Wheel of Time
It seems grand things are happening all around us. If an army of trollocs hadn’t been enough, Whitebridge proved to hold another nasty surprise. The trip from Baerlon to Whitebridge was rather uneventful, more of the same, training in the morning, riding all day, arguing with Raimund. But all that changed in Whitebridge.
When we entered the town, Raimund pointed out an oddity at one of the shops, unknown to him the oddity was a secret sign from my ajah saying there was information to be gained there. I would have missed it if not for his vigilance. And that would have a been a shame, as the news was indeed dire. The White Tower has broken. The Amyrlin seat has been removed from office and the Aes Sedai have split up in two camps, one led by the red ajah, the other has fled to an unknown location. What the reason is behind the split I haven’t been able to find out yet, though I have my suspicions. To make things worse, it seems a large delegation of the red ajah is in town. Hoping to gather more news I went to talk to them, and learned some interesting facts. It seems the main reason for the breaking of the tower was the Amyrlin seat’s support to the dragon reborn. The other interesting piece of information was that these sisters, thirteen in total, were heading for Caemlyn, where the dragon reborn is at this moment. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what they are planning. I had better hope to reach Caemlyn ahead of them, so I urged the others to not stay at Whitebridge and just keep on travelling to Caemlyn to reach it as soon as possible.The rest of the trip to Caemlyn nothing of note happened. In the city the group split up, I wanted to find a sister of the blue ajah to hear their side of the story, and Roland wanted to go visit the dragon reborn. It didn’t take me too long to find a blue in the city, but she could tell me little more then I already knew, except that the rebel Aes Sedai are probably hiding in Salidar, which of course, is almost straight back to the mountains of mist. I informed her of the thirteen reds coming to Caemlyn and advised her to keep a low profile until I had a chance to speak with the dragon reborn himself. But chances didn’t look too good that I would actually be granted an audiance, as it seems he’s not in the mood to deal with the Aes Sedai. Roland however managed to get me an audiance, and I showed up, for the first time in months, as a true Aes Sedai, fancy dress and all. I of course should have worn my sword, it would have made a far better impression. I had a short conversation with this man and I don’t know what to think of him yet. He reminds me a bit of Roland, though he’s far more powerful and far more charismatic. I did have to disappoint him when he asked me if I would be fighting on his side. I cannot give a true answer to that without knowing more of what is going on, and I told him as much. He seems to have accepted my opinion and seemed in no hurry to persuade me. I do have a feeling it won’t be the last time I speak to him.