People often see the admin team - those who run the Tower - as a little group unto themselves, sometimes separated from the rest of the Tower. So we thought we'd make a page to let you know a bit about ourselves, so you can see just who you're dealing with when you're writing to
The Amyrlin Seat
IC Names: Amora en’Damier Sedai, Saphire en’Damier Sedai, Liana en’Damier Sedai, Ellisande en’Damier Damodred Antii, and a ton of PSCs (including Ellisande’s siblings - Avaritia, Larrold, and Svebere who I share with Lembirt and Caithlan).
OOC Name: Alexandra
Nicknames: Alex for me; Mother for Amora, Saph for Saphire, Lia for Lian, and Ellie for Ellisande.
From: SF Bay Area, California
"Age" of the player: I am considered "Ancient" because I was one of the founding Aes Sedai/Asha'man of the Old GT in June of 1998, but I was only 17 at the time if you can believe it. Whatever age I say I am now will become outdated, so I'll just state that I was born July 1st 1981.
"Age" of the characters: Amora: over 190, Saphire: over 150, Liana: over 50, her children - Ellisande: 15, Avaritia: 9, Larrold and Svebere: 5.
Main Occupations: Graduate art student and freelance illustrator.
Adores: My husband, who used to play Sigmund von Danzig Gaidin here (Mr. Bond in real life). I also love intelligent, quirky, and compassionate people; movies, long-form TV, and epic video games; chocolate, mangos, and bacon; Renaissance and classical history, literature, and a quirky sense of humor.
Hates: When people are dishonest, not constructive, or intolerant; smoking (I'm allergic); tailgaters and others who push my boundaries; and clutter.
Other stuff: I LOVE plotting! I am 'vertically challenged', worry too much, and rant when properly cued. I thump "Ye Olde Mug of the Ancients" for emphasis when making a point and also make amusing sound effects.
Story:I got into WoT when I was 16 and joined the Netland White Tower as an aspirant of the Blue Ajah (Amora), where Toby (Keyeren) advertised the founding of the Grey Tower. A friend (then Jel'viendha, later Alondra) and I migrated over with Jaisen Davram and began the Green and Blue Ajahs. Nevlyn promoted me to Mistress of the Novices and Soldiers and from there I created the first versions of the raising requirements, raising tests, and Blue Hall. School became all-consuming so I didn't turn back to the GT during the Breaking until some months later when I played Saphire (Amora's daughter) entering the Tower as a novice. At that time one could only have a single character, and PSCs hadn’t been invented yet, and I wanted to try out going through the raising process I’d created and build a new character.
That was about when I introduced Atreus/Sigmund to the Tower, and when we were raised, we resurrected the Warder Yard and I was promoted (as Saphire) to Sitter of the Green Ajah and Warder-Channeler Representative. Later I founded the Privy Council, Warders' Eyes and Ears Report, Warder Q and A, and the Bondables. I switched to playing Amora primarily and was raised to Keeper of the Chronicles with her. It was during the same time that Liana was born, but the Indigo Ajah needed her, so I sprinkled some miracle grow on her and she turned from 4 to 14 overnight. Amora was raised as the ninth Amyrlin Seat. She held that office for about fifty years but stepped down and went into semi-retirement when Sigmund rode off into the Blight. She returned to the Tower about two IC years ago with her whole family and was fairly quickly asked to serve as First Seeker again (Saphire and Liana returned to the Hall of Sitters), and then when the last Amyrlin vanished she was raised as the thirteenth Amyrlin Seat - the first to ever be raised twice.
Contact: Email is the best way to reach me for personal correspondance, and I won't turn away gchat (same as my email) and Facebook - though I often use them as answering machines. You are also more than welcome to follow my artwork at www.studiobond.net, https://www.facebook.com/StudioBond, and https://www.facebook.com/alexandradbondillustration.
