- EOTW(Ch. 40)
- GH(Ch. 24,38-40,42-43,45-46)
- DR(Ch. 10-11,13,16-18,23,25-29,37-38,48-49,51,54-56)
- SR(Ch. 5-9,11-12,16,19-20,35,39,46,50-52,54-55)
- FOH(Ch. 8-10)
- POD(Ch. 1)
- Long, red-gold curls, full red lips, blue eyes
- Tall for a girl
- EOTW(Ch. 34,41-42,Glossary)
- GH(Ch. 4,10,16,37!,48-49,Glossary)
- DR(Ch. 14-15,20,22,24,32,40,43-47,52,Glossary)
- SR(Ch. 1-2,10,13,17,21-22,28,34,36-37,43,48,53,57,Glossary)
- FOH(Prologue,Ch. 1-6)
- Daughter of Queen Morgase of Andor; Daughter-Heir of Andor
- Perhaps 2-3 years younger than Rand
- Sign is a golden lily
- Can channel
- Aes Sedai Novice (GH 24), raised to Accepted (by DR 22)
- Uses name Caryla on the Darter (DR 28)
- In love with Rand(by SR 6)
- Bonded Birgitte as a Warder(by POD 1)
At the beginning of The Fires of Heaven, Elaida and the others in the White Tower have no idea of her location. In fact, she is riding overland out of Tarabon into Amadicia with Nynaeve, Thom Merrilin, and Juilin Sandar. When Thom returns from Mardecin with what Nynaeve considers inadequate supplies, Elayne and Nynaeve go into town; Nynaeve takes the opportunity to upbraid her for her shamefully flirtatious conduct towards Thom.
In Mardecin, Nynaeve spies a secret Yellow Ajah signal outside Ronde Macura's seamstress shop. They go inside and meet the seamstress, who serves them tea and relates an odd message from the White Tower. Only then, as they are slipping into unconsciousness, do they realize that the tea has been drugged. They are taken upstairs, where Thom and Juilin rescue them. Ronde Macura was ordered by Narenwin Barda to capture Elayne, told she was a rogue Accepted. Nynaeve says that she will have to dye her hair.
In POD 1, Elayne is in Ebou Dar with Birgitte, Nynaeve, Aviendha and others. She upbraids Teslyn Baradon after Teslyn arrogantly tells them she is not telling Elaida about their actions. She leaves with them through a gateway.