King's Own Nikolas described Rolan as "something special." He has the farthest reach of Mindspeech of any of the Companions. Rolan is able to speak with Gwena on a daily basis while she and Elspeth are down south in the Tayledras vales. In addition, he is especially fertile; all his couplings result in foals, much to the chagrin of Skif and his Companion, Cymry.
Although he cannot Mindspeak with Talia because her Gift is Empathy, they have an exceptionally strong bond. He is always in the back of her mind. Just by thinking of him, Talia knows what he is feeling and can see through Rolan's eyes. Even when she was shielded and locked in a mage cell in Ancar's dungeon, Talia could sense Rolan all the way until he reached the royal camp at the Valdemar/Hardorn border.
- Nikolas, reign of King Kiril, about 850 AF
- Amily, reign of King Kiril, about 850 AF
- Jedin, reign of King Theran, about 1077 AF
- Talamir, reign of King Sendar, about 1355 AF, reign of Queen Selenay, about 1376 AF
- Talia, reign of Queen Selenay, about 1376 AF
In the seriesEdit
- Foundation, The Collegium Chronicles, volume 1
- Intrigues, The Collegium Chronicles, volume 2
- Changes, The Collegium Chronicles, volume 3
- Redoubt, The Collegium Chronicles, volume 4
- Bastion, The Collegium Chronicles, volume 5
- Closer to Home, Herald Spy series, volume 1
- Closer to the Heart, Herald Spy series, volume 2
- Exile's Honor, Herald's of Valdemar prequel, volume 1
- Arrows of the Queen, Heralds of Valdemar series, volume 1
- Arrow's Flight, Heralds of Valdemar series, volume 2
- Arrow's Fall, Heralds of Valdemar series, volume 3
- Winds of Fury, Mage Winds series, volume 3
- Storm Rising, Mage Storms series, volume 2
- "Sun in Glory" by Mercedes Lackey, Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar, Anthologies, volume 2
- ↑ Rolan was Talamir's Companion only during Selenay's reign. He replaced the Grove-born Taver, who was killed on the battlefield moments before King Sendar.