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Ahlyis

How does Min know about Aviendha BEFORE Rand mentions her?

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Here's the general timeline as I see it...

 

Min sees Rand first and has a viewing showing herself and 2 others in love with him.
Elayne and Rand meet next.
Elayne and Min come together in the White Tower and Min says something which gets Elayne thinking.
Rand meets Aviendha last.
Elayne and Min come together again in Salidar and Elayne gets the full story of the viewing from Min, though neither know who the third woman is yet.
Min leaves Salidar for Caemlyn with the embassy to Rand.
Aviendha arrives in Salidar after Min has already left and presents herself to Elayne (they first met in Tear, but had no idea Aviendha would fall for Rand at that time).
Elayne explains the vision to Aviendha and Aviendha starts wondering if she will get along with Min.
Min mentions Aviendha by name, either while thinking about the situation to herself, or possibly in a comment to Rand.
Min and Rand sleep together.
In the aftermath, Rand confesses he loves Min, but also that he loves Elayne and Aviendha too.

Min asks some questions about Aviendha indicating she knows pretty much nothing about her.

My question is, when did Min learn about Aviendha? I am re-reading the series right now and am just at the point where Rand says he loves all three. I don't recall anything that would explain how Min knew Aviendha's name or that she was the third woman before this point. I can't explain how she made comments about Aviendha as one of the three before this point, yet she did.

Did I miss something? Or did this slip past Jordan?

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Elayne tells Min about Aviendha in Salidar, during the superlongsummerofthedarkone, just before she leaves to Caemlyn. I think Egwene must have told Elayne in TAR about Avi's feelings for Rand, whatever she picked up upon.

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Elayne tells Min about Aviendha in Salidar, during the superlongsummerofthedarkone, just before she leaves to Caemlyn. I think Egwene must have told Elayne in TAR about Avi's feelings for Rand, whatever she picked up upon.

 

That doesn't fit. When Aviendha arrives in Salidar and throws herself on Elayne's mercy, Elayne is relieved to discover that Aviendha is the third. There's good indication she didn't know before that point.

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1) Min has viewing in Baerlon (book 1)

2) Min taunts Elayne in book 2-3

3) Elayne meets Aviendha in book 3 and asks her to watch Rand

4) Elayne and Min meet and discuss things in Salidar

4a) they both now know of the vision and wonder who the third is.

4b) Elayne explains to Min that her friend Aviendha is watching Rand's back for Elayne

5) Min leaves for Camelyn while Aviendha leaves to Salidar

6) Elayne learns that Aviendha is the third person at the same time that Min learns Rand's feelings for Aviendha

6a) Rand mentions when he sees Min for the first time in Camelyn that he loves both Elayne and Aviendha.

 

I hope this clears things up a bit

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 LoC, Ch. 41

 

 "And Aviendha. She’s beautiful too, but every day with her was a battle. No kisses from her, not anymore, and no doubts how she feels. She was even happier to get away from me than I was to see her go. Only, I keep expecting to see her when I turn around, and when she isn’t there, it’s as if something inside me is missing. I actually miss the battle, and there are moments when I find myself
thinking, There are things worth fighting for.” Something in Min’s silence made him look up. She was staring at him with a face as blank as an Aes Sedai.
"

 

...

“All that about Elayne. And this . . . Aviendha. Who is she, by the way? It sounds to me as if you love them both. Oh, stop jerking about. You owe me someanswers. Saying I’m not—Just answer me. Do you love both of them?”


“Maybe I do,” he said slowly. “Light help me, I think maybe I do. Does that make me a lecher, Min, or just a greedy fool?”

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Ah. That does clear it up.

 

Min wasn't told about Aviendha by Elayne, but figured it out thanks to Rand. Got it.

 

Thanks. :)

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Definitely not.

 

I'm in Path of Daggers now and Rand still has no idea of the viewing. In fact, I don't remember Rand EVER learning of that particular viewing, though it has been quite a while since I last read books 8-11, and I haven't yet read the Sanderson additions.

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Definitely not.

 

I'm in Path of Daggers now and Rand still has no idea of the viewing. In fact, I don't remember Rand EVER learning of that particular viewing, though it has been quite a while since I last read books 8-11, and I haven't yet read the Sanderson additions.

I am pretty sure that Rand learns of that viewing at some point, but i dont remember when.

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