Mat's group


Mat, masquerading as part of Valan Luca's circus, is making his way through the Westlands so he can meet up with his army (The Band of the Red Hand, which is currently in Murandy helping the king). He has, unbeknownst to him, completely half of the Seanchan marriage ceremony, and Tuon intends to make him her slave. Though the circus is under her protection, Mat is not, and if the Seanchan catch up to him, they will kill him for kidnapping Tuon. Will he get away? At the moment, Mat's group consists of: several allies including some Redarms, Tuon and her party (including escaped sul'dam), Aes Sedai (who are escaped damane), and Valan Luca's circus

Mat doesn't believe they will be safe until they cross the Damona Mountains into Murandy. 

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Mat's Trusted allies:

 

Several of Mat's Redarms have accompanied him on his journey, as have a few trusted allies. These are listed below. 

 

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Chel Vanin A Redarm in Mat's Band of the Red Hand. He is from Maerone in Andor. He is fat, balding, rumpled, and gap-toothed. After Renna flees, Vanin tracks her followed by Mat and the Redarms. They catch her just before she reaches Coramen and Harnan kills her with a crossbow bolt. (CoT,Ch29)
Fergin A Redarm in Mat's Band of the Red Hand. He is skinny. He is a good soldier but otherwise not very bright. After Renna flees, Vanin tracks her followed by Mat and the Redarms. They catch her just before she reaches Coramen and Harnan kills her with a crossbow bolt. (CoT,Ch29)
Gorderan A Redarm in Mat's Band of the Red Hand. He is Tairen. He has shoulders as broad as Perrin's. He is very broad and has gray eyes. After Renna flees, Vanin tracks her followed by Mat and the Redarms. They catch her just before she reaches Coramen and Harnan kills her with a crossbow bolt. (CoT,Ch29)
Harnan A Redarm and file leader in Mat's Band of the Red Hand. He is from Tear. He is lantern-jawed with a long-suffering expression and a crude tattoo of a hawk on his left cheek. He is solid.  After Renna flees, Vanin tracks her followed by Mat and the Redarms. They catch her just before she reaches Coramen and Harnan kills her with a crossbow bolt. (CoT,Ch29)
Juilin Sandar A thief-catcher from Tear. He has worked with Coine before. He is lean and handsome and in his middle years. He looks as though he were carved from aged wood. He has short, black hair and dark eyes.  At every village, Thom and Juilin scout for news. Juilin and Thera are happy as long as they are together. (CoT,Ch28) Mat sends Thom and Juilin into Jurandor to scout for Seanchan before he takes Tuon there. Juilin brings news to Mat that Egeanin was stabbed. (CoT,Ch29)
Lopin Nalesean's personal servant. He is round bellied, dark, and balding. He is usually jolly. Nerim and Lopin still act as Mat's servants. (CoT,Ch28) Nerim, Lopin and Olver help search for Renna when she flees. (CoT,Ch29)
Metwyn A Redarm in Mat's Band of the Red Hand. He is Cairhienin. He is a pale Cairhienin. He is older than Mat but looks young. He is an excellent swordsman. After Renna flees, Vanin tracks her followed by Mat and the Redarms. They catch her just before she reaches Coramen and Harnan kills her with a crossbow bolt. (CoT,Ch29)
Matrim Cauthon, aka Mat A ta'veren. He was born and raised in Emond's Field. His father and mother are Abell Cauthon and Natti Cauthon. He has four sisters; the oldest are Eldrin Cauthon and Bodewhin Cauthon. He has a wiry body and brown eyes. He is about 5'11" or 6' and about 180 pounds.  Mat takes Tuon and Selucia into the town of Jurandor to shop for fabric. When they return, he learns that Renna stabbed Egeanin and fled. He and the Redarms hunt down Renna and kill her. Mat returns to find Tuon in control of the circus. She puts the circus under her personal protection, but specifically excludes Mat from that protection. (CoT,Ch29)
Nerim Talmanes' personal servant on loan to Mat. He is Cairhienin. He is short even for a Cairhienin. He is skinny, gray-haired and melancholy. Nerim and Lopin still act as Mat's servants. (CoT,Ch28) Nerim, Lopin and Olver help search for Renna when she flees. (CoT,Ch29)
Noal Charin An old man in Ebou Dar. He is scrawny and white-haired with missing teeth, stooped shoulders, a sad, weathered face and a hooked nose, but he wears a fine gray jacket. He is a stoop-shouldered, white-haired old man with a large hooked nose planted in the middle of a sad face. His gnarled hands are all knobs. Visiting in Tuon's wagon, Noal tells stories of Shara and quotes from the Prophecies of the Dragon. (CoT,Ch28)
Olver A young Cairhienin boy. He is gaunt and sullen-looking. He is ugly with a squashed nose, a mouth too wide for his face and ears too big that stick out besides. He looks six but claims to be nine. He is short and skinny with huge ears, nose and mouth. He looks ten. Nerim, Lopin and Olver help search for Renna when she flees. (CoT,Ch29)
Thom Merrilin A gleeman. He was once a court bard in Caemlyn and was Queen Morgase's lover for a time. He had a nephew named Owyn. He is tall but stooped with white hair and long, white mustaches. He has blue eyes. Mat sends Thom and Juilin into Jurandor to scout for Seanchan before he takes Tuon there. Thom becomes more and more morose over the letter he carries. (CoT,Ch29)
Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault, aka Thera A noblewoman of Tarabon. She is raised to Panarch of Tarabon. She is well short of her middle years. She is lovely with a pouty mouth and dark hair. She has dark hair, large dark eyes, and a petulant rosebud mouth. Juilin and Thera are happy as long as they are together. Mat thinks Thera is unreliable so he sets Noal to watch her. (CoT,Ch28) 


