Pronunciation: moor-GAYZ TRAHK-ahnd

aka: Maighdin Dorlain

A queen of Andor, by the Grace of the Light, Queen of Andor, Defender of the Realm, Protector of the People, High Seat of House Trakand. She married Taringail Damodred. She is mother to Elayne and Gawyn and stepmother to Galad. She once had a romance with Thom Merrilin. Her sign is three golden keys. The sign of House Trakand is a silver keystone.

Physical Description#

She has her daughter's beauty, matured and ripened. Her face and figure, her presence, fill the room like a light. She has a rich, warm voice. (TEotW,Ch40) She looks about ten years older than Perrin does. She has blue eyes and long red-gold curls. (TPoD,Ch7)

Morgase Trakand by Richard Boyé

Points of View#

See Morgase's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch26 - Aes Sedai are taking Logain to Caemlyn so he can be displayed to Queen Morgase.
    2. TEotW,Ch34 - Almen Bunt tells Rand and Mat about Queen Morgase.
    3. TEotW,Ch35 - Basel Gill tells Rand and Mat about Morgase and Thom.
    4. TEotW,Ch39 - Rand learns that the red cloth he bought by chance means support for Queen Morgase.
    5. TEotW,Ch40 - Morgase heard Two Rivers speech in her youth.
    6. TEotW,Ch41 - Basel Gill and some Whitecloaks have a difference in opinion of her.
    7. The Eye of the World,Glossary - By the Grace of the Light, Queen of Andor, Defender of the Realm, Protector of the People, High Seat of House Trakand. Her sign is three golden keys. The sign of House Trakand is a silver keystone.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch4 - Anaiya tells Moiraine that Morgase and Gareth Bryne still have control of Andor despite the dissention.
    2. TGH,Ch24 - After leaving Rand, Almen Bunt stays in Caemlyn to support Queen Morgase.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch10 - Dain Bornhald tells Elayne that Morgase no longer supports the White Tower.
    2. TDR,Ch14 - Siuan admits to Egwene and Nynaeve that she is not including Elayne in the hunt for the Black Ajah because of problems with Morgase.
    3. TDR,Ch16 - Galad and Gawyn would rather have the Master at Arms angry at them than Queen Morgase.
    4. TDR,Ch27 - Elayne writes a letter to her mother explaining that her absence from the White Tower is not the Aes Sedai's fault. If she disappears again with no word Elayne is afraid that Morgase might send Gareth Bryne and the whole army after her.
    5. TDR,Ch28 - Mat promises to deliver the letter to Morgase in exchange for the girls getting him out of Tar Valon.
    6. TDR,Ch29 - Siuan intentionally set up Egwene and Nynaeve to drag Elayne into the hunt for the Black Ajah so she could honestly tell Morgase that she had nothing to do with Elayne's absence.
    7. TDR,Ch31 - Thom still regrets his breakup with Morgase.
    8. TDR,Ch45 - Basel Gill tells Mat and Thom that Morgase has a new advisor, Lord Gaebril.
    9. TDR,Ch47 - Tallanvor is fiercely loyal to Morgase. He grills Mat for any information that might help him understand what is going wrong with her.
    10. TDR,Ch47 - After fifteen years, Thom finally comes to realize that his passion for Morgase has cooled.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch1 - Elaida aligned herself with Morgase as soon as she was able because of her Foretelling that the Royal line of Andor is the key to winning the Last Battle.
    2. TSR,Ch6 - Mat tells Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve about Morgase mooning over Lord Gaebril but Elayne does not believe it.
    3. TSR,Ch12 - Elayne recalls that when Gareth Bryne makes up his mind, not even Morgase can dissuade him.
    4. TSR,Ch39 - Hearing that Thom was also Morgase' lover, Elayne is upset that her mother has bedded so many men including Gareth Bryne and Lord Gaebril.
    5. TSR,Ch42 - Faile wonders what Queen Morgase would think of people raising their own wolf-head banner in the Two Rivers.
    6. TSR,Ch45 - Faile tells Perrin that he should bring the Two Rivers back into Andor. Then Queen Morgase would make him a lord for real.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Prologue - Elaida and her Council talk about Morgase and Lord Gaebril. Alviarin has a clerk forging letters to her from Elayne.
    2. TFoH,Prologue - Rahvin contemplates whether to kill Morgase or keep her around a while longer.
    3. TFoH,Ch3 - Asmodean tells Rand that Rahvin has a queen for a pet, but he does not know exactly who.
    4. TFoH,Ch12 - Bryne recalls his argument with Siuan when Morgase passed on her orders to recall his troops from the Murandy border.
    5. TFoH,Ch16 - Elayne tells Nynaeve that Thom was court bard and Morgase' lover.
    6. TFoH,Ch17 - Elayne is certain that Morgase will support Rand.
    7. TFoH,Ch25 - Rahvin has his pet Red Ajah sister claim that Morgase is still seen in public audience in Caemlyn.
    8. TFoH,Ch27 - When Siuan hears that Bryne is nearing Salidar, she recalls humiliating him in front of Morgase.
    9. TFoH,Ch33 - There are Andoran soldiers in Cairhien. They want take the Sun Throne for Morgase.
    10. TFoH,Ch40 - Galad swears on Morgase' name that he will help Nynaeve and Elayne.
    11. TFoH,Ch51 - Mat brings news to Rand that Morgase is dead at the hand of Gaebril.
