|Appears in||The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance|
Sebarial is a Highprince of Alethkar; his princedom lays in southern Alethkar and is the southernmost warcamp within the Shattered Plains. His banner bears the glyphs sebes and laial stylized into a skyeel, deep gold on a black field.
Sebarial hosted Shallan Davar in his warcamp after being maneuvered into it upon her arrival on the Shattered Plains. He is revealed to have been creating an Alethi economic center in the hills surrounding the Shattered Plains, rather than focusing on winning gemhearts.
Sebarial was one of only three Highprinces to, quite unexpectedly, accompany Dalinar to the center of the Shattered Plains to assault the Parshendi and locate the Oathgate. Sebarial and his mistress, Palona, traveled in a carriage for the war procession.
In a society that prides itself on its warriors, Sabarial is a businessman. In a very segmented society, he goes against the grain and takes up with both a foreign and darkeyes woman. In a very conservative society, he cohabitates with this woman. He is the poster boy of rebelling against Vorin teachings. Still, he "employs" many Ardents.
Sebarial is more concerned with wealth and money over honor, reputation, and dignity. He shows an entrepreneurial attitude of the war at the Shattered Plains, looking for ways to make profit and planning ahead for when the Shattered Plains would become an Alethi financial/residential center of trade and commerce.
Sebarial acts rather uncouth in the presence of other Highprinces, and makes crude jokes and comments during important meetings as if to emphasize his disdain. Many other Highprinces have discounted him. However, he shows a different side of himself at his residence in his warcamp, where he lives with his mistress, Palona. When welcoming Shallan to the warcamp, Palona warmly tells her that Sebarial has a habit of taking in poor wanderers.
Shallan describes Sebarial's warcamp as smelling of spice and industry - of new leather and, sometimes, livestock.
Sebarial seems as unfazed by the glowing eyes of the stormform Parshendi as he is by anything else, despite his open acknowledgement that he's completely useless in a battle. Everyone recognizes this as a validation of Dalinar's visions. During most of the fight, however, he stayed out of the way in a canopy while drinking wine and eating fruit with Palona.
Jasnah's notes dismissed him as obnoxious and useless. However, this observation was drawn from her infrequent visits to the Shattered Plains and may be half right.