Kandor is one of the Borderlands, sitting between Saldaea and Arafel. The sign of Kandor is a rearing red horse on a field of pale green.
One of the merchant guilds is located in Kandor. Master merchants wear three silver chains across their chest.
Kandor is located to the east of Saldaea and is bordered by the Plain of Lances to the west, a tributary of the Erinin to the east and the Blight to the north.
The nation of Kandor was formed early in the War of the Hundred Years. The governors of Hawkwing’s five northern provinces met and agreed to form stable nations to preserve the peace and defend against the Blight. Jarel Soukovni was the first King of Kandor.
Kandor has a long history of participating in the trade of furs, and fox skins from kandor are highly prized.
The government body of Kandor is a monarchy, with the seat of power called the Throne of the Clouds. The throne is currently held by Queen Ethenielle. The throne is located in Aesdaishar Palace in the capital, Chachin.
Chachin, the capital
Chachin is the capital city of Kandor, in the Borderlands. It is located on the junction of several trade routes, including the cross-Borderland route running from Bandar Eban to Fal Moran and another running south to Tar Valon. It is located just south of the Blight and as a result is extremely heavily defended, although it is large enough and far enough south that vigilance is not quite as severe as in smaller settlements such as Canluum. Chachin is not usually counted as one of the great cities of the Westlands, but it rivals Tear in size.
The city is built around several hills with three tall mountains rising out of the centre. The Aesdaishar Palace, the seat of the ruler of Kandor, currently Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga, is located atop the highest mountain, which rises over 5,000 feet over the city below. Three tall ringwalls encircle the city with a 100-foot-wide drymoat located beyond that. Twenty-four bridges cross the moat, each overlooked by a small fortress where the bridge meets the city. The Bridge of Sunrise is located on the eastern side of the city, where the road from Canluum enters the city. As with many Borderland cities, Chachin is mostly made of stone buildings with glazed tile roofs that are more difficult to burn in a sneak attack. The poorest districts are nearest the edge of the city, within the first ringwall, with the districts becoming richer and more prosperous the closer a traveller comes to the central mountains. The city is also the home of the Merchants’ Guild of Kandor. These merchants can easily be recognized by the chains going across the front of their coats. Inns within Chachin include the Silver Penny, Ruffled Goose, Evening Star and Blind Pig.
Chachin was visited by Moiraine Damodred and al’Lan Mandragoran in early 979 NE, during the events of New Spring. Moiraine was searching for evidence of the Dragon Reborn and Lan was attempting to halt an attempt by his former lover Edeyn Arrel to have him claim the throne of ruined Malkier against his wishes. During their visit several important people died, including Prince-Consort Brys and his son Diryk, as a result of the machinations of the Black Ajah. After these events Lan agreed to become Moiraine’s Warder and aid her in her search for the Dragon Reborn, a quest that would eventually be fulfilled twenty years later in the Two Rivers.
The Silver Penny
The Silver Penny is an inn located in the Kandori capital of Chachin. It is located within the first ringwall of the city in a disreputable, run-down district. Despite its unsavory surroundings, the inn itself was mostly clean and relatively hospitable compared to its neighbors. Moiraine Damodred visited the inn in 979 NE, whilst trying to find Siuan Sanche for an arranged rendezvous. The innkeeper, Nedare Satarov, attempted to drug Moiraine for unknown but presumably unsavory purposes, until Moiraine made her drink the drug instead.
The Ruffled Goose
The Ruffled Goose is an inn located in the Kandori capital of Chachin. It is located within the first ringwall of the city in a disreputable, run-down district. Moiraine Damodred visited the inn in 979 NE, whilst trying to find Siuan Sanche for an arranged rendezvous. Her horse, Arrow, was almost stolen whilst she was inside.
