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  1. It had been decades since Kaylan was an official teacher in the Tower; her patience had been shrinking in direct proportion with her increasing age ever since she had attained the shawl. There were far too many upstart young girls these days who felt that they knew it all, had seen it all, could do it all – she simply couldn't deal with more than a few at once anymore. But occasionally there was a young aspiring Green that the Aes Sedai would take under her wing, or even a girl undecided about her Ajah; Kaylan had not dissociated herself from Tower life entirely yet. Occasionally she felt
  2. It was not a habit of Kaylan's to attend tea parties and the like, even - or perhaps especially - when there would be novices and Accepted in attendance to make pests of themselves with questions about the ajah. However, she was finished with her research for the morning and given that Jaydena's mentee was supposed to be around had decided to make an appearance. She didn't know the girl from a bar of soap, but, having mentored Jaydena an extraordinarily long time ago, Kaylan felt that perhaps there was some sort of connection. At the very least, she could check up on her once-mentee and ensure
  3. The winter air slipping through the cracks around the windows felt no cooler to the Green than a breeze any other time of year, yet it was enough to set her joints aching and make the report that she was trying to write go excruciatingly slowly. Her desk was littered with paper; half-written letters, a book of ciphers, several slim scrolls that had come in from her eyes-and-ears only that morning. A slight gust ruffled the page she was working on, one scroll rolling to the other side of the polished wood tabletop and coming to rest against a sun-bleached skull that was propped up against the w
  4. "The invitation came from Phaedra and Nyssa, but it was Phaedra who demonstrated the weave." That was enough information for the moment - Kaylan felt no need to volunteer more than that, and Sirayn's question had not covered who had attended from the other Ajahs. She picked at a loose thread on her skirt, wishing already that she could be excused to go back to her own business. As lovely as it was to be singled out, as much as there might have been a prestige in being the first of the Green Ajah to learn the weave, the old Green would have refused had she known that it would lead her here
  5. Though she looked calm as they rode to the meeting place, Adine al'Thoram Torfinn was a knot of tension... and a little excitement. Daishell was close by, looking rather stone-faced and feeling so tense that she thought he might implode at any moment. He was being ridiculous about her security again, one hand on his blade as though he'd be able to do anything if they were riding into an ambush, and her brow furrowed in an almost perfect mirror of his when a whistle sounded. Now the excitement was gone, replaced with wariness, and she looked around for the source of the sound just in case
  6. It galled, curtsying to a woman who she could remember being initiated, and Kaylan thought to herself as her lips brushed over the Amyrlin's ring that there was a damned good reason that she spent most of her time outside the White Tower. Keeping that in mind, the old Green thought it best to leave Jaydena to do the talking, as she was much more politically minded than her once-mentor. Stepping aside a little to show her deference, Kaylan folded her hands in front of her and waited for Jaydena to explain. Light, why was she even here? It wasn't as though she was needed. "We are some to bot
  7. She wasn't frowning because she was wondering who Corik was - she was frowning because he was calling her 'Commander', and the way that he had his shoulder on Arala's shoulder, he was looking like a lover. Analie didn't particularly want to think that the woman had gotten herself one of those. "A squirrel." Her tone was flat, though the Child's eyes flashed with anger. Arala needed to be tending to her duties as a Child of the Light, not some bloody forest-rat. "A squirrel." The repetition was in that same flat tone, as though she had let herself think it over for a moment and still c
  8. Character Name: Lijah Opeth Age: 26 Division: Seanchan Subdivision: Civilian: Voice to the Lady Height: 5'6 Hair: Gold, grown long Eyes: Grey Character history: You know how funny it is when you pretend to understand something… He was more than a Voice. …while belittling other people's problems, not caring, and they'd hate you for showing it? He worked on the move with grace and remained elusive, as the hunter pursued his prey with the absolute relentless confidence of his own abilities. Once you cared so desperately to now cut yourself off to wallow in the pi
  9. Name: Ahtuk Age: 35 Email: Belalshallshatterthewitchtower@gmail.com Division: Seanchan Subdivision: Warriors Physical Description: Ahtuk's skin is a weathered tan, his black hair secured tightly by ligatures. His eyes nondescript brown; his jawline square and firm; his nose flat and his teeth filed and pointed. He stands at six feet, roughly, with a broad and powerful build. His body is also covered with a mass of battle scars, tribal markings and the same double dao tattoo facing downward tattoo on the back of his right shoulder that adorns his rescuer, mentor and friend, Jia Mingzhu.
