September 2012 Puzzles

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Author: Ashlyn Sindal, September 2012


The theme of this month's crossword is the Amyrlin Seat.


5. She was raised to the Amyrlin Seat from no Ajah.
6. The first Amyrlin Seat.
7. She met with Artur Hawkwing's general in an attempt to convince him to lift the siege of Tar Valon.
11. Formerly of the Yellow Ajah, she died in 578 NE.
12. She was stripped of stole and staff for attempting to manipulate Artur Hawkwing.
13. She was raised to the Amyrlin Seat at the age of 30.
14. She dreamed of returning the White Tower to the glory and power it held before the Trolloc Wars.
15. Generally counted among the greatest Amyrlins, she controlled the Tower by playing different factions against each other.
16. The first Amyrlin Seat to be raised from the Red Ajah since the time of Artur Hawkwing.
17. She tried to run the White Tower with an iron hand, but by the end of her reign she was a puppet for the Hall.
18. The only Amyrlin Seat the Whitecloaks have ever hanged.


1. A fierce Mistress of Novices before she was raised Amyrlin, she is considered a legend for controlling the White Tower through sheer force of will.
2. Because the previous three Amyrlins had died within years of being raised, she was chosen in part because of her young age.
3. A Green sister raised to the Amyrlin Seat in 396 NE.
4. A sister of the Black Ajah arranged to have this Amyrlin killed to protect herself from being arrested as a Darkfriend.
8. She is considered the most politically-skilled Amyrlin Seat in White Tower history.
9. The sitting Amyrlin when the Dragon was reborn.
10. The sitting Amyrlin during the Kavarthen Wars.


The second puzzle for this month is a cryptogram from the prophecies of the Dragon.