Tuon and her party:

When Mat kidnapped Tuon, he ended up with more trouble than he bargained for. Tuon's party is listed below, including the escaped sul'dam and damane who give Mat nothing but trouble.

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Bayle Domon The captain of the Spray. He is Illianer. He is a broad, muscular man. After being so'jhin, he wears his hair in a braid and the left side of his head is shaven making his beard look very peculiar. Domon cradles Egeanin in his arms after Renna stabs her. (CoT,Ch29) 
Bethamin Zeami She is a Seanchan sul'dam. She has dark eyes. She is tall. She is tall and as dark as Tuon. Edesina goes for a walk in Jurandor followed by Bethamin and Seta. Mat is furious the she is exposing her face. (CoT,Ch29)
Egeanin Tamarath Seanchan captain of the ship Fearless, recently promoted to the Blood and a Captain of the Green. Her sigil is a sword and a fouled anchor. She is very fair, with short, dark hair, a hard face and blue eyes. She has shoulder-length dark hair and a stern face. She is lovely and very fair with blue eyes. She is tall with sharp blue eyes. Her short dark hair is cut in a bowl since she was made one of the Blood.  Domon cradles Egeanin in his arms after Renna stabs her. Teslyn Heals her. Egeanin spills the beans about sul'dam being able to channel. (CoT,Ch29)
Selucia A high ranking Seanchan, she is so'jhin to Tuon. She is beautiful with golden hair, creamy skin, cool blue eyes and full breasts. She is average height. The left side of her head is shaved. She is in her mid-forties. Selucia accompanies Tuon when Mat takes her to Jurandor to shop for fabric. She waits with Tuon in Luca's wagon while Mat chases down Renna. (CoT,Ch29)
Seta Zarbey A Seanchan woman, a sul'dam. She is small, pale, Nynaeve's size, with yellow hair and blue eyes. Edesina goes for a walk in Jurandor followed by Bethamin and Seta. Mat is furious the she is exposing her face. (CoT,Ch29)
Setalle Anan An Ebou Dari woman who is innkeeper of The Wandering Woman. She is married to Jasfer Anan. She has three daughters, Marah the eldest and Frielle in the middle. Her youngest son is Ross. She is pretty, buxom, and has gray hair. She has an air of control. She has hazel eyes. She is stately and hazel-eyed with a little gray in her hair. Setalle continues to take Tuon's side against Mat. (CoT,Ch28)
Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag Daughter of the Nine Moons Second and favorite daughter of the Empress of the Seanchan empire. Her personal banner is two golden lions harnessed to an ancient war-cart. She is nineteen. She is dark and petite with a heart-shaped face and large brown eyes. She has full lips. Mat takes Tuon and Selucia into the town of Jurandor to shop for fabric. When they return, they learn that Renna stabbed Egeanin and fled. Tuon hears from Egeanin that sul'dam really can channel. While Mat is hunting down Renna, Tuon takes control of the circus. She puts the circus under her personal protection, but specifically excludes Mat from that protection. (CoT,Ch29)


Aes Sedai (and their Warders:

When Mat left Ebou Dar, he freed some Aes Sedai that had been captured and made damane by the Seanchan. They, and their Warders, travel with him, though they can not be considered allies.  

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Blaeric Negina One of Joline's Warders. He is Shienaran. He has very short dark hair and blue eyes. He is tall. He shaves his topknot and lets his hair grow when they flee Ebou Dar. Blaeric and Fen refuse to help Mat stop the Aes Sedai from channeling. (CoT,Ch28)
Edesina Azzedin An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She joins the Salidar Aes Sedai. She is slender with waist length black hair. She is slender with black hair. She is slender and handsome with waist length black hair.  Edesina goes for a walk in Jurandor followed by Bethamin and Seta. Mat is furious the she is exposing her face. (CoT,Ch29)
Fen Mizar One of Joline's Warders.. He is Saldaean. He has dark, tilted eyes, shoulder length black hair and a sharp chin. Blaeric and Fen refuse to help Mat stop the Aes Sedai from channeling. (CoT,Ch28)
Joline Maza An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. Her Warders are Blaeric Negina and Fen Mizar. She is slender, pretty, and has large brown eyes. She is taller than Merilille. Edesina, Joline and Teslyn channel frequently despite Mat's warnings. Bethamin, Renna and Seta offer to collar them. Mat cannot get the a'dam away from them. (CoT,Ch28) Joline is curiously absent after Renna stabs Egeanin. (CoT,Ch29)
Teslyn Baradon, aka Tessi A sister of the Red Ajah and a Sitter for nearly fifteen years. She has bony fingers. No one had ever thought her beautiful. She is an Illianer. She is scrawny and mean looking with a constantly scowling face. She is sharp faced with gaunt cheeks and a narrow nose. She has narrow shoulders and dark brown eyes. She fills out after being made damane. She has dark eyes. Elaida demoted her and sent her to Ebout Dar where she was captured and made damane by the Seanchan. Mat rescued her and took her with him. Teslyn Heals Egeanin after Renna stabs her. (CoT,Ch29)


Valan Luca's circus:

Valan Luca agreed to allow Mat and those with him to hide amongst his circus performers. The circus folk are listed below. 

