One Power in the Seanchan Empire
General Info Seanchan
Role Play Information
While women who can channel are considered nothing more than extremely dangerous animals, the usefulness of the One Power has not lost it's value within the Seanchan empire. Useful, so long as it is kept under tight control. For anyone knows that, left to their own devices, channelers would pose a threat to everything that is good and proper. And so, they must be leashed, trained and kept under control at all times.
Young women are tested each year for the ability to channel or the ability to wear the a'dam bracelet until they pass the age of manifestation.
Men that are found with the ability to channel are executed and expunged from all records.
The tool that is used to control the One Power, and which is
unique to the Seanchan, is called the a'dam.
Check out the Damane Training page for the various abilities the ter'angreal provides a Sul'dam to control their damane.
If a man who can channel is linked to a woman by an a'dam, the result is usually an excruciating death for both. Simply touching an a'dam can result in pain for a man who can channel when the a'dam is worn by a woman who can channel.
Those with the ability to channel inborn become damane and are
immediately leashed and put into service. They are completely written
out of all family records and from the citizen rolls, for to be
damane is to be less than human. Becoming valued slaves, the damane
are seldom killed, even for infractions that would result in death
for any lesser slave.. They are sometimes horribly mutilated for
punishment, as it is possible to channel without hands, feet or
tongue. This is very rare though, for the Sul'dam are very skilled
in breaking in any damane and have them surrender to their new life
and the leash. Check out the Damane
Training page for more information on this.
Young women who show the ability to use the a'dam but who cannot channel are made Sul'dam, or 'leashholder', and honored for their abilities, often gaining prestige for their families as well. They are trained in the care and handling of damane in much the same way a huntsman is trained to control his hounds, save that the link is far more personal. Sul'dams have many different methods of training a damane.
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