The Evening Star
The Evening Star is an inn located in the Kandori capital of Chachin. It is a respectable establishment made of stone and consisting of three stories. It caters mostly to merchants of middling success and rank and is popular with women, particularly of the Kandori Merchants’ Guild who find more male-oriented inns noisy and tiresome. Because of its popularity with merchants, the inn employs guards and has a strong-room for the storage of high-value items and funds. Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche stayed at the inn briefly in 979 NE during their hunt for the Dragon Reborn. The innkeeper, Ailene Tolvina, proved helpful in their attempts to infiltrate Kandori society.
The Blind Pig
The Blind Pig is an inn located in the Kandori capital of Chachin. It is located within the first ringwall of the city in a disreputable, run-down district. Moiraine Damodred visited the inn in 979 NE, whilst trying to find Siuan Sanche for an arranged rendezvous. Moiraine was advised to leave before the patrons "had her for dinner.
Canluum (pronounced: cahn-LOOM) is a small city located in the kingdom of Kandor, approximately fifty miles west of the border with Arafel on the main road to Chachin, capital of Kandor. Sprawling across several hills, it is defended by a thick wall and a dry moat fifty paces wide and ten deep, spanned by five stone bridges. The city itself mostly consists of stone or brick buildings. The city is wealthy, both for its location on one of the main trade routes to the capital and also for the gemstones mined from the surrounding hills. The city has a less savoury area along the northern wall, a warren of narrow streets, small inns and shops called the Deeps, where cutpurses work. In 979 NE the city was administered by Lord Varan Marcasiev, whose Red Stag banner was proudly displayed on pennants fluttering from every tower. His fortress-like palace was located on top of the largest hill, Stag’s Stand.
Inns in the city include the Blue Rose, in the Deeps, and the Gates of Heaven, at the foot of the Stand in a more upmarket area with shops and eateries catering to the nobility and richer merchant classes.
In 979 NE Moiraine Damodred visited the city during the early part of her search for the Dragon Reborn, and had an unpleasent encounter with Cadsuane Melaidhrin there. She met al’Lan Mandragoran for the first time not far from the city on the main road to Chachin.
Ravinda is a village in Kandor, located on the main road from Canluum to Chachin, west of Manala. It is two days’ ride from Chachin. It is fairly small, consisting of several buildings clustered on a main street with a wide field outside used as a meeting point and bartering ground for traders from several surrounding villagers. In 979 NE the village had at least one inn, the White Tower, named in honour of the Aes Sedai stronghold.
Moiraine Damodred, al’Lan Mandragoran, Ryne Venamar and Bukama Marenellin passed through the village on their way to Chachin in 979.
Manala is a large village located on the road linking the town of Canluum to the capital city of Chachin, in Kandor. It consists of approximately twenty streets crisscrossing a pair of hills, and possesses at least three inns, including the Plowman’s Blade. It is a regular waystop for travellers moving between the two settlements, and is the centre of an agricultural region of surrounding farms and homesteads. Like many Borderland settlements of its type and size, the village is fortified and many of the the buildings do not have ground-floor windows, only arrow slits to be used in the event of Shadowspawn attack.
Manala was briefly visited by Moiraine Damodred, al’Lan Mandragoran, Ryne Venamar and Bukama Marenellin on their way from Canluum to Chachin in 979 NE.
The Plowman’s Blade
The Plowman’s Blade is an inn located in the Kandori village of Manala, on the road from Canluum to Chachin. It has two storeys and a red roof. Like many inns in the Borderlands it does not have windows on the ground floor, only arrow-slits to aid in defence against Shadowspawn attacks. The inn is named for the local agricultural trade, which helps feed the larger nearby settlements of Canluum and Chachin. In 979 NE the innkeeper was one Mistress Tomichi.
Moiraine Damodred, al’Lan Mandragoran, Ryne Venamar and Bukama Marenellin stopped at the inn for breakfast on their way to Chachin in 979.
House Arrel is one of the known Noble Houses of Kandor.
The only known members of the House are Iselle Arrel and Edeyn Arrel.
House Noramaga is one of the known Noble Houses of Kandor.
The only known member of the House is Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga, who is the current Queen of Kandor.
