I for one can't at all remember how tall Loial is presented as being anyway, so the details makes no difference to me.
Hmm...Rand comes up to his shoulder or chest, so I’d peg around 9-10 feet.
According to the wiki and a source cited there, Jordan said that Rand was 6'5" or 6'6". It's possible he gave a 6'8" figure somewhere else. Rand's height is remarked on several times in the books, as I recall.Wait, Rand is six foot eight?? Where does that stat come from?
The overwhelming awesomeness of the Aiel got pretty rediculous. During the Wetland-invasion, it also seemed like every time they fractioned into feuding subgroups their numbers increased.I think Aiel were generally substantially taller than Wetlanders on average, and his height was a reflection of that.