Jac al'Seen

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Author: Atarah al'Norahn


Jac al'Seen is a man from the Two Rivers in Andor. He is a farmer who lives between Emond's Field and Watch Hill. His wife is Elisa al'Seen, and his mother is likely Astelle al'Seen. His cousin is Wit al'Seen (TSR, Ch. 32).

He is stocky with square shoulders. What little hair he has is gray (TSR, Ch. 32).

Tam calls Jac a "good man" since he took in his cousin Wit's family, as well as Flann Lewin's family, because of the Trolloc threat (TSR, Ch. 32).


  • Perrin and company stop at Jac's farm on their way to rescue the Cauthons and Luhhans from the Whitecloaks. Jac cautions Perrin to go to one of the villages, since there is trouble in the countryside. Everyone discusses whether or not Perrin is a Darkfriend, the Whitecloaks and Padan Fain. Jac and his wife believe Perrin when he says that he isn't a Darkfriend (TSR, Ch. 32).
  • When Luc arrives at the farm, Jac and Elisa present their guests to him (TSR, Ch. 32).
  • Perrin tries to convince the al'Seen's and Lewins to take their families to Emond's Field so that they have more protection against the Trollocs and the Whitecloaks. At first Jac is hesitant, but he finally sees sense. They plan to leave immediately; Jac thinks that they can make it to Jon Gaelin's farm before sunset (TSR, Ch. 32).
  • Perrin sees Jac with Wit al'Seen and Flann Lewin before the big battle with the Trollocs (TSR, Ch. 56).
  • After the battle, Perrin notices that Jac is still alive, standing with an arm around his wife, with his sons and daughters around him with their wives and husbands (TSR, Ch. 56).


  • The al'Seen farm is about as big as farms get in the Two Rivers, with three tall barns and five tabac curing sheds (TSR, Ch. 32)
  • There is a clock on his mantle, evidence of his success as a farmer (TSR, Ch. 32).


"Mistress Mathwin, Lady Faile," Jac said, bowing awkwardly to each, "You are welcome here, for as long as you wish. I have to caution you, though. You know the trouble we have in the countryside. Best for you if you go straightway to Emond's Field, or Watch Hill, and stay there. They are too big to be troubled. I would advise you to leave the Two Rivers altogether, but I understand the Children of the Light aren't letting anyone cross the Taren. I don't know why, but there it is." (The Shadow Rising, Chapter 32)

"Does anyone else have anything to say?" Jac asked with barely concealed impatience. When no one spoke, he went on. "Perrin, no one here believes you a Darkfriend, any more than we believe Tam or Abell is." He shot Adine a hard look, and Flann put a hand on his wife's shoulder; she kept silent, but her lips writhed with what she did not say. Jac muttered to himself before continuing. "Even so, Perrin, I think we have a right to hear why the Whitecloaks are saying what they are. They accuse you and Mat Cauthon and Rand al'Thor of being Darkfriends. Why?" (The Shadow Rising, Chapter 32)