A large flying creature very much like a dragon. They can carry two riders and are used by the Seanchan as flying transport. Raken riders are called morat'raken.

Raken are given names by their riders:

  • Segani

References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch44 - A raken rider discovers the Whitecloaks near Falme.
    2. TGH,Ch47 - The Seanchan army pours out of Falme accompanied by raken, grolm, corlm, torm and s'redit.
  2. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch32 - Rand and Aviendha see a raken while they are in Seanchan (People).
  3. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch6 - Segani is ridden by Chulein and Eliya above the farm when Elayne's gateway explodes. He is almost knocked out of the sky, but recovers sufficiently to return to Ebou Dar with Chulein.
    2. TPoD,Ch23 - The Seanchan have patrols of raken and morat'torm scouring the hills of Altara.
    3. TPoD,Ch24 - At the Seanchan post east of Ebou Dar there are lots of raken, morat'torm and morat'grolm on their mounts.
  4. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch18 - The Seanchan bring many of their exotic creatures to Ebou Dar including torm, corlm, raken, to'raken and s'redit.
  5. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Prologue - Gabrelle sees a raken flying near the Black Tower.
    2. CoT,Ch27 - As Perrin-s party approaches So Habor, they see a raken carrying a Seanchan scout.
    3. CoT,Ch28 - There are a few raken at the Seanchan camps at Alkindar and Coramen.
    4. CoT,Ch30 - Egwene sees a raken flying near the White Tower.
  6. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - High Lady Suroth wants Captain of the Air Yulan to send most of the raken to hunt for Rodel Ituralde in Tarabon. Banner-General Galgan is okay with the plan as long as she leaves the to'raken for his campaigns in Altara and Illian.
    2. KoD,Ch12 - Perrin and Tylee go to Almizar to get raken and morat'raken for scouting.
    3. KoD,Ch26 - When Perrin returns to camp there is a raken which means a messenger came.
    4. KoD,Ch26 - Talmanes Delovinde has not seen any raken but he is still cautious about watching for them.
    5. KoD,Ch27 - Mat takes advantage of a messenger raken going for help to ambush a Seanchan (People) force.
    6. KoD,Ch34 - General Karede is surprised that the raken he expected to see in eastern Altara were sent west.
    7. KoD,Epilogue - General Galgan signs an order returning the raken from Tarabon to Amadicia and Altara.
  7. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch19 - Lieutenant-General Yulan proposes a tactical strike on the White Tower to neutralize their powerful new weapon. The strike will take eighty to a hundred raken and to'raken.
    2. TGS,Ch36 - Empress Fortuona orders the use of a hundred raken and to'raken on the raid on the White Tower.
    3. TGS,Ch40 - The Seanchan force of raken and to'raken attacks the White Tower.
    4. TGS,Ch41 - Egwene and her novices help repel the Seanchan force killing many raken and to'raken.
  8. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch48 - In her vision of the future, Aviendha sees Seanchan mounted on raken attacking the Aiel.

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