From Tar Valon Library
Author: Atarah al'Norahn
Agni Neres is a ship owner and a smuggler; he owns the Riverserpent, which is not a large vessel, though it is wide (TFoH, Ch. 48; TFoH, Ch. 49). He lives in Ebou Dar, though he only ever stops there long enough to load a new cargo (TFoH, Ch. 49).
He is a tall, bony man with a narrow face and ears that stick out. His face has a dour look (TFoH, Ch. 48).
Agni Neres hates women and does not like to even look at them. He blames pretty much everything on women. However, he has a wife and a hoard of children in Ebou Dar (TFoH, Ch. 48).
- Galad buys passage on Agni Neres' ship for Elayne and Nynaeve to Boannda. Galad complains to Elayne and Nynaeve that he charged ten prices (TFoH, Ch. 48).
- Elayne, Nynaeve, Birgitte, Thom, Juilin, Galad, and the Shienarans arrive at his ship. Although Galad had only paid for Elayne and Nynaeve, Nynaeve pays for Birgitte, Thom, Juilin, and the Shienarans, and for a group of refugees, whom she forces Neres to take onto his ship (TFoH, Ch. 48).
- During the trip from Samara to Boannda, Elayne channels to make the winds better, and they sail day and night. Neres gives his cabin to Elayne, Nynaeve, and Birgitte; Nynaeve is certain that Thom, Juilin, and Uno had something to do with it. Nynaeve also makes him throw his smuggled cargo overboard to make room for the refugees (TFoH, Ch. 49).
- On the third day, they reach Boannda, and most of the refugees get off. Nynaeve makes him take her, Elayne, Birgitte, Thom, Juilin, the Shienarans, Nicola, Areina, and Marigan to Salidar (TFoH, Ch. 49).
- On the fifth day, they reach Salidar and the rest of the passengers leave the ship (TFoH, Ch. 49).
- His cabin is smaller than the wagon that Nynaeve and Elayne traveled in with Valan Luca's Circus, and contains only a heavy table and high-backed chair; a bed; a washstand with a pitcher, bowl and mirror; and a few shelves and pegs. The ceiling beams are very low (TFoH, Ch. 49).
- Thom and Juilin think that Nynaeve had no right to get rid of his goods; he might be a smuggler, but he still paid for them. When they leave, Elayne gives him a necklace of gaudy yellow opals to make up for it (TFoH, Ch. 49).
Neres looked for Galad only to find that he had moved away to speak with the other Whitecloaks, then eyed the folk ashore and spoke at the air above Nynaeve's head. "Any who can pay. Not many in that lot look like they can. And I could not take the lot if they could." (Neres about the refugees; The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 48).
Women cost a man money, they fought like alley cats, and they caused trouble. Any and all trouble a man had could be laid to women, one way or another. Neres expected half of them to be rolling on the deck clawing one another before the first sunset. They would all flirt with his crew, and bring on dissension where they did not cause fights. Could he have sent all women off his ship, forever, he might have been happy. Could he have had them out of his life, he would have been ecstatic. (The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 49).