Murandy

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Murandy (pronounced: MEW-ran-dee) is a small nation in the central part of the Westlands. It has a history of border disputes with its larger neighbor to the north, Andor. The people of Murandy, much like the people of Altara, do not really consider themselves the residents of a nation. They are more likely to claim allegiance to one or another of the local lords.

Murandy is a small nation located in hilly countryside with much larger neighbours on three sides.

Murandy is a monarchy ruled by a king or queen. The current ruler is King Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a’Naloy but he only has weak control of the country. Katrine do Catalan a’Coralle was the first Queen of Murandy. The ruler of Murandy seldom controls events outside of the capital city of Lugard, and sometimes not even there. The only reason a monarch is tolerated in Murandy is as a deterrent to incursions by foreign nations, and such an invasion is just about the only thing that will compel rival Murandian lords to cooperate. The capital city of Lugard is located in central Murandy, and trade there always flourishes, regardless of whatever political upheaval may be engulfing the city or nation; it is this trade which keeps the city alive. It is one of few cities in the world which has more inns and stables than residences and shops. Lugard was once surrounded by a tall stone wall, but it has since crumbled. The many thieves who call Lugard home consider any foreigner a fair mark, and the unpaved roads and alleys are dangerous to travel alone. Murandy plays a minor role in world politics. The lack of an effective ruler makes it difficult for Murandy to defend itself, much less to make its presence felt in the rest of the land.

Towns/Cities
Hinderstap
Inishlinn
Mindea
Lugard (capital)
Trustair

Noble Houses
House Paeron is one of the known Noble Houses of Mayene. The only known member of the House is Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron.

The People
Rhys a’Balaman
Rhys a’Balaman was a Murandian mercenary. His name, a’Balaman, is that of a Murandian noble, yet Elayne thinks that this is not his real name. He has fought alongside Aldin Miheres, a mercenary employed by Arymilla Marne to attack the walls of Caemlyn, yet accounted him an acquaintance more than friend, having fought just as many times against him. He adheres to a particular mercenary code of honour which means that allowing another mercenary to flee the battlefield means that he might return the favor another day. In his opinion, fleeing troops are out of the battle. He was employed by Elayne to defend Caemlyn. He says he would much rather earn gold defending a city than attacking it. He defends the city against mercenary forces led by Aldin Miheres. He is employed by Arymilla. Reene Harfor reports that he has been approached by agents of Arymilla about switching sides. Later, he Aldred Gomaisen and Evard Cordwyn turn coat and attack the Far Madding gate. Elayne later signs his death warrant.

Meri do Ahlan a’Conliin
Meri do Ahlan a’Conlin is a noble Lady from Murandy. Her infant son’s name is Sedrin. She is a rather plump noble woman. She is one of the women waiting in line when Moiraine and Siuan are taking information of people who have given birth around Dragonmount near the end of the Aiel War. Lady Meri claims she is the direct descendent of Katrine do Catalan a’Coralle, the first queen of Murandy.

Sedrin a’Conlin
Sedrin a’Conlin is the son of the Lady Meri do Ahlan a’Conlin. He was born during the end of the Aiel War in 978 NE. Sedrin’s mother claimed the bounty from the White Tower from Moiraine Damodred. Before Moiraine would take Sedrin’s name, however, she demands to know of other women who have given birth. Lady Meri, though, is "not accustomed to keeping track of every brat born in the camp.”

Paitr do Fearna a’Conn
Paitr do Fearna a’Conn is a noble from Murandy. He has a mustache. He is one of the nobles present at the Rebel Aes Sedai meeting on the border of Murandy and Andor. He appears uneasy about the prospect of a battle between Aes Sedai on Murandian soil. Egwene observes him standing much too close to Halima Saranov and staring down her dress. She only pays him half a mind, though smiles up at him warmly.

Katriine do Catalan a’Coralle
Katrine do Catalan a’Coralle was the first Queen of Murandy. In FY 1047, she captured the city of Lugard, which lay in much fought-over land, and founded the country. Katrine was killed only a year later.

Donel do Morny a’Lordeine
Donel do Morny a’Lordeine is a Murandian Lord. He wears more lace than a Lady. He has a curled mustache and has narrow eyes. He met with the Amyrlin Egwene al’Vere in Salidar, and he seemed to be trying to garner favor with the Andoran Nobles who are along Andor’s border with Murandy.

