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  1. I dont believe the Tinker song has anything to do with Ogier Treesinging. I posted this earlier, but I'll post it again. I think we get a hint of it when Rand visits Tuon in Ebou Dar and makes the garden bloom. Mat hears him singing under his breath and asks him about it to which Rand basically responds "not now." I'm guessing that one of the things Rand will do in his wanderings is visit the Tinkers and pass along the Song.
  2. Yeah, but he'll be back. The only way he would've been truly happy is if Rand had Balefired him.
  3. Actually Callandor was made either during or just before the breaking. As you'll recall from TSR when Rand is having the Aiel visions, in one of them he is at a council of remaining Aes Sedai and Callandor is there on the table along with the Horn of Valere and the Dragon's banner. We also know from RJ that Callandor's flaw was a manufacturing defect. It's ability to magnify the True Power was accidental (or caused by the Pattern), which is why even Moridin didn't know about it. As for the magnifying the taint, well, the True Power and the taint aren't the same thing, but they come from the same source so magnifying the taint was a clue as to it's ability to magnify the True Power. The Forsaken only wanted it to use as a Sa'Angreal (in the case of male Forsaken) or to keep it from the male Forsaken (in the case of female Forsaken). Demandred's Sa'Angreal having a name isn't exactly unusual since all the mega-powerful Sa'Angreal have names- Callandor, the Choden Kal, Vora's Wand. His bonding of it, while unheard of for a Sa'Angreal, is not unique since other items such as the Horn of Valere have similar effects. The whole bonding thing could also have been a red herring by Demandred to keep Taim from using it against him.
  4. Someone above mentioned the Tinker's Song. I believe we get a hint of it. Remember the scene when Rand meets with Tuon in the garden and makes everything bloom? Mat notices him singing softly under his breathe and asks him about it. Rand pretty much tells him "not now." I'm guessing the Tinker's Song will be discovered once again very soon after a certain individual in a brand new Moridin meat suit comes to visit them.
  5. Speaking of Heroes of the Horn, I think one of the best scenes in the book is Noal/Jain Farstrider appearing and saving Olver. I about lost it myself. Such a touching scene.
  6. At least Bela went out well. She saved Olver and the Horn of Valere, so in a way she saved the whole world by helping Olver recover the Horn from the Shadow. So yeah, she died, but she went out like a real hero.
  7. I just re-read Towers of Midnight, and in the scene where Rand comes back to Tear and is "enlightened" he specifically tells Cadsuane that she has taught him that he needs to be more than a weapon. That seems to fulfill the prophecy, in my interpretation. That was my thought too. Pretty sure this one's been fulfilled. She taught Rand something important, which he felt the need to pass onto the Asha'man, and he was DEFINATELY not happy about it before-hand.
  8. are you positive they are the same, Paitr with morgase was younger than Paitr Rand met in beginning? Also, Mat makes it obvious, but the girl DF that mat took away her knife, she showed up a few more times Egwene will probably meet Raen and the tinkers again, she dreamed she needs some info from them with Need. The same Truth Seeker keeps showing up, but not really hidden Same with Jaichim Carradin You reminded me of Renna, egwene will have to face her again when Elayne ships her to tower, even tho in 2nd to last book she tells hall to accept damane for training and how much she still hates Renna... It was obvious it was the same Paitr the Darkfriend. Also, the female assassin is Lady Shiaine/Mili Skane. She's running the cell of Darkfriends in Caemlyn that includes Daved Hanlon. She also is the one that kills Jaichim Carridan in a most unpleasant way. As for Renna, she's dead. She was one of the three Suldam Mat used to escape Ebou Dar and he was forced to have one of his men kill her with a crossbow when she ran off to try and return to the Seanchan.
  9. I should point out that regardless of wether she should or should not keep her pants on, we have a Min viewing already that shows that she will have four children by Rand. So we know that she doesn't.
  10. To those still asking why we still don't know where Demandred's armies are or what he rules, I would point out that among the ancient texts on warfare Barid Bel Medar studied in the Age of Legends, was most likely a copy of Sun Tzu's Art of War. The following quote applies to Demandred perfectly (thus far anyway): “Be extremely subtle even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.” Along with this one: “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
  11. I find it interesting that the only POV we have from Ishy that I can recall is the Watcher POV when he's spying on Sammael and Graendal. Kinda makes you wonder what more is really going on with him.
