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  1. The War of Power lasted ten years, but the Collapse lasted about a century, and there were likely armed conflicts before the big one. In the Rhuidean flashbacks, the soldiers were said to have been picked and trained from ten years of age, with the Aiel whose POV it was saying war had been going on since before he was born. Guns and conventional weapons would primarily be effective against channelers if they were caught unaware. Otherwise, there are barriers of the Power that can be erected to block such things: simple barriers of Air, the shields of Air and Fire used to block lightning
  2. Semirhage wasting the Court of the Nine Moons has probably caused more grief, since apparently Seanchan is bigger than the entire wetlands. And she very nearly induced Rand to destroying everything himself. Graendal's kidnapping probably did its part in causing chaos in Shara, too. Though the damage Graendal and Asmodean caused, and the end result of Semirhage's torture, were all pretty inadvertent.
  3. In regards to TP badass-ery, Ishamael was very nearly able to counter Rand with Callandor during their last fight, with that ball of darkness. At least, I assume that was the True Power and not just him bending T'A'R to himself, since he was shouting "Aid me!" The balefire stream he crossed with Rand's was also apparently made of the True Power. And overall, Ishamael appears to be the Forsaken who has done the most on behalf of the Dark One, not only since they're on the same page, but because he was only partially sealed. Without him initiating the Trolloc Wars, the War of a Hundred Ye
  4. Mat is supposed to survive Tarmon Gai'don, isn't he? He was supposed to be in the outriggers.
  5. When i consider the phrasing used in the past few books used in the Forsaken meetings regarding Demandred's status reports--namely, "we will be ready"--I had just assumed that it meant he must be behind the Black Tower or he had subverted one of the major channeling institutions like Semirhage and Mesaana. Which fit well with how Sammael had said Demandred's "friends" can carve out whatever he wants so long as they stay away from his territory. (If he were talking about normal Darkfriends, Sammael could just countermand them; channelers loyal to a rival Forsaken or unknowingly serving one mi
  6. Sorilea. I liked her since that scene in LoC where they found out Rand was taken. But since the whole Domination Band thing, there's a cloud of suspicion over her. As for who's been somewhat disappointing, I'd have to say Narishma. For someone who gets mentioned in the prophecies, and given whom he's named after, I sort of expected more, and I had hoped that he'd be the one to take down Aran'gar. (Aran'gar was pretty damn disappointing, too.) Now he's hardly ever mentioned.
  7. The link between Moridin and Rand, at least as of yet, has never been seen to pass information between the two, a la Rand and Mat and Perrin's ta'veren link. Moridin was pissed at Semirhage because she blew off Rand's hand and messed with his eyes, which clearly affected Moridin, and for which I assume he is so adamantly opposed to any of the Forsaken going after him. There are undoubtedly other reasons. I remember immediately connecting Moridin's sha'ra scene in tPoD with Semirhage's LoC torture scene where she thought of the game and how she would refuse to be sacrifi
  8. Demandred must have been Taim's Forsaken handler, at least at the inception of the Black Tower. The opening and closing chapters of LoC demand Demandred's heavy involvement in what transpired in between, and the only available significant player that served a critical role is the Black Tower. Nothing else meshes well with that. And I've always thought Demandred's pondering where Mesaana and Semirhage had placed themselves seemed to be placed in context, as together the three would effectively be in control of the three major channeling institutions. (Of course, Aran'gar would come to influ
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