Vibyka Imorien

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Vibyka Imorien
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Created by Sam
Nickname(s) Viby
Gender Female
Occupation Gaidin
Affiliation The Grey Tower
Nationality Altaran (Ebou Dar)
Weapon Skills
  • Dagger ✦✦✦✦✦
  • Unarmed ✦✦
  • Sword ✦
  • Throwing Dagger ✦

Vibyka Imorien is an Altaran Gaidin of the Grey Tower.


Vibyka (called Viby for short) has an interesting mixture of both Saldaean and Altaran features, with her dark hair, olive skin, tilted green eyes, and a sharp, somewhat ‘beaked’ nose. She is tall and slender, at around 5’7 and 140 pounds. She is rather average in the looks department- not unattractive, but not beautiful either, with scars on her right cheek and neck from a recent duel. Like many Ebou Dari, she is skilled with her dagger and keeps it close.

Vibyka is polite, like most Altarans, but has a fierce temper when angered, and is outspoken and not afraid to say what she thinks.


I was born to an Ebou Dari woman who was a spice merchant and a Saldaean man who traded in coin peppers. The two met and fell in love while he was on a trading trip to Ebou Dar, and she convinced him to stay with her. I was born the following year.

However, I barely remember either one of them, as both died in a sailing accident when I was four. After that, I was taken in by an aunt on my mother’s side, a sour-faced woman who had little interest in me. I learned quickly to take care of myself, becoming skilled with the dagger and fighting numerous duels after turning sixteen.

When I turned fifteen, my aunt insisted it was time for me to leave and make my own way in the world. No doubt I would have ended up in the Rahad, had I not remembered the fascination I once had with Illuminators and decided to apprentice myself to the small Guild in Ebou Dar. It was a tiny Guild compared to the ones in Tarabon and Cairhien, as Illuminators were rare in Altara, but a Guild nonetheless. To my surprise, they accepted me, and I spent the next two years learning the secrets and art of the ‘illuminations’, as the fireworks were called. I found that making the fireworks came easily to me, and learned quickly enough that the Guild admitted me as a full member a few days after I turned seventeen.

Everything was going well until the Seanchan invaded Altara. Fearing that, like the Taraboner Illuminators, we would be made da’covale, the Ebou Dari Illuminators fled.

Unfortunately, I became separated from everyone else in northern Altara and soon encountered a band of Whitecloaks. Whitecloaks were normally rare in Altara, but lately had been seen in the northern regions.

I fought them, but they captured me anyways. I won't go into detail, only say it was a truly frightening experience.

I told them nothing. I had nothing to tell them.

I had been with them for two weeks when two Aes Sedai and their Warders rescued me. I don’t remember much about the journey to the Grey Tower, except that a few weeks later, I woke up in the Yellow Ajah infirmary. An Aes Sedai soon came to speak with me, and after finding out that I was skilled with the dagger, suggested I join the Warder Trainees.

My first instinct was to refuse. But the Illuminators’ Guild was destroyed, and there was nowhere else for me to go.

I agreed to stay, and became a Drin’far’ji of the Grey Tower that same day.

Career History

  • Drin (8 January 2010)
  • Ji'val (19 April 2010)
  • Gaidin (10 August 2010)
  • Mistress of Training (4 September 2014)