Terms Glossary B
Baijin'm'hael In the Old Tongue, "Attack Leader", a title assigned to Manel Rochaid
Bailene: A festival celebrated on the ninth day of Amadaine
Balefire: A dangerous weave that it not only destroys whatever it is used against, it destroys it before it hits.
Balescream: An occasional effect of using balefire, it feels as though the pattern itself is rippling, when creation itself howls in pain
Banath People A set of tribes that lived on what is now Almoth Plain
Bannerman: A military rank among NCOs
Barsine Lace: A type of fabric
Battle of Bekkar: A battle during the Trolloc Wars, also known as the Field of Blood
Battle of Darulna: A battle in Rodel Ituralde's campaign against the Seanchan.
Battle of Merrilor: The climatic battle of the Last Battle
Battle of Priya Narrows: A historical battle
Battle of the Shining Walls: The final battle in the Aiel War, outside Tar Valon, where Laman was killed
Bel Arvina: A feast celebrating the first day of autumn
Bel Tine: A feast celebrating the end of winter
Berin's Retreat: A song
Bhan'sheen: One of the twelve primary bands in the social order of Trollocs. Its badge is a dagger-pierced skull.
Black Pebbles on Snow: A Sword form
Blacklance's Last Strike: A Sword form
Blacksmith Strikes the Blade: A Sword form
Biteme: A tiny buzzing insect considered an annoyance
Birds, Festival of: A festival celebrated in the southern regions two days before Maddin's Day in winter.
Bittern: A musical instrument with six, nine or twelve strings
Black Ajah: A secret Ajah, dedicated to the Dark One before its exposure.
Black Eyes: One of the Aiel Warrior societies
Blacklance: A highly venomous snake
Black Fever: A disease that killed Artur Hawkwing's parents
Blackbile Fever: A contagious disease
Bleakness: The feeling of loss and desolation many Aiel had on learning their true heritage
Blessing of the Nets: A festival celebrated in small fishing villages
Blood Feud: A feud between Aiel clans
Bloodwash Falls: A place where Mat has a memory of fighting a man called Nashif.
Blue Ajah: One of the smallest Ajahs, second to only the White, it concerns itself with justice and causes
Bluespine: An unpleasant tasting tea
Bluewort: A tea used for upset stomachs
Blue Goatflower: A herb used in helping bones heal
Boneknit: A herb used in helping bones heal
Borderland: A nation that borders the Blight
Bore: The hole drilled into the Dark One's prison in the Age of Legends
Bottom of the Well: A song
Bowl of the Winds: A ter'angreal used to control the weather that was used far beyond its intended capacity
Breakbone Fever: A disease where the sufferer writhes as though their bones are going to break
Breaking: The period following the sealing of the Dark One where the male Aes Sedai went mad and destroyed what remained of civilisation.
Brotherless: The mera'din, Aiel who abandoned clan to join the society among the Shaido because they could not accept Rand as Car'a'carn
Brothers of the Eagle: Far Aldazar Din, an Aiel Warrior Society
Bringer of Gales: A Sea Folk name for the Dark One
Brown Ajah: One of the groups of Aes Sedai, dedicated to knowledge
Bubble of Evil: A miasma, rising up from the Dark One that latches on to the Pattern to cause twisted events
Buchaner Rebellion: A rebellion led by Birgitte in her life as Jethari Moondancer
Bundling Straw: A sword form
Burn Out: To lose the ability to use or sense the One Power, usually by drawing too much of it