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Author: Atarah al'Norahn

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General

Logain Ablar is a minor lord from Ghealdan. His sigil is three golden crowns on a field of blue (KoD, Ch. 18). He was born in the year 972 NE (ACoS, Glossary).

Logain has the inborn ability to channel and is one of the men throughout history to proclaim himself as the Dragon Reborn (TEotW, Ch. 3). After having proclaimed himself, Logain gathered an army that swept from Ghealdan almost all the way to Lugard as he headed for Tear. He was more famous a false Dragon than Mazrim Taim, and half the known world trembled at his name (KoD, Ch. 18). As has happened to many false Dragons who can channel, Logain was taken to Tar Valon to be gentled (TEotW, Ch. 26). The first time that Rand sees him in Caemlyn, he thinks that Logain holds himself like a king even though he is behind bars and guarded by Aes Sedai (TEotW, Ch. 39). Once having been gentled, however, there is a sadness in his eyes and a sag to his shoulders (TGH, Ch. 8).

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He was the first person to be Healed of gentling/stilling and is once again able to channel saidin (LoC, Ch. 29).

Appearance

He is a handsome man who is short of his middle years (TGH, Ch. 24). He is tall and has broad shoulders and an arrogant face (TEotW, Ch. 39; WH, Prologue). He has long, dark, curly hair that reaches his shoulders (TEotW, Ch. 39). He is a big man, though not as big as Rand al'Thor (CoT, Ch. 24).

Personality

Logain is a very obviously dangerous man. Morgase Trakand says of him, "he is dangerous, child. Caged, with Aes Sedai to guard him ever minute, he is still as dangerous as a wolf" (TEotW, Ch. 40). He has a feel of controlled wariness about him and of muscles always on the edge of tensing. He always seems to be looking for an attack (CoT, Prologue). However, Gabrelle claims that he isn't a villain any more than most men are, and that he is often congenial (WH, Prologue; CoT, Prologue).

Condensed Timeline

Strengths and Talents

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While Rand is stronger in the One Power than Logain, Logain can hold almost as much of saidin as Rand can (KoD, Ch. 19; KoD, Ch. 27). After being captured, it took six Aes Sedai to keep him from channeling (TGH, Ch. 24). After he has been Healed by Nynaeve, Siuan tells her that it still takes six Aes Sedai to shield him and that he might have been able to break a shield held by only five (LoC, Ch. 30).

Verin claims that Logain was not strong enough to have used the Choedan Kal, and that it would have taken all of his strength simply to keep from being burned to a cinder, leaving him no strength left to do anything with the power (TGH, Ch. 31). This could, however, be because it takes the access keys to safely use the Choedan Kal, and even Rand would have been in danger of burning himself out if he were to use the Choedan Kal unaided.

Logain has the ability to see ta'veren (LoC, Ch. 30).


Relationships with Other Characters

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Rand is unsure how far he can trust Logain, but he knows that he has to work with the tools he has at hand. One of the things that worry Rand is that Logain will turn the same way Taim has and begin to chafe at following his commands (KoD, Ch. 18). However, Logain has proven that he can handle himself in battle (KoD, Ch. 27), and Rand sets him important tasks such as making an alliance with the Seanchan (CoT, Ch. 24), moving Asha'man to Arad Doman and Illian (KoD, Ch. 18), instructing the Atha'an Miere to move supplies to Bandar Eban (KoD, Ch. 22) and accompanying him to his meeting with the Daughter of the Nine Moons (Semirhage in disguise) (KoD, Ch. 27).

Logain and Mazrim Taim are not on good terms. According to Logain, if Taim had his way Logain would be hoeing turnips with the new boys, or perhaps be buried under the field (TPoD, Ch. 26). Logain thinks that if Taim had dared to do so, he would have withheld the rank of full Asha'man from him (CoT, Ch. 24). Logain does not trust Taim, nor does he trust any of the men who attend Taim's private lessons (CoT, Prologue).

Logain has his own group of men within the Black Tower who report to him. Among the men who follow Logain are Androl Genhald, Canler, Donalo Sandomere, Evin Vinchova, Hardlin, Mezar Kurin, Norley and Welyn Kajima (TPoD, Ch. 26; WH, Prologue). Among others, Sandomere, Kurin and Kajima also accompany Logain from the Black Tower to Caemlyn, onto Cairhien, and finally to Tear to find Rand (CoT, Ch. 24).

