Pronunciation: LOY-ahl, AH-rehnt, HAY-lahn

aka: Loial son of Arent son of Halan

An Ogier from Stedding Shangtai.

Physical Description#

He is almost ten feet tall. His nose is as broad as his face. He has pointed ears with tufts of hair. His hair is a shaggy black mane. His eyebrows are very long and hang down like tails. He has pale eyes. (TEotW,Ch36) He has a narrow strip of hair up his chest as thick as fur. (TEotW,Ch48)

Perrin, Faile and Loial
by Richard Boyé

Points of View#

See Loial's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch42 - Loial is from Stedding Shangtai.
    2. TEotW,Ch42 - Loial has a talent for treesinging. He tried to teach it to TuathaAn but the trees would not listen to men.
    3. TEotW,Ch48 - Loial has a hard time with the heat of the Blight. Stedding Shangtai is in the mountains, and cool.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch14 - Ingtar is furious that Hurin, Rand and Loial are gone because he can no longer track the Horn.
  3. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch14 - Perrin tells Faile that he plans to ask Loial to take him through the Ways.
    2. TSR,Ch45 - Perrin wants to sneak off after Loial and Gaul but he is too busy.
  4. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch20 - Elder Haman, Covril and Erith come to Caemlyn looking for Loial. Rand tells them that he is in the Two Rivers and takes them there to look for him.
    2. LoC,Ch45 - Perrin tells Rand that Loial will be coming shortly. He stopped to rest at a stedding.
    3. LoC,Ch52 - Egwene tells Nynaeve and Elayne that Perrin and Faile are married and are in Cairhien. Loial and Min are there, too.
    4. LoC,Ch53 - Faile and Loial are both very good at stones. They are evenly matched.
  5. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Ch3 - Rand says he trusts Loial, Min, and Perrin.
  6. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch18 - The Ogier Gardeners with the Seanchan (People) are totally different than Loial.
  7. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch8 - Mat tells Aludra he knows someone who can get cannons made for her. He sees an image of Rand talking with Loial.
  8. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch47 - After meeting with Hurin, Rand feels melancholy thinking of simpler days when he Hurin and Loial chased after Fain and the Ruby Dagger.
  9. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch24 - Perrin recalls how Loial liked to sit and think, but Perrin must stay active.