He is grizzled. He has a hoarse voice due to receiving an Aiel arrow in the throat. He now has a ragged scar. He has tilted eyes.
He is a Saldaean who considers himself lucky because he once cheated death. Lan thinks he is foolish for taking too many chances. He brings a messenger to Lan from Lord Emares. He then travels with Lan to Kinslayer's Dagger, in pursuit of the retreating Aiel.
More than twenty years later, Rakim, Andere and Nazar Kurenin all meet up with Lan and Bulen along the Plain of Lances. They travel in front of Lan until he finally accepts them into his company. Rakim brings Weilin Aldragoran and his company into Lan's camp, much to Lan's displeasure.