Pronunciation: PEHR-rihn ay-BAHR-ah

aka: Sei'cair, Young Bull

A friend of Mat and Rand. A ta'veren. He is from a farm east of Emond's Field, apprenticed to blacksmith Haral Luhhan. His father and mother are Con Aybara and Joslyn Aybara. He has two younger sisters, Adora and Deselle, and a younger brother, Paet.

Physical Description#

He is half a head shorter than Rand and stocky with thick arms and shoulders. He has curly brown hair. (TEotW,Ch3) His eyes are dark brown. (TGH,Ch14) He is about 6'1" or 6'2" and about 235 to 240 pounds.

Possible Spoilers#

His eyes became goldern after becoming a Wolfbrother.

Perrin Aybara by Richard Boyé

Points of View#

See Perrin's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#


Beginning of Series#

Journey to Caemlyn#


Fal Dara and the Blight#

Journey to Toman Head#

Toman Head#

Journey to Illian#



Two Rivers#



Ghealdan and Malden#


Field of Merrilor#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch15 - Min has a viewing of Perrin - A wolf, and a broken crown, and trees flowering all around him.
    2. TEotW,Ch21 - Moiraine guesses that Nynaeve Healed either Perrin or Egwene.
    3. TEotW,Ch28 - Moiraine tells Nynaeve that she can find the boy who still has her token (Perrin) anywhere and she can find the other two (Rand and Mat) when she gets close enough.
    4. TEotW,Ch33 - Rand has a nightmare in which Perrin pleads for his help.
    5. TEotW,Ch46 - Perrin's eyes are sharper than they used to be.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Prologue - Ba'alzamon shows images of Rand, Mat and Perrin at the Darkfriend social.
    2. TGH,Ch2 - Elansu, the shatayan, and seven other women are collecting Rand's, Mat's and Perrin's clothing.
    3. TGH,Ch5 - Siuan and Moiraine plan to have Rand, Mat and Perrin take the Horn of Valere to Illian.
    4. TGH,Ch6 - Mat and Egwene planned to visit the dungeon with Perrin.
    5. TGH,Ch25 - When Thom learns that Moiraine is not with Rand, he assumes that either Mat or Perrin was her real target.
    6. TGH,Ch42 - Min views things that link Egwene to Rand, Mat, Perrin and Galad.
    7. TGH,Ch44 - Geofram Bornhald spots Perrin in a village on Toman Head.
    8. TGH,Ch48 - Jaret Byar heads to Amador knowing that Perrin was on Toman Head.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Prologue - Ordeith reports to Pedron Niall that Perrin, Mat and Rand are Darkfriends of the worst sort. Jaret Byar also reports to Niall that Perrin betrayed the Whitecloaks at Falme.
    2. TDR,Ch10 - Egwene wonders of Rand and Perrin are okay.
    3. TDR,Ch25 - Egwene dreams of Perrin with a hawk and falcon on his shoulder, the hawk trying to leash him. She dreams of him leading an enormous pack of wolves.
    4. TDR,Ch27 - In Tel'aran'rhiod Egwene encounters Perrin holding himself chained and guarded by Hopper.
    5. TDR,Ch32 - In his dreams, Rand is visited by Shadowspawn in the guise of his loved ones including Perrin.
    6. TDR,Ch37 - Egwene has several dreams of Perrin. Perrin with a wolf, and with a falcon, and a hawk - and the falcon and the hawk fighting. Perrin running from someone deadly. Perrin stepping willingly over the edge of a towering cliff while saying, "It must be done. I must learn to fly before I reach the bottom." An Aiel, and she thought that had to do with Perrin, too.
    7. TDR,Ch48 - Egwene has more dreams of Perrin. Perrin with a falcon on his shoulder. Perrin choosing between that axe he wore now and a blacksmith's hammer.
    8. TDR,Ch56 - Moiraine tells Mat, Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve that Perrin is in Tear. He might be in danger but she will take care of it.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch1 - Dain Bornhald asked for command of the Whitecloak force to the Two Rivers so he could seek vengeance on Perrin.
