The ki'sain is a spot of paint that Malkieri women traditionally wear on their forehead indicating their marital status, blue for unmarried, red for married and white for widowed. The ki'sain symbolizes their pledge to dedicate their children to the fight against the Shadow.

References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In New Spring
    1. NS,Ch15 - In Canluum Lan notes that a few women still wear ki'sain.
    2. NS,Ch22 - Edeyn wears a white ki'sain indicating that she is a widow.
    3. NS,Ch25 - Iselle wears a blue ki'sain indicating that she is unmarried.
  2. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch8 - Since marrying Lan, Nynaeve has started wearing a red ki'sain. A red ki'sain indicates a married woman.
    2. WH,Ch22 - Nynaeve still wears a ki'sain in Far Madding even though it makes her stand out.
  3. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch20 - Weilin Aldragoran remarks at seeing an Aes Sedai wearing a red ki'sain.

More Category Items