The mayor of Dorlan is Garon Burlow. The village consists of fifteen houses, a village green and a cow barn for each house.
When Covarla Baldene and eleven Aes Sedai escaped from the Battle of Dumai's Wells to secretly return to the White Tower to tell Elaida about the events, the Amyrlin sends them along the Younglings to the small village of Dorlan in order to hide the disaster from the Hall. While the sisters are hosted in the houses, the Younglings are living in the barns. During this time, Tarna Feir and Katerine Alruddin come and go from the village, taking spare, and not-so-spare, rooms from the residents.
Gawyn Trakand is leading his Younglings in Dorlan when they are caught there during the Siege of Tar Valon. Elaida orders them to start a guerilla campaign against the Rebel's army; in that they are helped by the sisters hiding in Dorlan. Gawyn continues to use Dorlan as his main base of operations for the Younglings to harry the Rebel's forces.
When the loyalists learn the Travel weaves from Beonin's betrayal, Katerine returns to Dorlan to teach them the weave so they can use the it in their guerilla actions. While there Katerine reveals also to Gawyn the fate of Egwene, so Gawyn leaves Dorlan definitively to reach the Rebel's Army.
Aes Sedai in Dorlan
List of known Sisters that stayed for a while in Dorlan (ranked by strength)
- Katerine Alruddin, Red Ajah, 15(3) reached Dorlan after escaping from Cairhien; returned to the Tower with Tarna
- Tarna Feir, Red Ajah, 19(7) reached Dorlan after returning from Salidar; returned to the Tower with Katerine
- Narenwin Barda, Yellow Ajah, 18(6)>19(7) sent by Elaida to replace Covarla as leader of the group
- Covarla Baldene Red Ajah, 21(9) former leader of the group
- Valene Sural, Red Ajah, 21(9)
- Lusonia Cole, Green Ajah, ≤ 21(9)
- Hattori Gatano, Green Ajah, ≤ 21(9)
- Nubei Peldovni, White Ajah, ≤ 21(9)
- Sanaiye Asaheen, Green Ajah, ≤ 21(9)
- Vasha, Green Ajah, ≤ 21(9)
- Wyndera Ovan, White Ajah, ≤ 21(9)
- Teire Alentaine, Grey Ajah, 32(20)
- Caren Endelle, Red Ajah, 37(25)