Pronunciation: LIHN-nee 
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She has been a nurse to [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] and [Elayne|Elayne Trakand].

! Physical Description

She looks frail, but her back is straight, her voice is clear and steady and her dark eyes are sharp. She has a narrow face with parchment thin skin and wears her white hair in a bun. ([TFoH,Ch19]) She is reed-thin and wears her gray hair in a bun. ([LoC,Prologue]) She has white hair and is so scrawny she seems to be nothing but skin and sinew. ([TPoD,Ch7])

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* Hearing of the revolt of the [Two Rivers], [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] regains enough self-control to flee the palace with Lini and [Tallanvor|Martyn Tallanvor]. They join [Basel Gill] , [Lamgwin Dorn] and [Breane|Breane Taborwin] and flee [Caemlyn]. ([TFoH,Ch19])
* At [Kore Springs], [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] and her party find that [Gareth Bryne] is gone so they continue west. ([TFoH,Ch56])
* [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] and the others travel across [Altara] and approach [Amadicia]. ([TFoH,Ch56])
* [Morgase|Morgase Trakand], Lini, [Tallanvor|Martyn Tallanvor], [Basel Gill] , [Lamgwin Dorn] and [Breane|Breane Taborwin] are "guests" of King [Ailron|ailron] in the [Seranda Palace]. ([LoC,Prologue])
* [Morgase|Morgase Trakand], Lini, [Tallanvor|Martyn Tallanvor], [Basel Gill] , [Lamgwin Dorn|Lamgwin Dorn] and [Breane|Breane Taborwin] are planning their escape when [Einor Saren] comes for [Morgase|Morgase Trakand]. ([LoC,Ch31])
* Lini, [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] and the rest of their party escape [Amador] and the [Seanchan (People)] with the aid of [Sebban Balwer] and head east. ([ACoS,Ch26])
* [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and his party rescue [Morgase|Morgase Trakand], [Breane|Breane Taborwin], Lini, [Gill|Basel Gill], [Lamgwin Dorn], [Tallanvor|Martyn Tallanvor] and [Balwer|Sebban Balwer] from a bunch of [Dragonsworn]. ([TPoD,Ch7])
* Lini tells [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] he should marry [Maighdin|Morgase Trakand] and [Tallanvor|Martyn Tallanvor]. [Faile|Zarine Bashere] offers to make [Maighdin|Morgase Trakand] and her party personal servants and [Maighdin|Morgase Trakand] accepts on their behalf. ([TPoD,Ch8])
* Lini, [Breane|Breane Taborwin] and [Maighdin|Morgase Trakand] serve refreshments and tidy up when [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin] meets with [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], [Faile|Zarine Bashere], [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] and [Annoura|Annoura Larisen]. ([TPoD,Ch10])
* After [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] learns of [Faile|Zarine Bashere]'s kidnapping, Lini comforts him telling him that he must take care of himself. ([WH,Ch2])
* When [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] finds [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Tallanvor|Martyn Tallanvor] nearly frozen, Lini takes [Tallanvor|Martyn Tallanvor] back to his tent. ([WH,Ch5])
* Lini snaps at [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] in anger after she hears the rumors about [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] and him. ([WH,Ch6])
* [Breane|Breane Taborwin], [Lamgwin Dorn], [Basel Gill]  and Lini stay with the [Two Rivers] contingent in [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s camp. ([CoT,Ch5])
* As dusk approaches Lini lights lamps in [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s tent. ([KoD,Prologue])
* In [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s camp [Breane|Breane Taborwin] and Lini serve wine while [Tylee|Tylee Khirgan] reports the recent news. ([KoD,Ch26])
* [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] sends [Basel Gill] , Lini, [Lamgwin Dorn] and [Breane|Breane Taborwin] north with all the servants and provisions. They are to find the [Jehannah Road]. Drop off [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin]'s people in [Jehannah], then head east. ([KoD,Ch29])
* [Gill|Basel Gill] and his companions reach the [Jehannah Road]. Travelers report that the way north is impassable so they head east. ([ToM,Ch2])
* The [Whitecloak|Children of the Light] army captures [Gill|Basel Gill] and his companions and learn that they were with [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. ([ToM,Ch4])
* [Galad|Galad Damodred] releases the prisoners when [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] arrives for his trial. ([ToM,Ch34])
* After the trial, [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] goes to find [Gill|Basel Gill], Lini and the others. ([ToM,Ch35])
* [Basel Gill] , Lini, [Lamgwin Dorn] and [Breane|Breane Taborwin] are all in [Whitebridge] with [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s army. [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] and [Tallanvor|Martyn Tallanvor] talk with encouragement from Lini. He properly asks for her hand and she agrees. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] performs the ceremony. ([ToM,Ch44])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Eye of the World]
## [TEotW,Ch40] - [Gawyn|Gawyn Trakand] mentions her. 
# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Ch40] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] thinks [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] sounds like Lini when she tells [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] to buck up and stop whining.
# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch46] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] thinks [Amys] lectures her like Lini used to.
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch9] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] recalls one of Lini's sayings.
## [TFoH,Ch25] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] says [Bair] is as bad as Lini. [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tells her that [Sorilea] is even worse.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch22] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] is confused by [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s behavior. All she knows of men is [Rand|Rand alThor] and what Lini and [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] taught her.
# In [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Ch5] - Her full name is Lini Eltring.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch13] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] regrets that the siege of [Caemlyn] has not given her time to properly mourn [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] and Lini.
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch28] - After the revelation about [Morgase|Morgase Trakand], [Faile|Zarine Bashere] angrily wonders if [Gill|Basel Gill] and Lini will turn out to be nobles as well.
## [ToM,Ch45] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] has a reunion with [Galad|Galad Damodred] and [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] and they exchange stories. She learns that Lini is also safe.
# In [A Memory of Light]
## [AMoL,Ch10] - [Elayne] quotes a Lini saying that "wish and want trip the feet."

