Pronunciation: MOOR-death

Councilor who turned the city of Aridhol to use Darkfriends' ways against the Darkfriends, thus bringing its destruction and earning it a new name, Shadar Logoth, "Where the Shadow Waits." Only one thing survives in Shadar Logoth besides the hate that killed it, and that is Mordeth himself, bound in the ruins for two thousand years, waiting for someone to come whose soul he can consume and so take on new flesh. (The Great Hunt,Glossary)

Physical Description#

He is short, plump and completely bald with droopy eyelids. He casts no shadow. (TEotW,Ch19)

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

  • Mordeth becomes counselor to King Balwen Mayel. He corrupts the king and the city so they finally consume themselves leaving only Mordeth alive. (TEotW,Ch19)
  • Mordeth offers Rand, Mat and Perrin treasure if they will help him carry it to his horses. Something spooks him and he starts to attack the boys, then screams and retreats, then flees. (TEotW,Ch19)
  • Mordeth encounters Padan Fain, merging with him and finally escaping Aridhol.

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch3 - Padan Fain tells Rand and Egwene, "Mordeth knows more than all of you."
    2. TGH,Ch49 - Moiraine figured out that Padan Fain and Mordeth merged forming something for dangerous and evil than either.
  2. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch16 - When the gholam flees through a hole in the wall, Mat recalls that he saw Mordeth do something similar at Shadar Logoth.
  3. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Prologue - Padan Fain used to consider himself as Mordeth, but he needs a new name now.

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