Racelle Arovni

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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


Racelle Arovni is the owner of an inn named The Blue Rose in Canluum (NS, Ch. 16). She has graying hair and is tall and handsome (NS, Ch. 16).


  • When Lan and Bukama arrive at the Blue Rose, Racelle greets Bukama by kissing him soundly. She then punches him in the jaw and kisses him again (NS, Ch. 16).
  • Racelle tells Bukama about Edeyn raising the Golden Crane (NS, Ch. 16).
  • Bukama tells Lan that Racelle is giving them accommodation for the night. Bukama will be staying in her rooms (NS, Ch. 16).
  • After Lan is attacked by six assassins and kills them, Racelle stalks around complaining about the Watch not doing its job. She sends one of her patrons to fetch the Watch, and then organizes men to have the bodies removed (NS, Ch. 16).


  • Racelle and Bukama were lovers. Six years ago, he left without a word (NS, Ch. 16).
  • When Lan and Bukama arrive at The Blue Rose, the common room is crowded and filled with talk and laughter (NS, Ch. 16).


"Six years without a word," she snapped. "Six years!" Grabbing his ears again, she gave him another kiss, longer this time. Took it rather than gave. A sharp twist of his ears met every attempt to do anything besides standing bent over and letting her do as she wished. At least she would not put a knife in his heart if she was kissing him. Perhaps not. (Lan; New Spring, Chapter 16).

"You have a pallet in the attic, and I...ah...I'm in Racelle's rooms. I'd like to make a round, but I think Racelle....I don't think she means to let me....I....Young whelp!" (Bukama to Lan; New Spring, Chapter 16).

"Mistress Arovni stalked about, holding her skirts up out of patches of bloody mud, glaring at the corpses littering her stableyard, complaining in a loud voice that gangs of footpads would never be wandering in daylight if the Watch was doing its job. The Domani woman who had stared at Lan inside agreed just as loudly, and for her pains received a sharp command from the innkeeper to fetch the Watch, along with a shove to start her on her way. It was a measure of Mistress Arovni's shock that she treated one of her patrons so, a measure of everyone's shock that the Domani woman went running without complaint. The innkeeper began organizing men to drag the bodies out of sight." (Lan; New Spring, Chapter 16).