Pronunciation: SWAHN SAHN-chay

aka: Mara Tomanes

Born a Tairen fisherwoman. Became the Amyrlin raised from the Blue Ajah. Her Warder is Alric. She has an uncle Huan.

Events During the Series (Possible Spoilers)#

Was deposed by Elaida.

Physical Description#

She is handsome, pretty when she smiles. She is a hand taller than Moiraine with fair skin and blue eyes. (NS,Ch2) She has dark hair. (TGH,Ch2)She is of medium height, handsome with a strong face and blue eyes (TGH,Ch4). She has fair skin and blue eyes. (ACoS,Ch9) She is pretty, if not quite beautiful, with a delicate mouth and dark glossy hair to her shoulders. (CoT,Ch18)

Events During the Series (Possible Spoilers)#

Since she was stilled she looks young enough to pass for an Accepted or even a novices (ACoS,Ch8).

Gareth and Siuan by Richard Boyé

Points of View#

See Siuan Sanche's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In New Spring
    1. NS,Ch2 - Moiraine and Siuan are both orphans. Their mothers died while they were young and their fathers died while they were at the White Tower.
    2. NS,Ch14 - Lelaine and Elaida are among the strongest Aes Sedai. Moiraine and Siuan will eventually be as strong.
    3. NS,Ch17 - After Cadsuane, Meilyn and Kerene, the strongest Aes Sedai are Lelaine, Romanda, Moiraine, Siuan and Elaida.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch4 - Siuan was Blue Ajah before being raised to the Amyrlin Seat.
    2. TGH,Ch5 - Siuan has the Talent of seeing ta'veren.
    3. TGH,Ch31 - Verin says that only Elaida, Moiraine, Siuan and the three girls are strong enough to handle the female giant statue.
    4. TGH,Ch46 - Ingtar still does not know if the Gray Man was supposed to kill Rand or Siuan.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch6 - Moiraine sends Min to Tar Valon to report to Siuan.
    2. TDR,Ch12 - Leane and Siuan were novices together.
    3. TDR,Ch15 - Sheriam tells the girls to say nothing to anyone about the Gray Man. She will tell Siuan about him.
    4. TDR,Ch16 - Nynaeve tells Elayne about Siuan's plan for her and Egwene to hunt the Black Ajah and asks Elayne to join them.
    5. TDR,Ch17 - The girls deflect Elaida's questioning telling her that Siuan ordered them not to talk.
    6. TDR,Ch22 - Sheriam tells Egwene that Siuan ordered her to be tested immediately.
    7. TDR,Ch25 - Lanfear, masquerading as Else Grinwell, tells Egwene, Elayne and Nynaeve that Siuan ordered them to search the Black Ajah's belongings.
    8. TDR,Ch28 - Nynaeve gives Mat one of Siuan's executive orders so he can escape Tar Valon.
    9. TDR,Ch32 - Mat uses Siuan's executive order to gain passage for Thom and himself out of Tar Valon.
    10. TDR,Ch52 - Mat thinks Mother Guenna's accent reminds him of Siuan's.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch1 - Min thinks only three Aes Sedai, Moiraine, Siuan and Verin, know about her talent.
    2. TSR,Ch1 - Min has a viewing of Siuan - she was lying on the floor, naked. Aside from her being in only her skin, there was something odd about the image. She has no idea what it means.
    3. TSR,Ch1 - Elaida begins making associations between Siuan, Moiraine and Rand.
    4. TSR,Ch6 - Moiraine sent three pigeons to Siuan with messages about the threat to free Mazrim Taim.
    5. TSR,Ch11 - Egwene wants to use Tel'aran'rhiod to find Mazrim Taim or to speak to Siuan in her dreams, but she realizes she does not know nearly enough to be able to do those things.
    6. TSR,Ch21 - Moiraine sends messages to Siuan about Rand and Mazrim Taim.
    7. TSR,Ch31 - Alanna is angry that Siuan let Rand, Mat and Perrin go their own way. Elaida was especially angry.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Prologue - Elaida is furious that there is no progress in finding Siuan. The White Tower is also promoting the rumor that she was executed.
    2. TFoH,Ch2 - Moiraine thinks Siuan is still Amyrlin and is busy laying the groundwork for Rand's return.
    3. TFoH,Ch7 - Siuan always told Moiraine that she is arrogant.
    4. TFoH,Ch12 - Gareth Bryne and his men reach Lugard and learn that Siuan, Logain and the others were there.
    5. TFoH,Ch15 - Egwene and Nynaeve learn that Elaida is Amyrlin, so Siuan must be stilled or dead. Egwene tells Moiraine who shows no grief over her long-time friend.
    6. TFoH,Ch16 - Galad tells Nynaeve and Elayne that Siuan was stilled and executed.
    7. TFoH,Ch18 - Liandrin receives word from the White Tower that Elaida deposed Siuan.
