Talene Minly

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Author: Estyrien al'Halien


Talene Minly is a Sitter for the Green Ajah but is actually Black Ajah. She sided with the White Tower Aes Sedai when the Tower split. (WH, Prologue)

Talene and three other Sitters were suspicious of Seaine and Pevara when the two were hunting the Black Ajah. Saerin realised what they were up to and reswore the oath against lying; she then proved that she is not Black Ajah. Talene was the only one of the six who refused to reswear and so the others believed that she was Black. (TPoD, Ch. 26) They took Talene to the Chair of Remorse, a ter'angreal used to make criminals confess their crimes. After three times in the chair, Talene agreed to forswear all oaths and then reswore the Three Oaths on the oath rod. She also swore to obey Seaine, Pevara, Saerin, Yukiri and Doesine. Talene then confessed that she was Black Ajah.

Talene is statuesque and has golden hair; she is beautiful. (ACoS, Ch. 32) She speaks with a deep voice. (Reference: TPoD Chapter 26) Talene has blue eyes. (WH, Prologue) She is tall. ( CoT, Ch. 21)


Talene was enrolled as a novice when Seaine was an Accepted. This was a few years before 866 NE. (ACoS, Ch. 32)

Talene stood to depose Siuan Sanche. (ACoS, Ch. 32)

Talene's parents were farmers. (TPoD, Ch. 26)

Talene earned lots of punishments as a novice; she might have been the novice with the most. (TPoD, Ch. 26)

Talene and Seaine Herimon used to be friends. Seaine had wanted Talene to help Pevara and her search for the Black Ajah. Pevara fortunately resisted. (TPoD, Ch. 26)

Talene is stronger in the One Power than Seaine. (TPoD, Ch. 26)

Talene believes that Elaida is Black Ajah. (WH, Prologue)

Talene's Black Ajah heart is made up of Galina Casban, Temaile Kinderode and herself. Atuan Larisette is Talene's other contact. (CoT, Prologue)

Once the other Sitters forced her to confess to being Black, Talene was eager to tell them everything she knew. She even told them who the Green Head of Ajah was and her title. (CoT, Prologue)

Talene is the most senior of the Green Sitters. (CoT, Ch. 21)


"Talene, golden-haired and statuesque and lovely, had stood to depose Siuan, but she had come to the Tower while Seaine was Accepted, and that decision had not affected their long friendship. Talene had had reasons Seaine accepted if not agreed with." (Seaine about Talene; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 32)

"She refused to reswear the Oath against speaking an untrue word, and it had to be more than stupid Green Ajah pride after we'd all done as much already. When I shielded her, she tried to stab me! Does that shout innocence?" (Pevara about Talene; Winter's Heart, Prologue)

"When they first learned Talene was a Darkfriend, Talene had been a shielded prisoner. And she still scared us spitless, she admitted to herself. Well, what they did to make her confess had scared them spitless at first, but learning the truth turned their tongues to dust." (Yukiri about Talene, Saerin, Seaine, Pevara and Doesine; Crossroads of Twilight, Prologue)