Salita Toranes

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Author: Estyrien al'Halien

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General

Salita Toranes is an Aes Sedai and Sitter of the Yellow Ajah. She sided with the Salidar Aes Sedai when the White Tower split (CoT, Ch. 17).

Having only worn the shawl for thirty-five years, Salita would normally be too young to be a Sitter, yet she is part of the disturbing trend of Sitters being too young for the position. (CoT, Ch. 17)

Salita is round-faced and almost as dark as charcoal (CoT, Ch. 17). She is plump (KoD, Ch. 23).

Timeline

  • 999 NE: Salita travels to Salidar after the Tower splits and becomes a Sitter for the Yellow Ajah (CoT, Ch. 17).
  • 1000NE: After reunification, Escaralde steps down from her position as a Sitter (ToM, Ch. 27).

Relationships

Salita usually supports Egwene in the Hall, though not about asking Aes Sedai to make cuendillar for sale (CoT, Ch. 17).

Salita doesn't follow Romanda in the Hall, even though Romanda is her head of Ajah (KoD, Ch. 23)

Salita does not believe that Nicola should be allowed to remain in the rebel camp, let alone gain the ring or the shawl. She thinks that she is impatient and deceitful (CoT, Ch. 17).

Miscellaneous

  • Salita suggested that the Salidar Aes Sedai should levy a tax on the villages and towns that they passed through in order to raise money. (TPoD, Ch. 16)
  • Salita does not have the strength in Earth to be able to make cuendillar (CoT, Ch. 17).
  • Salita thinks that the Salidar Aes Sedai should have kept an age limit on the women who enrolled as novices (CoT, Ch. 17).
  • Magla insisted that Salita should be given a chair in Salidar. Romanda thought otherwise but Magla's suggestion carried more weight because Romanda was not a Sitter at the time. (KoD, Ch. 23)

Quotes

"Salita was part of a disturbing pattern: too many Sitters who were too young for the position. Salita had only been Aes Sedai for thirty-five years, and rarely was a woman given a chair before wearing the shawl for a hundred or more." Egwene (Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 17).

"She was one of those Yellows who seemed to think the other Ajahs were only adjuncts to her own, which of course had the only truly useful purpose among them." Egwene (Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 17).

"Romanda sat frowning up at Salita, who was staring straight ahead, her face grey and her lips trembling. The Tairen sister might not be able to hide her fear, but she was going ahead." Egwene about Salita standing in support of an alliance with the Black Tower (Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 19).

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