EWoT: Bera Harkin

Bera Harkin by Jieroque
Bera Harkin
Biographical information
Nationality Andoran
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Build Stocky
Hair color Brown, short
Eye color Brown
Chronological and political information
First mentioned TFOH 27
First appeared LOC 49
Last appeared AMOL 23
Affiliation White Tower
Rank Aes Sedai
Ajah Green Ajah

Bera Harkin is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah.

Appearance and Abilities Edit

Bera is a stocky Andoran with a square face. She looks like a farmwife with short brown hair and brown eyes, and would have been mistaken for a farmwife if not for her agelessness. Despite this, she has a sternness and strength of character equal to that of her Green colleague Kiruna Nachiman.

She is strong in the One Power, stronger than most Aes Sedai. She equals women such as Kiruna, Sheriam, and Yukiri. She is strong enough to open a gateway to travel.

This is confirmed by "The Wheel of Time Companion" where her level of strength is described as 14(2), as strong as many of the strongest Sitters.


Bera was born in the year 938 NE and went to the Tower in 953 NE. After spending only four years as Novice and four as Accepted she was raised to the shawl in the year 961 NE.

She and Kiruna had been pillow friends, though both enjoyed men exclusively later, they remained the very closest of friends.

She is from Andor and has three Warders.


She is allied to the Salidar Aes Sedai.

When Elayne and Nynaeve arrived in Salidar they discovered that Bera and Kiruna with their seven Warders were chosen by the Salidar Hall as ambassadress to the Dragon Reborn in the Aiel Waste. Part of the reason they were chosen was that their Warders could offer added protection.

Bera and Kiruna departed to the Aiel Waste to find the Dragon Reborn, Rand al'Thor. During their journey they discovered that him has just saved Cairhien from the Shaido attack, so they returned. Then they travel to Caemlyn where they finally find him there and join the Salidar delegation there. When Rand flees to Cairhien, the Salidar delegation dissolves and they follow him to Cairhien.

Bera and Kiruna are the leaders of the Aes Sedai who participated in Rand's rescue at the Battle of Dumai's Wells. She is forced to swear fealty to him after the battle and is placed into the Wise Ones' care. Cadsuane Melaidhrin arrives in Cairhien and finds Bera and drills her on all the events that have occurred recently. She is part of Rand's embassy when he meets with the Sea Folk and makes the Bargain.

Like the others sworn to Rand, she intends to keep her oaths as best she can. However, she could not stand uo to Cadsuane openly. She adapts to being an apprentice much better than Kiruna does.

She puts Shalon din Togara Morning Tide to the question as to why she was found bound with Ailil Riatin.

After being sent by Rand to negotiate with the rebel High Lords of Tear, she comes to an agreement with Estanda. She gives Rand the good news while he is in the Stone of Tear that the rebels have agreed to disperse in return for Darlin Sisnera being made king.

She is part of the group that investigates Alanna Mosvani's mysterious disappearance from the Stone of Tear.

She fights in the Last Battle with Aveindha's group of channelers at Shayol Ghul. Aviendha had her lead a circle.

Viewings Edit

  • Min Farshaw sees an aura of brownish yellow and a deep purple.
  • Min sees her in the palm of Rand's hand. This indicates she will keep her oath and can be trusted by Rand.

Her friendship with Kiruna mirrors that of Siuan and Moiraine: same Ajah, same level of strength, among the strongest of sisters, one a noble and the other a commoner.