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Titles Highmarshal of Alethkar
Nationality Alethi
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive

Highmarshal Halad is a respected figure in the military circles of Alethkar on Roshar. His strategies and philosophy heavily influence Alethi military tradition.[1]

Adolin Kholin quoted several axioms attributed to Halad while he and Shallan discussed confronting Re-Shephir in the lower levels of Urithiru.[1]

It is not clear if Halad is a contemporary or historical figure. As a Highlord, he is presumably a lighteyes of the third dahn.[2]


To beat someone, you must first know them.

— Highmarshal Halad[1]

Plan every battle as if you will inevitably retreat, but fight every battle like there is no backing down.

— Highmarshal Halad[1]


  • Adolin's references to Halad evoke real-life military strategist Sun Tzu. Halad's axiom about knowing the enemy seems to paraphrase a famous quote from The Art of War.[3]


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