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First time reading through the series and I'm reading at a breakneck pace for myself (started the series in February and just started A Path of Daggers) so, understandably, I'm anticipating missing some more nuanced pieces of information or forgetting some minor characters but, in A Crown of Swords, I realized I had been operating under a hilariously incorrect and huge assumption:

 

The Seachan and Atha'an Miere are the same people.

 

I dunno if it was the Aiel talk about clans and septs or the multiple factions throughout the novels but I assumed that the Seachan were just some sort of militaristic faction of the Atha'an Miere looking to conquer. I don't really remember what chapter in aCoS it was but I do remember physically smacking myself in the face when I realized my error.

 

So, don't worry RJ, I got it. Took me seven books, but I understand now.

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Seanchan is located on a continent west across the Aryth Ocean. The Atha'an Miere (Sea Folk) are a seafaring people who live on ships and the islands in the Aryth Ocean and Sea of Storms. [both sentences taken from Wikipaedia]. Although there is likely information elsewhere to clarify, I'd (mostly) assumed that the Sea Folk had their roots in a wide variety of places (including the Seanchan), following the Breaking, and had developed their own culture becoming a distinct race over time.

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I would advice for everyone reading ´The world of Robert Jordan´s Wheel of Time´, it gives great information (some not mentioned in the books) about races/towns/cities/cultures etc. Also cool maps of Seanchan, the Island of mad men and shara etc.

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It's kind of geeky, but I found a copy of the Hardback of 'The world of Robert Jordan´s Wheel of Time' and jumped on it; then got bought a large paperback, which I've kept; then thought that the smaller (pictureless) paperback would be quite handy and portable... I don't think there is any other book that I have three times over and couldn't stand to part with any!

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First time reading through the series and I'm reading at a breakneck pace for myself (started the series in February and just started A Path of Daggers) so, understandably, I'm anticipating missing some more nuanced pieces of information or forgetting some minor characters but, in A Crown of Swords, I realized I had been operating under a hilariously incorrect and huge assumption:

 

The Seachan and Atha'an Miere are the same people.

 

I dunno if it was the Aiel talk about clans and septs or the multiple factions throughout the novels but I assumed that the Seachan were just some sort of militaristic faction of the Atha'an Miere looking to conquer. I don't really remember what chapter in aCoS it was but I do remember physically smacking myself in the face when I realized my error.

 

So, don't worry RJ, I got it. Took me seven books, but I understand now.

You really should stay away from here until you're done. Or else we might spoil that scene where Rand just wakes up, realizes it was all a bad dream and asks Egwene to marry him... ;)
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I am doing my first reread in...4 years? 5 years? It's been since before TGS came out, I know that, and I think it was closer to when KOD came out (i.e. before RJ died). Anyway, even I have picked up a few tidbits this time around, and I practically have the books memorized.

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Actually, the Seanchean and Athan Miere are different I believe. I think that the Athan Miere are the seafolk.

 

*facepalm*

 

Dude. He opened the thread to say he just figured that out.

 

First time reading through the series and I'm reading at a breakneck pace for myself (started the series in February and just started A Path of Daggers) so, understandably, I'm anticipating missing some more nuanced pieces of information or forgetting some minor characters but, in A Crown of Swords, I realized I had been operating under a hilariously incorrect and huge assumption:

 

The Seachan and Atha'an Miere are the same people.

 

I dunno if it was the Aiel talk about clans and septs or the multiple factions throughout the novels but I assumed that the Seachan were just some sort of militaristic faction of the Atha'an Miere looking to conquer. I don't really remember what chapter in aCoS it was but I do remember physically smacking myself in the face when I realized my error.

 

So, don't worry RJ, I got it. Took me seven books, but I understand now.

You really should stay away from here until you're done. Or else we might spoil that scene where Rand just wakes up, realizes it was all a bad dream and asks Egwene to marry him... ;)

 

Wait til he gets to the bit where Cenn Buie channels the True Power again.

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Actually, the Seanchean and Athan Miere are different I believe. I think that the Athan Miere are the seafolk.

 

*facepalm*

 

Dude. He opened the thread to say he just figured that out.

 

First time reading through the series and I'm reading at a breakneck pace for myself (started the series in February and just started A Path of Daggers) so, understandably, I'm anticipating missing some more nuanced pieces of information or forgetting some minor characters but, in A Crown of Swords, I realized I had been operating under a hilariously incorrect and huge assumption:

 

The Seachan and Atha'an Miere are the same people.

 

I dunno if it was the Aiel talk about clans and septs or the multiple factions throughout the novels but I assumed that the Seachan were just some sort of militaristic faction of the Atha'an Miere looking to conquer. I don't really remember what chapter in aCoS it was but I do remember physically smacking myself in the face when I realized my error.

 

So, don't worry RJ, I got it. Took me seven books, but I understand now.

You really should stay away from here until you're done. Or else we might spoil that scene where Rand just wakes up, realizes it was all a bad dream and asks Egwene to marry him... ;)

 

Wait til he gets to the bit where Cenn Buie channels the True Power again.

 

Oh, whoops. i thought that that was what he thought was real now. my bad.

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