! Her Sayings

# In [The Dragon Reborn]
## [TDR,Ch48] - Do not cut off your ears because you do not like your earrings.
# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch6] - You can weave silk from pig bristles before you can make a man anything but a man.
## [TSR,Ch6] - A weeping woman is a bucket with no bottom.
## [TSR,Ch16] - Poke the meekest dog too often and he will bite.
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch9] - A man is a man, on a throne or in a pigsty.
## [TFoH,Ch10] - A shoat squealing under a fence just attracts the fox, when it should be trying to run.
## [TFoH,Ch10] - Not thinking about a thorn doesn't make it hurt your foot any less.
## [TFoH,Ch13] - A fool puts her hand into a hollow tree without finding what's inside first.
## [TFoH,Ch14] - If you don't look for snakes, you cannot complain when one bites you.
## [TFoH,Ch19] - A gnarled old branch dulls the blade that severs a sapling.
## [TFoH,Ch19] - When the honey's out of the comb, there's no putting it back.
## [TFoH,Ch19] - Better to face the bear than run from it.
## [TFoH,Ch19] - A fool puts a burr under the saddle before she rides.
## [TFoH,Ch19] - Dragging feet never finish a journey.
## [TFoH,Ch34] - You cannot hold the sun down at dawn.
## [TFoH,Ch35] - Even a queen stubs her toe, but a wise woman watches the path.
## [TFoH,Ch47] - Waiting turns men into bears in a barn, and women into cats in a sack.
## [TFoH,Ch49] - An open sack hides nothing, and an open door hides little, but an open man is surely hiding something.
## [TFoH,Ch49] - To know two, you must first know one.
## [TFoH,Ch50] - "Wish" and "want" trip the feet, but "is" makes the path smoother.
## [TFoH,Ch56] - A young lion charges quickest, and when you least expect it.
## [TFoH,Ch56] - There's no point letting honey age too long before you eat it.
## [TFoH,Ch56] - It's too late to change your mind after you've jumped off the cliff.
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Prologue] - A slow horse does not always reach the end of the journey.
## [LoC,Prologue] - The right medicine always tastes bitter.
## [LoC,Ch7] - What can't be changed must be endured.
## [LoC,Ch7] - The pike does not ask the frog's permission before dining.
## [LoC,Ch13] - What you need isn't always what you want.
## [LoC,Ch37] - You can't put honey back in the comb.
## [LoC,Ch39] - Fools only listen to themselves.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch23] - The blindest are those who keep their eyes shut.
## [ACoS,Ch26] - Only fools kiss hornets or bite fire.
## [ACoS,Ch30] - You can never put honey back in the comb.
# In [The Path of Daggers]
## [TPoD,Ch2] - Peel the apple in your hand, girl, not the one on the tree.
## [TPoD,Ch2] - Tears are for after; they just waste time before.
## [TPoD,Ch2] - When a woman plays the fool, look for the man.
## [TPoD,Ch2] - Kittens tangle your yarn, men tangle your wits, and it's simple as breathing for both.
## [TPoD,Ch3] - It's one of the things men are for, taking the blame. They usually deserve it, even if you don't know exactly how.
## [TPoD,Ch5] - No knife is sharper than a sister's hate.
## [TPoD,Ch7] - A fool abandons friends, and gives up silver for shiny brass.
## [TPoD,Ch7] - Three things annoy to distraction: a tooth that aches, a shoe that pinches, and a man that chatters.
## [TPoD,Ch20] - Be sure of yourself, girl, but not ''too'' sure.
## [TPoD,Ch20] - It isn't the stone you see that trips you on your nose.
## [TPoD,Ch20] - A secret spoken finds wings.
# In [Winter's Heart|Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch6] - Sup from too many dishes, and you deserve a bellyache that'll split you open.
## [WH,Ch9] - A full stomach at midday makes for a dull head in the afternoon.
# In [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Ch12] - You count your plums in the basket, not on the tree.
## [CoT,Ch13] - When you ask questions, then you have to hear the answers whether you want to or not.
## [CoT,Ch14] - Always plan ahead, but worry too hard over next year, and you can trip over tomorrow.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch13] - You can't put honey back in the comb, child.
## [KoD,Ch14] - You can't know another woman's reasons until you've worn her dress for a year.
# In [A Memory of Light]
## [AMoL,Ch10] - [Elayne] quotes a Lini saying that "wish and want trip the feet."

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