Pronunciation: DAY-ihn BOHRN-hahld 
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An officer of the [Children of the Light]. Son of [Geofram Bornhald]. He is from [Tarabon].

! Physical Description

He has a narrow face. His syntax marks him as a [Taraboner|Tarabon]. ([TEotW,Ch15]) 

! Points of View

See Dain Bornhald's [chapter points of view|Dain Bornhald POV].

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* Dain Bornhald leads two other [Whitecloaks] in [Baerlon] when [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] splashes them with mud. He confronts [Rand|Rand alThor]. ([TEotW,Ch15])
* Dain Bornhald and four other [Whitecloaks] confront [Moiraine|Moiraine Damodred] and the rest of the party and try to prevent them from leaving [Baerlon]. ([TEotW,Ch17])
* Dain arrives in [Caemlyn] before his father leaves and joins up with [Eamon Valda] in following [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] to [Tar Valon]. ([TGH,Ch5])
* [Jaret Byar] reports to Dain that his father was killed at [Falme]. ([TDR,Ch10])
* Dain Bornhald and two dozen [Whitecloaks] confront [Verin|Verin Mathwin] and the girls as they approach [Tar Valon]. They carelessly disclose that they came from [Falme] and that one of them is [Elayne|Elayne Trakand]. He is enraged when [Egwene|Egwene alVere] [channels|True Source] to scare off his men. ([TDR,Ch10])
* [Eamon Valda] receives orders to send half a legion to the [Two Rivers] and to meet a man named [Ordeith|Padan Fain]. Dain Bornhald volunteers. ([TSR,Ch1])
* Dain Bornhald and his [Whitecloaks] meet [Ordeith|Padan Fain] at [Taren Ferry] and prepare to enter the [Two Rivers] to hunt [Darkfriends]. ([TSR,Ch1])
* Dain returns from a patrol where his party was attacked by [Trollocs]. He tells [Ordeith|Padan Fain] that he will not tolerate any more deaths among his men. ([TSR,Ch31])
* Dain Bornhald and [Jaret Byar] lead a force of [Whitecloaks] to [Emond's Field|Emonds Field]. There is a confrontation, but [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] agrees to let them stay in the town if the agree not to bother anyone. ([TSR,Ch45])
* Dain Bornhald, [Jaret Byar] and other [Whitecloaks] bring a dying man into [Emond's Field|Emonds Field]. ([TSR,Ch53])
* Dain Bornhald and [Jaret Byar] refuse to have the [Whitecloaks] fight for [Emond's Field|Emonds Field] so [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] orders them to leave the [Two Rivers]. Dain says he will see [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] dead if the world burns. ([TSR,Ch56])
* Dain Bornhald greets [Eamon Valda] when he arrives in [Amador]. Dain is drunk. ([LoC,Ch31])
* Backed by [Trom], Dain Bornhald and [Jaret Byar], [Galad|Galad Damodred] confronts [Eamon Valda] on his assault of [Morgase|Morgase Trakand]. In a duel [Galad|Galad Damodred] kills [Valda|Eamon Valda] and assumes the title Lord Captain Commander. ([KoD,Prologue])
* Dain Bornhald, [Jaret Byar] and [Trom] accompany [Galad|Galad Damodred] as the [Whitecloak|Children of the Light] army slogs through the swamp. ([ToM,Prologue])
* [Trom], Bornhald and [Byar|Jaret Byar] free [Galad|Galad Damodred] after the Lords Captain execute [Asunawa|Rhadam Asunawa]. ([ToM,Ch2])
* [Byar|Jaret Byar] returns to [Galad|Galad Damodred] from scouting with news that they captured prisoners. Bornhald soon determines that they were with [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] who killed his father. ([ToM,Ch4])
* [Byar|Jaret Byar] and Bornhald insist the [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] is a [Darkfriend|Darkfriends] who killed [Geofram Bornhald] and brought [Trollocs] to the [Two Rivers]. ([ToM,Ch7])
* Bornhald and [Byar|Jaret Byar] set up a meeting between [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Galad|Galad Damodred]. ([ToM,Ch10])
* [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Galad|Galad Damodred] meet in parley with Bornhald and [Byar|Jaret Byar]. They accuse him of killing two [Whitecloaks] and [Geofram Bornhald]. ([ToM,Ch26])
* [Byar|Jaret Byar] and Bornhald testify at [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s trial. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] admits to killing the two [Whitecloaks] but says he fought on the same side as [Geofram Bornhald]. [Byar|Jaret Byar] vehemently objects when [Galad|Galad Damodred] agrees to delay [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s punishment until after the [Last Battle|Creator]. ([ToM,Ch34])
* [Byar|Jaret Byar] and Bornhald are still upset when [Galad|Galad Damodred] orders them to strike camp and march to [Lugard]. ([ToM,Ch35])
* When victory over the [Shadowspawn] seems certain, [Byar|Jaret Byar] attacks [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] from behind but Bornhald kills him. ([ToM,Ch41])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Eye of the World]
## [TEotW,Ch30] - [Geofram Bornhald] mentions that his son is Dain Bornhald.
# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Ch44] - [Geofram Bornhald] orders [Byar|Jaret Byar] to take news of the [Seanchan (People)], [Aes Sedai] and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] to his son, Dain, and then to [Pedron Niall].
## [TGH,Ch48] - [Jaret Byar] sees the [Whitecloaks] destroyed by the [Seanchan (People)] and [Rand|Rand alThor] in the sky and knows he must carry the news to [Pedron Niall] and to Dain Bornhald.
# In [The Dragon Reborn]
## [TDR,Prologue] - [Pedron Niall] gives leave to [Jaret Byar] to carry news of [Falme] to Dain Bornhald at [Tar Valon].
# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch29] - [Bran|Brandelwyn alVere] tells [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] that Lord Bornhald leads the [Whitecloaks]. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] thinks he means [Geofram Bornhald].
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