Only 1 gholam appears in the wheel of time series, he moves around quite often throughout the series. we know he is able to walk through gateways so when he appears in Ebou Dar i believe in a relatively quick manner (something that should take months on foot) its speculated that he traveled there with Moridin.
We know that Shadowspawn cannot survive going through a gateway. Would
the gholam have died just by going though the gateway in Towers of
Midnight, or was it necessary for Mat to have kicked him off into the
No, he wouldn't have died just by going through the gateway, but he's
Then from sanderson.
gholam CAN go THROUGH gateways (from one place to
another). Gholam are Shadowspawn of a more perfected kind. It would
have been way too easy to kill if you just needed to shove it through
a gateway (to another place). However, falling through the skimming
gateway did kill the gholam and it is really dead
and it's not going to show up again.
Over and over people ask questions about the gholam to both team Jordan as well as Jordan himself and they only ever refer to this one singular gholam.
Are gholam immortal?
Because they were in...a box?
Stasis box. A stasis box is an artifact of the Age of Legends, and is
in effect an artificial vacuole. Time does not move inside a stasis
box. It is a thing devised for storing things that are fragile or that
might decay in some way.
So the gholam can die by a natural death?
I don’t know if you’d call it a natural death, but yeah, they can
decay. You saw what happened with Mat’s medallion—it just fell on the
gholam’s cheek and branded it.
But do they die of old age?
Yeah, they do, but they live a little longer than you’d like them to,
let me tell you (laughter)—not as long as an Aes Sedai, but...not as
long as an Aes Sedai that hasn’t sworn the Three Oaths, anyway...not
as long as a strong Aes Sedai that hasn’t sworn the Three Oaths.