Appearance and Abilities
Being chosen by Elaida and the Green Ajah to be among the six ambassadress to the Dragon Reborn, means also that Erian is probably high in the Aes Sedai hierarchy, thus she is also strong in the One Power by Aes Sedai standards.
This is confirmed by "The Wheel of Time Companion" where her strength level is described as 17(5). Therefore, she is strong enough to Travel.
Erian is from Illian and is 49 years old. She was born in 951 NE and went to the White Tower in 966 NE. After spending seven years as a novice and five years as Accepted, she was raised to the shawl in 978 NE. She had four Warders, but two of them were killed by Rand al'Thor. The other two are named Rashan and Bartol.
She was one of the Aes Sedai who kidnapped and beat Rand. During an escape attempt, Rand killed two of her Warders. Galina gives Erian permission to beat Rand, but Erian refuses to beat him after the second day.
Erian and Beldeine play stones while Cadsuane Melaidhrin and Harine din Togara speak in the sunroom of the Sun Palace. Beldeine, Elza, Erian, Nesune and Sarene are in also in the sun room with Cadsuane when Sorilea enters and gives them a lecture.
Although Erian isn't mentioned during the cleansing of saidin, Jordan said that this was a mistake and that she actually was meant to be guarding the non-channelers (Min, Harine etc.) with Cadsuane. This is confirmed by "The Wheel of Time Companion".
When Rand stays at House Pendaloan manor in Tear to recover after cleansing saidin, Erian and the rest of the group go with him. She pushes past Elza to inform Rand that her Warders are Traveling towards her.
She goes to Rand's room after finding out about Semirhage's escape and then death. After this episode Erian, Nesune, Sarene, and Beldeine are less welcome in Rand's presence.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Lord of Chaos, Chapter 25
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lord of Chaos, Chapter 53
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Prologue
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Chapter 24
- ↑ Lord of Chaos, Chapter 27
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Lord of Chaos, Chapter 55
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 The Path of Daggers, Chapter 29
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Winter's Heart, Chapter 13
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Winter's Heart, Chapter 23
- ↑ Winter's Heart, Chapter 35
- ↑ The Gathering Storm, Chapter 5
- ↑ The Gathering Storm, Chapter 19
- ↑ The Gathering Storm, Chapter 48
- ↑ A Memory of Light, Chapter 34