Pronunciation: tel-AYE-rahn-rhee-ODD

The World of Dreams.


Those with the Talent of dreamwalking can enter Tel'aran'rhiod in their sleep and walk through the world of dreams. The ability to dreamwalk is not connected to the One Power. (ACoS,Ch10) The Wise Ones believe that male dreamwalkers are extremely rare. (ACoS,Ch10)

There are other ways one may enter the world of dreams. Certain ter'angreal allow the wearer to enter Tel'aran'rhiod. A channeler who is strong enough to Travel can open a gateway to Tel'aran'rhiod and enter it physically. The Wise Ones consider this a bad thing.

Between reality and Tel'aran'rhiod there is a gap which looks like space filled with stars. Each star is the dream of someone sleeping. A dreamwalker may also enter this gap. The dreamwalker may observe or even enter another's dream. The dreamwalker may drag someone into their own dream, but the Wise Ones consider this an evil thing.

Aes Sedai shield their dreams so they may not be spied on. Male channelers can also shield their dreams but the shield is different. A female shield is hard and clear while a male shield is murky and cloudy. (ACoS,Ch10)


The Talent of having dreams that foretell the future. This Talent is not connected to the One Power. (ACoS,Ch10) Dreaming is closely linked with Foretelling. (TGH,Ch12) For specific dreams see the section entitled Prophecies, Visions & Foretellings.

Known Dreamers#

  1. Alnora
  2. Amys
  3. Bair
  4. Corianin Nedeal
  5. Doniella Alievin
  6. Egwene alVere
  7. Melaine
  8. Morin
  9. Sammana
  10. Sealdre
  11. Seana

