Alteima is the High Lord Tedosian's wife.
She is tall and slender, with large brown eyes, long black hair and a full bosom.
A dangerous woman who likes to pull puppet strings from the background, Alteima was manipulating her husband and her lover the High Lord Carleon. She is sent with the army of Tear to restore order to Cairhien.
Instead of following Rand al'Thor's instructions she instead goes to Caemlyn to try and find safety there. While talking in the Throne Room with Morgase Trakand she meets Rahvin and falls under his sway by Compulsion.