Paetram is a Kandori merchant visiting Tear.
He has wide shoulders, a big belly and a forked yellow beard. He wears an earring with a ruby the size of a pigeon's egg. Three silver chains looped across his chest indicate a Kandori master merchant.
He is in a tavern in the Maule discussing events with other patrons. When he mentions the Two Rivers, Mat goes to his table to get details. He tells that Whitecloaks have entered the Two Rivers so his stash of tabac should go up in value since none of Two Rivers leaf will be available this year.
Paetram tells also to Mat that the Whitecloaks in the Two Rivers are hunting the Dragon Reborn, and are also after a Darkfriend with yellow eyes. Mat presses for more information, and Paetram begins to get nervous; he offers Mat a free cask of Two Rivers leaf, as a gesture of honor and appreciation.
Mat tosses an Andoran crown on the table and tells them to buy themselves more drinks. As Mat walks away, he hears Paetram mutter to his companions that he had thought Mat was about to cut his throat, and a woman warns him not to try his ploys on that kind.