Pronunciation: meh-LAYN 
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A [Wise One|Aiel] of the [Jhirad] sept of the [Goshien] [Aiel]. A [dreamwalker|TelAranRhiod]. Married to [Bael], sister-wife to [Dorindha|Dorindha (Roofmistress)].

! Physical Description

She is handsome with red-gold hair and appears to be in her early thirties. ([TSR,Ch23]) She is sun haired with green eyes. ([ACoS,Ch10])

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* [Amys], [Bair], Melaine and [Seana] all tell [Rhuarc] he must cross the [Spine of the World] to search for [He Who Comes With the Dawn|Rand]. ([TDR,Ch39]) 
* [Amys], [Bair], Melaine and [Seana] send a letter to [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] at the [Stone of Tear] telling her to send [Aviendha] to them at [Chaendaer]. ([TSR,Ch12]) The letter says they will meet [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] there as well. ([TSR,Ch23])
* [Amys], [Bair], Melaine and [Seana] meet [Rand|Rand alThor] and his party on [Chaendaer]. They give permission for [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] to go to [Rhuidean] then send [Aviendha] and [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] as well. They begin to teach [Egwene|Egwene alVere] [dreamwalking|TelAranRhiod]. ([TSR,Ch23])
* After [Rand|Rand alThor] shows the dragon marks, [Amys], [Bair], Melaine, [Seana] and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] go to the tents with [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]. ([TSR,Ch34])
* In the sweat tents, Melaine and the other [Wise Ones|Aiel] discuss what to do about [Rand|Rand alThor]. They decide to have [Aviendha] stay close to him. ([TSR,Ch35])
* On the way from [Chaendaer] to [Imre Stand], Melaine rides behind [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] while they have a discussion. ([TSR,Ch36])
* [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] spends a lot of time with Melaine and the other [Wise Ones|Aiel] on the way to [Cold Rocks] Hold. The [Wise Ones|Aiel] are also teaching [Aviendha] to [channel|True Source]. ([TSR,Ch48])
* At [Cold Rocks] Hold, [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred], [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran], [Egwene|Egwene alVere] and the other [Wise Ones|Aiel] arrive at [Lian]'s house shortly after [Rand|Rand alThor], [Rhuarc] and [Amys]. ([TSR,Ch49])
* The [Wise Ones|Aiel] are spying on [Rand|Rand alThor]'s dreams. ([TSR,Ch50])
* [Rand|Rand alThor] tells the [Wise Ones|Aiel] that he knows they are using [Aviendha] as a spy. Melaine almost slips and reveals that the [Wise Ones|Aiel] actually plan to get [Rand|Rand alThor] to marry an [Aiel] woman. ([TSR,Ch50])
* At [Alcair Dal], [Amys], [Bair], Melaine, [Aviendha], [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred], [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] wait at the edge while [Rand|Rand alThor], [Rhuarc] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] enter the bowl. ([TSR,Ch57])
* When [Rand|Rand alThor] returns from [Rhuidean], [Amys], [Bair], Melaine, [Aviendha], [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred], [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] have joined the clan chiefs on the speaking ledge. ([TSR,Ch58])
* [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine are unhappy that [Rand|Rand alThor] has shielded his dreams from them. ([TFoH,Ch4])
* [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine meet with [Egwene|Egwene alVere], [Aviendha] and [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] in the sweat tents. They tell [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] that the [Aiel] follow [Rand|Rand alThor]. They tell [Aviendha] to stay in [Rand|Rand alThor]'s room. Melaine asks [Amys] and [Bair] to intercede for her with [Dorindha|Dorindha (Roofmistress)] because she wants to marry [Bael]. ([TFoH,Ch5])
* That night [Egwene|Egwene alVere] finds Melaine's dream. She dreams of having a baby. ([TFoH,Ch7])
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere] and Melaine meet with [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%. Melaine goads [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] telling her that [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] will die on the day he learns she is dead. ([TFoH,Ch14])
