The Steward of the Dragon is a title given to those people granted rule over a nation by Rand al'Thor, while there were not available rightful rulers.

Notable stewards

Stewards were assigned in both Tear and Cairhien, after the Dragon conquered these two kingdoms.


Since the liberation of Cairhien from the Shaido, the Dragon choose to support Elayne as the legitimate ruler, but meanwhile Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron and Rhuarc ruled together and briefly the kingdom, before Dobraine was assigned. They can be considered as the first unofficial Stewards of the Dragon over Cairhien.

After Dumai's Wells battle the cairhienin noble Dobraine Taborwin was officially appointed as Steward of the Dragon in Cairhien, and he ruled for a quite long period[1].

Finally when Dobraine was sent by Rand to Arad Doman the two Aes Sedai Sashalle Anderly and Samitsu Tamagowa took the stewardship of Cairhien until the coming of Elayne as new queen[2].


The Steward assigned to Tear[3] was Darlin Sisnera, who has since been raised to be the first King of Tear[4].


In Illian, after Rand was chosen as King, he left Gregorin den Lushenos as his Steward during his frequent periods of absence[1].

Two Rivers

Elayne Trakand, Queen of Andor, appointed Perrin Aybara as High Lord and Steward of the Dragon in the Two Rivers[5] to justify Perrin's de facto lordship over that region in front of the Andoran nobility. Perrin in turn appointed Tam al'Thor as Lord and Steward during his absence.


Stewards might best be compared to the governors that controlled Imperial Territories in the Roman Empire.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Winter's Heart, Prologue
  2. Towers of Midnight, Chapter 52
  3. Winter's Heart, Chapter 25
  4. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 21
  5. Towers of Midnight, Chapter 47