Black Tower


In CoT, Logain informed Rand that most of the full Asha'man support Taim rather than Rand, and given that Taim wants Rand dead, this poses a big problem for the Dragon Reborn. Soon, he or Logain must deal with the Asha'man and get the Black Tower under control...before the Aes Sedai show up in force and start forcefully bonding the men there, which seems to be the intent of both the Salidar and White Tower Aes Sedai.

There are several groups at the Black Tower: Taim and the Asha'man loyal to him (according to Logain, most of the full Asha'man support Taim), Logain's followers, other Asha'man, the Aes Sedai who were captured during the attack on the BT, and non-channelers who reside at the BT. As of 'Winter's Heart', there are over 500 Asha'man, and their numbers are rapidly growing. 


Taim & his followers:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Atal Mishraile A full Asha'man loyal to Mazrim Taim. He is tall with waves of golden hair to his broad shoulders and a winning smile. He is young and very handsome with a deep voice and bright blue eyes. Atal Mishraile brings a message to Logain that the M'Hael has approved his request to go recruiting. (CoT,Prologue)
Mazrim Taim, aka M'Hael The Asha'man call him M'Hael which means "Leader" in the Old Tongue. A false Dragon. He joined Rand and is now second in command of the Asha'man. He has black hair and is above average height. He has the dark face, tilted eyes, hooked nose and high cheekbones of a Saldaean. He looks about thirty-five. Perrin sees him as dark, slightly hook-nosed, handsome, almost as tall as Rand. Taim orders Kisman to kill Rand. Then Demandred orders Kisman to kill Rand. Finally, Moridin orders Kisman to kill Rand if he must, but first priority is to retrieve Rand's possessions. (WH,Ch22) Taim grants Logain's request to leave the Black Tower and go recruiting. (CoT,Prologue) Logain reports to Rand that Taim ordered the Asha'man to bond Aes Sedai. He thinks most of the Asha'man are now loyal to Taim. (CoT,24)


Logain's followers:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Androl Genhald A Dedicated Asha'man. He is a Taraboner. He is a square fellow with heavy eyebrows. Several Dedicated including Androl Genhald, Canler, Donalo Sandomere, Evin Vinchova, Mezar Kurin and Welyn Kajima meet with Logain. Androl reports that he has found two men interested in learning Nynaeve's style of Healing. (WH,Prologue)
Canler A Dedicated Asha'man. He is Andoran. He is a sturdy fellow with gray in his hair. Several Dedicated including Androl Genhald, Canler, Donalo Sandomere, Evin Vinchova, Mezar Kurin and Welyn Kajima meet with Logain. Androl reports that he has found two men interested in learning Nynaeve's style of Healing. (WH,Prologue)
Donalo Sandomere A Dedicated Asha'man. He is grizzled, with a countryman's face but wears a beard oiled and pointed like a Tairen noble. Several Dedicated including Androl Genhald, Canler, Donalo Sandomere, Evin Vinchova, Mezar Kurin and Welyn Kajima meet with Logain. Donalo reports that Mishraile is receiving private lessons from Taim. (WH,Prologue)
Evin Vinchova A Dedicated Asha'man. He is young and pink-cheeked. He has smooth cheeks and is sixteen at most. Several Dedicated including Androl Genhald, Canler, Donalo Sandomere, Evin Vinchova, Mezar Kurin and Welyn Kajima meet with Logain. Vinchova reports that some of the Two Rivers men are a problem. (WH,Prologue)
Mezar Kurin A Dedicated Asha'man. He is from Arad Doman. He has gray at his temples and wears a garnet earring. Several Dedicated including Androl Genhald, Canler, Donalo Sandomere, Evin Vinchova, Mezar Kurin and Welyn Kajima meet with Logain. (WH,Prologue)
Welyn Kajima A Dedicated Asha'man. He used to be a clerk in Arafel. He is in his middle years. He wears his black hair in braids with bells at the ends. He smiles too much. Several Dedicated including Androl Genhald, Canler, Donalo Sandomere, Evin Vinchova, Mezar Kurin and Welyn Kajima meet with Logain. Kajima reports that Taim has posted a new list of deserters. (WH,Prologue)


Other Asha'man:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Arlen Nalaam An Asha'man soldier. He appears to be Domani. He is copper-skinned with a thin mustache. Arlen brings a captured sul'dam to Rand's position then returns to the battle. 
Hardlin An Asha'man. Hardlin is with Logain, Kajima, Norley and Vinchova when they capture Toveine Gazal and her party. (TPoD,Ch26)
Norley An Asha'man. Norley is with Logain, Hardlin, Kajima and Vinchova when they capture Toveine Gazal and her party. (TPoD,Ch26)
Varil Nensen An Asha'man soldier. He is a Taraboner. He is a young man. He wears the transparent veil of a Taraboner. Varil reports to Rand that there are more Seanchan thirty miles to the west. (TPoD,Ch23)


Captured Aes Sedai:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Akoure An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She stays with the White Tower.  Akoure is one of the fifty Aes Sedai sent with Toveine to take out the Black Tower. (WH,Prologue)
Ayako An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She stays with the White Tower.  Ayako is one of the fifty Aes Sedai sent with Toveine to take out the Black Tower. She is the only one from the White Ajah. (WH,Prologue)
Carniele An Aes Sedai probably of the Yellow Ajah. She sided with the White Tower before being one of the fifty Aes Sedai captured by the Black Tower. After the other Aes Sedai beat up Toveine, Logain has Carniele Heal her. (WH,Prologue)
Desandre An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She stays with the White Tower but is captured by the Asha'man on the attack on the Black Tower. She is willowy. Desandre and Lemai order the other bonded Aes Sedai to be cordial with their captors in hopes of lulling them. (CoT,Prologue)
Gabrelle An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She stays with the White Tower. She has no Warder. She is tall and dusky. She has sooty green eyes and an upturned nose. She is sleeping with Logain. Guided by the missing Aes Sedai's Warders, Logain Travels to find Rand accompanied by Bashere and a hundred of his horsemen, a half dozen other Asha'man, eight Aes Sedai including Toveine, Gabrelle and Samitsu, Loial and Karldin. (CoT,Ch24)
Jenare An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. Akoure, Desandre, Jenare and Lemai still refuse to look at Toveine, blaming her for their capture by the Asha'man. (WH,Prologue) 
Lemai An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. Desandre and Lemai order the other bonded Aes Sedai to be cordial with their captors in hopes of lulling them. (CoT,Prologue)
Toveine Gazal An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah and a Sitter until her exile. She is short and slightly plump with smooth copper skin, dark eyes and long glossy dark hair. She is attractive, but not beautiful. Guided by the missing Aes Sedai's Warders, Logain Travels to find Rand accompanied by Bashere and a hundred of his horsemen, a half dozen other Asha'man, eight Aes Sedai including Toveine, Gabrelle and Samitsu, Loial and Karldin. (CoT,Ch24)


Non-Channelers:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Henre Haslin Master of the Sword and head trainer for the Queen's Guard in Andor. He has a fringe of white hair and a bulbous red nose. Henre is teaching sword practice when Rand arrives at the Black Tower. (LoC,Ch42)
Saeric An Aielman of the Red Water Goshien. He has gray hair and is missing his right hand. Saeric is teaching kick fighting when Rand arrives at the Black Tower. (LoC,Ch42)
Sora Grady Wife of Jur Grady. They have a young son. She is plump and pale-haired. Sora stares at Rand as she serves wine to him and Taim in the farmhouse at the Black Tower. (LoC,Ch42)