Title: King Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar

King of [Illian|Illian (Country)]. His sign is three leopards, silver on black.

! Physical Description

He is muscular. His beard is white and he is nearly bald. He has a well-broken nose and a creased face. ([KoD,Ch2])

! Chronology (Possible Spoilers)

* King Mattin Stepaneos leads the forces opposing the [Children of the Light] in the [Whitecloak War] of 957 NE. He is captured and ransomed by [Pedron Niall]. ([Guide])
* Mattin Stepaneos presents [Tam al'Thor|Tam alThor] of the Illianer [Companions|Illian (Country)] with a [One Power]-crafted heron-mark sword. ([Book Signing|Guide])
* Danelle reports to [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] that Mattin Stepaneos has agreed to her proposition while [Roedran|Roedran Analoy], [Tylin|Tylin Quintara] and [Alliandre|Alliandre Maritha Kigarin] are still considering. ([LoC,Ch7])
* With the army massing in [Tear|Tear (Country)], Mattin Stepaneos negotiates with both the [White Tower] and the [Children of the Light]. ([LoC,Ch9])
* Mattin Stepaneos is kidnapped from [Illian|Illian (City)] by the [White Tower] two days before [Rand|Rand alThor] attacks. ([ACoS,Ch41], [KoD,Ch2])
* Mattin Stepaneos is delivered to [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] in the [White Tower]. He rants at her over his kidnapping and treatment. She tells him that she saved him from [Rand|Rand alThor]. ([KoD,Ch2])
* [Egwene|Egwene alVere] meets Mattin Stepaneos and tells him the truth about [Rand|Rand alThor]'s treatment of rulers in other countries. ([KoD,Ch24])
* Mattin Stepaneos remains in the [White Tower]. He is afraid to return to [Illian|Illian (Country)]. ([ToM,Ch27])

! Other References (Possible Spoilers)

# In [The Fires of Heaven]
## [TFoH,Ch41] - Mattin Stepaneos den Balgar is king of [Illian|Illian (Country)].
# In [Lord of Chaos]
## [LoC,Ch9] - His sign is three leopards, silver on black.
## [LoC,Ch9] - Stepaneos has on [Aes Sedai] advisor, but he keeps her hidden.
# In [A Crown of Swords]
## [ACoS,Prologue] - [Elaida|Elaida do Avriny aRoihan] issues orders to have Mattin Stepaneos kidnapped.
## [ACoS,Ch41] - The [Council of Nine|Illian (Country)] believe Lord [Brend|Sammael] had something to do with Mattin Stepaneos' disappearance.
# In [The Path of Daggers]
## [TPoD,Ch13] - Most of Lord [Brend|Sammael]'s supporters disbanded when they learned that [Brend|Sammael] was dead and Mattin Stepaneos disappeared.
## [TPoD,Ch14] - [Rand|Rand alThor] is now using Mattin Stepaneos' gaudy tent as his headquarters.
## [TPoD,Ch16] - [Siuan|Siuan Sanche] has one report that Mattin Stepaneos was killed by [Rand|Rand alThor] and another that he was actually kidnapped.
# In [Towers of Midnight]
## [ToM,Ch13] - [Rand|Rand alThor] learns that the [White Tower] has Mattin Stepaneos and the circumstances.
## [ToM,Ch32] - [Rand|Rand alThor] says a friend told him about Mattin Stepaneos being in the [White Tower]. That gave him a clue where to look for King [Alsalam|Alsalam Saeed Almadar].
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