. All contact with these armies ended with Hawkwing's death, which set off the War of the Hundred Years. The descendants of the armies under Luthair have now returned to reclaim the lands of Hawkwing's empire in the Old World—they now call themselves the Seanchan. Artur Hawkwing's real name was Artur Paendrag Tanreall; his sign was a golden hawk in flight. See also Paendrag Mondwhin, Luthair.
  87. Elmindreda (Min) Farshaw, p. 73 (71)—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: three women are destined to fall in love with him, 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 who 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 its intentions. She has only had one viewing that ever failed, which concerned Moiraine; since Moiraine is believed dead, she hopes that her viewings might be wrong at least once in a while. Min is one of only two women that can rightfully call herself a lover to the Dragon Reborn. She is fond of reading books by the late Herid Fel, a philosopher who worked in Rand's school of thought and was killed by a gholam, presumably because he had stumbled upon information crucial to the defeat of the Shadow. See also al'Thor, Rand; Aviendha; Fel, Herid; Rana; Trakand, Elayne.
  88. Herid Fel, p. 73 (71)—Late philosopher who worked in Rand's school of thought at the Barthanes estate in Cairhien. He was torn limb from limb by a gholam, or possibly by Slayer, for unknown reasons, although it is likely that he had stumbled upon something quite damaging to the cause of the Shadow if they would 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.
  89. Lord Barthanes Damodred, p. 73 (71)—Late lord of Cairhien. He was a Darkfriend, and when his palace was captured and he was killed, Rand converted it into a school of thought.
  90. Alanna Mosvani, p. 73 (71)—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.
  91. Lews Therin Telamon, p. 73 (71)—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 often speaks inside Rand's head, offering advice or sobbing over lost women or ranting about killing men who can channel. It even tries to seize control of saidin sometimes, much to Rand's fear—Rand is certain that Lews Therin cannot take control of saidin away from him if he seizes it first, but he is almost as certain that if Lews Therin seizes it first, he will not be able to snatch it back. See also al'Thor, Rand; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  92. Lord Dobraine Taborwin, p. 74 (72)—Cairienin lord. He is the High Seat of House Taborwin, and commanded the troops Perrin led to Dumai's Wells. He is little taller than Min, and has dark eyes and gray hair. 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, and serves as his advisor in his presence.
  93. Amyrlin Seat, p. 74 (72)—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 the last five Amyrlins (before Elaida) were raised from the Blue Ajah. These two exceptions to the mean number of Amyrlins from one's Ajah have only added to the friction between the Blue and Red Ajahs over the years. The Amyrlin has a secretary of sorts, the Keeper of the Chronicles, who is traditionally chosen from the same Ajah that the Amyrlin was raised from. The office was held by Siuan Sanche, raised from the Blue Ajah, until she was deposed for her involvement with events surrounding the Dragon Reborn. Her successor was the leader of the coup, Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, raised from the Red Ajah. Siuan's deposition divided the Tower, and the faction opposing Elaida raised a new Amyrlin who could not be accused of choosing sides on the day Siuan was deposed: Egwene al'Vere, who was outside the Tower and not even a full sister from the time Siuan was deposed to the time Egwene was Raised. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Ospenya, Tamra; Sanche, Siuan.
  94. Idrien Tarsin, p. 75 (73)—Headmistress of the Academy, Rand's school of thought in Cairhien. She is stocky, and her hair is starting to turn gray.
  95. Ailil Riatin, p. 76 (74)—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…). She had pledged for Rand, but disappeared after the attack by Asha'man. The last Rand saw her, she was bound with the Power under a bed. See also Riatin, Toram.
  96. Shalon din Togara Morning Tide, p. 76 (75)—Windfinder of Clan Shodein. She was left under a bed, bound with the Power and shielded, by Rand, in the middle of the attack by the Asha'man. She has not been seen since. See also din Togara Two Winds, Harine.
  97. Cadsuane Melaidhrin, p. 76 (75)—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 the way it used to be. 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 perhaps for Egwene and Nynaeve. 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, especially not from her, but they will have to learn it. She is the oldest Aes Sedai alive.
  98. Arilyn Dhulaine, p. 76 (75)—One of the eyes-and-ears for the Gray Ajah. She is around the middle of Cairhien's nobility. She provided housing to several Aes Sedai in the city that did not want to stay in the Palace or with the Wise Ones. She also provided rooms for Cadsuane while she was in Cairhien.
  99. Lord Toram Riatin, p. 77 (75)—Cairhienin lord, son of King Galldrian. He is a Blademaster. He opposed Colavaere, and is in league with Caraline and Darlin against Rand.
  100. Lady Caraline Damodred, p. 77 (75)—Cairhienin noble who made claim to the Sun Throne in Cairhien; she is related to Laman, the last king from House Damodred. She is in league with High Lord Darlin of Tear and Toram Riatin of Cairhien in opposition to Rand. See also Riatin, Toram; Sisnera, Darlin.
  101. High Lord Darlin Sisnera, p. 77 (75)—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. Needless to say, he hates Rand with a passion.
  102. Harine din Togara Two Winds, p. 77 (76)—Wavemistress of Clan Shodein for ten years. She negotiated the treaty with Merana and Rafela under Nesta's authority. Her Windfinder is Shalon, her sister. Her face is unlined, but white streaks her straight, black hair. According to one of Min's viewings, Harine is destined to become the Mistress of Ships of the Atha'an Miere. See also Moad.
  103. Mervin Poel, p. 78 (77)—Inventor in the Academy who has invented a steam-powered wagon. It does not work very well yet, and has caused a few explosions, but it has promise.
  104. Kin Tovere, p. 79 (78)—Lens maker at the Academy—he now specializes in telescopes. He was the one who made the spyglasses for Rand to use at the battle for Cairhien.
  105. Maryl Harke, p. 79 (78)—Woman who makes gliders at the Academy.
  106. Jander Parentakis, p. 79 (78)—Man who makes paddleboats at the Academy.
  107. Ryn Anhara, p. 79 (78)—Man who “traps lightning” in big jars—most would say that he has invented the first capacitor.
  108. Niko Tokama, p. 79 (78)—Inventor at the Academy.
  109. Gregorin Panar de Lushenos, p. 80—Former member of the Council of Nine in Illian, now named Rand's steward in Illian.
  110. Ilyena Therin Moerelle, p. 80—Wife of Lews Therin Telamon during the Age of Legends and the War of the Shadow. She has light hair similar in color to Elayne and Aviendha. According to the memories of Lews Therin's that flash through Rand's head, Ilyena never flashed her temper at Lews Therin when she got angry at herself. Lews Therin often wails for her loss for hours on end; these rants are usually started by anything and everything having to do with women, love, hate, killing, friends, or enemies. See also Telamon, Lews Therin.

    Chapter 1: Leaving the Prophet

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  111. The Empress (of Seanchan), p. 88—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. See also Algwyn; Daughter of the Nine Moons; Meldarath, Suroth Sabelle; Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  112. The Prophet of the Dragon, p. 88 (89)—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 needs to do something about him, and sent Perrin to Ghealdan with a few of the Asha'man and some of the sworn Aes Sedai to bring him in line. See also Dagar, Masema.
  113. Perrin t'Bashere Aybara, p. 89—A young man from Emond's Field. He is ta'veren. When he and Egwene got separated from the rest of the group while fleeing the Trollocs on Winternight, Perrin met a man named Elyas Machera. Elyas, a former Warder who found he could talk to wolves, helped Perrin discover the same ability in himself. Perrin's eyes are now yellow, just like the wolves' eyes, and he can enter what he calls the Wolf Dream (known to most as Tel'aran'rhiod, the World of Dreams) with them. Perrin is a childhood friend of fellow ta'veren Rand al'Thor and Mat Cauthon. On the way to Tear, Perrin encountered a young woman by the name of Zarine Bashere, a Hunter for the Horn who took the name of Faile (which means “Falcon” in the Old Tongue) as a more appropriate name for a Hunter for the Horn. The two are now married. Perrin is a very large man—he was always a big person, which caused him to be very cautious since he found as a child that he could easily hurt other children if his temper got out of hand. His size helped 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. When he returned, he began to draw the eye of Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, the First of Mayene—Perrin wants nothing more than to be as far from her as possible, but Berelain will not take no for an answer, much to Faile's dismay and intense jealousy. Perrin was instrumental in freeing Rand from his entrapment at Dumai's Wells; the two had a fight afterwards (they had planned it as a way for Perrin to leave, although they most likely did not plan on it being as violent as it was), and Perrin went to Ghealdan to see if he could tame Masema. On the way, his wife was captured by Shaido, and now he must track her down. See also al'Thor, Rand; t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Bull, Young; Cauthon, Matrim; Machera, Elyas.
  114. Masema Dagar, p. 89—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.
  115. Faile ni Bashere t'Aybara, p. 90—A young woman from Saldaea with long dark hair and dark eyes. She is the daughter of Davram and Deira Bashere, and their oldest surviving offspring. Her two older brothers were killed, and when Davram sent her younger brother off to fight while keeping her at home, she ran away and swore the oath of a Hunter of the Horn in Illian. When she became a Hunter, she renounced her old name, Zarine, at first considering adopting the name “Mandarb”—she chose Faile when she found that 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 blacksmith, and does whatever she can to make sure he not so much as looks at another woman, even though he has no intention of doing so. She is a very jealous wife, especially toward people like Berelain who eye her husband all the time. She even cornered Min when they first came to Caemlyn and Perrin greeted her warmly to make sure Min had no intentions toward him. She left with Perrin to Ghealdan to find Masema, and while he was away her party was ambushed by the Shaido Aiel and she was taken gai'shain by them. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere; Bashere, Davram t'Ghaline.
  116. Fager Neald, p. 90—One of the Asha'man. He accompanies Perrin. He is fond of stroking his curled mustaches.
  117. Elyas Machera, p. 90 (91)—Lanky old man with graying hair to his waist. He 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 doesn't necessarily like the ability, but has gotten over the dislike of it as well. The wolves call him Long Tooth. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  118. Stayer, p. 90 (91)—One of Perrin's horses. He is a stallion.
  119. Lamgwin Dorn, p. 91 (92)—Breane's love interest, 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.
  120. Seonid Traighan, p. 92 (93)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She grew up in Cairhien. She was part of Salidar's embassy to Rand. She now travels with Perrin and company. She has two Warders.
  121. Masuri Sokawa, p. 92 (93)—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 travels with Perrin and company. She is taller than Seonid by a hand.
  122. Edarra, p. 92 (93)—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.
  123. Carelle, p. 92 (93)—Pretty Wise One with fiery red hair and piercing eyes.
  124. Jur Grady, p. 93 (94)—Stocky, dark-eyed man, about seven years older than Perrin. Now one of the Asha'man. He accompanied Rand after the episode at Dumai's Wells, and later left with Perrin to seek out Masema. He looks like a farmer.
  125. Aram, p. 93 (94)—Former Tuatha'an who gave up the Way of the Leaf to learn the sword when the Trollocs killed his mother. He learned from Tam al'Thor, Rand's father and a Blademaster, and picked it up extremely fast. He now serves as Perrin's personal bodyguard.
  126. Sebban Balwer, p. 94 (96)—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.
  127. Ailron, p. 95 (97)—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 had almost no real power at all. During the invasion, he took his army to engage the invaders near Jeramel; they were slaughtered, and Ailron himself was captured. See also Niall, Pedron; Valda, Eamon.
  128. Eamon Valda, p. 96 (98)—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 didn't twitch”—this was a mistake, as Balwer was Niall's true Master of Spies—he knows more about spying than anyone else in the world. Valda offered assistance to Morgase, as Niall had promised, but before doing so he required a “service” of her—to share his bed. Morgase escaped during the Seanchan attack, but it is not known whether Valda was so fortunate. See also Balwer, Sebban; Niall, Pedron.
  129. Loial, p. 97 (99)—Son of Arent son of Halan, an Ogier from Stedding Shangtai. He left the stedding at around age 90 to see the world; by Ogier standards, he is not yet old enough to leave the stedding without permission from the Council of Elders. He is fond of books and history, and is an excellent Treesinger. He is writing a book about his travels with the three ta'veren he meets, Rand al'Thor, Mat Cauthon, and Perrin Aybara. Loial is constantly afraid that his mother will find him and try to marry him off and settle him down; however, he does like his mother's choice of wives for him, Erith. He, like most of the Ogier, is sad that most humans do not remember the Ogier, and is horrified that some even think he is a Trolloc on first seeing him.

