Biographical information
Ethnicity Veden
Nationality Jah Kevedian
Gender Male
Status Dead
Social Information
Title(s) Brightlord, Highprince, King
Family Redin (son)
Occupation King
Appears in The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance

Valam was Highprince of Vedenar and, until his death, was King of Jah Keved.[1][2] House Davar is aligned to him.

Warning Book Spoiler: Significant plot details follow.

Words of RadianceEdit

Highprince Valam is a major combatant in Jah Keved's war of succession.  Although he is eventually able to defeat opposing factions and become the king of Jah Keved, succeeding Hanavanar, the city of Vedenar is torched and he remains grievously ill.  When King Taravangian arrives after the final battle and has his doctors treat the wounded, the two kings meet.  Valam makes Taravangian his heir, and then orders his bastard son, Redin, to kill him so he can die an honorable death.[2]

So the night will reign, for the choice of honor is life ...

Death Rattle from King Valam

Upon his death, a Shardblade appeared from vapor beside his bed, then thumped to the floor of the wagon in which he'd been transported. Nobody reached for it.[2]