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"Lie still Shaarad, or I will say I have touched you armed and allow you to choose how your honor stands."
   —Chiad while tending to a wounded Gaul during the Battle of Emond's Field

Chiad is a Maiden of the Spear of the Stones River sept of the Goshien Aiel who crossed the Dragonwall. She is bonded as a first-sister to Bain.


Chiad has short reddish-blond hair and gray eyes.


Tear and the Two Rivers

She meets Egwene al'Vere, Elayne Trakand, and Nynaeve al'Meara on their way to Tear. She leads them to Dailin who has been injured.[1] They reveal they are searching for "He Who Comes With the Dawn". She is one of the Aiel present when the Stone of Tear falls.

She later joins Faile when she heads to the Two Rivers to confront the Whitecloaks.[2] There seems to be an attraction between her and Gaul, even though their respective clans have a blood feud with each other. She stays with Gaul to fight Trollocs during the Battle of Emond's Field instead of going with Faile and Bain to Watch Hill.[3]

Dumai's Wells

She accompanies Faile when she goes with Perrin Aybara to meet

Chiad with Bain and Gaul by Ariel Burgess, Official Wheel of Time Artist

Rand al'Thor in Caemlyn. Her attraction to Gaul still exists. Gaul wants to marry her but she doesn't wish to give up the spear. She is Rand's guard when he is taken by the White Tower Aes Sedai. She fights in the Battle of Dumai's Wells.

Made gai'shain

She then moves out with Perrin and Faile when they Travel to Ghealdan to track down Masema Dagar. While out hunting, she is captured by the Shaido and made gai'shain.

She helps Arrela Shiego and Lacile Aldorwin escape the Shaido camp but refuses to escape herself. She and Bain help Faile by making sure a captive Dairaine Saighan doesn't run to Sevanna to inform her of Faile's planned escape.

During the Battle of Malden, she is rescued by Gaul and now serves as his gai'shain. She recovers some clothing of Rolan, Kinhuin, and Jhoradin so that Faile can carry out a funeral service for the fallen men.

Bain offers Gaul some freshly sharpened spears the day of Perrin's trial. She Travels through with Perrin and the rest of his huge force to the Field of Merrilor to prepare for the Last Battle. Bain and Chiad watch Gaul leave through the gateway with Perrin, in their attempt to stop Slayer.