    Chapter 2: Taken

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  130. Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, p. 98 (101)—The First of Mayene, their equivalent of a king or 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 has black hair. She is a very capable ruler, willing to do almost anything to preserve the welfare and independence of her people.
  131. Alliandre Maritha Kigarin, p. 98 (101)—Blessed of the Light, Queen of Ghealdan, Defender of Garen's Wall. She is the fourth person to sit on the throne of Ghealdan in the past seven months. She wears jewelry to her meetings with Masema for the sole purpose of giving it to him such that he will not ask for anything more; she also sent a letter to Rand offering him her friendship and asking for his help. See also Dagar, Masema.
  132. Lord Bertain Gallenne, p. 99 (101)—Commander of Berelain's Winged Guards, and her personal bodyguard of sorts. He is missing one eye.
  133. Annoura Larisen, p. 99 (101)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah with a broad face, wide mouth, and a beak of a nose. She keeps her long dark hair in braids. She grew up in Tarabon. She serves as advisor to Berelain sur Paendrag, the First of Mayene. See also sur Paendrag Paeron, Berelain.
  134. Gerard Arganda, p. 99 (101)—Short-statured First Captain of Queen Alliandre's guards.
  135. Three Toes, p. 102 (105)—Leader of a wolfpack.
  136. Cold Water, p. 102 (105)—Leader of a wolfpack.
  137. Twilight, p. 102 (105)—Leader of a wolfpack.
  138. Springhorn, p. 102 (105)—Leader of a wolfpack.
  139. Young Bull, p. 102 (105)—Name the wolves use for Perrin. It is actually an image, one of the simpler ones in fact, much more complex than simply “Young Bull.” See Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.
  140. Gaul, p. 105 (108)—Aiel of the Imran sept of the Shaarad Aiel. He is Shae'en M'taal, a Stone Dog. Perrin rescued him from his entrapment in Remen, and Gaul now walks at Perrin's side during battle and elsewhere. Gaul wants to marry Chiad, but though she agrees to become his lover, she will not give up the spear for him. See also Chiad.
  141. Dannil Lewin, p. 105 (108)—Young man from Emond's Field, now leader of Perrin's soldiers from the Two Rivers. A bean-pole of a man with a thick mustache.
  142. Jondyn Barran, p. 105 (109)—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 is also a good woodsman. He always says what he thinks, regardless of who hears. He is now traveling with Perrin.
  143. Hu Marwin, p. 105 (109)—Young man from Emond's Field. He is an excellent woodsman, and now travels with Perrin under Dannil's leadership.
  144. Getly (Get) Ayliah, p. 105 (109)—Young man from the Two Rivers. He is a good tracker, and now travels with Perrin.
  145. Sulin, p. 106 (109)—Goshien Maiden of the Spear with white hair. She led Rand's honor guard until she accidentally spoke to gai'shain as if they were still Maidens of the Spear. To attempt to equal their shame, she became a servant in the palace, dressed in the same clothing they wore and attempted to behave in their manner. She ended her tenure as a servant when she learned that Rand had been captured, and led the rescue party of Maidens to Dumai's Wells. She then went with Perrin to find Masema, and led the team of Maidens to search for Faile when she was captured.
  146. Chiad, p. 106 (110)—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. She and Bain were captured along with Faile by the Shaido and made gai'shain. See also Bain; Gaul.
  147. Bain, p. 106 (110)—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. She and Chiad were both captured by the Shaido along with the rest of Faile's company, and made gai'shain. See also Chiad.
  148. Nevarin, p. 108 (112)—Wise One with green eyes. She is thin, and has long, yellow hair. She went with Perrin to seek out Masema.
  149. Car'a'carn, p. 108 (113)—According to the Prophecy of Rhuidean, the man destined to unite the clans of the Aiel. The term means “Chief of Chiefs” in the Old Tongue. See also al'Thor, Rand.
  150. Basel Gill, p. 110 (114)—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. He now serves as Perrin's housekeeper.
  151. Maighdin Dorlain, p. 110 (115)—Young woman that Perrin encountered who was fleeing Amadicia. She did not reveal her true identity, Morgase Trakand of Andor—she uses her mother's name as a disguise. She became one of Faile's servants, much to her own dismay (being used to commanding the servants, not being one), and was eventually captured by the Shaido and made gai'shain. See also Trakand, Morgase.
  152. Martyn Tallanvor, p. 111 (116)—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.

    Chapter 3: Customs

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  153. Rolan, p. 113 (119)—Aiel warrior with blue eyes. He captured Faile, cut her clothes off, and carried her to their next camp.
  154. Lacile Aldorwin, p. 115 (121)—Tiny woman, taken captive by the Shaido along with Faile.
  155. Arrela Shiego, p. 115 (121)—Tall woman, taken captive by the Shaido along with Faile. She is from Tear.
  156. Efalin, p. 122 (130)—Short, gray-haired Maiden of the Spear. She leads all Shaido Maidens.

    Chapter 4: Offers

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  157. Sevanna, p. 126 (133)—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 Ghealdan, where they were sent from Kinslayer's Dagger by Sammael. She constantly wants more gai'shain—her goal is to indenture the entire world.
  158. Therava, p. 126 (133–134)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She is stronger in the One Power than any Aes Sedai in the White Tower. She was the one who captured Galina Casban after the battle at Dumai's Wells. She has very good eyes.
  159. Someryn, p. 126 (134)—Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She is as tall as most non-Aiel men, and is fond of revealing dresses and jewelry. She is stronger in the One Power than any woman in the White Tower.
  160. Galina Casban, p. 127 (135)—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 Amyrlin's as a Black sister—one (Siuan Sanche) was deposed and stilled, and the other (Tamra Ospenya) was made to appear that she had died in her sleep. She led the circle that stilled Siuan. See also Lina.
  161. Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy, p. 128 (240)—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. In the paperback edition, Roedran's name is replaced by Ailron's name at this point in the book, so it would appear that this is a misprint.
  162. Lina, p. 128 (136)—Nickname Therava uses for Galina. See Casban, Galina.
  163. Couladin, p. 129 (136)—Self-appointed chief of the Shaido Aiel after the death of its last true chief, Suladric. He never went to Rhuidean, but declared himself the Car'a'carn after Asmodean placed two dragons on his arms in a copy of those on Rand's arms. When the rest of the Aiel chiefs declared for Rand, Couladin took the Shaido west across the Spine of the World to ravage Cairhien. Although almost every other clan despises the Shaido, all agree that even they deserved a real chief—they never got one. Couladin died outside Cairhien while fighting Mat Cauthon—Mat killed him, but later remarked that Couladin had to have been born with a spear in his hands to be that good. After his death, the remnants of his clan fled to Kinslayer's Dagger under the command of his widow, Sevanna. His head was placed on a pike while Mat's troops danced around it and the rest of the Aiel spit on it. See also Sevanna.

    Chapter 5: Flags

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  164. Hopper, p. 143 (154)—One of the wolves. Hopper died in a Trolloc attack in real life, but he lives on in the World of Dreams, Tel'aran'rhiod.
  165. Rosene, p. 147 (158)—One of Berelain's servants.
  166. Nana, p. 147 (158)—One of Berelain's servants.
  167. Santes, p. 151 (164)—One of Berelain's thief-catchers.
  168. Gendar, p. 152 (164)—One of Berelain's thief-catchers.

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  169. Lem al'Dai, p. 154 (167)—Horse-faced man from the Two Rivers. He has a gap in his front teeth from a fistfight with a wool merchant's guard long ago. He seems to like getting into fistfights.
  170. Kenly Maerin, p. 155 (169)—Young man from the Two Rivers with a scraggly beard.
  171. Stepper, p. 155 (169)—One of Perrin's horses.
  172. Breane Taborwin, p. 158 (172)—Woman from Cairhien who is Lamgwin's love interest. She is now one of Faile's personal maids along with “Maighdin.” See also Dorn, Lamgwin.
  173. Selande Darengil, p. 159 (173)—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.
  174. Medore Damara, p. 160 (174)—One of Faile's new servants, a Tairen woman who tries to imitate the Aiel Maidens of the Spear, only using swords instead of spears. She is tall and has bright blue eyes. Her father is High Lord Astoril. She is a member of the Cha Faile (Falcon's Talon) sept of the Aiel imitators.
  175. Redwing, p. 160 (174)—Medore's favorite horse.
  176. High Lord Astoril Damara, p. 160 (174)—High Lord of Tear who retired to his country estates years ago. He is Medore's father. See also Damara, Medore.
  177. Carlon, p. 161 (176)—Long-nosed Tairen with a narrow chin. She is under the command of Selande.
  178. Furen Alharra, p. 163 (179)—One of Seonid's Warders; from Tear. He has graying, curly, black hair and dark skin. See also Traighan, Seonid.
  179. Teryl Wynter, p. 164 (179)—One of Seonid's Warders. He has dark reddish hair, a curled mustache, and very blue eyes.
  180. Rovair Kirklin, p. 164 (179)—Masuri's Warder. See also Sokawa, Masuri.
  181. Briain, p. 165 (180)—Round-faced young Maiden of the Spear.
  182. Elienda, p. 165 (180)—Tall Maiden of the Spear with wide shoulders.
  183. Haral Luhhan, p. 168 (184)—Blacksmith of Emond's Field. Perrin was his apprentice before he left home. He is a very large man, which works well for work at the forge. His wife, Alsbet, is almost as large as he is, and nearly as strong. He approves of the new arrivals in Emond's Field, and has even ventured into business partnerships with some of the newcomers. See also Aybara, Perrin t'Bashere.

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  184. Daughter-Heir (of Andor), p. 172 (189)—By Andoran tradition, the first-born daughter of the Queen is her heir to the throne. The Daughter-Heir is traditionally sent to Tar Valon to receive training from the Aes Sedai, although until the current Daughter-Heir, Elayne, most have been too weak to get beyond novice training. See also Trakand, Elayne.
  185. Ned Yarman, p. 174 (191)—Warder bonded to Sareitha. He is a tall, broad-shouldered young man with blond hair to his shoulders and bright blue eyes. He and Sareitha have been bonded less than one year.
  186. Caseille Raskovni, p. 174 (191)—Under-lieutenant in the Queen's Guards of Andor. She is a lean, hard woman from Arafel. She spent twenty years as a merchant's guard. Birgitte thinks she will be a bannerman at heart.
  187. Deni Colford, p. 174 (192)—Graying, placid-faced Andoran woman, a member of the Queen's Guards under Elayne. She does not know how to use a sword.
  188. Fireheart, p. 174 (192)—Elayne's black gelding.
  189. Ronde Macura, p. 175 (193)—Dark-haired seamstress from Mardecin. She was one of the eyes-and-ears for the Yellow Ajah. Nynaeve once spotted the Yellow Ajah's signal outside her shop, and when she and Elayne went inside, Ronde drugged them with forkroot tea. She was going to send them off to Tar Valon as per the orders she was given until Thom and Juilin rescued the two women. Her failure to bring them back met with severe punishment; Elaida uses her as a threat to people she has out searching for things. She is now in service of the Seanchan.
  190. Halwin Norry, p. 176 (194)—First Clerk in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn. He is tall and lean and has a long nose, as well as a fringe of white hair around his bald head.
  191. Tzigan Sokorin, p. 177 (195)—Ghealdanin member of the Queen's Guards of Andor. She claims to be the daughter of a minor noble.
  192. Queen Ishara Maravaile, p. 178 (197)—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.
  193. Venr Kosaan, p. 184 (203)—One of Careane's Warders. He has dark skin, gray in his curly hear, and a beard. He is blade-thin. See also Fransi, Careane.

