Perrin Aybara

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Author: Atarah al'Norahn

ay-BAHR-ah, PEHR-rihn


Perrin is the son of Con and Joslyn Aybara, and was born in 978 NE. He lives on a farm east of Emond's Field. He has three younger siblings: two sisters named Adora and Deselle, and a brother named Paet. Around the age of twelve, he became apprentice to Haral Luhhan, the blacksmith.


Perrin is of average height, though he is shorter than Rand. He is stocky enough to seem a man and a half wide, and has broad shoulders and thick arms. His hair is a curly brown. Originally, his eyes were also brown, but after becoming a Wolfbrother, they changed to gold, and also become very sharp. (TEotW, Ch. 3; Ch. 14; TGH, Ch. 14).


Perrin has a gentle disposition. When around people, he moves carefully, afraid that he might accidentally break something or hurt someone. (TEotW, Ch. 20) He likes to think things over slowly and doesn't like to be careless. Because of this, he is good at solving puzzles, though he has to see the puzzle to be able to solve it. (TEotW, Ch. 14; CoT, Ch. 7) .

Condensed Timeline

Relationships with Other Characters

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Rand, an old friend of Perrin's, considers Perrin to be one of the few people that he can still trust. Despite the fact that he, at one point, wonders whether Perrin's loyalty lies with him or Faile, (ACoS, Ch. 7) he still trusts him. Back when they were all still in Emond's Field, Perrin would often be drawn, along with Rand, into Mat's schemes.

Perrin loves Faile more than anyone in the world. When they first met, he didn't like her all that much, but his feelings soon turned around. He does everything that he can to protect her, and in TSR they get married. After Faile is kidnapped by the Shaido, all he can think about is rescuing her.

Loial is a good friend of Perrin's. They are tied together by many events, right from their first meeting to the present. Loial accompanies Perrin and Faile to the Two Rivers, and does everything he can to help Perrin.

Like most other sensible males, Perrin doesn't trust Aes Sedai very much. He knows some of them, like Verin, better than others and therefore has a little bit more trust in them, but mainly doesn't like to be around them. In TSR, when Alanna thinks about bonding Perrin, Faile threatens Alanna with her life.

Aram has sworn himself to Perrin and Faile, but Perrin has never been a big fan of Aram. Early on, he thinks that Aram smiles too much, and is annoyed that Egwene pays so much attention to him. After the events in The Shadow Rising he puts up with Aram, but although Aram is devoted to him, Perrin still doesn't like him very much.

Moridin wants him dead and has instructed the other forsaken to hunt Perrin and Mat and kill them (KoD, Prologue).

Strengths and Talents

The Wolf Dream

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  • Wolves are linked to Tel'aran'rhiod, which they call the "Wolf Dream", and therefore they partially live in the World of Dreams. Because of this, Wolfbrothers also have the ability to enter Tel'aran'rhiod.
  • Oftentimes in the wolf dream, Perrin will meet Hopper, a wolf he met in early in his travels, who is now dead. Hopper sometimes helps Perrin to find what he is looking for. Once, Perrin went to Tel'aran'rhiod to find Faile. Other times, he is following Slayer, or searching for Shadowspawn.
  • Like Egwene, Perrin often dreams of the future while he sleeps. His dreams, however, are seen through "windows" in the Wolf Dream.

Visions and Prophecies

"The strongest thing I see about the big, curly-haired fellow are a wolf, and a broken crown, and trees flowering all around him." Min to Rand about Perrin (TEotW, Ch. 15)

"You know I've read you, Egwene. I don't understand most of it - I almost never do - but I see things I am sure link you to Rand, and Perrin, and Mat, and - yes, even Galad, the Light help you for a fool. How can any of that happen if the Seanchan take you off across the ocean?" Min to Egwene (TGH, Ch. 42)

"An Aielman in a cage. A Tuatha'an with a sword. A falcon and a hawk, perching on your shoulders. Both female, I think. And all the rest of course. What is always there. Darkness swirling 'round you, and" (Min to Perrin; TDR, Ch. 6)

