Arella Mathara

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Arella Mathara
AH-rell-A mAH-tha-rAH
Real Name Anki
Location Norway
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Affiliation Brown Ajah
Rank Aes Sedai
Title Social Media Manager
Join Date August 22, 2019
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Tower Sworn Interview

January 15, 2022
(Updated November 6, 2023)

Why did you choose Brown?

I was drawn to the Brown ajah because it’s relaxed and doesn’t take itself too seriously while staying focused on what really matters. We also have an excellent sense of humour

We are all curious and seek knowledge, which is to say we like to geek out

Are you like the Browns in the books? Do you love books and have a tendency to daydream?

The Browns in the books seemed more focused on their thoughts than daydreaming but okay. I used to daydream constantly but I haven't done it in many years. I don't lack the things I used to daydream about anymore. And yeah, I love books, don't we all?

Do you have a favorite Brown Ajah character from the novels?

Verin is one of my favourite characters overall so definitely her. With Verin being so awesome it's pretty hard to top her

How long have you been a fan of the Wheel of Time series?

Over twenty years, since 2001 or so

How did you first get into the series?

A friend recommended the series to me. By recommend I mean she demanded I read it, lol. I don't do anything I don't want to though so the fact that I did is a great endorsement of the series

Who is your favorite "hero"?


Favorite bad guy/gal?


Favorite book and scene?

I usually say The Shadow Rising as I am a huge Age of Legends nerd, lol. Favourite scene is difficult though, especially as I don’t want to spoil things

If you were set down in Randland, who/what would you see yourself as? An Aes Sedai? Innkeeper? Seanchan Captain?

Being an Aes Sedai would suit my personality the best. I need the freedom and I don't like people telling me what to do. I would probably be a Blue or a Brown, either away or busy in the library

How did you find TarValon.Net and what convinced you to stay and become Tower Sworn?

I saw someone who had "Volunteering at TarValon.Net" or some such in their Facebook profile and since I was doing a reread I decided to check it out. Even though a friend recommended the series to me and my brother has also read it, I've never had anyone to discuss it with. Sounded fun

What do you do in "real life"?

My absolute best

Do you have any hobbies?

I game and listen to books mostly. Also do some papercrafting and dog training. I have started crocheting as well which is a lot of fun so far

What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

Doom metal, folk, hard rock,Eminem, Queen. Freddie is a God.

What are some of your favorite movies / television shows?

OZ, American Horror Story, 300, Star Wars, LoTR/Hobbit, MCU, Eyewitness (2014), The Haunting of Hill House, Ginny & Georgia, Euphoria

What profession did you want to have when you were a kid?

History professor, marine biologist, or lawyer

What languages do you speak?

My native language is Norwegian. I also understand Danish and Swedish fluently. Fluent in English. I used to be fluent in Icelandic but am now probably semi-fluent or proficient. My Spanish used to be on a proficient tourist level but now it's barely there Used to be semi-fluent in Mandarin but now I'm probably at a semi-conversation level. I can't read anything anymore tho

Aside from The Wheel of Time, what are a few of your favorite books/series?

Realm of the Elderlings and Tolkien's Legendarium are my absolute favourites and have meant so much to be. I also really like Siri Pettersen's The Raven Rings and Vardari, A Song of Ice and Fire, Maddaddam, First Law, Cosmere

Do you have a pet?

I have two adorable Podengo Portuguese. They are with me all day every day and means the world to me

Tea or coffee?

Coffee without a doubt

Verin or Adeleas?


Board games or computer games?

I really enjoy board games the occasional time I play them but computer games is my pick

Autumn or literally any other time of the year?

I enjoy Autumn but it's so short here you can sneeze and it's gone. I pick Potato

Halloween or literally any other Holiday?

I don't celebrate much anymore but Samhain is still a very special time of year. Yule is my favourite tho

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November 6, 2023

What's your blood type?

A +

Zodiac sign?


Myers-Briggs type?


D&D alignment?

Never played DnD but based on my interpretation of the scale I'm a Chaotic Good/Chaotic Neutral

Favorite color?


Favorite cryptid?


Favorite baby recipe?

Honey-glazed served with garlic bread on the side

Favourite DC character?

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. I pick Batman over Superman every time

Favorite member of the MCU?

Gamora pre-Endgame and Scarlet Witch

Favorite Star Wars character?


Favorite role to play in mafia?

Only played a couple of times but I think it would be fun to be a Cop, Vigilante, or Mafia. Only been a Vanilla Townie

Favorite letter?

A, H

Best Brown Out story?

Oof, don't know about best but worst cost me a trip to Asia so there's that. I Brown Out so much I have government issued assistive tech to help prevent it. It's not great tbh but here we are, lol.

What else would you like us to know about you?

I like dogs more than the average dog person. Tell me about your dog. Now.

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