Pronunciation: RAAV-ihn

aka: Lord Gaebril, Ared Mosinel

One of the Forsaken. His real name was Ared Mosinel. (Guide)

Physical Description#

He is Rand's height or more and larger. He is dark and very handsome. He is youthful except for the white streaks at his temples. (TDR,Ch46) He has nearly black eyes. (TDR,Ch47)

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Points of View#

See Rahvin's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch6 - First mention of Rahvin as one of the Forsaken.
    2. TDR,Ch45 - Basel Gill tells Mat and Thom that Morgase has a new advisor, Lord Gaebril.
    3. TDR,Ch46 - Mat overhears Lord Gaebril's order to kill Elayne.
    4. TDR,Ch47 - Mat tells Thom and Basel Gill about Gaebril.
  2. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch6 - Mat tells Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve about Morgase mooning over Lord Gaebril but Elayne does not believe it.
    2. TSR,Ch9 - Lanfear warns Rand that Sammael, Rahvin and Moghedien fear him too much to wait.
    3. TSR,Ch39 - Hearing that Thom was also Morgase's lover, Elayne is upset that her mother has bedded so many men including Gareth Bryne and Lord Gaebril.
    4. TSR,Ch46 - Moghedien evidently dislikes Rahvin. She thinks she would like to see his face when he meets Nynaeve unblocked.
    5. TSR,Ch54 - Furious with Nynaeve for ruining her plans, Moghedien tells her she will give her to Rahvin as a toy. She tells her that Rahvin already has a pretty little queen.
    6. TSR,Ch57 - Lanfear tells Rand that Asmodean is his only option as a teacher. Demandred, Rahvin or Sammael would kill him.
    7. TSR,Ch58 - Lanfear warns Rand to use Asmodean wisely. Demandred with his hatred, Rahvin with his lust for power or Sammael with his envy will come after him if they learn he has the control statue.
  3. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Prologue - Elaida and her Council discuss Morgase. She is too busy with Lord Gaebril to concern herself with Elayne and Galad.
    2. TFoH,Prologue - Unlike some of the other Forsaken, Rahvin is careful and meticulous. He prefers diplomacy and manipulation to open conflict.
    3. TFoH,Ch3 - Asmodean tells Rand that Rahvin has a queen for a pet.
    4. TFoH,Ch6 - Asmodean tells Rand that Rahvin looks to his own interests. He would sit on the sideline even in the Last Battle.
    5. TFoH,Ch6 - Lanfear tells Rand that Rahvin sent the Darkhound. He is in Caemlyn and Rand is interfering with his plans for Andor and Cairhien.
    6. TFoH,Ch12 - Gareth Bryne hears that Gaebril replaced most of the Queen's Guards in Caemlyn with his own men.
    7. TFoH,Ch51 - Mat tells Rand that Gaebril killed Morgase.
    8. TFoH,Ch51 - Rand hears a small voice telling him that Rahvin likes to attack from behind or at the flanks.
    9. TFoH,Ch52 - Rand meets with the clan chiefs and the Wise Ones late into the night planning his attack on Rahvin.
    10. TFoH,Ch53 - Rand tells Sulin that their target is Rahvin. The Aiel society leaders were very tight lipped and only told her that it was one of the Forsaken.
    11. TFoH,Ch54 - Moghedien tells Nynaeve that Graendal, Lanfear, Rahvin and Sammael are plotting against Rand. They will draw him to Sammael and the others will be waiting. At least Rahvin and Graendal will. She thinks Lanfear has other plans. She then says the Rand is coming after Rahvin this morning, but Rahvin has the city of Caemlyn warded.
    12. TFoH,Ch56 - Rand tells Bashere that Gaebril and Morgase are dead. He is holding the throne of Andor for Elayne.
    13. TFoH,Ch56 - Asmodean is glad that Lanfear and Rahvin are dead, Lanfear especially for what she did to him.
    14. TFoH,Ch56 - Morgase thinks she will deal with Gaebril or any man who tries to take her throne.
  4. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Demandred tells the Great Lord that Rahvin died yesterday. The Great Lord already knows.
    2. LoC,Prologue - Niall tells Morgase that Gaebril is dead and Rand now rules in Caemlyn.
    3. LoC,Prologue - Shaidar Haran tells Osan'gar and Aran'gar that they should be grateful. They could be like Rahvin whose soul is beyond saving.
    4. LoC,Ch1 - Rand and Bashere mention the Forsaken, which unsettles the Andoran nobles since Lord Gaebril was Rahvin.
    5. LoC,Ch6 - Graendal enumerates the dead Forsaken including Rahvin.
    6. LoC,Ch9 - Morgase hears that the nobles flocking to Rand in Caemlyn are the same ones who were Gaebril's toadies.
    7. LoC,Ch23 - Graendal has no intention of facing Rand directly after he was able to take out Ishamael and Rahvin.
    8. LoC,Ch28 - Many of the nobles who opposed Lord Gaebril begin returning to Caemlyn.
  5. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch35 - Many of Lord Gaebril's White Lions are now working as mercenaries for Toram Riatin.
  6. In Winters Heart
    1. WH,Ch8 - Elayne thinks that Halwin Norry kept Caemlyn running almost single-handed since Rahvin took over.
  7. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch3 - Moridin has eleven chairs at the Forsaken meeting. Aran'gar does not understand why because Asmodean, Be'lal, Rahvin and Sammael are dead.
    2. KoD,Ch13 - Elayne believes that Rahvin killed Morgase and Lini Eltring.
    3. KoD,Ch14 - There are many new servants in the Royal Palace since so many fled under the rule of Lord Gaebril.
    4. KoD,Ch17 - Ellorien Traemane is still furious because Morgase, under Rahvin's influence, had her flogged.
    5. KoD,Ch24 - Egwene tells Mattin Stepaneos that Rahvin was the one who killed Morgase, not Rand.
  8. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch24 - Gareth Bryne tries to explain that the problems in Caemlyn were caused by Morgase in her thrall to Gaebril, but Gawyn refuses to listen.
    2. TGS,Ch31 - Naeff was a member of the Queen's Guards in Caemlyn until he left in disgust after Lord Gaebril took over.
    3. TGS,Ch37 - Rand says Graendal cannot be goaded like Sammael or Rahvin.
  9. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch6 - Gaebril, then Valda, taught Morgase that her station in life can change. She learned from Niall that Gaebril is dead.
    2. ToM,Ch21 - Morgase is stunned to learn that -Lord Gaebril- was actually Rahvin. She thinks how she was used by men like Taringail and Valda.
    3. ToM,Ch23 - Elayne hopes that Ellorien Traemane will believe the truth behind Gaebril and forgive Morgase.
    4. ToM,Ch44 - Morgase learned from Taringail that marriage is dangerous so she never made Thom or Bryne her official consort. Gaebril reinforced the danger.
    5. ToM,Ch45 - Morgase and Elayne about how to make reparations to those she harmed under Rahvin's influence.
    6. ToM,Ch57 - Mat tells Moiraine about Rahvin. She reminds him that she already knew.
  10. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Ch2 Some of the Queen's Guard loyal to Gaebril formally renounce him, but remain Darkfriends. They help capture the Waygate for the sacking of Caemlyn.