The Downfall of an Amyrlin.

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The Downfall of an Amyrlin.

Post by Lara » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:19 pm

The former Amyrlin, Cadsuane Melaidhrin has stepped down from her position and been allowed to retire peacefully. In her stead, Siuan Sanche has been elected as the new Amyrlin to lead the White Tower. Discontent with Cadsuane's leadership had been growing for some time. In the Red Ajah, it dated back over a decade, owing to Cadsuane's protection of the False Dragon, Bardomir Lazar, and his followers.

Last fall, I wrote a manifesto, attacking Cadsuane in the Hall of the Tower for her mishandling of a number of issues. I won't be posting that manifesto here, as it was in response to a different issue, but the charges were presented again last month, as Cadsuane failed once again in her response to Saniago Torres and his Dragonsworn.

Prior to calling for Cadsuane to step down or face charges in the Hall, I had to find like minded Aes Sedai willing to take a stand and set the Tower back on the right course. A movement that started out as a handful of Red Sisters ended up with representation from Sitters and Aes Sedai from every Ajah in the Tower.

Below is the letter I drafted calling on Cadsuane to do what is right for the White Tower, along with her response. I have also attached the log of the Hall raising Siuan Sanche to the Amyrlin Seat. Normally this sort of thing is considered sealed to the Hall, but as it is such a rare occasion, it should be shared with anyone interested in reading about it.

Part I: An Open Letter to the Amyrlin Seat.
Lara wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:54 pm
We live in dark dark times, the Shining Walls breached, the White Tower itself damaged beyond recognition in battle. Male Channelers following Saniago Torres wielded Saidin in the Halls of the Tower itself. I lay this destruction at your feet. You failed to recognize the threat posed to the White Tower by Torres and his followers until they were on our doorstep. This oversight is only the most recent in a string of failures that have harmed the White Tower.

Politically, we are more isolated than we have ever been. The Dragonsworn make alliances and threaten war on any who will not bend the knee to their prophet. The Dragonsworn are a militant force, that have had male channelers among their ranks since the beginning. Action should have been taken against Bardomir Lazar and his followers on the day he set himself up in that manor in the mountains. Every day we delayed action, they grew bolder, stronger and more organized.

How many years did we delay action at your command?

Why did you prevent the capture of a False Dragon and the disbanding of his followers? Justice was ultimately done to Lazar by the Children of the Light, but the wound he inflicted on the lands continued and continues to fester in Ghealdan. I believe the Hall will begin to set this issue right, but it will be very painful and likely result in war.

War would not be on our horizon had you acted against Bardomir Lazar and his followers all those years ago, but it is. Given the destruction of the White Tower at the hands of Torres' channelers, I do not believe you are fit to lead us in the war to come. A war that is only upon us due to your inaction.

We call upon you, Cadsuane Melaidhrin, the Watcher of the Seals, the Flame of Tar Valon, the Amyrlin Seat, to step down in favor of a new Amyrlin. One who can lead us through the dark times ahead and make right your failings. In honor of your storied career prior to becoming the Amyrlin Seat, you will be allowed to retire quietly and tend to your roses, or whatever it is you wish to do.

Signed,
Lara do Avharin a'Macansana, Sitter of the Red Ajah
Aloisa do Feia a'Oghri, Sitter of the Red Ajah
Verna Dahl, Sitter of the Gray Ajah
Alison San, Sitter of the White Ajah
Reyne Verenhald, Sitter of the Blue Ajah
Carlia Al'Dai, Sitter of the Brown Ajah
Fyra a'Lodred, Sitter of the Yellow Ajah
Kitiara Sedai, Sitter of the Blue Ajah
Khahliana sur Mardukis, Sitter of the Brown Ajah
Erulisse Avehelm, Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah
Ciara Ocalan, Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah
Nevirha Biandhn, Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah
Kali Orfanos, Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah
Liia Averon, Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah
Aish Midori, Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah
Synthia Calla Lily, Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah
Dhela Eldros, Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah
Maegon Alran, Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah
Hope Sedai, Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah
Shiva Hakar, Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah
Aria Todande, Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah
Asandra Laserie, Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah



You have one week to respond or the Red Ajah shall present charges against you in the Hall of the Tower for aiding and abetting the False Dragon, Bardomir Lazar.
Part II: The Response of Cadsuane Melaidhrin.
Voices of the Wheel wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:05 pm
A letter in a neat script has been delivered to each Ajah's wing.

