White Tower


Though Elaida is making a mess of things at the White Tower (the plan to capture Rand and the attack on the Black Tower are two of her worst blunders), there are many others there who seem to have their own plans, some of which haven't been revealed yet. Therefore, the White Tower has been divided into several groups: Elaida and her Sitters/Council, Black Ajah hunters (and those who have been revealed), Ajah heads (who have been meeting in secret), Aes Sedai in Dorlan (who are trying to get back to the White Tower), other Aes Sedai, and Warders/Guards/workers.


Elaida and her Sitters/Council:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Andaya Forae A sister of the Gray Ajah and a Sitter in the Hall. She is one of the best Gray Ajah mediators. She remains loyal to the White Tower. She is from Tarabon. She is a thin, birdlike little woman, outwardly timid despite Aes Sedai features. She has light brown hair, average build and a Taraboner accent. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. (CoT,Ch21)
Doesine An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah and a Sitter in the Hall She remains loyal to the White Tower. She is boyishly slim and tall for Cairhienin. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Talene defers to Doesine and Yukiri. (CoT,Ch21) 
Duhara An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She serves as Keeper of the Chronicles under Sierin Vayu. She remains loyal to the White Tower and is a Sitter in the Hall. She is Domani. She is tall, slim and beautiful with full lips, but there is a meanness about her. She has big, dark eyes and coppery skin. Duhara meets with Elaida and Sitters of the other Ajahs to discuss the Seanchan, the Salidar Aes Sedai, and Rand. (TPoD,Ch25)
Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan (NPC) An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She sometimes has the Talent of Foretelling. She is the youngest daughter of a minor House in the north of Murandy. She is handsome rather than beautiful. She has a sternness far beyond Moiraine's. She has dark eyes. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. The majority lean toward negotiation and Elaida concurs. She then meets with Alviarin, firmly putting her in her place, and sends her off to Silviana for punishment. (CoT,Ch21)
Evanellein An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She stays with the White Tower. Evanellein meets as part of Elaida's Council. She reports that Amathera has disappeared. She is concerned with her looks and clothes. (TFoH,Prologue)
Ferane Neheran An Aes Sedai and head of the White Ajah. She remains loyal to the White Tower and is a Sitter in the Hall. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Suana, Ferane and Shevan support negotiations. (CoT,Ch21)
Javindhra An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah and a Sitter in the Hall. Despite smooth cheeks, her angular face is hard enough to hammer nails. Her voice is harsh. Javindhra meets as part of Elaida's council. Javindhra reports that she has placed a newly raised sister of the Red Ajah in the Royal Palace in Caemlyn to keep an eye on Morgase. (TFoH,Prologue) Logain claims that six Red Ajah sisters came to him in Cosamelle and threatened him with death if he did not pose as a false Dragon. Javindhra was their leader and Barasine was another. Elaida also knew about it. (LoC,Ch8)
Juilaine Madome An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She remains loyal to the White Tower. She is elected a Sitter in the Hall after two of the Sitters join the Salidar Aes Sedai. She is tall and attractive with short black hair. Because of the tensions between the Ajahs Juilaine snubs Seaine when they pass in a hallway. (TPoD,Ch26) Juilaine is one of the 'too young' Sitters in the Hall.
Rina Hafden An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. Her Warders are Elyas Machera and Waylin. She has been Aes Sedai between twenty and fifty years. She is square-faced and stocky, yet she is lovely and elegant. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Rina defers to Rubinde by age. (She is one of the 'too young' Sitters) (CoT,Ch21)
Rubinde An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She remains loyal to the White Tower and is a Sitter in the Hall. She is Mayener. She has black hair and blue eyes. Rubinde was a Sitter before the White Tower split. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Rina defers to Rubinde by age. Rubinde supports negotiations by orders from Adelorna though she personally disagrees. (CoT,Ch21)
Saerin Asnobar An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah and a Sitter in the Hall for forty years. She remains loyal to the White Tower. She is Altaran. She has olive skin and dark hair with some white at the temples. She has a scar on one cheek. She is an innkeeper's daughter. She was trained by the Daughters of Silence before coming to the White Tower. Saerin and Pevara decide to keep the rebel moles secret until their usefulness is over. (CoT,Prologue)
Seaine Herimon An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah and a Sitter in the Hall of the Tower. She is about 160 years old. She is originally from Lugard. She is one of the ones involved in the hunt for the Black Ajah. Walking through the White Tower, Yukiri and Meidani run into Seaine and Bernaile. Yukiri and Seaine discuss the mystery of the newly selected Sitters. (CoT,Prologue)
Sedore An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She remains loyal to the White Tower and is a Sitter in the Hall. She is round-faced. Sedore meets with Elaida and Sitters of the other Ajahs to discuss the Seanchan, the Salidar Aes Sedai, and Rand. (TPoD,Ch25)
Shevan An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah and a Sitter in the Hall. She remains loyal to the White Tower. She is very tall and bonily thin with an angular face, a long chin and curly hair. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Suana, Ferane and Shevan support negotiations. (CoT,Ch21) **She is one of the possibilities for being Mesaana.
Silvania The Mistress of Novices after the breaking of the White Tower. She is Red Ajah. She is stocky and square-faced. Elaida orders Alviarin to serve a penance with Silviana. (CoT,Ch21)
Suana Dragand An Aes Sedai and First Weaver of the Yellow Ajah. She remains loyal to the White Tower and is a Sitter in the Hall. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Suana, Ferane and Shevan support negotiations. (CoT,Ch21)
Talene Minly An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She remains with the White Tower and is a Sitter. She is Black Ajah. She is golden haired, statuesque and lovely. Under questioning, Talene reveals the other members of her Heart, Galina Casban and Temaile Kinderode, as well as her outside contact, Atuan Larisett. She also reveals that Adelorna is the head of the Green Ajah. (CoT,Prologue) Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Talene defers to Doesine and Yukiri. (CoT,Ch21)
Velina An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She remains loyal to the White Tower and is a Sitter in the Hall. She has a high pitched voice which contrasts her Saldaean eagle-beak nose and sharp, tilted eyes. She was a Sitter before the Split. Velina meets with Elaida and Sitters of the other Ajahs to discuss the Seanchan, the Salidar Aes Sedai, and Rand. Despite reports she does not believe that a'dam really exist. She flinches when Alviarin enters. (TPoD,Ch25)
Yukiri An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah and a Sitter in the Hall. She remains loyal to the White Tower. Her Warder died a dozen years ago. She is tiny, but has a queenly bearing. She is one of the Black Ajah hunters. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Talene defers to Doesine and Yukiri. (CoT,Ch21)


