Appearance: Rosaline has dark brown (almost black) almond shaped eyes, a round face, and a prominent nose typical of her Saldean lineage. Her hair is black, she is slim and short (appears frail, but is tough as nails) and athletic. She always dresses in the tradition/style of Saldea, and will choose to wear green or yellow often. Rosaline appears to be in her late 20’s or early 30’s (she is nearing 200). When she is fatigued, or has exhausted herself using the One Power, she appears much older (50’s) but the effects are reversed with rest.
Personality: Rosaline has a strong will characteristic of her people. She is fiercely loyal to her (few) friends and allies and has a quick temper and a flare of cruelty to her enemies. She is usually quick to make a judgment and will rarely second guess herself.
Bio: Rosaline was born into a small village near the Blight, her mother was a nurse of sorts for the Saldean military. When Rosaline was of age, she began to earn her keep by assisting her mother and eventually became proficient at patching up wounded soldiers. It was during this time that the source awakened in her and she unknowingly began to incorporate healing weaves instinctually into her healing. Her mother knew of her daughter’s ability, but kept it a secret knowing that if she was discovered she would be whisked away to the White Tower. However, Rosaline was discovered in the routine manner. When Aes Sedai visited her village searching for new sisters and male channelers aided in defending against a trollock raid, the glow produced when she was healing was a dead giveaway.
Rosaline was taken to the White Tower for formal training. When she was finally raised to an Aes Sedai, she was severely torn between choosing the Green or the Yellow. She finally chose the Yellow Ajah for two reasons: first she was a healer, her mother was a healer and she felt a loyalty to the Yellow Ajah, and second, she was recruited heavily by the Yellow Ajah from the start because of her affinity for healing. By all rights, she behaves more like a Green though. By the time she was finally permitted to leave the Tower, her parents were long dead.
Nevertheless, she returned to her homeland in Saldea and feeling a strong sense of duty, she remained and assisted the Salean military in defending against the frequent Shadowspawn raids. Over the decades, Rosaline dutifully defended Saldea and built a reputation amongst the military. It was after a battle nearly lost, while sifting through the dead and healing the wounded that she sensed weaving, or rather where weaving had occurred. After investigating further, she discovered an ability to sense a residue of the One Power. Rosaline spent several years investigating and developing the ability to read residues. Using her ability of residue reading she has learned the weaves that Shadowspawn use and have turned their own weaves against them. She has slain countless Trollocks and when possible she will seek out the Myrddraal captains.
It is not uncommon for Rosaline to bond several warders, usually recruited soldiers from the Saldean army. It has become a position of honor among the Saldean soldiers to become one of Rosaline’s warders, but it is ultimately a death sentence. During battles, the warders are Rosaline’s line of defense against the Shadowspawn which make it a point to target her.
Her decades spent away from the Tower have caused her to become forgotten among her peers, which is fine with Rosaline. She does not enjoy the politics of the White Tower and avoids the Tower as much as possible. She does try to visit once per decade and bring to the Tower any Saldean women she had discovered to poses the ability to channel. During her visits she is viewed as an outsider and is largely ignored even by her own Ajah.
Rosaline is currently without any warders, all of them slain in her most recent battle. Being warder-less she found it was a good time to make a voyage to The White Tower and try to recruit more Aes Sedai to her cause in Saldea. Finding it convenient to rid themselves of Rosaline, the current leadership in the Yellow Ajah tasked Rosaline to join the Reds in the hunt for the male channeler recently rumored.
Channeling Ability: Rosaline possesses a great strength of channeling ability (well above average). Her strengths lie in Spirit, Water, and Air – the traditional elements of healing, however she is also experienced in the uses earth and fire.
Talents: Rosaline is an exceptional healer, and is well versed in destructive weaves used for battle. She has discovered her ability to read the residues of weaves and has learned many destructive weaves from reading the residues of Shadowspawn weaves.
Skills: Knife throwing, knife fighting, and skilled at the traditional dances of Saldea.
Equipment: A pair of small cuendillar earrings, which are angreal. When in use, the earrings give off a brilliant white light. The earrings will only function when worn, and will not operate separately.
3 regular knives (always hidden on her person, one in each sleeve and one around her ankle.