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  1. Valen Mashab

    Valen Mashab

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    Hello,

    I am a big fan of the work of Robert Jordan but never reached out to fandom mostly from time constraints and graduate school. I found out about this lovely site after watching the great wheel of time panel from Jordan Con.

    I am a nurse by trade but usually extremely introverted when not at work. So looking to break from that cycle. Thank you for the opportunity and I am excited to get to know people.
     
  2. Lyndo Shiranui

    Lyndo Shiranui Novice

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    Welcome to Tar Valon Valen! We are so happy to see new faces and excited to know you! :joy
     
  3. Atarah al'Norahn

    Atarah al'Norahn Aes Sedai Director of Research and Records TVT Editor Headmistress Historian

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    Welcome! :) I hope you enjoy exploring the site!

    And I hear you on the grad school thing! What are your degrees in?
     
  4. Valen Mashab

    Valen Mashab

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    So I am somewhat a serial student. My first degree is in computer science (bs) then my latest is in nursing specifically to be a nurse practitioner. I have been an icu nurse for the last decade.
    I am looking forward to exploring. Thank you
     
  5. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! It’s great to see that even when it’sa virtual event, JCon still brings people in. :lol
     
  6. Atarah al'Norahn

    Atarah al'Norahn Aes Sedai Director of Research and Records TVT Editor Headmistress Historian

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    Oh, that's amazing!

    Also, just as a heads up, things are about to get a bit crazy here for the next week :lol Starting tomorrow, we'll be celebrating Bel Tine, so a bunch of people's avatars will temporarily change and a new forum named the Faire Grounds will open up with a bunch of games to play and stuff. It's a great way to jump in and meet people :)
     
  7. Valen Mashab

    Valen Mashab

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    That sounds exciting. I have to find an appropriate avatar.
     
  8. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Aes Sedai Director of Marketing Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to Tar Valon! There's still plenty of time to get your citizenship to join their team for Bel Tine!
     
  9. Valen Mashab

    Valen Mashab

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    Thanks. I will have to work hard. I was looking at the classes they look like alot of fun
     
  10. Juliya Karisu

    Juliya Karisu Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Nice to see you here! We love talking about WoT :)

    Who would you say is your favourite character?
     
  11. Valen Mashab

    Valen Mashab

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    That is a hard one. I try not to play favourites. Nyneave is on the top of my list because she is such an talented person who never quite realizes how incredible she is. She does phenomenal things then goes off to do the next always feeling like she could do more. Her loyalty to the four from Edmond's Field is heartwarming and such a leap to abandon her job and what she thought was her calling as a Wisdom. She is remarkable.

    As far as couple pairings, Androl and Pevara (sp?) is a great couple. I enjoyed their interactions.

    On the opposite side, Moghedien is someone I can sympathize with too. Always staying outside of the public eye and just trying to survive. Except when she feels she has an upper hand then gets alittle too overconfident and over extends.
     
  12. Serinia Edoras

    Serinia Edoras The Amyrlin Seat The Amyrlin Seat

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    Welcome to the site @Valen Mashab :) I'm glad the panel helped you find us.

    I have a special relationship with Moghedien and I'm glad to hear you enjoy her. :) Happy exploring!
     
  13. Valen Mashab

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    Thanks. I am very happy to find you guys.
    Yes, the spider’s story is fairly tragic. I doubt her life was ever easy and most underestimated her or probably treated her like a common criminal. And her anxiety is really something I understand. Robert Jordan did a really good job of portraying mental illness and not as an over exaggerated portrait of the disease.
     
  14. Arella Mathara

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    Welcome to TarValon.net, Valen!

    I hope you stick around and enjoy the Free Week ^^

    I agree on Nynaeve, she is my favorite. And I always enjoy the Moghedien chapters.

    Let us know if you have any questions!
     
  15. Vallah al'Dera

    Vallah al'Dera Aes Sedai

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    Yay! Another “Val” name! Welcome!!! :D3
     
  16. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    Welcome!
     
  17. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai Director of Mods and Ops Forum Moderator

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    Welcome to Tar Valon!
     
  18. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Head of the Gray Ajah Historian Tower Gatekeeper

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    YAY Welcome and happy to have you here! Glad to see you are finding your way around easily :D

    I hope the next week is not super stresful for you, but instead you will have tonnes of fun with us! ^^
     
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    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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  20. Raevyn Tsornin

    Raevyn Tsornin Aes Sedai Head of the Blue Ajah

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    Welcome Valen! That was an amazing g panel discussion. Glad it helped you find us :)