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Saerin Asnobar is an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah, as well as a Sitter in the Hall of the Tower. She was born in Altara, an innkeeper's daughter. Saerin has olive skin and dark hair with some white at the temples. She also has a dueling scar on one cheek and is known for carrying a knife, fingering it when she becomes angry.

The Daughters of Silence first trained Saerin in the One Power during 794-798 NE. She became a novice when the group was discovered and broken up by the White Tower. She was the only member to attain the shawl (TPoD, Ch. 26). In ca. 960 NE, Saerin was selected to be a Sitter for the Brown Ajah. She has held this position for 40 years, longer than any other Sitter currently in the Hall. Among the Sitters, Saerin is known for her temper (TPoD, Ch. 26), which is quite volatile for an Aes Sedai of her standing.

In ca. 999 NE, Saerin, along with her fellow Sitters, Yukiri, Doesine, and Talene, discover Pevara and Seaine, two other Sitters, in the Tower's cellars (TPoD, Ch. 26). After discovering that Seaine was hiding the Oath Rod, Saerin persuades Yukiri and Doesine to join the others' search for the Black Ajah, uncovering Talene's true allegiance in the process.

Currently, Saerin Sedai has taken charge of the Sitters' search for the Black Ajah. During this search, she used the Oath Rod to pledge to tell only the truth, declaring herself not to be a darkfriend (TPoD, Ch. 26). Saerin is truly the leader of her group's mission, although she listens to the opinions of Pevara and Yukiri, since they are comparably strong in the Power. For example, it is Saerin's decision not to tell the Amyrlin about Talene being a darkfriend until they are able to expose the entire Black Ajah (WH, Prologue). Also, she has to give Seaine permission to leave her rooms when her life may be in danger (CoT, Prologue).


  • 794-798 NE - Saerin receives training in Saidar from the Daughters of Silence, a group led by two Accepted put out of the Tower.
  • 798 NE - Saerin is forced to enter the White Tower as a novice once the Daughters of Silence are broken up by Aes Sedai.
  • Ca. 960 NE - Saerin is selected to represent the Brown Ajah in the Hall of the Tower.
  • 999-1000 NE - Saerin discovers that two other Sitters are hunting the Black Ajah in the Tower. She joins and takes over the lead of their search.


"Saerin was Altaran, slight touches of white at her dark temples, emphasizing a thin age-faded white scar across one olive cheek, and only a Warder could match her for scowling." (The Path of Daggers, Chapter 26)

"Saerin had had to fight harder than most for the shawl, for the right to remain in the Tower at all. To her, the Tower was more than home, more important than her own life." (Winter's Heart, Prologue)

"Thank you both," Saerin put in dryly, "for stating the obvious. It's too late to go back, Yukiri, so we might as well go forward. And if I were you, Pevara, I wouldn't be shouting at one of the four women in the Tower I knew I could trust." (Winter's Heart, Prologue)

"Elaida's proven herself a fool," Saerin said, "and more than once I've regretted standing for her, but I'll not believe she's Black, not without more than that." (Winter's Heart, Prologue)