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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Selame is one of Egwene's maids. Lelaine picked her out among the refugees and gave her to Egwene as a present. In actuality she is a spy for Lelaine. She is rail-thin with a dark Tairen complexion and a long nose (ACoS, Ch. 10).

Chesa thinks that Selame carries her nose in the air, but knows at least what is expected of a lady's maid, so she and Meri will work to settle her down (ACoS, Ch. 8). Egwene, however, does not see any of Selame's arrogance she displays around the other maids. Selame is self-assured, but she acts very obsequiously around her patroness. According to Egwene, Selame has very little sense, is constantly fussing over her and chattering brainlessly, while performing her duties diligently. Egwene is not sure whether or not Selame really is an idiot (ACoS, Ch. 10).


  • Lelaine decides that Egwene needs another servant and finds Selame among the refugees in the villages. Egwene thinks that so many maids are unreasonable when she cannot see the soldiers paid halfway to Tar Valon (ACoS, Ch. 8).
  • Selame is waiting in Egwene's tent to undress her for bed (ACoS, Ch. 10).
  • Chesa reports to Egwene that Selame has run off, much to her distress. It is unclear whether she really has run off or whether Aran'gar killed and disposed of her in the snow (TPoD, Ch. 16).


  • She is always concerned with appearances and what the upper class people might think. For her, no one else but Aes Sedai, nobility and their servants matter (ACoS, Ch. 10).


"Except for the brainless chatter, Selame performed her duties diligently, if with so many flourishes they became a dance of grand gestures and obsequious curtsies. It seemed impossible that anyone could be as silly as Selame, always concerned with appearances, always worrying over what people would think." (Egwene on Selame; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 10)