EWoT: Colavaere Saighan

Lady Colavaere Saighan was the highest ranking noble in Cairhien following the deaths of Galldrian Riatin and Barthanes Damodred. She was the High Seat of House Saighan.


She was middle aged, and considered to be more than handsome; pretty, but not quite beautiful. Like most Cairhienin noblewomen, she wore her hair in an ornate tower of curls, without a touch of gray. She had a musical voice, which Rand al'Thor was used to hearing from Moiraine Damodred.

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Queen Calavaere in a cover of the Japanese edition

Colavaere dressed like all other Cairhienin noble women. Her dresses were striped horizontally, from her high collar of lace down to her knees in the colors of House Saighan: yellow, red, and silver.


After the battle with the Shaido Aiel in Cairhien she swore fealty to Rand. She tried to find a bedpartner for Rand but was strongly discouraged by Aviendha who gave her a beating.

She made a deal with the White Tower embassy. When Rand was captured by the White Tower embassy she made her move for the Sun Throne and had both Meilan Mendiana and Lord Maringil murdered; they were her main rivals. Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron found evidence linking her to the crimes.

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Calavaere uncrowned by Rand in a cover of the German edition

As soon as Rand was missing she was crowned Queen of Cairhien. On Rand's return he confronted her in the throne room, and for her crimes against Meilan and Maringil she had all her lands stripped from her. Rand would not pronounce her death sentence and instead exiled her to a farm for life under Dobraine Taborwin's care. She hanged herself rather than face such disgrace.


  • She will die by hanging . (fulfilled)