Pronunciation: leh-LAIN ah-KAH-shee

An [Aes Sedai] of the [Blue Ajah] and a [Sitter] for forty years. Her [Warder|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|Lelaine Akashi POV].

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* Circa 961 NE, Lelaine is elected [Sitter] for the [Blue Ajah]. ([ACoS,Ch12])
* When [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] and [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] choose their [Ajah|Aes Sedai], the [Sitters] [Anlee], Lelaine and [Eadyth] welcome them to the [Blue Ajah]. ([NS,Ch11]])
* [Anlee], Lelaine and [Eadyth] are the last to welcome [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] and [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] to the [Blue Ajah] quarters. ([NS,Ch12])
* Now that [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] and [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] are full sisters, Lelaine, [Natasia] and [Anaiya] teach them weaves restricted to [Aes Sedai] such as bonding a [Warder|Warder] and secret weaves known only to the [Blue Ajah]. Lelaine and [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] become close friends. ([NS,Ch14])
* Lelaine makes her way to [Salidar] and joins the rebels. ([LoC,Ch8])
* Lelaine Akashi stands by with [Burin Shaeren] while [Logain|Logain Ablar] tells some [Altara] nobles about the [Red Ajah] setting him up. Later, she quizzes [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] about [Rand|Rand alThor], [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. ([LoC,Ch8])
* After [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] [Heals|Weaves] [Logain|Logain Ablar], [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar], [Romanda|Romanda Cassin], [Myrelle|Myrelle Berengari], [Morvrin], [Takima], Lelaine, [Janya|Janya Frende], [Delana|Delana Mosalaine], [Bharatine], [Beonin|Beonin Marinye], [Varilin] and [Nisao|Nisao Dachen] all pile into the small room to see what happened. ([LoC,Ch30])
* On the second vote for [Egwene|Egwene alVere] to be [Amyrlin|Aes Sedai], Lelaine and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] are the last to stand. ([LoC,Ch35])
* [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar], [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] and Lelaine are furious when [Egwene|Egwene alVere] raises [Accepted] to [Aes Sedai] on her own. ([LoC,Ch36])
* After [Egwene|Egwene alVere] is raised to the [Amyrlin|Aes Sedai], Lelaine meets with [Lyrelle|Lyrelle Arienwin], [Takima], [Faiselle] and another [Sitter] to discuss how to maintain their position. ([LoC,Ch37])
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s plotting works. Lelaine and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] agree that they must begin moving to get away from [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] and the [Band of the Red Hand]. ([LoC,Ch44])
* [Carlinya], [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar], Lelaine and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] want [Logain|Logain Ablar] [gentled|stilling] again. [Delana|Delana Mosalaine] wants him killed. ([LoC,Ch52])
* [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] and Lelaine battle with [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] for control of [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. They suggest reducing soldiers' pay. Lelaine gets [Egwene|Egwene alVere] a new maid, [Selame]. ([ACoS,Ch8])
* Lelaine and [Takima] confront [Egwene|Egwene alVere] at the same time that [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] and [Varilin] do. She demands that all talk of the [Black Ajah] be banned. ([ACoS,Ch11])
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere] receives a note from Lelaine demanding again that any mention of the [Black Ajah] be banned. ([ACoS,Ch12])
* After the meeting of the [Hall|Sitters], Lelaine leaves accompanied by her followers, [Faiselle], [Lyrelle|Lyrelle Arienwin] and [Takima]. Lelaine returns when she learns of the meeting with the [Andorans|Andor] and [Murandians|Murandy] and orders [Egwene|Egwene alVere] to let her do the talking. ([TPoD,Ch16])
* Lelaine, [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] and [Janya|Janya Frende] provide fine clothes and jewels so [Egwene|Egwene alVere] will look like an [Amyrlin|Aes Sedai] for the meeting with the [Andorans|Andor]. ([TPoD,Ch17])
* After the meeting with the [Andorans|Andor] and [Murandians|Murandy], Lelaine is furious that [Egwene|Egwene alVere] disobeyed her. ([TPoD,Ch18])
* At the War Vote Lelaine and [Lyrelle|Lyrelle Arienwin] stand voting YES. [Faiselle] and [Takima] defy Lelaine and remain seated voting NO. ([TPoD,Ch19])
* Lelaine and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] now spend more time fighting with each other than nitpicking [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. ([TPoD,Ch30])
* [Kairen Stang] spends a lot of time with Lelaine. ([CoT,Ch17])
