Author: Atarah al'Norahn
Rakim considers himself lucky to be alive, and thinks that since he has cheated death once, he can do it again. He likes to boast about his luck (NS, Ch. 1).
- On the last real night of the Aiel War, Rakim leads the messenger of Lord Emares to Lan (NS, Ch. 1).
- Lan's company, Rakim included, is near Kinslayer's Dagger scouting for Aiel. While Lan is looking around for Aiel, Rakim makes a comment about Kinslayer's Dagger, thinking that it's the Spine of the World (NS, Ch. 12).
- He joins Lan on his way to Shienar (ToM, Ch. 7).
- He fetches Managan, Weilin and Gorenellin (ToM, Ch. 24).
"A grizzled Saldaean named Rakim, he had received that voice a year back, along with a ragged scar that he liked to show off when drinking, from an Aiel arrow in the throat. Rakim considered himself lucky to be alive, and he was. Unfortunately, he also believed that having cheated death once, he would continue to do so. He took chances, and even when not drinking, he boasted about his luck, a fool thing to do. There was no point to taunting fate." (Lan; New Spring, Chapter 1).
"Are those the Spine of the World?" Rakim called in that rasping voice. "Impressive, but somehow I thought they'd be taller." (Rakim; New Spring, Chapter 12).