Title: Lady Colavaere of House Saighan

Pronunciation: COH-lah-veer sye-GHAN

A Cairhienin noblewoman, head of House Saighan.

Physical Description#

She is in her middle years and is more than handsome. She has dark eyes and a musical voice. (TFoH,Ch46) She is pretty, but short of beautiful. Her hair is an ornate tower of dark curls. (TFoH,Ch51) She is an attractive woman in her middle years with a touch of gray. (ACoS,Ch5)

Colavaere Saighan by Richard Boyé

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch46 - Among Cairhienin nobility, Colavaere is the highest ranking and Dobraine is second. Slashes of color to her knees indicate her high rank.
    2. TFoH,Ch52 - Asmodean reports to Rand that screams from Colavaere's quarters have all the nobles in the Sun Palace on edge.
    3. TFoH,Ch54 - Rand briefly wonders if the Wise Ones sent Aviendha to him much as Colavaere sends beautiful young women.
  2. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch19 - Colavaere wears slashes of color to below her knees indicating her high rank.
    2. LoC,Ch50 - Min views Colavaere - Colavaere would die by hanging.
    3. LoC,Ch53 - Dobraine reports to Perrin that Maringil and Meilan were murdered. Berelain reports that her thief-catchers have proof that Colavaere was responsible.
  3. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch3 - Rand learns that she had herself crowned queen of Cairhien during his absence.
    2. ACoS,Ch4 - Faile is serving as one of her attendants.
    3. ACoS,Ch6 - Faile suggests killing her, but Perrin will not.
    4. ACoS,Ch7 - News of her coronation arrived in Caemlyn three days past and prompted claims on the Lion Throne.
    5. ACoS,Ch18 - When Berelain is attacked, Rand thinks it was one of Colavaere's supporters.
    6. ACoS,Ch19 - Min tells Rand that Colavaere hanged herself.
    7. ACoS,Ch33 - Rand has nightmares about Colavaere and all the other women who died because of him.
    8. ACoS,Ch35 - Caraline and Darlin intended to put Caraline on the Cairhien throne before Colavaere could take it.
  4. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch13 - Colavaere is on Rand's list of women who died because of him even though she hanged herself.
    2. TPoD,Ch21 - Rand has many of the Cairhienin nobles who supported Colavaere brought to Illian so he can keep an eye on them.
    3. TPoD,Ch22 - Rand is confused that word spreads that he has a soft spot for women at the same time that rumors fly that he murdered Morgase, Elayne and Colavaere.
    4. TPoD,Ch24 - Bertome has mixed feelings. Colavaere was ambitious beyond reason, yet she was his favorite cousin.
  5. In Winters Heart
    1. WH,Ch34 - Rand thinks of Moiraine, Colavaere, Liah and Jendhilin as women who died because of him.
  6. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch24 - Egwene tells Mattin Stepaneos that Rand did not kill Colavaere. She hanged herself.
  7. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch29 - Rand runs through the list of women who died because of him including Colavaere, Liah, Sendara, Lamelle, Andhilin and Jendhilin.
  8. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch50 - When Elayne strips the titles from Arymilla, Elenia and Naean, she recalls that Rand did the same to Colavaere.

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