Mirror of Mists

Mirror of Mists being used

The Mirror of Mists, called also Illusion and known as the Mask of Mirrors in Age of Legends, has several functions, each performed by a variation of the weave. The effect of this weave is the ability to alter one's appearance.

It has been reported that according to an interview, this weave can also be used to alter one's voice.


Sometimes called an illusion by Aes Sedai, it was used by Moiraine Damodred to make herself appear tall enough to step over a defensive wall.

Moiraine uses a variation of this called Folded Light, along with several wards to render her party invisible when they make camp in the Blight. [1]

Lanfear disguises herself as Selene, Else Grinwell and Keille Shaogi using this weave.

Asmodean teaches this to Rand al'Thor which the Aes Sedai embassy from the White Tower try to use when confronting him. [2] And it is possible that he turned Egwene al'Vere invisible by using this weave or a similar one.

Mesaana often uses this weave to mask her voice and to make her look like she is made of silver.

Sammael and Graendal disguise themselves with the Mask of Mirrors when they visit Sevanna. [3]

Rand disguises himself with the Mask of Mirrors when he and Min Farshaw go to Caemlyn to pick up Nynaeve al'Meara. [4]

Semirhage's disguise as the Daughter of The Nine Moons is disrupted by Cadsuane's set of ter'angreal. She was using the Mirror of Mists.

As part of Amyrlin Seat Egwene al'Vere's efforts to smoke out Mesaana, Seaine Herimon and Doesine Alwain worked out that the Mirror of Mists can be used to affect what a person is saying into making the listener hear something else entirely.[5]

Elayne Trakand tries to get information from Chesmal Emry by disguising herself as one of the Forsaken.

Throughout the series Moghedien also desguises herself, once as Gyldin, another time as Demandred and one last time before being caught as a worker she had strangled.


  1. The Eye of the World, Chapter 48
  2. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 49
  3. A Crown of Swords, Chapter 20
  4. Winter's Heart, Chapter 11
  5. Towers of Midnight, Chapter 15
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