Appearance and abilities Edit
She has dark red hair with streaks of white and deep blue eyes. She is taller than most men, slim and is hawk-faced.
Galina Casban described Therava as a very strong channeler, even stronger than herself, and Galina is among the strongest of the modern Aes Sedai. Her level of strength is described by "The Wheel of Time Companion" as 12(+1), which is only two levels above Galina's level at 14(2).
Dumai's Wells Edit
Therava, along with Sevanna and Desaine, meet with the White Tower's Aes Sedai embassy about Rand al'Thor. When she and the others show up in Cairhien, they acknowledge that they are able to duplicate the weaves the Aes Sedai plan to use to bind Rand, then help murder Desaine.
When the Shaido Aiel attack the Aes Sedai holding Rand at the Battle of Dumai's Wells, Therava is present.
Nine days after the battle, Therava arrives with the other Shaido Aiel and a captured Galina Casban at Sevanna's tents. Sammael then appears disguised as Caddar with Graendal as Maisia by his side and opens gateways to scatter the Shaido across the world.
Therava along with all the channelling Wise Ones and the newly acquired Aes Sedai Galina Casban, go with Sevanna to Ghealdan. It is there that Therava is able to steal some of Sevanna's power and forces Galina to obey her by using a "binder" or Oath Rod.
After forcing Galina to obey her, Therava makes her gai'shain and takes her as her personal plaything, dressing her up in silk and jewelry and calling her "Lina" or "my little Lina."
The Shaido finally settle down in the town of Malden. When Alliandre, Faile and Maighdin are captured, Therava makes them spy on Sevanna.
She begins to argue with Sevanna over staying too long in Malden and moving on to a more fortified position. Sevanna over-rules her. Therava replies that Bendhuin has received permission to go to Rhuidean and that Sevanna may not speak for the clan chief much longer.
She allows Galina to ride if she returns before nightfall, because she knows she cannot run away. Galina was kidnapped, and thus is late, but this excuse does not work on Therava and she punishes Galina severely.
Later, when Therava finds out that the Oath Rod has been stolen she has the whole camp searched thoroughly.
The Shaido are defeated by Perrin's forces at the Battle of Malden and Sevanna is captured. Along with the other Shaido who managed to escape, Therava vows to return to the Aiel Waste, taking Galina with her. She vows never to return to the wetlands.