* The [Sitters] meet to hear the report on [Shadar Logoth|Aridhol (City)]. Lelaine and [Moria|Moria Karentanis] arrive early and claim seats in the front. Lelaine wants to talk about the negotiations with [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan], but [Moria|Moria Karentanis] insists on the report first. Lelaine and [Lyrelle|Lyrelle Arienwin] are the last to stand and vote YES on an alliance with the [Black Tower]. ([CoT,Ch19])
* [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] and Lelaine continue to argue even after the meeting is over. ([CoT,Ch20])
* Lelaine figures out that [Faolain|Faolain Orande] is a spy, grills her, then keeps her in seclusion. ([KoD,Ch1])
* [Maigan] and Lelaine try to browbeat [Egwene|Egwene alVere] on the issues of the [Kin] and the [Asha'man]. ([CoT,Ch30])
* Lelaine asks [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] to support her against [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] if anything happens to [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. ([KoD,Ch1])
* Lelaine calls an emergency meeting of the [Hall|Sitters]. [Aledrin], [Delana|Delana Mosalaine], [Escaralde], [Faiselle], [Janya|Janya Frende], [Lyrelle|Lyrelle Arienwin], [Kwamesa], [Malind|Malind Nachenin], [Moria|Moria Karentanis], [Romanda|Romanda Cassin], [Salita|Salita Toranes], [Samalin] and [Saroiya] attend. [Merise|Merise Haindehl] and [Jahar Narishma] make an offer for them to bond forty-seven [Asha'man]. The [Hall|Sitters] votes to accept the offer with [Faiselle] and [Saroiya] adamantly opposed. ([KoD,Ch23])
* Lelaine and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] continue to jockey for position but Lelaine now seems to have an edge. ([TGS,Ch8])
* Lelaine learns from [Ashmanaille] that [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] has [Traveling|Weaves] and lets the information spread to weaken [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s position. She and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] would both like to put an end to [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s open door policy for [novices]. ([TGS,Ch18])
* Lelaine, [Romanda|Romanda Cassin], [Magla|Magla Daronos], [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] and [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] question [Shemerin] in [Romanda|Romanda Cassin]'s tent. They are shocked at [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan]'s audacity. [Shemerin] tells them about the waterway into [Tar Valon]. ([TGS,Ch26])
* [Gawyn|Gawyn Trakand] argues with Lelaine and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] about rescuing [Egwene|Egwene alVere] but they stonewall him. ([TGS,Ch30])
* The rebel [Hall|Sitters] meets for the first time since [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s return. The [Sitters] include [Berana], [Kwamesa], Lelaine, [Romanda|Romanda Cassin], [Takima] and [Varilin]. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] exposes [Sheriam|Sheriam Bayanar] and [Moria|Moria Karentanis] as [Black Ajah] and the others retake the Oaths on prove themselves. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] announces a full purge of the [Black Ajah] and an assault on the [White Tower]. ([TGS,Ch43])
* Now that [Egwene|Egwene alVere] is back in charge and needs a new [Keeper of the Chronicles|Aes Sedai], Lelaine and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] curry favor. Lelaine reports that the army is ready and that the Dream %%ot [ter'angreal|Angreal]%% are gone. [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] reports that there has been no word from the [Black Tower] embassy. ([TGS,Ch45])
* Lelaine and [Romanda|Romanda Cassin] revert to their old ways and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] has stiff opposition from them. ([TGS,Epilogue])
* [Barasine], Lelaine, [Romanda|Romanda Cassin], [Rubinde Acedone], [Saerin|Saerin Asnobar] [Seaine|Seaine Herimon] and [Yukiri] judge [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]'s test for the shawl. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] also participates. [Rubinde Acedone], [Barasine] and Lelaine vote no. ([ToM,Ch20])
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere] interrupts a partial meeting of the [Hall|Sitters]. She coerces them into accepting command of the military but ceding her all negotiations with rulers including the [Dragon Reborn|Rand alThor]. She also forces them to accept much stricter rules to reduce subterfuge. ([ToM,Ch27])
* [Rand] tells the leaders that they can each bring five to the meeting at the [Field of Merrilor]. [Egwene] brings %%red [Silviana|Silviana Brehon]%%, %%brown [Saerin|Saerin Asnobar]%%, %%yellow [Romanda|Romanda Cassin]%%, %%blue Lelaine%% and [Gawyn]. ([AMoL,Ch5])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

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

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