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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Verbinia Dulac, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Verbinia Dulac

    Verbinia Dulac

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    New to the site and forums and still straightening myself out, hence the non-WoT name and avatar. I met a couple local folks who are on the site and thought I'd check it out.

    I've read about half the books so far. Actually, I stopped reading at whatever book where they are looking for the cloud bowl. I decided to start a re-read of the series. Right now, I've read the prequel and am almost through book #1.

    I've always been a fan of Arthurian legend (and especially the Mists of Avalon, which I read about 20 years ago), and the bits of lore that Jordan pulled from that are what got me interested in the beginning. I also enjoy the "easter eggs" he throws in that clue the reader in that the Age of the books is a future Earth somehow or another.

    And, well, aes sedai are just cool. I'm Wiccan, so anything that has elements of women training in a mystery magical school appeals to me. Aside from the whole taint on the male half of the energies, I kind of wish magic really worked like the system in the book. The threads concept is really interesting.

    I'm slowly filling out my profile, but I'm from Baltimore, MD. I know there's at least two more folks here from Maryland. I'm really looking forward to meeting more fans. Most of my local scifi/fantasy friends are not into these books.
     
  2. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai

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    Welcome! Let me know if you have any questions at all! I'm not sure who the local people are that you met in Maryland, unless it was @Jenalla Selar or @Shaerlyn Storna.
     
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    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    Welcome!
     
  5. Adolla Ceryia

    Adolla Ceryia Aes Sedai

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    Hi!
     
  6. Verbinia Dulac

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    I'm not sure what their names are on here. I'll ask them next time I see them. I'm still in the "poking around the site and learning the rules" stage. I need to get myself a more WoT-ier avatar tonight. Also, I need to find out how one becomes Aes Sedai here. :)
     
  7. Nandi el'Shahir

    Nandi el'Shahir Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Welcome! Yes, there are a few Marylanders, and others who live in and around the Greater DC area.
     
  8. Anujun Trahearn

    Anujun Trahearn Aes Sedai

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    Welcome! :D
     
  9. Leo Kian

    Leo Kian Aes Sedai Mayor Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! If you need any help then please don't hesitate to ask :)
     
  10. Nayienna al'Eryc

    Nayienna al'Eryc Novice

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    Another newbie! :joy Welcome!
     
  11. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    A hundred thousand welcomes! It's always nice to get new members :)

    As you can see from my own avatar, not all of us have WoTish avvies. Yours is just fine! As to the other, the Library is a wonderful resource: https://library.tarvalon.net/index.php?title=MM:_Novices_and_Recruits
     
  12. Jaim al`Bearach

    Jaim al`Bearach Gaidin

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  13. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    Hey, Karen! Welcome to TarValon.Net. Glad you made your way here. :D
     
  14. LaBelle Maighenn

    LaBelle Maighenn Citizen

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    welcome, Karen!!! :welcome

    I love Marion Zimmer Bradleys books about Avalon :) assuming you are referring to her books!!
     
  15. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    Another good Arthurian series is The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R. Lawhead. Definitely some WTF moments in there, but very good.
     
  16. LaBelle Maighenn

    LaBelle Maighenn Citizen

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    I am definitely interested :) It sounds interesting
     
  17. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    They are very good. I first read the initial books in the early 90's and was very impressed. The first volume is Taliesin, and it is from an early Celtic perspective. :love
     
  18. Ahmyra al'Ruley

    Ahmyra al'Ruley Mistress of Foretelling Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    Welcome!
     
  19. Qamra Daielin

    Qamra Daielin Tech Documentation Orderly & Sparkle Spren Gaidin Company Commander of Dai M'hael Tower Gatekeeper

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    Welcome to the site!!! :D
     
  20. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    Welcome, Karen!! :joy