aka: Serenla, Jaisi Trakand

A girl from Baerlon. Her full name is Elmindreda Farshaw, although she hates that name. She has the ability to see auras about a person when she looks at them that predict their future. (see: Min's viewings)

Physical Description#

She is slender, a little taller than Moiraine, and has short hair. She is in her early to mid-twenties. (TEotW,Ch14) She has large, dark eyes. (TEotW,Ch15)

Min Farshaw by Richard Boyé

Points of View#

See Min's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#


  • Min is six or seven years old when she realizes that others do not see the visions that she does. When she tells people about them it causes great trouble. (TDR,Ch2)
  • Min's aunts admonish her to keep her ability secret. (ACoS,Ch2)
  • After her father dies, Min's aunts try to change her from being a tomboy. They fail miserably. (LoC,Ch41)
  • When Min is twenty, she works as a serving girl in The Miners' Rest in Baerlon. After an unfortunate incident she quits and vows never to wear a dress again. (LoC,Ch41)
  • An Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah learns of Min's ability and writes a report on her. (ACoS,Ch34)
  • On their way to the Two Rivers, Moiraine and Lan meet Min and Moiraine talks with her. (TEotW,Ch14)


Tar Valon#

Toman Head#

Mountains of Mist#

Tar Valon#

Journey to Lugard#





Far Madding#


Field of Merrilor#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch17 - Rand hopes that Min escaped the fire at The Stag and Lion.
    2. TEotW,Ch33 - Rand has a nightmare about Trollocs holding Min.
    3. TEotW,Ch43 - Moiraine tells Egwene and Nynaeve about Min and about her viewings of them.
    4. TEotW,Ch45 - Moiraine does not believe Thom is dead because of Min's viewing.
    5. TEotW,Ch45 - Mat teases Rand about Min making Egwene jealous.
    6. TEotW,Ch46 - Rand talks with Egwene and recalls Min's viewing that they are not for each other.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch48 - Min only has viewings of people while they are conscious.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch6 - Min never has viewings of Ogier, only of humans.
    2. TDR,Ch32 - In his dreams, Rand is visited by Shadowspawn in the guise of his loved ones including Min.
    3. TDR,Ch33 - When Perrin learns that the man in the cage in Remen is Aiel, he recalls Min's viewing linking him to an Aielman in a cage.
    4. TDR,Ch35 - Perrin does a double take recalling Min's viewing linking him to a falcon when Zarine decides to call herself Faile.
    5. TDR,Ch37 - Egwene dreams of Min springing a steel trap but walking through it without even seeing it.
    6. TDR,Ch41 - Perrin is angry that Min told Moiraine about her viewings of him.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch1 - Min's mother named her after Elmindreda, a woman of story who spent most of her time sighing over men.
    2. TSR,Ch2 - Rand dreams about Elayne and Min seducing him while Egwene sadly looks on.
    3. TSR,Ch6 - Elayne recalls that Min joked about sharing Rand.
    4. TSR,Ch8 - Elayne wonders if Min had a viewing about whom Rand would choose.
    5. TSR,Ch8 - Rand likes both Min and Elayne. He is confused about his feelings for them.
    6. TSR,Ch12 - On hearing about Aiel marriage customs, Elayne wonders if Min had a viewing about her and Rand that includes another woman.
    7. TSR,Ch29 - Egwene wrote home to Marin al'Vere telling about her new friends, Min and Elayne.
    8. TSR,Ch36 - Rand misses Min. She is the only woman who does not tie him in knots.
    9. TSR,Ch48 - Rand is glad that Min is safe (!) in the White Tower.
    10. TSR,Ch49 - Watching Lian and Amys eat with Rhuarc, Rand cannot picture Elayne and Min doing the same with him.
    11. TSR,Ch50 - Rand dreams of swimming in the Waterwood with Min and Elayne.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch4 - Rand falls asleep and dreams of Elayne, Min and Aviendha.
    2. TFoH,Ch9 - Elayne talks about Min's viewing that she will have to share Rand.
    3. TFoH,Ch21 - Rand dreams of Aviendha, Elayne and Min.
    4. TFoH,Ch50 - Min has no sisters.
    5. TFoH,Ch54 - When Rand arrives at the Royal Palace he thinks of Elayne, then of Min.
  6. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - In Salidar, only Elayne, Nynaeve, Siuan and Leane know about Min's talent.
