Title: Berelain sur Paendrag of House Paeron

Pronunciation: BEH-reh-lain suhr PAY-ehn-DRAG pay-eh-ROHN 
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The First of [Mayene] and High Seat of House Paeron. She wears the Diadem of the First, a golden hawk in flight.

! Physical Description

She is young and very beautiful. She is tall and pale with black hair and large, dark eyes. ([TDR,Ch56]) She is very beautiful with long black hair and dark eyes. ([ACoS,Ch18])

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Berelain sur Paendrag by [Richard Boyé|mailto:waldo@webspan.net?subject=EWoT%20Art]

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* Berelain has been a "guest" in the [Stone of Tear] since winter. ([TDR,Ch53])
* [Lanfear] sends Berelain to [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] with a message that [Rand|Rand alThor] is hers. Berelain plans to dine with [Rand|Rand alThor]. ([TDR,Ch56])
* Berelain is in [Rand|Rand alThor]'s chambers trying to seduce him when the bubble of evil strikes. She is terrified and flees, passing [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Faile|Zarine Bashere]. She talks with High Lord [Torean|Torean Andiama]. ([TSR,Ch2])
* Berelain also runs into [Rhuarc] and tells him what happened in [Rand|Rand alThor]'s chambers. ([TSR,Ch3])
* Berelain stays in her chambers since her confrontation with [Rand|Rand alThor]. ([TSR,Ch9])
* Berelain ignores [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] as she passes him on her way to visit [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. ([TSR,Ch13])
* Berelain visits [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and tells him she will return to [Mayene]. She flirts with him in front of [Faile|Zarine Bashere], angering her. [Faile|Zarine Bashere] picks a fight with her, but [Rhuarc] breaks it up and sends Berelain to her room. ([TSR,Ch14])
* Berelain brings two thief-catchers with her when she leaves [Mayene] for [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)]. ([LoC,Ch53])
* Berelain sends a message to [Rand|Rand alThor] that she is on her way to [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)] with a small army. She also asks after [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. ([TFoH,Ch51])
* Berelain sends regular letters to [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] keeping her up to date. ([ACoS,Ch19])
* [Rand|Rand alThor] puts Berelain in charge of [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)]. ([LoC,Ch14])
* Berelain and [Rhuarc] report to [Rand|Rand alThor] when he arrives at the [Sun Palace]. ([LoC,Ch17])
* [Rand|Rand alThor] orders Berelain and [Rhuarc] to hang [Mangin] tomorrow. ([LoC,Ch18])
* As [Rand|Rand alThor] prepares to leave Berelain reports that the hanging is set. She asks [Rand|Rand alThor] to give her warmest wishes to [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. ([LoC,Ch19])
* [Amys], [Bair] and [Sorilea] meet with Berelain. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tells them about the arrival of the [White Tower] embassy. Berelain leaves to tell [Rhuarc]. ([LoC,Ch24])
* Berelain offers the [White Tower] embassy rooms in the [Sun Palace] but they decline her offer. [Sarene|Sarene Nemdahl] works on Berelain discussing who will rule [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)] after [Rand|Rand alThor] leaves. ([LoC,Ch25])
* Something seems to be bothering Berelain but she will not tell [Rand|Rand alThor] what it is. ([LoC,Ch27])
* In a foul mood, [Rand|Rand alThor] hassles [Rhuarc] and Berelain about lots of minor issues. ([LoC,Ch28])
* Berelain virtually goes into hiding, refusing to see anyone if it is not urgent. ([LoC,Ch32])
* When [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] return to [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)], Berelain begins actively pursuing [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. However, she acts embarrassed when she is near [Rhuarc]. ([LoC,Ch50])
* Berelain sets her thief-catchers on the deaths of [Meilan|Meilan Mendiana] and [Maringil] and learns that [Colavaere|Colavaere Saighan] had them murdered. ([LoC,Ch53])
* Berelain searches [Rand|Rand alThor]'s quarters and finds his belt and sword proving that he was kidnapped. ([LoC,Ch53])
* Berelain agrees to remain in [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)] and [Havien Nurelle] leads the [Winged Guards|Mayene] in pursuit of [Rand|Rand alThor]. ([LoC,Ch54])
* Berelain brings in thief-catchers who trace the murders of Lord [Maringil] and High Lord [Meilan|Meilan Mendiana] to [Colavaere|Colavaere Saighan]. ([ACoS,Ch5])
* [Rand|Rand alThor] tells [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] to take him to Berelain but fails to find her as she is staying on the [Sea Folk] ship. ([ACoS,Ch6])
