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EWoT: Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy

Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy is the king of Murandy.

Appearance

Roedran is a corpulent man. His white hair, with some black still in it is thinning. He has the reputation of being boorishly rude.

Activities

He hires Talmanes Delovinde and the Band of the Red Hand to stay inside the borders of Murandy. There they will sit and wait. Roedran will say that a foreign army is sitting on their border and use this to raise an army of his own and in the process unite the fractured country together.

He finally manages to unite the country against the Band. He then pays Talmanes in secret and allows the Band to withdraw.

Roedran makes it to the Field of Merrilor, where all the other rulers of the nations are present. On the way to Rands meeting he comes across Egwene al'Vere. He arrogantly ignores decorum and lets her ride to meet him, instead of vice versa. Roedran confirms the reason he is here was because Elayne Trakand promised to sign a declaration that she would not invade Murandy if he came. He does not believe that Rand is the Dragon Reborn. Egwene plays mind-games with him, hinting that Aes Sedai were the reason why Roedran has actually solidified power in Lugard. During the outlining of the Dragon's Peace by Rand, Roedran keeps interrupting with poorly timed and impractical questions. Channelers keep flicking him in the ear to keep him quiet. Roedran finally signs the document with all the other rulers.

Demandred?

There were popular theories set forth that Roedran may have in fact been Demandred. In terms of evidence, Demandred mentioned that 'his rule was secure' and 'he was gathering his forces for war.' There was also the fact that Murandy (a country divided constantly) had united for the first time in years, that Roedran owned two copies of a rare book on strategy, and also the proximity to many events 'in the south'. As Sammael mentioned, 'events in the south' had Demandred's mark all over them. Murandy gave him access to Amadicia, Ghealdan, and Altara, while maintaining a foothold on Andor. He had his partners in crime in the White Tower, and among the Seanchan. The strongest argument against this was Murandy's minor role in world relations. But Demandred, by possibly choosing Murandy as his base of operations, could have allowed himself time and freedom to operate beneath notice.

A Memory of Light reveals that Roedran is not Demandred. Rand has his Asha'man surround Roedran when he enters the pavilion where they will sign the Dragon's Peace. Rand stares into Roedran's eyes and states:

"You're not him are you? I thought for certain...... where are you"

So even Rand was convinced Roedran was Demandred. This is probably a tongue and cheek ribbing at all the theories out there that were certain of the same thing.