The Seanchan: Past, Present and Future. in Wheel of Time Books Posted August 9, 2015 I think the Seanchan are abominable. They are by far the worst culture in Rand world. They practice the vilest forms of slavery for both damane and dacovale, employing murder, torture and mutilation. Sure, a miniscule number of slaves rise to considerable power but that is entirely dependent on their patron/owner and can be withdrawn at any time for any or no reason. They have a secret police empowered to torture and kill anyone at will excepting immediate members of the royal family and even they are subject to arrest on the word of the lowliest secret policeman. The Blood and even apparently common soldiers may murder anyone below them - peasants and merchants at least - in the pecking order so long as someone in the hierarchy above them has no objection. Their vaunted justice and tranquil order is belied out of their own mouths with tales of incessant rebellions needing to be put down and endemic assassinations among the aristocracy back home. Their cultural tolerance is a joke - sure they tolerate anyone who doesn't step one toe out of line with their culture in which case they are murdered in the most painful and public way possible to spread terror, as they did on Toman Head in innumerable villages. Of course, if you come across a super tolerant Seanchan like Egeanin, they just beat and humiliate you for being ignorant of their norms - unless you resist, of course, which brings us back to painful and public death. Most of the Randland societies are more or less awful - based as they are on medieval style aristocratic priivilege - but the Seanchan are almost Nazi in their criminality.