The History of the World

Years have passed since the cleansing of saidin, the seals have been stabilised, and the world is tentatively held by the Dragon’s Peace and Aiel. Great swathes of the coast remain under Seanchan control, and their influence creeps further east. The Forsaken are at large in all parts of the world.

Andor and Cairhein: Elayne remains Queen of both nations, and the political power of each remains strong. They have recently sent military aid to Shienar. See: Andoran Noble Houses.

Ghealdan: Under Seanchan control.

Tarabon: Under Seanchan control.

Falme & Almoth Plain: Under Seanchan control.

Altara: Under Seanchan control.

Amadacia: Under Seanchan control.

The Borderlands remain free and independent.

The Aiel Waste is ruled by the Dragon.

Arad Doman: Liberated from Seanchan control some years ago. Asha’man Daryen Daimon is king. He has recently signed a controversial treaty of peace with the Seanchan.

Murandy: King Roedran has made a deal with the Seanchan to become High Blood nobility. Lythia Sedai of the Green Ajah tried to thwart this plot however was grievously injured in the process.

Illian: Ruled by the Dragon, which is maintained by a steward.

Tear: The Dragon continues to rule Tear, which is maintained by a steward.

Mayene: Free and independent; allied with Dragon Reborn-ruled Tear.

The History of the White Tower

Kaydrienne Lindelle, former Amyrlin

Kaydrienne Lindelle was the Amyrlin Seat to inherit the rule from Egwene al’Vere, and was originally raised from the Blue Ajah. She was an astute politician, and remained in resolute power for many years. She was an Amyrlin that promoted peace, both with the Black Tower and with unification of the lands in anticipation of the Last Battle. Her rule was quite strong, but she was plagued with unlucky support in key positions of leadership. At least four Keepers of the Chronicles cycled through her tenure, including Corele Sedai. Mistresses of Novices were also many, such as Kekura Sedai. Her policies were largely successful, but in her last days, her approach to dealing with the Seanchan grew unpopular. Namely this came at the sacrifice of support for the Borderlands. The Blight had apparently been less active in recent years, but many believed this a calm before a larger assault.

Also unlucky was the attack on Tar Valon during Kaydrienne’s rule. Of course she could not control the attack led by the Dreadlord Arikan, but the destruction of the city, death of civilians, and the subsequent recuperation was a poor outlook. That Arikan escaped was another mark against her.

Kekura Sedai led the coup to topple her, after uncovering a plot between Kaydrienne and the Asha’man King of Arad Doman, Daryen Daimon, to sell off a gaidar of the White Tower as part of the terms of a peace and trade deal with the Seanchan. But things were not as they seemed. Then, unknown to all, the Turned Aes Sedai Lythia Krean, with Forsaken aid, has hastened the shift in power. Now, the Tower is compelled to turn its eye towards the Seanchan, and further away from the threat of the Blight.

Current Hall of the White Tower

Amyrlin Seat: Kekura din Anor

Keeper of the Chronicles: (tbc)

Green Ajah: Caia’li, Alexabeth, Lianora

Blue Ajah: Celayne, Jita, Inivia

White Ajah: Broekk, Raqual, Naiara

Brown Ajah: Brenna, Tenuene, Aubrey

Red Ajah: Enaida, Haneyth, Osanna

Yellow Ajah: Faidella, Esenya, Beratin

Gray Ajah: Wyndell, Reloane, Mierelle

The Ajahs

See separate pages for more details:

The History of the Black Tower

After Mazrim Taim was ousted as a darkfriend, Kaydrienne Lindelle’s brother Michael Whiteraven became M’hael. Eventually he was succeeded by Shadow al’Mere, widely regarded as the Tower’s most competent leader. During al’Mere’s reign, the Black Tower flourished and enjoyed a period of stability and growth, nurturing closer ties with the White Tower due to the efforts of Lythia Sedai. They were both much beloved.

Saidin was cleansed during this time, and the Tower began to open its doors to the first men who would never know the touch of madness.

But stability ended suddenly when al’Mere was assassinated on Black Tower grounds, killed by an unknown assailant. The mystery of his murder was never solved (unknown to all, the Dreadlord Arikan was responsible, having infiltrated Black Tower ranks). Thus the Tower was plunged into a period of deep strife.

