—Egwene al'Vere's thoughts on Myrelle
Myrelle Berengari (pronounced: my-REHL beh-renh-GAH-ree) is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. She is the Captain-General of the Green Ajah among the rebel Aes Sedai. She was a member of the Salidar Six and Egwene's Council.
Myrelle is described as darkly beautiful with an oval face and smooth, olive skin. She has large, dark eyes and dark hair. She owns bright green skirts. She is impatient and quick tempered.
Myrelle is from Ebou Dar. She was a novice during the Aiel War, and was raised to Accepted during the same year as her friends Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche. She was raised to the shawl more than twenty years ago.
She was one of the original leaders of the rebel Aes Sedai, known informally to fans as the "Salidar Six." While searching the Amyrlin's study in Tel'aran'rhiod for information on what Elaida has received, the Salidar Six are attacked by a stray nightmare of Trollocs. They are saved when Elayne Trakand and Siuan have to remind them about the dream not being real, in which case the nightmare fades away leaving only injury. Later she leads Nynaeve al'Meara into the Little Tower to show the rest of the Aes Sedai, especially those of the Yellow Ajah, that Nynaeve has worked out how to Heal stilling by Healing Leane Sharif and Siuan. She is with the rest of the Salidar Six in Tel'aran'rhiod when they summon Egwene al'Vere to become Amyrlin. She is one of the three Aes Sedai to escort Egwene into the Little Tower when Egwene becomes their Amyrlin.
She hides Lan coming to Salidar and is blackmailed by Nicola Treehill for extra lessons. Egwene arrives and tells Lan to find Nynaeve in Ebou Dar. Egwene then demands Myrelle to pledge an oath of fealty to her, which she does.
Egwene sends her to a secret meeting with the group of nobles that block the Salidar army on the border of Andor.
Egwene's council Edit
She has become a member of Egwene's council. She is with Egwene and Gareth Bryne when they survey the area around Tar Valon. She is present when Egwene reveals her plan to Romanda Cassin about when an Aes Sedai retires: that Aes Sedai would unbound herself from the Oath Rod and join the Kin.
She is in council with Egwene's other advisors over Egwene's disappearance, when Siuan arrives with the news that she is still alive but prisoner inside the White Tower.
She is part of the delegation sent to the Black Tower and has not been heard from in some time.
Myrelle is known to be particularly successful in saving Warders from the death wish that overtakes them following the passing of their own Aes Sedai; all of her current Warders have previously lost their bonded sister. Llyw was formerly bonded to Kairen Stang until her murder; Faiselle convinces Myrelle to take his bond due to her reputation.
—Lelaine about Myrelle
Rumor has it that Myrelle is married to three of them and definitely has an intimate relationship with all. It is likely that last fact that contributes to her success. At one stage she even proposes that Matrim Cauthon become her Warder as well, which he rejects. While in Tel'aran'rhiod, Myrelle is shown wearing three marriage knives, and briefly four. This gives added weight to the rumor. The fourth, at the time, was most likely for Lan.
Myrelle formerly had bonds with five at one time, when Lan Mandragoran was among her Warders. Lan's bond passed to Myrelle when Moiraine Damodred, anticipating her own death, threw herself into the twisted redstone doorframe. The idea was for Myrelle to keep Lan alive until someone more suitable was ready. It was clear that she knew that someone was Nynaeve, but Myrelle felt that Nynaeve was not ready. Myrelle tried to move things along by urging lessons to break Nynaeve's block, while not revealing the reason to Nynaeve. Myrelle still did not think Nynaeve was ready when her block is broken, though, nor when she was given Aes Sedai status by Egwene. When Nynaeve and Lan married, Myrelle still held the bond, much to Nynaeve's chagrin. Finally, after passing the test to become formally raised to the shawl, Nynaeve comes to claim the bond of her husband, threatening harm for refusal as she had not yet taken the Three Oaths. Myrelle then passed on Lan's bond.