Dorindha (1)

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Author: Estyrien al'Halien


Dorindha is the Roofmistress of Smoke Springs Hold. She belongs to the Goshien clan of the Aiel (ACoS, Ch. 7).

Dorindha is married to Bael, clan chief of the Goshien, and is sister-wife and first-sister to Melaine, a Goshien Wise One (ACoS, Ch. 7). She and Bael have three sons (LoC, Ch. 41).

Dorindha is a solid, handsome woman with blue eyes and red hair streaked with white. She has creases at the corners of her eyes (ACoS, Ch. 7).


  • 999 NE: Amys and Bair approach Dorindha to discuss Melaine becoming her sister-wife (TFoH, Ch. 5).
  • 999 NE: Melaine and Dorindha search for segade blossoms for Melaine's bridal wreath (TFoH, Ch. 21).
  • 999 NE: Melaine and Bael marry and Melaine and Dorindha become first-sisters and sister-wives (TFoH, Ch. 21).
  • 1000 NE: Dorindha Travels to Arad Doman with the Aiel clans (KoD, Ch. 15).


  • Dorindha looks motherly but has a great presence, enough to outshine the Wise Ones (ACoS, Ch. 7).
  • Dorindha and Nadere were shocked that Elayne did not have a midwife and convinced her to get one (KoD, Ch. 15).


"She also was Bael's wife, a fact that still disconcerted Rand, for all it had been her choice and Melaine's. Perhaps partly because it had been theirs; among Aiel, a man had little say if his wife chose a sister-wife." (Rand about Dorindha, Bael and Melaine; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 7)

"No wonder that she told Dorindha everything, Wise Ones' business or no; the two women were best friends and sisters rolled into one." (Rand about Dorindha and Melaine; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 7)