Cian do Mehon a’Macansa
Cian do Mehon a’Macansa is a noble from Murandy. She is stocky with graying hair. She is one of the nobles present at the Rebel Aes Sedai meeting on the border of Murandy and Andor. She snorts loudly when introduced to the Rebel Hall without her titles. Egwene believes that she thinks she could make a tidy sum from supplying the rebel camp and army with food and supplies at a fair price. She is one of the nobles who enquires with Egwene about the opening up of the novice book to women of all ages.

Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a’Naloy
Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a’Naloy is the king of Murandy. He hires Talmanes Delovinde and the Band of the Red Hand to stay inside the borders of Murandy. There they will sit and wait. Roedran will say that a foreign army is sitting on their border and use this to raise an army of his own and in the process unite the fractured country together. He finally manages to unite the country against the Band. He then pays Talmanes in secret and allows the Band to withdraw.

Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan
Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan is an Aes Sedai, formerly of the Red Ajah and the former Amyrlin Seat in the White Tower. She is now a damane. She is handsome and severe looking. She has dark eyes. She is the youngest daughter of a minor House in the north of Murandy. Elaida was the first novice to be raised to Accepted in only three years. She was raised to the shawl after Siuan’ and Moiraine’s second year as novices, and chose the Red Ajah. Since then she only deferred to the Amyrlin Seat or a Sitter. After Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche came to the Tower, Elaida made life miserable for them, pressing them so hard that other sisters often had to intervene. Her excuse for doing this was that she wanted them to pass. She is there when Moiraine is tested for the shawl, and does her best during the testing to try and make Moiraine fail. She is also present when Moiraine and Siuan take the Three Oaths of an Aes Sedai.

Elaida was what once would have been considered very powerful with the One Power. Although the discovery of channelers such as Sharina Melloy and Nynaeve al’Meara has shown the modern day Aes Sedai just how weak they are, Elaida was still one of the most powerful channelers. Amongst Aes Sedai, Elaida was only surpassed in strength of the One Power by three people, Cadsuane Melaidhrin, Kerene Nagashi and Meilyn Arganya , and matched only by Moiraine Damodred, Siuan Sanche, Lelaine Akashi, Romanda Cassin and only one or two others. Since the White Tower Schism, several Aes Sedai have been found who grealty surpass her in strength. These are Egwene al’Vere, Elayne Trakand and Nynaeve. A few women in training to become Aes Sedai – namely Bodewhin Cauthon, Sharina Melloy and Nicola Treehill – also surpass her in strength, although by that time Elaida has been taken. Besides her raw strength, Elaida is also notable in having the Talent of Foretelling. She was as strong as any with the talent at the time, making her a very valuable channeler.

She was in Andor when Rand was taken to see Queen Morgase. Elaida had a Foretelling about Rand being in the center of all the pain and division to come to the land. Before she could inprison and question Rand any more, Morgase let him walk from the Throne Room a free man. Elaida later tried to track him down, but Moiraine arrived in town and fled with Rand before she could find him. When Morgase comes back to the White Tower and finds Elayne Trakand missing she becomes furious and refuses to take back Elaida as her advisor again. Elaida later visits Egwene al’Vere and Nynaeve al’Meara while they are in the White Tower, to try and find out more information on Rand. She is one of the Aes Sedai present at Egwene’s testing to become Accepted.