References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch12 - Anaiya tells Egwene she might be a Dreamer. Dreaming is closely linked with Foretelling.
  2. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch9 - Moiraine tells Perrin that the wolves live partly in a dream world that seems to be related to or part of Tel'aran'rhiod.
    2. TDR,Ch21 - Verin tells Egwene about Tel'aran'rhiod and how in encompasses all the parallel worlds.
    3. TDR,Ch24 - According to Anaiya, Dreams about ta'veren are almost always significant.
    4. TDR,Ch27 - Egwene visits Tel'aran'rhiod for the first time using the twisted ring.
    5. TDR,Ch27 - Egwene continues to visit Tel'aran'rhiod using the twisted ring, but learns nothing useful.
    6. TDR,Ch49 - Egwene encounters the Black Ajah in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    7. TDR,Ch53 - When Perrin follows Faile into the trap leading to Tel'aran'rhiod he finds himself with Hopper in the familiar wolf dream.
    8. TDR,Ch54 - Egwene enters Tel'aran'rhiod, shields Joiya and heads for the cells to try to shield Amico.
    9. TDR,Ch55 - Egwene shields Amico in Tel'aran'rhiod. When she returns to the real world Amico's shield is still intact, but now it flickers instead of holding steady.
    10. TDR,Ch55 - During their battle, Ba'alzamon and Rand Travel to Tel'aran'rhiod entering it physically.
  3. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch11 - Egwene visits Tanchico in Tel'aran'rhiod and winds up meeting Amys in the Aiel Waste.
    2. TSR,Ch23 - The Wise Ones begin teaching Egwene about Tel'aran'rhiod. Only Amys, Bair, Melaine and Seana can dreamwalk. Dreaming does not involve the One Power. There are places one cannot go in Tel'aran'rhiod including Rhuidean and Ogier stedding. Injuries in the Dream World are real. To enter the Dream World in the flesh is evil. Every time one loses something of their humanity.
    3. TSR,Ch28 - Perrin learns that he can travel very quickly in the wolf dream. He also learns that wolves do not see or hear some people in the wolf dream.
    4. TSR,Ch35 - Egwene visits with Elayne in the Heart of the Stone in Tel'aran'rhiod. Amys yanks her back to the Aiel Waste and gives her a good scare.
    5. TSR,Ch39 - In Tel'aran'rhiod Nynaeve sees Asmodean near Rhuidean. She meets Birgitte, then sees Slayer in Emond's Field.
    6. TSR,Ch42 - In the wolf dream Perrin meets Slayer again and learns that the Manetheren Waygate is open.
    7. TSR,Ch46 - Elayne meets with Egwene and Amys in Tel'aran'rhiod to exchange news.
    8. TSR,Ch50 - Aviendha inadvertently slips and tells Rand that the Wise Ones have been spying on his dreams.
    9. TSR,Ch52 - Amys and Bair instruct Egwene and Nynaeve in the use of Need. Nynaeve then uses Need to find Amathera, the seals and the sad bracelets. She meets Birgitte and Gaidal Cain.
    10. TSR,Ch53 - In the wolf dream Perrin scouts the Two Rivers for Trolloc camps and seriously wounds Slayer.
    11. TSR,Ch53 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, fires rarely burn. They appear as either stacked wood or ashes.
  4. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch5 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Egwene finds Rhuarc's dream. She cannot find Elayne's or Nynaeve's.
    2. TFoH,Ch7 - Egwene finds Amys' dream for the first time. She finds the dreams of others nearby.
    3. TFoH,Ch14 - Nynaeve meets with Egwene and Melaine in the Heart of the Stone in Tel'aran'rhiod
    4. TFoH,Ch15 - Nynaeve and Egwene then search the Amyrlin's study in the White Tower.
    5. TFoH,Ch24 - Elayne meets with Birgitte, then with Egwene, Amys and Bair in the Heart of the Stone in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    6. TFoH,Ch25 - Elayne and Egwene reconvene in the White Tower. Egwene searches the Amyrlin's study. Moghedien weaves a trap that Egwene barely escapes.
    7. TFoH,Ch34 - Birgitte and Nynaeve spy on Moghedien and the other Forsaken in Tel'aran'rhiod. Moghedien detects them and casts out Birgitte.
    8. TFoH,Ch34 - Compulsion is even stronger in Tel'aran'rhiod than it is in the real world.
    9. TFoH,Ch49 - Nynaeve and Elayne visit Tel'aran'rhiod together. They meet with Egwene and Amys. Amys is very uncomfortable at the prospect of anyone who can channel being able to enter Tel'aran'rhiod.
    10. TFoH,Ch50 - The six Aes Sedai leaders in Salidar are intrigued by the possibilities of Tel'aran'rhiod.
    11. TFoH,Ch53 - When Egwene is injured by Lanfear, the Wise Ones tell her she is banned from Tel'aran'rhiod until she is well.
    12. TFoH,Ch54 - Nynaeve and Elayne begin taking Siuan, Leane and the six Aes Sedai leaders to Tel'aran'rhiod. Nynaeve creates an ADam to trap Moghedien.
    13. TFoH,Ch55 - Nynaeve and Moghedien are in Tel'aran'rhiod in the dream, but Rand and Rahvin are there in the flesh making them much stronger.
  5. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch7 - Nynaeve and Elayne take Siuan, Leane and the six Aes Sedai leaders to Tel'aran'rhiod. In the White Tower Carlinya and the others are attacked by a nightmare.
    2. LoC,Ch13 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Nynaeve and Elayne use Need to find something to tie the Salidar Aes Sedai to Rand. They first end up in a *angreal storeroom in the White Tower, then in a storeroom in Ebou Dar they find the Bowl of the Winds.
    3. LoC,Ch14 - In the place of dreams in Tel'aran'rhiod, Egwene gets sucked into Gawyn's dream. In the place of dreams there are the dreams of people from all worlds.
    4. LoC,Ch15 - It is common to become trapped in someone's dream if you have strong emotions about the person but to be forcibly pulled into a dream is extremely rare. It only occurs if that person has such strong love or hate that it shuts out all other feelings.
