aka: Slayer, the man with two souls

Son of [Lain|Lain Mandragoran] and [Breyan|Breyan Mandragoran]. Cousin to [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran]. He is one facet of Slayer.

! Physical Description

He bears a strong family resemblance to [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran].

As [Slayer], he is tall and dark-haired. He has a cold scent that is not really human. ([TSR,Ch28]) He looks enough like [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] to be his brother. ([TSR,Ch42]) He has dark hair and blue eyes and a face all hard planes and angles. ([TSR,Ch53])

! Points of View

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

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* When the [Trolloc|Trollocs] hoards overrun [Malkier], [Breyan|Breyan Mandragoran] flees with the infant Isam and they are never seen again. ([TEotW,Ch47])
* Isam grows up in the [Town] where he learns to survive and to kill. ([AMoL,Prologue])
* According to the [Dark Prophecy], [Luc|Luc Mantear] meets Isam in the [Mountains of Dhoom]. One lives and one dies but both are. [Luc|Luc Mantear] and Isam are merged into a single being and given special powers by the [Great Lord|ShaiTan]. ([TGH,Ch7], [WH,Ch22])
* [Luc|Luc Mantear] kills [Janduin] in the [Blight]. ([TSR,Ch34])
* [Luc|Luc Mantear] kills a [Gray Man] in the [White Tower] after he fails to kill [Egwene|Egwene alVere]. ([TDR,Ch15], [WH,Ch22])
* Isam assassinates [Joiya|Joiya Byir] and [Amico|Amico Nagoyin] in the [Stone of Tear]. ([TSR,Ch12], [WH,Ch22])
* In the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod], [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] sees a man standing over a dead wolf and follows him to the [Tower of Ghenjei] where he disappears. [Hopper] later tells him the man is called Slayer. ([TSR,Ch28])
* [Luc|Luc Mantear] brings two [Gray Men|Gray Man] to assassinate [Fain|Padan Fain], but [Fain|Padan Fain] kills them instead. ([TSR,Ch31])
* [Luc|Luc Mantear] arrives at [Jac al'Seen]'s farm shortly after [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and his party. ([TSR,Ch32])
* [Luc|Luc Mantear] is nervous about [Verin|Verin Mathwin] and shocked at [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. He puts on a grandiose display, but leaves in a huff when it is clear that the farmers mean to follow [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s advice instead of his. ([TSR,Ch33])
* In %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%, [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] visits [Emond's Field|Emonds Field]. A man who looks like [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] tries to kill her with an arrow. ([TSR,Ch39])
* [Luc|Luc Mantear] and [Faile|Zarine Bashere] arrive at [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s camp. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] invites Luc to come with them to hunt [Trollocs] but he declines. ([TSR,Ch40])
* Slayer attacks [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] in the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod] near the [Manetheren] [Waygate|Ways]. He tells [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] that he brought the [Trollocs] to keep the [Whitecloaks] off balance and to see that the renegade died. Rather than play Slayer's game, [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] moves to another dream. ([TSR,Ch42])
* [Luc|Luc Mantear] leads a group of the less savory locals to antagonize the [Whitecloaks]. ([TSR,Ch43])
* [Luc|Luc Mantear] is clearly angry when he learns that [Taren Ferry] was attacked by [Trollocs] and people escaped across the river. He asks if [Ordeith|Padan Fain] were there. ([TSR,Ch45])
* Slayer attacks [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] in the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod] near [Taren Ferry]. This time [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] severely wounds him with an arrow in the chest. ([TSR,Ch53])
* [Luc|Luc Mantear] dashes from the [Winespring Inn] and rides away clutching his chest as though he were injured. ([TSR,Ch53])
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere] has caught glimpses of a man she thinks is [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%. ([LoC,Ch14])
* [Luc|Luc Mantear] spies on [Elayne|Elayne Trakand], [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] and [Egwene|Egwene alVere] in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%. They think he looks like [Rand|Rand alThor]'s uncle. ([WH,Ch10])
* Isam is still under orders to find and kill [Fain|Padan Fain]. ([WH,Ch13])
* A mysterious figure sends Isam to [Far Madding] to assassinate [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Min|Min Farshaw]. He drops out of %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%% into the real world and becomes [Luc|Luc Mantear]. He kills two people, but they are the wrong ones. Back in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%, he reports back to his boss who tells him to wait before trying again. [Luc|Luc Mantear] changes back to Isam and goes hunting for wolves. ([WH,Ch22])
* [Moridin] summons [Graendal]. He gives her one more chance, to kill [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. He gives her a [dreamspike] and the man with two souls. ([ToM,Ch5])
* Slayer tests the [dreamspike] in the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod]. ([ToM,Ch18])