Black Ajah Hunters:

This group includes not only the Aes Sedai who originally began the hunt for the Black Ajah, but those who have been caught as well (since they were forced to confess all. In addition, this group includes the Salidar 'moles', who have all been caught and enlisted to help by the original Black Ajah hunters.

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Annharid An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She joins the Salidar Aes Sedai but then returns to the White Tower as a mole. Yukiri and the other Sitters have Annharid and Celestin working to learn about Atuan's friends in hopes of identifying others of her Black Ajah Heart. (CoT,Prologue)
Atuan Larisett An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah who teaches in the White Tower. She has no Warder. She is also Black Ajah. She is from Tarabon. Talene reveals to the BA hunters that Atuan is actually Black Ajah and a member of her heart. (CoT, Prologue)
Bernaile Gelbarn An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah siding with the Salidar Aes Sedai. She is from Tarabon. She is stocky and wears her hair in beaded braids. She has been exposed as a spy from the rebel Aes Sedai and has been forced to swear on the oath rod by the Black Ajah hunters in the White Tower. - Walking through the White Tower, Yukiri and Meidani run into Seaine and Bernaile. Yukiri and Seaine dismiss Meidani and Bernaile while they discuss Sitter business. (CoT,Prologue) 
Celestin An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She joins the Salidar Aes Sedai but then returns to the White Tower as a mole. Yukiri and the other Sitters have Annharid and Celestin working to learn about Atuan's friends in hopes of identifying others of her Black Ajah Heart. (CoT,Prologue)
Meidani An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. Her Warder is Leonin. She joins the Salidar Aes Sedai. She is tall and slim with a large bust. She has dark golden hair. She joins the Salidar Aes Sedai but then returns to the White Tower as a mole. Walking through the White Tower, Yukiri orders Meidani to renew her friendship with Elaida. They run into Seaine and Bernaile. Yukiri and Seaine dismiss Meidani and Bernaile while they discuss Sitter business. (CoT,Prologue)
Pevara An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah and a Sitter for about fifteen years. She is Kandori. She is about 160 years old. She is plump and short, but pretty with dark eyes. She is always cheerful. Tarna and Pevara discuss the situation with the White Tower and the Black Tower. They agree that they must approach the Asha'man. (CoT,Ch22)
Saerin Asnobar An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah and a Sitter in the Hall for forty years. She remains loyal to the White Tower. She is Altaran. She has olive skin and dark hair with some white at the temples. She has a scar on one cheek. She is an innkeeper's daughter. She was trained by the Daughters of Silence before coming to the White Tower. Saerin and Pevara decide to keep the rebel moles secret until their usefulness is over. (CoT,Prologue)
Seaine Herimon An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah and a Sitter in the Hall of the Tower. She is about 160 years old. She is originally from Lugard. She is one of the ones involved in the hunt for the Black Ajah. Walking through the White Tower, Yukiri and Meidani run into Seaine and Bernaile. Yukiri and Seaine discuss the mystery of the newly selected Sitters. (CoT,Prologue)
Suana Dragand An Aes Sedai and First Weaver of the Yellow Ajah. She remains loyal to the White Tower and is a Sitter in the Hall. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Suana, Ferane and Shevan support negotiations. (CoT,Ch21)
Tarna Feir An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She was a wilder. She has worn the shawl for twenty years. She is Altaran. She is taller than Siuan with pale yellow hair and cold blue eyes. She is arrogant and humorless. She is haughty. She has pale yellow hair, blue eyes and a prominent chin. When the rebel army arrives and Alviarin is nowhere to be found, the Hall elects Tarna Feir as the new Keeper of the Chronicles. Tarna and Pevara discuss the situation with the White Tower and the Black Tower. They agree that they must approach the Asha'man. (CoT,Ch22) *** She is one of the Black Ajah hunters.
Yukiri An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah and a Sitter in the Hall. She remains loyal to the White Tower. Her Warder died a dozen years ago. She is tiny, but has a queenly bearing. She is one of the Black Ajah hunters. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Talene defers to Doesine and Yukiri. (CoT,Ch21)
Zerah Dacan An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah siding with the Salidar Aes Sedai. Has not held the white-fringed shawl fifty years yet. Therefore she is seventy years old or less. She is a slim black-haired girl with a prideful air, properly self-possessed. She joins the Salidar Aes Sedai but then returns to the White Tower as a mole. While searching for the Black Ajah with the Oath Rod, Pevara and Seaine accidentally discover Zerah's true allegiance. They force her to betray the other Salidar spies. (TPoD,Ch26)