Daughters,

As the White Tower, the fight against the Shadow is our first and foremost duty. We cannot win this battle alone. The Dragon Reborn alone may not be able to fight this battle alone.

The Gray Ajah works to unite the lands, so that we may stand together when the time comes.
The Green Ajah holds itself ready for battle against the Shadow.
The Yellow Ajah have been the guardians of Healing, which will be inevitable in times of fighting.
The Brown Ajah have studied the Prophecies, so that we may learn what lies ahead of us.
The Blue Ajah looks to the lands abroad to ensure the world is just.
The White Ajah use logic and truth to keep us from being governed by emotions.
The Red Ajah ensures that there will be an unbroken world to fight for during the Last Battle.

Each of us will have our part to play.

The Red Ajah will likely always resent the decisions made surrounding Bardomir Lazar, but none of us could afford the risk of the Dragon Reborn being gentled.

I will concede that when Lazar was killed and proven a False Dragon, I should perhaps have taken an even stricter stance towards the Dragonsworn. However, I will remind you that I did order Sisters to keep their distance from Dragonsworn. The accusation of inaction in that regard also falls to the Hall of the Tower, to many of you who have signed this ultimatum.

However, in order for the Tower to unite, to be ready for battles to come, to heal from past errors, to heed the warnings of prophecy, to ensure justice is done, to keep us from being overcome by emotion and to ensure the world does not break again, we must all be able to move forward as one.

To play my part to ensure that the White Tower can heal and continues to stand proudly as a beacon for the Light, I will gratefully take the chance to retire, once more.

I am proud to have served, but it is time for a younger woman to take over and lead us.

Cadsuane Melaidhrin
Watcher of the Seals
Flame of Tar Valon
Amyrlin Seat

Lara
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Re: The Downfall of an Amyrlin.

Post by Lara » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:21 pm

Part III: The Raising of Siuan Sanche to the Amyrlin Seat.


Aloisa paces before the Red seats, arms folded.

Erulisse whispers something to Mierin.

Kitiara motions for Kali to move behind the Blue Chairs.

Alison sits on the white chairs.

Kali moves quietly to a place behind the Blue chairs.

Erulisse looks dubious.

Mierin glances about startled, then sits in a White Chair.

Alison silently adjusts her shawl.

Mierin farts loudly. How rude!

Mierin glares around her.

Aloisa giggles, her laughter light like chimes.

Alison grins beautifully.

Kitiara sits with perfect posture while frowning at Mirein's gas.

Lara scowls.

Mierin says 'Age.'

Lara says 'I suppose with age...yes that.'

Mierin says 'the body fails, but the mind is razor sharp.'

Aloisa continues her pacing.

Mierin nods to herself, she must need reassurance.

Kitiara says 'Alyssa sign me in'

Alyssa the scribe says 'The Hall recognizes Kitiara Sedai.'

Alison says 'Alyssa sign me in'

Lara says 'Alyssa sign me in.'

Alyssa the scribe says 'The Hall recognizes Alison Sedai.'

Mierin says 'Alsysa sign me in'

Lara says 'Alyssa sign me in.'

Alyssa the scribe says 'The Hall recognizes Lara Sedai.'

Mierin glares around her.

Aloisa says 'Alyssa sign me in.'

Alyssa the scribe says 'The Hall recognizes Aloisa Sedai.'

Carlia says 'Alyssa sign me in.'

Alyssa the scribe says 'The Hall recognizes Carlia Sedai.'

Mierin says 'alyssa sign me in'

Alyssa the scribe says 'The Hall recognizes Mierin Sedai.'

Reyne says 'Alyssa, sign me in.'

Alyssa the scribe says 'The Hall recognizes Reyne Sedai.'

Lyren says 'Alyssas sign me in.'

Alyssa the scribe says 'The Hall recognizes Lyren Sedai.'

Liia says 'alyssa sign me in'

Kitiara says 'Sitters only Liia.'

Liia nods in agreement.

Kitiara says 'Alyssa Quorum'

Aloisa looks at Liia and rolls her eyes.

Alyssa the scribe says 'With the Sitters present, I pronounce a quorum.'


Lara nods at Aloisa.

Kitiara says 'Do we have all Ajahs represented?'

Kitiara says 'Missing the Grey yes?'

Alison frowns.

Aloisa nods at Kitiara.

Kitiara says 'Slyssa tell Annoura that her presense is required in the Hall.'

Kitiara coughs loudly.

