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EWoT: Naeff

Naeff is a former member of the Queen's Guards who later became an Asha'man.[1] He is bonded to Nelavaire Demasiellin.

Appearance

He has a strong rectangular face with a square chin. He is tall with a lean build.

Abilities

Naeff is strong enough to open alone suitable Gateways to Travel, but he said that his talent in Traveling is not even comparable to Androl's. Naeff is particularly able and strong in Air weaves, which is not a common quality in a male channeler.

History

He was part of the Queen's Guards but resigned in disgust when Lord Gaebril took over. He then went to the Black Tower to become an Asha'man.

In the period after the Battle of Dumai's Wells and before Rand reached Arad Doman the first time, Naeff was Bonded by Nelavaire Sedai, a Green sister sworn to Rand.

Activities

To Arad Doman

Naeff accompanies Rand al'Thor to Lord Tellaen's manor in Arad Doman. While stationed there, a bubble of evil strikes the Saldaean soldier Adrin. His remains then catch fire to the nearby manor. Aviendha, who is nearby, weaves a massive column of Air and Water from a nearby river and transports water onto the fire. Naeff also creates a column of water onto the fire and helps put it out. He is sent by Rand to deliver messages between Davram Bashere and the Seanchan on a meeting place for Rand. When Rand pulls his force out of Arad Doman, he and Damer Flinn open the gateway for the force to enter through into Tear. He rides with Rand when he goes to meet the Borderlander rulers inside Far Madding.

Madness Healed

While in Tear, Naeff and Nynaeve al'Meara find where a bubble of evil has struck. A large circumference of the city has been turned to dust, including all the people inside it. He blows a gust of Air through it which clears away the area leaving an empty space. Nynaeve notes that Naeff's affliction from the taint on saidin is that he is convinced that Myrddraal are following him. Nynaeve Delves him and finds a huge network of dark veins within him. Using Spirit she manages to pry the projections from him and Heals him of his madness, for which he is quite grateful. He accompanies Rand back into Arad Doman and helps set up a gateway for weapons, armor, and uniforms to be sent through for the struggling citizens of the city.

He Travels with Davram t'Ghaline Bashere to Maradon. There he witnesses Rand destroy the entire Shadowspawn army attacking the city by himself. Rand creates so many weaves that Naeff can't follow them all. Naeff is disguised by a weave Rand uses on him and is then sent to deliver a message to Logain Ablar at the Black Tower. The message is that Rand was wrong and that the Asha'man are men and not just weapons. This message is received as Androl Genhald reflects on the Lord Dragon's last command while Naeff managed to leave the Black Tower unharmed. This message helps Androl and others come up with the plan to have only those Asha'man willing to be bonded remain in the Black Tower, so the Aes Sedai would not bond any who did not want to be bonded.

The Last Battle

Naeff is one of Rand's escorts at the signing of the Dragon's Peace. When Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy enters the pavilion, he stands at attention just in case Roedran was Demandred. Perrin convinces Naeff to take him to where Rand is, which is just outside Shayol Ghul. During the Last Battle, Naeff is sent by Mat Cauthon to the Seanchan instructing them to rejoin the battle.

Naming information

This character was named after charity auction winner Brian Neff.

Notes

  1. The Wheel of Time Companion, Naeff
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