Paitar Neramovni Nachiman

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

Author: Atarah al'Norahn


Paitar Nachiman is the King of Arafel. He is married to a woman named Menuki, and is the brother of Kiruna Nachiman, Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah (TPoD, Prologue).

When Ethenielle was a girl, Paitar was stunningly handsome (TPoD, Prologue). Supposedly, he was once the most beautiful man in the Borderlands (WH, Ch. 27). He has a long face and broad shoulders. Now, his face bears many creases, and what little is left of his hair is gray and cut short, not worn in braids like most Arafellin's. He has a deep, rich voice that makes women's hearts beat faster (TPoD, Prologue).


  • He accepts Rand's reasoning that the prophecy said the Seals must be broken and swear fealty so that the Aes Sedai with him will be taught Traveling and he and his armies can be at the Last Battle (ToM, Ch. 51).
  • Is is presumably at Tarwin's Gap, as all of the other Borderlander rulers as well as his own Aes Sedai advisor are there (AMoL, Ch. 9).


Paitar has a good relationship with the other Borderland rulers, and they all trust each other. Paitar's favorite granddaughter is married to one of Ethenielle's sons (TPoD, Prologue).

Paitar loves his wife very much. Ethenielle thinks to herself that Menuki owns him to his bootsoles, and likely has never had cause for a jealous moment in her life (TPoD, Prologue).

Paitar has an Aes Sedai advisor named Coladara (TPoD, Prologue).

Because of his sister Kiruna, Paitar is fond of the White Tower (TPoD, Prologue).



"You hardly expected me to leave Coladara behind, Ethenielle, even if I could have kept the preparations from her." (Paitar to Ethenielle about his Aes Sedai advisor; The Path of Daggers, Prologue).

"The dice are out of the cup." (Paitar to Ethenielle; The Path of Daggers, Prologue).

"Rather than sitting, he stood, occasionally sipping at his wine. Elayne was glad she could see the wrinkles on his face. That voice could confuse a woman's thoughts, otherwise." (Elayne about Paitar; Winter's Heart, Chapter 27).

"The Tower calls anathema on anyone who approaches the Dragon Reborn save through the offices of the Tower. You are Aes Sedai. Surely that counts as the same thing." (Paitar to Elayne; Winter's Heart, Chapter 27).

"You want us to enter Andor? Elayne Sedai - or should I call you Lady Elayne, now? - I wish you the Light's blessing in your quest for Andor's crown, but not enough to offer my men to fight for it." (Paitar to Elayne; Winter's Heart, Chapter 27).