Rand was married to Noelle Dubrinsky. Because they were not lifemates, Rand continued to have relationships with other women. One of these relationships was with his true lifemate Maggie O'Halloran. Around the time he met Maggie, Rand and Noelle also produced a child. A couple months after his birth, Noelle was murdered and the child was given to Tienn and Dierdre to raise. Rand was devastated by grief and was put to the rejuvenating rest of Carpathians before Maggie could tell him that she was pregnant with their daughter Shea. Rand rose from his rest a year before the events of Dark Desire. In that book, he became vampire and was killed.