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bsmnt23

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  1. We use rattan for swords in the SCA. Which is a reed, i guess, but definatly a solid-hitting one. A black sword wouldnt bee too big a deal to get; I could powdercoat one of my steel blades, or probbly a better bet I could use metal bluing to make it dark. But I probbly wont, lol: parrents might flip out if they see a 6-ft madman dressed in black armor brandishing away at their children in the middle of the night.
  2. Thanks, guys! The mask is just that: a cheepo halloween mask, but the armor is mostly my own make, used for heavy fighting in the Society of Creative Anacronsim. The coat-of-plate is canvas and 16g steel and I had that made by a pro, but the leather cuise and pauldrons and gauntlets are all my own make as are the elboe and knee cops. Everyone kept calling me a werewolf, so I just let it go after a while, but I definatly scared the begeezers out of a bunch of kids just looking for some candy!! I think next year I'll be going for a Myrdraal.
  3. Little late for Halloween, but here's a pic of my best Trolloc anyway. Enjoy. The kids in my neighborhood sure did. Or didnt, it's hard to tell when they're scared so stiff they dont even want to take candy, LOL!
  4. With full understanding the bolded is probably a typo, the image of a social-butterfly 18th century muslim, dressed in full regalia, patrolling the Two Rivers' countryside enforcing local etiquette protocol made me laugh and laugh. What makes it even funnier is the fact that Moors created gardens for water and shade.. http://www.ehow.co.u...r-gardens_.html Thanks, Lurk, you've made our day! Thanks, guys. lol, Stupid spellcheck. Right, a Moor is a group of muslims who invaded spain in the 9th century, and social mores refer to norms that are widely observed a
  5. Of course, but that is Egwene and her understandably more progressive stance on male channeling. The other Aes Sedai, especialy from Elaida's camp, and especialy the Reds are a bit more hidebound on the topic. Also, the older Aes Sedai seem a bit shocked about the idea that an Angreal attuned toward men even exists.
  6. I dont think so, Suttree. All the Forsaken have shown nothing but contempt for any of the modern Aes Sedai. Every time a Forsaken sends out one of their BA minions to find something it's with a minimum of instruction of what and why so as to keep them uninformed and thus not a threat. The 13 who stole ter'Angreal from the Tower holding knew what to steal, just not what they were and they were some very, very powerful items. Same with the storehouse in Ebu Dar: they knew to look for a storehouse, but not what was IN the storeroom. Makes it pretty hard to accomplish their mission, but I don
  7. The joke is cultural and has probelems with translating to the Aiel. In the Two Rivers, much like in many small comunities, if two people who are aquainted with each other, pass by, they are required by social moors to stop and say a few words. Its polite to do and extremly insulting to forgo those simple mannors. Conversly, the Aiel pride themselves on NOT being seen in almost any environment, so these simple good mannors would have no place in the Aiel world.
  8. I'm not convinced the Aes Sedai who kidnaped Rand kept the fat man angreal or even would have thought anything significant of it. I know they were to search him for "anything interesting", but does it nessessarily have to be the angreal? Aes Sedai dont have respect for the capibilities of men who can channel. Would they 1: expect to find an angreal for men, 2: recognise it when they saw it; for all they knew the dragon scepter could have been an angreal for men, and 3: isnt this before the time where angreals for men were something no one had even thought about? These are woman who are
  9. There is no redemption for any of the Forsaken. They are each of them as vile as a human could possibly be and no amount of personal regret or attempt to return to the Light could ever make up for their actions. Lanfear is as bad as any of the rest and watching her soul being tortured by the Dark One (or physicaly by Shadar Haran) gives me as much of a warm and fuzzy as I'll get when David Hannlon gets his. She might have infomation that could be used about the nature of the prison of the DO, but there is no way providing that infomation could make up for the least of her actions when sh
  10. There is no redemption for any of the Forsaken. They are each of them as vile as a human could possibly be and no amount of personal regret or attempt to return to the Light could ever make up for their actions. Lanfear is as bad as any of the rest and watching her soul being tortured by the Dark One (or physicaly by Shadar Haran) gives me as much of a warm and fuzzy as I'll get when David Hannlon gets his. She might have infomation that could be used about the nature of the prison of the DO, but there is no way providing that infomation could make up for the least of her actions when s
  11. That was a thousand years before this story takes place; even an extremly powerful Aes Sedai only lives for maybe 5 or 6 centuries. Out the outside, 7. Unless you count the Forsaken, thats way outside the lifespan of anyone in Randland, and they were locked in a place where time has no meaning for 3000 years, so it's not like they aged. I dont know about this one.
  12. Well, actually Jordan always based his magic and wonder in the sciences of cause and effect. He believed strongly that if you were asking someone to accept an out-there premise you had to base it as largely in realism as you could, and he did, utilizing his background in physics. Whilst I admit that the cohesiveness of the metaphysics of the Wheel has grown a bit... slippery... under Brandon (in direct disobedience to his own First Law of writing magic systems, but that's another discussion), Jordan always had a tight hold on his magic systems and the rules which goverened them. In fact I've a
  13. I think absolutly there is a city in the Blight; all those trollocs have to eat something. Morridin's fortress and the vilages seen from the windows at least implies that there is a lot more in the blight than anyone thought. A city is pretty likely, but factories? I dont know. They'd have to have actuall working knowlege of how to make these obviously complicated devices with the Power. They lost the capibility pretty quickly in the AoL, and if they couldnt figure it out again, when they really needed it, I doubt the Shadow would be able to bring it back now. The Forsaken have only been
  14. The WoT is is a world of magic and wonder, not of science and cause and affect. Of course Olver beating the game is connected to Mat winning the game in real life. We've even seen this kind of reflection before. The game of Snakes and Foxes Olver plays while Mat is living it is a parrallel to the Toman Head battle where Rand and Ishi's battle is reflected in the battle arround them, While it is not impossible to beat Snakes and Foxes without cheating, it is, however implausable and the odds agaisnt it are pretty significant (i'm sure someone could work out the odds on a non-cheet victory,
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