Tarabon is a country situated in the southwest coast of the Westlands. It’s capital, Tanchico, is a port situated on the western coast on the Aryth Ocean. Tarabon’s eastern border abuts Amadicia, and its northern border is with the Almoth Plain. It’s people are called Taraboner.
Tarabon is located on the west coast of the Westlands, along the Aryth Ocean. It’s capital city is Tanchico, located at the mouth of the River Andahar.
Taraboners claim themselves descendants of the Age of Legends, and call themselves the Tree of Man. When Almoth still lived, it was rumored that Tarabon actually had pieces of Avendesora. The tree in their bannder and sigil celebrates this heritage. In FY 1006, three nobles of Artur Hawkwing’s regional government, Lord Haren Maseed, Lady Tazenia Nerenhald and Lord Boral Amadia, took Tanchico and formed a nation. Lord Boral was murdered, subsequently Haren became King and Tazenia became Panarch. By the time of 500 NE the tradition of male King and female Panarch was firmly established.
Tarabon is ruled jointly by the Panarch and King, who are always of the opposite sex. The Kingship is hereditary, and the Panarch is elected by the Assembly of Lords. The Panarch wears the Crown of the Tree made of gold trefoil leaves and a stole embroidered with trees. The Panarch is equal to the king in authority, and is responsible for collecting taxes, customs and duties, while he determines how the money is spent. The Panarch has authority over the Civil Watch and the Panarch’s Legion, while he controls the rest of the army. She is in charge of all courts with the exception of the High Court of the King. The Assembly of Lords is comprised of actual lords, though the Assembly’s only real power is to vote for the Panarch. After the Seanchan conquered Tarabon, the King and Panarch refused to submit and a new King and Panarch were installed. The former king, Andric, was killed and the Panarch, Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault was subsequently made da’covale.
Being comprised largely of port cities, excise and custom are charged in Tarabon. Customs men are marked by a brass key on a chain around their necks. Tarabon has very few sea ships, so it relies mainly upon exports. One of Tarabon’s most important products is olive oil. Another main export is fringed rugs, each of which can easily bring in a full purse of silver. It also was known to export fireworks, dyes, and other luxury items, though it fell on hard times when forced into conflict with the Dragonsworn.
Golden hair and brown eyes are not an unusual combination for a Taraboner.
Women often wear thin, clinging gowns that are almost as revealing as the Domani. Men wear baggy white trousers and coats embroidered with scroll-work on the shoulders. Loose fitting shirts are worn under the coats. Both men and women wear a transparent veil, men occasionally masking their face completely. In some locations, face masks are matter of course for the anonymity it lends to both men and women. All classes wear a similar style and can be told apart by the quality of material. It is the style of the women to wear their hair in many thin braids often with beads. Men often sport a thick mustache and wear a dark cylindrical cap on their thick dark hair.
The Illuminators were founded in Tanchico and are a guild to hold and protect the secret of illuminations (fireworks), and will do so at even the cost of murder. They usually provided entertainment for lords and kings, but also sell to the general public. Though the houses of the Guild of Illuminators have been destroyed, it is speculated they are looking to start a new house in Amadicia.
Aeldrine Marinye was a dye merchant from Tanchico. When Aeldrine chose to become a merchant, her mother Collaris disapproved. She did, however, amass a tidy fortune trading dyes. One of the things that she taughter her daughter, Beonin, was it was always possible to better yourself. Later, Beonin continued a “family tradition” by going to the White Tower and becoming Aes Sedai against Aeldrine’s wishes. While on her way to Tar Valon, Beonin looks over some jewlery passed on to her by her mother and grandmother. These momentoes made her think of them.
Aledrin is an Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She has dark golden hair, worn in a net instead of the typical Taraboner braids, and liquid brown eyes. She is very plump and has a dress with wide white sleeves and a snowy panel on the front that accentuates her berth. She is from Tarabon. She was an Accepted in the White Tower during the Aiel War when the Dragon is reborn. She is the second youngest Sitter in the Rebel Hall of the Tower. It is therefore her duty to weave the ward against eavesdropping in a closed session of the Hall. She has joined with the Salidar Aes Sedai and has been elected a Sitter on the Salidar Hall. 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 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.