* [Bael] and Melaine are married. Melaine and [Dorindha (Roofmistress)] become first-sisters. ([TFoH,Ch21])
* The %%ot [gai'shain|Aiel]%% set up tents for [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine when they make camp in [Jangai Pass] three days later. ([TFoH,Ch21])
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere], [Amys], [Bair], and Melaine come to check on [Rand|Rand alThor] after the [Shadowspawn] attack. Melaine then goes to check on [Bael] and [Dorindha (Roofmistress)]. ([TFoH,Ch22])
* Melaine and [Aeron|aeron] try to listen in when [Sorilea] talks with [Egwene|Egwene alVere] and [Aviendha]. [Sorilea] chases them away. ([TFoH,Ch23])
* Melaine is too busy with [Bael] and [Dorindha (Roofmistress)] to join [Amys] and [Bair] in a trip to %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%% with [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. ([TFoH,Ch24])
* In a meeting between [Wise Ones|Aiel] and clan chiefs, Melaine intercedes with [Bael] on behalf of the [Maidens|Maidens of the Spear]. ([TFoH,Ch41])
* [Amys], [Bair], Melaine and [Sorilea] reluctantly give permission for [Aviendha] to participate in the battle with [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. ([TFoH,Ch43])
* [Amys], [Bair], Melaine and [Sorilea] refuse to let delegations of [Tairen|Tear (Country)] and [Cairhienin|Cairhien (Country)] nobles bother [Rand|Rand alThor] while he sleeps and recuperates. ([TFoH,Ch45])
* [Amys], [Bair], Melaine, [Sorilea] and a bunch of other [Wise Ones|Aiel] meet with [Rand|Rand alThor] to make sure he keeps his obligations to the [Aiel] in perspective with his obligations to [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]. ([TFoH,Ch52])
* [Amys], [Bair], Melaine and [Sorilea] come to [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s aid after [Lanfear] attacks her. They forbid her from entering %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%% until she is well. ([TFoH,Ch53])
* [Rand|Rand alThor] overhears a conversation between [Amys], [Bair], Melaine, [Sorilea] and [Aviendha]. The [Wise Ones|Aiel] tell her she should have been successful with [Rand|Rand alThor] by now. [Amys] tells the others that [Aviendha] was more successful than they know. ([TFoH,Ch54])
* [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine monitor [Egwene|Egwene alVere]'s progress as she recovers. They continue to teach her about %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%% but will not let her accompany them. ([LoC,Ch15])
* [Aviendha] accompanies [Rand|Rand alThor] to [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)] and immediately goes to a meeting with [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine. ([LoC,Ch18])
* A delegation of [Wise Ones|Aiel], [Amys], [Bair], Melaine, [Sorilea], [Chaelin] and [Edarra], waits to meet with [Rand|Rand alThor] in the [Sun Palace], but he [Travels|Weaves] back to [Caemlyn] instead. Melaine returns to [Caemlyn] with [Rand|Rand alThor] to "consult" with [Bael]. ([LoC,Ch19])
* [Min|Min Farshaw] has a [viewing|viewings] that Melaine will have twin girls. Melaine is astounded, then delighted and goes to tell [Bael] the good news. ([LoC,Ch41])
* Melaine also tells [Amys] and [Bair] about [Min|Min Farshaw]'s ability. ([LoC,Ch50])
* [Bael] and Melaine attend the audience when the seven [Aes Sedai] pay an unexpected call on [Rand|Rand alThor]. After it is over, Melaine tells [Rand|Rand alThor] that he handled them well. ([LoC,Ch49])
* [Bair] and Melaine meet with [Egwene|Egwene alVere] in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%% and tell her that Need probably cannot be used twice for the same thing. ([LoC,Ch52])
* [Rand|Rand alThor] meets with [Bashere|Davram Bashere], [Deira|Deira Bashere], [Bael], [Dorindha (Roofmistress)] and Melaine. Melaine tells him about several [Aes Sedai] who have been staying at [The Silver Swan] in [Caemlyn] for the past month. ([ACoS,Ch7])
* Melaine, [Bair] and [Amys] meet with [Egwene|Egwene alVere] in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%. ([ACoS,Ch10])
* Melaine and the other [Wise Ones|Aiel] keep [Aviendha] busy with training now that she is back in [Caemlyn]. ([WH,Ch10])
