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  1. Plus...isnt the agelessness sort of a bad thing, at the very least in the AoL, it marked an Aes Sedai who had sworn something through the use of an oath rod and the one power(we see that Semirhage was going to be forced with the oath rod to never heal/never torture people, can't remember if it was both or just the torture, didnt get an exact answer there). So in the AoL having the 'oath-rod Agelessness' would indicate your possibly a serious criminal who'd been sentenced to having their normally hugely long life, halved. I'd assume that the healthy agelessness, displayed by channelers not limi
  2. It's likely this has been pointed out before(because of the number of these debates) but stretching forth 'his hand' may refer to Shaidar Haran having to do something, eg confronting Rand, or possibly fulfilling some other role which leads to the destruction of the seals and the DO's prison. Has it been decided upon whether any of this prophecy's points have occured already or if they are yet to happen? Obviously the seals are weakening, and other than being integrated with Lews Therin, Rand is exhausted(physically, mentally, probably emotionally).
  3. Possibly the funniest thing i've read in a few days, the way it was written seems so matter of fact(and of course laced with sarcasm). Personally, like a few others, I've got a thing for lanfear(and when she was pretending to be selene) and i dig min's cheekiness, very endearing. I've always liked the feel and tone we've been shown from amys as well, underneath being one of the top wise one's i bet she's a cool chick.
  4. A slightly less...pleasant...idea might be that in the age before the AoL, the Aiel were a race who were enslaved outside of their home country/nation. When the Wheel of time ticked over to the next, Utopian age, instead of being considered slaves, they were a race of servants who took their position as an honor and what not. I consider this a major contender for the most viable option due to the nature of the aiel during the AoL and the aiel we know today. In both cases, for the most part Aiel only married and/or had children with other aiel. Rand's ancestor that he 'experienced' in Rhuid
  5. Aram threw himself whole heartedly into learning the sword, the idea of vengeance and such pushing him forwards. Aram appears to have learnt nothing else, other than to obsess on people in a crazy and pretty creepy fashion. He had nothing but training and following perrin around to do, so its to be expected that after several months/ 1-2 years he'd develop some serious skills. Another point is that he was training with a blademaster[tam] meaning he'd likely be better taught than an average soldier, as tam has the skills, and from what we know of his personality he'd make an excellent trainer(
  6. 1) Rand 1 1/2 or 2) Demandred 3) Moridin 4) Lanfear(maybe cyndane at this level too) 5) Alivia 6) Logain 7+) Everything starts getting a bit vague, Taim, Nyv, etc are likely around similar levels. The reasons i put both Rand and Demandred above moridin(ishammael) is because both Lews Therin and Demandred were generals and War leaders during the War of Power...where as ishammael was not a massive fighter(from the info we have). I have no doubts that moridin has unbelievable skills with the One power(although he primarily utilizes the True Power nowadays), and he is basically on the sa
  7. So...its completely impossible for another escape rout to be used? I don't doubt that the destruction of the portal was significant in the severance of the bond, but could it have been possible for moiraine to escape? Although the portal was destroyed, wasn't she technically still protected by the 'treaty's' of that land? Couldn't she have requested a way out in a similar fashion to how mat did? Im getting the feeling mat or rand ponders this, and comes to some sort of conclusion, but from what we know of that land it seems like she should have maybe been able to escape
  8. Excellent point, I'd completely forgotten that she went through the gateway in Tear. Maybe someone who has really thought about it or read those chapters recently could argue that it might be because the portal was destroyed? Or maybe she intentionally destroyed the bond, damaging lan, and making it appear as though she was dead to prevent lan, rand, mat, egwene etc attempting a rescue, she is easily selfless and brave enough to do so. As we know, moiraine's purpose for 20 odd years has been to find the Dragon reborn and make sure he makes it to TG.
  9. Yeh its likely those ashamen and aes sedai have been, can't remember the exact quote, but it was commented they weren't themselves anymore, or something along those lines. Just as a side/off topic question: Has the exact mechanism been described before? We know 13 channelers, channel through 13 fades, but do we know if the dark one's taint is placed in the victim, or if a dark one cable(that we see on ishammael, asmodean etc) is latched onto the victim? Might help us figure out what exactly happens to the victim if we knew what actually happened.
  10. Agree with everything said, especially how they make every other horrible group of people look amazing. The only real thing that tied them into the novels was the bowl of winds, for the rest they were left drifting at sea :P They were almost a prop used to allow the other character's stories to be developed and fleshed out eg. mat, nyv, elayne, went to ebou dar to fix the weather, and needed the sea folk's weather expertise...but in the process those 3 primary characters grew massively in experience, came into themselves more, developed new skills and abilities, and all in all, became a
  11. Alright, point conceded. I wasn't aware RJ intended the...sort of sub-plot, to be considered rape, i definitely agree that the first scene of the whole thing was a bit iffy, but from there i always envisioned the relationship being a little different, and having changed to more of a lovers type thing...maybe i should go back and reread it.
  12. I still don't understand why people think he was raped...if he had been truly unwilling, for example if he had been screaming stop or crying in a corner in disgust at tylin, cutting himself because of self loathing and what not, then hell yeh, id be on the rape train as well. Instead, his comments were along the lines of 'You can't do this' and 'Im the one who does the chasing' etc etc stuff along those lines. He was uncomfortable with the situation, because in his mine, he's meant to be the hound dog, instead she's the cougar cracking on to the charming younger fellar. Mat is a young guy,
  13. Using the DSM-IV, and going of the layout sleepinghour put down for us, I'd definitely agree with NPD for Lanfear and SPD for Semirhage. For Graendal maybe add in Histrionic Personality Disorder. Mat, definitely not Stockholm Syndrome, however it would apply to nearly all 'broken' damane. Rand's diagnosis is pretty accurate, he may suffer from what we consider Dissociative Identity Disorder, better known as Multiple Personality Disorder. I say this because at times what we can consider the 'Lews Therin' entity will take control of Rand's body. His diagnosis of Schizophrenia is dependen
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