Tamika Paendrag

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Author: Leora Oldessroth


Tamika was the second wife of Artur Hawkwing and the mother of Luthair and Laiwynde; they had three or four other children whose names have not survived, including a daughter sent on an expedition to Shara.

Tamika was about thirty years younger than Hawkwing and is credited with saving Hawkwing, personally, and his empire after the death of his first wife and their children. Tamika convinced Hawkwing to relent in his treatment of Aldeshar, allow its citizens to return and restore land and titles. Tamika is credited as the source of many of the policies which gave Hawkwing his reputation as a great ruler.

They married in FY 965. There are references to The Tamika Poems - love poems written by Hawkwing - but no copies have survived.

There are a few dubious reports that she was renegade Aes Sedai. Tamika's relations with the White Tower (and Amyrlin Bonwhin) were cool and distant but not openly hostile. This is evidenced by the fact that in either FY 968 or 969 either Bonwhin refused Tamika an audience or Tamika refused a summons from Bonwhin - the record is not entirely clear. Some think that Tamika is the reason that Hawkwing's relationship with the White Tower began to cool and eventually became hostile; this, however, is pure speculation.

Tamika died in FY 987, cause unknown.

(Reference: The World of Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time")