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Author: Atarah al'Norahn


Fearil is Elza Penfell's only Warder. Like his Aes Sedai, he is a Darkfriend. Fearil and Elza have been bonded for twenty years, and Elza has spent that time convincing everyone that they are married, even though they aren't; since everyone thinks that they are married, no one thinks it odd that he is her only Warder. Elza thinks that "a man with just the right qualifications is hard to find," but Fearil obviously meets her standards (CoT, Ch. 24).

Fearil is tall and lean, with pale-colored hair. His mouth has a hard edge to it, but this only serves to make his face more pretty. He has a harsh voice (CoT, Ch. 24).

Fearil does not question the orders that Elza gives him. He is afraid of being punished; although she cannot kill him without causing herself pain, she has no scruples about punishing him. He enjoys killing (CoT, Ch. 24).


  • Elza and Fearil speak; Fearil explains why he is in Tear. He is relieved when she accepts his report (CoT, Ch. 24).



"He was her only Warder; it was said they were married, and Greens who married seldom took another Warder at the same time." (Cadsuane thinks of Elza and Fearil; Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 23).

"Yes, yes, enough. You did the right thing, Fearil. It would have been taken as odd if you were the only one to refuse to find your Aes Sedai." (Elza to Fearil; Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 24).

"She was strict about obedience to her orders, and while he knew she could not kill him -- would not, at least -- punishment only required her to mask the bond so that she did not share his pain. That, and a ward to muffle his screams. She disliked screaming almost as much as she disliked lightning." (Elza thinks of Fearil; Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 24).