The Age of LegendsEdit
During the Age of Legends, the Da'shain served the Aes Sedai. Often times, when the Da'shain married, one of them would switch service to their spouse's Aes Sedai so that they could be together. During this time, the Da'shain men also helped the Ogier and the Nym sing to groves of plants to help them grow.
During the Breaking of the World, the Da'shain were given a great undertaking by Solinda Sedai: they were to bring a vast wealth of angreal, sa'angreal, and ter'angreal to a place of safety. Thousands of wagons were loaded with these treasures as well as thousands of cuttings of chora trees. They were to travel and seek refuge from the onslaught of destruction happening in the world.
The forming of the Tuatha'anEdit
The first split among the Da'shain Aiel occurred while the Aiel were traveling in the south of the Westlands. Following a raid, some of them, led by Sulwin, decided to forsake the command of the Aes Sedai and instead seek out the Song of Growing. These people went on to become the Tuatha'an.
- See also: Jenn Aiel
Those who kept to the Way continued to try and find a place of safety. They adopted the name "Jenn" and eventually founded the city of Rhuidean.