Nynaeve feels fairly certain that Logain hates Aes Sedai with a pure contempt that never touches his face (LoC, Ch. 8). This is understandable, considering the fact that he was gentled. However, the rebel Aes Sedai take good care of him while they are using him to spread the rumor about the Red Ajah and false dragons. He stays in a nice house and they arrange for someone to clean it for him (LoC, Ch. 29). After he is Healed, though, many of the rebel Aes Sedai think that he should be gentled again (LoC, Ch. 30).

Despite the fact that he supposedly hates Aes Sedai, he is protective towards Toveine Gazal and Gabrelle, the two Aes Sedai he forcibly bonded (CoT, Prologue; KoD, Ch. 20). When he found Toveine's lost lapdesk, containing the harsh orders that Elaida gave her concerning the Black Tower, he burns it to protect her (WH, Prologue). He is often congenial towards the two, and Gabrelle thinks that he might have been likeable if he were anything but an Asha'man and a false Dragon. In addition to that, Gabrelle notes that she feels little suspicion through the bond whenever Logain looks at her or Toveine. In fact, he feels less suspicious of all the captured Aes Sedai in the Black Tower than he does of some of his fellow Asha'man (CoT, Prologue).

After being forcibly bonded to him, Toveine tries to think of Logain as "Ablar" or "Master Ablar", but she always ends up calling him by his first name (WH, Prologue). She is extremely bitter about being bonded against her will and blames Elaida for it (TPoD, Ch. 26). When confronted by the other captured Aes Sedai, who are angry that Toveine has led them to disaster, she feels that she would rather have been beaten to death by the other sisters than owe Logain for making them stop (WH, Prologue). However, after Desandre and Lemai, the two Aes Sedai who stand the highest among the captured sisters, order the other Aes Sedai to achieve cordial relationships with their captors, Gabrelle thinks to herself that Toveine all but simpers at Logain (CoT, Prologue). Toveine does not approve of the relationship between Logain and Gabrelle (WH, Prologue; KoD, Ch. 27).

Gabrelle and Logain became lovers after he bonded her. She first made the decision so that she could find out more information from him. It took her two days to make up her mind, and four for her to convince Logain to agree (WH, Prologue). Logain was very surprised when he realized that Gabrelle was trying to seduce him, but, according to Toveine, she has since made him her captive (CoT, Prologue). Toveine claims that when Gabrelle is near, Logain barely notices her (Toveine) (CoT, Prologue). Whatever her original motives were, Gabrelle seems quite attached to him now (KoD, Ch. 27).

Although Logain travels with Siuan, Leane and Min from Tar Valon to Salidar, throughout the journey, he does not know their true names and has no idea that he is traveling with the former Amyrlin and Keeper of the Chronicles (TFoH, Ch. 1). The balance of power between Logain and Siuan is fairly even; at times, even Logain obey orders from Siuan, but he can also manage to overpower her for a time through sheer hugeness (TFoH, Ch. 1; Ch. 28). For a time during the journey, Leane considered practicing her Domani charms on Logain, but she is of the opinion that Logain is the kind of man who might hear promises and expect to have them fulfilled (TFoH, Ch. 1).

Egwene swears to Logain that she will never harm him, and that she will not allow those who follow her to harm him if she can help it, unless he turns against the rebels. She tells shim that he has served the rebel Aes Sedai too well for her to allow him to be harmed (TFoH, Ch. 52).

Logain makes Nynaeve nervous (LoC, Ch. 50). She studies him to try to learn more about gentling/stilling, but studying him has taught her little (TFoH, Ch. 50; LoC, Prologue).

Elaida intends to have Logain hanged quietly as soon as the rebel Aes Sedai have been dealt with (ACoS, Prologue).

Cadsuane played a part in chasing Logain down before he was gentled (ACoS, Ch. 19). Now, she prods him and the other Asha'man almost as much as she does Rand (KoD, Ch. 18).

While he is gentled, Elayne feels sorry for Logain and Gawyn pities him. Galad, however, thinks that Logain deserves no pity after what he has done and that he should live on as a warning to others (TGH, Ch. 38; TSR, Ch. 17).

Aran'gar wants Logain gentled or dead. She instructs Delana to press the Hall for one or the other (LoC, Ch. 37).


