Eldrene ay Ellan ay Carlan

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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn

General

Eldrene ay Ellan ay Carlan was a historical Aes Sedai, the last Queen of Manetheren and King Aemon's love. She was so beautiful that it was said the flowers bloomed to make her smile (TWoRJTWoT; TEotW, Ch. 9). She was also called Ellisande, the Rose of the Sun, which was part of Aemon's warcry of: "Carai an Caldazar! Carai an Ellisande! Al Ellisande!" (TEotW, Ch. 18). It was said that during the final battle to defend Manetheren against the Shadow, it echoed across the land until she herself could hear it from the city (TWoRJTWoT).

During the Trolloc Wars, the army of Manetheren was betrayed by the Amyrlin Seat Tetsuan out of jealousy for Eldrene's powers (TWoRJTWoT; TGH, Ch. 5).

At the final battle of Manetheren, when Aemon sent word that they were retreating after ten days of fighting, Eldrene organized the flight of her people into the forests and the mountains from the city of Manetheren. Stories record that she felt Aemon die, which made her heart break and a thirst for vengeance grow. Grieving, she reached out to the True Source - most likely aided by a sa'angreal - to destroy the victorious army. Supposedly she sent balefire to consume Dreadlords, Myrddraal, and Darkfriends wherever they stood. She drew more of the One Power than anyone could have channeled safely and she died just as her enemies: fire consuming her and the whole city of Manetheren (TWoRJTWoT; TEotW, Ch. 9).

Quotes

"Bravery and beauty and wisdom and a love that death could not sunder." (Moiraine about Eldrene and Aemon; The Eye of the World, Chapter 9)

"Manetheren blood was always stubborn, and more so after Aemon died and Eldrene's heart was shattered." (Moiraine; The Eye of the World, Chapter 52)

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