EWoT: Mandarb

Aldieb & Mandarb
Biographical information
Current Status Alive
Animal type Horse
Physical description
Gender Stallion
Color Black
Chronological and ownership information
First appeared TEOTW 13
Last appeared A Memory of Light
Owner Lan Mandragoran

Mandarb is the name of the black stallion ridden by al'Lan Mandragoran, Warder to Nynaeve al'Meara.


His name means "Blade" in the Old Tongue.[1] Mandarb is a highly trained warhorse, and like his master, is a living weapon. He is fiercely loyal to his master, allowing no one near himself without Lan's approval. So far, other than Lan, only Nynaeve has been able to approach and touch Mandarb with impunity.[2] Mandarb remains in the general location of Lan at all times.


A notable accomplishment of Mandarb is when he threw himself into a ruined Waygate, forcibly opening it to let Moiraine Damodred, Lan, Loial and the young adults of the Two Rivers to escape the Ways while Machin Shin pursues them.[3]

Mandarb is also notable for having, after a brutal attack from the Dreadlords led by Mazrim Taim in a precursor to The Last Battle, returned to the Borderlander camp against all odds. He sustained an injury on his left flank which leaves him permanently scarred, yet his reputation as a fierce warhorse and weapon is intensified as a result.

At one stage, Zarine Bashere called herself Mandarb, but changed this to Faile after Perrin laughs and tells her it is the name of Lan's horse.


Mandarb is one of two horses mentioned in The Eye of the World[1] that appear in A Memory of Light[4], Bela being the other[5].


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Eye of the World, Chapter 13
  2. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 20
  3. The Eye of the World, Chapter 45
  4. A Memory of Light, Epilogue
  5. A Memory of Light, Chapter 37