"One more thing. If you meet a woman - the most beautiful woman you've ever seen - run!" (Min to Perrin; TDR, Ch. 6)

"Perrin with a falcon on his shoulder, and Perrin with a hawk. Only the hawk held a leash in her talons - Egwene was somehow convinced both hawk and falcon were female and the hawk was trying to fasten it around Perrin's neck. That made her shiver even now; she did not like dreams about leashes. And that dream of Perrin with a beard! leading a huge pack of wolves that stretched as far as the eye could see." (Egwene's dream about Perrin; TDR, Ch. 25)

"She had dreamed of Perrin with a wolf, and with a falcon, and a hawk and the falcon and the hawk fighting of Perrin running from someone deadly, and Perrin stepping willingly over the edge of a towering cliff while saying, 'It must be done. I must learn to fly before I reach the bottom.' There had been one dream of an Aiel, and she thought that had to do with Perrin, too, but she was not sure." (Egwene's dream about Perrin; TDR, Ch. 37)

"Why should Perrin have a falcon on his shoulder, and what was important about him choosing between that axe he wore now and a blacksmith's hammer?" (Egwene's dream about Perrin; TDR, Ch. 48)

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"A wolf" she was sure it was Perrin, though - fighting a man whose face kept changing." (Egwene's dream about Perrin; TSR, Ch. 11)

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"Perrin, lounging with Faile in his lap, kissing her while she played with the short-cut beard that 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." (Egwene's dream about Perrin; TFoH, Ch. 15)

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"Perrin came and stood before her, a wolf lying at his feet, a hawk and a falcon perched on his shoulders glaring at each other over his head. Seemingly unaware of them, he kept trying to throw away that axe of his, until finally he ran, the axe floating through the air, chasing him. Again Perrin; he turned away from a Tinker and ran, faster and faster though she called for him to come back." (Egwene's dream about Perrin; LoC, Ch. 15)

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"Perrin and a Tinker, frenziedly hacking their way through brambles with axe and sword, unaware of the cliff that lay just ahead. And the brambles screamed with human voices they did not hear." (Egwene's dream of Perrin; TPoD, Ch. 15)

Perrin's Journey

The Eye of the World

The first time we see Perrin is when Padan Fain shows up at Emond's Field the night before Bel Tine. (TEotW, Ch. 3) Later, he is part of the original group that leaves the Two Rivers with Moiraine and Lan, heading first towards Baerlon, and then onwards past Shadar Logoth to Caemlyn. (TEotW, Ch. 10; Ch. 11; Ch. 12; Ch. 13) While in Baerlon, like Rand and Mat, Perrin has dreams about Ba'alzamon, marking him as one whom the Dark One wishes dead. (TEotW, Ch. 14)

Once having reached Shadar Logoth, Perrin goes with Rand and Mat to look around. They meet Mordeth, but manage to escape with their lives. That night, when Trollocs appear, Perrin is separated from the others by Mashadar. He later finds Egwene. (TEotW, Ch. 18; Ch. 19; Ch. 20; Ch. 22)

Perrin and Egwene decide to set off for Caemlyn, hoping to meet the others there. On the way, they encounter a man named Elyas and a pack of wolves. Elyas informs them that if they keep on going as they are, they will miss Caemlyn by a long shot, so Perrin and Egwene end up traveling with Elyas. Along the way, Perrin learns that Elyas can speak to wolves, and the Wolfbrother informs Perrin that he can, as well. (TEotW, Ch. 22; Ch. 23)

Perrin, Egwene and Elyas end up stumbling upon a camp of Tinkers. They travel with them for several days before parting from the Tuatha'an. (TEotW, Ch. 25; Ch. 27) Later, the three of them are attacked by ravens, but they find an abandoned stedding, where they take refuge. There, however, they are found by a group of Whitecloaks. There is a fight, and Perrin kills two Whitecloaks. One of Elyas's wolf friends, Hopper, is also killed. Because of the two dead Whitecloaks, Egwene and Perrin are taken prisoner as Darkfriends. (TEotW, Ch. 29; Ch. 30)

