Here you may find the Master of Training's list of Warders and Trainees.
A book about promotions and related information lies before you.
Here you may find information about our training regime.
Here may be found the library of the Warder Yards.
Beyond this door you can find the leaders of the Gaidin.
Doors out to nearby locations in the Tower are behind you.
Warders are anyone sworn to protect Aes Sedai or Asha'man. This includes Gaidin, who have raised through the ranks to earn the fancloak, and bonded Asha'man. Drin'far'ji are the lowest rank of training Gaidin, and Ji'alantin are the intermediate rank.
Gaidin are male non channeling Warders and Gaidar are their female equivalent. (Note, because it is the "traditional" practice in reference to these terms, and because it is more common, I will refer to an individual Gaidin and Gaidar as "he". Likewise, because Aes Sedai bond Gaidin more commonly than Asha'man bond Gaidar, I will refer to bonding Channelers here as "she".)
While the One Power is a useful tool, it is not omnipotent. A Channelers cannot use the One Power as a weapon in most circumstances. Her Warder is there to be her weapon. The Power requires a lot of concentration and focus, and a channeler usually can't weave the Power and watch her surroundings at the same time. Her Warder is there to protect her when she can't pay attention, and for when she is shielded, and drained from the tiring activity of channeling. In addition, Gaidin are specially trained with skills such as stealth, ambushing, lockpicking, shadow lore, and wilderness survival that prove to be advantageous when coupled with a channeler. While a channeler can sense another channeling even at great distances, he or she can not sense an approaching Warder. Because Aes Sedai are widely hated, many times they must travel in secret, and a Warder is crucial to her survival when the situation does not allow for her to channel. Warders are not bound by the Three Oaths and so may lie, attack preemptively, and even torture those he and his charge encounter.
A Warder's bond grants him a very quick rate of healing, the ability to go for long periods of time without food, water, or rest, a sense of her physical condition, shielded dreams, and the ability to sense the taint of the Dark One. A Warder can also draw on his Aes Sedai's strength, and will be able to sense if the Bond is broken.
An Aes Sedai can sense if her Warder is alive, and when he dies, she will be able to tell how and exactly when he died. She can sense his injuries, and approximately what direction he is in. An Aes Sedai can also draw on her Warders strength.
In the Wheel of Time books, members of the Green Ajah alone may bond as many Warders as they wish, while it was customary for members of other Ajahs to bond no more than one. In this Tower, members of the Green Ajah are limited to four Warders for reasons of practicality. This precedent was challenged in the Hall of Sitters, but the Warder Yard overwhelmingly supported the traditional view of "all but Green Ajah can bond one Warder."
In the past, Warders haven't always had a choice in receiving the Bond. However, in the present day, almost every Bond is taken up voluntarily. In the Grey Tower, all that is required for the Bond is an OOC agreement and someone filling out the Declaration of a Bond or Promise form. If either the Warder or his Aes Sedai are not yet fully raised, they may become Promised, which functions along the principle of engagement.
The Warder Yard is run by the Warder administrators which are: the Master of Arms, the Gaidin Captain, and the Master of Training
To join the Warders, go here and fill out the form on that page. Under "What will you join us as?", select "Drin'far'ji". Under "What Ajah are you aspiring to?" select "N/A (Warder)".