The name given to thirteen of the most powerful [Aes Sedai] of the [Age of Legends], thus among most powerful ever known, who went over to the [Dark One|ShaiTan] during the [War of the Shadow|Shadow War] in return for the promise of immortality. According to both legend and fragmentary records, they were imprisoned along with [Dark One|ShaiTan] when his prison was re-sealed. The names given to them are still used to frighten children. They prefer to call themselves The Chosen.

In exchange for their oaths in [Shayol Ghul], the Forsaken receive a mark from the [Dark One|ShaiTan]. This mark is invisible to humans but some [Shadowspawn] can recognize it.

* [Aginor] (M)
* [Asmodean] (M)
* [Balthamel] (M)
* [Be'lal|BeLal] (M)
* [Demandred] (M)
* [Graendal] (F)
* [Ishamael] (M)
* [Lanfear] (F)
* [Mesaana] (F)
* [Moghedien] (F)
* [Rahvin] (M)
* [Sammael] (M)
* [Semirhage] (F)

There are four new Forsaken as well: 

* [Aran'gar] (F)
* [Cyndane] (F)
* [Osan'gar] (M)
* [Moridin] (M)

! References (Possible Spoilers)

# In the [Guide]
## [Tor Website Q&A|Guide] - In exchange for their oaths in [Shayol Ghul], the Forsaken receive a mark from the [Dark One|ShaiTan]. This mark is visible only to certain [Shadowspawn] and it gives the Forsaken some measure of control over them.
# In [The Eye of the World]
## [TEotW,Ch42] - [Moiraine] states that the Forsaken do not have a tenth the power of the [Dark One|ShaiTan].
# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Prologue] - At the [Darkfriend|Darkfriends] social, [Bors|Jaichim Carridin] does not know if [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] in one of the Forsaken newly freed or the [Dark One|ShaiTan] himself.
## [TGH,Ch7] - For some reason, [Moiraine] does not tell [Siuan] that some of the Forsaken are loose.
## [TGH,Ch22] - At [Adeleas|Adeleas Namelle]' and [Vandene|Vandene Namelle]'s house, [Moiraine] studies [Santhra]'s book on the Forsaken.
# In [The Dragon Reborn]
## [TDR,Ch6] - [Moiraine] wonders how many of the Forsaken are now loose.
# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch2] - [Rand] incorrectly blames one of the Forsaken for the attack of the bubbles of evil.
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Prologue] - Their bonds, oaths and ties to the [Great Lord|ShaiTan] protect the male Forsaken from the taint on %%ot [saidin|Said]%%.
## [TFoH,Ch14] - [Birgitte] tells [Nynaeve] that all the Forsaken are more active in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%% than anytime since their release.
## [TFoH,Ch56] - Thinking of [Sammael] in [Illian|Illian (Country)], the rest of the Forsaken and the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)], [Rand] tells [Bashere|Davram Bashere] that there will be blood and death before there is peace.
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch20] - [Rand] wonders why the Forsaken do not open gateways and dump thousands of [Trollocs] and [Fades|Fade] in the [Royal Palace] to attack him.
## [LoC,Ch28] - [Padan Fain] is furious when he hears about the [Gray Man] attack on [Rand], wishing the Forsaken would stop meddling in his plans. He also is wary of them knowing they would kill him in a heartbeat.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Prologue] - [Elaida] still does not believe that the Forsaken are loose.
## [ACoS,Ch8] - The Forsaken do not have the [ageless|Aes Sedai] look.
## [ACoS,Ch10] - The [Wise One|Aiel] [dreamwalkers|TelAranRhiod] have glimpsed the Forsaken in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%, but they do not mess with each other.
## [ACoS,Ch19] - [Cadsuane] quizzes the other [Aes Sedai] asking if there is proof that the Forsaken are really loose.
## [ACoS,Ch23] - Although she is relatively weak, [Berowin] has a [Talent|Weaves] for shielding. She could shield one of the Forsaken.
## [ACoS,Ch25] - [Moridin] tells [Moghedien] that she accidentally did some good so she will continue to be one of the Chosen.
# In [Winter's Heart|Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch13] - During the [War of Power|Shadow War] over a dozen of the Chosen died because of the [Great Lord|ShaiTan]'s suspicion.
# In [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Ch8] - With the powerful [channeling|True Source] to the north, [Annoura|Annoura Larisen] wonders if the Forsaken have a %%ot [sa'angreal|True Source]%%.
## [CoT,Ch10] - When [Elayne] feels the powerful [channeling|True Source], she fears it is the [Black Ajah] or the Forsaken.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch12] - After an assassination attempt, [Perrin] wonders if the Forsaken are after him.
## [KoD,Ch22] - [Logain Ablar] will not tell anyone where [Rand] is because the Forsaken are trying to kill him.
# In [The Gathering Storm]
## [TGS,Ch39] - According to [Verin], the one thing the Forsaken have in common that the [Dark One|ShaiTan] values is selfishness. That makes them predictable.

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