5.5 How do I become an Ajah Head or a Sitter for my Ajah?
Ajah Heads are selected through election by the remnants of an Ajah should an Ajah Head step down or be removed. Sitters are appointed, three per Ajah, by the Ajah Head.
5.6 Can I return with a previous character?
Of course you may, though there are a few things required of you. The returning characters page has all the details.
5.7 What is a bond?
A bond is a One-Power-forged link between an Aes Sedai or Asha'man and a Warder. Aes Sedai may bond a Gaidin, Gaidar or Asha'man as a Warder, while Asha'man may either be bonded by an Aes Sedai, or bond a Gaidin or Gaidar of their own, but not both! By accepting the bond, the Warder pledges his life in the defense and service of his Aes Sedai or Asha'man, in return for faster healing, the ability to sense Shadowspawn, and the ability to go for longer periods without food or rest.
Asha'man may only bond Warders if they have not been bonded as Warders to an Aes Sedai.
5.8 What does the word "promise" mean?
A promise is simply an agreement between two people to bond each other when they reach the appropriate rank. It is not a requirement for bonding.
5.9 What are the requirements for bonding?
As above, an unbonded Asha'man can bond a Gaidin or Gaidar as their Warder, while an Aes Sedai can bond an Asha'man, a Gaidin or a Gaidar. OOC, the players of both characters must agree to the bonding.
There is a limit to the number of Warders an Aes Sedai or Asha'man can bond. An Aes Sedai or Asha'man bonds only one Warder, unless (s)he is of the Green Ajah, in which case (s)he may bond up to four Warders.
5.10 How do I get bonded?
Please fill out the bond form to inform admin of the bonding and get posted on the Bond List. An announcement at the Main MB or a ceremony at the Day to Day is customary, but not required.
5.11 Can I get unbonded?
No. A bond cannot be broken as long as the Warder is alive. There are only two ways to remove a bond.
Death. If your bondmate dies (IC) or leaves the Tower (IRL) then you are released from the bond.
Inactivity. If your bondmate is inactive for more than two months IRL without warning, you may choose to release yourself from the bond by terminating his/her character.
You also may pass the bond of a Warder to another suitable Aes Sedai/Asha'man, if there is a suitable reason, but this is rarely done.
5.12 Can I play a ta'veren character?
It is possible, but the use of ta'veren is limited. Your character may be temporary ta'veren as long as the correct procedures and restrictions are followed. They are:
- Those who wish to use the ability must send a detailed application to the Amyrlin for female members of the Tower, or the M'Hael for male members, stating how they plan to use it and for how long they expect to use it. Should either feel they should not make the decision it will be passed to the Indigo Ajah Head. These officials do have the right to refuse the application.
- The use of the ability is limited to a single major roleplay, fanfic, lengthy thread, or story line.
- The use of the ability is restricted solely to the person(s) who applied for it.