A young [Cairhienin|Cairhien (Country)] boy.

! Possible Spoilers
Robert Jordan confirmed that he was __not__ reborn as  [Olver] .  [Olver]  was born long before  [Gaidal Cain]  disappeared from  [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod] . Time runs differently in the dream world, but never backwards.

! Physical Description

He is gaunt and sullen-looking. He is ugly with a squashed nose, a mouth too wide for his face and ears too big that stick out besides. He looks six but claims to be nine. ([LoC,Ch5]) He is short and skinny with huge ears, nose and mouth. He looks ten. ([ACoS,Ch28])

! Points of View

See Olver's [chapter points of view|Olver POV].

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] finds Olver being accosted by a couple of [Mindean|Mindea] men in [Maerone]. He sends Olver off with [Edorion|Edorion Selorna] to get a meal and a bath. ([LoC,Ch5])
* Olver follows the [Band of the Red Hand] when the head south. Master [Burdin] feeds him in exchange for helping with the horses. When [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] discovers Olver's presence, he "hires" Olver as his personal messenger. ([LoC,Ch22])
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] plays [Snakes and Foxes|Finn] with Olver. ([LoC,Ch33])
* On their second night in [Altara] Olver tries to kill [Aviendha] with a knife because she is [Aiel]. ([LoC,Ch38])
* Olver follows [Vanin|Chel Vanin] back to [Salidar]. He goes with [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and the [Redarms|Band of the Red Hand] to accompany [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] to [Ebou Dar]. ([LoC,Ch44])
* Olver accompanies [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and the others to [Ebou Dar]. ([LoC,Ch47])
* At [The Wandering Woman], [Frielle Anan] vainly tries to keep up with Olver. [Nalesean Aldiaya] gets him started racing [Wind]. ([LoC,Ch52])
* Olver is with [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Nalesean Aldiaya] at the [Silver Circuit]. He rides [Wind] in a race and wins. ([ACoS,Ch14])
* He is out back in the stable when [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] returns to [The Wandering Woman] from the [Tarasin Palace]. ([ACoS,Ch17])
* Three maids help Olver move into the [Tarasin Palace]. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] bribes [Madic] to move Olver to his rooms. ([ACoS,Ch28])
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] tries to stay with Olver to keep [Tylin|Tylin Quintara] away, but [Tylin|Tylin Quintara] has [Riselle] take Olver out to the [Festival of Birds|Calendar]. ([ACoS,Ch29])
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] goes to fetch Olver when they are ready to leave, but [Riselle] let him go out. [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and his men go to search for Olver. ([ACoS,Ch39])
* While [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] visits with [Aludra], Olver makes time with some pretty women in [Valan Luca]'s circus. ([WH,Ch15])
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Beslan] and Olver return to the city. [Beslan] is plotting rebellion. ([WH,Ch16])
* Olver enjoys his lessons with [Riselle] and playing [Snakes and Foxes|Finn] with [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]. ([WH,Ch18])
* [Nerim] and [Lopin] take Olver to [The Wandering Woman]. [Fergin], [Gorderan] and [Metwyn] meet them there with the horses and they head for an abandoned stable north of the [Circuit of Heaven]. ([WH,Ch30])
* Nerim, [Lopin|lopin], Olver and the [Redarms|Band of the Red Hand] rejoin [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and the others after they leave [Ebou Dar]. ([CoT,Ch1])
* [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], [Thera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault] and Olver share a tent in [Valan Luca]'s circus. ([CoT,Ch2])
* The circus heads northeast toward [Lugard]. ([CoT,Ch3])
* [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] play [Snakes and Foxes|Finn] with Olver. ([CoT,Ch28])
* [Nerim], [Lopin] and Olver help search for [Renna] when she flees. ([CoT,Ch29])
* Olver shares a tent with [Juilin|Juilin Sandar] and [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault]. ([KoD,Ch6])
* In [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag]'s tent, Olver argues with [Noal|Noal Charin] about whether or not [Jain Farstrider|Jain Charin] was a great man. ([KoD,Ch6])
* When the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] arrive at [Jurador], [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] sends [Noal|Noal Charin] to warn [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath] and Olver to warn the [Aes Sedai]. ([KoD,Ch7])
* [Noal|Noal Charin] spends his time telling stories and Olver spends his playing [Snakes and Foxes|Finn] or stones. ([KoD,Ch8])
* Olver eats dinner with [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag], [Selucia] and [Noal|Noal Charin] then goes to bed. ([KoD,Ch9])
* After the [Shiotan|Shiota] ghost village sinks into the ground, [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault], [Noal|Noal Charin] and Olver wait with [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] while the circus folk decide whether or not to continue. That evening, after [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] reads [Thom|Thom Merrilin]'s letter from [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred], [Noal|Noal Charin] and Olver listen to [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] recount his adventures with the [Aelfinn|Finn] and [Eelfinn|Finn]. ([KoD,Ch10])
