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Give me your trust said the Aes Sedai

On my shoulders I support the sky

Trust me to know and to do what is best

And I will take care of the rest

 

But trust is the colour of a dark seed growing

Trust is the colour of a heart's blood flowing

Trust is the colour of a soul's last breath

Trust is the colour of death

 

Give me your trust said the queen on her throne

I bear the burden of ruling alone

Trust me to lead and to judge and to rule

And no man will think you a fool

 

But trust is the sound of the grave dog's bark

Trust is the sound of betrayal in the dark

Trust is the sound of a soul's last breath

Trust is the sound of death

 

its in lord of chaos when mat dacnes in salider and remmber the old words for the song which is played, its was so sutible back then, and even now...

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Ooh, thought of another one on the drive home (have no idea why it came to mind though). From TSR:

 

Abruptly realizing that Gaul was just standing there, he made hasty introductions. Bran blinked when Gaul was named Aiel, and frowned at his spears and the black veil hanging down his chest from his shoufa, but his wife merely said, "Be welcome to Emond's Field, Master Gaul, and to the Winespring Inn."

 

"May you always have water and shade, roofmistress," Gaul said formally, bowing to her. "I ask leave to defend your roof and hold."

 

She barely hesitated before replying as if that were exactly what she was used to hearing. "A gracious offer. But you must allow me to decide when it is needed."

 

"As you say, roofmistress. Your honor is mine." From under his coat, Gaul produced a gold saltcellar, a small bowl balanced on the back of a cunningly made lion, and extended it to her. "I offer this small guest gift to your roof."

 

Marin al'Vere made over it as she would have any gift, hardly showing her shock. Perrin doubted there was a piece to equal it in the whole Two Rivers, certainly not in gold. There was little enough gold coin in the Two Rivers, much less gold ornaments. He hoped she never found out it had been looted from the Stone of Tear; at least he would have wagered that it had.

 

...

 

"You are no more a Darkfriend than I," she whispered harshly. "The sun could be a Darkfriend first."

 

"It makes no difference, Faile. I have to do what I have to do."

 

"You addle-brained lummox! You don't have to do any such crackpate thing! You goose-brain! If you try it, I'll hang you myself!"

 

"Perrin," Mistress al'Vere said quietly, "would you introduce me to this young woman who thinks so highly of you?"

 

Faile's face went bright red when she realized she had been ignoring Master and Mistress al'Vere, and she began making elaborate curtsies and offered flowery apologies. Bain and Chiad did as Gaul had, asking leave to defend Mistress al'Vere's roof and giving her a small golden bowl worked in leaves and an ornate silver pepper mill bigger than Perrin's two fists, topped by some fanciful creature half horse, half fish.

 

Bran al'Vere stared and frowned, rubbed his head and muttered to himself. Perrin caught the word "Aiel" more than once in an incredulous tone. The Mayor kept glancing at the windows, too. Not wondering about more Aiel; he had been surprised to learn Gaul was Aiel. Maybe he was worried about Whitecloaks.

 

Marin al'Vere, on the other hand, took it all in stride, treating Faile and Bain and Chiad the same as any other young women travelers who came to the inn, commiserating with them over how tiring travel was, complimenting Faile on her riding dress — dark blue silk, today — and telling the Aiel women how she admired the color and sheen of their hair. Perrin suspected that Bain and Chiad, at least, did not know quite what to make of her, but in short order, with a sort of calm motherly firmness, she had all three women settled at a table with damp towels to wipe journey dust from hands and faces, sipping tea she poured from a large red-striped pot he remembered well.

 

Sorry, that was kinda long. Copying and pasting from the book text seemed easier and more efficient than me paraphrasing. :D

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I like the part after Perrin gets wounded, and Faile wants him to stay in bed, and they end up wrestling each other down the stairs.

 

Then Marin al'Vere walks in on them cuddling at the bottom.

 

Hehehe.

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The scene in TGH where the Dragkhar almost seduces Moiraine...tasty. :D

 

Earlier in the book when Rand "didn't want to be in a room with anyone who thought Trolloc script written in human blood was 'interesting'". The poor boy is missing out!

 

And of course the Rand/Narg scene. I sure wish there had been more like that!

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I loved the time Nynaeve finally broke her block. It was so dramatic and she was on the fringes of death and then suddenly "for the first time in her life, Mynaeve al'Meara completely surrendered." or something along those lines. It was powerful and just showed you how far Nynaeve had come and all she had surmounted.

