Title: King Laman Damodred

Pronunciation: LAH-mahn DAH-moh-drehd

King of Cairhien. He was uncle to Moiraine Damodred and cousin to Barthanes. Three brothers, Moressin, Aldecain and Dalresin.

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  1. Tor Website Q&A
    1. Laman was cousin to Barthanes Damodred.
  2. In New Spring
    1. NS,Ch1 - Horns sound near Dragonmount announcing the death of King Laman.
    2. NS,Ch2 - Horns sound outside Tar Valon announcing the death of King Laman.
    3. NS,Ch5 - Merean tells Moiraine that King Laman and his brothers, Moressin Damodred and Aldecain Damodred, were killed.
  3. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch6 - In his delirium, Tam rants about Laman's sin - cutting down Avendoraldera
  4. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch39 - Elayne recounts how the Aiel War, from their perspective, was simply and execution of King Laman for cutting down Avendoraldera, a sapling of Avendesora.
  5. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch17 - Moiraine was Laman's niece.
    2. TSR,Ch34 - Rhuarc explains some of Rand's visions in the glass columns. The young man giving them water was Cairhienin. This led to the gift of Avendoraldera, its cutting by Laman, the Aiel War, and thereby Rand's birth.
  6. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch21 - Aviendha gives King Laman's jewel encrusted sword to Rand to cancel her debt to him. He accepts only the blade returning the jewels to her.
  7. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch30 - Gareth Bryne was not sure why he fought in the Aiel War, but he thinks Laman got what he deserved.
  8. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch52 - On seeing the Sun Throne, Elayne is not surprised that Laman wanted a finer throne.