How to Play in the White Tower

The White Tower 

Faction Phrase: By the Light 

Faction Hashtag: #thewhitetower 

Welcome to Weaves of the Wheel, the role playing game based on the epic fantasy series Wheel of Time. Here you will find your home in The White Tower. As you spend your time in training you will earn points. These points will help you progress in positions and abilities. The more you participate, the more points you earn. All Player Characters move at their own pace and there is no requirement of participation to be a full member of the community. 

Welcome child, to Tar Valon and The White Tower.

Every member collects points by completing a variety of simple tasks within the community to complete the rank and move forward. Those playing in the 4th Age Roleplay and Storytelling Game collect skills (for channelers, these are called affinity points and determine channeling strength), weaves, talents, and objects for their inventory that will prove useful to you as you explore the lands of the 4th Age. 

These remain optional for all other members to use as they build their character to their suiting.

All members may collect wages which can be used for gambling and reward in the community.

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ALL AFFINITY SCORES START:

Earth – 1/6

Fire – 1/6

Spirit – 1/6

Water – 1/6

Air – 1/6

*Affinities enable you to perform Advanced Weaves

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Civilian* 

0 – 50 points

*All joining the White Tower join after completing civilian rank. 

Tasks to complete rank

Choose your character name and nation

Create a post on your character account, OR engage in a RP interaction in an official chat OR join in with any fandom discussion in the Reading Rooms or Discord. 

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Novice 

51 – 100 points

Tasks to complete rank:

A lesson with the Mistress of Novices: Touching the Source 

A task about the White Tower: Set by the Mistress

A task about 1 of the 7 Ajahs: Given by an Aes Sedai from the Ajah of your choosing

A task or question from the Keeper of the Chronicles

Inventory:

  • Plain White Dress or Tunic

Skills:

*Novices are strictly forbidden from touching the source without the guidance of an Aes

Sedai*

*Novices are strictly forbidden from carrying out any tasks with the power*

Under guidance, a Novice will learn to replicate a simple weave of Spirit.

Under guidance, a Novice will learn a simple weave of Fire – capable of creating a small flame to light a candle.

(note: skills can be learned in story, or you can request a lesson in RP – RP is not essential and may not always be available) 

Wage:

1 Gold Mark per week (Wages paid every Friday)

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*Raising to Accepted is dependent on points and completion of tasks*

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Accepted 

101 – 200 Points

Tasks to complete rank:

A question or task by an Aes Sedai from one of each of the 7 Ajahs

A task: A comparison of 2 Ajah’s of your choosing (In your chosen content format)

A question or task from the Amyrlin Seat

Inventory:

Great Serpent Ring

White Dress or Tunic with 7 striped bands on hem and wrist

Earn:

Earn +2 affinity points to place on the affinity points board how player chooses.

Skills:

Learn simple weave of Air – capable of blowing leaves across the ground.

Learn simple weave of Water – strong enough to fill a cup with water from a source.

Learn simple weave of Earth – strong enough to lift a small rock 1ft in the air.

Learn simple weave of Spirit – strong enough to heal a scratch.

Wage:

5 Gold Marks per week

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*Raising to Aes Sedai is not subject to points. Raising occurs under permission from the

Mistress of Accepted. Raising can take up to one week after points and tasks have been completed*

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Aes Sedai 

201 – 350 points

Tasks to complete rank:

Complete Character Spotlight profile for the Archives.

A task on what it means to be Aes Sedai and the duties to the White Tower (in chosen format) 

Inventory:

The shawl in the colour of your chosen Ajah

May own a War Horse, Pack Horse, Dog, Cat, or Bird (other animals may require authorisation).

Earn:

An Oath swearing ceremony in the presence of the Amyrlin Seat and Hall of the Tower 

Earn +5 affinity points to place on affinity board where player chooses.

One Talent of choice for your character (see list Talents not listed may require approval)

3 secret weaves specific to your chosen Ajah (see Ajah Quarters for further information) 

Perks:

Access to “Silver Hall” and other White Tower groups, including your chosen Ajah Quarters.

May bond a Warder*

Skills:

Can now perform all Basic Weaves – see list

Wage:

20 Gold Marks per week

*If you desire a mutual bond, you MUST train to rank of Warder in Warder Yard.

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Levels after this rank require regular community contributions in the form of community content, such as storytelling/RP or artwork that contribute to WotW 4th Age, articles or opinion pieces that contribute to the website or social media content for the various community social pages, such as YouTube or Twitter. 

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You are now able to dictate your own training. Please select a training program (tree) you would like to climb, depending on the weaves and affinities you are keen to earn and strengthen. You may climb the trees in any order of your choosing, however, once you start on a tree, you are required to complete before starting another.

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Aes Sedai – Caba’drin – Fire and Earth

Aes Sedai An’ Aethan

351 – 500 points 

Requirement to complete rank: 

1 item content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

5 content posts on your character Instagram page

(for storytellers: Reasonable content examples may include earning your Ter’angreal/angreal and learning and developing your weaves)

Inventory:

A Ter’angreal from the list

Earn: 

+2 affinity points to place on board how player chooses.