A member of the Red Ajah, and a former Sitter for the Red (a position she was unwittingly able to attain with the help of the Black Ajah via Highest Red and Supreme Council-member of the Black, Galina Casban), Elaida served as advisor to Morgase Trakand prior to being raised as Amyrlin. After meeting Rand in Andor she leaves Andor frequently, visiting Elayne in the White Tower. This leads to her spotting some unusual visitors meeting and leaving the Amyrlin, in particular Nynaeve and Egwene. She becomes concerned when the two girls with Elayne go missing and lays this at the Amyrlin’s feet. Soon the thirteen sisters who are Black Ajah flee the Tower, which again is Siuan’s fault. When Min Farshaw acting as Elmindreda is also spotted by Elaida visiting the Amyrlin her suspicions really begin to rise and she begins to plot with Alviarin. With the news of the Dragon Reborn from Tear arrives she gathers a number of Sitters as her close circle and makes her move to take down Siuan as Amyrlin believing that she has been behind the Dragon’s movements this whole time (which isn’t too far wrong). She took over from the stilled Siuan Sanche after arranging that Amyrlin’s overthrow and subsequent imprisonment and stilling. Elaida is noted for her iron fist, and for seeing the Blue Ajah removed from representation in the Hall of the Tower (though all of that Ajah had fled the Tower after the rebellion in which she took over). Indeed, Elaida has shown unprecedented cruelty and extreme miscarriage of justice where Siuan is concerned. While Siuan is unconscious, she is tried, found guilty of all charges, stilled and probably faced execution had she not escaped her imprisonment. Breaking a long held tradition, Elaida elected Alviarin as her Keeper of the Chronicles. Traditionally, the Keeper is of the same Ajah from which the Amyrlin was raised, but Alviarin was of the White Ajah, and also the highest ranking of the Black Ajah. Friction begins to develop between the two, and secretly each plots the downfall of the other. Elaida ordered Galina to capture the Dragon Reborn and bring him to the White Tower, to be held until the Last Battle. Alviarin blackmailed Elaida with the debacle at Dumai’s Wells, making her Alviarin’s puppet. Then, through a desperate plan, Elaida goes to Seaine Herimon to make inquires and find who helped Siuan Sanche to escape (most likely already believing it to be Alviarin), who changed Elaida’s orders and to find and report who entered into a treasonous correspondence with the Dragon Reborn. Elaida tells Seaine to follow the stench of treason (no matter how high – even to the Keeper) and report only to her. Seaine interprets her orders as an order to find Darkfriends among the Sisters and enlists the help of her old friend Pevara Tazanovni to hunt out the Black Ajah within the Tower, which might inadvertently lead to Alviarin who, in fact, is a Darkfriend, and corresponded with Rand and controlled the Tower by altering the Amyrlin’s edicts without Elaida’s knowledge. Elaida has since replaced Alviarin with a Red sister, Tarna Feir, for her Keeper.

Elaida believes that she is in a position well above anyone else and has drawn out plans to make a palace for the Amyrlin which will rival the White Tower. Construction for this massive undertaking is well under way. Recently, Beonin Sedai, a spy sent to Salidar under Elaida’s direction, returned, told Elaida of their plans and showed her Skimming, how to Travel and several new forms of Healing. She also plans to break Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the Salidar Aes Sedai, who was recently captured while attempting to turn the giant chains to the tower gates at the harbor into cuendillar. She has reduced Egwene to the status of a novice; an action rarely taken by the Amyrlin unless called for by desperate measures. Acting on orders from Yukiri, Meidani attempts to re-new the relationship she shared with Elaida when they were novices. However, Elaida is well aware that Meidani is a spy sent by the Rebel Aes Sedai.

She invites Egwene to dinner with her and Meidani, in an attempt to see how Egwene reacts. Mistaking Egwene’s stony silence as being broken, Elaida thus continues her discussion with Meidani about the lack of obedience the Aes Sedai show towards the Amyrlin Seat, going so far as to contemplate a fourth oath of obedience to the Amrylin. When Egwene spills the soup on purpose in retaliation, Elaida threatens to send her to the dungeons and sends her to Silviana for another strapping. As the book progresses, Elaida passes down an order for Egwene to do only chores in an attempt to humiliate her further and break her into subservience. That same day, she summons Egwene to wait on her again, this time with a company of Sitters. When Elaida unwittingly forces a confrontation with Egwene regarding her dream, Egwene clashes with Elaida in front of the Sitters verbally, bringing up Elaida’s tyrannical attitude towards the sisters and the idiocy of her plan to kidnap the Dragon Reborn. When Egwene finally loses her cool and insults Elaida, Elaida loses her rationality and starts beating Egwene with switches of Air, and throws her into the dungeons. When Silviana finally has had enough of Elaida’s treatment of Egwene and denounces Elaida in front of the entire Hall, Elaida puts Silviana in Egwene’s place and raises Katerine as Mistress of Novices. After being chastised by the Hall, she remains as the Amyrlin, but her position is now tenuous with regard to the Hall. Later that same night, when the Seanchan raid the White Tower, Elaida is taken and renamed Suffa. She is later brought before Fortuona, Empress of Seanchan and forced to demonstrate Traveling .

