EWoT: Valinde Nathenos

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Valinde Nathenos
Biographical information
Nationality Illianer
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Build Stout
Chronological and political information
First mentioned LOC 41
First appeared LOC 49
Last appeared LOC 49
Affiliation White Tower
Rank Aes Sedai
Ajah White Ajah

Valinde Nathenos is an Aes Sedai of the White Ajah. Like most Whites, she has no Warder.

Appearance and Abilities Edit

Valinde is described as stout.[1]

Valinde is not very strong in the One Power. Her level of strength is described by "The Wheel of Time Companion" as 33(21) which is an intermediate level in Aes Sedai hierarchy. With this level of strength she is unable to open alone a suitable gateway to Travel.

Valinde was by far the weakest among the Salidar Embassy to the Dragon Reborn and the only one unable to Travel by her own.


She has joined the Salidar Aes Sedai and was a part of the embassy sent from Salidar to Rand al'Thor in Caemlyn.[2] While in Caemlyn, she stays at an inn called The Crown of Roses.[3]

According to Min, she was very eager to have Rand drive Sammael out of Illian. Min believes that a promise from Rand to try would have convinced Valinde to swear fealty to him - though Melaine scoffed at that idea.

She is part of the group of Aes Sedai who demand that Rand lift the restrictions he had placed on them. When he refuses, the Aes Sedai leave in a huff.[1]

After the delegation is dissolved, she escorts all the Two Rivers girls wanting to become novices back to Salidar.[1]

She tended to side with Romanda Cassin.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lord of Chaos, Chapter 49
  2. Lord of Chaos, Prologue
  3. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 41