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|Titles||Highprince of Alethkar|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Appearance and Personality
Jasnah considers him to be a dullard. In fact, one of his smartest moves was marrying Mishinah for her political acumen. He lets his wife handle most important matters, rather than dealing with them himself. Bethab and Mishinah have a somewhat devious streak, as they have tried on several occasions to sneak language into contracts with the king that would give them favored claim in a succession. However, they know better than to try any trickery when Navani is around.
Attributes and Abilities
Although his princedom contains the sizable city of Karanak and appears to have an advantageous location where the Deathbend River empties into Mevan Bay, Bethab was not considered a major political player among the highprinces during the War of Reckoning. He is not well-respected, even among his own army, because he usually sends his wife to represent him at important meetings and functions.
Bethab does not maintain a well-organized army, instead preferring to use mercenaries. He shows little regard for the mercenaries, and often leaves the battlefield as soon as a gemheart is captured, making no effort to lead his army back to the warcamps. He owns a large number of chulls.
House Bethab was not closely aligned with House Kholin, although they were more uncooperative than openly antagonistic. When Dalinar wanted to ally with a highprince for a joint plateau assault, Bethab unsurprisingly turned him down by letting his wife give the refusal. He later relented and joined Dalinar on at least one successful plateau run, and also participated in a joint run with Thanadal.
Bethab moved to the tower city of Urithiru after the Battle of Narak. Bethab appreciated Dalinar's leadership and eventually allied with House Kholin, although he continued to let his wife handle most matters.
By the time Jasnah became Queen of Alethkar, Bethab had fallen into line with most of the other highprinces. He and Mishinah went to Thaylen City to serve as ambassadors there. Bethab proved useful, though not as much as his wife.
- Oathbringer chapter 104#
- Oathbringer chapter 19#
- Map of Alethkar
- JordanCon 2018
— Arcanum - 2018-04-21#
- Words of Radiance chapter 24#
- The Way of Kings chapter 28#
- The Way of Kings chapter 15#
- Words of Radiance chapter 67#
- Map of Alethi warcamps
- Words of Radiance chapter 46#
- Rhythm of War chapter 27#
- Rhythm of War chapter 50#