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EWoT: Cairlyn Nesolle

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Cairlyn Nesolle
Biographical information
Nationality Unknown nationality
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Build Willowy
Chronological and political information
First mentioned The Wheel of Time Companion
Affiliation White Tower
Rank Aes Sedai
Ajah Yellow Ajah

Cairlyn Nesolle is an Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah[1].


Cairlyn is not particularly strong in the One Power. Her level of strength is described by "The Wheel of Time Companion" as 22(10) which is a middle/high level in Aes Sedai hierarchy. This level of strength can be just enough to open alone a suitable gateway to Travel.


She has remained loyal to the White Tower during the split.

She was part of the White Tower secret expedition who were to kidnap Rand al'Thor in Cairhien.

She was taken prisoner during the Battle of Dumai's Wells by the Asha'man[2].

Cairlyn was one of the captured Aes Sedai[3] to be interrogated by Verin Mathwin in order to discover the White Tower's intentions towards Rand al'Thor[4]. In reality Verin used her mild Compulsion to implant in their minds some instructions about Rand.

Later it is reported by Sorilea that all the Aes Sedai prisoners have sworn fealty to Rand[5].

As with many Aes Sedai sworn to Rand, Cairlyn probably fought the Last Battle on the slopes of Thakan'dar[6]. It is not stated whether she survived or not.

Particularity of this characterEdit

Cairlyn Nesolle is described only in "The Wheel of Time Companion", she is never mentioned in the main books of the Wheel of Time. If we have to took as good the informations from the Companion, she is the only Yellow mentioned in the party sent to kidnap Rand in Cairhien.

But this is in contradiction to the description of this group in the main Books, because we know well the number of sisters and the Ajah involved in the kidnapping group and no Yellow sisters were ever counted in that party.


  1. The Wheel of Time Companion
  2. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 55
  3. A Crown of Swords, Chapter 1
  4. The Path of Daggers, Prologue
  5. Winter's Heart, Chapter 13
  6. A Memory of Light, Chapter 34

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