Rand's group


While recovering at the Pendaloan estate in Tear, Rand is plotting something for his meeting with The Daughter of the Nine Moons (which is a setup) and has been made aware of the Borderland army approaching (50 Leagues to the north, as of the end of Book 10), and the problems at the Black Tower. His group has further been divided into a few categories: Rand's trusted allies, Rand's questionable allies, the Aes Sedai who have sworn fealty to him, and the Warders to the Aes Sedai accompanying him. Characters that have been taken have the handler's name listed next to the character's name. 

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Rand's trusted allies:

 

These are the few people with Rand that he can trust...his friends and confidantes, as well as allies whom share his purpose. He has their loyalty and support.

 

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Davram Bashere High Seat of House Bashere and Marshal-General to Queen Tenobia of Saldaea. Married to Deira Bashere. He is the father of Zarine and Maedin Bashere and uncle of Queen Tenobia. He is short and slender with a hooked beak of a nose and dark tilted eyes. He has gray streaked black hair and a thick mustache like down-turned horns around his wide mouth.  Bashere, Logain and Loial discuss a truce with the Seanchan, but High Lady Suroth wants Rand to meet the Daughter of the Nine Moons. (CoT,Epilogue) 
Lan Mandragoran Uncrowned King of Malkier, a land which was swallowed by the Blight shortly after his birth in 953 NE. He is Dai Shan, a Diademed Battle Lord of the Malkieri and the last surviving Malkieri lord. He is very tall with blue eyes and long hair which is gray at the temples and held back from his face by a narrow leather band called a hadori. His face is made from stony planes and angles, weathered but unlined despite the gray in his hair.  Nynaeve and Lan accompany Cadsuane and Rand to the Pendaloan estate in eastern Tear to recuperate. Damer, Tomas, Bassane and Nethan watch as Lan gives Jahar a lesson at sword practice. (CoT,Ch23) 
Logain Ablar An Asha'man and one time false Dragon. He is from Ghealdan. He is tall and handsome, short of his middle years, with long, dark, curling hair and a broad chest. Logain reports to Rand on the status of the Black Tower, that Taim has gained control. He is skeptical that Rand cleansed the taint. Rand sends Bashere, Logain and Loial to negotiate a truce with the Seanchan. (CoT,Ch24) Bashere, Logain and Loial discuss a truce with the Seanchan, but High Lady Suroth wants Rand to meet the Daughter of the Nine Moons. (CoT,Epilogue) 
Loial  An Ogier from Stedding Shangtai. He is almost ten feet tall. His nose is as broad as his face. He has pointed ears with tufts of hair. His hair is a shaggy black mane. His eyebrows are very long and hang down like tails. He has pale eyes. He has a narrow strip of hair up his chest as thick as fur.  Bashere, Logain and Loial discuss a truce with the Seanchan, but High Lady Suroth wants Rand to meet the Daughter of the Nine Moons. (CoT,Epilogue) 
Min Farshaw A girl from Baerlon who has the ability to see auras about a person when she looks at them that predict their future. She is slender, a little taller than Moiraine, and has short hair. She has large, dark eyes.  Min has viewings of Logain and Bashere. She is with Rand while Loial makes his report, then she leaves to read Herid Fel's books. (CoT,Ch24) 
Nynaeve al'Meara (played by Chani) Long, dark hair worn in a braid. Deep brown eyes. Barely taller than Mat's shoulder. She is fiercely loyal, but extremely bossy.  Nynaeve watches as Lan gives Jahar a lesson at sword practice. She still wears the bracelet and rings and the jewelry set. (CoT,Ch23) 
Rand al'Thor Rand was born on the slopes of Dragonmount in 978, at the end of the Aiel War. He is the child of Janduin and Tigraine. Tam al'Thor found him there and brought him back to Emond's Field. His adopted mother was Kari al'Thor. He has gray eyes and a reddish tint to his hair. He is about 6'5" or 6'6" and about 235 pounds.  He is at the Pendaloan estate in Tear recovering. Bashere reports to Rand that the Seanchan are willing to talk but they require a face to face meeting. High Lady Suroth wants him to meet the Daughter of the Nine Moons. (CoT,Epilogue) 


Rand's Questionable Allies:

Although Cadsuane and her allies have no loyalty to Rand or his purpose, he allows them to help him in his quest anyway. He realizes that he cannot trust them, however.

