Daerid Ondin

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A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion confirming the information available in the main story arc.

Author: Leora Oldessroth

General

Daerid Ondin is a commander of Cairhienin pikemen; he is half a head shorter than Mat, has hard eyes, three white scars crisscrossing his face, and a nose that has been repeatedly broken (TFoH, Ch. 43). Daerid is a little taller than Talmanes and fifteen years older than him; Daerid is a commoner and has been a soldier all his life (LoC, Ch. 5).

Timeline

  • He agrees to follow Mat's plan to survive an ambush by the Shaido during the fighting outside of Cairhien (TFoH, Ch. 43).
  • After the troops under Mat's command are dispersed, Daerid, Talmanes, and Nalesean find Mat to find out what to do next in the battle; Daerid tells Mat that the next group of Shaido they will face is led by Couladin (TFoH, Ch. 43).
  • Daerid warns Mat to stay with his pikemen when facing Couladin's Shaido and not to try and fight a duel; he says that Mat's plan for entrapping Couladin is a good one (TFoH, Ch. 44).
  • After they win the battle, Daerid gives Mat an ointment to stop his bleeding (TFoH, Ch. 45).
  • So many men want to join the Band that Daerid doubles his number of foot soldiers and has to turn people away (TFoH, Ch. 51).
  • Daerid, Talmanes, and Nalesean come down to the docks after the explosion of the twisted red door-frame ter'angreal (TFoH, Ch. 53).
  • Mat gives Daerid, Talmanes, and Nalesean orders to get the Band ready to move at first light; Daerid and the rest of the Band begin making their way to Tear (LoC, Ch. 5; Ch. 22).
  • Daerid lets Mat know that Rand has arrived in the Band's camp; Rand sends Mat and the Band to find Elayne and escort her back to Caemlyn (LoC, Ch. 33).
  • Once the Band reaches Salidar, Mat orders Daerid, Talmanes, and Nalesean to make camp as though the Band were to be attacked; he leaves the Band and heads for Salidar (LoC, Ch. 38).
  • Daerid is still with the main group of the Band, giving advice to Estean, who is in charge while Mat and Talmanes are gone (KoD, Ch. 26).
  • During the Last Battle, he is with the Dragons (AMoL, Ch. 41).