Mistress Alstaing is a Taraboner merchant. She played dice with Mat Cauthon, and was also interested in purchasing lacquerware from Camrin and Kostelle.
Aludra is an Illuminator originally from Tarabon. She is pretty, with large, dark eyes and a small, full mouth. She is slender with waist-length dark hair. She is in her mid thirties.
She is kicked out of the Guild of Illuminators in Cairhien when Rand al’Thor destroys her fireworks in order to escape from Shadowspawn. While on the run, Mat Cauthon and Thom save her from members of her former guild who are trying to kill her for selling fireworks independently. As a reward she gives a few fireworks to Mat, which prove useful later on.
Aludra then joins Valan Luca’s Travelling Curcus and meets Nynaeve al’Meara and Elayne Trakand while they flee from Tanchico. When Luca’s traveling show stops in Ebou Dar, she encounters Mat again, along with Tuon, Selucia, Thom, Juilin, Thera, and a number of freed damane and sul’dam. The show again flees the Seanchan, this time with Mat and his companions as well. Mat tries to find out the secrets of Aludra’s fireworks and even steals a few kisses from her, but she sends him on his way to find out how she could use a bell-founder.
Aludra is also currently working on a new type of weapon, her Dragons and Dragon Eggs, to avenge herself against the Seanchan. Dragons are bronze lofting tubes that launch powerful fireworks at a target and do great damage. They seem to be similar in design to early Turkish bombard cannons, though much smaller in size and delivering an explosive round instead of a round of solid metal or stone as was common in early cannons. Mat works out what she is doing with the bellfounder and in return she starts to give him the secrets to fireworks. She decides to leave Luca’s show and continue travelling with Mat. She has created weapons from fireworks, such as an archaic form of grenade. She lights these, which are then thrown into the Seanchan army chasing Tuon for the one hundred thousand gold crown reward, result being that the Seachan force was decimated completely. Aludra gives Mat a list of materials she will need in order to make the cannons for his army. It includes every bell-founder he can find as well as every possible scrap of tin and copper he can find. Mat grudgingly sets to work.
Boral Amadia was one of three powerful nobles who seized control of Tanchico during the War of the Hundred Years and founded the kingdom of Tarabon around it. He was a provincial governor and general under Artur Hawkwing. He died in the struggle for the city, leaving his compatriots Lady Tazenia Nerenhald and Lord Haren Maseed to become the first Queen and Panarch, respectively.
Andric was the King of Tarabon. His hair was graying. He first meets with Jaichim Carridin to help place his lover Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault as the Panarch. Later he is killed when the Seanchan capture Tarabon.
Asseil is an Accepted in the White Tower. She is tall with pale hair and brown eyes. She tries to overwhelm Egwene al’Vere with commands when Egwene is on her way through the Accepted quarters. Egwene refuses to obey her.
Calindin is an Accepted in Salidar. She has black hair in a multitude of braids. She has been Accepted for more than ten years. She is part of the Link controlled by Anaiya, when the Bubble of evil erupts in Salidar.
Collaris was a noted advocate in Tanchico. While groing up, Collaris instilled a love of the intricacies of law in her grandaughter Beonin Marinye. Collaris’ daugher, Aeldrine Marinye, went on to become a merchant, something of which Collaris disapproved. On her way to the White Tower, Beonin looks over some jewlery passed on to her by her mother and grandmother. These momentoes make her think of them.
Ludice Daneen was an Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She was bony, with a long grim face and brightly beaded Taraboner braids that hung to her waist. She was one of Tamra Ospenya’s Searchers. She was murdered by the Black Ajah while tring to find the Dragon Reborn.
Cetalia Delarme (pronounced: seh-TAHL-ee-ah deh-LAHR-may) was the head of the Blue Ajah’s eyes-and-ears network at the time of the Aiel War. Cetalia is described as a tall, square-faced woman in sky-blue silk with steel-grey hair in a multitude of braids. She was relatively strong in the One Power. It was judged that she was stronger than Moiraine and Siuan, at least until they both reached their potential. She tested Siuan Sanche with many puzzles in an attempt to find out if she would be useful as an apprentice. Siuan passed the tests and spent her first months, and perhaps years, as an Aes Sedai being worked hard under Cetalia.
