EWoT: Desaine

Biographical information
Nationality Aiel
Date of death 999 NE
Current status Dead
Physical description
Gender Female
Hair color Gray
Chronological and political information
First appeared LOC Prologue
Last appeared LOC 53
Last mentioned TPOD 11
Occupation Wise One
Sept Unknown sept

Desaine was a Wise One of the Shaido Aiel.


She had gray hair with a leathery face.


She was one of the Wise Ones that opposed Sevanna's acting as clan chief of the Shaido.

She was among the Wise Ones who had made an alliance with the White Tower. After Rand al'Thor was captured by the White Tower in accordance with the alliance, Desaine was murdered by her fellow Shaido Wise Ones under Sevanna's command both to quell the opposition of the Shaido Wise Ones against Sevanna's way and to use her death as a feign and a pretext.

Later, before Dumai's Wells battle, Sevanna used her death to convince both the Wise Ones and the Shaido to fight the Aes Sedai (fighting Aes Sedai was considered out of custom) treacherously claiming that Desaine was brutally murdered by the Aes Sedai themselves and they needed to avenge her for the Shaido's honor.