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Old 10-24-2012, 07:00 PM
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Agelmar called Lan the best of the Warders, and from context it's clear that he's only referring to Lan's skills.
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"If you must enter the Blight, and with only a few, there is no man better to take you there, nor to bring you safely out again. He is the best of the Warders, and that means the best of the best."
I don't think Lan holds any particular position among the Warders considering Moiraine never spent much time in Tar Valon, but it wouldn't surprise me if he was something of a legendary figure seeing as even Gawyn knew of Lan in TGS. In TGH, Lan also told Nynaeve that if she showed any Warder his ring, they would help her if she needed it.
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Given the duties of the Warders it might be hard for them to have a formal hierarchy. Some AS spend a lot of their time in the Tower so it would stand to reason that some warder with a flare for teaching and with an AS who hardly ever leaves Tar Valon would be set in charge of traning. Other's may help as time and other duties allow but I doubt they are set up like an army with ranks.

They are essentially elite bodyguards and confidents to their AS and that is the first and main job. Any hierarchy has the potential to interfeer with that.

It is possible that a Warder's AS could order him to obey anotehr AS's warder if that AS stood highter that her but again I doubt it. How often have we been told that AS don't like anyone interfeering with their warders.

If there are a large group of AS invovled in a joint operation, say escorting a false dragon to Tar Valon then I would guess they would work it out among themselves who does what. Each Warder probably is a very good judge when it comes to knowing the skil set of other warders. Given that they are quite professional I would guess they would show a certain deference and respect to other Warders who are either more skilled or experienced, as long as it does not interfeer with his job of keeping his AS alive and breathing.
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