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I love the scene when Rand meets with Mat and realizes that not only is Mat married, but his wife is Tuon.

 

Also, how Mat is telling himself how "Other married men do stuff, but I hope she does not expect me to do that stuff! Cause I wont!"

 

Classic.

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I love Lord of Chaos, I have too many favorite parts in the book. One of the best is right after the Shaido attack Mat's camp - trying to distract himself by scolding Olver while getting stiched up.

"Of course. There is one thing. My name is Mat. You call me Lord Mat again, and I'll tie your nose into a knot." Bellowing, he jerked half-upright. "Burn you, Nerim, that's a leg, not a bloody side of beef!"

"As my Lord says," Nerim murmured, "my Lord's leg is not a side of beef. Thank you, my Lord, for instructing me."

Olver was feeling his nose hesitantly, as if considering whether it could be tied into a knot.

 

Or when Sulin "advises" Rand in romance.

"You must be decently modest in her eyes." the white-haired Maiden told him, "but not so modest she thinks you are boring. Ask her to scrape your back in the sweat tent, but shyly, with your eyes downcast. When you undress for bed, let yourself dance as if life pleases you, then apologize when you suddenly realize she is there and put yourself straight into your blankets. Can you blush?"

A great deal of suffering in silence. The Maidens knew too much, and not enough.

 

When Egwene is raised Amyrlin -

Nynaeve poked her head in hesitantly, then was pushed into the room by Elayne. Side by side, they made perfect deep curtsies, spreading white, banded skirts wide and murmuring, "Mother."

"Please don't do that," Egwene said. Actually, it was more of a wail. "You're the only two friends I have, and if you start..."

Light, she was almost ready to cry!

...

"We're still your friends, Egwene, but you are the Amyrlin Seat. Light, remember I told you one day that you'd be the Amyrlin when I was...." Elayne grimaced faintly.

"Well, in any case, you are. We can't just walk up to the Amyrlin and say, 'Egwene, does this dress make me look fat?' It would not be proper."

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I love Lord of Chaos' date=' I have too many favorite parts in the book. ...

 

Or when Sulin "advises" Rand in romance.

"You must be decently modest in her eyes." the white-haired Maiden told him, "but not so modest she thinks you are boring. Ask her to scrape your back in the sweat tent, but shyly, with your eyes downcast. When you undress for bed, let yourself dance as if life pleases you, then apologize when you suddenly realize she is there and put yourself straight into your blankets. Can you blush?"

A great deal of suffering in silence. The Maidens knew too much, and not enough.

 

Great scenes! That one especially from Sulin cracks me up. "When you undress for bed, let yourself dance as if life pleases you..." LMAO.

 

It reminds me of the scene (also in Lord of Chaos) from the chapter "A Sense of Humor":

 

A young Thunder Walker leaped in the air, kicking a soft knee-high boot higher than Rand's head. He was handsome except for the puckered white scar that ran up under the strip of black cloth covering a missing eye. He wore the headband, too. "Do you know why Maidens use handtalk?" he shouted at the top of his leap, and, landing, he put on a befuddled grimace. Not directed at the Maidens, though; he spoke to his companions, ignoring the women. "Because even when they are not talking, they cannot stop talking." The Sha'mad Conde laughed as hard as the Maidens had.

 

"Only Thunder Walkers would see honor in guarding an empty tent," Enaila told Jalani sadly, shaking her head. "The next time they call for wine, if the gai'shain bring them empty cups, they will no doubt get drunker than we can on oosquai."

 

I think it hilarious how Aielmen will sometimes randomly jump into the air when they're making a joke or a declaration. It's so... random!

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I forget which book, since it has been about 10 years since I read it, but the part where Davram Bashere throws a daggar at Rand; Rand uses the power to stop it in mid flight, and Bashere goes on to make his point about not needing to learn the sword when you have the one power...

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Was anyone pissed when Perrin killed Rolan with his hammer in less than 10 seconds, after listening to Rolan and Faile for more than two books?

 

For some reason I was mad that Rolan died that easily. I did not really like him, it just seemed to me that the scene was rushed by RJ. I was either expecting a huge battle between the two or Rolan realizing his mistake.

