Shaido Aiel


The Shaido are led by Sevanna, their self-proclaimed leader who wants to get Rand under her control. Presently camped out in Malden, they have taken Faile, Morgase, and several other non-Aiel as gai'shain, though it goes against Aiel customs. There are approximately seventy-thousand Shaido in Malden with Sevanna. The rest of the Shaido clans are scattered through the Westlands and surrounded by unfriendly forces when Sammael opens gateways for them.

The Shaido have been divided up into several groups: Wise Ones, the captives, and the rest of the Shaido


Wise Ones:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Alarys A Shaido Aiel Wise One. She has black hair, a rarity among the Aiel. Someryn, Alarys, Jesain and the other Shaido Wise Ones who can channel stare north at the massive flows of saidar. (CoT,Ch9)
Belinde A Shaido Aiel Wise One. She is skinny. She is slender with a narrow, fox-like face and nearly white hair and eyebrows.  Belinde has charge of Galina and is tormenting her. She sides with the other Wise Ones led by Therava who take some measure of power from Sevanna. (TPoD,Ch11) 
Jesain A Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She is very short for an Aiel. She has fiery red hair. Someryn, Alarys, Jesain and the other Shaido Wise Ones who can channel stare north at the massive flows of saidar. (CoT,Ch9)
Masalin A Wise One of the Shaido Aiel. She cannot channel. She has gray hair. Masalin does not react to the powerful use of saidar to the north. (CoT,Ch9)
Meira A Shaido Aiel Wise One. She has a long face and looks grim. She has a thin mouth.  Meira participates with Sevanna and five other Wise Ones in the questioning and killing of a Seanchan soldier. She sides with Therava when she takes some measure of power from Sevanna. (TPoD,Ch11) 
Micara A Shaido Aiel Wise One. She is a relatively weak channeler. She is young and pretty with red hair, blue eyes and a delicate mouth. Nine days after the battle at Dumai's Wells, Therava and a large group of Shaido Wise Ones and Maidens arrive at Sevanna's camp. They bring Galina with them. Micara is shielding Galina. (ACoS,Ch40)
Modarra A Shaido Aiel Wise One. She is as tall as most men. She is lean and even taller than Someryn. Modarra participates with Sevanna and five other Wise Ones in the questioning and killing of a Seanchan soldier. She sides with Therava when she takes some measure of power from Sevanna. (TPoD,Ch11) 
Norlea A Shaido Aiel Wise One. Norlea is among the Wise Ones led by Therava who take some measure of power from Sevanna. (TPoD,Ch11) 
Rhiale A Shaido Aiel Wise One. She is flame-haired.  Rhiale participates with Sevanna and five other Wise Ones in the questioning and killing of a Seanchan soldier. She sides with Therava when she takes some measure of power from Sevanna. (TPoD,Ch11) 
Sevanna A {Jumai] Shaido Aiel. She was the wife of the Shaido clan chief Suladric and roofmistress of Comarda Hold. She has golden hair. She is pretty and well short of her middle years with a greedy mouth and pale green eyes. She has green eyes, wears lots of jewelry. She emerald eyes and golden hair. Despite Therava’s urgings, Sevanna is determined to stay put in the rich city of Malden. She has Faile punished for stealing a knife. (CoT,Ch9)
Someryn A Shaido Aiel Wise One. She shows even more cleavage than Sevanna. She is tall as most men. She is half a hand taller than Perrin. She has waist long sandy yellow hair. She has a strong, attractive face. Someryn listens to Faile’s report on Sevanna. She, Alarys, Jesain and the other Shaido Wise Ones who can channel stare north at the massive flows of saidar. (CoT,Ch9)
Tion A Shaido Aiel Wise One. She is stout. She has gray eyes and a round face. She is a head shorter than Someryn but still taller than Sevanna and twice as wide.  Tion participates with Sevanna and five other Wise Ones in the questioning and killing of a Seanchan soldier. She sides with Therava when she takes some measure of power from Sevanna. (TPoD,Ch11) 
Therava A Shaido Aiel Wise One. She has gray hair and a leathery face. She is hawk-faced and taller than most men. She has deep blue eyes. She is a span tall. She is a stern, blue-eyed eagle. She has dark red hair streaked with white. Therava futilely argues with Sevanna that they must leave Malden and flee the powerful channeling to the north. She is stronger in the One Power than Galina. (CoT,Ch9)


