Androl Genhald is an Asha'man.
He is a square shaped Taraboner with heavy eyebrows and a full head of hair. He is slightly short for a man with an oval face and long fingers. He has a weathered look about him, but not farmer weathered. He has seen much of the world and this wear shows on him.
Part of Logain's faction Edit
At first he could only channel the One Power while holding a strap of leather. Mazrim Taim beats this block out of him so he can now channel at will. However he has retained some madness from the taint and if he holds saidin too long he starts to see the shadows begin crawling towards him.
He is part of Logain Ablar's faction in the Black Tower. He is widely traveled and rich in life experience. Other members of Logain's faction view him with respect and treat him like a leader in Logain's absence. He doesn't understand why they treat him with such deference, because he is one of the weakest men in the power having attended the Black Tower, weaker apparently than many of the women who are turned away from the White Tower, except for the fact that he appears to have the Talent of creating gateways: whereas someone of his level of strength in the Power should not be able to Travel at all, for some reason he can create relatively huge gateways, and is able to use them ingeniously for various battle functions on several different occasions as well.
Logain thinks his ability is impressive, while Taim regards it as impossible. Due to his skill with Traveling and his lack of ability with most other weaves Androl often serves as a messenger and transporter, which has earned him the derisive nickname "Pageboy" by members of Taim's faction.
Androl is one of the male channelers at the Black Tower that is still loyal to Rand al'Thor. When the Black Tower divides between those like him and Mazrim Taim's questionably-motivated Asha'man, he begins to worry about the state of things. After realizing that gateways are impossible to make at the Black Tower, he approaches the Aes Sedai currently in residence in order to plot an escape.
To bond and be bonded Edit
Though he continues to deem himself unworthy as a leader, Androl cannot help but rally a growing resistance, many from the Two Rivers, rather than see the Tower fall into the hands of the Shadow. He and Pevara Tazanovni speak, reluctantly at first. Pevara informs Androl of what she suspects has happened to the people that have undergone suspicious behavior changes - that they have likely been turned to the Shadow. She begins to teach him how to link. Flooded with wonder and overwhelmed with the feeling of power, Androl feels unstoppable and begins moving objects around, and she bonds him out of fear. Upon this happening he retaliates and bonds her back. The effect is unexpected in that they now can "hear" each other's thoughts. Androl and Pevara share much about each other's past, and have a growing respect for one another.
Men continue to be turned. Upon the announcement that Logain and Taim are now working together, Androl plans to help Logain escape. They are captured, and one by one Taim continues to turn them to the Shadow. Logain is almost completely subdued, but Androl sadly but cleverly tricks his former friend through paranoia into attacking the man shielding him. Due to his weak abilities, and the Dreamspike blocking gateways, Taim does not even bother to shield him, weaving balefire. In that moment, Androl weaves a very small gateway that absorbs the balefire in spite of the Dreamspike, saving his life just as the rest of the Two Rivers lads arrive to rescue them.
A full on battle begins, with Myrddraal, Hessalam, and Taim. Suddenly Androl is able to weave gateways again, and uses them to full and innovative effects, turning their attackers' channeling against them by placing a gateway behind them. He also sends Logain to a safe place. Taim and Hessalam escape, but Androl manages to kill several Darkfriends by placing a wide gateway beneath them with the opening a fall of several hundred feet.
Joining the Last Battle Edit
When Elayne Trakand's armies are pressed to the point of breaking on the battlefield at Cairhien, Logain, Androl, and the men who fought to hold the Black Tower appear and form a circle to produce "one miracle." Androl channels an extremely large gateway above the Trolloc army which opens to Dragonmount, spilling lava and buying them all time to regroup for a last stand.
At the end of all the battles, he is promoted to the rank of full Asha'man by Logain. It has been strongly hinted several times at this point that he and Pevara are in love.