The Hall of the Tower
This grand domed oval room has a ceiling at least thirty paces high. Its
walls of dark wood have been inlaid with the silver Flame of Tar Valon. The
floor has been delicately painted in the colors of all the Ajahs. A raised
platform, fronted by steps, runs around the outside of the room, containing
eighteen chairs in clusters of three, each painted and cushioned to declare
the Ajah of its inhabitant. A high-backed chair, the Amyrlin Seat, rests at
the far wall on a dais, ornately carved in vines and leaves and painted in
the colors of all the Ajahs. A large rose window opposite the entrance
offers a view of Dragonmount, which looms as a constant reminder.
[ obvious exits: N ]
Alyssa, official scribe of the Hall of Sitters, stands patiently nearby.
Liia the Elder Sister is standing here.
Lady Lyren Talenos, Aes Sedai is standing here.
Erulisse Avehelm, Aes Sedai is standing here.
Lady Dhela Eldros is standing here.
Mierin al'Duran is standing here.
Kali Orfanos is standing here.
Lady Alison San, Logician is standing here.
Lady Carlia Al'Dai is standing here.
Aloisa do Feia a'Oghri is standing here.
Kitiara the Elder Sister is sitting here.
Reyne Verenhald is sitting here.

Carlia says 'Yellow?'

Kitiara says 'Alyssa tell Annoura that her presense is required in the Hall.'

Kitiara blinks her eyes innocently.

Lara nods at Carlia.

Kitiara says 'Alyssa tell Annoura that her presence is required in the Hall.'

Alyssa the scribe says 'At once Kitiara Sedai.'

Kitiara nods in agreement.

A servant scurries out a small door behind the wall hangings.

Kitiara says 'Alyssa tell Corele that her presence is required in the Hall.'

Alyssa the scribe says 'At once Kitiara Sedai.'

A servant scurries out a small door behind the wall hangings.

Alison nods in agreement.

Lyren nods solemnly.
Lara nods in agreement.

Mierin mutters to herself in complete disgust.

Kitiara says 'Well they may not even show'

Kitiara opens the doubledoors.



Reyne says 'The doors have to be open.'

Kitiara says 'Alyssa tell Corele that her presence is required in the Hall.'
Reyne nods in agreement.

Lara says 'Do they not know the way?'

Alyssa the scribe says 'At once Kitiara Sedai.'

A servant scurries out a small door behind the wall hangings.
Kitiara says 'Alyssa tell Annoura that her presence is required in the Hall.'

Alyssa the scribe says 'At once Kitiara Sedai.'

A servant scurries out a small door behind the wall hangings.

Kitiara says 'Have to have the door open'

Alison says 'NEw tower?'

Corele Hovian has arrived from the north.
Lara nods in agreement.

Kitiara nods in agreement.

Corele Hovian says 'I am needed?'

Aloisa looks at Corele Hovian.

Annoura Larisen has arrived from the north.

Annoura Larisen says 'Good day ladies.'

Kitiara says 'I would say so Sister.'

Lara says 'You were needed five minutes ago.'

Aloisa looks at Annoura Larisen.

Alison nods at Lara.

Kitiara motions Corele to the Yellow seat.

Aloisa closes the doubledoors.

Mierin nods briskly.

Alyssa the scribe says 'I will have the candidate summoned.'

Aloisa nods at Alyssa the scribe.

Kitiara leans over to Reyne

Aloisa stands before the Red seats, arms crossed and an impatient look on her face.

Kitiara whispers something to Reyne.

Kitiara clambers to her feet.

Kitiara sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Erulisse frowns.

Lyren glances idly about the room.

Alison studies Aloisa silently.

Carlia sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Mierin dozes off.

Aloisa giggles, her laughter light like chimes.

Alison nudges mierin.

Lara sit down on a stout oaken chair.

Mierin starts.

Someone knocks on the doubledoors from the other side.

Reyne clambers to her feet.

Alison sits down on a stout oaken chair.

The doubledoors is opened from the other side.

Mierin says 'I do hope we'll be starting soon. I have my roses to attend to.'

Siuan Sanche has arrived from the north.

Reyne sits down on a stout oaken chair.

The doubledoors closes quietly.

Kitiara looks at Siuan Sanche.

Alison brings mierin to a chair.

Aloisa nods at Siuan Sanche.

Alison nods in agreement.

Lyren sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Carlia glances at the new arrival.

look Siuan

This woman is of average height and her dark glossy hair suggests she hails
from one of the southern nations. She is pretty, if not quite beautiful,
with blue eyes and a delicate mouth in a fair-skinned and ageless face. Her
expression is blank and her face drawn, a result of her time in captivity.

