Arad Doman

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Arad Doman is a country that lies to the far west of the Westlands, along the coast of the Aryth Ocean. The sign of Arad Doman is the Sword and Hand.

Arad Doman is located in the north-west of the Westlands, lying between the Mountains of Mist and the Aryth Ocean. Its capital and principle city is Bandar Eban, located at the mouth of the River Dhagon. Its second-largest city is Katar near Lake Somal. Due to their distance from the capital, the lords of Katar and the surrounding lands tend towards autonomy and on occasion have to be reminded they are part of the kingdom.

Since the fall of the nation of Almoth, Arad Doman has long maneuvered against Tarabon to gain control of Almoth Plain.

Arad Doman is ruled by an absolute monarchy. The King is elected by the Council of Merchants, comprised mostly of women. The throne is never inherited.

The reigning King of Arad Doman is King Alsalam Saeed Almadar. For three hundred years, Arad Doman was at war with Tarabon over possession of Almoth Plain. After Rand al’Thor battles Ba’alzamon in the sky above Falme, Arad Doman fell into civil war between the King’s forces and an army of Dragonsworn. In the chaos, King Alsalam goes missing.

Arad Doman is currently under the occupation of Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, who has begun concentrating his forces there in preparation for Tarmon Gai’don. His steward is Iralin, a former dockmaster who has been newly raised to the Council of Merchants.

Domani women wear diaphanous, form-fitting clothing considered scandalous in most countries, and have raised the practice of seduction to an art. It is said that Domani mothers begin teaching their daughters this business at an early age. Most Domani merchants are women, and few men can best them in a bargaining session. Most men, however, consider losing to be worth the experience.

The Domani trade a great deal with the Sea Folk, and are among the few merchants in the land who can hold their own in bargaining with them.

Horses are an important commodity, especially the famed ‘razor,’ prized by nobles; however, few Domani will sell them to outlanders.

Domani cuisine consist of meat and vegetables prepared in slivers, to be eaten with two wooden sticks named sursa.

Towns/Cities
Bandar Eban (Capital)
Coron Ford
Kandelmar
Katar
Maseen
Solanje
Lake Somal

Noble Houses
House Almadar
House Almadar is a noble house in Arad Doman. King Alsalam Saeed Almadar, Lord of Almadar, is the High Seat of House Almadar.

House Ituralde
House Ituralde is a noble house in Arad Doman. Rodel Ituralde is High Seat of House Ituralde. Before Rodel Ituralde, House Ituralde did not exist. King Alsalam raised Lord Rodel Ituralde, his personal friend, to High Seat of House Ituralde and General of Arad Doman.

The People
Abar
Abar, with his brother Balat, is a sword-swallower and fire-eater in Valan Luca’s Traveling Show. Abar is a lean man. After Egeanin Tamarath and Bayle Domon get married, Matrim Cauthon buys a tent from Abar and Balat.1 Later, he is performing as Mat, Thomdril Merrilin, Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag, and Selucia walk to Maderin.

Tamore Alkohima
Tamore Alkohima is a Domani dressmaker who owns an expensive dress shop in the city of Tar Valon. Tamore is a full-figured woman who is fair-skinned for a Domani. Tamore’s shop is one of several shops on the ground floor of a building that seems to be all curves. being newly raised Aes Sedai, Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche find than many in the Blue Ajah recomend Tamore as the best dressmaker in the city. After paying silver penny for sedan chairs, they arrive at Tamore’s shop and are greated by her personally, due to their shawls. After being delighted at hearing Moiraine’s order, she begins offering advice on style, cut and colors. Siuan, being raised as a fisherman’s daughter and therefor not knowing of the relationship between patron and seamstress, offends Tamore by asking after prices and calling her “Mistress Alkohima.” Moiraine sets Siuan straight fairly quickly, but not quickly enough in Tamore’s mind. As the first few dresses are pinned to Moiraine, Tamore “accidentaly” lets some of the pins “slip.” Six days later, on the first day of the Feast of Lights, and after a generous gratuity, the first batch of Moiraine’s dresses are made and delivered by Tamore.

Alsalam Saeed Almadar
Alsalam Saeed Almadar was the king of Arad Doman from approximately 980 NE until his disappearance. King Alsalam raised Lord Rodel Ituralde, his personal friend, to High Seat of House Ituralde and General of Arad Doman. Alsalam was considered a good ruler for around twenty years, which made his sudden shift toward chaotic orders very suspicious. These more recent orders, supposedly issued by King Alsalam, were, in actuality, coming from Graendal. The Council of Merchants claimed the Domani King and the royal family were “in hiding” for their own protection. However, Graendal the Forsaken had taken them and used Compulsion to convince those on the council otherwise. While members of the royal family were seen under Graendal’s thrall, including Alsalam’s sister, eldest daughter, his brother, Ramsid, and his sister-in-law, Ramsid’s wife were on display as acrobats under Graendal’s Compulsion, the King himself was not exquisite enough for keeping as a pet according to Graendal’s standards. It is unclear as to whether Graendal kept Alsalam as a prisoner or simply had him killed. It was confirmed that Alsalam was either dead or captive by the hands of the Forsaken Graendal. This was discovered when the latest messenger from the “king” was found killed by the hands of a young man under heavy compulsion. Whether or not the king was still alive at that time, after Rand used balefire to destroy Graendal’s entire palace, he is presumed dead. However, Alsalam is discovered alive and well by Cadsuane Melaidhrin, having been removed from Arad Doman shortly after the start of the civil war. Cadsuane, sent by Rand al’Thor discovers Alsalam and his escort and bring them to the Stone of Tear, where he is reunited with Rodel Ituralde.

