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  1. Thanks for featuring Mat's inbox. :) I made another one for Loial (way back in 2011, so certain comments don't follow ToM/AMoL canon), but the Rand one above isn't mine. Also, just in case anyone's interested in the unholy union of WoT and South Park, here's WoT Park.
  2. I think this has partly to do with AMoL being turned into three books instead of one. Brandon decided to devote TGS to Rand/Egwene and ToM to Perrin/Mat. As a result, some storylines were expanded so they would last an entire book and culminate around the same time. I don't think AMoL could have been done as one book, but two would have been enough; turning it into three books required some stretching of the storylines as well as some filler material. According to Brandon, RJ had already mapped out Egwene's storyline in TGS, but very little of Rand's storyline in TGS and Perrin's in ToM. S
  3. You're assuming that what RJ actually left behind is the entirety of what he would have wanted to include in the epilogue. Personally, I think he would have added a few more scenes before the last scene with Rand, considering that Brandon ended up writing some. Yes, but Brandon wrote Perrin's POV, and modified some of the others. The epilogue was not all RJ.
  4. It seems like it was Harriet who revealed that at a signing; only then did Brandon start mentioning it to fans. At the Phoenix ComicCon (at the 44:40 mark), Brandon also talked a bit about the two major characters who were killed off by him and Harriet and added: "I haven't announced mine. [Harriet] announced hers, and it was Siuan." It also seems like RJ hadn't said specifically what the fate of that character should be. I think it would be strange for RJ not to have said anything about Egwene's fate; on the other hand, I also found it surprising that RJ had apparently left no notes about
  5. At first I thought Egwene's death had to have been RJ's decision, as there are many things in the books that could be interpreted as foreshadowing of that, but I'm not so sure anymore. I do think it's strange that Brandon is so reluctant to tell us anything. It's certainly possible that it was one of RJ's "either I will do this, or I might do this" type of scenarios that Brandon's mentioned before. Also, keep in mind that Brandon and Team Jordan are very good at Aes Sedai speak—Brandon told someone "I was instructed to make Cadsuane Amyrlin," but he never said by whom. It could just as easily
  6. Brandon did say he was the one who killed off Hurin.
  7. Rand didn't "pick up politics from two weeks with Elayne"; It was Thom who had sent him secret notes about the Tairen nobles.
  8. Like the quote said, "[Rand] seemed to want anyone here who might rise to a position of leadership to have their names on the document." Leadership doesn't require a country or throne, only followers. Rand was aware of Lan's army at that point, so it'd be odd to have someone like Gawyn sign but no one to represent the Malkieri. According to Brandon, RJ's notes placed Dobraine at Merrilor when Rand and Egwene clashed, but Brandon never mentioned Dobraine anywhere in AMoL. So it's hard to say whether Malkier was intentionally left out of the treaty or it's just another detail that Brandon neglec
  9. Nynaeve isn't mentioned, but she was present, and her signature would probably suffice. The ToM glossary mentioned that "the husband or wife of a Saldaean ruler is not simply a consort, but an almost co-equal ruler," so we know Perrin will be almost equal to Faile. Tenobia wasn't married, so she didn't have to share the throne with anyone. Nynaeve's Accepted test suggested something similar goes for Malkier (Lan: “As my wife, how could you not be Queen? We are Malkieri here, not southlanders. You were crowned in the Seven Towers at the same time we exchanged rings.”) Of course, we don't kn
  10. We have some information about the future of Malkier from RJ's notes, courtesy of Brandon (emphasis mine).
  11. I know they made statements suggesting RJ wrote everything but the Cadsuane POV, but Brandon later admitted to writing other parts as well. As I said before...they're very good at giving Aes Sedai answers.
  12. I think there's a good chance it was RJ who decided her death a long time ago, maybe even as far back as TEotW. Egwene suffered a similar fate as Eldrene, had a similar name, and was the only one in the Two Rivers group to recognize Eldrene's husband's warcry when Mat used it. In the earlier books, there are a number of possible foreshadowings of Egwene's death, most notably "the Year of Four Amyrlins" quote from TPoD. Two rival Halls, four Amyrlins in one year, and "just about everyone came to grief in the end." Sound familiar? Gawyn's death was also more than likely, sin
  13. Encyclopaedia WoT lists the ones between TEoTW and KoD (under "Errata and Corrigenda"). Luckers posted some ToM corrections here (which he apparently got directly from Team Jordan), but they only cover the dream ter'angreal errors and don't include other corrections in the book. If some fans have received or personally made more complete lists, I haven't seen them posted anywhere.
