|“||"To you, a lighteyes is the same as a leader. In other kingdoms, though, other things make a man a ... curse this Alethi language. A man of high birth. A brightlord, only without the eyes.||”|
According to Vorin teachings, lighteyes are chosen at birth by the Heralds, marked for rule. In the Vorin legal code of citizenship, lighteyes are classified by dahn; the lower the dahn, the higher one is ranked. For example, tenth dahn classifies one as being almost as low as a darkeyes. Thaylenah has its own system of ranks.
Brightlord and Brightness are lighteyes' honorifics.
Many darkeyes look at lighteyes with disdain.
Foreign blood amongst lighteyes means stray hairs of another color (for example), like that of Adolin Kholin and Ialai Sadeas. Ironically, mixed-blood is far more common in lighteyes than in darkeyes. Darkeyes rarely marry foreigners, but the Alethi Houses often need alliances or money from the outside.
A. I'm afraid I have to RAFO this too.