Biographical information
Ethnicity Veden
Nationality Jah Kevedian
Gender Male
Status Alive
Physical Description
Eye Color Intense blue/Dark brown
Family Highprince Valam (father)
Appears in Words of Radiance

Redin is the bastard son of Highprince Valam of Jah Keved; his mother is an unknown darkeyed woman. This heritage caused him to be born dual-eyed, with one eye light and the other dark.


Redin's face was long and slender, looking as if it had been pinched. One of his eyes is described as "intense blue" and the other as "dark brown". He was both lighteyed and dark.[1]


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.[2]

Taravangian inspected this Redin, curious. This was the king's ruthless executioner that he had read about? This concerned, helpless-looking man?[2]

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.[2]


"Highprince Valam might be dead, Brightness Tyn," the spanreed wrote " ... His forces are gearing up to seize Vedenar, however, so if he's dead, his bastard son is likely pretending he is not.[3]
The messenger gave Father a look of disgust, a demeaning sneer. It said, I am a bastard, but even I am not as low as you.[1]