Corele Hovian

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Author: Alyria


Corele Hovian is Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah and is from Murandy (ACoS, Ch. 19). She is bonded to Damer Flinn, who is one of the few Asha'man with the Talent of Healing (WH, Ch. 23). While bonded to him, she attempts to reason out how to make what Flinn does with saidin be done with saidar, but this is almost futile (CoT, Ch. 23).

Corele is described as being as slim as a boy with wild-looking long, glossy black hair and bushy eyebrows, giving her an untamed appearance. She also wears a perpetually amused smile and has an upturned nose and blue eyes. She has been described as looking as if she were “always dressed for a country dance, with masses of embroidery on her sleeves and bodice and up the sides of her skirts” (ACoS, Ch. 19).


  • She is one of the Aes Sedai with Rand and Nynaeve when they use the Choedan Kal. She also helps Heal the injured after the taint is cleansed (WH, Ch. 35).
  • After Shadar Logoth, she goes with Cadsuane, Rand, and the rest to Lord Algarin’s manor on the outskirts of Tear (CoT, Ch. 23).
  • Corele stops the interrogation of Semirhage to tell them Rand will be meeting the chiefs (TGS, Ch. 5).
  • She encourages Nynaeve to spend time with Daigan to distract her from her grief (TGS, Ch. 7).
  • She is holding Semirhage's shield with Nesune and Daigian when Shaidar Haran frees Semirhage. Shadar Haran kills Daigian and puts Corele and Nesune in a kind of trance to incapacitate them (TGS, Ch. 22, TGS, Ch. 23).
  • Corele and Nesune are left weak after Semirhage's escape (TGS, Ch. 23).
  • Corele is with Cadsuane when Nynaeve tells her she knows where Perrin is (TGS, Ch. 44).


It has also been suggested that there is more between Corele and Damer than just their bond, which is unusual for Yellows (CoT, Ch. 24).

Rand feels a temptation to trust her (TGS, Ch. 5)

She does not accept Nynaeve as a member of the Yellow (TGS, Ch. 32).

Strengths and Talents

As usual of the Yellow Ajah, Corele's strengths lie in Healing, and along with Samitsu and Nynaeve, she is one of the best (ACoS, Ch. 36).


"She tapped the side of her upturned nose, the way she did when about to tell a joke, or what she saw as one." (Merana about Corele; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 19)

"Ah, but it’s such a pretty bottom, now isn’t it that?" (Corele about Rand; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 41)

She had always been as arrogant as any other Yellow, but she had always known where she stood with Cadsuane. (Winter's Heart, Chapter 13)

"I can't understand why you let them plunder like highwaymen who find the cabin guards asleep.” (About the Aiel; The Gathering Storm, Chapter 29)