She explains that she found the sword in a stand of trees among the fields an hour or so south of the road. As such, the term is similar to a or , although the main distinction is volitional: a might live on the streets, but would not properly be called a waif as the departure from one's home was an exercise of free will. You never receive a response, but you get the impression from the Voices of Nerat when you next see him that he was amused by your findings. Unfortunately for Arya, the Waif is the latter. The girl smiles warmly at your approach, though the expression falters slightly when she sees your heraldry.
Regardless, it's fair to assume that the Waif's upbringing wasn't that great compared to the life Arya had in Winterfell. The design is clearly that used by the Disfavored, and a stamp near the hilt confirms that it was crafted by the Forge-Bound. She leads you south across the fields over gently rolling hills sparsely cultivated with grains and vegetables. She clings to her old identity and at least in the books has been trying to become a Faceless Man for many, many years. The missive you receive in response includes only curt gratitude, though Ashe does note that he will commend your courtesy to the Archon of Justice.
My husband told me all about your help and your kindness to our Waif. They have never laid out the rules, so we can't be sure how long one is suppose to train. She stammers out an apology and, with only a brief glance at the blade still in your hands, takes off into the field at a full run. Her eyes widen at the copper, and she accepts with an enthusiastic nod. The waif scampers away in fear and her scrawny form soon disappears into the tree line. Before continuing your journey, you draft a brief report of your findings to the Court.
You know that it's an area you likely would never have visited otherwise. Ask where she got the blade. She sincerely tried to become No One, even leaving Needle behind, though hidden. This is further evidence, he purports, of the chaos gripping the Tiers. She thanks you profusely, tying the cord about her neck and tucking the rings beneath the neckline of her tunic. My waif was curled up in my kimono, feeding my fan-tailed goldfish. The evidence strongly suggests these were members of Ashe's Disfavored legion that finally suffered wounds against which Ashe's Aegis could not protect.
Edwin said she should be called Waif, and Waif she was ever after called in that house. Literary waifs are frequently depicted with a frail appearance, although such physical aspects are not inherent in the term. So technically she no longer had Arya Stark's possessions. You blink as she goes, then turn and continue on your way. How do I put it. Deciding you have little time to comb every stretch of woods south of here for the promise of a little more iron, you take the sword and continue on, putting the waif behind you. In this sense waif is roughly synonymous with , although the latter term is generally associated with isolation; a waif in the nautical sense usually indicates a survivor of a marine disaster who has fallen into the care or custody of others.
Just because she has been there longer doesn't mean she is favoured. You draft a straightforward report of the slayings and send it to the Archon of War before continuing on your journey. Within the shade of the oaks you find a small squad of corpses, bloated and reeking, stripped to their smallclothes. By then, her spirit was broken. This site is a part of Wikia, Inc. In theory the Waif was training Arya to become a Faceless Man, but the Waif also seems to get great pleasure in hurting Arya. You receive a missive in response thanking you for your continued friendship to the legion.
Because in the show, that is how she is portrayed. It asks if you have an accusation to make, or whether you merely enjoy wasting the time of your betters. When she spies you, she leaps to her feet, waving to capture your attention. There are two men and a woman, each slain by violent trauma, but with heavily scarred bodies that indicate they've all been wounded numerous times prior. It does explain, however, why the Waif hates Arya so much.
As she goes to drink some of the poisoned rum, Arya rushes in and stops her, telling her to watch out for Bianca. . Barik falls to his knees at the sight of the slain. I think he always knew that she was always going to be strong willed Arya but brushed it off because a lot of life was taken from Arya that can now only be paid for with death through her new skills revenge. Why hasn't she been put back in boot camp? Actresses such as star , , recently the British actress and singer have all been pinned with the term. And in my opinion it was far more than her training would have taught her. Before continuing your journey, you draft a brief report of your findings to the Court.
Regardless of if it's right or wrong, it's not hard at all to see where the interpretation came from. After their third performance of the play, Lady Crane runs into Arya backstage. The polished iron blade in your possession, you continue your journey through the Tiers. To prepare, Arya watches the play, where Crane is playing Cersei. The jealousy that makes the Waif want to kill Arya is the same emotional attachment that is stopping her becoming a Faceless Man. The reason I say that is because of the way he affirms her want to go home and declare herself Arya Stark and not no one.