Strength and AbilitiesEdit
This is not confirmed by "The Wheel of Time Companion" where her level of strength is described only as 25(13). But this is probably a mistake because this is the level of an Aes Sedai with an average strength, and 12 levels below the strongest Sitters would mean that Javindhra was a too weak Sitter compared to them.
Javindhra's true level of strength can be guessed by the time she spent in training, which was in total eleven years, roughly the same as sisters that are between levels 17(5) and 18(6), in fact the time spent in training usually reflects the strength of an Aes Sedai.
Javindhra is 158 years old. She was born in the year 842 NE and went to the White Tower in 858 NE. After spending six years as novice and five as Accepted she was raised to the shawl in the year 869 NE. She was elected Sitter in the year 985 NE.
Although it is not confirmed, her name indicates that she may be Cairhienin.
Javindhra was a part of the original group that took Siuan Sanche into custody. After Siuan is deposed, she becomes one of Elaida's close confidants. She is in charge of making sure all the Aes Sedai who fled the White Tower return.
Logain Ablar says that she was the leader of the group of Red sisters that met with him in Cosamelle and encouraged him to declare himself as the Dragon Reborn. This is, of course, simply part of the story that he wished to circulate about the Red Ajah in order to get revenge for them gentling him.
After the double disasters of Dumai's Wells and the ill-fated attack on the Black Tower, Javindhra and Pevara Tazanovni meet with Tsutama Rath. Tsutama decides on a plan to allow Red sisters to bond Asha'man as Warders. Javindhra always argues against anything that anyone else has suggested, especially in the Hall. Initially Javindhra is not happy that the Reds are to start bonding Asha'man. She was forced to help by the Highest and forced to keep it from Elaida.
On Tsutama's orders, Pevara, Javindhra, Desala Nevanche, Jezrail, Melare, and Tarna Feir go to the Black Tower to put the proposition to Mazrim Taim, who agrees. Javindhra was forced to be among the first Reds to bond the Asha'man because Tsutama intimidated her.
At the Black Tower, she walks around the grounds with Pevara escorted by Taim. Javindhra again asks for Asha'man to bond but is rejected by Taim stating that the Aes Sedai can only bond Soldiers or Dedicated. Taim then tells them that they can only leave now with his permission.
In "The Wheel of Time Companion" we can find that Javindhra was Turned to the Shadow like almost all the Reds in her group excluded Pevara.
Javindhra's actions make her suspect of being Black Ajah or an agent working for Elaida. The first such act was taking part in the deposing of Siuan. Many of the known participants in the sacking of Siuan Sanche are Darkfriends (or one of the Forsaken themselves, in Danelle's case).
Her behavior after Tsutama assigned Pevara and her the task of proposing to the Black Tower that the Red Ajah will bond Asha'man is odd. She had opposed the idea when it was initially suggested, and continued to oppose it after being assigned the task, noting that Elaida would not approve. Tsutama swatted that argument aside noting that she protects Elaida's secrets. Javindhra then briefly smiled into her teacup. To smile in that circumstance is very odd. Pevara became suspicious of her after seeing that smile. One explanation is that she is a member of the Black Ajah and her assignment gave her an opportunity to coordinate the mission with the Darkfriends. Another is that she would be happy to have the chance to sabotage the mission. Alternatively, she could have just simply been smiling for another unknown reason.
While at the Black Tower, she continually delayed, saying they should try to get men wearing the Dragon pin, which Taim said they cannot have. Pevara wanted to leave, and Tarna seemed to agree with her. As with many of her actions, this is ambiguous.
It is possible that she may have attempted to stall until the Dreamspike that precludes Traveling to and from the Black Tower was placed, to delay until she can think of a way to avoid bonding Warders, or she may have genuinely believed that they should be able to bond full Asha'man.
After they are told they need permission to leave, Javindhra implies that if Pevara orders the group to leave, she will ignore the order despite Pevara's having been put in charge by the Highest.  This may be of importance, or she may simply be stubborn.
A more sinister motive is also possible. When Pevara speaks with Tarna after Javindhra says she will not leave, Tarna has suddenly changed her mind about leaving. More importantly, her eyes appear cold—worse than her usual distant look. Her smile looks like one "on the lips of a corpse". Pevara thinks, "Something is very, very wrong here."
The change is similar to that noticed of Dedicated and Soldiers who had been part of Logain's faction, but suddenly joined Taim. A likely explanation is that Tarna and the men were turned to the Shadow by the Turning technique. Javindhra may be in some way involved, or she may be unaware.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Fires of Heaven, Prologue
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Knife of Dreams, Prologue
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Chapter 8
- ↑ Knife of Dreams, Epilogue
- ↑ The Gathering Storm, Chapter 46
- ↑ Towers of Midnight, Chapter 27
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Towers of Midnight, Chapter 53
- ↑ Towers of Midnight, Chapter 56
- ↑ Towers of Midnight, Chapter 47