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William Sedai

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  • Birthday 01/01/1
  1. As far as darkfriends... I'm not sure. I mean, on the one hand, if the Dark One wants servants everywhere, there's nothing really preventing someone from pretending to follow the Way. And I guess if a Tuatha'an were really committed to The Way but wanted power or something... I don't know, it does seem like the Tuatha'an mindset would be really at odds with service to the Dark One. That's an interesting question, actually... What would a Tinker Darkfriend look like? Anyways, what comes to mind when I think of the Way (especially as it was followed by the Da'shain Aiel) is Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount." In particular, the whole "Do not resist an evil person" and "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back." Of course, I think that contemporary Tuatha'an are more likely to resist an evil person (in the form of running away), and although it's pretty clear that their reputation for thievery is largely undeserved there may be some truth to it. But at one point it was said in the books that you could strike a Da'shain Aiel all day and he would only ask what he had done to offend. I think the Way, in its pure form, requires more courage than the Tuatha'an bring.
  2. I agree, for the most part. Two-Rivers was an exception though, because of the blood of Manetheren running so strong there. I would expect that most nationalities don't have such a high proportion of those who can learn to channel, and the Tuatha'an would be similar. Also, despite the Aes Sedai's ability to travel, Tinkers will still be harder to find than most, after all, they move around a lot. It's not a matter of covering ground because Tinkers don't move too fast, it's a matter of knowing where they are. They might actually have better luck catching up to a caravan on horseback than by Traveling or Skimming, since with either of those it would be easy to pass the caravan without realizing it.
  3. I think we're probably talking only about Wilders in this case - those who are capable are learning most likely just go unrecruited. (also, the Tuatha'an are not pureblood Aiel - they include many who have joined from various nationalities over the many years, so there's plenty of chance for channelers to be born among the) As far as male wilders, I would guess that when they eventually start causing trouble the Reds come and get them.....
  4. I doubt they weren't impressed. ;) I rather suspect that they felt they couldn't possibly be worthy to follow your post. ;)
  5. And the Light watches over us all, always. Thank you, Grandfather.
  6. I think you have a license to forget. ;) All those memories you've stored up over your years, you know? ;)
  7. Hahaha! Hi, Gramps! :D Can we have another story soon, pretty please!?! ;) How are you doing?
  8. Yay! ^^ I wonder how Pol's idea is coming along. . . ;)
  9. All three entries were very good, but the Mahdi declares that Cadsuane won the Tuatha'an Poetry contest! ;)
  10. Well, we're looking at getting wireless options, actually. Dunno if it's available where we are though. But yah, Aunty Shi is full rank. And she still needs to add the "S" to her sig ;)
  11. Yay! So you're going to post in other threads instead, right?
  12. There's kinda a difference. ;) But anyway, he's already our honorary gleeman. *nod*
  13. 'Larmie can't leave!! *clings her* :P
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