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"...And despite what she did to him, ruined as he was, he managed to hang on to life, hang on to saidin, long enough for Daigian to drive her off. So you remember his name! Eben Hopwil. He fought for his Aes Sedai long after he should have been dead!"
   —Narishma to the rebel Hall

Eben Hopwil was an Asha'man. He was promoted to the rank of Dedicated and then Asha'man.


He was quite young, only sixteen, and was skinny with a big nose and ears. He had blotches on his face.


Dumai's Wells and the Seanchan

He was one of the first men on the farm.[1] Eben participated in the rescue of Rand at Dumai's Wells. He was taken by Rand as an Asha'man bodyguard and he went to Cairhien with him after the battle. He was sent to Rand's force camped outside Illian. He helped destroy several outposts on the borders of Illian but was forced to flee when Sammael Traveled there and Channeled the One Power at Rand's army.

He gave news to Rand that the Seanchan invaded Amador and Ebou Dar. While there he was forced to destroy a Seanchan troop which contained a sul'dam and damane. He had just recently been promoted to the rank of Asha'man.

He went with Rand when Rand tried to deal with the Illian rebels loyal to Lord Brend.

He rode with Rand when Rand's forces attacked the invading Seanchan just outside Illian. On arrival back to Cairhien he accompanied Rand to his meeting with Cadsuane Melaidhrin.

Cleansing of saidin

Daigian Moseneillin bonded him as her Warder. Despite that they were bullied into it by Cadsuane, they developed genuine care for each other, however it was similar to the feelings of a playful aunt and her favorite nephew. He Traveled with Cadsuane and Daigian to Far Madding to track down Rand. He then went with Cadsuane to meet with the Counsels of Far Madding when they held Rand prisoner. He pretended to channel saidin in order to break Aleis Barsalla and set Rand free.

During the Battle near Shadar Logoth he linked with Nesune Bihara, Beldeine Nyram, and Daigian. He was killed by Aran'gar, a male Forsaken in a female body, when he detected him/her holding saidin and attacked her.[2] Daigian is still in deep sorrow over Eben, refusing healing from Nynaeve al'Meara in order to cherish his memory.

A Symbol

Asha'man Jahar Narishma defiantly remembers Eben Hopwil as having died honorably defending his Aes Sedai to the Rebel's Hall of the Tower.[3]