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  194. Solain Morgeillin, p. 191 (213)—One of the Kin. She has charge of a woman on an a'dam in the Palace in Caemlyn, along with Keraille.
  195. Keraille Surtovni, p. 191 (213)—One of the Kin. She has charge of a woman on an a'dam in the Palace in Caemlyn, along with Solain.
  196. Kirstian Chalwin, p. 193 (215)—One of the Kin. She has black eyes, and is quite pretty. 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 held a small weaver's shop in Ebou Dar until the city was overrun by the Seanchan. She looks about 70, but she actually ran away from the White Tower about three hundred years ago.
  197. Zarya Alkaese, p. 193 (215)—Real name of Garenia, the name she used as a novice before Vandene and Adeleas left on their retreat to Tifan's Well. She has a strong nose and a wide mouth. She is actually over ninety, but she looks like she is not yet into middle age. See also Rosoinde, Garenia.
  198. Garenia Rosoinde, p. 194 (216)—Name used by Zarya Alkaese to disguise her identity as a runaway novice. Born in Saldaea, she came to Ebou Dar years ago, and returned from a trip fairly recently. She has considerable strength in the One Power; she could match Lelaine or Romanda. Vandene recognized her for who she really was. See also Alkaese, Zarya.
  199. Ispan Shefar, p. 194 (217)—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.
  200. al'Lan Mandragoran, p. 195 (217)—The uncrowned king of Malkier, and formerly Warder to Moiraine. He is quite tall, and does not get very emotional—in fact, he has emotional walls all around him that he has been building for years. His country, Malkier, was overrun by Trollocs shortly after he was born, and is now corrupted by the Great Blight. Lan, the last of his people, then proceeded to fight a one-man war against the Shadow by killing Shadowspawn in the Blight. He fought Aiel during the Aiel War, and achieved Blademaster status. He was eventually bonded by Moiraine, which ended his lonely fight (or at least changed its style). When Lan and Moiraine brought Rand, Mat, Perrin, Egwene, and Nynaeve out of their home in the Two Rivers, he found that there was something which could throw his guard down, but he was the last to notice it: affection for Nynaeve. As Moiraine put it, Nynaeve was able to plant vines in Lan's emotional walls and break them down without him even knowing they were there. The two of them are now married. Upon Moiraine's death, Lan's bond was immediately transferred to Myrelle until Nynaeve is ready to have his bond transferred to her. Myrelle tried to keep Lan's status secret, but she was given away when she tried to buy one of Lan's favorite foods, coin peppers, too far south (they are very popular in Shienar, and were in Malkier before it fell to the Blight, but do not grow well in southern climates). Upon learning of where Lan was, Egwene sent him to Ebou Dar to serve as a Warder for Nynaeve. He now travels with his wife and the group of Aes Sedai she leads. According to the Wise Ones, Aan'allein (as the Aiel call him) will die the day he learns that Nynaeve is dead. He is one of the best, if not the best, warriors in the World. See also Aan'allein; Berengari, Myrelle; Damodred, Moiraine; ti al'Meara Mandragoran, Nynaeve.
  201. Adeleas Namelle, p. 196 (218)—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. Mat cannot tell Adeleas and Vandene apart, even though they are not twins. Adeleas was killed, along with Ispan, the Black Sister she was guarding at the time, by an unknown assassin. See also Namelle, Vandene.
  202. Alise Tenjile, p. 197 (220)—Operator of the Kin's farm. She grew up in Tarabon. She is quite formidable; everyone makes way for her. She seems in her middle years.
  203. Sumeko Karistovan, p. 197 (220)—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. Unfortunately, Sumeko's abilities in Healing have caused her to occasionally rise above herself—one of her gravest errors was to call Nynaeve “girl.”
  204. Mistress of Novices, p. 199 (223)—The Aes Sedai who is in charge of training novices in the White Tower. The post was held by Sheriam Bayanar of the Blue Ajah until a coup that deposed Siuan Sanche chased her out of the Tower. The post is now held by Silviana Brehon in Tar Valon and Tiana Noselle among the Aes Sedai who fled to Salidar. See also Bagand, Sereille.
  205. Sereille Bagand, p. 199 (223)—Late Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She was Mistress of Novices when Adeleas and Vandene were novices, and was later raised to the Amyrlin Seat. She was a legend for her harshness. See also Amyrlin Seat; Mistress of Novices.
  206. Marli Noichin, p. 203 (227)—Seanchan sul'dam captured by the Asha'man, now in Caemlyn.
  207. Marille, p. 205 (229)—Seanchan damane captured by the Asha'man, now in Caemlyn. She, like many other damane, is convinced that she needs to be collared, to protect others.
  208. Jillari, p. 205 (229)—Seanchan damane captured by the Asha'man, now in Caemlyn. She, like many other damane, is convinced that she needs to be collared, to protect others.
  209. Alivia, p. 205 (229)—Seanchan damane captured by Asha'man. She was afraid of freedom because she feared being captured again. She has been collared since she was thirteen or fourteen, and has been damane for over four hundred years. She is considerably stronger in the One Power than Nynaeve, and a little bit taller. She has fine lines at the corners of her blue eyes and white streaks in her blonde hair.
  210. Kara Defane, p. 206 (231)—Seanchan damane captured on Toman Head. She was a Wise Woman there before her capture, and an influential one. She does not think they should hurt any of the sul'dam.
  211. Lemore, p. 206 (231)—Nineteen year-old damane. She had the misfortune of having the spark of saidar manifest itself on the day Tanchico fell to the Seanchan. She also answers to her damane name, Larie. See also Larie.
  212. Larie, p. 206 (231)—Name given to Lemore when she was collared. She lets her sul'dam pet her. See also Lemore.
  213. Mistress of the Hounds, p. 207 (232)—Name Reanne Corly uses to refer to the sul'dam; she uses it thus: “No, it will take time to convince the Mistress of the Hounds that she is really a hound herself.”

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  214. Essande Dawlish, p. 209 (233)—Slender, dignified, white-haired pensioner that is now one of Elayne's maids.
  215. Taringail Damodred, p. 217 (242)—A Prince of Cairhien and First Prince of the Sword of Andor until his death. His first wife, Tigraine, the then Daughter-Heir of Andor, bore him a son, Galad, before she vanished, causing the War of Succession. After the war was over, he married Morgase Trakand, the new Queen. Taringail and Morgase had two children, Gawyn and Elayne. He died when Elayne was barely old enough to remember him, which was probably fortunate for Morgase; unbeknownst to her, he had planned to engineer her death and make himself the first King of Andor in a millenium. See also Trakand, Elayne; Trakand, Gawyn; Trakand, Morgase.
  216. Tormon, p. 218 (244)—Solid, reliable man from Illian who informed Dyelin of the armies in the Braem Wood poised to march on Andor.

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  217. Doilin Mellar, p. 226 (254)—Guard who slew Elayne's assassins. He cut the first's head off, threw his sword at the second and speared him with it, and took the poisoned dagger from the third and killed him with it. He is wiry, has a sharp face, and is coldhearted, though he smiles a lot. He is fond of teasing women. He claims to have been a merchant's guard, then a mercenary, then a Hunter for the Horn. He is now a lieutenant in the Queen's Guards. He is from Andor, from near Baerlon. He claims to have fought on Morgase's side during the Succession.
  218. Mistress Priss, p. 229 (257)—Apparently a very prissy person. Used of people like Elayne.
  219. Aan'allein, p. 230 (257)—Aiel name for Lan. It means “One Man,” “The Man Alone,” or “Man Who is an Entire People” in the Old Tongue. Lan's story is well-known and well-respected among the Aiel.
  220. Faolain Orande, p. 237 (266)—Dark, curly-haired Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She had an extreme dislike for Wilders, and did not treat Siuan and Leane very well when they were stilled, either. She spent eight years as a novice, and five among the Accepted. She was among the four raised to full sisterhood by Egwene. She is still treated as an Accepted by most of the sisters. See also Dabei, Theodrin.
  221. Theodrin Dabei, p. 237 (266)—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. The rest of the sisters still treat her like an Accepted.
  222. Sharina Melloy, p. 237 (266)—Grandmother recruited as a novice along the way from Salidar to Tar Valon. She has more potential than Nynaeve. There is a distinct possibility that this Sharina is the same one as the Aes Sedai advisor to Nynaeve and Lan from Nynaeve's test for being raised to Accepted.
  223. Aloisia Nemosni, p. 238 (268)—Old merchant in Tear. She can channel, and is over six hundred years old.
  224. Halima Saranov, p. 240 (269)—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.
  225. Asne Zeramene, p. 242 (272)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Green. She has high cheekbones and tilted eyes; she grew up in Saldaea. She has four Warders, one of which is a Darkfriend. The others do not know about her loyalties, but they adore her so much it would probably take them some time to disobey her anyway.
  226. Chesmal Emry, p. 242 (272)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Yellow. She is tall and handsome with dark hair and eyes. She was one of the most Talented Healers in years; she now uses her Talent for torture. She once put Tamra Ospenya to the Question, and convinced the Red Ajah to murder Sierin Vayu before she could order Chesmal's own arrest.
  227. Moghedien, p. 242 (272)—One of the Forsaken. Her name means “Spider” in the Old Tongue. She always works from safety, attacks from safety, and will run unless she can do so. She developed a command of Tel'aran'rhiod that surpassed even Lanfear's mastery—in the real world, Lanfear was more powerful, but even she could not top Moghedien in the World of Dreams. After being released from the Bore, Moghedien eventually found herself in Tanchico, in the Palace of the Panarch of Tarabon. While there, she chanced upon Nynaeve al'Meara, who was trying to save the Panarch at the time and take the seal on the Dark One's prison from its hold in the Palace. She and Nynaeve fought in a duel to the last, and Nynaeve managed to better Moghedien, much to the surprise of both of them. She managed to escape Nynaeve's tied off shield, and on their next encounter, this one in Tel'aran'rhiod, she ripped Birgitte's soul out of the World of Dreams after Birgitte almost killed her. On her third encounter with Nynaeve, Nynaeve managed to trap Moghedien with an a'dam. Moghedien remained bound by that a'dam in Salidar, disguised as Marigan, but was released by Halima. Halima was actually one of the Forsaken, and she took Moghedien to Shayol Ghul to be bound by a coursouvra, a Mind Trap, controlled by Moridin. Typical of her ways, she has been keeping a low profile. See also Moridin.
  228. Tamra Ospenya, p. 242 (272)—Amyrlin Seat during the Aiel War, about twenty years ago. She was raised from the Blue Ajah, and succeeded by Sierin Vayu. She was put to the Question by Jarna Malari, then the head of the Black Ajah, with assistance from Chesmal Emry, who made it appear that she died in her sleep. Her Keeper of the Chronicles was Gitara Moroso; she was one of only three people present at Gitara's Foretelling of the Rebirth of the Dragon. This may be the information that Jarna was trying to extract from her; it may also be the reason Ishamael killed Jarna for killing Tamra. See also Amyrlin Seat.
  229. Sierin Vayu, p. 242 (272)—Amrylin Seat years ago, two Amyrlins before Siuan Sanche. She was raised from the Gray Ajah, but according to Moiraine she had more than a touch of Red in her. She only reigned for about two years, then died abruptly; Alviarin wonders whether Elaida had a hand in her death; the Black Ajah did not. In fact, Chesmal Emry convinced the Red Ajah to kill her before she could arrest her. See also Amyrlin Seat.
  230. Eldrith Jhondar, p. 242 (273)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Brown. She often looks distracted, as many Browns do. She was put in charge of the group that left with Liandrin after Moghedien left them.
  231. Kennit, p. 243 (274)—Warder bonded to Eldrith Jhondar. She masks his bond so he cannot track her, but she let it slip enough that he found her in Samara—she is working to ensure that this does not happen again. He is convinced that she is a murderer, suspects that she's Black Ajah, and is determined to kill her no matter the cost to himself. See also Jhondar, Eldrith.
  232. Temaile Kinderode, p. 244 (275)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Gray. A fragile woman from Cairhien with very big, blue eyes and a face like a fox. She always spread pain evenly in her mediating.
  233. Liandrin, p. 244 (275)—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. She has since been shielded by Moghedien for attempting to Compel her and given to a very enthusiastic Temaile to torture.
  234. Powl, p. 246 (277)—One of Asne Zeramene's four Warders. He is the only one among them who is a Darkfriend, though the others would believe anything she told them and thus might be considered unwitting Darkfriends.
  235. Lady Shiaine Avarhin, p. 246 (277)—Darkfriend who previously worked for Jaichim Carridin and now commands her own circle of Darkfriends. She tried to kill Mat when she found him and Rand in a shed on their way from Emond's Field to Fal Dara. She gives orders to Daved Hanlon.
  236. Mili Skane, p. 246 (277)—Saddler's daughter and Darkfriend now referred to as the Lady Shiaine Avarhin.
  237. Lord Willim Avarhin, p. 246 (277)—Minor lord of Andor who was impoverished so that Shiaine could take his estate.
  238. Falion Bhoda, p. 246 (278)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the White. She fled the Tower as a novice to Ebou Dar before being discovered and brought back. She is now in service to Shiaine, as a maid.
  239. Marillin Gemalphin, p. 247 (278)—Aes Sedai of the Black Ajah, formerly of the Brown. She is fond of cats, and is rarely seen without one. She is skinny, has a narrow face, and a wide nose.
  240. Moridin, p. 247 (278)—Name given to the reincarnation of Ishamael. 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). Moridin is careful not to attempt to force the Pattern to behave how he wants it to—he knows that with someone as strongly ta'veren as Rand, that is all but impossible, not to mention foolish. Instead, he attempts to keep everything in chaos (as per the Dark One's command, “Let the Lord of Chaos Rule”), hoping that subtle manipulations will further his goals. He has been declared Nae'blis, the one to be second only to the Great Lord of the Dark after the Last Battle, and given control of the cour'souvra controlling the minds of Cyndane and Moghedien. He has also been granted the exclusive privilege of using the True Power—the other Forsaken are no longer able to touch it even should they want to. See also Ishamael; Nae'blis.
  241. Murellin, p. 248 (280)—Strongarm for Lady Shiaine.
  242. Daved Hanlon, p. 248 (280)—Real name of Doilin Mellar, the man who “saved” Elayne from the three assassins. In gratitude, she named him Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard. He is a Darkfriend, and works for Shiaine. See also Mellar, Doilin.