Ankaer
Ankaer is a Dragonsworn leader originally from Arad Doman. He is now an officer under Rodel Ituralde. He meets with Ituralde and the other Dragonsworn leaders, in Arad Doman under the White Ribbon. They agree to attack the Seanchan together on the Almoth Plains. He is with Ituralde’s force when they destroy the Seanchan force outside Darluna. He is also with Ituralde when they decide to make their last stand in an Ogier stedding in Arad Doman. While there, they are visited by The Dragon Reborn, who offers them a way out by serving him instead.

Asra
Asra is one of the Kin. She is very weak in the One Power. She looks a little older than Nynaeve al’Meara. She tries to Heal Masic after he is killed in a duel with Baris. She along with a number of other Kin are starting to develop a backbone and she has started to question Aes Sedai decisions. She is punished for this boldness with a switch.

Hafeen Bakuvun
Hafeen Bakuvun is a hired mercenary Captain working for Elayne Trakand. Hafeen Bakuvun appears as a short, aging man. Although stout in stature, and with graying, thinning hair, he still maintains his position as a mercenary captain. He wears a jeweled ring on every finger, and a thick gold looped earring in his left ear. Hafeen Bakuvun works as a highered mercenary for Elayne Trakand. He is hired to push back the sorties from Arymilla Marne. When many men are lost, Hafeen demands more money from Elayne, but he is sent away. When Aldred Gomaisen, Rhys a’Balaman and Evard Cordwyn turn coat and attack the Far Madding Gate, Hafeen and his men attack these forces until Dyelin Taravin arrives with his reinforcements. Hafeen Bakuvun again asks for more money because he is loyal, but Elayne still refuses to grant his request.

Balat
Balat, with his brother Abar, is a sword-swallower and fire-eater in Valan Luca’s Traveling Show. Balat is a lean man. After Egeanin Tamarath and Bayle Domon get married, Matrim Cauthon buys a tent from Abar and Balat. Later, he is performing as Mat, Thomdril Merrilin, Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag, and Selucia walk to Maderin.

Duhara Basaheen
Duhara Basaheen is an Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is also secretly part of the Black Ajah. Duhara is tall, slim and beautiful with big dark eyes, full lips and the typical Domani coppery skin. She has worn, on both occasions we have met her, red skirts so dark they almost seemed black. She was Keeper of the Chronicles under Sierin Vayu. Even the mention of male channelers makes her angry. Her reaction to the bonding of male channelers by her own Ajah remains to be seen.

She is currently a Sitter in the Hall and has remained loyal to the White Tower during the split. She was raised to replace Teslyn Baradon. Elaida thinks that she is Duhara’s mistress—and it does seem that way. Duhara was sent by Elaida to be the Aes Sedai advisor to Elayne. The other Aes Sedai in the White Tower are unaware that Duhara has been sent to Caemlyn. She refuses to accept Elayne as being Aes Sedai, because to do so would be to acknowledge the authority of Egwene al’Vere as Amyrlin Seat and accept Elaida’s defeat. She makes outrageous demands of Elayne and insists that Elayne needs her and the Tower to help win Andor. She also believes that the Houses have not joined Elayne’s cause because they know she does not have the backing of the Tower. Elayne is furious and unlikely to accept an ambassador from Elaida. She refuses Duhara a room in Caemlyn Palace and says she will have to find an inn to stay in. She threatens the Kin present in Caemlyn with the full might of the Tower if they do not disperse themselves. Now that Elayne has won the Lion Throne, her own beliefs seem to be shattered. She purposely begins to meet with Ellorien Traemane so as to be seen meeting with Elayne’s enemies to send a warning.

Verin Mathwin reveals to Egwene al’Vere that she is a member of the Black Ajah and gives to her a book containing much information on the Black Ajah, including a list of Black sisters.

Basram
Basram was a soldier in Lan’s army during the Aiel War. He is short and stocky and has copper skin. He is a veteran of many wars. Along with Jaim, Basram is caught by Lan sleeping while on guard duty.

Jeaine Caide
Jeaine Caide is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is also Black Ajah and a member of Liandrin’s Group of Black Sisters. Jeaine is a typical Domani with coppery skin and a swan neck. She is the Aes Sedai that escorts Siuan Sanche and Moiraine Damodred to Tamra Ospenya when they were to be raised from Accepted to Aes Sedai and when they take the Three Oaths. After fleeing the White Tower she goes to Tear and works for the Forsaken Be’lal. They try to trap Rand al’Thor just after he releases Callandor. After this fails she flees to Tanchico to try and steal the male a’dam from the Panarch’s Palace. She uses a ter’angreal that makes balefire and tries to shoot Nynaeve al’Meara after Nynaeve had defeated Moghedien.

When Moghedien took over Liandrin’s group in Amador, she assigned Jeaine a task to which she reacted with horror.

Caiden
Caiden is a woman from the Kin. She is plumply pretty. She Travels with the rest of the Kin from Ebou Dar to Caemlyn. She helps Elayne Trakand in Caemlyn by linking with other Kinswoman and creating Gateways for troops to Travel through, when the castle is being attacked by Arymilla Marne’s men.