House Marcasiev is one of the known Noble Houses of Kandor. The only known member of the House is Varan Marcasiev. The sigil of House Marcasiev is a Red Stag.
Aiko is a maid in the Aesdaishar Palace in Chachin. Aiko is one of the maids assigned to Moiraine Damodred when she comes to the Aesdaishar Palace.
Rianna Andomeran is an Aes Sedai of the White Ajah, but also secretly of the Black Ajah. She was part of Liandrin’s Group of Black Sisters. She is from Kandor, and is black haired with a white streak above her left ear.
When they left they took several ter’angreal with them. They first fled to Tear, but they are followed by Elayne Trakand, Egwene al’Vere, and Nynaeve al’Meara. They capture the three pursuing them, but Matrim Cauthon rescued them while he aided Rand al’Thor in taking the Stone of Tear.
Rianna and the others then fled to Tanchico, but Joiya and Amico were captured. After arriving, they lived in a house that used to belong to a Darkfriend merchant. They then gained access to the Panarch’s Palace and held the newly invested Amathera captive. Unbeknownst to them, they were followed again by Elayne and Nynaeve, who had been told where they were going by Amico. Elayne and Nynaeve free Amathera and leave as a mob gathers around the palace.
Somehow, Rianna and the rest escape and go to Amador. There, Moghedien takes over the group that Liandrin had been leading. Rianna accepts her instructions stolidly.
Antol is the eldest son of Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga of Kandor. He is in southern Kandor with his mother when his father Brys and his brother Diryk are killed by the Black Ajah.
Racelle Arovni was the innkeeper of the Blue Rose tavern in Canluum in 979 NE. She was a handsome woman with greying hair. She was an old flame of Bukama Marenellin, whom she hadn’t seen for some six years at the time he passed through with al’Lan Mandragoran on their way to Chachin.
Lord Baldhere is the Swordbearer to Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga of Kandor. He holds the Sword of Kirukan. He is slender and has white hair at his temples. He has a biting tongue. After Ethenielle’s husband died, she chose him to command her army in his place. He accompanies Ethenielle to a meeting with the rest of the Borderland Rulers.
Falion Bhoda is a member of the White Ajah, who is also Black Ajah. She is part of Liandrin’s Group of Black Sisters. Falion is a cold, long-faced Kandori with dark, glossy hair. She was sent by Moghedien to Ebou Dar, along with Ispan Shefar to Ebou Dar to find a stash of angreal and ter’angreal hidden there.
They did not manage to retrieve the stash, and Ispan was captured. Falion was given to Lady Shiaine as a punishment. Lady Shiaine kept her as a servant and allowed Daved Hanlon, another Darkfriend to use her as he willed. Falion and Hanlon however, come to an agreement of exchanging information with each other while keeping up appearances that Hanlon is using her though he is not. This ruse is discovered however and Murellin is allowed rights over her as well. However Falion mentions that this arrangement is only when Hanlon is not present.
Falion was involved in the unsuccessful kidnap attempt of Elayne Trakand. She was captured, along with Lady Shiaine and the other Black Ajah sisters involved, and is currently being held in the Royal Palace dungeons in Caemlyn.
Nesune Bihara is an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She has remained loyal to the White Tower during the split. Nesune is a slender and birdlike Kandori with dark hair and nearly black eyes.
Nesune was among the group of Aes Sedai headed by Coiren Saeldain that first made an alliance with the Shaido and then sent as ambassadors to Rand, who were involved in the disasterous kidnap attempt. In her first meeting with Rand, she detects Egwene al’Vere in the room, who was hidden with Saidin by Rand and that Galina Casban is friendly with Alviarin Freidhen which is an oddity considering they are different Ajahs. She is one of the Aes Sedai captured by the Asha’man at the Battle of Dumai’s Wells and has sworn fealty to Rand.
