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Terez

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  1. It's also possible she survived and she'll be freed from her Compulsion and she'll have her affair in the future. I just like the idea of it being Vitalien. :)
  2. I don't think Compulsion would count. Vitalien still makes the most sense, particularly since she wrote poetry about him.
  3. What it means is that RJ didn't leave notes on this, and Brandon is just telling us what he imagines would happen.
  4. That Brandon even mentioned it is probably fanservice. People have been talking about wanting to see that for years, and many believed that's how the Seanchan problem would be resolved (which I always argued was ridiculous).
  5. You are misremembering and piecing two different quotes together. In fact RJ said that there was nothing unique about this turning. His thoughts on the matter mirrored Herid Fel's almost to a t. As for Fain he called him a wildcard, but there very well may have been others in the past. I apologize if this was addressed, but my computer is lagging to hell and back and so I just CTRL-F'd 'suttree' to see if you were quoted. You're right on the first point. On the second, he did say Fain was something unique to this Age, in the sense that each Third Age follows roughly the same pattern. The smaller details are different, and Mordeth/Fain is one of those details. But people read a lot (too much) into that, thinking that RJ was hinting that Fain, being unique to this Age, was therefore destined to help Rand break the Wheel. But RJ didn't even really imply that; I think he just wanted to establish that the evil of Shadar Logoth is not one of the repeating 'big players' of the Grand Cosmic Showdown.
  6. 4 - We've known men can sense women holding the power from almost the start of the series, Rand would get goosbumps when Egwene or Elain held the power. I thought Rand got goosebumps when a woman channeled near him, not when they held the OP. Nope, he gets them when women are just holding the Power. This was demonstrated in TSR "Hard Heads" (Egwene and Elayne) and again in LOC with the Aes Sedai emissaries. And other times, but those two are the most memorable. I do believe, however, that Mat's medallion only goes cold when someone actually channels.
  7. 5 - Hmm, I've never seen that from RJ, would be interesting to hear if it was explained in the notes, or if RJ was specifically mentioning the first death, and not the death prevented with balefile. I don't believe any such quote exists. RJ never said such a thing. BBM is correct. Also, check out The Song of Roland. Olver was always intended to blow the Horn.
  8. From another thread: http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/topic/78306-not-in-the-book-discussion-full-spoilers/?p=2742993 If you guys notice reports in other threads, could you link them here? Thanks.
  9. Gateways never worked within the border of the dome, even in TOM. Perrin could 'shift' within the dome in the dream world, but he couldn't 'shift' outside of it. But in the real world, gateways didn't work at all.
  10. For the record, the Cadsuane scene was written by Brandon. And Cadsuane didn't 'become' Amyrlin; that was left open-ended as well. It wasn't even an official summons. yeh, but it's pretty clear where things are going. Not really. She's escaped several times before; it's easy to see her escaping again. If they wanted it to be clear they would have done the summons; it was meant to be ambiguous.
  11. For the record, the Cadsuane scene was written by Brandon. And Cadsuane didn't 'become' Amyrlin; that was left open-ended as well. It wasn't even an official summons.
  12. WH, Ch. 27: "Elayne found herself riding Fireheart slowly through the snows of Braem Wood, near enough fifty leagues north of Caemlyn" And there are four miles to a league. Miles are a bit shorter in Randland, but not much.
  13. The maps are not perfectly to scale; we've asked about this before.
  14. It's not too surprising that he thought he was the Dragon Reborn, considering the long winter and the obvious implications. And his POV suggests that he's a bit madder than we assumed him to be. He's always fought on principle, and has taken great risk to do so. Didn't he declare himself the DR before the winter had stretched for so long? I haven't reread EOTW in a while but IIRC there were reports about it and massive battles in Ghealdan, in Two Rivers, the back end of nowhere, at Winternight (supposed to be the start of spring). If Bel Tine is a true parallel to Beltane, then it's the first day of May, halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. The lingering winter would have had more significance in the southern countries, too. Spring was already a month behind in the Two Rivers.
  15. It's not too surprising that he thought he was the Dragon Reborn, considering the long winter and the obvious implications. And his POV suggests that he's a bit madder than we assumed him to be. He's always fought on principle, and has taken great risk to do so.
  16. My take: looks like Shaidar Haran is most likely candidate for Cadsuanes box. I asked "who" and his answers didn't even identify it as a person (he didn't say "someone removed the weaves") Also, looks like I was right about him forgetting about Roedran/Murandians after FoM. I recorded the Q & A, but I haven't looked to see if it's of a quality worth uploading, since I wasn't aiming my phone at him or anything in particular. I might try to transcribe the session, though, unless the memory keeper posts first If you can send the audio to me I can transcribe the bits you didn't feel like transcribing. :) I like to have even the redundant questions because sometimes differences in wording are significant. Dom pointed out on TL that you could say this was foreshadowed. I can't find the quote, though...
  17. There's actually a lot of evidence for it, really. Mostly it's the personality, particularly the rambling, which is what made most of us think of Verin in the first place. But Nokomis was apparently the (mythological) person who taught the shamans how to enter the dream world, which is a parallel to giving Egwene the stone ring ter'angreal.
  18. Nakomi as the Creator's avatar is dumb because it's deus ex machina, and on top of that it undermines the struggles of the mortals to save the world. Explanation that makes the most sense = Verin as a returned Hero. She was Aiel in a past life, apparently.
  19. It was a Foretelling by Nicola, which is absolute. It just happened to be backed up by two different dreamers.
  20. I think I know what that was for. I even thought about you while reading.
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