Siuan Sanche is in excellent condition.

Liia looks at Siuan Sanche.
Aloisa looks at Siuan Sanche.

Alison nods at Siuan Sanche.

Mierin looks at Siuan Sanche.

Dhela looks at Siuan Sanche.

Alison looks at Siuan Sanche.

Mierin shrugs helplessly.

Kali looks at Siuan Sanche.

Alyssa the scribe says 'Let us begin.'

Alison rises quietly.

Alison clambers to her feet.

Alison nods in agreement.

Carlia clambers to her feet.

Kitiara clambers to her feet.
Erulisse says 'If we are all done eyeballing her...'

Mierin sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Mierin clambers to her feet.

Mierin grumbles under her breath about certain people.

Reyne looks at Siuan Sanche.

Lara rises slowly to her feet.

Kitiara sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Aloisa says 'Best to inspect the meat before purchase.'

Aloisa grins, a predatory gleam in her eyes.

Alison nods at Aloisa.

Mierin sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Siuan Sanche stands before the Hall once again, waiting for the eldest to begin.

Alison looks towards the Elder Lara.

Carlia pokes Lara in the ribs.

Kitiara says 'Off with the dress Suian'

Mierin nods at Lara.

Alison nudges Lara suggestively. They have an understanding.

Kitiara says 'Aloisa is the youngest, she has an inspection to do.'

Alison sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Lara says 'Are we forgoing the ensuring that we are all women?'

Aloisa stops using a teardrop embroidered red shawl.

Mierin smirks.

Aloisa says 'No.'

Alison looks down at herself.

Lara says 'I thought not.'

Kitiara stops using a tunic of finely-crafted chain.

Lara stops using a teardrop embroidered red shawl.

Kitiara puts a tunic of finely-crafted chain in a belt pack.
Aloisa says 'Sisters, please remove your shawls and shirts'

Lara stops using a bearskin tunic.

Aloisa stops using a bearskin tunic.

Kali stops using a finely-tailored white shirt.

Kitiara stops using a teardrop embroidered blue shawl.
Carlia stops using a shining steel breastplate.

Carlia stops using a teardrop embroidered brown shawl.

Erulisse stops using a bearskin tunic.

Kali stops using a teardrop embroidered blue shawl.

Alison stops using a teardrop embroidered white shawl.
Reyne clambers to her feet.

Liia stops using a teardrop embroidered brown shawl.

Aloisa says 'I will inspect to ensure that all are women.'

Reyne grumbles under her breath about certain people.

Reyne stops using a blue silk dress sewn with pearls.

Reyne stops using a finely-tailored white shirt.

Aloisa looks at Liia.

Mierin stops using a gown of shimmering white silk.
Alison looks straight ahead, not blinking.

Siuan Sanche reaches behind and unbuttons her dress, the bodice of which falls to her waist.

Aloisa says 'Your tunic, Liia.'

Siuan Sanche stops using a blue satin dress embroidered with snowdrops.

Liia stops using a bearskin tunic.

Aloisa looks at Liia.

Dhela stops using an elegant riding dress of dark green silk.

Aloisa looks at Lyren.

Dhela stops using a finely-tailored white shirt.

Aloisa looks at Erulisse.

Mierin stops using a sheer, satin slip.

Mierin blushes.

Alison frowns ever so slightly.

Aloisa looks at Erulisse.

Erulisse stops using a bright red robe.

Aloisa looks at Erulisse.

Aloisa looks at Dhela.

Kitiara whispers something to Reyne.

Aloisa looks at Mierin.

Aloisa looks at Kali.

Aloisa looks at Alison.

Aloisa looks at Carlia.

Mierin arches an eyebrow.

Aloisa looks at Kitiara.

Aloisa looks at Reyne.

Aloisa looks at Lara.

Aloisa nods in agreement.

Mierin wears a sheer, satin slip on her body.

Aloisa says 'Everyone is a woman, Sister.'

Mierin shivers uncomfortably.

Dhela wears a finely-tailored white shirt on her body.
Dhela wears an elegant riding dress of dark green silk about her body.

Alison wears a teardrop embroidered white shawl about her body.

Mierin wears a gown of shimmering white silk about her body.

Aloisa looks at Siuan Sanche.

Kali wears a finely-tailored white shirt on her body.

Reyne wears a finely-tailored white shirt on her body.

Carlia wears a shining steel breastplate on her body.

