Shaidar Haran

Super Fade. Shaidar Haran means "Hand of the Dark" in the Old Tongue. See the discussion on the nature of Shaidar Haran in the FAQ, Section 1.4.05.

Physical Description#

It looks like a Myrddraal except that it is much taller and it appears to have a sense of humor.

Points of View#

See Shaidar Haran's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Shaidar Haran means "Hand of the Dark" in the Old Tongue.
    2. LoC,Prologue - Demandred notes that the stone spikes in the tunnel to the Pit of Doom clear Haran's head by two hands. This is a clear sign of its high standing with the Great Lord.
    3. LoC,Ch6 - The Great Lord tells Semirhage that when she obeys Shaidar Haran, she obeys the Great Lord. When she disobeys Shaidar Haran...
  2. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch40 - Shaidar Haran can detect One Power flows and, unlike other Myrddraal, it can smell the difference between saidin and saidar.
    2. ACoS,Ch40 - Shaidar Haran begins to feel achy and weak when it is away from Shayol Ghul for too long.
  3. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch21 - Alviarin is terrified of Shaidar Haran, believing him to be the Great Lord incarnate.
  4. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - Alviarin is still overwhelmed by her meeting with Shaidar Haran. She thinks he is the Great Lord himself.

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