The Five Great Captains is a collective name used for the five finest generals in the Westlands. They are known for their supreme skills in the ways of war and strategy. The five men who are known as the Five Great Captains are as follows:

Lately however, Matrim Cauthon, because of the lost memories received from the Eelfinn, has proved to be as capable a general as these five men, if not more. Therefore, he could now be viewed as the sixth great captain in the Westlands or as an unofficial replacement for Pedron Niall.

The decision to hire Gareth Bryne as the commander of the exile Tower's army was based on him being one of the great captains, the only one available to the Aes Sedai in Salidar.[1]


  1. The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 34
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