Jahar Narishma

Jah-HAR na-REESH-mah




Year of Birth:

977 NE



Hair Color:

Dark Brown

Eye Color:

Dark Brown

Other Names:


Article Author: 

Amyrlin Seat

Basic Information


Usually described as being a pretty boy, he has large dark brown eyes, pale skin, and dark brown hair separated into two long braids, with silver bells on the ends, in Arafellin fashion.




Jahar is very loyal to Rand al'Thor, but is not afraid to speak his mind. He doesn't have the ego that many of the other Asha'men. He is willing to learn, defers to those he should, and is respectful.

Spoilers Below!!!

Actions During the Story

Actions Before the Story


Jahar was born slightly before the events of New Spring but is not present during the books.


New Spring

Jahar was born at some point right before the events of this book in Arafel.

New Spring NICE.jpeg

Actions Between the Books


Jahar grew up in his native Arafel, a Borderland nation.


Eye of the World

Jahar is not present in this book.

The Eye of The World NICE.jpg

The Great Hunt

Jahar is not present in this book.

The Great Hunt NICE.jpg

The Dragon Reborn

Jahar is not present in this book.

The Dragon Reborn NICE.jpg

The Shadow Rising

Jahar is not present in this book.

The Shadow Rising NICE.jpg

Fires of Heaven

Jahar is not present in this book.

The Fires of Heaven NICe.jpg

Lord of Chaos

Jahar Narishma comes to the Farm outside of Caemlyn, where Mazrim Taim is training the men he has recruited how to wield Saidin. Taim discovers that he has the spark and is quite powerful. 

When Rand comes to address the men at the Farm, though, he does not receive a Dedicated pin, and remains a soldier. 

During the battle at Dumai's Wells, Taim takes Narishma, and the other Asha'man, to fight and rescue Rand from Tower Aes Sedai's embassy, who have taken Rand and are on their way to the White Tower. The Asha'man prove their power and wreck havoc, devastating their enemies.

Lord of Chaos NICE.jpg

A Crown of Swords

In the aftermath of the battle at Dumai's Wells, Rand chooses Narishma, along with eight other Asha'man, to accompany him back to Cairhien. 

When Rand meets with the nobles in the Grand Hall in the Sun Palace, to confront Colavaere Saigan, who had taken the throne in Rand's absence, Narishma shields Annoura, an Aes Sedai whom Colavaere had taken as a retainer along with Berelain. 

When Rand meets with the Sea Folk, Narishma and another Asha'man, Corlan Dashiva, go with him, but they wait outside while Rand makes the Bargain inside the ship. 

After Rand is attacked by Fain while he is visiting Darlin, and is wounded by Fain's dagger, he is brought to his bed chambers where Dashiva and Flinn enter with Narishma. Narishma stands by and is on guard, watching the Aes Sedai in the room, as Flinn attempts to Heal Rand. He blocks Samitsu when she tries to stop Flinn. When Rand awakens, Narishma is there with the other Asha'man. He then goes with Rand to the strike on Illian.

Crown of Swords Nice.png

Path of Daggers

Rand sends Narishma back to Cairhien to deliver a message to Min that they have taken Illian. He is promoted at this time, to Dedicated and is given a sword pin. When Torval comes to the camp from the Black Tower, Narishma is sent by Rand to watch him. 

After Rand announces that he has plans to cleanse Saidin, he sends Narishma to the Stone of Tear in order to collect Callandor for him. While in the Stone, he almost gets killed by the wards that Rand had set. 

He and the Asha'man assist in the attack on the Seanchan in Altara. 

Back in the Sun Palace in Cairhien, Dashiva, Gedwyn, and Rochaid reveal themselves as Darkfriends and begin attacking everyone, and Narishma goes to hide with Rand and Flinn. He and the other Asha'man decide to stay in the Sun Palace, and not go back to the Black Tower so they would not get blamed for the attack.

The Path of Daggers NICe.jpg

Winter's Heart

Back at the Black Tower, Narishma and the others are listed as deserters by Taim. 

