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  1. Interesting picks!!! Very interesting pick for Logain, in particular. It looks like Ghealdan will be Spanish in cultural feel, which is quite interesting. I wonder if Tear will be Portuguese, or Italian in cultural feel. Thom actually looks more like Lan in the photo to me, but I like his work, so I am looking forward to what he will bring to the character and how he interprets him.
  2. I mean the POV of the person using the TP. You are right that other TP users cannot sense its use, but they can see the weaves being woven by it, which is its own challenge.
  3. Yeah, I got that as well, that Moiraine did not return to the White Tower after New Spring. This fact plays a part later on, when Galina believed that Moiraine was hiding as a Green Aes Sedai when Elaida's Embassy arrived in Cairhein. Why insist on this? Because the Black Ajah was manipulating the fact once Siuan was deposed, the danger to Moiraine increased. Particularly with the fact that Verin could have revealed what she discovered about Moiraine and Siuan's mission. That the Hall at one point wanted the angreal back and Moiraine was to be punished for leaving the White Tower without permission, plus the revelation that Moiraine was looking for the Dragon this entire twenty years. The fact that Siuan was supposed to assist as well was what got her stripped of the Stole and stilled in the first place. Regardless whether Siuan removed those charges, Elaida resumed them, based on her knowledge and what Siuan told her when she was questioned by Elaida. The fact that Moiraine was well aware of this risk to herself was why she did not return to the Tower in the intervening years between New Spring and The Eye Of The World. Had she gone back to the Tower, she would have been punished by her Ajah Head, or the Hall for the charges that were then issued, even if Siuan objected or not. That would have meant further delays, which meant that the Trolloc attack in the Two Rivers would have gotten Rand, Mat and Perrin either captured or killed. The Shadow was close to getting them, going by the first book. It was just share dumb luck or ta'veren work that Moiraine and Lan were even there a mere one day before that attack happened. That was entirely due to Moiraine searching for twenty years, without a White Tower detour.
  4. Rand's connection to the land as the Dragon Reborn is almost identical to the Child Like Empress in the Neverending Story. This is different from the ta'veren nature that Rand showed, since that effect is the chance that occurrences that could happen, will almost always do occur, like getting information, or specific people or chain of events exactly when he needed it. Mat and Perrin both showed these in various ways. Rand's Dragon Reborn is the same as Perrin's Young Bull, and Mat's battle skill. All of these are essential to winning. The difference with the Neverending Story, is the Dark One breaks the world if he breaks Rand, by making him uncaring and cruel. Basically making Rand consciously chose to do what he got Lews Therin to do without his knowing by sickness. The Dark One also wins if Perrin rejects his wolf side totally, and Mat rejects his battle skill completely, even if Rand still fights him. Because both will ultimately not be there to stop the two key threats to him from ending the fight in the Dark One's favor, since Lanfear and Fain both died in the exact same moment that Rand first held the Dark One.
  5. That is another massive reason Min must stay. She discovers that Callandor is a True Power sa'angreal. No one else discovered that secret. Cadsuaine would not have figured it out in time, since no records exist in the Tower that has that information, since no one could study it for three thousand years. Aviendha would not work this out, and Elayne would not have either. No one even knew that Callandor could inhance the taint's effects when chanelling saidin, still less that it lacks the buffer of other sa'angreal.
  6. Lanfear is not second to Ishamael and Rand/Lews Therin. She is their equal, since Lanfear is the most powerful you can get as a woman chaneller, while ishamael and Rand/Lews Therin are the most powerful you can get as a man chaneller. They seem stronger, because saidin works differently to saidar. They both effect the world in similar ways, they require completely different weave construction to do the effects. Plus, we see magic traditionally being extremely powerful when fire is shown, like with Gandalf, or stories of Merlin's feats, and equaled with water and wind, such as with Galadriel and stories of Morgana's feats. Women can do weaves that men struggle with (as in takes more strength to do the male equivalent weave) and vice versa.
  7. I think the Flame Of Tar Valon was a weave that stopped balefire from destroying the threads of the Pattern past their deaths. Instead of zero summing history like balefire does, it generates a time lock. That locks everything those people did that were destroyed by balefire; it essentially shores up and anchors that history that balefire destroyed. The physical aspect of the weave was off putting entirely because the people it turned to crystal were all restored by balefire and M'hael was crystallized because he restored them.
  8. Maybe it is because Ilyena's mother or father, or both earned the third name by hard work, and their daughter was born and grew up with it due to the extent of the status they earned??
  9. That is my feeling to, but with differences in whether it is saidin, saidar, or the True Power being sensed. Saidar should be more softer or musical. Saidin should be the Highlander Immortal sense. The True Power, however should be the drunk, stumbling, woozy feeling. Like the scientist first walking up to give his evidence in the Chernobyl trial episode, but to a far worse extent.
  10. Min's book relationship needs to be present, not just for all the big moments, like Dumais Wells, but also for what Semirhage does to Rand. He literally loses his hand for Min, and then the collaring that Semirhage does later. Those two things are immensely important to his character growth in the later story. It will not make sense with anyone if it is Elayne or Aviendha in those positions, because it would not make sense. They would expect Elayne or Aviendha to stop Semirhage each time using the One Power in each instance. Min is there in those moments to show the Shadow will do anything to get their way. And Rand in turn must prove that he is prepared to do anything to stop it. By the way, if the show does not follow the story events, then Lord Of The Rings is still the most superior book adaptation we have ever gotten in a movie or tv show. This show becomes a project based on the books, not an adaptation, which is vastly different in approach.
  11. It could have been Be'lal ordering the bandits to do that, or Rahvin ordering it. In fact, any Forsaken free at that point could have been involved.
  12. O.K, I have seen the footage, and I am in all the way!!!!!!! Rosamind sounds how I imagined Moiraine talk.
  13. Your welcome. It took a while for me to remember it!
  14. The Dragon Reborn. Where Nyneave, Elayne and Egwene get captured after meeting Aviendha, because their ship runs aground. There is a Fade hunting Aes Sedai in the area leading them to thirteen if memory serves.
  15. What do you think of the music? I actually really like it.
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