Logain and the Red Ajah

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After reaching Salidar, Siuan claims that Logain told her and Leane, in talks late at night, that the Red Ajah set him up as a false Dragon (TFoH, Ch. 27). The story goes as so: six Red Sisters, including Javindhra and Barasine, shielded him one night in Cosamelle at least a year before he proclaimed himself to be the Dragon Reborn. They offered him the choice of death on the spot or taking what they offered to him: proclaiming to be the Dragon Reborn. For a year, they helped him to avoid Aes Sedai by sending him messages whenever another sister was near. After he proclaimed himself the Dragon Reborn, they continued sending messages containing news of where the king of Ghealdan's armies were. He also claims that he heard Elaida's name mentioned in a manner that made him think she knew of the plot (TFoH, Ch. 27; LoC, Ch. 8).

However, while this may be true, there is much evidence pointing towards the idea that this is a lie and a plot of Siuan's making. Siuan very obviously wants to gain her own revenge against the Red Ajah, so she could be using Logain to her own ends. It works out to be a win*win situation: Siuan gets her revenge against Elaida for deposing her, and Logain, who can never have revenge upon the entire White Tower for gentling him, will at least have revenge against one group of Aes Sedai. The evidence is as follows:

1. Siuan claims that Logain spoke of the Red plot to her and Leane sometimes at night, when Min was asleep. However, later she thinks to herself that "Leane had disliked being kept in the dark about her plan for the man until this morning" (TFoH, Ch. 27). If Leane had indeed heard Logain's story during the journey to Salidar, it seems likely that she wouldn't have been too surprised to learn that Siuan intended to use the information against the Red Ajah.

2. Siuan also thinks to herself that "Sheriam and the others never considered the possibility that she was lying" (TFoH, Ch. 27), hinting that she is doing just that.

3. Siuan thinks to herself that Logain will have "revenge only against the Red Ajah, true, but he would have to settle for that" (TFoH, Ch. 27). If the Red Ajah had truly set Logain up, he likely would be just fine with "settling" for revenge against only the Red Ajah. He possibly wouldn't even consider it "settling" at all.

4. Siuan is very concerned about being the first to speak to Logain after she and Leane have been interrogated by Sheriam and her group. She thinks to herself that "Logain would live long enough to reveal what Siuan wanted him to, once she had talked to him" (TFoH, Ch. 27). She also instructs Min to watch him and let no one speak with him. This could be because she has to instruct Logain of her plan and give him the same story that she gave Sheriam and the others.


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5. None of the Red Sisters whose point of view we have read throughout the series hints that the rumor is true. Elaida herself thinks to herself that the rumors are "vicious lies" (ACoS, Prologue), and Pevara is exceedingly adamant that they are lies and is cruel to Zerah Dacan upon learning that she is one of the sisters who has been spreading the rumors (TPoD, Ch. 26). Considering that Elaida is not only Amyrlin but a former Sitter for the Red Ajah, with Pevara being a current Sitter, it is unlikely that they would not have known about the plot to set Logain up as a false Dragon.

However, in contradiction to this, there is a small amount of evidence that the story could be true. Siuan could wish to speak to Logain not because she has to tell him what to say, but to make him understand that he has to tell the truth. In addition, Logain claims that because of the Red Ajah's help, he knew where King Johanin's armies were going to strike and in what numbers and asks, "how else do you think I always knew where to strike and when?" (LoC, Ch. 8).

Still, the evidence does point towards this being a lie created to slander the Red Ajah and for Siuan and Logain to gain their personal revenges.

Logain's Journey

The Eye of the World

  • There is a battle in Ghealdan and Logain is the victor. There are a dozen different stories floating about, but they all agree that Logain won. Some stories say that the Aes Sedai there were killed, some say they weren't. Some even say that they went over to Logain (TEotW, Ch. 14).
  • Logain is captured after a big battle near Lugard when attempting to move his army from Ghealdan to Tear (TEotW, Ch. 26).
  • Aes Sedai are taking Logain to Tar Valon. They stop at every town on the way north to display him (TEotW, Ch. 26).
  • Logain is brought to Caemlyn to be shown to Morgase. He is paraded through the streets, where many people turn out to see him, including Rand. Rand thinks that he holds himself like a king and sees him laugh, even though he is caged (TEotW, Ch. 26; TEotW, Ch. 39). Logain later reveals to Nynaeve that he laughed because he had seen Rand watching him, and he knew that Rand would shake the world, causing more trouble than he himself ever did (LoC, Ch. 30).