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  243. Nuli, p. 254 (286)—Name Rand uses while masquerading as a bum in the Palace with Min.
  244. Talaan din Gelyn, p. 257 (289)—Boyishly slim Sea Folk Windfinder apprentice. She is almost as strong in the One Power as Nynaeve. She is Caire's daughter. She is only nineteen. She feels a lot of pressure to be prominent among the Windfinders—her grandmother is Windfinder to the Wavemistress of Clan Rossaine, her great-grandmother is Windfinder to Clan Dacan, and her great-great-aunt is Windfinder to Clan Takana, all in addition to her mother and aunt.
  245. Senine din Ryal, p. 258 (291)—Sea Folk Windfinder of a soarer, one of the smallest of vessels in use by the Atha'an Miere. She was a Windfinder to the Mistress of the Ships before Nesta succeeded her. She was then forced to start over from the bottom.
  246. Shielyn din Sabura Night Waters, p. 259 (292)—Windfinder to Zaida, Wavemistress of Clan Catelar. She is slender and cooly reserved. She is almost as tall as Aviendha.
  247. Rainyn, p. 259 (292)—Apple-cheeked Sea Folk Windfinder. She serves on a soarer.
  248. Kurin, p. 259 (292)—Stone-faced, flat-eyed Sea Folk Windfinder. She has a stony, black stare.
  249. Caire din Gelyn Running Wave, p. 259 (292)—Windfinder to a Clan Wavemistress. She is Tebreille's sister and Talaan's mother. She and her sister do not get along well—they compete too much.
  250. Tebreille din Gelyn South Wind, p. 259 (292)—Windfinder to a Clan Wavemistress. She is Caire's sister and Talaan's aunt. She and her sister do not get along well—they compete too much.
  251. Chilares Arman, p. 266 (302)—Doe-eyed Kinswoman from Murandy. She sells rugs. She sat on the Knitting Circle before the Kin were disrupted by the Seanchan invasion.
  252. Famelle Juarde, p. 266 (302)—One of the Kin. She is slender and has big brown eyes and pale, honey-colored hair. She is one of the few that sat on the Knitting Circle that does not have white hair. She works as a goldsmith.
  253. Ehvon, p. 269 (304)—Windfinder on Talaan's ship. See also din Gelyn, Talaan.
  254. Mistress Thane, p. 272 (307)—Wife of Jon Thane, miller of Emond's Field.
  255. Cenn Buie, p. 272 (308)—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, especially the Women's Circle. Rand used his name as a flag so Nynaeve would agree to speak to him despite his disguise as a beggar.

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  256. Alviarin Freidhen, p. 283 (320)—Aes Sedai of the White Ajah, but secretly the head of the Black Ajah. She was chosen to head the Black Ajah after the previous leader was killed by Ishamael after she managed to kill off the Amyrlin Seat without Ishamael's approval. Typical of most Whites, she has a very cool, collected personality. She serves as Keeper of the Chronicles under Elaida, despite being of a different Ajah than Elaida was raised from. Elaida was all but forced to choose Alviarin in order to gain the support of the White Ajah when bringing charges against Siuan; unknown to Elaida, this also brought her the support of the Black Ajah. Without Alviarin as Keeper, the White Ajah would most likely have been divided over whether to depose Siuan, and only the Red would be behind Elaida, which would most likely have led to the stilling of Elaida and possibly even the dismantling of the Red Ajah. It still may, since Elaida is rapidly losing her power to Alviarin—and if Alviarin's loyalties are ever revealed, nothing will save either of them. Alviarin has been shown how to Travel by Mesaana. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny.
  257. Verin Mathwin, p. 287 (325)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah who accompanied Egwene, Elayne, and Nynaeve back from Falme to Tar Valon. Her Warder is named Tomas. She is more interested in current events than the average Brown; most of them could not care less what happened now, only what happened years ago. She gave Egwene the twisted stone ring ter'angreal to assist her in Dreaming, and also once told Morgase that there was really no need to keep her in the Tower until she learned to control her ability when she was a novice, since she would 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. See also Tomas.

