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EWoT: Tai'daishar

Biographical information
Current Status Alive
Animal type Horse
Physical description
Gender Gelding
Color Black
Chronological and ownership information
First appeared LOC 54
Last appeared TGS 44
Owner Rand al'Thor
"It was good that the Dragon Reborn's horse seemed as cold as he did, as though they floated in the Void together"
   —The Path of Daggers

Tai'daishar ("Lord of Glory" in the Old Tongue), is the name of a great fiery-eyed black gelding Rand al'Thor acquired shortly after his rescue from the Tower Aes Sedai during the Battle of Dumai's Wells. The horse used to belong to Kiruna Nachiman of the Rebel Aes Sedai faction.[1] Rand comments on Tai'daishar's ability to mirror his own mood in any given moment, as shown by Tai'daishar's solid demeanor in the short campaign against Seanchan forces on the borders of Illian.[2]

Tai'daishar accompanied Rand to most places his owner traveled after he acquired ownership of the gelding. These places include: Cairhien,[3] the locations where Rand's forces battled the Seanchan in Altara,[4] Tear,[5] the location where Rand met "The Daughter of the Nine Moons,"[6] in Saldaea just north of Maradon,[7] Bandar Eban,[8] Falme,[9] and just outside of Far Madding.[10]


  1. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 54
  2. The Path of Daggers, Chapter 23
  3. A Crown of Swords, Chapter 3
  4. The Path of Daggers, Chapter 22
  5. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 21
  6. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 27
  7. The Gathering Storm, Chapter 22
  8. The Gathering Storm, Chapter 29
  9. The Gathering Storm, Chapter 35
  10. The Gathering Storm, Chapter 44

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