Prologue Through to the End of the Epilogue--Full Book Discussion. in Wheel of Time Books Posted January 10, 2013 · Edited January 10, 2013 by Entreri We had great debate in past as to who the greatest living swordsman in Randland is. I call Lan and this book settles it! Also, Light is One Power. There was no question he was the greatest of the current crop (except for a few rabid Gawyn fans). I said he was well beyond two-handed Rand (Toram example, plus Aviendha's comment regarding Lan). Lan is definitely the greatest blademaster of the current Age and I would say ever, greatest fighter ever too. It does not matter if you are somehow magically better than him, he still beats you. Demandred stated that NOBODY in this Age could be that good, thus Lan > Jearom. Gawyn with 1 ring took out 6 Sharans at once without a scratch, with 3 rings he could not touch Demandred, who completely toyed with him. Demandred could have taken out perhaps 3 Gawyn's at once. (no rings) Demandred states that it cannot be Asmodean and that it must be LTT he is facing. In his PoV, we see that Demandred was preparing/practicising for LTT. In Lan's PoV, we see that if he was not exhausted/injured before the fight that perhaps it would have been different (no need to sheath the blade). LTT was very likely the greatest blademaster of AoL, he and Be'lal took up the sport. LTT was #1 at pretty much anything outside of TAR. The ease at which Rand became #2 blademaster implies how insanely good LTT was. Since Demandred is Mr.Almost, it is also likely he was #2 in AoL. Then we have a none exhausted Lan taking out 2 Myddraal at once within around 5 seconds! "The Fades froze, STUPEDIFIED for a second". From their expression and Price Kaisel's comment, this appears to be an impossible thing. Mat (FoH) states that you have to attack A Myddraal before it OVERWHELMS you. These two Fades were simultanaesouly attacking Lan and he took them down with incredible ease. Q.E.D.