Name: Nor al’Vere
Age: 576 (looks to be in her late thirties)
Hair: dark with a slight violet tint; fine and straight, it falls just below her shoulders and frames her face perfectly
Other physical attributes (include style of dress, build, etc.): thin and very pale; she has a classically beautiful face; she wears blood red dresses that fit tightly, usually with a green shawl around her shoulders
Gifts (channeling, wolfkin, etc.): channeling
Power Strength: 9.0
History: Because her mother died giving childbirth to her, Nor was raised by her grandmother, Egwene al’Vere. Unfortunately, by the time Nor was born, Egwene was quite insane and very bitter over the events that had occurred prior to, during, and directly following Tarmon Gai’don (the document on the Jenn Sedai will have more details). Her bitterness affected Nor severely.
Taught from a young age that all men should be controlled by women, Nor grew up with a very twisted sense of right and wrong. Egwene taught Nor to be especially intolerant where male channelers were concerned…any male who channeled should either be gentled or put to death, and given that gentling could be Healed, Egwene told Nor that death was the preferable method.
Nor was born with the spark so
Egwene began training the girl young, too young. Because of the age and rate at
which Egwene forced the girl to learn to channel, Nor
became somewhat unstable…and more than a little dangerous. Regardless, Egwene
was proud of the girl’s strength, which was even greater than her own. From the
first day, Egwene groomed Nor to replace her as the
leader of the Jenn Sedai (more on them in the ‘Groups’ section). She sent Nor to the
Though there were already many
Jenn Sedai in the
At the time Nor left, almost one-third of the Aes Sedai belonged to the Jenn Sedai, almost double from before her stay at the White Tower. Once she left the Aes Sedai, she went back to the Jenn Sedai – and Egwene – for a short time. During that time, Egwene opened a gateway and took Nor into the Ways (see the history of the Jenn Sedai for more on this) so she could ‘bond’ with Machin Shin. Machin Shin went through Nor as Egwene stood by and watched. Nor, for the first time in her life, was afraid, however, the Black Wind had no effect on her whatsoever. Her soul, just as her grandmother’s soul before her, was just as black as the Black Wind itself, and she gained the same control of Machin Shin as Egwene had had for centuries.
Shortly after her experience in
the Ways, Nor left for Cairhien to study science. She
had always been interested in science, and though she had no particular talent
for Healing, she was extremely creative and inventive. She spent almost three
hundred years at the prestigious
It was not until Egwene’s death that Nor left Cairhien permanently so she could take control of the Jenn Sedai. She has ruled with an iron fist ever since, and has taken the Jenn much farther than Egwene ever managed to do.
Weapons (swords, knives, etc.): A dagger with a blood red blade (all of Nor’s people carry a similar dagger). The blade was forged with the One Power (the dagger is a ter’angreal, and will be described in greater detail in the Jenn Sedai document).
Organization/affiliation/status/light or Darkfriend: Claims to walk in the Light, but her actions and methods are that of someone with little or no morals.
Skills (hunting/tracking, blademaster, etc.): Very skilled with the dagger.
Companions: The Jenn Sedai. They follow her as if she were a god.
Would you be willing to kill this character off should the storyline dictate it? Not any time soon.