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Cadsuane Melaidhrin An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She has nearly black eyes and wears her iron gray hair in a bun with many gold ornaments. (Siuan has an agent in Cairhien keeping tabs on Cadsuane. Siuan thinks she might be a Darkfriend.) Samitsu reports to Cadsuane about the Black Tower bonding Aes Sedai. Cadsuane is disgusted. She sends Samitsu back to Cairhien to try to keep Sashalle and Sorilea under control. (CoT,Ch24) 
Corele Hovian An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah who is aligned with Cadsuane. She is Murandian. She is slim with blue eyes, thick black eyebrows, and wild black hair. She is usually very happy and is pretty. Corele allows Damer to offer to try to Heal Daigian for her loss of Eben, but she refuses the Healing. (CoT,Ch23)
Daigian Moseneillin An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah who is aligned with Cadsuane. She is one of the weakest Aes Sedai, barely being allowed to stay. She is a younger daughter of a lesser Cairhienin House. She is plump and pale with long black hair. She wears a thin silver chain in her hair with a moonstone on her forehead, a kesiera. She is plump, small, and buxom. Corele, Daigian, Merise, Kumira, Damer, Eben and Jahar accompany Cadsuane as she Travels from the Sun Palace to Far Madding. (WH,Ch23) 
Merise An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah who is aligned with Cadsuane. Her Warders are Bassane and Nethan. She is Taraboner. She has a stern face and wears her dark hair severely drawn back. Despite that her accent identifies her as Taraboner. She is tall and more than handsome with blue eyes. Corele, Daigian, Merise, Beldeine, Elza, Erian, Nesune, Sarene and Verin accompany Cadsuane and Rand to the Pendaloan estate in eastern Tear to recuperate. (CoT,Ch23) Merise is shocked when Rand asks her to consider unbonding Jahar. (CoT,Ch23) Beldeine considers an Asha'man as a Warder. Merise counsels her to talk with Daigian about the consequences. (CoT,Ch23) 
Niande An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is plump and pale-haired with a sharp nose and inquisitive eyes. When the killer fog descends she goes with Cadsuane and Rand's group and accompanies them back to the Sun Palace after Rand is wounded. (ACoS,Ch36)
Samitsu An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is from Arafel. Her Warder is Roshan. She is pretty with dark hair. She wears bells in her hair in Arafellin fashion. Samitsu reports to Cadsuane who sends her back to Cairhien to try to keep Sashalle and Sorilea under control. (CoT,Ch24)


Aes Sedai who have sworn fealty to Rand:

These Aes Sedai have sworn fealty to Rand. Not all of them truly mean to honor that vow, however. Because of that, and the fact that some of them kidnapped him and tortured him mercilessly, he tries his best to avoid them. 

