Your Culture in Randland

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-8' started by Alora Sionn, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Gaidin

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    This doesn't have to be the culture of the country you're from, as in my own America there are multitudes of cultures so it's hard to define an "American" culture, but if you personally were in Randlands world, which country do you see yourself being from either based on how you were raised or how you personally live your life? Which Randland culture fits most with your own personal style of living?

    For me, it would be Arafel. Based on how my siblings and I were brought up, we would definitely be in the Borderlands, we were raised to pull our own weight around the house regardless of gender (I had to stack and chop wood along with my brothers and they had to do the dishes and clean the house along with me) and you didn't cry unless you wanted someone to give you a reason to cry :giggle complaining was also out of the question, when bad things happened you adapted because laying down and dying wasn't an option.

    I narrowed it down to Arafel after reading physical descriptions of the typical Arafellian, medium to tall build, medium to light hair and eyes, and the bells cinched it ;) :lol

    (although we do have a rough sense of humor like an Aiel so I guess that would be a second choice :lol)

    How about you? Some good references are the Wheel of Time role playing book, wheel of time wikis and the World of the Wheel of Time encyclopedia type book :)
     
  2. Aran Cherubim

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    That kinda applies to all pre-Industrial cultures in the world. Pretty sure Andoran kids also work.
     
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    I am definitely from stedding Shantai. im certainly a hippy Ogier! lol or im a tinker. u can thank Humboldt county for this hippiness! lol
     
  4. Alora Sionn

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    In some Randland cultures women were treated differently and sometimes better than men. It was also considered unacceptable for women to go to battle, they typically wore dresses, in cultures like Domani they were taught to use their feminine wiles to get what they want etc. In the Borderlands (and ancient Manatherin) women fight alongside their men and are fully expected to draw their husbands sword and keep fighting if he falls. That's one of the big differences between cultures like the Aiel and Borderlands, and the lands in the South.
    I was taught how to defend myself and had the same expectations put on me as did my brothers, hence why I identify more with Borderlands nations than say Arad Doman or Andor (in Andor women and men have different expectations for their behavior and roles). :)