Pronunciation: DOOR-ahl BAHR-rahn

Mistress Barran was the Wisdom of Emond's Field prior to Nynaeve al'Meara.

Physical Description#

She is the oldest woman in Emond's Field, white hair and frail, but still clear eyed. (TEotW,Earlier)

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

  • Mistress Barran apprentices Nynaeve at the early age of fourteen after her previous apprentice dies of a mysterious illness. (TEotW,Earlier, TEotW,Ch21)
  • Mistress Barran is one of several who give Mat a licking when, at the age of ten, he cuts open a firework. (TDR,Ch40)
  • At the sheep shearing, Mistress Barran watches closely as Nynaeve bandages Bili Congar's leg. (TEotW,Earlier)

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. The Eye of the World, Glossary - Her full name is given.
    2. TEotW,Ch21 - Nynaeve was apprenticed to Mistress Barran when she Healed Egwene of breakbone fever. Mistress Barran's previous apprentice died of channeling sickness.
  2. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch30 - Everyone in the Salidar Aes Sedai camp is remote and touchy, much like Emond's Field was when Doral Barran had to deal with spotted fever.

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