Pronunciation: meh-SAH-nah

aka: Saine Tarasind

One of the Forsaken. Her real name was Saine Tarasind. She has taken up residence in the White Tower.

Physical Description#

When she is disguised and hiding her ability to channel she is tall with a voice of silver chimes. (ACoS,Prologue) She appears just short of her middle years and has blue eyes. (CoT,Ch21) She has big blue eyes. (KoD,Ch3)

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Points of View#

See Mesaana's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Shadow Rising
    1. Glossary - Mesaana is listed as one of the Forsaken. First mention.
  2. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Graendal does not know where Mesaana has established herself, but Demandred does.
    2. LoC,Ch2 - Rand recites the crimes of the Forsaken for Taim.
    3. LoC,Ch23 - Sammael asks Graendal where Demandred, Mesaana and Semirhage are. Graendal says Mesaana is in the White Tower, but she does not know where the other two are. Sammael tells her to find out.
  3. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch20 - Sammael tells Graendal he didn't kidnap Rand. Mesaana had a hand in it, maybe Demandred and Semirhage as well despite how it ended.
    2. ACoS,Ch25 - Even a scholar like Mesaana does not fully understand vacuoles.
  4. In Winters Heart
    1. WH,Ch13 - Demandred, Mesaana and Semirhage have an agreement that they will not turn on each other until all the others have been eliminated.
  5. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - Alviarin is afraid to summon Mesaana again. She figures that Mesaana probably wants to kill her for witnessing her humiliation and punishment with Shaidar Haran.
  6. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch39 - Verin tells Egwene that Mesaana is in the White Tower but she does not know her identity.
    2. TGS,Epilogue - The Black Ajah purge fails to catch Mesaana. Egwene thinks she may know how to beat the Oath Rod.
  7. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch3 - Egwene is certain the serpent in her dream means that Mesaana really is in the White Tower.
    2. ToM,Ch5 - Egwene believes Mesaana is behind the assassination attempt.
    3. ToM,Ch14 - Egwene vows that she will find Mesaana.
    4. ToM,Ch15 - Saerin, Yukiri and Seaine determine there are several possible ways Mesaana could have defeated the Oath Rod.
    5. ToM,Ch15 - Mesaana is more of a leader than Moghedien or Graendal; in a battle she will stay and fight. In sheer hatred she was second only do Demandred.
    6. ToM,Ch23 - Egwene is furious with Gawyn that he sprung her traps and perhaps spooked Mesaana.
    7. ToM,Ch33 - Egwene sets up a series of meetings in Tel'aran'rhiod that will be too tempting for Mesaana to pass up.
    8. ToM,Ch35 - The meeting to trap Mesaana is tonight. Egwene prepares for sleep.
    9. ToM,Ch36 - Egwene has several guards standing by in case Mesaana and the Black Ajah attack.
    10. ToM,Ch45 - Egwene visits Elayne in her dream to inform her that Mesaana was defeated.
    11. ToM,Epilogue - Shaidar Haran blames Graendal for the loss of Mesaana and other failings.