The History of the World
Years have passed since the cleansing of saidin, and the world is tentatively held by the Dragon’s Peace and Aiel. Great swathes of the coast remain under Seanchan control, and their influence creeps further east.
Andor and Cairhein: Elayne remains Queen of both nations, and the political power of each remains strong. They have recently sent military aid to Shienar.
Tear: The Dragon continues to rule Tear, which is maintained by a steward.
Arad Doman: Asha’man Daryen Daimon is king. He has recently signed a controversial treaty of peace with the Seanchan.
Murandy: King Roedran has made a deal with the Seanchan to become High Blood nobility. Lythia Sedai of the Green Ajah tried to thwart this plot however was greviously injured in the process.
The History of the White Tower
Kaydrienne Lindelle is the Amyrlin Seat, inheriting the rule from Egwene al’Vere, and was originally raised from the Blue Ajah. She is an astute politician, and has been in resolute power for many years. She was an Amyrlin that promoted peace, both with the Black Tower and with unification of the lands in anticipation of the Last Battle. Her rule was quite strong, but she has been plagued with unlucky support in key positions of leadership. At least four Keepers of the Chronicles have cycled through, including Corele Sedai. Mistresses of Novices have also been many, such as Kekura Sedai. Her policies have largely been successful, but recently, her approach to dealing with the Seanchan have grown unpopular. Namely this has come at the sacrifice of support for the Borderlands. The Blight has apparently been less active in recent years, but many believe this is a calm before a larger assault.
Also unlucky was the attack on Tar Valon during Kaydrienne’s rule. Of course she could not control the attack led by the Dreadlord Arikan, but the destruction of the city, death of civilians, and the subsequent recuperation was a poor outlook. That Arikan escaped was another mark against her.
Current Hall of the White Tower
Amyrlin Seat: Kaydrienne Lindelle
Keeper of Chronicles: Adrasteia Sedai
Green Ajah: Caia’li, Alexabeth, Lianora
Blue Ajah: Rikela, Yelendrian, Rhiann
White Ajah: Broekk, Raqual, Naiara
Brown Ajah: Brenna, Fate, Aubrey
Red Ajah: Kekura, Hyaneth, Modane
Yellow Ajah: Faidella, Esenya, Nyrekell
Gray Ajah: Wyndell, Reloane, Mierelle
The History of the Black Tower
After Mazrim Taim was ousted as a darkfriend, Kaydrienne Lindelle’s brother Michael Whiteraven became M’hael. Eventually he was succeeded by Shadow al’Mere, widely regarded as the Tower’s most competent leader. During al’Mere’s reign, the Black Tower flourished and enjoyed a period of stability and growth, nurturing closer ties with the White Tower due to the efforts of Lythia Sedai. They were both much beloved.
Saidin was cleansed during this time, and the Tower began to open its doors to the first men who would never know the touch of madness.
But stability ended suddenly when al’Mere was assassinated on Black Tower grounds, killed by an unknown assailant. The mystery of his murder was never solved (unknown to all, the dreadlord Arikan was responsible, having infiltrated Black Tower ranks). Thus the Tower was plunged into a period of deep strife.
Roal Tambrin’s subsequent leadership was plagued with unease, haunted by the ghost of al’Mere’s memory. Rumour persisted that he was a darkfriend himself, else that the Dark One’s touch was so deep inside the Black Tower that he was nothing but a puppet M’hael. It was a dark time for both Towers, culminating in a battle brought to the very walls of the White Tower itself, led by the Dreadlord Arikan.
After the Siege of Tar Valon, Tambrin was replaced by Daniel Larnair.
The first thing Larnair did was to purge the Black Tower and claim it clean. His rule has been ruthless, including the harsh punishment of Jai Kojima for being seen to interfere in Andoran politics, by melting his heirloom sword and allowing a brutal public beating by Lennox Orander.
