Alanna Mosvani

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Alanna Mosvani
Nationality Arafel
Affiliation Aes Sedai
Ajah Green
Social Status
Family
First Appearance The Great Hunt, Chapter 4


A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion confirming the information available in the main story arc.


Author: Estyrien al'Halien

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General

Alanna Mosvani is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah (TGH, Ch. 4). She is Arafellin (TDR, Ch. 29). Alanna is a beautiful woman. She is slender and has dark eyes and hair. Her eyes are very expressive and flash when she is angry (LoC, Ch. 10). She is noted for her temper and her sense of humor (TDR, Ch. 23).

There are conflicting quotes about Alanna's age. In LoC, Ch. 43, Alanna is supposedly 36 years old, but in TPoD, Ch. 12 it is claimed that she has worn the shawl for forty years, making her about 56. In NS, Ch. 3, 978, Alanna is an Accepted. She was a novice for six years, (LoC, Ch. 43), so if she started channeling at the average age of 16 and had just been raised to Accepted in 978, she would be 43 in the scenes mentioned above from the main series.

Alanna and Verin Mathwin traveled to the Two Rivers to test the girls there to see if they could channel. It was there that they found Trollocs and Myrddraal terrorizing the region, and both sisters fought the Shadowspawn (TSR, Ch. 31). They took part in the two battles in Emond's Field (TSR, Ch. 44; Ch. 56). They left the region with many female channelers and journeyed towards Tar Valon. When they reached Whitebridge, they learned of the split in the White Tower but continued to Caemlyn. They later decided against taking the girls to Tar Valon (LoC, Ch. 10).

In Caemlyn, Alanna and Verin joined the Salidar embassy to Rand (LoC, Ch. 43). When Rand left for Cairhien, Alanna was included in the new embassy because of her bond to Rand (LoC, Ch. 49). She and the new embassy traveled to Cairhien with Perrin and his troops (LoC, Ch. 54). Alanna took part in the battle at Dumai's Wells and was forced to swear fealty to Rand afterwards (LoC, Ch. 55). She was sent to the Wise Ones (ACoS, Ch. 3).

When Rand went to Far Madding, Cadsuane decided to follow him there. Alanna had to beg to be let to go with her; she disliked being away from Rand for so long. However, Rand asked her to go to Cairhien to collect Rafela, Merana, Bera, and Kiruna. The five sisters were then to Travel to Tear to negotiate with the rebels in Haddon Mirk (WH, Ch. 25).

Timeline

  • Alanna leaves the White Tower to collect women's names for the bounty after the Aiel War (NS, Ch. 3).
  • Alanna and Verin leave the Two Rivers with many potential novices (LoC, Ch. 11).
  • Alanna arrives in Caemlyn and bonds Rand (LoC, Ch. 10).
  • Alanna travels with the reduced Salidar embassy to Cairhien (LoC, Ch. 54).
  • Alanna fights in the Battle of Dumai's Wells and swears fealty to Rand (LoC, Ch. 55).
  • Alanna Travels to Far Madding with Cadsuane to find Rand (WH, Ch. 23).
  • Alanna Travels back to Cairhien to collect Rafela, Merana, Bera, and Kiruna and then Travels to Tear (WH, Ch. 25).
  • Alanna is with Darlin when Rand returns to Tear, but Rand chooses not to look at her (TGS, Ch. 42).
  • Alanna disappears from the Stone. Bera claims she felt channeling, but not enough for a gateway. Cadsuane finds an envelope in the room but no letter (ToM, Ch. 12). Rand says she is somewhere to the north (ToM, Ch. 13).
  • Moridin throws a knife at her and hits her with a killing blow, but she is able to release the bond before she dies (AMoL, Ch. 37)

Strengths and Talents

Alanna, Verin, and Merana are very close in strength (LoC, Ch. 43).

Alanna knows Illusion (LoC, Ch. 11). She is better at Healing than Verin (TSR, Ch. 43). She can Travel (WH, Ch. 25).

Relationships

Alanna was interested in Rand, Mat, and Perrin since she first heard of them (TGH, Ch. 12). She believed that they are too important to be allowed to remain unbonded. She tried to bond Perrin in the Two Rivers, but Faile threatened to kill her if she tried it (LoC, Ch. 11). Alanna did, however, bond Rand. She did this without his permission while she was staying in Caemlyn; he was furious when he realized what she had done (LoC, Ch. 10). Rand, at times, forbade her to approach him (ACoS, Ch. 18).

