Taeric Chavana

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Taeric Chavana is an acrobat in Valan Luca's traveling show. He claims to be the brother of the three other male acrobats (the "Chavana Brothers"), although they don't look anything alike. He is short, pale and green-eyed with high cheekbones and a hooked nose that speak of Saldaean heritage (TFoH, Ch. 17).

Their performing attire consists of bright blue breeches (TFoH, Ch. 37).


  • The Chavanas try to flirt with the women, but Nynaeve ignores them and Thom has a talk with them and they stop trying with Elayne. One evening at supper, when they are trying to flirt with Nynaeve, Latelle starts beating the other woman with a stick and the Chavanas have to pull them off each other. Taeric will likely limp for days (TFoH, Ch. 24).
  • The Chavanas say goodbye to Nynaeve's group and offer to escort them to the river, but when Nynaeve declines, they barely hide their relief (TFoH, Ch. 48).


  • He is attracted to Nynaeve. When he and two of his brothers smile at her, she considers hitting them so they would stop (TFoH, Ch. 33).
  • Nynaeve wishes she had chosen to do somersaults with the Chavanas instead of dyeing her hair (TFoH, Ch. 37).