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Agitel

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  1. Because you noticed the chronological dissonance, I'd best mention this now. Some plotlines are a month behind at the end of tGS. Those character arcs play catch up in Towers of Midnight. However, what's... interesting... about it all is that Sanderson jumps back and forth between plotlines. So you'll be reading about Perrin (who is a month behind), then jump ahead thirty days to a Rand chapter, then jump backwards thirty days to a Mat chapter... then... you get the idea. It's jarring at times, especially with one character who seems to be in two places at once.
  2. Jordan never ranked male channelers in the same way. Considering how strength in the OP is a part of Aes Sedai heirarchy, Jordan kept a ranking system for them, so that if he put two in a scene he'd know how their relationship, at least command-wise, should be. I'd say that the ranking of saidin channelers would just have additional levels. A fifteen saidin channeler would be the same strength as a fifteen saidar channeler, but males are capable of higher levels than female. In terms of one-on-one matching, though, Jordan has said that woman tend to be more dexterous (and maybe even effective)
  3. This. Mesaana was someone in the Tower. Alviarin knew that. Mesaana had to disguise her power with her so that Alviarin couldn't just walk around comparing in search of Mesaana.
  4. INTERVIEW: Jun 21st, 1996 ACOS Signing Report - Brian Ritchie ROBERT JORDAN RJ wrote the Mat/Tylin scenario as a humorous role-reversal thing. His editor, and wife, thought it was a good discussion of sexual harassment and rape with comic undertones. She liked it because it dealt with very serious issues in a humorous way. She seemed to think it would be a good way to explain to men/boys what this can be like for women/girls, showing the fear, etc. ********* BRANDON SANDERSONHard to ignore that it happened, returning to the city as he was. LUCKERS... you re-awakened the Mat/Tylin sex
  5. RJ had a plural relationship at one point in his life, and he figured if he could handle two, surely the savior of the world could handle three.
  6. Well, aside from using it putting you in a rather oblivious state of bliss that lights up like a beacon that can be sensed anywhere on the continent, he's terrified of wielding that amount of power. Part of it has to do with his early experience with Callandor. And keep reading.
  7. My memory may be a bit foggy, too, but I think Moridin gets the same sickness when Rand channels, or something related. When the balefire streams crossed, it seems to have linked their souls/bodies somehow, and that may extend to their connection to their source. Whenever Rand uses that bridge to saidin, I think that bridge is is now somewhat shared with Moridin, and pulling saidin through it irritates that connection. It seems to be how Rand pulled on the True Power in the Gathering Storm, too, though I'm not sure if we have a confirmation on that.
  8. The Waste is massive. It's about one fifth the size of the western part of the continent that there's a map for, maybe even a little bigger. We only ever saw a small portion of it. There may be areas more hospitable to the types of trees or whatever needed for crafting spears
  9. Perrin doesn't even like the responsibility of being a lord of the Two Rivers. It's just not the life he wants. The idea of leading a succession and starting and leading a rebellion and becoming a king of an entire nation is just a whole huge leap of responsibility he doesn't want for himself, not in any way, really, but especially not in THAT way.
  10. Have you read past The Path of Daggers or are you still on that book? If you're still reading The Path of Daggers, then you find out more if you keep reading. If you've read more or want to know anyway, it's because . . .
  11. Really? I know she was first on his list, but I could have sworn he started the list before that.... I may be wrong. Actually, it may not even have been until after Dumai's Wells. I forget... She is first, though.
  12. While they may have been closer than you remember, I think it's also important to point out that Rand feels a lot of guilt over her death, and it was her death (and his deepening madness) that started his "list."
  13. I'll give you a small tip on Rand's new sword. It won't ever be explained directly, but it is possible to puzzle out.
  14. It's a way of establishing chronology. Anyway, it's a teaser, not a spoiler. Lol
  15. Shielding sul'dam wouldn't do anything. They aren't connected to the source through their own link. They aren't even channeling through the damane. The Tower was just in a poor state, too. They weren't even at whatever normal readiness they should be at. Fain's influence, Forsaken and Black Ajah meddling, Elaida's blundering, and the Tower focusing on the enemy just outside the gate made it ripe for the plucking. It's not like the Seanchan did this with the Tower in its normal state.
  16. So no quote then? You really need to start supporting some of these claims in various threads. Rand observes Egwene and Aviendha channeling before he joins in, remarking that "he could not tell which woman was doing what", but its all there on p624 of the Fires of Heaven. ""Suddenly lightening stabbed down, a jagged silver streak that rent a hilltop below the city. Before the crack of the first bolt reached the tower, two more crackled earthward. Wild forks danced across the sky, but those single lances of brilliant white struck with the regularity of a heartbeat. Abruptly, ground
  17. There are different timelines issues, some are mistakes, others are just a little hard to follow in TOM. To put it simply, yes, you'll be playing catching up with Perrin and Mat and Elayne and Galad and etc... in ToM. What's... interesting... is that their timelines are a month behind, but you'll be jumping back and forth between them and timelines that are a month ahead of them. I'm not a fan of that choice.
  18. So no quote then? You really need to start supporting some of these claims in various threads. Rand observes Egwene and Aviendha channeling before he joins in, remarking that "he could not tell which woman was doing what", but its all there on p624 of the Fires of Heaven. ""Suddenly lightening stabbed down, a jagged silver streak that rent a hilltop below the city. Before the crack of the first bolt reached the tower, two more crackled earthward. Wild forks danced across the sky, but those single lances of brilliant white struck with the regularity of a heartbeat. Abruptly, ground
  19. There would have been damane on those raken offering a defense, as well.
  20. Experienced sul'dam technically still have a choice. A sparker will always embrace the source as they mature, intentionally or not, and it may or may not kill them. A learner has to be taught to sense and reach for it and actually try. An experienced sul'dam basically learns through the damane how to sense the source, but they're never biologically forced to touch it. A learner DOES get a choice about whether to ever make that first attempt. A sparker inevitably will channel, as Rand did in EotW, and as Nynaeve described she did, and as Moiraine explained would happen to Egwene without guidanc
  21. I think there is also the issue that 'in-world' she doesn't have much legitimacy. The every day people have reasons to believe in Rand and Elayne that make sense. It is hard to believe that an 18 year old girl would really be the best option out of all the AS in the world, or that any of them would take her seriously. Eggy wasn't supposed to be the best option for a strong Amyrlin. She was supposed to be a puppet, and one that could easily be removed once reconciliation was made with the Tower. Any full Aes Sedai elected to that post among the rebels would likely have been executed
  22. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Unfortunately, some of the very small plot lines and characters that Jordan may have continued are dropped by Sanderson, probably because the scope was so big and Jordan had left a lot to write without instructions. I'm sure many readers were relieved by that, but in your entries you clearly bring them up and wonder where Jordan was going with some of them...
  23. Before the arrival of Hawking's armies, Seanchan was ruled by a bunch of warring nations dominated by channelers. The view Hawking had of Aes Sedai was that they used their power to justify meddling in and controlling other nations and just taking advantage of the general threat of having that power to intimidate others. I'm not agreeing with the Seanchan, but their rationale is rooted in some truths. That doesn't mean their solution is better. Also, I don't think the Seanchan are being made sympathetic. I never got that impression. Just because they aren't evil in all respects or are pres
  24. How Cadsuane treats the Dragon Reborn and the actions she takes in regards to him aren't good measures of how she generally treats people, and her first meeting with him was a test of his character and probably his sanity. These are exceptional circumstances.
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