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Rand has this stupid idea in his little stupid head that Elayne should rule in Cairhien as well. She can barely handle one country as it is, how can she possibly handle two in a chaotic post-Tarmon Gai'don?. Galad has a better claim IMHO, he is a Damodred, not a Mantear (well, that's the name he bears).

And I wonder if Rand has asked Cairhiens who they would want as their ruler. Is there none qualified among them? To the point they have to borrow? >:(

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``Rand has this stupid idea in his little stupid head that Elayne should rule in Cairhien as well. She can barely handle one country as it is, how can she possibly handle two in a chaotic post-Tarmon Gai'don?. Galad has a better claim IMHO, he is a Damodred, not a Mantear (well, that's the name he bears).''

 

But Elayne is also a Damodred, as all three (Galad, Gawyn, and Elaine) have the same father: Tarangail Damodred. That is Elayne's claim to the Sun Throne, and one that it appears such as Caraline Damodred are willing to accept (see the discussion between Caraline and Rand when the latter and Min encounter her just south of Cairhien. At that point, of course, the claim being put forth by Toram Riatin and Caraline and the rebels is that of Riatin IIRC, but the rest of the events of that day, the bubble of evil, Fain's dagger wound of Rand, and all that, pretty much put paid to Riatin's claim, even before Lan kills him in Far Madding). Note, BTW, that all three have an Andoran mother (Tigraine or Morgase).

 

In any case, my prediction is that Elayne does not try to rule Cairhien directly, but thru' a regent, one chosen for her by Rand, viz., her mother, Morgase :-) (Once he catches up with Perrin's party---he will recognize Morgase at once, of course, and that could make a nice scene for AMOL, it seems to me.) Or perhaps the two Asha'man with Perrin will transport Morgase back to Caemlyn at Perrin's request, once he, via Galad, learns who she is, for with first Basil Gill going north, and then Perrin and party following, both moving in the direction where Galad and the Whitecloaks accepting him as Lord Captain Commander are, we are being set up for the two parties to encounter Galad & Co., I think.

 

In that event, Elayne will send her mother off to Cairhien, realizing that on the one hand Morgase can't stay in Caemlyn without undermining Elayne's position as new crowned queen, and yet also realizing that her mother would be an ideal regent in Cairhien, as Morgase still possesses her ability as a ruler to govern in Elayne's place. So that's how I conjecture it will turn out. YMMV.

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Symbolically, Galad makes a bit more sense- the solar imagery.

 

Elayne has the wherewithal to *back* a claim, and is an acceptable candidate by right of blood and by not having a history with any of the pre-existing factions, while being strong enough to not need them (theoretically). This is why Rand picked her.

 

With Whitecloak support, Galad now has the wherewithal to support being crowned- even if against his wishes. He also does not have quasi-damning entanglement with Andor, the "ancient enemy"- and also a nation ripe with moon imagery.

 

Much like Tear and Illian, the Crescent Moon and the Golden (Sun-colored) bees on green (a summer, sunny color), the nations do not blend well, because either sun or moon is ascendent.

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