Welcome to One Power Basics. This is where you will learn some fundamental weaves with each of the five Powers - the bare bones of channeling. These will be one-on-one lessons, written specificly to meet your needs while teaching you.

The class is supervised by the Mistress of Novices and Master of Soldiers.


The teachers, usually one Accepted and one Dedicated, are chosen on a rotational basis. Contact Elyscia Mordel Sedai or Anahi Asha'man if you are interested in helping teach this class.

To join the class, post to the sign-in sheet and then please post a message in which your character arrives in the private classroom in the lessons thread. Good quality of roleplay is expected, as are posts of decent length. One Power Basics is meant to meet four simply goals:

-to evaluate a student's current knowledge of the One Power

-to explain the differences between saidar, saidin and the Five Powers

-to walk a channeler through touching the True Source for the first time

-to walk a student through channeling for the first time.

If the student already knows how to channel, then they should demonstrate their proficiency by preforming a simple weave.

In order to pass this class the student must make 6 posts of 200 words each, minimum. Once a student has completed the class, their teacher will send him/her a certificate, so that it can be used as a raising requirement.


That said, this class is meant to be enjoyable. This is also a good time for the instructor to put any fears or concerns a new channeler may have about the One Power more at ease. I hope you have fun! If you have any questions, feel free to email the Mistress of Novices or Master of Soldiers



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Dedicated Ansalam
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Jan 23, 2010 04:02:30
For all that he had heard the question so many times, it surprised him still. "It was the Creator's design that man and woman be equivalent to the halves of the One Power, of course," he answered, trusting to that old teaching. "It would be abomination - an unnatural act - for a man to touch saidar and a woman, saidin. The battle to control saidin is nothing a woman could enjoy, and surrender is not a male concept. Not usually, anyway." He paused, rather taken with the idea of a warrior woman battling saidin, but his mind wandered off as it was wont to do during lessons.

It was all because he was being stared at, of course. Blinking at the lad, he tackled the other question. "It isn't known why some people can and others cannot - it just is. Although, the Indigos have advanced a theory that family determines it, as the children of an Aes Sedai and Asha'man are almost always strongly gifted in the Power, and those found in the general population vary, except the Sea Folk and the few Sharans who escape...whatever they won't talk about."

"Well, having touched it once means you can again. Sometimes you won't even have trouble," Ansalam said, supportively. "The first part is to become comfortable, to empty your mind of stresses and worries. You need to be able to focus and to sit comfortably as you do. Go ahead and move about now: stretch your legs a few times, then sit back down." He waited as the lad did just that, perching back atop his desk once more.

"Now," Ansalam said, his voice pitched low, and intimate, "picture a flame. Like that of a candle, small but orange. Let it grow until it is all you see, all you think of. It will eat your worries, take your stresses, if you let it. The flame will gust larger, and you will press upon it, containing it...and saidin will be yours. Conquered. Shall we try now? Just like that?"  

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