  12. Man I love Exalted. Best pen and paper epic fantasy RPG ever made.
  13. “Do you want to know the thing that twists my brain in knots, Perrin?” Rand said softly. “The thing that gives me shivers, like the cold breath of the Shadow itself? The taint is what made me mad and what gave me memories from my past life. They came as Lews Therin whispering to me. But that very insanity is the thing giving me the clues I need to win. Don’t you see? If I win this, it will be the taint itself that led to the Dark One’s fall.” Perrin whistled softly. Redemption, Rand thought. When I tried this last time, my madness destroyed us. This time, it will save us. Loved this part. I've thought the same thing myself. It's ironic the Dark One's own taint is what will be his undoing in the Third Age.
  14. Looks that way. If anyone can heal him it's Nynaeve with an Angreal. I had a feeling he'd live, I was just wrong on how.
  15. Well, after reading Chapter 1 looks like it isn't Talmanes. So I guess the speculation goes on. I had a feeling he'd make it, I was just wrong on how.
  16. Except you're forgetting that A. She has the Angreal that makes here stronger then she was before, and B. She has an Asha'man to link with. She used an angreal to heal Tam as well. The Asha'man may help things, but I dont really think she has a chance to heal Talmanes given how screwed up he is atm. It would take Nynaeve or the Kin woman. I suspect Mat will find Talmanes body in another chapter or two. She was also exhausted when she healed Tam. I do not think it will be Moiraine that heals him if anyone unless it's just off screen and Talmanes just wakes up later wondering why he's alive. Not to mention the Angreal she has now is much, MUCH more powerful then her old one. It's described as nearly a Sa'angreal in power. And I would reiterate that the timing is excellent- Mat returning from ToG with Moiraine and an Asha'man right as he's needed to save Talmanes and the Band. Sounds like just the kind of thing that happens to Mat.
  17. In fact, when Sammael says that he's in Graendal's palace in Arad Doman, so "to the south" covers a lot of territory.
  18. Slayer himself mentions how weak he is vs. channelers. The Aiel are going to be a hindrance to him, if anything since he can't just pop in out of TAR and if they channel to entire TAR in the flesh they will have to channel to leave it and Rand will feel it and I don't care how good the Red Veils are, they are not going to sneak through an entire camp full of Aiel, Asha'man and Aes Sedai to get to Rand. Not to mention Rand's plot armor... err I mean Ta'veren nature.
  19. I'm just glad Taimendred and Moridin=Taim are officially dead, in the text. Apparently Taim is just Taim and is apparently the prodigy of Ishy/Demandred. At least that explains the Second Age talk, knowledge of things like the testing and how he's lived for so long without going bonkers.
  20. I'm not convinced she's turning to the Light, but the last Rand POV from ToM certainly seems to suggest the possibility so I won't rule it out. She could have some other reason for sending some ridiculously weak (relatively speaking) assassination team to take out Rand, but I can't figure it out.
  21. Except you're forgetting that A. She has the Angreal that makes here stronger then she was before, and B. She has an Asha'man to link with.
  22. As I mentioned, this could easily be a clever way for Cyndane/Lanfear (I'm pretty convinced it's her, which is further backed up by the fact Cyndane isn't at the Forsaken pow-wow) to help the Light by getting rid of Slayer and warning the Light about the Red Veils. I don't see how she could possibly think they could successfully kill him given his power level now and the fact he's surrounded at all times by hundreds of channelers. The Forsaken aren't stupid. Even all the living Forsaken together couldn't kill him at the Cleansing, and that was just with a handful of channelers protecting him. They should know by now only overwhelming force can defeat him, and even that didn't work at Maradon.
  23. As I mentioned in another thread, I predict that Mat will get back to the Band with Moiraine in tow, right as the battle is raging. Moiraine is experienced in healing wounds caused by thankandar forged blades, and she can link with the Asha'man that makes the gateway- Grady and Neald are both experienced at linking. It fits perfectly with Mat's theme of pulling the Band's fat out of the fire based purely on luck.
  24. I think it's obviously Cyndane. Aside from the Occam's Razor argument (the description, plus the fact she's the only one of the Forsaken to ever refer to him as Lews Therin), I think sending Isam, along with two Samma N'Sei may be a devious way of both getting rid of Isam and warning the Light about the Red Veils- assuming she actually is betraying the Shadow as some believe. She has to know they have very little chance against Rand given the insane amounts of Power he can channel now (there had to have been reports of Maradon by now). I also agree that this will probably be the second time Perrin saves Rand, given that they're currently in the same location (we know this from the reading from Chapter 1). Also, I have to believe she's doing this behind Moridin's back since we've seen no indication that Moridin has rescinded his order about leaving Rand alive.
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