—Benediction from the Prophet in Ghealdan
Masema Dagar (pronounced: mah-SEE-mah) was once a Shienaran soldier who later became the Prophet of the Dragon.
He had a triangular scar on his cheek and had dark deep-set eyes.
The Great Hunt Edit
When he first met Rand al'Thor he regarded him with barely disguised contempt due to Rand reminding him of the Aiel he faced in the Aiel War. He informed Rand that he couldn't leave Fal Dara while the Amyrlin Seat was present. Later Masema witnessed Rand's fight with Ishamael at Falme and started treating Rand with a religious fervor.
Becoming the Prophet Edit
He abandoned the other Shienarans shortly afterward and preached of the Dragon Reborn all the way to Ghealdan, settling there and triggering civil unrest. When Nynaeve al'Meara found him in Ghealdan, he had become the leader of a sect, asking his followers to abandon everything and follow the "Lord Dragon" (despite the irony that Masema had not seen Rand since early 999 NE). He exercised control over large sections of Ghealdan, offering both refuge for the masses of displaced persons, and commanding a large body of Dragonsworn.
Rescuing Faile Edit
He reported to Perrin on a large quantity of grain found in So Habor. He was with the Shaido prisoners when Perrin arrived and chopped a prisoner's hand off, looking for answers on Faile Bashere. Even he seemed shocked by Perrin's actions.
After Perrin formed another temporary alliance with the Seanchan, Masema aided Perrin in defeating the Shaido and rescuing Faile at Malden. Afterward, most of Masema's army was dead or wounded due to a severe disadvantage against trained Aiel. He managed to cut his way back to about two hundred of his fiercest men and escape with them.
After he escaped with his men, Masema planned to escape from Perrin and his army, and then return to kill Perrin as the "Dragon Reborn" ordered when he appeared "glowing in the air" the night before the battle. This strongly suggests Masema was at least partially manipulated by one of the Forsaken. He also began to question how he could have lost so many men. Faile then appeared as he began to try to answer these questions. He was killed by Faile and the Cha Faile before he could follow through with his plans to escape.
The name Masema bears resemblance to the Islamic false prophet "Musailma" and bears a resemblance to Musailma in the sense that that they were both self proclaimed Prophets; just as Musailma was never a true Prophet of Islam, Masema too was in a sense a false prophet since Rand al'Thor never claimed him to be his prophet.