* In the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod] Slayer kills [Morninglight]. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] attacks him and barely escapes with his life. ([ToM,Ch24])
* Slayer places the [dreamspike] over the [Jehannah Road] and activates it. ([ToM,Ch26])
* Slayer kills [Whisperer] and almost kills [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] again. ([ToM,Ch28])
* Slayer kills [Oak Dancer] and wounds [Sparks], but [Sparks] finds the [dreamspike] and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] takes off with it. ([ToM,Ch35])
* [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] continues northeast and plans to hide in [Tar Valon]. Slayer attacks the whole way. ([ToM,Ch36])
* Slayer retrieves the [dreamspike]. He kills [Hopper] and seriously wounds [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. In a last gasp effort, [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] knocks them both into a nightmare. ([ToM,Ch37])
* In the nightmare, [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] tricks Slayer, stabbing him, and retrieves the [dreamspike]. He destroys the [dreamspike] in a lake of lava. Slayer is still alive and stronger and [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] flees the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod]. ([ToM,Ch38])
* [Graendal] confronts Slayer after his failure, thinking she has one remaining tool. ([ToM,Ch38])
* Isam waits in the [Town] for his summoner. She arrives in disguise and orders him to kill [Rand]. Isam and [Luc|Luc Mantear] both want to kill [Perrin] with a passion. ([AMoL,Prologue])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# Robert Jordan blog
## Slayer chooses the appearance and personality of either [Luc|Luc Mantear] or Isam at his will whenever he enters or exits %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%.
# In [The Great Hunt]
## [TGH,Ch7] - The [Dark Prophecy] refers to [Luc|Luc Mantear] meeting Isam in the high passes of the [Mountains of Dhoom]. 
# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch28] - [Hopper] tells [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] the man is called Slayer, he is in the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod] in the flesh and he is very dangerous.
## [TSR,Ch29] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] is worried that Slayer may also be in the real [Two Rivers].
## [TSR,Ch29] - [Marin|Marin alVere] and [Bran|Brandelwyn alVere] tell [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] about Lord [Luc|Luc Mantear], a [Hunter of the Horn|Horn of Valere] who is in the [Two Rivers].
## [TSR,Ch30] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] wonders if this Lord [Luc|Luc Mantear] has some ideas how to fight the [Trollocs].
## [TSR,Ch34] - [Janduin] was killed in the [Blight] by a man who looked like [Shaiel|Tigraine Mantear].
## [TSR,Ch40] - To [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], [Luc|Luc Mantear] smells cold and barely human.
## [TSR,Ch40] - Though he claims to be from [Murandy], [Luc|Luc Mantear] also brags that he has a claim to a [Borderlands] throne.
## [TSR,Ch53] - To [Perrin|Perrin Aybara], [Luc|Luc Mantear] and Slayer smell different, but both are cold and hardly human.
## [TSR,Ch56] - The [Trollocs] chant, "ISAM!" as they make the final charge on [Emond's Field|Emonds Field].
## [TSR,Ch56] - [Fain|Padan Fain] is angry that Isam stopped bringing in [Trollocs]. He is pleased that his attack on [Taren Ferry] letting people escape to spread the news discomforted Isam.
# In [Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch10] - [Temaile|Temaile Kinderode] spots [Luc|Luc Mantear] spying on [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] in %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%, but she does not know who he is.
## [WH,Ch22] - The [Great Lord|ShaiTan] gave [Luc|Luc Mantear]/Isam the ability to enter %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%% at will and other gifts, but immunity to weapons and poison was not one of them.
## [WH,Ch22] - He freely switches personalities between [Luc|Luc Mantear] and Isam in both the real world and %%ot [Tel'aran'rhiod|TelAranRhiod]%%.
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch35] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] tells [Faile|Zarine Bashere] that he-s fairly certain that Slayer is Lord [Luc|Luc Mantear].
## [ToM,Ch33] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and [Hopper] practice against nightmares to build his strength against Slayer.
## [ToM,Ch34] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] is certain that Slayer is responsible for the dome in the [wolf dream|TelAranRhiod] and the failure of [Traveling|Weaves]. It is a trap to keep him in place.
## [ToM,Ch37] - Slayer tells [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] that [Luc|Luc Mantear] hates him deeply.
## [ToM,Ch40] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] feels like he failed because he did not kill Slayer.
## [ToM,Ch53] - [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]-s leg still throbs from Slayer's arrow even though the wound was [Healed|Weaves].
## [ToM,Epilogue] - [Graendal] tries to blame [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]'s escape on Isam but [Shaidar Haran] will have none of it. Her punishment begins.

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