EWoT: Merean Redhill

Merean Redhill
Merean Redhill
Biographical information
Nationality Andoran
Date of birth before 760 NE
Date of death 979 NE
Current status Dead
Physical description
Gender Female
Build Plump
Hair color Gray
Chronological and political information
First mentioned NS 2
First appeared NS 5
Last appeared NS 26
Last mentioned NS Epilogue
Affiliation Black Ajah
Title Mistress of Novices
Rank Aes Sedai
Ajah Blue Ajah

Merean Redhill (pronounced: MEH-ree-an red-hill) was an Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah, and secretly of the Black Ajah.


She was plump and motherly with gray hair.


She was Aes Sedai for nearly 200 years.

She was the Mistress of Novices under Tamra Ospenya. She was very good at finding out what novices didn't want her to know, but nonetheless, she was kind and comforting to all novices.

Shortly after the Aiel War, Merean summoned the Accepted Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche to test for the shawl.

She was strong in the One Power, only a little below Moiraine's ultimate strength. The Wheel of Time Companion confirms this, giving her strength as 14(2) - one level below Moiraine..

She became one of the Black Ajah's searchers for the Dragon Reborn, after they found out that he had been born. Her search eventually led her to Kandor, where she crossed paths with Lan Mandragoran and Moiraine. She tried to kill them, and did kill Diryk, prince of Kandor, Brys, the consort and Swordbearer of Queen Ethenielle Cosaru Noramaga of Kandor, and Iselle Arrel, the daughter of Edeyn Arrel, Lan's carneira. When Merean grew overconfident and turned away, Moiraine managed to kill her with a knife in the back after a severe duel with the One Power. To keep the Black Ajah hidden Moiraine burnt Merean's body.


Her name is somewhat of a riddle. Her first name is mirrored in the first Queen of Shienar, Merean Tihomar, but her English-inspired name suggests an Andoran origin. The mystery remains unanswered to this day.

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