EWoT: Colinda

Biographical information
Nationality Aiel
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Chronological and political information
First mentioned TSR 28
First appeared LOC 25
Last appeared TPOD Prologue
Affiliation Car'a'carn
Occupation Wise One
Sept Unknown sept

Colinda is a Wise One of the Shaarad Aiel from Hot Springs Hold.


Colinda is tall and slender with penetrating gray eyes, she looks short of her middle years but is around ninety years old.

Strength and Abilities

Colinda can channel strongly. In TWoTC her strength level is described as 13(1), the same level of Lelaine and Romanda, that are among the strongest Aes Sedai until the arrive of Nynaeve, Egwene and Elayne.

This strength is more than enough to open alone a gateway for Traveling.

She has almost as strong a presence as Sorilea.


She is one of the many Wise Ones who settle outside the city of Cairhien after the battle with the Shaido Aiel.

Colinda tells Gaul that he thinks too much for a Stone Dog, she threatens to send him to Rhuidean when Jheran dies, whether he wants to go or not.

Later, with Aeron and Edarra, she is sent to the Royal Library of Cairhien by Sorilea to find out what the Aes Sedai delegation from the White Tower are looking for in there.

They find Nesune Bihara there, who is poking around looking for information on the seals, which Wise Ones want as well. Nesune is startled by the great strength of Edarra and Colinda and by the fact that Aeron cannot channel at all but is equally considered and respected as a Wise One.

Colinda fights at Dumai's Wells.