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  1. I always thought of that camp as the one near Ebou Dar. The fact that they appeared in TAR indicating that the Tinkers were happy to settle down there, they felt safe. And they felt safe under the Seanchan. A small foreshadowing that she will need to deal with the Seanchan in the future and perhaps that they are here to stay. Also a large hint that she will have to get over her outright hatred of them and consider the pros and cons of Seanchan society dispassionately.
  2. For anybody interested in the final analysis, here is the timeline. Or perhaps I should say a timeline. There is no way of properly fixing any event in AMOL as the wording of crucial timestamps is too vague. There are two main problems. One is the timing of the eclipse and the battles which reference it - there is a 'hole' spanning 9 days. (As mentioned already in this thread) The other, probably connected, is Perrin's fight with Slayer, starting ch 33, which lasts 10 days. Now, even accounting for the fact that it happens in TAR, I refuse to believe that it lasted more than one day, even
  3. I don't think he was trying to write off any timeline issues with that. I don't know if the idea for time distortion was Brandon's or RJ's, but I don't find it to be unbelievable given what we know of what the DO can do. Perhaps there was a level of convenience to it, making Rand's fight last for as long as everyone else's, but it wasn't meant to explain away contradictions from TOM. I have no real problems with the timelines up to the end of TOM. Yes there was that Mat 'hich' and a few small glitches, but nothing that couldn't be figured out. AMOL however, is so vague as to make drawing up
  4. Lol . What an image! These are from the predictions thread and some others I've posted at various times. RIGHT - Lan will survive the battle at Tarwin Gap. - Min finally gets to (successfully) stab someone - Demandred causes an awful lot of damage but never quite gets any main characters, he's outmaneuvered by Mat at the last moment - I suppose that last bit is arguable - Rand either knows how to mask his bonds or has a ter'angreal to hide his whereabouts whenever he wants (like the dull dagger) - The patches of sunlight follow Rand about - NOT anyone else - Nynaeve does not cure
  5. As one of "those of us for whom the depth and complexity of the Wheel was the primary attraction, as opposed to getting to the end and learning what happened", some of the points you raise are a little troubling. Over the years I have found myself less interested in the mechanics of the actual, final confrontation or seeing the sub-plots brought to some particular resolution. Rather, it is the interaction of the plots and characters that will dictate the final outcome that has kept me reading time and again. What I was hoping to see, is how these meld together to reflect the breadth of this s
  6. This sounds like something I wrote in the 'daughter of the night' thread yesterday, only taken to a whole new level. My post was an off-the-cuff summary of something I remembered working on a while back - I think I'll have to go and see if I can resurrect it, maybe tidy it up and get it posted before I get the book. @ Suttree Your comment makes it even more interesting, even if you give nothing away.
  7. @ Sharaman I'd be very surprised if Taim passed any TAR knowledge on. Maaaybee a little to one trusted lieutenant, but I doubt it. We don't know for sure though. As far as the dreamspike goes, I suspect that Moridin will be keeping a close eye on it, he seemed quite possessive over both of them when talking to Graendal. @ Waldo Suffa - imagine lying across a horse on your stomach, face down balescream - I don't recall any reference to how far a balescream reaches. I would imagine it is all to do with how strong your balefire was in the first place.
  8. Another thought Daughter of the Night, she walks again. - Lanfear's back The ancient war, she yet fights. - she hasn't given up yet, despite what we might think at the moment Her new lover she seeks, who shall serve her and die, yet serve still. - she's found a way to manipulate Rand to do something she wants - consciously, unwittingly, any way will do - even if he dies his actions will allow her to achieve her aim Who shall stand against her coming? - um, Moiraine? Egwene? (someone she's been up against before) The Shining Walls shall kneel. - Rand's actions (and maybe the confrontat
  9. I'm with you completely on the 'what does Lanfear have to do with the Shining Walls?" question. It's bothered me right from the beginning, but I've not been able to find a satisfactory answer. The biggest snag in your theory is this (from the Glossary) It's not a title, it's a rather well known name. Which, in turn makes me suspicious, because there are no other names mentioned in the prophecies IIRC. So, maybe, it is a title? And Mierin chose it deliberately? Or accidentally?
  10. BS has confirmed that Rand has a habit of appearing in TAR whilst being in 'real life'. IIRC, we don't know whether this is constant, occasional or under specific circumstances. We do know this is something specific to Rand. It would make a great Chekhov's Gun, except that he goes and does it again at VoG (when Perrin and the wolves join him on top of Dragonmount).
  11. A sock is the future of the stocking. If you spoke to a tudor about a sock, they would assume you were talking about a punch. However, if you spoke of stockings they would understand you perfectly. The third age is the same as the tudor age, but in the new age, THEY SHALL WEAR SOCKS!! As it shall be the future. (again this is msbee's daughter, this time I had permission to defend myself though)
  12. OMG my daughter is a troll!! That, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you leave yourself logged in, with keyboard unattended, and you have a bored teenager in the house. Absolutely preposterous! The sock has to be all white.
  13. All wrong! Rand is blatantly going to trap the DO in an old sock! There are no socks mentioned in any of the books so far, indicating that they are things of a future (or distant past) age, by using an old sock, rand is effectively binding the DO with a symbol of the long past and future ages, ensuring that the DO stays sealed until the age of socks returns! Furthermore the stench will keep the DO to weak to return, until his prison gets a wash! (this is NOT msbee this is her daughter) EDIT: The pattern of course, is the weave of the sock, and indeed the visual appearance of the patte
  14. Could this be the scene BS was talking about in that Twitter exchange? (no58 - towards the end) BRANDON SANDERSON Just wrote a scene with Bela in it. This scene is one that RJ left instruction for in his notes; it gave me shivers when reading Edit: Thanks Terez - link fixed
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