Niece of Laman, Moressin, and Aldecain Damodred
Prince Taringail's youngest half-sister, younger sister of Anvaere and Innloine
Aunt to Galad, Gawyn, Elayne
Caraline Damodred's cousin
Former Warder Lan Mandragoran
Close friends with Siuan Sanche
Moiraine left Cairhien at sixteen to become an novice of the White Tower. In six years she and fellow pillow-friend Siuan Sanche each became Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. Moiraine was known to be impetuous and possessed a quick temper in her youth, and was often brought to the Mistress of Novices for the small pranks she and Siuan were so fond of playing. Later in years she perfected a mask of calm (something that all Aes Sedai do to some degree) that quite often caused her to be labeled a cold, unfeeling woman.
Directly after becoming Aes Sedai, Moiraine began her search for the Dragon Reborn with al'Lan Mandragoran alongside as her Warder. This search would last them ninteen years.