The Great Hunt

  • Logain is in Tar Valon by now, gentled and safe (TGH, Ch. 4).
  • Egwene and Elayne see Logain while out walking at the Tower. An Accepted appears and, speaking to him kindly, leads him off to the garden where he is supposed to be walking (TGH, Ch. 24).
  • Elayne sees Logain sitting on a bench in the Inner Courtyard of the White Tower. He is crying, and runs away when he sees Elayne (TGH, Ch. 38).

The Dragon Reborn

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The Shadow Rising

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  • When Min returns to Tar Valon on Moiraine's orders, she sees Logain. There is an Accepted accompanying him, and he looks sad-faced and his shoulders are slumped. Min sees a halo of gold and blue around his head, and knows that it means that there is glory and power in Logain's future (TSR, Ch. 17).
  • When Min tells Siuan about the viewing she had of Logain, Siuan orders Leane to have the watch on Logain increased (TSR, Ch. 17).
  • Logain manages to escape the White Tower during the fighting that surrounds Siuan's deposal (TSR, Ch. 47).
  • As Siuan, Leane and Min are leaving Tar Valon, they run into Logain. He cannot get out of the city because the bridges are guarded and no one is allowed to cross them. Siuan tells him that if he will follow her, she can get him out of Tar Valon and perhaps even give him a change to get revenge on the Red Ajah for gentling him. He agrees. Min sees the halo that signifies glory once again (TSR, Ch. 47).

The Fires of Heaven

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  • Logain, Siuan, Leane and Min travel around trying to find the rebel Aes Sedai. They travel in disguise, using different names; Logain wants to use the name "Guaire", a false Dragon of history, but Siuan talks him out of it and he chooses the name "Dalyn" instead. He plays dice to make money to buy a coat, sword and horse for himself (TFoH, Ch. 1).
  • One night, Logain, Siuan, Leane and Min stay overnight in Admer Nem's barn near Kore Springs. When they are discovered just before dawn, he knocks Admer Nem down, sending his lantern flying into the straw and starting a fire. He also steals a purse full of money and then gets away in the confusion with the horses, leaving Siuan, Leane and Min on foot and to face the justice of Gareth Bryne, the lord of Kore Springs (TFoH, Ch. 1).
  • As Siuan, Leane and Min are being taken to Gareth Bryne's manor to work off the debt that they have incurred, Logain appears and knocks out the man driving the cart they are in. He asks them if they thought that he would leave them to their fate, and then tells Siuan that she made promises to him, and he wants the revenge that she promised. He warns her that her time is growing short, and that she must deliver on her promises soon or he will leave them to find their own way. He claims that he and the sword that he carries have kept them safe from people who might take advantage of them. Min sees the halo that signifies glory once again. Logain then shows them the purse that he stole from Admer Nem, but will not give it to Siuan, claiming that if he keeps it, perhaps he can be sure the women won't abandon him (TFoH, Ch. 1).
  • Logain, Siuan, Leane and Min continue to travel. Siuan lets Logain pretend that he is in charge, deciding when they leave each morning and where they stop at night. He keeps the money, and expects the three women to cook and serve his meals. Siuan does not mind, because she has big plans for him (TFoH, Ch. 11).
  • Logain, Siuan, Leane and Min reach Lugard in Murandy. They plan to stay at an inn named The Nine Horse Hitch. Logain goes to bargain with the stableman; when Siuan goes into another inn to speak with a woman who is a member of the Blue Ajah's eyes-and-ears network, she instructs Leane to practice her wiles on Logain. Leane flirts with Logain and other men at the inn, and there is nearly a riot over her. While Siuan is speaking to Duranda Tharne, Min watches as Leane continues to flirt with Logain and with other men at the inn; Logain is wearing a disgruntled frown while the other man hang onto Leane's every word. When Siuan is done speaking with Duranda Tharne, they leave Lugard (TFoH, Ch. 11).
  • Logain, Siuan, Leane and Min travel for fifteen days west and south from Lugard towards Salidar. The halo of greatness appears more and more often, though Min cannot understand why, because Logain is becoming more and more depressed. For the past six days, he has not even seemed to have the energy to care where they are going any more. Leane has been paying a lot of attention to him since the morning when they had to force him to get out of his blankets, but Logain does not react to her (TFoH, Ch. 26).
  • Logain, Siuan, Leane and Min reach Salidar and enter the Little Tower. Min and Leane guide Logain to the door while Siuan enters ahead of them. The Aes Sedai are not very pleased to see Logain, and the Warders watch him closely, though he does not appear to notice them. When the Aes Sedai take Siuan and Leane away to question them, they instruct Min to stay with Logain. Min leads him to a table and they sit down to wait. Edesina Azzedin approaches them and lays a hand upon Logain's head, and then declares that his gentling has caught up with him and that he has given up on wanting to live; there is nothing that she can do for him (TFoH, Ch. 26).
  • Siuan and Leane tell the rebel Aes Sedai leaders about their plan for Logain: they will have him spread the rumor about the Red Ajah setting him up as a false Dragon (TFoH, Ch. 27).
  • When Siuan is finished being interrogated by the Aes Sedai, she tells Min to watch Logain and not to let anyone speak with him. Min relays to Logain that Siuan wishes for him not to speak with anyone, and Logain replies that no one wishes to speak with him anyway (TFoH, Ch. 28).
  • Nynaeve spends time with Logain studying his gentling. He is more cooperative and more eager about it than either Siuan or Leane and he also understands about keeping it a secret. Nynaeve thinks that Logain believes she will eventually Heal him (TFoH, Ch. 54).