    2. LoC,Ch7 - Elayne thinks that Min and the embassy to Rand should be over half way there by now.
    3. LoC,Ch10 - Rand is confused by his feelings for Aviendha, Elayne and Min.
    4. LoC,Ch15 - Egwene dreams - Elayne and Min and Aviendha sitting in a silent circle around Rand, each in turn reaching out to lay a hand on him.
    5. LoC,Ch40 - Elayne learns that Aviendha is the third woman in Min's viewings. She convinces Aviendha not to kill Min.
    6. LoC,Ch43 - It is obvious to Merana that Min is in love with Rand and so is no longer trustworthy.
    7. LoC,Ch52 - Egwene tells Nynaeve and Elayne that Perrin and Faile are married and are in Cairhien. Loial and Min are there, too. Elayne asks Egwene to give a message to Min saying she hopes Min will like Aviendha.
  7. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch3 - Rand says he trusts Perrin, Min and Loial.
    2. ACoS,Ch7 - Rand thinks he will trust Mat and Perrin and Min.
    3. ACoS,Ch13 - Aviendha wonders how she and Elayne should deal with Min.
    4. ACoS,Ch19 - Min's aunts Jan, Rana and Miren have given her advice about men. She is still confused about her feelings about sharing Rand with Elayne and Aviendha.
    5. ACoS,Ch33 - Rand wants to send Min away like he sent Elayne and Aviendha. Min tells Rand that if Bael, Mandelain and Rhuarc can have two wives then she can deal with Aviendha and Elayne.
    6. ACoS,Ch34 - Alanna has a brief conversation with Min, which embarrasses her.
    7. ACoS,Ch41 - Rand has nightmares about Elayne, Aviendha and Min all glaring at him.
  8. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch19 - When Egwene presses Siuan about Bryne, Siuan cites Min's viewing that she must stay close to him as the reason she stays with him.
    2. TPoD,Ch23 - High Lord Aracome is killed in battle fulfilling Min's viewing about him.
  9. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch22 - Luc attempts to assassinate Rand and Min but he gets the wrong couple.
    2. WH,Ch26 - Elayne does not tell Egwene that she, Aviendha and Min bonded Rand.
  10. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch10 - Elayne wishes that Birgitte or Aviendha could recall what Min told them about her baby.
    2. CoT,Ch23 - Min told Cadsuane that she is bonded to Rand, but Cadsuane still does not understand the connection between the two of them and Alivia.
  11. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch1 - Siuan recalls Min's viewing that she must stay close to Gareth Bryne.
    2. KoD,Ch6 - When Mat thinks of Rand, colors swirl and he sees an image of Rand and Min kissing.
    3. KoD,Ch8 - Mat still sees images of Rand, often with Min.
    4. KoD,Ch13 - Elayne feels that she is not in danger because of Min's viewing that her babies will be born healthy.
    5. KoD,Ch15 - Despite Min's viewing that her babies will be safe, Elayne can no longer study ter'angreal because of her poor control of the One Power.
    6. KoD,Ch18 - With Min, Elayne and Aviendha bonded to him Rand wonders how he can keep them safe.
    7. KoD,Ch21 - Rand is not as sharply aware of Alanna since Min, Elayne and Aviendha bonded him.
    8. KoD,Ch22 - Despite her current troubles, Harine remains confident because of Min's viewing that she will be Mistress of the Ships.
    9. KoD,Ch24 - Egwene recalls that Laras helped free Siuan and Leane but that she probably did it for Min.
    10. KoD,Ch29 - When Perrin thinks of Rand he sees swirling colors then an image of Rand, Min and a tall Asha'man. Rand's left hand is gone.
    11. KoD,Ch33 - Despite her being kidnapped, Elayne is not worried because of Min's viewing.
  12. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch11 - Aviendha must regain her honor to merit Rand as much as Elayne and Min do.
    2. TGS,Ch31 - Cadsuane thinks she has failed with Rand. He trusts no one but Min.
  13. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch17 - Elayne thinks again on Min-s viewing that her babies will be born healthy.
    2. ToM,Ch57 - After exiting the Tower of Ghenjei, Mat has a vision of Rand eating with Min.
  14. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Ch3 - Aviendha tells Rand that she, Min and Elayne are all now first-sisters.