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  1. Does anyone think that perhaps, the pillars do have a kind of sentience, but instead of reading and working on Aviendha's 'fears' they simply read her mind and found out that the entire Aiel already knew the information that had previously been revealed in the pillars, rendering their previous function redundant, and so as per their design, they changed to show 'what was needed' but now from a possible future, in order to get the Aiel to behave maturely and intelligently in their medium term actions as a people. I like the concept that the pillars were always setting the Aiel up to be ready to accept the Way of the Leaf again, and now it is showing that following their current violent ways will destroy them, so the WotL is the only thing they can do to survive. I however believe it will take more than this for them to survive. What would be their purpose? In the Waste it was a struggle just to survive, and they grew strong. As one of the Chiefs (i think) says in the vision, the Aiel need a purpose again - there is only one purpose for them, if they accpet the WotL: to become the Da'shain Aiel once more, servents (to the channelers of Randland in general? To the unified force of WO, AS and WF we hope will arise?).
  2. That is.... so underwhelming. The BUT. -_- There should be no B in BUT
  3. I think Rand's death will occur before he needs to seal the bore, and everyone will assume all is lost, but them he will come back (perhaps fighting Moridin in his own body?). = two cents
  4. I might be the only one here who has read (or will admit to having read) a part of the Inheritance series. But they have they right theory of efficiency of magic there. Instead of balefire for a single enemy, how about you just wizz a small pebble at very high speed through his/its temple. Sorted (if it doesn't matter whether or not the DO gets access to the soul). A moving 'cheese wire'-type piece of Air at trolloc neck height would surely kill many of them, and quickly. Could be elaborated into a Resident Evil-type arrangment (the lasers) if the trollocs start figuring it out and duck. Have we seen examples of lightening being called down on Raken or Draghkar? Seems to best way to deal with moving airborne targets. (I don't remember)
  5. All those people who want one more book instead of two: do you want this journey to end prematurely?
  6. Do we know this for a fact? I think i know what you are referring to, in the reverse use when Rand put out a fire by taking it's heat and placing it in the stone (granite?) of the fireplace (Terry Pratchett anyone?). We do not know if a similar method, but in reverse, is used to summon fire balls. I think if RJ had wanted us to think this, he would have had several characters noticing strnage chills in the air after many fireballs were summoned, those characters thinking how strange it was that they should feel cold even though there are massive balls of fire flying over head. And surely moving charges around (easy enough with the OP) would cause some weird effects of at least Perrin and the wolves to sense it and remark on the weird feeling. My stance would be that they are not creating energy, they are simply bringing it in from the flow of the OP, which may or may not be considered to be outside this universe as a closed system (though of course if this were considered outside energy entering the universe, it is in effect creating energy).
  7. I agree with the major arguments in the theory, but the evidence that the ogier and tuanthuan would be involved is very weak: 1. It comes mainly from book 1 with a little bit from book 4, where we know that the rules of the universe were still mallable. 2. We know so little about seed-singing that saying that it can re-weave the pattern directly is a huge leap. Also, seed-singing has not been confirmed to be the same thing as tree-singing, therefore observations about one cannot be unilaterally applied to the other. 3. Current tuanthuan do not know the song, and it seems from Rand's flashback, not everybody can sing it. You need to be chosen. I like the "pattern as a cloth sack" analogy, and it fits with the Big 3's ta'veren-ness, but I think there's going to be something else involved. Maybe that lump of Light in Rand's brain is pure Pattern goo that he can use like tar on a boat to patch the Bore. I like the theory, excpet that the entire thing is built around the first assumption, for which there is no unequivocal evidence: "1. We know that the Pattern itself is the Dark One's prison." There are some pretty stong hints that this is the case, theories which explian why this is so, and yet it is not known for a fact.
  8. Does this just refer to the American covers, and not the Irl/GB ones? They are simple, even in harback. I wouldn't mind more art on them in a reprint.
  9. But Perrin was brought up to believe he was just a simple (minded) black smith. Egwene wasn't brought up to be a fickle bítch. Perrin to Survive TG!
  10. I dont recall that, as far as I can recall there are no open lava sources, or craters of that sort on dragonmount. Its just a mountain as far as I know From the first page of Veins of Gold in tGS (p755 of the British hardback edition):
  11. Surely it must be that Rand isn't black. One of his parents was :P
  12. Answering the Phone Sniffing Running Down Cats/Zombies/cyclists...
  13. How will the Ogier help, besides sending forces to bolster the numbers of the Light? I want to see them Sing up some major defenses, perhaps having rediscovered how to create Nym, but they will be battle Nym BD The Ogier should have had their fair share of Lost Talents rediscovered, IMO
  14. The Big Unnoticed thing has been revealed? Then why are there still compilations on the general forum of all the theories of what it might be??
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