EWoT: Berowin Doraisin

White Tower Sigil
Berowin Doraisin
Biographical information
Nationality Cairhienin
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Height Short
Build Stout
Chronological and political information
First appeared ACOS 23
Last appeared ACOS 23
Last mentioned ACOS 31
Affiliation The Kin
Occupation Wise Woman
"We do not try to reach above our station, but skills are honed with time, and this was always nearly a Talent with me. I could hold one of the Forsaken."
   —Berowin on Shielding

Berowin is a member of the Kin in Ebou Dar.


She is short at 5'1, and stout with a tanned face and wears the red belt of an Ebou Dari Wise Woman. She appears to be about forty despite being much older.


Her strength is 42(30), a low level by Aes Sedai standards, but strong enough to become a Sister. However, she failed her test for Aes Sedai and was put out of the White Tower. She hoped to be given a second chance to become Aes Sedai; she was ashamed that she had disappointed Sereille Bagand, who was Mistress of Novices when she failed.

Despite this weakness she seems to have a Talent for Shielding. Her shield does not break, but rather bends and stretches, which is extremely unusual. So she is able to shield very strong channellers as Nynaeve and Elayne and also to maintain this two shields without effort.[1]


Berowin was originally from Cairhien. She is relatively weak in the One Power, weaker than nearly all Aes Sedai. She is contemptuous of Wilders.

She was born in 758 NE, went to the Tower in 775 NE, and spent twelve years as a novice and eleven as Accepted before failing the test for Aes Sedai.

Berowin is one of those among the Kin who dreamed they may return back to the White Tower one day.


She meets Elayne and Nynaeve al'Meara when Setalle Anan deposits them there after mistaking them for runaway novices.

Berowin almost gives the Kin away when she greets Garenia Rosoinde, who had been away from Ebou Dar for a long time.

Nynaeve begs Berowin and Garenia to give them information on the Bowl of the Winds - Berowin hesitates, but Garenia blurts out that she would have sent them out to The Farm for punishment. For this, Berowin castigates Garenia and forces her to apologize. This confuses Nynaeve because Garenia is very strong in the power, whereas Berowin is very weak.

Berowin notices that Elayne and Nynaeve know the trick of not letting the heat touch them. She believes that Nynaeve, at least, may actually be Aes Sedai.

She is present on the Kin's farm when Elayne and Nynaeve arrive with the rest of their group and the Bowl of the Winds. She brought word to Alise Tenjile of trouble in the city.

Like all the Kinswomen in the farm, she later traveled to Andor.


  1. A Crown of Swords, Chapter 23