About Alathea Sedai
Alathea is a short, slender young woman with dark skin, long dark hair, and large dark eyes. When outside of Tar Valon, she dresses in her native Ebou Dari fashion, preferring dresses with plunging necklines and colorful pettycoats, and is partial to red. In Tar Valon, she proudly wears her Accepted dresses. She is pretty, and has a friendly and open face.
Alathea is an Accepted of the White Tower, and amongst Sisters is often mentioned as being almost ready to test for the shawl. She's known in the Tower for her abilities with Spirit, for her broad range of Talents, and (less positively) for being a Wilder. She takes pride in being an Accepted, and works extremely hard with the hopes of becoming an Aes Sedai. She's somewhat hesitant to speak of her past before she came to the Tower, but will admit to once being a farmer's daughter from the outskirts of Ebou Dar.
Alathea is outgoing and makes friends easily. Once she befriends someone, she can be a touch overprotective of them, and has a bit of a tendency to be a bit clingy.
Int 11 (10, +1 for level 8 ability score increase)
Wis 19 (18, +1 for level 4 ability score increase)
Reputation 4 (+1 for Wilder level 5, +3 for Aes Sedai level 4)
defense 15 (10 base, -1 for Dex 8, +5 for 5th level Wilder bonus, +1 for 3rd level Aes Sedai bonus)
Fortitude +5 (+3 for 5th level Wilder bonus, +1 for 3rd level Aes Sedai bonus, +1 for Con 12)
Reflex +4 (+4 for 5th level Wilder bonus, +1 for 3rd level Aes Sedai bonus, -1 for Dex 8)
Will +14 (+4 for 5th level Wilder bonus, +4 for 4th level Aes Sedai bonus, +4 for Wis 19, +2 for iron will)
Other Combat Stats:
hp 45 (+1 per level for Con 14)
initiative +1 (-1 for Dex 8, +2 for duelist feat)
base attack bonus +4 (+2 for level 5 Wilder bonus, +2 for level 4 Aes Sedai bonus): melee +2 (-1 for Str 8), ranged +2 (-1 for Dex 8)
composure +16 (12 ranks, +4 for Wis 19)
acrobatics +3 (4 ranks from regional skill choice, -1 for Dex 8)
concentration +16 (12 ranks, +1 for Con 12)
diplomacy +4 (2 ranks from duelist feat, +2 for Cha 14)
heal +16 (12 ranks, +4 for Wis 19)
intimidation +6 (+2 for Cha , +4 for Aes Sedai presence)
profession: farmer +6 (2 ranks, +4 for Wis 19)
sense motive +5 (1 rank, +4 for Wis 19)
speak language: the Old Tongue (fully trained, 2 skill point bought)
weavesight +8 (8 ranks)
duelist (regional feat)
extra talent--healing (level 1 feat)
multiweave (level 2 Wilder bonus channeling feat)
sense residue (level 3 feat)
tie off weave (level 5 feat)
extra affinity--air (level 5 Wilder bonus channeling feat)
iron will (Aes Sedai level 1 ability)
extra affinity--water (level 7 feat)
extra affinity--earth (level 3 Aes Sedai ability)
extra talent--elementalism (level 4 Aes Sedai ability)
extra affinity--fire (level 9 feat)
identify ter'angreal--(spontaneously developed(!))
simple weapon proficiencies (Wilder level 1)
light armor proficiencies (Wilder level 1)
the One Power: Spirit affinity (Wilder level 1)
the One Power: Warding talent (Wilder level 1)
block: must be frightened (Wilder level 1)
bonus channeling feat: Multiweave (Wilder level 2)
slow aging (Wilder level 3)
bonus channeling feat: Air affinity (Wilder level 5)
iron will (Aes Sedai level 1)
Aes Sedai presence (Aes Sedai level 1)
Resources (Aes Sedai level 2)
extra affinity: Earth affinity (Aes Sedai level 3)
extra talent: Elementalism talent(Aes Sedai level 4)
Using the One Power:
affinities: Spirit, Air, Water, Earth, Fire
talents: Warding, Healing, Elementalism
weave save DC 14 + weave level
weaves per day 6/4/3/3/2/1/1
bonus weaves per day 0/2/2/1/1/0/0
foretell weather (Cloud Dancing levels 0-3)
raise fog (Cloud Dancing levels 2-8)
warmth (Cloud Dancing levels 0-3)
sense shadowspawn (Conjunction level 0)
arms of air (Elementalism levels 0-12)
fireball (Elementalism levels 2-6)
harden air (Elementalism levels 0-5)
light (Elementalism levels 0-3)
opening the way (Elementalism level 2)
tool of air (Elementalism levels 0-4)
delve (Healing levels 0-3)
heal (Healing levels 0-9)
heal the mind (Healing levels 1-4)
rend (Healing levels 0-4)
renew (Healing levels 0-4)
restore (Healing levels 2-6) (from Prophecies of the Dragon)
disguise (Illusion levels 1-4)
eavesdrop (Illusion level 1)
mirror of mists (Illusion levels 0-2)
barrier to sight (Warding levels 1-10)
circle of silence (Warding levels 0-9)
cut weave (Warding level *) (from Under the Dragon's Banner)
master ward (Warding levels 4-12)
shield (Warding levels 3-7)
ward against people (Warding levels 2-11)
ward against the one power (Warding levels 3-12)
Common: Ebou Dari dialect
Common: Midlander dialect
Common: Taraboner Dialect
the Old Tongue
dueling knife (jeweled dagger from starting package)
walking stick (quarterstaff)
Accepted dress (scholar's outfit)
fine red gown (courtier's outfit)
fine gray riding dress slashed with red (courtier's outfit)
fine red dress with white accents (courtier's outfit)
fine blue dress with red trim, cut raggedly about a foot above where the bottom hem should be (courtier's outfit, "trimmed" by Jasper)
fine green dress of Domani cut (courtier's outfit, gift from Jasper)
sturdy but plain farmwoman's dress (peasant's outfit)
fine cloak (traveller's outfit)
trail rations for 14 days
strongbox with 92 marks in cash
914 marks in credit or in a bank?
