Rhuarc of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad, an Aethan Dor before becoming clan chief.

The Aethan Dor is an Aiel warrior society. The name means "Red Shields" in the Old Tongue.


The Aethan Dor act as police among the Aiel and often serve as thief-catchers.[1][2]



Urien, of the Two Spires sept of the Reyn, another Aethan Dor.

Members of the Aethan Dor, along with members of the Far Aldazar Din, Duadhe Mahdi'in, Far Dareis Mai, Seia Doon, and Sha'mad Conde helped Rand al'Thor find a Portal Stone outside Tear.[3] Members have accompanied Rhuarc as they approached Alcair Dal. They did this for honor, or ji, because Rhuarc was a Red Shield before he became a clan chief[4] All of the societies, including the Aethan Dor, accompanied Rand al'Thor from the Sun Palace in Cairhien to Caemlyn in Andor to battle Rahvin and his forces.[5] The Aethan Dor were later called upon by Rand to help Davram t'Ghaline Bashere police the city of Caemlyn.[6]


  1. The Great Hunt, Glossary
  2. The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 54
  3. The Shadow Rising, Chapter 22
  4. The Shadow Rising, Chapter 57
  5. The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 54
  6. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 10

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