Q: What is TarValon.Net?
A: TarValon.Net is an unofficial Wheel of Time fan club. But we are also a social club that is 100% non-profit, funded for and run by volunteers. Also, while we do use character names and fantasy artwork, we are not an RPG site.
Q: What exactly do you all do here?
A: Mainly, we are a group of people who have joined together because of a similar interest in the Wheel of Time. As such, we discuss the books, exchange theories and ideas, and in the process make lots of new friends. While we use the structure of the White Tower in our administration, there is little if any role-playing. Beyond discussions, there are also occasional contests, online parties, and real life events that we all enjoy.
Q: Do I have to read the Membership Manual?
A: Only if you are planning on becoming a full member of this site. The Membership Manual is essentially details how we work, and will answer most questions before you think to ask them.
Q: Must I be a member to post here?
A: No, though you are very restricted in the forums you can post in if you are not a member. You are still bound by the rules regulating our interactions (in particular, the Code of Conduct), avatars, signatures, and pseudonyms. You are also not allowed to claim any titles you have not earned via our raising system (Aes Sedai, Gaidin, Keeper, etc).
Q: May I promote my Wheel of Time site here?
Q: What kind of commitments must one make to join?
A:There is no commitment to join. If all you want to do is to have fun, you can remain at the rank of Citizen (instead of joining the White Tower itself) and just post whenever you have time. For those wishing to make more of a commitment community of TarValon.Net, citizenship is the first step; after completing the requirements, you are eligible to join the Tower.
Q: What makes this Wheel of Time site unique?
A: Our members pride themselves on the real friendships they gain through the community here. We host and encourage real life gatherings, the attendance for which has grown to dozens in the last year. We know each other as people, not faces behind computer screens, and our attitudes reflect that. We are a community, not an RPG.
Q: What is your view on spamming and spam attacks?
A: We're flattered you think we're worth spamming, but we do not allow it. Spammers will be banned.