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  1. Wondering how this got so off topic... But anyway, this is a pretty well timed topic because I am actually currently in the process of rereading the part where he leaves Tear so I had been thinking a lot about it, so my thoughts on the whole Perrin leaving Tear to go to the Two Rivers thing was the pulling feeling he gets to stay in Tear wasn't actually that strong until after he is just about to leave and by that time he definitely cannot change his mind, when he said a hundred reasons to stay, sort of implies that these reasons aren't actually that good, whereas to save all his friends and family and the rest of the people in the TR was a very good reason. But the tugging to stay with Rand was sort of like a reverse psychology sort of thing to set Perrin in his way, as once he got to the TR realized his plan to give himself up to the whitecloaks wouldn't have worked he would have just been sitting there twiddling his thumbs, but with the sense of purpose he had from the mental battle with Ta'veranism he had the willpower to rally the people and defeat the trollocs, send the whitecloaks away, unite the people of the TR and create a seat of power that has decent strength. Thats my two cents, not saying it's definitely what I believe or if it's any good, but thats just what I came up with as I read.
  2. In my opinion, according to this definition of insane, before his epiphany in VoG, Rand had become completely insane. He was nearly there when he spoke to Tam, Tam/Cadsuane angered him therefore he nearly blasted Tam, his own father (or close enough) out of existence with balefire, at the last second he realised what he was doing meaning he had some small part of his sanity left, skipping ahead to the VoG chapter, Rand sympathized with the Dark One in his goal to destroy the world/wheel, that seems like not knowing the difference between right and wrong to me... Insane. A few good quotes from VoG: "The quiet voice was gone now. It had vanished when he'd thrown Tam to the floor and nearly killed him. Without that voice, did Rand dare continue? If it was the last remnant of the old Rand--the Rand who had believed that he knew what was right and what was wrong--then what did its silence mean?" " "What if he is right? Rand bellowed. "What if it's better for this all to end? What if the Light was a lie all along... " "Lews Therin had been right to kill himself and create Dragonmount. Only he hadn't gone far enough." Theres more but you get the jist of it...
  3. I believe Aes Sedai can write lies, because the oath is I will speak no word that is not true. My reasons for this is when Elaida and Alviarin send Rand letters, he asks her does the oath extend to written words, she nods rather than says yes.
  4. ive always agreed to this sentiment, it doesnt matter anyway, everyone believes he is linked to the horn (that knows the horn has been found) therefore he will get the horn from Egwene, and he will blow it, that will relink him if he is no longer linked, which I am inclined to believe he is already linked anyway..
  5. It was the Howal Gode incident in Four Kings that let Ishamael know it was Rand
  6. i'd imagine it would be a bit hard to make a building 1000+ feet in randland, without vehicles that can reach up like they do in the real world. That said, The topless towers aren't called the topless towers because they are not finished, it is because they are "semi-sky-scrappers." I have two references: "The Topless Towers of Cairhien," Loial murmured sadly. "Well, they were tall enough to warrant the name, once. When the Aiel took Cairhien, about the time you were born, the towers burned, and cracked, and fell." The Great Hunt, Cairhien, and http://wot.wikia.com/wiki/Topless_Towers
  7. It wouldn't happen, firstly, the oath he gave to the Seanchan saying he would put away any ideas of raising Manetheran, secondly, the agreement he made with Elayne, and since he has sworn to andor, he would teach his children the same thing, thirdly, Alliandre would not agree to her country to merely being part of another one, she may have sworn to Perrin, but I don't see her agreeing to merging country and it being named after another. Thats my two cents, also all the other arguments that other people have made that I didn't mention, lol.
  8. Theres also the matter of theres 5 more ages until the age of legends, or the equivalent of the age of legends for the next turning, who can say what will happen between the end of the 3rd age and the next 2nd age.