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Alanna Mosvani An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is Arafellin. Her two Warders are Ihvon and Owein. She also bonds Rand as a Warder. Alanna Travels from Far Madding to Cairhien. She picks up Merana, Rafela, Bera and Faeldrin and Travels to Tear. (WH,Ch32, CoT,Prologue) In Tear, Verin sees Alanna and Rafela, but avoids them per Cadsuane's instructions (COT, Ch23)
Beldeine Nyram An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She sides with the White Tower. She is Saldaean. She is young and does not look ageless yet. She has curly hair, high cheekbones, a nose with just a hint of a hook to it and the slightest tilt to her brown eyes. She is a hand taller than Verin. Beldeine considers an Asha'man as a Warder. Merise counsels her to talk with Daigian about the consequences. (CoT,Ch23) 
Bera Harkin An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is affiliated with the Salidar Aes Sedai. She has three Warders. She is Andoran. She looks like a farmwife with brown hair cut close around her square face. She has light brown eyes. She has sworn fealty to Rand and, according to Min, is in the palm of his hand. Alanna Travels from Far Madding to Cairhien. She picks up Merana, Rafela, Bera and Faeldrin and Travels to Tear. (WH,Ch32) 
Chisaine Nurbaya An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. Chisaine Nurbaya, Janine Pavlara, Innina Darenhold and Vayelle Kamsa are the last four of the prisoners to swear fealty to Rand. (WH,Ch13) 
Coiren Saeldain An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is head of the White Tower delegation to Rand. She is plump and pompous. She is plump and stately. Coiren is held prisoner by the Asha'man. (ACoS,Ch1) Verin sees Coiren laboring as da'tsang. (TPoD,Prologue) 
Elza Penfell An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is Black Ajah and is Andoran. She has a pleasant face. Elza gets a private report from Fearil. She orders him to kill anyone who might threaten the Dragon Reborn. (CoT,Ch24) 
Erian Boroleos An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She sides with the White Tower. She is an Illianer. Two of her Warders are Bartol and Rashan. She has a pale face, brown eyes and black hair. She is pale and lovely. Erian and Sarene report to Rand and Cadsuane that their Warders, Rashan, Bartol and Vitalien, have Traveled from Cairhien and are nearby. Elza acknowledges that Fearil is also with them. (CoT,Ch23) 
Fera An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She is Black Ajah.  Fera swears fealty to Rand. (CoT,Ch24) Fera is still in Cairhien, held by the Wise Ones. (CoT,Ch24) 
Faeldrin Harella An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is associated with the Salidar Aes Sedai. She is from Tarabon and has dark hair. She is cool-eyed and wears her hair in Taraboner braids and beads. Min has a viewing of her in the palm of Rand's hand. Alanna Travels from Far Madding to Cairhien. She picks up Merana, Rafela, Bera and Faeldrin and Travels to Tear. (WH,Ch32) 
Innina Darenhold An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. Chisaine Nurbaya, Janine Pavlara, Innina Darenhold and Vayelle Kamsa are the last four of the prisoners to swear fealty to Rand. (WH,Ch13) 
Irgain Fatamed An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She sides with the White Tower.  Irgain, Ronaille and Sashalle swear fealty to Rand. (WH,Ch25) The Wise Ones now hold Sashalle, Irgain and Ronaille in high regard which annoys Samitsu. (CoT,Prologue)
Janine Pavlara An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is young so she does not look ageless yet. Chisaine Nurbaya, Janine Pavlara, Innina Darenhold and Vayelle Kamsa are the last four of the prisoners to swear fealty to Rand. (WH,Ch13) 
Kiruna Nachiman An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is sister to King Paitar of Arafel and is affiliated with the Salidar Aes Sedai. She has four Warders. She is elegant and statuesque with large, dark eyes. She was forced to swear fealty to Rand after the incident at Dumai's Wells. Cadsuane has Ailil and Shalon transported to Lady Arilyn's palace where Bera and Kiruna question them about their activities. (WH,Ch13)
Marith Riven An Aes Sedai. She is young so she does not look ageless yet. Marith is held prisoner by the Asha'man. (ACoS,Ch1) It is assumed she, like the others, was forced to swear fealty.
Mayam An Aes Sedai. Mayam is presumably with the other Aes Sedai holding Rand at Dumai's Wells, but her fate is not disclosed. (LoC,Ch55, ACoS,Ch2) It is assumed she, like the others, was forced to swear fealty.
Merana Ambrey An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She is an Andoran from Caemlyn. She does not have a Warder. She has dark hair and cool, hazel eyes. She is slim. Near the Stone of Tear, Merana Ambrey negotiates with Estanda and Tedosian about ending the siege. (CoT,Ch18) 
Nesune Bihara An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She sides with the White Tower. She is Kandori. She is slender with birdlike eyes. She has dark hair. She is slender and has nearly black eyes. Nesune is eager to discuss Verin's report on animals of the Drowned Lands. They get on remarkably well considering that they are on opposite sides of the White Tower rebellion. (CoT,Ch23)
Rafela Cindal An Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She is associated with the Salidar Aes Sedai. Her Warder is Mahiro Shukosa. She is Tairen. She is slim, dark and pretty. She does not yet look ageless. She is round-faced. She is plump and very dark.  Alanna Travels from Far Madding to Cairhien. She picks up Merana, Rafela, Bera and Faeldrin and Travels to Tear. (WH,Ch32) In Tear, Verin sees Alanna and Rafela, but avoids them per Cadsuane's instructions. (CoT,Ch23)
Ronaille An Aes Sedai. She sides with the White Tower.  Irgain, Ronaille and Sashalle swear fealty to Rand. (WH,Ch25) The Wise Ones now hold Sashalle, Irgain and Ronaille in high regard which annoys Samitsu. (CoT,Prologue)
Sarene Nemdahl An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She sides with the White Tower. She is from Tarabon. Her Warder is Vitalien. Sarene is one of the most beautiful women in the Accepted quarters, but she seems unaware of it. She has a face that would make any man look twice. She wears her dark hair in numerous braids with beads. She is very beautiful.  Erian and Sarene report to Rand and Cadsuane that their Warders, Rashan, Bartol and Vitalien, have Traveled from Cairhien and are nearby. Elza acknowledges that Fearil is also with them. (CoT,Ch23) 
Sashalle An Aes Sedai. She sides with the White Tower. She has blue eyes and shoulder length curly hair. Since she was stilled she appears short of her middle years instead of ageless.  Sashalle takes a lead role in the Sun Palace even though Cadsuane left Samitsu in charge. (CoT,Prologue) 
Turanna Norill An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She sides with the White Tower.  Verin questions Turanna about the White Tower's intentions for Rand. She secretly uses Compulsion on her and gives her instructions. (TPoD,Prologue)
Vayelle An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. Chisaine Nurbaya, Janine Pavlara, Innina Darenhold and Vayelle Kamsa are the last four of the prisoners to swear fealty to Rand. (WH,Ch13) 
Verin Mathwin An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. Her Warder is Tomas. Her previous Warder was Balinor. She is plump and square-faced with a touch of gray in her brown hair. She has dark eyes. She is short, stout and motherly at times. Verin has secretly kept a small angreal, a flower brooch, for forty years.  Corele, Daigian, Merise, Beldeine, Elza, Erian, Nesune, Sarene and Verin accompany Cadsuane and Rand to the Pendaloan estate in eastern Tear to recuperate. (CoT,Ch23) Verin returns to the Pendaloan estate in eastern Tear after dropping the Sea Folk off in Tear. She reports her observations to Cadsuane. Nesune wants to discuss her report on animals of the Drowned Lands. (CoT,Ch23)


