He has a hard face with lines only at the corners of his eyes, which are like brown stone. He wears a topknot of pure white. His sign is three running red foxes.
On their way to the Eye of the World, Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran lead Rand al'Thor, Matrim Cauthon, Perrin Aybara, Egwene al'Vere, and Nynaeve al'Meara to Fal Dara and meet with Agelmar. Moiraine advises him to send men to wall up the Fal Dara Waygate. Padan Fain is caught trying to sneak into Fal Dara and brought before Agelmar. He offers to advise Agelmar on how to defeat the Dark One, but Agelmar refuses to listen.
After the party returns with the Horn of Valere, Moiraine asks Agelmar for an escort to carry it to Illian. Agelmar gives the Horn to Siuan Sanche when she arrives in Fal Dara, but the city is attacked by Trollocs, and Fain is released from his cell and steals the Horn. He sends a company of men, led by Ingtar Shinowa, with Rand as his second-in-command, to retrieve the Horn. Once the Horn is retrieved, Rand proclaims himself the Dragon Reborn and most of the Shienarans pledge themselves to him, claiming that the Dragon Reborn has freed them from their old oaths. Only Hurin returns to Shienar.
He accompanies Easar to a meeting with the rest of the Borderland rulers.