Over the last few years he has worked closely with the Amyrlin Seat, Kaydrienne Lindelle, to pave the road for Seanchan peace.
|Lythia Krean||Aes Sedai, Captain General||Green||Shadow (former) |
|Turned Darkfriend against her will by Arikan|
|Kekura din Anor||Aes Sedai, Sitter, Ajah Head||Red||None|
|Nythadri Vanditera||Aes Sedai||Green||Eleanore|
|Talin Sedai||Aes Sedai||Yellow||Kaori||Defected from the Tower and stole the oathrod, in league with Arikan|
|Malaika Niele||Aes Sedai||Brown||None|
|💀 Miraseia Breakwater||Aes Sedai||White||None||Black Ajah. Missing, presumed dead|
|Elsae||Accepted||No Aspirancy declared|
NPCs and Passing Mentioned (formerly PCs*)
|Kaydrienne Lindelle*||Aes Sedai, Amyrlin||Akari||Formerly Blue|
|Fate Zarine Dark*||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Brown||None||Daryen’s sister|
|Brenna Celet*||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Brown||None|
|Reloane Sedai||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Gray||Unknown||(npc)|
|Esenya Sedai||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Yellow||None||(npc)|
|Broekk Calanal*||Aes Sedai, Sitter||White||None|
|Lianora Sedai*||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Green||Kentrillo, Tesswyn|
|Caia’li jal Norashar*||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Green||Vladamir||Wolfsister|
|Rikela Sedai||Aes Sedai, Sitter||Blue|
|Aileen Sedai*||Aes Sedai||Green|
|Ellomai Sedai||Aes Sedai||Green||Unnamed||Head Royal Librarian in Andor. Head of Eyes and Ears in Caemlyn (npc)|
|Maylis Sedai||Aes Sedai||Green||Kabryn Asoor||(npc)|
|Marjolie Sarand||Aes Sedai||Red||Auden (secret)||(npc)|
|Lirida Sedai||Aes Sedai||Brown||Keren||Advisor in Arad Doman (npc)|
|Karina Sedai||Aes Sedai||Blue||Unknown||Brought Nythadri to the Tower (npc)|
|💀Lairona Sedai||Aes Sedai||Red||Arikan (former)||Black Ajah. Deceased.|
|💀 Rosene Solyan||Aes Sedai||White||None||Black Ajah. Deceased.|
Warders (including NPCs and former PCs*)
|Eleanore Aramorgan||Gaidar||Nythadri||Blight veteran, not Tower trained|
|Kaori||Gaidin||Talin||Shienaran soldier, not Tower trained (npc)|
|Blakeale Darwyn*||Gaidin||Lythia (former)||Released from his bond, fate unknown|
|Byron Calanail*||Gaidin, Dagger||None|
|Trista Alquin*||Gaidar||Araya (secret)||“Sold” to the Seanchan|
The Black Tower (including NPCs and former PCs*)
|Auden Thayn||Asha’man, former Tsorovan’m’hael||Marjolie (secret)|
|Daryen Daimon||Asha’man, King of Arad Doman||Jai (secret)|
|Jai Asad Kojima||Asha’man||Daryen (secret)|
|Lennox Orander*||Asha’man||Corele (former)|
|Tayigi Lion Fish||Asha’man||Kekura’s son|
|💀 Michael Whiteraven||Asha’man, former M’hael||Deceased|
|💀 Shadow al’Mere*||Asha’man, former M’hael||Lythia (former)||Deceased|
|💀 Roal Tambrin||Asha’man, former M’Hael||Deceased|
|Arikan||Former Dreadlord and General||💀 Lairona (former)||Originally turned to the Dark against his will in a previous life. Born a darkfriend in current life.|
|Nicole Candraed||Andoran minor noble||Lennox (former)||Burned out Aes Sedai, formerly Corele Taravin, Keeper of the Chronicles raised from the Blue Ajah|
|Graciela Armendariz||Shienaran Nobility||Came to the Tower for aid for Shienar and was turned away. Sister-in-law of Vladamir Gaidin.|
|Yui||Head Servant, Royal Palace of Bandar Eban||Retired Aes Sedai. Eyes and Ears for Daryen.|