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Author: Val a'Shain


Maeric is a Shaido Aiel and a Seia Doon. He is described as blocky by Sevanna (ACoS, Prologue). He is chief of the Moshaine sept (ACoS, Ch. 40).

He is married to Dyrele, who gave up the spear for him. His eldest son is Darin and his eldest daughter is Suraile (ACoS, Ch. 40).


  • Maeric leads a few thousand Shaido through a gateway created by one of Caddar's travel boxes. He ends up near Rand's Aiel army gathering to drive Sammael out of Illian. Separated from the other Shaido his band is killed or taken gai'shain. Maeric dies in the battle (ACoS, Ch. 40).


  • Maeric is considered one of the likely candidates to become Shaido clan chief. Sevanna had other plans though (ACoS, Prologue).
  • Maeric isn't sure what to believe about Rand but he thinks it is wrong to break his ties. Even for the Car'a'carn (ACoS, Ch. 40).


"The rush of his sept became a flood of algai'd'siswai he did not really trust, men who had fled their own clans because they did not believe Rand al'Thor was truly the Car'a'carn. Maeric was not sure what he himself believed, but a man did not abandon sept and clan." (Maeric thinking about the algai'd'siswai and Rand; A Crown of Swords, Prologue)

"'Shade of my heart, you must prepare to put on white.' Her hand strayed toward the hilt of her belt knife -- she had been a Maiden when she made his wreath -- but he shook his head-firmly. 'You must live, wife, roofmistress, to hold together what remains.'" (Maeric to his wife Dyrele; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 40)