While with the Whitecloaks, Perrin and Egwene are treated very harshly, since they are supposedly Darkfriends. Luckily for them, Moiraine, Lan and Nynaeve appear to rescue them. They all ride on towards Caemlyn, where they find Rand and Mat. Finally, the whole group has been reunited. (TEotW, Ch. 30; Ch. 38; Ch. 41)

After everyone is caught up on what everyone else has been up to, Moiraine decides that they must go to the Eye of the World. With an Ogier named Loial to lead the way, they travel through the Ways towards Fal Dara, Shienar. Once having gotten this far, they head for the Blight, where they hope to find The Eye of the World. (TEotW, Ch. 42-Ch. 48)

They finally find the Eye of the World and the Green Man, only to also encounter two of the Forsaken, Aginor and Balthamel. Balthamel is killed by the Green Man, who is killed in turn, and Aginor is killed when he follows Rand. Lan, Mat, Perrin and Loial go into the Eye of the World and find a broken seal of the Dark One's prison, the Dragon banner and Horn of Valere. (TEotW, Ch. 49; Ch. 50; Ch. 52)

The Great Hunt

Back in Fal Dara, Perrin spends his time doing whatever until events start to pick up again. When the Horn of Valere and Mat's ruby dagger are stolen, and the Amyrlin Seat arrives, he is asked to go with the party that will track down the stolen items. He agrees (TGH, Ch. 3; Ch. 8). On the journey south, Perrin and Mat learn that Rand is the Dragon Reborn and begin to avoid him. The next morning, Rand, Hurin and Loial have disappeared. Without Hurin, their sniffer, to follow the trail of the thieves, Perrin and his wolf-nose take up the job. (TGH, Ch. 11; Ch. 14)

They continue to journey south. Nothing of much consequence happens, with the exception of running into an Aiel man named Urien who is searching for "He Who Comes With the Dawn." Perrin and Mat suspect that this might be Rand (TGH, Ch. 28).

Finally, Perrin, Mat and the Shienarans reach Cairhien, where they are reunited with Rand, Hurin and Loial. They learn that Rand and the others had found the Horn of Valere and the ruby dagger, only to have them stolen back. When Hurin learns that the Horn of Valere is in Lord Barthanes' manor, some of the others go in to find it, but return empty handed (TGH, Ch. 30; Ch. 31; Ch. 32). The whole group travels to Falme by Portal Stone, losing four months in the process. Once there, Perrin, along with the others, confronts both the Seanchan and the Whitecloaks and comes out victorious (TGH, Ch. 37; Ch. 41; Ch. 44 - Ch. 47).

The Dragon Reborn

The Dragon Reborn begins in the winter, with Perrin, Rand, Moiraine, Lan, Min, Loial and the Shienarans in the Mountains of Mist. When Trollocs attack the camp, he fights along with the others. (TDR, Ch. 1Ch. 5) When Rand leaves the Mountains of Mist on his own, Perrin, Moiraine, Lan and Loial follow him into Ghealdan (TDR, Ch. 7). They travel through Ghealdan, soon arriving at a village named Remen. There, Perrin finds that an Aielman has been taken captive and is hanging in a cage. Perrin, hating to see a man in a cage, lets him free. Perrin and the Aielman, Gaul, fight and kill the Whitecloaks that attack them. A girl sees but doesn't say anything. Perrin, Moiraine, Lan and Loial flee on a ship, but the girl jumps on board as well. Perrin learns that her name is Zarine, though she wishes to be called Faile (TDR, Ch. 33Ch. 35)

Soon, Perrin and the others reach Illian. While eating at an inn, they are attacked by six Gray Men. After they have been killed, traces of Darkhounds are found. Later, when Perrin, Moiraine, Lan, Loial and Faile are chased by Darkhounds, they kill them as well (TDR, Ch. 42; Ch. 43]) When Faile is caught by a dream ter'angreal, Perrin, having fallen in love with Faile, goes into the Wolf Dream and saves her (TDR, Ch. 53Ch. 55).

