Seryse ni Cousland

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Seryse ni Cousland
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Location USA
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Affiliation Green Ajah
Rank Aes Sedai
Title Online Activities Team
Join Date January 19, 2014
Bonded to Arinna Katal
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  • Most Likely to Run Away and Join a Tinker Caravan - Tower Initiate Awards 2024



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April 1, 2024

Why did you choose Green?

I actually chose Green twice. I aspired once in August of 2022 and then unaspired in February of 2023. Then, I aspired in October of 2023 and was raised in March of 2024. I chose Green both times for the same reason; I saw values that aligned with mine and a group of brothers and sisters that I wanted to emulate. I know that the people we spend our time with shape our lives and ourselves, and I knew that whatever Ajah I picked would influence the person that I become over time. It was important to me that I made this choice deliberately and carefully. I left Green because I was concerned that I wasn’t a good fit for the community. I spent some time away from the Tower in the interim between unaspiring and re-aspiring dedicated to personal growth and development. By the time I returned in July of 2023, I knew that I was finally ready to select an Ajah. I explored carefully, visited a few more groups that I skipped the first time around, and stuck the landing in Green again for the same reasons that I aspired in the first place. These are my people, this is my home, and Green is all about the woman that I am and want to become.

Are you like the Greens in the books? Do you like to have fun with men? Are you a fierce warrior?

I think that I’m very much like the Greens in the books. I have fun with men as friends and as partners (I’m monogamous, so one at a time!) and I’m happily married as of April 30, 2023. I’m also a pretty dedicated warrior. I’ve overcome a lot in my life and I’m sure that there will be more battles to fight as the years go on. I am confident that with my brothers and sisters by my side that I can overcome anything.

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

Probably Egwene. Her journey through the books reminds me of myself in a lot of ways; as you read the books, you really grow up with Egwene. I started reading the books when I was 11 and it was a beautiful thing to watch Egwene go from a village girl to the most powerful woman in the known world.

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

As of this writing, it’ll be 16 years.

How did you first get into the series?

My middle school librarian suggested the series to me and that was that!

Who is your favorite "hero"?

Nynaeve, hands down. Or Moiraine. I love them both for very different reasons. I firmly believe that Nynaeve suffers from PTSD and that the books represented her journey through recovery (especially breaking her Block!) and I could really identify with that, as someone who has PTSD. Moiraine, on the other hand, is just a badass. And Rosamund Pike is my girl-crush.

Favorite bad guy/gal?

I remember feeling the most entertained by Rhuarc. Aiel humor is definitely my humor! It broke my freaking heart when it turned out he was Black Ajah!

Favorite book and scene?

Oh this is so tough! I think my favorite is actually New Spring and my favorite scene is when Lan and Moiraine bond. It’s just so powerful.

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

I’d be an Aiel Wise One that started out as a sheep-herder and a village gal. I’d keep up with my heirloom hobbies and generally kick ass.

How did you find TarValon.Net and what convinced you to stay and become Tower Sworn?

I don’t remember how I actually found Tar Valon. I am pretty sure it was through Jaryd Kosari! I was convinced to stay on and become TS because of the people here. I love most of y’all dearly. It’s good to be a part of a community.

What do you do in "real life"?

I’m in grad school currently, with my eyes on a PhD for Counselor Ed and Supervision. I hope to be a psychotherapist that specializes in trauma and trains future counselors.

Do you have any hobbies?

I have hobbies out the wazoo! I knit, I spin yarn on my functioning spinning wheel, I embroider, and I sew. I also enjoy reading and writing.

What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

Though I am happily married, I love Very Sad Breakup music. It’s usually very chill, soft, and slow.

What are some of your favorite movies / television shows?

I actually don’t watch a ton of television. Maybe Only Murders in the Building and King of the Hill?

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

Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar series and anything with prose that I think is beautiful. I love Madeline Miller and Sarah Parker.

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

I think a veterinarian? I can’t really recall.