Kyelen Nachiman

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Kyelen Nachiman
Created by Toby Selwyn
Gender Male
Occupation Asha'man of the Yellow Ajah
Affiliation The Grey Tower
Spouse Saraid Mahara-Nachiman
  • Chalya Jade Mahara-Nachiman
Nationality Arafellin

Kyelen Nachiman was an Arafellin Yellow Oathsworn Asha'man of the Grey Tower.


Kyelen is, like most of his family, fairly tall at 5'11" in height. His skin is of a fairly dark complexion, and his eyes are a bright green. He has relinquished the Arafellin fashion of wearing one's hair in braids, although his jet black hair still reaches half way down his back, and he usually wears it tied back with a simple leather band. Overall he's short of stunningly handsome by a fair way, yet he certainly wouldn't be considered ugly.


Kyelen Nachiman is a nephew of the king of Arafel, and was born and raised in the Royal Palace in Shol Arbela. His parents, too deeply involved in their high-ranking positions, had very little to do with Kyelen's childhood, and the prince was brought up by countless nannies and nurses. His upbringing was strict, almost to the point of militant, and he was constantly under surveillance.

His only playmates were his older brother and three younger sisters—a prince couldn't play with a mere noble, of course. Once, at the age of seven, he'd managed to escape his nanny while she was occupied with his youngest sister and had wandered into the servants' quarters, where he made a brief friendship with a maid's son. He'd never forget the lashing his father had given him when that had been found out. Tavrid Nachiman, brother of the King, was so angry that his son could have been influenced by a commoner that Kyelen's nanny had been sacked immediately, despite two years of excellent service, and very nearly made to leave the city as well.

Unsurprisingly, Kyelen grew up to be a fairly stereotypical high-ranking noble, disapproving of anyone below his social status, and manipulative with those on the same level and higher. He was heavily involved with Daes Dae'mar by his eighteenth nameday, and was showing a fair skill at it. Kyelen would, and still does, take a logical and methodical approach to life, and always tried to put reason before emotion. However, this was sometimes, especially in situations of dealing with criminals—as a possible heir to the throne of Arafel this became part of his upbringing—spoiled a little by his respect for life of all kinds, and his reluctance in cutting it off. He didn't particularly care about what commoners did, and didn't want anything to do with them, but he certainly didn't wish them ill health.

Kyelen was only two or three weeks away from his twentieth nameday when two Aes Sedai and two Asha'man of the Grey Tower visited Shol Arbela on the search for young men and women with the ability to channel the One Power. Tavrid, even more involved in The Great Game than Kyelen, realised that having a link between his family and the Tower could be very beneficial, and requested that the Aes Sedai and Asha'man would test Kyelen—as the second brother, it was unlikely that he would inherit the Estates, so was 'disposable'—and his youngest sister, Sukiri.

It turned out that, to the surprise of the sisters and brothers of the Tower, as well as the Nachiman family, both Sukiri and Kyelen had the ability, and Sukiri had the inborn spark which meant she would channel later in her life whether she wished to or not.

So it was that, a week after his twentieth nameday, Kyelen found himself stepping through a Gateway into the grounds of the Grey Tower, leaving everyone and everthing he had previously known behind. Sukiri had only twelve years, and it had been decided that she would remain in Arafel for three or four more before her name would be entered into the novice book. Even as a soldier Kyelen still has the attitude of a high-ranking noble, and although it's slowly being worked out of him, he often still has difficulties with accepting the fact that people who would once have stood so much lower than him are now at least his equals, and in many cases stand much higher. This has, unfortunately, landed him in hot water on numerous occasions—telling an Aes Sedai that she is a peasant who should be begging him for his kindness is never a good idea—but he is, more or less, beginning to adapt to his new lifestyle. It's thought that he will go far, if only he can keep his quick temper under control.

Career History

  • Soldier
  • Dedicated
  • Asha'man of the Yellow Ajah
  • First Weaver of the Yellow Ajah
  • Master of Soldiers