shielded, no one escapes your grasp. You have exceptional talent with
the Shield weave, and are able to adjust its hold to compensate for
strong channelers attempting to break through.
a Shield, Shield Affinity, Strong Talent: Warding
If a channeler breaks through a shield you are maintaining, you gain a
Will save to keep the channeler shielded.
astonishment became fiery outrage as Nynaeve realized that Berowin held
her shield. Most Aes Sedai she had met stood above Berowin; nearly all.
Gathering herself, she strained to reach the Source, expecting the weaves
to shatter. She would at least show these women she would not be.... The
weaves ... stretched. The round Cairhienin woman smiled, and Nynaeve's
face darkened. The shield stretched further, further, bulging like a ball.
It would not break. That was impossible. Anyone could block her from the
Source if they caught her by surprise, of course, and someone weaker could
hold the shield once woven, but not this much weaker. And a shield
did not bend that far without breaking. It was impossible!
could burst a blood vessel if you keep at that," Berowin said, almost
companionably. "We do not try to reach above our station, but skills
are honed with time, and this was always nearly a Talent with me. I could
hold one of the Forsaken."
A Crown of
Chapter 23, "Next Door to a Weaver"