1. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

    Jun 10, 2008
    Drøbak, Norway
    At the latest Tower Party in Callander (Callandor :look) I ended up with an interesting question.

    Do novices in the Tower do their own laundry? Or is it a chore they can be set to? If not, who does it?

    I know that in the rebel camp, Sharina offers to do Siuans laundry for her, but that may be because they are out camping, and chores are a bit different. I cannot recall an incident where any of the people we see as novices or accepted ever mentions or talk of laundry :look To be assigned to the kitchens seems to be the worst chore, so what happens to the laundry?

  2. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

    Aug 26, 2012
    Well, there are tons of servants around the Tower proper. We might have even seen one carting some around, although that could also be some made-up memory on my part. :p

    That being said, I'm sure it's a chore that novices can be assigned to as well.
  3. Elanda Tonil

    Elanda Tonil Aes Sedai Survey Project Manager Forum Moderator

    Aug 7, 2002
    New England, USA
    I think they mention that the various personal maids take care of the laundry for the Aes Sedai and various nobles we encounter so I assumed novices and Accepted did their own laundry since they don't have personal maids. The general servants/maids would do the less personal tasks like preparing fires, sweeping, carrying messages, retrieving items or books, etc. which could be handed out as punishments instead. I don't have any quotes to back me up here, this is purely opinion/speculation! :)