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Author: Atarah al'Norahn


Chion is an Aiel woman captured as gai'shain and staying at Cold Rocks Hold. Before being made gai'shain, she was a Maiden of the Spear.

Chion is pretty, with a thin scar slanting above one eye. She is willowy, with pale blue eyes and hair so pale it looks almost silver.

When Rand visits Cold Rocks Hold in the Aiel Waste, Chion shows him to his room. She looks shocked when he asks for wash water, and when she offers to wash him, Rand chases her out of the room.

When Rand senses a wrongness in the air and he and Aviendha leave his room, Rand sees Chion with a man nuzzling her throat, her eyes closed and an ecstatic smile on her face. When the man lifts his face, Rand sees that it is a Draghkar. After Rand kills the Draghkar, Aviendha runs to Chion and proclaims her dead. Rand wonders to himself if Chion fought against the Draghkar, and how far her honor held her.

(Reference: The Shadow Rising, Chapter 50)