  9. I was rereading and I was up to where egwene and nynaeve speak in TAR in the white tower and egwene has a go and almost gets nynaeve to drink something horrible cause she always lies to make herself look better. I thought does the oath against lying stop you if you say something you believe on the outside but subconsciously not believe in. such as nynaeve saying she never says things to make herself look better. Now I know she want bound back then but if she was, how would it work?
  10. You left out the other part of the quote, the part about "when the weave is done, it returns to the Source". So I don't see how LTT could've been trying to steal Power away to save the world. He wasnt trying to steal it away I don't think, I think he was just punishing himself for what he had done on a whim, since sanity was only just returned to him. Oh and I don't see as it refills itself, I see as once that part of the one power has been used it goes back to the true source, thats how Rand's cleansing worked, he just had to go through all of Saidin and cleanse every single part of it, once that bit of the one power was cleansed it was all good... if you get what I mean. Like there was clean parts of saidin after they released the saidin in the eye, it was just so miniscule compared to the entirety of it that it just sort of blended in with the rest of it seemingly making no difference at all. Also about the natrims barrow thing, I always just thought he was using a few maybe 5 or so times his own strength, I never really saw it as him holding the extent of the power of the Choeden Kal, otherwise every male channeler in the world would have seen where he was...
  11. You can find day to day events, i think in wot wiki but probably elsewhere also, that should jog your memory, should only take a few minutes to read too.
  12. I'm thinking any saidin channeler can see residue of saidin, and any saidar can see residue of saidar, but only those with the talent can read it.
  13. It's possible that it is much less likely to survive it because it has a higher electrical charge, meaning it will cause more damage/produce more heat when someone/thing is struck by it. But then theres only been a certain number of on screen electrical strikes, and some times after a long battle with thousands of deaths, theres been described as several survivers that are just injured not dead that they have to go around making sure are dead, they could be possible lightning strike survivors.
  14. couldn't think topic be answered in the ask a simple question thread..? seems an irritating waste of room to me..
  15. Because she has already been practicing for years. Also, I'm not saying it's going to happen...just that it's entirely possible. Again, she already teaches weaves to her damane. She knows how to channel. I think your getting something wrong here, Sul'dam don't actually ever touch the source or channel, they control the channeling of the damane they are attached to. Again, some sul'dam are more skilled than others, and they actually channel using the damane's power rather than telling the damane what to do. Again, this is what Nynaeve did with Moghedien. If it were the Sul'dam actually doing the channeling, they would be collared, Nynaeve and Moghedien are a different case since Nynaeve can channel herself. Although i'm not convinced that it was actually Nynaeve who was doing the channeling when she had Moghedien collared, if you have a quote..? I recall something about there being difficulty with learning some things from Moghedien because Moghedien had to do the channeling, but Nynaeve was the one who had to control what she did with the power. Although that period of time is not fresh with me, im up to book 4 which is well before that but it's a long time since I read it previously. But I go off topic, my point is if Sul'dam actually did channel, other damane around them would be like what the fuu..? why is she not collared like us? Well, it's not like the sul'dam are actually weilding the Power, that's still the damane's doing, but my point is that there was a sharp difference between when Egwene was collared and when Joline was. Egwene had to do the weaving herself, and she could refuse, although she would be punished for doing so. Her sul'dam couldn't make her weave whatever she chose against her will. Tuon, on the other hand, seemed to be doing just that. A bit like when Rand was collared and Semirhage controlled him completely. The a'dam is not supposed to work that way, you can inflict pain and prevent the damane from channelling, but you can't make her channel against her will, and you can't control the channelling yourself. There's a reason why in battles, sul'dam are seen pointing at a place just before it explodes. They are ordering the damane, but it's the damane doing the channelling. What Tuon did was different. She made Joline channel exactly the way she wanted her to, and Joline had no control over what was happening. So, as has been argued before, Tuon already knows how to channel. She knows the weaves, that's why she can make Joline form them. Well, I agree, but I think all Sul'dam know the weaves, but anyway, i cbf continuing on with this topic.
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