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  258. Derah din Selaan Rising Wave, p. 302 (342)—Sailmistress to Harine.
  259. Daigian Moseneillin, p. 302 (342)—Plump, pale Aes Sedai of the White Ajah with long, black hair. She is the youngest daughter of a lesser House in Cairhien. Many sisters consider her little better than a wilder. She is now sworn to Rand, and has bonded Eben Hopwil as a Warder. She is very posessive of him.
  260. Rafela Cindal, p. 302 (342)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah with a round face. She grew up in Tear. She is now sworn to Rand. She negotiated the treaty with the Sea Folk along with Merana. Min says that Rand should be able to trust her.
  261. Merana Ambrey, p. 302 (342)—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. Min says that Rand should be able to trust her.
  262. Nesune Bihara, p. 302 (343)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is one of the Aes Sedai now sworn Rand; she assisted in his kidnapping. She always listens to all sides before drawing any conclusions, and she remembers everything. She is slender, has black eyes, and grew up in Kandor. Min had a viewing of her: she will found a library. She is now one of Cadsuane's companions.
  263. Sarene Nemdahl, p. 302 (343)—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.
  264. Erian Boroleos, p. 302 (343)—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. She is now one of Cadsuane's companions.
  265. Beldeine Nyram, p. 302 (343)—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 a Warder.
  266. Elza Penfell, p. 302 (343)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is one of the Aes Sedai now sworn Rand; she assisted in his kidnapping. She is now one of Cadsuane's companions. She is secretly of the Black Ajah, but almost no one knows this.
  267. Kiruna Nachiman, p. 303 (343)—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. Min says that Rand should be able to trust her.
  268. Sorilea, p. 304 (344)—Wise One of Shende Hold, of the Jarra sept of the Chareen Aiel. She has thin, white hair; tight, leathery skin; and green eyes. She can channel, but weakly. She is about a head taller than Egwene. She is the strongest-willed of the Wise Ones—even other Wise Ones scurry to do her bidding, and no one gives her orders.
  269. Coiren Saeldain, p. 304 (345)—Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is plump and pompous, and led the embassy Elaida sent to Rand in Cairhien. She was captured and shielded during the battle at Dumai's Wells. She was designated to take over that group if something happened to both Galina and Katerine.
  270. Coramoor, p. 304 (345)—According to the Sea Folk's Jendai Prophecy, the man who is destined to bring them out of their long wandering in the sea. He is the same man who is the fulfillment of just about every other prophecy known as well, Rand al'Thor. See also al'Thor, Rand; Car'a'carn; Dragon Reborn.
  271. Chisaine Nurbaya, p. 306 (347)—Aes Sedai captured at Dumai's Wells. She asked to swear fealty to Rand.
  272. Janine Pavlara, p. 306 (347)—Aes Sedai captured at Dumai's Wells. She asked to swear fealty to Rand.
  273. Innina Darenhold, p. 306 (347)—Aes Sedai captured at Dumai's Wells. She asked to swear fealty to Rand.
  274. Vayelle Kamsa, p. 306 (347)—Aes Sedai captured at Dumai's Wells. She asked to swear fealty to Rand.
  275. Bera Harkin, p. 308 (349)—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. Min says that Rand should be able to trust her.
  276. Corele Hovian, p. 309 (351)—Boyishly slim yet pretty Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She has thick black eyebrows and raven-black hair. She always dresses as if she is going to a country dance. She is now one of Cadsuane's companions.
  277. Irgain Fatamed, p. 310 (352)—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. She has since been Healed by Damer Flinn.
  278. Ronaille Vevanios, p. 310 (352)—Aes Sedai of unknown Ajah. She was stilled by Rand during the battle at Dumai's Wells. She has since been Healed by Damer Flinn.
  279. Sashalle Anderly, p. 310 (352)—Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She was stilled by Rand during the battle at Dumai's Wells. She has since been Healed by Damer Flinn.
  280. Siuan Sanche, p. 311 (353)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. Born in Tear to a fisherman, she was sent to the White Tower on the first boat to leave after she discovered she had the ability to channel inborn, according to Tairen law. As a novice, she was good friends with Moiraine Damodred, and was present at Gitara Moroso's Foretelling of the Rebirth of the Dragon. After being raised to the shawl, she joined the Blue Ajah to dedicate her life to finding and guiding the Dragon Reborn, and eventually came to lead the Blues' network of eyes-and-ears (i.e., spies) before being raised to the Amyrlin Seat. She was only thirty years old when raised to the Amyrlin Seat, making her the youngest Amyrlin to date. She was also one of the strongest Amyrlins in recent history, and one of the most feared among the rulers of nations. Her blue-eyed stare was feared by all. When her twenty-year connection to the Dragon Reborn was discovered, she and her Keeper of the Chronicles, Leane Sharif, were deposed and stilled by a group of sisters loyal to Elaida a'Roihan. Siuan hoped to regain some of her previous standing in the new Tower that separated from Elaida—her knowledge of the Blue Ajah spy network is hard to match, and she knows much that she thinks would be of use. In one of her viewings, Min saw that Siuan would have to remain close by to Gareth Bryne—if she did not, both of them would die. Siuan did not initially know what she meant, but now realizes that she is growing to love the gray-haired man who leads the Salidar army. She had a Warder named Alric, but he died when she was deposed. After coming to Salidar, Nynaeve discovered how to restore Siuan's ability to channel, at least partially. This resurrected a part of her bond with Alric, but did not bring back her former strength, or her binding by the Oath Rod. She can now lie as well as any child. She now serves as an “advisor” to the new Amyrlin in Salidar, Egwene al'Vere, but though she puts on a façade of hating the work, she is actually one of Egwene's foremost agents. The fact that she is Aes Sedai, not to mention one who was stilled and Healed again, makes other sisters tend to be oblivious to this fact. See also a'Roihan, Elaida do Avriny; al'Vere, Egwene; Amyrlin Seat; Damodred, Moiraine.
  281. Moiraine Damodred, p. 311 (353)—Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. Born of a noble House in Cairhien, she is Taringail Damodred's youngest half-sister, and King Laman's niece. She is considered short among her people, and the Cairhienin are already a short people. When it was discovered that she had the ability to channel inborn, Moiraine went to Tar Valon to become an Aes Sedai. Just before being raised to the shawl, she and her friend Siuan Sanche witnessed Gitara Moroso's Foretelling of the Rebirth of the Dragon. Moiraine and Siuan walked away from each other and did not speak to each other again (at least in public), but both held secret communication with each other and dedicated their lives to finding and guiding the Dragon Reborn. Moiraine found the young man she sought on Winternight in Emond's Field, a young man named Rand al'Thor, along with two more ta'veren, Mat Cauthon and Perrin Aybara and two women with the spark of the Power inborn, Egwene al'Vere and Nynaeve al'Meara. When Moiraine was shortly raised to the shawl, she met al'Lan Mandragoran, the uncrowned King of Malkier, who was fighting alone against the Shadow in the Blight; she asked Lan to become her Warder, and he accepted. She is very strong in the Power, stronger than almost all living Aes Sedai. In the Stone of Tear, Moiraine confronted and killed the Forsaken Be'lal with balefire, just before he would have killed Rand. Later, after having an inkling of the future events from the testing ter'angreal for the Wise Ones, Moiraine managed to push the Forsaken Lanfear through the twisted doorway ter'angreal into the land of the Eelfinn, trapping both her and Lanfear there. It is unknown whether Moiraine lives on in the land off the Finn, or whether she is dead, but her bond with Lan has been severed, and other Aes Sedai consider her a legend, not only for discovering the Dragon Reborn but for killing or trapping two of the Forsaken as well. Despite her efforts, and for the most part, success, Cadsuane still thinks she “bungled” things with Rand. See also Mandragoran, Lan; Sanche, Siuan.
  282. Merise Haindehl, p. 311 (353)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah from Tarabon. She has dark hair and very blue eyes. She picked out the coat that Jahar Narishma, her new Warder, now wears. See also Bassane; Nethan.
  283. Ihvon, p. 312 (355)—Warder bonded to Alanna. He is her only true living Warder. See also Mosvani, Alanna.
  284. Demandred, p. 313 (355)—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. Note: Demandred's identity in the world is still not definite. He may have taken the identity of Mazrim Taim, but the evidence can be used to point either way on that one. There are some suggestions that he is one of the Tairens, or one of the Seanchan—Seanchan is possible (likely, in fact), but the Tairen thing is not. I was hoping Winter's Heart would resolve this issue, but it appears to have only made it worse.…
  285. Semirhage, p. 313 (355)—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 either severed or bound with the Power, never again to know her “pleasures.” She chose instead to pledge for the Dark One, and created one of the most oppressive and pain-filled areas of Shadow control during the entire War of Power. After being freed from the Bore, Semirhage went in service to the Dark One by extracting information from captured Borderlanders and Aes Sedai. She also sent the Trollocs to the Stone of Tear to battle those that Sammael sent. She is as tall as most men, and wears black most of the time—perhaps because Lanfear always wore white. It is often joked (or used to be, when the Forsaken were still bound) that when it rained during the daylight that the Dark One was beating her. Note: there are many theories as to who Semirhage is masquerading as. The only suggestion I have heard at this point makes some sense: Anath, Tuon's sadistic Soe'feia. See also Dorje, Anath.
  286. Mesaana, p. 313 (355)—One of the Forsaken. During the Age of Legends, Mesaana was told she was unfit to do research at the Collam Daan, but was capable of teaching others. She spent her years teaching until the Bore was opened and she dedicated her life to the Dark One. During the War of Power, she created “schools” for the children, at which she taught the children to spy on their parents and other such things. After her release from the Bore, Mesaana set herself up in the White Tower, where she could control events without anyone suspecting she was behind them. She has been cooperating with Semirhage to some extent, and has taught Alviarin to Travel. She was displeased that Alviarin had ordered Elaida beaten. Mesaana has obviously taken the identity of a sister in the Tower. Who is not known entirely. Some suggest that she may be a dreamy Brown with no friends who helped depose Siuan. It would fit, but I for one am not completely convinced; there just is not enough evidence either way.
  287. Great Lord of the Dark, p. 313 (356)—Name used by Darkfriends and the Forsaken to refer to the Dark One, claiming that to use his true name would be blasphemy.
  288. Graendal, p. 313 (356)—One of the Forsaken. A fleshy woman with curled red-gold hair. Before the War of the Shadow, she became the leading authority on diseases of the brain, and spent much of her life dealing with the insane, schizophrenic, and others well beyond the touch of Healing. She was the best at subtle manipulations of the human mind that ever lived. After the Bore was drilled, she went through a change as she realized the world could never live up to her standards. So she began dressing in the very way she once mocked, with low cut dresses that clung to her and left little to the imagination. After being released from the Bore, Graendal took up residence in Arad Doman, capturing several members of the Royal Family to use as servants. All of her servants are not only physically well shaped and good-looking, but also had power in their society before she captured them. She includes in her collection the sister of the Domani king, two rulers from Shara, and other important figures. She worked with Sammael in the recent past, but since his disappearance has been working more closely with others.
  289. Osan'gar, p. 314 (356)—Name given to the reincarnation of one of the Forsaken. It was the left-hand dagger in a form of dueling popular right after the creation of the Bore. The sport fell from common practice, since almost invariably both duelists died from the slow poison on the daggers. Osan'gar states that he helped make the Trollocs, indicating that in his past life he was Aginor. See also Aran'gar; Dashiva, Corlan.
  290. Aran'gar, p. 314 (357)—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 now serves as Delana's maid. Delana does not know that she is one of the Chosen reincarned, just that she stands far above her among the Darkfriends. See also Osan'gar; Saranov, Halima.
  291. Cyndane, p. 316 (359)—Girl who works with Moghedien. Her name means “Last Chance” in the Old Tongue. She is stronger in the One Power than Graendal, but not as strong as Lanfear used to be. She is actually Lanfear reincarnated. Note: It is my speculation that Lanfear was somehow weakened in the One Power after leaving the land of the Eelfinn. When Mat went there, his last wish was to get out of there; if hers was not, she may have died there, and they took both her life and some of her strength from her as a price. See also Lanfear.
  292. Isam Mandragoran, p. 316 (359)—Man who was bringing Trollocs through the Ways to attack Emond's Field when Perrin went back to defend it. He was later sent by Moridin to murder Padan Fain. He is the same Isam that disappeared into the Blight years ago, Isam Mandragoran, Lan's cousin. He has a mysterious ability to enter Tel'aran'rhiod in the flesh without a Gateway and leave it the same way, as well as change personalities and become Luc, the brother of Tigraine and uncle of Galad and Rand, who disappeared into the Blight years ago. See also Mantear, Luc.
  293. Padan Fain, p. 316 (359)—Former peddler that frequently came to Emond's Field. A Darkfriend, he was given orders to locate the Dragon Reborn and narrowed it to three boys in Emond's Field. While persuing them, he encountered the spirit of Mordeth in Aridhol, now called Shadar Logoth. Mordeth attempted to consume Fain's soul, but instead the two souls merged, producing something more evil than either of them alone. Fain no longer takes his orders from the Shadow; he has his own evil agenda. It is said, “The look of the Eyeless is fear,” from observing that a Myrddraal's look causes fear in the hearts of men. Fain's look has that effect on Myrddraal—Fades feel the same fear of Fain as men feel from a Fade. Fain is also called Ordeith, a name he adopted to become a Whitecloak officer. He is perhaps the most evil man alive. He now served for a time 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. In addition, Moridin is now hunting Fain, although indirectly—he sent Isam (alias Slayer) to kill him.
  294. Lanfear, p. 318 (361)—One of the Forsaken. Unlike the rest of the Forsaken, she chose her name for herself, which means “Daughter of the Night” in the Old Tongue. She was born Mierin Eronaile, and was very strong in the One Power. She worked at the Collam Daan, the primary facility for research into the One Power. Her final discovery there was what she thought was a new source for the One Power, one that could be harnessed by men and women alike—this source turned out to be the emissions through a thin spot in the Pattern from the Dark One's prison. She and another Aes Sedai named Beidomon bored into the prison, creating what is now referred to as simply the Bore, allowing the Dark One to touch the world again and leading to the War of the Shadow. Around this time, Mierin formed a relationship with Lews Therin Telamon, who headed the forces of the Light against the Shadow and was the most powerful man she had found. Lews Therin broke off the relationship when he found that she only wanted him for his power and authority and the possibility of power for herself through him. Mierin never let go of him, and when he later met and married Ilyena Moerelle, she tried to disrupt the wedding ceremony as well as split the two apart by any means. Eventually she went to Shayol Ghul to dedicate her soul to the Shadow, most likely to finally get back at Lews Therin for leaving her. She declared as her territory the World of Dreams, Tel'aran'rhiod, using it to ends now unknown. She transferred her obsessive love intact to Lews Therin's soul's new body, Rand al'Thor, after being freed from the Bore. She first appeared to him as a young woman named Selene, but disguised her appearance as a slightly less beautiful (but still stunning) woman. Almost a year later, Lanfear found that Rand had been “unfaithful” to her, and she tried to kill him. Before she could, she was pushed through the twisted stone doorway ter'angreal leading to the lands of the Eelfinn by Moiraine, becoming trapped. Lanfear has since been reincarnated as Cyndane and fitted with a cour'souvra, a Mind Trap, held by Moridin. She is not as strong as she used to be, but still stronger than Graendal. See also Cyndane; Damodred, Moiraine.
  295. Nae'blis, p. 318 (362)—The one who would stand only a step below the Dark One on the Day of Return, commanding all Darkfriends in the Dark One's name. The position was promised to Demandred if he did well in his duties, as well as Sammael, but it is likely that all the Chosen were offered the position if they did well. The Nae'blis has been chosen: Moridin, the reincarnation of Ishamael. See also Ishamael; Moridin.

