Varistan Uki

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Varistan Uki
Varistan Uki
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Last appearance A Wolf at the Door. (It Girl. Rag Doll.)[1]
Created by Craig
Portrayed by Eleanor Tomlinson
Nickname(s) Vari
Gender Female
Occupation Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah
Affiliation The Grey Tower
Nationality Kandori

Varistan Uki was a Kandori Green Aes Sedai of the Grey Tower.


Varistan Uki comes across as an assertive and young Aes Sedai of the Grey Tower. In spite of her youth, Vari conducts herself as an elder sister might: full of confidence, and without fear of being dismissed by her peers. For most people, this fearlessness is applauded, but there are those others that find it, and her, reprehensible. You either love Varistan Sedai or hate her; there is no between.

Varistan's youthful face is framed by two natural ringlets of coppery brown hair. Her wavy hair cascades halfway down her back. She wears plain green dresses made of good quality woollens, but keeps a few silk dresses for more grand or festive occasions. She seemingly eschews jewellery, with the exception of her Great Serpent ring.

People who know Vari well are able to get a good read on her mood based on her verbosity. The angrier or more focused Vari is, the shorter her sentences become. Some people, namely those that hate her, find this brevity offensive. Each of the Gaidin who have accompanied her finds it refreshing to work with someone who is concise with their words.


Varistan Uki is one of the success stories of the Mar a'Mael. Records show that she was brought into the House of Children when she was eight. Vari, as she is also known, was orphaned after a Trolloc raid overran her home village in the north of Kandor. She was rescued by a pair of Asha'man and their Warders, who destroyed the Shadowspawn, but not before many casualties were accrued. Both of her parents were lost, as was her eldest and only brother.

At the age of fourteen, her potential with the One Power was recognised and she was enrolled into the Grey Tower as a novice. Her progression from Novice to Accepted was swift, making her one of the youngest Accepted at the time. Her ascension to full sisterhood took until she had seen twenty-nine namedays, but she still stood out as someone quite young to earn the shawl.

Varistan's choice of the Green Ajah took a number of people by surprise. Her interest in children is well known, and the Blue Ajah expected her to pledge herself to the cause of orphans like herself. However, it was the Battle Ajah that she joined. She is unlike most Greens, in that she seems to hold no particular interest in finding a Warder. She has been accompanied by unbonded Gaidin on her few outings from the Grey Tower, but none of them felt like they were being tested out as potential bondmates.


Months before her disappearance, Varistan began to investigate the presence of the Black Ajah within the Grey Tower. Her surveillance drew the attention of Elia Darrow, the Supreme Leader of the Black Ajah. Elia kidnapped Vari to order to make the Green swear the Dark Oaths, but Varistan refused. Elia killed Vari to keep the Black Ajah safe, and had her body disposed of where it would never be found.[2]

Career History

  • Novice
  • Accepted
  • Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah