Green Ajah – The Books
By Faeril Munlear
“…to be a Green means to stand ready. In the Trolloc Wars, we were often called the Battle Ajah. All Aes Sedai helped where and when they could, but the Green Ajah alone was always with the armies, in almost every battle. We were the counter to the Dreadlords. The Battle Ajah. And now we stand ready, for the Trollocs to come south again, for Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle. We will be there. That is what it means to be a Green.”
—Alanna Mosvani (TDR, Ch. 23)
The Green Ajah is one of the most well known Ajahs in The Wheel of Time series, being the second largest next to Red. They stand ready for the Last Battle between light and dark, Tarmon Gai’don. During the Trolloc Wars, the Green Ajah was also called the Battle Ajah. Their Head of Ajah is also sometimes referred to as The Captain General. She is assisted by two women who are second in command, known as the First Strategist and the First Tactician. With a somewhat military structure, the Green Ajah’s eyes-and-ears also keep a lookout for any information that may concern military matters.
In the books, the Green Ajah is portrayed as a group of strong women who are known to bond multiple warders. Some Green sisters are even known to marry their warders, and it’s rare to find a Green sister without any warders. Even though Green sisters are known for their love of men, bonding multiple warders can also be seen as tactical since they often travel outside of the Tower and see themselves as being on the front lines in battle.
Members of the Green Ajah are described as having a fiery temper, flamboyant, arrogant, prideful, intense, direct, and haughty. They like to take charge and aren’t the best at hiding their displeasure. Green sisters are also known for their bravery and courage. Along with the Blues, the Greens are considered the most passionate in their beliefs and the most likely to be swayed by emotion.
You can find more information about the Green Ajah in the books from our library:
Green Ajah Character List- https://library.tarvalon.net/index.php?title=Green_Ajah_Character_List
Battle Blogs – Intro
By Mystica Ari’Yena (Part 1 of 3)
Vulnerability is not well received in our society. It is perceived as a weakness, a liability, an opportunity for your enemies to take advantage of you, an opening for attack. Vulnerability is something we want to avoid and if we can’t avoid it we want to hide it, often even – and especially – from those closest to us. From the very people we most trust and rely on. At no time do we want to appear vulnerable.
If it does show, it causes anxiety, shame, embarrassment; and we do everything in our power to shove it down, cover it up, nip it in the bud, extinguish it. We go back to our strong image as quickly as possible, hoping that no one will remember that slip-up. We must be seen as strong, capable, invulnerable. Nothing can touch us. Nothing can harm us. We can and do take on anything and everything. We are powerful.
This was me. For 40 years, this was me. And then I crashed. And in the depth of that crash I found a truth that had eluded me all these years.
There is no weakness in vulnerability.