    5. LoC,Ch18 - Egwene asks Rand to intercede with the Wise Ones to take her back to Tel'aran'rhiod. She is desperate to return "legally" so she can meet with Elayne and Nynaeve.
    6. LoC,Ch27 - Rand and Egwene compare notes on Traveling and entering Tel'aran'rhiod in the flesh using saidin or saidar.
    7. LoC,Ch32 - Egwene, Amys and Bair meet with the Salidar Aes Sedai in Tel'aran'rhiod in the Heart of the Stone. Rand is there as well and learns where Salidar is.
    8. LoC,Ch33 - Egwene figures out how to enter Tel'aran'rhiod in the flesh so she can Travel.
    9. LoC,Ch34 - Egwene enters Tel'aran'rhiod in the flesh and rides a dream Bela from Cairhien to Salidar. She opens a gateway with Spirit to return to the real world.
    10. LoC,Ch52 - Egwene meets with Elayne and Nynaeve in the Little Tower in Tel'aran'rhiod. The Wise Ones told her that no one has ever tried to use Need more than once for the same thing. It probably will not work.
  6. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch10 - Neither dreaming nor dreamwalking is connected to the One Power.
    2. ACoS,Ch10 - Ogier stedding cannot be entered in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    3. ACoS,Ch10 - In Tel'aran'rhiod you always feel like someone is watching you.
    4. ACoS,Ch10 - The Wise Ones have seen the Forsaken in Tel'aran'rhiod, but they do not interfere with each other.
    5. ACoS,Ch10 - When Aes Sedai shield their dreams the shield is clear and very hard. When Rand shields his dreams the shield is cloudy and murky.
  7. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch5 - As Perrin searches for Faile in the wolf dream, Hopper comes and tells Perrin he must go back to the real world or die.
    2. WH,Ch10 - Elayne and Nynaeve meet with Egwene in Tel'aran'rhiod in the Royal Palace throne room. Temaile Kinderode and Slayer spy on them.
    3. WH,Ch22 - Isam visits Far Madding in Tel'aran'rhiod in an attempt to assassinate Rand.
    4. WH,Ch26 - Elayne and Egwene meet in Tel'aran'rhiod in Emond's Field. In Tel'aran'rhiod Elayne can still feel a distant bond to Rand and Birgitte but no sense of direction.
  8. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch18 - Siuan scouts the White Tower in Tel'aran'rhiod and learns about the Sitters.
    2. CoT,Ch20 - Egwene meets with Aviendha in the Little Tower in Tel'aran'rhiod to exchange news.
  9. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - As soon as Egwene goes to sleep in the White Tower she goes to Tel'aran'rhiod where she waits to report to Siuan.
    2. KoD,Ch1 - After Egwene visits her dreams Siuan uses the twisted ring to meet Egwene in Tel'aran'rhiod. Egwene orders a meeting of the Salidar Aes Sedai Hall the next night in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    3. KoD,Ch2 - Elaidas Foretellings is stunned to learn that the Salidar Aes Sedai have been spying on the White Tower in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    4. KoD,Ch3 - Moridin calls a meeting of the Forsaken meet in Tel'aran'rhiod. Arriving first, Graendal sets the venue as the Ansaline Gardens.
  10. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch8 - Egwene and Siuan meet in Tel'aran'rhiod. Siuan updates Egwene on events in the rebel camp.
    2. TGS,Ch15 - Rand is drawn into Moridin's dream, possibly by the link between the two of them.
    3. TGS,Ch25 - Mesaana orders Sheriam Bayanar to steal all the Dream ter'angreal to end the meetings in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    4. TGS,Ch26 - The rebel Sitters meet with Egwene in Tel'aran'rhiod and learn that she is now imprisoned.
    5. TGS,Ch38 - Egwene and Siuan meet in Tel'aran'rhiod. Egwene then visits the rebel camp. She uses Need and finds herself in a Tinker camp, then in front of the White Tower.
    6. TGS,Ch39 - Egwene and Siuan meet in Tel'aran'rhiod. Egwene tells Siuan to have Sheriam Bayanar and Moria watched because they are Black Ajah.
  11. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch3 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Egwene leaves orders for Nynaeve and Elayne to meet her in two days.
    2. ToM,Ch4 - In the wolf dream, Perrin practices hunting as a wolf.
    3. ToM,Ch14 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Egwene meets with Amys and Bair then with Elayne and Nynaeve. She asks Elayne to make more dream ter'angreal to replace those that were stolen.
    4. ToM,Ch18 - Perrin practices in the wolf dream and finds the violet dome.
    5. ToM,Ch24 - In the wolf dream, Perrin practices following the wolves. He confronts Slayer but Slayer is much too strong.
    6. ToM,Ch28 - Perrin confronts Slayer again. Hopper agrees to teach him every night.
    7. ToM,Ch30 - In the wolf dream Perrin practices nightmares. He sees Rand and his epiphany on Dragonmount.
    8. ToM,Ch33 - Perrin continues his practice with nightmares.
    9. ToM,Ch35 - Perrin finds the dreamspike in the wolf dream and takes off with it.
    10. ToM,Ch36 - Egwene holds meetings in Tel'aran'rhiod. Mesaana and the Black Ajah attack.
    11. ToM,Ch36 - Perrin brings the dreamspike to the White Tower.
    12. ToM,Ch37 - Perrin and Egwene fight their adversaries in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    13. ToM,Ch38 - Egwene defeats Mesaana. Perrin destroys the dreamspike but Hopper dies and Slayer survives.
    14. ToM,Epilogue - In the wolf dream, Perrin learns that Boundless was actually the human Noam. He chose to become a wolf.
  12. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Prologue - Those with control in Tel'aran'rhiod can shape the Dream to their own wishes. This is called a dreamshard.