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A merchant's daughter from Caemlyn. She married to Tam al'Thor and raised Rand as her own son.
She is a red-haired outlander. (TEotW,Ch16) She had gray eyes. (TEotW,Ch51)
- Kari was the daughter of a merchant in Caemlyn.
- New Spring - Her name is in Moiraine's notebook as the possible mother of the Dragon Reborn.
- TEotW,Ch6 - Tam's delirious ravings tell Rand that Kari al'Thor was not his real mother.
- TEotW,Ch16 - Nynaeve tells Rand about Tam and Kari returning to Emond's Field with a baby.
- TEotW,Ch51 - Ba'alzamon shows Rand a vision of Kari al'Thor being tormented by Fades. He fries them, freeing her. Early editions of TEotW give her eye color as "dark." In later editions this is changed to "gray."
- TEotW,Ch52 - Rand tells Moiraine about Ba'alzamon and his mother.
- TGH,Ch8 - Kari was from Caemlyn.
- TDR,Ch32 - In his dreams, Rand is visited by Shadowspawn in the guise of his loved ones including his mother.
- TDR,Ch39 - Egwene recalls that Moiraine told them Tam and Kari al'Thor were not Rand's birth parents.
- TSR,Ch23 - Egwene is surprised when Rand announces that his mother was Aiel. She always thought Kari was his mother.
- LoC,Ch3 - Rand thinks of his mother when the Maidens treat him like a son.
- LoC,Ch16 - Rand still thinks of Kari al'Thor as his mother.