The Kin is a suspected group of women who have, for one reason or another, failed at some point in their pursuit of the shawl. Having been expelled from the White Tower, they are rumored to have begun their own organization external to the Tower, living in peace and helping where they can with their skills. As always with such a secret organization, discretion is of utmost importance, however, a place can usually be found for those who have parted with the Tower. They are known to hold Aes Sedai in the highest regard for having achieved what had so long eluded them.
There are rumors that Selaana, the Wisdom of Whitebridge, may know something of the Kin.