Lord of Chaos

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  • Every week or so, a noble from Altara or Murandy shows up in Salidar to hear Logain relate the tale of the Red Ajah setting him up as a false Dragon. They all leave looking shocked by what he has said (LoC, Ch. 8).
  • Nynaeve sees Logain speaking to several Altaran nobles about the Red Ajah, Lady Sarena among them. Lelaine Akashi and her Warder, Burin Shaeren watch over him. Nynaeve notices that he seems to flourish under the attention, and that the promise of revenge against the Red Ajah has put a light into his eyes. One of the nobles is worried that Logain's followers will join together in support of him once again, but Lelaine assures them that there is no worry of that (LoC, Ch. 8).
  • While Tarna Feir, Elaida's emissary to the rebels, is in Salidar, Logain is safely tucked away in one of the soldiers' camps. However, Nynaeve thinks that Tarna has found out about him regardless (LoC, Ch. 12; Ch. 13).
  • Nynaeve and Elayne go to the house where Logain is staying in Salidar to see if Nynaeve can learn anything more about Healing gentling/stilling. He is smoking a pipe and reading by a window when they find him. Nynaeve begins to study Logain with saidar and, very surprisingly and unexpectedly, actually manages to Heal him of gentling. Nynaeve sends Elayne to find Sheriam immediately, and stays with Logain, shielding him. Logain tests her shield, and she notices that his eye seem to shine. She uses flows of air to fasten him to his chair. He talks to her a bit, about the fact that she needn't shield him because he wouldn't attack a village full of Aes Sedai, and that they are succeeding in what he wants anyway with the Red Ajah, and also makes a comment about the first time he saw Rand. Nynaeve gags him with another flow of air. Aes Sedai file into the house, and Nynaeve's anger disappears, therefore causing her shield and bonds of air to disappear as well. The Aes Sedai think she is lying, and Logain feigns surprise that Nynaeve claims to have Healed him. However, they agree to shield him just in case (LoC, Ch. 29; Ch. 30).
  • After it has been established that Logain has indeed been Healed, Nisao wants to have him gentled again, but Carlinya argues that they cannot ethically do that, since they support Rand, another man who can channel. Later, six sisters stay with him to shield him. He tries to escape, but they manage to hold the shield (LoC, Ch. 30).
  • The Hall no longer brings nobles to see Logain since he has been Healed (LoC, Ch. 39).
  • The Salidar Aes Sedai begin to move towards Tar Valon (LoC, Ch. 44).
  • Sixteen days after leaving Salidar, Egwene visits the tent that Logain is staying in and asks him what he thinks of Rand's amnesty for men who can channel. Logain replies that he wishes he were with Rand now, and is angry that although he has done everything the Aes Sedai have asked, they are still thinking of gentling or killing him. Egwene informs him that she will never harm him or allow those who follow her to harm him, and tells him that she will return in a day or two to speak about the amnesty again, once he has calmed down (LoC, Ch. 52).
  • Egwene and Siuan arrange for the Aes Sedai shielding Logain to be brought tea with forkroot in it so that Logain can escape from the rebel camp and join Rand. Egwene instructs Siuan to make sure that he doesn't hurt anyone as he leaves (LoC, Ch. 52).

