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  1. The text of his death strongly suggests that he was killed by balefire. The appendix of one of the later books (along with some conversation between ishamayel and Graendal) show that Graendal was the one who did it. People killed by balefire can't be reincarnated by the Dark One. I also doubt the DO would want Asmodean back, since he kind of betrayed him.
  2. There are sub-sections of the girls storylines that are completely useless once the book is finished. What's the point of the Black Ajah Hunters storyline? To show how the Black Ajah worked and that there were some people inside the White Tower who were willing to cooperate when the distrust was at its highest. Egwene finds them ... and then they play no part in her storyline after that. The breaking of the Tower is solved due to the Seanchan attack. The Black Ajah is hunted due to Verin telling her how to do it. And later the Black Ajah is defeated when they attack Mesaana in the world of dre
  3. What about the Empire trilogy, written by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts? Daugther of the Empire was written in 1987, Servant of Empire in 1990 and Mistress of the Empire in 1992. In it we see our protagonist, Mara of the Acoma, play the Game of the Council, the intricate politics, subterfuge and violence actions used by the nobles of the Empire of Tsuranuanni to gain power. It's also called The Great Game in that series. Just, so you know, to put credit where is due: Feist and Wurts created the whole "fantasy politics as a game" thing way before Jordan or Martin. To be more precise, Fei
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  5. Forgot about that, my mistake. What happened to Fearil, her warder, after she died?
  6. Perrin: Because one of the good guys has to die and Mat and Rand are protected by the author. This is the only way WoT will have a meaningful main character death, IMO, with the fullfilling of the dark prophecy. Davram, Deira, Tenobia Bashere: Even if Perrin doesn't die these guys will bite the dust. Min saw an aura of darkness around Bashere and he can't be a DF since Rand Christ looked him in the eye. So he's probably going to die, along with Deira and Tenobia, making Faile queen of Saldaea. Alana: Somebody in the Shadow should know about her connection to Rand now. I don't think Ran
  7. We know what the Forsaken did before they turned to GLoD. Lanfear - researcher in the OP and TAR, hottest of the hot, power-monger. Ishy - Philosopher, Aginor - bioscientist Belal - Lawyer, swordsman Demandred - politician, soldier Sammael - athlete, soldier Balthamiel - anthropologist Mesaana - educationist Asmodean - musician Moghedien - investment councillor Graendal - shrink Semirhage - physician Rahvin - womaniser These are all full-time professions. No reason why any of them would have dabbled in ter'angreal making. It was a stroke of luck that Moggy had a
  8. Slayer knows about Perrin's TAR abilities. Maybe Slayer underestimated Perrin and didn't think he should mention to Graendal that Perrin could walk in the world of dreams. That's one case where not sharing information hurts the bad guys and not the good guys (as usually happens in WOT). But I think Graendal's plan wasn't all that much, even without the dream spike. It consisted of trapping Perrin in a place where he would battle lots of trollocs and/or Whitecloaks. Among all the confusion, a DF whitecloak would try to kill Perrin, if a trolloc or other soldier didn't do the deed first.
  9. It must be said that Verin's compulsion was very subtle, so noone noticed a difference in Elza. Well, everyone thought it was weird that a Red would swear allegiance to the Dragon Reborn, but she functioned normally on all other matters. Moghedien's compulstion on the tavern owner in ACOS isn't as subtle. The woman had her brain partially fried. Also Graendal's compulsion isn't subtle as well. Rand comments that the guy they find who gives the name of Natrim's Barrow probably was slow witted due to her Compulsion. So using mass compulsion in the White Tower would be problematic. It see
  10. Add to that list: Moghedien saw Nynaeve in Ebou Dar. Moghedien used compulsion on a tavern owner and went to the top story of the building. Moghedien used balefire to destroy the boat Nynaeve was in, sniper like ... BUT some birds took flight at that exact moment and she didn't shoot right. Nynaeve just kind of drowned and then got rescued by Lan. Nynaeve isn't even ta'veren for god's sake. This was just random luck (aka the author demands it). If all of the forsaken made a circle of 11 at TGH and attacked the White Tower or Rand probably a random lightning would attack the leader of
  11. RJ talked about the why of that in one of his posts in the blog. He compared the Forsaken to the Nazis. In WWII some Nazi commanders were still sending resources to the concentration camps to kill the people there (Jews, gypsies, homossexuals, political dissenters) even when the people defending the Reich in France, Italy and Eastern Europe barely had resources. Why use trains to transport these undesirable people to be exterminated instead of soldiers or ammo or fuel? Evil sometimes is stupid, according to him, and so are the Forsaken.
  12. About Birgitte: She wore a short sword in this book. In previous books she refused to wear a sword when Elayne suggested it because she knew, from her past lives, that that would cause a distaster somehow. So there are two reasons Birgitte wore a sword in this book: 1) She forgot that she wasn't supposed to wear one. She's losing her memories more and more and this is one thing she forgot. 2) Brandon Sanderson forgot she wasn't supposed to wear one. I'm going to go with reason # 1. I'm just waiting for the disaster to happen now. Is the Caemlyn invasion going to be it? If s
  13. Exactly. It takes a long time for someone (not to mention a society) to understand that something is wrong. Like the example I used above: raising animals to kill them to eat is wrong. Yet most people in most countries (except India) nowadays eat meat. People five hundred years from now will be asking "How did people back then let it happen? Didn't they know it was wrong? How despicable they were! Their government should be dismantled and replaced for letting such a terrible thing happen! Animals have rights too, how can't they understand how cruel those farms were?". Just like we do now when
  14. I love the Seanchan. They're very morally ambiguous, being at the same time a system who's unforgiving and has slavery and a system that allows free trade, regional autonomy and gives stability to the land. They're also very feminist, with equal opportunities in career to both men and women (even in the military). They're probably one of the best of RJ's creations. Their society is incredibly detailed and has many similarites to the Ottoman Empire, the Chinese Empire and the Japanese Empire. Slaves there are both the hard-toiling guys who'd like to rebel and slaves of the state or slaves
  15. Ishamael used Jain to his uses ("painted him a fool"). How isn't exactly clear, but both Ishy and Jain admit that this happened. Jain is probably ashamed of that, so he tells Mat to tell a Malkieri he died clean. It probably has to do with Isam and how Malkier became part of the blight. Jain caught one of the guys who did it. Maybe he feels guilty of not catching Isam? Or maybe he took part on that process against his will? Who knows? Also, Mat is going to run out of Malkieri men to tell about Jain very soon.
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