San d'ma Shadar (TarValon.Net)
SDS Creed: I am a member of San d’ma Shadar. I have chosen to become a member of an elite company and as such intend to uphold the ideals and carry on the spirit of a unique brotherhood. I have pledged to follow the Amyrlin Seat and those persons whom she sees fit to place in positions above me, remembering always to acquit myself with Loyalty, Honor, Duty, Truth, Courage, Justice, Prowess, and Franchise.
I have no Ties that are not bound by Loyalty. I have no life without Honor. I am bound to Family, Country, and Tower with Duty. I make Truth my standard. I use Courage to do what is right no matter the consequences. I seek Justice for Weak and Strong alike. I strive for Prowess in all I do. I instill all parts of my life with these values through Franchise.
I will fight to protect that which I care for, and those who have put their trust in me. I will strive to protect the Tower and all that its stands for, for as the Tower has accepted me, I choose to embrace the Tower. With the strength of the Brotherhood, and the ideals that the Brotherhood embraces I will not falter nor will I fail! For I am a stalker in the night, I am the strength in the battle, I am the center that will not break, I am the tip of the spear, first blood is mine! For I am a SLAYER OF THE SHADOW!
I AM SAN D’MA SHADAR!
Description by Jayrik Thaurturion, former Commander of the San'd'ma Shadar Company
Of the four companies, the San d'Ma Shadar are known as the 'muscle' of the White Tower. This is an oversimplification of an important characteristic lying just beneath the surface... survival. The SDS are the survivors: the jack-of-all-trades, master of none. They adapt and do what must be done to complete the task at hand, whether it be organizing others for an offensive or protecting one's Aes Sedai from harm. All this must be accomplished by utilizing what is readily available to its fullest potential. San d'Ma Shadar provides some of the best Warders the Tower has to offer. We are the Slayers of the Shadow!
More information about San d'Ma Shadar, its members and its history can be found in the San d'Ma Shadar Community pages