IC Name: Jasrin Arendil
OOC Name: Damien
Nicknames: Dams / Damo / Devilchild
Hails from: UK
"Age" of the player: 26
"Age" of the character: 30
Adores: Stories, art, music, community, compassionate people
Hates: Ignorance, intolerance, racism, homophobia, unnecessary hunger/poverty
Extra stuff: If you wish to get into my mind, read some Friedrich Nietzsche ;)
Story: I have reread the Wheel of Time series several times and count
myself a massive fan. I have been a part of various roleplaying sites
for 11 years (since I was 15) although I joined the Grey Tower more
recently in my adult life. It has been my great honour to be Master
of Soldiers and now M'hael of this great community and I hope to serve
it for many years to come.
The Master of Arms
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The Keeper of the Chronicles
IC Name: Jenna al'Chan
OOC Name: Madeline Richer
Nicknames: Maddy or Mad
Hails from: Canada and that's about as specific as you'll get
"Age" of the player: 21
"Age" of the character: Jenna: just over 100, Mathais 50, Nani: 26
Main occupations: Expose at Truffles, all around shit disturber
Adores: My boyfriend (We're Becky's OTP), THE WALKING DEAD, Merlin, Glee, and music
Hates: Dishonesty. TAX. OMG I hate Taxation. Such a boring class. SUCH A BORING CLASS.
Extra stuff: I'm a second year Business administration Accounting student, and am working towards my degree.
Story: I joined the Tower WAY back in 2005, when I started highschool. I went on a half year haitus shortly before the summer, and came back. I think I was one of the longest standing Novices and Accepted in the Tower, because of my hiatus'. But I've been an Aes Sedai now for a few years, and between the Rebellion and what not, I have many years of RPing under my belt.
The Keeper of the Archives
IC Name: Riven Trimak.
OOC Name: Dan.
Nicknames: Riven, Dan, Danno, pain in the...
From: Ontario, Canada.
"Age" of the player: Over the hill (30).
"Age" of the characters: Old enough, but not too old.
Main Occupations: I work in the food service industry, as a charming customer service master! I will take as much money from you as possible, and have you leaving with a smile.
Adores: Cats, my puppy, kids and wife. Actual good music, Survivor, Big Brother, Once Upon a Time, True Blood, Game of Thrones and Vampire Diaries (I get very passionate about my shows!) I also like reading :)
Hates: CSI, mayo, two-faced individuals, and pointless arguments.
Other stuff:I'm a post-a-holics, I post a lot, and love when people make me post a lot. also like warm fuzzy attention :) I've been here at the Grey Tower for ages, and have been part of significant political events.
Story: My story is pretty crazy, and full of profanity and drama. Best you ask me personally, if you really want to know ;).
The Gaidar Captain
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The Mistress of Novices
IC Name: Celene al'Meerin.
OOC Name: Melissa.
Nicknames: Meli and Lissa.
Hails from: USA.
"Age" of the player: 24.
"Age" of the character: 35ish.
Story: My story just starts off with coming to the Tower cause I found it on a website and when I found out it was a Wheel of Time site I jumped on it.
IC Name: Landrin al'Kuninan. I also play Ladin Taermic.
OOC Name: Marc.
"Age" of the player: 18
"Age" of the characters: Landrin is about 50 after joining the Tower at 18. Ladin is about 40 upon joining the Tower.
Main Occupations: Student.
Adores: Video games, reading, writing.
Hates: People who demand respect without earning it, and parties.
Other stuff: I am your typical college student, except for my ADHD and Tourette's syndrome. And you know. My dislike of parties.
My favorite books are, of course, the Wheel of Time, but they are VERY closely followed by the Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. Those two books are downright amazing. I highly recommend them to any WoT fan.
I also play a ton of videogames. Favorites: Dead Space, Elder Scrolls 5: Skryim, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Fear 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2, Halo: Reach. There are, of course, more, but I won't list all 36 of my favorite games.
I also play drums and prefer classic rock over modern music.
Story: I found the Grey Tower when I googled, oddly, Aiel Spear a while back in an attempt to visualize the spears used by the Aiel. I found the Warder Yards, then found my way to the main page, and sent in my application with Landrin. I have kept fairly active over the years, and plan to stick with the tower as long as I am able.