Astoril Damara

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A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion. Other information about the character is also included in the Companion, but we did not use it in the TarValon.Net Library.

Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Astoril Damara is an aged High Lord of Tear who had retired to his country estates years ago. He has a daughter, Medore Damara (TSR, Ch. 2; WH, Ch. 6). He has a creased face, sharp dark eyes, and shoulder-length thinning hair as white as snow (KoD, Ch. 21).

He led the Tairen forces during the Aiel War and opposed the White Tower's claim to command the Grand Alliance. He also served for the decision-making council for Tear (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 14).

While Mat, Baran, Edorion, Estean, and Reimon play cards, Edorion asks Estean which of Astoril's daughters he will marry. Estean thinks of Medore, because she has pretty maids (TSR, Ch. 2).

He supports the High Lord Darlin in defending the Stone of Tear against the besiegers who want the Dragon Reborn completely out of Tear (CoT, Ch. 23).

Rand meets him during a conversation with Alanna and other nobles in the Stone of Tear (KoD, Ch. 21).


"Well, the Sea Folk are delivered to Tear, Cadsuane. I didn't go near the Stone, but I heard that High Lord Astoril stopped complaining about his creaking joints and mustered inside with Darlin. Who'd have thought Astoril would stir himself, and on Darlin's side?" (Verin to Cadsuane about High Lord Astoril; Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 23)