Pronunciation: rah-FEHL-ah sin-DAHL

An Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. Her Warder is Mahiro Shukosa. She is Tairen.

Possible Spoilers#

She is associated with the Salidar Aes Sedai.

Physical Description#

She is slim, dark and pretty. She does not yet look ageless. (NS,Ch11]) She is round-faced. (LoC,Ch43) She is plump and very dark. (ACoS,Ch34)

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In New Spring
    1. NS,Ch11] - Rafela is a stickler for rules.
    2. NS,Ch11] - Leane is stronger than Rafela.
  2. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch41 - Rafela is Tairen. She looks favorably on Rand for making Aes Sedai more acceptable in her homeland.
  3. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch19 - When Cadsuane interviews Merana, Merana wishes some of the other sisters in her party such as Rafela were there to share the heat.
    2. ACoS,Ch34 - Min has a viewing of Alanna, Bera, Faeldrin, Merana and Rafela in Rand's hand. They are his.
    3. ACoS,Ch34 - Rafela heard reports about Min several years ago.
  4. In Winters Heart
    1. WH,Ch13 - Dobraine complains about the difficulty of meeting the agreement that Merana and Rafela made with the Sea Folk.
  5. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch23 - In Tear, Verin sees Alanna and Rafela, but avoids them per Cadsuane's instructions.