Pronunciation: zah-REEN bah-SHEER

aka: Faile
Pronunciation: fah-EEL

Daughter of Davram Bashere and Deira Bashere. She has younger brothers, one named Maedin Bashere, and two older brothers who are dead. She has learned a little of the Maiden handtalk from Bain and Chiad.

Points of View#

See Faile's chapter points of view.

Physical Description#

She is about Perrin's age. She is tall with black, shoulder-length hair. She has a large, bold nose, a generous mouth, high cheekbones and dark, slightly tilted eyes. (TDR,Ch33) She has a high voice. (TDR,Ch35)

Faile Bashere by Richard Boyé

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch9 - Perrin visits the taverns of Tear searching for rumors that might take Faile on a new adventure and out of danger.
    2. TSR,Ch21 - Moiraine thinks she might have to talk to Faile if she does not stop influencing Perrin in wrong directions.
    3. TSR,Ch41 - Faile has younger brothers, one named Maedin Bashere, and two older brothers. Her two older brothers are dead making her the eldest.
    4. TSR,Ch46 - Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve do not know where Perrin and Faile went.
  2. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch15 - Egwene dreams of Perrin, lounging with Faile on his lap, kissing her while she played with the short-cut beard he wore in the dream. Behind them two banners waved, a red wolf's head and a crimson eagle. A man in a bright yellow coat stood near to Perrin's shoulder, a sword strapped to his back; in some way she knew that he was a Tinker, though no Tinker would even touch a sword. And every bit of it except the beard seemed important. The banners, Faile kissing Perrin, even the Tinker. Every time he moved closer to Perrin it was as if a chill of doom shot through everything.
    2. TFoH,Ch42 - Rand hopes that Perrin and Faile are happy, but he knows that he will eventually draw Perrin back to him.
  3. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Faile is Davram Bashere's oldest surviving child.
    2. LoC,Ch10 - The Two Rivers girls tell Rand about Perrin, Faile, Padan Fain, the Whitecloaks and the Trollocs.
    3. LoC,Ch46 - Faile has learned a little of the Maiden handtalk from Bain and Chiad.
    4. LoC,Ch52 - Egwene tells Nynaeve and Elayne that Perrin and Faile are married and are in Cairhien. Loial and Min are there, too.
    5. LoC,Ch53 - Faile and Loial are both very good at stones. They are evenly matched.
    6. LoC,Ch55 - Perrin fears that he will never see Faile again as he goes into battle.
  4. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch1 - Perrin worries about her being left in Cairhien with no one to protect her.
    2. ACoS,Ch3 - Perrin worries even more about Faile when he finds out Bain and Chiad are no longer with her.
    3. ACoS,Ch4 - Selande and Camaille tell Perrin that Faile is one of Colavaere's attendants.
    4. ACoS,Ch7 - Rand wonders if Perrin and Faile are loyal to him or only to each other.
    5. ACoS,Ch18 - Rand feels that she is in danger like Berelain but he has plans that will put her out of harm's way.
  5. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Prologue - Faile's father, Davram Bashere is next in line for the throne of Saldaea.
  6. In Winters Heart
    1. WH,Ch1 - Perrin sees a hawk and thinks how much he loves Faile.
    2. WH,Ch2 - Perrin and his party learn that Faile, Alliandre, Maighdin and others were taken.
    3. WH,Ch5 - Perrin searches the wolf dream for Faile, but Hopper tells him that she is not there.
    4. WH,Ch6 - Sulin reports to Perrin that Faile, Alliandre, Maighdin, Bain, Chiad, Arrela Shiego and Lacile Aldorwin were taken as gai'shain by the Shaido.
  7. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch5 - Perrin forces himself to keep in mind the other captives as well as Faile.
    2. CoT,Ch7 - Masema tells Perrin of the stores of food in So Habor, but Perrin says Faile comes first.
    3. CoT,Ch8 - Perrin will do whatever it takes to free Faile and destroy the Shaido.
    4. CoT,Ch25 - It has been thirty-two days since Faile was captured.
    5. CoT,Ch27 - Perrin's forces capture some Shaido Stone Dogs, but they know nothing of Faile.
  8. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - Galina Casban claims that Faile and Alliandre are under her protection in Malden. She agrees to take a message to them from Perrin.
    2. KoD,Ch4 - Perrin makes a deal with Banner-General Tylee Khirgan. He will relinquish all claim of Manetheren if she helps him free Faile.
    3. KoD,Ch12 - Tylee agrees to Perrin's plan to rescue Faile.
  9. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch17 - Perrin feels a lack of focus since rescuing Faile.
  10. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Ch1 - Rand laughs as Perrin recounts his story of how Marin found him and Faile tumbled together at the bottom of the stairs. Later, Rand sends Perrin to Faile.