EWoT: Madoc Comadrin

Madoc Comadrin
Biographical information
Nationality Unknown nationality
Current status Dead
Physical description
Gender Male
Chronological and political information
First mentioned LOC 5
Last mentioned KOD 37
Occupation Soldier
Rank General
"It is always better to kill your enemies far off than close at hand."
   —Madoc Comadrin

Madoc Comadrin was a famous general who lived some six hundred years before Artur Hawkwing. He wrote a book on military strategy called Fog and Steel.[1]

Referenced Edit

Centuries later Matrim Cauthon often quotes Comadrin, from his book and from his own memories of actually meeting him.[2] King Roedran Almaric do Arreloa a'Naloy was also very impressed with Comadrin's book and printed some copies of it.[3] In respons to Musenge's querry about Mat not donning armor and participating in battle, Mat quotes Comadrin, saying "a general who draws his sword has put aside his baton and become a common soldier."[4]


  1. Knife of Dreams, Prologue
  2. Lord of Chaos, Chapter 5
  3. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 26
  4. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 37

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