    2. TSR,Ch11 - Egwene dreams of Perrin - A wolf - she was sure it was Perrin, though - fighting a man whose face kept changing.
    3. TSR,Ch15 - Moiraine asks Rand and Mat if Perrin used the twisted red doorway and they tell her he did not.
    4. TSR,Ch21 - Moiraine thinks Perrin has too strong a sense of duty to leave.
    5. TSR,Ch22 - Moiraine is angry with Rand for not telling her that Perrin was leaving.
    6. TSR,Ch38 - Liandrin reminds Carridin of their meeting with Ba'alzamon where he showed them images of Rand, Mat and Perrin.
    7. TSR,Ch46 - Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve do not know where Perrin and Faile went.
    8. TSR,Ch50 - Mat wonders how Perrin pulled loose from Rand as he prepares to follow Rand to Alcair Dal.
    9. TSR,Ch57 - Rand does not think Egwene knows about Perrin going to Emond's Field.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch3 - Mat thinks about Rand, Perrin and himself being ta'veren.
    2. TFoH,Ch15 - Egwene dreams of Perrin, lounging with Faile on his lap, kissing her while she played with the short-cut beard he wore in the dream. Behind them two banners waved, a red wolf's head and a crimson eagle. A man in a bright yellow coat stood near to Perrin's shoulder, a sword strapped to his back; in some way she knew that he was a Tinker, though no Tinker would even touch a sword. And every bit of it except the beard seemed important. The banners, Faile kissing Perrin, even the Tinker. Every time he moved closer to Perrin it was as if a chill of doom shot through everything.
    3. TFoH,Ch25 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Egwene sees a red wolf's head banner and a red eagle banner in Emond's Field and wonders if Perrin is responsible for them.
    4. TFoH,Ch42 - Rand hopes that Perrin and Faile are happy, but he knows that he will eventually draw Perrin back to him.
    5. TFoH,Ch51 - When Berelain writes to Rand telling him she is coming to Cairhien she also asks after Perrin.
  6. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch8 - Lelaine quizzes Nynaeve about Rand, Perrin, Mat and Egwene.
    2. LoC,Ch10 - The Two Rivers girls tell Rand about Perrin, Faile, Padan Fain, the Whitecloaks and the Trollocs.
    3. LoC,Ch11 - Faile figured out that Alanna wanted to bond Perrin and threatened to kill her if she did.
    4. LoC,Ch14 - Egwene has caught glimpses of Rand, Perrin and Lan in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    5. LoC,Ch15 - Egwene dreams - Perrin came and stood before her, a wolf lying at his feet, a hawk and a falcon perched on his shoulders glaring at each other over his head. Seemingly unaware of them, he kept trying to throw away that axe of his, until finally he ran, the axe floating through the air, chasing him. Again Perrin; he turned away from a Tinker and ran, faster and faster though she called for him to come back.
    6. LoC,Ch17 - When Rand arrives at the Sun Palace Berelain asks about Mat and Perrin.
    7. LoC,Ch19 - When Rand prepares to leave Berelain asks him to convey warmest wishes to Mat and Perrin.
    8. LoC,Ch52 - Egwene tells Nynaeve and Elayne that Perrin and Faile are married and are in Cairhien. Loial and Min are there, too.
  7. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch2 - Rand does not know about Perrin and wolves.
    2. ACoS,Ch3 - Rand says he trusts Perrin, Min and Loial.
    3. ACoS,Ch7 - Rand worries about loyalties. Perrin and Faile - are their loyalties to him or to each other? Perrin was with Kiruna a long time. Rand thinks he will trust Mat and Perrin and Min.
    4. ACoS,Ch33 - Rand has nightmares that he fights with Perrin and kills him.
    5. ACoS,Ch33 - Rand visits the Sea Folk and the rebel camp four days after Perrin left. Min suspects their fight was faked.
    6. ACoS,Ch41 - Rand has more nightmares about fighting with Perrin.