A Crown of Swords

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The Path of Daggers

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  • Logain leads the capture of Toveine and the sisters she has brought to defeat the Black Tower. He captures Toveine, who fights against him, and tries to calm her down. Finally he resorts to kissing her to make her stay still, and bonds her. When Logain tells her what he has done, Toveine breaks down and weeps against his shoulder. Logain has also bonded another sister, Gabrelle (TPoD, Ch. 26; WH, Prologue).

Winter's Heart

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  • Logain finds the lapdesk that Toveine lost during the attack. Inside are included the orders from Elaida about what is to be done to the men found at the Black Tower. He burns them, thus protecting Toveine from harm should the other Asha'man find out about Elaida's orders (WH, Prologue).
  • Logain and Gabrelle become lovers. It takes four days for Gabrelle to convince Logain to agree (WH, Prologue).
  • Toveine is present when several of Logain's followers make reports to him. They talk about the Healing that Nynaeve performed on Logain, about the Two Rivers boys who have shown up at the Black Tower, and about Taim giving private lessons to select men. Welyn Kajima shows up and reports that Taim is back from Cairhien and has posted new names on the deserters' list. Logain eventually leaves with the other men, ordering Toveine and Gabrelle not to touch his papers (WH, Prologue).

Crossroads of Twilight

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  • Logain goes riding with Toveine and Gabrelle. Atal Mishraile, one of Taim's men, meets them and tells Logain that he has Taim's permission to go recruiting if he wishes, though neither he, Toveine or Gabrelle understand Logain's desire to go recruiting. Likely it is just an excuse to leave the Black Tower with little suspicion. They ride back to the village so that Logain can make preparations to leave. Toveine tells Gabrelle that they must go with Logain no matter what, and Gabrelle agrees. Gabrelle can feel determination in Logain through the bond, sharp as a knife, and knows that he is riding to war, though she cannot say against whom (CoT, Prologue).
  • Logain, Toveine, Gazal and a group of Asha'man (including Donalo Sandomere, Mezar Kurin and Welyn Kajima) with their captive Aes Sedai (including Ayako Norsoni, Adrielle and Jenare) go to Caemlyn. Logain meets with Davram Bashere. They agree to join forces in order to find Rand (CoT, Prologue).
  • Logain and his party leave Cairhien and head for Tear. They use the Warders left behind in Cairhien to find Rand, since they can tell where their Aes Sedai, who went with Rand, are. Samitsu, Loial and Karldin join them as well (CoT, Ch. 24).
  • Everyone reaches Lord Algarin's manor, and Logain and Bashere meet with Rand. Rand yells at Logain about the bonding of the Aes Sedai, claiming that he doesn't need a war with the White Tower. Logain informs Rand that it was Taim who gave the order, and that Taim gives a lot of orders that people assume have come from Rand (CoT, Ch. 24).
  • Rand tells Logain, Bashere and Loial that he is sending them to make an alliance with the Seanchan. Logain looks stunned into silence (CoT, Ch. 24).