The Shadow Rising

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Soon after everyone is all back together, Perrin and Faile are attacked by a bubble of evil in the Stone of Tear. Perrin's axe tries to kill them, but he protects Faile and eventually the axe returns to normal (TSR, Ch. 2).

Perrin has lately been hearing rumors about the Two Rivers and wishes to return home. However, he does not want Faile to go with him since it would put her in danger. In order to get Faile to stay behind, he puts up with Berelain flirting with him, knowing that it will anger Faile. However, this plan backfires on his when Faile tricks Loial into agreeing to take Faile to the Two Rivers by Waygate, which is how Perrin was going to go (TSR, Ch. 13; Ch. 14; Ch. 16).

Two groups end up going through the Waygate; Faile, Loial, Bain and Chiad in one group, and Perrin and Gaul a little ways behind them. Technically, they are all together, but Perrin is angry at Faile for tricking Loial, and Faile is angry at Perrin for trying to leave her behind (TSR, Ch. 18; Ch. 27).

Eventually, they all reach the Two Rivers. Perrin speaks with Marin and Bran al'Vere, who have a lot to tell him. The Whitecloaks are looking for him, and are convinced he is a Darkfriend. Perrin says that he will give himself up so that they will go away, but Faile is aghast at the suggestion. Perrin is then told that his entire family is dead because of Trollocs. Perrin is in shock but tries to hide it. He also learns that Mat's family and the Luhhans have been taken prisoner by the Whitecloaks. Out of his, Mat and Rand's families, only Abell Cauthon and Tam al'Thor are still free, and they are in hiding (TSR, Ch. 29).

Faile announces that she has had enough, that Perrin must grieve for his family. The others leave, and Perrin cries while Faile holds him (TSR, Ch. 29). Perrin plans to find Tam and Abell and rescue Mat's family and the Luhhans. Marin takes Perrin and his group to the old sickhouse, which is east of the village, and they get another big surprise. There are two Aes Sedai in the Two Riveres: Alanna and Verin. They have been hiding with help from the Women's Circle. They speak for some time, and then Tam and Abell show up (TSR, Ch. 30; Ch. 31) They head towards the Whitecloak camp, picking up other young men on the way, and manage their rescue (TSR, Ch. 32; Ch. 33).

Most of the rest of Perrin's journey consists of him leading men against Trollocs in the Two Rivers. There are a couple of encounters with the Tinkers; the Tuatha'an are attacked by Trollocs and seek shelter in Emond's Field. Aram pledges himself to Perrin and takes up the sword. Near the end, Perrin and Faile marry and Perrin convinces Faile to go for help, knowing that he will probably never see her again. However, Faile does return with help and the Two Rivers is saved (TSR, Ch. 40Ch. 45; Ch. 53; Ch. 56).

The Fires of Heaven

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There is no relevant reference to Perrin in this book.

Lord of Chaos

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Due to his work in the Two Rivers and the people's respect for him, the people of the Two Rivers make Perrin and Faile their lord and lady. A manor house is built, servants are hired, and Faile seems rather content. Perrin, however, feels the tug of ta'veren to ta'veren, and knows that he must go to Rand (LoC, Prologue). When they reach Caemlyn, Perrin meets Faile's parents. Her father is angry with Perrin, since Faile was not old enough to marry without her mother's permission. Perrin and Faile convince both of her parents to let them stay together (LoC, Ch. 46)

When Rand is kidnapped by Aes Sedai, Perrin leads the Two Rivers men in the attempt to rescue him. (LoC, Ch. 53Ch. 55)

A Crown of Swords

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When everyone returns to Cairhien after Dumai's Wells, Perrin is intent only on finding out if Faile is all right. They learn that Colavaere has taken the throne of Cairhien, and Perrin finds out that Faile is working as one of Colavaere's ladies maids, though he cannot imagine why. Once Rand has taken care of Colavaere, Perrin and Faile speak (ACoS, Ch. 1Ch. 6).

