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  1. Dragon Reborn Ch 31 Woman of Tanchico “Rand is still well, then?” Thom’s eyes sharpened to almost the keenness Mat remembered. “I am not sure I expected that. Moiraine is still with him, is she? A finelooking woman. A fine woman, if she were not Aes Sedai. Meddle with that sort, and you get more than your fingers burned.” Towers of Midnight Thom getting Moiraine free So Mat stepped forward to pull Moiraine free. As soon as his hands touched the mist, however, he felt a blazing pain. He screamed, pulling back, shaking his hand. "It's bloody hot" Mat said. "It ― " He cut off as
  2. Why that would be the horsefaced old bag Cadsuane of course. :D Caveatar EDIT: To rephrase the answer____ "What in the Name of God is a Cadsuane?"
  3. I'm glad someone else posted this. I was trying to find some myself and they are indeed scarce and hard to find. Fish I don't know if this is what you are looking for but it might be a good place to start even if it isn't. Or just google Theoryland and follow the links there. http://www.theoryland.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=372 Caveatar
  4. I agree with your thinking here. The reason for thinking so follows. Even though Perrin interprets Dumai's Wells as MAYBE the first fulfillment of Min's viewing. At any rate his musing about her viewing at this point seems to be a clue that it is the place. A Crown of Swords Old Fear, and New Fear After Dumai's Wells and after Colavaere stripped of crown and nobility. Rand and Perrin talk. The following MAY be the first time that Perrin "had to be there or something bad would happen"--- If Rand had decided to chain or kill the Aes Sedai or make them prisoners then he would
  5. They are if Gawyn can still get it up and HerHighandAmyrlinness deigns to allow it. I don't know how he can impregnate her while continually kissing her ass but who knows? and If Lan managed to start Nynaeve expanding before he left or if he survives TG and does that later. I know it is a simple typo but the mental image gave me a hell of a good laugh. THANKS, I needed that. Caveatar
  6. And the sky flashes multicolor flashes for a while and then in the sky appears: Play Again? Y/N
  7. And just hoping like hell to last long enough to read the last of WoT. :D :D One good thing about my memory, (which is like a ragged map, it is just a very rough guide to past events.), I forget some of those shameful things I did so I feel better about myself overall. I remember my first reading of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' when I was six. (BTW I slept with the cover pulled up over my neck until I was twelve because of it. LOL) I sometimes have to reread parts of WoT to clarify things I read last week. I believe reading obituaries of friends has a damaging effect on memory. It s
  8. To quote Terry Pratchett of Discworld books misquoting the Old Testament: "The leopard does not change his shorts." ("Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then you also can do good who are accustomed to doing evil. (Jeremiah 13:23)) I think that Lanfear is doing the same business at the same old stand. As was said of Asmodean: "He is still the same man he always was." Ingtar went to the shadow because he wanted to be on the winning side. Lanfear went to the shadow for power and control. Even if she does currently want the Dragon to free her and it i
  9. I agree that is the simplest and best explanation of how it works/worked. But I wonder why the reduced lifespan of the Aes Sedai? Maybe Therava's Aes Sedai toy Galina will not have to spend a full 600 years of her servitude. (Personally I think she deserves it but that is just my opinion.) :D Caveatar I'm fairly certain Jordan has been quoted as saying that a single oath wouldn't affect lifespan as much. It's likely a side-effect of too many oaths, which affect the body physically and perhaps mentally too. Here you go... https://docs.google.com/View?docID=dcjspjqg
  10. I agree that is the simplest and best explanation of how it works/worked. But I wonder why the reduced lifespan of the Aes Sedai? Maybe Therava's Aes Sedai toy Galina will not have to spend a full 600 years of her servitude. (Personally I think she deserves it but that is just my opinion.) :D Caveatar
  11. The Oath Rod was originally used for 'binding' criminals. The Oath Rod shortens the life of the channelers sworn on it. (Does it work on non-channelers?) Just what IS the original use of the thing? Just a guess, comparing to our age criminal justice system: Instead of a prison sentence in a cell for a stated length of time perhaps that length of lifespan was removed from the criminal's life expectancy. A six month jail term removing six months of life and reducing prison costs. Binder equivalent of the Three Oaths would be something like the following. Oath One: I swear to full
  12. Nor could Andrew Jackson according to his critics. President Jackson responded to one criticism with a choice answer: "We'll all I c'n say is I think it is a damn pore weak mind that cain't thank uv but one way to spell a word." Caveatar
  13. Tuon CHOOSES to not channel. Regular channelers, (Some of them) CHOOSE not to be Darkfriends. If 13-13 forcibly turning someone to the shadow is bad how is forcibly 'sparking' Tuon not bad? I don't think Moiraine will do that to Tuon. Not that she may not demonstrate to Tuon and the world that the Empress, (may she suffer a terminal wedgie) is not one bit different than all the collared subhuman Damane. Caveatar
  14. You might try re-reading in a different manner. The Wheel of Time re-read by Leigh Butler at Tor.com is one good way. While waiting for Towers of Midnight I read all available Dragonmount and Theoryland postings for the previous five years. Then I ran across the Tor.com WoT reread and read all of that. Leigh does chapter summaries and commentary which are then followed by several very knowledgeable people commenting. That was also very informative as well as very entertaining. I learned several things about the books from the differing viewpoints which I had not previously considered