Kali wears a teardrop embroidered blue shawl about her body.

Reyne wears a blue silk dress sewn with pearls about her body.

Kitiara wears a teardrop embroidered blue shawl about her body.

Liia wears a teardrop embroidered brown shawl about her body.

Lara wears a teardrop embroidered red shawl around her body.

Carlia wears a teardrop embroidered brown shawl about her body.

Reyne sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Aloisa nods in agreement.

Aloisa wears a teardrop embroidered red shawl about her body.

Alison silently adjusts her shawl tightly around her shoulders.

Erulisse wears a bearskin tunic on her body.

Erulisse wears a bright red robe about her body.

Lara says 'Thank you, Sister.'

Carlia sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Lyren wears a sheer, satin slip on her body.

Lyren wears an elegant riding dress of dark green silk about her body.

Siuan Sanche shrugs her arms into her sleeves and hoists up her bodice, then buttons up the back.

Siuan Sanche wears a blue satin dress embroidered with snowdrops about her body.

Erulisse tightens her robe around her shoulder.

Alison glances at Elder Lara.

Aloisa moves to stand beside Siuan.

Lara eyes Siuan for a moment.

Aloisa whispers something to Siuan Sanche.

Aloisa finishes buttoning Siuan's dress.

Aloisa nods to herself, she must need reassurance.

Lara says 'Who stands for this woman and pledges for her, heart for heart, soul for soul, life for life?'

Reyne clambers to her feet.

Reyne says 'I do so pledge.'

Alison stands

Alison clambers to her feet.

Alison says 'i do so pledge.'

Aloisa says 'I do so pledge.'

Reyne sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Lara nods slowly.

Alison sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Erulisse frowns.

Aloisa moves to the Red seats.

Lara approaches Siuan Sanche.

Aloisa sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Lara says 'Why are you here?'

Siuan Sanche says 'I was summoned by the Hall of the Tower.'

Lara says 'What do you seek?'

Siuan Sanche says 'To serve the White Tower, nothing more and nothing less.'

Lara says 'How would you serve?'

Kitiara adjusts her shawl slightly while watching Siuan.

Siuan Sanche says 'With my heart and my soul and my life, in the Light. Without fear or favor, in the Light.'

Lara says 'Where would you serve?'

Siuan Sanche says 'In the Amyrlin Seat, if it pleases the Hall of the Tower.'

Mierin arches an eyebrow.

Erulisse scowls darkly.

Alison frowns.

Lara turns away from Siuan Sanche and faces the Sitters assembled.

Lyren taps her chin thoughtfully.

Aloisa folds her arms, eyeing Siuan.

Alison studies Siuan slowly, carefully.

Kitiara Remains unmoved.

Siuan Sanche folds her hands before her as she waits for the Sitters to stand, or remain seated.

Lara says 'Do the Sitters of the Hall find this woman worthy?'

Alison clambers to her feet.

Lyren clambers to her feet.

Mierin clambers to her feet.

The Hall of the Tower
This grand domed oval room has a ceiling at least thirty paces high. Its
walls of dark wood have been inlaid with the silver Flame of Tar Valon. The
floor has been delicately painted in the colors of all the Ajahs. A raised
platform, fronted by steps, runs around the outside of the room, containing
eighteen chairs in clusters of three, each painted and cushioned to declare
the Ajah of its inhabitant. A high-backed chair, the Amyrlin Seat, rests at
the far wall on a dais, ornately carved in vines and leaves and painted in
the colors of all the Ajahs. A large rose window opposite the entrance
offers a view of Dragonmount, which looms as a constant reminder.
[ obvious exits: N ]
A chair made of red oak rests next to the table. [14]
Siuan Sanche stands here, wearing a blue fringed shawl.
Annoura Larisen is here, weighing your words.
Corele Hovian stands here with concern in her eyes.
Alyssa, official scribe of the Hall of Sitters, stands patiently nearby.
Liia the Elder Sister is standing here.
Lady Lyren Talenos, Aes Sedai is standing here.
Erulisse Avehelm, Aes Sedai is standing here.
Lady Dhela Eldros is standing here.
Mierin al'Duran is standing here.
Kali Orfanos is standing here.
Lady Alison San, Logician is standing here.
Lady Carlia Al'Dai is sitting here on a stout oaken chair.
Aloisa do Feia a'Oghri is sitting here on a stout oaken chair.
Kitiara the Elder Sister is sitting here on a stout oaken chair.
Reyne Verenhald is sitting here on a stout oaken chair.

