History of the Green Ajah
History of the Green Ajah
The Green Ajah is one of the first two Ajahs at TarValon.Net. Founded by Eleyan Teyal Al'Landerin in 2001 it formed the core of what we now know as TarValon.Net. Since 2001, the Green Ajah has been home to
A list of Historical Green Raisings can be found here
Green Ajah Traditions
When two or more Greens unite in real life, whether an official Tower gathering or not, the eldest standing member of the Green (if the Head is not present) shall bestow Green Beads to the other Greens. How we bestow them is a dearly kept secret of the Greens!
As Amaria al'Salar tells it, "One Spring, Faeril Munlear came to visit me in Corpus Christi, Texas from her hometown a few hours away. It happened to coincide with Spring Break. I live in a beach town and this town takes Spring Break pretty seriously...the bars, dance clubs, and the beaches are slammed with thousands and thousands of extra people. We were given beads on various occasions during our outings and we ended up with so many we started passing them out to people (but we kept all the Green beads for ourselves!) and when we got more beads, we'd share the green ones and give them to each other. The next event I had so many extra beads from that weekend I started passing them out to other Greens. And so the tradition was born! I *think* this was in Spring of 2003 or 2004."
Balefire & Purple
Many over the years have come to know of the drink (or rather the experience) that is the Green Shot, "Balefire". This drink and its associated traditions began with the Spring Break trip where Faeril Munlear visited Amaria al'Salar. The recipe is a closely guarded secret, and the virgin version is even more vile than the original!
As part of her Contribution, then Green Aspirant Lexiant a'Marie devised a list of Green Ajah Drinks, one for each member at the time. To try them all you must have a fully stocked bar, and a wooden leg with a hole in the bottom.
The Umbrella Stand
As explained by the illustrious Lireina Dormerus t'al`Bearach, The Umbrella Stand started as a bit of a joke to offset some stereotyping that Green had for a while that we shared our Warders, and occasionally folks thought that meant some ways that weren't very respectful of the Warders. But we did come to realize that to a degree, we did share them, because they're as much a part of the Ajah in our hearts as we are, and they look out for us all in kind of the same way. They're obviously partial to their own Bondmates, but my Warders all look out for other Greens as much as they do me, so the concept of the Umbrella Stand basically meant that we could rely on any Green Warder to protect any one of us. Granted, quite of a few of us do share Warders in a variety of ways- my husband is Ne'Mireth's Warder, my Warder Azi is Lauraine's husband, Ne'Mireth's husband Toral is Bonded to Melana and Mashiara (maybe it's just a weird Michigan thing ) but yeah.
- The 4th Oath™
Green Ajah Mottos
- "Al dival, al kiserai, al mashi!"
Which translates to: "For light, glory and love!" This phrase was first used publicly during Green Toast at the 10th Anniversary party after being suggested by Eleyan Teyal Al'Landerin.
- "We will be there"
To represent our loyalty and dedication to one and other.
- "Strong as Steel, Smooth as Silk"
Green Quotes & Memorable Moments
The Wheel of Time
- "If I'm not going to surrender before fighting, I might as well get on to the battle."
- "A moment later he saw Kiruna, face serenely unconcerned, striding like a queen of battles along a path carved for her by her three Warders and the fires that leaped from her own hands."
- "The Green is the Battle Ajah. When you go to Tarmon Gai'don, the Green must be there."
- "No Aes Sedai had ridden to war since the Trolloc Wars, but when the Last Battle came, the Battle Ajah would ride in the forefront. Until then, they fought for justice where it often could be obtained only through their Warders' swords, but that was just what they did while they waited on Tarmon Gai'don."
- To My Dearest Amaria...
- The ^ < v Thread
- That rocks hardcore.
- Go Big Green!
- You are full of luscious meats!!
- Karma Sedai of the Green Ajah