Center of power for the Aes Sedai. It is in Tar Valon. There is a Hall inside where the Sitters meet with the Amyrlin. The south entrance is Tarlomen's Gate. The west entrance is the Alindrelle Gates. The west entrance is the Sunset Gate?? The White Tower has its own library.


References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In the Guide
    1. Guide - The construction of the White Tower and Tar Valon began in 98 AB. It was not completed until 202 AB.
    2. Tor Website Q&A - The roof of the White Tower is flat with a waist-high railing. It once held a garden but now is only used for observation.
  2. In New Spring
    1. NS,Ch3 - The White Tower can accommodate four hundred novices, two hundred Accepted and three thousand Aes Sedai.
    2. NS,Ch4 - The western entrance to the White Tower is the Sunset Gate.
    3. NS,Ch9 - The chamber of the oval ring and the test for the shawl is in the lowest level of the White Tower.
    4. NS,Ch13 - The White Tower has its own bank where many Aes Sedai deposit their annual stipend.
    5. NS,Epilogue - As Moiraine and Lan leave to continue the search, Siuan heads back to the White Tower to continue working with the Blue Ajah eyes-and-ears.
  3. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch9 - Rand dreams of Dragonmount, Tar Valon and the White Tower.
  4. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch18 - The Amyrlin's party including Egwene and Nynaeve arrives at the White Tower.
    2. TGH,Ch39 - Horses belonging to novices are kept in the South Stable. The southern gate to the White Tower grounds is Tarlomen's Gate.
    3. TGH,Ch39 - Egwene. Nynaeve, Elayne and Min leave the White Tower through Tarlomen's Gate and head to the Ogier grove.
  5. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch11 - Verin, Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne and Mat arrive at the White Tower.
    2. TDR,Ch20 - Lanfear is skulking about the White Tower.
    3. TDR,Ch26 - The White Tower library is the greatest in the world.
    4. TDR,Ch30 - Mat leaves the White Tower for good.
  6. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch1 - The people of Tar Valon have a saying - "The Wheel of Time turns around Tar Valon and Tar Valon turns around the Tower."
    2. TSR,Ch1 - Min arrives at the White Tower.
    3. TSR,Ch25 - In the time of Rhodric when the Aiel first cross the Spine of the World, the Aes Sedai hire Ogier stonemasons to build them a new city.
    4. TSR,Ch28 - Perrin dreams of the White Tower crumbling stone by stone while Egwene and a white haired woman look at him in surprise.
    5. TSR,Ch47 - Min, Siuan, Leane Sharif and Logain Ablar leave the White Tower grounds through the Alindrelle Gates.
    6. TSR,Ch56 - Padan Fain knows the Ruby Dagger is in the White Tower and he intends to have it.
  7. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch2 - Moiraine intends to take all the One Power items from Rhuidean to the White Tower.
    2. TFoH,Ch9 - Elaida sends a message to all contacts that all sisters are welcome to return to the White Tower. The Tower must be whole and strong.
    3. TFoH,Ch10 - Elaida sends a message to all contacts that Elayne is to be found and returned to the White Tower.
    4. TFoH,Ch13 - Elayne and Nynaeve are now suspicious of the White Tower.
    5. TFoH,Ch15 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Nynaeve and Egwene visit the Amyrlin's study in the White Tower and learn that Elaida is now Amyrlin.
    6. TFoH,Ch16 - Nynaeve and Elayne change their plans and now intend to go to Tear instead of the White Tower.
    7. TFoH,Ch18 - Liandrin still receives orders from the White Tower even in Amador.
    8. TFoH,Ch19 - Morgase no longer trusts the White Tower because she believes they are hiding Elayne.
    9. TFoH,Ch25 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Egwene meets Elayne in the White Tower. Egwene then searches Elaida's study.
    10. TFoH,Ch51 - Two very different letters from Elaida and Alviarin Freidhen make Rand think that there is a rift in the White Tower. The White Tower certainly has spies in Cairhien for news of his presence to have gotten back so fast.
    11. TFoH,Ch56 - Tenobia no longer trusts the White Tower since they let Mazrim Taim escape.
  8. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue - Elaida sends an embassy to Cairhien supposedly to invite Rand to come to the White Tower.
    2. LoC,Prologue - The Forsaken want the stash of angreal in the White Tower, but it is too heavily guarded.
    3. LoC,Ch6 - Mesaana let slip to Graendal that she is in the White Tower. Graendal wonders how long she has been there.
    4. LoC,Ch7 - There are two hundred ninety four Aes Sedai in the White Tower and slightly more in Salidar.
    5. LoC,Ch8 - The Aes Sedai who left the White Tower took eighteen novices with them.
    6. LoC,Ch11 - Alanna Mosvani and Verin learn that the White Tower is split and must decide whether to side with the White Tower or with the rebels.
    7. LoC,Ch13 - Tarna Feir tries to convince Nynaeve and Elayne to return to the White Tower with her.
    8. LoC,Ch13 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Nynaeve and Elayne use Need to find something to tie the Salidar Aes Sedai to Rand. They find themselves in a storeroom of *angreal in the White Tower.