The Path of Daggers

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Perrin Travels to Ghealdan with Faile, the Two Rivers men, a bunch of Aiel and Berelain. They rescue a group of people including a woman named Maighdin, who is really Morgase, the Queen of Andor, though none of them know it. Perrin has talks with both Masema, who is the Prophet of the Dragon, and Alliandre, the Queen of Ghealdan. Alliandre swears fealty to him (ACoS, Ch. 27; TPoD, Ch. 7Ch. 10).

Winter's Heart

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One day, when Perrin returns from speaking with Masema in a town called Abila, he learns that Faile, Bain, Chiad, Maighdin, Alliandre and a couple of other women have been captured by the Shaido Aiel (WH, Ch. 1; Ch. 2). Perrin spends a lot of time searching for her in the Wolf Dream and is absolutely desperate to find her (WH, Ch. 5).

Crossroads of Twilight

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Eventually, Perrin's camp needs supplies, so he and some others go to the town of So Harbor, which has supposedly been haunted by ghosts for the past little while. The quality of the goods in So Harbor is not very good, but Perrin makes his purchases anyway, all the while chafing about the need to find Faile (CoT, Ch. 25; Ch. 26). When he returns, he learns that the scouts have captured some Shaido warriors. The warriors are tortured, and Perrin even mutilates one to get information on the whereabouts of Faile. Perrin's journey in CoT ends up with him learning that he might be able to get some help from the Seanchan (CoT, Ch. 26).

Knife of Dreams

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He has Gaul and Neald abduct someone from the Shaido camp and they fortuitously choose Galina. Galina promises by the Oaths to take Faile and the women with her to safety when her business is done, but this is not enough for Perrin. She tells him the Wise Ones drink only water. She tells him that although few Aiel enter the town, there are usually enough that if he went in by gateway, they would get word out and it would be a slaughter. He instructs her to go back to Faile and tell her that on the day she sees fog on the ridges and hears wolves howl by daylight, she and the others must go to Lady Cairen’s fortress at the north end of the city and hide there (KoD, Prologue).

He meets with Tylee and Mishima, persuading them he is of interest by demonstrating how good his men are with the bow and arrow and then having Grady use the Power. She quotes the prophecies of the Dragon to him, "When the Wolf King carries the hammer, thus are the final days known." He then shows her the manetheren banner and promises to give up all claim to restoring the nation, which she sees as a good thing for the Seanchan. He tells her his plan is to use forkroot, though he doesn't name it, and that he would need wagonloads of it. Finally, he shows her the note from Suroth that was stolen from Masema (KoD, Ch. 4).

He obtains the forkroot from a manufactury in Almizar KoD, Ch. 12).

He and the Two Rivers men add the forkroot to the cistern that supplies Malden's water to make a weak tea. He intents to attack in three days (KoD, Ch. 26).

He learns Galad and the Whitecloaks are around fifty miles from Tylee's camp (KoD, Ch. 26).

On the morning of the attack on Malden, Masema brings twenty thousand of his mob to join in (KoD, Ch. 29).

He brings Tam from the Two Rivers and names him as his first captain (KoD, Ch. 29).

He intents to stay with the men, but he and Aram get ahead of them and are one of the first into Malden (KoD, Ch. 29).

Aram tries to kill him, claiming that Masema explained that Perrin was Shadowspawn. He is killed by Shaido arrows (KoD, Ch. 30).

He finds Faile and kills Rolan when Rolan is distracted by her (KoD, Ch. 30).

The Gathering Storm

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After defeating the Aiel, and rescuing Faile, he feels things are almost as bad as they were before TGS, Ch. 9).

He meets with people, first Arganda who wants Alliandre to be allowed to leave through a gateway, then Balwer who wants more time to question the Aiel (TGS, Ch. 9)

Tam tells him that most of the men would rather stay with him than return to the Two Rivers (TGS, Ch. 9).