Jasmine's character questionnaire:
On a farm outside of Ebou Dar, where she subsequently lived until she was 14 years old.
Alathea was raised by her parents, Ereg and Elina Neribar. Although she had an older brother, Ralin, he was too young to help raise her.
Although it happened years before her birth, the fallout of the Whitecloak War was still having some effects on Altara.
Alathea comes from a large family. In addition to her parents, Ereg and Elina, and her older brother Ralin, she has/had four younger siblings: Ambria, Kalvan, Iselle, and Elissi. She has a multitude of cousins, uncles, and aunts, although she's only really close to her uncle Jakwin, who being close to her own age, she considers more of a brother than an uncle.
Important people in Alathea's life:
Ereg Neribar: Alathea's father, a farmer on the outskirts of Ebou Dar. Ereg was a loving father to Alathea and her siblings, and a devoted husband to his wife. Things changed for the worse for him with the death of his eldest son, Ralin, at the hands of a mob due to his channelling-induced madness. After Ralin's death, he became withdrawn and distant, as if his son's death had killed something inside of him as well. He took it poorly when Alathea began to channel as well. Unable to accept what he saw as a taint on his family, he took Alathea into Ebou Dar and left her at an inn, telling her to find what work she could. He hasn't seen Alathea since driving away.
Elina Neribar: Alathea's mother, originally Elina Taboran, the daughter of a minor merchant, married into a farming family. Elina left her relatively comfortable life for love when she married Ereg Neribar, a somewhat prosperous farmer. She's maintained close contact with her birth family, including her much-younger brother Jakwin. She's shy, and deferred in many things to her husband, but she loves her children. She's unhappy about Ereg's exile of Alathea, but she understands and shares her husband's fears in doing so.
Ralin Neribar: Alathea's older brother, deceased. Ralin and Alathea were close: together with their uncle Jakwin, they were all but inseperable. He was always kind and patient with his younger siblings, teaching them the things he'd learned and helping them with their chores when he'd finished his. But upon becoming a teenager, he began to change. At first, it was subtle: he became colder and more selfish, unwilling to share or talk like he used to. And things began to happen around him. Maybe it'd be an unexplained bruise on a rival for a neighbor girl's affection or a sibling unwilling to do their chores, or a sudden change of mind when Ralin wanted something from someone. Things got worse: as the unexplained happenings grew more serious, his behavior became more erratic and dangerous. Finally, he could no longer hide his channelling and madness, and was killed by an angry mob during a visit to the city.
Ambria Neribar: Alathea's younger sister. Ambria was born a year after Alathea. Being so close to Alathea in age, the two sisters developed a somewhat adversarial relationship. Although they'd come to each other's defense in the face of an outside threat, they'd usually compete fiercely for the affections of a likely boy, for the day's less-undesirable chores, or for the nicer of the dresses that their mother made for them. Ambria hasn't seen Alathea since their father took her into Ebou Dar returned without her. Just before Alathea's departure, she and Ambria had started to see more eye-to-eye.
Kalvan Neribar: Alathea's younger, and after Ralin's death, only brother. Kalvan was always the baby of the family, even after his two younger sisters were born. As the youngest--and then only--boy, he always received special treatment. Born five years after Alathea, he was the first of Alathea's siblings that she helped raise. Although he looked up to Alathea, he never saw her as a real caretaker--they were still too close in age for them to relate to each other as anything other than brother and sister.
Iselle Neribar: Alathea's second-youngest sister, born seven years after her. Iselle was never a healthy child, and died before turning two years old.
Elissi Neribar: Alathea's youngest sister. Born eight years after Alathea, she was still very young by the time Alathea was abandoned in Ebou Dar. Even at a young age, though, she was a wild child, getting into trouble at every opportunity. She liked getting dirty, running off into the fields, and teasing everybody.
Jakwin Taboran: Alathea's uncle, youngest brother of her mother. Jak is close in age to Alathea and Ralin. As children, they were very close, and the three of them would often get into mischeif together. Jak left home around the time of Ralin's death, and has since been wandering in and out of Alathea's life. The two of them are still very close. Although he is her uncle by blood, Alathea considers Jak to be her brother.
Yuli Kovayar: Alathea's closest friend at the White Tower. Yuli had been a Novice for several years when Alathea arrived at the White Tower. The two Novices quickly became friends, spending as much time together as possible. They studied together, commisserated over each other's troubles, and shared whatever gossip they'd heard with each other. When Yuli was promoted to Accepted less than a year after Alathea's arrival, they made an effort to remain friends, and despite the difficulty, maintained their relationship. Alathea was also promoted to Accepted after a number of years, and they are considered to be likely to become Aes Sedai at around the same time. At the times when one or the other have left the Tower, they've kept in touch as best they can. Yuli has expressed interest in joining the Blue Ajah, and despite her intent, remained with the loyalists when the Tower split. The last that Alathea has heard, Yuli remains in the Tower.