Pronunciation: AYE-dam

A ter'angreal consisting of a necklace and one or more bracelets. The bracelets may be connected to the necklace by a cord. The a'dam allows the wearer of the bracelet to control the wearer of the necklace. The a'dam prevents damane from linking to form circles.

References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch38 - Floran Gelb brings Egeanin an a'dam that he recovered.
  2. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch24 - Elayne and Nynaeve get an a'dam from Cerandin. They test Cerandin with it to prove she is not a sul'dam.
    2. TFoH,Ch33 - Elayne figures out how the a'dam works.
    3. TFoH,Ch49 - Elayne continues to study the a'dam on the trip to Salidar.
    4. TFoH,Ch50 - The Aes Sedai in Salidar are disgusted at the a'dam brought by Elayne and Nynaeve. They confiscate it.
    5. TFoH,Ch54 - In Tel'aran'rhiod Nynaeve creates an a'dam to trap Moghedien.
    6. TFoH,Ch55 - Nynaeve makes the leash of the a'dam disappear so Rand will not recognize it for what it is.
  3. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Elayne makes an a'dam out of Birgitte's silver arrow. It comprises only a bracelet and necklace. Nynaeve uses the a'dam on Moghedien to study Siuan and Leane. They determine that Siuan and Leane can sense Moghedien through the a'dam but cannot control her.
    2. LoC,Ch12 - Nynaeve is nervous about the reliability of the a'dam since learning from Moghedien that tied off shields can be unraveled.
    3. LoC,Ch14 - Elayne wisely removes the a'dam bracelet before linking with the circle of Aes Sedai.
    4. LoC,Ch29 - Elayne has to take off the a'dam bracelet because of the pain feedback when Birgitte beats up Moghedien.
    5. LoC,Ch37 - Elayne and Nynaeve tell Egwene about Moghedien and give her the a'dam bracelet.
  4. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch8 - Egwene, wearing the bracelet, feels a flash of pain, then nothing when Aran'gar removes the necklace from Moghedien.
  5. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch28 - Mat has Juilin procure an a'dam.
    2. WH,Ch29 - Setalle Anan tries the a'dam on Joline with her as the sul'dam, but it does not work.
    3. WH,Ch31 - Mat frees one of the Windfinder damane and teaches her how to work the clasp on the a'dam so she can free the others.
  6. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch28 - Mat has not managed to get the three a'dam away from the sul'dam.
    2. CoT,Ch29 - Egeanin tells Mat, Domon, Tuon, Selucia and the Aes Sedai that the a'dam works on sul'dam as well as damane.
  7. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch9 - Tuon gets the three a'dam and Selucia puts two of them on Teslyn and Joline. When Mat finally gets them back he buries them in a deep hole.
    2. KoD,Ch12 - Perrin and Tylee go to Almizar to get a'dam for captured Wise Ones.
    3. KoD,Ch27 - After capturing Semirhage, Rand's party finds a box containing six a'dam and five copies of the Sad Bracelets. Nynaeve is furious that Egeanin did not keep her word and drop the Sad Bracelets in the ocean.
  8. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch14 - Cadsuane keeps the male access key and Sad Bracelets in a heavily warded box in her rooms. She left the Sad Bracelets copies, the a'dam and Callandor with some women she trusts.
    2. TGS,Ch14 - With those same women, Cadsuane tests an a'dam on herself but cannot figure out how to beat it.
    3. TGS,Ch41 - Linked channelers have a big advantage fighting the Seanchan (People) as the a'dam prevents damane from linking.
  9. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch38 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Mesaana collars Egwene, but Egwene wills the a'dam out of existence.