Robert Jordan: In Memorium

Robert Jordan
James Rigney, Jr

Oct 17, 1948 – Sept. 16, 2007

The Creator, an Author, a Mentor, a Friend, a Father, and a Husband.

 

13 years ago on the 16th of September 2007, James Rigney Jr known us as, Robert Jordan (The Creator of the World of The Wheel of Time) passed away. Jordan was a best-selling writer of twenty-five books, published in 22 countries around the world.

 

He was in constant communication with his fans throughout the world, and touched millions of lives through his writing. In his series, he described the term ta’veren as one who is chosen by the Wheel of Time to bend the pattern of the web of destiny; one thread which pulls others to it and changes lives without even realizing it. Such was the life of James Rigney, Jr. Whether he met them or did not, there are thousands of stories to be found of readers who connected through his books, forged lasting relationships, improved their lives and worked to serve others through charitable acts as a result of reading the Wheel of Time series.
– Sela Narian

 

Robert Jordan had been receiving treatment for a rare blood disease amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy for over a year and a half. He was survived by his wife, Harriet, who served as his editor (and so much more), and his son, William. Upon receiving the news of his passing the community at TarValon.net received a huge surge in membership. Fans from all around the world were coming together to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of the First Gaidin.

 

Along with a memorial service for our members a collection of quotes was recorded in our library, Our Memories of Robert Jordan. While every member had not had the good fortune to meet Jordan during his lifetime his words were what had brought us together. In his memory an Obituary was written by Sela Narian along with a Biography written by Kariada Kunai. Both pieces can be found in our library.

 

He spent his later years in Charleston in a historic house with his wife and publisher, Harriet. His home was at the junction of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, nestled serenely in a lush wood–a place he affectionately described as the Two Rivers. Jordan spent most of his time writing in a carriage house on the property, surrounded by thousands of books, antique weapons, hats, and gifts given to him by fans.
– Kariada Kunai

 

Today, on the anniversary of his passing our thoughts are with Harriet, his family, and all those who knew or were touched by him and his writing. We say thank you, for creating the rich, diverse and captivating world of The Wheel of Time, and bringing us all together.

 

He came like the wind, like the wind touched everything, and like the wind was gone.
– The Dragon Reborn, R. Jordan

 

May you shelter in the palm of the Creator’s hand, and may the last embrace of the mother welcome you home.

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Winespring Inn Reveal

Winespring Inn

On the 10th of September, 2020 we were gifted the first glimpse of The Winespring Inn as created for the #WotonPrime Wheel of Time Television Series. With the caption, “You want stories?” Thom Merrilin declaimed. “I have stories, and I will give them to you. I will make them come alive before your eyes.” ​#WOTonPrime. Check out the sneak peak shared by @wotonprime and @rafejudkins.

 

Some first reactions from our community were, “That looks so amazing!”, “Love, love, love. I can’t wait to see Rand & Tam hauling Brandy in there.” and “Now that looks pretty perfect”. There will of course always be people who want more, but the excitement it has created cannot be denied. Showrunner Rafe Judkins also treated the fans by answering three unique questions about The Winespring Inn via Twitter.
 

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In the Wheel of Time series, the Winespring is the first inn we see as we begin our adventure. It is located in Emond’s Field, and is owned by Brandelwyn al’Vere. That surname sure looks familiar, doesn’t it. The Winespring Inn is an important place to the people of Emond’s Field serving as the home of the Village Council, and an integral part of the village’s Bel Tine festivities. The inn is located on the eastern side of the Green. Despite being described as stout, the Winespring Inn is a two storey building and the only one in Emond’s Field which sports a tiled roof.
 

For those who haven’t been following the progress of the upcoming Wheel of Time Series, on Amazon Prime. We have had a couple of other glimpses of Emond’s Field, but none have been quite so powerful, as the reveal of The Winespring Inn. Filming has recently resumed for the remainder of the first season (to be composed of eight episodes). It is expected to be released into the arms of anxious fans in 2021.
 

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Posted February 20, 2020 on Rafe Judkin’s Instagram.

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Posted January 16, 2020 on Rafe Judkin’s Instagram.

 

To stay up to date on all the latest news from the #WoTonPrime team, Rafe Judkins, and the cast and crew, make sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

 

Share with us in the comments below what you thought of the reveal. And, let us know what would you like to see revealed next?

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International Red Cross Fundraiser

TarValon.Net International Red Cross Fundraiser

During the month of August 2020, our Servant of All Team organised a Fundraiser for the International Red Cross.

 

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our TarValon.Net community, we were able to raise $700! These funds will go towards helping those affected by recent tragedies around the world. Check out the fundraiser announcement post for more information.

Aes Sedai means “Servant of All.” This philosophy is fundamental to our community at TarValon.Net. Our Servant of All Team makes efforts to help members identify different ways in which they can choose to be a Servant of All. Whether that’s donating time, money or every day items — every little bit helps. If you would like to know more about the Servant of All Team, contact Lillian O’Neeus, Servant of All Coordinator. She can be reached via email at soac@tarvalon.net.

For more information about the International Red Cross, check out the Support Us page on their website.

To help raise awareness for our TarValon.Net fundraiser, our Graphics Development Team composed some graphics for our members to wear.

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As a thank you, all members who donated were entered into a drawing to receive a queen-sized crochet blanket in the colours of the Amyrlin Stole. The lucky recipient of the drawing was and Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, Idine Espanyas. We hope you enjoy your blanket!

Crochet Blanket Amyrlin Stole

If you are a member looking for more ways to be a Servant of All at TarValon.Net, please keep an eye out in the Servant of All Forum for more opportunities to help both the community around you and the world at large.

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