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Alayla
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Remembering

Post by Alayla » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:56 pm

Thanks goes to Khahliana and Gesin and whoever else had a hand in keeping a record of this. I spotted it today and thought many of us would enjoy reading some things from Donna and remembering her - and others who appeared in this.
Here is the list of attendants to my class:
Adaire Ky'Baira, the Journey Accepted is standing here.
Lady Melyssan Bledthorn is resting here.
Wynoa of the Three-Fold Land is standing here.
Divina Souvraya, Tower Accepted is resting here.
Talathiri Al'Batier the Wearied Novice is standing here.
Laeni the Fledgling Novice is standing here.
Honeyi the Wearied Novice is sitting here.
A warder's student stands here catching his breath.
Daneidor of the Smoke Water sept of the Miagoma Aiel, Rahien Sorei {Forrester Initiate} is resting here.
Kalise Lence the Wearied Novice is resting here.
Prue the Saldaean is a Wearied Novice is standing here.

(note: Daneidor sat in on the class as a special guest with permission granted from Kazalyn Sedai)

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Welcome everyone, please feel free to eat and drink freely while we are in session, I want everyone to be comfortable..'

Caelophlyn smiles warmly.

Honeyi smiles happily.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Today I will be discussing the Aiel people that dwell in the waste beyond the Dragonwall. I will go back as far as the records in the Tower library can take us.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'In my research I sought to find out the true beginnings of these people that are so often referred to as savages in our lands, however we all know far supersede such callus generalization from our experiences with the wise Wynoa Sedai.'

Caelophlyn smiles at Wynoa Sedai.

Wynoa grows quiet as her cheeks turns beet red, complimenting her hair!

Wynoa coughs loudly.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'Would one of you girls close the door?'

Laeni closes the Door.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'The breeze is chilling my bones.'

Wynoa nods slowly at Laeni, in complete agreement.

Laeni nods in agreement.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'The earliest records I could uncover were from our few extremely precious volumes from before the breaking of the world. I must thank Verin Sedai for her extensive help in gaining access to these delicate relics.'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'Thank you.'

Caelophlyn thanks Laeni heartily.

Talathiri sets down her teacup and prepares to take notes.

Wynoa nods absently and resumes her thoughts, eyes staring at something far off.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'An interview with Daneidor of the Smoke Water sept of the Miagoma Aiel revealed more information than I ever could have believed. A big thanks to him for agreeing to discuss these things with me.'

Caelophlyn smiles at Daneidor

Wynoa grins playfully at Daneidor.

Laeni claps approvingly.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'The writings were few and the exact dates imprecise. It was clear however that there were a people that served the Aes Sedai of the time. They were known as the Da'shain Aiel. '

Wynoa frowns slightly in thought.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Now we can only assume these were the early descendants of the Aiel that we know of today.'

Wynoa makes some mental notes and files them away.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'The Da'shain Aiel were from what we can tell a peaceful people and in fact the name loosely translates to 'dedicated to peace'. An interesting notion in itself, considering the warlike ferocity of today's Aiel.'

Wynoa frowns some more and bites her lower lips.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'There peace code that they lived by was called the way of the leaf. This is interesting and although there are no truly reliable links, the code is very much similar to how the nomads known as Tinkers follow.'

Wynoa smirks wryly, highlighting her left dimple.

Prue takes sips of the tea as she jots down her notes.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'What has intrigued me in this research the most, is the alleged service to the Tower that the Aiel once had. It shocked me just how much of their lives seemed to be wrapped up in this service as well.'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'I must see your research after the class, as I am not aware of these surviving records dating back to the Age of Legends. Do continue Accepted.'

Caelophlyn smiles at Wynoa Sedai.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'The service was called the 'covenant'. Although the details of this covenant are lost, the Da'shain adhered to it so strongly that they would prefer to die than commit an act that went against it.'

Talathiri sips from her tea, making careful notes.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'It is said that the Aiel held much respect in the societies of the time. And no one would lift a hand against them.'

Wynoa restrains her curiousity to see these ancient records and holds her peace.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'So my conclusions are from this early history, that they were certainly a strongly coded society, that was reflected by a strong sense of honor.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Although the codes have changed in today's Aiel. The conviction in which they adhere to them certainly seems un-wavered. There are exceptions though of which happened after the breaking.'

Wynoa frowns some more and starts fingering her shoufa, but holds her silence.

Prue looks at Wynoa.

Prue beams a smile at Wynoa.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'During the hugely tumultuous time of the breaking, the Aiel were sent away from the cities by the Aes Sedai who feared for their safety. Knowing they would not defend themselves if attacked by the insane

male Aes Sedai.'

Honeyi shivers uncomfortably.

Talathiri makes careful notes on her page.

Caelophlyn nods at Honeyi.

Laeni bursts into tears.

Prue emits a soft low growl.

Caelophlyn comforts Laeni.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'The Aiel's honor code would never allow them to run, so the Aes Sedai gave them a task of grave importance. To protect items. These may have been angreal and ta' angreal.'

The Door is opened from the other side.

Wynoa blinks in surprise at this mention of an undiscovered cache of these objects of Power.

Wynoa starts to asks for more detail, then noticing the other Accepteds and Novices in the room, restrains herself.

Adaire has arrived from the west.

Adaire smiles happily.

Caelophlyn smiles at Adaire.

Adaire slips quietly into a seat.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'Do close the door Child.'

Adaire closes the Door.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Welcome Adaire, glad you could make it'

Wynoa nods absently and resumes her thoughts, eyes staring at something far off.

Caelophlyn smiles warmly.

Adaire says 'thank you Caelophlyn, my apologies about the door.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Feel free to help yourself to refreshments'

Kalise smiles at you.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'It's quite alright..'

Caelophlyn smiles at Kalise.

Adaire says 'how kind.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'This task sent the Aiel away from the cities and into the wilderness to roam. The Aiel were to protect the items until such a time as they could find a new home.'

Caelophlyn shuffles some papers on the desk.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'As society as it was known then was torn asunder and old customs and traditions were forgotten or changed, the Aiel no longer found respect from other peoples.'

Wynoa's eyebrows lower in concentration, as her eyes and demeanour are no longer dreamy or absent.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'And this was not an easy undertaking for them.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'They went through much hardship getting aid from no quarter. It was their peaceful codes that caused them strife by the hands of other peoples. Even such atrocities such as the stealing of their children were not unheard of.'

Talathiri looks horrified.

