EWoT: Zerah Dacan

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Zerah Dacan
Biographical information
Nationality Mayener
Date of birth 928 NE
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Build Slim
Hair color Black
Eye color Blue
Chronological and political information
First appeared TPOD 26
Last appeared TPOD 26
Last mentioned KOD Prologue
Affiliation White Tower
Rank Aes Sedai
Ajah White Ajah

Zerah Dacan is an Aes Sedai of the White Ajah.

Appearance and Abilities Edit

Zerah is 5'5½" tall, and slim. She has black shoulder-length hair and large blue eyes. She is cool and self-possessed and moves gracefully.

"The Wheel of Time Companion" lists her strength as 19(7); strong enough to Travel.


Zerah comes from a moderately wealthy family in Mayene; her father had been a merchant-trader . She was born in 928 NE and went to the White Tower in 943 NE. After spending seven years as a novice and eight years as Accepted, Zerah was raised to the shawl in 958 NE. She was allied with the rebel Aes Sedai during the White Tower schism.

She has no Warder.

Activities Edit

Zerah, as well as nine other sisters, was sent by the Salidar Aes Sedai to the White Tower to spy, and to spread the rumor that the Red Ajah set Logain Ablar up as a false Dragon[1][2].

Unfortunately, Pevara Tazanovni and Seaine Herimon suspected her of being Black Ajah and questioned her with the Oath Rod, causing her to unwillingly betray her allegiance to the Salidar Aes Sedai, as well as the names of the other spies[3]. She was also forced to swear an oath of obedience to Pevara and Seaine, which included luring each of the other ferrets into the same trap.

Zerah unwittingly demonstrated the problem of conflicting Oaths. Bound by the oath to not lie, and bound by the Oath to obey Pevara, Pevara told her to admit that the story of Reds setting up Logain as a False Dragon was a lie. Because Zerah believed it was truth, she could not obey Pevara. Zerah began to choke, and was only saved because Seaine figured out that the Oaths conflicted and urged Pevara to rescind her order.

She is now part of the group of sisters who are hunting the Black Ajah in the White Tower.

"The Wheel of Time Companion" reveals that Egwene successfully convinced Seaine and the others to remove Zerah's oath of obedience.


  1. A Crown of Swords, Chapter 8
  2. The Path of Daggers, Chapter 26
  3. Winter's Heart, Prologue