* [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Aludra], [Setalle Anan], [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath], [Bayle Domon], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault], [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], [Noal|Noal Charin] and Olver accompany [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] after they leave the circus and head cross country. ([KoD,Ch25])
* [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Aludra], [Setalle Anan], [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath], [Bayle Domon], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault], [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], [Noal|Noal Charin] and Olver accompany [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] as he rejoins [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] and the [Band of the Red Hand]. ([KoD,Ch26])
* [Aludra], [Noal|Noal Charin] and Olver are with [Thom|Thom Merrilin] when [Furyk Karede] arrives at [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s camp. ([KoD,Ch36])
* As [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] prepares for the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] attack, [Noal|Noal Charin], Olver, [Juilin|Juilin Sandar], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault], [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Setalle|Setalle Anan] stay with the pack animals. ([KoD,Ch37])
* [Noal|Noal Charin] and Olver ride near [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]. Olver has been working out how to enter the [Tower of Ghenjei]. ([TGS,Ch20])
* When [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and his party ride into [Hinderstap], [Aludra], [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath], [Amathera|Amathera Aelfdene Casmir Lounault], [Noal|Noal Charin] and Olver stay behind. ([TGS,Ch27])
* Olver brings news to [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] that he has a visitor. ([TGS,Ch34])
* [Lussin] and [Edder] accompany [Setalle Anan] and Olver to accommodations in [Caemlyn]. ([ToM,Ch19])
* Olver is safe with [Noal|Noal Charin] when the %%ot [gholam|Gholam]%% attacks [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]. ([ToM,Ch9])
* [Setalle|Setalle Anan] agrees to look after Olver while [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Thom|Thom Merrilin] are gone. ([ToM,Ch17])
* Olver and [Setalle|Setalle Anan] move into the city to be away from the %%ot [gholam|Gholam]%%. Olver just wants to strategize on the Snakes and Foxes. ([ToM,Ch19])
* After defeating the %%ot [gholam|Gholam]%%, [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] collect [Setalle|Setalle Anan] and Olver from their inn and return to camp. ([ToM,Ch31])
* [Setalle|Setalle Anan] will watch over Olver until [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Thom|Thom Merrilin] return. ([ToM,Ch52])
* [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde] reads while Olver plays Snakes and Foxes. He finally wins a game, amazing [Talmanes|Talmanes Delovinde]. Olver opens [Verin|Verin Mathwin]'s letter; it is a warning of a major invasion of [Caemlyn]. They rush outside the tent and see the glow of fire in the city. ([ToM,Epilogue])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch5] - Olver is an orphan. He father was killed by the [Shaido]. His mother died of illness. He claims to be nine but looks younger.
## [LoC,Ch22] - Olver has a game of Snakes and Foxes that his father made for him.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch14] - [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is worried about Olver getting hurt. If that happens [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] will catch it from Mistress [Anan|Setalle Anan], [Elayne|Elayne Trakand], [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara], [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] and [Aviendha]. They are all very protective of Olver.
## [ACoS,Ch21] - When [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] returns on [Swovan Night|Calendar] [Caira] tells him that Olver is already in bed.
# In [The Path of Daggers]
## [TPoD,Ch1] - [Aviendha] is worried about Olver but thinks that [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] will surely find him.
## [TPoD,Ch5] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] truly regrets leaving [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], [Thom|Thom Merrilin], Olver and [Vanin|Chel Vanin] in the hands of the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)].
# In [Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch17] - [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] tells his [Redarms|Band of the Red Hand] to leave [Ebou Dar] and take Olver and the others with them, but they refuse to go.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch13] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] wonders how [Thom|Thom Merrilin], [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and Olver are doing.
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch11] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] learn from [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]-s letter that [Thom|Thom Merrilin] is safe but they wonder about Olver.
## [ToM,Ch22] - [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] realizes [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion] might be a good source of information on the [Tower of Ghenjei] as she told Olver about it in the first place.
## [ToM,Ch47] - [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] tells [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] that Olver will be furious that he cannot go to the [Tower of Ghenjei].
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