Caelophlyn glances up at Wynoa Sedai.

Honeyi sniffs sadly.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'This is when the first Aiel are said to have strayed from the path of the covenant. '

Wynoa starts to interrupt, but restrains herself.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Again there are correlation's with the tinkers of today. Maybe these observations are rash though, as there is no indisputable link.'

Laeni confidently eyes Caelophlyn with admiring eyes

Wynoa jumps up off of her cushion, kicking it aside.

Caelophlyn smiles at Laeni.

Caelophlyn gasps softly.

Wynoa is unable to restrain her self further and blurts out in anger, 'Child! Are you claiming from your 'research' that you have come to the conclusion that the Aiel are descendants of these so-called 'Da'shain Aiels', who follow the Way of the Leaf that the Lost Ones adhere to and that they too are an offshoot of these Aiels from the Age of Legends?'

Adaire blinks her eyes innocently.

Caelophlyn swallows hard.

Wynoa snarls angrily, 'Such ridiculous and slanderous accusations!'

Prue buries herself in notes, trying not to look up.

Wynoa tries to calms down and says in a cool voice, 'It is evident to me that your research skills is lacking and do not show the restraint and patience to be a true historian. Perhaps that will change after some private lessons, lessons that you will not enjoy! Do continue with your class Accepted. I shall be listening with intent ears.'

Caelophlyn frowns slightly.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'And I will want to see your material as soon as your class is over.'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'Carry on.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'The records that I found support my theory Sedai.'

Caelophlyn smiles at Wynoa Sedai.

Caelophlyn clears her throat again.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Now to get into some of the Aiel customs.'

Wynoa eyes Caelophlyn like a hawk, arms folded and standing stiffly.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'I believe that subject will be a bit more... easy to take in?'

Wynoa waves her hands impatiently, waiting for Caelophlyn to make a slip.

Talathiri makes a new heading on her page.

Adaire looks at Caelophlyn, ready to hear.

Prue smiles at you.

Caelophlyn smiles warmly.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'There are quite a few general rules that surround the Aiel, ranging from what they wear, to what they use to fight with, how they fight, exceptions for their craftsman, and how one becomes a Clan Chief, or Wise One. '

Caelophlyn glances at Wynoa Sedai again.

A Classroom
This small room was recently converted from a storage room into a classroom
to train novices, and occasionally Accepted. Shelves built into the dull
stone walls hold stacks of yellow pages that crackle from the draft under
the door. Several round tables fill the room and offer a view of a large
blackboard.
[ obvious exits: W ]
A tasty looking pastry sits on the ground. [8]
A spicy muffin wafts with the fragrance of honey and ginger. [7]
A small cup sits here. [9]
A delicious looking chocolate chip cookie has been forgotten here. [8]
Adaire Ky'Baira, the Journey Accepted is standing here.
Lady Melyssan Bledthorn is resting here.
Wynoa of the Three-Fold Land is standing here.
Divina Souvraya, Tower Accepted is resting here.
Talathiri Al'Batier the Wearied Novice is standing here.
Laeni the Fledgling Novice is standing here.
Honeyi the Wearied Novice is sitting here.
A warder's student stands here catching his breath.
Daneidor of the Smoke Water sept of the Miagoma Aiel, Rahien Sorei {Forrester Initiate} is resting here.
Kalise Lence the Wearied Novice is resting here.
Prue the Saldaean is a Wearied Novice is standing here.

Wynoa starts frowning to herself, then blinks in understanding, then shoots a quick frown toward Daneidor.

Honeyi looks at Daneidor.

Melyssan gets a spicy muffin.

Melyssan eats a spicy muffin.

Melyssan farts loudly. How rude!

Caelophlyn rubs Melyssan Sedai's tummy.

Honeyi giggles.

Caelophlyn cringes in terror.

Caelophlyn holds her nose.

Melyssan says 'too spicy'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'You too shall not leave the Tower and we shall have a private chat after this class as well Stone Dog.'

You stare at the sky.

Laeni fears the fart will cause a holocaust.

Caelophlyn stifles a giggle.

Daneidor blinks his eyes innocently.

Daneidor peers closely at Wynoa, trying to figure her out.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'ok back to business..'

Adaire nearly chokes.

Caelophlyn peers closely at Melyssan, trying to figure her out.

Prue looks at Daneidor.

Daneidor says 'been away from the Three Fold land to long...'

Daneidor says 'I'm a Dawn Runner'

Wynoa chews on the words 'Miagoma', which sounds like a curse.

Prue giggles.

Caelophlyn clears her throat loudly.

Laeni laughs her head off. *PLOP*

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Also there is even a custom as to how to gain permission from a Hold roofmistress to enter her hold, a visitor must ask her 'leave to enter your hold' and she may refuse anyone, including the Clan Chief.'

Wynoa smiles proudly.

Laeni sits down.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'Aiel women have much power over the clans.'

Caelophlyn stands and walks to the front of the desk.

Daneidor nods at Wynoa.

Caelophlyn smiles at Wynoa Sedai.

Laeni says 'May I be excused?'

Caelophlyn looks over towards Laeni.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Of course Laeni'

Caelophlyn smiles at Laeni.

Laeni says 'It has truly been wonderful'

Laeni says 'Thank You '

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Will someone share their notes with Laeni later on?'

Wynoa nods dismissively at Laeni, refocusing her attentin on Caelophlyn.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Thank you for coming'

Laeni Waves at everyone.

Laeni opens the Door.

Laeni clambers to her feet.

Laeni leaves west.

Wynoa closes the Door.

Caelophlyn grins at Wynoa Sedai.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'ok now where were we??'

Wynoa gives Caelophlyn a fierce glare, wiping the grin off her face.

Caelophlyn frowns slightly.

Adaire says 'women..'

Caelophlyn nods.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'ahh yes'

Prue beams a smile at Adaire.

Adaire smiles at you.

Caelophlyn smiles at Adaire.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'The Aiel will not use any weapon that cannot be used for another purpose besides killing. The Aiel use a spear that is two feet in shaft length, tipped with a foot long blade of steel. '

Wynoa nods slowly, missing the touch and feel of a spear by her side.

Caelophlyn comforts Wynoa Sedai.

Prue glares at her stupid winged spear and sighes.

Wynoa looks at Prue.

Caelophlyn smiles at Prue.

Wynoa lowers her brows, twists her mouth into an unpleasent frown.

Honeyi looks at Prue.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'remove your spear Prue.'

