Although his topknot is white with age, his face is unwrinkled. He is said to have the soul of a poet.
King Easer's wife died eleven years before the rise of the Dragon Reborn.
He meets with the other Borderland rulers and makes a blood pact with them before setting out and leaving the Borderlands to look for Rand al'Thor.
The army travels to Braem Wood in Andor where it camps down for the winter. He, with the rest of the rulers, meets with Elayne Trakand. They agree with her to carry on moving south towards Murandy in exchange for her not raising a hostile hand against them as they travel.
Rand finally agrees to meet with all the Borderlander rulers in the city of Far Madding. Ethenielle Kirukon Materasu takes the lead in negotiations and strikes Rand across the face. After being struck by the other three rulers, Paitar Nachiman asks Rand a question about Tellindal Tirraso. The four rulers then agree that Rand is the Dragon Reborn and officially meet with him. Rand demands their oath of allegiance; otherwise he will leave the Borderlander army to sit where it is and miss the Last Battle.