The Kin is an organization of women who can [channel|True Source]. Most were put out of the [White Tower] for one reason or another, usually for failing one of the many required tests. Others are runaways. Women who are [wilders|Wilder] are not admitted. They also do not allow marriage. Their rank is established by age. 
The Kin maintain a [farm|Farm] several miles northeast of [Ebou Dar]. Ostensibly a retreat for women, it serves as a cover for Kin coming and going from [Ebou Dar]. The hard work of the [farm|Farm] also makes excellent penance under the severe discipline system of the Kin.\\
! Possible Spoilers
The Kin believe their existence to be unknown to the [Aes Sedai]. In reality, the [Aes Sedai] know of their existence and actually depend on the Kin to help catch and return runaways.

! Knitting Circle

The thirteen oldest Kin in [Ebou Dar], known as the Eldest and the Elders, comprise the Knitting Circle or just Circle. 

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! Wise Women

Wise Women are residents of [Ebou Dar] who practice healing, herbs and cures. They wear a distinguishing red belt. Most are, in fact, members of the Kin who [Heal|Weaves] using the [One Power].

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! All Members

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! References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch13] - [Elayne] knows of [Ebou Dari|Ebou Dar] Wise Women. They are reputed to have more knowledge of herbs and healing than anyone.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch23] - The Kin do not accept [wilders].
## [ACoS,Ch31] - Teaching each other new weaves is not allowed.
## [ACoS,Ch31] - They currently number 1783.
# In [The Path of Daggers]
## [TPoD,Ch3] - The Kin do not take in [wilders].
## [TPoD,Ch3] - The title of Eldest goes to the oldest of the Kin in [Ebou Dar]. There are usually older members elsewhere.
## [TPoD,Ch4] - The Kin do not allow marriage.
## [TPoD,Ch28] - The Kin accept [White Tower] runaways. However, they hold them apart until they are sure that they are no longer being hunted.
## [TPoD,Ch28] - The Kin in [Elayne]'s party become increasingly restive and disillusioned with [Aes Sedai], nearly to the point of rebellion.
# In [Winter's Heart|Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch8] - [Nynaeve] has her hands more than full trying to keep the Kin under control. The more rebellious ones are being sent on rescue missions to [Seanchan (People)] held territory.
## [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 [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Ch11] - The [Windfinders|Sea Folk] and the Kin are seriously agitated by the powerful [channeling|True Source].
## [CoT,Ch14] - From their spies, the [Red Ajah] and the [Brown Ajah] must now know about the Kin.
## [CoT,Ch18] - [Egwene] intends to ally the Kin with the [Aes Sedai]. [Aes Sedai] will be allowed to forswear the [Oath Rod] and retire into the Kin.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch31] - [Alise Tenjile] and [Sumeko Karistovan] argue. [Sumeko|Sumeko Karistovan] says she is now Eldest, but [Alise|Alise Tenjile] says there is no more Knitting Circle because they are no longer in [Ebou Dar].
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch17] - [Elayne] reaches an agreement with the Kin for some of them who chose not to go to [Tar Valon] and join the [White Tower] to remain in [Caemlyn]. They will provide [Traveling|Weaves] for a fee and [Healing|Weaves] for free.
# In [A Memory of Light]
## [AMoL,Ch8] - the Kin fill the basements in [Caemlyn] with oil, using [gateways|weaves] to get there and then later light that oil on fire when [Elayne] gives the order.

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