- Not a large man
- Dark, hard face
- Ascends to Lord Captain Commander
- Blademaster, with a Heron-mark Blade
- Killed by Galadedrid Damodred(KOD Prologue)
At the beginning of Knife of Dreams, Eamon Valda is the Lord Captain Commander of the Whitecloaks, and is at his headquarters, a hunting lodge in Amadicia. When Trom arrives, in company with Galad and others, and asks if the Trial Beneath The Light may be invoked, he agrees, claiming to wish to preserve the old ways. He seems unsurprised at Galad bringing the challenge against him, and he accepts it while denying the charge of murdering Morgase Trakand. In a private word before the Trial begins, he tells Galad that he didn't kill Morgase, though he claims to have slept with her. He does well against Galad, until a ploy taking advantage of his overconfidence leads him to make a fatal mistake.