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She was born in Ghealdan in 932 NE. Cariandre was the daughter of a shoemaker. She went to the White Tower in 947 NE where she spent thirteen years as a novice and twelve as Accepted. She was raised to the shawl in 972 NE.
She has remained loyal to the White Tower during the split.
She was involved in the Vileness shortly after the Aiel War, where Black Ajah sisters manipulated many others in gentling or killing men who were suspected of being able to channel without following the proper procedures. She was enthusiastic at first, but her interest soon waned when she saw that even children were being killed. She still followed orders, but without enthusiasm or initiative.
She is given the task of 'escorting' Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar around the White Tower. She tries but fails to prevent him speaking with Egwene. She sends Egwene to the Mistress of Novices for shirking her chores and showing disrespect to an Aes Sedai after Egwene speaks boldly and bluntly to Stepaneos. She is particularly furious with Egwene for setting Stepaneos straight regarding several false rumors circulating about the deeds of the Dragon Reborn, most especially about Rand having no ill intentions toward him, and then about the current political stability of the Ajahs in the White Tower.