Nesune was among the sisters that Cadsuane Melaidhrin took with her to Far Madding. Nesune fought in a circle with Beldeine Nyram, Daigian Moseneillin and Eben Hopwil against Aran’gar during the Battle near Shadar Logoth. She is attacked by Aran’gar during the battle and Hopwil is killed. She accompanies Rand al’Thor and Cadsuane to Algarin Pendaloan’s house in Tear, where Rand recovers after cleansing Saidin. She helps maintain Semirhage’s shield while Merise Haindehl interrogates the captive. She is knocked unconscious when Semirhage is released from captivity.
Brys was a Lord of Kandor, Consort and husband to Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga. He was the Swordbearer or general of Kandor’s armies. He was a stocky middle aged man, more suited to battle than court. During battle both himself and Lan Mandragoran had saved each other several times. They meet each other again in Chachin and is present when Edeyn Arrel pledges her fealty to Lan. After witnessing his son Diryk killed by Merean Redhill, he himself is killed by her.
Bulen is a boy from the Aesdaishar Palace. He is Kandori but his father was from Malkier. As a boy he was gangly. As a man his arms are thick and strong. He has black hair and has tanned skin.
He was assigned to be Lan Mandragoran’s errand boy during the Aiel War.
More than twenty years later, Bulen intercepts Lan in the Proska Flats in Saldaea. He asks Lan for the honor to wear the hadori and permission to fight at his side. At first Lan moves to leave him behind, but Bulen talks Lan into letting him accompany him as long as they travel in secret. They are approached by three riders when they get to the Plain of Lances. Andere, Nazar Kurenin and Rakim all decide to travel in front of Lan. Lan finally accepts them into his company and the two become five.
Caniedrin (pronounced: cah-NIE-drihn) was a Kandori archer in Lan’s army during the Aiel War. He was an experienced, young beardless soldier who enjoyed fighting. He usually laughed when he was fighting.
Caniedrin brought Lan’s horse, Cat Dancer, to him before the battle at the Hook. Later, Lan was shot with an arrow by Caniedrin while traveling with a young Moiraine Damodred when they are searching for the Dragon Reborn. Bukama Marenellin fired back and killed him. While dying he revealed to Lan that he was paid by someone to assassinate him.
Lady Ines Demain is a noblewoman living in Chachin, capital of Kandor. Lady Ines gave birth to her son, Rahien near the end of the Aiel War. She is on Moiraine Damodred’s list of women who might have given birth to the Dragon Reborn. When Moiraine arrives in Chachin, and later in the Aesdaishar Palace, she discovers that Lady Ines’ husband recently died and she is in mourning and seclusion for a month. Siuan Sanche tries to get close to the Lady Ines, without much success. Soon after the devastation caused by the Black Ajah, Moiraine learns that Ines gave birth in a farmhouse two miles from Dragonmount on the day of Gitara Moroso’s Foretelling.
Lord Rahien Demain is the son of Lady Ines Demain. He was born at the end of the Aiel War.
Born two miles from Dragonmount in a farmhouse, Rahien’s name in the Old Tongue means “dawn.” He was on Moiraine Damodred’s list of possible boys who could be the Dragon Reborn.
When Moiraine Damodred comes to Chachin in Kandor, she tries to speak with Rahien’s mother. She never gets the chance because Rahien’s father had died recently and his mother was in seclusion in the Aesdaishar Palace. Because he was born the day after Gitara Moroso’s Foretelling, Moiraine learns that he can’t be the Dragon Reborn.
Diryk was the son of Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga and Brys from Kandor. He was the second born son. He was handsome with dark eyes. Somehow he survived a fifty foot fall without breaking a bone. Unfortunately this casted suspicion on whether he can channel or not. Merean Redhill threw him off a higher balcony thinking he may be the Dragon Reborn. He did not survive the fall this time.
Silene Dorelmin is a seamstress in Chachin, the capital of Kandor. Mistress Dorelmin is a slim woman with a haughty air and a cool voice. Mistress Dorelmin has a formidable reputation as the best seamstress in Chachin. Her skills came at a significant price, however, as she prepared the dresses needed to get Moiraine Damodred into the Aesdaishar Palace during her hunt for the Dragon Reborn.
