|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Appearance and personality
He is described as tall and stately. He wears a matching steel helm and breastplate, with a dark blue uniform that identifies him as a ranking officer in the Kholin army. He is dutiful and appears to faithfully adhere to military procedures, as he is seen saluting "crisply" in the midst of a deadly battle. He is trusted by Dalinar.
He is a captainlord of the Cobalt Guard assigned to protect Adolin Kholin. He participates in the Battle of the Tower and encounters Kaladin, who tells him to retreat. However, he refuses to leave Adolin. Instead, he leads the Cobalt Guard as they follow Kaladin to rescue Dalinar from the Parshendi Shardbearer, Eshonai.
After the Battle of Narak, Dalinar mentions that he would have assigned Malan to investigate the murders of Torol Sadeas and Vedekar Perel in Urithiru if he were still alive. It is not clear when exactly he was killed.