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  1. I never thought the "Lion Sword" description of Elayne from Nicola's Foretelling was a very appropriate one, since Elayne didn't have the first clue how to use a sword. So it was entertaining to see her try to kill a Trolloc with one, and also fitting for both the Foretelling and her character's overwheliming desire to emulate her ancestor Modrellein. Birgitte's death and Elayne's almost-forced delivery was definitely Brandon's "GRRM-esque" moment. I can see why he wasn't sure whether to be pleased, mortified or go take a bath. It rivaled Rand's collaring in terms of sheer horror.
  2. 1. There will be no Seanchan invasion of the white Tower. Ebou Dar will be devastated by a shadow spawn attack while Mat is there. He leads the surviving Seanchan out of the city. He brings them to Merilor and the again-homeless Empress, swayed by the presence of three ta'veren, agrees to the Dragon's Peace. 2. Ituralde will be very surprised to find out that people do, indeed travel the Ways. Especially after Rand cleanses them. 3. Isam is the gay character. He is the one who has grown fond of Perrin. 4. Androl and Emarin are gay too and end up together, Androl being the only person ever known to have been Turned gay, by having all of Pevara's thoughts in his head constantly. 5. Taim is Roderan in disguise. He really, really wanted to conquer Andor as well as rule Murandy. 6. Demandred is just a hallucination that was never really there. Think about it: nobody who has not been touched by the Dark One has ever seen him. 7. Cadsuane dies in bed after the Last Battle. She's had enough. 8. Lan kills a Jumara. Badass style. 9. Justice the sword is totally irrelevant. It was just a cameo put on by Brandon. 10. The Dark One's prison is a vacuole, and is severed, not sealed, left to drift outside the pattern until the next age. 11. Rand catches Moridin at Shayol Ghul. He's there with Shaidar Haran who has Alivia in tow, and yes she was a dark friend plant. This is how she kept her identity as a damane for 300 years. Rand and Moridin cross swords - streams - whatever again. As the pattern unravels they swap bodies. Alivia kills Moridin in Rand's body, Moiraine kills rand in Moridin's body. Nynaeve rips Rand out of TAR but he loses his hand again from the trauma. That's when he goes to sever the prison. The presence of the 3 ta'veren stabilize the pattern and push the Dark One back enough for Rand to read the Pattern and make a little snip. While he is concentrating Fain stabs him in the back. 12. Singing, the Song and the tu'athan will have nothing to do with the conclusion. 13. The number of dead will be so high as to approach ludicrosity. We will have to reference encyclopaedia WOT to remember who most of the named ones are. 14. I don't want to see Kert Wagoner mentioned again unless its referring to his limbs being eaten by a Trolloc. Pass the Kert roast, Narg. 15. Pevara's going to be awesome for exactly 3,000 words. Two of those words will be "severed" and "Taim" though not necessarily together. I am actually serious about some of these. Will maybe add more.
  3. According to NS, The third greatest rudeness among Aes Sedai is to mention someone's strength in the Power. The second greatest rudeness is failure to defer to someone stronger than you. What's #1 on the list of ways to be rude to a sister? I always postulated it was commenting on her weight.
  4. I'd rather be forced into a relationship with Faile. I'd be free to express my anger and frustration at being in a relationship with her and I would only have to worry about her using a knife on me, not the Power. After all, good ole' domestically violent Saldean family relationships bring everyone closer together apparently. Also, I'd take the place of Thom. He plays his own game in the service of others of his own choosing. Would you rather be transmigrated into a hideous body (a la Graeffalump) or transmigrated into a pretty body of the opposite sex (Aran'gar?)
  5. Same daily doses. Like a good Domani gown, each snippet reveals nothing, yet hints at everything. BTW, why would you rather be 13x13 than compulsed? On book releases, Would you rather: Have the RJ-written conclusion now, and never, ever get the lead-up to it, or have everything but the conclusion now, and wait another five years for the conclusion?
  6. Mat dies hanging from a rope...no wait, Mat dies from a lightning strike...no wait, Mat dies when a wall falls on him...no wait... dagnabit.
  7. Totally rather be Elyas. Put his Aes Sedai in her place for letting her sisters try to gentle him and whatever else they were going to try doing to him. Would you rather Be taken prisoner by M'Hael Or prisoner of Hessalam?
  8. Female Trolloc, according to the BWB they enjoy their lot in life as lil' monster breeding machines. Would you rather see a grolm fight a trolloc or see a raken fight a drakghar?
  9. Actually that way of looking at genetic inheritance is not supported anywhere anymore. It's completely wrong aproach and was deviced before generic inheritance was understood. So you could actually dissregard it compleatly since it has no bearing at all on anything. =) The way genetic inheritance happens is a much more complex procedure. Don't ask me about the chance of one of them being a chaneller though since I have no idea of how you actually should calculate it. As I said, it was an overly simplistic analysis. Don't have time to get into recombination or what have you. Plus I've not been following biology for the past 10 years. This was a simplified explanation of how genes are passed on as understood and taught at the time of RJ's development of his world so it shouldn't be disregarded completely, however, if it's what he based his reasoning off of.
