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Nelal Hurcran

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  1. Disagree...


    I concur...



    'Tis but my own humble opinion I was spouting. And I welcome and respect yours, as well.


    To me, though, as interesting as Cadsuane's brief character page was - and most of that was stuff I actually didn't know, though it seems I could have with a bit of research - the breadth and depth of things that RJ kept notes on is more interesting.

  2. Matt

    Oooo #wotgh code 30 clue - "noun" & "noun"

    Boyd Meier

    @BrandSanderson just gave out a clue to a lucky guy ahead of me. I got a hint for clue 30: it is (noun) '&' (noun)



    Make sure you're checking the Great Hunt main page regularly. We've gotten lots of clues and codes in the last 24 hours. http://bit.ly/wotgh


    Supposedly 2 clues have been revealed. Here's what I got after entering the phrase from the picture linked above along with the proper capcha: So far it seems like either #s or numbers, or #s surrounded by quotes - “######” There's one ! buried in that sea of #s also.


    Narg smart, but Narg no see pattern so far.


    Players from last year recognize whats going on, but for you new kids:


    The file that Brandon put up is - for all intents and purposes - heavily encrypted. So much so that at the beginning of the Hunt, all we can see of it is hash-tags (#). As more and more clues get entered, more of the file will be decoded. Those random characters you see are the beginnings of the decryption. However, don't be fooled. Just because a hash is gone doesn't mean that whatever took it's place is correct. Some characters will go through several iterations before we see what it's actually supposed to be.


    Last year, as we neared the end of the Hunt, those good at word puzzles took what information we had and tried to expand it out, attempting to figure out the text before all the clues had been given. That's likely to happen again this year, but we need much more to go on then three pages of hash-marks.

  4. Ingtar did not release Fain, that was either Verin or Lilandrin.
    I recall someone posting that Robert Jordan told it was Ingtar. Do not remember the exact thread.


    Direct quote:

    Wotmania Interview 2004


    Q: Did Ingtar free Padan Fain in The Great Hunt? Or was it someone else?

    RJ: It was Ingtar. Didn’t expect a straight answer, did you?


    Found using the Theoryland Interview Database: bit.ly/wotinterviews , under "Fain and all things Shadar Logoth"

  5. Rand is First Among Vermin, since it says "lifts his hand to bring freedom to Him who will Destroy"

    Him who will Destroy has to be the Dark One.

    One-Eyed Fool is, obviously, Mat.

    Fallen Blacksmith is Perrin.


    If there's any doubt of these, remember that these three are all tied together, so it makes sense that they should be tied together in the prophecy.


    I guess the Broken Wolf is Lan. I can't think of anyone else it could be. Killing off Lan would be a great way to up the tension - Verin was liked, but she was black ajah. Lan, though... man was a freaking saint. I sort of assume that Slayer will kill Lan - he's been wanting to for some time.


    I think the Broken Wolf is Iturlde.


    I think that Ituralde could be the Broken Wolf, but probably isn't.


    Also, I'm surprised nobody has theorized that Fortuona (or the entire Seanchan Empire) could be the "First Among Vermin." Ravens are vermin, and ravens are the symbol of the Seanchan Empire. It could also refer to Mat as he is/was Prince of the Ravens (first among ravens/vermin).


    Still, I do think the First Among Vermin is likely Rand, but we can't forget the Seanchan.


    Finally, let's all not forget that the Dark Prophecy hasn't actually been fulfilled yet. It should be assumed that Perrin (the Broken Wolf and/or Fallen Blacksmith) will die and/or "know Death" ON THE DAY that Rand breaks the seals.


    That day hasn't come yet.

  6. Actually, there is no need to leave the oaths active all the time.


    If they never leave the Tower, that might be true. But the Oaths aren't for the Tower, they are for everybody the Tower might want to manipulate. Without the Oaths, no one would trust the AS, and the Tower's overall meddling powers would practically disappear. The Oaths are just a way of saying to the world "Look! We're not bad guys! Let us tell you how to run everything!" And with the obvious exception of the Children, it seems to be working.



