Jaim al'Bearach

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Jaim Gaidin passed away on February 28, 2019, after an all too short but fierce battle with bile duct cancer.

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Jaim al'Bearach
Real Name Jim
TarValon.Net Information
Affiliation Dai M'Hael
Rank Gaidin
Join Date May 5, 2004
Bonded to Ne'Mireth Delvar
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Brief Biography

How long have you been a member of TV.net?

Since 2004, but I joined on the Ez-Boards just before the final crash and TV.Net switching to the current setup

How did you discover TV.net?

I was rereading the books, wanted to do some research on the Forsaken, found the library.. it took me a couple of weeks to discover the online community behind the library..

Beyond the WoT books, what other authors do you enjoy?

Tolkien, George RR Martin, Feist, Eddings, Modesitt.. generally most of the sci-fi fantasy genre..

In what capacity, or with what projects, did you assist TV.net in order to be raised?

Ohh it's been such a long time I can't really remember, but I did a project with Ogier I think it's in the library somewhere and was a mod of CE as well around that time.

What do you enjoy doing in RL?

Being with my family, playing with my daughter, playing world of warcraft.. the usual things..

If you could change one thing about TV.net, what would it be, and why?

Hmm.. don't really think I'd change too much about the site.. it works well for me and will continue to do so if we don't think everything about it is broken and needs changing.

Senior Member Interview

February 15th 2008

What is your Tower name?

Jaim al`Bearach

When were you raised to Gaidin of the Dai M'Hael?

Ohh good question.. I'd have to look it up to be exact.. but probably about 2 years ago.. give or take a few months..

Why did you choose Dai M'Hael?

Because that's where my friends where and those were the people I spoke to most of all.

How was your time as Citizen/Recruit/Soldier?

Not very.. I lurked quite a bit before I finally decided to join.. then I spent a couple of weeks as a citizen and moved onto recruit.. spent some time at that level.. failed my Soldier test first time round.. That thing is hard.. :P Then was a Soldier for quite some time.. and finally got raised

How long have you been a member of TV.net?

Ohh I joined before the last major board crash.. thought I would like this place, then about a week later it crashed.. LOL.. took a while for them to get setup on the boards we currently use.. but I'd say just over 3 years as a member I guess..

What things do you do for TV.net?

I'm currently Captain of the Recruits.. which means I look after them all at the Garrison and help them until they become Soldiers.

How did you get to read the Series?

Bought the first 5 books in a second hand bookstore.. then decided I liked the series and wanted to read more.. :D

To whom are you bonded, if you're bonded?

Ne'mireth Simoua of the Green Ajah

Who is your mentee, if you have one?

I have several.. ahm.. Adoen, Dvorak, Cedric are the ones currently at Soldier level.. but there's been another good 6 or 7 moved on through the ranks..

Who is your favorite character of the Series? Favorite Nation?

Hmm.. hard question.. I guess I like Mat best.. and I like the Two Rivers people as well..

Have you ever attended any Real Life Functions? Did you like them if you did, and why? (Why do you think people should come to any future functions?)

God several of them over the years... including US based official events and several ones in Europe.. I liked every one of them.. they're a good way to meet your Tower people and hang out and have a chat and a few drinks with friends..

What kind of music do you like?

Many kinds.. no real favourite..

What are your favorite movies?

Hmm.. I like sci-fi and action movies.. but will also watch comedy movies

What is the craziest/stupidest thing you've ever done?

LOL.. apart from joining this crazy online internet cult ??? :P

What job do you have?

I'm an information analyst for a major financial institution

Do you have a pet?

Several at the moment..

What languages do you speak?

English and Dutch fluently.. a little German and some Spanish..

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

Hmm.. professional footballer...

Thom or Juilin?


Sword or Spear?

Spear.. my name Bearach is Gaelic for of the spear.. ;)

Day or night?


Candy or cookies?


A short bio about yourself.

I'm male, 35 and live and work in the USA in sunny Michigan.. well it was last time I looked.. I'm married to Lireina Sedai of the Green Ajah. My hobbies include WoT, reading, watching movies and playing computer games, yes world of warcraft is evil.. :P