Roal Tambrin’s subsequent leadership was plagued with unease, haunted as it was by the ghost of al’Mere’s memory. Rumour persisted that he was a darkfriend himself, else that the Dark One’s touch was so deep inside the Black Tower that he was nothing but a puppet M’hael. It was a dark time for both Towers, culminating in a battle brought to the very walls of the White Tower itself, led by the Dreadlord Arikan.

After the Siege of Tar Valon, Tambrin was replaced by Daniel Larnair.

The first thing Larnair did was to purge the Black Tower and claim it clean. His rule was ruthless, including the harsh punishment of Jai Kojima for being seen to interfere in Andoran politics, by melting his heirloom sword and allowing a brutal public beating by Lennox Orander.

Auden Thayn

He worked closely with the previous Amyrlin Seat, Kaydrienne Lindelle, to pave the road for Seanchan peace. Directed by the Dragon in utmost secrecy, the two were also embroiled in many plots to oust and eradicate the Forsaken, including Kaydrienne’s arrangement with Daryen Daimon to plant a spy behind enemy lines.

He was killed by Arikan when Jai Kojima was Compelled to assassinate him, as part of a plot to simultaneously overthrow the leadership of both the Black and White Towers.

His replacement was later named by the Dragon Reborn as Auden Thayn.

Key Characters

White Tower

Lythia KreanAes Sedai, Captain GeneralGreenShadow (former)
Blake (former)
Turned Darkfriend against her will by Arikan. Replaced Kamaris among the ranks of Forsaken.
Kekura din AnorAes Sedai, Amyrlin SeatFormer RedNoneFormer Red Sitter and Ajah Head. Deposed Kaydrienne.
Nythadri VanditeraAes SedaiGreenEleanore, Jai
Talin SedaiAes SedaiYellowKaoriDefected from the Tower and stole the oathrod, in league with Arikan
Malaika NieleAes SedaiBrownNone
Miraseia BreakwaterAes SedaiWhiteNoneBlack Ajah. Missing, presumed dead
Devika SirideánAes SedaiRedJole Gentled and force-bonded the Forsaken Ashtaroth
Rikela ReialoreAes Sedai, former SitterBlueOttar (former)Defected from the Tower following the coup, location unknown
Elsae AloiseAcceptedNo Aspirancy declared

Important NPCs (formerly PCs*)

💀 Kaydrienne Lindelle*Aes Sedai, former AmyrlinAkari (former)Formerly Blue. Deposed as Amyrlin by Kekura, and executed
💀 Adrasteia SedaiAes Sedai, former KeeperNoneFormer Blue, Keeper after Corele. Executed alongside Kaydrienne
💀 Fate Zarine Dark*Aes Sedai, former SitterBrownNoneDaryen’s sister. Executed following the Tower coup due to the absence of the Oathrod
Brenna Celet*Aes Sedai, SitterBrownNone
Reloane SedaiAes Sedai, SitterGrayUnknown(npc)
Esenya SedaiAes Sedai, SitterYellowNone(npc)
Broekk Calanal*Aes Sedai, SitterWhiteNone
Lianora Sedai*Aes Sedai, SitterGreenKentrillo, TesswynRemains at the Tower. Close with Lythia
Caia’li jal Norashar*Aes Sedai, SitterGreenVladamirWolfsister. Sent to Shienar.
Modane Sedai*Aes Sedai, former SitterRedDrekarDefected from the Tower
Nyrekell*Aes Sedai, former SitterYellowRestorer, returned to retirement
Aileen Sedai*Aes SedaiGreenAt the Black Tower, Lythia’s Eyes and Ears there
Ellomai SedaiAes SedaiGreenOlvasHead Royal Librarian in Andor. Head of Eyes and Ears in Caemlyn (npc)
Maylis SedaiAes SedaiGreenKabryn AsoorStrongly supports war on the Seanchan (npc)
Marjolie SarandAes SedaiRedAuden (secret)Cataloguing ter’angreal on the island of Masau’u (npc)
Lirida SedaiAes SedaiBrownKerenAdvisor in Arad Doman (npc)
💀Lairona SedaiAes SedaiRedArikan (former)Black Ajah. Deceased.
💀 Rosene SolyanAes SedaiWhiteNoneBlack Ajah. Deceased.