Callswell
Callswell is a Domani nobleman. Lord Ramshalan boasted to Lords Callswell and Vivian that he could manipulate Rand al’Thor.

Milisair Chadmar
Milisair Chadmar lives in Bandar Eban and is a member of the Domani’s Council of Merchants. Milisair is a woman barely into her thirties who takes full advantage of the famous style of Domani dress to show off her curves. She has dark hair with tight curls past her shoulders. Rand questioned Milisair regarding the messenger supposedly sent by King Alsalam Saeed Almadar. While she first claimed no knowledge of the messenger’s whereabouts, Rand suspected she was not forthcoming in her information and demanded she produce this messenger “…and perhaps you [Milisair] will live to see a new king crowned.” Later, an apprehensive Milisair approached the Lord Dragon and revealed that she had the messenger imprisoned. Further, the men assigned to watch him provided such poor treatment that the messenger died while in this dungeon. Knowing Rand would be less than thrilled at her actions, Milisair was caught by Jalani, a Maiden of the Spear, packing her things as if planning to escape the city in a “moment of weakness.” Rand opted not to execute her for treason, as she would be needed to choose a new king, but instead sentenced her to be locked in the same dungeon in which the messenger had died. Nynaeve was appalled by the conditions of Milisair’s prison, and checked with a Delving of Spirit to make certain the woman was not ill beyond exhaustion and hunger. In fact, Milisair had been poisoned with tarchrot leaf by Kerb, the young apprentice who prepared food for prisoners and who was under Graendal’s Compulsion. Milisair was saved by Nynaeve’s Healing. Milisair fled Bandar Eban an hour after Rand left the city, followed soon after by the rest of the Council of Merchants, leaving the city without leadership in its time of hunger and need.

Alamindra Cutren
Alamindra Cutren is a member of the Domani’s Council of Merchants. She is found hiding in her cousin’s lands and taken captive by the Aiel.1 Before leaving Arad Doman, Rand al’Thor ordered Davram Bashere and Rhuarc to return Alamindra and the rest of the Council to their palaces.

Theodrin Dabei
Theodrin Dabei was promoted to Aes Sedai by Egwene al’Vere, and has chosen the Brown Ajah. She is from Arad Doman. Theodrin is apple cheeked and graceful, with a willowy neck and coppery skin.

Theodrin was a wilder when she came to the White Tower. She was originally unable to channel unless a man for whom she had very strong feelings (either attraction or hatred) was nearby. She later overcame this block; a man for whom she had very strong feelings had been watching her train, but one day was replaced by his sister in disguise. When she realized she had been channeling only in the presence of other women, Theodrin was then able to channel saidar at will. Theodrin was an Accepted by the time Nynaeve al’Meara and Egwene al’Vere arrived in the White Tower for their training.

When Siuan Sanche was deposed as Amyrlin Seat, Theodrin joined the Aes Sedai who fled to Salidar, where she continued her training. Since the Salidar Aes Sedai did not have access to the Oath Rod or testing ter’angreal, Theodrin was unable to be raised to the shawl, but instead was granted a special level where she was more than Accepted, but not full Aes Sedai.

When Nynaeve and Elayne Trakand arrived in Salidar, Theodrin was assigned to help Nynaeve break her own block. It was far more difficult than she anticipated, but Theodrin did not stop; she kept trying many different methods.

Theodrin was raised to the shawl by a declaration from Egwene al’Vere as the Amyrlin Seat in exile, along with Nynaeve, Elayne, and Faolain. She chose the Brown as her Ajah. Theodrin and Faolain later both swore fealty to Egwene. Because Theodrin hasn’t used the Oath Rod other Aes Sedai still don’t count her as one of their ranks. Romanda Cassin has decided to take her under her wing and uses her as an attendant. She is actually being used as a spy to report all activities about Romanda to Egwene and Siuan Sanche. She slips Egwene a note informing of Romanda sending sisters to Cairhien, to investigate the news on someone else discovering how to Heal Severing. She runs to tell Romanda of Lelaine Akashi calling the Hall to sit. She is part of the delegation sent to the Black Tower and has not been heard from in some time.

Donjel
Donjel is a soldier under Rodel Ituralde from Arad Doman. He is stocky with gray short-cropped hair. He has an eye-patch over his missing right eye. He has a permanently hoarse voice after someone tried to hang him when he was young. He scouts the area where Ituralde intends to meet the Dragonsworn leaders under the White Ribbon.

Meashan Dubaris
Meashan Dubaris was a member of the Domani’s Council of Merchants. She was murdered by a mob in Arad Doman.