  10. Character Name: Lilune Zarvayas Age : 28 Email address : Hingstman@gmail.com Division : Seanchan Subdivision : Seekers for Truth Physical Description : At 5'8" Lilune doesn't stand out in a crowd. She has an athletic build, but that isn't a strange thing in Seandar either. Her black hair is cut short, in the style of a soldier or perhaps a busy merchant. Her face might draw some eyes to it. She has delicate features. Someone ence remarked that she bore a resemblance with a member of the blood, which Lilune mocked that person for. Her eyes are a pale blue that is quite common in Alqam, f
  11. Name: Jia Mingzhu Damane Name: Chali Age: 30 Origin: Shon Kifar, Seanchan Physical Description: 5’0â€, and 51kg. Dark hair that ends at her jaw and green eyes. Athletic build with broad shoulders, she has a tattoo on the back of her left shoulder of a Golden Hawk with three lightning bolts. On the back of the right shoulder, a pair of dao crossed and slanted downward. History: Born to a family of tailors, childhood was more work than play, mainly spent learning the use of needle and thread and practicing it from the crack of dawn till after the sun had set. It was a hard liv
  12. BIO: Ikena Position: Der’sul’dam Name: Ikena of House Adelar Age: 25 Born: Imfaral Parents: Dorak, a listener and Amara (mother). She has 3 older brothers and a pair of twin sisters who are older as well. Hair: Black Eyes: Green Height: 5’3†Build: Petite with very little curve Appearance and Clothing: Always immaculate and well manicured. Wears her sul’dam clothing when on the job. Off the job she prefers rich colors such as purples and reds. Background: Ikena was born into a middle level noble house in Imfaral. Her parents had more money
  13. [OOC: Kids do rock. I love you guys. *wipes away a tear*] Oh, dear Creator, was Arala drunk??? The giggles, the slightly slurred words, the vacant stare... All Analie could do was shake her head and give her fellow der'Algai a look that showed her distaste. Of course, she might just have been bored. Analie didn't bother to change the look, though. Their animosity was no secret, and certainly hadn't improved any when Doeshan had made his decision and started to openly court Analie. It was still hard for her sometimes, being alone with a man, but she had always trusted Doeshan and
  14. The old Green and her once-mentee marched through the halls of the Tower. Well, Kaylan marched - or perhaps it would be better called a stalk - and Jaydena sort of glided in that graceful way that Aes Sedai were supposed to walk. It seemed to Kaylan that they were probably on a fool's errand, that the Amyrlin Seat had no doubt already been approached by no less than a dozen Sisters trying to curry favour. She cared little for how Sirayn viewed her - the blonde Aes Sedai could still remember both her Amyrlin Seat and her Ajah Head as wide-eyed girls. Well, she probably would have remembere
  15. Not to you, I'm sure. Elia nodded her acquiescence. "If Fawne wishes it, I will join you for dinner, but I am more than willing to dine by myself so that she may spend some time with her mother." The once-Commander had a deep dislike for all of the political manouverings that Tar Valon seemed to concern itself with - she preferred the sword to the word. Still, she could not duel Matalina, not least of all because she hadn't been practicing seriously for some time, so Elia would do her best to observe the pleasantries with Fawne's mother. Provided the girl did want her there - Eli
  16. "Are you serious?" All Analie could do was look at Sierra. It was a mark of how bad a temper she'd been left in that she actually let her irritation touch her face. "And what are they going to do with her?" The red-haired Child shook her head. "I don't know." None of them looked happy. As well they wouldn't - it was really a simple matter, and Analie could only curse that they hadn't been able to catch the girl before the Cairhienin authorities had arrested her. "I intend to get answers tomorrow." Of course, she had been trying to get answers for days, and hadn't
  17. "Sir," Analie spoke quietly but forcefully, her training from her father finally coming in handy for something, "The girl Brianna Pryan is wanted by the Children of the Light for the murder of one of our officers. We also have reason to believe that she has broken the laws of Amadicia by using the One Power, and we are simply asking to speak to the King so that we might take custody of her and return to our country for trial." They had been going on like this for days, now, back and forth with the clerks who were running them around in circles. It had taken months to track her all the way
