Update to Bonding

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by Serinia Edoras, May 10, 2021.

  1. Serinia Edoras

    Serinia Edoras The Amyrlin Seat The Amyrlin Seat

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    The Executive Team met on May 4th to discuss the results of the bonding survey and discuss options for updating the Bond. There were a variety of opinions submitted via the survey, and the overwhelming majority were in favor of implementing same-path bonding. We had a total of 141 responses to the survey. All of the comments were read, considered, and discussed. After a lengthy discussion, we agreed same-path bonding should move forward. We have communicated this plan to the Board of Directors and confirmed their alignment.


    This change will allow two Aes Sedai and Gaidin to bond each other regardless of their membership organizations. The number of available bonds will not change - Each Red Aes Sedai starts with 0 bonds available, Each Green Aes Sedai and each Gaidin start with 2 bonds available, and each Aes Sedai of all other Ajahs start with 1 available bond. An additional bond will continue to be made available to Aes Sedai or Gaidin who achieve both the Gold Senior Membership Merit and four additional Gold Merits. The Bond will continue to grant Sitting Room/Great Room forum access to each bond pair for their bondmate’s membership organization.


    [This paragraph contains spoilers regarding the Warder bond in the books]
    As our community is based on the structure of The White Tower and the city of Tar Valon, it is helpful to show the canon set forth in The Wheel of Time. Whereas the bond relationship was exclusive to an Aes Sedai bonding a Warder directly at the beginning, this developed over time to enable an Aes Sedai to bond two people together - such as Min’s bond with Rand. So too has our community developed over time, and this change reflects that development.


    We will work to update our documentation over the next few weeks and begin processing requests for same-path bonds on June 1st. Requests for demotions and bond dissolutions may be submitted until May 31st for those who wish to dissolve a current bond or demote.


    We look forward to better recognizing the powerful relationships that already exist between members across our community. Please reply with any questions you have.
     
  2. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai

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    Thank you for all of your hard work in implementing this much-needed change for the community.

    Just to confirm, are people able to submit bond applications prior to June 1st, or should people wait until then to submit applications?
     
  3. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Aes Sedai Director of Membership

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    They can submit, but they won't be processed until the first of June.
     
  4. Jaryd Kosari

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    YAY!
     
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    I'm very glad to see this. Thank you.
     
  8. Syera Faelron

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    Nicely done
     
  9. Serenla Tamowith

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    Excellent news!
     
  10. Natalya Laragan

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    This is great news! :joy
     
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  12. Idine Espanyas

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    Thank you! I am so happy for everyone who has been waiting for this :joy
     
  14. Lauraine al'Thone

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    Thanks for all that you do! Excited to see that this has moved forward!
     
  15. Tree

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    oh, cool.



    :look





    :mustache <---- and, are you new?
     
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  16. Jeffan Caliarthan

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    NO. :|

    BE EXCITED.
     
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    This is fantastic news! :ha:ha:yay:love
     
  18. Xander Silverstar

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    Clearly you don't understand, that I deal the exuberance in this marriage :p
     
  19. Tree

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    Thanks to all who made this possible. :grouphug
    Tree Sedai I wish you all the best and joy in your upcoming bond.
    :hug