darkfriend

What do I do now?

Sooooo… I just finished A Memory of Light. Took me 2 years to finish this series. But I finished the last 3 books in 2 weeks. I have soooooo many questions!

The pipe? How did Rand light it? Hooooow?
The quick body switcheroo? Hoooooow?
Light, Egwene whhyyyyyyyyy?
That was all the damn Padan Fain we got? Dude was like the 2nd greatest threat to Rand and Mat and he gets killed in like 1 chapter?
Lan is The One!
If Damandred got Anti-Bale Fired why did the Aes Sedai he balefired not get returned?
Why was everybody saying Bela saved the day? That horse ran like 300m in 2 years.
Why did the Black Ajah and Darkfriends tryna get into the Pit of Doom not just try to kill Thom? Dude was just sitting there like Eminem in 8 Mile scribbling rhymes for his next mixtape: Views from the Pit.
Olver is that Gaidal person Birgitte was looking for wasn’t he?
Where is Elaida?
Does Tuon know that technically suldam are channelers?
Why didn’t they tell Tam about the Freaky Friday body swap with Moridin?
Rand al'Thor with the dragon fang saa is Kakashi.
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE NOW

concept: evil couple that genuinely love and care for each other and have a completely healthy relationship with each other and can’t be turned against each other through bribes or promises of power anymore than the good protag can be convinced to turn against their pals. Protag tries to play them against each other and it goes VERY POORLY for the protag because shockingly evil characters can have meaningful beneficial relationships too wow

taimproblem  asked:

Opinion meme: Lews Therin Telamon's voice in Rand's head does not have a darkfriend radar, goddammit. x')

heh heh heh I WONDER WHY YOU’D ASK THIS

strongly agree | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree

I mean, why would he? 

like - there’s no reason to think anyone, if I’m not mistaken, has a Darkfriend Radar that just, like, activates in the presence of Darkfriends. there’s nothing particularly different about Darkfriends, for the most part, in my understanding - unless they’re directly linked to the Dark One a la the Forsaken, in which case maybe you could make a case. 

there’s also the fact that Lews Therin reacts the same way to almost everyone who can channel, if I recall - men especially, but often Aes Sedai too. 

I think odds are it makes more sense that Lews Therin’s sensitivity to people who can channel - and potentially the more powerful the channeler, the more intense the reaction - has more to do with a) his own self-loathing tied to what he did with his saidin-induced insanity and b) the fact that the poisoning of saidin has led in some way in his mind to a link between channeling and disaster. 

[send me unpopular opinions and i’ll respond]

Wheel of Time GO:

  • hunt down Darkfriends to get the Good Loot
  • trollocs everywhere
  • make Nynaeve tug her braid in exasperation to get a good reward
  • when Egwene appears you fall at her feet and cry tears of joy, which gives you +1 to all attributes for the day
  • lose all your money to Mat
  • trollocs everywhere
  • Bubbles of Evil are events that happen once a month and the results are fucking chaotic. “Raining fish last month,” you mutter, “and this month, my cutlery is trying to kill me.”
  • you get lost in the wilderness. sometimes, you think you spot Elyas.
  • a rare Lan Mandragoran appears on-screen. you screenshot and post to tumblr while crying actual tears.
  • trollocs everywhere
  • it’s the middle of the night and Lanfear appears in your room, asking where Lews Therin is

WoT fandom: do your thing. tell me all of your fantastic ideas!

Out of Character Post

Just a friendly reminder that the people who run the ask blogs are not actually the characters they roleplay. They are real people with real lives. 

Sending hate mail is not cool. Even if you dislike the character they are role playing. Remember there are real people and that constantly replying to hateful anons, even if the hate is directed towards the character, gets tiring and difficult after a while. 

Don’t be a Darkfriend. 

man, I really hate all these darkfriends. like, they’re so annoying and ruin everything all the time. always so secretive and deceptive about everything. they can never be straightforward with their intentions. don’t forget the fact that they’re evil and stupid. we should just find and kill all of them.

reblog if you agree with the above statement

Much ado about southpaws

So, just as left handedness was, until recently, seen as the mark of the devil, a sign of demon possession etc, I, a proud leftie, as this is basically uncharted territory, have come to the conclusion that it is, also, an issue in the Wheel of Time universe. 

Left handed people are much more likely to be accused of being darkfriends, marked by the Dark One himself, or in case of men, likely to channel. The superstition has no actual basis, except in the famous Age of Legends lefties:

Lews Therin Thelamon, Lews Therin Kinslayer, who famously wrote with his left hand (Originally right-handed, Ilyenna Sunhair saw him accidentally do something with his left hand and was overjoyed at ‘another leftie’ so he taught himself to write with his left hand and just. Kept doing it)

Elan Morin Tedronai, Ishamael the Betrayer of Hope, who wielded a sword with his right hand but also wrote with his left. Aslo he could write two different things at the same time with different hands, write mirrored etc (Originally indeed left-handed, trained himself to be ambidextrous and simply didn’t tell anyone his right hand wasn’t a sword hand because he’s a little shit and a smartass)

Saine Tarasind, Mesaana, another (in)famous leftie

Moghedien, originally a rightie, never used the same hand to write in front of two different people.

Joar Addam Nessosin, Asmodean, also born a rightie, learned to be ambidextrous because of music and just didn’t bother taking a pencil with a more distant hand. Just like with Moghedien, it was remembered that he used his left hand to write rather than both.

It just so happened that about 25% of False dragons were also lefties, which is what people instantly focused on. 

Mazrim Taim despises swords because he is so painfully left handed he can barely even hold one in his right.

As far as I am concerned, you are worse than a murderer, worse than a Darkfriend. I can’t think of anything worse than you. The fact that I have to wear this thing on my wrist, to be the same as you for even an hour, sickens me. So if you think there is anything I’ll balk at doing to you, think again. You don’t want to be seen? Good. Neither do we. No one really looks at a damane, though. As long as you keep your head down the way a Leashed One is supposed to, no one will even notice you. But you had better do the best you can to make sure the rest of us aren’t noticed, either. If we are, you surely will be seen, and if that is not enough to hold you, I promise you I’ll make you curse the first kiss your mother ever gave your father. Do we understand each other?
— 

Nynaeve al’Meara, The Great Hunt, Chapter 45

you know I just might feel slightly bad for the sul’dam because DAMN NYNAEVE ISN’T PLAYING FOR A SECOND WITH SLAVERS

I’ve always thought Taim was a darkfriend from his first meeting with Rand.

How else could he have held off the taint for so long?

And no matter what Rand thinks his ta’veren pull did, Taim swore to follow him way too quick once Rand told him no compacts.

TIDBITS AND FUN № 85

QUESTION

What are the three oaths which bind Darkfriends?

MARIA SIMONS

1) I shall obey all commands given by those placed above me in service to the Great Lord. 2) I shall prepare for the day of the Great Lord’s return. 3) I swear not to betray the Great Lord, to keep my secrets until the hour of my death. It should be noted that these were taken straight from Robert Jordan’s notes, where he had added “May vary the wording a little.”

Genuinely upset for my character in a Wheel of Time tabletop. She’s a self-loathing darkfriend, who is in love with a Tairen girl and a Child of the Light. 


She’s come to grips with the fact that she must die to be free of the Dark. So she wrote a note that she’s going to give to the member of the party that she has spent a good few nights sitting up and talking about nature with. He’s also the only member of the party besides her that can open a portal to Tel’aran’rhiod.


She is very upset about all of this, but to defend her loved ones, she knows death is her only option, but she must betray the Dark beforehand.