An Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah for over a hundred years. She is Cairhienin.

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She is ambassador from the Salidar Aes Sedai to the court of Ebou Dar.

Physical Description#

She is a slender, palely elegant Cairhienin with glossy black hair and large liquid dark eyes. (LoC,Ch48) She is a short, pale, Cairhienin, shorter than Joline. (ACoS,Ch16) She has glossy black hair. (ACoS,Ch30)

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch15 - Merilille Ceandevin is Gray Ajah.
    2. LoC,Ch36 - Elayne and Nynaeve tell Egwene that Merilille will never find the Bowl as she is too busy negotiating with Queen Tylin.
    3. LoC,Ch39 - Egwene sends Elayne and Nynaeve to Ebou Dar to join Merilille.
  2. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch17 - Merilille taught Joline when she was a novice.
    2. ACoS,Ch17 - Joline and Teslyn are the same strength and are stronger than Merilille.
    3. ACoS,Ch23 - Setalle threatens to turn in Elayne and Nynaeve to Merilille and Teslyn.
    4. ACoS,Ch37 - The Knitting Circle members are puzzled and hurt that the Aes Sedai including Merilille and Sareitha think they are lying about their numbers and ages.
  3. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch16 - Lelaine demands that Egwene leave a message for Merilille to contact the Sea Folk when she arrives in Caemlyn.
  4. In Winters Heart
    1. WH,Ch8 - Kirstian and Zarya conclude that Adeleas' murderer must be Merilille, Careane or Sareitha. They report this to Vandene. Elayne puts them in Vandene's charge to keep them from talking any more.
  5. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch11 - Merilille has worn the shawl over a hundred years.
    2. CoT,Ch11 - Elayne believes that one of Merilille, Sareitha or Careane murdered Adeleas.
    3. CoT,Ch12 - When Elayne argues with Zaida about Aes Sedai teachers for the Sea Folk, Zaida says that Merilille personally agreed to be a teacher.
    4. CoT,Ch18 - The Salidar Aes Sedai Sitters think that Merilille and Vandene have Elayne under control.
  6. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch14 - Elayne worries that one of Merilille, Careane and Sareitha is Black Ajah.
    2. KoD,Ch14 - The Windfinders continue to badger Elayne on the whereabouts of Merilille and Talaan din Gelyn.
    3. KoD,Ch16 - Elayne has a hard time believing that Merilille might be Black Ajah.
    4. KoD,Ch17 - After the murder of Reanne, Elayne is relieved that Merilille is cleared of the murder of Adeleas.