Elaida also has the rare Talent of Foretelling. This Talent of randomly spewing forth prophecy is what made Elaida make sure she was Morgase’s advisor, since she foretold that the royal line of Andor was critical to the Last Battle. She also had a Foretelling about the Black Tower and the Aes Sedai. Some believe that she might have misinterpreted the foretelling; the royal line of Andor could have referred directly to Tigraine Mantear, (Rand al’Thor’s mother), not Morgase and House Trakand. The more likely explanation is that Elayne Trakand’s relationship to Rand may be key to his winning Tarmon Gai’don (especially considering that the foretelling speaks of the royal line at the time of The Last Battle). Hence, possible theories may include her being able to help him remember his humanity or some act she and/or her brothers, Galad (now Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light) and Gawyn Trakand may perform: all three are key players). To think just one player is the fulfillment of Elaida’s prophecy could be somewhat short-sighted, the entire line (including Rand) are likely meant to fulfill the foretelling. She had a Black Tower Foretelling and interpreted it to fit her own designs.

Segan do Avharin a’Roos
Segan do Avharin a’Roos is a noble from Murandy. She is slender and tall with long dark hair and dark eyes. She has a pouting, petulant mouth. When Egwene meets with her, she is dressed in blue wool with bright green embroidery and gloves bright enough for a tinker. She is one of the nobles present at the Rebel Aes Sedai meeting on the border of Murandy and Andor. She and the other nobles grate at not being introduced with their full titles. She asks Egwene about her proclamation of opening up the novice book to women of any age. When Egwene confirms it, she thanks her fervently and calls her “Mother.” She shares a name with famous First Counsel Einion Avharin from Far Madding.

Chilares Arman
Chilares Arman is part of the Knitting Circle in the Kin based in Ebou Dar. She is willowy with doe-eyes. She Travels with the the rest of the group lead by Nynaeve al’Meara and Elayne Trakand from Ebou Dar to the Kin’s farm with the Bowl of the Winds. She along with the rest of the group traveled to Caemlyn and now resides there.

Culen
Culen is a nobleman and a Murandian Hunter of the Horn. Culen is tall and lean with a curled mustache. Matrim Cauthon orders him, Paers and their servant, Padry, out of Maerone for manhandling Olver, who was sitting on Paers’ horse.

Padan Fain
Padan Fain is a peddler from Lugard, Murandy who made regular visits to the Two Rivers and Emond’s Field. His Lugarder accent comes and goes throughout the series. He has since become much, much more than a simple peddler. He combined with Mordeth and has become evil on a level akin to the Forsaken.

Padan Fain became a Darkfriend in his twenties, for the promise of immortality. Continuing his work as a peddler, he came to Emond’s Field every spring, and loved being the center of attention. Unknown to most, he has also been a Darkfriend for more than forty years, and was the “Dark One’s Hound”, searching for the Dragon Reborn.

Sometime in 996 NE he was chosen for a special task: to seek the Dragon Reborn. He journeyed to Shayol Ghul and met Ba’alzamon, who gave him dark powers to aid in his hunt. In 997 NE he journeyed back to Shayol Ghul and his mind was “distilled” of his findings. By 998 NE, given the special ability to track the ones he was seeking, he had narrowed his search to three boys from Emond’s Field: Rand al’Thor, Matrim Cauthon and Perrin Aybara. With this certainty in mind, he brought Trollocs and Myrddraal to Emond’s Field on Winternight.

After the failure of that attack, he was forced to join the Trollocs in the hunt for Moiraine Damodred and company. When they hid in Shadar Logoth, he managed to escape the Myrddraal only to be trapped by Mordeth, the ancient spirit which had caused the downfall of Aridhol (now Shadar Logoth). Mordeth had at last found the vessel he needed to command so he could escape the damned city; but because the Dark One had touched and changed Fain’s soul, Mordeth could only merge with Fain, not overtake him. The resulting entity was considered a maverick by the forces of the Shadow; Mordeth’s hatred of the Shadow combined corrosively with Fain’s resentment of the changes forced upon him. After this merger, his compulsion to hunt Rand, Mat and Perrin grew even stronger, aided by the fact that he could already sense where they were. He blamed the boys, on some level, for causing what had happened to him. Following them to Fal Dara in Shienar, he was captured and arrested. While imprisoned, he was able to remove his ties to Ba’alzamon, renounced his Darkfriend vows, and claimed to be a changed man; in fact, any changes wrought made him more dangerous and evil, not less. In the chaos of the attack against Fal Dara, he escaped with Mat’s dagger and the Horn of Valere. While traveling in the Ways, Fain was caught by Machin Shin, the Black Wind of the Ways that devours souls, be they human or Shadowspawn. The screaming voices of the Wind greeted him as a friend and feared him, the Wind fleeing from him (this is the first time something living has been grasped by the wind and escaped; Machin Shin fled from Fain!). It is unknown whether this had any real effect on Fain, but the Wind appears to have picked up Fain’s compulsion to hunt Rand; the Wind was next seen trying to force itself out of the Ways to devour Rand in Cairhien (again, a first, as it is assumed that the Wind cannot leave the Ways, and had never before sought specific people). It has since been shown that the Wind will be drawn to any Waygate that Rand attempts to open, effectively preventing Rand from using the Ways. It should be noted that Perrin does not have this problem, indicating that when Fain encountered the Wind his hunt for the Dragon Reborn had already been narrowed to Rand.