Prue stops using a winged spear with silver etching.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'Weapons are not allowed in the classroom.'

Prue says 'sorry Aes Sedai'

Prue blushes.

Caelophlyn blinks hard.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'If any of you girls are wielding weapons, sheath or put them away.'

Caelophlyn blushes slightly.

Honeyi giggles.

Kalise stops using a staff of sungwood.

Adaire bites down on her lips.

Kalise puts a staff of sungwood in a backpack.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'All aiel warriors carry with them three spears. They also carry a belt knife or dagger which can also be used in battle, but is generally used for cutting meat off of animals. '

Divina stops using a ring-quilloned sword.

Wynoa looks at Adaire.

Wynoa looks at Divina.

Wynoa looks at Honeyi.

Wynoa looks at Daneidor.

Wynoa looks at Kalise.

Wynoa looks at Prue.

Wynoa looks at you.

Divina puts a ring-quilloned sword in a backpack.

Caelophlyn stifles a giggle.

Honeyi smiles happily.

Wynoa nods in approval and returns her glares at Caelophlyn.

Caelophlyn cringes a bit.

Adaire's toes uncurl in hidden relief.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Staves are generally used in sparring or training, but are definately an option for an Aiel warrior to use in a fight. Though it is rare that an Aiel is without his or her spears.'

Wynoa nods slowly in approval.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'A vital part of the customs of the Aiel people, are the clothing they wear.'

Caelophlyn gestures towards Wynoa Sedai and Daneidor.

Adaire looks over at the two.

Caelophlyn smiles warmly.

Adaire looks at Daneidor.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'I have adapted a tad since my time in the wetlands, but the Shoufa I will not do without.'

Caelophlyn nods slowly.

Daneidor nods at Wynoa.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'From head to toe, their clothing is a combination of colors and types to help blend with the surroundings, and bare the vast temperatures of the Three-fold Land, as well as some customs, and history which help dictate the gear.'

Daneidor says 'have had to adapt to the greens and darker colors of the wetlands'

Caelophlyn smiles at Daneidor.

Talathiri makes careful notes on her page.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'It appears I am not as limber and agile as I once was, and have started wearing

heavier and more protective clothing.'

Prue looks at Wynoa.

Caelophlyn whispers 'shes just getting a bit old..'

Caelophlyn coughs loudly.

Adaire blinks her eyes innocently.

Prue blushes.

Caelophlyn grins playfully at Wynoa Sedai.

Melyssan snickers softly.

Wynoa sighs softly to herself, then shoots Caelophlyn a furtive glare.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Likewise, any non-Aiel wearing this gear is generally considered offensive to the Aiel, and their history, and the Aiel strongly discourage such activity as well.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'As far as Cadin'sor, the coat and breeches that every Aiel man and Far Dareis Mai wears, date back to the clothing originally worn by the Da'shain Aiel. '

Wynoa frowns again and glares some more at the mention of 'Da'Shain Aiels'.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Working clothes that are made of a durable yet lightweight material called 'algode'.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'They are died in drab shades of browns,greys and greens in order to blend in with the terrain of the Three-fold Land, allowing easier camouflage.'

Wynoa's stomach starts to grumble, and as she starts to eye the buffet of food to her right, restrains herself to continue her glares at Caelophlyn, which peers into her very soul!

Caelophlyn glances at Wynoa Sedai nervously.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'About the head, the Aiel wear a shoufa, made of the same algode material used for the cadin'sor, which covers the head and wraps around the neck protecting those areas from the hot sun present in the Three-fold Land's daylight hours.'

Prue looks from Wynoa Sedai to Caelo and shivers as she leans back over her notes.

Wynoa absently fingers the veil of her shoufa.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Attached to the shoufa is a small piece of algode, of the same color as the shoufa, and cadin'sor, or occasionally, black, called a veil.'

Adaire eyes the shoufa.

Talathiri glances a little warily at Wynoa Sedai before turning her attention back to her notes.

Caelophlyn smiles warmly.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'By custom the veil is only worn over the face, and in fact, is required to wear it, if the Aiel intends to 'dance the spears'. '

Daneidor watches Wynoa though his eyes never seem to look directly at her.

Adaire recalls stories of "black-veiled aiels" and reminds herself to keep an open mind.

Caelophlyn smiles at Adaire.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Aiel wear a variety of footwear, most common is a pair of high laced boots.'

Adaire smiles happily.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Aiel women, those not of Far Dareis Mai that is, wear different garb.'

Kalise nods gracefully at Caelophlyn.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'They wear a variety of blouses, skirts and dresses all in drab colors, similar to those worn by the men. '

Talathiri makes careful notes on her page.

Kalise sits back paying full attention to Caelophlyn as she teaches.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'They are the only Aiel likely to wear jewelry, and in fact many, particularly Wise Ones, adorn themselves with as much jewelry as they possibly can. '

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'They are truly an interesting race of people.'

Kalise raises her hand.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Kalise?'

Adaire perks up, wanting to hear more of the Wise Ones.

Wynoa nods at Caeloplhyn, softening her glare a tad.

Kalise says 'Isn't it said that Aiel do not wear rings?'

Wynoa shakes at Kalise.

Wynoa waits for Caelophlyn to answer Kalise.

Caelophlyn frowns, shuffling through her notes.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'I didn't find anything relating to that in my research..'

Wynoa coughs loudly.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Wynoa Sedai, would you know anything about this?'

Kalise says 'I might have read wrong then. But I could have sworn they do not.'

Caelophlyn smiles at Kalise.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'Wise ones generally prefer bracelets'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'over any other sorts of jewelry.'

Daneidor says 'well...those and necklaces'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'It is uncommon to see them wear rings, but not unheard of.'

Caelophlyn nods and takes a few notes herself.

Wynoa nods slowly at Daneidor., in complete agreement.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'Rings usually interfere with work.'

Adaire ponders this.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'As your hands are essential.'

Prue nods at Wynoa.

Kalise says 'My appologies Accepted Caelophlyn. But I will research this more. I do believe I am right.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'I would love to hear of your findings Kalise'

Daneidor says 'Chaelin wore rings though mainly because it was a regard gift from her youth'

Kalise says 'I will look into that right away.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Thank you'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'This concludes my history on the Aiel and I truly hope you have found my class informative and helpful. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask now and I will do my best to answer correctly!'

Honeyi smiles happily.

Prue raises her hand.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Prue'

Prue says 'i have a question for Wynoa Sedai if she doesn't mind.'

