|Title(s)||Brightlord, Captain of the bridge crews|
|Appears in||The Way of Kings|
Matal requested the assignment as captain of the bridge crews because he believed that the crews were essential to Sadeas's advantage in the War of Reckoning. Hashal expressed that the mismanagement of the crews under Lamaril was disgraceful.
After Dalinar and his army were abandoned at the battle of the Tower, Matal was vehement that Bridge Four cross Bridge Six's bridge and leave the staging plateau. At Kaladin's refusal, Matal realized that rather than continuing to insist, he'd prefer that Bridge Four be attacked and slaughtered by the Parshendi.
Matal is tall but spindly, with delicate hands.