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Gandaal

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  1. I'm not sure the exact number but I think Taim has only appears in four or five chapters in the entire series. 1. Recruited 2. Rand visits black tower 3. Dumai wells 4. Visiting rand in Caemlyn? 5. Laughing evilly with friends at Black Tower. In a series as big as this it's not much. He's interesting but still just a minor character. I believe he appears in 12 chapters. But was I roughly correct about the scenes he's in? They may have been spread over a few chapters.
  2. I'm not sure the exact number but I think Taim has only appears in four or five chapters in the entire series. 1. Recruited 2. Rand visits black tower 3. Dumai wells 4. Visiting rand in Caemlyn? 5. Laughing evilly with friends at Black Tower. In a series as big as this it's not much. He's interesting but still just a minor character.
  3. Probably a more complicated history then is actually needed for a minor character like Taim.
  4. He's dead and so he should be. It would be fairly big cop out if they were to miraculously save him. He died the death of a hero saving many citizens of Caemlyn, the Dragon cannons, and took out two fades in the process. I doubt there will be many characters who receive such a wonderful end to their story.
  5. The badger was my favourite part. "I caught a badger. Want to let it go on the village green?" And he actually caught one too. LOL!
  6. Moving on from the timeline issue, where's the motivation for Verin to make this appearence? Here's the evidence from the book that she's the creator: So Verin decided before appearing before Aviendha in a random place in the desert seven days away from Rhuidean (how did she know where she would be exactly?) to forage for deepearth roots in the waste? For a very busy women she sure likes wasting time. Nakomi, the women who can make red hot coals magically appear. A fairly philosopical one for a Aiel women wandering around in the desert. She can make food magically cook faster, and the food ends up tasting better than any other food Aviendha's had before. She also claims that she needs to "see to nature". Unless she is a Nym in disguise, or a very short Ogier, that's a very unusual comment from a human in this series. It's all circumstantial I'll admit but to me it all point to Nakomi being the creator in disguise.
  7. Aviendha left for Rhuidean about 20 days before Verin died. I'm pretty sure that's been mentioned a couple of times already. There is evidence to the contrary all throughout Verin's plotline. I'm amazed that it took this long for someone to say it. That was my first and only thought as to who it was. RJ has verified that the Creator does not interfere. So... Yeah. The timeline of the last two books is very unclear but whatever. So your saying even though she was stuck in Trustair and unable to leave due to Mat, she somehow left anyway just to pay Aviendha a visit in the desert (despite having no clue about the potential future of the Aiel or what Aviendha would find out in Rhuidean). After which she promptly returned to Trustair to wait for Mat despite telling Mat that she had wanted to leave but was unable to escape for various reasons. Good luck with that theory. RJ doesn't write the books any longer, plus the creator has already spoken to Rand at least once when RJ was writing. The scene just reeks too much of divine interference to just ignore the possiblity because RJ mentioned at one point that the Creator wouldn't interfer in Rand's battles against DO.
  8. Why do so many people think it might be Verin? Verin is dead, she didn't seem to care less about the future of the Aiel (why would she?), and she has no motive or motivation to take the effort to go to Waste, and learn anough about Aiel custom and culture to flog herself off as a Aiel to Aviendha Sounds like wishful thinking to me. I'm amazed that it took this long for someone to say it. That was my first and only thought as to who it was. Prehaps a English literary major would be better at breaking down the scene to prove that this was your standard 'Visitation from God' scene that appears across a range of literary artforms but I'll try. 1. Young character is taking a personal journey to learn more about herself, and to prove herself worthy of leadership among her people. 2. She's travelling through harsh terrain alone. 3. She meets a wise old (in this case) women who appears out of practically nowhere one night. 4. Wise old women provides sage advice that challanges young characters view of the world. 5. Wise old women soon disappears leaving no trace of her existence despite young character being an expert tracker. 6. Young character has an epiphany resulting from sage advice.
  9. Is anyone worried about the continually hints about Rand being blind in the future? That Seanchan prophecy mentioned by Tuon about Rand being blind was just another hint towards that direction. Hasn't enough been done to Rand at this point? I kinda feel like enough is enough of the negativity with Rand. It's time for a poor positive focus.
  10. I thought that was one of the best moments in the book so to each their own. Hilarious ;D
  11. "I saw you and another man. I couldn't make out either face, but I knew one was you. You touched, and seemed to merge into one another, and....one of you dies, and one doesn't." - Min to Rand So are we all pretty much convinced now that Rand was wrong and it wasn't a viewing about Rand and Lews Therin but a viewing about Rand and Moridin?
  12. It would've been a very short series if Moiraine was a Darkfriend. Picture this starting from CH 7, page 90 of EotW: "Suddenly a house became visible through the last bare-branched trees, and it was burning. A dark sooty shadow covered the night sky, smothering the surrounding landscape in a sight not seen in these parts for a thousands years but one that will be all too common in the years to come. Shaken too his core Rand took a while to notice an elegant white horse, its short stature reflecting the size of its owner who was seated on her back. A beautiful lady in blue with a strange bright look in her eyes. 'Lady Moiraine?' Rand dumbly asked, the shock of seeing the village of Emonds Field alight burning was final blow after a night of terror and exhaustion. All Rand al'Thor could do was gape. First there was a bright light, then there was pain, and as he drew his final breath a voice whispered in his ear. I have won again, Lews Therin." I could be wrong but I don't think EotW would've sold quite so well if that was the case.
  13. Lack of Rand in the latter books has really wrecked the series in my opinion. Hey we all love Mat but he can't carry the series all by himself.
  14. Well no but he is the first president to re-place a president who resigned. Well yes. He wasn't even elected as Vice President. Oh and since Nixon is the only American President to resign mid term I think the last point is a pretty safe bet.
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