Caelophlyn glances over at Wynoa Sedai.

Wynoa nods slowly, signaling her agreement.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'Ask your question Prue. If I can answer it, I will.'

Prue says 'if its not a bad topic, may i ask what made you leave the Three-Fold land? to come here i mean.'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'It is not a bad topic, and I do not mind sharing.'

Prue smiles happily.

Talathiri listens with interest.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'I was sent over what seems like long ago, a young girl somewhat new to the spear.'

Adaire turns to see Wynoa better.

Prue nods at Wynoa.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'I was an expert tracker and I believe the Wise Ones believed I had a keen mind.'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'I was told to cross to the wetlands to seek out signs of the Car'a'carn.'

Adaire says 'ooh'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'He is prophesised to eventually unite our people.'

Prue smiles happily.

Honeyi arches an eyebrow.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'I encounted much hostilities when I tried to seek out information, which was to be expected.'

Caelophlyn frowns at the mention of hostilities.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'When I saw the White Tower, it called to me as I wanted to marvel at its architecture.'

Daneidor nods at Wynoa.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'It was there I was befriended by some girls in white dresses.'

Caelophlyn smiles at Wynoa Sedai.

Adaire raises her hand.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'We built up a clandestine friendship and then one day...she told me I could channel!'

Caelophlyn nods towards Adaire and says in a hushed voice 'one moment'

Prue looks at Wynoa.

Divina remembers a young Wynoa new to the tower.

Prue looks at Divina.

Prue smiles happily.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'There is more, but it will take a long discussion, but the brief summary. I joined the White Tower and gained toh toward my people because of knowledge.'

Prue nods at Wynoa.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'I felt I needed to learn what the Aes Sedai had to teach to reach my full potential to fight the Shadow.'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'As the goal of all of us is to fight for the Light in their best possible way.'

Caelophlyn scribbles down a few notes quickly.

Wynoa grins playfully at Divina.

Divina beams a smile at Wynoa.

Prue says 'Thank you Wynoa Sedai.'

Prue beams a smile at Wynoa.

Wynoa nods absently and resumes her thoughts, eyes staring at something far off.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Adaire?'

Adaire says 'What kind of relationship does the Tower have with the Aiel people at the moment?'

Daneidor blinks his eyes innocently.

Caelophlyn thinks on this a moment.

caelophlyn glances at Wynoa Sedai.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'As of now, there is none Adaire.'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'During my stay in the wetlands, I learned that...'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'the wetlanders and my people do not truly understand or trust each other...recent bloodshed the prevalent reason.'

Kalise listens to Wynoa Sedai intently.

Adaire says 'I see...'

Daneidor frowns.

Daneidor nods slowly in agreement.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'I had hoped to help eventually bridge the gap and be an ambassador between the two sides to offer understanding to both sides.'

Talathiri nods thoughtfully.

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'However, that day has not yet come.'

Daneidor nods at Wynoa.

Adaire says 'Perhaps that will happen'

Caelophlyn nods in agreement.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Would be truly wonderful if it did..'

Wynoa in a fierce lecturing tone, says 'That is my hope. We need to be united to face the Shadow...eventually.'

Adaire says 'yes.'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Anyone else?'

Divina shakes her head.

Prue shakes her head slightly as she close her notebook.

Talathiri straightens up her notes.

Adaire comest to her feet.

You smile happily.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'I really appreciate all of you attending'

Honeyi smiles happily.

Caelophlyn smiles at everyone.

Talathiri smiles.

Adaire says 'Thank you Caelophlyn.. what a great topic!'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'and thank you Daneidor and Wynoa Sedai for attending and contributing'

Daneidor nods at Caelophlyn.

Daneidor smiles happily.

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'Youre very welcome'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'ok Scoot!'

Caelophlyn says in a soft and sultry voice 'class dismissed!'

Caelophlyn giggles.

Prue giggles.

Adaire smiles happily.

Talathiri stands up, gathering her things.

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Re: Remembering

Post by Alayla » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:14 pm

Another. A class on Shadowspawn by Aishling
Aishling says in a confident voice 'Just an OOC note before we start..'

Aryana sits down.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'I am a stickler for RP..'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'going OOC in here once class starts will make me not happy'

Liliana nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'if something happens and you need to leave, send me a tell'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'not trying to be a hardass, just how it should be in here..'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'so please stay IC at all times'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Ok I believe we are ready to begin.'

Aishling prepares for the lesson by writing two conceptions on the blackboard.

Brin turns her attention to Aishling.

Aishling scrawls out '1.SHADOWSWORN and 2.SHADOWSPAWN.

Aishling sits on the edge of the desk to reread her notes.

Lain looks at one word then the other.

Aishling begins the lesson by pointing to the board.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Lets start with the two concepts you can see here. The distinction that I am going to try to get across is that Shadowsworn are men and women just like you or I who have given in to the temptations by the Dark One to join the Shadow and wreak havoc on their fellow human beings. Perhaps even animals can be Shadowsworn, but that is a discussion for another time.'

Aishling pauses to let this sink in.

Chiko pulls out a long parchment from her sack, putting her ink on her desk.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Shadowspawn, on the other hand, are tainted monstrosities that have no choice but to serve the Dark because it created them and made them what they are.'

Brin thinks about this.

Chiko dips her pen in the ink and starts to take notes.

The Door is opened from the other side.

Sylvanas has arrived from the west.

Sylvanas says 'hello'

Aleatha grabs a quill and paper and begins scribbling furiously

Aishling clears her throat.

Sylvanas hugs Aryana.

Sylvanas looks at Aryana.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'A moment please.'

Aleatha blinks as she looks up from her notes

Aishling says in a confident voice 'I will repeat what I said in the beginning'

Adaire has arrived from the west.

Talathiri has arrived from the west.

Brin watches Aishling carefully.

Talathiri greets Wynoa with a light kiss on her cheek.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'I am a stickler for RP and going OOC in here once class starts will make me not happy. If you need to say something, please send me a tell, and not to ask how so and so is doing etc.'

Adaire nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'I am glad you could make it Adaire Sedai'

Adaire says 'Thank you, Accepted.'

Talathiri takes a seat at the side, turning her attention to Aishling.

Aishling composes herself.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Talathiri Sedai... you slipped in so quietly..'

Talathiri smiles at Aishling.

Lissa says 'Sorry for my late attendance.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Ok now where was I..'

Brin watches quietly.

Lissa moves to the back of the classroom and takes a seat quietly.


