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EWoT: Faolain Orande

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Faolain Orande
Biographical information
Nationality Unknown nationality
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Hair color Dark, Curly
Chronological and political information
First appeared TDR 11
Last appeared COT 30
Last mentioned TGS 45
Affiliation White Tower
Rank Aes Sedai
Ajah Blue Ajah

Faolain Orande is an Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah, sworn to Egwene al'Vere.


Faolain is dark of complexion and has a round face and dark curly hair.

Strength and AbilitiesEdit

By Aes Sedai standards she is strong in the One Power, equalling Melaine, who is stronger than most Aes Sedai. She is likely on the same level as the likes of Anaiya and Myrelle Berengari.

This is almost confirmed by the Wheel of Time Companion, which lists her strength as 17(5). She is strong enough to Travel.


Faolain is 29 years old, she was born in 970 NE and went to the Tower in 986. After spending eight years as novice and five as accepted she was raised to the shawl in 999 NE by Egwene's decree.


In the White Tower Edit

She is seen earlier in the books as an Accepted and often serves as a messenger, sending for Egwene and Nynaeve al'Meara (whom she seems very cold towards) to the Amyrlin and greeting Min at the gates of Tar Valon when she arrives the second time.

Faolain is sent by Leane Sharif to Marris Thornhill to be punished for pushing Nynaeve and Egwene around.

She is allied with the Salidar Aes Sedai, most likely led to Salidar by Aes Sedai that fled, as there is no other way she could have received the encrypted "Sallie Daera" message if it were her alone.

Raised to Aes Sedai Edit

When Elayne Trakand and Nynaeve arrive in Salidar, she is there to "greet" them and takes Nicola Treehill and Areina Nermasiv to be tested for channeling ability. She is still hostile towards Nynaeve.

While in Salidar she had been raised to something higher than an Accepted but not quite an Aes Sedai. When Egwene al'Vere is raised as Amyrlin her first decree is to raise Faolain to a full fledged Aes Sedai.

She pledges to Egwene an oath of fealty and will be one of the few Aes Sedai Egwene can trust. Because Faolain hasn't used the Oath Rod other Aes Sedai still do not regard her as a full sister. At that time she doesn't like Egwene and made that clear but she also dislikes how the sisters treated Egwene as if she is not Amyrlin.

Lelaine Akashi has decided to take her under her wing and uses her as an attendant. She is actually being used as a spy to report all activities about Lelaine to Egwene and Siuan Sanche.

She goes missing when Lelaine finds out about her spying for Egwene. Lelaine presses Faolain hard for information she may know and then places her in confinement.

She is part of the delegation sent to the Black Tower, where she chooses a Soldier Asha'man as Warder under Lyrelle indication.

Viewing Edit

Min has had a viewing of Faolain that "good things" will come to her.


As in the case of Nynaeve, it can be assumed that also Faolain and Theodrin had to be tested in the Oval ring and swore on the Oath Rod before being recognised as full sisters by the others.

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