EWoT: Marith Riven

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Marith Riven
Biographical information
Nationality Murandian
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Female
Chronological and political information
First mentioned TGH 45
First appeared ACOS 1
Last appeared ACOS 1
Affiliation The Dragon Reborn
Rank Aes Sedai
Ajah Brown Ajah

Marith Riven is an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah[1].

Appearance and Abilities

Marith is 5'6" tall and has not yet achieved the ageless look.

Marith's level of strength is described by "The Wheel of Time Companion" as 18(6). She is strong enough to open a gateway to Travel.


She was born in 968 NE and went to the White Tower in 984 NE. Marith spent eight years as a novice and seven as Accepted. She was raised to the shawl in 999 NE.

Marith Jaen was Amyrlin when she was a novice, and it was uncomfortable for her to have the same first name as such a tough Amyrlin.

She had a habit of making observations of people and events that would have been better kept to herself.


When she was still Accepted, Elayne threw a cup at her, for which she was switched.

She is chosen to participate in Rand's kidnapping, along with Beldeine Nyram and Janine Pavlara because they were among the few without the ageless look.

She was taken prisoner by the Asha'man at the Battle of Dumai's Wells[2] and swore an oath of fealty to Rand al'Thor[3] afterwards.

Like many Aes Sedai sworn to Rand, Marith probably fights the Last Battle on the slopes of Thakan'dar[4]. Because it is not stated otherwise, it can also be presumed that she survives.


Marith's Ajah is never identified in the main books of the saga.

Of the thirty-nine sisters sent to kidnap Rand, 15 were of the Red Ajah. According to Galina Casban, the remaining sisters were 10 of the Green Ajah and 12 of the White (the last two are Nesune e Coiren, a Brown and a Gray respectively).

But Marith's Ajah is identified as Brown in "The Wheel of Time Companion", contradicting the description given by Galina in the Book.


  1. The Wheel of Time Companion
  2. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 55
  3. Winter's Heart, Chapter 13
  4. A Memory of Light, Chapter 34