Sylvia was born into a wealthy merchant family which traded spices for enough generations for a handful of ships to be bearing their family crest. Her own family, the Larne's were known to many kingdoms, hated via envied of wealth by many but trusted enough for their wears to be common place to most. So far the family had managed to distance themselves from the fueds noble affairs, a decision that lessened profits but kept their name free of being thought of as spys or worse. As such over the last three generations the families wealth mimicked nobility without the privileges, still privileges do come from wealth, and because of such nobles had pressed Sylvia father for marriage. A marriage thankfully which was prevented by the Aes Sedia noticing her natural talent with the source. Still the trappings and luxury of money is something Sylvia is a lifestyle Sylvia had grown accustomed too, and once earning the Shawl as well as the ring quickly adopted luxuries she had learned to live without during her time as a novice.
Other's often vocalize their dis-like of flaunting such, feeling surely the Great serpent ring should speak for itself, but in her mind nobles who became sisters resumed decadent attire, and in her mind there was no reason for her not to. She has traveled more extensively with blues than most whites and some of their political knowledge Sylvia is very much in appreciation of, still her soul screams for the logic only those who attempt objectivity can muster.
While browns dabble in fathoming the mystery of the world, yellows healing, reds warfare,blue politics, green miscellaneous needs of humanity, this white sets her eyes to the sky feeling that truth is subjective but the power of will alone must be instrumental to the nature of the source and seeks to garner power of the ancients through enlightenment compared to the browns attempts at learning from the written notes of others. Like All Aes Sedia, Sylvia seeks to further the interests of the white tower, gain power and station in its ranks, ideally direct its leaning to what she feels would further its cause more than its past history of being a watch-dog of kings, but most of all she hungers for something new. To do something not even the ancients have managed.
To create life, new life. If the dark one can do so, what happens if one that is not tainted tries? What creatures could be created by desire for life without the need to use them or for them to be fashioned for a purpose ? She dares not speak of her attempts to weave in ways she feels could do so, for fear that honesty on this issue would see further attempt banned, her own efforts of power dashed, and likely reprimanded and made an example of. So attempts she will, and only notify the white tower of her doings if success is already managed. Even if so though, it would have to be presented in a way properly or it could all so easily backfire. For other sisters have been exiled or stilled over a lot less ... Warder
(honorary knighthood, by the white tower not by birth )Mundane Possessions
Great Serpent Ring (Aes Sedia Signet Ring)
Pearl-toned Silk Dress (worn if warm)
Pearl-toned-Silk Hooded-Shawl (worn if sunny)
White-velvet hooded over-robe with gold and pearl embroidery (worn if raining or windy)
Pearl-toned (Bleached-leather) Slippers
Pearl-toned (Bleached leather) Riding gloves and matching riding boots
White Silk Pouch (Holding gold coins of main-trade-currencies)
Bleached-Leather map-case (containing assorted maps of the known world)
Bleached-Leather Scroll-case (containing blank parchment, ink and quill-set with wax-letter-seal-candle) Dagger
(which she mainly uses as a knife when fresh fruit comes her way and little else)
White Riding Horse (Hester) .. with saddle bags containing ...
White-Winter-Furs and matching fur-boots and gloves (worn if snowing)
Three spare sets of silk dresses
Fixed-tooth hair-comb and Manicure kit
Water (for approx 1 week)
Horse Feed (oats) (for approx 1 week)
Food (Assorted Dried Fruit and Nuts) (last approx 1 week)
Assorted fresh fruit (if available)Magical PossessionsTer-Angrel: Entangling Tiara
This ancient object is well sort after and given to her by the Armylin Seat for political manoeuvrings more suited for the Blue Aja than the White. In truth what occurred was a series of fortunate events which this Aes Sedia managed to finish off sweet enough to remove all hints of the White towers involvement. In short A highly embarrassing situation with Gypsies that could have removed considerable influence elsewhere was prevented by quick thinking on this woman's behalf when confronted as a representative of the White tower personally. A small battle but much larger loss to the White Towers influence was prevented, much to the delight of the Mother who feared the difficulties such things bring.Properties
Although the tiara is without gems its craftsmanship is exceptional for each thread of metal is on inspection made up of smaller and likewise smaller metal threads interwoven in a way only the power can manage. This elegant accessory provides some additional strength to drawing on the source but considerably less than its fame would lead one to hope for. Its true benefit which is not over-rated however is its ability to make the wearers weaves seemingly move and flow to all seeing the source in contradiction to what the wearer is actually doing. To any that can see the source those watching the wearer weave see their threads all so tempting to be tied off, counter-woven or shielded or stilled.
Any attempting to do so would find its final and last ability appear in an unpleasant surprise, for the artifact does create weaves of its own, which are in themselves harmless but any attempt to shield or counter-weave the wearer will result in themselves being in the position they sort to impose, even if the wearer was unaware of the attempt. Truly gifted uses of the source may have time to prevent this before its too late but will have to act feverishly to do so, an act will be known to the wearer.
One obvious flaw of this artifact is that it has to be worn and thus broadcasts its own warning to those aware of its existence. Those that do know what it can do can not see through the "illusionary" weaves for they are true weaves and the weavers own are masked, making the actual attempt at stilling or shielding no more easier. Still the tiara doesn't help with indirect attacks if ill-will is their priority. Of course for those of extreme power that can overbear the wearers weaves regardless, the tiara is of no defense.