Mat's Plans in Wheel of Time Books Posted September 24, 2010 · Edited September 24, 2010 by al'Corey @ Crazyone: I don't think trollocs actually going thru gateways was ever shown on page. There were a few times, like Caemlyn with Rhavin in FoH, and in the Waste in tSR, when there were trollocs that showed up very unexpectedly, and I think most of us probably just assumed they were gateway'd in by one of the Forsaken, before it was written that they couldn't pass thru gateways. I suppose there are Waygates in the Spine of the World that they could have used to get close to the Waste, but I've often wondered about how they got trollocs into the palace in Caemlyn. There is a Waygate in Caemlyn of course, but they would have to march thru the streets to get to the palace without being noticed. and the thousands upon thousands that attacked Rand in Tear in KoD seems like a lot of trollocs to have gone thru the Ways. Maybe shadowspawn can pass thru a True Power gateway like Ishy/Moridin makes...? As to the gholam, perhaps cutting off it's head. But would it just melt back together or something? I like the firework/explosion idea too. I'm hoping there is someway for Mat to kill it without some convoluted plan with the Power.