He enticed Rand, Mat, Perrin, Verin Sedai and Ingtar Shinowa to Falme, where he lost the dagger and the Horn. Calling himself Ordeith (wormwood in the Old Tongue, pronounced: OHR-deeth), he changed strategies from force to manipulation: convincing Lord Commander Pedron Niall of the Whitecloaks, as well as Elaida do’Avriny a’Roihan, Amyrlin Seat of the Aes Sedai, to oppose Rand. He also convinced Niall to send Whitecloaks to the Two Rivers, hoping it would draw Rand out. Unfortunately, he got Perrin instead, and the future Lord Goldeneyes of the Two Rivers broke him of his Whitecloak affiliations. He is one of the most dangerous creatures in the known world, as dangerous as any Forsaken. He can corrupt people by just being in their presence; he can sense fear and tension and can tell a Darkfriend on sight. He has also developed a way to inflict pain by touch, from levels of ‘merely’ harmful to deadly. Eventually he recovered the dagger (his primary interest) in Tar Valon; he feels complete with it. He is very likely insane, and is wanted by the Shadow. Slayer was sent to the Two Rivers to kill him, but failed when Perrin interfered.

Fain changed his name to Jeraal Mordeth, and sought out Toram Riatin, leader of the Cairhienin rebellion against Rand, whom he advised. When Rand showed up to neutralize the rebellion, Fain was able to wound him with the dagger from Shadar Logoth, which – but for the frantic efforts of both a Yellow Ajah sister Samitsu Tamagowa and the Asha’man Damer Flinn – would have resulted in al’Thor’s death. The next time he showed up was in Far Madding, with Toram Riatin, where after killing some renegade Asha’man, he lured Rand and Lan into a trap. However the trap failed, leaving Toram dead and Fain injured and fleeing. He also appeared to show a new ability to produce ghosts or mirages of dead people. Whether this was his own ability or a continuing sign of the Dark One’s approaching freedom remains to be seen. He is still at large, and no doubt still hunting Rand. Robert Jordan has confirmed rumors suggesting that he may be something entirely new, an entity or amalgamation never seen before in the Pattern. Robert Jordan has also confirmed that the destruction of Shadar Logoth has not affected Fain. Fain is next seen walking through the Blight. He has now become so dangerous that he can kill Jumara with just his dagger. He comes across a group of Trollocs and a Myrddraal and attacks them with Mashadar. His Mashadar is so powerful the Myrddraal seems to die instantly instead of remaining alive until sunset. The mist has a strange effect on the Trollocs, corrupting them and raising them as almost zombie-like slaves that Fain believes will fight even more viciously than they did before he enslaved them. He has now finally decided to stop the hunt and kill al’Thor.

Alaabar Harnesh
Alaabar Harnesh is a Lord Captain in the Children of the Light. He is from Murandy. He is a short and bald man. He lost his left ear in battle. Harnesh attends the meeting of Rhadam Asunawa and Galadedrid Damodred. Harnesh seems to accept Galad’s arguments that a Darkfriend would not have been able to kill Valda while the Children of the Light were formal, standing witnesses. He is one of the Lord Captain’s who rise up against Asunawa and his men. He then pledges his support and loyalty behind Galad. While traveling through Ghealdan, he debates with Galad about the merit of of sending a letter to the White Tower to ask if the Children of the Light can become allies with the Aes Sedai.