  8. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch15 - Egwene dreams of Perrin and a Tinker (Aram) frenziedly hacking their way through brambles with axe and sword, unaware of the cliff that lay ahead. And the brambles screamed with human voices they did not hear.
  9. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch3 - As Faile faints from the cold, she thinks about Perrin and Masema. She has nightmares of Perrin chasing her in anger.
    2. WH,Ch4 - Galina tells Faile that Sevanna has plans for Rand. Thus, she would really like having Perrin's wife as a hostage.
    3. WH,Ch15 - Mat sees flashes of color when he thinks of Rand and Perrin.
    4. WH,Ch18 - Mat tries not to think of Rand and Perrin because of the flashes of color.
  10. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch3 - When the giant One Power usage starts to the north, Mat sees swirls of color even though he did not think of Rand or Perrin.
    2. CoT,Ch7 - Perrin is good at solving puzzles, but he has to see it to work it.
  11. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch3 - Moridin issues orders that Rand is his but Mat and Perrin must die.
    2. KoD,Ch18 - When Rand thinks of Perrin he sees swirling colors then an image of Perrin with a man and woman in uniforms.
    3. KoD,Ch24 - Egwene has some fine dreams about Rand, Mat, Perrin and Gawyn.
    4. KoD,Ch28 - If Faile can escape she will get an army from Perrin, Rand or her father to rescue the other gai'shain.
  12. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Prologue - Tylee is still intrigued with Perrin. His plan at Malden worked so well that she lost very few troops.
    2. TGS,Prologue - Moghedien and Cyndane spend their time rallying Darkfriends to kill Mat and Perrin.
    3. TGS,Prologue - In a dream, Rand tells Masema to kill Perrin because he is really Shadowspawn.
    4. TGS,Ch15 - Rand recognizes Moridin from the images similar to those of Mat and Perrin.
    5. TGS,Ch28 - Someone in Trustair is circulating pictures of Mat and Perrin.
    6. TGS,Ch31 - Rand sees a vision of Perrin and is shocked to see him with Galad now dresses as a Whitecloak.
    7. TGS,Ch36 - Verin tells Mat that Darkfriends are hunting him and Perrin.
    8. TGS,Ch37 - Cadsuane gives Nynaeve an assignment, to get the location of Perrin from Rand.
    9. TGS,Ch44 - Rand tells Nynaeve that he knows about Perrin because he, Perrin and Mat are connected.
    10. TGS,Ch44 - Rand tells Nynaeve Perrin is camped by a statue of a huge sword and she passes this to Cadsuane.
    11. TGS,Ch47 - Rand sees a vision of Perrin still camped under the sword statue.
    12. TGS,Ch47 - Tam tells Rand that Perrin has done a fine job juggling the Seanchan, the Prophet, the Whitecloaks and the queen.
  13. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch19 - Mat shaves his beard, wondering how Perrin can stand his.
    2. ToM,Ch20 - In Nynaeve's test for the shawl, Bran al'Vere, Perrin, Mistress al'Donel, Aeric Botteger and other Emond's Fielders plead with her to save them from Shadowspawn.
    3. ToM,Ch22 - When Mat thinks about the Two Rivers he sees images of Perrin and Rand.
    4. ToM,Epilogue - Graendal tries to blame Perrin's escape on Isam but Shaidar Haran will have none of it. Her punishment begins.
    5. ToM,Ch3 - Rand seems earnest to Egwene, not solemn like Perrin or wild like Mat.
  14. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Prologue - Isam and Luc both want to kill Perrin with a passion.
    2. AMoL,Ch1 - Rand thinks it is wonderful that Perrin still retains some of his innocence.
    3. AMoL,Ch8 - Perrin and his forces have come with Elayne. His forces include Mayene's Winged Guard, the Ghealdanin cavalry, the Whitecloaks and Two Rivers archers.
    4. AMoL,Ch10 - Elayne hears something in the forest. She embraces the [Source and is able to tell that it's Perrin and his forces, riding hard towards them, with Trollocs close behind.