Shalon din Togara Morning Tide
From Tar Valon Library
- She dislikes horses, especially their teeth (WH, Ch. 23).
- Like most of the Sea Folk, she knows little other than the basic history and geography of the shorebound (WH, Ch. 24).
- She is stronger in the One Power than Verin and Kumira (WH, Ch. 35).
- She thinks Traveling is wonderful, especially when she learns the trick of opening a gateway about a foot above the deck.
Her sister, Harine is clan Wavemistress (WH, Ch. 13). She is much older than Harine and was charged with raising her along with her own child (WH, Ch. 23). They are close, but are very conscious of their different ranks and have not been particularly friendly since before Harine was made sailmistress (WH, Ch. 24).
- She meets with Rand on the deck of the White Spray (ACoS, Ch. 34).
- Rand ties her and Ailil up when he finds them together when Gedwyn, Rochaid and Dashiva attack the palace (TPoD, Ch. 29).
- Cadsuane finds and kidnaps them to try and find out why they were together (WH, Ch. 13).
- Verin manages to get her and Ailil to admit to being pillow-friends. Cadsuane decides to blackmail her into spying by using this (WH, Ch. 13).
- She goes with Cadsuane and the others to Far Madding after Rand. Harine tells her to spy on Cadsuane in the hope of learning Traveling, using Shalon's desire to learn Traveling as leverage (WH, Ch. 23).
- Shalon leaves Far Madding and goes to Shadar Logoth with Rand (WH, Ch. 35).
- She links with Verin and Kumira and faces one of the Forsaken (WH, Ch. 35).
- She goes with Verin, Harine and Moad to Tear, where they learn of Nesta's death, and then to Illian (CoT, Ch. 23).
- She goes with Harine to a meeting of the first twelve in Illian, where she learns of the death of the Amayar and learns that Rand wants the Sea Folk to take supplies to Arad Doman (KoD, Ch. 22).
"Shalon wanted to learn whatever she could about him, and about the situation here. That led to meetings, which led to friendship, which led to them becoming pillow friends. As much from loneliness as anything else, I suspect. In any case, that was what they were hiding more than their mutual snooping" (Verin about Shalon and Ailil; Winter's Heart, Chapter 13)
"Anyone could tell his rank at a glance, from his eight earrings of the heaviest weight and the knotting of his sash, even if he was not wearing his sword and matching dagger. Did Aes Sedai have no way to do the same? Could they truly be so disorganized?" (Winter's Heart, Chapter 23)