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

Author: Toral Delvar


Rolan is one of the Mera'din and believes Rand to be a false Car'a'carn. After taking Faile captive, he becomes attracted to her and plans to help her escape. He is as wide as Perrin and a head taller (TPoD, Ch. 30).


  • He carries Faile when she struggles to walk in the snow (WH, Ch. 3).
  • He gives her his coat to keep her warm, even though this is against custom for gai'shain (WH, Ch. 3).
  • He keeps Faile warm with a pair of braziers when Sevanna has her tied outside naked in the cold for a night as punishment for plotting to run away (CoT, Ch. 9).
  • He fights other Aiel to protect Faile, killing one (KoD, Ch. 5).
  • He warns Faile that trying to escape is dangerous and that he might not be around to protect her (KoD, Ch. 5).
  • He rescues Faile after Galina betrays her. He intends to take her to safety, but is killed by Perrin before he is able to (KoD, Ch. 30).
  • Faile holds a ceremony of rememberance for Rolan and the others who died protecting them (TGS, Ch. 21).


  • He believes he is capable of making a woman laugh (CoT, Ch. 9).
  • He encourages other Mera'din to look after Faile's party (KoD, Ch. 5).


"I think you are a woman of much ji" (To Faile; Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 2).

"What happens while you are gai'shain cannot be held against you" (To Faile; Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 2).

"We cannot follow a false Car'a'carn and a wetlander at that, but perhaps we will be allowed to live out our lives in our own holds. We think on it. We have been away from home a long time and these Shaido sicken us (Knife of Dreams, Chapter 5).