Ancestry of Rand al'Thor
Coumin was the great-grandchild of Charn, who had served Mierin Eronaile before she became Lanfear. Coumin was the father of Jonai. On the day of the Strike at Shayol Ghul, Coumin participated in a Singing ceremony with Someshta, Ogiers and other Aiel. Coumin went to meet Charn after the ceremony, and discovered that Charn has been murdered by people who resented him for his association with a Forsaken.