Rhys a'Balaman

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Author: Toral Delvar


A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion confirming the information available in the main story arc.

Rhys a' Balaman is a Murandian mercenary that Elayne hires to defend Caemlyn. He is tall with grey streaked moustaches, waxed to spikes, eyes like stones and a thin lipped smile (KoD, Ch. 13).


  • He meets with Elayne on the battlements after fighting off Aldin Miheres' company. She tells him not to allow the enemy to escape. Birgitte tells her he will disobey (KoD, Ch. 13).
  • He must have changed sides because Elayne signs his death warrant after she has won the battle against Arymilla (KoD, Ch. 35).


"You see my lady, the way of it is, if you press a man too hard when he's trying to get off the field, attempting to ride him down and the like, well, the next time it's you trying to get off the field, he might return the favour." (To Elayne; Knife of Dreams, Chapter 13).