Wheel of Time- The four Pillars
Recently stilled Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah
Class: Noble1/Initiate4/Aes Sedai 10
Height 5’3” Age: 42
Str: 9 Dex: 15 Con: 14 Int: 18 Wis: 18 Cha: 18
AC: 20 Touch AC: 20 Flat-footed: 18
HP: 95 Initiative: 2 Defense Bonus: 8
Saving Throws Fortitude: 11 Reflex: 7 Will: 17
Attack Bonus: +7/+2 Speed: 30 ft. CMB: CMD:
Attack Bonus: +7/+2 Critical: x3 Damage: 1d6-1
Attack Bonus: Critical: Damage:
Moiraine has dark hair, hanging in ringlets and large, dark eyes that belong to a much older woman. She is relatively short and has a melodious voice. Moiraine wears the traditional Cairhienin kesiera, hers being a small sparkling blue stone held by a fine golden chain. She sometimes hides her identity by introducing herself as Mistress Alys.
Moiraine Damodred was born in the year 956 NE in Cairhien as youngest daughter of Dalresin Damodred, a scholar, and his second wife (name unknown).
Her father’s brother, her uncle, was King Laman Damodred of Cairhien and High Seat of House Damodred, making her minor royalty and in line for the throne of Cairhien until the reign of Galldrian Riatin.
She was also the youngest half-sister of Taringail Damodred, and spent much of her childhood in the Sun Palace. She is Galad, Gawyn and Elayne’s aunt.
At sixteen, she discovered that she possessed the spark to channel the One Power and left for the White Tower to become an Aes Sedai.In truth, very little is known about her time before her arrival at the White Tower, although it is known that Moiraine was glad to divorce herself as much as she could from the blackened name of House Damodred.
As a novice she became close friends, pillow friends in fact, with a young woman named Siuan Sanche. Both were quick learners, passing all rituals on their first attempt, although Moiraine had the benefit of a classical education in the Old Tongue and knew much of the politics and history of the world before she arrived at the Tower, whereas Siuan did not. Nevertheless, credit must be given to Moiraine in her skill in the One Power.
She and Siuan become Accepted after three years and Aes Sedai after a further three years. In the history of the White Tower, only one other woman had become Aes Sedai in such a short time: Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan. This may have been one of the many sources of animosity that would emerge between the two women over the years to come. It may also be speculated that standards were being lowered due to the increasing scarcity and quality of young women with the ability being found by the White Tower.
Both Moiraine and Siuan were Accepted in 978 NE, during the Battle of the Blood Snow. On this day, the Aiel War came right up to the banks of the River Erinin outside Tar Valon itself, where her uncle Laman had retreated with the remainder of his Cairhien forces. During the battle, the two attended the Amyrlin Seat, Tamra Ospenya, and her Keeper of the Chronicles, Gitara Moroso. That day Moroso foretold that at that very moment the Dragon had been reborn on the slopes of Dragonmount not far away, and immediately fell down dead.
Moiraine and Siuan made a pact soon after: they would find the Dragon and guide him, knowing that he was the only one who could save the world from the Dark One, but that others would fear him and try to hinder him—if not kill him outright. The Dragon Reborn, though necessary, was not the most celebrated of saviors; he was prophesied to save the world, and yet break it.