Jump to content

DRAGONMOUNT

A WHEEL OF TIME COMMUNITY
Sign in to follow this  
Dionysus

WoT Favorites: Land Rulers

Under what circumstances is it acceptable to exclude someone from a population because you do not agree with their viewpoint?   

8 members have voted

  1. 1. Under what circumstances is it acceptable to exclude someone from a population because you do not agree with their viewpoint?

    • Banishment to the woods for em
      1
    • be quiet and sit in the corner
      0
    • Speak up and lets hear from everyone
      7
    • why; you the crackpot should be in charge
      0
    • I don't want to think about this ; that's why we have a government
      0


Recommended Posts

The polls are all done, if you haven't voted in any of them you better do so quickly. On Sunday, April 9, the finals will begin.

 

The tenth poll question is Who is your favorite foreigner?

 

note: Loial isnt really a foreigner to Randland, but Ogier are seperate societies, and I havent been able to place him in a poll question yet, so I made this one specifically to put him in, and some more of the Aiel which have been under represented (Aviendha).

 

Poll 1: Who is your favorite Forsaken

 

Poll 2: Who is your favorite Military Leader

 

Poll 3: Who is your favorite Aes Sedai

 

Poll 4: Who is your favorite Land Ruler

 

Poll 5: Who is your favorite Post-Breaking Pre-Rand Character

 

Poll 6: Who is your favorite Blademaster

 

Poll 7: Who is your favorite of the original travellers

 

Poll 8: Who is your favorite warder

 

Poll 9: Who is your favorite Asha'man

 

Poll 10: Who is your favorite foreigner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I voted for Berelain, probably for the same reason I voted for Lanfear. Shes hot as hell, she uses her strengths to stregthen and just maintain her countrry. And the #1 reason, she pisses the hell out of Faile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Egwene

With my name, it's obvious I'd go for Egwene :D

 

I like her!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, yes...

Egwene al'Vere really shows a strong mind, a strong will and a strong sense of honor. There WERE much ji in her decision to become a true chief among the Aes Sedai.

AND she was one of only two Aes Sedai truly worthy of respect. And the only on to understand ji'e'toh

 

The answer, thus, was obvious...

 

Moric of the Singing Wind Sept of the Miagoma Aiel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest cwestervelt

Definitely need to think about this one a bit. I disagre with Moric about Egewene being one of only 2 Aes Sedai worthy of respect. If I had to choose 2, she wouldn't make the list. It depends how many more times she about faces on her decisions and if she drops her Aes Sedai holier than though attitude. It never seems to take more than 1 person saying something and she completely changes her mind. She never "loved" or even thought about Gawyn twice until she got pulled into his dream... She about faced on the Oath Rod simply because Siuan told her that it was they Oaths that make them Aes Sedai...

 

I'm still pre KoD so maybe that will change. I haven't seen anything promising though in the first 10 books. Just another book and a half to go for all the plots to be refreshed in my mind...there...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Majsju

I voted for Egwene, even though she's not exactly qualified, since she's so far only the leader of the rebel Aes Sedai, and thus not technically ruling any land beyond the camp.

 

But she's shown that she's got it in her to become an amazing leader.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How could you not put Rhuarc(sp?) and the Borderlads` rullers??

 

My vote for Berelaine btw. It seems to me she is the most qualified ruller out there who does the best for the people she rules!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didnt put Rhuarc because I put him in the military leaders poll, so in this one I put in Bael instead to mix it up a little bit.

 

I probably should have put in Tenobia instead of Rand. I don't ponder over these questions exhaustively before posting them, I do think on it a bit but I make mistakes... For Forsaken I probably should have replaced Aran'gar with Asmodean for example.

 

You will never please everyone though, and I feel I haven't had any glaring omissions that will impact the poll in a major way so far (in which case I will restart the poll).

 

So if you want a Rhuarc or Tenobia (other BL Ruler?) option, start a petition in the thread and if there is enough support, I'll restart it.