Tervail Dura is Warder to Beonin Marinye. He is a dark-haired Taraboner, with a deep white scar across his jaw and a strong nose. He is “whipcord lean”. He was very young when Beonin bonded him, little more than a boy. He is considered to be one of the best swordsmen in Tarabon. He has saved Beonin’s life more than twenty times. He is part of the Warders that accompany Egwene and Beonin when they survey the area around Tar Valon. He accompanies Beonin back to Tar Valon. She sends him to an inn in the city and wait for her to return from the White Tower.
Andaya Forae is an Aes Sedai from the Gray Ajah. She is described as thin and birdlike. She reminds Elaida of a sparrow. She has long light brown hair, which she brushes till it gleams. She is from Tarabon. Despite appearing outwardly timid, she is one of the best mediators the Gray Ajah has. She can have an acid tongue. Everyone was sure that she would become a Sitter for the Hall in forty or fifty years. She has worn the shawl for seventy years or less. She was elected to Sitter by Serancha Colvine after Elaida became Amyrlin to replace Varilin, who had joined with the rebels. After Siuan is deposed, she becomes one of Elaida’s close confidants. She enquires after Elayne Trakand and Galad Damodred, who disappeared after the White Tower Schism. If the Tower cannot locate them, then Andor may become as closed to Aes Sedai as Amadicia. Morgase Trakand will make the White Tower her enemy. She is one of the Sitters that is in a meeting with Elaida when Alviarin Freidhen returns to the Tower. At this meeting, she berates Velina and Shevan for having nothing useful to say. She is part of the group that confronts Elaida about the prospect of negotiations. She argues very strongly in favour of them and not allowing any fighting to occur in Tar Valon. She fears the fact that the rebels could simply Travel into the city. Elaida grants her request to parley with the Rebel Aes Sedai, but insists that her conditions are met. Namely, that the Blue Ajah will cease to exist and that any sister that served under Egwene al’Vere must serve penance under Elaida’s guidance before being readmitted to any of the Ajahs. Andaya is sent by the White Tower to meet with Egwene al’Vere. She requests Egwene become the new Amyrlin Seat due to Elaida being kidnapped by the Seanchan.
Bernaile Gelbarn is an Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She is a stocky Taraboner with beaded braids. She has allied herself with the Salidar Aes Sedai and was one of the Rebel Spies sent to the White Tower to spread the rumor that the Red Ajah set Logain up as a False Dragon. When Zerah Dacan is found out to be a Salidar spy, she gives up Bernaile’s name as well. Bernaile is now part of the group that is trying to hunt down the Black Ajah.
Androl Genhald is a Dedicated Asha’man. He is a square shaped Taraboner with heavy eyebrows. He is part of Logain Ablar’s faction in the Black Tower. He is widely traveled and rich in life experience. Other members of Logain’s faction view him with respect and treat like a leader in Logain’s absence. He doesn’t understand why they treat him with such deference, because he is one of the weakest men in the power having attended the Black Tower, apart from his ability to make exceptionally large gateways, according to Damer Flinn. Logain thinks his ability is impressive, while Taim regards it as impossible. Due to his skill with Traveling and his lack of ability with most other weaves Androl often serves as a messenger and transporter which has earned him the derisive nickname “Pageboy” by members of Taim’s faction. Androl is one of the male channelers at the Black Tower that is still loyal to Rand al’Thor. When the Black Tower divides between those like him and Mazrim Taim’s questionably-motivated Asha’man, he begins to worry about the state of things. After realizing that gateways are impossible to make at the Black Tower, he approaches the Aes Sedai currently in residence in order to plot an escape.
Merise Haindehl is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is tall with blue eyes and dark hair drawn severely back. She is from Tarabon. She currently has three Warders: Bassane, Nethan and Jahar Narishma, an Asha’man.
She Travels with Cadsuane Melaidhrin to Far Madding to track down Rand al’Thor. She links with Jahar, who holds Callandor, and Elza Penfell during the Battle near Shadar Logoth. She accompanies Rand and Cadsuane to Algarin Pendaloan’s house in Tear, where Rand recovers after cleansing Saidin. She confides to Cadsuane about how Jahar’s strength in the One Power increases in fits and starts. She and Jahar Travel to where the Rebel Aes Sedai are camped. There Lelaine Akashi calls an emergency meeting of the Hall. Jahar proposes the offer from Rand of bonding forty-seven Asha’man, which is accepted by the Hall.
