— Kari al'Thor to her son.
Kari al'Thor was a merchant's daughter from Caemlyn. She was a good mother and a loving wife. She was married to Tam al'Thor.
Kari al'Thor, a red haired , gray eyed  Andoran, was born a merchant's daughter. She was brought to the Two Rivers by her husband, Tam al'Thor, along with their adopted child Rand al'Thor. Tam mentions that she always disapproved of his sword. . She died when Rand was very young and he scarcely remembers her. Rand remembers her as a good mother with a kind smile and gentle hands. She died in 984NE, when Rand was five years old. During Rand's confrontation with Ba'alzamon, Kari is used a pawn against Rand. She appears before the Dragon Reborn, surrounded by Fades, who strip and assault her. Rand uses a sword of Light to destroy the Shadowspawn and free her.