* She returns from the [Sea Folk] ship and it attacked on the way. She receives a note from [Rand|Rand alThor] sending her back to [Mayene]. She confronts him angrily and he asks if she will serve him in another way. [Cadsuane|Cadsuane Melaidhrin] makes an entrance and dismisses her. ([ACoS,Ch18])
* Before Berelain departs she leaves a letter with [Min|Min Farshaw] asking her to keep bugging [Rand|Rand alThor] to visit the [Sea Folk] ship. ([ACoS,Ch33])
* Berelain accompanies [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] to [Ghealdan]. ([ACoS,Ch27]) She brings two maids and two thief-catchers with her. ([TPoD,Ch8])
* [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] is with a small group, [Faile|Zarine Bashere], [Aram], Berelain, [Annoura|Annoura Larisen], [Gallenne|Bertain Gallenne], [Seonid|Seonid Traighan], her [Warder], [Edarra] and [Nevarin], scouting [Bethal]. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] sends Berelain, [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] and [Gallenne|Bertain Gallenne] to meet with [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin]. ([TPoD,Ch7])
* Berelain has not returned from [Bethal]. ([TPoD,Ch9])
* Berelain, [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] and [Gallenne|Bertain Gallenne] return with [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin] and meet with [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Faile|Zarine Bashere]. ([TPoD,Ch10])
* When the [Shaido] attack, Berelain is the only one who escapes to tell [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] about the [Shaido] and about [Masema|Masema Dagar] meeting with the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)]. ([TPoD,Ch30])
* Berelain, [Gallenne|Bertain Gallenne] and [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] confront [Gerard Arganda] after [Faile|Zarine Bashere] and [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin] are kidnapped. Berelain breaks to news to [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] when he returns. ([WH,Ch2])
* Berelain finds [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] nearly frozen on a ridge. She has him brought back to her tent and has [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] [Heal|Weaves] him. The next morning, she offers him a truce. She is furious when he does not understand, so she starts the rumor that he spent the night with her. ([WH,Ch5])
* [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] sends orders to Berelain and [Gerard Arganda] to get the [Mayeners|Mayene] and [Ghealdanin|Ghealdan] forces ready to move. ([WH,Ch6])
* Berelain brings [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] a note that her thief-catchers stole from [Masema|Masema Dagar]. It is signed by [Suroth|Suroth Sabelle Meldarath]. He tells her that [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] has been meeting with [Masema|Masema Dagar]. ([CoT,Ch6])
* Berelain watches as [Masuri|Masuri Sokawa] inspects the [Darkhound] tracks. ([CoT,Ch7])
* The scouts return having found the [Shaido]. When [Arganda|Gerard Arganda] suggests ransom, Berelain offers her gold and jewels to pay it. ([CoT,Ch8]) 
* Berelain, [Gallenne|Bertain Gallenne] and the three [Aes Sedai] accompany [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] to [So Habor]. ([CoT,Ch25])
* At [The Golden Barge] in [So Habor], [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and Berelain negotiate for grain with the merchants. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] insists on seeing the warehouses where they discover the grain is infested with weevils. The town also has a plague of ghosts. ([CoT,Ch26])
* [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], Berelain, [Gallenne|Bertain Gallenne] and the others return from [So Habor] to their camp. ([CoT,Ch27])
* When [Gaul] and [Neald|Fager Neald] kidnap [Galina|Galina Casban] near [Malden], she tells [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], Berelain and [Arganda|Gerard Arganda] that she is in [Malden] on [Aes Sedai] business and that she is protecting [Faile|Zarine Bashere] and [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin]. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] mistakenly trusts her to send a message to [Faile|Zarine Bashere]. ([KoD,Prologue])
* [Arganda|Gerard Arganda] and [Gallenne|Bertain Gallenne] accompany [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and Berelain as they meet with Banner-General [Tylee Khirgan]. ([KoD,Ch4])
* Perrin looks on as his small force enters the [Malden] aqueduct and the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] begin dumping in [forkroot|Herbs]. Back at his camp he meets with [Tylee|Tylee Khirgan], [Balwer|Sebban Balwer] and Berelain for a news update. ([KoD,Ch26])
* [Balwer|Sebban Balwer] and Berelain stay behind during the battle of [Malden]. ([KoD,Ch29])