Seaine Herimon
Seaine Herimon is an Aes Sedai sitter of the White Ajah. She has remained loyal to the White Tower during the split. However, unlike the other sitters who remained loyal to the Tower, she did not vote to dispose of Siuan Sanche. Seaine is a Murandian with watery blue eyes and thick black hair and eyebrows. Seaine is the daughter of a furniture-maker from Lugard. All her family are now long dead. Seaine proposed that Siuan Sanche succeed Marith Jaen as Amyrlin after her death in 988 NE. This means that she has been a Sitter for at least eleven years. She was raised to the shawl the same year as Sereille Bagand was raised to the Amyrlin Seat, which means that Seaine has been Aes Sedai for 134 years.

Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan gave Seaine the task to seek out traitors in the White Tower. She interpreted this to mean she should seek out Black Ajah and, together with her friend Pevara Tazanovni, they discover several Black Ajah Sisters, including Talene Minly. They also discover the Salidar Aes Sedai moles sent to the Tower. She is confined to her room by the other Black Ajah hunters. She begins to work out the Too Young Sitters theory for the White Tower. Seaine eventually realized that Elaida was asking her to find evidence for traitorous acts such as correspondence with the Dragon Reborn by Alviarin.

She is in the White Tower basement, when Meidani brings in Egwene al’Vere. Egwene tells them to continue finding the Black Ajah but tells them to remove the fourth oath they have placed on the Rebel Spies. Egwene also points out that Siuan Sanche was deposed unlawfully due to a Black Ajah member being part of the bare minimum of Sitters required. Seaine visits Egwene in the White Tower cells. Seaine informs Egwene of the trial processes both Elaida and Egwene will be facing. Egwene charges Seaine to continue to remind the White Tower of the Dark One’s stirring in Egwene’s absence. She pledges her support behind Egwene and stands with the rest of the Hall of the Tower to raise Egwene unanimously as the new Amyrlin Seat. After being raised Amyrlin, Egwene tasks Seaine with the task of finding ways that a Forsaken could use to circumvent the Oath Rod. Seaine presents to Egwene three ways a Forsaken could. The first way is to use a second Oath Rod just after taking the Oaths to negate the effects. The second is to send a double (using the mirror of mists) to take the oaths for them. The third is to use a voice-altering weave that would allow them to fool others into hearing the Oath rather than the words that were actually spoken

Corele Hovian
Corele Hovian is an Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is a pretty Murandian, with blue eyes and wild black hair. She is slim with a perpetual smile.

She is one of the Aes Sedai that accompany Cadsuane Melaidhrin into Cairhien. She helps to Heal Rand al’Thor when he was stabbed with the Shadar Logoth dagger. She Travels with Cadsuane to Far Madding to track down Rand. She has bonded Damer Flinn as Warder. The two appear to have developed genuine care for each other and possibly even love each other. Linked with him and Sarene Nemdahl, she participated in the Battle near Shadar Logoth. She accompanies Rand and Cadsuane to Algarin Pendaloan’s house in Tear, where Rand recovers after cleansing saidin. Rand is inclined to trust her because she tried to save his life, though she has sworn no oaths to him.

She escorts Rand when he goes to meet Harine din Togara Two Winds. She then goes to tell Cadsuane that Rand is about to meet with the Aiel chiefs. She then sits in on the meeting between Rand and the Aiel chiefs, where Rand gives the order for the Aiel to capture all the Council of Merchants. She is holding Semirhage’s shield when she is knocked unconscious allowing Semirhage to escape. She travels with Rand into Bandar Eban. She stands with Cadsuane on the Bandar Eban walls to watch the ghostly procession that circuits the city at night. She goes with Rand to Falme, where he meets with the real Daughter of the Nine Moons, Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag. She is with Cadsuane when Nynaeve comes back with the whereabouts of Tam al’Thor. She is again with Cadsuane when an irrate Tam enters the room saying that Rand just tried to kill him and has just Traveled to Ebou Dar. She explains to Cadsuane that Alanna Mosvani mysteriously disappeared from the Stone of Tear without using saidar. She is present when Rand returns to Tear and announces that the White Tower has been reunified under Egwene al’Vere.

Jennet (Murandian Noble)
Jennet noble from Murandy. She has big eyes. She is one of the nobles present at the Rebel Aes Sedai meeting on the border of Murandy and Andor. She and the other nobles grate at not being introduced with their full titles. She asks Egwene al’Vere about her proclamation regarding a new policy that opens up the Novice Book to women of any age.

