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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Rainyn is a Windfinder on one of the Sea Folk's smaller vessels. She is young and apple-cheeked with half a dozen ornaments on her nose chain. She is as strong as Lelaine or Romanda (TPoD, Ch. 2; KoD, Ch. 32).

First it is said that she works on a darter, the Sea Folk's smallest of vessels (TPoD, Ch. 2) and later she is referred to as serving on a soarer (WH, Ch. 11).


  • Although not directly mentioned at the time, she is one of the twenty Windfinders to accompany Nynaeve and Lan to the Tarasin Palace as agreed to in the Bargain with the Mistress of the Ships (ACoS, Ch. 37). On Renaile's agreement the Windfinders accompany Elayne and Nynaeve wherever they will go to activate the Bowl of the Winds (ACoS, Ch. 39).
  • Among the group of Windfinders, she rides through Aviendha's gateway from the Tarasin Palace to the Kin's farm (TPoD, Ch. 1; Ch. 3), where they arrive already so bruised from riding that Nynaeve Heals them (TPoD, Ch. 4).
  • She is part of the circle that activates the Bowl of the Winds (TPoD, Ch. 5).
  • She is present at Nynaeve's lessons with the apprentices. She is the only one to show at least a little sympathy for Nynaeve (WH, Ch. 11).


"The most junior of the Windfinders sat her horse even more awkwardly than Aviendha, whom she pretended to ignore on Elayne's other side just as she ignored the small green flies buzzing around her dark face. 'Renaile din Calon Blue Star,' she said stiffly, 'demands that you snub in the Aiel woman, Elayne Aes Sedai.' Aviendha grinned toothily at her, and Rainyn must have been watching at least a little, because her cheeks reddened beneath the sheen of sweat.
'Tell Renaile that Aviendha is not Aes Sedai,' Elayne replied. 'I will ask her to be careful,' no lie there; she had, and would again, 'but I can't make her do anything.' On impulse, she added, 'You know how Aiel are.' The Sea Folk had some very odd ideas of how the Aiel were. Rainyn stared wide-eyed at a still-grinning Aviendha, her face going gray, then jerked her horse around and galloped back to Renaile, bouncing in her saddle." (Rainyn delivering Renaile's demand and Elayne's reply; The Path of Daggers, Chapter 3)