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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Jan is one of Min's aunts and a seamstress in Baerlon, Andor (LoC, Prologue).

She is gentle and kind, but has very strong notions of proper behavior (ACoS, Ch. 35). She, Miren and Rana have raised Min to be fair; the young woman lives by it, although she sometimes thinks her life would have been easier if she had not had this education (ACoS, Ch. 33). They also admonished her not to behave like a fluff-brained girl and Min still thinks of her aunts when she hears that word (TPoD, Ch. 27). Jan always said that what could not be mended must be lived with. Another piece of advise that Jan and Rana always gave Min was to never kiss a man if she did not intend to marry him, which is why Min does not want to know what her aunts might think of her relationship with Rand (ACoS, Ch. 18).


  • After Min's father died, she and Min's other aunts, Rana and Miren, tried to raise Min to be a "decent proper woman," which involved wearing dresses. They disapproved of her wearing breeches and working in the stables. Min, however, refused to be put into dresses as stubbornly as not learning to sew. The only time Min willingly wore a dress was during her time serving at tables at The Miners' Rest, but her aunts saw to getting her out of there quickly when they found out (ACoS, Ch. 2; Ch. 35).
  • Min started reading auras at the age of twelve; once, she saw a man and a woman in the streets and knew they were going to marry. However, the man was already married, but when he ran off with the other woman, his wife claimed Min that was responsible for this. If Jan had not promised to dose Min for spreading tales and her other aunts had not convinced her to say that she overheard the couple talking, Min would have been hurt, or even killed. Her aunts knew the truth, but they wanted to make the other people believe that Min did not know what she was talking about since she was still a child (ACoS, Ch. 2).
  • Min knows what her aunts will think if they ever found out about Min being "comforted" by Rand, a man she is not married to. She is certain they would immediately set off from Baerlon to skin both of them alive (ACoS, Ch. 35).