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 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
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.
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.
His replacement was later named by the Dragon Reborn as Auden Thayn.
|Lythia Krean||Aes Sedai, Captain General||Green||Shadow (former) |
|Turned Darkfriend against her will by Arikan. Replaced Kamaris among the ranks of Forsaken.|
|Kekura din Anor||Aes Sedai, Amyrlin Seat||Former Red||None||Former Red Sitter and Ajah Head. Deposed Kaydrienne.|
|Nythadri Vanditera||Aes Sedai||Green||Eleanore, Jai|
|Talin Sedai||Aes Sedai||Yellow||Kaori||Defected from the Tower and stole the oathrod, in league with Arikan|
|Malaika Niele||Aes Sedai||Brown||None|
|Miraseia Breakwater||Aes Sedai||White||None||Black Ajah. Missing, presumed dead|
|Devika Sirideán||Aes Sedai||Red||Jole||Gentled and force-bonded the Forsaken Ashtaroth|
|Rikela Reialore||Aes Sedai, former Sitter||Blue||Ottar (former)||Defected from the Tower following the coup, location unknown|
|Elsae Aloise||Accepted||No Aspirancy declared|
Important NPCs (formerly PCs*)
|💀 Kaydrienne Lindelle*||Aes Sedai, former Amyrlin||Akari (former)||Formerly Blue. Deposed as Amyrlin by Kekura, and executed|
|💀 Adrasteia Sedai||Aes Sedai, former Keeper||None||Former Blue, Keeper after Corele. Executed alongside Kaydrienne|
|💀 Fate Zarine Dark*||Aes Sedai, former Sitter||Brown||None||Daryen’s sister. Executed following the Tower coup due to the absence of the Oathrod|
|Brenna Celet*||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Brown||None|
|Reloane Sedai||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Gray||Unknown||(npc)|
|Esenya Sedai||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Yellow||None||(npc)|
|Broekk Calanal*||Aes Sedai, Sitter||White||None|
|Lianora Sedai*||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Green||Kentrillo, Tesswyn||Remains at the Tower. Close with Lythia|
|Caia’li jal Norashar*||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Green||Vladamir||Wolfsister. Sent to Shienar.|
|Modane Sedai*||Aes Sedai, former Sitter||Red||Drekar||Defected from the Tower|
|Nyrekell*||Aes Sedai, former Sitter||Yellow||Restorer, returned to retirement|
|Aileen Sedai*||Aes Sedai||Green||At the Black Tower, Lythia’s Eyes and Ears there|
|Ellomai Sedai||Aes Sedai||Green||Olvas||Head Royal Librarian in Andor. Head of Eyes and Ears in Caemlyn (npc)|
|Maylis Sedai||Aes Sedai||Green||Kabryn Asoor||Strongly supports war on the Seanchan (npc)|
|Marjolie Sarand||Aes Sedai||Red||Auden (secret)||Cataloguing ter’angreal on the island of Masau’u (npc)|
|Lirida Sedai||Aes Sedai||Brown||Keren||Advisor in Arad Doman (npc)|
|💀Lairona Sedai||Aes Sedai||Red||Arikan (former)||Black Ajah. Deceased.|
|💀 Rosene Solyan||Aes Sedai||White||None||Black Ajah. Deceased.|
Warders (including NPCs and former PCs*)
|Vladamir Armendariz||Gaidin||Caia’li||Dreamer. Secretly under Arikan’s influence|
|Eleanore Aramorgan||Gaidar||Nythadri||Blight veteran, not Tower trained|
|Kaori||Gaidin||Talin||Shienaran soldier, not Tower trained, grew up with the Armendariz family (npc)|
|Blakeale Darwyn*||Gaidin||Lythia (former)||Released from his bond, fate unknown|
|Byron Calanail*||Gaidin, Dagger||None||Presumed to be in hiding|
|Trista Alquin*||Gaidar||Araya (secret)||“Sold” to the Seanchan|
|Akari Miyakawa*||Gaidar||💀Kaydrienne (former)||Presumed dead|
|Lanie Maddragon*||Head of Servants|
|Nanalani*||Mistress of Kitchens|
|Larissa Telerian*||Head Ajah Servant||Red||Keio’s mother|
|Gadril Telerian*||Head Ajah Servant||Green||Keio’s father|
|Mikel Telerian*||Baker||Keio’s brother|
The Black Tower (including NPCs and former PCs*)
|💀 Daniel Larnair||Asha’man, former M’hael||Killed by Arikan|
|Auden Thayn||Asha’man, M’hael||Marjolie (secret)||Former Tsorovan’m’hael who resigned after disagreements with Larnair, and later succeeded him|
|Daryen Daimon||Asha’man, King of Arad Doman||Jai (secret)|
|Jai Asad Kojima||Asha’man||Daryen (secret), Nythadri|
|Lennox Orander*||Asha’man||Corele (former)|
|Drekar Almstead*||Asha’man||Modane||Defected with his bondmate|
|💀 Tayigi Lion Fish||Asha’man||Kekura’s son|
|💀 Michael Whiteraven||Asha’man, former M’hael||Deceased|
|💀 Shadow al’Mere*||Asha’man, former M’hael||Lythia (former)||Deceased|
|💀 Roal Tambrin||Asha’man, former M’Hael||Deceased|
|Arikan||Former 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.|
|Zahir||Gleeman||High-ranking Darkfriend in the service of Bel’rik.|
|Valtin Korsak||Dreadlord||Survived the Tar Valon battle and subsequent cull of Arikan’s followers. Remains loyal.|
|Ashtaroth||Forsaken||Devika||Previously shielded and in the company of the Dragon. Currently Gentled and force-bonded by Devika. Real identity a secret known to a select few.|
|Raviel||Forsaken||In the Borderlands|
|Amogorath||Forsaken||In the Blight|
|Hessalam||Former Forsaken||Resurrected Gaemori. Location unknown. Last seen working with Lythia Sedai.|
|Sylvena||Forsaken||The Forsaken name for Lythia Sedai. Replaced Hessalam.|
|💀 Belshazzar||Forsaken||Killed by the Dragon|
|La’rahien||Forsaken||Resurrected Belshazzar. Uses the identities Jadis Astarte and Nisele Kedar|
|Evelara||Forsaken||Seeking the reborn Asristin|
|Moridin||Nae’blis||Leader of the Forsaken|
|Nicole Candraed||Andoran minor noble||Lennox (former)||Burned out Aes Sedai, formerly Corele Taravin, Keeper of the Chronicles raised from the Blue Ajah|
|Graciela Armendariz||Shienaran Nobility||Came to the Tower seeking aid for Shienar and was turned away. Secured help from Andor instead. Sister-in-law of Vladamir Gaidin.|
|Yui||Head Servant, Royal Palace of Bandar Eban||Retired Aes Sedai. Eyes and Ears for Daryen.|
|Tiallin Sharif||Maiden of the Spear||One of the Dragon’s personal guard.|