Lady Moiraine of House Damodred

Pronunciation: mwah-RAIN DAH-moh-drehd

aka: Alys, Mari

An Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. Her Warder is Lan. She is a Cairhienin noble of high rank in House Damodred, daughter of Dalresin Damodred, youngest half-sister of Taringail Damodred and niece of King Laman Damodred. Her House colors are red, green and white. Her older sisters are Anvaere Damodred and Innloine Damodred.

Physical Description#

She has large, dark eyes and dark hair hanging in ringlets. She is barely tall enough to come up to Rand's chest. A delicate gold chain fastened in her hair supports a small, sparkling blue stone in the middle of her forehead. (TEotW,Ch2) When she was young she was impetuous and hot-tempered. (NS,Ch2) She is about 5' or 5'2".

Moiraine Damodred by Richard Boyé

Points of View#

See Moiraine's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Before Emond's Field#

Emond's Field#


Shadar Logoth#

Journey to Caemlyn#


Fal Dara and the Blight#

Tifan's Well#





Aiel Waste#

Journey to Cairhien#


In the Tower#

Field of Merrilor#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In New Spring
    1. NS,Ch2 - Moiraine and Siuan are both orphans. Their mothers died while they were young and their fathers died while they were at the White Tower.
    2. NS,Ch6 - Moiraine is Taringail Damodred's half-sister.
    3. NS,Ch13 - The colors of House Damodred are red, green and white.
    4. NS,Ch14 - Lelaine and Elaida are among the strongest Aes Sedai. Moiraine and Siuan will eventually be as strong.
    5. NS,Ch17 - She is 22 in 979 NE making her year of birth 956 or 957 NE.
    6. NS,Ch17 - After Cadsuane, Meilyn and Kerene, the strongest Aes Sedai are Lelaine, Romanda, Moiraine, Siuan and Elaida.
  2. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch17 - Moiraine knows how to weave Illusion.
    2. TEotW,Ch33 - Rand has a nightmare in which Moiraine tells him only the Aes Sedai can save him from the Dark One.
    3. TEotW,Ch43 - Moiraine is Blue Ajah.
    4. TEotW,Ch48 - Moiraine knows how to weave invisibility. She possibly knows unweaving as well.
  3. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch10 - Rand discovers that Moiraine had his bags packed only with fancy clothes fit for a lord.
    2. TGH,Ch11 - Ingtar gives Rand a package from Moiraine - the Dragon Banner.
    3. TGH,Ch14 - Verin tells Ingtar that Moiraine sent her.
    4. TGH,Ch15 - Ba'alzamon knows that Moiraine told Rand he is the Dragon Reborn.
    5. TGH,Ch25 - Thom seems disappointed when he learns that Moiraine is not with Rand.
    6. TGH,Ch23 - Nynaeve is driven to succeed as Aes Sedai so she can avenge herself with Moiraine.
    7. TGH,Ch24 - Min is sure that only Moiraine and Sheriam knew that she was summoned to the White Tower.
    8. TGH,Ch31 - Verin says that only Elaida, Moiraine, Siuan and the three girls are strong enough to handle the female giant statue.
    9. TGH,Ch38 - Liandrin tells the girls that Moiraine sent letters to the White Tower saying Rand is in trouble.
    10. TGH,Ch39 - In the Ways, when Egwene asks about the danger of the Black Wind, Liandrin implies that she knows things that Moiraine does not.
  4. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch3 - Moiraine is exceptionally good at Healing.
    2. TDR,Ch10 - Egwene goads Nynaeve asking her if she thinks Moiraine is treating Lan well.
    3. TDR,Ch12 - Siuan thinks Rand is safe in Moiraine's hands.
    4. TDR,Ch14 - Siuan includes Moiraine in those few she can really trust.
    5. TDR,Ch19 - When Mat awakens after being Healed one of his first memories is Moiraine.
    6. TDR,Ch20 - Selene tells Mat that Rand is running from Moiraine.
    7. TDR,Ch31 - Thom thinks Moiraine is a fine woman except for being Aes Sedai.
    8. TDR,Ch39 - Egwene recalls that Moiraine told them Tam and Kari al'Thor were not Rand's birth parents.
    9. TDR,Ch42 - In Illian, Moiraine goes by the name Mistress Mari.
    10. TDR,Ch48 - Egwene tells Nynaeve she is as good a manipulator as Moiraine and Nynaeve goes white. Elayne slaps her for it.
    11. TDR,Ch49 - Mat dreams of Be'lal dropping a net over Moiraine.
  5. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch1 - Min thinks only three Aes Sedai, Moiraine, Siuan and Verin, know about her talent.
    2. TSR,Ch1 - Min brings Moiraine's message to Siuan that Rand left and is heading to Tear.
