||Rambling and the Intrigleemen
it all about?
To explain the basis for the group, I'll have to explain
the background and full history. Aginor was buggering the
Finns one day, bothering them beyond belief. He entered,
and suddenly had a strong urge to find me. He brought me
there, and I realized Ag was looking at me strangely. He
had always done that, from my tendency to swagger down
loads of bottomless Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, but he
looked at me ever more skeptically.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
Aginor stammered, "You ..you.. are Kiriath respun."
"Yes, of course I am," I said, in a Nynaeve
tone, but he shook his head, "Kiriath was --is-- was
..you know what I mean.. the leader of the Intrigleemen
in the Age of Legends. I had only heard rumours--"
Asmodean Gated in, "The Intrigleemen are reuniting,
"Who *are* they?" I yelled, the Finns leaving
and warping the room to give me my own residential
district. Even they were
afraid of me.
"They are a group of gleemen," said Asmodean.
"I was one of them. Now that Aginor is here, he must
be one also," he nodded. "It is like the eyes-and-ears
of the Ajahs, or the network of Black Ajah. There are so
many abroad that only certain ones of us know them all.
You, Kiriath, are the respun leader of them. You should
be feeling little tingly feelings in your head already."
"Yes," I admitted, "And who are all these
others who appeared?" I asked.
"You should know them," he said, and I did.
They were all characters from my punning mind; Mazrin
Fain, Aurgh, Padan Niall.
"They're also Intrigleemen," I murmured.
"Yes, and all under your control. You have the power
of Comprevulsion," said Asmodean, "A power that
can force the Intrigleemen to give you a report on the
occurences in their respective lands."
"It can't be all-powerful," I said, and
"Only users of a Power ---Saidin, Saidar, True, or
the Whip--- cannot be affected by it. Although we can,
albeit only somewhat. All of us Intrigleemen have a power
unknown to any others, though. The Eccentric Power, the
power of rambling."
That explained why he was filling me in on the details.
The power of Comprevulsion was used without even knowing!
"But what about the Eccentric Power?"
"Rambling can be used to weave your way around
another person's words, and," he shrugged, "Other
I knew he wouldn't explain this one to me; he had
explained Comprevulsion and that was it. He was a
Forsaken. They never were totally trustworthy. "Like
what, for instance?"
"It can be used to trick others into telling you
what you want," admitted Asmo, "To a limit, of
That was enough for now, I decided as I began warping the
room around me with a combination of the Eccentric Power
and Saidin, to resemble a spy headquarters.
Are there requirements?
Insanity isn't as much of a requirement as a person may
think. That's just part of the whole cherade. People
think we're nuts, but we're actually rather devious.
Certain ones of us are simply insane, but they're ..different..
anyway. You have to have at least a bit of the heart of a
gleemen, and must have rambled sometime. The Eccentric
Power is bestowed upon a rambler by entering a
steadyning, which will be explained later on. Owning the
Power is the only way to join, and you must swear upon a
Rod of Dominion that was recently found in the Tower. The
Whip of Ariella is a Dominion Rod, as is the Oath Rod,
but on this one you must swear to utilize the Eccentric
Power only for the Intrigleemen, and not for the Light
nor the Dark.
Are they aligned with the Light or the Dark?
No. The Intrigleemen are neutral, all out for their own
purposes. It's all depending on the person. The
Intrigleemen work together for their own purposes, but
certain people in the group work for their own respective
parties, but they have sworn secrecy on the Daggerod, a
knife carried at the side of me, Kiriath, the leader of
One last thing. The stedning are available to be
wandered into by any person, but in order to have the
Eccentric Power bestowed, you must have rambled, have a
bit of the heart of a gleeman, even if all you have is a
tiny bit of humor, and meet the leader. It's not terribly
difficult to meet the leader, since whenever a new person
steps foot into a stedning, I can automatically tell by a
sudden "ni" noise in my head. It's almost like
a bond, because I can tell where the person is and Gate
there. You must then swear secrecy on the Daggerod (manufactured
during the Age of Legends) and to use the Eccentric Power
for the Intrigleemen only, not for the Light, nor the
Dark, nor any other organization. The Eccentric Power is
unusable until then, and even I have sworn upon it.
The Steadynings, finally, are like steddings, only these
bestow the Eccentric Power once a person steps foot
within it. New ones pop up all the time --by a "Ecki"
in my head accompanied by the "Ni" of a new
member-- but the ones known are as follows:
Tower of Ghenjei, the headquarters at the moment.
Shayol Logoth, located in the Black Hills and also the
birthplace of Mazrin Fain.
The Aiel Blight, where the Aiel Waste and the Great
Blight meet. The Wasted Aiel reside there, one of the
many armies controlled by the Intrigleemen.
The Stoned Portal, somewhere in the Kinslayer's Dagger.
It was ruined beyond repair by a random blast of the One
Power during the Age of Legends.
The Three Tav'e'ren Tavern, somewhere in Emond's Field.
Undoubtedly, it's under an alias.
And Or: Conjunction Junction. Within Shadar Logoth. This
is why Padan Fain, and others who have entered the place
are members of the Intrigleemen, however loosely.
Paerish Swar Darkwood, just that. The Black Knights
guards the place, and the Knights of Ni dwell within.
Enter at your own risk.
Kiriath, Undercover Intrigleeman
Still an Eccentric Rambler, and he'll heal himself.
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