Lothair Mantelar

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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn

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Lothair Mantelar was the founder of the Children of the Light (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 25).

In FY 1021, at the beginning of the War of the Hundred Years, he established the Children as preachers against Darkfriends and the Shadow (TWoRJTWoT, Ch. 25).

He wrote the book "The Way of the Light", which plays a factor in making Galad become a Child later (TSR, Ch. 17).


"Therefore abjure all pleasure, for goodness is a pure abstract, a perfect crystalline ideal which is obscured by base emotion. Pamper not the flesh. Flesh is weak but spirit is strong; flesh is useless where spirit is strong. Right thought is drowned in sensation, and right action hindered by passions. Take all joy from rightness, and rightness only." (excerpt of his book The Way of the Light; The Shadow Rising, Chapter 17)

"Those who walk in the Light must take no responsibility for the actions of those who follow the Shadow" (Towers of Midnight, Chapter 40)