    Chapter 14: What a Veil Hides

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  296. Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag, p. 320 (363)—Second daughter of the Empress, heir to the Crystal Throne of Seanchan, and leader of the Corenne, the Return. She has brown eyes and no hair (it has been shaved off). She is also called the Daughter of the Nine Moons, the woman Mat was told he will marry. See also Cauthon, Matrim; Daughter of the Nine Moons; Dorje, Anath; Empress (of Seanchan).
  297. Selucia, p. 320 (363)—One of Tuon's servants; the one who shaves her head every morning. She has golden hair.
  298. Anath Dorje, p. 323 (367)—Selucia's former Soe'feia, or Truthseeker. She now serves Tuon. She is very tall and slender with dark skin and black eyes. She seems to get a charge out of inflicting pain. See also Semirhage.
  299. Neferi, p. 323 (367)—Former Soe'feia to Tuon. She died by falling down stairs and breaking her neck (which you have to admit seems a little fishy). See also Dorje, Anath.
  300. Lidya, p. 324 (367)—Damane in service of Tuon. She appears to have the Talent of Foretelling—she was able to read Tuon's fortune, in a way, and was caned by her because Tuon did not like what she told her. Tuon later apologized, realizing that Lidya had only told the truth.
  301. Ianelle, p. 324 (367)—Sul'dam who controls Lidya.
  302. Dali, p. 324 (368)—Damane that serves Tuon. She is Dani's sister. Tuon thinks she, like the other five of her personal servant damane, barely needs a sul'dam.
  303. Dani, p. 324 (368)—Damane that serves Tuon. She is Dali's sister. Tuon thinks she, like the other five of her personal servant damane, barely needs a sul'dam.
  304. Charral, p. 324 (368)—One of the six damane in personal service to Tuon. She is very old, and has gray hair and eyes.
  305. Sera, p. 324 (368)—Damane in personal service to Tuon. She has tightly curled black hair.
  306. Mylen, p. 324 (368)—One of six damane in direct service to Tuon. She is very short, shorter than Tuon. She is a special source of pride as Tuon trained her herself. She was an Aes Sedai before being captured, but has been so changed by her captivity that she would betray a liberator. See also Caminelle, Sheraine; Catrona.
  307. Catrona, p. 325 (369)—Sul'dam assigned to hold Mylen's leash. See also Mylen.
  308. Captain Musenge, p. 325 (369)—Grizzled captain of the Deathwatch Guards.
  309. Yuril, p. 326 (370)—Sharp-nosed man who people think is Tuon's secretary. He is, but he also commands her Seekers of the Truth.
  310. Captain Tehan, p. 327 (372)—Woman who serves as captain of the Kidron.
  311. Algwyn, p. 328 (372)—Last Emperor of Seanchan. All subsequent holders of the Crystal Throne were female. See also Empress (of Seanchan).
  312. High Lady Suroth Sabelle Meldarath, p. 328 (373)—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 gathered all of the Seanchan ships that fled Falme so they would not go back home; she then retook portions of the mainland again, but was prevented from taking Illian by Rand and his Asha'man. Known to few, Suroth is a Darkfriend, and high in their ranks. See also Aladon, Turak; Empress (of Seanchan); Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.
  313. Daughter of the Nine Moons, p. 329 (374)—Woman whom Mat is destined to marry, according to the Aelfinn. She is actually Tuon, the heir to the Seanchan throne. See Paendrag, Tuon Athaem Kore.

    Chapter 15: In Need of a Bellfounder

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  314. Aludra, p. 330 (375)—Illuminator from Tarabon with dark, waist-length hair, large dark eyes, and a plump mouth. She was involved with the fireworks display for King Galldrian of Cairhien that went awry when Trollocs came. She was blamed for its failure, although she believed one of her colleagues, Tammuz, was to blame. She was cast out of the Illuminators' Guild, and when she refused to stop practicing the art of making fireworks, several men tried to kill her. She was saved by Mat and Thom in a barn, and as a sign of gratitude she gave Mat a roll of fireworks. She is now in Ebou Dar, and asked Mat to find her a bellfounder. Note: it is widely speculated that Aludra is looking for a bellfounder for a specific reason: she wants to build a cannon. See also Cauthon, Matrim.
  315. Valan Luca, p. 331 (376)—Owner of the menagerie that Elayne and Nynaeve encounterd in Amadicia. He is still in business, although he now has to deal with Seanchan troops in the country.
  316. Tylin Quintara Mitsobar, p. 334 (380)—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 was small, and she only ruled a portion of it; the rest was governed by nobles who are not necessarily loyal to her. She was 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 was advised by Merilille Ceandevin of the Gray Ajah. She is a widow, and does not plan to marry again. However, she took an interest in Mat Cauthon, and contrary to Mat's usual tactic of chasing women, she chased and caught him. The two have been lovers for some time now, although Mat is not certain he could get out of the relationship should he see dire need to. When the Seanchan invaded her nation, she cooperated with them out of necessity—they let her keep her position of authority, but is now a puppet of the Crystal Throne. See also Cauthon, Matrim.
  317. Pips, p. 336 (383)—Mat's brown gelding. He does not look like much, but is actually a very good, sturdy horse. He is stuck in the stable in the Tarasin Palace, and if Mat wants to leave Ebou Dar he will have to get him out.
  318. Chel Vanin, p. 336 (383)—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.
  319. Talmanes Delovinde, p. 337 (384)—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.
  320. Beslan Mitsobar, p. 337 (384)—Queen Tylin's son. He is mild-mannered, has a soft voice sharp eyes, and black hair to his shoulders.
  321. Merici, p. 338 (385)—One of several young girls that Olver likes.
  322. Neilyn, p. 338 (385)—One of several young girls that Olver likes.
  323. Gillin, p. 338 (385)—One of several young girls that Olver likes.
  324. Adria, p. 338 (385)—One of several young girls that Olver likes.
  325. Jameine, p. 338—One of several young girls that Olver likes.
  326. Olver, p. 338 (385)—Boy of nine who sat on the wrong horse and almost had his neck broken for the trouble. He is adopted after a fashion by Mat and his Band of the Red Hand. His parents were killed when the Shaido ravaged Cairhien. He is short, pale, and quite ugly. He likes to chase women. Note: many people think that Olver may be the Rebirth of Gaidal Cain—he is certainly ugly, as Gaidal was, and with Min's viewing of Birgitte's adventures with an ugly man both far older than her and far younger than her, it seems to fit. However, the fact that Olver appeared before Gaidal Cain was spun out seems to rule that possibility out. See also Adria; Gillin; Jameine; Merici; Neilyn; Riselle.
  327. Riselle, p. 341 (388)—One of Queen Tylin's servants. She has been teaching Olver how to read—Olver says he likes her, but being that he is only nine, it probably will not work.… See also Yamada, Efraim.

    Chapter 16: An Unexpected Encounter

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  328. Master of the Blades, p. 345 (393)—The next step up from Swordmaster among the Sea Folk. It is the highest position a man can hold amoung them. He protects the Mistress of the Ships.
  329. Noal Charin, p. 356 (406)—Man who inadvertantly chased away the gholam that tried to kill Mat in Ebou Dar. He was as surprised as Mat to see the creature squeeze between two bricks in the wall.

    Chapter 17: Pink Ribbons

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  330. Queen Nariene, p. 357 (409)—Queen of Altara many years ago, immortalized by a statue in Mol Hara square. She was noted for her honesty, but not enought to have been depicted completely bare-chested in her statue.
  331. Surlivan Sarat, p. 359 (410)—One of Queen Tylin's officers. He is a good fellow, has a good sense of humor, and an eye for horses.
  332. Teslyn Baradon, p. 361 (413)—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. When the Seanchan invaded, she was captured and made damane.
  333. Harnan, p. 362 (414)—Lantern-jawed Tairen Redarm, a file-leader in the Band of the Red Hand. He has a long-suffering expression and a crude hawk tatoo on his left cheek.
  334. Metwyn, p. 362 (414)—One of Mat's Redarms. He is the best among the Redarms with a sword. He looks like a boy, despite being about ten years older than Mat. He grew up in Cairhien.
  335. Gorderan, p. 362 (415)—One of Mat's Redarms. He is good with a sword. He is built like the average blacksmith.
  336. Juilin Sandar, p. 363 (416)—Thief-taker from Tear, one of the best at his craft. He accompanied Nynaeve and Elayne on their travels because Lan asked him to. He accepted partly out of respect for Lan, and partly out of guilt; he betrayed Elayne, Egwene, and Nynaeve to the Black Ajah when Liandrin used Compulsion on him, and later realized how wrong it was. He carries a notched sword-breaker and a staff with which he is deadly.
  337. Nerim, p. 363 (416)—One of Mat's Redarms. He is short even for a Cairhienin, skinny, pale, and has gray in his hair.
  338. Lopin, p. 363 (416)—One of Mat's Redarms. He has a round belly, and little hair.
  339. Fergin, p. 364 (416)—Bony Redarm. He is a good soldier, but not too bright.

    Chapter 18: An Offer

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  340. Setalle Anan, p. 380 (436)—Stately innkeeper of The Wandering Woman, the inn at which Mat and Olver stayed at in Ebou Dar. She has hazel eyes, marking her a non-native to Ebou Dar. She works closely with the Kin, and knew of their existance despite not being a part of it.
  341. Nalesean Aldiaya, p. 382 (438)—Late subcommander in the Band of the Red Hand. He was a blocky man, taller than Talmanes or Daerid. He led the other half of the Band of the Red Hand's cavalry, the part Talmanes did not command. He kept a pointed black beard.
  342. Calwyn Sutoma, p. 383 (439)—Man with black hair from Ebou Dar. He is a bellfounder. Note: many people assume it will be Calwyn Sutoma who founds the first cannon, armed with gunpowder from Aludra's fireworks. See also Aludra; Cauthon, Matrim.

    Chapter 19: Three Women

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  343. Marah Anan, p. 391 (448)—Setalle's daughter. She is plump, and has big hazel eyes, the same color as her mother's.
  344. Air Captain Abaldar Yulan, p. 391 (449)—Captain of the Air and pilot of a Seanchan raken.
  345. Caira, p. 391 (449)—Servant in The Wandering Woman, an inn in Ebou Dar. She is several years older than Marah.
  346. Ross Anan, p. 391 (449)—Servant in The Wandering Woman, an inn in Ebou Dar. He is Marah's youngest brother and Setalle's son.
  347. Frielle Anan, p. 392 (449)—Marah's younger sister. She is married; her sister is not.
  348. Enid, p. 392 (450)—Cook in The Wandering Woman, an inn in Ebou Dar. She is very fat.
  349. Joline Maza, p. 394 (452)—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. She has two Warders named Blaeric and Fen.
  350. Captain of the Green Egeanin Tamarath, p. 395 (454)—Seanchan ship captain, now a Captain of the Green. Her last name was Elidar, and then Sarna, until she was promoted. See also Sarna, Egeanin.
  351. Banner-General Furyk Karede, p. 396 (454)—Seanchan banner-general, and commander of about 2300 Seanchan troops. He is a member of the Deathwatch Guards.
  352. Fen Mizar, p. 399 (458)—One of Joline's Warders. He has dark, tilted eyes and a pointed chin. His hair is straight and black. See also Maza, Joline; Negina, Blaeric.
  353. Blaeric Negina, p. 399 (458)—One of Joline's Warders. He has blue eyes, a pointed chin, and straight black hair. He is from Shienar. See also Maza, Joline; Mizar, Fen.
  354. The Creator, p. 400 (459)—Maker of the Universe, people, places, things, the True Source, everything in existence. An alternate name would be God. After He created the world, the Creator made a prison for Shai'tan, the Dark One, His complete opposite in every way, to keep him from influencing the world. The Creator is bent on non-interference—He will not directly influence events in the world, instead using a “Chosen One” or simply tugging at the Pattern of the Age in hopes that what He wants to occur will occur, instead of just making it happen. The Forsaken and most Darkfriends consider Him to be inferior to the Dark One, despite the fact that He imprisoned him. See also Dark One; Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  355. Marin al'Vere, p. 401 (461)—Egwene's mother. She is an important figure in the Women's Circle in Emond's Field; she is used to getting her way with other people. Mat recalls that she used to make very good pies, pies which he used to filch. See also al'Vere, Egwene.
  356. Edesina Azzedin, p. 402 (463)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She was sent to Tarabon to attempt to restore order there, and was later captured by the Seanchan. She is now a prisoner in the Royal Palace of Altara.
  357. Guisin, p. 403 (463)—Damane who was once Aes Sedai. She has been changed by her captivity so much that she would betray a liberator.
  358. Sheraine Caminelle, p. 403 (463)—Real name of Mylen. She does not answer to it anymore. See Mylen.