  15. That is how it appears to be in my view. Apparently only the personality dies and is replaced with a different personality which develops with the newborn individual and depends on nurture to an extent. As Rand Sedai told Min; "This time I was raised better.". With a few special cases. The Heroes of the Horn appear to be such strong personalities that they are reserved for future recycling basically as themselves. Their characteristics seem to repeat in new lives. Same soul, same basic pattern of characteristics, new body, new lifeline until next recycling. Birgitte is not always Bi
  16. It is my personal opinion that Callandor is just such a device as the cour'souvra and that Callandor will hold Rand's/LTT's soul at the first death. Regarding Healing Death. The many times mentioned idea that 'Nynaeve would not be happy until she had healed someone who was three days dead' always reminds me of Master Norry's almost joke to Elayne. In Winter's Heart, chap 9 'A Cup of Tea, quoted from Leigh Butler's reread... "....Norry has not asked which side of the split has Elayne’s allegiance, but he opines that it is “wise to be wary of Tar Valon’s anger.” Elayne is amazed at
  17. Everyone is born, has a soul which is installed in a body. Body dies. Soul returns to the grand pool of souls or whatever to be reborn again and again as the wheel turns. Wolves are also reborn and for all we know every living thing is recycled in this manner. Maybe not the cockroaches and fleas but who knows? To deal with just people then, no wolves or lower animals whatever. Some people are special in various ways. The Heroes (of the Horn) are a special group. Members of this group hang out in Tel'Aran'Rhiod and live a ghostly life in between being spun out for some spe
  18. In what possible universe would an Egwene hater be annoyed with Egwene's death no matter the circumstances? If Egwene's death occured after 900 years of uninterrupted rule over all of the post-Tarmon Gaidan world. Even worse if that rule was because all the world idolized her because everyone thought that SHE had defeated the Dark One, cleansed the taint, sealed the Bore, discovered how to heal stilling and invented sliced bread. That would annoy the hell out of me and I am not a 'hater'. So , Egwene haters: Wouldn't that long delayed death annoy the hell out of you?
  19. Towers of Midnight page 223 After Nynaeve has healed Naeff of his taint madness by extracting the 'barbs; of the taint sticking in Naeff's brain, she delved Rand. "She Delved, staying away from the wounds at his side, which were pits of darkness that seemed to try to suck in her energy. She kept her attention on his mind. Where was the— She stiffened. The darkness was enormous, covering the entirety of his mind. Thousands upon thousands of the tiny black thorns pricked into his brain, but beneath them was a brilliant white lacing of something. A white radiance, like liquid Power. Light
  20. Hmmmmm. Well in that case. I will add in my own comment by hand on the last page after the end. "I have spent from my 51st birthday until well after my 72nd birthday reading, rereading, speculating on WTH is going on? How will it turn out? Will my personal wheel spin long enough for me to read the final book? I love your writing J.O.R./Robert Jordan but damn! That is A LOT OF TIME!"
  21. I read somewhere that team Jordan said/hinted/implied that the final word of the book was either 'light' or 'time'. It could be something as prosaic as "The End of the Last Book of the Wheel of Time." I hope not. My hopes are for something like the following. ------------ Rand has died his second death, the pattern is whole and Rand's Ladies are together and having a conversation. Aviendha: "The Car'a'carn has saved the world. Even though he has awakened from the dream we have what he saved for us. I have my children and the Aiel to care for and guide past disaster."
  22. I really like the "...buffer between the Dark One and the seal it held." notion, Mbuehner. Not ONLY seven focal points but seven layers of protection with the Eye protecting the last one? If the seals were cascaded, one on top of the other... Access to first seal blocked by the second seal... Second seal protected by the third... Third protected by fourth...... Seventh seal must be broken before next can be accessed to be broken... and The Eye of the World protecting the seventh one. So in order to begin the breaking the Eye must be drained. First it must be found...enter Gree
  23. Thom: Mat. I want to make a wager with you. Mat: Now Thom, you should know my luck by now. Thom: Yes I do. I still want to bet with you. Mat: Ok. Name the bet and the stakes. Thom: I want your stake to be that bloody good hat of yours. Mat: Then your stake will have to be that twangy harp of yours. Thom: HUMPH! Well, you recall when we first met in the Two Rivers. Mat: Sure Thom. I'm not senile yet like...uh...Yeah. I remember. Thom: When we rode out there were Moiraine and Lan, Egwene, you, Perrin and Rand and me. Then Nynaeve met up with us later. Mat: Yep. We m
  24. Maybe Laras the once upon a time 'lively girl'. Laras has confused me with her actions/motivations. Maybe she was assisting Verin in searching out DF Aes Sedai. Verin did tell her to 'keep looking' when she said she 'hadn't found anything yet'.
  25. I can't locate the original posts about the "_____(blank) in the blight" nor the one where Brandon used a fan name in the book to name a city in the blight. Can anyone tell me if the City is the BLANK? Caveatar
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