Demira Eriff
Demira Eriff is an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. Demira is a gracefully beautiful Domani with coppery skin. She wears clothing in the fashion of her native Arad Doman, although she often contemplates switching to less provocative dresses. Demira has a single Warder named Stevan. She has had an agent who is a librarian in the Royal Palace of Andor named Milam Harnder for the last thirty years. Demira is allied to the Salidar Aes Sedai and is part of the embassy sent to Rand in Caemlyn. She feels positive about meeting Rand, based largely on the rumor of his creation of a school in Cairhien. “No man who started a school could be all bad in Demira’s eyes.” In Caemlyn, Demira approaches Ellorien Traemane with certain implied promises regarding the Lion Throne. Ellorien is one of several Caemlyn nobles the Salidar Aes Sedai delegation approaches to gain support in their handling of Rand. On the streets of the New City of Caemlyn, Demira ducks into a crossing run (alleyway) and is attacked by men dressed as “Aiel” who were short with black eyes. They give her a message: “Tell the other witches to stay away from the Dragon Reborn.” Demira takes two spears in her side before blacking out. Demira wakes up in the Crown of Roses inn, having been saved by her Warder Stevan and Healed by Berenicia Morsad. She learns that Stevan had been tipped off by another supposed “Aiel” shortly before the assault, which suggests the whole ordeal was a well coordinated trap. The Salidar embassy, along with Verin Mathwin, agree that Rand must have been behind the attack. Verin Mathwin takes charge and gives Demira the final say on how the embassy should act in response to the aggressive act. Demira decides on a passive aggressive approach: refrain from the expected visit to the Palace for several days with no explanation, or at least a transparent one, to let him “worry over what we intend to do” and “let him stew.” Demira is mostly upset about how the situation will effect her ability to do research in the Royal Library. She is eager to get her hands on its resources for information particularly regarding the Seals on the Dark One’s prison. She had been galled at being restricted from the Inner City where the library is located before the assault and is now doubly rankled at Rand for “forgetting who Aes Sedai were.” She is put in charge of the sisters that were to accompany the girls from the Two Rivers to the Rebel Aes Sedai.

Faiselle
Faiselle is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. Faiselle is stocky and square faced. She owns silks with dense green embroidery. She was a Sitter before the split in the Tower. She is Domani. She has allied herself with the Salidar Aes Sedai and has been elected as a Sitter in the Salidar Hall. She is currently siding with Lelaine Akashi. She votes NO on the Rebel Aes Sedai declaring war on Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan. She is one of the Sitters that want to begin negotiations with Elaida’s White Tower. She votes NO in the Rebel Hall of the Tower for an alliance with the Black Tower. She is part of the group that negotiate with the White Tower Aes Sedai in Darein. She bullies Myrelle Berengari into bonding Llyw, after Kairen Stang’s death. Lelaine calls an emergency meeting of the Hall. Jahar Narishma arrives with the offer from the Dragon Reborn of bonding forty-seven Asha’man. Faiselle opposes this motion and refuses to stand with the greater consensus when the offer is accepted.

Careane Fransi
Careane Fransi was an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She was also Black Ajah. She is described as stout, but graceful. She had wide shoulders and arms as thick as most men’s. She was from Arad Doman. She was fairly weak in the One Power. She was a novice for two years with Zarya Alkaese, now known as Garenia Rosoinde. She had three Warders, Cieryl Arjuna, Venr Kosaan and Tavan. She had been Aes Sedai for more than fifty years.

She was part of the Salidar Aes Sedai and was sent to Ebou Dar as part of their embassy. She acted as the Seat of Pardon when Merilille decided to put Elayne on trial for her discovery of the Kin. She Traveled with the the group led by Nynaeve al’Meara and Elayne from Ebou Dar to the Kin’s farm with the Bowl of the Winds. It was Careane who revealed her face at the Kin’s farm, resulting in the panic and flight of many of the women there.

In the Blue Reception Room in the Caemlyn Palace, Careane and Sareitha Tomares threaten the mercenary captains present about the power of the White Tower. Samwil Hark leads Elayne, Careane, Sareitha and Vandene Namelle to the house on Full Moon Street where they go to arrest Mili Skane and the Black Ajah sisters with her. While inside Careane was identified as Black Ajah and is presumed to be the murderer of Adeleas Namelle and Ispan Shefar. Vandene killed her as punishment for the murder of her sister.

Inala
Inala is a novice in the White Tower. She is from Arad Doman. She is coppery-skinned and lanky. Egwene al’Vere Links with her during the Battle of Tar Valon.

Iralin
Iralin is a citizen of Arad Doman, one of the dockmasters at the port of Bandar Eban. He is willowy and uncharacteristically clean-shaven for a Domani. As dockmaster at the port of Bandar Eban, Iralin was among those responsible for overseeing the import of food that the Sea Folk delivered to Arad Doman (as part of the Bargain between the Atha’an Miere and the Coramoor). After it was discovered Iralin was forced to report to Rand al’Thor that all of the food on the docks had suddenly spoiled. Following the spoiling of the food, Iralin kept all Sea Folk ships under quarantine. They were kept under quarantine until a visit by Rand al’Thor. Iralin is initially enraged at Rand’s abandonment of Arad Doman, but Rand boards one of the Sea Folk ships and discovers that every unopened bag of food remains unspoiled. With hope restored, Rand appoints Iralin as his steward in Bandar Eban and names him to the Council of Merchants.

Rodel Ituralde
Rodel Ituralde is a Domani general and is considered to be one of the Five Great Captains. He is called “the Wolf” (“the Little Wolf” when he is not around). He is very short, with a neatly trimmed mustache. He fought in the Aiel War with Shimron.

He engages and fights a number of Dragonsworn armies plaguing Arad Doman, but due to Graendal’s confusing orders, never manages to soundly defeat them. He meets with the Dragonsworn leaders under the White Ribbon. In Graendal’s attempt to sow chaos she has sent him unknowingly against the Seanchan in Tarabon. To this end Rodel has gathered an army of Domani men and Tarabon Dragonsworn and sent them on a guerrilla type raid into Tarabon. His intentions were to enrage the Seanchan, make them overreact and chase him across the Almoth Plain into Arad Doman. He figures the only thing that can stop his plans from succeeding is the Dragon Reborn appearing in front of him. Incidentally Arad Doman is where the Dragon Reborn has begun massing troops for Tarmon Gai’don.