Ajah Heads:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Adelorna Bastine - played by Chani An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She remains with the White Tower and is Captain-General of the Green Ajah there. When the Sitters meet with Elaida to discuss the rebel army, Rubinde follows her orders from Adelorna and supports negotiations. (CoT,Ch21)
Ferane Neheran An Aes Sedai and head of the White Ajah. She remains loyal to the White Tower and is a Sitter in the Hall. Elaida meets with over half the Sitters including Suana, Doesine, Ferane, Shevan, Andaya, Yukiri, Talene, Rubinde and Rina to discuss the rebel army. Suana, Ferane and Shevan support negotiations. (CoT,Ch21)
Jesse Bilal An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is the head of the Brown Ajah. Seaine notes Ferane Neheran talking with Jesse Bilal and wonders why the Ajah heads are meeting in secret. (WH,Prologue)
Serancha Colvine An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah and Head Clerk of the Gray Ajah. After the White Tower split, Serancha hand picks Andaya as the new Sitter for the Gray Ajah. (CoT,Prologue)


Aes Sedai in Dorlan:

These Aes Sedai are trying to get back into the White Tower, but are presently staying in Dorlan with the Younglings.

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Covarla Baldene An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She has pale hair. Katerine arrives at Dorlan, takes command from Tarna and displaces Covarla from her room at the mayor's house. (CoT,Prologue)
Katerine Alruddin An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah. She is actually Black Ajah. She has a sharp face, hard eyes, and a sharp tongue. She has a mass of wavy black hair to her waist.  Three days after Cadsuane arrives Katerine escapes from the Aiel camp. Her guards were poisoned. (TPoD,Prologue) Katerine arrives at Dorlan and takes command from Tarna Feir. (CoT,Prologue) The next day Narenwin arrives at Dorlan with orders for Gawyn. Tarna and Katerine conscript her to get them back into the White Tower. (CoT,Prologue)
Lusonia Cole An Aes Sedai. She remains loyal to the White Tower. Tarna Feir arrives at Dorlan, takes command from Covarla and displaces Lusonia Cole from her room in the mayor's house. (CoT,Prologue)
Narenwin Barda An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She is head of the Yellow Ajah eyes-and-ears. She is a thin little woman and very quiet. She is a small woman with a square face. Elaida sends Narenwin to Dorlan with orders for Gawyn and to assume command of the Aes Sedai staying there. (CoT,Prologue)


