Appearance and Abilities Edit
Carlinya was 5'5 tall, pale, with cool, almost black eyes and a broad face. After most of her dark hair was fried off in a tel'aran'rhiod nightmare she wore it in a cap of dark curls. She was of moderate build, neither slender nor stout.
She was somewhat messy, her hair sometimes being unkempt and her dress edge muddy from forgetting to wear a cloak. She owned a pale embroidered skirt. 
She often dressed in white with white embroidery.
She had a cold manner.
Carlinya was strong in the One Power by Aes Sedai standard; she was strong more than enough to Travel and was described as being on the same level as Anaiya, Myrelle Berengari and other women on the Salidar Six except Sheriam.
This is confirmed by "The Wheel of Time Companion" where her level of strength is described as 15(3).
Carlinya was 46 years old. She was born in the year 954 NE in Kandor and went to the Tower in 969 NE. After spending five years as Novice and five as Accepted she was raised to the shawl in the year 979 NE. She was rational to a fault, and disliked being disagreed with.
As a novice, Carlinya made sure to commit one minor infraction per month so that she would not be thought to be stuck up. She could not understand why the other novices and Accepted still thought of her as a prig. Siuan Sanche thought that she had "a great deal of logic and not much common sense: that was Carlinya."
Split from the Tower Edit
She allied herself with the rebel Aes Sedai; in fact, she was one of its earliest supporters and instigators, becoming one of its original six leaders, informally known as the Salidar Six. They began planning to select an Amyrlin and Sitters and then move against Elaida. When Gareth Bryne arrived they gave him Siuan and Leane as personal maids. He agreed to build them an army.
The Salidar Six met with Elayne and Nynaeve when they arrived in Salidar. They learned that Elaida already knows about Salidar.
Sheriam, Anaiya, Beonin, Carlinya, Morvrin and Myrelle kept Elayne and Nynaeve busy at night with trips to Tel'aran'rhiod.
Later, when searching the Amyrlin's Study in Tel'aran'rhiod for information on what Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan had received, the Salidar Six were attacked by a stray nightmare of Trollocs. They were saved when Elayne Trakand and Siuan had to remind them about the dream not being real, in which case the nightmare faded away leaving only injury. In particular Carlinya burned away a lot of her hair.
Nynaeve eavesdropped while Tarna Feir met with Sheriam, Anaiya, Beonin, Carlinya, Morvrin and Myrelle in the Little Tower. They told her they need more time to consider Elaida's offer.
Carlinya suggests to the Wise Ones that they are holding Egwene against her will. They put snakes in her dress for the insult. Nynaeve and Elayne told Sheriam, Carlinya and Morvrin about finding the Bowl of the Winds. The Aes Sedai told them in no uncertain terms that they will stay in Salidar and study. Nynaeve blowed up earning them extended kitchen duty.
Sheriam and her circle prepared Egwene for the election ceremony. Sheriam, Morvrin and Myrelle accompanied Egwene to the Little Tower while Anaiya, Beonin and Carlinya waited outside.
Sheriam, Anaiya, Beonin, Carlinya, Morvrin and Myrelle kepy Egwene up half the night telling her what they think is important.
Carlinya, Sheriam, Lelaine and Romanda wanted Logain gentled again. Delana wants him killed.
Carlinya was one of Sheriam's group that sent ten sisters, two of each Ajah other than Blue, back to the White Tower as moles, without informing the Hall . For this reason she had to swore an oath of fealty to Egwene; later she became a member of Egwene's Council.
Egwene sent Sheriam, Carlinya, Morvrin and Nisao to talk to the Sitters in preparation for the meeting with the Andoran nobles.
The sisters who swore fealty to Egwene were still unsettled by it. Carlinya started and looked embarrassed every time she saw Egwene.
She was with Egwene and Gareth Bryne when they surveyed the area around Tar Valon. Carlinya is annoyed when she heard that Saroiya supported negotiations.. Egwene and her party return to the rebel Aes Sedai camp. Her Council members went to report to their respective Ajahs.
Egwene's Council accompanied her to the meeting of the Hall. Carlinya gave advice on what the Sitters might do.
The Tower reunited Edit
She was in council with Egwene's other advisers over Egwene's disappearance when Siuan arrived with the news that Egwene was still alive but prisoner inside the White Tower.
After the Tower was reunified, she was part of a plot to catch the Black Ajah in Tel'aran'riod. The Black Ajah got a preemptive strike on the White Tower Aes Sedai and their allies. Carlinya was one of the sisters killed at the beginning of the battle.
In Salidar, Min saw a black raven tattoo floating by Carlinya's face. It has since been confirmed by Maria Simons that as the raven is a symbol of the Dark One, this viewing represents her being killed by his servants (fulfilled - her death in Tel'aran'rhiod at the hands of the Black Ajah).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The Great Hunt, Chapter 4
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lord of Chaos, Chapter 15
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 19
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Lord of Chaos, Chapter 7
- ↑ Knife of Dreams, Chapter 2
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 27
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 16
- ↑ New Spring, Chapter 3
- ↑ New Spring, Chapter 4
- ↑ A Crown of Swords, Chapter 8
- ↑ The Great Hunt, Chapter 2
- ↑ The Great Hunt, Chapter 12
- ↑ The Great Hunt, Chapter 18
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 26
- ↑ The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 28
- ↑ The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 50
- ↑ The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 54
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Chapter 12
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Chapter 30
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Chapter 32
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Chapter 34
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Chapter 35
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Chapter 36
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Chapter 52
- ↑ The Path of Daggers, Chapter 8
- ↑ The Path of Daggers, Chapter 15
- ↑ The Path of Daggers, Chapter 16
- ↑ Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 17
- ↑ Knife of Dreams, Chapter 1
- ↑ Towers of Midnight, Chapter 37