    Chapter 20: Questions of Treason

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  359. Bethamin Zeami, p. 406 (466)—Sul'dam who was left behind after the battle at Falme, later captured by Sarna. When Egeanin found her, she tried to get away, so Egeanin snapped the a'dam she was carrying around her neck, hoping to use it as one more barrier to the woman fleeing (since Bethamin supposedly cannot channel, the a'dam should have no other effect than throwing a metal ring around her head). Much to Egeanin's surprise, the a'dam held Bethamin just as well as it held the damane it was intended for. Bethamin already knew this, from observing Renna, who Egwene left collared after Falme. From this, and from Nynaeve's and Elayne's information about the possibility of learning to channel (not just having it inborn), Egeanin reasoned that all sul'dam, including Bethamin, could channel if they were taught—which went against everything she had been taught her entire life. Bethamin is now forbidden from controlling damane, both as protection for her—if anyone besides Suroth knew that the a'dam would control her, they would probably make her wear it all the time—and as protection for the Seanchan way of life, which would likely collapse if it was learned that sul'dam could channel just as well as damane. Bethamin grew up in the Seanchan village of Abunai, on the Sea of L’Heye. It was never cold there, and she has never been able to adapt to the cold weather she experiences now.
  360. Renna Emain, p. 406 (466)—Sul'dam who was charged to train and control Egwene when she became a damane. She later gave her the nickname “Tuli.” When Egwene escaped, she put an a'dam around Renna's neck, and left it there when she fled. Renna was later discovered by Bethamin, wretching from the effort of removing the a'dam in vain. To protect the Seanchan way of life—which would likely collapse if it was learned that sul'dam could learn to channel—Renna retains her rank as sul'dam, but is forbidden to be linked with a damane. She is kept under close watch by Suroth.
  361. Seta Zarbey, p. 407 (467)—Name of the sul'dam that Nynaeve collared before rescuing Egwene at Falme. Bethamin discovered her, wretching from the effort of removing the a'dam in vain. To protect the Seanchan way of life—which would likely collapse if it was learned that sul'dam could learn to channel—Seta retains her rank as sul'dam, but is forbidden to be linked with a damane. She is kept under close watch by Suroth.
  362. Essonde, p. 407 (467)—Seanchan officer, most likely a der'sul'dam, who reports of laziness among the sul'dam who come to her.
  363. Zushi, p. 408 (468)—Sea Folk Windfinder now collared by the Seanchan. Bethamin has her marked for a switching—she refuses to eat, and is losing a lot of weight.
  364. Tessi, p. 409 (469)—Damane under the discipline of Bethamin. She has been rewarded recently, with treats. See also Baradon, Teslyn.
  365. Tuli, p. 411 (472)—Egwene's name as a damane. Bethamin went to check on her, the “girl with the remarkable affinity for metals and ores,” before the battle at Falme. When Bethamin arrived, she found the two sul'dam that Egwene and her rescuers captured. See also al'Vere, Egwene.
  366. Alwhin, p. 412 (473)—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 found Renna and Seta, collared and helpless, and brought them to Suroth. Suroth hid them for the good of the Empire, and promoted Alwhin to a Voice of the Blood.
  367. Darnella Shoran, p. 413 (475)—Innkeeper of the Golden Swan, an inn in Ebou Dar where Bethamin stays while there.
  368. Egeanin Sarna, p. 415 (477)—Former name of Egeanin Tamarath. Her name was changed from Elidar to Sarna and then to Tamarath when she got promoted. She wants Bayle Domon to marry her. See also Tamarath, Egeanin.
  369. Bayle Domon, p. 417 (479)—Ship captain and smuggler from Illian. His ship was captured by Elidar at Falme, and she was afraid Domon would recognize her the next time they met. She was right—he did. He is now one of Egeanin's so'jhin. When Egeanin captured his ship, he was trying to drop the male a'dam in the ocean. See also Sarna, Egeanin; Tamarath, Egeanin.
  370. High Lord Turak Aladon, p. 417 (479)—High Lord of Seanchan and commander of the Forerunners before his death in Falme. He was killed there when Rand bested him in a swordfight. He was a Blademaster, and was quite stunned when Rand was able to match him. He kept a collection of rare cuendillar objects, including (thanks in part to looting Bayle Domon's ship) two seals on the Dark One's prison. Both of these seals broke when the Seanchan were pushed back into the sea.
  371. Iona, p. 417 (479)—Person in the Golden Swan, the inn in Ebou Dar where Bethamin stayed. She has a cask of brandy.

    Chapter 21: A Matter of Property

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  372. Dark Lord, p. 419 (482)—Name used by Darkfriends on occasion to refer to the Great Lord of the Dark, Shai'tan. See Dark One.
  373. Soulblinder, p. 426 (491)—Seanchan name for the Dark One. See Dark One.

    Chapter 22: Out of Thin Air

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  374. Savion Amhara, p. 433 (499)—One of the most revered women in the history of Far Madding, birthplace of Raolin Darksbane and Yurian Stonebow. Her statue points toward the Tear gate.
  375. Raolin Darksbane, p. 433 (499)—False Dragon who declared himself from 335-336 years after the Breaking of the World. His armies beseiged Tar Valon in an attempt to rescue him, an attempt which met with extreme failure. He was born in Aren Mador, now called Far Madding. See also Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  376. Yurian Stonebow, p. 433 (499)—False Dragon of an era before the Trolloc Wars. Six Aes Sedai attempted to capture him; he killed three of them and captured the rest himself. He was born in Fel Moreina, which is now called Far Madding. See also Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  377. Mistress Nalhera, p. 444 (512)—Slim, gray-haired innkeeper of the inn in Far Madding where Rand, Min, Alivia, Nynaeve, and Lan stay.
  378. Luc Mantear, p. 448 (517)—Son of Queen Mordrellen of Andor and brother to Tigraine. Gitara Moroso, then advisor to the Queen, told him that his fame—or his fate—lay in the Great Blight. He disappeared from Andor into the Blight shortly before Tigraine disappeared, and was never seen again. Luc's soul in fact was merged with the soul of Isam Mandragoran, Lan's cousin, who disappeared into the Blight at about the same time. Luc/Isam now roams Tel'aran'rhiod as a unified entity that can change back and forth between the two identities readily. The combined entity now serves as an assassin for the Shadow. It was Luc who killed the Gray Man that Egwene and Elayne stumbled upon in the Tower. Unlike pretty much everyone else, Luc is aware that Rand is his nephew. See also Mandragoran, Isam.

    Chapter 23: To Lose the Sun

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  379. Tomas, p. 451 (522)—Warder bonded to Verin. He is old and haggard, but still quite spry. See also Mathwin, Verin.
  380. Moad, p. 450 (522)—Swordmaster to Harine din Togara, Wavemistress of Clan Shodein of the Atha'an Miere. See also din Togara Two Winds, Harine.
  381. Kumira, p. 451 (522)—Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is handsome with short-cut hair and blue eyes. She hard-headed, practical, and a keen observer. She grew up in Shienar.
  382. Mishael, p. 455 (526)—Shalon's husband. See also din Togara Morning Tide, Shalon.
  383. Nethan, p. 460 (532)—Warder to Merise, one of the Aes Sedai who now stays near Cadsuane. See also Haindehl, Merise.
  384. Bassane, p. 460 (532)—Warder to Merise, one of the Aes Sedai who now stays near Cadsuane. See also Haindehl, Merise.
  385. Einion Avharin, p. 466 (540)—Important woman in Far Madding's history. Her statue points to the Caemlyn Gate.

    Chapter 24: Among the Counsels

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  386. First Counsel Aleis Barsalla, p. 470 (543)—Member of the First Counsel of Far Madding.
  387. Eadwina, p. 477 (552)—Name Verin gives to Aleis for herself. Verin was exiled from Far Madding many years ago, and thus needed to give a false name. See also Mathwin, Verin.
  388. Guaire Amalasan, p. 477 (552)—False Dragon of centuries past, from Free Years 939-943. He started the War of the Second Dragon and conquered much of the world between the Aiel Waste and the Aryth Ocean before a young king named Artur Paendrag Tanreall rose to overwhelming prominence and power. Six Aes Sedai once attempted to capture him by themselves—he killed one of them and stilled two more. It took a full circle of thirteen to finally capture him, and during his trial his followers beseiged Tar Valon and tried to free him, getting as far as the White Tower itself before being turned back. His seige of Far Madding lasted only three weeks, and ended savagely. See also Dragon, The; Dragon Reborn.
  389. Cumere Powys, p. 478 (553)—Servant of the First Council of Far Madding.
  390. Narvais Maslin, p. 478 (553)—Servant of the First Council of Far Madding.

    Chapter 25: Bonds

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  391. Myrelle Berengari, p. 488 (565)—Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah with an elliptical face. She is young (she has worn the shawl for about fifteen years), and has four Warders named Nuhel, Croi, Avar, and most recently Lan, Moiraine's old Warder who she is trying to save. She treats all of them as husbands in defiance of all law and custom, inside the Tower and out. She fled the White Tower when Siuan was deposed, along with most of her Ajah. She was one of the six sisters who held much of the power in Salidar despite not being part of the Hall of the Tower. She received Lan's bond after Moiraine's death, bringing her Warder count to four, at least until Nynaeve is ready to have him as a Warder. She seems to be the resident expert on saving Warders; three of her four (Nuhel, Avar, and Lan) were previously bonded to other sisters. See also Mandragoran, Lan.

