Author: Kyria d'Oreyn
He was about to marry Chiape before Graendal took them both out of Shara. Chiape would have reigned Shara absolutely as Sh'boan, a kind of empress, then died after seven years to pass on her rule to Shaofan, as he would have been her Sh'botay, the male counterpart of a Sh'boan.
He insists that deaths that happen every seven years to the monarch of Shara are the will of the Pattern.
(Reference: Lord of Chaos, Chapter 6)