Jahar Narishma

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Narishma wielding Callandor, credit to Cinna Vrammar


Jahar Narishma is an Arafellin Asha'man. He is a bit older than Rand but looks really young (LoC, Ch. 18). He has large dark eyes and wears his hair in two long braids with bells (LoC, Ch. 42). He had the ability to channel and Taim upon learning of him visited Rand (LoC, Ch. 28) so that he could tell him about Jahar. After Dumai's Wells, Rand picks him as one of his bodyguards (ACoS, Ch. 2). Though Rand becomes ever less trusting, he does trust Narishma to an extent and even sends him to collect Callandor. It is stated in the Prophecies of the Dragon on Callandor "Who draws it out shall follow after.", though what this means is not clear (TPoD, Ch. 14). After the attack on the Sun Palace, Rand tells Min not to trust anyone from the Black Tower apart from Narishma, Flinn and Hopwil. In his absence, Narishma becomes afraid of the other Asha'man at the Black Tower and allows Merise to bond him for protection (WH, Ch. 25). They stay with Rand while he cleanses the taint and the aftermath.

Strengths and Talents

At Dumai's Wells, he is strong enough to Travel (LoC, Ch. 55).

He has taken enough sword training to assume the Leopard in the Tree stance when Cadsuane arrives (ACoS, Ch. 18).

He can Heal little more than minor cuts (TPoD, Ch. 23)



"No, not one of the Forsaken in disguise, not unless he's managed to disguise himself as a boy not much past twenty. His name is Jahar Narishma, and he has the spark, though it has not come out yet. Men usually show later than women" (Taim, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 28)

"What lovely eyes" (Cadsuane, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 18).

"Most women and no few men thought him just a pretty boy, but those too-big eyes sometimes seemed more knowing than any others." (Rand, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 14).

"It took a while to figure out what I had to do, You didn't tell me everything. You nearly killed me." (To Rand, about fetching Callandor, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 15).

"First, Jahar Narishma stalked in trying to stare inside everybody's skull the way he does, and vanished after handing me a scrap of parchment" (Min, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 27).

"Fifty-one sisters have been bonded by Asha'man already and four of us are bonded to Aes Sedai. Forty-seven makes the difference. There were five of us but one died defending his Aes Sedai. Remember his name. Eben Hopwill. Remember him!" (Knife of Dreams, Chapter 23).

"I was a cobbler’s son, Nynaeve Sedai. I know not the ways of lords and ladies. Besides, I’m not a Borderlander anymore" (The Gathering Storm, Chapter 41).

I was a cobbler’s son, and yet I was trained with the sword, spear, bow, axe and sling. Even before joining the Asha’man, I could best four out of five trained southern soldiers in a duel. We live to defend. And yet they left. Now, of all times. With thirteen Aes Sedai.” He glanced at her with those dark eyes of his. “I want to trust them. I know them for good people. But good people can do the wrong thing. Particularly when men who can channel are involved" (The Gathering Storm, Chapter 41).