Pronunciation: ahl-vee-AH-rihn FREYE-dhehn

An Aes Sedai of the White Ajah.

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She is head of the Black Ajah.

Physical Description#

She has a swan neck. (TSR,Ch1) She is tall and slim. (TFoH,Prologue)

Elaida and Alviarin by Richard Boyé

Points of View#

See Alviarin's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch31 - Verin recalls that Alviarin was most upset when she suggested that the White Ajah should serve as the hosts in their plan to breed gentled men.
  2. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch19 - Alviarin has never been to Shayol Ghul.
    2. TFoH,Ch51 - Alviarin's last name is Freidhen.
    3. TFoH,Ch51 - Rand discusses Alviarin's letter with Moiraine, but neither is sure what the truth of it is.
    4. TFoH,Ch53 - In her letter to Rand, Moiraine warns him to be as wary of Verin as he is of Alviarin.
  3. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch7 - Siuan finds evidence that Alviarin is countermanding Elaida's orders.
    2. LoC,Ch27 - Rand believed Alviarin's letter and thinks that she leads a faction in the White Tower that secretly supports him.
    3. LoC,Ch27 - When Rand asks the White Tower delegation about Alviarin, Galina answers leading Rand to believe that she is in league with Alviarin and secretly supports him.
    4. LoC,Ch53 - Galina thinks she might be able to use Min to get the upper hand on Alviarin.
  4. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Prologue - Elaida is starting to feel threatened by Alviarin.
    2. ACoS,Ch9 - Egwene and Leane worry that Rand believes that Alviarin is his friend.
    3. ACoS,Ch33 - Rand has nightmares about Alviarin, Elaida, Egwene, Nynaeve and all the Aes Sedai standing against him.
    4. ACoS,Ch40 - Only Galina and two others know that Alviarin is head of the Black Ajah.
  5. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Prologue - Rand is certain that he has supporters in the White Tower.
  6. In Winters Heart
    1. WH,Ch12 - From Alviarin's note Rand still believes that he has secret supporters in the White Tower.
  7. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - Seaine finally figures out that Elaida set her hunting for treasonous acts by Alviarin, not for the Black Ajah.
    2. KoD,Ch2 - Elaida is still furious over the divisive mess Alviarin created in the White Tower.
  8. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch16 - When Egwene meets with Ferane, Miyasi and Tesan, she reminds them that the White Ajah played an integral role in raising Elaida and how Alviarin failed as Keeper.
    2. TGS,Ch39 - Alviarin's name is in Verin's book as Black Ajah. Egwene tells Meidani that she and the Sitters must do whatever they can to capture her.