The Seanchan force led by General Turan chases Ituralde’s force to the Domani city of Darluna where they walk right into an ambush. Ituralde is victorious, but loses half of his men. He personally kills the mortally wounded General Turan (at Turan’s request), but not before learning that the Seanchan will send an even larger force against him. After the battle, Ituralde fortifies an abandoned stedding as the site of his last stand. He is visited by Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, who is seeking a truce with the Seanchan. He offers Ituralde a contingent of Asha’man and a way out of his current predicament—and even the throne of Arad Doman itself—if Ituralde will ally with him, abandon his war with the Seanchan, and start guarding the Borderlands from the Blight instead. Ituralde agrees.

Ituralde is met with a cold reception in Saldaea, considered an invader by the people of Maradon. Ituralde makes camp at a riverbank across from a mountain pass out of the Blight. Here, he holds off the invading Trolloc force for several days before the Trollocs ultimately overrun it, using catapults to launch Trolloc bodies into the camp while Draghkar attack the soldiers. Ituralde prepares to retreat, but is rescued by an army of Saldaeans when Maradon finally opens its gates to him. The Saldaean captain, Yoeli, escorts him into the city, revealing that Yoeli’s men had revolted against the Lord of Maradon, Vram Torkumen (secretly a Darkfriend), and taken control of the city. Vram calls Ituralde Dragonsworn, an accusation that shakes him. After the Trolloc army surrounds Maradon, a channeler hidden amongst them blows a hole in the city wall, wounding Ituralde, and opening the city to attack. Utilizing brilliant urban warfare tactics, Ituralde holds his own against the Trollocs but is slowly overrun once again. Ituralde prepares to flee, but is stopped by Yoeli, who says that warning beacons had been lit and that aid would be coming. When no aid comes, an exhausted Ituralde begins his escape, but is relieved by the arrival of Rand al’Thor and Davram Bashere. Bashere and Ituralde both consider Maradon lost, but al’Thor insists that he will not let it fall. He then Travels behind the Trolloc force and destroys it with Deathgates and Arrows of Fire. Afterward, Ituralde is taken back to the Stone of Tear, where he is reunited with King Alsalam.

Tamsin Ituralde
Tamsin Ituralde is the wife of Rodel Ituralde. Rodel often sends her a letter on the eve of a battle in case he never comes back.

Kerb
Kerb was a young chandler’s apprentice. Kerb was a spindly boy and had light hair. He had burns on his hands due to his occupation. He was heavily Compelled by Graendal. He was captured by Nynaeve al’Meara in Bandar Eban when she goes to search for Milisair Chadmar. Kerb was responsible for the poisoning of King Alsalam’s messanger and Lady Chadmar. Rand al’Thor ordered Nynaeve to dispel the Compulsion weave to find out Graendal’s location. Once that was done, all that was left was a useless husk. Through sheer will power, Kerb managed to whisper out that Graendal was at Natrin’s Barrow. He then collapsed and died.

Mezar Kurin
Mezar Kurin is an Asha’man. Rand al’Thor has raised him to the rank of Asha’man. He is a short Domani who is graying at the temples. He is part of Logain Ablar’s faction in the Black Tower. Mezar bonded Adrielle unwillingly, although they have now become fond of each other. He has Traveled to Tear to join up with Logain and Rand. He watches Rand’s meeting with the Daughter of the Nine Moons from a distance and Travels in as back up when it is revealed that the Daughter of the Nine Moons is actually Semirhage. In Towers of Midnight, he is sent back to the Black Tower, and then he becomes one of Mazrim Taim’s favourites. His eyes also change, look different, and his smile is wrong according to Norley.1 Most likely, he was turned to the Dark One by a circle of thirteen Myrddraal and thirteen Dreadlords.

Lidrin
Lidrin is an officer from Arad Doman under the command of Rodel Ituralde. He is young with a scar on the left side of his face. He wears a fashionable thin black mustache. The Seanchan force lead by General Turan chases Ituralde’s force from Tarabon to the Domani city of Darluna. Ituralde and Lindrin lead their men against the Seanchan force and ambush them by completely surrounding them inside and outside the city, where they defeat their opponents. He is with Ituralde when they decide to make their last stand in an Ogier stedding in Arad Doman. While there, they are visited by Rand al’Thor who offers them a way out by serving him instead.

Loral
Loral is the Dosun, or head housekeeper to House Chadmar. Loral is currently employed by Milisair Chadmar who is a member a member of the Council of Merchants. Loral is quite old and has been serving the Chadmars for three generations.

Lusara
Lusara was a merchant from Arad Doman. She is buxom and copper-skinned. She is well into her middle years and has a few white hairs amongst her black hair, which falls below her shoulders. She is stunningly beautiful. She is made Gai’shain by the Shaido and is one of Sevanna’s personal servants. She pledges an oath of fealty to Faile Bashere in the hopes that when Faile escapes from the Shaido, she will take Lusara with her.

Machir
Machir is a powerful noble from Arad Doman. Orders from King Alsalam Saeed Almadar have gone directly to Machir instead of Rodel Ituralde sending him in different directions. This has lead to a number of pitched battles in the dark between members of different parts of the same army.

