Little is known about Tamra Ospenya's early life. As a young woman she travelled to Tar Valon to be trained by the White Tower. Eventually she was raised Aes Sedai and chose the Blue Ajah. She was raised Amyrlin three years before the outbreak of the Aiel War, after the death of the previous Amyrlin, Noane Masadim.
Tamra was originally created by Robert Jordan for his book series The Wheel of Time, making her first appearance in the prequel, New Spring. She made her first comic appearance in Wheel of Time: New Spring #1, written by Jordan and Chuck Dixon and illustrated by Mike Miller.
Major Story Arcs
During the Aiel War, while the Battle of the Shining Walls rages just outside of Tar Valon, Tamra sits with her Keeper of the Chronicles, Gitara Moroso, while two Accepted, Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche, are in attendance. Suddenly, Gitara arises, makes a Foretelling about the coming of the Dragon Reborn, and dies. Distressed at the loss of her close friend but aware of the weight of what has just transpired, she swears the two Accepted to silence. Having been assured of their silence, she sets about organizing sisters to search for the Dragon Reborn, keeping the true nature of their mission secret. She is murdered by the Black Ajah soon after.
Powers and Abilities
Tamra is a channeler of fair power. As a channeler, her lifespan is greatly expanded compared to regular humans, and the grey in her hair hints that she was very old. However, as an Aes Sedai and thus bound by the Three Oaths, her potential lifespan is shortened. She is noted as a skilled and subtle manipulator.
The Wheel of Time
Tamra was originally created for the Wheel of Time series of books. She has thus far appeared in one book in the series.