  14. I think what gets me about Siuan and Bryne is that when they met (after Siuan's stilling, not their pre-series meetings), Bryne mused that he had no wife/heirs and the house of Bryne would end with him. Bryne mentioning this only a few paragraphs after thinking about how Siuan had affected him seemed to me another of those ironic foreshadowings that the opposite was about to happen: they would marry and continue the line. People who are confident or resigned that X will happen (they will never marry a noble, never fight in another war, never survive the Last Battle) are always proven
  15. Interesting revelation from Brandon's Reddit Q&A: The fact that RJ didn't leave many notes even on a major character like Siuan, and that Harriet was apparently the one who decided to kill her off, is very telling as to how much of the story was created by other people than RJ. It also suggests fans have perhaps underestimated how much of an influence Harriet had on the story. So it might not be fair to blame all creative decisions we didn't like on Brandon. I personally feel Siuan's fate was a very disappointing ending to her storyline, and that it was a bad idea to kill off
  16. Here is the relevant Theoryland post. I have been checking most questions raised by Theoryland's and DM's errata threads. So if you have any questions/objections, take it up with the original poster. Gabrelle was bonded with the extra bit. We even saw Toveine experience the compulsion onscreen right after Logain bonded her. Nynaeve not using her Well was one of my own complaints. RJ said a channeler can channel through the Well even when shielded, so it seems likely for her to be able to use it when linked. At the very least it's a possibility that should have been addressed in h
  17. That wasn't changed in the ebook. Since Egwene is both Amyrlin and Aes Sedai, I think "sisters" works too, particularly when speaking to foreigners like Tuon who may not be familiar with Tower terminology.
  18. As a follow-up to the errata thread, here's a tentative list of corrections (save typos) made in the ebook edition. Please let me know of any changes I've missed; I'll continue to update this list as I find new ones. Pevara's uncle is dead and doesn't "live" in Kandor anymore. Egwene shouldn't know who Moridin is. As Terez pointed out, Mat knows Egeanin better than to refer to her as "that Seanchan woman." Original scene switched to Egwene's POV despite it being Silviana's. Teslyn sounds more like an Illianer now. Another sudden POV switch
  19. They look so authentic, I actually thought it was an officially licensed replica. Well done! I'm sure Harriet loved them too.
  20. Thanks for the report! Especially liked the photo of Cadsuane's ornaments. Were those fan-made or are they for sale somewhere online? You could always post them in the List of Characters' Fates thread in the spoiler board.
  21. It was just a guess, of course, but I think it's the only explanation that makes sense given what we know of their history and personalities. Considering how much of TEotW/TGH is repeated thematically in AMoL, it also makes sense that we get a repeat of Lan and Moiraine's argument in TGH. Especially as that argument was partly about Lan having advised Rand before his meeting with the Amyrlin ("Whatever comes, face it on your feet"), which is mentioned in the same AMoL scene with Rand, Lan, and Moiraine.
  22. I think it makes sense that Lan would at least initially be angry at Moiraine. Moiraine let Lan believe she was dead for almost an entire year while Mat and Thom got a letter and were asked to rescue her. She also excluded Lan from that request. So from Lan's viewpoint, she didn't trust him with the truth or bother to include him in her rescue. I don't think Lan's anger is unreasonable since he suffered so much from Moiraine's "death," but it would be a difficult scene to write without making one or both look bad or seem out of character. So it probably was for the best that Brandon didn't att
  23. I agree. I think Brandon has a tendency to avoid the more complex characters and stick to the ones that are easiest for him to write. That's why Perrin constantly got POVs even though the Merrilor meeting would have been much more interesting from someone else's POV, and Brandon's own Asha'man Androl and Naeff suddenly replaced established characters like Flinn and Narishma. Brandon also has trouble writing conflicts without making one or both characters look bad—he already received a lot of criticism for the Cadsuane/Tam scene in TGS, and Egwene/Rand squabbled like children at Merrilor. It wa
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