Sylvanas hugs Lissa.

Sylvanas says 'lissa!!!'

Aishling points to the two words on the blackboard again. Shadowspawn and Shadowsworn.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Sylvanas I will not tolerate outbursts'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Ok, from the beginning..'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The distinction that I am going to try to get across is that Shadowsworn are men and women just like you or I who have given in to the temptations by the Dark One to join the Shadow and wreak havoc on their fellow human beings. Perhaps even animals can be Shadowsworn, but that is a discussion for another time.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Shadowspawn, on the other hand, are tainted monstrosities that have no choice but to serve the Dark because it created them and made them what they are.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Most of them are descended from living constructs that were created during the War of the Shadow.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Shadowsworn choose to join the Dark, while Shadowspawn have no choice at all.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'One has or -had- free will, the other's fate is biologically determined.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Of course, one could argue that both are corruption of the Pattern threads by the Dark One's influence as he has reached out from his prison.'

Brin listens carefully

Aishling shrugs, then continues.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The first Shadowspawn we will discuss are Trollocs.'

Liliana shivers uncomfortably.

Lissa nods thoughtfully as she scribles a few notes on her trusty notepad.

Aleatha leans over her paper intently, she seems to be trying to draw an illustation of a trolloc

Aishling shuffles her papers around, then continues.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'say They were created to be the footsoldiers of the Dark by mixing human stock with that of naturally aggressive animals, such as boars, bears, wolves, goats, wildcats, rams, and eagles.'


Aishling says in a confident voice 'They resemble the animal from which they were engineered, even having the facial features and sometimes feet/hooves and fur/feathers of that animal.'

Chiko nods slightly as she listens, continuing to take notes.

Aishling gets a look of revulsion on her face as she continues.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'This next bit of information is a bit horrid..'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They are able to breed with humankind, but the offspring are usually stillborn, and those which are not often fail to survive.'

Aishling pauses to compose herself before she continues.

Aleatha looks faintly disgusted and holds her stomach

Talathiri arches an eyebrow, glancing around the room.

Liliana looks somewhat nauseous.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Most Trollocs stand eight to ten feet tall and are very powerful and vicious, killing just for the fun of it.'

Brin's face pales slightly at the very idea.

Chiko takes a moment to ponder that before she goes back to taking notes.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They are omnivorous, but prefer meat of any sort, including other Trollocs.'

Aleatha stares at Aishling absorbed in the lecture and idley reachs out for a cookie

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Trollocs do not have discipline or intelligence to follow orders. Rather, they follow more animal instinct and basic human desires.'

Chiko takes a little bite of her chocolate as she continues to take notes, her hand ever moving.

Aleatha biddles on her cookie as she listens intently

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The only time they will follow orders is when driven by fear.. Even then, if they fear the opponent more than their superiors, they will flee.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Outside of the military unit of the horde, Trollocs are divided into tribelike bands(clans).'

Liliana nods intently.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The most well-known tribes include: the Ahf'frait, Ghar'ghael, Ko'bal, Dha'vol, Bhan'sheen and the Dhai'mon. They are the only constructs from the War of the Shadow known to have developed a social structure and tribal system.'

Aishling takes a sip of water and clears her throat.

Brin looks on wonderingly, learning things she hadn't known before.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Trollocs also have their own crude language and on it, the Dark One is called Baalzamon.'

Aishling shivers slightly at the name.

Aryana shivers uncomfortably.

Chiko takes another bite of her chocolate as she deps her pen into the ink, going back to her nearly full parchment once again.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Their weapons are made at forges in the in the valley called Thakan'dar, on the very slopes of Shayol Ghul itself.'


Aishling says in a confident voice 'Some of them take the taint from that place, a stain of evil in the metal.'

Brin's stomach clenches at the mention of these names.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Those tainted blades make wounds that will not heal unaided, or cause deadly fevers, strange sicknesses that medicines cannot touch.'

Aishling becomes silent for a while, tapping her lip thoughtfully.

Aleatha quickly adds a footnote about the taint under her trolloc's blades notes

Aishling says in a confident voice 'At this point I would like to call for questions if there are any.'

Liliana raises her hand.

Aryana thinks hard.

Chiko puts down her parchment, picking up a new one as she continues her writing.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Liliana'

Liliana says 'Accepted, how many trollocs wield these tainted blades.... all of them?'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'That would be hard to answer Liliana.. I know that I have fought many wielding different types of weapons, whether they have the taint on them or not is hard to say.'

Brin delicately munches on her pastry while waiting for Aishling to answer liliana's question

Liliana nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'I suppose nobody really knows for sure..'

Brin raises her hand

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Brin'

Brin says 'Is there a way to protect against this taint?'

Sylvanas patiently twiddles her thumbs.

Chiko waits patiently, ready for taking more notes.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Well a for sure way would be to not fight them.. But as far as the affects of tainted blades, I believe that through the years, there have been many studies on this taint and how to avoid the lasting results of it..'

Brin nods eagerly, waiting for more.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'I believe that Sheriam teaches a cure for this taint..'

Lain listens closely to this part.

You tell Sylvanas 'no more tells'

Sylvanas looks at Brin.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Anyone else?'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'If nobody else has anything, we will break for 5 minutes to stretch our legs.'

Aleatha glances around the room, her pen poised above the page

Lain raises her hand

Aishling reaches to the sky and stretches.

Chiko puts down her parchment and pen, and waits patiently for the break to end.

Wynoa begins to jot down a note.

Liliana does a few simple stretches and grabs a bite to eat.

Brin covers a yawn with her hand, but remains seated, thoughtfully reviewing what has been said thus far.

Talathiri says 'Very instructive so far, Accepted.'

Aleatha fiddles with her skirts as she returns to her seat

Liliana the gmynast bends herself into an arch.

Aishling beams with pride.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Thank you Talathiri Sedai'

Lain says 'my apologys Accepted but i had a question i should have asked'

Brin smiles softly at Accepted Aishling.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Yes Lain?'

Lain says 'what abilitys or lack thereof should we be aware of.....as opposed to how we are i mean'

Lain says 'can they fly or breath water or see thru walls etc'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They dont care for light..'

Lain nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They do have night vision..'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Where you and I would not be able to see, they can..'

Lain says 'they see in the dark?'


Aishling nods in agreement.

Lain frowns.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Sylvanas would you like to get up here and teach the class?'

Sylvanas says 'nope'

Talathiri tells you '*frown* Is she sending you silly tells?' <insert massive amounts of nodding>

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Then please refrain from correcting me in tells'

Talathiri arches an eyebrow.

