Pronunciation: SHEH-ree-ahm bay-ah-NAHR

An Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. She was the Mistress of Novices during Siuan's reign as Amyrlin. She is Saldaean. Her Warder is Arinvar.

Possible Spoilers#

See the discussion on Sheriam in the FAQ, Section 1.5.4.

She was one of the early leaders of the Salidar Aes Sedai and becomes Egwene's Keeper of the Chronicles. She is Black Ajah.

Physical Description#

As an Accepted she is slim. (NS,Ch6) She is a little plump, with a warm smile. She has high cheekbones, tilted eyes of the clearest, palest green and hair the color of fire. (TGH,Ch18) She is slightly plump with high cheekbones, tilted green eyes, and fiery red hair. (ACoS,Ch8)

Sheriam Bayanar by Richard Boyé

Points of View#

See Sheriam Bayanar's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In New Spring
    1. NS,Ch14 - Sheriam is a very good cook.
    2. NS,Ch14 - Moiraine and Siuan discuss adding Sheriam to their coterie. They decide not to because of her reputation as a blabbermouth.
  2. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch44 - Moiraine tells Basel Gill to contact Sheriam Sedai of the Blue Ajah at Tar Valon if he gets into trouble for helping her.
  3. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch12 - The Aes Sedai in Siuan's party give daily channeling lessons to Egwene and Nynaeve until they can be turned over to Sheriam who is Mistress of Novices.
    2. TGH,Ch24 - Min is sure that only Moiraine and Sheriam knew about her being summoned to Tar Valon.
    3. TGH,Ch38 - Nynaeve is in a foul mood after being sent to Sheriam for fighting with another Accepted.
  4. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch10 - Egwene recalls Sheriam's warnings about the dangers of channeling too much and enjoying it too much.
    2. TDR,Ch13 - Leane escorts Elayne to Sheriam for punishment.
    3. TDR,Ch14 - Siuan tells Egwene and Nynaeve to report to Sheriam for punishment.
    4. TDR,Ch25 - Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve discuss whether or not they can trust Sheriam.
    5. TDR,Ch29 - Nynaeve tells Siuan that either Sheriam or Elaida could have looked at Verin's notes during Egwene's Accepted test.
    6. TDR,Ch46 - Morgase makes a joke about her quiet talks in Sheriam's study.
    7. TDR,Ch47 - Tallanvor asks Mat who Sheriam is but he does not know.
  5. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch1 - Min views Sheriam - her face seemed battered and bruised.
    2. TSR,Ch31 - Sheriam believes that gentling male channelers has culled everyone's ability.
    3. TSR,Ch34 - Egwene tells Rand that ability in Healing varies greatly. Sheriam can barely Heal a small cut or bruise.
    4. TSR,Ch47 - When Min rescues Siuan, she asks about her friends Anaiya and Sheriam, but Min does not know if they escaped.
  6. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch15 - Nynaeve recalls the many lectures she got from Sheriam on being willful and stubborn.
    2. TFoH,Ch26 - Siuan and Leane were novices and Accepted with Sheriam and Carlinya.
    3. TFoH,Ch26 - Min has a viewing of Sheriam - Rays of silver and blue flashed about her fiery hair, and a soft golden light; Min could not say what it meant.
    4. TFoH,Ch54 - When Nynaeve spots Moghedien in Salidar in Tel'aran'rhiod, she thinks she has no choice but to warn Sheriam.
  7. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch8 - Gareth Bryne is angry because Sheriam keeps avoiding him. It is time to start moving the army.
    2. LoC,Ch18 - Egwene wonders why Sheriam and the Salidar Aes Sedai have not yet approached Rand.
    3. LoC,Ch30 - Delana agrees to help Siuan play Romanda against Janya and Lelaine with the goal of having Sheriam let Siuan join in their meeting with the Wise Ones in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    4. LoC,Ch34 - Sheriam is stronger in the One Power than Myrelle who, in turn, is stronger than Anaiya, Beonin, Carlinya and Morvrin.
    5. LoC,Ch36 - Sheriam's last name is Bayanar.
    6. LoC,Ch38 - After Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve meet with Mat, Egwene sends Tabitha to fetch Sheriam.
  8. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Prologue - Elaida wants her stilled along with the other Salidar Aes Sedai leaders.
    2. ACoS,Ch8 - She, Romanda and Lelaine constantly battle for control of Egwene.
    3. ACoS,Ch9 - She received a note from Merana in Caemlyn the day they left Salidar but just now passed it on to Egwene.
    4. ACoS,Ch10 - Chesa was a gift from Sheriam.
    5. ACoS,Ch11 - For some reason Sheriam is not waiting in Egwene's study as usual.
    6. ACoS,Ch12 - Egwene plans to make her and the rest of her group swear fealty. She plans to take Myrelle, Sheriam, Carlinya, Beonin, Anaiya and Morvrin into Tel'aran'rhiod that night to meet with the Wise Ones to prove that the merchant's rumor about Rand kneeling to Elaida is false.
    7. ACoS,Ch23 - Reanne, Sheriam, Kwamesa and Kiruna are all about the same strength.
    8. ACoS,Ch32 - Elaida dreams about Sheriam being humbled and stilled.
  9. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - Silviana thinks Sheriam was too lenient as Mistress of Novices.
    2. KoD,Ch24 - Egwene desperately wants to contact the ferrets that Sheriam and the others sent from Salidar.
  10. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch25 - Sheriam joined the Black Ajah solely for power. She never had any interest in the Chosen or the Last Battle.
    2. TGS,Ch39 - Sheriam's name is in Verin's book as Black Ajah. Egwene warns Siuan to watch her and Moria.
    3. TGS,Epilogue - From Verin's and Sheriam's statements, Egwene is convinced that Mesaana is in the White Tower.
  11. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch3 - Siuan wanted the job of Keeper for herself, but she thinks Egwene made a good choice replacing Sheriam with Silviana.
    2. ToM,Ch14 - Egwene tells Nynaeve and Elayne about Verin, Sheriam and the Black Ajah.

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