Warders (including NPCs and former PCs*)

Vladamir ArmendarizGaidinCaia’liDreamer. Secretly under Arikan’s influence
Eleanore AramorganGaidarNythadriBlight veteran, not Tower trained
Kabryn AsoorGaidinMaylis(npc)
KaoriGaidinTalinShienaran soldier, not Tower trained, grew up with the Armendariz family (npc)
Blakeale Darwyn*GaidinLythia (former)Released from his bond, fate unknown
Byron Calanail*Gaidin, DaggerNonePresumed to be in hiding
Trista Alquin*GaidarAraya (secret)“Sold” to the Seanchan
Akari Miyakawa*Gaidar💀Kaydrienne (former)Presumed dead


Lanie Maddragon*Head of Servants
Nanalani*Mistress of Kitchens
Keio Telerian*Servant
Larissa Telerian*Head Ajah ServantRedKeio’s mother
Gadril Telerian*Head Ajah ServantGreenKeio’s father
Mikel Telerian*BakerKeio’s brother
Merry*Infirmary AssistantYellow

The Black Tower (including NPCs and former PCs*)

💀 Daniel Larnair Asha’man, former M’haelKilled by Arikan
Auden ThaynAsha’man, M’haelMarjolie (secret)Former Tsorovan’m’hael who resigned after disagreements with Larnair, and later succeeded him
Daryen DaimonAsha’man, King of Arad DomanJai (secret)
Jai Asad KojimaAsha’manDaryen (secret), Nythadri
ArayaAsha’manTrista (secret)
Lennox Orander*Asha’manCorele (former)
Kentrillo Orander*Asha’manLianora
Drekar Almstead*Asha’manModaneDefected with his bondmate
Ramiel Arander*Asha’man
Sajir NarethAsha’man
💀 Tayigi Lion FishAsha’manKekura’s son
💀 Michael WhiteravenAsha’man, former M’haelDeceased
💀 Shadow al’Mere*Asha’man, former M’haelLythia (former)Deceased
💀 Roal TambrinAsha’man, former M’HaelDeceased

The Shadow

ArikanFormer Dreadlord and General💀 Lairona (former)Originally turned to the Dark against his will in a previous life. Born a darkfriend in current life. Released by Lythia.
ZahirGleemanHigh-ranking Darkfriend in the service of Bel’rik.
Valtin KorsakDreadlordSurvived the Tar Valon battle and subsequent cull of Arikan’s followers. Remains loyal.
AshtarothForsakenDevikaPreviously shielded and in the company of the Dragon. Currently Gentled and force-bonded by Devika. Real identity a secret known to a select few.
RavielForsakenIn the Borderlands
AmogorathForsakenIn the Blight
HessalamFormer ForsakenResurrected Gaemori. Location unknown. Last seen working with Lythia Sedai. Controlled by Mordred.
SamóchForsakenWhereabouts unknown
MerihemForsakenIn hiding
SylvenaForsakenThe Forsaken name for Lythia Sedai. Replaced Hessalam.
💀 BelshazzarForsakenKilled by the Dragon
La’rahienForsakenResurrected Belshazzar. Uses the identities Jadis Astarte and Nisele Kedar
Bel’rikForsakenIn Murandy
EvelaraForsakenSeeking the reborn Asristin
MordredNae’blisLeader of the Forsaken. Resurrected Eshamir, Betrayer of Hope.
BaldragosForsakenUnknown (Shara)
Wilevron SorioagoDarkfriendLord of Tear, in service of Samóch


Nicole CandraedAndoran minor nobleLennox (former)Burned out Aes Sedai, formerly Corele Taravin, Keeper of the Chronicles raised from the Blue Ajah
Graciela Armendariz Shienaran NobilityCame to the Tower seeking aid for Shienar and was turned away. Secured help from Andor instead. Sister-in-law of Vladamir Gaidin.
YuiHead Servant, Royal Palace of Bandar EbanRetired Aes Sedai. Eyes and Ears for Daryen.
Tiallin SharifMaiden of the SpearOne of the Dragon’s personal guard.
Kasimir NevarenMercenaryIn the employ of House Marucci in Lugard.


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