* [Gallenne|Bertain Gallenne] and the [Winged Guard|Mayene] guard Berelain as [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s army rides through [Ghealdan] toward the [Jehannah Road]. ([ToM,Ch2])
* [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Faile|Zarine Bashere] inspect the patch of [Blight] with the [Wise Ones|Aiel], Berelain and others. He orders it destroyed. ([ToM,Ch4])
* Berelain attends [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s holds a staff meeting. They agree to send a scouting mission to [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)]. [Sulin] reports a [Whitecloak|Children of the Light] army on the road ahead. ([ToM,Ch6])
* [Faile|Zarine Bashere] challenges Berelain to a duel to the death unless she can help put a stop to the rumors about her and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. They agree to pose as friends. ([ToM,Ch18])
* The scouting party returns from [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)] and [Caemlyn] and [Seonid|Seonid Traighan] reports to [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], [Faile|Zarine Bashere] and Berelain. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] tells [Balwer|Sebban Balwer] to write a letter to the [Whitecloaks|Children of the Light] telling them to pick a place for battle. ([ToM,Ch21])
* The next morning, [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s army meets the [Whitecloaks|Children of the Light]. He orders the channelers and [Two Rivers] men to intimidate them then asks for one last parley and they agree. At the parley, [Galad|Galad Damodred] and [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] are smitten. [Galad|Galad Damodred] gets a second shock when he and [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] recognize each other. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Galad|Galad Damodred] agree to a trial with [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] as judge. ([ToM,Ch26])
* [Faile|Zarine Bashere], Berelain and [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin] walk through the camp when their weapons attack them. [Faile|Zarine Bashere] saves Berelain. ([ToM,Ch29])
* [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] sits in judgment at the trial. [Byar|Jaret Byar] and [Bornhald|Dain Bornhald] testify and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] admits to killing the two [Whitecloaks|Children of the Light] but says he fought on the same side as [Geofram Bornhald] at [Falme]. [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] judges it to be a fight between mercenaries and finds [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] guilty of illegal killing, not murder. She gives his punishment to [Galad|Galad Damodred] and he delays his sentence. ([ToM,Ch34])
* [Faile|Zarine Bashere], [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin] and Berelain are all angry that [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] found [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] guilty. ([ToM,Ch35])
* Berelain is part of the crowd that watches [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] forge his war hammer. He orders [Faile|Zarine Bashere], Berelain and [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin] to stay back when his army goes to rescue the [Whitecloaks|Children of the Light]. Berelain is frantic that [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] might kill [Galad|Galad Damodred]. She thinks [Galad|Galad Damodred] will be a fine substitute for [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] as a political marriage ally. ([ToM,Ch40])
* Berelain and [Faile|Zarine Bashere] talk. She says love is not a factor for rulers, but [Galad|Galad Damodred] arrives and they are clearly falling in love. ([ToM,Ch43])
* Berelain and [Galad|Galad Damodred] attend the marriage ceremony for [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] and [Tallanvor|Martyn Tallanvor]. Berelain sheds a tear during the ceremony. ([ToM,Ch44])
* Berelain and [Galad|Galad Damodred] ride side by side through the gateway to the [Field of Merrilor]. ([ToM,Ch53])
* [Egwene], King [Easar|Easar Togita] from [Shienar], King [Alsalam|Alsalam Saeed Almadar] from [Arad Doman], [Elayne] from [Andor], %%green [Cadsuane]%%, [Min], [Perrin], [Faile], [Nynaeve], King [Roedran|Roedran Analoy] from [Murandy], [Gregorin|Gregorin Panar den Lushenos] from [Illainer|Illian (Country)], King [Paitar|Paitar Neramovni Nachiman] from [Arafel], King [Darlin|Darlin Sisnera] from [Tear|Tear (Country)], Queen [Tenobia|Tenobia si Bashere Kazadi] from [Saldaea], Queen [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin] from [Ghealdan] and Berelain from [Mayene] all attend [Rand]'s meeting at the [Field of Merrilor]. ([AMoL,Ch5])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch6] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] is near tears when she learns that Berelain was with [Rand|Rand alThor].
