He is lean and refused to wear the Hadori. He is growing a bit soft around the stomach.
He overhears Nynaeve al'Meara conversation with Weilin Aldragoran telling him that the Golden Crane has been risen and that Lan Mandragoran rides into the Blight. Managan celebrates and will join him.
He sells everything he owns to purchase supplies for Lan's company. He catches up with Lan close to the border of Arafel and is introduced to him by Andere. Lan grudgingly accepts him into the group only if he swears not to reveal who Lan is.