Maegan Ryanne

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Maegan Ryanne
Maegan Ryanne
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Created by Carra (player)
Portrayed by Eliza Dushku
Gender Female
Occupation Aes Sedai of the Indigo Ajah
Affiliation The Grey Tower
Nationality Cairhienin
Weapon Skills
  • Sword ✦✦✦✦
OP Strength 7.8
Affinities Air, Spirit, Earth/Water, Fire

Maegan Ryanne is a Cairhienin Indigo Oathsworn Aes Sedai of the Grey Tower. She was formerly a member of the Red Ajah of the White Tower.



Hair: Black with dark brown highlights, Slightly wavy to her shoulders. Usually tied back in a braid or in a bun that usually looks more like a rat's nest. However, when on official Aes Sedai business she puts in the effort to tame her rich curls, clipping them up and allowing them to cascade down her back in an almost sultry look. Although that is far from the look she hopes to achieve as seduction is far from Maegan's mind.

Eyes: Dark Brown eyes with gold and silver flakes. In most light considered Black, but is sometimes thought to be green, or even dark blue in really bright light.

Skin: Fair, with a small beauty mark beside her nose, on the right.

Height: 5'3"

Voice: Pleasant and well intoned. She can capture anyone with her voice through stories or debate. But she can not sing a note!

Posture: Although a 'late bloomer', she has a very feminine body. She doesn't have any major curves, but has slightly larger then average bust, her inner beauty and truthful and honest nature shines through. Those that have curves and such would probably view her as fat, this is entirely untrue.

Skills: She is scientifically Brilliant and possesses a near bookish obsession that is on Par with the Brown Ajah (rumored so).

Knowledge Weakness: The Great Game is a waste of time for her and by being blunt she feels that she gains the upper hand from surprise. However, she can play it as well, if not better, than any Blue or Gray, if she so chooses so. She also lacks a certain understanding to emotions that are connected to Love. Things like physical attraction she dismisses through chemical reactions.

Physical Weakness: She is nearly Blind. However she compensates this for surprisingly good hearing.

Personality Weakness: She is a relentless believer that Change is the way of the future and that only those stupid enough to limit themselves are the ones that fail. She is truthful and blunt and refuses to fall to another's Game. The Great Game is a waste of time for her and by being blunt she feels that she gains the upper hand from surprise. However, she can play it as well, if not better, than any Blue or Gray, if she so chooses so. She is Cairhien after all.


Outwardly Maegan appears easy going and confident. Inwardly she is a steel wall, and nearly impossible to read. As a Red Sister this is to her advantage as she defies their very 'man-hating' nature by not only communicating on even grounds with Warders but also with fellow Ajah's alike. She holds little regard to the colour of the shawl and will befriend or ripe into any with ease. The colour of the Shawl is only a philosophy and a way of life and does not change who that person is.


Approx Early Childhood: Born into a Scholar family, Maegan was introduced to the knowledge of many ages at a very young age. Her parents were strong scholars that worked and studied diligently in the Royal Library in Cairhien. Joining the Academy when he was a much younger man, and met his first wife, Naomi. Together they were admitted into the Royal Library for it's up-keeping. And within a few years they were one of the top scholars in the Library. When Maegan was born, she was a very quiet baby, but active child that was schooled by each scholar within the Library, from her father to the oldest. Maegan soaked in every inch of knowledge that she could, and she proved to be a 'smarter then average' pupil.

By the age of 13, Maegan had received a rather advanced education, and continued her studies with Arithmetic, Philosophy (her favorite) and languages (second favorite). Unfortunately, her mother became severely ill, even local Yellow Aes Sedai could not heal her, and died within the year. Her father remarried a Cairhien Noble, although not high in Nobility, Maegan's father wanted Maegan to receive the proper education fitting of a woman. This did not suit Maegan well, and on a truce, Maegan continued her studies in the Library, and her step mother, Eowenn, taught her the ways of the Great Game and the basics of how to run a household.

When Maegan was 16, there was a carriage accident. While walking from her house to the Library, a carriage lost a wheel and struck Maegan, and shards of wood were sprayed into her face, costing Maegan her eyesight. Doctors looked her over and wrote her off as Blind. Unhappy by this, Eowenn firmly suggested taking her to the Tower for healing. Although Maegan was not her true daughter, they had grown close and Eowenn had a deep respect for the girls vast knowledge. Receiving no hindrances, They left within the week.

Although blinded, Maegan remained generally optimistic, saying things like, "When I am healed, I will be able to read the books of the White Tower! Can you just imagine the knowledge the Tower holds!"

