EWoT: Adeleas Namelle

Adeleas Namelle was an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah. She was Vandene's sister.


She was slender and white-haired. She wore her hair at the back of her neck.

Many people had difficulty telling Adeleas and Vandene apart, even though they were from different Ajahs and did not understand such trouble.

Strength and Abilities

Adeleas was described in the series as not strong enough to open alone a gateway suitable for Traveling.

In "The Wheel of Time Companion" her level of strength is described as 23(11).


She was Vandene's sister and, although they looked very much alike, they were not twins. Adeleas was the elder sister, born in the year 735 NE and went to the White Tower in with Vandene 752 NE.

After spending five years as novice and five as Accepted she was raised to the shawl in the year 762 NE. She progressed in near lockstep with her sister and they were raised within a month of each other in both instances.

In the year 970 NE, around thirty years prior to the split of the White Tower, the sisters retired to Tifan's Well to write a history of events since the Breaking. But events surrounding the Dragon Reborn caused them to become active again.


Moiraine Damodred visited the sisters when she was looking for information on the Seanchan, Prophecies of the Dragon, the Horn of Valere, the Forsaken, Shadar Logoth, and other such things linked to the Dragon Reborn.[1]

After the uprising in the White Tower, Adeleas and Vandene travelled to Salidar and joined with the rebels there. They then journeyed to Ebou Dar with the group looking for the Bowl of the Winds. While in Ebou Dar they were also looking for runaway girls from the White Tower. While inside the Tarasin Palace in Ebou Dar, she faced off against the White Tower embassy as to whether Matrim Cauthon should be returned to the White Tower.

She Traveled with the the rest of the group led by Nynaeve al'Meara and Elayne Trakand from Ebou Dar to the Kin's farm with the Bowl of the Winds. She, alongside her sister, took charge of Ispan Shefar and began to question her.

She found out that Garenia Rosoinde was actually Zarya Alkaese, a runaway from the White Tower. She put Garenia back in novice white which also brought forward the confession from Kirstian that she too was a White Tower runaway.

Adeleas was killed, along with the Black Ajah sister Ispan, in the village of Cullen's Crossing.[2] At the age of 264 years old she was murdered by Careane Fransi during their journey to Caemlyn, a fact her sister discovered and vindicated just before her own death.[3]


  1. The Great Hunt, Chapter 22
  2. The Path of Daggers, Chapter 28
  3. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 31
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