Pronunciation: BAAL-thah-mell 
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aka: Eval Ramman 

One of the [Forsaken]. His real name was Eval Ramman.

! Physical Description

At the Eye of the World, he is physically so old that he covers every inch of his skin. ([TEotW,Ch51])

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Balthamel - by [Dabel Brothers Production|]

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* As a scholar, Eval Ramman studied primitive cultures. He was not wealthy. He cheated at gambling to win money to impress women. ([KoD,Ch3])
* The thirteen [Forsaken] meet with the [Great Lord|ShaiTan] in the [Pit of Doom|Shayol Ghul]. [Lews Therin|Lews Therin Telamon] and his companions seal the [Bore|Creator], trapping the [Forsaken] for over three thousand years.
* [Aginor] and Balthamel are trapped near the surface of the [Bore|Creator]. Time touches them and they grow immensely old, but they are the first to escape in the current Age. ([TEotW,Ch50])
* Balthamel appears with [Aginor] at the [Eye of the World]. He wears a grinning mask and does not speak because his body is so aged. He manhandles [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. He burns the [Green Man|Someshta], but the [Green Man|Someshta] grabs him causing him to rot away. ([TEotW,Ch50])
* The [Great Lord|ShaiTan] captures [Aginor]'s and Balthamel's souls giving them new bodies and new names, [Osan'gar|OsanGar] and [Aran'gar|AranGar]. ([LoC,Prologue])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Eye of the World]
## [TEotW,Ch42] - [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] says the [Forsaken] do not have a tenth the power of the [Dark One|ShaiTan] naming several of them - [Aginor], [Lanfear], Balthamel, [Demandred] and [Ishamael].
## [TEotW,Ch52] - [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] says [Aginor] and Balthamel must have been trapped near the surface of the bore so they escaped first.
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch6] - [Graendal] enumerates the [Forsaken] who have died including Balthamel.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Ch8] - Wondering who freed [Moghedien|moghedien], [Egwene|Egwene alVere] eliminates Balthamel because [Rand|Rand alThor] killed him.

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