## [TSR,Ch8] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] is determined to spend her last four days in [Tear|Tear (City)] winning [Rand|Rand alThor] and preventing Berelain from having him.
## [TSR,Ch8] - [Rand|Rand alThor] orders the High Lords to negotiate with Berelain to ship grain to [Illian|Illian (Country)].
## [TSR,Ch9] - [Rand|Rand alThor] tells [Meilan|Meilan Mendiana] and [Sunamon|Sunamon Haellin] to come up with a reasonable treaty with Berelain or he will hang them.
## [TSR,Ch12] - When [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] hears of [Aiel] marriage customs she wonders if [Rand|Rand alThor] will have another woman and hopes it is not Berelain.
## [TSR,Ch14] - Berelain is still too afraid of [Rand|Rand alThor] to talk to him.
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch14] - [Egwene|Egwene alVere] has learned to recognize Berelain's dreams in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%. Her dreams are normal except that her dreams of men make [Egwene|Egwene alVere] blush.
## [LoC,Ch17] - Berelain's House is [Paeron|Mayene].
## [LoC,Ch17] - Berelain and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] do not like each other.
## [LoC,Ch18] - The [Wise Ones|Aiel] seem very fond of Berelain treating her like an apprentice [Wise One|Aiel].
## [LoC,Ch40] - When [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] finds out about [Aviendha] and [Rand|Rand alThor], she is relieved that his third woman is not Berelain.
## [LoC,Ch50] - [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon] hums in appreciation when [Rand|Rand alThor] looks at Berelain.
## [LoC,Ch50] - [Min|Min Farshaw] has a [viewing|viewings] of Berelain - "Just a man in white who will make her fall head over heels."
## [LoC,Ch51] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] stays close to [Faile|Zarine Bashere] all day hoping that Berelain will stay away.
## Glossary - Berelain is High Seat of House [Paeron|Mayene].
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch3] - [Feraighin] tells [Rand|Rand alThor] and the [Wise Ones|Aiel] that Berelain is okay.
## [ACoS,Ch5] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] makes a mistake by asking about Berelain in front of [Faile|Zarine Bashere]. 
## [ACoS,Ch7] - [Rand|Rand alThor] wonders why Berelain didn't tell him about [Annoura|Annoura Larisen].
# In [The Path of Daggers]
## [TPoD,Ch10] - [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] tells Berelain that [Maighdin|morgase] is a [wilder]. Berelain passes it on to [Faile|Zarine Bashere].
# In [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Ch5] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Balwer|Sebban Balwer] consider putting %%ot [Cha Faile]%% in Berelain's camp as spies.
## [CoT,Ch25] - [Haral Luhhan] and Berelain have a saying in common, -dress poor to ask a small favor, but dress rich to ask a large one.-
# In [The Gathering Storm]
## [TGS,Ch17] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] is confused that [Faile|Zarine Bashere] believes him about the night he spent in Berelain's tent, yet she is still jealous.
## [TGS,Ch21] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] is still confused about [Faile|Zarine Bashere]'s reaction to Berelain.
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Prologue] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] still worries about what his men think about him and Berelain.
## [ToM,Ch16] - [Faile|Zarine Bashere] expects to have to deal directly with Berelain soon.
## [ToM,Ch28] - [Faile|Zarine Bashere] notes the way [Galad|Galad Damodred] and Berelain look at each other and plans to make use of it.
## [ToM,Ch41] - As he prepares to attack the [Shadowspawn] army, he does not understand why Berelain smells so worried.

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