Llyw
Llyw is a Warder among the Rebel Aes Sedai. He is very large and “as wide as a horse.” He is also described as able to “pass for an Ogier.” His nationality is never mentioned, yet the Welsh look to his name would place him as being from Murandy. He was bonded to Kairen Stang. After Kairen is murdered by Aran’gar, his fate is discussed by various Aes Sedai. Romanda Cassin suggests that he be bonded by Myrelle Berengari because she has saved other Warders who had outlived their Aes Sedai. Lelaine Akashi says that maybe he won’t do for a husband because of his heavy build. Maigan suggests that she might have a young Blue in mind that isn’t interested in men that way that needed a Warder. Lelaine thinks this is a good idea. He becomes more and more dangerous to himself and others since Kairen’s murder. Myrelle Berengari is persuaded by Faiselle to take his bond to save him after Kairen’s murder. Malind Nachenin asks Faiselle about it and wonders how she managed to persuade her. Faiselle simply says she expressed herself forcefully on duty.

Marah
Marah is a novice in the White Tower. She is stocky with mischievous blue eyes. She is one of the novices who has started calling Egwene al’Vere Mother behind the White Tower Aes Sedai backs.

Careme Mowly
Careme Mowly is one of the women in the village of Alindaer when Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche are taking information of women who have given birth around Dragonmount near the end of the Aiel War. Her infant daughter’s name is Ellya. Careme refuses to get in line to recieve the bounty as she holds some kind of grudge against Aes Sedai.

Ellya Mowly
Ellya Mowly is an infant, born duing the Aiel War. Ellya and her mother, Careme Mowly, were mentioned to Moiraine Damodred by the Lady Meri do Ahlan a’Conlin during the White Tower’s census in 978 NE.

Letice Murow
Letice Murow a novice in the Rebel Aes Sedai camp. She has pale eyes and is in her middle years. She is from Murandy. Egwene thinks that she once had a title and that her unblemished skin shows that she has never had to work outside in her life. She and her sister both become novices in Murandy. She and her sister are placed in different novice families once they enroll. She has barely seen her since becoming a novice. Leane Sharif tells her that her meeting with her sister will have to wait and orders her to hold onto Egwene al’Vere’s horse until a groom arrives. Egwene has a private word with Leane later and suggests that Letice should be allowed to see her sister.

Fager Neald
Fager Neald is a Murandian Asha’man with the rank of Soldier. He has a tiny mustache which is waxed to form points.

Rand al’Thor takes him as a personal bodyguard after the Battle of Dumai’s Wells. Shortly thereafter he is assigned to Perrin Aybara in Ghealdan to assist him in tracking down Masema Dagar. He escorts Perrin to his meeting with Masema in Abila. He creates a Gateway to So Habor for Perrin and his group, where they collect grain for their troops. He accompanies him back to camp and witnesses him cleave a Shaido prisoner’s hand off, when he is looking for answers on his missing wife. He finds Perrin after he leaves the tent and reports that the prisoners have talked. He is with Gaul when Galina Casban is captured and brought back to Perrin for questioning.

He goes with Perrin to Almizar, where they pick up about four tonnes of Forkroot for their plan against the Shaido. He helps create a large number of Gateways to move Perrin’s troops from one place to another before the attack against the Shaido in Malden. He creates large mists that cover Perrin’s troops before they finally storm the town. He probably uses saidin as a weapon against the Shaido when the actual attack begins.

On their march from Malden a Bubble of evil erupts in the form of small serpents. Neald is bitten and nearly dies from sickness. After he recovers he begins to practice linking with the Wise One’s to create larger gateways. He assists Perrin in making the first power-wrought weapon, Mah’alleinir, in over two thousand years.

Nisain
Nisain is an Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is part of the Rebel Aes Sedai. She is gangly with a strong chin and startlingly blue eyes. She has some small repute in matters of laws and treaties. She is relatively weak with the One Power, but is an expert on reading weaves made of saidar. Because of this, she is sent to where the Battle near Shadar Logoth occurred. As the strongest reader of the group, she gives the Rebel Hall of the Tower the report of what she and her team could read there.

Padry
Padry is a footman to Paers and Culen, two Murandian Hunters of the Horn. Matrim Cauthon orders him and his lords out of Maerone for manhandling Olver, who was sitting on Paers’ horse.

