We’ve read the journeys of those who left the Two Rivers following the fateful Trolloc attack on Winternight—but what about those who stayed behind? Here’s one imagining of what life might have been like for one Emond’s Fielder.
20 Saven 1000 NE
The Aes Sedai have started to teach me the hundred weaves. This can only mean that they think I may be ready for the shawl sooner rather than later. I will have to work hard if I want to be Aes Sedai before the Last Battle so I can stand with the Aes Sedai to defend our world from the Shadow.
25 Amadaine 1000 NE
I feel dizzy from everything that has happened in the last few days. I was summoned by the Hall of the Tower to take the test for Aes Sedai. It was terrifying going in because I wasn’t sure if I was going to get through it, but I came out of that ter’angreal whole and mostly unharmed, having completed all one hundred weaves. It seems so silly to have to do these useless weaves under pressure, but I’m hoping it will help me in the coming battle. Because it is coming. The Mother says we will be leaving soon to go to the Field of Merrilor for a meeting that will be something to see.
But I digress. I am sure that, whoever you are who is reading my private thoughts, you want to know what Ajah I chose. It was a hard decision, but in the end, it was no decision at all. I am, and have always been, Brown. I will be getting new rooms in the Brown Ajah quarters, and I’m so excited to be going to live among my new sisters.
26 Amadaine 1000 NE
I am in my new rooms. It is all so new to have such large rooms, and I don’t know how I will fill them up like the other Browns do. I will definitely need to start collecting some books to make things a bit more homey in here, but it is going to have to wait until the Last Battle is over. Tomorrow we leave for the Field of Merrilor and I guess we’ll see what happens.
28 Amadaine 1000 NE
The meeting at Merrilor has taken place, and the battle will begin soon. All of the Aes Sedai are getting assignments for the duration. I have been assigned the task of bringing supplies from the Tower to the Field of Merrilor to help keep everyone fed and to treat wounds. I am glad I will not be on the front lines because I do not know the weaves that would keep me and my sisters safe, and I don’t want anyone to come to any harm.
1 Maighdal 1000 NE
The battle is over. I know that means I’ve skipped a lot, but it’s over. The Light has won, and everything will be different now. Egwene and her Warder both died in the battle, so we’re going to have to choose a new Amyrlin. I, for one, am looking forward to going back to my new rooms in the Tower so I can write down everything I remember; then, we as an Ajah can put it all together in a written history that will, hopefully, be treasured and kept safe in the Tower for many years to come.