Einone is Queen Ethenielle’s sister. She is married to one of Queen Tenobia’s uncles.
Esne is a servant in the Aesdaishar Palace in Chachin. Esne is a young woman with a square face. Esne was assigned as the servant of Lan Mandragoran when he came to the Palace in 979 NE. She was present when Moiraine Damodred came to call on Lan after he had arrived. After a little searching, Lan discovers that Esne is loyal to Edeyn Arrel.
Georg Tazanovni was the youngest brother of Pevara Tazanovni. Georg was a tall boy. Georg died in an Darkfriend uprising when he was twelve. He was fearless and died trying to protect his mother. Georg, and the rest of Pevara’s family, were killed when Pevara was a novice. Pevara keeps a carved ivory painting of him and her family on her fireplace mantle.
Ismic is a Kandori lord who is married to Nazelle. Their marriage was arranged by Nazelle’s sister, Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga. Although it took time, Nazelle grew to love Ismic.
Jarene is the daughter of Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga of Kandor. She has green eyes. As of early 979 NE, she was twelve. She is in charge of her younger brother and sisters while her older brother Antol and her mother are in Southern Kandor. While they are away her father Brys and his brother Diryk are killed by the Black Ajah.
Jargen is Heeth Tower’s Sergeant of the Watch. He is experienced, having killed many Trollocs. He has black hair which is dusted with gray and a forked beard. He reports to Malenarin Rai about a mirror flash from Rena Tower. When they go to investigate why there was a flash, he sees the storm getting darker and moving towards them. A huge force of Draghkar then attack from the sky and a massive army of Trollocs march towards the Tower. It can be assumed he doesn’t survive the conflict.
Kralle is a Kandori soldier, who is stationed at Heeth Tower. He is present on the tower top when a huge army of Trollocs are seen approaching the tower. He is told by Malenarin Rai to fetch his sword. It can be assumed he does not survive the encounter.
Lieutenant Landalin is a Kandori soldier, who is stationed at Heeth Tower. He is in command on the tower top when a huge army of Trollocs are seen approaching the tower. It can be assumed he does not survive the encounter.
Lomas is Lord Baldhere’s scout in the armies of Kandor. He is shy and wears a foxhead crest on his helmet. He accompanies Lord Baldhere to the meeting of the Borderland rulers.
Lord Varan Marcasiev was the High Seat of House Marcasiev in 979 NE. He was the Lord of Canluum in Kandor and a loyal servant of Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga. His sigil was the Red Stag, and his fortress-like palace was located on Stag’s Stand, the tallest hill in the city of Canluum. Although reliable and loyal, he had a reputation for vanity and a preference for hunts and society events despite the proximity of the city to the Blight. He had many high society contacts in Kandor and also across the border in Arafel, fifty miles away.
Jorille Mondevin is the royal historian to the court of Ethenielle Kirukon Materasu, queen of Kandor. She is mentioned by name once, in the introduction of the pseudo-historical narrative The Strike at Shayol Ghul, after locating ancient documents in Chachin. She is presented as the author of the piece.
Malind Nachenin is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. Malind is a plump and pretty Kandori with a round face, full lips, and fierce, dark eyes. She has allied herself with the Salidar Aes Sedai and has been elected as a Sitter in the Salidar Hall, despite being too young.She was one of the Aes Sedai who cast for Egwene al’Vere as Amyrlin on the first vote. She votes “yes” on the Rebel Aes Sedai declaring war on Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan and is one of the Sitters to propose 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. During the meeting she runs to find Nacelle, who tries a weave, which turns out to be successful, to detect whether a man is channeling saidin.
Lady Nazelle is Queen Ethenielle’s older sister. Queen Ethenielle arranged Nazelle’s wedding to Ismic when she was younger than Tenobia.