  18. Calya had brought interesting news from one of her eyes-and-ears, and Kaylan wanted to go somewhere private to look over the letter herself, but she found herself turning around to face Ralleigh again as he addressed her formally. She blinked at his question, for just a moment. "Sharing a meal?" She repeated, as though she hadn't understood. It had been a few years since Kaylan had actually enjoyed anything beyond flirting with a man. Not since Jumael... That thought brought a pain that she buried deep down, before it could touch her face. But Jumael was not hers anymore. N
  19. "No, no, that's alright. If you're only going to be here a few days, Fawne should spend time with you while she has the chance." Though she smiled sweetly, there was still a hint of a barb there. Matalina - no, Cari now - had given up her claim to Alex years past, and had abandoned her daughter to go haring off to Cairhien. "Alexis can be fussy, too, I wouldn't want her disturbing your dinner." Yes, she was generally a well behaved baby, but too much noise and too many people could easily disturb her. It was difficult sometimes, keeping her from disturbing the patrons of the Siren's Call,
  20. The persistent sound of crying cut through the dreamless sleep, dragging Elia back to conciousness even though she did not wish it. Alexis was a beautiful baby, but she had not yet slept for more than an hour at a time, and the once-Commander was having to take her own sleep in similar shifts. Fawne must have been taking a break. It was entirely understandable - she was only a girl, after all, and couldn't be expected to raise a baby on her own. Sometimes it made things very difficult, because all she could think about was how much she wished Alex was with them. Wandering over i
  21. "Oh, don't be a fool. It's very unattractive." The old Green offered a hand to help him back up, but her thoughts were, perhaps unsurprisingly, on herself. You're too old to be flirting. Blasphemy. Lost your touch. Oh, I sincerely doubt that. "You'd be amazed at what some choose to Bond. I've had ten over the years, not all skilled with a blade - at least at the beginning... But none of them fools. A lucky hit in from me means nothing." Perhaps it simply meant he was distracted. Well, it wouldn't be surprising, given the topic of conversation - she'd heard the
  22. The spar with Ralleigh was a welcome change - if she sparred with her Warders, after all, they knew what she was thinking so they could always tell her feints, and many of the Tower Guard refused to cross bare steel with an Aes Sedai. She didn't even cheat and use the Power, she was having that much fun. "I train as often as I can, Captain, but unfortunately Aes Sedai are expected to attend to other matters before the sword." Kaylan was realistic - she knew that she would never match a Tower Guard, not even one freshly raised, but steel was not her primary weapon. She chose to take t
  23. Things hadn't changed at the old Dupree farm, from what she could see so far. Still, this wasn't a social visit, even if the old couple had been wonderful eyes-and-ears for some time. Most of the time it was little more than ramblings about crops, but occasionally their old minds read something into rumours that her agents within the city could not see - or would not report. Ralleigh was looking... uncomfortable. Terse. He was a good captain, from all reports, and she wanted to make it clear to him that she was only there as a One Power backup. Unless they started fighting against Shadows
  24. OOC: (as much as I hate to make a completely OOC post) Having read this again and tried to reply, I think it's actually a good end. So I vote we leave this thread here and pick up a new one another time. :) Email me if your vote goes the other way - have work tomorrow, probably won't be able to get on much. *hugs*
  25. The party had gathered, carrying far less than they normally would have on a journey like this, and Kaylan turned to everyone with a smile. Two Aes Sedai, three Warders, three of the Tower Guard. A good number, a good group. Phaedra may have held doubts about how well they would do, but Kaylan was confident that they could go from here to Shayol Ghul if they wanted to and not have any problems. Well, no problems fighting, anyway. Phaedra could take care of the peacekeeping bit, surely. One hand briefly touched the ring on Mercury's right wrist, one of the ter'angreal that they'd
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