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  1. Wasn't it in the works between Elaida and Alviarin for a little while? Seems funny that Mesaana would have nothing to do with it... She certainly did bring in men to fight under the guise of stone masons, so it was probably planned, like somebody said, to sow chaos and make things worse. I don't know if there is a direct link between Alviarin and Mesaana at this point in time, but it seems Mesaana at least knew what was going on.
  2. Personally I think RJ is a great story-teller and world builder. He's a good writer, there's no doubt, but he's not a great novelist like Tolstoy or Dostoevsky(but then who is). After I read those authors, among others, it really opened my eyes as to how other authors relate. I like RJ, but look at his writing through a non-biased approach by taking the fan in me out of it. I absolutely love the story of WoT, but realistically know it's not an all time great piece of work of writing(I'm sure it's up there in fantasy). So my point is, I see a difference between RJ and BS, but it's n
  3. I guess it makes sense. Wise Ones wanted her to spy/teach/fall in love. She wanted to watch him for Elayne(so annoying) but knew she would fall in love or loved him then, but she had a task from the Wise Ones to sleep/love/bind him to them as well. Using someone like that(the Wise Ones using Avi) just seems like a really mean/manipulative thing to do. At least it makes sense now. Just don't get me started on how easily characters fall in love in this series.
  4. That's true, probably contributed to her bad attitude. Makes her seem like even more of an idiot.
  5. The problem I see Luckers, is that they imply that Aviendha was supposed to know what she was doing. Unless they had a talk with Avi telling her that she was going to fall in love with him, and that that was why they were going to be putting her with him, that's really the only way it makes sense. Now that I think of it though, the must have told her and she was just fighting it? The whole thing doesn't seem to gel for me. I mean, if she was meant to teach/spy that's fine(although that goes against Aiel ways, but Wise Ones are above everything anyway in their minds), but then t
  6. I don't believe there are near 10 million people in Andor alone.
  7. No way are there millions living in the cities.
  8. You're certainly wrong. The dream ter'angreal works on non-channellers. A Stilled Siuan uses it just fine. I was under the impression ter'angreal had nothing to do with channelling. Also, throw in the glass ter'angreal Wise Ones use. Many aren't channellers and it works on them. Doorframes to the A and E... Surprised you'd ask if we've seen ter'angreal used on non channellers.
  9. My previous guess wasn't that bad then. When you say "tens" I have a hard time picturing more than 20, frankly I don't think its even that. If the above claim about TV and capitals is true, it should be closer to 10 or maybe even less. Look at the number of nations and how few "big" cities there are in addition to the capitals. Most capitals are likely to be smaller than Caemlyn but say 300,000 each and there is 500,000 (TV) + 13*300,000) = 4.4 million (this should be exaggerated enough to include independent regions/cities like Falme, Two Rivers etc). Add Mayene and Far Madding a
  10. Ok, I've read through this series I don't know how many times, especially books 1-6. I just finished Book 5 and for the life of me, cannot figure out what Aviendha's real purpose is with Rand, what the Wise Ones wanted her to accomplish. Do they want her to make him fall in love with him/sleep with him? Do they really want her to teach him the Aiel ways fully, and make him as close to Aiel as possible? Do they really want her to spy on him? Or something else? I always figured they wanted her to have him fall in love with her, if they saw it in a dream or something. I've just ne
  11. You belong to the Gray Ajah! The Gray Ajah seeks to end conflicts by mediation and reaching consensus. They have a strong sense of justice and are knowledgeable about laws and rules. Being skilled negotiators, they understand the value of compromise, and are experts at reaching agreements. It is said that members of this Ajah believe that any problem can be solved by talking long enough about it. This is your result in its entirety: Gray Ajah: 7 Blue Ajah: 5 Yellow Ajah: 4 Green Ajah: 4 Brown Ajah: 3 Red Ajah: 2 White Ajah: 0 Interesting to get Gray. Neat.
  12. Yeah, basically agree with everything here. Nicely said.
  13. Other than some Mat scenes I didn't see much of a difference. I actually liked how the plot really started moving again. As for main events that we've been waiting for forever(like ToG), I just don't think they will ever live up to what we had in our minds, thinking about them for so long, regardless of who wrote them.
  14. Ok just some thoughts. Is there a connection between strength in the OP and how much you can weave? Doing a reread, I remember Egwene in book 4 saying she could weave four(I think) weaves at the same time, and that was later in the book. Rand, I believe, in the part where he shields Elayne and Egwene weaves something like 12 at the same time, without really knowing what he is doing. The thing is, Egwene says that weaving four is more than almost anyone in the Tower can do. It's true that you really don't see all these dexterous Aes Sedia with decades and even centuries of channelling come
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