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  1. RE mb's post Mat's Band were the most proficient with Dragons, unquestionably. But if a Dreadlord with uncommon initiative for a Darkfriend had managed to seize some or all of the Dragons with the accompanying supplies of powder and ammo that could have spelled trouble for the Light. The Dreadlord didn't even have to attempt use the captured Dragons. He could simply order Darkfriends or captured Andorans supervised by Fades to haul them thru a Gateway to an obscure location in the Blight, thus denying the Band the use of their secret weapon. My question is, after capturing the Waygate c
  2. I'm aware this thread has been done before but I just wanted to add my two coppers. The Forces of Darkness (FOD) did have their coup d'état moments during Tarmon Gai'don, such as subverting the Great Captains via compulsion and by gaining complete strategic surprise attacking/over-running Kandor in short order. In Caemlyn, the Dreadlords established a Waygate-head in a single stroke; negating the security precautions by having well placed Darkfriends in the Queen's Guard and Palace. They also simultaneously assassinated enough channeling Kinswoman to prevent an SOS message to Elayne that w
  3. Birgitte: An attractive blonde with a sense of humor and feisty attitude, I give her kudos for not being intimidated by Elayne's royal status and her willingness to verbally rebuke the Andoran Queen when necessary. She is a nerd / geek's dream, a beautiful woman who is attracted to homely and scarred men. I also give her extra credit for not using her feminine charm to manipulate a man, at least not in any scene that I can recall. Setalle Anan: a mature attractive woman, Mat has to constantly remind himself not to stare at her. Intelligent and intensely loyal to those she likes, I stil
  4. Mat and Fortuona definitely; not just the Re-consolidation of Seanchan but a story that develops the theme of Mat struggling to be the "responsible" father and family man. Just think about the situation, do you realistically expect that Tuon is going to want to stop with just one child? She is going to do her best to convince Mat that for the good of the Empire she needs multiple sons and daughters. When he balks at this prospect she will remind him of Imperial Family tradition and the necessity of sibling rivalries that will help her manipulate and select the strongest heir. I can imagine
  5. Originally? They come from a "parallel world" much like "Sindhol" the Snakes and Foxes realm. That is different from a "mirror world" which is what Rand visits by portal stone. Is this also true for the Nym or are they "constructs"?
  6. [Note: most of this post was lifted from another topic thread but I felt it would be as applicable on this thread] I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get more reaction POV's from different characters upon learning of Mat's elevation to overall Battle Commander, FOL (Forces of Light). I know Uno initially expressed skepticism until Polov Heights was shellacked by Demandred while Elayne kind of sighs and hopes that the Creator is indeed protecting them despite Mat's very unconventional leadership style. It would have been amusing to have read reactions from characters that had less th
  7. I realize that there simply wasn't space in AMOL to have every warm hearted, feel good closure scene between characters but I was really hoping that Mat and Nynaeve got a closing scene together. It would have been nice to have Nynaeve tell Mat how proud she was of him and that he was there when everyone needed him the most. The potential for having two relatively at odds characters reconcile would have made an excellent follow-up to Nyn's loyal defense of him when she first met Tuon. Of course, Mat would've probably spoiled the tender moment by trivializing his role or apologizing for makin
  8. Definitely Nynaeve at SG, post-battle, watching "Rand" die and feeling entirely helpless. Then informing Perrin of Egwene's death and having her experience the heart wrenching misgiving that she wasn't there for her friend...
  9. haha you beat me to it. the other moments documented here are great and all but this moment one was the funniest to me. Egwene and Tuon hate each other and their meeting was so....cordial. Then Mat shows up and Egwene has a hearty laugh. I believe she said "You married Matrim Cauthon?". LOL, I was thinking, what's wrong with that?!? Then ofc her belief that Mat was in over his head was lol. You could swear they were back in the Two Rivers. It was cordial up until Egwene dared to touch the person of the Empress and Fortuona responded with a lightning grab which caused Egwene to embrace
  10. I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get more reaction POV's from different characters upon learning of Mat's elevation to overall Battle Commander, FOL (Forces of Light). I know Uno initially expressed skepticism until Polov Heights was shellacked by Demandred while Elayne kind of sighs and hopes that the Creator is indeed protecting them despite Mat's very unconventional leadership style. It would have been amusing to have read reactions from characters that had less than favorable interactions with Mat. Just imagine the following hypothetical dialogue: Urien (of the Two Spires sept,
  11. When Egwene met Fortuona the 1st time at the border of Kandor and discovered Mat's situation; She treats Mat exactly the way he treated her at Salidar, how ironic! She assumes he is in over his head, needing rescue. Egwene won't believe Mat is Prince of Ravens until the Empress (may she live forever...) tells her a second time that she married Knotai. She persists in this belief later on when she contemplates how to grant Mat asylum without jeopardizing the alliance with the Seanchan.
  12. Supporting (Minor) Characters, a lot of their fates weren't disclosed (I know there wasn't the space for it...): Petra??? Did he have a falling out with Valan Luca and leave the Menagerie? Did some kind of disaster / Bubble of Evil destroy the traveling show and force Petra to find another line of work? He always struck me as a "gentle giant" type, it's hard to imagine him voluntarily choosing to become a soldier in the Seanchan Army. I remember Mat saying that Petra and his wife were saving to buy an inn someday, presumably to retire from the show and operate personally. Setalle Anan
  13. KOD, Ch 36 Mat explains his beforehand knowledge to Tuon: "I went through a ter'angreal to somewhere else, another world maybe. The people there aren't really people--they look like snakes--but they'll answer three questions for you, and their answers are always true. One of mine was that I'd marry the Daughter of the Nine Moons..." One of the few times Mat comes clean with the truth and what is his reward? Being publicly rapped on the head and lectured about harboring superstitions and telling lies. Contrast to this passage in TGS, Ch 19 Tuon reacts to Tylee's disclosure:
  14. It just seems to be heavily foreshadowed in his TOM epilogue POV, wonder what it could be? Some Possibilities: Olver decides to charge a fist of Trollocs, single-handedly with his knife... Olver challenges a Myrddraal to a single combat duel... Olver casts down his defiance upon the nearest Dreadlord he encounters... Olver attempts to flirt with one of the female Forsaken using his most "winning" smile... I can't help but imagine the following scenario; Mat and the Band with Allied Forces smash the Caemlyn invasion, killing all Trollocs and Fades while forcing the
  15. Like the new rendition of Egwene and Rand on the DM website banner, nice foreshadowing of the tension between the WT and the Dragon Reborn's "Grand Coalition". They look like prime candidates for conflict resolution therapy, but who is brave enough to counsel them and possibly draw the ire of the two most powerful leaders of the Third Age? Counselor: Recognizing the problem is the first step; Egwene and Rand, I commend you for being willing to talk thru your conflict. And I need to remind you that we are in Far Madding and that neither of you will be able to touch the source or channel, so
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