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  1. The Wheel spins them, yes, I wasn't talking about that. I said that ta'veren's influence is possible because the WW is a dreamshard and TAR laws apply. Basically, a ta'veren is someone who the Wheel spins with the unconscious ability to affect the dreamshard, being able to affect the world around in a very diluted version of what a trained dreamer can do in TAR to others and the enviroment. The fundamental workings of a dreamshard are: if you do not know that you're dreaming/in a dreamshard you can't possibly take control or affect it; if you do know you're in it it's still insanely hard t
  2. I think creating dreamshards aka worlds is not so much interfering as it is, well, creating. Being in his dreamshards he could make the dreamers do whatever he desired but he doesn't. He just creates a buffer between souls and "life" so that souls don't actually die and get to have infinite chances in life (unless they are killed in the TAR, being it the real world), but still get to live a mortal life in the dream (lifespan and mortality as driving forces of mankind is one of the themes in the series). It's like saying that if souls were truly immortal, the world would end up falling into
  3. The TAR is the real world and the Waking World is a dreamshard of TAR maintained by the Creator. And it has been since the very beginning. I've always believed this to be true since it makes too much sense to disregard and on top of that I simply like it; but moreover, I think it's a pretty extended and accepted theory. That's how ta'veren, wolfbrothers, sniffers, Horn of Valere and other weird skills and events (such as entering the TAR in the flesh) happen. This includes lighting the pipe or pushing the horse, as well as jumping between TAR and WW.
  4. The Windfinders were all taking turns to operate de BW, at least all the strong ones. The others aren't mentioned but I suppose they would be helpping in the battlefields like some Aes Sedai loners who fought "on their own" (and not under WT command) where they were more needed. Also, on Rand and Elayne's pregnancy, I think Ohkam's Razor will do quite a nice job here. He heard of her pregnancy from anyone on Perrin's 'team' (because A LOT of people in that camp knew) and assumed he was the dad. From who did he hear it specifically? Well, I don't know, could be almost anyone in that camp, b
  5. Yes it is. I was actually defending him and other characters like him, not the other way around xD
  6. Also, killing off characters that have fulfilled their roles is poor writting actually. It just means you can't keep track of them so when they have done what you wanted you kill them. That may happen sometimes because of plot but other times those characters will just continue their lives without needing screen time to assert their existance. And when you write like RJ, having some points where the plot must be headed but leaving the "how to get there" up to "what would the characters do based on their personalities and situation", it is only natural that Fain would go after Rand and not
  7. Well by your way of thinking 80% of the characters in the last book should just have been killed previously. Characteres like Hurin, who fulfills his role and then is "forgotten" save for three small scenes, two of them irrelevant. Why didn't he kill him earlier instead of just giving us a small glimpse in the last book? There are tons of characters like Hurin or even less important having a brief moment of attention on aMoL. Just because RJ is a planner doesn't mean everything has to have ulterior motive. Those characters still appear to make us connect deeper with the war. Minor char
  8. "If there was no further plan for Fain he could have just shown up as Fain and been killed" No, because we are told since nearly the beginning that he is undergoing "some kind of" transformation, and we see part of it early in the books. If he had shown as regular Fain it would have been inconsistant with where his storyline was headed. And I still think it is meaningless to argue because no matter what argument you wield, someone else will go another way about it and there is simply no way of confirming anything. I see why you think RJ had more plans for him. Fain is actually a ve
  9. Yes. Ishamael dies at the Stone of Tear. Then Moridin is 'born' and dies at Shayol Ghul.
  10. I don't think this discussion will take us anywhere. I'm more on Sabio's side (though I give Fain more importance than just a troublemaker) but both your and his opinion are equally valid and so will they remain forever because we have no way of knowing the right answer, which would have to be given by RJ (if he were willing to). I sometimes, when reading the books, wonder how things would have been in the last three were him still alive, but in the end it's just trivial pondering. We cannot expect BS to be on Jordan's mind. We are lucky enough that such a talented writer was willing to p
  11. I think Fain, as Demandred although not nearly as important, is somewhat a reminder that a lot more things of importance happen in the world than what we see through the POV characters. Fain could have a book of his own, narrating his own journey, and I actually think it would be interesting, but in tWoT he is not a main character and as such he only is depicted when he is relevant to the actual WoT story. I also think a trilogy about Demandred would be terrific. We know he is a deeper character than what is shown in the books, and we know he has had an adventure of his own, but tWoT is not
  12. Fain didn't want to take part in the battle, he just wanted to kill Rand and maybe the DO, so he naturally goes where he knows he can do that when he knows he can do that. He wouldn't have any reason whatsoever to appear anywhere else. Certainly not at any battlefield. I would also have liked a little more of him in the last book but I guess there just wasn't room for it and though sudden he does what he has to as a character in the story. I don't think Brandon was wrong. Mat and him are in the mountain at the same time because both go there at the crucial moment. It may seem convenient
  13. Throwing knives a small distance is quiet easy actually (I've tried it a few times in my youth and it's almost like playing darts), more so if they are made precisely for that. Still I see why it threw you off. You're right it's not Moridin-ish. Perhaps that was intended, as a surprise sneak attack "didn't-expect-that-from-me-did-ya". Or perhaps we are taking a simple scene into too deep consideration xD
  14. Ilyena Sunhair's blond hair isn't a fan-art thing.
  15. I think you crossed the line there...
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