EWoT: Else Grinwell

Else Grinwell is the eldest daughter of nine children. The Grinwells live on a farm between Whitebridge and Arien. She is not more than a year younger than Rand al'Thor and Mat Cauthon.


She is dark-haired, big-eyed, pretty, and plump. Her dark hair is in braids.


When Rand and Mat are traveling to Caemlyn, they stop at her family's farm. She flirts with Rand while he stays there.[1]

Else ran away from home to go to the White Tower to train as a novice after meeting Rand and Mat,[2] but was sent home when she shirked her works and studies.[3] She would spend almost all her time at the Warder practice yards. She ddn't want to work at learning; but her potential was very low, so the White Tower was willing to let her go in under a year.

Lanfear used Else as a disguise twice while in the White Tower—once, after Else had been sent away.[4][5]


  1. The Eye of the World, Chapter 31
  2. The Great Hunt, Chapter 24
  3. The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 29
  4. The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 24
  5. The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 25