How exactly does one become a Darkfriend? I know that true Darkfriends take oaths at Shayol Ghul. But that seems like a finalization. How does a person get involved in the first place? It's obvious that Darkfriends keep their connections well hidden. Therefore you never know until it's too late. But it's not as if Trollocs send out raiding parties trying to recruit new Darkfriends. How does one intitially become allied with the Dark one? It's not as if you can approach someone on the street and ask them if they're interested in becoming bound to Balazamon. I'm even more surprised that Aes Sedai can become Darkfriends. Noteably, some may come to the tower already being one, i.e. Liandrin. But many must be recruited during their time in the tower. It seems difficult as the Aes Sedai from the Black Ajah don't even seem to know one another. They can't have been turned through another Aes Sedai. Does the local Dark Friend's Association have someone stationed outside of the Mistress of Novices Office? For novices who can't stand the tower's rules anymore?