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EWoT: Aludra

Biographical information
Nationality Taraboner
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Weight Slender
Hair color Dark, Waist-length
Chronological and political information
First appeared TGH 27
Last appeared AMOL Epilogue
Affiliation Matrim Cauthon
Occupation Illuminator

Aludra is an Illuminator originally from Tarabon.

Appearance Edit

She is pretty, with large, dark eyes and a small, full mouth. She is slender with waist-length dark hair. She is in her mid thirties.

Activities Edit

In the Guild Edit

She is kicked out of the Guild of Illuminators in Cairhien when Rand al'Thor destroys her fireworks in order to escape from Shadowspawn.[1] While on the run, Mat Cauthon and Thom Merrilin save her from members of her former guild who are trying to kill her for selling fireworks independently. As a reward she gives a few fireworks to Mat, which prove useful later on.[2]

Joining the circus Edit

Aludra then joins Valan Luca's Traveling Circus and meets Nynaeve al'Meara and Elayne Trakand while they flee from Tanchico.

When Luca's traveling show stops in Ebou Dar, she encounters Mat again, along with Tuon, Selucia, Thom, Juilin, Thera, and a number of freed damane and sul'dam. The show again flees the Seanchan, this time with Mat and his companions as well. Mat tries to find out the secrets of Aludra's fireworks and even steals a few kisses from her, but she sends him on his way to find out how she could use a bellfounder.

Dragon eggs Edit

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Aludra by Ariel Burgess, Official Wheel of Time Artist

Aludra is also currently working on a new type of weapon, her Dragons and Dragon Eggs, to avenge herself against the Seanchan. Dragons are bronze lofting tubes that launch powerful fireworks at a target and do great damage. They seem to be similar in design to early Turkish bombard cannons, though much smaller in size and delivering an explosive round instead of a round of solid metal or stone as was common in early cannons. Mat works out what she is doing with the bellfounder and in return she starts to give him the secrets to fireworks. She decides to leave Luca's show and continue traveling with Mat.

She has created weapons from fireworks, such as an archaic form of grenade. She lights these, which are then thrown into the Seanchan army chasing Tuon for the one hundred thousand gold crown reward, with the result being that the Seanchan force was decimated completely.

Aludra gives Mat a list of materials she will need in order to make the cannons for his army. It includes every bellfounder he can find as well as every possible scrap of tin and copper he can find. Mat grudgingly sets to work. Aludra finally finishes the Dragons and gives Elayne Trakand a demonstration of their destructive power. Elayne is both horrified and excited by what the Dragons mean for future warfare.

The new weapon Edit

Trollocs invade Caemlyn and Aludra manages to move the Dragons away before they are captured by the Shadow with the help of local refugees. The Band finally manages to locate Aludra and begin to escort the Dragons as they try to escape the city. Dennel is about to give the order to destroy the Dragons before they are overrun by the Trolloc army when Talmanes orders them to turn and fire on the walls. The Dragons blow a gaping hole in Caemlyn's wall and the Band manages to escape through it.


  1. The Great Hunt, Chapter 27
  2. The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 40

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