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. She Heals Narishma after the fight. She takes part in helping Cadsuane interrogate Semirhage. She gets nowhere with her questioning though. She watches Aviendha weave a column of Air and Water and transport water from a river onto a out of control fire. She seems regretful that Aviendha will not be joining the White Tower. She informs Cadsuane of Semirhage’s escape and Daigian Moseneillin’s death. She tries to convince Rand that he needs Cadsuane after he banishes her. She stands with Cadsuane on the Bandar Eban walls to watch the ghostly procession that circuits the city at night. She is part of the plan to try and help Rand laugh again after learning from Nynaeve al’Meara that Rand burned a whole palace full of people away with Balefire. She is with Cadsuane when Nynaeve comes back with the whereabouts of Tam al’Thor. She is again with Cadsuane when an irate Tam al’Thor enters the room saying that Rand just tried to kill him and has just Traveled to Ebou Dar. She is present when Rand returns to Tear and announces that the White Tower has been reunified under Egwene al’Vere.
Faeldrin Harella an Aes Sedai from the Green Ajah. She is part of the Salidar Aes Sedai. She has cool eyes and thin braids in her hair adorned with colored beads. She is not strong enough in the One Power to weave a gateway alone, but can do so with help. She is part of the Salidar delegation sent to greet Rand al’Thor in Caemlyn. After the delegation dissolves she accompanies Bera Harkin and Kiruna Nachiman to meet Rand in Cairhien after he flees Andor. She meets up with the Two Rivers folks who then head to and then fight in the Battle of Dumai’s Wells. Afterwards she is forced to swear fealty to Rand. She is part of Rand’s embassy when he meets with the Sea Folk and makes the Bargain.
Famelle Juarde is part of the Knitting Circle in the Kin based in Ebou Dar. She is slender with brown eyes and pale honey colored hair. She is one of Kin that accompanies Elayne Trakand and Nynaeve al’Meara to the Rahad to find the Bowl of the Winds. She only just survives when the Gholam attacks. She Travels with the the rest of the group lead by Nynaeve and Elayne 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 reside there.
Tornay Lanasiet is a Dragonsworn from Tarabon. He is stocky. He is part of Rodel Ituralde’s force that attacked a Seanchan camp near the village of Serana. Lanasiet and his men continued to chase the fleeing Seanchan after Ituralde gave the command to halt.
Annoura Larisen is an Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah and the Aes Sedai advisor to Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, the First of Mayene. She has dark hair, braided in the Taraboner style, a broad face, wide mouth, beak of a nose and the typical ageless Aes Sedai look. She is from Tarabon.
Annoura is taken as an Aes Sedai advisor when Colavaere Saighan takes the Sun Throne for herself. When Rand al’Thor arrives back in Cairhien he deposes Colavaere and spares Annoura from being sent to the Wise Ones with the other Aes Sedai prisoners; instead he puts her back as Berelain’s advisor. She is in the Throne Room when Cadsuane Melaidhrin arrives. She is shocked at her being alive. Cadsuane then grabs her and grills her on all the events that have occurred recently.
She leaves Cairhien with Berelain and Perrin Aybara and Travels to Ghealdan to track down Masema Dagar.
Perrin sends her and Berelain to meet with Queen Alliandre. She brings Alliandre back to the camp and helps Faile and Berelain pressure her into keeping her oath of fealty to Perrin by staying with the army.
Later she is seen meeting with Masema by herself after Faile is kidnapped by the Shaido. She accompanies Perrin when he looks over the Shaido camped in Malden. She goes with Perrin and Berelain to So Habor, where they collect grain for their troops. She 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.
She later goes with Perrin and Berelain when he makes his deal with the Seanchan. Berelain has become wary of Annoura ever since she learned of her meeting with Masema. When Perrin is meeting with Tylee Khirgan, Tylee tells Perrin of a rebellious group of Whitecloaks moving north, not far from where the camp is. Annoura informs the group that the Whitecloaks are led by Galad Damodred. Annoura assisted in the attack on the Shaido Aiel and the Wise Ones in the Battle of Malden to rescue Faile.
While traveling from Malden, she is with Perrin when they find land that appears to have been affected by the Blight. Later she attends a meeting with Perrin to decide where the army should now go. A decision is made to send a scouting force to Cairhien to start looking for Rand.
