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Profession Soldier
Groups Kholinar Wall Guard
Residence Kholinar
Nationality Alethi
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

Alaward is a member of the Kholinar Wall Guard, and is a part of Noro's squad, Platoon Seven, Squad Two.[1][2]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Kaladin describes Alaward as a heavyset man.[1] Although his eyes are light, Alaward is of the tenth dahn, the lowest rank of lighteyes. He views 'middlers'—lighteyes who are of at least the eighth dahn but not quite highlords—as useless. During a patrol he insults Adolin, who is disguised as a middler, saying that middlers are "useless for anything but giving bad orders and eating twice as much food as an honest man."[1]


Alaward came to know Kaladin as a fellow soldier in his squad. Alaward and another member named Vaceslv tried multiple times to get Kaladin to play cards with them; Kaladin declined, thinking of his experiences with Sah and the other Voidbringers.[1]

Noro's squad, likely including Alaward, was present when Highmarshal Azure revealed how she supplied food for the army.[3]

Alaward followed Kaladin into Kholinar Palace with his squad and fought in the Battle of Kholinar Palace. Most of his squadmates, including Noro and Beard, were killed in the fighting.[2] There were a few survivors, but Alaward is not mentioned as being one of them, and may have died in the battle.


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