Grady tells him there are too many refugees to send them hope quickly. He tells Grady they can do a few each day (TGS, Ch. 17).

He enters the Wolfdream and asks Hopper to teach him control. Hopper refuses and forces him out when he enters too strongly (TGS, Ch. 21).

He tells Faile he didn't sleep with Berelain and that he doesn't care whatever she did while in Malden to survive (TGS, Ch. 21).

He has a vision of Rand missing a hand.

Rand has a vision of Perrin with Galad (TGS, Ch. 31).

He camps at the Hand of the Amahn'rukane (TGS, Ch. 44).

Towers of Midnight

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Perrin is dreaming and in his dream he is working as a smith making something he is unsure of as Hopper watches. As he works he thinks about the rumors people are hearing about him and Berelain and how they are not true, he was merely sick and she took care of him. He can not figure out what he is making but he turns to the water barrels and pulls out what he made before which is a figurine of Aram. The smithy disappears and in his dream he is in the battle where Aran died. In the dream he turns into a wolf and bites Aram's throat. He wonders why that happened in the dream when it did not happen in real life but Hopper says he should not worry about it it is merely a dream. He returns to the smithy and pulls out more figurines, hundreds of them. He wonders what it means but then he wakes up and finds himself in bed next to Faile.(ToM, Prologue)

Perrin is almost to the Jehannan road with his army and is thinking about all the time they have lost because of the camp becoming sick and the sickness almost killing his Asha'man. He is approached by some riders who would like to join his army. Perrin tells them he does not have money to pay them but they say food will be enough, so they join Perrin's group. Upon reaching the Jehannan road Perrin finds Fennel waiting. Fennel tells them that due to poor road conditions Gill and the others had headed towards Lugard thinking that was the best possible way to get to Caemlyn. Fennel was left behind to tell the, and he tells Perrin that he has been waiting there for 5 days. He tells Fennel to go get some food and he joins Faile. Him and Faile talk about how Perrin's army is growing. Faile thinks Perrin did a good job while she was gone but Perrin feels like he is a failure and the men need someone better. The scouts show up and tell perrin there is something he needs to see.(ToM, Ch. 2) They show him an area where the plants look like they have some kind of disease. To Perrin it smells like there should be dead bodies there but there are not. Nevarin tells him that it looks like the blight. They followed the plants and found a town. Masuri tells Perrin this is not a town that belongs there. There is no one their so perrin tells the Aes Sedai and Wise Ones to burn as much of it as they can. He lays down and fall asleep entering the Wolf dream. The wolves including Hopper and Oak Dancer want Perrin to hunt with them. perrin is hesitant at first but then joins them. At one point while he is chasing them he sees visions one of Mat and one of Grady and his friends. He rejoins th wolves and catches the scent of a stag. It is a huge stag. They chase it down and perrin catches it, right before he finishes it off Hopper stops him and tells him the chase os over that to kill something here is to give it it's final death.(ToM, Ch. 4)

Perrin is having a meeting with a bunch of people. The Wise Ones and Aes Sedai tell Perrin they destroyed the whole village as well as every plant that had looked like something from the blight. They discuss what course to follow deciding to follow after Gill. Edarra suggests trying to learn circles with the asha'man. Perrin approves and Grady is ready to try it. They then discuss who to send through gateways forst and to where. They decide to get supplies and send out scouts to Cairhien. Perrin then turns to Morgase and tells her its about time her and Tallanvor got married. She goes off on Perrin about how should stay out of stuff concerning such things.(ToM, Ch. 6) Shortly after that Aiel come and tell Rand that there are White Cloaks on the road ahead of them. Gaul tells him that there are 20000 White Cloaks and that they have Gill and his men, he asks Perrin what he wants to do. Perrin tells him to offer them parley but there is no way they are leaving Gill with them.(ToM, Ch. 7) Perrin is talking with Grady when Grady says he things they made a circle. They go over and find that Neald and the Wise Ones have indeed made a circle. Grady tells Perrin that Saidin no longer has the taint and asks Perrin if he can make a trip to the Black Tower to visit his wife and child. Perrin tells him they have things to do but that he will be able to before the end. Dain Bornhald shows up and tells Perrin that the Lord Commander wants to meet with him and that he can bring Aes Sedai. Perrin goes to meet Galad and brings Grady with him as well as the Aes Sedai. Galad accuses him of murder and Perrin says he wants his people back. Galad challenges Perrin to meet him on the field of battle.(ToM, Ch. 10)