Warders:

These are the Warders to the Aes Sedai who accompany Rand. The Asha'man who are at his location are included here because their loyalty now lies with the Aes Sedai rather than with Rand. Should their bonds be broken, this may change.

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Bartol A Warder to Erian Boroleos.  Bartol, Rashan, Vitalien and Fearil give distance and direction for Logain, Bashere and their forces to Travel to find Rand. (CoT,Ch23) 
Bassane He is Warder to Merise. Damer, Tomas, Bassane and Nethan watch as Lan gives Jahar a lesson at sword practice. (CoT,Ch23) 
Damer Flinn A Dedicated Asha'man. He has a creased face and only a fringe of white hair. He is a leathery old man. He is Warder to Corele.  Damer, Tomas, Bassane and Nethan watch as Lan gives Jahar a lesson at sword practice. (CoT,Ch23) Logain reports to Rand that Taim put Jahar, Damer and Karldin on the list of deserters. (CoT, Ch24)
Fearil He is Warder to Elza Penfell and is a Darkfriend. He is tall, lean, and quite pretty. He has pale hair and a harsh voice. Fearil makes a private report to Elza. She orders him to kill anyone who might threaten the Dragon Reborn. (CoT,Ch24) 
Ihvon He is one of Alanna's Warders. He is tall, dark and slender.  Ihvon accompanies Alanna as she Travels with Cadsuane from the Sun Palace to Far Madding. (WH,Ch23) 
Jahar Narishma An Asha'man soldier. He is Arafellin. He has large dark eyes and a pale face. He wears his hair in two long braids with silver bells on the ends. He has large dark eyes. He is a little older than Rand, but looks young. He wears his hair in two long braids with bells.  Jahar continues to grow in power. Rand promotes him to full Asha'man, but Merise will not let him accept the dragon pin. (CoT,Ch23) Damer, Tomas, Bassane and Nethan watch as Lan gives Jahar a lesson at sword practice. (CoT,Ch23)
Karldin Manfor, aka Mr. Underhill An Asha'man soldier. He is narrow faced, pale haired and young. Logain reports to Rand that Taim put Jahar, Damer and Karldin on the list of deserters. 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) 
Nethan He is Warder to Merise. Damer, Tomas, Bassane and Nethan watch as Lan gives Jahar a lesson at sword practice. (CoT,Ch23)
Rashan A Warder to Erian Boroleos. Bartol, Rashan, Vitalien and Fearil give distance and direction for Logain, Bashere and their forces to Travel to find Rand. (CoT,Ch23
Roshan Samitsu's Warder. Samitsu recalls bonding Roshan. It was not entirely voluntary. (CoT,Prologue)
Tomas Verin Mathwin's Warder. He is short, stocky and graying with dark, unwavering eyes. Damer, Tomas, Bassane and Nethan watch as Lan gives Jahar a lesson at sword practice. (CoT,Ch23) 
Vitalien He is Warder to Sarene Nemdahl.  Bartol, Rashan, Vitalien and Fearil give distance and direction for Logain, Bashere and their forces to Travel to find Rand. (CoT,Ch23)