* Melaine tells [Bael] to keep his [Aiel] away from the besiegers around [Caemlyn]. [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] would not like it if he interfered. ([CoT,Prologue])
* [Monaelle] is Melaine's midwife. ([KoD,Ch15])
* As [Aviendha] returns from scouting with [Rhuarc], they meet up with [Amys], [Bair], Melaine and [Nadere]. [Amys] grills her and seems satisfied then assigns useless labor. ([TGS,Ch3])
* [Amys], [Bair], Melaine, the clan chiefs and [Aes Sedai] meet with [Rand|Rand alThor]. ([TGS,Ch7])
* Melaine compliments [Aviendha] on her strength and skill dealing with the fire then sends her to bed with the message that there will be more punishment tomorrow. ([TGS,Ch11])
* Outraged by [Min|Min Farshaw]'s questions, [Aviendha] cracks and goes to [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine. She tells them she is through with their teaching and punishments. They laugh and tell her she finally passed! They send her to [Rhuidean]. ([TGS,Ch26]) 
* [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] tells [Cadsuane|Cadsuane Melaidhrin], [Amys], [Bair], Melaine and [Sorilea] about [Rand|Rand alThor]'s attack on [Graendal]. They agree to make her part of their plan. ([TGS,Ch37])
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere] meets in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%% with [Sitters], [Wise Ones|Aiel] [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine, and [Windfinders|Sea Folk] to discuss unification of all channelers with the [White Tower]. ([ToM,Ch36])
* [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine fight in the battle in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%. ([ToM,Ch37])
* [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine are truly impressed when [Egwene|Egwene alVere] overcomes [Mesaana]. ([ToM,Ch38])
* [Aviendha] returns to the [Field of Merrilor] and reports to [Amys], [Bair], [Kymer], Melaine and [Sorilea]. They agree that someone else should try the [glass columns] a second time and [Aviendha] makes a gateway for [Bair] to [Rhuidean]. ([AMoL,Prologue])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch23] - Melaine introduces herself as [Jhirad] sept of the [Goshien] [Aiel].
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch22] - After the attack, [Amys] and [Bair] make a bet on whether Melaine will check on [Bael] or [Dorindha (Roofmistress)] first.
## [TFoH,Ch23] - [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tells [Aviendha] that she will intercede for her with [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine.
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch14] - [Egwene|Egwene alVere] can now recognize the dreams of [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine.
## [LoC,Ch19] - "Melaine and [Bair] dreamed of you [Rand|Rand alThor] on a boat with three women whose faces they could not see, and a scale tilting first one way then the other. Melaine and [Amys] dreamed of a man standing by your side with a dagger to your throat, but you did not see him. [Amys], [Bair] and Melaine all three had this dream, which makes it especially significant. Rain, coming from a bowl. There are snares and pitfalls around the bowl. If the right hands pick it up, they will find a treasure perhaps as great as the bowl. If the wrong hands, the world is doomed. The key to finding the bowl is to find the one who is no longer."
## [LoC,Ch33] - After the [Wise Ones|Aiel] finish whipping her for lying, [Egwene|Egwene alVere] ruefully realizes that she still has unfulfilled %%ot [toh|Aiel]%% to [Aviendha], Melaine and [Rhuarc].
## [LoC,Ch50] - [Min|Min Farshaw] is overwhelmed by [Wise Ones|Aiel] when she arrives in [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)] because Melaine spread the word about her ability.
## [LoC,Ch52] - Melaine is delighted over her pregnancy.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch10] - Melaine is a stronger [channeler|True Source] than the average [Aes Sedai].
# In [Winters Heart]
## [WH,Prologue] - Melaine does not attend [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]'s and [Aviendha]'s first-sister ceremony. The [Wise Ones|Aiel] tell [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] that the [channeling|True Source] might harm her babies.

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