Laral Wistiow
Biographical information
Ethnicity Alethi
Nationality Alethi
Gender Female
Status Alive
Physical Description
Hair Color Black with golden streaks
Eye Color Bright pale green
Family Wistiow (father),
Roshone (presumed husband)
Appears in The Way of Kings,
Words of Radiance (mentioned), Oathbringer

Laral is a young, lighteyed Alethi woman from Hearthstone. She is the only daughter of Brightlord Wistiow, who was the city lord until he passed away of old age in 1166.

Laral was Kaladin's best childhood friend and was arranged to marry him, until her father died.[1] As Wistiow had no other heirs and Laral had not reached her day of majority, his lands and mansion were given to the new city lord, Brightlord Roshone. Laral received a dowry in compensation, as well as what was left of her family fortune.

Roshone sought to secure Laral's inheritance through marriage, arranging her engagement with his son. Following his son's death (the result of a hunting accident), he sought her hand for himself.[2]


Laral had "golden streaks in her otherwise black hair" as a child, but as she grew older, she dyed her hair black to hide her blonde streaks.[3] [4] Her eyes are bright pale green.[3]