Azil Mareed
Azil Mareed was the High Captain of the Tower Guard around the time of the Aiel War. He was advisor to Marya Somares, the White Tower’s representative on the council of the Grand Alliance, but was not actually on the council himself. He sent reports to Tamra Ospenya at regular intervals, but the contents were not shared with anyone but full sisters, if even with them.

Melarned
Melarned is an officer under Rodel Ituralde. He is with Ituralde’s force when they destroy the Seanchan force outside Darluna. He is also with Ituralde when they decide to make their last stand in an Ogier stedding in Arad Doman. While there, they are visited by The Dragon Reborn who offers them a way out by serving him instead.

Melore
Melore was one of the Kin Elders in Ebou Dar and a Wise Woman. She was plump and in her middle years. Melore and seven other Elders meet Mat, Elayne and Nynaeve at the Tarasin Palace to go after the Bowl. At the six story building the gholam kills Melore.

Arlen Nalaam
Arlen Nalaam is an Asha’man Soldier. He has coppery skin and a thin mustache. He brings back to Rand al’Thor a Seanchan damane prisoner during the campaign against the Seanchan outside Illian and he then returns to the battle. He sometimes mutters in an unrecognizable language, if it is a language, that is not the Old Tongue. When asked about it, he states that he spoke plainly.

Namene
Namene is a novice in the White Tower. She is tall and slim, and giggles incessantly. She is one of the novices who has started calling Egwene al’Vere Mother behind the White Tower Aes Sedai backs.

Nazran
Nazran is close cousin to King Alsalam Saeed Almadar. He is from Arad Doman. He has a thin black mustache. He is square and deeply brown. He is handsome and has black eyes. Using a light Compulsion, Graendal sends him to deliver a forged letter to Rodel Ituralde while reporting to him that it is actually from Ituralde’s liege lord King Alsalam.

Ferane Neheran
Ferane Neheran is an Aes Sedai and First Reasoner of the White Ajah. Ferane is short and stout with a mild, round face. She has long black hair that sometimes looks like it badly needs brushing. She has the coppery skin of a Domani. She stepped down as a Sitter for the White Ajah less than ten years ago. She appears vague, but can catch the slightest crack in the logic of an argument. She has a fierce temper.

She has remained loyal to the White Tower during the split. She was reelected as a Sitter for the White following the departure of Saroiya Sedai during the White Tower Schism. She has strong feelings about beginning negotiations with the Rebel Aes Sedai and is granted her request by Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan. She is furious with Alviarin Freidhen for being stripped from the position of Keeper of the Chronicles and bringing disrepute to the White Ajah. She is one of Egwene al’Vere’s private tutors, and spanks her for being late to one of them. Egwene is serving Ferane when Ferane asks her on how she would have approached the Dragon Reborn. Egwene in turn tries to encourage Ferane think logically and approach the other Ajahs to try and mend the White Tower cracks that have formed.

She is at dinner with Elaida and most of the other Sitters when Elaida begins to taunt Egwene and demands her to stop telling lies about a Seanchan invasion on the White Tower. Egwene refuses and enrages Elaida to the point where she uses the One Power on Egwene, drawing blood and sending her unconscious. It is revealed that Ferane and the rest of the Ajah Heads are behind the Too Young Sitters conspiracy. Unfortunately their plan didn’t work and they are forced to throw their support behind a new Amyrlin after Elaida is captured by the Seanchan. They all agree on Egwene.

Jaalam Nishur
Jaalam Nishur was an officer under Rodel Ituralde from Arad Doman. He was tall. He goes with Ituralde when they meet with the Dragonsworn leaders under the White Ribbon. He goes with Ituralde into Tarabon, where they begin to engage the Seanchan in guerrilla tactics in the hope that the larger Seanchan force will follow them into Arad Doman. He dies during this campaign.

Noreladim
Noreladim is from Arad Doman. He is stumpy and large-bellied. He confirms to Rand al’Thor that Bandar Eban has has no contact with King Alsalam Saeed Almadar for about five months.

Ayako Norsoni
Ayako Norsoni is an Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She is small, with waist-length black hair, black eyes and a Domani-dark complexion. She has remained loyal to the White Tower during the split. Ayako was one of the fifty-one Sisters, led by Toveine, sent by Elaida to take out the Black Tower. Ayako was the only White sister in that party, the White Ajah insisting on at least one representative. As such, she is not Black Ajah. They were all captured and bonded by the Asha’man. Ayako was bonded to Donalo Sandomere. She blames Toveine for the failure of the expedition. She Travels with Sandomere and Logain Ablar to Tear to find Rand al’Thor. She takes part in the battle against the Trollocs that attack Algarin Pendaloan’s manor. She is then part of the group that burns all the bodies left behind afterwards. She watches Rand’s meeting with the Daughter of the Nine Moons from a distance and Travels in as back up when it is revealed that the Daughter of the Nine Moons is actually Semirhage.

Osana
Osana is a Lady from Arad Doman. She is dark-haired, not young, but with a pale beauty and elegance. She was first seen as Graendal’s servant serving her and Sammael wine punch. She has disappeared recently. Rodel Ituralde uses her hunting lodge to meet with Dragonsworn.

Rahman
Rahman is a powerful noble from Arad Doman. Orders from King Alsalam Saeed Almadar have gone directly to Rahman instead of Rodel Ituralde sending him in different directions. This has lead to a number of pitched battles in the dark between members of different parts of the same army.