Knife of Dreams

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  • Rand sends Logain to Andor to gauge the situation with Elayne and to check on the Borderlander army, and also to the Black Tower to arrange to have Asha'man sent to Arad Doman and Illian (KoD, Ch. 18).
  • Logain returns to Lord Algarin's manor in Tear to report to Rand. He reports that the news from Andor is fair, that the Borderlanders have thirteen Aes Sedai and are looking for Rand, and that Taim needs to be dealt with (KoD, Ch. 18).
  • Trollocs and Myrddraal attack Lord Algarin's manor, and the Asha'man and Aes Sedai within fight back. When Lews Therin takes control of Rand's mind and begins to channel Arrows of Fire, Blossoms of Fire and Deathgates, Logain picks up the weaves and uses them as well. When the buildings that the Saldaean soldiers are staying in catch fire, Rand can't make Lews Therin put them out, and he yells at Logain to put them out instead. When the battle is done, Logain asks if Rand had intended to keep those weaves secret for his own favorites, like Taim does. He also wonders aloud why Rand is still holding as much of saidin as he can safely handle, not knowing that it is really Lews Therin doing it (KoD, Ch. 19).
  • As the Asha'man and Aes Sedai work to burn the dead Shadowspawn, Logain weaves a shield of air so that the falling rain will not hit him. Logain does not like that his men are tiring themselves doing the job, and he is worried about Gabrelle and Toveine, whom he says will be exhausted by nightfall. When they see all the flies that have appeared suddenly on the Saldaean dead, Rand, afraid of Lews Therin seizing the Power again, orders Logain to get rid of them, but Alivia does it instead (KoD, Ch. 20).
  • Rand sends Logain to speak to the Atha'an Miere Wavemistresses. Logain meets the assembled Wavemistresses upon Turane's ship. Amylia, an Aes Sedai whom Zaida has working for her, is also present. Zaida demands to know where Rand is, and to know what message Logain brings from Rand. Logain informs the Wavemistresses that he does not know where Rand is at the moment. Amylia serves wine, and is very frightened of Logain; Logain comforts her, assuring her that she has nothing to fear from him. He then tells the Wavemistresses what Rand's message for them is. Rand is calling for the Atha'an Miere to act on their part of the Bargain: he needs ships to carry food and other supplies from Illian and Tear to Bandar Eban. What is more, Rand needs supplies for more than a million people; the ships must arrive as soon as possible, and Rand requires the Atha'an Miere to put all of their ships to work. Cemeille din Selaan Long Eyes enters with the news that the Amayar upon the Sea Folk Islands have all committed suicide. Zaida tells Logain that the fastest of the Atha'an Miere ships must be sent to the Sea Folk Islands to find any of the Amayar who are still alive, but Logain is adamant: he tells them that they must follow Rand's orders and commit their ships to his cause (KoD, Ch. 22).
  • Before Rand goes to his meeting with the Daughter of the Nine Moons, he, Min, a large group of Asha'man and Aes Sedai, two dozen Maidens of the Spear and Bashere with eighty*one Saldaean lancers sit upon a hilltop a little ways east of the designated meeting place. Logain is talking with Gabrelle while Toveine scowls at them in what Rand thinks is disapproval (KoD, Ch. 27).
  • When the sun is almost straight overhead, Rand rides down to meet with the Daughter of the Nine Moons. He is accompanied by Logain, Donalo Sandomere, Jahar Narishma, Cadsuane, Nynaeve and Min. Rand can feel the three Asha'man seize saidin. They all ride down to the Lady Deirdru's manor, the designated meeting place. When it is revealed that Semirhage is posing as the Daughter of the Nine Moons and a fight breaks out, Logain is unharmed. When Semirhage tells the assembled people that Rand knows who she is because he hears Lews Therin's voice in his head, Logain's face is a carved, unreadable mask (KoD, Ch. 27).

The Gathering Storm

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  • Following the incident with Semirhage, Rand instructs Logain to get everyone through a gateway (TGS, Prologue).

Towers of Midnight

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There is no relevant reference to Logain in this book.

A Memory of Light

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  • He is taken by Taim, who tries to turn him (AMoL, Ch. 4.
  • When Androl and his allies try to rescue him, Logain is too weak to help (AMoL, Ch. 4).
  • He is still too weak when Androl and the others fight back (AMoL, Ch. 14).
  • After been freed, he spends hour pouring over Taim's plans (AMoL, Ch. 21).
  • When he and the Asha'man join the battle, he takes over, giving orders (AMoL, Ch. 30).
  • He intends to kill Toveine if he has the chance, though he has released the bond (AMoL, Ch. 37).
  • He had thought to serve mankind by naming himself Dragon (AMoL, Ch. 37).
  • He is consumed with desire for vengeance against Taim and to never be controlled again (AMoL, Ch. 37).
  • He fights Demandred, but is overwhelmed. He escapes through a gateway after distracting him with a mundane piece of shale (AMoL, Ch. 37).
  • After Egwene's death, he decides to try and retrieve Sakarnen rather than help defend the Dragons (AMoL, Ch. 37).
  • He finds it, but before he can retrieve it, Androl tells him that the refugees from Caemlyn are about to be slaughtered and he decides to save them instead (AMoL, Ch. 43).
  • He sees a beam of light and an immense amount of power and breaks the Seals (AMoL, Ch. 48).


Miscellaneous

  • Ba'alzamon claims that Logain is being used by the Amyrlin Seat (TEotW, Ch. 14).
  • In Caemlyn, around the time that Logain is brought to be shown to Morgase, many people try to sell "relics" of Logain. Rand is offered enough scraps of the false Dragon's cloak and fragments of his sword to make two swords and half a dozen cloaks. Shops are also carrying plates and cups painted with fanciful scenes that show the false Dragon being displayed before Morgase in chains (TEotW, Ch. 35).
  • A dozen or more Aes Sedai were sent after Logain to capture him and bring him to Tar Valon (TGH, Ch. 8).