Brin interjects, "I hear they can run from the spine all the way to the ocean without stopping!" her eyes grow wide.

Sylvanas says 'i goot so much latency now i might go linkless'

Talathiri says 'Child, you are in class to learn, not to try to teach. Kindly remember the fact.'

Sylvanas nods in agreement.

Talathiri tells you 'If she continues, tell me after class'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They do have drive.. It seems their energy is constant'

Aishling clears her throat, calling the class back to order.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Now we will review the information available on Myrddraal, the fearsome leaders of Trolloc fists I alluded to in the previous lesson.'

Liliana shivers uncomfortably.

Brin shifts her position slightly.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Myrddraal were a pleasant suprise to the engineers of the Trollocs, if such can be said of these creatures.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They are a throwback to the human stock with which the Trollocs were made.'

Chiko starts taking notes once again, happy that the class has started.

Brin mouths a silent, ohhhhh

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They are all male, most likely sterile, lack any identifiable individualistic expression and don't use any unique ornamentation.'

Someone knocks on the Door from the other side.

The Door is opened from the other side.

Neladin has arrived from the west.

Neladin blushes.

Neladin curtseys gracefully.

Neladin says 'sorry for being late'

Aishling smiles at Neladin.

Neladin moves to the rear.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Glad you could make it'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'We are discussing Myrddraal at this time Neladin, if you could share notes with someone.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Although it is not known why, but some say Myrddraal avoid crossing running water at all but the greatest need.'

Neladin says 'i will later, thanks.'

Lain raises her hand

Brin says 'hmmmm'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Yes Lain?'

Neladin looks over aryana's shoulders at her notes.

Lain says 'do you mean rivers or any flowing water at all?'

Aleatha scribbles a quick drawing of a Myrddraal drowning in a river in her notes

Aryana leans over to let Neladin read the notes better.

Liliana nods at Aleatha.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'I would assume any water, but from my information, it looks as if they mean a river or a stream..'

Lain nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Myrddraal are also known as Shadowmen, Halfmen, Lurks, Fetches and Fades.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Myrddraal are the size of a normal human, but despite tall muscular bodies, they move with the grace and speed of a serpent.'

Brin peers at Aleatha's pad and hides a smile behind her hand.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Their skin is the putrid white of a slug, and their blood is black and corrosive.'

Aishling shivers.

Neladin grimaces at the thought.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The most striking aspect of Myrddraal is a complete lack of eyes.'

Lain wrinkles her nose.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The Eyeless..'

Neladin shivers slightly.

Aleatha blinks her eyes and leans forward in curiosity

Liliana hold her head in her hands and attempts to breath very deeply and slowly.

Brin shivers and rubs the goosebumps out of her arms

Aishling says in a confident voice 'A smooth plane of white skin stretches over the place where eyes should be, earning them this additional name.'

Adaire wrinkles up her nose.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'However..'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Despite a lack of physical eyes, the Myrddraal can see perfectly in any light.'

Liliana arches an eyebrow.

Brin wonders at Aishling's ability to describe it with suck vivid details, shivering yet again.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They are able to travel from place to place by stepping into a shadow.'

Liliana gasps in astonishment.

Chiko nods slightly, taking notes without any sign of discomfort.

Aishling can't imagine stepping INTO a shadow.

Neladin ponders their mode of travel.

Wynoa makes some clicking noises and jots down some notes.

Brin face lights up with sudden dawning.

Aleatha trys to imagine what it must be like, unconcously waving her hand trying to catch the shadow under her seat

Aishling says in a confident voice 'It is possible that the Myrddraal do not exist totally in this world, for mirrors cast only misty forms instead of their reflections.'

Lain raises her hand thoughtfully.

Neladin giggles softly at Aleatha.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Lain?'

Lain says 'when they ...fade?....is this to do with the one power?'

Brin wondered the same thing.

Chiko shakes her head slightly, knowing the answer but remaining silent.

Aishling ponders this a moment.

Lain listens closely.

Aishling flips through some notes.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'It is because they are not totally of this world, they are part of the shadows..'

Lain says 'more to the point when they do it does it leave a residue?'

Neladin'hrms' softly.

Brin wonders what Lain is getting at.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'No residue to my knowledge'

Lain nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'It is said that their capes are not touched by any amount of wind, but rather hang motionless around them and when they die, the capes start flowing again.'

Aishling ponders this a moment.

Liliana frowns slightly.

Neladin thinks about warder's cloaks....

Brin head gives a slight jerk at this information.

Aleatha runs her hands idely along her desk, then quickly snatchs it back in pain, a sliver protruding from her finger

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The Myrddraal’s most powerful weapon is its gaze, which strikes fear into the very bones.'

Neladin looks over at aleatha, and weaves a small amount of spirit at her finger.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The Myrddraal is a formidable opponent, having sophisticated fighting skills and equipment.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Their swords are made on the slopes of Shayol Ghul at Thakan’dor. '

Aleatha smiles at Neladin and wiggles her finger

Neladin smiles widely, her cheecks dimpling.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Even the slightest wound with a Myrddraal’s sword is mortal.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Myrddraal are difficult to kill, and when mortally wounded, a Myrddraal’s corpse refuses to die until sundown.'

Aishling pauses to let these words sink in, then takes a deep breath.

Brin raises her hand.

Neladin nods her head emphatically.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Brin?'

Brin says 'I don't understand Accepted. If it's a corpse, which by definition is a DEAD thing, why doesn't it "die"?'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Have you ever seen someone slaughter a chicken?'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'It is sort of like that I suppose..'

Liliana nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Even after you have whacked the chicken's head off..'

Neladin chuckles at the thought of a fade, running around like a chicken.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'His body still runs around..'

Brin nods agreement.

Neladin looks startled that she would think of that.

Aishling flashes a grin at Neladin.

Chiko nods slightly, waiting for the class to continue.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'That is the only way I can think to describe it..'

Brin nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Now we will discuss the Draghkar and Darkhound, more foul creations from the War of Shadows.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The Draghkar have no battle skill, as they have thin frail hands and arms.'

Neladin makes a new header in her notes.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They do, however, pose an equal danger to the battle oriented Trolloc.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'This creature has a hypnotic crooning, which summons and compels its victim into its embrace.'

Chiko puts her parchment down, getting another formher sack and awaits the accepted to start.