Reyne taps her chin with one finger thoughtfully.

Alison nods at Mierin.

Lara sit down on a stout oaken chair.

Reyne clambers to her feet.

Alison frowns.

Lyren whispers something to Dhela.

Dhela nods at Lyren.

Carlia locks eyes with Siuan.

Aloisa leans over in her seat.

Alison looks around at those that are seated.

Lara nods at Aloisa.

Carlia brushes her shawl and shifts in her seat, but remains seated.

Kitiara looks at Reyne standing, then back to Siuan. Kitiara remains seated.

Alison glances at the rubble lying outside the window. She quietly rubs her nose at the new smells entering from the builders.

Reyne folds her arms.

Aloisa's face remains a mask of calm, her clear blue eyes locked on Siuan.

Reyne whispers something to Kitiara.

Alyssa the scribe quietly slips towards the doors.

Kitiara looks up and nods to Reyne.

The doubledoors is opened from the other side.

Kitiara arches an eyebrow.

Naerin has arrived from the north.

Naerin closes the doubledoors.

Aloisa arches an eyebrow, blue eyes twinkling.

Lyren blinks her eyes innocently.

Kitiara looks at Naerin.

Naerin coughs loudly.

Dhela greets Naerin with a light kiss on her cheek.

Alison glances at Naerin.

Alyssa the scribe quietly pads back to her place.

Alison greets Naerin with a light kiss on her cheek.

Naerin says 'My apologies for the tardiness, but it is good to see you all.'

Mierin drinks water from a water skin.

Aloisa adjusts her shawl.

Kitiara looks at Siuan Sanche.

Alison nods in agreement.

Siuan Sanche steps aside to a table, upon which stands a silver basin with water.

Alison sits down on a stout oaken chair.

Kitiara shakes her head at Alison.

Alison stops using a pair of animal-fur boots.

Siuan Sanche gets a silver basin with water and walks over to Annoura.

Alison clambers to her feet.

Siuan Sanche kneels before Annoura, washing her feet with a sponge.

Siuan Sanche says 'Please allow me to serve.'

Alison places her boots neatly besides her chair.

Siuan Sanche kneels before Corele, washing her feet with a sponge.

Siuan Sanche says 'Please allow me to serve.'

Kitiara stops using a pair of lissome leather boots with metal capped toes.

Aloisa slips out of her boots.

Aloisa stops using a black pair of silver-tooled boots.

Siuan Sanche kneels before Carlia, washing her feet with a sponge.

Siuan Sanche says 'Please allow me to serve.'

Carlia stops using a pair of thick metal boots.

Aloisa looks at Carlia.

Siuan Sanche kneels before Aloisa, washing her feet with a sponge.

Siuan Sanche says 'Please allow me to serve.'

Siuan Sanche kneels before Kitiara, washing her feet with a sponge.

Siuan Sanche says 'Please allow me to serve.'

Mierin wrinkles her nose.

Siuan Sanche kneels before Lara, washing her feet with a sponge.

Siuan Sanche says 'Please allow me to serve.'

Siuan Sanche picks up the silver basin with water and places it back on the table.

Annoura Larisen taps her lips thoughtfully, then stands.

Kitiara looks around the room.

Kitiara wears a pair of lissome leather boots with metal capped toes on her feet.

Lara says 'With the washing of feet completed.'

Lara says 'We must vote again.'

Alison remains standing.

Kitiara clambers to her feet.

Aloisa nods in agreement.

Aloisa clambers to her feet.

Reyne crosses her arms, remaining standing.

Carlia looks at her clean feet.

The Hall of the Tower
This grand domed oval room has a ceiling at least thirty paces high. Its
walls of dark wood have been inlaid with the silver Flame of Tar Valon. The
floor has been delicately painted in the colors of all the Ajahs. A raised
platform, fronted by steps, runs around the outside of the room, containing
eighteen chairs in clusters of three, each painted and cushioned to declare
the Ajah of its inhabitant. A high-backed chair, the Amyrlin Seat, rests at
the far wall on a dais, ornately carved in vines and leaves and painted in
the colors of all the Ajahs. A large rose window opposite the entrance
offers a view of Dragonmount, which looms as a constant reminder.
[ obvious exits: N ]
A chair made of red oak rests next to the table. [14]
Lady Naerin the Honored Sister is standing here.
Siuan Sanche stands here, wearing a blue fringed shawl.
Annoura Larisen is here, weighing your words.
Corele Hovian stands here with concern in her eyes.
Alyssa, official scribe of the Hall of Sitters, stands patiently nearby.
Liia the Elder Sister is standing here.
Lady Lyren Talenos, Aes Sedai is standing here.
Erulisse Avehelm, Aes Sedai is standing here.
Lady Dhela Eldros is standing here.
Mierin al'Duran is standing here.
Kali Orfanos is standing here.
Lady Alison San, Logician is standing here.
Lady Carlia Al'Dai is sitting here on a stout oaken chair.
Aloisa do Feia a'Oghri is standing here.
Kitiara the Elder Sister is standing here.
Reyne Verenhald is standing here.

