EWoT: Marin al'Vere

Marin al'Vere
Marin al'Vere
Biographical information
Nationality Andoran
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Weight Slender
Hair color Graying
Chronological and political information
First mentioned TEOTW 1
First appeared TEOTW 2
Last appeared TSR 56
Last mentioned AMOL 1
Affiliation Two Rivers
Title Women's Circle Member
For others with the same surname, see al'Vere.

Marin al'Vere lives in Emond's Field with her husband Bran and their younger children. Mistress al'Vere is also the mother of Egwene al'Vere.


Slender and motherly, with a thick gray braid,[1] Marin is a handsome woman.[2]


In "The Wheel of Time Companion" it is hinted that Egwene's mother and all of her sisters can learn to channel.


As the best cook in the village, she fills that role in helping Bran run the Winespring Inn.[1] She is kind and welcoming to all, adapting very quickly to the presence of Aiel[3] and Ogier for the first time in the Two Rivers. As Egwene once remarked, "Two Rivers men may be stubborn but they could not match Two Rivers women." Her mother is said to be implacable when she has made up her mind.

She regularly gives Faile advice on how to handle men.[4]

As part of the Women's circle, she presides over the wedding of Perrin and Faile.[5]

She is also quite courageous as she helps defend Emond's Field against the invading Trolloc army, boldly joining the front lines when the Trollocs were about to break through to the village.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Eye of the World, Chapter 2
  2. The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 25
  3. The Shadow Rising, Chapter 29
  4. The Shadow Rising, Chapter 44
  5. The Shadow Rising, Chapter 53
  6. The Shadow Rising, Chapter 56