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  1. Nynyra Falas

    Nynyra Falas Novice

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    ... are the 'solidier companys'? I'm not sure if this is the right term?
    What are they named, and do they have colours?

    I am new and not sure if I should ask all this questions in visitor messages or if I just keep them in my mind and start asking, when I'm allowed to go to the tower? :scratch

    The system of ajahs and 'fighters' isn't new for me. I know a similar system from elsewhere. But there are many difference of course. So I try to find out... how everything works here... ^^
     
  2. Kerna Shedrian

    Kerna Shedrian Aes Sedai

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    MDD and DM are two of our four Companies. The Companies are Community Groups set up on the Gaidin path, in the same way that Ajahs are the choices on an Aes Sedai path. While the Companies are not something seen in the books, the idea of brotherhoods binding the Gaidin to more than their Aes Sedai is a popular one.

    Each Company has a central theme such as brain, brawn, heart and spirit but like the Ajahs it is the people in them that can give each group their feel.
    You can find out more about the community groups here in the library https://library.tarvalon.net/index.php?title=Ajahs_and_Companies_(TarValon.Net)#Companies
     
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  4. Nynyra Falas

    Nynyra Falas Novice

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    Thank you very much!

    I think I won't get this old tongue names in my head very fast.
     
  5. Sarramy Valtiele

    Sarramy Valtiele Aes Sedai

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    Pretty much everyone refers to the companies with their abbreviations. DM, MDD, SDS, and VC. If I was asked I would NOT be able to tell you the full names. :lol
     
  6. Kerna Shedrian

    Kerna Shedrian Aes Sedai

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    I could :geek and their old tongue translations
     
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    You know, it's about time we had another round of community group classes....:shifty
     
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    MDD - More Drama Daily
    DM: Derpy Monkeys

    That is all need be known. :mdd
     
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    VC = Very Combustible ;) :vc2
     
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    SDS= Such Delicious Smoothies
     
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  14. Nynyra Falas

    Nynyra Falas Novice

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    :lol

    I think as a Newbie I should be quiet...

    I think that sounds very good. :) I liked to know the translations, too. But I until know I was to lazy to start looking up for old tongue words.. :$

    Do you know such kind of things because you are Director of Research? And what does it mean, that you have got this 'job'?
     
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  15. Kerna Shedrian

    Kerna Shedrian Aes Sedai

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    :lol

    Ok since I was on the phone the last time I hadn't typed this out as teh autocorrect would have killed me. :p

    DM - Dai M'Hael - Battle Leader
    MDD - Mahdi d'ma Dieb - Seeker of the Wind
    SDS - San d'ma Shadar - Slayer of the Shadow
    VC - Val'Cueran - Heart Guard


    It's the kind of useless knowledge that stays in your head after so many years on this site :cheese
    I'm don't know it because I'm Director of Research, though it does show one of the traits you might like in a Director of Research :geek

    The Director of Research and Records is an Executive role and I'm responsible for a department that helps to maintain our Library and other records. You should take a few minutes to read our Membership Manuals to familiarise yourself with the site structure :D
     
  16. Nynyra Falas

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    Thank you for the link. I had a quick look, but I think I have to go back to it later...
    To much information, for a sleepy Nynyra...


    Oh, I know how it feels to remember 'useless knowledge'. :)
     
  17. Qamra Daielin

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    I will not say anything about autocorrect sometimes being useful.....*cough* :look
     
  18. Kerna Shedrian

    Kerna Shedrian Aes Sedai

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    My laptop did red line that for me (as it did all my other tehs) but considering the sentence I left that one in :lol
     
  19. Nynyra Falas

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    Oh, as we are talking about useless knowledge... there is something I realy like to know...
    Is there a place (maybe in the libary) where I can find such weird stuff collected like --->

    Tel'aran'Rhiod *shuffle the letters* -----> i.e. Rand al'Thor ?

    There must be people somewhere who 'found' such things too... :$
     
  20. Kerna Shedrian

    Kerna Shedrian Aes Sedai

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    Ohhh, no I don't believe we have anything like that in the library. I do like a good anagram :D

    Maybe start a thread in one of the book forums and see if anyone else has any good ones?