Although within the one Interlude in which father and son interact, Valam refers to him as 'Bastard' instead of by name; still, Redin appears to show genuine concern for Valam when the man is on his sickbed. At this point, Taravangian sees Redin as helpless, contrasting starkly with Redin's reputation as his father's pet assassin.
Taravangian inspected this Redin, curious. This was the king's ruthless executioner that he had read about? This concerned, helpless-looking man?
Mrall recognized the father's disdain for his bastard son, despite all that the father had done to his son.
Cruel, what Valam did to that one, Mrall said, nodding toward the bastard, who shoved his way out of the stormwagon and into the light.