EWoT: Melaine

Biographical information
Nationality Aiel
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Hair color Golden-red
Eye color Green
Chronological and political information
First mentioned TDR 39
First appeared TSR 23
Last appeared AMOL 33
Occupation Wise One
Sept Jhirad

Melaine, of the Jhirad sept of the Goshien Aiel, is a Wise One who can channel. She is known for her temper and her above average strength in the One Power. She married Bael and was sister-wife to Dorindha.

Appearance and Abilities Edit

She is a beautiful woman with golden-red hair and green eyes; she looks about thirty, but is in reality between 84 and 110 years old.

Her strength in the power is 17(5); this is quite high, and would allow her to Travel. In the White Tower, she would rank quite high (example Aes Sedai are Verin, Alanna, Merana).

Along with Amys, she is best among the dreamwalkers at interpreting the dream.


Waiting at Rhuidean Edit

She meets Rand al'Thor and the rest of the Aiel on the slopes of Chaendaer when they are transported from Tear to Rhuidean via the Portal Stone.[1] She and the rest of the Aiel Wise Ones had sent a letter to Moiraine Damodred saying where they would meet and which day.[2]

Later, while the Aiel are on their way to cross the Dragonwall, she marries the Goshien clan chief Bael and becomes first-sister to Dorindha.

She brings news to Rand in Caemlyn that the Aes Sedai delegation from Salidar has arrived. She is present during the meeting with Rand, Davram Bashere, and Bael after Rand is rescued from the White Tower Aes Sedai, and she tries to find out if the Aes Sedai have tied any strings onto Rand.

Restoring order to Arad Doman Edit

Months later she Travels with the rest of her clan to Arad Doman, where the Aiel attempt to bring peace to the

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Melaine with Ayms and Biar by Ariel Burgess, Official Wheel of Time Artist

war torn country. While there she gives Aviendha more and more meaningless punishments, in an attempt to make her stand up to the other Wise Ones. She is at the meeting with Rand and the Aiel clan chiefs when Rand gives the order for the Aiel to capture the Council of Merchants.

She is insulted by Merise Haindehl's comment to Aviendha about a "roughness" to how she weaves. Aviendha finally confronts the Wise Ones, including Melaine, on how pointless the tasks they have given are. Standing up to the other Wise Ones is Aviendha's final test, so they send her to Rhuidean to become a Wise One as well. She is meeting with Cadsuane when Nynaeve al'Meara enters with the news that Rand just burned a whole palace full of people away with balefire.

Egwene sets up a meeting in Tel'aran'riod, which Melaine attends, between Aes Sedai, Sea Folk Windfinders, and Aiel Wise Ones. It is decided at the meeting that Accepted will go and train with the Wise Ones for six months and then they would train with the Sea Folk for a further six months before returning back to the White Tower. They would then make a choice a year later on where they would wish to finish their training. Sea Folk and Wise One apprentices would also go through this training program but to the White Tower and the other channeling faction. It is agreed that for every two Accepted who leave, two Wise One apprentices and two Sea Folk apprentices will be exchanged. Finally, all ter'angreal that are already owned by the Aiel or by the Sea Folk cannot be claimed by the White Tower.

The Black Ajah attack after the meeting in Tel'aran'riod. Melaine is one of the Wise Ones who participates in the Battle in Tel'aran'rhiod.

Attacking Shayol Ghul Edit

Melaine is one of the Wise Ones who are present when Aviendha tells the group of her visions of the future, and the fall of the Aiel. The women rationalize that it is because Rand will leave the Aiel adrift by excluding the Aiel from the Dragon's Peace. They decide to have Aviendha charge Rand with inclusion of the Aiel in the peace agreement to hopefully avert their destruction.

Viewing Edit

Min Farshaw sees that Melaine will give birth to twin baby girls. She develops a bond with Min after this news and promises to name one of the twins after her. She later promised to name the other after Egwene. (On its way to being fulfilled as she is now pregnant)


  1. The Shadow Rising, Chapter 23
  2. The Shadow Rising, Chapter 12