Cera Doinal

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Author: Atarah al'Norahn


Cera Doinal is a woman who works in the Sun Palace in the city of Cairhien.

She comes running into the kitchens, screaming that Dobraine is dead and that she saw lord Maringil's ghost. When Sashalle questions her, she says that everyone says that Dobraine is dead, and that his rooms are covered in blood, with Dobraine found lying in a pool of blood. She says that some people claim his head has been cut off.

(Reference: Crossroads of Twilight, Prologue)


Karldin gave a small jump, his hand tightening on his swordhilt, and she bit back a curse of her own as a palace serving woman came running into the room with her skirts gathered almost to her knees. "Lord Dobraine's been murdered!" the serving woman squealed. "We will all be killed in our beds! My eyes have seen the dead walking, old Maringil himself, and my Mam says spirits will kill you if there has been a murder done! They --" Her mouth froze open when she caught the presence of Aes Sedai, and she skidded to a halt still clutching her skirts. (Samitsu and Cera; Crossroads of Twilight, Prologue)

"Cera, Aes Sedai?" she said hesitantly, bending her knees in a curtsy and only then realizing that she still had her skirts gathered up. Hastily smoothing them down only seemed to fluster her more. "Cera Doinal? They say...Everybody says Lord Dobraine is...I mean, he was...I mean..." She swallowed again, hard. "They all say his rooms are covered with blood. He was found lying in a great pool of it. With his head cut off, they say." (Cera to Sashalle and Samitsu; Crossroads of Twilight, Prologue)