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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Mehtan was a Seanchan clerk in Almizar, Amadicia. He was young, smooth-faced and looked like he might have come from the Two Rivers to Perrin's eyes.

When Perrin and Banner-General Tylee Khirgan went to Almizar to claim some raken, he died by spewing tiny black beetles.

His death causes some sort of disconcertment among Perrin's followers.

He is to be entombed ceremonially, since he "died in service", as Blasic Faloun, his disciplinarian, puts it.

(Reference: Knife of Dreams, Chapter 12)


"Clutching his middle, the young man doubled over and vomited a dark stream that hit the floor and broke up into tiny black beetles that went scurrying in every direction. Someone cursed, shockingly loud in what was otherwise dead silence. The young man stared at the beetles in horror, shaking his head to deny them. Wild-eyed, he looked around the room still shaking his head and opened his mouth as if to speak. Instead, he bent over and spewed another black stream, longer, that broke into beetles darting across the floor. The skin of his face began writhing, as though more beetles were crawling on the outside of his skull." (Perrin; Knife of Dreams, Chapter 12).