Carlia clambers to her feet.

Mierin nods at Carlia.

Corele Hovian looks at Siuan Sanche, weighing her.

Corele Hovian rises to her feet, slowly.

Lara nods in agreement.

Lara stands up.

Kitiara nods at Lara.

Alison nods in agreement.

Kitiara looks at Siuan Sanche.

Alison looks at Siuan Sanche.

Aloisa nods in agreement.

Alison looks at Elder Lara.

Lara says 'Siuan Sanche, with all Seven Ajahs standing, you are appointed the Amyrlin Seat.'

Carlia looks at Siuan Sanche.

Kitiara looks at Siuan Sanche.

Alyssa the scribe moves in, carrying a seven-striped stole.

Alyssa the scribe gives a seven-striped stole to Siuan Sanche.

Siuan Sanche stops using a White Tower shawl.

Alyssa the scribe places the stole over Siuan Sanche's shoulders.

Kitiara looks at Siuan Sanche.

Aloisa's face beams as she breaks out into a broad smile.

Alison gives a slight smile.

Siuan Sanche bows her head, respectfully.

Aloisa looks at Siuan Sanche.

Reyne smiles faintly at Siuan.

Alison curtseys before Siuan Sanche.

Kitiara looks at and nods to Siuan.

Mierin curtseys before Siuan Sanche.

Mierin grumbles under her breath about certain people.

Lara says 'I believe this will begin to set things right within the Tower, and the world.'

Lara kneels solemnly to Siuan Sanche.

Carlia curtseys before Siuan Sanche.

Alison nods in agreement.

Erulisse looks at Lara archly.

Siuan Sanche says 'As you will all know, there are positions to be appointed on this occasion, most notably the Keeper of Chronicles and the Mistress of Novices.'

Aloisa nods in agreement.

Lyren nods solemnly.

Alison says 'May the Light protect you, Mother.'

Siuan Sanche says 'However, I believe that in order to move forward and unite the Tower once again, continuity is important and the women who have carried that duty should continue to do so.'

Lyren adjusts her shawl.

Aloisa nods in agreement.

Erulisse arches an eyebrow.

Lyren nods solemnly.

Kitiara nods once.

Siuan Sanche smiles happily.

Alison frowns.

Aloisa says 'Unity, now more than ever, is of the utmost importance.'

Siuan Sanche says 'Thank you, Daughters.'

Kitiara says 'And what of Cadsuane?'

Alison says 'Yes. What about her.'

Mierin says 'stilling?'

Aloisa says 'Perhaps a trial?'

Aloisa beams a smile at Mierin.

Erulisse says 'We deposed her for the sake of continuity, apparently. '

Siuan Sanche says 'She will be allowed to retire to the country, as per Lara's demands.'

Lara says 'Hopefully none of that, that was not what was agreed to.'

Kitiara nods at Siuan Sanche.

Erulisse nods at Lara.

Lara says 'She was offered the chance to step down and did so.'

Lara says 'Let her tend her roses in Ghealdan.'

Aloisa says 'I believe not tending to Ghealdan was exactly the problem.'

Siuan Sanche says 'It may be a few moments before she has gathered her belongings and moved out of the Study.'

Erulisse says 'She has certainly grown enough thorny problems there already '

Lara nods at Erulisse.

Siuan Sanche says 'However, ultimately, after Lara's demand, she did what she felt was right for the Tower.'

Lara nods in agreement.

Siuan Sanche says 'I will write the customary speech and have it published tomorrow.'


Alison nods in agreement.

Liia smiles happily.

Reyne blinks innocently.

Kitiara nods in agreement.

Mierin shrugs helplessly.

Carlia nods in agreement.

Siuan Sanche says 'That way, all initiates will be able to read it, as there is no hope for me to address all of them in person.'

Aloisa nods in agreement.

