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  1. on the note of ogier, i was dissapointed they we did not hear from the Seanchen "Ogier Gardeners" from the deathwatch guard. we saw how ferocious the peacful randland ogiers were, how they dominated the trollocs. i would have been interested then to hear of the warrior trained ogier, the elite company, of the elite deathwatch guards. Also, i would likewise be interested in seeing them meeting the randland ogier, how would the respond to their differing ways? what is the pact between the empress and the ogier in seanchen etc. i would like to hear or no more.
  2. So on my most recent read through i have begun wondering about a particular aspect of the way the source works and its implications into the plot. It is fairly significant that the rebel Aes Sedai try to keep the weave for gateways from the seanchen and from those in white tower so much so that after using bowl of winds elayne risks unweaving a gateway, and rescuing Egwene from the tower is deemed as an awful idea because someone might be able to read the residues and learn the weave. my thoughts then went to how residues work, can they only be read after the weave is completed or has been collapsed? or can they also read active weaves such as wards or illusion (invisibility changing appearance)? basically i wanted to understand why they could not just invert the weave for travelling and use it as normal? i mean if an inverted weave can hide the ability to channel and the residue remain undetected could it not work on the gateways? i am however willing to admit that there may be a flaw in the way i am perceiving the way weaves, inversion and residue detection, if so i do hope someone can help me right my incorrect worldview. what are your thoughts as to all this?
  3. im also doing my re read at the moment for a memory of light. i timed it very badly though as i preordered AMOL so i could read it right away, but work got in the way of my re-read. i think it will be worth it in the end but im also in the middle books and my reading pace has slowed down. previously iv done re reads when 'Crossroads in TWighlight' 'Knife of dreams' 'Gathering storm' and 'Towers of Midnight' came out. i must persevere with my tradition lol :P besides i find i pick out more each time a read the books.
  4. Niall was an insightful and interesting and inteligent character. I always found it amusing and interesting the way he interpreted rumours and the worlds events. what i found disappointing, is that it almost seemed that not one of his plans came to fruition. fair enough, the whitecloaks are generally disliked in randland, but Niall was attributed as one of the Great captains, he has years of experience, not to mention that the whitecloaks essentially own a nation and thus a relatively relevant and cohesive political power. i too think it was a shame that as an antagonist he did not acomplish more. The individual whitecloaks, or groups of them, as mentioned above, where villains early on. yes the characters did outgrow them, yet the political achinations of the group as a whole could continue to provide Challenges greater than they were. I mean they were basically the only formalised standing military body which was essentially independent and well trained.
  5. nothing i have seen suggests that 'need' can find a specific individual in TAR. Wonder if anyone asked BS? There is no other instance of need finding a person, i agree, but if what they needed most was something to stop the rebels returning to Elaida, and notice later on that when Egwene takes charge there is basically no chance of that happening, is there any reason they would not be taken to her?
  6. I just feel like this subject is something that should have been adressed in the book. I mean, when using the acess keys one is essentially using a ter'angreal and sa'angreal in combination so it would seem that perhaps using those together is possible? this whole scene seems to say that multiple use is possible. as far as the lack of destruction in Rhudien, i assumed (that as you menioned above Whizbang) each could only draw on half power. yes half of the CK is still a huge amount of power, in my mind the minimal destruction (comparative to what it could have been) was due to the battle being more mental than physical. they were both occupying the same physical space so it would make little sense for them to direct destructive flows to their location. i envisioned it as a mental battle, a contest of wills for the control of the CK, each straining to draw more than the other and tip the scales in their favour. rand eventually tips the balance using the other angreal as well. Whizbangs idea of reduced efficiency I see no reason why the eddition of another angreal would reduce the power of the CK. i would think it makes sense for the same rules as linking applying, whereby the power increase is not simply a case of adding the power together, it is less than that, but still stronger than each indivually would be. Jedman67 (sorry im new here dont know how to double quote) Also as Jedman states, in a circle the leader reaches through the other channeler as if he/she were an angreal. in a circle, the leader can do this multiple times, could this not also work with (Sa')angreal?
  7. I agree with your assessment of how two people could acess the same Sa'angreal, but i still think there are far more serious ramifications based on the fact that Rand is reaching through two Power ampllifying devices.
  8. Hmm i fiind the idea of it being Egwene very interesting, it suggests that had Egwene jumped anywhere outside of Tar Valon yet still in Tel'aran'rhiod that they would have 'jumped' to her positioning again. but because she stepped out of Tel'aran'rhiod into the paralell dream space Nynaeve and Egwene could not 'need jump' to her again. Thank you Rhienne for that interesting avenue of thought
  9. I was wondering if anyone had given any thought to the differences in the use of the a'dam that might be present when the bracelet is on the arm of someone other than a trained sul'dam. Specifically, a sul'dam as we know is someone who can learn to channel, but because of seanchan beliefs and practice is not taught and remains ignorant. The a'dam creates a link between two women who can channel by which one gains control over the other and their contol of the One Power. What i am interested in is if the person on the bracelet end of the a'dam can channel fully can she link with the woman on the collar end forcefully? at all? for example: when Nynaeve and Elayne have Moghedien collared they continue their public lives as normal and it is evident that both of them can channel while wearing the bracelet. we see that when Nynaeve isnt angry enough to channel (and is alone with Moghedien) she chanels through Moghedien, directly controling her weaves. The Seanchan Sul'dam dont know they can channel and so i would think that unlike Nynaeve they would not directly control the weaves but rather use the a'dam as a tool to order the damane around (this is confirmed by the interaction between egwene and the sul'dam when she is captured in TGH, they know if she has tried to do something, (like exploding the sap of a tree) but they do not control the flows, only oder her to do it.). the different ways in which the a'dam is used lead me to assume that perhaps there is a way for the a'dam to support a normal link which is fully dominanted by the 'leash holder' These are just my idle thought and speculation and any hard facts anyone else has or any conjectures whatsoever concerning this are appreciated
  10. When Rand battles Asmodean for control of the CK access key in Rhudien he reaches through the 'fat-man' angreal, and the access key simultainiously. The (comparatively) small amount of additional power he gained from this allowed him to best Asmodean and gain control of the CK. From this it seems that it is possible to reach through multiple angreal and Sa'angreal and add their power yet i dont recall this being used by Rand or any other user of the One Power at any other point. Does anyone know anything about this? is there a limit (similar to circles and linking) to the number one can access simultainiously? or could someone gain massive power simply by carting around a large number of angreal? leading up to the Last Battle, the CK are destroyed but could Callandor not be used with other male angreal and Sa'angreal to become ridiculously powerful? I apologize if this became or becomes a bit of a ramble towards the end, but in my mind there are numerous important implications of this particular instance?
  11. CHAPTER 13: In the process of discovering the 'bowl of the winds' (in Tel'aran'rhiod) Elayne and Nynaeve use need in order to find something that will convince the hall not to go back to Elaida. On their first attempt they end up in an unused storeroom in Tar Valon. They dismiss Tar Valon and continue searching. Does anyone know, or have any theories as to what it was in the storeroom that could have convinced the hall not to go back to Elaida?
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