It took everything he had and he did have an Angreal, hes destroyed massive armys before even on his own with no angreal, like in the Eye of the world. He said he should not have gone to Maradon because it weakened him to attack too severely. As for the shielding there probably has just never been anyone who withstood a shield from 13, not that it isn't possible. Likely him fighting it off protects him, but its strong enough that even holding the source as much as he can they will cut him off easily. So perhaps its just 13 can shield anyone if they aren't fighting the shield with their own weaves.
A circle of 13 is only 13 times the strength of 1 person (unless they have angreal of their own) whereas angreal and saangreal make you orders of magnitude stronger, and a shield is still a weave so it can be overpowered with other weaves.
So it may be possible when he said a full circle attempting to shield him it could be the maximum possible.
It's a sample to lure people into signing up for a class for me to teach. I taught Learn to Crochet yesterday and both women are planning to sign up for another class.
That child hasn't slept good since the night before last. No naps for two days. I can't wait for that tooth to come in! I think he MAY be asleep now, but who knows for how long, and Mommy went out on a date, so I'm in charge again.
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