    12. TFoH,Ch53 - Moiraine writes to Rand that she knew since Rhuidean that news of Morgase would arrive and that it would precipitate the showdown at the docks.
    13. TFoH,Ch54 - Moghedien tells Nynaeve that Rand is going after Rahvin because he thinks Rahvin killed Morgase. Nynaeve and Birgitte are worried about how Elayne will take the death of her mother.
    14. TFoH,Ch56 - Rand tells Bashere that Morgase and Gaebril are both dead. He is holding the throne of Andor for Elayne.
  6. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Siuan tells Elayne that it is her duty to remain safe since Morgase is dead.
    2. LoC,Prologue - Mil Tesen tells Gawyn that Morgase was murdered by the Dragon Reborn.
    3. LoC,Ch16 - Now that Morgase is "dead," Rand intends the Lion Throne for Elayne, but some nobles who were mistreated by Morgase now support Dyelin for the throne.
    4. LoC,Ch25 - Egwene tries to convince Gawyn that Rand did not murder Morgase. She tells him she will find proof, but it will take time.
    5. LoC,Ch26 - Elenia tells Rand that, by commoner standards, Tigraine and Morgase were not related at all. Rand is relieved that he is not related to Elayne.
    6. LoC,Ch29 - Thom reports to Elayne that there are rampant rumors that Morgase is in the Fortress of the Light. Elayne does not believe it, convinced that her mother is dead.
    7. LoC,Ch31 - Eamon Valda thinks Niall was too lenient with Morgase. He would have had her signature on the treaty the first day.
    8. LoC,Ch31 - Asunawa desperately wants to put Morgase to the question, then put her on trial and hang her.
  7. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch22 - Elayne is confused by Mat's behavior. All she knows of men is Rand and what Lini Eltring and Morgase taught her.
    2. ACoS,Ch30 - Carridin sends a letter to Elayne via Tylin telling her that Morgase is alive and with Pedron Niall and offering to take her to Amador. Elayne thinks it is a lie and is furious.
  8. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch10 - Annoura tells Berelain that Maighdin is a wilder.
    2. TPoD,Ch20 - Passing through Andor, Elayne hears over and over rumors that Morgase is dead.
    3. TPoD,Ch22 - Rand is confused that word spreads that he has a soft spot for women at the same time that rumors fly that he murdered Morgase, Elayne and Colavaere.
    4. TPoD,Ch28 - Dyelin tells Elayne that many of the nobles that supported Morgase now support Dyelin for the Lion Throne.
    5. TPoD,Ch30 - Faile thinks Maighdin and Tallanvor are sharing a bed.
  9. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch2 - Perrin and his party learn that Faile, Alliandre, Maighdin and others were taken.
    2. WH,Ch6 - Sulin reports to Perrin that Faile, Alliandre, Maighdin, Bain, Chiad, Arrela and Lacile were taken as gai'shain by the Shaido.
    3. WH,Ch9 - Elayne wants to run the Academy of the Rose in honor of Morgase.
    4. WH,Ch10 - Doilin Mellar claims that he fought for Morgase during the Succession.
    5. WH,Ch26 - Elayne recalls good advice from Thom and Morgase regarding spies. Keep them happy and feed them bad information.
  10. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Prologue - Eamon Valda is angry that he no longer has use for Galad since Morgase escaped.
    2. CoT,Ch5 - Perrin forces himself to keep in mind Maighdin and the other captives as well as Faile.
    3. CoT,Ch15 - Lord Lir and Lady Karind lost favor when they were too slow to support Morgase for the throne, so this time they will quickly support the frontrunner.
    4. CoT,Ch27 - After separating from Perrin's forces, Tallanvor attempts to track Maighdin, but the Shaido move too fast for him to follow.
  11. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - After learning from Dain Bornhald that Valda assaulted Morgase, Galad kills Valda in a duel.
    2. KoD,Ch13 - Elayne regrets that the siege of Caemlyn has not given her time to properly mourn Morgase and Lini Eltring.
    3. KoD,Ch16 - In passing judgment on Samwil Hark, Elayne tries to emulate Morgase as an implacable judge.
    4. KoD,Ch17 - Aubrem Pensenor rode for Morgase in the Succession.
    5. KoD,Ch17 - Ellorien is still furious that Morgase had her flogged.
    6. KoD,Ch24 - Egwene tells Mattin Stepaneos that Rahvin was the one who killed Morgase, not Rand.
  12. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch24 - Gareth Bryne tries to explain that the problems in Caemlyn were caused by Morgase in her thrall to Gaebril, but Gawyn refuses to listen.
    2. TGS,Ch30 - Gareth Bryne thinks that he served Morgase but she failed him.
    3. TGS,Ch47 - Tam tells Rand that Perrin has been doing a fine job balancing the Seanchan, the Prophet, the Whitecloaks and Queen Morgase. Rand is surprised to learn that Morgase is still alive.
  13. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Prologue - Galad still thinks about Valda and Morgase.
    2. ToM,Ch16 - Talking about leadership, Faile asks Perrin if he thinks Queen Morgase would ever abdicate to tyrants.
    3. ToM,Ch19 - Everyone in Caemlyn still believes that Morgase is dead, killed by Gaebril.
    4. ToM,Ch28 - Faile is angry at Morgase for concealing her identity.
    5. ToM,Ch40 - Galad's sense of absolute right and wrong has turned upside down since Morgase returned.
    6. ToM,Ch57 - Mat tells Moiraine that Morgase is still alive.