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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Janduin was an Aiel of the Iron Mountain sept, clan chief of the Taardad, and Rand's father.

Rand has less of Janduin than that of Tigraine in his features.

He was the youngest clan chief in history.

(Reference: The Shadow Rising, Chapter 34)


  • After 200 years of blood feud, he allied his Taardad with the Nakai and later the Reyn. He was close to ending the feud between the Shaarad and Goshien as well.
  • After Laman cut down the Avendoraldera, he led the Taardad, Nakai, Reyn and Shaarad over the Spine of the World to kill him.
  • At the beginning of the third year of the Aiel War, Shaiel was pregnant but Janduin could not forbid her to stop the fight as Aiel law states.
  • Shaiel and the babe could not be found and he blamed himself.
  • He then gave up his place as a clan chief, something that had never happened before.
  • He went north to the Blight to hunt Trollocs and Myrddraal. There he was killed by Luc against whom Janduin could not raise his spears because of his resemblance to Shaiel.

(Reference: The Shadow Rising, Chapter 34)


"It was the beginning of the third year of the search for Laman when Shaiel found herself with child. By the laws, she should have returned to the Three-fold Land. A Maiden is forbidden to carry the spear while she carries a child. But Janduin could forbid her nothing; had she asked the moon on a necklace, he would have tried to give it to her. So she stayed, and in the last fight, before Tar Valon, she was lost, and the child was lost. Janduin could not forgive himself for not making her obey the law." (Amys; The Shadow Rising, Chapter 34)