Pronunciation: GAH-wihn trah-KAND

Son of Morgase, brother to Elayne and half-brother to Galad. His sign is a white boar. (The Eye of the World,Glossary)

Physical Description#

He is a head taller and a little older than Elayne. He has the same reddish gold hair and oval face as his sister. (TEotW,Ch40)

Gawyn and Egwene by Richard Boyé

Points of View#

See Gawyn's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#



Tar Valon#


Dumai's Wells#

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Field of Merrilor#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch34 - Almen Bunt tells Rand and Mat about him.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch4 - Anaiya tells Moiraine that Gawyn and Elayne arrived in Tar Valon.
    2. TGH,Ch38 - Elayne tells Min that she should wear a dress because Gawyn has been looking at her.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch16 - Elayne tells Egwene that Gawyn is besotted with her.
    2. TDR,Ch24 - On their trip to Tar Valon, Elayne tells Mat about Galad and Gawyn.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch1 - Min has viewings of Gawyn - streaks of dried blood had made his face a grim mask. He was going to be wounded on the day the Aes Sedai died. He was going to be hurt more than the blood told, hurt somehow deeper than wounds to his flesh. That bloody mask again. More: a sword floated above his head, and a banner waved behind it. The long-hilted sword, like those most Warder used, had a heron engraved on its slightly curved blade, symbol of a blademaster, and Min could not say whether it belonged to Gawyn or threatened him. The banner bore Gawyn's sigil of the charging White Boar, but on a field of green rather than the red of Andor.
    2. TSR,Ch11 - Egwene dreams of Gawyn with his eyes full of pain and hatred.
    3. TSR,Ch47 - Min has a viewing of Gawyn - Gawyn kneeling at Egwene's feet with his head bowed, and Gawyn breaking Egwene's neck, first one then the other, as if either could be the future. She had never seen that fluttering back and forth, as though not even the viewing could tell which would be the true future. Worse, she had a feeling near to certainty that it was what she had done this day that had turned Gawyn toward those two possibilities.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch16 - Galad tells Elayne and Nynaeve that Gawyn stayed up north.
    2. TFoH,Ch25 - Moghedien creates dreams of Siuan, Leane, Galad, Gawyn and Marin al'Vere trying to trap Egwene in Tel'aran'rhiod.
  6. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Morgase worries about Elayne, Gawyn and Galad.
    2. LoC,Ch9 - Niall orders Balwer to find Elayne and Gawyn and bring them to Amador.
    3. LoC,Ch14 - Egwene gets trapped in Gawyn's dream about her.
    4. LoC,Ch15 - Egwene dreams of Gawyn - Him kneeling while she cupped his head in her hands. Twice, right on top one another, she dreamed of taking Gawyn by the shoulders and trying to turn him to face the other way against his will. Once he brushed her hands away roughly; the other time, she was somehow stronger than he. The two blended together hazily. In another he began swinging a door closed on her, and she knew if that narrowing gap of light vanished, she was dead.
    5. LoC,Ch18 - Egwene still blushes when she thinks of Gawyn's dream.
    6. LoC,Ch24 - Egwene dreams of Gawyn again.
    7. LoC,Ch25 - Egwene realizes that her dream of Gawyn means that she will bond him as her Warder.
    8. LoC,Ch33 - When Egwene leaves for Salidar she sends a goodbye note to Gawyn at The Long Man.
    9. LoC,Ch53 - Galina plans to have the Shaido kill Gawyn and the Younglings.
  7. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch10 - Egwene would like to marry Gawyn. She knows that she will bond him as that is the only one of her dreams that she has clearly interpreted.
    2. ACoS,Ch26 - Morgase believes that Elayne and Gawyn are still safe in the White Tower.
    3. ACoS,Ch32 - Elaida ordered Galina to make sure that Gawyn was killed.
  8. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch19 - After castigating Siuan for moping over Bryne, Egwene, with some embarrassment, recalls playing kissing games with Gawyn.
  9. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Prologue - Elayne sends three messengers to Tar Valon with letters for Gawyn. Birgitte hopes he returns soon as she does not like her job as general.
  10. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch12 - Elayne still does not have news of Gawyn or Galad. She hopes that Elaida has not learned that Gawyn helped Siuan escape.
    2. CoT,Ch16 - Egwene knows she will bond Gawyn as Warder, but she does not know if he is in Tar Valon or on his way to Caemlyn.
    3. CoT,Ch20 - Gawyn's dreams still threaten to pull Egwene in.
  11. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch24 - Egwene has some fine dreams about Rand, Mat, Perrin and Gawyn.
    2. KoD,Ch33 - Elayne received military training like Gawyn from Gareth Bryne.
  12. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch12 - Egwene wonders where Gawyn is.
    2. TGS,Ch38 - Siuan tells Egwene that Gawyn is in the rebel camp. Egwene thinks that she will bond him as her Warder and marry him.
  13. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch14 - Egwene is frustrated that she seems to have an easier time with her adversaries than she does with Gawyn.
    2. ToM,Ch45 - Elayne is furious that Gawyn left without notice.