Brin has never heard of Draghkar, so she perks at hearing new information.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Once under the creatures’s control, the Draghkar fastens its large, blood red lips to the victim.'

Liliana shivers uncomfortably.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The Draghkar’s kiss is fatal, slowly draining away the victim’s soul before finally consuming life as well.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Those who are saved before death may yet live, but only as empty soulless shells.'

Lain raises her hand timidly.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Those who are not saved fall as cold as though they had been dead for days.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Yes Lain?'

Neladin writes kiss = bad.

Lain says 'how do we fight them then?'

Chiko shakes her head slightly, wondering what romantic life could a Draghkar have...

Neladin chuckles at Chiko.

Brin blinks in absolute astonishment and distaste.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'From a personal stand point, I have never seen, nor fought one..'

Lain nods in agreement.

Neladin raises her hand tentatively.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'From the research I have done, it doesn't seem likely that there is a way to take them down.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'If someone knows differently, I encourage you to share..'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Yes Neladin'

Neladin says 'I imagine, hypothetically, if you weave from a distance, that may work.'

Aishling nods slowly.

Neladin says 'Althought I wouldnt want to be the one to test it.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Very good point.'

Brin raises her hand.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Brin?'

Brin says 'What if one stopped up their ears Accepted? So they couldn't hear the crooning?'

smile brin

Aishling says in a confident voice 'That may very well work also'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'I won't be the one testing that theory though!'

Neladin nods at Aishling.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The Draghkar, like the Myrddraal, resemble a pale, tall man in build, but there the resemblance to either Myrddraal or man ends.'

Brin giggles

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Draghkar have dark shoulder length hair, usually tied back.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The body is slender, with too pale skin and talons on each finger of human looking hands.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The creature’s face shows gaunt cheeks, extremely large dark eyes, and a blood red puckered mouth containing sharp pointed teeth.'

Aishling twitches slightly.

Lain says 'yuck'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The most remarkable characteristic of the Draghkar is its large, batlike wings, which allow it to fly skillfully.'

Aishling nods at Lain.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Pretty disgusting sounding..'

Brin says 'fly???'

Aishling nods at Brin.

Aleatha smiles wistfully at the thought of flying

Brin put her hand over her mouth at her outburst!

Aleatha blushes.

Liliana blinks her eyes innocently.

Aishling hands Liliana a cup of kaf to keep her awake.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Draghkar are usually used as assassins, in conjunction with a Myrddraal and Trolloc raid for distraction.'

Someone knocks on the Door from the other side.

Lorion has arrived from the west.

Lorion takes her place.

Brin's stomach grumbles loudly with hunger and her hand goes down to her stomach instead, blushing fiercely and hoping nobody heard.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Glad you are here Lorion'

Lorion says 'Sorry I am late.'

Aishling nods then continues.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'We are discussing Draghkar at the moment.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They are most effective at night, outdoors, and when the target is isolated.'

Lorion nods in agreement.

Aishling shuffles some papers and clears her throat.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'If nobody has anymore questions, we will break for 2 minutes.'

Brin whispers "assassins!"

Lain smiles happily.


Aishling says in a confident voice 'Next I will address Darkhounds.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'say Darkhounds are canines corrupted by the Shadow.'

Brin turns her attention to Aishling once again.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They were created as guard-beasts around the time of the War of Power, and were later used to hunt down enemies of the Shadow.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Running in packs of ten or twelve, they are basically shaped like a hound but are blacker than night.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'And they are as large as small ponies, weighing two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds each.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Their cry sounds similar to a wolf, but is tinged with blood and death'

Brin blinks.

Liliana shivers uncomfortably.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They run faster than a galloping horse, and can maintain that speed longer than any horse.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Darkhounds never hunt at random, though they will kill if the opportunity presents itself and it doesn't interfere with the hunt.'

Neladin recalls fighting hounds and shivers slightly.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'With Darkhounds the hunt is paramount. Their quarry is always important to the Shadow, though at times we cannot see why.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They have been known to bypass the great and mighty to slay a farmwife or craftsman.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Or to enter a town or village and leave without killing, though they clearly came for some reason.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Theories exist, postulating that the Darkhound, possibly like a Myrddraal, exists slightly outside of reality.'

Brin says 'hmmm'

Chiko nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They leave no prints on any ground except for on the hardest stone, and the smell of burned sulphur surrounds them.'

Chiko raises her hand.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Chiko?'

Aleatha sniffs slightly then scribbles something down on her paper

Chiko says 'Can they fade in and out like the Eyeless ones?'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They can't fade, no.'

Lain raises her hand.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Lain'

Lain says 'i tried to kill one once and my staff went right thru it.'

Neladin nods at Lain.

Chiko nods in agreement.

Lain says 'are fades the same?'

Neladin shakes her head.

Chiko shakes her head.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Again, that supports the theory that they exist outside of reality.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Fades are not the same'

Lain nods in agreement.

Neladin ponders the point as she nods slowly.

Brin face gets a look of thinking hard once more.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They also do not like rain or thunderstorms, and if they can help it, will not go out into a storm unless they are on a trail.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'These creatures, also like Myrddraal, will not readily cross running water, which may be the only way short of killing these creatures to end a chase.'

Aleatha mutters something about "shadowspawn and water" but you can't quite make it out

Neladin writes 'change weather when fighting', on her paper.

Aishling smiles at Aleatha.

Chiko raises her hand.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Chiko?'

Chiko says 'Can they, or fades move around in day light?'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Fades can move around in daylight, but cannot 'slip into the shadows' per se.'

Chiko nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Darkhounds arent affected by daylight as far as I know..'

Brin nods, thinking that would make sense... less shadows.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The Darkhound is deadly, as even the smallest bite from their massive jaws is fatal.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'The blood and saliva of the Darkhound are poison, and even one drop on the skin can cause a very slow and extremely painful death.'

Neladin involuntarily gasps.

Aishling looks grim but moves briskly on to the the next subject.

Neladin hopes her 'cure poison' weave is up to speed.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'For the last bit, we will talk briefly of those minions of the Dark One which were not created during the Age of Legends.'

Liliana nods in agreement.

Neladin tilts her head.

Neladin tilts her head, a wisp of hear falling from behind her ears.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Most familiar are the so called “eyes and ears” of the Dark One, namely those animals with an affinity for decay, carrion, and death.'

Brin looks over and Neladin and smiles.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Crows, ravens, and rats are among those creatures the Shadow employs as spies.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Not every crow or rat is a spy for the Dark One, however, there is no way to tell a spy from a normal animal.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Gray Men are also not constructs, but were once normal human beings, as far as a darkfriend can be said to be normal.'