 

As a sidenote: Every option in the poll has at least 1 vote, so replacing someone would have him asking why he isnt in the poll :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest cwestervelt

Had to go with Berelain. She managed to keep Tear from swallowing Mayene. She actually wants to do what is needed.

 

I also agree with Marak and Dionysus.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cwestervelt> I don't think Egwene al'Vere changes her mind to fast...

First, the Oath Rod: She does have that idea for a while, even if a lot of that is downtime not seen in the books, before she must change her mind.

Second, love: That's a tricky question, to start with, who can understand love? But it would seem that she is a bit in love with Gawyn Trakand before she herself REALIZES it... Better to try to understand the Sun than a woman, after all. And I think the same thing goes for THEM. *Smiles and watches over his shoulder for any Maiden*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tuon!

 

One of my very favorite characters.

 

Cool, collected, observant, graceful, fair-minded; able to bond with conquered queens and cow Seanchan high nobility; perfectly capable of cultivating a friendship with an innkeeper and a child and disdainfully ignoring traitors, thieves, property, and indecently unleashed damane while being kidnapped. Her sharp mind and unshakeable sense of duty may conceal but have not dampened her mischievous nature.

 

One of my favorite leadership actions of hers we don't even see: as a prisoner, she convinced the world-wise Thom, the Seanchan-hating Juilan, and the rest of Mat's group to not act on his commands and stay in place despite the very real danger hanging over all of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

has to be morgause, i mean really, she was a great leader without using her body, but her mind and her judgment, so she got a little sidetracked, she had the strenght of will to slide out from under a forsaken's thumb, and one that had her compelled at that, she does waht she needs to to survive and her thoughts even after abdication are centered on preserving her country and putting her daughter in place, who she has trained as a competent ruler.....by the way if GW was on this he would clean up!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Egwene is definately attracted to Gawyn when she first meets him. She thinks about him often, but is attached to Rand so is unable to persue the attraction. When she finds his dreams, its after her "break up" so she is able to act on her attraction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest cwestervelt
Egwene is definately attracted to Gawyn when she first meets him. She thinks about him often' date=' but is attached to Rand so is unable to persue the attraction. When she finds his dreams, its after her "break up" so she is able to act on her attraction.[/quote']

 

There's some significant time passage between her "break up" and her landing in Gawyn's dream. I seem to remember most of her mooning and thoughts revolving around Galad as well. Even Elayne was getting a little ticked off that it wasn't Gawyn that Egwene kept noticing.

 

It's funny how different people can pick up on such different points. Probably my male insensitivity. Either that or extreme cynicism. That's actually the more likely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well... EVERY woman have problems with concentration when Galadedrid Damodred is around, after all. The man is just too pretty for his own good. So that really doesn't prove anything, you know...

 

And, yes, you ARE way, WAY too cyncial. Stop that. :D

 

Moric of the Singing Wind sept of the Miagoma Aiel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Egewene starts out like all Randland woman, mooning over Galad.

 

At some point she is surprised that Gawyn pops up in her thoughts more. Then she meets him in Cairhien.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how come tylin's not on this one. After all, with her ebou dari strength of will she was able to have a toy the likes of mat who not even elayne could keep under control. she even kept ebou dar in pretty good condition when the seanchan came and that just goes to show her ability to adapt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest cwestervelt
how come tylin's not on this one. After all' date=' with her ebou dari strength of will she was able to have a toy the likes of mat who not even elayne could keep under control. she even kept ebou dar in pretty good condition when the seanchan came and that just goes to show her ability to adapt.[/quote']

 

Mat's not stupid. He didn't have to worry about Elayne trying to kill him but there was a definite possibility of Tylin at least trying and if not her, than Beslan. Mat's biggest motivation when fighting has been staying alive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure Mat's not stupid but he sure is mule stubborn sometimes. Elayne tried her best to teach him "manners", like she didn't need help herself, but Tylin ended up with a leash of sorts on him where others had tried and failed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...