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Sa'angreal: An object that allows a person to channel far more of the One Power than they could unaided
Sakarnen - A Sa'angreal, used by Demandred
Sa'sara: An alluring Saldaean dance.
Saban: The third month of the year
Saidar: The female half of the One Power
Saidin: The male half of the One Power, tainted for over three thousand years.
Sailmistress: the captain of a Sea Folk vessel, always female.
Saldaean: A person from Saldaea
Salmarna: A place where some sort of conflict took place
Saven: The sixth month of the year
Scarlet Adder: A venomous snake
Scarlet Puffer: A non venomous snake found in the Waste
Sea Folk: A people who live almost their entire lives at sea.
Seanchan: People from the Seanchan continent
Second Brother: Aiel term for a male cousin
Second Covenant: Compact between the ten nations formed after the Breaking for their mutual protection
Second Sister: Aiel term for a female cousin.
Seedsinging: The practice in the Age of Legends using Nym, Ogier and Aiel that grew plants that would not succumb to blight
Seeker: Title given to the leader of a band of Tuatha'an
Seeker for the Truth: One of the Seanchan secret police
Sefan, Feast of: An Illianer celebration in the month of Amadaine
Sei'moseiv: Seanchan term meaning lowered eyes, one who has lost honour
Sei'taer: Seanchan term meaning level eyea
Seia Doon: The Black eyes, an Aiel Warrior Society
Semalaren: The site of a battle in Seanchan
Sept: A subgroup of an Aiel clan
Serpent Tongue Dances, the:
Severing: The removal of a person's ability to channel
Sh'boan: The female ruler of Shara
Sh'botay: The male ruler of Shara
Sha'mad Conde: The Thunder Walkers, an Aiel clan
Shadow, The: The forces of the Dark One
Shadowspawn: An artificial creature made during the Age of Legends by combining human and animal stock.
Shae'en M'taal: Stone Dogs, an Aiel Warrior Society
Shaido: One of the Aiel clans
Shaisam ; A name for Padan Fain
Shal: A game known in Seanchan
Shaldine: The eleventh month of the year
Shambayan In the Borderlands, one of the head servants in a lord's keep, with general responsibility for running the household.
Shanna'har: A ceremony to mark the anniversary of marriage in Saldaea.
Shaoman: A festival held in the month of Shaldine
Shaarad: One of the Aiel clans
Shatayan: In the Borderlands, one of the head servants in a lord's keep, in charge of all other servants.
Shearing: A festival celebrated in farming communities some time after Bel Tine
Shen an Calhar: In the Old Tongue, "Band of the REd Hand" an elite military formation in Manethren and now Mat Cauthon's personal army
Shiande: One of the Aiel clans
Shield: A weave used to prevent a person from using the One Power without permanently removing their ability to do so
Shienaran: A person from Shienar
Sho-Wing: A flying vehicle during the Age of Legends
Shocklance: an energy weapon developed during the War of the Shadow
Silk Path: The road across the Aiel Waste
Sister-Wifes: In Aiel culture, women who share the same husband.
Siswai'aman: An Aiel warrior
Sitter: An Aes Sedai who is a member of the Hall of the Tower
Skimming: The abiity to travel from one place to another through a gateway by greatly cutting down the intervening space. Unlike travelling it is not instantaneous and does not require the person to know their starting point well.
Skylights: Lights created in the sky by damane
Sleepweaver: A ter'angreal used to enter tel'aran'rhiod
Sleepwell Root: A plant that can be used to clear headaches so a person can sleep
Soe'feiaA truthspeaker to the Seanchan royal family, required by duty to tell the absolute truth and free from any possible repercussions
Soetam: An unusually sized rat found in the Drowned Lands
So'jhin: One who is owned, a Seanchan slave
Solanje: The site of a battle in Arad Doman
Soldier: The lowest rank among the Asha'man, for those newly joined or too weak to gain rank.
Song of a Hundred Days, the:
Soralle Step: A battle during the Trolloc Wars
Sorda: A rank tasting rat in the Waste
Soremaine: A battle in the Whitecloak War
Soulless: An alternate name for gray men
Soulsbane: A name for the Dark One
Span: A unit of length equivalent to two paces. One thousands spans make a mile
Spikehorn: A deet found in the drowned lands
Spin: A game played with tiles.
Spirit: One of the five Powers.
S'redit: the Seanchan term for elephant
Staera: An instrument used by the Aiel in sweat tents to scrape themselves
Stair of Jehaan: A battle after the fall of Malkier
Stasis Box: Ter'angreal which can be used to store artefacts and extremely perishable items.
Stedding The areas Ogier live, in which the One Power cannot be sensed
Stick: A small creature found in the blight that will digest anything it bites
Stilling: The act of deliberately removing a woman's ability to use the One Power.
Stone Dogs: Shae'en M'taal, an Aiel Warrior Society
Streith: A material from the Age of Legends that could change colour to reflect a person's mood
Stump: The polished stump of a great tree in a stedding used as a meeting place
Sul'dam: Leash holder, a woman able to learn to channel who controls a damane through an a'dam
Sulmein Gap: A battle early in Artur Hawkwing's rise to power
Sunday: The longest day of the year, it is not part of any month
Sungwood: An object created by tree singing
Sursa: Sticks, used as eating utensils in Tarabon
Sword Captain: A military rank, for a person in charge of a noble's armed force
Swordmaster: the man in charge of overall defence and trade for a clan