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.”
The most common sign of being a Darkfriend is suspicious behaviour. This may include, but is not limited to; not making eye contact, making eye contact, unusual hair or eye colour, strange clothing, accents, a willingness to stand up for oneself, confidence, meekness, laughter, or weeping under interrogation.
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.
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
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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.
He was not a nice man at all. While not a Darkfriend originally, he was always prime material for them, a man far more interested in wealth and power than anything else, willing to do whatever was required to get them.
–The Companion, on Mazrim Taim
Branderson said there was a lot of backstory for Taim in RJ’s notes. This is not a backstory. There is literally nothing about his backstory. Did he have a family? Parents? Did he sprout out of the ground like a fucking mushroom? Why was he not trained to use the sword, as a Borderlander? Brandon. Brandon please, you’re a writer, you should know what a backstory is. This is not it. This really, really, really is not it and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so betrayed.
I mean fuck, unless you subscribe to the idea that some people are just born evil, this is literally nothing.