    Chapter 26: Expectation

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  392. Bodewhin (Bode) Cauthon, p. 498 (577)—Mat's younger sister, age seventeen. She came with Verin and Alanna to become Aes Sedai. She has the spark inborn; she will channel whether she wants to or not. She is now a novice in the rebel Tower under Egwene. See also Cauthon, Matrim.
  393. Master Hoffley, p. 504 (585)—One of the two most prominent bankers in Caemlyn. He agreed to lend Elayne 20,000 gold crowns when he was informed that alum had been discovered on Elayne's estates.
  394. Mistress Andscale, p. 504 (585)—One of the two most prominent bankers in Caemlyn. She agreed to lend Elayne 20,000 gold crowns when he was informed that alum had been discovered on Elayne's estates.
  395. Jon Skellit, p. 506 (587)—One of the Palace servants in Caemlyn. He is actually a spy from House Arawn. See also Arawn, Naean.
  396. Ester Norham, p. 506 (587)—One of the Palace servants in Caemlyn. She is actually a spy from a House that opposes Elayne.
  397. Rasoria Domanche, p. 508 (589)—Stocky Hunter of the Horn from Tear with blue eyes and yellow hair.
  398. King Easar Togita, p. 510 (592)—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. He is currently in the Braem Wood with the rest of the rulers of the Borderlands.
  399. Queen Tenobia si Bashere Kazadi, p. 511 (594)—Shield of the North and Sword of the Blightborder, High Seat of House Kazadi, Lady of Shahayni, Asnelle, Kunwar, and Ganai, Queen of Saldaea. She is tall for a woman with an overbold nose like an eagle's beak, a wide mouth, and dark, deep, blue, slanted, almost purple eyes. She is quite pretty. She is niece of her Marshal-General, Davram Bashere. She is currently in the Braem Wood with the rest of the rulers of the Borderlands.

    Chapter 27: To Surprise Queens and Kings

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  400. Arrow, p. 517 (601)—Birgitte's lean gray horse.
  401. Lord Kayen Yokata, p. 519 (603)—Lord of Fal Eisen, a city in Shienar.
  402. Queen Ethenielle Kirukan Materasu, p. 521 (606)—Holder of the Throne of the Clouds of Kandor—that is, the Queen of Kandor. She is plump, and has gray-streaked black hair. She is about half a hand taller than Merilille. She has blue eyes.
  403. King Paitar Nachiman, p. 521 (606)—King of Arafel, brother of Kiruna. His face is creased, though he was once stunningly handsome, and tall. He wears his gray hair cut short. He has a deep voice and broad shoulders. His favorite granddaughter is married to Ethenielle's son. See also Nachiman, Kiruna.
  404. Lord Davram t'Ghaline Bashere, p. 527 (613)—Lord of Bashere, Tyr, and Sidonia; Guardian of the Blightborder; Defender of the Heartland; Marshal-General to Queen Tenobia of Saldaea. He is also her uncle, and Faile's father. He has black eyes, a beak-like nose, and a mustache. He is also slender, and shorter than most men; his wife towers over him. He left Saldaea with his army on an order from Tenobia to bring her the head of Mazrim Taim after he escaped; he ended up in Caemlyn when Rand defeated Rahvin. He now commands Rand's troops in Caemlyn (those that cannot channel and are not under the command of Mat or one of the Aiel chiefs). He is feared by any potential opponents in battle, and with reason—he is one of the best generals alive. See also t'Aybara, Faile ni Bashere; Kazadi, Tenobia si Bashere.
  405. Lady Arathelle Renshar, p. 527 (613)—Andoran noble with more power than any other noble in Andor save Dyelin and Luan. Her army just met up with Egwene's.
  406. Lord Pelivar Coelan, p. 527 (613)—Andoran noble, leader of a strong House that supported Morgase during the Succession. Morgase exiled him from Caemlyn as per Gaebril's suggestion, but hopes he will still support her when she comes to claim the throne. He is one of the lords in Andor who arrested Naean and Elenia for claiming the Lion Throne; he later led the Andoran troops that confronted the Aes Sedai led by Egwene.

    Chapter 28: News in a Cloth Sack

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  407. Saroth, p. 534—Misspelling of the name Suroth. I believe this was a mere typographical error. See Meldarath, Suroth Sabelle.
  408. Pura, p. 535 (623)—Damane, formerly an Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah named Ryma Galfrey. She has been completely broken by her captivity.
  409. Ryma Galfrey, p. 536 (623)—Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, now a damane prisoner of the Seanchan. See Pura.
  410. Thera, p. 547 (637)—One of Suroth's da'covale. She and Juilin have a budding relationship. She is actually the Panarch of Tarabon, Amathera.
  411. Banner-General Efraim Yamada, p. 547 (637)—Banner-General and Lord of Seanchan, and Riselle's new love interest. See also Riselle.
  412. Narvin, p. 548 (638)—Stout, gray-haired, high-placed servant in Queen Tylin's palace.

    Chapter 29: Another Plan

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  413. Lydel Elonid, p. 553 (644)—Man who will assume ownership of The Wandering Woman when Setalle Anan leaves Ebou Dar. She sold it to him because she did not like the Seanchan, but since he would be surprised to find Joline hiding in the cellar, she is not letting him take control of it just yet.
  414. Jasfer Anan, p. 555 (646)—Setalle's husband. He is a sea trader. See also Anan, Setalle.

    Chapter 30: Cold, Fat Raindrops

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  415. Wind, p. 570 (664)—Olver's horse. He deserves the name; he is quite quick, and wins most of the races he runs.

    Chapter 31: What the Aelfinn Said

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  416. Nestelle din Sakura South Star, p. 579 (675)—Windfinder who Mat freed before carrying out his own plan of escape.

    Chapter 32: A Portion of Wisdom

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  417. Mistress Gallger, p. 592 (690)—Innkeeper at the inn Rand stays at in Far Madding to search for and kill the renegade Asha'man.
  418. Master Admira, p. 592 (690)—Merchant who happens to be in Far Madding when Rand is there. He is worried about the troubles in Andor.
  419. Master Azereos, p. 593 (691)—Patron in Mistress Gallger's inn. He heard about Kisman's body, which city officials burned.
  420. Mistress Shimel, p. 593 (691)—Patron in Mistress Gallger's inn.
  421. Master Posavina, p. 593 (692)—Patron in Mistress Gallger's inn who trades through Tear and Illian. He was thinking of going through Tear because he heard that Rand was in Illian.
  422. Mistress Keene, p. 596 (695)—Woman Verin knows. She may be the same person who keeps the inn Rand stays in.
  423. Zeram, p. 604 (705)—Bootmaker from Far Madding. Torval and Gedwyn are staying above him. See also Milsa.

    Chapter 33: Blue Carp Street

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  424. Rana, p. 608 (710)—One of Min's aunts. She always seemed to know if you did something wrong and made sure you did not want to do it again.
  425. Milsa, p. 609 (711)—Zeram's wife. Since her last child got married, she has rented out the top floor of their home and shop.

    Chapter 34: The Hummingbird's Secret

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  426. Colavaere Saighan, p. 622 (726)—Cairhienin noble 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.
  427. Liah, p. 622 (726)—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.
  428. Jendhilin, p. 623 (726)—Maiden of the Spear of the Cold Peak sept of the Miagoma Aiel. She died guarding Rand's door.
  429. Cyprien, p. 626 (730)—Member of the First Council of Far Madding. She has protruding teeth.
  430. Sybaine, p. 626 (730)—Member of the First Council of Far Madding. She has gray hair.

    Chapter 35: With the Choedan Kal

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  431. Ishamael, p. 637 (744)—One of the Forsaken. He was the most powerful of the Forsaken, and during the Age of Legends he was a prominent philosopher and theologian named Elan Morin Tedronai. He was never really bound inside the Bore, and led the hidden forces of the Shadow for the three thousand odd years from the end of the War of the Shadow to the present. He took credit for such things as convincing the then insane Lews Therin Telamon to kill everyone he loved, pursuading the dying Artur Hawkwing not to accept the Aes Sedai Healing that might have saved his life, sending the Trollocs out of the Great Blight during the Trolloc Wars, and many other events in history that turned out poorly. When the rest of the Forsaken were freed, Ishamael kept them away from each other's throats. He confronted Rand at the Eye of the World where he was severed from the Dark One's bonds; he confronted him again at Falme where Rand put his sword through him and melted it, but not after Ishamael gave Rand a wound that he has not been able to recover from yet; and he confronted Rand in the Stone of Tear after he took Callandor. Rand killed Ishamael after beating him sore by plunging Callandor into his heart. His body rotted quickly, but it was proof that Ba'alzamon, which he called himself to the public, was a human being, and not the Dark One. However, death is not always final with the Dark One; with the appearance of two other Foraken presumed dead, it is likely that Ishamael has been resurrected as well. See also Moridin.
  432. Barmellin, p. 639 (747)—Man who works near the excavation site of the Choedan Kal near Cairhien. When it started glowing during use, he resolved that instead of selling his brandy to Maglin, he would drink it—all of it—himself.
  433. Maglin Madwen, p. 639 (747)—Innkeeper of the Nine Rings, an inn in Cairhien. Barmellin was going to sell him his brandy, until he saw the sa'angreal glow from being used—after that, he resolved to drink it himself.
  434. Nisa, p. 640 (748)—Barmellin's horse.
  435. Timna, p. 640 (748)—Resident of Tremalking who sees the female Choedan Kal glow from use. She knew that this signalled the beginning of a new era; one of Tremalking's prophecies stated that when the hand and globe glowed, it would signal a great change.


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  436. Toma dur Ahmid, p. 657 (767)—Person who devised the Toman Calendar, which was adopted approximately two hundred years after the death of the last male Aes Sedai and continued until the Trolloc Wars. The Calendar recorded years After the Breaking, or AB.
  437. Tiam of Gazar, p. 657 (767)—Person who proposed the Gazaran Calendar, which celebrated the alleged freedom from the Trolloc threat by recording Free Years (FY). This calendar was adopted due to the chaos the resulted during the Trolloc Wars and the resulting confusion as to which year it actually was under the Toman Calendar.
  438. Uren din Jubai Soaring Gull, p. 657 (767)—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.
  439. Panarch Farede, p. 657 (767)—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.
  440. Lord Captain Commander Pedron Niall, p. 658 (768)—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 wouldn't invade both countries. He also tried to expand Amadicia's borders into parts of Ghealdan. His headquarters were in Amadicia, and he ruled there even above King Ailron, although this was not spoken of openly. Niall recently offered a treaty with Queen Morgase of Andor, offering Whitecloak assistance to retake her throne in exchange for Whitecloak presence in Caemlyn and elsewhere in Andor, a presence that Morgase had not allowed even a fraction of during her reign. Niall was killed by his alleged Spymaster, Abdel Omerna, who claimed he had gone against everything the Children stood for by allowing Morgase to avoid being put to the question. He was replaced by Eamon Valda, who also killed Omerna. Rumor puts him dead in a duel or a skirmish. See also Valda, Eamon.
  441. First Captain Demetre Marcolin, p. 658 (769)—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.
  442. Emperor Luthair Paendrag Mondwhin, p. 659 (769)—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.
  443. Lord Rodrivar Tihera, p. 661 (771)—Lean noble from Tear (a 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.
  444. Jeraal Mordeth, p. 662 (772)—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 counsellor in Aridhol during the Trolloc Wars. He advised that to defeat the Shadow, Aridhol must be harder than the Shadow, less trusting, more cruel. Slowly it became so, until finally the city was, if not darker than the Shadow, as dark. The city finally turned on itself, consumed itself, tainting every grain of sand, every rock, every sip of water with its hatred. Mordeth's soul remained in the city, now called Shadar Logoth ("Where the Shadow Waits") for millenia—he could not leave the city unless he accompanied a person to the city walls or had them carry something from the city to the outside world. Strangely enough, both of these things happened at the same time, when Mat Cauthon carried the ruby-handled dagger from the city while Padan Fain accompanied Mordeth out of the city at about the same time. Mordeth attempted to consume Fain's soul while the dagger tried to consume Mat's. In Fain's case, the attempt to consume his soul was not completely successful—instead, the two souls merged to create something more evil than either Mordeth or Fain alone. Fain now feels incomplete without the tainted dagger that was removed from the city. Mordeth, Fain, or whatever you wish to call him has since deserted Toram. See also Fain, Padan.

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