Pronunciation: leh-LAIN ah-KAH-shee

An Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah and a Sitter for forty years. Her Warder is Burin Shaeren.

Possible Spoilers#

She joined with the Salidar Aes Sedai.

Physical Description#

She is beautiful when she smiles. (NS,Ch11]) She is slender with a dignified air. She has dark, penetrating eyes, but she has a warm smile. (LoC,Ch8) Despite her age she is pretty with no gray in her dark hair. (LoC,Ch35) She is a slender, hard-eyed woman in blue-slashed silk who rations her smiles tightly. (KoD,Ch23) She is pretty, slender and graceful with an almond face and full lips. (TGS,Ch30)

Points of View#

See Lelaine Akashi's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In New Spring
    1. NS,Ch14 - Lelaine and Elaida are among the strongest Aes Sedai. Moiraine and Siuan will eventually be as strong.
  2. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch8 - Lelaine Akashi is a Sitter in the Salidar Hall.
    2. LoC,Ch30 - Before she became Amyrlin, Siuan's closest friends after Moiraine were Delana and Lelaine.
    3. LoC,Ch30 - Delana agrees to help Siuan play Romanda against Janya and Lelaine with the goal of having Sheriam let Siuan join in their meeting with the Wise Ones in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    4. LoC,Ch35 - Romanda is the eldest of the Salidar Sitters. Lelaine and Janya are next.
    5. LoC,Ch39 - Sheriam is worried that Lelaine and Romanda will use news of Mat's army to undermine her.
  3. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Prologue - Elaida wants Lelaine stilled as punishment and an example.
    2. ACoS,Ch9 - She and Romanda are the strongest Salidar Aes Sedai after Egwene, as strong as Siuan used to be.
    3. ACoS,Ch11 - She was a good friend of Siuan Sanche.
    4. ACoS,Ch11 - She and Romanda both offered protection to Theodrin and Faolain.
    5. ACoS,Ch12 - Lelaine has been a Sitter for forty years.
    6. ACoS,Ch23 - Garenia is a very strong channeler, as strong as Lelaine or Romanda.
    7. ACoS,Ch32 - Elaida dreams about Lelaine being humbled and stilled.
  4. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch16 - The Sitters who support negotiation are divided in their loyalty between Romanda and Lelaine.
    2. CoT,Ch17 - Janya, Lelaine and Lyrelle were the only Sitters from the White Tower to stand at the war vote.
  5. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - Egwene wonders whether Lelaine or Romanda will be raised after her.
    2. KoD,Ch2 - Beonin reports to Elaida that Lelaine and Romanda are struggling for power.
  6. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch38 - Siuan informs Egwene that Gawyn is in the rebel camp and is meeting with Lelaine and Romanda.
    2. TGS,Ch39 - Egwene is mildly disappointed that neither Lelaine nor Romanda is on Verin's list of Black Ajah.