Arilinde Branstrom

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A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion confirming the information available in the main story arc.

Author: Atarah al'Norahn


Arilinde Branstrom is a minor Andoran noblewoman. She supports Elayne's bid for the throne.

She is normally so ebullient that you might think she believes her fifty armsmen can turn the tide for Elayne's cause by themselves.

Elayne thinks to herself that Arymilla inside the walls with thirty thousand men would likely fail to upset Arilinde.

(Reference: Knife of Dreams, Chapter 17)


  • Upon learning of the siege of Caemlyn, Arilinde rides to Elayne's support with her fifty armsmen and does not turn back on learning the odds (KoD, Ch. 17).
  • On her way to the Map Room, Elayne stops to exchange pleasantries with her. She is chewing her lip and is worried. Elayne wonders if she is worried over Arymilla's confidence, but then thinks that that wouldn't be enough to upset Arilinde. Birgitte thinks that she may be worried over the fact that the halls of the Palace keep changing (KoD, Ch. 17)
  • When Birgitte arrives at one of the Traveling grounds to lead the soldiers in the rescue of Elayne from the Black Ajah, she finds all of the lords and ladies loyal to Elayne gathered and mounted (KoD, Ch. 32).