Mariasha Valnar (Biography)

Name: Mariasha Valnar
Bonded to: Taeadra Sedai of the White Ajah
Age: 24
Place of Origin: Caemlyn, Andor

Hair Color: Reddish brown (especially in sunlight); waist-length, usually pulled back
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 135 lbs

Weapon Score: 11
Primary Weapon: Daggers
Secondary Weapon: Quarterstaff

Character History:

Mariasha is an only child who was born to parents whom owned a smithy on the outskirts of Caemlyn proper. While her mother ran the household, Mariasha could usually be found helping her father out in the shop, having no interest in sewing, cooking, and the other girly things. Swords and daggers were of more interest, and of more use in her mind.

As she got older, she often found herself thinking more and more of wanting to learn to use what her father made. Her mother, on the other hand, had been putting pressure on her to wed the son of a nearby merchant. Faced with that choice, she took a few daggers from her father’s shop, some coins, and fled home.

After several months of wandering, Mariasha found herself in Tar Valon. She managed to find some odd jobs to keep her in coin, but every day she found herself on the Tower grounds watching the Warders train. Finally, she worked up the nerve, and decided that she would go and find out what it took to train to be a Warder.

Mariasha was successful in her bid, and trained hard with Matalina Gaidin.  She worked primarily in daggers, and was awarded a new pair by her trainer when she was awarded the rank of Tower Gaurd.  Not too long on being proclaimed a Tower Gaurd, Mariasha ended up bonding Taeadra Sedai of the White Ajah, under the most illogical conditions of being hungover.  They both found this to be very amusing (in spite of having each other’s sick head), and were quite happy in each other’s companionship.

Not too long after this, Matalina vanished from the Tower.  Taeadra Sedai suggested that they ask Raeyn Sedai, to whom Matalina had been bonded, and whom Taeadra considered a good friend from her Novice days.  Mari demurred – those two could say how nice Raeyn was as much as they wanted, she was a very imposing woman, and Mari wasn’t too comfortable with the idea of asking, and tried to move on in spite of the loss.  This was shortly coupled with the disappearance of Taeadra herself – from the Tower, and from Mari’s head.  She, having never have been bonded before Taeadra (how could she, being so young!), wasn’t sure what had happened.  She’d woken up one morning… and Taeadra was just.. gone.

In spite of these losses, Mariasha vowed to try and keep in good humor, and not let them affect her life.  She poured herself back into training, in the hopes that time would truly heal the emotional wounds she kept to herself.