Pronunciation: LOO-cah

Owner and manager of Valan Luca's Grand Traveling Show and Magnificent Display of Marvels and Wonders.

! Physical Description

He is a tall, dark-haired man, good-looking with a well-turned leg. ([TFoH,Ch13])

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* Valan Luca is in [Illian|Illian (City)] at the Great [Square of Tammaz] when the [Hunters of the Horn|Horn of Valere] take their oaths. ([TFoH,Ch36])
* Valan Luca is thrown out of [Sienda] and heavily fined when one of [Cerandin]'s giant boar-horses wrecks [The King's Lancer|The Kings Lancer]. ([TFoH,Ch13])
* [Elayne|Elayne Trakand], [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara], [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Juilin|Juilin Sandar] pass Valan Luca's camp. [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] insults him by throwing a penny at him. ([TFoH,Ch13])
* Valan Luca agrees to let [Elayne|Elayne Trakand], [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara], [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Juilin|Juilin Sandar] join his circus, but they must pay heavily and perform in the show. ([TFoH,Ch17])
* [Latelle] attacks [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] with a stick when the Chavanas flirt with her. After the resulting melee, Valan Luca is furious and blames everyone. ([TFoH,Ch24])
* Luca forces [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] to apologize to [Latelle]. ([TFoH,Ch25])
* Valan has [Thom|Thom Merrilin] throwing knives at [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. He is becoming enthralled with [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. He plans to cross the [Eldar River] and set up his circus outside of [Samara] in [Ghealdan]. ([TFoH,Ch33])
* Valan Luca continues to try to make time with [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. She does not know how to dissuade him. ([TFoH,Ch34])
* Valan Luca loses a bet shooting arrows against [Birgitte|Birgitte Trahelion]. He is overjoyed at the prospect of her shooting arrows at [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. ([TFoH,Ch36])
* Luca leads his circus through [Samara] and sets up his camp a half mile outside of town. ([TFoH,Ch37])
* Luca goes into [Samara] looking for [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara]. ([TFoH,Ch40])
* In a panic, Luca tells his performers to break camp when the [Prophet|Masema Dagar]'s men start a riot. He takes [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] aside and proposes to her. ([TFoH,Ch47])
* Luca gives [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] a bouquet of flowers as she leaves. ([TFoH,Ch48])
* Luca brings his circus to [Ebou Dar] and does very well. ([TPoD,Ch1], [WH,Ch15])
* Valan Luca and [Latelle] get married. ([WH,Ch15], [CoT,Ch2])
* While [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] visits with [Aludra], [Thom|Thom Merrilin] and [Beslan] negotiate with Valan Luca for transport away from [Ebou Dar]. ([WH,Ch15])
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon], [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath] and [Bayle Domon] smuggle [Selucia] and [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] out of [Ebou Dar] and hide out in Valan Luca's circus. ([CoT,Ch1])
* [Bayle Domon] and [Blaeric Negina] watch closely while [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] soldiers question Luca about his horses. ([CoT,Ch2])
* Valan Luca's circus slowly moves northeast toward [Lugard]. Luca insists on stopping to perform at every flyspeck village. ([CoT,Ch28])
* As [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] and [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] leave the show for [Jurador], Luca and [Latelle] are readying the performance. After [Egeanin|Egeanin Tamarath]'s stabbing, [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] orders them to pack up and leave, but he returns from the chase to find [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] with Luca and [Latelle] in their wagon. [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] gives Luca a warrant putting him and his show under her personal protection. ([CoT,Ch29])
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] has breakfast with [Latelle] and Luca. He plans to stay at [Jurador] at least two more days. ([KoD,Ch6])
* [Bollin], [Petra Anhill], Luca and other circus men stand their ground when some [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] soldiers try to bully their way into the circus. ([KoD,Ch7])
* Valan Luca has the circus packed up and moving before dawn to avoid more confrontation with the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)]. At midday they stop at the town of [Runnien Crossing]. ([KoD,Ch8])
* Luca lets slip to the [Aes Sedai] that [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] is a High Lady. They begin badgering her about stopping the [Seanchan|Seanchan (People)] invasion. ([KoD,Ch9])
* After the ghost village sinks into the ground, most of the circus performers want to return to [Ebou Dar]. Valan Luca convinces them to continue on and he and [Latelle] lead them forward at a gallop. ([KoD,Ch10])
* Midmorning Luca and his circus arrive at [Maderin]. ([KoD,Ch11])
* After the incident with the local merchant in [Maderin], Valan Luca buys [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] sixty pack horses to be rid of him. ([KoD,Ch25])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch16] - Fearing that [Galad|Galad Damodred] will turn them in, [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] agree that they should join up with Valan Luca and go to [Ghealdan].
# In [Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch15] - Luca is now married.
## [WH,Ch28] - Seeing the guards at the docks convinces [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] that Luca's circus is the only way he can escape.
# In [Crossroads of Twilight]
## [CoT,Ch3] - Luca and [Latelle] are the only circus people who know who [Tuon|Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag] really is.
## [CoT,Ch29] - [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] thinks of Luca and [Latelle], [Petra Anhill] and [Clarine|Clarine Anhill] among those who will die if he does not catch [Renna].
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch25] - After [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] learns of a death in [Jurador] two days after they left, he thinks the %%ot [gholam|Gholam]%% is now following Luca and the circus.
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch19] - [Thom|Thom Merrilin] tells [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] the story of how they escaped from [Ebou Dar] with Valan Luca-s circus.
## [ToM,Ch29] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] remembers [Aludra] from Valan Luca-s circus.
# In [A Memory of Light]
## [AMoL,Ch11] - [Petra Anhill] leaves the circus, travels to [Ebou Dar] and hires on as a city guard.
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