    8. TFoH,Ch25 - Moghedien creates dreams of Siuan, Leane, Galad, Gawyn and Marin al'Vere trying to trap Egwene in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    9. TFoH,Ch26 - Siuan and Leane were novices and Accepted with Sheriam and Carlinya.
    10. TFoH,Ch26 - Anaiya taught history when Siuan was twenty-two and Accepted.
    11. TFoH,Ch27 - Siuan and Anaiya do not like each other.
    12. TFoH,Ch27 - Since being stilled, Siuan still retains some ability to ignore the heat.
    13. TFoH,Ch28 - Min has a viewing that Siuan and Bryne must stay close together or both will die.
    14. TFoH,Ch38 - The Shienarans in Ghealdan have heard the news that Siuan was deposed.
    15. TFoH,Ch55 - Nynaeve realizes that Moghedien knows that Birgitte is alive and that she knows who Siuan and Faolain Orande are. She must be in Salidar.
  6. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Gawyn is still torn about his decision to help Siuan escape.
    2. LoC,Ch1 - Bashere knows she was deposed and stilled.
    3. LoC,Ch11 - Verin thinks to herself that she warned Moiraine and Siuan how dangerous Rand is and now both of them are probably dead.
    4. LoC,Ch13 - Tarna Feir learns that Siuan and Leane are in Salidar. Somehow she learns that Logain is there as well.
    5. LoC,Ch14 - Egwene spots Leane and Siuan often in Tel'aran'rhiod but she does not recognize them.
    6. LoC,Ch29 - Nynaeve looks for Siuan and Leane to study them some more, but they are busy with the Sitters.
    7. LoC,Ch30 - Before she became Amyrlin, Siuan's closest friends after Moiraine were Delana and Lelaine. Delana and Siuan were novices and Accepted together.
    8. LoC,Ch37 - Elayne and Nynaeve tell Egwene that only Birgitte, Siuan, and Leane know about Moghedien.
  7. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Prologue - Elaida knows from Tarna Feir's report that she is with the Salidar Aes Sedai.
    2. ACoS,Ch7 - Bashere reports to Rand rumors of Aes Sedai with an army which could be Mat's in Murandy or Altara. He supposes they are the ones who fled when Siuan was deposed.
    3. ACoS,Ch8 - She gave Egwene the information about Sheriam's group sending spies to the White Tower.
    4. ACoS,Ch9 - Before being stilled, Siuan was equal in strength to Lelaine and Romanda.
    5. ACoS,Ch9 - She throws things at Bryne when she is angry, yet she will not accept any intervention from Egwene on her behalf.
    6. ACoS,Ch11 - She frequently uses the ring ter'angreal looking for information. She has to borrow it from Leane since she was forbidden to use it for temper.
    7. ACoS,Ch11 - Aeldene badgers her for information about the Amyrlin's eyes-and-ears.
    8. ACoS,Ch12 - She is poor at Healing.
    9. ACoS,Ch12 - She still feels the pain of Alric's death.
    10. ACoS,Ch40 - Galina Casban played a role in deposing Siuan and led the circle that stilled her.
  8. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch13 - Cadsuane has had eyes-and-ears watching Moiraine and Siuan for years.
  9. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch12 - Elayne hopes that Elaida has not learned that Gawyn helped Siuan escape.
  10. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - Egwene waits in Tel'aran'rhiod for Siuan to dream so she can report on the outcome of their plan.
    2. KoD,Ch1 - Siuan's ability at Healed is improved since Nynaeve Healed her.
    3. KoD,Ch2 - Beonin Marinye seized the moment when Elaida deposed Siuan and she has made adjustments ever since.
    4. KoD,Ch24 - Egwene recalls that Laras helped Siuan and Leane escape, but it was because of Min.
    5. KoD,Ch31 - Elaida does not intend to punish Elayne as a runaway because Siuan Sanche ordered her and Egwene to leave.
  11. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch12 - The bare minimum number of Sitters met to depose Siuan. Since Talene was proven Black Ajah, that makes her deposition and the raising of Elaida unlawful.
    2. TGS,Ch13 - Gawyn does not like Elaida, but he chose her side because of what Siuan did to Elayne and Egwene.
    3. TGS,Ch16 - Discussing the sad status of the Tower with the White sisters, Egwene admits that Siuan and the Blue Ajah made mistakes, but so did the other Ajahs.
    4. TGS,Ch24 - No one else knows that Gawyn loves Egwene or that he helped Siuan escape.
  12. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Ch1 - Egwene thinks Siuan would kill to be able to Travel.
    2. AMoL,Ch9 - Bryne rides by Egwene and Gawyn, with Siuan riding by his side.