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  1. I think the first time, Ishy said that he could only do a temporary job... likely even with the TP. The DO himself however, may be able to do more. Personally, I think healing a damaged brain should be next to impossible.
  2. Honestly, sending that buffoon back compelled has to be among the most retarded decisions possible. More useful to find other people Rand trusts and compel them. Beyond that, staying at the palace once her security had been compromised was an incredible risk, considering you had no idea what Rand would be planning next. She should've left on the 'just in case' assumption, and come back days later to see if everything was fine. I'd have bloody well panicked in her position :P
  3. So... one wonders what is in Verin's notes apart from the info on the Black Ajah. What are the objectives of major factions of DFs? Or rather... are they interesting? Considering the Forsaken - probably not. I'd really appreciate it if Brandon were to take some creative license and add at least a few good non-channeling baddies to WoT. At least, let there be some impression that the Shadow is trying to put up a good fight and isn't just going to be crushed under the Pattern's luck based boot heals. Seriously, its about time the DO actually fried the pattern so we can have a resp
  4. We know that Rand is one with the land. Cadsuane... debateable. I'm not sure where the idea of hard means brittle started to apply to humans. What's wrong with Rand is that he doesn't have the ability to maintain his detachment. His whole 'I feel no emotion' bit rings completely false. More like 'I'm trying to restrain my emotions until they explode again' Blasting some of the Borderlander armies to teach them a lesson wasn't really a horrible idea, even if there were other simpler and better options. What do you think the President's opinion would be (let's assume while the country
  5. Except that its because of this and to make a point with Rand that Tuon attacks the White Tower, which she wouldn't have done if she was allied with Rand. Its supposed to be like: ta'veren bend the Pattern, and the Pattern bends ta'veren much harder :P Its like: Can one of Min's viewings fail? Not unless the Pattern is screwed. Rand for example has been a stooge doing everything the Pattern wanted, no matter his desires... also getting saved by the Pattern no matter his incompetence. The world depending on someone like Rand as a leader under normal circumstances would be a truly
  6. Perrin rediscovering the song after bashing Bornhald's brains in would be utterly awesome :P
  7. Even the CK wouldn't have stopped any half intelligent baddies from taking Rand down. That happening would also have been interesting. But seriously: 1. Destroying the CK - an immensely useful tool for TG was incredibly retarded. 2. Rand can cause as much destruction using his forces and a little bit of planning anyway. There are many kinds of power. In fighting the DO though, without knowing beforehand that he has no further use for them, destroying the CK was not an acceptable idea. Besides there is no such thing as too much power :) The various US presidents have had the abi
  8. The creating backstories for his men thing, was a form of battle preparation. Meeting unknown people on terms that would give him an advantage. The way Brandon expresses things is different though. The way Rand and Nynaeve defended Mat, seemed rather out of character and felt like something one might get in fanfiction where the writer is expressing his personal liking for the character rather than writing the story.
  9. Apparently Nynaeve has been upgraded to the point that very few, and not many of the Forsaken are stronger than her in the Power. Which really doesn't seem all that interesting. I prefer my baddies being more powerful and threatening. The Forsaken have been turned into losers in just so many different ways. Honestly, if you took away their powers and just made them random high level DFs, they'd be about as significant in the story. If they didn't have the OP, that would actually make them more interesting since they'd have at least made their minimal achievements through intelligent actio
  10. Setting Tuon straight about her status or winning that encounter in general would've been pathetically easy without any need for ta'veren abilities. And Tuon's supposed mental strength really doesn't mean anything since she did exactly what she was supposed to do. If she were violating the will of the Pattern, it would be different and actually interesting.
  11. The only thing that would interest me with a super strong sa'angreal would be if Moridin had it. That's the kind of thing that should follow the stupidity of Rand blowing up the CK and destroying one of the most powerful tools available to the Light. Stupidity really should be a punishable crime.
  12. We also have a comment from Demandred about how the bore has been growing larger since he got back out, although that may just be due to some of the seals that have been broken. The bore might generally be growing with the fewer seals and I'd rather suspect it is, but the last time... it was a good eighty years or so from the creation of the bore to the point where the War of Shadow started. Even if the DO can expand the bore, he might not be able to do it very fast.
  13. Part of the point I suppose is that its something none of us have really focused on or considered significant. The only thing in this book that I found interesting was Rand's ta'veren effects. More than the greater effects on people, its also the effects on stuff like food. If the food is rotting near Rand like we'd assumed the DO was causing - and Rand's ta'veren powers really aren't limited to his immediate vicinity(even Mat's aren't), then perhaps a lot of the negative effects have always been random side-effects of Rand's un-mastered ta'veren powers. Perhaps Rand really needs to
  14. The Seanchan consider the raid on the WT a fair success - especially with them gaining Traveling from it (which I think was confirmed by Brandon). With Traveling, they could bring a whole army to the White Tower if they wanted to.. Not that that is likely to happen. People in WoT never use the tools available properly, to get what they want. ... This whole book, since Rand's encounter with Semirhage, it has seemed like Rand was using his ta'veren powers intentionally. He says stuff like 'do you think I could kill you just by wishing it'. If someone reported to him the variation in his
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