A warder, at least in the UK, works in a prison as a guard or supervisor. It can also be the job title for a person who guards something or someone. A warden is also the name of the little stick truncheon you can see kings and, in some cases, queens wield in old paintings. It was used as a mark of authority and to declare their wishes/intentions.

Wheel of Time: A warder is a bonded “bodyguard” of an Aes Sedai. They are traditionally male, and they are easily recognised because of the distinctive cloaks they wear. Made of fancloth, they appear to be shifting in colour and help disguise the wearer by making their movements seem more diffuse. In the Old Tongue they are called Gaidin.


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