Neladin unconciously pushes a wisp of hair behind her ear.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'These individuals went beyond merely pledging their souls to the Dark One, they actually gave up their souls to serve as assassins.'

Brin nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Also called Soulless, they are for all practical purposes dead already, although they still move and think.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Their lack of a soul makes them appear very ordinary-looking, so much so that were they in a crowd they would hardly be noticed.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Even the most careful eye can slide right over them.'

Neladin nods her head emphatically.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They are such effective assassins that usually even the victim never sees them, and a witness to the attack may not even see the killer.'

Liliana arches an eyebrow.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'They are such effective assassins that usually even the victim never sees them, and a witness to the attack may not even see the killer.'

Aishling coughs quietly.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Usually a Gray Man is a man, although occasionally a woman will become a Soulless too.'

Someone knocks on the Door from the other side.

Orea has arrived from the west.

Orea curtseys gracefully.

Brin smiles softly at Orea.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'It can only be speculated as to what incentives and benefits are promised these individuals to make them willing to give their very soul to serving the Dark One.'

Wynoa looks up from her notes.

Wynoa nods absently and resumes her thoughts, eyes staring at something far off.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Lastly, we will discuss some ways to protect yourselves against any or all of these shadowspawn/shadowsworn.'

Liliana shrugs helplessly.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Anyone have any ideas on how you can protect yourself?'

Liliana raises her hand.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Liliana'

Neladin looks at Aleatha with concern in her eyes.

Wynoa makes some clicking sounds and sighs softly.

Adaire listens.

Wynoa stops using a strange mechanical writing instrument.

Wynoa gives a strange mechanical writing instrument to a Tower guard.

Liliana says 'We can cast weaves such as armor on ourselves, and the strength weave can help others as well'

Neladin raises her hand.

Aishling nods at Liliana.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Neladin?'

Brin listens to the others.

Neladin says 'by being aware of what is in the area, by using locating weaves.'

Liliana nods in agreement.

Aishling nods.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Very good answer'

Neladin looks pleased.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'What about protection against Gray Men?'

Chiko says 'Notice?'

Lain raises her hand

Aishling smiles and nods at Chiko.

Liliana beams a smile at Chiko.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Lain?'

Lain says 'ah sorry i was going to say what Chiko said'

Aishling smiles.

Neladin smiles at Lain.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'What is the first thing you should do before going into any battle?'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Anyone know?'

Brin shakes her head.

Chiko raises her hand.

Neladin raises her hand tentatively.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Chiko name one please'

Wynoa looks up and eyes the class like an owl.

Chiko says 'Protective weaves, where, check to see your not in the buffing position'

Aishling giggles softly.

Aishling nods at Chiko.

Adaire frowns.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Neladin you may have more of what I was looking for..'

Neladin giggles lightly.

Adaire gives Chiko a look.

Chiko looks at Adaire.

Adaire arches an eyebrow.

Neladin says 'oh, maybe not... I was thinking about supplies and horses.'

Aishling nods at Neladin and says 'You are correct'

Neladin says 'Ensuring you have food and water, and a decent horse.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Paying close attention to your surroundings, check your position in the group you are in, being aware of where shadowspawn/shadowsworn are, if you are fighting, prepare yourself for battle (water, food, make sure you are equipped to fight, have a light source and a sturdy mount.).'

Lain thinks a moment and nods.

Aishling smiles at you all.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Are there any other questions?'

Neladin shakes her head slightly.

Aishling glances around.

Aryana thinks hard.

Liliana shakes her head.

Aryana shakes her head.

Orea strokes her chin thoughtfully.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'I want to thank you all for attending, and I hope you have gained some knowledge of our enemy.'

Lain raises her hand

Brin shakes her head.

Chiko smiles at Aishling.

Liliana smiles happily.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Lain?'

Neladin smiles.

Chiko says 'Thank you for this class, Accepted Aishling.'

Lain says 'one quick question Accepted....can any of the spawn feel us weaving?'

Neladin says 'ooo, good question.'

Liliana nods in agreement.

Lain says 'if so at what distance'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'It is said that Dreadlords can block you from the source, I am not sure if they can actually sense you weaving.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Although..'

Chiko takes a moment to ponder the question.

Liliana perks her head up in interest.

Lain chews her lip listening.

Neladin raises her hand to try to help answer.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'It is also said that if a trolloc wields the tainted blade Malfeasor, it will start to glow if someone near them can touch the source.'

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Neladin?'

Liliana boggles at the thought.

Neladin says, 'i thought fades had a sense channeling weave.'

Sylvanas whispers to you, 'please remove me from ignore list now that class have ended'

Neladin says 'or skill.'

Aishling ponders this.

Wynoa says 'I would like to add that the eyeless can sense the channeling of Saidar over short distances.'

Neladin nods.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Thank you Sedai, I was unaware of that..'

Neladin says 'Do you know how far, Wynoa Sedai?'

Lain looks from one to another.

Aishling makes a few mental notes.

Neladin says 'Or how exact it is?'

Wynoa says 'It varies on the amount of saidar used and the eyeless in question.'

Sylvanas looks at Wynoa.

Neladin nods.

Lain says 'i actually thought it was the hounds that did that....can they do it as well?'

Neladin says 'much like our locating, i would think.'

Wynoa says 'but not far off.'

Wynoa says 'Usually within your line of sight.'

Liliana says 'Thank you for the lesson, Accepted'

Liliana leaves west.

Brin nods in agreement.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Who else was it that raised their hand?'

Neladin says 'I think that was it, except for me helping answer.'

Adaire glances around.

Aishling nods and smiles.

Neladin beams a smile at Adaire.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Again, I thank you all for attending..'

Neladin stops resting, and clambers on her feet.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'You are free to go..'

Neladin says 'thank you for the class.'

Chiko smiles at Aishling.

Aishling says in a confident voice 'Welcome'

Neladin says 'Even what I saw was very informative.'

Talathiri says 'Well done, Aishling. Very helpful.'

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Re: Remembering

Post by Divina » Fri May 01, 2020 5:54 am

Thanks for the memories; though I would much rather not remember my apprenticeship under Wynoa. She was not a nice mentor, nor easy one at that.

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Re: Remembering

Post by Firimei Lang » Fri May 01, 2020 10:07 am

Thank you for this, happy evoking sad.

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