EWoT: Blaes

Biographical information
Nationality Unknown nationality
Current status Bound to the Wheel
Physical description
Gender Female
Chronological and political information
First mentioned TEOTW 17
First appeared TGH 47
Last appeared AMOL 39
Affiliation Horn of Valere
Rank Hero of the Horn

Blaes of Matuchin is a character in the ballad, The Bargain of Rogosh Eagle-eye, performed by Thom Merrilin in the common room of The Stag and Lion in Baerlon to honor past Heroes of the Horn.[1] She also existed in reality, though we do not know her real historical actions, as she was bound to the Horn.


The prose of the ballad portrays her thusly: "strong as the ash she stands, as lithe as the willow's branch, and as beautiful as a rose. Golden-haired Blaes."[1]


The ballad makes it clear that she is either royalty or high nobility as she has heralds and a court, the context infers something similar to a royal court.

It is mentioned in that ballad that the Dark One marked Blaes as his own, but she never turned to the Shadow and become a Darkfriend, and would die before she ever yielded.


When Matrim Cauthon first sounded the Horn at Falme, Blaes was among the summoned Heroes. [2]

During the Last Battle, the Horn was sounded again, this time by Olver, a feat possible due to Mat's "death" at the hands of Rahvin during The Fires of Heaven (which was reverted due to Rand al'Thor killing Rahvin with balefire). Blaes was summoned once again, and among other things, informed Mat of the powerful yet vulnerable nature of the Heroes.[3]

"If we are wounded in dire ways, we will have to withdraw and recover in the World of Dreams."
   —Blaes of Matuchin


Mat considers her very pretty.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Eye of the World, Chapter 17
  2. The Great Hunt, Chapter 47
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Memory of Light, Chapter 39