Author: Kyria d'Oreyn
When Malkier was about to fall, al'Akir and el'Leanna placed the sword of the Malkieri kings in Lan's hands, anointed him a Diademed Battle Lord and swore the ancient oath of the Malkieri kings and queens in his name. As a gift, el'Leanna put a locket containing the painted image of them around his neck. Lan later considers it as the most precious thing he received from his parents (NS, Ch. 16; TEotW, Ch. 47).
"El'Leanna placed a locket around her son's neck, for remembrance, and the infant, wrapped in swaddling clothes by the Queen's own hand, was given over to twenty chosen from the King's Bodyguard, the best swordsman, the most deadly fighters." (Agelmar Jagad; The Eye of the World, Chapter 47)
"With his mother's gift at his throat and his father's sword in his hand, with the ring branded on his heart, he had fought from his sixteenth nameday to avenge Malkier." (Lan; New Spring, Chapter 16)