Atuan Larisett is an Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is also Black Ajah. She is pretty with dark hair in beaded braids. She is from Tarabon and has no Warder. She was an Accepted in the White Tower during the Aiel War when the Dragon is reborn. She is a member of a Heart along with Marris Thornhill and Karale Sanghir. She was betrayed as being Black Ajah by Talene Minly. She was Talene’s extra contact outside of her Heart. She was tortured using the Chair of Remorse. She betrays the members of her Heart after being questioned by Yukiri and Pevara Tazanovni. 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 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.
Lemore is a young noblewoman from Tanchico who was made damane by the Seanchan. Lemore manifests the spark on the very day the Seanchan arrive in Tanchico. She is captured and made damane and renamed Larie. She is later captured by Rand al’Thor’s forces on the Seanchan campaign for Illian. She is sent to Elayne Trakand in Caemlyn. The Kin now look after her in the hope she will reclaim her freedom again.
Liandrin (pronounced: lee-AHN-drihn) is an Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah, who is revealed to be Black Ajah. She has dark brown eyes and honey-colored hair, which she wears in a multitude of thin braids. She is pretty, having a doll’s face and a rosebud mouth. Liandrin is from Tarabon and she grew up envious of anyone with power (her father sold fruit from a barrow to feed his family). Despite her less-than-plentiful upbringing, she copies the way that nobles speak. If she is angry, she will revert back to her roots and speak like a commoner. She learned she could channel a year before enrolling as a novice, and swore the oaths as a Darkfriend before she even went to the White Tower, and sought out the Black Ajah as soon as she learned she could channel. During her time of learning to channel, she learned a basic, unreliable form of Compulsion – a form of weave that hurts the other person. She does not consider herself a wilder, however, as she loathes all wilders.
Liandrin is one of the representatives of the Red Ajah that go with the Amyrlin to Fal Dara. Liandrin convinced Nynaeve al’Meara, Egwene al’Vere, Elayne Trakand, and Min Farshaw that Rand al’Thor needed their help, and she led them through the Ways to Toman Head. When they came out, she betrayed them to the Seanchan. She then returned to the White Tower and, with the help of twelve other Black sisters, stole several ter’angreal from the Tower storerooms. They fled Tar Valon, killing 21 people, including three Aes Sedai and two Warders. Liandrin’s group traveled to Tear and set up camp in the Stone of Tear, obeying the Forsaken Be’lal. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Egwene followed them, but the Black sisters captured them again. After Rand took the Stone, they fled to Tanchico and Liandrin had Jaichim Carridin seize the Panarch’s Palace for them so that they could locate the male a’dam inside it. However, when riots broke out in the city, Liandrin and the others were once again forced to run.
Liandrin and the Black sisters traveled to Amador and stayed in the house of a Darkfriend merchant. It was there that Moghedien found them and took command of the group. Liandrin was ordered to search for Nynaeve, though she and her fellow Blacks had little success. When Moghedien was attacked by Nynaeve in Tel’aran’rhiod and was at her weakest, Liandrin seized her chance to try to Compel the Forsaken. Unfortunately for her, Moghedien blocked her attack and decided to punish her severely. She shielded her and tied it off in a knot so complicated, only another Forsaken could unravel it and Compelled her to live. Moghedien then ordered Temaile to soften her up and then give her to Evon and Amellia Arene to work as a scullery girl. When the Seanchan invaded Amadicia, Liandrin was captured by the High Lady Suroth and made da’covale. Alwhin, Suroth’s so’jhin now holds Liandrin’s a’dam. She later poisons Alwhin, trying to please Suroth. She informs Suroth that Lunal Galgan has arrived and wishes to see her. Suroth sends Liandrin away to Rosala to be beaten.
Jaq Lounalt is a torturer from Tarabon and a Darkfriend. He is lean with huge mustaches.
Jaq Lounalt was in the employ of Arymilla Marne and resided in her camp outside Caemlyn. After she took Caemlyn, Arymilla planned on using Jaq to persuade the High Seats that were supporting Elayne Trakand to support her as queen of Andor.
