EWoT: Raolin Darksbane

Raolin Darksbane
Biographical information
Nationality Essenian
Date of death 335 AB
Current status Dead
Physical description
Gender Male
Chronological and political information
First mentioned TEOTW 14
Last mentioned LOC 54
Title False Dragon

Raolin Darksbane was a False Dragon who could channel.


Born in Aren Mador in Essenia, now modern day Far Madding, he was one of the most powerful False Dragons on record.[1] After he was captured his followers assaulted Tar Valon in an effort to rescue him.[2][3]


When Ba'alzamon speaks with Rand al'Thor in his dreams, he tells of the White Tower using False Dragons such as Darksbane, Davian, Yurian Stonebow, Guaire Amalasan and Logain Ablar.[4] Thomdril Merrilin recognizes the names and knows that even speaking them is dangerous.[5] Rand says that he will not be used by the White Tower, Moiraine Damodred, Siuan Sanche or Verin Mathwin, like Darksbane and the others were used.[6][7]


  1. Winter's Heart, Chapter 22
  2. The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 22
  3. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 8
  4. The Eye of the World, Chapter 14
  5. The Eye of the World, Chapter 15
  6. The Eye of the World, Chapter 52
  7. The Great Hunt, Chapter 8

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