Other Aes Sedai:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
Aiden An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah who works in the White Tower Library. She is one of the Sea Folk. She is very round and very dark. The three Sea Folk Aes Sedai, Aiden, Nyein and Zemaille, usually stay in the upper levels of the library where the secret records are kept (COT, Ch21)
Alviarin Friedhan An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah and head of the Black Ajah. She has a swan neck. She is tall and slim. 
Alviarin returns to the White Tower to find herself displaced as Keeper. In a panic, she summons Mesaana who starts to punish her. Shaidar Haran appears and marks Alviarin as his. He orders her to find those who hunt the Black Ajah and bring them to him. He sends her away as he starts to punish Mesaana. (CoT,Ch21)
Barasine An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah.  Logain claims that six Red Ajah sisters came to him in Cosamelle and threatened him with death if he did not pose as a false Dragon. Javindhra was their leader and Barasine was another. Elaida also knew about it. (LOC, Ch8)
Berisha An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She stays with the White Tower. She is lean and hard-eyed. Alviarin passes her on the way from Elaida's quarters to her own. (ACoS, Prologue)
Cavandra An Aes Sedai. She is advisor to Queen Tylin of Altara and to her father before her. Cavandra returns to the White Tower when she learns of the split. (LoC, Ch48)
Danelle An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She sides with the White Tower. She is young and has big, blue eyes. She is dreamy even for a brown. She is slight and often seemingly lost in a dream. She is one of the first people Alviarin passes between Elaida's quarters and her own. (ACoS,Prologue) (She is one of the top candidates for being Mesaana)
Doraise Mesianos An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She remains with the White Tower. She is plump. Walking through the White Tower, Yukiri and Meidani pass Marris Thornhill, Doraise Mesianos and Elin Warrel walking together. (CoT,Prologue)
Elin Warrel An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is Andoran. She is slender and of average height. Walking through the White Tower, Yukiri and Meidani pass Marris Thornhill, Doraise Mesianos and Elin Warrel walking together. (CoT,Prologue)
Farellien An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She remains with the White tower. At Alviarin's urging, Elaida rewards Doraise, Kiyoshi and Farellien. This creates strife between the Ajahs. (ACoS,Ch32)
Josaine An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She remains with the White Tower. At Alviarin's urging, Elaida has Adelorna and Josaine severely punished for keeping angreal. This creates strife between the Ajahs. (ACoS,Ch32)
Kera An Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She stays with the White Tower. She is fair-haired, blue eyed and arrogant. She is Tairen. Alviarin passes Kera on the way from Elaida's quarters to her own. (ACoS,Prologue)
Kiyoshi An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. She remains with the White Tower.  At Alviarin's urging, Elaida rewards Doraise, Kiyoshi and Farellien. This creates strife between the Ajahs. (ACoS,Ch32)
Marris Thornhill An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She is plump. Walking through the White Tower, Yukiri and Meidani pass Marris Thornhill, Doraise Mesianos and Elin Warrel walking together. (CoT,Prologue) 
Memara An Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah.  Alviarin selects Memara to go to Saldaea to keep Queen Tenobia under control. (TFoH,Prologue) Memara is not very successful. Tenobia leaves her behind when she rides to meet the other borderland rulers. (TPoD,Prologue) 
Norine Dovarna An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. She is big eyed and dreamy. She is friendless. Alviarin passes her on the way from Elaida's quarters to her own. (ACoS,Prologue)
Nyein An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah who works in the White Tower Library. She is one of the Sea Folk. The three Sea Folk Aes Sedai, Aiden, Nyein and Zemaille, usually stay in the upper levels of the library where the secret records are kept. (CoT,Ch21)
Pedra An Accepted at the White Tower. She is short and wiry, a little older than Nynaeve. She has a curt manner and a brisk voice. Pedra serves wine to Tarna and Pevara. (CoT,Ch22)
Pritalle Nerbaijan An Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah. She has a Warder. She is from Saldaea. She remains loyal to the White Tower. She has green eyes and only a trace of the Saldaean nose. Atuan and Pritalle pass Yukiri and Meidani in a corridor of the White Tower. (CoT,Prologue)
Zemaille An Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah who works in the White Tower Library. She is one of the Sea Folk. She is slim and very dark with straight black hair to her waist and a scattering of black tattoos on her hands. She is tall and very lean with a dark face. After Traveling back to the sub-basement of the White Tower library from Tremalking, Alviarin passes Zemaille and Aiden as she exits the library. The three Sea Folk Aes Sedai, Aiden, Nyein and Zemaille, usually stay in the upper levels of the library where the secret records are kept. (CoT,Ch21)


Warders/guards/workers:

Character Appearance/personality Where seen last?
High Captain Jimar Chubain High Captain of the Tower Guard after the rebellion at the White Tower. High Captain Jimar Chubain continues to bring in troops to Tar Valon via river ship. (CoT,Ch16)
Laras Mistress of the Kitchens in the White Tower, the center of Aes Sedai power, in Tar Valon. A woman of surprising knowledge and shocking past. She is very fat. "After the battle in the White Tower, Laras helps Min pack to escape giving her a fancy makeup kit. She helps free Siuan and Leane, then heads back to her kitchen. (TSR,Ch47, TFoH,Ch1) Laras is a woman of surprising knowledge and shocking past.
(TSR,Glossary)"
Leonin He is Warder to Meidani. He is from Arafel. He is lean with silver bells in the braids of his black hair. Leonin accompanies Meidani and Yukiri as they walk through the White Tower. (CoT,Prologue)
Master Lerman A mason. He is the chief mason for Elaida's new palace. (ACoS,Prologue)