When Sylvase Caeren takes over as High Seat of her house, she pledges her support to Elayne and the use of Jaq in the questioning of Arymilla, Naean Arawn, and Elenia Sarand. Elayne uses Jaq’s services to question Doilin Mellar and the sisters of the Black Ajah that tried to kidnap her.
Unknown to Elayne, Jaq was a Darkfriend and was secretly carrying messages to and from the sisters and planning their escape. When Elayne disguised herself as one of the Forsaken and attempted to get information out of Chesmal Emry, Jaq tried to free the Black sisters. In the ensuing skirmish Jaq, along with Chesmal, Eldrith Jhondar, and Temaile Kinderode, were killed.
Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault
Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault is a former Taraboner noblewoman who was raised to the position of Panarch of Tarabon. She has many of the physical characteristics that are common to Taraboner females. She wears her long, dark hair in multiple braids and has large dark eyes. She has a pouty, rosebud mouth with a petulant look to it. She has not yet reached middle age and is quite beautiful.
Amathera was invested as Panarch despite being rejected by the Assembly of Lords. During the recent civil war in Tarabon, the Panarch’s Palace was surrounded by Whitecloaks and occupied by Liandrin and her group. Amathera was held prisoner by the Black sisters and tormented. She is then rescued by Elayne and Egeanin Tamarath, knocking out Temaile Kinderode who had been tormenting her, in the process. Although Amathera seemed to have no clue as to what the lives of the common people were like when she is raised as Panarch, Elayne thought that she had a true concern for justice. However, at least before being taken captive by the Seanchan, Amathera knew what her position was and knew what she could do and the respect that her position entailed. During that time, this often made her seem quite selfish.
When the Seanchan arrived in Tarabon, Amathera was captured, but refused to submit to them. As a result, she was made da’covale by the High Lady Suroth Sabelle Meldarath. She was renamed Thera and trained as a shea dancer. Thera was brought to Amadicia and later Ebou Dar, where Juilin Sandar fell in love with her. When Mat Cauthon and his group escaped, Juilin took Thera with him. She along with the rest of the group, join and travel in Valan Luca’s Traveling Show as a cover to escape Ebou Dar. She is still scared of Egeanin Tamarath and Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag and still prostrates herself and the ground in front of them whenever they are near.
When Egeanin is demoted from the Blood, she tries to teach Amathera to stand up for herself and tries to befriend her. After a skirmish with Darkfriends in Maderin Mat and the rest of his group decide to leave Luca’s show. While riding through Altara they meet up with the Band of the Red Hand and begin to travel with them.
Beonin Marinye is an Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She was one of the original leaders of the Salidar Aes Sedai, known informally to fans as the Salidar Six. Beonin is a pretty Taraboner with dark honey-colored hair and blue-grey eyes. Her grandmother, Collaris, was a noted advocate in Tanchico. Her mother, Aeldrine Marinye, was a wealthy merchant who traded in dyes. Her grandmother instilled a love of the intricacies of law while she was growing up. She went to the White Tower against her mother’s wishes. Beonin was an Accepted over forty years ago when Turanine Merdagon died. Beonin is somewhat of an expert in catching murderers, enough so that Phaedrine and Ashmanaille sought her advice in finding whoever may have murdered Anaiya and Kairen Stang. She has a single Warder, Tervail Dura. She was one of the original leaders of the Salidar Aes Sedai, known informally to fans as the Salidar Six. Beonin was, however, originally planted as a spy for Elaida within the Salidar Aes Sedai. While searching the Amyrlin’s study in Tel’aran’rhiod for information on what Elaida has received, the Salidar Six are attacked by a stray nightmare of Trollocs. They are saved when Elayne Trakand and Siuan have to remind them about the dream not being real, in which case the nightmare fades away leaving only injury. She brings Siuan Sanche and Leane Sharif into the Little Tower to be Healed from Stilling by Nynaeve al’Meara. She is with the rest of the Salidar Six in Tel’aran’rhiod, when she summons Egwene to become Amyrlin. She has sworn an oath of fealty to Egwene. Egwene sends her on a secret meeting to meet with the group of nobles that block the Salidar army on the border of Andor. She has become a member of Egwene’s Council. She is with Egwene and Gareth when they survey the area around Tar Valon. After Egwene’s capture, Beonin returned to the White Tower and revealed the names of the Salidar spies in the White Tower to Elaida, as well as teaching her all the new weaves that have been discovered. When Egwene realized that Beonin was a traitor and had betrayed the Rebel Spies, she insisted that Beonin warn them that Elaida was aware of them.
