He is lean with a sharply pointed oiled beard. Dark even for a Tairen, he was slender but with a large chest and shoulders that made him seem more massive than he was. He is about 5'9 to 5'10 tall. He had black eyes and graying hair in tight curls. 
He is a minor noble, with little wealth and estates. He is a lifelong soldier, and keenly aware that he had to struggle to get where he was.
He is intense, fastidious and meticulous. He is a good soldier, though by no means a great captain. He is aware that he is more competent that many of the men who gave him orders in Tear.
He joins Rand al'Thor's forces just outside Illian to fight the invading Seanchan army. He is quite often the leader of Rand's bodyguards. He spreads the Defenders out on Rand's flanks in the final assault on the Seanchan.
Rodrivar Travels with his men to Shayol Ghul, where he takes command of the Tairen forces. At Thakan'dar, he works with Darlin Sisnera and Rhuarc on tactics after Rodel Ituralde's Compulsion is discovered.