Rajabi
Rajabi is a Dragonsworn leader originally from Arad Doman. He is now an officer under Rodel Ituralde. He has a bull-neck. He has brown eyes, a wide nose and a bulbous chin. He is completely bald and resembles a boulder. He meets with Ituralde and the other Dragonsworn leaders, in Arad Doman under the White Ribbon. They agree to attack the Seanchan together on the Almoth Plains. He is with Ituralde’s force when they destroy the Seanchan force outside Darluna. He is also with Ituralde when they decide to make their last stand in an Ogier stedding in Arad Doman. While there, they are visited by The Dragon Reborn who offers them a way out by serving him instead. He is later killed by a Draghkar during the Battle of Maradon.

Rajar
Rajar is the First-Lieutenant in the Younglings and is from Arad Doman. He has a deep voice and a slight build. He is shorter than Gawyn Trakand. He has trained in Tar Valon for six years. He is sent a message by Gawyn to prepare for attack from the Shaido just before the Battle of Dumai’s Wells. After the battle he flees with the rest of the surviving Younglings to Dorlan where they wait for word from the White Tower. He reports to Gawyn about Narenwin Barda arriving in Dorlan. He helps Gawyn raid the Rebel Aes Sedai army camped outside of Tar Valon. When Gawyn goes to leave Dorlan, Rajar doesn’t realize this and moves to follow Gawyn. He is told to remain behind.

Piqor Ramshalan
Piqor Ramshalan is a Domani Lord who resides in Bandar Eban. Lord Ramshalan has a nose reminiscent of Saldaea and thin black Domani mustaches. Described as a fop, he wears a black beauty mark in the shape of a bird in flight and earrings. His voice is very nasal. Ramshalan is in the Domani capital of Bandar Eban when Rand enters the city. Ramshalan first brings attention to himself by exclaiming, “She should be executed, my Lord!” referring to Milisair Chadmar who appeared to have been packing to leave Bandar Eban. Rand notes that Ramshalan is quick to attempt to better his own circumstances by turning on his friends and acquaintances. Rand decides instead to lock Milisair in the dungeon facility she used for the deceased messenger who was the last person claiming to have seen King Alsalam. Days later, after Nynaeve al’Meara has visited the dungeon, healed Milisair from poisoning and discovered Kerb, the compelled chandler’s apprentice cum poisoner, Rand has a task for Ramshalan. Ramshalan accompanies Rand and Nynaeve to Natrin’s Barrow to confront Graendal. In fact, it is Ramshalan who makes the first contact with Graendal. He returns, unsurprisingly under strong compulsion. Rand then uses Balefire to destroy the entire palace and population of Natrin’s Barrow. He has Nynaeve confirm that Graendal is dead by checking that the compulsion weave is gone – or in the case of balefire, never was. Ramshalan is then confronted by Rand on his claims to Lords Vivian and Callswell of being able to manipulate the Dragon Reborn. Rand deserts Ramshalan in the forest outside Natrin’s Barrow with directions to a village, two days walking distance away. Lord Ramshalan’s compulsion was actually a ruse by Graendal. It was Delana Mosalaine and Aran’gar who wove compulsion on Ramshalan.

Karale Sanghir
Karale Sanghir is an Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is also Black Ajah and is a member of a Heart along with Atuan Larisett and Marris Thornhill. She is forced to swear on the Oath Rod obediance to Yukiri and the rest of the Black Ajah hunting Sisters. She is adament that she now walks in the Light again. Her only Warder takes poison and kills himself when he is betrayed by Karale. Her fate is undisclosed. There exists the possibility that she was one of the sisters that managed to escape the Tower, though her Oaths to the Black Ajah hunters may have prevented her flight. If that is the case, she would have been executed with the rest of the Black sisters unable to escape.

Saroiya
Saroiya is an Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She is blocky. She looks slim compared to Aledrin, especially in her vertical-white-stripped skirt. She has allied herself with the Salidar Aes Sedai and is a Sitter in the Salidar Hall. She is allied with Romanda Cassin. She votes NO on the Rebel Aes Sedai declaring war on Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan and is outvoted. She is one of the Sitters that want to begin negotiations with Elaida’s White Tower. She votes NO in the Rebel Hall of the Tower for an alliance with the Black Tower. She is part of the group that negotiate with the White Tower Aes Sedai in Darein. Lelaine Akashi calls an emergency meeting of the Hall. Jahar Narishma arrives with the offer from the Dragon Reborn of bonding forty-seven Asha’man. Saroiya opposes this motion and refuses to stand with the greater concensus when the offer is accepted.

Burin Shaeren
Burin Shaeren is Warder to Lelaine Akashi. He has been her Warder for more than twenty years. He is Domani, with a typical coppery skin and stumpy. While in Salidar, he is seen by Nynaeve al’Meara watching over Logain, as he speaks to nobles about being set up as a false dragon by the Red Ajah. He is with Lelaine, when she asks Siuan Sanche to pledge her support behind her if Egwene al’Vere is executed. He is guarding Romanda Cassin’s tent when cockroaches begin to pour into the tent.

Leane Sharif
Leane Sharif (pronounced: lee-AHN shah-REEF) is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has the copper skin of a Domani, and is thin and nearly as tall as a man. She is willowy, graceful, and beautiful. She lost her ageless look after being stilled. She is Accepted with Moiraine Damodred, though Leane is raised to Aes Sedai sometime earlier. She is one of the Blue Ajah sisters who present the shawl to Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche when they first become Aes Sedai. She then escorts Moiraine to the Blue Ajah living quarters. As Aes Sedai, she resumes her friendship with Siuan and Moiraine once they become Aes Sedai. She was Keeper of the Chronicles to Siuan Sanche, raised from the Blue Ajah.

