He was as tall as Lan Mandragoran and was five years older. He had two long bell-laced braids in his hair.
He moved to Arafel when Lan was ten. He dressed and kept his hair in Arafellin style. While he wore no hadori, he did wear his sword in the traditional Malkieri way and Lan judged him to be a better swordsman than himself. He worked as a merchant's guard.
Ryne accompanied Lan and Bukama Marenellin when they met Moiraine Damodred on the road from Canluum to Chachin. Ryne was a Darkfriend and served Merean Redhill, who was of the Black Ajah, at Aesdaishar Palace. By her order, he killed Bukama and fought Lan. Ryne Venamar was killed by Lan in the fight. His body was disposed of by Moiraine.