Perrin meets Faile on top of a hill at dusk like she told him to. Fail tells him they are celebrating shanna'har and explains it to him. They talk for a while about whether Perrin is a good leader and then Faile gets Perrin to open up. He tells Faile about how he felt when she was taken about how he is afraid of the wolf taking over and even about Hopper. In return Faile told him about being in Maiden and about how they had planned an escape. Perrin apologizes to her and even feels tears come to his eyes.(ToM, Ch. 16) Perrin enters the Wolf Dream and Hopper is ready to teach him. Hopper teaches him about not being in the Wolf Dream too strongly and how to follow people. During the training they come upon a mysterious wall that looks like glass that Hopper describes as wrongness.(ToM, Ch. 18) The scouts from Cairhien return. Edarra tells Perrin they are still without a leader. She tells him stories of Tear and of the Seanchan. Sh then tells him tehy went to Andor where there were rumors that a Forsaken had been there until Rand killed him. Perrin tells Balwer to send a message to the Whitecloaks to choose a place and time for battle. After everyone else leaves Balwer tells Perrin that he rumors about Rand and the Seanchan are merely rumors.(ToM, Ch. 21) Peerin trains more in the WOlf Dream he runs into Slayer who uses some tricks on him and chases him around. once Perrin finally ditches Slayer he tells Hopper he needs to learn more because its almost time for the Last Battle. After he wakes up he splits wood to clear his mind and is joined by Elyas with whom he talks about finding the balance between wolf and man.(ToM, Ch. 24)

Perrin is heading towards the place to battle the White cloaks when he realizes the difference between the hammer and the axe. one is to kill while the other can be used to kill or create. He decides to try to avoid the battle. He makes a demonstration of jis power with the Asha'man, Wise Ones, and Two River's archers. HE then asks to meet Galad in a parley. They meet and Perrin asks for a trial. Galad refuses with nio proper judge but then recognizes Morgase. Everyone is shocked to find out that Maigdin is Morgase but Perrin asks if she is a suitable judge and Galad says yes. He agrees to have a trial in three days.(ToM, Ch. 26) Perrin sleeps and in the Wolf Dream he talks with Hopper about the mysterious wall which he figures out is a dome. He goes into the dome to hep out some wolves who are trapped and fighting Slayer. He grabs Sparks and escapes. Slayer doesn't follow.(ToM, Ch. 28) There is a bubble of evil and Perrin's group is attacked by their own weapons. Perrin asks Galad to give him a few more days to prepare for trial.(ToM, Ch. 29)

Perrin trains with Hopper more. Hopper takes Perrin to Caemlyn and has him train by entering peoples dreams and trying to get out. In Tel'aran'rhiod Perrin encounters a bunch of wolves gathering around the base of Dragonmount. Hopper tells him something is about to happen and it will determine if there will be a Last Hunt or the end. perrin climbs through a storm to the top where he sees Rand. Rand is shrouded in black and then a little light appears, then shatters the darkness and rays of sunshine come down. Perrin and the wolves howl celebrating that the Last Hunt is about to begin.(ToM, Ch. 30)