She was deposed and stilled by Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan and her followers. With the help of Laras, the Mistress of the Kitchens, she escaped with Siuan, Logain Ablar, and Min Farshaw. While on the run under the name of Amaena began trying to use her Domani charms on men, with mixed results. She is captured by Gareth Bryne, who notices that she seems out of practice with Domani seduction, with Min and Siuan, but Logain comes and saves them. Eventually their quartet reached Salidar and joined the rebels hiding there. She helps Siuan run the eyes-and-ears for the Salidar Aes Sedai, saying she built up a large network in Tar Valon itself. She also helps Siuan to guide the Salidar Six all the while giving the appearance that she and Siuan despise each other.

When Nynaeve healed her from being Stilled she joined the Green Ajah instead of returning to the Blue. Due to her being Healed by a woman, her strength with the One Power has been severly reduced and as a result she stands fairly low among Aes Sedai now. After Egwene’s arrival she became one of her spies in Lelaine’s group. After the failed attempt to block Tar Valon harbor she was imprisoned in the open cells of the White Tower. She is beaten by Desala Nevanche, who seems to believe she is a wilder rather than who she is. She is now kept in one of the open cells as a prisoner. Egwene visits her and tells her of her intent to remain in the White Tower and try the attack from the inside. Egwene tells her to slip in bits of discord in her conversations to her visitors. Egwene is visiting Leane in the cells when a Bubble of evil erupts and begins to melt Leane’s cell. She is saved when her two jailers Gelarna and Musarin pull her out of the cell with weaves of Air. She is finally released from captivity when Egwene becomes Amyrlin Seat.

Shimron
Shimron was a Dragonsworn leader originally from Arad Doman. He was white haired and gaunt. He fought with Rodel Ituralde in the Aiel War. He was one of King Alsalam’s most trusted advisors before joining with the Dragonsworn men in Arad Doman. He greets Ituralde when he comes to meet with the other Dragonsworn leaders, in Arad Doman under the White Ribbon. They agree to attack the Seanchan together on Almoth Plain. He is burned to char by a damane in the attack.

Namine Tasil
Namine Tasil is an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is the eldest daughter of Quillin Tasil. She has settled into the White Tower as a Librarian. Cadsuane Melaidhrin seems impressed with Namine’s understanding of current events and follows the link down to her father.

Quillin Tasil
Quillin Tasil is the innkeeper of The Wind’s Favor in Bandar Eban. Quillin is an informant for Cadsuane Melaidhrin, giving her useful intelligence during her visits to the city. Quillin’s eldest daughter, Namine Tasil, went to the White Tower and became a member of the Brown Ajah.

Teacal
Teacal is a powerful noble from Arad Doman. Orders from King Alsalam Saeed Almadar have gone directly to Teacal instead of Rodel Ituralde sending him in different directions. This has lead to a number of pitched battles in the dark between members of different parts of the same army.

Tellaen
Lord Tellaen is a noble from Arad Doman. He is a portly man and wears a thin Domani mustache. He allows the Dragon Reborn and all his men to stay at his manor in Arad Doman due to Tellaen being an acquaintance of Davram Bashere. Rand al’Thor compensates him when a Bubble of evil destroys part of his manor.

Thurasa
Thurasa is a member of the Council of Merchants in Arad Doman. She is one of Graendal’s pets under Compulsion that now resides with Graendal in her palace. She nearly loses an arm when Moridin opens a Gateway for Graendal to enter.

Tuva
Tuva was a Lady from Arad Doman. Graendal sends Nazran as a messenger to Rodel Ituralde. He is said to tell Ituralde that the previous letter-bearer, Lady Tuva, had been killed by a Gray Man.

Vasha
Vasha is a young Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has one Warder, Marlesh, with whom she has an almost sibling-like relationship. She has long black hair and striking green eyes. She is from Arad Doman. She is one of the eleven Aes Sedai loyal to Elaida’s White Tower who escaped the Battle of Dumai’s Wells. She travels to Dorlan, to keep an eye on the Younglings. She watches Gawyn Trakand practice swordplay with Sleete and Marlesh. She then informs Gawyn about a meeting with the Aes Sedai in Dorlan and an embassy from the White Tower.

Vivian
Vivian is a Domani nobleman. Lord Ramshalan boasted to Lords Vivian and Callswell that he could manipulate Rand al’Thor.

Wakeda
Wakeda is a Dragonsworn leader originally from Arad Doman. He is now an officer under Rodel Ituralde. He is average height. He wears a black scarf over his missing right eye and has a scar running from his cheek to his forehead. He meets with Ituralde and the other Dragonsworn leaders, in Arad Doman under the White Ribbon. They agree to attack the Seanchan together on the Almoth Plains. He is with Ituralde’s force when they destroy the Seanchan force outside Darluna. He is also with Ituralde when they decide to make their last stand in an Ogier stedding in Arad Doman. While there, they are visited by the Dragon Reborn who offers them a way out by serving him instead.

Sharmad Zeffar
Sharmad Zeffer is a Domani refugee who now resides in the Two Rivers. She is coppery-skinned and plump. She is a few years older than Faile Bashere. Faile Bashere sends Rhea Avin and Sharmad to Daise Congar after they have been fighting over Wil al’Seen.

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