Pronunciation: ih-SHAH-may-EHL

aka: Ba'alzamon, Betrayer of Hope, Elan Morin Tedronai
Pronunciation: bah-AHL-zah-mon

The wolf name for Ba'alzamon is Heartfang.

One of the Forsaken. His original name was Elan Morin Tedronai.

Physical Description#

He is not as tall as Lews Therin (TEotW,Prologue). He is handsome and in his prime. His mouth and eyes sometimes appear as endless caverns of flame (TEotW,Ch14). He has pitch-dark eyes. (TGH,Ch41)

Ishamael in the Age of Legends
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Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch1 - The dark rider was so scary Mat thought he might have been Aginor, Ishamael or even the Dark One himself.
    2. TEotW,Ch9 - The Trolloc army that overwhelmed Manetheren carried Ba'alzamon's banner.
    3. TEotW,Ch15 - Thom tells Rand that the names Ba'alzamon mentioned are dangerous and he should forget them.
    4. TEotW,Ch25 - When the wolves begin guarding Perrin's dreams Ba'alzamon no longer enters.
    5. TEotW,Ch33 - Rand has nightmares of Ba'alzamon following him.
    6. TEotW,Ch42 - Rand, Mat and Perrin finally tell Moiraine about their dreams of Ba'alzamon.
    7. TEotW,Ch42 - Moiraine says the Forsaken do not have a tenth the power of the Dark One naming several of them - Aginor, Lanfear, Balthamel, Demandred and Ishamael.
    8. TEotW,Ch50 - Aginor says "the seals weaken, some of us are bound no longer, like Ishamael we walk the world again."
    9. TEotW,Ch52 - Aginor was close behind Ishamael and Lews Therin in strength.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch7 - Moiraine believes Lanfear was the most powerful of the Forsaken after Ishamael.
    2. TGH,Ch8 - Rand tells Siuan that Ba'alzamon is dead.
    3. TGH,Ch11 - Padan Fain thinks about what Ba'alzamon did to him at Shayol Ghul.
    4. TGH,Ch41 - Suroth notes that she and Liandrin serve the same master.
    5. TGH,Ch48 - Lanfear tells Min that Ishamael thinks he runs things but she really does.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch2 - Rand knows that he must face Ba'alzamon again.
    2. TDR,Ch6 - Rand leaves the others leaving behind a note saying Ba'alzamon is after him again.
    3. TDR,Ch20 - Mat tells Mat that he can follow her instead of being used by Aes Sedai or chased by Ba'alzamon.
    4. TDR,Ch21 - Verin shows Egwene a scrap of paper from just after the Breaking that seems to equate Ba'alzamon with Ishamael.
    5. TDR,Ch27 - "Egwene" tells Egwene that Ishamael is a fool.
    6. TDR,Ch43 - Perrin asks Hopper why he showed him Ba'alzamon and Lanfear. Hopper calls them Heartfang and Moonhunter.
    7. TDR,Ch48 - In a dream Egwene learns that Ba'alzamon desperately wants Rand dead.
    8. TDR,Ch56 - Egwene tells Moiraine about Verin's scrap of paper that seems to indicate that Ba'alzamon and Ishamael were one and the same.
    9. TDR,Ch50 - Moiraine mentions that he and Lanfear are the strongest Forsaken.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch26 - Shortly after the breaking, a half mad Aes Sedai tells Jonai that Ishamael was not fully trapped in the Bore and is still around.
    2. TSR,Ch38 - Liandrin reminds Jaichim Carridin of their meeting with Ba'alzamon to prove her identity.
    3. TSR,Ch46 - Moghedien learns from Elayne and Nynaeve that Be'lal and Ishamael are dead. She makes several comments about Ishamael - he was only half caught in the bore. That left him loose, but at a price. When she met him again he was only half human and had delusions that he was the Great Lord himself.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Prologue - Sammael thinks Ishamael was more than half mad and less than half human.
  6. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch2 - Rand tells Mazrim Taim that the vision in the sky was not the Dark One, but Ba'alzamon who is Ishamael.
    2. LoC,Ch6 - Sammael worriedly recalls Ishamael's philosophy that the Great Lord and Rand have battled many times. The Great Lord's greatest goal is to turn Rand and, if so, he might make Rand Nae'blis.
    3. LoC,Ch6 - Graendal enumerates the dead Forsaken including Ishamael.
    4. LoC,Ch23 - Graendal has no intention of facing Rand directly after he was able to take out Ishamael and Rahvin.
  7. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch8 - Wondering who freed Moghedien, Egwene eliminates Ishamael because Rand killed him.
    2. ACoS,Ch15 - Sammael tells Jaichim Carridin that someone is making sure some of Ishamael's commands are still being carried out.
  8. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch3 - Aran'gar is certain that Moridin is actually Ishamael.
    2. KoD,Ch18 - Rand believes that Ishamael and Lanfear were able to track ta'veren by their influence on the Pattern.
    3. KoD,Ch20 - After the Trolloc attack Rand wonders if another of the Forsaken knows Ishamael's way of tracking through the Pattern or perhaps Moridin can locate him.
    4. KoD,Ch20 - The True Source is now clean but, with his wounds from Ishamael and Padan Fain, Rand wonders if he is.
  9. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch5 - Rand believes that the wounds from Padan Fain and Ishamael will spill his blood at Shayol Ghul.
    2. TGS,Ch15 - Rand tells Min that Ishamael is back.
    3. TGS,Ch29 - Rand wonders if Lanfear is back like Ishamael.
    4. TGS,Ch47 - Rand remembers seeing Ishamael in his dreams during his trek from the Mountains of Mist to the Stone of Tear.
  10. In A Memory of Light
    1. AMoL,Ch4 - Rand remembers Ishamael pulling him into dreams.