EWoT: Elenia Sarand

Elenia Sarand is a high-ranking noble of Andor from House Sarand, married to Jarid Sarand.


She has honey colored hair and a fox-like face.


She was one of the nobles who did not support Morgase Trakand when she assumed the throne after the Succession, and was forced to acknowledge her as Queen afterwards.


Morgase's demise

She was one of the nobles who associated with Lord Gaebril in the throne room in the Royal Palace of Andor. After Gaebril's demise she fawned over Rand al'Thor pointing out the she is well versed in Andoran history and that she has a claim to the Lion Throne. She gives Rand a big lesson on Andoran history and confirms that he is not related to Elayne Trakand.

When Rand is kidnapped by the White Tower Aes Sedai, she proclaims herself for the Lion Throne but is instead imprisoned by Dyelin Taravin who is acting as Regent for Elayne.

Siege of Caemlyn

She is broken free by Arymilla Marne's troops when being escorted to Aringill, in exchange for her throwing her support behind Arymilla's claim to the Lion Throne. Her troops combined with Arymilla's have begun their siege of Caemlyn.

She has a firm belief that her husband will be able to free her from Arymilla. She also has Naean Arawn convinced of her escape and encourages her to sign a pledge to back Elenia for the Lion Throne and promises to take Naean as well when she does escape. Arymilla has now made the two ladies sleep together, but it remains unclear if she is suspicious of them.

She has started to break down due to the constant pressure of Arymilla keeping an eye on her. Elenia and her armsmen ride with the army when Arymilla mobilizes her entire force and attacks the Far Madding Gate. Arymilla's army is hit from behind by half of Elayne's force and in the end Arymilla's army surrenders. Elenia is then held prisoner by Elayne[1].

Elayne finally releases Elenia and passes judgement on her crimes against the Crown. She is stripped of all her titles and her lands are forfeited to the Crown. After Elayne offers Elenia's old estates to some of the nobles present gathered from Cairhien, she then offers some of Cairhien's restored land to the west to Elenia.


  1. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 35