  10. Moghedien is tasked with leading a Shadowspawn army. Thinking about how much smarter she is than everyone else, she gathers the descendents of a creation of Aginor's now called Bloodwrasps that are a cross between flesh-eating spider, scorpion and human resembling lots of hands, teeth and fur. (A version of this was killed by Rand in eOtW). Unfortunately, like the Jumara, they are not quite mature, so she tries to make them complete metamorphosis. This is a total disaster and she ends up stuck in a web made of things you don't want to know, suspended high over the valley of Thakan'dar. As Nynaeve, Rand and Moiraine begin their venture down to Shayol Ghul, Nynaeve sees her, recognizes her and decides to just leave Moggy there, but not before she decks her with a mighty punch. Unfortunately Nyn had the wrong kind of shoes on so she slips and her aim is off and instead she punches Moggy right in her mindtrap, shattering it and leavy Moggy a mindless automoton wrapped up in a web. Perrin, exhausted and unhorsed in the midst of a pitched battle, lunges at what he thinks is a very short trolloc and smashes it in the face with his hammer. It actually turns out to have been Graeffalump who had been caught up in a surging wave of Shadowspawn. She goes flying and coincidentally lands next to a dead soldier cased in polished armor. She sees her reflection, and realizing the hammer blow actually improved her looks, finally gives up and eats her own fistful of balefire. Demandred is feeling smug about himself after the opening blow against Caemlyn, followed up by well-placed Darkfriend assassins taking out the Great Generals Bashere, Agelmar and Ituralde. Additionally his forces have infiltrated the Seanchan high ranks. He's got a shadowspawn army about to ransack Ebou Dar only to learn that the Seanchan have all pulled out of the city and are on the march so now it's a pretty meaningless victory. Then he realizes there's less than a book left so he's pretty much out of time to make his big strategic moves, and since everyone else has gotten more screen time they're way ahead of the game, not to mention he realizes he has no way to match their mobility. He throws a hissy-fit about LTT having "all the advantages" and goes off to live alone on Tremalking because he heard their tea was good. And hey, they left plenty of it lying around for anyone to try... M'Hael is sitting on his throne when a random bubble of evil strikes and turns the stone into wax. By the time he reacts his rear is encased in a hunk of black rock. When Pevara and Androl overthrow his guards outside they break into his audience room, see him struggling to walk upright with a big block of stone on his posterior, and laugh themselves to death. The noise of falling bodies alerts Logain, who had never been caught but used the rumor as a chance to sneak into the Black Tower alone, and, thinking his cover blown, rushes in to find M'Hael on his back squirming like an upset turtle. He quips, "Dark One get you stoned on your ass?" and promptly dispatches him with an Arrow of Fire. Cyndane, having pretty much screwed up all of her options, decides to make a pact with Fain to Rule the World Forever after getting rid of both sides. Unfortunately for her, he's bat**** crazy and he has his zombie Trollocs eat her because he thought it would be funny. As Rand prepares to fulfill his ultimate destiny, Moridin makes one last desperate strike at him. Due to their link and the fragile reality at SG, his strike backfires and rips him out of space and time. He finds himself in a vacuole drifting off from the Pattern with nothing else aside from a white lamb that's singing a repetitive, unending song. The morning after the Last Battle, Cadsuane is found in her bed having passed away in her sleep the night before. Reportedly, the night before, after everything was over, while apparently being pestered about coming back to the Tower to work on brokering a lasting peace with the Seanchan, she'd told one of the other Sisters "I might live another 5 years, I might live another 30. I saw this through because I must. But now I don't give two figs what you all do next, it'll survive without me now, I'm bloody tired and I'm done with babysitting the lot of you."
  11. "Swapped" That word would get about 20% of the community up in a tizzy.
  12. If we were to dismiss the thematic unlikeliness of any of these characters to start channeling and look at the math, Gawyn and Mat would be the strongest cases to make out of the two since they both share a sibling who can channel. That said, knowing that the "channeling gene" is a recessive, even if you were to look at it as a simple pairing of a single gene inherited from the parents: Channeling gene: "c": Dominant "C" inability to channel, recessive "c" ability -- ability to channel manifests with "cc" pairing Two carrier parents: Cc -- Cc Possible offspring gene combinations: CC, Cc, Cc, cc there'd be a 25% chance of each child inheriting the (cc) twin recessive genes. It's a 1 in 16 chance in this scenario for two siblings to both inherit the ability to channel. Now, obviously it isn't as simple as that since there's also differences between "sparkers" and "learners" and channeling is also tied to the soul. It simply hasn't been explained further than that; for instance, are there more than one gene that controls channeling ability? And how do you quantify the ties of channeling ability to the "soul?" That said, the genetic possibility for Mat or Gawyn to have inherited the ability to channel is there and not out of the realm of possibility. I highly doubt we'll ever delve into it within the context of the series, however.
  13. Sea folk. Sounds way less boring. The Dark One probably doesn't even have DSL. Cheapskate. Speaking of Sea Folk, if you were a male channeler pre-cleansing, Would you rather be dropped off the side of the ship with a stone tied around your feet or left without food or water on a desolate island?
  14. Maiden's Kiss. I'm curious to know what Mat isn't telling. Would you rather Be the ruler of Kandor Or the ruler of Illian?
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