Schedules & Chores
From The Grey Tower Library
This schedule is to give learning ranks an idea of what their days are like. These are not strict schedules, and need not be closely adhered to.
|Hour||Novices & Soldiers||Accepted & Dedicated||Drin||Ji'val|
|Wake, Groom, Dress||Wake, Groom, Dress||Wake, Dress, Morning Exercises||Wake, Dress, Morning Exercises|
|1 hour after Early
|Breakfast||Breakfast||Wash, Breakfast||Wash, Breakfast|
|2 hours after Early
|Class||Personal Studies||Class/Training||Personal Studies|
|3 hours after Early
|4 hours after Early
|Chore Time 1||Free Time||Chore Time 1||Free Time|
|5 hours after Early
|1 hour after High
|Chore Time 2||Chore Time 1||Chore Time 2||Chore Time 1|
|2 hours after High
|Free Time||Personal Studies||Free Time||Personal Studies/Training|
|3 hours after High
|4 hours after High
|Chore Time 3||Free Time||Chore Time 3||Free Time|
|5 hours after High
|1 hour after Low
|Free Time||Free Time||Free Time||Free Time|
|2 hours after Low
|Homework Time||Chore Time 2||Homework Time||Chore Time 2|
|3 hours after Low
|Chore Time 4||Homework Time||Chore Time 4||Homework Time|
|4 hours after Low
|Bed||Personal Studies||Bed||Personal Studies|
|5 hours after Low
|- - -||Bed||- - -||Bed|
|Dark (midnight)||- - -||- - -||- - -||- - -|
Oh my, there are all those "chores" slots in the schedule! What in the world could a student fill them with? Here are a few suggestions in case you run out of ideas. Not every chore is right for every character, and picking one your character particularly likes or dislikes can be a lot of fun.
These chores can be entrusted to beginning ranks or unlucky middle-ranks:
- Dusting trinkets in hallway niches
- Sweeping garden paths
- Raking leaves
- Nursery Watch and tending to young children
- Sweeping the Yards
- Polishing and maintaining armor and weaponry
- Scrubbing Tower floors and walls
- Washing, drying, or stacking dishes
- Washing, hanging, or folding laundry
- Mucking the stables
- Cleaning the pigeon cotes
These tasks are more likely to fall to middle-rank characters, but might be entrusted to very mature beginning ranks who are nearly ready to be raised:
- Guard duty--be paired with a professional to guard the Tower's walls and gates. *Some martial proficiency required.
- Escort duty--show visitors or new students around the Tower (and make sure they don't wander into restricted areas!)
- Deliver messages, summons, or pigeon missives
- Perform secretarial tasks to assist an administrative officer
- Serve food and drink to hungry Aes Sedai, Asha'man, and Gaidin
- Copy documents (without mistakes or smudges!)
Here are some ideas for ways the older Accepted, Dedicated or Ji'val might spend their spare time as they near their goal of the shawl, cord, or fancloak:
- Green aspirants might be asked to hunt small game in the hills above Hama Valon to keep the larder stocked, or to assist in exercising the stable's horses.
- White aspirants might make themselves useful by taking minutes during debates, audiences, or Hall sessions.
- Yellow aspirants could assist in the infirmary or gather herbs in the hills above Hama Valon.
- Brown aspirants often serve as Library assistants--shelving, dusting, repairing, and lending the books, among other things.
- Grey aspirants might welcome the chance to serve tea to visiting diplomats and perhaps overhear a bit of the discussion.
- Blue aspirants could take an interest in many things, from serving meals to Hama Valon's poor to cleaning the pigeon cotes in hopes of snooping into newly-arrived missives.
- Indigo aspirants could assist the Ajah by tidying the pieces used to make new ter'angreal and dusting the collections of less valuable ter'angreal.
- As trainees prepare to ward an Aes Sedai or Asha'man, their interests will likely dictate their pursuits--one interested in bonding a Grey might stand as an honor guard during important meetings, while one interested in bonding a Green might study tactics and hone his or her martial skills.