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Author: Atarah al'Norahn


Josaine is an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah who sided with Elaida when the White Tower split.

Several years ago, Josaine found an angreal and kept it to herself. Alviarin tells Elaida to personally search Josaine's room, as well as Adelorna's, as Adelorna had removed an angreal from the storeroom without permission. When Elaida finds the angreal, she is to give stiff punishments to both Josaine and Adelorna. At the same time, Alviarin tells Elaida to reward Doraise, Kiyoshi and Farellien, which will make it seem as if the latter three had exposed the former two. Elaida wants to know why Alviarin is ordering this, as it will create dissension between the Ajahs. Josaine and Adelorna are birched. Seaine thinks to herself that never in living memory have two sisters been birched for holding back angreal (ACoS, Ch. 32). She is killed in the attack on the White Tower (TGS, Ch. 40).


"The woman tugged her striped stole again, roughly this time, almost as if to yank it off or saw through her neck with it. "It seems that Josaine found an angreal some years ago and never turned it in. Adelorna did worse, I fear. She removed an angreal from one of the storerooms without permission. When you have found them, you will announce their punishment immediately. Something quite stiff. And at the same time you will hold up Doraise, Kiyoshi and Farellien as models of preserving the law. You will give each a present; a fine new horse will do." (Alviarin to Elaida; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 32).

"From time to time a sister kept an angreal to herself in defiance of the law, but the penance was seldom more than a stern slap on the knuckles. Every sister knew the temptation. And the rest! The effect was obvious. Everyone would believe Doraise and Kiyoshi and Farellien had exposed the other two. Josaine and Adelorna were Green, the others Brown, Gray and Yellow respectively. The Green Ajah would be furious. They might even try to get back at the others, which would incite those Ajahs, and... "Why do you want to do this, Alviarin?" (Elaida to Alviarin; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 32).

"I do hope you haven't found any White sisters hiding away angreal, Mother." She did hope it, quite fervently. Elaida's descent on the Greens a few hours ago, while most of them slept, was probably still producing wails and gnashing of teeth. In living memory no one had been ordered birched for keeping back an angreal, and now there were to be two. The Amyrlin must have been in one of her infamous cold furies." (Seaine to Elaida; A Crown of Swords, Chapter 32).