A talented, athletic young man who does everything right — at least, so it appears on the outside.
Laman, although still a teenager, is already known and respected in many places as the Heir of Lehi. As Lehi’s eldest son, Laman bears the birthright. Lehi has trained, educated, and prepared him in every way possible for his ultimate inheritance of the family business, its fortunes, and its reputation.
Laman’s life has been one of rigorous expectations. His father’s standards are high — so high, in fact, that Laman has struggled to meet them, despite his powerful strength and keen intelligence. On the one hand, Lehi’s standards have helped push Laman to be the top in his class — both athletically and academically — but on the other, they have filled Laman’s life with stress. Sometimes, when the circumstances have been difficult, Laman has chosen to utilize less-than-honest means to achieve his goals. It has allowed him more time to do the things he loves — hunting, traveling, and spending time with his friends — while at the same time keeping his father off his back. Although he knows his father would disapprove, Laman is reaching a point where he wonders if anything could truly placate his father’s seemingly insatiable — and unattainable — dreams.
At the end of the day, Laman knows he’s set for life — the family fortune is enormous, the family business is strong, and his birthright inheritance is guaranteed…provided he doesn’t break the rules too much.