Haren Maseed was a powerful noble in the Free Years. Haren Maseed one of three powerful nobles who seized control of Tanchico during the War of the Hundred Years and founded the kingdom of Tarabon around it. He served as the first Panarch of Tarabon from FY 1006 onwards.
Amira Moselle was an Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is stocky and wears her long hair braided in the Taraboner fashion. She was Mistress of Novices when Sierin Vayu was Amyrlin. She was a Sitter for the Red Ajah in recent years. Sometime in 999 NE, she stepped down from her postion as Sitter and was replaced in the Hall by Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan. Amira was one of the Aes Sedai sent as ambassadors from the White Tower to Rand in Cairhien. She was killed at the Battle of Dumai’s Wells.
Sarene Nemdahl is an Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. Sarene has dark hair that she wears in beaded braids and is considered a very beautiful woman. She was a novice and Accepted with Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche. She has a single Warder, Vitalien. She secretly writes poetry about him in which she compares him to a leopard, among other graceful, powerful and dangerous animals. She remained loyal to the White Tower during the split. She was one of the Aes Sedai captured by the Asha’man at the Battle of Dumai’s Wells. She has since sworn fealty to Rand after begging to be allowed to do so. She Travels with Cadsuane Melaidhrin to Far Madding to track down Rand. She acts as Harine din Togara Two Winds attendant while in Far Madding. She participated in the Battle near Shadar Logoth where she linked with Damer Flinn and Corele Hovian. When Rand stays at Algarin Pendaloan’s house in Tear to recover after cleansing saidin, Sarene and the rest of the group go with him. She pushes past Elza Penfell to inform Rand that her Warder is Traveling towards her. She helps maintains Semirhage’s shield while Merise Haindehl interrogates the captive. Cadsuane also uses her to interrogate Semirhage. She goes to Rand’s room after finding out about Semirhage’s escape and then death. She informs Min Farshaw and Nynaeve al’Meara that Alanna Mosvani has disappeared mysteriously from the Stone of Tear.
Varil Nensen is an Asha’man Soldier from Tarabon. He has a thick mustache. He makes a report to Rand al’Thor during the campaign against the Seanchan outside Illian and he fights in the battle with them.
Tazenia Nerenhald was one a powerful noble in the Free Years. Tazenia Narenhald was one of three powerful nobles who seized control of Tanchico during the War of the Hundred Years and founded the kingdom of Tarabon around it. She served as the first Queen of Tarabon from FY 1006 onwards.
Rendra is the innkeeper of the Three Plum Court inn in Tanchico. Rendra is is a pretty woman in her late twenties. She has brown eyes and honey-colored hair that she wears in braids in the Taraboner fasion. She also has a rosebud mouth. According to Elayne Trakand and Nynaeve al’Meara, Rendra looks very much link Liandrin. Rendra personally welcomes Elayne Trakand, Nynaeve al’Meara, Thomdril Merrilin, and Juilin Sandar to the Three Plum Court when the group is in Tanchico. Their personal greeting is because they know Bayle Domon, a mutual acquaintance of Rendra’s. Rendra, most likely under Compulsion, brings Moghedien to see Elayne and Nynaeve. Later, Rendra starts serving Domani cuisine at her inn because it is the latest fad in the city. When Elayne and Nynaeve rescue Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault from the Black Ajah, she is introduced to Rendra as "Thera.
Selindrin is the proprietress of the Garden of Silver Breezes in Tanchico. Selindrin is a sleek woman. Selindrin serves wine to Egeanin Tamarath and Floran Gelb in the main area of the Garden of Silver Breezes. In a more private meeting, she serves Jaichim Carridin as he meets with nobles of Tarabon as well as the king, Andric.
Ispan Shefar was an Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah, and secretly of the Black Ajah. Ispan was a Taraboner with black hair in a multitude of braids with blue and green beads after the Taraboner fashion. Ispan was delicate and had very gentle senses. After she killed a beetle with the One Power “she wiped her hands on her skirts, as if she had done it herself”. When Ispan was a novice she ran away from the White Tower, and got as far as Ebou Dar before being caught by Aes Sedai and returned to the Tower.