Skills: 

Unlock weave: Advanced Shielding (holding power/opposing powers)

Wage: 

60 Gold Marks per week

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Aes Sedai Al’ Vasen

501 – 650 points 

Requirement to complete rank: 

2 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

10 content posts on your character Instagram page

(for storytellers: Reasonable content examples may include earning your Ter’angreal/angreal and learning and developing your weaves)

Inventory: 

An angreal from list

Earn: 

+2 affinity points in Fire and/or Earth

Skills: 

Unlock weave: Fire blossoms

Wages: 

80 Gold Marks per week

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Aes Sedai Al’ Naito

651 – 1000 points 

*At 650 points, you are now eligible to be nominated for a position in the Hall during your Ajah’s next election*

Requirement to complete rank: 

3 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

15 content posts on your character Instagram page

(for storytellers: Reasonable content examples may include earning your Ter’angreal/angreal and learning and developing your weaves)

Inventory: 

A second Ter’angreal from list

(4 Ter’angreal may be cashed in for a second Talent)

Earn: 

+2 affinity points in Fire and/or Earth

Skills:

Unlock weave: Flame of Tar Valon*

Wages: 

100 Gold Marks per week

*The weave “Flame of Tar Valon” is only to be used in extreme circumstances. The use of this weave has a cost. The cost is -25 points per use/story post, except in the instance of any training posts to learn the weave.

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Once level is complete, you can cash in 1000 points for 1000 gold crowns and begin a new tree. You keep all earned ranks/ affinities/ perks and wages, but your points tally returns to 0 to work your way to a new points tree and additional ranks/ perks and affinities. Your wage does not exceed 100GM. 

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Aes Sedai – Veren – Air and Water

Aes Sedai Al’ Reiht

351 – 500 points 

Requirement to complete rank: 

1 item content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

5 content posts on your 2am character Instagram page

(for storytellers: Reasonable content examples may include earning your Ter’angreal/angreal and learning and developing your weaves)

Inventory:

A Ter’angreal from list

Earn: 

+2 affinity points to place on board how player chooses.

Skills: 

Unlock weave: Cloud Dancing

Wage: 

60 Gold Marks per week

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Aes Sedai An’ Rahtsi

501 – 650 points 

Requirements to complete rank: 

2 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

10 content posts on your character Instagram page

(for storytellers: Reasonable content examples may include earning your Ter’angreal/angreal and learning and developing your weaves)

Inventory: 

An angreal from list

Earn: 

+2 affinity points in Air and/or Water

Skills: 

Unlock weave: Mirror of Mists (Illusion)

Wages: 

80 Gold Marks per week

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Aes Sedai Al’ Dekhar

651 – 1000 points 

*At 650 points, you are now eligible to be nominated for a position in the Hall during your Ajah’s next election*

Requirements to complete rank: 

3 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

15 content posts on your character Instagram page

(for storytellers: Reasonable content examples may include earning your Ter’angreal/angreal and learning and developing your weaves)

Inventory: 

A second Ter’angreal from list

(4 Ter’angreal may be cashed in for a second Talent)

Earn: 

+2 affinity points in Air and/or Water

Skills:

Unlock weave: Hardened Air

Wages: 

100 Gold Marks per week

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Once level is complete, you can cash in 1000 points for 1000 gold crowns and begin a new tree. You keep all earned ranks/ affinities/ perks and wages, but your points tally returns to 0 to work your way to a new points tree and additional ranks/ perks and affinities. Your wage does not exceed 100GM. 

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Aes Sedai – Sanasant – Spirit

Aes Sedai Al’ Saana

351 – 500 points 

Requirement to complete rank: 

1 item content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

5 content posts on your character Instagram page

(for storytellers: Reasonable content examples may include earning your Ter’angreal/angreal and learning and developing your weaves)

Inventory:

A Ter’angreal from list

Earn: 

+2 affinity points to place on board how player chooses.

Skills: 

Unlock weave: Gateways

Wage: 

60 Gold Marks per week

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Aes Sedai An’ Sunatien

501 – 650 points 

Requirements to complete rank: 

2 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

10 content posts on your character Instagram page

(for storytellers: Reasonable content examples may include earning your Ter’angreal/angreal and learning and developing your weaves)

Inventory: 

An angreal from list

Earn: 

+2 affinity points with at least one added to Spirit

Skills: 

Unlock weave: Reading Ter’angreal

Wages: 

80 Gold Marks per week

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Aes Sedai Al’Shuk

651 – 1000 points 

*At 650 points, you are now eligible to be nominated for a position in the Hall during your Ajah’s next election*

Requirement: 

3 items of content created for the community (website/YouTube/etc)

Or

15 content posts on your character Instagram page

(for storytellers: Reasonable content examples may include earning your Ter’angreal/angreal and learning and developing your weaves)

Earn: 

+2 affinity points with at least one added to Spirit

Skills:

Advanced Healing (including Healing Stilling/Severing)

Inventory: 

A second Ter’angreal from list

(4 Ter’angreal may be cashed in for a second Talent)

Wages: 

100 Gold Marks per week

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Once level is complete, you can cash in 1000 points for 1000 gold crowns and begin a new tree. You keep all earned ranks/ affinities/ perks and wages, but your points tally returns to 0 to work your way to a new points tree and additional ranks/ perks and affinities. Your wage does not exceed 100GM. 

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Wages (in Gold Marks) 

GM paid weekly:

Novice: 1 gm

Accepted: 5 gm

Aes Sedai: 20 gm

Aes Sedai 1: 60 gm

Aes Sedai 2: 80 gm

Aes Sedai 3: 100 gm

Additional payments:

Amyrlin: +30 gm

Keeper: +20 gm

Mistress: +20 gm

Hall: +15 gm

+5 GM for a task given to lower ranking member (awarded on completion)