Isaam is the Alatien on guard at the entrance to Tama'a, the Alatien village. He's rather aloof and disdainful of April until he sees her 'fly' over the chasm, and asks if she's the Windbringer. When April needs to pass the test to see the Teller, Isaam tells April the Tale of Winds.
Isaam hasn't yet taken a mate: he finds the females in Tama'a are cold and unapproachable. He has affectionate feelings for Neema, who seems kind, but is nervous about expressing them until gently prompted by April.