Ayende Sorre

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Ayende Sorre
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Location Massachusetts, USA
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Affiliation Gray Ajah
Rank Aes Sedai
Join Date March 12, 2005
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Ayende Sorre is an Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah.

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Tower Sworn Interview

October 15, 2011

Ajah Questions
Why did you choose Gray?

Gray is my home... Oh, you want a less cheesy but completely honest answer. Ok, Here goes. When I read the books I assumed I was a blue... all the cool cats are blues, they go out and make change in the world, and that was where I was headed. I was going to take the world my storm (by the way, I have taken the world by storm, I have made change in the world, and I will continue to do so, but as a gray, not a blue as my story will show). When I got into the tower, I posted in all the ajahs rooms (this was before guesting) and felt most comfortable in the Gray. I still posted in Blue, because no way was I some scheming conniving Gray... I was a Blue, I knew I was blue. But there was a disconnect when i was there. The lovely ladies of the blue were silly and around (aka, active) and fun, but I felt more at home with the Grays. I finally figured it out. Gray feels like home because it is my home.

Are you like the Grays in the books? Do you enjoy following politics and mediating disputes?

My definition of the Grays, ya, I am TOTALLY like that. I love to educate, as in teach people things they did not know, or show them a new perspective. I went to College in an area with politics that differed WILDLY from my own. My best friends out there were on the complete opposite side of the fence. Grays (and I) have the ability to be flexible, to change from within, and to look past differences to achieve goals. This is what I mean when I say I have still changed the world. The world needs the unyielding blues to go out and fight for their beliefs, but the world then needs the grays to come in and deal with the fallout caused by such abrasive tactics... I have always been a mediator before I was trained as one and after. I will always strive to make the world a better more peaceful place.

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

no, the grays are not portrayed very well in the books.

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

About a week before I joined the site, I picked up my first book.

How did you first get into the series?

My best friend stormed into my room to make me join the site. I told her I wanted to at least read the first book to make sure I liked it and so that i had a clue about what was going on on the site. I read it and called her to give me the second book.

Who is your favorite "hero"?

Faile and Perrin are awesome!

Favorite book and scene?

Anything with Perrin and Faile and their inability to understand each other while being perfect for one another.

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

Oh, boy, I actually have NOT thought of this one, EVER. I think i would either be an andoran noble, or a gray aes sedai who came from Andoran nobility...

General Questions
What do you do in "real life"?

I am currently an english language teacher in the country of georgia

Do you have any hobbies?

Swing Dancing, Knitting, Reading, enjoying life with my friends

What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

Swing, Klezmer, Broadway and Disney musicals, folk music from around the world

What are some of your favorite movies / television shows?

Firefly, Bones, White Collar, Chuck, the Daily Show, and of course, General Hospital, which has been there from the beginning.

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

seriously, top of the list are the Tortall Books by Tamara Pierce. I know I am supposedly too old for them, but seriously, talk about some kick ass role models for girls and women!

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

First I was going to be a Ballerina, because you can't be President until you are 35, so what else would I do until then. So, Ballerina until I am 35, then President for 8 years, but what next. Well I still wanted to make change in the world, so I would THEN become a princess. I was going to redistrubute the wealth by having everyone in the world give their money to the fire fighters (I felt firefighters were most trusted) and then the whole world would line up around the world (I think I was influenced by that picture of all the people holding hands around the world) and the Fire Fighters would go around and give everyone one dollar until everyone had one, and then they would go around and give one more dollar, and this would go on until we ran out.

Yes, I was (am) a weird kid....