An old man in [Ebou Dar].

! Physical Description

He is scrawny and white-haired with missing teeth, stooped shoulders, a sad, weathered face and a hooked nose, but he wears a fine gray jacket. ([ACoS,Ch14]) He is a stoop-shouldered, white-haired old man with a large hooked nose planted in the middle of a sad face. His gnarled hands are all knobs. ([WH,Ch16])

! Points of View

See Noal's [chapter points of view|Noal POV].

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* Disillusioned after the death of his beloved wife and his misuse at the hands of [Ishamael], [Jain Charin] ends his life of adventure and uses the name Noal Charin.
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] sees an old man at the [Silver Circuit]. Later, [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] sees him outside the [Chelsaine Palace] where [Jaichim Carridin] is staying. ([ACoS,Ch14]) 
* The old man is watching the house where [Falion] and [Ispan|Ispan Shefar] are staying. He is trying to remember something important. ([ACoS,Ch17])
* The old man watches the [Chelsaine Palace]. ([ACoS,Ch28])
* The old man draws attention to the %%ot [gholam|Gholam]%%, driving it off as it attacks [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]. He introduces himself as Noal Charin and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] invites him to the [Tarasin Palace]. ([WH,Ch16])
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] brings Noal Charin to the [Tarasin Palace] and introduces him to [Vanin|Chel Vanin], [Harnan|harnan], [Fergin|fergin], [Gorderan|gorderan] and [Metwyn|metwyn]. He tells the men about the %%ot [gholam|Gholam]%% and suggests that they leave, but they all refuse. ([WH,Ch17])
* Noal tells the [Redarms|Band of the Red Hand] tales of his travels including one to [Shibouya|Shara] beyond the [Aiel Waste]. ([WH,Ch28])
* While [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is fighting with [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag], Noal grabs her from behind and helps [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] subdue her. ([WH,Ch31])
* [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault] and Noal accompany [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] when he leaves [Ebou Dar]. Noal fishes in the [Eldar River]. ([CoT,Ch1])
* [Nerim], [Lopin], [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and Noal share a tent in [Valan Luca]'s circus. ([CoT,Ch2])
* The circus heads northeast toward [Lugard]. ([CoT,Ch3])
* Visiting in [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag]'s wagon, Noal tells stories of [Shara] and quotes from the [Prophecies of the Dragon|Karaethon Prophecies]. ([CoT,Ch28])
* In [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag]'s tent, [Olver] argues with Noal about whether or not [Jain Farstrider|Jain Charin] was a great man. Noal starts to say. "He let himself be made into a tool by—" then his face goes blank. ([KoD,Ch6])
* When the [Seanchan (People)] arrive at [Jurador], [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] sends Noal to warn [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath] and [Olver] to warn the [Aes Sedai]. ([KoD,Ch7])
* Noal spends his time telling stories and [Olver] spends his playing [Snakes and Foxes|Finn] or stones. ([KoD,Ch8])
* Noal eats dinner with [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag], [Selucia] and [Olver]. Later, he tells stories about the [Borderlands]. He tenses, preparing to draw his knives, when [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] and [Selucia] collar [Teslyn|Teslyn Baradon] and [Joline|Joline Maza]. ([KoD,Ch9])
* After the [Shiotan|Shiota] ghost village sinks into the ground, [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault], Noal and [Olver] wait with [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] while the circus folk decide whether or not to continue. That evening, after [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] reads [Thom|Thom Merrilin]'s letter from [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred], Noal and [Olver] listen to [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] recount his adventures with the [Aelfinn|Finn] and [Eelfinn|Finn]. ([KoD,Ch10])
* [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Aludra], [Setalle Anan], [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath], [Bayle Domon], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault], [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], Noal Charin and [Olver] accompany [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] after they leave the circus and head cross country. ([KoD,Ch25])
* [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Aludra], [Setalle Anan], [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath], [Bayle Domon], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault], [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], Noal Charin and [Olver] accompany [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] as he rejoins [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] and the [Band of the Red Hand]. ([KoD,Ch26])
* [Aludra], Noal and [Olver] are with [Thom|Thom Merrilin] when [Furyk Karede] arrives at [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s camp. ([KoD,Ch36])
* As [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] prepares for the [Seanchan (People)] attack, Noal, [Olver], [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault], [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Setalle|Setalle Anan] stay with the pack animals. ([KoD,Ch37])
* Noal and [Olver] ride near [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]. [Olver] has been working out how to enter the [Tower of Ghenjei]. ([TGS,Ch20])
* When [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and his party ride into [Hinderstap], [Aludra], [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault], Noal and [Olver] stay behind. ([TGS,Ch27])
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] reviews his plan to enter [Trustair] with [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde], [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], [Mandevwin] and Noal. ([TGS,Ch34])
* [Olver] is safe with Noal when the %%ot gholam%% attacks. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] begins planning with [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and Noal on how to deal with the %%ot [gholam|Gholam]%%. He writes another letter to [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]. ([ToM,Ch9])
* [Olver] talks to Noal, [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] and others about rescuing [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred]. ([ToM,Ch19])
* After scouting for equipment in the city, Noal and [Thom|Thom Merrilin] head back to camp while [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] walks some more. ([ToM,Ch22])
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and Noal leave for the [Tower of Ghenjei] tomorrow. ([ToM,Ch52])
* [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] bids farewell to [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and Noal as they leave through the gateway. They open a door in the Tower with a bronze knife and make their way through the realm choosing passages by [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s lucky rolls of the dice. They reach the chamber with fluted black columns. ([ToM,Ch53])
* They reach the Chamber of Bonds and [Thom|Thom Merrilin] frees [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred]. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] trades his eye for safe passage from the [Eelfinn|Finn], but he forgets the [Aelfinn|Finn]. ([ToM,Ch54])
* Noal stays behind to help them escape. He shouts at them to tell the [Malkier] that [Jain Farstrider|Jain Charin] died clean. ([ToM,Ch55])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch15] - [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin] sees him out the window but does not recognize him. 
## [ACoS,Ch17] - He is too old to be a good swordsman any more, but he is still very good with the long knives he has had for thirty years.
## [ACoS,Ch28] - [Vanin|Chel Vanin] spots the old man watching [Carridin|Jaichim Carridin]'s place but cannot get a good look at him.
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch57] - [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] was surprised to learn that Noal was actually [Jain Farstrider|Jain Charin] but [Thom|Thom Merrilin] already knew.
## [ToM,Epilogue] - [Olver] thinks [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] is not as much fun as Noal or [Thom|Thom Merrilin].
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