Reyne nods.

The Hall of the Tower
This grand domed oval room has a ceiling at least thirty paces high. Its
walls of dark wood have been inlaid with the silver Flame of Tar Valon. The
floor has been delicately painted in the colors of all the Ajahs. A raised
platform, fronted by steps, runs around the outside of the room, containing
eighteen chairs in clusters of three, each painted and cushioned to declare
the Ajah of its inhabitant. A high-backed chair, the Amyrlin Seat, rests at
the far wall on a dais, ornately carved in vines and leaves and painted in
the colors of all the Ajahs. A large rose window opposite the entrance
offers a view of Dragonmount, which looms as a constant reminder.
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A chair made of red oak rests next to the table. [14]
Reyne Verenhald is standing here.
Lady Naerin the Honored Sister is standing here.
Siuan Sanche, the Amyrlin Seat, stands here.
Annoura Larisen is here, weighing your words.
Corele Hovian stands here with concern in her eyes.
Alyssa, official scribe of the Hall of Sitters, stands patiently nearby.
Liia the Elder Sister is standing here.
Lady Lyren Talenos, Aes Sedai is standing here.
Erulisse Avehelm, Aes Sedai is standing here.
Lady Dhela Eldros is standing here.
Mierin al'Duran is standing here.
Kali Orfanos is standing here.
Lady Alison San, Logician is standing here.
Lady Carlia Al'Dai is standing here.
Aloisa do Feia a'Oghri is standing here.
Kitiara the Elder Sister is standing here.

Siuan Sanche says 'I will now attend my duties. Thank you, Daughters.'

Aloisa nods in agreement.

Siuan Sanche opens the doubledoors.

Kitiara clears her throat for a narrate...

Siuan Sanche leaves north.
Alison curtseys gracefully.

Alison nods in agreement.

Alison smiles happily.

Lara says 'Thanks for coming everyone.'

Liia wears a bright red robe about her body.

Aloisa nods in agreement.

Liia smiles happily.

Lyren looks at Aloisa.

Aloisa looks at Lyren.

Lara says 'It's not every day we get to pull down an Amyrlin and raise a new one.'

Aloisa grins, a predatory gleam in her eyes.

Carlia says 'Back to the library!'

Alison says 'The world is changing.'
Reyne says 'open the session alyssa'

Alyssa the scribe says 'As you command, Reyne Sedai.'

Lara
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Re: The Downfall of an Amyrlin.

Post by Lara » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:40 pm

Part IV: Siuan Sanche's Speech to the White Tower.
Voices of the Wheel wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Daughters,

Yesterday, the Hall of the Tower elected me to the Amyrlin Seat. It is a great honor that after my absence at the hands of Saniago Torres, the Hall saw fit to trust this position to me once more.

It is customary for a newly raised Amyrlin to hold a speech for all initiates of the Tower, outlining her aims for the Tower. As it will be hard to get all of us in one place at the same time, I have opted to put my words to paper.

It is my goal for the White Tower to once again rise to prominence in the land. We should lead and not be lead. We will be at the forefront of the Last Battle and whether it will happen during our lifetime or not, we should all endeavor to give the Tower and the Light the best position as possible.

That includes strengthening ties to other lands, both royalty and ruling bodies as well as nobles, as one may never know may will rule next. We should be seen supporting the battle against the Shadow either in the field or through other means. We should be seen as those who lead and unite, instead of secluding ourselves in our White Tower.

We should also strive to create peace throughout the land. While small squabbles will inevitably be overcome should the need arise, anyone who threatens the stability of nations is a threat to the Tower and the Light. These should be dealt with harshly, through isolation, political manoeuvering and even outright actions.

We should look to the Ajahs who are oriented towards the world outside the Tower to bear the brunt of this duty, but even those Aes Sedai and Ajahs whose interests lie primarily within the Tower can play their part by teaching initiates so that we may grow and our impact in the world will be greater than before.

Daughters, the world needs our guidance. Let us take the rudder as a captain guides his ship.

Siuan Sanche
Watcher of the Seals
Flame of Tar Valon
Amyrlin Seat

Arbies
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Re: The Downfall of an Amyrlin.

Post by Arbies » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:31 pm

Lara wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:21 pm
Aloisa says 'Best to inspect the meat before purchase.'
I knew you liked the meat. You can't fool me liar.

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Re: The Downfall of an Amyrlin.

Post by Fuujin » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:07 pm

i appreciate you sharing this, these kinds of stories should definitely be shared with the game

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