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Elessar

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  1. .. A Return and Honest Words .. ►▼◄ As Elessar rode toward the Capital that morning, the rain gradually lessened. From a heavy downpour it became a light downpour and then a drizzle. Not that he cared much about the weather. His thoughts were on his return to Myrrhi and on what he would say to her. She deserved an explanation and also an apology, but he was still unsure what words to speak. Though his days with the Illianer stranger had done him a lot of good in many ways, he still carried guilt and the ‘blackness’ - the stain upon his soul - inside him, perhaps he
  2. .. The First Steps to Recovery .. ►▼◄ When Elessar next awoke, he did not know how long he had been asleep. Everything was confusing. How he had ended up in this place. Who the graying elderly man was. How he had fallen asleep again so shortly after awakening. Nothing made sense. When he raised his head from the pillow, he saw that the stranger was watching him from across the room. Looking more closely at the man he saw that the Illianer was strong of build, looked fit for his age and had a confident bearing. He was gazing kindly at the Warder in the bed, but his
  3. .. To Fall into a bottomless Pit of Despair .. ►▼◄ Elessar was emotionally in a very dark place.. but he did not care. He had just wanted to get away from everything, from the shadows upon his soul, and so he had done the one thing he had never done before in his Warder-life: he had run. Away. Anywhere. Away from the torment in his soul when he looked upon his Aes Sedai who he was no longer able to protect. Who he was no longer worthy to protect. He had run away.. and was blissfully drowning his pain and s
  4. Elder_Haman What you write above makes perfect sense from a 'world building take new viewers by surprise' perspective but it makes me concerned that they would be taking the story too far away from canon (incl. Rand taking center stage early on in the books). You know from my earlier comments in this section that I wish for a more faithful adaptation of the books (smaller changes, not major ones). Misdirection can work plot wise in a tv-series (f.ex. at first with Logain as Dragon Reborn, the Saviour and Moiraine as the 'baddy' Aes Sedai) but it does not sit well with me because th
  5. .. Weighed down by heavy Burdens .. ►▼◄ Elessar watched silently from the other side of the room as Myrrhi took off her emerald earrings and placed them in a small wooden box on the table next to her. His thoughts should have been on what had happened at the Manor House and what the Illianer Lord has said, but all he could think of was that he was drowning in a black sea of despair. The waves of frustration kept washing over him, showering him with droplets of dejection and despondency, and he closed his eyes and just wanted to retire to his room and hide himself
  6. .. The Mystery deepens in Illian .. ►▼◄ Elessar waited outside the florist shop while Myrrhi spoke at length to the proprietor, who was also one of the Green Ajah Eyes and Ears in the city. He went over in his mind what had brought them to this place a little outside the center of the Capital. It had begun with the letter. The letter that had upset Myrrhi so. When he had read it, he had found nothing there to be upset about and could not understand why she became so angry. She seldom showed her temper and so he found it very peculiar that this seeming small matter
  7. .. Seeing Sights and amid Reflections .. ►▼◄ When they arrived at the “Silver Mermaid” inn, Myrrhi promptly asked Elessar whether she could spend more time in this new city’s streets. She didn’t feel like staying indoors, she said, when there were so many things to discover. The Warder nodded, agreeing and said they could stay some days in the Illianer Capital, also to give their tired horses some much needed rest. He did not add that it could be useful to have some days to think, to get to terms with the somewhat.. delicate situation between them at present, but
  8. .. A Dark Path to the Capital city of Illian .. ►▼◄ Myrrhi took a deep breath. "I want you to think before you go further," she told him as quietly as she could. “I understand your feelings but remember who you are and who I am." Elessar felt a soft caress on his skin and knew it meant that she was using the One Power. A reminder indeed. The Bond told her that this would be a long night. There would be no magical words to calm down the Gaidin unless Lady Luck was on her side. As much as she had wanted to show empathy ea
  9. .. Pulled down by Black Moods .. ►▼◄ “God dammit, Myrrhi! He’s getting away!” Elessar swore, casting a black look over his shoulder, as he stormed out of her room and down the corridor in pursuit of the thief. ● Some hours earlier they had enjoyed the respite, a welcome distraction in the fashion of a gleeman’s performance. For a time, the Warder had been able to put away his frustrations and doubts, losing himself in pleasant memories and old stories, but it had not lasted. After the performance they had taken a walk in the darkness outside
  10. I agree with almost everything in this post (and what you said before in this thread). Changing Mat's story with the dagger (esp how he gets it) changes how we perceive him as a character. It has consequences. I too am concerned that the showrunners will make changes for change's sake and as you say, if they can't stay true to the small detail it's a lot harder to maintain confidence that they'll stay true to the big things that matter. We all know that some changes (not major ones) are necessary in a visual adaptation, but since signs (unfortunately) are that major changes from the books will
  11. .. A Moment of Serenity .. ►▼◄ Elessar could not remember the dream. And that fact annoyed him mightily. Because he knew somehow that it had been important. Profound. Special. Something deep inside him told him the dream had resolved something. But he did not know what and his not knowing gnawed at his temper and well-being for the next several days. ● He suspected that Myrrhi sensed his unease through the Bond, perhaps she had even seen him toss and turn in his sleep at night, he could not tell. He did not usually f
  12. .. What the Soul craves .. ►▼◄ The outside air was fresh but cold. That was Elessar’s first thought as he stepped outside the inn early the following morning. A wind was drifting in from the west and it made the temperature feel slightly lower than it actually was. Gazing down the village street, his eyes closed on the blacksmith shop which they had passed on their way to the inn the day before. He fancied taking a look at some of the blacksmith’s work and so headed that way, passing several wide-eyed villagers who were clearly not used to have a fully-fledged Ward
  13. .. Ending the Battle & Questioning .. ►▼◄ Thunder crashed and lightning lit up the dark skies, the rain falling heavily as Elessar fought the brigands. His sword clashed against a brute’s blade and then he swept inside the man’s guard, past his armour, and his sword slid deeply into the man’s chest and he was dead before he hit the ground. The man’s horse ran off but the highly skilled Warder was already moving Stormbreaker toward the next brute and swung his blade hard at this other man. The man deflected deftly and swung at Elessar, but the Gaidi
  14. .. Reflections as Darkness falls .. ►▼◄ Elessar stared out the small window in his room on the second floor of the inn but did not really see anything. His thoughts were elsewhere, thinking back on the last part of their journey here to this small Altaran town of Moisen. He grinned when he thought back on Myrrhi’s reaction to his statement that he would scout the camp area to ensure that there were no hungry wolves nearby. It had almost looked as if she were choking on his words and she had glared at him, saying with clear intent that she hoped it was a joke. Her
  15. .. In the Aftermath of Battle .. ►▼◄ Back to back, the Warder and his Aes Sedai fought off the attacking wolves! They came at them from Elessar’s side, golden yellow eyes fixed on the two humans, sharp teeth flashing, as the Gaidin’s blade swung at them and Myrrhi sent blast after blast at them, Air and Fire wrought by Saidar smashing into the grey beasts. Finally they were all dead and the stench of burning flesh covered the nearby area. ● Holding onto his sword in case any more beasts came rushing through the trees, Elessar s
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