Ajimbura

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A similar entry appears in the Wheel of Time Companion. Other information about the character is also included in the Companion, but we did not use it in the TarValon.Net Library.

Author: Kyria d'Oreyn

General

Ajimbura is a tribesman from the Kaensada Hills in Seanchan and servant to Furyk Karede. He is a wiry little man with his white-streaked dark red hair in a braid that hangs to his waist (CoT, Ch. 4).

He later cuts off his braid as sign of his great devotion to Karede. Without his braid he would be disgraced in the eyes of his tribesmen (KoD, Ch. 36).

Timeline

  • He has been in Karede's service for about twenty years. Karede had nearly killed him thrice, before Ajimbura decided to serve him, even though Karede cannot understand Ajimbura's choice (CoT, Ch. 4).
  • Karede sends him with a message to Captain Musenge and later rides with him to the appointed place (CoT, Ch. 4).
  • He kills a Standbearer for an insult toward Karede and has had to stay with the sul'dam when Karede gathers information since then (KoD, Ch. 34).
  • He locates Mat's camp, where Tuon can be found, and takes Karede there. When Tuon herself rides up, Ajimbura runs back to report to Musenge that this is no trap (KoD, Ch. 36).

Miscellaneous

  • He insists on drinking from the top of a human skull that looks like a silver-mounted cup and he will eat anything except for lizards, which are forbidden in his tribe (CoT, Ch. 4).
  • Among his people, a hunch of the shoulders passes for a bow (CoT, Ch. 4).
  • He is able to wait motionlessly on his heels for an entire day (CoT, Ch. 4).
  • He calls Karede "high one" and would not embarrass him in any way (CoT, Ch. 4).
  • He rides a lean chestnut with four white feet, which he claims are lucky on a horse (CoT, Ch. 4).

Quotes

A tiny squeal and a pleased grunt from Ajimbura made him look up to find the wiry little man displaying a limp rat half the size of a cat on the end of his long knife. It was not the first Ajimbura had killed in this room recently, something Karede believed would not have happened if Setalle Anan still owned the inn, though the number of rats in Ebou Dar seemed to be increasing well in advance of spring. Ajimbura looked a little like a wizened rat himself, his grin both satisfied and feral. (Karede about Ajimbura; Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 4)

"Leave us," the Seeker told Ajimbura, tucking away the plaque once he was sure Karede had recognized it. The little man remained crouched on his heels, motionless, and the Seeker's eyebrows rose in surprise. Even in the Kaensada Hills everyone knew a Seeker's word was law. Well, perhaps not in some of the more remote hill forts, not if they believed no one knew the Seeker was there, but Ajimbura knew better than this.
"Wait outside," Karede commanded sharply, and Ajimbura rose with alacrity, murmuring, "I hear and obey, high one." He studied the Seeker openly, though, as if to make sure the Seeker knew he had marked his face, before leaving the room. He was going to get himself beheaded, one day." (Karede about Ajimbura; Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 4)