Merana Ambrey

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A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion confirming the information available in the main story arc.

General

Merana Ambrey is an Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah who sided with the rebels when the Tower split (LoC, Ch. 41). She was sent to lead their embassy to Rand in Caemlyn (LoC, Ch. 15), but lost control of this when he Traveled to Cairhien and Bera and Kiruna took over. She fought at Dumai's Wells, and swore fealty to him in the aftermath (LoC, Ch. 55), since then, Min has seen her as one of the five Aes Sedai he can trust to be fully loyal to him and he used her to first negotiate the Bargain with the Sea Folk (ACoS, Ch. 34) and then with the rebels in Tear. She is from Caemlyn, in Andor (LoC, Ch. 41). She had been an Aes Sedai ten years when Alanna was born (LoC, Ch. 43), which would make her twenty five to thirty years older than her, and therefore about sixty five to eight years old, depending on Alanna's age. Merana is slim, with hazel eyes (LoC, Ch. 54).

Miscellaneous

She worried that Rand might have murdered Morgase (LoC, Ch. 41).

She realises Min is in love with Rand (LoC, Ch. 43).

Relationships

She hasn't been in love since before the fifth treaty of Falme (LoC, Ch. 43).

She hasn't had a Warder since Basan, her previous, died (LoC, Ch. 43).

She was in awe of Cadsuane but willing to oppose her if she felt it necessary (ACoS, Ch. 19).

Strengths and Talents

Timeline

c 940-950 NE: She is raised Aes Sedai c 962 NE: She negotiates a treaty between Tarabon and Arad Doman over Almoth Plain. She considers it her only real failure (LoC, Ch. 43).

  • When the Tower splits, she joins the rebels (LoC, Ch. 15).
  • The Rebel Hall sends her to Caemlyn with eight other Aes Sedai (LoC, Ch. 15).
  • When Demira is injured, Verin takes over the discussion about how to respond (LoC, Ch. 46)
  • when Bera and Kiruna arrive, she tries to regain her authority over the embassy, but they refuse to let her (LoC, Ch. 49).
  • She follows him with more than five other Aes Sedai, against his instructions (LoC, Ch. 49)
  • She goes with Demira, Faeldrin, Valinde, Rafela and Seonid and uses the Mirror of Mists to try and frighten Rand (LoC, Ch. 49).
  • She meets up with Perrin as he chases after Rand (LoC, Ch. 54).
  • She takes part in his rescue and is forced to swear fealty to him afterwards (LoC, Ch. 55).
  • She is sent to the supervision of the Wise Ones, who treat her and the other Aes Sedai as apprentices (ACoS, Ch. 2).
  • Rand has her serve the clan chiefs to show he is not under Aes Sedai control (ACoS, Ch. 18).
  • Rand gives her back control of the embassy and other Aes sedai apprentices (ACoS, Ch. 34).
  • She completes the negotiations with the Sea Folk with Rafela when Rand leaves (ACoS, Ch. 34). They are still discussing the following morning (ACoS, Ch. 41).
  • She reaches an agreement, The Bargain, with the Sea Folk (TPoD, Ch. 27).
  • He sends her to Tear with Alanna, Bera, Kiruna and Rafela to negotiate with the rebels (WH, Ch. 25). He claims here that they were the five Min said he could trust, though at the time it was Faeldrin and not Kiruna.
  • With Rafela, she prepares the documents naming Darlin as King of Tear (KoD, Ch. 21).

Quotes

Merana, A friend of mine once told me that in most dice games, the number thirteen is considered nearly as unlucky as rolling the Dark One's Eyes. I also think thirteen is an unlucky number. I am going to Cairhien. You may follow me as you can with no more than five other sisters. That way you will be on an equal footing with the emissaries from the White Tower. I will be displeased if you try to bring more. Do not press me again. I have little trust left in me.

(Rand's letter to Merana, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 49}).

You talk as if we can go on as before, as if nothing has changed. There is an embassy from Elaida in Cairhien, from the White Tower. That is how al'Thor must see it. We need him more than he needs us, and I fear he knows it (To Bera and Kiruna, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 49).

“They will keep.their word,"I just saw these five in your hand” (Min, about Merana, Bera, Rafela, Alanna and Faeldrin (A Crown of Swords, Chapter 34).

“If we decide we must oppose you, we will” (To Cadsuane, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 14).

“You were present in the beginning, ta'veren, and you twisted them as you wanted them. You could have had them all kneeling to you! But you left! They were not pleased to know they had been dancing for a ta'veren. Somewhere, they learned to weave shields, and before you were well off their ship, Rafela and I were shielded. So we could not take advantage with the Power, they said. More than once, Harine threatened to hang us in the rigging by our toes until we came to our senses, and I for one believe she meant it! Feel lucky that you have the ships you want, Rand al'Thor. Harine would have given you a handful! Feel lucky she didn't want your new boots and that ghastly throne of yours as well! Oh, by the by, she formally acknowledged you as the Coramoor, may you get a bellyache from it!" (To Rand, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 27).