"Those who follow the [Dark One|ShaiTan] and believe they will gain great power and rewards when he is freed from his prison." ([The Eye of the World],Glossary)

Darkfriends sometimes call themselves Friends of the Dark, ot%% Atha'an Shadar%% in the [Old Tongue]. See also [Forsaken], [Dreadlords] and [Black Ajah].

! Known Darkfriends (Possible Spoilers)

* [Amellia Arene]
* [Barthanes Damodred] (deceased [TGH,Ch34])
* [Changu] (deceased [TGH,Ch10])
* [Cowin Gemallan Fairheart|Cowin Gemallan] (deceased [TEotW,Ch47])
* Lord [Elegar]
* [Hadnan Kadere] (deceased [TFoH,Ch52])
* [Herid]
* [Howal Gode] (deceased [TEotW,Ch33])
* [Ingtar|Ingtar Shinowa] (deceased [TGH,Ch47])
* [Isendre] (deceased [TFoH,Ch29])
* [Jaichim Carridin] (deceased [TPoD,Ch28])
* [Jorin Arene]
* [Madic] (deceased [TPoD,Ch2])
* [Melindhra] (deceased [TFoH,Ch51])
* [Mili Skane] 
* [Nan Belman]
* [Nidao] (deceased [TGH,Ch10])
* [Old Cully] 
* [Paitr Conel] (deceased [LoC,Ch31])
* [Perwyn Belman]
* [Powl]
* [Raimun Holdwin]
* [Ryne Venamar] (deceased [NS,Ch26])
* [Spar]
* High Lady [Suroth]
* [Torwyn Barshaw] (deceased [LoC,Ch31])
* [Zaired Elbar] (deceased [KoD,Ch37])

! References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Prologue] - [Ba'alzamon|Ishamael] hosts the Darkfriend social near [Shayol Ghul].
## [TGH,Ch9] - Darkfriends have been after [Bayle Domon] ever since he left [Maradon].
## [TGH,Ch11] - [Padan Fain] is accompanied by a dozen Darkfriends.
## [TGH,Ch14] - When [Hurin] disappears, [Ingtar|Ingtar Shinowa]'s main concern is that he can no longer track the Darkfriends. [Perrin] gets some help from nearby wolves.
## [TGH,Ch19] - After the [Horn|Horn of Valere] is stolen, [Fain|Padan Fain] regroups his [Trollocs] and Darkfriends to chase [Rand].
## [TGH,Ch27] - Darkfriends help bring [Trollocs] into [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)] to attack [Rand] and [Loial].
## [TGH,Ch31] - [Hurin] tracked the Darkfriends who stole the [Horn|Horn of Valere] to Lord [Barthanes Damodred]'s manor.
## [TGH,Ch33] - [Hurin] reports that the Darkfriends joined up with [Trollocs] and disappeared.
## [TGH,Ch34] - [Fain|Padan Fain] tells High Lord [Turak|Turak Aladon] that he is being followed by Darkfriends.
## [TGH,Ch48] - [Jaret Byar] assumes the [Whitecloak] debacle was the result of betrayal by [Darkfriends] like [Perrin].
# In [The Dragon Reborn]
## [TDR,Prologue] - [Jaret Byar], [Jaichim Carridin] and [Ordeith|Padan Fain] convince [Pedron Niall] that the [Seanchan (People)] were Darkfriends aided by [Aes Sedai] and that the [Two Rivers] is a nest of Darkfriends.
## [TDR,Prologue] - According to the Three Oaths, [Aes Sedai] can use the [One Power] as a weapon only against Darkfriends and [Shadowspawn].
## [TDR,Ch20] - [Siuan] warns [Mat] that Darkfriends and worse will be after him if anyone learns that he blew the [Horn of Valere].
## [TDR,Ch30] - Darkfriends follow [Mat] through [Tar Valon].
## [TDR,Ch32] - Darkfriends try to assassinate [Mat] on the ''[Gray Gull]''.
## [TDR,Ch34] - [Moiraine] tells [Perrin] that a Darkfriend would have to be extremely bad for [Lan] or herself to be able to sense their evil.
## [TDR,Ch39] - [Nynaeve] tells [Aviendha] they are going to [Tear|Tear (City)] to hunt Darkfriends.
## [TDR,Ch39] - [Aiel] call Darkfriends Shadowrunners.
# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch10] - There are Darkfriends with the [Trollocs] and [Fades|Fade] that invade the [Stone of Tear].
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch4] - [Rand] knows that [Hadnan Kadere], [Isendre] and probably most of his drivers are Darkfriends, but he cannot expose them without endangering [Asmodean].
## [TFoH,Ch22] - [Trollocs], [Fades|Fade] and Darkfriends attack [Rand]'s camp in [Jangai Pass] creating a diversion so that two [Draghkar] can attack [Rand].
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch28] - [Padan Fain] can now sense even the most casual Darkfriends.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch15] - Social rank has no bearing among Darkfriends. One of the highest-ranking Darkfriends in [Ebou Dar] is a one eyed beggar.
# In [Winter's Heart|Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch8] - [Elayne] and [Nynaeve] believe there are no Darkfriends among the [Kin], else [Ispan|Ispan Shefar] would have known much more about them.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Prologue] - Darkfriends sometimes call themselves Friends of the Dark, %%ot Atha'an Shadar%% in the [Old Tongue].
## [KoD,Ch3] - [Graendal] has extensive connections among Darkfriends, many more than [Aran'gar].
# In [The Gathering Storm]
## [TGS,Prologue] - [Cyndane] and [Moghedien] are rallying Darkfriends to kill [Mat] and [Perrin].
## [TGS,Ch28] - [Mat] learns that some is searching for him, circulating pictures of him and [Perrin].
## [TGS,Ch36] - [Verin] tells [Mat] that Darkfriends are looking for him and [Perrin].

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