Aram was born to a young woman of the Tuatha'an. When he was too young to even remember his mother, she was killed for sport by bandits when foraging away from the wagons. Since then, he was brought up by his maternal grandparents, Ila and Raen.
Aram's family and other Tuatha'an find Perrin Aybara and Egwene al'Vere in the Caralain Grass. Raen asks the pair if they know the Song, and Egwene is confused. Ila repeats, asking if she knows the Song. Aram jokingly says that if the pair knew the Song, or they would have answered. He tells Egwene and Perrin what the appropriate response to the greeting is. Egwene responds fully, and Perrin awkwardly manages to complete some of the phrase. Ila then responds that they shall still seek for the Song, and introduces herself and her family.
Raen and his companions take Perrin and Egwene to their wagons, where blankets are given to the pair. Egwene asks who the group is, and the group is confused, being certain that anyone would know of their people. Aram jokes about their ill reputation as thieves and kidnappers, though Raen notes that their reputation is unfairly earned. Ila explains that they are part of the Tuatha'an, the Traveling People, and that their fires are open to all, for as long as anyone needs them. The dishevelled youths begin to eat the food their hosts offer to them.
Later, Aram speaks to Perrin and Egwene as the wagons move onward, telling them that they are heading east to Tar Valon. When Perrin asks how Aram can trust them, he tells them that they can hardly be good bandits if they are wandering the Caralain Plain in rags, noting that it is rare for villagers to come down from the Mountains of Mist. When Egwene tells him that they are from Whitebridge, Aram expresses a coy skepticism of her claim, before asking them to join the wagons.
As the Tuatha'an make their way east, Aram tells Perrin and Egwene that they were lucky to encounter them, as it is a rare path for them to take, with them only doing so in order to avoid the conflicts further south. When Perrin asks why they cannot defend themselves, Ila and Raen explain the Way of the Leaf to the two newcomers, with Aram joking somewhat about Ila's idioms. When they camp for the night, Aram talks to Egwene, asking if the man she loves has been lost. She responds in the negative, saying she would know if that were the case. He explains to her about the Tuatha'an tradition of leaving the wagons at the age of twenty, telling her that most Tuatha'an return to their people, but not all of them.
As the wagons approach Tar Valon, they are halted by the Children of the Light, who ask if they have any connection to the False Dragon, Logain Ablar. Ila denies any connection, but Eamon Valda recognizes Perrin and Egwene from an earlier encounter. As the Tuatha'an link arms to prevent the Whitecloaks to getting to Egwene and Perrin, Aram tells them to follow him, remarking that the soldiers will not kill Tuatha'an. Aram tells them there is a village nearby that is friendly to his people. However, one of the Whitecloak soldiers knocks Aram to the ground while ahorse, and he falls unconscious, while Perrin and Egwene are taken by the Children.
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Changes from the book series
Aram is an adaptation of the (book spoilers!) from the book series.