    The second suggestion might be an answer but it would of course destroy the ability of a sister to give up the oaths and retire into the Kin as Egwene would like at least to make optional.


    Maybe if it was more like this:


    "....and to never forsake any Oath I have mad, except in the presence of the Amrylin Seat."


    There are probably lots loopholes in that, but unless the Amrylin herself is black, I can't think of any.

  7. I'm almost the newest here! I started reading them the summer KoD came out. I can't remember the actual year, just that I was worried about having to wait for the next book, only o find it on the Library self.




    My WOW moments are anywhere that a character goes through an intense emotion. It just all seems more real then. The example that sticks out most is when Perrin find out his whole family is dead. I always cry along with him. and I'm not afraid to admit it!

  8. it might be a nice touch if a few bands of the remaining Shaido do something great in the last book to regain their honor.


    Just a possiblility.


    We know that the Waste is all but defenceless. All the Aiel armies followed Rand. So if the Trollocs attack the Waste there would be no one to protect the women and children that got left behind.


    Maybe, just maybe, the Shaido get back too the Waste just in time to save it.

  9. I've always envisioned the WoT "Universe" as an existence inside a protective bubble of some type, which floats around a higher plain of existence.


    For some reason, after the Creator made this world (and possibly this happens on others of his creations as well), the DO comes and tried to either take control of the existence, or just remove it entirely. The Creator placed a protection around it to keep ALL outside interference out which is why he won't take a hand (keep reading).


    Lanfear created a hole in this "bubble", and let the DO come in, just a bit. He has been working to widen this hole since it was "patched". In order to "reach" the world, it would be necessary to open another hole in the bubble, which would weaken it's overall structural integrity.


    I'm running the risk of hijacking this thread, so I'll stop my theorizing here.

  10. Just thinking out loud here, but if Rand uses balefire, then everything that was affected by the Bore is changed.  This would mean that the whole world would be changed.


    Yes, and it would cause the pattern to unravle.


    The theory I agree with most is that LTT's Patch is in the way of the pattern fixing itself. Not that my opinion matters all that much.

  11. I'd like to see the all of RJs original notes for the entire series compiled into some form of encyclopedia. Not like the BWB where they are put in an easier to read format, but HIS actual notes, that HE made. An a CD, or tape of all his recorded notes as well.

  12. Mesaana cannot go parading arownd as herself. Danelle was already an AS before the forsaken were freed. All Mesaana did take her spot. Otherwise, she would have to compell every last AS, otherwise one might start to wonder where this new AS came from.

  13. There wern't any DF in the AoL. It was a utopiean socity.


    Now, I could be wrong, but I don't think it is possible to tie off a Travling weave. Not sure about that, though.



    And it would be esier to have several AS who just open up gateways to whereever the non-channler needs it to be. Some form of super efficiant Public Transit, or the like.

  14. He was spun out in TFoH, and since then, no more than a year, probably less, has gone by. Besides which, we have RJ's words on the topic.

    Q:  Is Olver Gaidal Cain?


    RJ: No.  I didn't really think that this would last as long as it has.  The timing is wrong.  He has another reason for being there besides being a red herring, though.


    Q:  He's too old.


    RJ: Yes.  Time in TAR and the real world run at different rates, but it never runs backwards.  You may spend an hour in TAR, and a day has passed when you get back, or you may spend a day, and an hour has passed when you get back, but you'll never go in on Tuesday and come back on Monday.


    Q:  Is the difference in time constant?


    RJ: No. It's fairly random.  Sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes the same as real time.


    Q:  It's different for different people, then?


    RJ: Yes.  Unless they're together in TAR.  Then the same amount of time passes for them obviously.

  15. you don't happen to be in band or orchestra..?


    What does that have to do with it? Just because were band-geeks doesn't mean that we are more sensitive to the music we listen to.



    Does it?


    Going by the Amazon samples, the music is very well done. Not quite what I had in mind for WoT, but still good music, imo. Except track 11.




    I was under the assumption that the soundtrack didn't have anything to do with the game. I seem to remember an add of some sort for it in the back of the first few books (the first copies I read, gotten from the library). I only found out about the vg after I had read book 10, and went looking for everything WoT related that I could find.

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