He was stout and not very tall with a peaked nose. He had close-cropped black hair which was shaved two finger widths up each side of his head.
Rodel Ituralde led a series of hit and run attacks on Seanchan forces in Tarabon. Turan was given orders from Lunal Galgan to chase Ituralde back into Arad Doman. When crossing into Arad Doman, Turan's forces were surrounded when another enemy force came from behind them.
In the ensuing battle at Darluna, Turan was mortally wounded. At the end of a meeting called by him, in which Ituralde revealed that the enemy force behind Turan was a sham. Turan then asked Ituralde to kill him quickly, and Ituralde granted his wish. Turan was carrying a heron-mark sword and was therefore a Blademaster.