Bain

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A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion. Other information about the character is also included in the Companion, but we did not use it in the TarValon.Net Library.

Author: Nairah Tarak

General

Bain is a Far Dareis Mai of the Black Rock sept of the Shaarad Aiel. She has fiery hair and dark blue eyes. She is taller than Chiad. She is first-sister to Chiad, Far Dareis Mai of Clan Goshien. It was hard for them to become first-sisters, as their clans are involved in a blood feud. She is contemptuous of Sevanna for using Maidens as a guard as Sevanna was never a Maiden (KoD, Ch. 5).

Timeline

  • Bain is in the Stone of Tear together with Chiad and the other Aiel. Mat tries to flirt with them and is annoyed that he can't manage to talk to one of them without the other (TDR, Ch. 56).
  • Bain and Chiad become friends with Faile (as they spend time with Faile, they teach her some of the Maiden handtalk), and later agree to accompany her. They're going to the Two Rivers and Loial leads the party to the Waygate. He guides the party through the Ways and they come out through a Waygate from ancient Manetheren (TSR, Ch. 27).
  • Bain and Chiad report an imminent Trolloc attack and help with defenses (TSR, Ch. 44). Bain and Faile ride north to go for help and return with an army from Watch Hill that helps win the battle at Emond's Field. Bain, Chiad, Gaul, and Loial remain in the Two Rivers with Perrin and Faile (TSR, Ch. 56).
  • Bain continues to teach Faile about Aiel ways (KoD, Ch. 5).
  • Bain volunteers to divert any men who try and interfere with Faile when Faile goes with Galina (KoD, Ch. 28).
  • Gaul kills the man who she is gai'shan to and she delights in tormenting him when she becomes Gaul's gai'shan (TGS, Ch. 21).
  • She and Chiad prepare fresh arrows and spears for Gaul, claiming they were worried for his safety if he used the ones he prepared himself (ToM, Ch. 34).

Quotes

"I stroked her hair and told her I would be very upset if I had to hurt her. Simple truth, considering how much toh even slapping her would cost me." (Explaining why Dairaine was so still; Knife of Dreams, Chapter 28).

"When you see Gaul, tell him Chiad is gai'shain to a man with strong hands, a man whose heart is fire." (To Faile; Knife of Dreams, Chapter 28).

"He couldn't kill the right man without accidentally slaying a few others." (about Gaul; The Gathering Storm, Chapter 21)