Perrin figures out that the dome is what is stopping the asha'man from being able to travel. he warns them and Faile to be prepared for anything. Perrin has his trial in which he admits to killing the men but tries to explain that the wolves were his friend. Morgase finds him guily but rather than sentencing him to death she uses a loophole to pass judgement to Galad. Galad agrees to wait to pass judgement til after the Last Battle.(ToM, Ch. 34) Perrin knowing that something was wrong, entered the Wolf Dream to try to get rid of the dome. He goes into the dome with Hopper, Sparks, and Oak Dancer. They are attacked by Slayer and a battle ensues. Slayer kills Oak Dancer and runs. Perrin chases after him til Sparks signals that he found the ter'angreal responsible for the dome. Perrin heads back to the dome and gets the ter'angreal.(ToM, Ch. 35) Perrin heads to Tar Valon in Tel'aran'rhiod to try to gain an advantage.(ToM, Ch. 36) In Tar Valon they battle, the battle goes on for a while. Perrin encounters Egwene and manages to stop Balefire that is weaved at them, telling her it's just a weave. He continues his battle with Slayer until Slayer manages to get the ter'angreal and then Hopper jumps in and attacks Slayer. Slayer kills Hopper and injures Perrin but Perrin replenishes his blood and forces Slayer into a nightmare.(ToM, Ch. 37) Perrin and Slayer are in the nightmare and Slayer is having a harder time than Perrin. in the nightmare the ground rips open and there is lava Perrin throws the ter'angreal into the lava and destroys it. They escape the nightmare and Perrin wills himself awake.(ToM, Ch. 38)

Perrin starts to work the forge making a horseshoe and thinking about his responsibilities. He throws away the horseshoe and begins to make a hammer, at the same time thinking about being a leader and accepting his role. Neald helps him in the forging of the hammer first by using saidin to heat the medal and then by getting Grady and the Wise Ones in a circle and using weaves to make the first power wrought weapon in hundreds of years. After they are done he gives Neald and Grady a second to rest and then has them weave gateways above the Whitecloaks camp. Someone uses Saidin and Trollocs begin to appear.(ToM, Ch. 40) The Trollocs attack the Whitecloaks, thousands and thousands of them. Perrin's archers continue to put arrows into them while he has the ash'man focus on the myyrradal. They see Galad and his troops being boxed in so Perrin rushes down and saves him. Galad comes up with Perrin's punishment which is to fight in the Last Battle with all of his strength and to pay 500 Gold Crowns to the families of the men he killed. Byar tries to kill Perrin when he catches him off guard but Bornhald saves him.(ToM, Ch. 41)

Perrin does the honors of marrying Morgase and Tallanvor. After the wedding Mat shows up and asks Perrin to meet him at an inn and also asks to borrow one of his Asha'man.(ToM, Ch. 44) Perrin travels to Caemlyn and meets with Elayne who is worried Perrin is rebelling against Andor. They make an arrangement where Perrin can be steward of the Two Rivers. Afterwards Perrin meets up with Mat and they dicuss whats happened since they left each others company. Mat tell Perrin he is married as well as about Moiraine. Perrin agrees to lend him an Asha'man to get him to the Tower of Ghenjei.(ToM, Ch. 47) Perrin sees Mat off and will have Grady make a Gateway to the same spot at noon each day til Mat comes back. Perrin then has the Asha'man and Wise Ones make a circle and open a Gateway to the Field of Merrilor where he will meet Rand.(ToM, Ch. 53)

A Memory of Light


Quotes by Perrin

"I need to know, Hopper. You said there were things I must see. I need to see more, know more. The strange things I see here. Are they real?" Perrin to Hopper about the Wolf Dream (The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 43)

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"Sometimes, especially in the dream, I forget I'm a man, not a wolf. If one of these times I don't remember quickly enough, I'll lose hold, I'll be a wolf. In my head, at least. A sort of half-wrong image of a wolf. There won't be anything of me left." Perrin to Faile (The Shadow Rising, Chapter 41)

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"Maybe they're letting him sleep on silk, but a prisoner is still a prisoner." Perrin to Loial after Rand's capture by Aes Sedai (Lord of Chaos, Chapter 54)

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"Those threads are people. Sometimes maybe people don't want to be woven into the Pattern without any say." Perrin to Annoura and Berelain (Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 27)