Pronunciation: MAHZ-rihm tah-EEM

aka: M'Hael
The Asha'man call him M'Hael which means "Leader" in the Old Tongue.

A false Dragon. He joined Rand and is now second in command of the Asha'man. For discussions on Mazrim Taim, his identity and his allegiance see the FAQ, Section 1.1.5 and the FAQ, Section 1.5.6.

Physical Description#

He has black hair and is above average height. He has the dark face, tilted eyes, hooked nose and high cheekbones of a Saldaean. He looks about thirty-five. (LoC,Ch1) Perrin sees him as dark, slightly hook-nosed, handsome, almost as tall as Rand. (ACoS,Ch2)

Mazrim Taim by Richard Boyé

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch4 - Liandrin tells Moiraine there are three new false Dragons and the one in Saldaea can channel.
    2. TGH,Ch5 - Siuan wonders if Mazrim Taim could possibly be the real Dragon Reborn. There are Aes Sedai hunting him.
    3. TGH,Ch22 - Vandene is interested in Mazrim Taim because of his proximity to Falme which she believes is associated with the Dragon Reborn.
    4. TGH,Ch25 - In Cairhien there is news of false Dragons in Saldaea and Haddon Mirk.
  2. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Prologue - Pedron Niall wonders about the false Dragons in Saldaea and Tear.
  3. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch5 - Joiya claims that Liandrin intends to free Mazrim Taim, lead him on a path of destruction, and blame it on Rand.
    2. TSR,Ch6 - Moiraine says she has sent three messages to Siuan about the threat of Mazrim Taim escaping.
    3. TSR,Ch11 - Egwene wants to use Tel'aran'rhiod to find Mazrim Taim or to speak to Siuan in her dreams, but she realizes she does not know nearly enough to be able to do those things.
    4. TSR,Ch13 - Rumor has it that Mazrim Taim made the sun stand still while he defeated Lord Bashere.
    5. TSR,Ch21 - Moiraine sends several notes to Siuan about the Black Ajah plot to free Mazrim Taim.
  4. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Prologue - Marshal-General Davram Bashere of Saldaea is moving an army southeast. This implies that word of Taim's escape has leaked out and Saldaea no longer trusts the White Tower to take care of him.
    2. TFoH,Ch56 - Bashere tells Rand that Tenobia sent him after Mazrim Taim. Rand tells him that he is starting an amnesty to Bashere cannot have him.
    3. TFoH,Ch26 - Faolain does not believe rumors that Siuan helped Taim escape, but she still blames her for all the Aes Sedai's problems.
  5. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch1 - Tumad Ahzkan enters the Andor Royal Palace courtyard and announces to Rand and Bashere that Mazrim Taim is at the gates.
    2. LoC,Ch5 - Rand casually mentions to Mat that Mazrim Taim has joined him.
    3. LoC,Ch8 - Hearing Logain's story Nynaeve wonders if the Red Ajah might have set up Gorin Rogad and Mazrim Taim as well.
    4. LoC,Ch11 - Taim has no use for swords.
    5. LoC,Ch16 - Rand has mastered Taim's trick of not feeling heat.
  6. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch2 - Min has a viewing of Taim that he has blood in his past and blood in his future, he's a dangerous man.
    2. ACoS,Ch7 - Rand thinks Taim made good weapons of the Asha'man. He wonders why Taim did not tell him about the Aes Sedai in Cairhien.
    3. ACoS,Ch9 - In a message from Merana in Caemlyn Egwene hears that Taim and the Asha'man are there.
    4. ACoS,Ch19 - Cadsuane helped capture both Logain and Taim.
    5. ACoS,Ch36 - Taim taught Flinn a type of Healed which Cadsuane thinks has not been used since the Breaking.
    6. ACoS,Ch41 - Taim should not know about the attack on Illian. One of Fedwin Morr's jobs in Caemlyn was to feel for anyone spying.
  7. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch12 - Cadsuane is irritated with herself for chasing after Logain and Taim instead of Rand.
    2. TPoD,Ch23 - Rand remembers seeing Varil Nensen at the Black Tower the first day he gave out pins to Taim and the others.
    3. TPoD,Ch26 - Taim apparently expresses open animosity to Logain now that he has joined the Asha'man.
  8. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch12 - Rand apologizes to Elayne saying that Taim was supposed to deliver the sul'dam and damane to all the Aes Sedai Rand thought were with her, the ones actually with Egwene.
    2. WH,Ch33 - Gedwyn tells Torval he will not go after Rand until he knows where the others are. The M'Hael will kill them if...
  9. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Prologue - There is growing tension between Taim's faction and Logain's in the Black Tower.
    2. CoT,Ch20 - When Egwene tells Aviendha about the plans for the Salidar Aes Sedai and the Black Tower, Aviendha warns her that Mazrim Taim is extremely dangerous.
    3. CoT,Ch24 - Logain reports to Rand that Taim ordered the Asha'man to bond Aes Sedai. He thinks most of the Asha'man are now loyal to Taim.
  10. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch18 - Cadsuane helped capture both Logain and Taim.
    2. KoD,Ch19 - Seeing the new weaves Rand uses against the Trollocs, Logain asks if he is playing favorites with his teaching like Taim.
    3. KoD,Ch23 - Jahar Narishma tells the Salidar Aes Sedai that Mazrim Taim ordered the capture and bonding of the fifty-one sisters the White Tower sent against the Black Tower.
  11. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Prologue - Pevara suggests that she and Androl practice circles to give them an advantage over Taim and his cronies.
    2. AMoL,Ch2 - Welyn and Jenare return to the Black Tower and report that Taim and Logain have met and reconciled.
    3. AMoL,Ch3 - Welyn announces that Logain and Taim have mended their differences and are planning the Last Battle with Rand.
    4. AMoL,Ch3 - Pevara suspects Taim has some sort of ter'angreal that he got from one of the Forsaken that is blocking Traveling.
    5. AMoL,Ch4 - Emarin says he pretended to follow Logain because Taim would be too suspicious of him.