    3. TSR,Ch1 - Elaida starts putting two and two together about Siuan, Moiraine and Rand.
    4. TSR,Ch2 - Rand dreams of Moiraine controlling him.
    5. TSR,Ch7 - Rand first thinks Egwene's and Elayne's visit is one of Moiraine's plots.
    6. TSR,Ch8 - Mat started avoiding Egwene and Nynaeve because they spent so much time with Moiraine.
    7. TSR,Ch14 - Perrin hopes Moiraine does not find out that he is leaving and try to stop him.
    8. TSR,Ch17 - Moiraine was a niece of King Laman's and the youngest half-sister of Taringail Damodred.
    9. TSR,Ch17 - Siuan receives word from Moiraine that the Stone of Tear has fallen and Rand has taken Callandor.
    10. TSR,Ch20 - Thom says that Moiraine sent him to help Elayne and Nynaeve.
    11. TSR,Ch31 - Moiraine told Verin about the Trollocs using the Ways.
    12. TSR,Ch47 - Siuan has received no more word from Moiraine.
  6. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch3 - Asmodean suggests that Rand use Moiraine or Egwene to practice linking, but Rand rejects the idea.
    2. TFoH,Ch4 - Rand thinks it is ironic that he trusts Asmodean more than he trusts Moiraine.
    3. TFoH,Ch9 - Nynaeve thinks about having to share Lan with Moiraine.
    4. TFoH,Ch14 - Egwene tells Nynaeve that Moiraine now obeys Rand.
    5. TFoH,Ch15 - Elaida issues an arrest warrant for Moiraine.
    6. TFoH,Ch15 - Egwene dreams of Mat throwing dice with blood streaming down his face, the wide brim of his hat pulled low so she could not see his wound, while Thom Merrilin put his hand into a fire to draw out the small blue stone that now dangled on Moiraine's forehead.
    7. TFoH,Ch25 - Egwene has learned to recognize Moiraine's dream, but Moiraine shields her dreams so Egwene cannot peek.
    8. TFoH,Ch27 - Moiraine and Anaiya are friends.
    9. TFoH,Ch29 - Hadnan Kadere thinks that he will accompany Moiraine to Tar Valon as that coincides with his own plans.
    10. TFoH,Ch38 - Uno asks Nynaeve if Moiraine or Verin is with her. Nynaeve says no.
    11. TFoH,Ch44 - Driven back toward Rand's camp, Mat does not think Moiraine and Melindhra will let him get away again.
    12. TFoH,Ch50 - The Salidar Aes Sedai are excited by the prospect of using Tel'aran'rhiod to contact Egwene and Moiraine and thus influence Rand.
    13. TFoH,Ch53 - Lan's bond to Moiraine is broken. Everyone assumes that she and Lanfear are dead. Rand blames himself. Reading her letter, Rand learns that she knew what would happen at the docks and that she knew about Asmodean.
  7. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Elayne, Nynaeve, Siuan and Leane have learned that Moiraine and Lanfear are dead.
    2. LoC,Ch7 - The arrest warrant for Moiraine is still in effect so Elaida does not yet know that she is dead.
    3. LoC,Ch11 - Verin thinks to herself that she warned Moiraine and Siuan how dangerous Rand is and now both of them are probably dead.
    4. LoC,Ch19 - Aviendha still feels that she has toh toward Rand for saving her from Lanfear. Rand tells her that Moiraine saved them both but it does no good.
    5. LoC,Ch25 - The White Tower embassy has heard that Moiraine is dead, but they are suspicious that she is really alive and masquerading as a Green Ajah sister.
    6. LoC,Ch27 - When Nesune detects another woman who can channel in Rand's chambers she thinks it might be Moiraine.
    7. LoC,Ch30 - Before she became Amyrlin, Siuan's closest friends after Moiraine were Delana and Lelaine.
    8. LoC,Ch33 - Rand gives Moiraine's letter to Mat to deliver to Thom.
    9. LoC,Ch36 - Egwene remembers Moiraine's lectures on the Game of Houses as she begins her tenure as Amyrlin Seat.
    10. LoC,Ch40 - Mat gives Moiraine's letter to Thom.
    11. LoC,Ch44 - When Mat asks Thom about the letter, Thom replies that sometimes you do not know if a woman is a friend, an enemy or a lover.
    12. LoC,Ch45 - Rand tells Perrin that Moiraine is dead.
    13. LoC,Ch51 - When he is kidnapped Rand seriously regrets not heeding Moiraine's advice about avoiding Aes Sedai.
  8. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch8 - Wondering who freed Moghedien, Egwene eliminates Be'lal because Moiraine killed him. Egwene believes that Lanfear and Moiraine killed each other.
    2. ACoS,Ch12 - Myrelle tells Egwene that Moiraine asked her to take Lan's bond. Moiraine chose her as she is the only Aes Sedai to save two Warder whose Aes Sedai died.
