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What doe hopper mean when he says the dream world is breaking?

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Towers of Midnight, Ch. 35, where it switches to perrin's point of view, he wakes up in the wolf dream in a field and smells all sorts of things that didn't belong. Hopper said the dream world is starting to break. what could this possibly mean and are there any possibilities we're going to see this expanded upon?

 

The scents were fleeting. Vanishing too quickly as if they'd never really been there.

Hopper, he sent.

I am here, Young Bull. The wolf appeared beside him.

"It smells strange."

Scents blend, Hopper sent. Like the waters of a thousand streams. It is not natural. It is not good. This place begins to break.

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My personal take: the fabric of the Pattern is coming unglued, as it were - the dead being visible, objects moving around on their own (sections of the White Tower), the events at Hinderstap and so forth. Since the Pattern takes into account everything in the purview of the Wheel of Time (the Wheel itself, not the book series. :D) this includes the realm of Tel'Aran'Rhiod. So, just as we see things breaking apart in the waking world, there must be some reflection of that in the dream world too. It manifests itself a bit differently in TAR since different rules apply there.

 

edit: as to your question on whether we'll see more, I tend to think it's a foregone conclusion some part of the Last Battle sequence must occur in TAR, and I think the wrongness will likely come into play at some point. Maybe Perrin maneuvers Slayer into a part of TAR that is unraveling? I don't know. Fun to speculate though.

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A thought: We know that Rand might "vanish" some time between now and the time in the vision Aviendha had in Rhuidean, unless she manage to change the future. Maybe Rand will stay in TAR and constantly uphold the image of the Dark One being locked away in his mind? If he believe it strongly enough, then that is what will happen :o

 

i had always thought that TAR was separate from the rest of the world, so it wouldn't have been unraveling like that

I was under the impression that TAR is like the parent of all the possible mirror worlds, that it is connected to all the mirror worlds and that it reflect everything that happen in them. Can't give a source for it though..

There was a discussion somewhere that if you just knew enough of a mirror world you could go there via gateway into TAR and then gateway out

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Towers of Midnight, Ch. 35, where it switches to perrin's point of view, he wakes up in the wolf dream in a field and smells all sorts of things that didn't belong. Hopper said the dream world is starting to break. what could this possibly mean and are there any possibilities we're going to see this expanded upon?

 

The scents were fleeting. Vanishing too quickly as if they'd never really been there.

Hopper, he sent.

I am here, Young Bull. The wolf appeared beside him.

"It smells strange."

Scents blend, Hopper sent. Like the waters of a thousand streams. It is not natural. It is not good. This place begins to break.

 

Maybe it was a knock-on effect of the Balescream caused at Natrin's Barrow?

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