Siuan (TV)

Pronunciation: SWAHN SAHN-chay

Born a Tairen fisherwoman. Became the Amyrlin raised from the Blue Ajah.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

  • Berdene wakes his daughter, Siuan, to tell her that it's time to catch the fish. They go out on their boat, anchor it, and then prepare the nets. Siuan helps untangle the net by channeling. Berdene anxiously looks around. They talk about how important it is that nobody sees her channel. They come back home with a basket full of fish only to find that their hut has been burned down and a dragon fang painted on a wall. Berdene packs Siuan's things, gives her some advice and sends her to the White Tower. (Episode 106)
  • Siuan enters the Hall of the Sitters and sits down. She nods to Leane, who then commands that Logain be brought in. The Tower Guards bring him in, chained, and have him kneel in front of Siuan. She orders him unchained since he poses no threat now that he's gentled. She asks him if he knows why he's here. He responds by telling her that the further away from the White Tower you go, the more people say that the Aes Sedai are weak. He says that people will remember that he went against nine Aes Sedai and manage to kill one. She considers what he said and sees through it, telling him that if he's looking for a death sentence, it's not going to happen. Instead, he will serve as an example to the other false Dragons and will be studied until he loses his mind to the madness. (Episode 106)
  • Siuan tells Liandrin, Alanna and Moiraine that Logain deserved a fair trial before her. She reinforces the principle that Tower laws exist to protect everyone, not just Aes Sedai. She announces that since Kerene had fallen, and therefore Liandrin was in charge, that Liandrin should be punished. She asks where Moiraine has traveled for the past two years and what was the purpose of the travels. Moiraine responds that she cannot say. Siuan orders her to get on her knees and asks her again, with Moiraine giving the same response. Siuan, who calls her by her whole name, Lady Moiraine Damodred, takes this as an act of defiance and suggests that she has contempt for those below her and then tells her to put her forehead on the floor, which Moiraine does. Siuan ends the meeting by saying that she will think on Moiraine's penance and announce it the next day. (Episode 106)
  • Moiraine walks through the doorway and appears in a room where Siuan is sitting on a bed. The room is decorated in a style like Siuan's hut from childhood. Siuan is upset with the "display" that she had to put on earlier in the Hall. Part of that is because of the appearance of no favorites that she must take. The two then share an intimate moment together. Afterwards, they talk about Moiraine finding the Dragon, or rather five potential Dragons, in the same village, and also about the various legends of the Dragon. Siuan brings up the Karaethon Prophecies, but Moiraine wonders if they're trustyworthy, being 3,000 years old and having been re-translated many times by many different Aes Sedai. She even questions Gitara's vision of the baby being born, even though both her and Siuan were there for it. (Episode 106)
  • Moiraine, Nynaeve and Egwene enter Siuan's room. She gives them permission to call her Siuan in here. Siuan praises Nynaeve channeling strength and Egwene for returning the rings. Nynaeve then asks Siuan what she wants. Siuan tells them that they've been called to greatness and that the fate of everyone rests on them. Nynaeve responds that they don't want any part of that. Siuan explains that the Wheel doesn't care what they want and the only thing that matters is what they're going to do. (Episode 106)
  • Siuan pronounces that Moiraine's punishment is exile from the Tower. To ensure that Moiraine obeys, she is to swear on the Oath Rod. Siuan says that Moiraine must swear to obey the Amyrlin Seat and to never return until she calls her home. (Episode 106)

References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In Season 1
    1. Episode 106 - Maigan says that the Blue Ajah owes Siuan their allegiance as she was once a Blue. She also says that she'll intervene with Siuan on Moiraine behalf, but Moiraine will have to stay in the Tower permanently because Maigan may have to investigate the disappearing ships.

Book Character: Siuan Sanche
IMDB: Sophie Okonedo (adult), Keira Chansa (child)