Henre Haslin

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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Henre Haslin was the Master of the Sword for the Queen's Guards in Andor. He now teaches the sword to on-going Asha'man in the Black Tower. He has a bulbous red nose and only a fringe of white hair (LoC, Ch. 11; Ch. 42).

Since he heard of Morgase's death, he has been drinking a lot. Contrary to popular belief, Haslin thinks Gaebril killed her and not Rand as rumor claims (LoC, Ch. 11).


  • He and Gareth Bryne taught Galad not to make one-sided attacks while sword-fighting (KoD, Ch. 11).
  • As Master of the Sword, he was in charge of training recruits in the Queen's Guards until Gaebril sent him off to his estates because Haslin was "too old for campaigning". Rand wants him to train the Asha'man, but Taim sends him away. When Rand comes to visit the training farm, he wants to have Haslin back for the training no matter that Taim thinks swords are no good (LoC, Ch. 11).
  • He is training with the Asha'man when Rand pays a visit to the Black Tower in search of Taim (LoC, Ch. 42).


"'Where's Haslin? Not drunk again? I told you, he's only to have wine at night.' Henre Haslin had been Master of the Sword for the Queen's Guards, in charge of training recruits, until Rahvin began remaking the Guards, discarding everyone faithful to Morgase or sending them off to fight in Cairhien. Too old for campaigning, Haslin had been handed his pension and shown the gate, and when news of Morgase's death spread through Caemlyn, he crawled into a winejar." (Rand to Taim about Haslin; Lord of Chaos, Chapter 11)