Paers
Paers is a nobleman and a Murandian Hunter of the Horn. Matrim Cauthon orders him, Culen and their servant, Padry, out of Maerone for manhandling Olver, who was sitting on Paers’ horse.

Manel Rochaid
Manel Rochaid was an Asha’man from Murandy. He had reached the rank of Asha’man and was one of Mazrim Taim’s men. He had named himself the Baijan’m’hael. He was slightly shorter and younger than Rand al’Thor and always had an amused smile on his face.

He carried away Peral Torval after he had been clubbed unconsious by Taim. He fought in the Battle of Dumai’s Wells.

He was Charl Gedwyn’s second in command when the Asha’man arrive to help Rand drive the invading Seanchan away from Illian. He fried Eagan Padros after Padros’s failed assassination attempt on Rand. He followed Davram Bashere into the final assault on the Seanchan. On arrival back to Cairhien he, with Gedwyn and Corlan Dashiva, blew up Rand’s quarters in an attempt on Rand’s life. The attack fails and they were forced to flee. Later Taim reports to Rand that Rochaid was a deserter.

He followed Rand’s trail to Far Madding where he confronted Rand there. He was injured by Rand in the exchange and then stabbed by his own partner Raefar Kisman. He died soon after.

Samalin
Samalin is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah and a Sitter in the Salidar Hall. Samalin is a fox-faced Murandian with a mannish stride. She is one of the Aes Sedai in the Little Tower who rejects Egwene al’Vere as Amyrlin in the first vote. She votes YES on the Rebel Aes Sedai declaring war on Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan. She votes YES in the Rebel Hall of the Tower, this time for an alliance with the Black Tower. At Lelaine Akashi’s emergency meeting of the Hall, she stands to accept the offer from the Dragon Reborn of bonding forty-seven Asha’man.

Duranda Tharne
Duranda Tharne is the innkeeper of The Good Night’s Ride in Lugard. She is a tall and heavy-set woman with hair dyed red. She is one of the eyes-and-ears of the Blue Ajah and reports to Aeldene Stonebridge. When Siuan Sanche travels to Lugard, she seeks out Mistress Tharne to find out where the Blue Ajah has fled to after the White Tower Schism. After Duranda embarrasses Siuan, she gives her the code “Sallie Daera,” pointing Siuan to Salidar.

Cyril Wynn
Cyril Wynn is an Murandian boy born at the end of the Aiel War in 978 NE. His father, Jac died from a fall before the fighting began. He and his mother, Susa were made destitute because of this. Moiraine Damodred takes pity on him and his mother and adds him to the White Tower bounty, despite the fact that he is too old .

Jac Wynn
Jac Wynn was a Murandian soldier who died at the end of the Aiel War. He left behind a wife, Susa, and an infant son, Cyril. Jac Wynn joins with the Murandian forces to fight in the Aiel War, but he dies from a fall before the fighting begins. His wife becomes destitute because of this. Moiraine Damodred takes pity on Jac’s family and adds Cyril’s name to the White Tower bounty, despite the fact that he is outside the window of inclusion.

Susa Wynn
Susa Wynn is a Murandian woman in the camps outside Tar Valon at the end of the Aiel War. Her recently deceased husband’s name is Jac Wynn and their son is named Cyril. Susa Wynn is a gaunt woman who has dark circles under her eyes. This may be due to the poor living conditions under which she suffers at the time. Susa Wynn applies to Moiraine for the White Tower bounty as she and Siuan take information from women who have given birth around Dragonmount near the end of the Aiel War. Her infant son’s name is Cyril. While Cyril is way too old to receive the White Tower bounty, with Siuan’s quiet encouragement Moiraine takes pity on her and adds her to the list after noticing that the woman is starving and her child looks sick.

Teryl Wynter
Teryl Wynter is Warder to Seonid Traighan. He is Murandian. He is tall with dark red hair, curled mustaches and blue eyes. He is lean and pale. He travels with Seonid to Ghealdan. He is furious with the way the Aiel Wise Ones treat Seonid. When Faile Bashere is captured by the Shaido Aiel, he travels with Elyas Machera to find her tracks. He accompanies Perrin Aybara and Seonid to So Habor, where he sticks close to her when the residents claim to be seeing ghosts. He goes through the aqueduct to enter the town of Malden before Perrin begins his attack.

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