Hello from the road

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Elvyrne Tallowmar, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Elvyrne Tallowmar

    Elvyrne Tallowmar

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    Good morning. Name's Jonathan Moran. Above nearly all else, I value education. Lacking the money for school, however, I became a truck driver to raise money. The long hours on the road necessitated a distraction-free form of entertainment. Naturally, I started with audio books.

    It's been a long time since I last read or listened to a fantasy novel. A few years ago, I put down Assasin's Fate, and couldn't bring myself to read another book. My long sabbatical ended with Eye of the World, and I've been progressively consuming the series book by book since. Currently on the sixth book.

    Sadly, very few of my friends have read WoT. Those that have didn't like it. I turned online to find a place to discuss. Found this forum, and decided it was leagues better than the subreddit.

    It appears this forum is strong on the role play aspect. Please give me time to figure out a character.

    Lastly, I need to make an important request. I couldn't find any specific rules and policies thread, so I'm assuming the rules are the usual forum rules. That being said, I know quite a lot of forums ban talk of any politics and relegion. The truth is, philosophy and theology are some of the only things I've ever been really good at. I hate having to conceal that part of me.

    So I request that I be allowed to talk freely of my theological and philosophical convictions and values. I promise nobody will be offended, it really isn't as volatile a subject as people make it out to be. I, in turn,will listen to and consider everyone else's beliefs, values, and identities without bias or prejudice.

    I look forward to meeting all of you, and replying to all your threads.
     
  2. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Accepted

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    Actually, role playing plays a very minor part in this forum. It crops up here and there, novices being hung on a wall, or Junior Members trying to climb another wall while being pelted by various random objects by Senior Members. But other than that, we'rea lot more focused on Real Life and getting to know each other and sharing various aspects in our lives across the plethora of discussions we have.
    I've seen religious topics come up here and there and they've never been squelched as long as the one posting them remains respectful.
    There's also a Religion/Spirituality forum coming soon, so be on the lookout for that;)


    That being said, welcome to TarValon!!
     
  3. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai Head of the Blue Ajah

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    Hello and welcome Elvyrne! Please feel free to make yourself at home :welcome

    Adanys has the right of it on both the role playing and "sensitive topic" aspects of the site. If you have more questions or want more details, anyone would be happy to discuss it with you :)

    Book 6 happens to be one of my favorites in the series. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
     
  4. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Soldier

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    A hundred thousand welcomes, Elvryne! Adanys and Cahalan Sedai are right, but we hope you will take some time to explore and stick around. :welcome
     
  5. Dnae Ila

    Dnae Ila Gaidin

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    Hello and welcome! Your enthusiasm is great! You'll find that the people here enjoy discussing a wide range of topics, and I can think of a couple that like philosophical and theological discussions. Politics are typically reserved for the current events forum, which I believe you need to request posting access to (I may be wrong; I don't frequent that forum) just because those tend to be volatile topics, but as long as you are respectful of other people and their views, topics aren't restricted.
    Again, welcome, and I hope you find some friends here!

    I didn't know that! That will be interesting. :)
     
  6. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!
     
  7. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Novice

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!
     
  8. Kethaana Nia Khamara

    Kethaana Nia Khamara Aes Sedai Mistress of Novices & Recruits

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    Welcome to Tar Valon :)
     
  9. Sailea Nerid

    Sailea Nerid Aes Sedai Head of the Red Ajah

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    Welcome :)
     
  10. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Head of the Yellow Ajah Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to TarValon.net! :D

    I look forward to seeing you around the boards. Of course we have book discussion forums (both for WoT and other stuff), but there are also Discussion Halls based on various hobbies and interests. Feel free to jump into any thread you can see, or even start your own. ;)
     
  11. Rex Asem

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    Welcome Elvyrne!
     
  12. Satrim Kha'os

    Satrim Kha'os Aes Sedai

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    Welcome(again), Elvyrn :D
     
  13. Stasia t'Andrei

    Stasia t'Andrei Aes Sedai

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    Welcome! ^^
     
  14. Onis O'Leia

    Onis O'Leia Aes Sedai

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!
     
  15. Brandon Tataru

    Brandon Tataru Master of Accepted and Soldiers Gaidin Master of Accepted & Soldiers

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    Welcome! My wife and I both live in Utah, and we have a few other active members here. What part do you live in?
     
  16. Elvyrne Tallowmar

    Elvyrne Tallowmar

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    Orem, but I'm looking to move into Sugar House.
     
  17. Brandon Tataru

    Brandon Tataru Master of Accepted and Soldiers Gaidin Master of Accepted & Soldiers

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    Nice we live in West Valley. We have some other members who also live in our neighborhood.
     
  18. Qamra Daielin

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

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    Welcome to TV.Net!! :)
     
  19. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    Hello, Elvyrne, and welcome to TarValon.Net!
     
  20. Liam al'Eire

    Liam al'Eire Accepted

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    Welcome and well-met!! Look around. Enjoy your stay. If you have any questions feel free to PM or post them. We Love Answering Questions!!!