Alsalam Saeed Almadar
From Tar Valon Library
Author: Kyria d'Oreyn
Alsalam Saeed Almadar, Lord of Almadar, High Seat of House Almadar is the King of Arad Doman (Glossary). He is not pretty enough to be one of Graendal's pets (LoC, Ch. 6). He has been a good ruler for over twenty years (CoT, Prologue).
After civil wars start in Arad Doman and Tarabon, he and several of his family members disappeared (TWoRJTWoT). His current whereabouts are unknown (Glossary), though rumor says he is dead (CoT, Ch. 18). According to Rodel Ituralde's information, the King was smuggled out of Bandar Eban and hidden away by the Council of Merchants (CoT, Prologue). Currently, envoys of the Dragon Reborn are in Arad Doman to see if Alsalam still reigns, as the Council claims. If this is not the case, they will appoint a Steward for Rand in Arad Doman (KoD, Ch. 18).
When Rand is in Bandar Eban, no one has reliably seen Alsalam in half a year and he is assumed dead (TGS, Ch. 10; Ch. 31). The council has not replaced him as they were trying to keep power for themselves. Rand locates him somewhere on the Caralain Grass (ToM, Ch. 32), presumably acting on information Verin gave him (ToM, Ch. 3).
- Graendal keeps Alsalam's brother Ramsid, his youngest sister, his daughter and his sister-in-law as acrobats (LoC, Ch. 6).
- Graendal sends a forged letter in Alsalam's name to Rodel Ituralde to sow more chaos (TPoD, Ch. 12). This document orders him to gather as many men as possible to strike against the Seanchan (CoT, Prologue).
- Alsalam is Ituralde's friend (CoT, Prologue).
"Every woman on the Council that he confronted went flat-eyed and evasive at any mention of the King. He could almost believe they did not know where Alsalam was. A ridiculous thought, of course. The Council kept an unblinking eye on the King." (Ituralde; Crossroads of Twilight, Prologue)