Kamile Noallin is a banker in Chachin. Mistress Noallin is a slim and lovely woman. She is in her middle years. Her hair is graying and worn in four long braids. In 979 NE she had a reputation for reliability and honesty. Moiraine Damodred used her services to gain the funds needed to enter Kandori society and investigate the Aesdaishar Palace during her search for the Dragon Reborn. Noallin’s place of work was a small, fortified building well inside the city walls.
Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga
Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga is the Queen of Kandor, residing in Aesdaishar Palace. Her full title is “Her Most Illuminated Majesty, Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga, By the Blessing of the Light, Queen of Kandor, Protector of the Land, Shield of the North, High Seat of House Noramaga.” She was married to Prince Consort Brys, Swordbearer to the Throne of the Clouds, and general of Kandor’s army. She is plump with clear blue eyes, and her black hair is dusted with gray.
She meets with the other Borderland Rulers and makes a blood pact with them before setting out and leaving the Borderlands to look for Rand al’Thor. The army travels to Braem Wood in Andor where it camps down for the winter. She, with the rest of the rulers meet with Elayne Trakand. They agree with her to carry on moving south towards Murandy in exchange for her to not raise a hostile hand against them as they travel.
Keemlin Rai is a young Kandori boy. He is a young messenger boy, only a few days shy of his fourteenth naming day. He is the son of Heeth Tower’s Commander, Malenarin Rai. He demonstrates awareness, courage and maturity with his act of sacrifice for which his father recognizes and honors with the gift of a sword. This is a formal acknowledgment of Keemlin as a man. When the Trollocs are approaching, he is on top of the list to act as a messenger, and is sent south to warn the capitol. However, he sends Tian instead because Tian’s mother has already lost four sons. Upon hearing this, Keemlin’s father acknowledge and honor him as a man with the gift of a sword. A huge force of Draghkar then attack from the sky and a massive army of Trollocs march towards the Tower. It can be assumed he doesn’t survive the conflict.
Malenarin Rai is the commander of Heeth Tower in North Kandor near the Blight. He is told by Jargen about a mirror flash from Rena Tower. When he goes to investigate why there was a flash, he sees the storm getting darker and moving towards him. He gives his son Keemlin Rai his sword, making him a man, and then prepares his men for battle. A huge force of Draghkar attack from the sky and a massive army of Trollocs march towards the Tower. It can be assumed he doesn’t survive the conflict.
Romera is the shatayan of the Aesdaishar Palace in Chachin. She is stately, straight-backed, and has graying hair that she keeps in a thick roll at the nape of her neck. She has charge of all the palace’s servants.
Avene Sahera was a Kandori woman who followed her husband on campaign during the Aiel War. She is plump. She gave birth to her tenth son, Migel, shortly before the Battle of the Shining Walls in late 978 NE. She accepted the bounty awarded by the Amyrlin Seat Tamra Ospenya to all women who gave birth during the battle and, after her husband was killed, used the money to return to her home village of Ravinda and build a two-story inn, which she decided to name the White Tower in honor of the Aes Sedai. She was worried that Aes Sedai might take offense to the name, but Moiraine Damodred did not encourage her to change the name. However, Moiraine was travelling in disguise and privately believed it was unlikely the name would be allowed to remain. Moiraine believed that Avene’s son might be the Dragon Reborn, until she learned he was born ten days too soon and thirty miles from Dragonmount.
Nedare Satarov was the innkeeper of the Silver Penny in Chachin in 979 NE. Mistress Satarov is a beautiful woman with glossy black hair in a thick braid. Although apparently a friendly and helpful woman running a clean and relatively inviting inn despite its run-down neighbourhood, Satarov was actually running a scam where she would drug certain customers, either to rob them or for less savoury purposes. Her scam came to an abrupt end when she attempted the same on Moiraine Damodred, an Aes Sedai, who turned the tables and left Satarov unconscious and at the tender mercies of her patrons. Satarov’s eventual fate is not known.