She tried to compel Rand using the bond but found that she could not (LoC, Ch. 49). Alanna was jealous when it came to Rand. She disliked it when other sisters tried to control him (LoC, Ch. 43). Alanna considered him her responsibility (WH, Ch. 25). She later swore fealty to Rand after the Battle of Dumai's Wells (LoC, Ch. 55). Min subsequently had a viewing of Alanna showing that she would keep her oath (ACoS, Ch. 34). Over time, it became easier for Rand to ignore Alanna's presence in his head (TPoD, Ch. 13). Alanna was furious to know that Rand had been bonded by someone else, even though she did not know by whom (WH, Ch. 25).

Min, Elayne, and Aviendha were livid when they learn that Alanna has already bonded Rand (WH, Ch. 12).

Alanna bonded two willing Warders, Ihvon and Owein. However, Owein was killed by Whitecloaks in the Two Rivers (TSR, Ch. 31). Alanna was distraught over his death and cried often; Rand knew that she is distraught but did not know why (ACoS, Ch. 18). Following Owein's demise, Ihvon was even more determined to protect Alanna (LoC, Ch. 11).

Perrin was suspicious of Alanna when he first met her in the Two Rivers because he remembered Egwene telling him that she was too interested in Rand (TSR, Ch. 31). This suspicion was deepened when Verin told him not to trust Alanna (TSR, Ch. 33).

Egwene did not trust Alanna because she thought that Alanna showed too much interest in Rand and that she might be Black Ajah (TDR, Ch. 23; TSR, Ch. 31). She felt that hidden motives were behind Alanna's actions (ACoS, Ch. 9).

Miscellaneous

  • When Alanna was an Accepted, she was quite shy but always exaggerating. Even then she knew she wanted to be Green Ajah (NS, Ch. 3).
  • Alanna accompanied Siuan Sanche to Fal Dara. When they travelled back to Tar Valon, Alanna taught Egwene and Nynaeve about the One Power (TGH, Ch. 11).
  • Alanna was partially responsible for the three-arched ter'angreal during Egwene's Accepted test. When it almost destroyed itself, she felt that she was to blame and asked for penance. Egwene was suspicious of her motives and thought that she might be Black Ajah (TDR, Ch. 23). When Nynaeve mentioned this suspicion to Siuan, she decided to have someone keep an eye on Alanna (TDR, Ch. 29).
  • Alanna spent six years as a novice (LoC, Ch. 43). She was Accepted at the same time as Moiraine, Siuan, and Sheriam (NS, Ch. 3).
  • When Elayne, Min, and Aviendha bond Rand, Alanna falls unconscious for three days (WH, Ch. 25). During this time, her Warder senses that she is afraid to wake (WH, Ch. 13).
  • Alanna dislikes fully masking the bond with her Warders (WH, Ch. 25).

Quotes

Alanna was a shy woman at heart, but she worked hard at being fierce. She told anyone who would listen that she wanted to belong to the Green, the Battle Ajah, and have a dozen Warders. (Moiraine about Alanna; New Spring, Chapter 3)

Alanna nodded in satisfaction. And suddenly the warmth was heat, one great flash of it, as if he stood for a heartbeat in the middle of a roaring furnace. Even after it passed, he felt odd, aware of himself as he never had been before, aware of Alanna. (Rand about Alanna bonding him; Lord of Chaos, Chapter 10)

"I do not know yet, Alanna, whether your actions have had any adverse affect. He did not bring up your bonding him - against his will - but he was very sharp, very sharp." (Merana Ambrey to Alanna about Rand al'Thor; Lord of Chaos, Chapter 43)

"If you had to bond a man without asking him, why, by the Light most holy, have you not used the bond to bend him to your will? Compared to the other, that is only slapping his wrist." (Kiruna Nachiman to Alanna about Rand al'Thor; Lord of Chaos, Chapter 49)

He had sensed tears from the moment she bonded him, tears a raw grief like being ripped by claws. Sometimes it was less, sometimes more, yet always there. (Rand al'Thor about Alanna's grief; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 18)

"You let someone else bond you?" she snarled. "How dare you! Whoever she is, I'll see her before a court! I'll see her birched! You are mine!" (Alanna on hearing that Rand has been bonded by someone else; Winter's Heart, Chapter 25)

"Success? A blow?" Alanna's scowl took in Weiramon and Anaiyella both before she twisted back around to face Rand. "They landed at the Stone's docks with one ship, but they put most of their armsmen and all the mercenaries they hired in Cairhien ashore from the rest upriver. With orders to enter the city and attack the rebels." She made a sound of disgust. "The only result was a great many men dead and our negotiations with the rebels thrown back to the beginning." (Alanna talking about Weiramon and Anaiyella; Knife of Dreams, Chapter 21)

Caraline and Min seemed to have switched their talk to clothing. At least, they were fingering each other's coats, and he heard words like back-stitch and bias-cut. Whatever that meant. Alanna's gaze drifted between him and Min, and he felt disbelief warring with suspicion along the bond. (Rand observing Alanna; Knife of Dreams, Chapter 21)