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Bari A juggler in Valan Luca's circus. His brother is Kin. Nynaeve and Elayne bid farewell to the circus performers including Bari and Kin. (TFoH,Ch48) 
Barit Chavana An acrobat in Valan Luca's circus. The four Chavanas are supposedly brothers, but they look nothing alike. His "brothers" include Taeric Chavana and Brugh Chavana. He is short and compact. He has very dark skin and tattoos on his hand like the Sea Folk. Mat passes the Chavanas on his way to Tuon's wagon. (CoT,Ch29)
Brugh Chavana An acrobat in Valan Luca's circus. The four Chavanas are supposedly brothers, but they look nothing alike. His "brothers" include Taeric Chavana and Barit Chavana. He is short and compact. Mat passes the Chavanas on his way to Tuon's wagon. (CoT,Ch29)
Clarine Anhill The dog trainer in Valan Luca's circus. She is married to Petra. She is plump and brown-cheeked. As Mat and Noal return to the circus, Petra Anhill and Clarine watch a couple of horse handlers toss dice. (CoT,Ch2)
Col A horse-handler in Valan Luca's circus. He is Tairen. He has heavy shoulders, a bent nose and a thick mustache. Col and another horse-handler are tossing dice when Mat and Egeanin return to the circus. (CoT, Ch2)
Gillin She is a performer in Valan Luca's circus. According to Olver, her lips are ripe cherries. As Mat leaves Valan Luca's circus, Olver is making time with five of the performers, Adria, Gillin, Jameine, Merici and Neilyn. (WH,Ch15)
Jameine She is a seamstress in Valan Luca's circus. According to Olver, her neck is graceful as a swan's. She is willowy and hot-eyed. Petra separates two men when they fight over Jameine. (CoT,Ch3)
Kin A juggler in Valan Luca's circus. His brother is Bari. Nynaeve and Elayne bid farewell to the circus performers including Bari and Kin. (TFoH,Ch48)
Latelle Luca The bear trainer in Valan Luca's circus. She is stern-faced. She has dark eyes and short dark hair. Valan Luca and Latelle get married. (CoT,Ch2) As Mat and Tuon leave the show for Jurandor, Luca and Latelle are readying the performance. After Egeanin's stabbing, Mat orders them to pack up and leave, but he returns from the chase to find Tuon with Luca and Latelle in their wagon. (CoT,Ch29)
Merici She is a performer in Valan Luca's circus. According to Olver her eyes are the prettiest he has ever seen. As Mat leaves Valan Luca's circus, Olver is making time with five of the performers, Adria, Gillin, Jameine, Merici and Neilyn. (WH,Ch15)
Miyora The leopard trainer in Valan Luca's circus.  Miyora is one of the onlookers after Renna stabs Egeanin. (CoT,Ch29)
Muelin A contortionist in Valan Luca's circus. Muelin joins Valan Luca's circus at Samara after her own show is destroyed by a mob. (TFoH,Ch40)
Neilyn She is a performer in Valan Luca's circus. According to Olver her eyes are the prettiest he has ever seen. As Mat leaves Valan Luca's circus, Olver is making time with five of the performers, Adria, Gillin, Jameine, Merici and Neilyn. (WH,Ch15)
Petra Anhill The strongman in Valan Luca's circus. He is married to Clarine. Though not tall, he is huge, with arms like tree trunks. He is shorter than Mat, but at least twice as wide. Two men fight over Jameine but Petra breaks it up. (CoT,Ch3)
Rumann A sword juggler in Valan Luca's circus. Rumann and Adria, the contortionist, are courting. (CoT,Ch2)
Taeric Chavana An acrobat in Valan Luca's circus. The four Chavanas are supposedly brothers, but they look nothing alike. His "brothers" include Barit Chavana and Brugh Chavana. He is short and compact. He has green eyes and the high cheekbones and hooked nose of a Saldaean. Mat passes the Chavanas on his way to Tuon's wagon. (CoT,Ch29)
Valan Luca Owner and manager of Valan Luca's Grand Traveling Show and Magnificent Display of Marvels and Wonders. He is a tall, dark-haired man, good-looking with a well-turned leg. As Mat and Tuon leave the show for Jurandor, Luca and Latelle are readying the performance. After Egeanin's stabbing, Mat orders them to pack up and leave, but he returns from the chase to find Tuon with Luca and Latelle in their wagon. Tuon gives Luca a warrant putting him and his show under her personal protection. (CoT,Ch29)