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i love when mat kicks ass at the tower after theyve taken the dagger from them and beats the crap out of gawyn and galad gota love that part

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When did this happen? I must have missed it. Can you tell me where to look? Thanks.

 

 

I love the scene when Rand meets with Mat and realizes that not only is Mat married, but his wife is Tuon.

 

Also, how Mat is telling himself how "Other married men do stuff, but I hope she does not expect me to do that stuff! Cause I wont!"

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Heh, it has.. we just have to travel through time to catch up with it happening. lol I wish this book would be released as robert jordan wrote it. I can hardly wait. I'm catching myself thinking... Ok, can't die until I read this book.

 

EDIT: We are traveling roughly at 1sec/sec

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Somehow, Aiel humor is funnier than anything else in the books. If you understand it, at least. :roll:

They're very much inside-joke types.

 

Hm. Not really a funny part, but I love the scene near the end of KoD when Kadere talks with Tuon. She asks him what he thinks of Mat - in a sort of neutral, militaristic way.

"A good general, High Lady," he replied without hesitation. "Brave, but not overly brave. He won't get himself killed just to show how brave he is, I think. And he is...adaptable. A man of many layers. And if you will forgive me, High Lady, a man in love with you. I saw how he looked at you."

I think it's when the seriousness of it dawns on her, and she realizes she really does have feelings for Mat, too.

I just thought it was sort of a sappy, 'Awww' moment.

Yeah... I'm gonna go crazy on favorite parts... I'd better stop.

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I have seen some awesome scenes stated here. 2 of which are a couple of my favorites: the scene where Ingtar repents, and also the scene where Mat uses the quarterstaff against Gawyn and Galad.

 

Otherwise, I think any scene that involved Nynaeve tugging her braid is awesome. I love her character, and I got goose bumps in KoD when she raised the Golden Crane.

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I have always loved the scene where Mat teaches Gawyn and Ghalad a lesson with the staff.

 

Another scene I really like to linger over is in the prequel with Morainne and Lan as she does her pranks on him as they travel in the north when he, and his 2 friends catch up with her. The prequel for me has a lot of scenes that are little things but in the big picture explain a lot.

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Okay I am doing a re-read yet again and one thing I read last night that made me think of this forum is in the FoH in chapter 3 titled 'Pale Shadows'. In the previous chapter Rand has his first memory of Ilyena... the first sign of LTT, but that is not what gave me goose bumps. In Pale Shadows the PoV switches between Rand and Mat. In Mat's PoV he is drunk and is playing games with the Aiel and he meets Melindhra for the first time when he sees Rand going back to the Roof of the Maidens. Mat trys to catch up to Rand to talk to him.

 

""Rand?" The other man walked on with his encircling escort. "Rand?" Rand was not even ten paces away, but he did not waver. Some of the maidens looked back, but not Rand. Mat felt cold suddenly, and it had nothing to do with the onset of night. He wet his lips and spoke again, not a shout. "Lews Therin." And Rand had turned around. Mat almost wished he had not."

 

 

That part is significant in a small way. I mean already at this stage Rand has Lews Therin moments and he does not even realize it when it is happening. Will this happen during the last battle? If Rand does not even realize it... A Memory of Light is going to be awesome.

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So yeah, favorite scene... Most of Mat's scenes, I think they are always fun, and interesting. Aiel humor is great, and thier tendancy to be random with most stuff is a plus, but when Elayne and Rand are having thier fun, and Bridgette realizes what is happening, its a classic moment to me. The bond so can feel what is happening, the passion, the pleasure, and if I remember correctly, she blushes and asks how avi and Min can deal with it, then they get drunk, good stuff

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I like the scene where Mat takes Joline over his lap and spanks her bottom, and gets 3 last slaps in before her he thinks her warders will burst in, and then him thinking to himself, that his hand hurt anyway.

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I like the scene where Tuon finally realizes Mat isn't who she thinks he is. If I remember correctly, she realized she knew less about him than she thought. A great moment. And I love her comparison of Mat to a lion on the high plains, and then the lion in a stable. That fits Mat perfect :mrgreen:

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in TSR, thousands of Trollocs are screaming "Isam!"; Verin just studies them for a moment, says "Interesting" and continues on her way.

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i like the scene when Nynaeve battles the spider in that palace and managed to capture her and then lose her.

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I re-read this part almost 10 times after reading it once.

 

when moirain telles the emonds fielders of manetrens bloody history. that was intence.

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