Pronunciation: COO-lah-dihn 
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An [Aiel] of the [Domai] sept of the [Shaido] clan. First-brother of [Muradin]. He is [Black Eyes].

! Physical Description

He is tall and broad-shouldered with flame colored hair. He is short of his middle years. ([TSR,Ch23])

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* Couladin, [Muradin] and the [Shaido] come to [Chaendaer] after the death of [Suladric]. The [Wise Ones|Aiel] give permission for [Muradin] to enter [Rhuidean]. ([TSR,Ch23])
* Couladin tries to attack [Rand|Rand alThor]. The [Wise Ones|Aiel] stop him and send him back to the [Shaido] tents. ([TSR,Ch23])
* When [Rand|Rand alThor] and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] return from [Rhuidean], Couladin accuses them of killing [Muradin] and attacks again. When he sees [Rand|Rand alThor]'s dragon marks, he leaves in a rage. ([TSR,Ch34])
* Couladin breaks camp and has the [Shaido] leave [Chaendaer] with the [Jindo] even though ten days have not passed for his brother in [Rhuidean]. ([TSR,Ch36])
* At the camp near [Imre Stand], Couladin and [Kadere|Hadnan Kadere] have a long talk. ([TSR,Ch37])
* [Asmodean] gives Couladin a pair of dragon marks like [Rand|Rand alThor]'s. ([TSR,Ch57])
* [Lian] spurns Couladin, addressing him as a friendless beggar, when he asks admittance to [Cold Rocks] Hold. He leaves in a rage. ([TSR,Ch49])
* Couladin and the [Shaido] break camp at nightfall and head north from [Cold Rocks] Hold. ([TSR,Ch50])
* Couladin shows his dragon marks to the gathered clan chiefs at [Alcair Dal], but a very bad lie about what he supposedly saw in [Rhuidean] causes them to side with [Rand|Rand alThor]. ([TSR,Ch57])
* [Sevanna] and Couladin lead the [Shaido] away from [Alcair Dal] before [Rand|Rand alThor] returns. ([TSR,Ch58])
* Couladin mobilizes the [Shaido] and they head for [Jangai Pass]. ([TFoH,Ch6])
* Couladin and the [Shaido] enter [Jangai Pass] and decimate the town of [Taien]. They take wetlanders as %%ot [gai'shain|Aiel]%% which disturbs the other clan chiefs more than the slaughter. ([TFoH,Ch20])
* Couladin and the [Shaido] enter [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)] and wipe out the town of [Selean]. ([TFoH,Ch23])
* Couladin and the [Shaido] pass by the town of [Eianrod], but it is already abandoned. ([TFoH,Ch31])
* Couladin and the [Shaido] reach [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)] and lay siege. ([TFoH,Ch30])
* Couladin and some of his [Shaido] occupy a hill a mile from [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)]. ([TFoH,Ch41])
* Couladin has 160,000 spears around [Cairhien|Cairhien (City)]. ([TFoH,Ch42])
* [Mat|Matrim Cauthon]'s army encounters a band of [Shaido] led by Couladin himself. ([TFoH,Ch44])
* After [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] is knocked from his horse, Couladin attacks him and [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] kills Couladin. ([TFoH,Ch45])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Shadow Rising]
## [TSR,Ch23] - Couladin and [Muradin] are first-brothers.
## [TSR,Ch57] - Couladin is a member of the [Black Eyes] Society.
* [The Shadow Rising],Glossary - Couladin is a member of the [Domai] sept.
# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch2] - The clan chiefs agree that Couladin and the [Shaido] will never submit to [Rand|Rand alThor].
## [TFoH,Ch14] - [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tells [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] that [Rand|Rand alThor] is following Couladin and the [Shaido] across [Jangai Pass].
## [TFoH,Ch23] - Couladin was a member of the [Black Eyes] society. The Black Eyes of the other clans have vowed to kill him.
## [TFoH,Ch24] - [Egwene|Egwene alVere] tells [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] that they are now in [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)]. Couladin and the [Shaido] decimated the town of [Selean].
## [TFoH,Ch43] - [Rand|Rand alThor] starts wearing his sword again. He admits to [Lan|al'Lan Mandragoran] that it is to kill Couladin.
## [TFoH,Ch45] - [Melindhra] is proud that [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] brought great honor to himself by killing Couladin.
## [TFoH,Ch45] - [Rand|Rand alThor] is astounded when he learns that [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] killed Couladin.
## [TFoH,Ch49] - [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] and [Nynaeve|Nynaeve alMeara] can hardly believe that [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] killed Couladin.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Prologue] - After the deaths of [Suladric] and [Muradin], [Sevanna] wanted Couladin strictly for power.
# In [Winters Heart]
## [WH,Ch4] - After seeing [Sevanna], [Faile|Zarine Bashere] recognizes that she was really the power behind Couladin. All the destruction in [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)] as well as [Dumai's Wells|Dumais Wells] was really her doing.
# In [Knife of Dreams]
## [KoD,Ch5] - [Therava] believes that Couladin was the true %%ot [Car'a'carn|Rand alThor]%% and that [Rand|Rand alThor] was a puppet of the [Aes Sedai].
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch19] - [Charlz Guybon] is quite impressed that [Mat|Matrim Cauthon] killed Couladin.
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