Title: The Empress Radhanan

The Empress of the Seanchan empire. Her name is not used outside the royal family. The Raven-and-Roses is the sign of Seanchan royalty. Her daughters include Aurana, Chimal, Ravashi and Tuon.

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Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch34 - Fain suggests that High Lord Turak should blow the Horn of Valere, but he says he will take it to the Empress.
    2. TGH,Ch34 - The Empress' favorite is her second daughter, Tuon.
  2. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch1 - High Lady Suroth desperately wants to avoid having to apologize to the Empress.
  3. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch24 - Cerandin handled s'redit for the Empress in the Court of the Nine Moons.
  4. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch24 - As the highest ranking surviving officer, Abaldar Yulan will have to apologize to High Lady Suroth and the Empress for the devastating defeat.
  5. In Winters Heart
    1. WH,Ch14 - The Raven-and-Roses is the sign of Seanchan royalty.
    2. WH,Ch18 - Seanchan coins have the image of the Empress on one side and the Crystal Throne on the other.
  6. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch1 - When Mat worries about recaptured Windfinders, Egeanin reassures him that the damane are the property of the Empress and are too valuable to harm.
    2. CoT,Ch4 - Seanchan say devotions to the Empress every morning.
  7. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - Semirhage tells Suroth that Empress Radhanan is dead and that Suroth is to become Empress if she can kill Tuon.
    2. KoD,Ch4 - On learning that the Shaido have hundreds of channeling Wise Ones, Tylee is afraid that she may have to disturb the Daughter of the Nine Moons or even apologize to the Empress.
    3. KoD,Ch9 - The Empress of Seanchan always has many children who are taught intrigue and fighting to insure an heir who is fit to rule.
    4. KoD,Ch26 - Perrin learns that Eamon Valda swore fealty to the Empress.
    5. KoD,Ch34 - The Deathwatch Guards are da'covale to the Empress herself.
    6. KoD,Ch36 - Thinking of her marriage to Mat, Tuon recalls that the Empress supposedly loved her father.
    7. KoD,Epilogue - A ship arrives at Ebou Dar with news of the deaths of the entire Emperial family.
    8. KoD,Ch27 - Rand only recently learned from Alivia that the Daughter of the Nine Moons is, in fact, the heir to the Empress.
  8. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch19 - Tuon still wears ashes to mourn the Empress.

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