The Green Ajah of the Aes Sedai holds itself ready for Tarmon Gai'don, for the final battle between good and evil when the Dark One inevitably breaks free from his prison. They were called the "Battle Ajah" during the Trolloc Wars and are excellent generals who can plan effective battle strategies. They bond as many Warders as they wish, and have been on friendly terms with the Blue Ajah for a millennium. The head of the Green Ajah is known as the Captain-General.
The Green is the second-largest Ajah, following closely behind the Red who have around two hundred members. It also has a high concentration of Black sisters with at least thirty-eight, however we have only learned the identity of six. At the time of the Last Battle, the Greens had roughly 180 members.
After the purge or escape of many Black Sisters, the Seanchan Raid, the unfortunate expeditions to kidnap the Dragon or to erase the Black Tower (when many Aes Sedai were killed or captured and later turned to the Shadow), the total number of Green sisters is dramatically dropped and probably just prior to the Last Battle remained only 130-140 Aes Sedai in this Ajah.
Six Domani; three Andoran, three Saldaean; two Arafellin, two Mayener, two Taraboner; one Altaran, one Cairhienin, one Far Madding, one Illianer, one Kandori, one Malkieri, one Murandian, one Tairen, and one Tuatha'an. All remaining Green nationalities are unknown.
During the Trolloc Wars, the Greens were the counterpart of the Dreadlords, and the battles between the two were climactic enough to destroy many from either side. Ancient Green sisters were renowned for their bravery and skill in battle, and Dreadlords and Shadowspawn alike learned quickly to fear them.
In the last millennium the Green Ajah was able to elect seven Amyrlin Seats coming from its ranks, in this achievement the Ajah was third after the Blue (eleven Amyrlins) and the Grey (nine Amyrlins). Very recently, after the Last Battle, another Green, Cadsuane, was chosen as Amyrlin Seat. This makes a total of ten known Amyrlins raised from the Green.
Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah are flamboyant, frivolous, and direct. They, along with sisters of the Yellow Ajah, take great pride and care with their appearance. In fact, a Green sister's clothes seem to be a particular topic of interest to the other Ajahs.Alanna Mosvani has stated that to be a Green one must 'love men, not merely like them as a Blue does' - while this does not necessarily mean that they have to be in love with men per se, it does mean they appreciate and respect them more than many sisters of other Ajahs do, and in fact they are known as the most promiscuous of the Ajahs. It is also noted that Greens always adhere to their hierarchies, though it is unknown if the Green Ajah has a separate ranking or perhaps command structure other than the general rules that befall the Aes Sedai hierarchy.
Green sisters bond as many Warders as they wish. Even though it may be a source of humor in the White Tower to find a member of the Green Ajah with nearly a half-dozen Warders, it is not entirely a frivolous practice, as their amount of Warders makes a positive difference in battle. The Greens are also known for their love of men, and in fact some Greens like men to such an extent that they may even marry their Warder. Those Greens with only one Warder are typically married to him. It is even rumored that Myrelle Berengari has married three of her Warders, in defiance of all custom.
Archetypal Green SistersEdit
Rashima Kerenmosa and Caraighan Maconar are two of the Green Ajah's greatest heroes. They are the epitome of Green; their bravery and wisdom encapsulates all it means to be a Green sister. Even now, millennia after their deaths, they are still relevant and inspiring to Green sisters. Cadsuane Melaidhrin is also something of archetypal and legendary despite the fact she is still living. Many sisters, and not just Greens, revere her and have shown surprise to find that she is still alive.
The Captain-General of the Green Ajah is Adelorna Bastine. The Sitters in the Hall of the Tower for the Green are Faiselle, Farnah and Rubinde. During the White Tower Schism, Myrelle Berengari was Captain-General of the Rebel Greens.
The Captain-General is assisted by her seconds, the First Strategist and the First Tactician.
In choosing Sitters, any Aes Sedai may make a nomination. The Captain-General selects one of the nominees.
List of Amyrlin Seats from the Green Ajah Edit
Nearly all Amyrlins raised from the Green were strong or of average strength, except for Shein Chunla and Aleis Romlin. Of the ten listed, three hold legendary status among the Aes Sedai.
- Caraighan Maconar 3(+10) (Unknown - c. 373 AB)
- Rashima Kerenmosa 6(+7) (1251 AB - 1301 AB)
- Selame Necoine (c. FY 1084 - 5 NE)
- Kiyosa Natomo (171 NE - 197 NE)
- Nirelle Coidevwin (396 NE - 419 NE)
- Shein Chunla (578 NE - 601 NE)
- Varuna Morrigan (638 NE - 681 NE)
- Myriam Copan (754 NE - 797 NE)
- Aleis Romlin (890 NE - 922 NE)
- Cadsuane Melaidhrin 5(+8) or 9(+4) (1000 NE - Incumbent)
List of known Green sisters with Saidar strengthEdit
- See also Category:Green Ajah
- ↑ TWORJTWOT
- ↑ The Gathering Storm, Chapter 39
- ↑ New Spring, Chapter 2
- ↑ Knife of Dreams, Chapter 23
- ↑ Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 27
- ↑ Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 18
- ↑ The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 23
- ↑ the second level is in accordance with descriptions of Cadsuane's strength in the main books and other entries of the same TWoTC, the first level is probably a typographic mistake