Ispan Shefar was part of Liandrin’s Group of Black Sisters who fled the White Tower. As they left, they took several ter’angreal with them, including several sleepweavers. While the group was in Amador, Moghedien took control of the group and send Ispan and Falion Bhoda to Ebou Dar to search for the stash of angreal, sa’angreal, and ter’angreal. While in Ebou Dar, they question a Wise Woman, Callie, regarding the stash. Callie dies from their questioning, and they consider either kidnapping or killing Nynaeve al’Meara or Elayne Trakand. Shortly after Nynaeve and her group arrived at a six story building in the Rahad, Ispan and Falion also arrived with two dozen men. Ispan shielded Nynaeve, but the tables were turned and Ispan herself was captured and shielded.
Ispan was in the Tarasin Palace after her capture. Kin Elders kept her shielded and Nynaeve had her drugged to prevent any escape. When she was searched, Ispan had a silver ring sleepweaver ter’angreal, which was appropriated by Elayne. During their travel to the Farm of the Kin, Kirstian Chalwin kept Ispan shielded. Famelle Juarde and Eldase assist Kirstian with Ispan, something with which the Kin and the Aes Sedai are uncomfortable. Both Adeleas and Vandene Namelle questioned Ispan for information about the Black Ajah on their travels to Andor. After her first questioning session, Ispan was markedly meeker that she had been. Two days before the group reached Caemlyn, both Ispan and Adeleas were drugged with Crimsonthorn tea. Due to the nature of the murders, Elayne and Nynaeve suspect another Black sister. Later, it was learned that Careane Fransi had killed them.
Alise Tenjile is in charge of the Kin’s farm just outside Ebou Dar. She is of average height and weight with gray flecking her dark hair. She has a pleasant face. She greets the group of travelers led by Elayne Trakand and Nynaeve al’Meara when they reach the farm with the Bowl of the Winds. She is not impressed with Reanne Corly for bringing Aes Sedai along. Her view of Aes Sedai seems to differ from the rest of the Kin in the fact that she does not seem to worship them. She is not impressed with Garenia Rosoinde and Kirstian being put back in novice white and speaks up about it. After being reminded by Reanne about the rules she submits herself to punishment with a switch. When the group reaches Caemlyn, a group of sul’dam and damane are captured by Rand al’Thor are placed into the Kin’s care. She is with Reanne, when the news is given about three of the damane are ready to be free from captivity. She is proud of Nynaeve when she allows this. She helps Elayne 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. With Reanne Corly’s death, she acts as the Eldest even though Sumeko Karistovan is older. After a number of Kinswoman deaths, Elayne and Alise try to get the Kinswoman to stay together and Sumeko to enforce it.
Tesan is an Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She has the typical beaded braids of a Taraboner. Her hair is dark and she has a narrow face. In the White Tower, Alviarin Freidhen hears her discussing statistical methods relating to the failing of the Keepings on the food storerooms in the Tower with Astrelle. Tesan is in Ferane’s quarters being served by Egwene when Ferane asks her on how she would have approached the Dragon Reborn. Egwene in turn tries to encourage Ferane and Tesan to think logically and approach the other Ajahs to try and mend the White Tower cracks that have formed. She escorts Egwene to the Hall of the Tower where Egwene is to be raised as the new Amyrlin Seat
Peral Torval was an Asha’man and one of Mazrim Taim’s men. He was a native of Tarabon. He was middle aged with a sharp nose and sneering mouth.
Peral Torval was the first recruit from whom Rand heard the name Black Tower. During one of his many visits there, Rand met Torval, who sneered upon learning who Rand was and didn’t think him so powerful. Mazrim Taim quickly had him disciplined, demonstrating the hardness that was expected as one of the Asha’man. He was one of the Asha’man who particapated in Rand’s rescue attempt in the Battle of Dumai’s Wells. Despite his insolent attitude, Torval was among the first to rise to the rank of full Asha’man. He Traveled to where Rand has set up camp just outside Illian and gave a message from Taim. He still had an arrogant attitude but seemed very afraid of Taim.
Torval, along with Charl Gedwyn, Manel Rochaid, and Raefar Kisman, was part of the plot to kill Rand in Cairhien. Rand found his corpse in Far Madding. He had been killed by Padan Fain.