Years as a Novice - (8 years total): It is the saying "to be tested beyond the shawl" that would fit Maegan the most. Not only did she need to adjust to a whole new life style, but also to a physical disability that she would have to live with her whole life. Unable to heal her site completely, The Yellow sister Ata Sedai was able to at least reattach her eyes giving her the ability to see only a blur and colour. Unsure to what extent the injury effected her, the Tower kept her under a very watchful eye as Maegan began her life within the Tower under the mentorship of Deyalyn Sedai of the Gray Ajah. It was not until her first touch with the One Power that brought not only hope but a sense of achievement as the world around her cleared completely as she held Saidar within her grasp.

Roomed with Leda, she flourished her way through the halls, un-rushed by her studies as she also had a scribe along with her that helped her with many of her studies. Vigilant, Maegan learned quickly, her mind absorbing and processing everything that she was taught as easily as it did back in the Cairhien Academy. But she was not only absorbed into the libraries (much to the Brown Sisters excitement) but also became an active member of GPCN and developed a surprising Blue streak.

GPCN, The Guild for Prevention of Cruelty to Novice, was created initially by Carise, Tierany, Carianna, Selket, Tori, Leona, Deiria, Leda, and Maegan. Inside guild within the Novice ranks that pranked cruel Accepted and Aes Sedai as "punishment" for their acts of cruelty to Novices. But they also did favours to those that were kind to Novices & Accepteds. Rarely meeting together to avoid being caught they had a special system of communication as well as a secret respect for those then raised not only to the banded Dress but also to the shawl to keep the GPCN a secret and uphold their values.

It was not unusual for the quiet Novice that was always behind books to speak out not only against an Accepted but also an Aes Sedai if she thought something was done unjustly. If anything, Maegan's clear and Logical mind became respected by some as she was watched carefully by not only the Gray Ajah, but also the Blue. The Browns, however, were not giving up hope and also, in turn, challenged her with discussions and projects that never seemed to bog her down. Her only weakness at this point was still her control of Saidar, although quick to understand weaves, she was still clumsy with them and found this to be her greatest challenge.

She refused the Arches twice. The third time she entered and her Vision, however brief, was restored and the clarity of it haunted her for many years.

Years as an Accepted - (12 years total; raised at the Age of 36): 12 years went into a very deep study period as Maegan was able to branch off more from Novice chores to Accepted responsibilities. The Aes Sedai were thrilled with this and were patient as Maegan took her time reading (or being read to in this case) anything that she could get her hands on as well as notes after notes (All currently kept in a very shielded book case in her private library). Maegan also took the time to study in depth the different Ajahs of the Tower and seriously looked not only at the Gray, Brown and Blue Ajah but also at the Yellow Ajah. In curiosity she also interviewed the Green and Red Ajah to balance out her choices. She found no interest in the White Ajah.

After a series events that lead her to remember a repressed memory of the accident that lost her her sight, Maegan found herself feeling more attuned to the Red Ajah and their cause to create balance in the world, and to protect it from those that wish it harm. While she did not feel that it was specific to men she did believe in their cause. And so upon raising Maegan surprised all, even the Red Ajah, upon her declaration.

Aes Sedai (The Early Years - Before 80): While in Cairhien on "Vacation" Maegan was officially welcomed into the Academy of the Rose, a very secretive group of scholars that worked on revolutionary idea's and concepts. Seeing a new potential in this, Maegan not only traveled to build up her Tower Relations, but also began some field work, commissioning Ogier and other things of the like in the secret construction of the inner sanctum of the Academy.

It is in the Early Years she discovers her Talent for Ter'angreal and their creation. Swearing the Amrylin, Keeper and the Head of her Ajah to the Flame that no mention of any type to exist outside of her admission, Maegan is left alone to discover and work on her ability. She is given access to the Brown Ajah's Vaults of Ter'angreal and due to Maegan's nature and love of books and to study all forms of knowledge, it was never questioned.

Aes Sedai (The Mid-Years - After 80): Maegan spent very little time in the White Tower after a few altercations with the Amyrlin Seat (at the time, and her best friend) focusing more on her work in the Academy and the tasks of her Ajah. While she was very dedicated to her work Maegan made a point of involving herself in every stilling within her reach and stay connected with her Ajah and its politics. As the Red Ajah became more and more volatile to the point of corruption in its politics; something Maegan was aware of as she had known of the Black Ajah for many years. In her attempt to root out the problem she missed the target on her back.

In a short and quick series of events, Maegan found herself stilled and exiled from the White Tower. Her interactions with the Initiate Carraidhin has her seeking out the Grey Tower for healing and retribution.

Career History

  • Novice (White Tower)
  • Accepted (White Tower)
  • Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah (13 February 2015), White Tower
  • Aes Sedai of the Indigo Ajah (13 February 2015)