EWoT: Bertome Saighan

Bertome Saighan
Biographical information
Nationality Cairhienin
Current status Alive
Physical description
Gender Male
Height Short
Chronological and political information
First appeared TPOD 21
Last appeared TOM 52
Affiliation Dragon Reborn
Title Lord
Rank High Seat

Bertome Saighan is a Cairhienin noble and cousin of Lady Colavaere Saighan. Although never openly opposing Rand al'Thor, his loyalty is still largely questioned.


He is short with the front of his head shaved and powdered.


Upon the death of Lady Colavaere, he became the High Seat of House Saighan. He and Doressin Chuliandred are childhood friends.

He rides with Rand when Rand's forces attack the invading Seanchan just outside Illian. He follows Weiramon Saniago into the final assault on the Seanchan. Rand brings him back to Cairhien and gives him servants that are loyal to Rand and Dobraine Taborwin. He is later seen conversing with Weiramon in Cairhien's corridors.

Queen Elayne Trakand brings him and a small group of Cairhienin nobles to Caemlyn where she first demonstrates her newly created Dragons. He then witnesses Arymilla Marne, Elenia Sarand and Naean Arawn have their lands and titles stripped by Elayne. She then offers some of these estates to Bertome on the condition that he supports her ascension to the Sun Throne.

Bertome and Lorstrum Aesnan greet Elayne when she Travels to Cairhien and escort her to the Royal Palace. As Elayne is about to sit down, Birgitte Silverbow checks her chair and finds a poisoned pin hidden in the cushion, shaming Lorstrum. Elayne then declares to the nobles gathered that all available men will be conscripted into the army and that Cairhien's forces will move out to join the Dragon Reborn's army gathered at the Field of Merrilor.