|Join Date||February 5, 2009|
|Bonded to||Belgareth Kiarc|
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Michal is an Aes Sedai of the Gray Ajah. They are a world-wandering nomad, and loves extreme sports above most other things in life, except life itself, and possibly Nutella.
- Joined TarValon.Net: February 5, 2009
- Joined Tower: March 18, 2009
- Raised Accepted: July 15, 2009
- Aspired to the Gray Ajah: December 28, 2009
- Raised Aes Sedai: November 14, 2011
- Gray Ajah
- Head of the Gray Ajah:
- April 1, 2016 - November 10, 2017
- April 1, 2013 - October 1, 2014
- Sitter for the Gray Ajah: Fall 2015
- Historian of the Gray Ajah: January 1, 2015 - June 21, 2019
- Editor of the Grayt News!: The Gray Newsletter: November 7, 2011 - April 24, 2013
- Moderation & Ops
- Chat Operator: April 1, 2015 - May 3, 2016
- Current Events Forum Moderator: July 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011
- Creative Endeavors Forum Moderator: April 15, 2011 - June 30, 2011
- Frivolous Fun Forum Moderator: July 1, 2009 - January 1, 2010
- Community Outreach
- Outreach Activities Team: May 14, 2011 - December 31, 2011
- Online Events Team:
- January 25, 2011 - May 22, 2011
- January 27, 2009 - June 30, 2010
- Guildmaster of the Gleeman's Guild: May 4, 2010 - April 15, 2011
- Department of Administration
- Integration Survey Hive Mind: September 20, 2013 - October 11, 2013
- Membership Survey Minion: December 21, 2011 - February 2012
- Library Editor: November 10, 2011 - March 1, 2018
- Archiving Minion: April 22, 2011 - February 28, 2013
- Classroom Teacher:
- May - July 2009: Shadowspawn
- Feastday Award: Spirit of Feast of Lights - 2010
- Members' Choice Award: Best Bonded Couple (with Belgareth Kiarc) - 2015
- The Meidani Award - Annual Gray Ajah Awards - 2020
- The Marya Award - Annual Gray Ajah Awards - 2015
- The Annoura Award - Annual Gray Ajah Awards - 2013
- The Marya Award - Annual Gray Ajah Awards - 2013
- The Deanna Award (aka Gray Guidance) - Annual Gray Ajah Awards - 2012
- The Cutest - Annual Gray Ajah Awards - 2010
- Biggest Spammer - Annual Gray Ajah Awards - 2010
- Biggest Prankster - Annual Gray Ajah Awards - 2010
- Gray Guide
- Gray Pieing
- Grays met IRL
- Alyssa Letherio
- Badria Aidan
- Chiyuki Nohara
- Myriam Drendi
- Prewan Beldaim
- Taelinn Dolivras
- Tai' Aan'mahdi
- Belgareth Kiarc
Other Tower Relationships
- Real Life First Sister to Khaona al'Corriyi
- Near-Sister to Myralin al'Ser
- Sponsor to Dieda Eriu, Kassina Tendar, Dareth d'Rahien, and Calen Velervron.
- Is in Urban Dictionary: Define 'Marivea'.
- Registered IRC nick is 'Marivea'.
- Former Rhyagelle Roommate
- Britain and Ireland Party 2014 - Seahouses, Northumberland, UK
November 14th 2011
- Ajah Questions
- Why did you choose Gray?
Gray was the place on the site where I never felt like I had to pretend to be accepted. Where I’ve felt like a member of the Ajah from the first day I Guested.
- Are you like the Grays in the books? Do you enjoy following politics and mediating disputes?
I have strong political beliefs, but I’m not very political. Arguing with people about obscure and random points isn’t my idea of fun, generally speaking. I usually do end up being some sort of mediator in a lot of situations, which I didn’t realize until fairly recently just how Gray I can tend to be in real life!
- Do you have a favorite Gray Ajah character from the novels?
The Grays in the books are fairly hidden throughout the series. I’ve always felt sorry for Meidani and liked Yukiri, though.
- Book Questions
- How long have you been a fan of the Wheel of Time series?
I first read the series in August 2008.
- How did you first get into the series?
My younger sister (she’s a member of the site now, too.) and I were at the library and she brought me this gigantic book and asked me to check it out for her since she’d forgotten her card. I didn’t want to, since it was huge, and we were on our bikes, but I did. It was The Eye of the World. I read it once I finished my own books, and was hooked. Amusingly, she didn’t have time to read it then and didn’t start the series for a few more months.
- Who is your favorite "hero"?
I’ll have to say Mat! He’s the one main character who hasn’t annoyed me excessively throughout a significant part of the series. Plus he’s totally BA. He and Tuon are also my favorite couple, mainly because they are so hilarious, and honest with each other.
- Favorite bad guy/gal?
To me Halima is the most entertaining bad guy to read about.
- Favorite book and scene?
When Nynaeve learns to Heal madness in the Asha’man in the Two Towers and she tries to Heal Rand also.
- If you were set down in Randland, who/what would you see yourself as? An Aes Sedai? Innkeeper? Seanchan Captain?
I really have an extensive plan for what I would do in what order if I were in Randland. First I would head straight to the Waste and train as a Maiden, move to being a Wise One Apprentice, then go to the Sea Folk and apprentice to the Windmistress. After this, I would go to the White Tower to train up to Aes Sedai. I'm really not sure which Ajah I would join--it would likely depend on how I got along with the Aes Sedai of each. The only Ajah I know that I would not join for sure is the Red Ajah.
- General Questions
- How did you find TarValon.Net and what convinced you to stay and become a Senior Member?
I was googling Wheel of Time and reading about the author, and found a link to TarValon.Net. I read the mission statement and the bylaws and decided to join. Initially I joined to talk about the series, but I stayed because of the community, and how much richer my own life is for serving in it, and finding my Sisters.
- What do you do in "real life"?
Currently I’m a student. I’ve worked several jobs just in the last year, my favorite being conservation work with a trail crew. I’d like to do that kind of work again.
- Do you have any hobbies?
Crocheting, mountain biking, reading, criticizing movies based on books...
- What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?
Almost anything with good lyrics and beat. I heard my first Skrillex song a few days ago! Some artists I’m fond of are Mumford and Sons, Death Cab for Cutie, Tame Impalas, Peter Paul and Mary, Mumford and Sons, Simon and Garfunkel, Tobasco Donkeys, Enya, Plain White T’s, Blitzen Trapper, Cage The Elephant...more, much more.
- What are some of your favorite movies / television shows?
TV Shows: That 70’s Show, Castle, Sherlock Holmes (BBC series), That 70's Show, Dark Angel, Firefly, and anything Star Trek except Deep Space Nine. Movies: Inception, Avengers, Thor, The Amazing Spiderman, The Men Who Stare At Goats...
- Aside from The Wheel of Time, what are a few of your favorite books/series?
Dune, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Ender’s Game, The Chronicles of Narnia, Atlas Shrugged
- What profession did you want to have when you were a kid?
Cowgirl, nurse, pilot, astronaut..I’m still holding out for Captain of the Starship Enterprise. ;)