Lady Serailla is Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga of Kandor’s First Councilor. She is round face placid and has dark eyes. Lady Serailla could have been a farm-wife suddenly stuck into a noblewoman’s riding dress, but the mind behind those plain, sweaty features was as sharp as any Aes Sedai’s. Stout yet as graceful in her saddle as she was at dancing, Serailla was always smooth. Not oily, or false; just completely unflappable. She accompanies Ethenielle to the meeting with the other Borderland Rulers.
Alin Seroku is a gate officer from Kandor. He is a bluff, graying man with white scars on his face. He gives warning to Lan Mandragoran and Bukama Marenellin to keep the peace inside Canluum.
Shimoku is an Accepted in Salidar. She is pretty with dark eyes. She became an Accepted just before the split in the White Tower. She is part of the Link controlled by Anaiya, when the Bubble of evil erupts in Salidar.
Mahiro Shukosa is Warder to Rafela Cindal. He was a Kandori lord. He is handsome and is graying temples. He has a noble nose. He is very friendly with Min Farshaw and thinks of her as a younger sister. He warns her not to poke her nose to deeply in Aes Sedai affairs.
Jarel Soukovni was the first King of Kandor and the founder of that nation. Soukovni was the Imperial Governor for the Province of Kandor during the latter part of the reign of Artur Hawkwing, the High King. Upon his death in FY 994, Soukovni and the other Borderland Province rulers met to discuss what they should do as the rest of the Empire began to disintegrate in the War of the Hundred Years. The five provinces became independent nation-states, allied together against both the threat of the Blight to the north and also from attack by the southern kingdoms. They were able to subsequently ride out the chaos of the wars with minimal violence.
Surasa is the near-legendary ancestor of Queen Ethenielle of Kandor. She believed that that she could control the weather because she sat on the Throne of Clouds.
Pevara Tazanovni is an Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah who was a Sitter for about fifteen years. She is from Kandor where she was a butcher’s daughter and is about 160 years old. She is pretty, short and plump with dark eyes.Many years ago her whole family was murdered by Darkfriends. She has little statues of her family and hates all darkfriends with a passion now.
Along with her best friend Seaine Herimon and several others, she has begun to investigate the Black Ajah in the White Tower. She has also found the moles planted in the White Tower by the Salidar Aes Sedai.
Tarna Feir approached Pevara, due to her being unconventional, to propose that the Red Ajah should bond the Asha’man as warders. She has also been sent a message from Toveine Gazal from the Black Tower. Pevara suggested the proposal to Tsutama Rath (Highest of the Red Ajah), who placed Javindhra Doraille and her in charge of putting the proposal to the Black Tower. She was then one of the Red sisters, along with Javindhra, Tarna, Jezrail, Melare and Desala Nevanche, sent to the Black Tower to make the propose to Mazrim Taim, who agreed.
After the White Tower Schism ends, she and Javindhra are replaced as Sitters, presumably to allow the Reds full representation in the Hall.
At the Black Tower, she and the sitters are forbidden to leave. She is very anxious to leave because Tarna Feir has been presumably converted to the Shadow by the “13×13 trick.” Androl Genhald has contacted her to try to work with her to find a way out of the tower
Tian is a Kandori soldier at Heeth Tower, and son of the lady Yabeth. Tian is sent south, replacing Keemlin Rai, as a messenger to warn the capitol of the Trolloc invasion.
Ailene Tolvina is the innkeeper of the Evening Star in Chachin. She is a lean woman. She is stern and has an air of brooking little nonsense. When Siuan Sanche arrives in Chachin, she takes a room at The Evening Star. When she finds Moiraine Damodred, Mistress Tolvina has no objections to them sharing a room, so long as the extra is paid. Moiraine and Siuan hire two of Mistress Tolvina’s men to escort them for a few hours. Mistress Tolvina would not have let them use her men if the women had gotten themselves in a duel, but to escort them to a banker would be fine as long as the men were paid. She also recomends Silene Dorelmin as a seamstress to Moiraine.
Lady Yabeth is a Kandori noblewoman. Lady Yabeth has lost four sons to the Blight. Tian is her sole surviving son.