    3. ACoS,Ch35 - Min thinks Lady Caraline Damodred looks like Moiraine.
    4. ACoS,Ch35 - Min thinks her viewing of Moiraine is the only one which has ever failed.
  9. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch12 - Cadsuane has sympathy for neither Elaida nor Moiraine because she thinks they both bungled trying to handle Rand.
    2. TPoD,Ch13 - Rand thinks of Moiraine as one of the women who died for him. Her memory is especially painful.
  10. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch13 - Cadsuane has had eyes-and-ears watching Moiraine and Siuan for years. She counts her failure to learn what Moiraine was up to in the Borderlands as one of her bitterest failures.
    2. WH,Ch13 - Moiraine and Caraline are cousins.
    3. WH,Ch28 - Mylen reminds Mat of Moiraine.
    4. WH,Ch34 - Rand thinks of Moiraine, Colavaere, Liah and Jendhilin as women who died because of him.
  11. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch6 - Seeing the Darkhound tracks, Perrin recalls that Moiraine had to use balefire to stop them.
    2. CoT,Ch30 - When Lelaine suggests that Myrelle bond Llyw after Kairen's death, she replies that three Warder are enough. She does not reveal the bond to Lan that Moiraine passed to her.
  12. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch2 - Thinking on the murders of Anaiya and Kairen, Beonin thinks it is suspicious that they both had contact with Moiraine Damodred and Rand al'Thor.
    2. KoD,Ch10 - Mat finally asks Thom about the letter from Moiraine and Thom gives it to him to read. She instructs Mat, Thom and one other to come rescue her from the Tower of Ghenjei.
    3. KoD,Ch12 - Seeing Hunters of the Horn in Almizar, Perrin recalls that Moiraine had the Horn of Valere carried to the White Tower.
    4. KoD,Ch18 - When Rand thinks of the women who died for him Moiraine is at the top of the list.
  13. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch5 - Rand thinks of Moiraine telling him that we all do as we must.
    2. TGS,Ch7 - Nynaeve regrets Moiraine spiriting them all away from the Two Rivers but she knows they would all be dead otherwise.
    3. TGS,Ch8 - Siuan thinks the Moiraine died for her quest for the Dragon Reborn.
    4. TGS,Ch27 - Thom continues to reread his letter from Moiraine.
    5. TGS,Ch29 - Rand recites the list of women who died because of him. The list always begins with Moiraine Damodred.
    6. TGS,Ch32 - Nynaeve thinks the only one who really succeeded in working with Rand was Moiraine.
    7. TGS,Ch41 - Siuan says that not even Moiraine would recognize her since she was stilled.
    8. TGS,Ch42 - Lady Caraline reminds Rand too much of Moiraine.
    9. TGS,Ch47 - Rand recalls that Moiraine stopped him when he tried to bring a dead girl back to life in the Stone of Tear.
    10. TGS,Ch48 - Moiraine told Min that Aes Sedai practice exerting control.
    11. TGS,Ch50 - Rand thinks that everything began to go wrong after Moiraine's death.
  14. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Prologue - Lan returns to the road that he left twenty years ago to follow Moiraine.
    2. ToM,Ch3- Siuan still wants the job she and Moiraine started twenty years ago, leading the Dragon Reborn to the Last Battle.
    3. ToM,Ch15 - Rand tells Nynaeve that she must keep her passion like Moiraine did.
    4. ToM,Ch19 - Mat regrets talking about Moiraine-s rescue in front of Olver. He talks way too much.
    5. ToM,Ch22 - Mat thinks that if he can learn what the Aelfinn and Eelfinn want he can trade it for Moiraine.
    6. ToM,Ch47 - Mat asks Perrin to use one of his Asha'man for a gateway to go rescue Moiraine.
    7. ToM,Epilogue - Perrin is shocked when he receives images of himself and Moiraine from Boundless.
  15. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Ch1 - Rand thinks how he has feared this day since Trollocs came to the Two Rivers and Moiraine and Lan took him away.
    2. AMoL,Ch1 - Nynaeve has done her best with Talmanes but she is exhausted from the effort. She is amazed that Moiraine could do the same for Tam so long ago.
    3. AMoL,Ch4 - Mierin being alive makes Rand hope for Moiraine.
    4. AMoL,Ch7 - Easar recites a bit of a poem from Anasai of Ryddingwood and Lan recognizes it because the author is a favorite of Moiraine.