Laela Allette

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Laela Allette
Laela Allette
Lay-lah Ah-let
Created by Nadine
Gender Female
Occupation Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah
Affiliation The Grey Tower
Children Kaelyn Allette
Nationality Cairhienin
Weapon Skills
  • Sword ✦✦✦
OP Strength 7.0
Affinities Earth, Water, Air, Spirit, Fire

Laela Allette is a Cairhienin Blue Oathsworn Aes Sedai of the Grey Tower.


From a distance, Laela's small stature can lead people to believe she is an older child, rather than a young Aes Sedai. A closer glance reveals a kind faced woman that radiates a comforting, calm aura, with a smile that seldom seems to leave her lips. Her dark hair is cut just below chin level, and the soft waves seem to frame her face perfectly, exentuating her round dimpled cheeks. She wears a blue kesiera upon her forehead that dangles from a silver chain. The blue gemstone matches that of her eyes, brightly gleaming happily to those that stand before her.

Her clothing is low cut, to show off the necklace that is adorned with a gemstone matching that of her kesiera. The stone rests just at the top of her small, round breasts. Glimmering earrings other jewels adorn her body, all giving off the appearance of nobility, and yet tightly fitting so they wouldn't move around in a combat situation. Her dresses loosely conform to her small frame, hiding a slightly athletic build from all of her sword training. Though an injury of her left hand is apparent, the fingers unable to grasp at anything, in a combat situation, she'll tie a sheild to her left arm, so that she has some protection from her useless hand.

One thing somebody will notice is that although she wears the finest in linens and silks, her clothes are not as extravagant as her Cairhien heritage would suggest, normally very plain in design, they seldom have more than one color or embroidery of any kind on them. Anything she wears, with some exceptions for formal events, is designed to be functional and easy to move in, but still command the attention of anybody that looks upon her.

And although her smile and kindess is well known throughout the tower, there is another side to her seldom seen, and to her enemies she is a fierce, almost primal being. Anybody that has been on the receiving end of her temper will know her wrath, and will fear her retribution.


Laela shared not the restraint of her peers, and cared little for etiquette. As such, she was often ostracized by her peers, shunned to the side, and she spent much of her life being ignored by those around her. In truth, she didn't mind at all, choosing to spend her time instead, in her fathers library. The selection of books available to her was immense, as her father had taken great care to ensure that his library was as impressive as his manor.

Her father was perhaps the most pretentious of all the nobles in Cairhien. His standing amongst the lords and ladies was almost nonexistent, and yet he was quite possibly the most vocal in all the land. She thought that she had inherited her fathers curse, for he too lacked the restraint of the Cairhienen people, and had himself been ostracized by the noble people of the city.

Laela sighed, the echo of her shoes echoed from the halls with every step she took, alerting all in her path of her approach. A servant scurried about her business, continuing about her business and not even pausing for a moment to regard that her employers daughter was headed toward the stables with a heavy bag.

The bag contained only things that she would need, her clothing, and gold. Her books would have to remain behind, along with all of her other possessions. A single note lay upon her bed. It was short, but she hoped that it sufficiently explained everything to her family.

She had reached the stables, and she walked to the stall of her favorite horse, led him out, saddled him up, and left.

Laela searched for many months, going from land to land, trying to find her calling in the world that she'd read so much about. All the while the stockpile of gold dwindled, and her clothes became more tattered. She wasn't sure what she was searching for, or if it even existed, but she continued searching.

After many months of traveling, and stopped at an inn in Baerlon. The streets weren't as crowded as she'd expected them to be, the city wasn't big enough. Something about it made her uncomfortable. She stepped down from her steed, whom looked just as ragged and hungry as she was. She looked down at herself, and the silk dress she wore gave no hint of its former splendor. All that remained of her former nobility was the jewel that she wore. The one part of herself that she refused to give up.

She removed the jewel before she entered, placing it in the bag tied to the saddle. She took a deep breath, and entered.

The inn was very nearly barren, only a single man in the corner drinking from a pint of ale. He didn't even look up as she entered. The innkeeper noticed her immediately, and smiled, expecting a customer.

"Good evening, lass. Could I get you a room for the night?"

"I need a room, and food. I have no gold, but I am willing to do work... I just... I haven't eaten in two days."

He seemed to consider for a few moments, but instead asked her, "How old are you, girl?"

Indignantly Laela answered "I'm 14 years. I know how to take care of myself."

He seemed baffled for a moment, "How did a Cairhienen girl of 14 wind up here in Baerlon?"

"I rode... how did you know?"

"I've been around a long time, I could recognize a cairhienen accent in my sleep. The city isn't a safe place for a girl your age."

"I know how to handle myself," she said, remembering her short sword stored away in the saddlebag. She hadn't had to use it yet.

"I don't doubt that or you wouldn't have come this far. Listen, I could always use some extra hands around here. I'll let you have a place to sleep, some hot food. We'll even take care of your horse for you. I'll even give you a little gold for every night you work, help you get back on your feet."

"Thank you! This is more than I could ever have asked for!" she exclaimed excitedly. "Why are you helping me so much?"

"I have an idea of what you're looking for, just stay here a while and rest. Get some hot food inside you. I'll show you to your room."

He smiled as he led her up, and showed her to her room, it was a simple room with a small bed, and a chest, she had never thought such a sight would feel so inviting in her life. "Thank you" was all she could think to muster.

"Get yourself settled, I'll bring your things up in a moment. I'll send my wife to bring you some food too. Make sure you're good and rested tomorrow, you'll have some work ahead of you."

His wife turned out to be a kind woman whom stayed to make sure she ate every bite. The food was the most wonderful that she'd ever tasted. She was glad that she'd found a place to stay, and thought to herself that she'd stay for a week, maybe two, and she'd be back on her way, to find the answers she was looking for.

The last four years of her life had been very eventful. She'd been working as a farmhand, a job that had been found by the kind inn keeper that had kept her off the street. The people of the Two Rivers were very kind to her, and she seemed to have found her place in the world at last.

The family she worked for had been kind enough to give her a room to stay in, and had even treated her as a daughter. She had a gift with the crops that couldn't be explained. Ever since she'd started tending the crops, the harvests had been increasing, the plants grew healthier despite that the weather was as poor as ever.

It was while she was tending the fields that she was approached by the Aes Sedai, and before she knew it, she was saying goodbye to another family. The note that she left behind was nearly identical to the other.

"To my family: I must say goodbye. Life has taken an unexpected turn, and there are other places for me to be. I just want you to know that I love you all. This is the best I can give you, though you deserve more. Perhaps we will see each other once again, but I've spent my life looking for answers, and I need to find them. Laela"

Everything had happened so quickly, she saw the tower approach and the Aes Sedai rode with her, explaining that as a wilder, Laela had been channeling for years without realizing it. At the Grey Tower, she believed that Laela's true potential could be unlocked. Laela just watched the tower approach, and she hoped that the answers she'd been looking for would be inside.

Career History

  • Novice
  • Accepted (13 August 2009)
  • Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah (8 April 2012)
  • Sitter of the Blue Ajah (2 September 2013)
  • Mistress of Novices