From Tar Valon Library
A Word about our site
TarValon.Net was created with the express purpose of giving a handful of real-life friends and fans of the Wheel of Time series a place to meet and interact with each other regardless of their physical location. It originally started with just the Blue and Green Ajah Headquarters. In time, we realized that there would need to be a central location for our community. Thus the Tower was born. We felt that it was in our best interests to keep the spirit of the White Tower in line with the fictional Tower in the series. As our membership increased, we began to understand just how well this form of government could work, and soon elected our officials and developed the following Mission Statement and Bylaws. TarValon.Net is an unofficial Wheel of Time Fan Club, run for and by its members. We are not an Role playing game site, although we do use fictional names while dealing with Tower Business. There may also be some light role playing, but it is secondary to our function as a fan-based real-life organization. Please bear in mind that we do blur the lines between characters and reality. People will take your actions seriously and may not differentiate between your actions and those of your fictional name.
TarValon.Net exists to provide its members with the opportunity to adopt the ideals and philosophies of the White Tower as described in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, while supporting a real life community through gatherings, online communication and fraternity. We strive to maintain a website that appeals and educates visitors about the Wheel of Time in an original and innovative fashion. TarValon.Net not only seeks to create real life friendships and bonds between fans all over the world, but also to be seen as the trusted source for news, research, art, and theories while maintaining a high level of quality in all works produced, and achieving a high entertainment value for the public in general.
For more on our code, laws, and regulations, please refer to the Bylaws.
- Main article: Tower Organisation
Currently, TarValon.Net is organized into nine departments. The Directors of these Departments plus the Amyrlin Seat (CEO), the Keeper of the Chronicles (COO), the Shatayan/Shambayan (CFO), the Assistant to the Amyrlin and the Assistant to the Keeper form the Executive Branch. Each Department serves a specific function to enrich the community.
- Main article: Tower History
Since TarValon.Net was formed in 2001, this site has gone through many changes. Administration is constantly looking to the future and finding ways to continue to expand and grow. Our rich organizational structure is a result of years of policy change and self-evaluation. The most drastic of these changes are decided at the yearly administrative meeting.