Perrin Aybara (TV Series)
|Family||Laila - spouse|
|First Appearance||Episode 1|
Author: Ilverin Matriam
Pronunciation: PEHR-rihn ay-BAHR-ah
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Perrin Aybara is a young man who was born in and had grown up in the village of Emond's Field in the Two Rivers. He is married to Laila. Perrin's closest friends are Rand and Mat. Not much is known about Perrin's family.
While Perrin was growing up, he showed interest and capability to do blacksmithing and along with his wife Laila, work in the forge in the village.
Perrin is tall and stocky and has broad shoulders and thick arms. His hair is a curly brown and he has a short beard.
Perrin is sitting at the Winespring Inn with his friends Mat and Rand. Mat is suggesting gambling, but Perrin refuses to participate. After Mat leaves, he notes to Rand that Mat probably lost a lot of money. During that evening after Egwene's ceremony, Perrin asks Rand how that ceremony went, when Moiraine and Lan come into the inn and introduce themselves. Perrin remarks that the Aes Sedai looks like a normal person. Nynaeve nears them and asks where Laila, Perrin's wife, is. To which she answers her own question – "Probably at the forge." Perrin leaves to find his wife. When he finds her in the forge, he asks her why she did not go to Egwene's ceremony. He tells her that he loves her, and she replies with "I know."
The next day, Perrin sits down with his friends and tells Mat that Rand and himself have pitched in some money for Mat to buy lanterns for Bel Tine. Perrin is surprised when Mat remarks that there must be a problem between Rand and Egwene. In the evening, along with the rest of the villagers, Perrin and Laila light lanterns and let them float in the river.
While the celebration is ongoing at the village Green, Perrin is dancing with Laila. Then, suddenly Trollocs attack the villagers. Perrin and Laila hide in the forge and help several other people hide with them. A Trolloc manages to enter the forge and while Laila is helping the rest of the villagers to go outside, Perrin is fighting the Trolloc with an axe. After defeating several of the monsters, it seems that Perrin gets into a fighting rage and accidentally hits his wife with the axe, resulting in her death.
In the morning, Perrin takes Laila's corpse out with the others, but has no time to mourn her. Moiraine tells him that he is one of the people the Dark One is looking for and they must leave immediately. Perrin follows the Aes Sedai and, along with Mat, Rand, and Egwene, they leave the Two Rivers.
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While the youths and the Aes Sedai and her Warder run from the Trollocs, Perrin is mostly quiet, since he is still dealing with what he had done to his wife. He is wounded but does not say anything. He is wondering if they will ever go back home.
Perrin and the others begin to have bad dreams with a man with eyes like embers. On their way to Whitebridge, the group meets a legion of Whitecloaks and Moiraine tells them not to speak. When they stop for the night and Perrin looks his wound over again, he is surprised to see several wolves have gathered around him. The wolves do not harm him, but instead seem to be friendly.
Later, they encounter the Trollocs again and, because Moiraine is unconscious, Lan decides to hide in Shadar Logoth. In the shadow city Perrin is approached by Mat, who gives him a dagger that Laila had made. During the night the darkness in Shadar Logoth attacks and the youths are forced to run away. In their escape, Perrin and Egwene jump off of one of the city walls into the river.
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Deviation from the Books
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Perrin's parents are Con and Joslyn Aybara, but neither of them appears as a character in the show. Eventually, his parents and siblings are killed by Padan Fain.
Perrin is apprenticing with the village's blacksmith, Master Luhhan; they are very close.