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"Has the patient been numbed?"

Mola is a member of the Arcanum who works in the Medica.


Mola is a pale young woman with short blond hair and green eyes. She is often described as wearing the dark physicker's uniform. She is close friends with Fela and Devi and one of the few known students in the chronicle to have achieved the rank of El'the. She was previously a scriv under Master Lorren.

In The Chronicle

Kvothe first meets Mola after his whipping for reckless use of Sympathy on Master Hemme. She tends his lacerations, displaying an already vast knowledge and understanding of medicine. They meet again after the fire in The Fishery, where she attends him a second time. It is at this time it is revealed Mola has moved ranks from Re'lar, to El'the. Through these interactions with her Kvothe develops a rapport that leads him to trust her enough to reveal to her the existence of Auri. He introduces the two after the Fishery incident so that Mola can inspect Auri for injuries. After careful consideration, she agrees to keep her presence in the Underthing a secret. Mola also doctors Kvothe's wounds after his second whipping at the end of Name of the Wind.

After the completion of his Gram, Kvothe asks Mola to attempt to use sympathy against him to test the effectiveness of the gram. He makes a mommet using wax, ash and a few drops of his blood. Mola then takes a hatpin and uses it to stab the doll. Kvothe's gram grows cold but the sygaldry protects him from the attack. She tries again, stabbing the doll another three times before finally throwing it into the campfire. [2]


"Mola" means break, breather, pause and time-out in Turkish.



  1. The Name of the Wind
  2. The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 32, "Blood and Ash"