    9. LoC,Ch14 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Egwene has seen Siuan in Caemlyn, the Heart of the Stone and in the White Tower.
    10. LoC,Ch23 - Graendal tells Sammael that Mesaana is in the White Tower.
    11. LoC,Ch24 - The White Tower embassy arrives in Cairhien.
    12. LoC,Ch26 - After Artur Hawkwing's death, Ishara married Souran Maravaile and ended the siege of Tar Valon. She also started the tradition of sending the Daughter-Heir to the White Tower for training.
    13. LoC,Ch27 - The White Tower embassy meets with Rand and tells him they are there to escort him back to the White Tower.
    14. LoC,Ch28 - Padan Fain believes that since he has touched Elaida, the White Tower is now firmly set against Rand.
    15. LoC,Ch30 - Siuan tells Elayne and Nynaeve that the White Tower embassy arrived in Cairhien and has met with Rand.
    16. LoC,Ch30 - Halima Saranov arrives in Salidar with a story that she knows what the White Tower plans for the Salidar Aes Sedai and the Dragon Reborn.
    17. LoC,Ch39 - Romanda suggests Traveling to the White Tower to steal the Oath Rod.
    18. LoC,Ch54 - By law, men who can channel must be taken to the White Tower for trial before they are gentled.
  9. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Prologue - Elaida has moved the Amyrlin's quarters to the highest spire of the White Tower and is building her own palace next to it.
    2. ACoS,Ch11 - In its long history the White Tower has been breached at least twice. During the Trolloc Wars Dreadlords and Trollocs plundered part of the White Tower. An army trying to rescue the false Dragon Guaire Amalasan reached the White Tower, too.
    3. ACoS,Ch12 - There have been six mutinies in the secret history of the White Tower all leading to the resignation of the Amyrlin and the entire Hall.
    4. ACoS,Ch22 - Setalle Anan knows a great deal about the White Tower.
    5. ACoS,Ch24 - There is a story about Queen Rhiannon announcing herself at the White Tower and getting her comeuppance.
  10. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Prologue - At present there are only about two hundred sisters in the White Tower.
    2. CoT,Ch12 - Elayne thinks many Aes Sedai are waiting to see the outcome at the White Tower without taking sides.
    3. CoT,Ch16 - Egwene and Gareth Bryne scout Tar Valon and the White Tower from the bank of the River Erinin River.
    4. CoT,Ch18 - Siuan scouts the White Tower in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    5. CoT,Ch19 - Some of the Salidar Aes Sedai Sitters may favor a direct assault on the White Tower.
    6. CoT,Ch20 - From a dream, Egwene knows the Seanchan (People) will attack the White Tower.
    7. CoT,Ch21 - Alviarin Freidhen returns to the White Tower after an absence of nearly a month.
    8. CoT,Ch30 - The Sitters do not believe Egwene's dream of the Seanchan (People) attacking the White Tower.
  11. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch1 - Egwene orders the Salidar Aes Sedai Sitters to meet her in Tel'aran'rhiod in the Hall of the White Tower.
    2. KoD,Ch17 - Birgitte and Gaidal Cain contributed to the founding of the White Tower.
    3. KoD,Ch20 - Few girls of Malkieri heritage go to the White Tower because of the belief that the White Tower failed Malkier in its time of need.
    4. KoD,Ch24 - The novices dining hall is on the lowest floor of the White Tower next to the main kitchen. The second dining hall a floor above has been closed for centuries and novices have not had to each in shifts since before the Trolloc Wars. Dining halls for Accepted and Aes Sedai are on other sides of the kitchen.
  12. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Prologue - Graendal has agents in the White Tower.
    2. TGS,Ch1 - A wind rises at the White Tower. It blows across Alindaer, then the Black Hills and the Caralain Grass to Arad Doman.
    3. TGS,Ch2 - Egwene feels urgency to reunite the White Tower to guide Rand and face the Last Battle.
    4. TGS,Ch19 - General Yulan proposes a tactical strike at the White Tower.
    5. TGS,Ch35 - After meeting with Rand, Tuon orders the strike on the White Tower.
    6. TGS,Ch38 - While using Need in Tel'aran'rhiod, Egwene finds in Tar Valon in front of the White Tower with its shadow cast on her.
    7. TGS,Ch39 - The Seanchan (People) strike on the White Tower begins.
    8. TGS,Ch40 - The rebel camp sees the flying shapes and fireballs at the White Tower. Siuan convinces Gawyn and Gareth Bryne to rescue Egwene.
    9. TGS,Ch40 - The White Tower defenses are disorganized so the Seanchan attack is initially successful in killing and capturing marath'damane.
    10. TGS,Ch41 - Egwene mounts a defense and drives off the attack.
    11. TGS,Ch43 - With no other options, Egwene orders her army to mount an attack on the weakened White Tower.
    12. TGS,Ch46 - Egwene reenters the White Tower where she is raised to the Amyrlin Seat.
  13. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Ch1 - There is fear of war between the Dragon Reborn and the White Tower.

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