Captives:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Alliandre Maritha Kigarin Queen of Ghealdan, Blessed of the Light, Defender of Garen's Wall. She is short of her middle years and quite lovely despite a nose perhaps too long for beauty. She has dark hair.She is in her middle years. She is short with very long dark hair and a long nose. Alliandre talks with Faile while she does laundry in the Shaido camp. (CoT,Ch9)
Aravine Carnel A woman of high standing from Amadicia taken gai'shain by the Shaido. She is plump and plain with weary eyes. Aravine intercedes with Galina, taking up for Maighdin. She knows Faile’s true name and pledges herself to Faile. (CoT,Ch9)
Arrela Shiego A Tairen woman who is a member of the society who mimic the Aiel. She is a member of Cha Faile. She is tall and dark. Arrela and Lacile attempt to escape. They are recaptured, hogtied and left naked in the cold as punishment. (CoT,Ch9) 
Bain An Aiel Maiden of the Spear. She is of the Black Rock sept of the Shaarad Aiel. Bain and Chiad help Arrela and Lacile to escape, but they will not try themselves because of ji'e'toh. (CoT,Ch9)
Chiad An Aiel Maiden of the Spear. She is of the Stones River sept of the Goshien Aiel. She has reddish-blond hair and gray eyes. She is shorter than Bain. Bain and Chiad help Arrela and Lacile to escape, but they will not try themselves because of ji'e'toh. (CoT,Ch9)
Faile (Zarine) Bashere Daughter of Davram Bashere and Deira Bashere. She has younger brothers, one named Maedin Bashere, and two older brothers who are dead. She has learned a little of the Maiden handtalk from Bain and Chiad. She is about Perrin's age. She is tall with black, shoulder-length hair. She has a large, bold nose, a generous mouth, high cheekbones and dark, slightly tilted eyes. She has a high voice. Nadric accosts Faile, but Rolan rescues her. She is set on trying to escape. Galina rats on her for stealing a knife and Sevanna has her hogtied. Rolan shows up to comfort her. (CoT,Ch9) In chapter 25, it has been 32 days since her capture.
Galina Casban An Aes Sedai and head of the Red Ajah. She is actually second in command of the Black Ajah. She has black hair and a pretty, round face with a plump, demanding mouth. She has hard eyes. Galina berates Maighdin when she fails in her attempt to burgle Therava’s tent, but Aravine intervenes. She learns that Faile stole a knife and turns her in to Sevanna. (CoT,Ch9)
Lacile Aldorwin A young Cairhienin woman who is a member of the society who mimic the Aiel. She is a member of Cha Faile. She is pale and small. After Galina Heals their frostbite, Faile and the others march with the Shaido. Faile, Alliandre and Maighdin become separated from Arrela, Lacile, Bain and Chiad. (WH,Ch4) Arrela and Lacile attempt to escape. They are recaptured, hogtied and left naked in the cold as punishment. (CoT,Ch9)
Morgase Trakand, aka Maighdin Dorlain A queen of Andor, by the Grace of the Light, Queen of Andor, Defender of the Realm, Protector of the People, High Seat of House Trakand. She married Taringail Damodred. She is mother to Elayne and Gawyn and stepmother to Galad. She once had a romance with Thom Merrilin. Her sign is three golden keys. The sign of House Trakand is a silver keystone. She has her daughter's beauty, matured and ripened. Her face and figure, her presence, fill the room like a light. She has a rich, warm voice. She looks about ten years older than Perrin does. She has blue eyes and long red-gold curls. Maighdin tries to sneak into Therava’s tent, but she is caught and punished. Aravine intercedes when Galina starts to berate her. (CoT,Ch9)


Other Shaido:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Efalin A Shaido Aiel and leader of the Shaido Maidens of the Spear. She has short, graying hair.  Led by Efalin, a party of Sevanna's Shaido capture Faile, Alliandre, Maighdin, Arrela, Lacile, Bain and Chiad and make them gai'shain. (TPoD,Ch30) 
Nadric A warrior of the Shaido Aiel. He is huge, perhaps seven feet tall and thick in proportion.  Nadric accosts Faile and starts to walk off with her but Rolan confronts him, convincing him to let her go. (CoT,Ch9) 
Rolan An Aiel warrior. He is one of the Mera'din who joined the Shaido. He is as wide as Perrin and a head taller. He has blue eyes. He has a deep voice. Faile intends to make use of Rolan's fondness in her plan to escape. Rolan rescues Faile from Nadric and later comforts her when she is punished. He sees her as his gai'shain even though Sevanna took her. (CoT,Ch9)