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EWoT: Liandrin

Biographical information
Nationality Taraboner
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Hair color Honey-colored and braided
Eye color Dark Brown
Chronological and political information
First appeared TGH 4
Last appeared KOD Prologue
Last mentioned TGS 39
Affiliation Black Ajah
Occupation Da'covale
Rank Aes Sedai
Ajah Red Ajah

Liandrin (pronounced: lee-AHN-drihn) is an Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah, who is revealed to be Black Ajah.

Appearance Edit

She has dark brown eyes and honey-colored hair, which she wears in a multitude of thin braids. She is pretty, having a doll's face and a rosebud mouth.


History Edit

Liandrin is from Tarabon and she grew up envious of anyone with power (her father sold fruit from a barrow to feed his family). Despite her less-than-plentiful upbringing, she copies the way that nobles speak. If she is angry, she will revert back to her roots and speak like a commoner.[1]

She learned she could channel a year before enrolling as a novice, swore the oaths as a Darkfriend before she even went to the White Tower, and sought out the Black Ajah as soon as she could. During her time of learning to channel, she learned a basic, unreliable form of Compulsion - a form of weave that hurts the other person. She does not consider herself a wilder, however, as she loathes all wilders.


Liandrin from the CCG

Revealed as Black AjahEdit

Liandrin is one of the representatives of the Red Ajah that go with the Amyrlin Seat to Fal Dara.[2] She convinces Nynaeve al'Meara, Egwene al'Vere, Elayne Trakand, and Min Farshaw that Rand al'Thor needs their help,[3] and she leads them through the Ways to Toman Head. When they come out, she betrays them to the Seanchan.[4] She then returns to the White Tower and, with the help of twelve other Black sisters, steals several ter'angreal from the Tower storerooms. They flee Tar Valon, killing twenty-one people, including three Aes Sedai and two Warders.

Liandrin's group travels to Tear and sets up camp in the Stone of Tear, obeying the Forsaken Be'lal. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Egwene follow them, but the Black sisters capture them again.[5] After Rand takes the Stone, they flee to Tanchico and Liandrin has Jaichim Carridin seize the Panarch's Palace so that they can locate the male a'dam inside it.[1] However, when riots break out in the city, Liandrin and the others are once again forced to run.

Working with Moghedien Edit

Liandrin and the Black sisters travel to Amador and stay in the house of a Darkfriend merchant. It is there that Moghedien finds them and takes command of the group.[6] Liandrin is ordered to search for Nynaeve, though she and her fellow Blacks have little success. When Moghedien is attacked by Nynaeve in Tel'aran'rhiod and is at her weakest, Liandrin seizes her chance to try to Compel the Forsaken. Unfortunately for her, Moghedien blocks her attack and decides to punish her severely. She shields her and ties it off in a knot so complicated that only another Forsaken could unravel it, and Compels her to live. Moghedien then orders Temaile to soften her up and then give her to Evon and Amellia Arene to work as a scullery girl.[7] When the Seanchan invade Amadicia, Liandrin is captured by the High Lady Suroth and made da'covale.

Alwhin, Suroth's so'jhin, now holds Liandrin's a'dam. She later poisons Alwhin, trying to please Suroth.

She informs Suroth that Lunal Galgan has arrived and wishes to see her. Suroth sends Liandrin away to Rosala to be beaten.

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Shadow Rising, Chapter 38
  2. The Great Hunt, Chapter 4
  3. The Great Hunt, Chapter 38
  4. The Great Hunt, Chapter 40
  5. The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 51
  6. The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 18
  7. The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 34

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