Pronunciation: JAY-ihn CHAH-rihn

aka: Jain Farstrider

A hero of the northern lands who journeyed to many lands and had many adventures; the author of several books, as well as being the subject of books and stories. He vanished in 981 NE, after returning from a trip into the Great Blight which some say had taken him all the way to Shayol Ghul. Early printings of The Eye of the World give an incorrect date of 994 NE for his disappearance.

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  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch4 - Thom offers to tell stories of Jain Farstrider.
    2. TEotW,Ch5 - Tam al'Thor has the book The Travels of Jain Farstrider.
    3. TEotW,Ch36 - Basel Gill has the books The Travels of Jain Farstrider and Voyages Among the Sea Folk.
    4. TEotW,Ch51 - Ba'alzamon brags that he painted Jain Fastrider as a fool and sent him to the Ogier.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch31 - In The Travels of Jain Farstrider he writes about his travels to the Sea Folk and to the lands beyond the Aiel Waste.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch45 - Mat notes a copy of The Travels of Jain Farstrider in The Queen's Blessing library and regrets not having read it.
    2. TDR,Ch49 - Egwene tries to kill time reading The Travels of Jain Farstrider but she is too nervous to concentrate.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch22 - Jain Farstrider's horse was Jeade'en. Rand names his horse Jeade'en after Jain Farstrider's.
  5. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch17 - Rand remembers reading about Shara in The Travels of Jain Farstrider.
  6. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch6 - Noal claims that Jain Charin was his cousin. When Noal badmouths Jain Farstrider Olver defends him citing how he brought Cowin Gemallan to justice.
    2. KoD,Ch10 - Noal says Jain Farstrider believed that the Tower of Ghenjei was on the Shadow Coast.
  7. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch22 - With all the stories going around, Noal tells Mat that soon he will be more famous than Jain Farstrider.
    2. ToM,Ch57 - Mat was surprised to learn that Noal was actually Jain Farstrider but Thom already knew.

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