Merise Haindehl, one of the Aes Sedai following Cadsuane, ends up bonding Narishma as her warder. Narishma goes with Cadsuane's party when they follow Rand to Far Madding. When Rand is put in a cell, Narishma assists in breaking him out. 

They all go to Shadar Logoth, where Rand, with Nynaeve, cleanse Saidin. During the Cleansing, Narishma, the Asha'man, and the Aes Sedai, make several links, in order to be more powerful to fend off the Forsaken, who have been drawn to this location by the immense use of the Power. He is linked to Merise and Elza, and he uses Callandor, although Elza controls the flows.

Winter's Heart Nice.jpg

After the Cleansing, Jahar follows Rand and his party to an estate in Tear as Rand recovers. There, Rand promotes Narishma to full Asha'man, but Merise doesn't let him accept the dragon pin. He spends some time practicing the sword with Lan and he continues to grow in power exponentially with the One Power.

Crossroads of Twlilight NICE.jpg

Crossroads of Twilight


Narishma goes with Merise and her two other warders to the camp of the Rebel Aes Sedai with an offer from Rand that sisters may bond up to forty-seven Asha'man. While in the camp, Jahar detects the use of Saidin, which alerts the sisters about Aran'gar's presence masquerading as Halima. 

Merise and Narishma accompany Rand to the meeting with the false Daughter of the Nine Moons, who is actually Semhirage. Narishma is injured during the battle, then healed by Merise.

Knife of Dreams NICE.jpg

Knife of Dreams


Narishma is one of only three full Asha'man in Rand's camp at Lord Tallaen's manor in Arad Doman. He assists in digging trenches around the camp. 

He watches as Merise interrogates Semirhage. He escorts Merise to Rand's room after Semirhage's escape. Rand teaches him how to use balefire to destroy the Forsaken. 

Narishma then transports Dobraine and his men to Tear. He goes with Rand to Falme, where he meets with the real Tuon, Daughter of the Nine Moons, so Rand could try to bring the Seanchan to his side. 

He rides with Rand when Rand goes to meet the Borderlander rulers inside Far Madding. On return to Tear, Rand sends Narishma back to the Borderlander army to say that Rand accepts their terms and that he wishes to meet with them. 

Since the Cleansing of Saidin, Nynaeve is able to Heal his, and the other Asha'man's madness that was caused by the Taint.

Gathering Storm NICE.jpg

The Gathering Storm


Rand sends Jahar to negotiate another meeting with him near Far Madding. When Rand goes to Far Madding to confront the Borderland rulers one more time, Narishma goes with him.

Towers of Midnight NICE.jpg

Towers of Midnight


When Lan heads to Tarwin's Gap to lead the army there for the Last Battle, Narishma is chosen to go with him. When Lan's army is attacked by Dreadlords, Lan sends Narishma to Elayne for reinforcements. After the armies join, he and Merise join Egwene in fighting Taim. 

After Egwene dies, he rejoins the Borderlanders. After Lan is hurt fighting and ultimately killing, Demandred, Narishma Heals him. Jahar Narishma survives the Last Battle.

A Memory of Light NICE.jpg

A Memory of Light

Character Summaries

Special Abilities


Jahar is an exceptionally strong channeler of the One Power. He was born with the spark and his strength exponentially increased over the course of the series. Although his strength is never explicitly given by Robert Jordan, his strength can be estimated at between (++3) and (++7) by the end of the series.

Notable Possessions


Jahar doesn't have any notable possessions of his own, but at one point during the series, he possesses Callandor, after retrieving it for Rand and fulfilling the prophecy as "he who comes after."



Jahar Narishma is one of the most loyal followers of Rand and is one of the strongest channelers of the new Age after the Last Battle. He will have a role in the shaping of the new world and played a large role in the victory of the forces of the Light in the Last Battle.

In Other Media

Jahar Narishma has not yet been cast in the television show.

A Memory of Light NICE.jpg