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  • While Logain is at the White Tower, there is always an Accepted with him. She is there to keep him from killing himself as much as to keep him from escaping (TSR, Ch. 17).


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  • Many people claim that Logain died in the coup at the White Tower (TFoH, Ch. 1).
  • According to Min, Logain is destined for glory such as few men have even dreamed of (TFoH, Ch. 26).


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  • He has held off the madness that comes with channeling saidin for six years (LoC, Ch. 52).


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  • Egwene has a dream of Logain: "Logain, laughing, stepped across something on the ground and mounted a black stone; when she looked down, she thought it was Rand's body he had stepped over, laid out on a funeral bier with his hands crossed at his breast, but when she touched his face, it broke apart like a paper puppet (ACoS, Ch. 10).


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  • While staying at the Black Tower, he lives in a house down a narrower side street in the village. It is an ordinary wooden house of two stories with a red door, shutters and frames. The curtains are plain and the glass in the windows is so poor that Toveine doubts she could see anything clearly with the curtains drawn. It is a house suitable for an averagely successful shopkeeper. In addition, Logain is the only full Asha'man to live in the village; the others all live in Taim's palace (WH, Prologue).


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  • He does not believe that Rand cleansed saidin, but that it was the Creator (CoT, Ch. 24).


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  • Rand has told Logain about Min's viewing of him. Rand regrets it now, though it had seemed harmless encouragement at the time. Logain asked Aes Sedai to confirm Min's ability, though he was wise enough to try to keep his doubting Min's ability from Rand (KoD, Ch. 20).
  • Logain's name is known even to the Atha'an Miere (KoD, Ch. 22).
  • He is a minor lordling by birth, with a scrap of land in the mountains. He had his lands taken away after he proclaimed himself the Dragon Reborn (KoD, Ch. 18).


Quotes

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"Did you think I would leave you to your fate? Maybe I should have. You made promises to me, Mara. I want the revenge you promised. I've followed you halfway to the Sea of Storms on this search, though you won't tell me what for. I've asked no questions as to how you plan to give me what you promised. But I will tell you this now. Your time is growing short. End your search soon, and deliver your promises, or I will leave you to find your own way. You'll quickly find most villages offer small sympathy to penniless strangers. Three pretty women alone? The sight of this," he touched the sword at his hip, "has kept you safe more times than you can know. Find what you are seeking soon, Mara." (Logain to Siuan; The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 1)


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"Don't be afraid," Logain said. "I won't turn against them now. They're succeeding in what I want, whether they know it or not. The Red Ajah is finished. In a year, there won't be an Aes Sedai will dare admit she's Red." (Logain to Nynaeve after she has Healed him; Lord of Chaos, Chapter 30).


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"Taim gave the order," Logain said, coldly uncomfortable explaining himself in front of an audience. Sudden lightning close to the house cast his face in lurid shadows for an instant, a bleak mask of darkness. "I assumed it came from you." His eyes moved slightly in Bashere's direction, and his mouth tightened. "Taim does a great many things people think are at your direction," he went on reluctantly, "but he has his own plans. Flinn and Narishma and Manfor are on the deserters' list, like every Asha'man you kept with you. And he has a coterie of twenty or thirty he keeps close and trains privately. Every man who wears the Dragon is one of that group except me, and he'd have kept the Dragon from me, if he dared. No matter what you've done, it is time to turn your eyes to the Black Tower before Taim splits it worse than the White Tower is. If he does, you'll find the larger part is loyal to him, not you. They know him. Most have never even seen you." (Logain to Rand; Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 24).


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"Taim wasn't pleased at me taking so many men out of the Tower and not telling him where they were going. I thought he was going to rip up your order. He tried every trick to learn where you are. Oh, he burns to know that. His eyes were practically on fire. I wouldn't put it past him to have had me put to the question if I'd been fool enough to meet him without company." (Logain to Rand; Knife of Dreams, Chapter 18)

"Mourn if you must," he said, "but mourn on the march for Tarmon Gai'don." (Logain to the Atha'an Miere Wavemistresses about the death of the Amayar; Knife of Dreams, Chapter 22)


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