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Elective: Blue Ajah
Mon May 15, 2006 4:27pm
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Tira slipped her blue shawl off her shoulders and laid it on the bed. She stood there and stared at it, trying to decide whether she should wear it to the lesson or not. She had barely been without it these last few weeks, and she knew it was a silly thing to wear it all the time. But she couldn't seem to help herself. She didn't feel right if she wasn't wearing the blasted thing. With a sigh she snatched it back up again and flung it across her shoulders, checking the mirror to be sure it hung just so. She brushed her fingers over the crescent shaped scar that adorned her cheek, smoothed her cream silk skirts, and then turned and glided out into the corridor, nodding to her fellow sisters as she went.

Before Tira went to the classroom where she was to teach that day, she first stopped by the notice board to check that her notice was still there.

Attention Novices! All those interested in learning about the Blue Ajah please meet in classroom seven at the end of the east corridor promptly after lunch. Do not be late. Latecomers will not be admitted.

She nodded, and then hurried on her way. Tira was a little nervous about teaching on the Blue Ajah, but excited all the same. Though she hadn't spent much time studying it as an Accepted, she at least knew enough, and had researched enough since her raising to be able to adequately give the novices an idea on what it was all about. She was still finding that she had a lot to learn herself, but it was so new and different from the Green that she really didn't mind it at all. She still knew her choice had been a good one.

As she entered the room, she could see that no novices were yet assembled, but had no fear they would be late. The bell had just tolled the end of lunch so they should be arriving shortly. At five feet and ten inches in height, it was likely she would tower over most of her students, but that was a good thing. Her height had made her self conscious in her younger years, but now that she was approaching thirty and had attained the rank of Aes Sedai she felt it was an asset to her. Her blue-green eyes scanned the room to make sure all was in readiness, and she ran her fingers through her close-cropped blonde hair in one last small show of nervousness before her students began arriving.

The children in white began to trickle in after a few minutes, either bowing or curtsying to her and then taking a seat. As the bell tolled for the last time, Tira got up and firmly shut the door, a sure sign that they were not to be interrupted. New Aes Sedai she might be, but she wasn't going to start out by being lenient. If you weren't on time, you didn't attend the lesson and that was that. Once all eyes were on her, she began.

"Good afternoon everyone. My name is Tira Chakima Sedai and I am here to teach you little about the Blue Ajah. You won't really be expected to know what ajah you wish to join until after you've reached Acceptance-and some still don't know for sure right up until they test for the shawl-so it is best to learn a little about each of them so you will be informed for the future." Her crisp Kandori accent rang out loudly in the confined classroom. They seemed an eager group, which pleased her immensely. The first part of the lesson was bound to bore them to tears, but she hoped they would enjoy the second. She'd been planning it nearly a week.

"Now the first thing I want, is for each of you to introduce yourself, tell me how long you've been in the tower, and what ajah you are currently most interested in-if any. Then I would like you to tell me what you do know about the Blue Ajah. It is not surprising that novices have many misconceptions about all of the ajahs, and I would like to clear any of those up right off the start." Looking around, she pointed to a student sitting in the front row of seats and said, "You may begin Child."


OOC: Well Novices, here you go. Blue ajah lesson all brand new and shiny with a brandy spankin new Aes Sedai. I would like at least 300 words, and please describe your character in the body of the post. Make sure to answer her questions at the bottom and the next part will be up in exactly one week. I'm a stickler for prompt lessons so you can guarantee it will be up when I say it will. Have fun kiddies and don't forget to spell and grammar check and all that jazz!

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