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Full name Akilah of the Shaido Aiel
Gender Female
Occupation Gaidin
  • The Grey Tower
  • Far Dareis Mai (former)
Nationality Aiel

Akilah is an Aiel Gaidin of the Grey Tower.


Akilah is tall, 6'1" tall, to be exact, and lithe. She has short, curly red hair that she is starting to grow out, unlike the traditional style for a Maiden. Her eyes are a piercing, glassy green.


Akilah was with the Maidens of the Spear protecting Sevanna. The Wise Ones were in there, arguing with her again. Akilah almost winced at the thought. Sevanna had been proclaimed a Wise One, even though she hadn't been to Rhuidean. It wasn't Akilah's place to question that judgement.

Sevanna came storming out of the tent, bracelets and necklaces jingling. The Maidens followed at a respectful distance. Akilah wouldn't forget the last time they had come too close while Sevanna was in a rage. They followed her to the edge of a cliff, where she turned on them. "Go away!" Sevanna shouted at them.

Akilah growled deep in her throat. She had finally had about enough. Her fingers flickered rapidly. "Goodbye. I cannot handle any more of her fits. I'm leaving."

"Where will you go?" asked one of the other Maidens.

"To? to the Grey Tower," Akilah signed back. "I'm sure there will be someone there that will appreciate having the skills of a Maiden to guard them!"

Akilah jogged for days until she reached the Tower. They accepted her as a Warder-in-Training.

Akilah can already fight quite well, hand-to-hand or with a spear. She won't touch a sword, but she's willing to learn sword forms if necessary, as long as she doesn't have to touch the real thing. She decided to learn to fight with an axe.

Career History

  • Drin
  • Ji'val
  • Gaidin
  • Gaidin Captain