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Tom Sawyer

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  1. Also, what about going into Dreamland and scouting out where someone's treasure room is and then opening a gateway into it to steal the his cash. You could also compulse the enemy's scouts to have them deliver bad intelligence and get the armies turned around.
  2. Ya, we saw with the attack on the Tower that when Aes Sedai put a circle together, they can swat any number of damane like flies. In an all-out fight, it's pop guns against bazookas.
  3. How about walls and holes? When that army of Trollocs was attacking Rand et al at the mansion, my first thought was why doesn't he stop worrying about the Deathgates and all and just blast a 30 foot deep trench in the ground infront of them? That way, there's no need to be rushed and they can just blast them all away while having a nice relaxing supper or the like. Also, why did the Halfmen run forward with the Trollocs instead of having a couple hundred pop up in the room behind everyone?
  4. Ya, the Seanchan do seem to be almost as bad as the Trollocs in their ability to get a couple hundred thousand soldiers slain and not have their numbers really diminish any, but at least the Trollocs can pull replacements out of the portal stones. The size of armies does seem to have spiralled out of control over the course of the series. At the beginning, the Whitecloaks were able to be a major military force with only a few thousand soldiers and now if you can't field over a hundred thousand people in a land where there's not enough for anyone to eat, you're some kind of chump.
  5. What about Aginor? He keeps getting incinerated and brought back to life. I'm really hoping that that happens a couple more times in the last book. Twice is only a little bit funny.
  6. Yes, there are ways to read the prophecy which don't involve Rand's death. Nobody's ever disputed that. What I'm saying is that given Rand's buildup to his need to die to win the Last Battle (his interpretation of those prophecies), it would be an extremely lame way to end the story.
  7. But that wouldn't change it from being an extraordinarily lame way to end the series. Fortunately, I don't think it's any kind of legitimate worry and Rand is actually going to die.
  8. Book five is where the meandering does start. There was that whole bit with Nynaeve and Elayne wandering around with the circus that just didn't work for me at all. That could have been two chapters and not half a book. It is, however, minor meandering with lots of fast-paced and tight plotlines going on around it. Books 7 to 10 are a lot of meandering with the odd plotline randomly inserted here and there. There was a comment above about how you can just skip over entire pages and not miss anything at all and that's how I see them as well.
  9. Yes he can choose whichever he wants, but some of those choices for endings would be much lamer and more stupid than others. Rand surviving the Last Battle and the lines which were misinterpreted to refer to his death being references to something else and he'd spent the whole series worried about a misunderstanding would be one of the lamer choices. Not Rand and Moridin having a dance-off to decide the fate of the world kind of lame (although it would be RJ's right to choose that), but pretty close.
  10. It would be a really lame letdown if, after 14 books of buildup about how Rand needs to sacrifice himself to save the world, that turns out to be a metaphor about something else and he doesn't need to do that. It would be like Zeus giving Prometheus a stern talking-to or Pilate giving Jesus a token fine and telling him not to stir people up anymore. If you're going to write a story about someone sacrificing himself for the sake of others, then that story needs to include an actual sacrifice on his part. Rand needs to go willingly to his death and then die. Anything else would just be kind of cheesy.
  11. Lan's definitely one and probably Gawyn and Galad too - there's a reason that they were given Arthurian-based names.
  12. I think it would have the same effect, since the Oaths are made on the same Oath Rod. No matter how much torture or anything else you use on an Aes Sedai, you can't force her to say that black is white or to shoot some passer-by with a lightning bolt, and similarly you can't force one of the Black Ajah to betray the DO or anything else which contradicts their Oaths because she simply wouldn't be able to do it.
  13. What are you basing that knowledge of his on? Few people who were intrinsicly entwined with House Lannister had any idea. Papa Lannister (brainfart on the name) was sharper than any of them and he had no clue, Barristan spent decades guarding the royal family and he had no clue and the list goes on and on. There were only a handful of people in King's Landing that had any sort of inkling about it and they were the people involved in either spying on everyone or trying to expose the incest. I can't recall anything in the storyline which suggests this knowledge on the part of Pycelle.
  14. Wouldn't whats-her-name, Egwene's Keeper, take over? While I don't want to be accused of suggesting that the Aes Sedai have some sort of competent decision-making capabilities, something as basic as a line of succession seems to be a thing that even they'd be able to manage.
  15. That ter'angreal would be particularly useful in a number of situations. Say, for instance, that you were one of the Forsaken and you took control of a group of the Black Ajah which had it. If you happened to send a couple of those Aes Sedai over to a city where there was a cache of other ter'angreal that you didn't know the exact location of, something like this that would increase their chance of making a lucky guess about what building to search in to find them would be quite beneficial. It's too bad that a situation like that never came up where a cool device like this could have come in handy.
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