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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Laren is a high-ranking servant in the Tarasin Palace in Ebou Dar, Altara. She is round with dark eyebrows, nearly black eyes and a touch of gray at her temples (ACoS, Ch. 16).

She wears a marriage knife, indicating that one of her five daughters and two of her four sons are dead (ACoS, Ch. 16).

Madic takes Mat to her when he wants to see Elayne and Nynaeve. She disappears out of sight when they confront Teslyn and Joline. She reappears, however, to summon Mat to Tylin. He is glad that she comes to save him from the Aes Sedai, but Laren assures him that the Queen really wants to see him (ACoS, Ch. 16).

She brings Mat a basket sent by Tylin for breakfast as she did with supper the night before (ACoS, Ch. 37).


"I would not lie, Lord Cauthon. It would be more than my ears are worth. The Queen is waiting, my Lord. You are a very brave man," she added, turning, then said something more under her breath. "Or a very great fool." (Laren to Mat, as he thanks her for "rescuing" him from the Aes Sedai; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 17)