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Age of Legends



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Eval Ramman

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Basic Information


Balthamel, being trapped close to the surface of the sealed Bore, experienced the passage of time. His body has been worn away to a rotten husk. He shrouds himself to hide this, only showing a grinning mask for a face. The power of speech has also been lost to him due to his experience. Formerly, in the Age of Legends, he was known to be quite handsome.




Balthamel was known to have problems controlling his anger and is prone to outbursts. He also was very prone to indulge himself in selfish pleasures, similar to the other Forsaken.

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Actions Before the Story


Because of his flashpoint temper, Eval Ramman (as he was known at the time) was nearly sentenced to being bound by the Power to prevent violence. After turning to the Shadow in the hopes of endless life and adopting his new moniker he ran a spy network larger than any save Moghedien and created and administered camps to breed humans for Trollic fodder.

New Spring

Balthamel does not appear in this book and has no notable references.

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Actions Between the Books


As the seal of the Bore wears down, Balthamel and others of the Forsaken are again able to access the world freely.

Eye of the World

Following the taint of evil on the Shadar Logoth dagger, Balthamel tracks Rand to the Eye of the World. There he attempts to kill Nynaeve before burning and then being killed by the Green Man Someshta, last of the Nym.

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The Great Hunt

Balthamel does not appear in this book and has no notable references.

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The Dragon Reborn

Balthamel does not appear in this book and has no notable references.

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The Shadow Rising

Balthamel does not appear in this book and has no notable references.

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Fires of Heaven

Balthamel does not appear in this book and has no notable references.

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Lord of Chaos

Balthamel is returned to life by the Dark One in a female body and given the name Aran'gar. See Aran'gar.

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A Crown of Swords

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Path of Daggers

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Winter's Heart

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Crossroads of Twilight

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Knife of Dreams

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The Gathering Storm

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Towers of Midnight

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A Memory of Light

Character Summaries

Special Abilities


Balthamel is one of the strongest Forsaken in the power, with a level of ++3. After reincarnation, though in a female body, Aran’gar channels saidin, allowing her to hide amongst hundreds of Aes Sedai while still being able to channel.

Notable Possessions


Balthamel has no notable posessions that we know of as he only appears in the books very briefly as Balthamel before being reborn.



Balthamel was killed by the Green Man, but not before he was able to kill the last of the Nym. Balthamel was reincarnated as Aran'gar. See Aran'gar for more information.

In Other Media

No announcement has been made yet if Balthamel will be adapted and cast in Amazon's Wheel of Time adaptation.


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