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EWoT: Aginor

Biographical information
Date of birth Age of Legends
Date of death 998 NE
Current status Dead
Physical description
Gender Male
Height Tall
Chronological and political information
First mentioned TEOTW 1
First appeared TEOTW 50
Last appeared TEOTW 52
Rank Chosen

Aginor (AGH-ih-nohr), formerly known as Ishar Morrad Chuain, was one of the thirteen Forsaken who was trapped at Shayol Ghul due to the Dragon's sealing. Aginor's foremost achievement was the creation of the twisted lifeforms known as the Shadowspawn.


Aginor after release, portrait done by Seamas Gallagher

Appearance Edit

Aginor had a strong face and was as tall as Rand al'Thor.

Aginor was sealed very close to the surface and as a result time altered his features quite significantly. The skin of his face was like crazed parchment drawn tight over a skull, then pulled tighter still. Wispy tufts of brittle hair stood at odd places on his scabrous scalp. His ears were withered bits like scraps of ancient leather; his eyes sunken, peering out of his head as if from the ends of tunnels. [1]

Strength and abilitiesEdit

Among the Forsaken he was 'second in strength only to Ishamael' and claimed to have matched Lews Therin in the Hall of the Servants. However, he appeared to be somewhat subservient to Demandred and admitted on one occasion to being terrified of Ishamael.

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Osan'gar by Ariel Burgess, Official Wheel of Time Artist

In "The Wheel of Time Companion" his level of strength in the One Power is described as ++2, making him one of the most powerful channelers ever, but still below Rahvin, Moridin, and Rand al'Thor.

He pursued his research with a complete lack of ethics or empathy, regarding the lives lost in his pursuit of knowledge to be trivial. He was said to have been the sort of person who would have created a plague that could have wiped out humanity just to see if he could do it. Indeed, one of his creations, the Jumara, was speculated by Demandred not to have been made to serve any practical purpose, militarily or otherwise, but was made simply because Aginor wanted to see how horrific a monster he could engineer.

Amongst the Forsaken, he is not held in very high regard despite his great strength, and appears to be a rather poor combatant. He seems to have virtually no talents or abilities beyond his skill at genetic engineering. In fact, Demandred, who holds him in contempt, once mused to himself that were it not for Aginor's genetic expertise, he would never have been selected to be a member of the Forsaken. Unfortunately for him, the equipment which allowed him to create his constructs no longer exists, so his worth to the Shadow has plummeted in the Third Age. Despite that, he was still resurrected by the Dark One after his first death.

History Edit

Before turning to the Shadow, Ishar Morrad Chuain was a famous biologist. However, his complete lack of empathy resulted in him performing a number of unauthorized, unethical experiments. When these experiments were discovered by the Hall of Servants, he was sanctioned and forbidden to conduct any further genetic experimentation. This was unacceptable to him, and desiring more freedom to operate, he pledged himself to the Shadow during the War of Power. Sometime during the relatively early stages of the war, he discovered a way to create an animal/human hybrid of limited intelligence that could function as a shock-trooper and which bred at an astounding rate. These creatures became known as Trollocs and became the backbone of the Shadow's armies during the war. He also created a number of more specialized monsters, including Draghkar, Gholam, and Myrddraal amongst others. It is believed that somewhere between 35 and 50 million people died in the experiments that resulted in the Shadowspawn, at a rate of almost 10,000 per day. He was never directly involved with any military campaigns, and seemed to have done little during the war beyond his experiments. Despite this however, these experiments gave him an extraordinarily high body count, even for one of the Forsaken.

Activities Edit

Forsaken Aginor

The Forsaken Aginor

Aginor and Balthamel were sealed near the surface of the Bore, and as such aged immensely by the time of their release. During his sleep of three thousand years, Aginor experienced endless nightmares. He and Balthamel were the first to be released.

After his release, Aginor attempted to control all of the One Power from the Eye of the World; but he drained too much of it in a single time, so it was too much for him to control and Aginor was burned to ashes.

Resurrection Edit

For other uses of Osan'gar, see Osan'gar (disambiguation).

EWoT: Corlan Dashiva

Corlan Dashiva
Biographical information
Nationality Black Hills
Date of death 1000 NE
Current status Dead
Physical description
Gender Male
Hair color Lank, untrimmed
Chronological and political information
First appeared LOC Prologue
Last appeared WH 35
Last mentioned KOD 3
Occupation Asha'man
Rank Chosen

The Dark One recovered Aginor's soul and gave him a new body and name, Osan'gar. Osan'gar assumed the alias of "Corlan Dashiva" who was an Asha'man from the Black Hills.

Appearance Edit

Corlan Dashiva looked like a farmer from the Borderlands and appeared to be going insane due to the taint on saidin. He was very arrogant and very condescending towards Aes Sedai of this Age. He looked very plain and was in his middle years and had lank untrimmed hair.

Activities Edit

Illian and the Seanchan Edit

When he and Aran'gar (Balthamel) were first resurrected, they were placed under the leadership of Shaidar Haran. Despite infiltrating Rand's Asha'man, Osan'gar still met with the remaining Forsaken and resented the fact the he had to play the part of Dashiva.

After the Battle of Dumai's Wells Dashiva was an Asha'man, chosen by Rand to be one of his bodyguards after being kidnapped by the White Tower Aes Sedai under Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan. He stood guard over Rand when he was meeting with some of the Aiel clan chiefs and when Cadsuane Melaidhrin arrived and insulted Rand.

He was one of Rand's bodyguards when he met with the Sea Folk and made the Bargain. Surprisingly Dashiva seemed concerned when Rand was near death due to being stabbed with the Shadar Logoth dagger, perhaps because the Forsaken had at that point been instructed that Rand was not to be killed. He brought in Damer Flinn to Heal Rand. It was Dashiva's idea for Flinn to start exploring his ability in Healing. He Traveled to Illian with Rand in order to confuse Sammael and try to bring him back to the city of Illian so Rand could finally defeat him.

He went with Rand when Rand tried to deal with the Illian rebels loyal to Lord Brend. He rode with Rand when Rand's forces attacked the invading Seanchan just outside Illian. He tried to warn Rand about saidin not behaving properly around Ebou Dar. On arrival back to Cairhien he accompanied Rand to a meeting with Cadsuane. He used several weaves Rand had never seen before to try to intimidate Cadsuane. Dashiva and several other rogue Asha'man, who turned out to be Darkfriends, attempted to kill Rand and flee, and Rand then followed to try to kill the would-be assassins.

Death Edit

Last seen during the Battle near Shadar Logoth, it is hinted that Osan'gar had been Aginor. Osan'gar tried to use balefire on Rand unseen but he was spotted and attacked by Elza Penfell, a Black Ajah sister who assumed she was killing Dashiva. Osan'gar's body was not seen and the attack not specified as balefire, so it could have been possible for the Dark One to again resurrect his soul into a new body, but he chose not to exercise this option. One of Egwene al'Vere's dreams suggests that he does not return.

Etymology Edit

Aginor's name may be derived from Agenor of Greek mythology (the father of Europa and the founder of the city of Thebes).


  1. The Eye of the World, Chapter 50

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