Character’s name: Audie Acker
Place of Origin: Near Caemlyn
Hair Color: Dirty blonde
Eye Color: Green
Weight: 145 lbs
Physical Description: Twiggy yet muscular, Audie’s upbringing meant lots
of work. Even before coming to the Tower, she tended to dress like a boy
because it made her father happy to have a pretend son. She keeps her
hair cut short, and if not for a girlish face, would easily be mistaken
for the boy she dresses like.
Weapons: Staff, short sword, (bow)
Audie is the eldest child of Lizbette and Aldar Breen.
They owned and lived on a small farm near Caemlyn, far away from any
Aldar had always wanted a son, so he treated his eldest daughter as such
(to her mother’s dismay). As it were, all three of them had long days
filled with heavy work, not to mention having to peddle their own wares
Aldar often took Audie with him on these short trips, as she was the
‘heir’ to what little they had. She wasn’t the sharpest girl, but she
did her best to learn from her father of selling their produce.
Even so, she wasn’t that good at it; she lacked the cleverness to
convince people that their carrots were the best in the lot, or that
their lovely fat pigs would make the best rasher of bacon. Lizbette
despaired further of her stupid child, and pressured Aldar to look for a
husband for Audie.
Aldar gave in to his wife’s pressures, and started eyeballing his normal
clientèle. He wanted someone who could protect his daughter, now 16 and
a woman grown. It wasn’t too long before he noted a young soldier in the
Queen’s Guard, Egbert Acker. This was a man that Aldar felt he could
respect as a son-in-law – he was a soldier and protecting the good Queen;
surely he could take care of Audie.
Audie, being an average girl, had all sorts of fairy-tale notions of
marriage and men. To her, marrying a soldier in service seemed dull; he
wasn’t a prince, he wasn’t going to be able to take her for rides in
carriages. Still, her parents were persistent, and she found herself wed
shortly before her 17th nameday.
Marriage was horrible to the girl; Egbert was a kindly man, but he was
nothing she wanted. He wasn’t handsome, he wasn’t a prince, and he
denied her the pretty silk gowns and gems she felt she had to have to be
a proper wife! What a horrid man, she thought! So mean and cruel,
denying her her every whim.
He had to be taught a lesson.
A few months after they were wed, Audie stole what little coin they had
and hired passage to Tar Valon. She, like many girls, had idly dreamed
of being an Aes Sedai, and figured that if she were one, she could teach
her horrible husband a lesson!
When she got to the Tower, she found out that she’d never touch the
Source; she had neither the spark nor the ability to learn to channel.
Undismayed, she enrolled in the Tower Guards. If she couldn’t teach him
a lesson with the Power, perhaps she could scare him into giving her
everything by force of arms!
Weapons training was hard on the young woman; she might have had some
degree of strength or endurance, but she had no particular grace or
dexterity. Audie had a hard time understanding the philosophy that went
behind arms training, but after two years in training, it has started to
sink in. She still wants to teach her husband a lesson for being so
horrid and mean.. but not until she had a bit more training under her
The core of her philosophy thus far is such – be scary and intimidating,
and then she can get her way!