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Arani Lepenque Aes Sedai

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  1. I do not understand why everyone hates CoT so much ... I found it refreshingly slow and I loved the political drama in Egwene's bits ... so much detail until it kind of does resemble real life.
  2. 1. You don't have to be a Hero of the Horn to be a hero. There is a DIFFERENCE 2. Heroes of the Horn have MANY incarnations. Like Birgitte. I doubt myself that Egwene is a hero of the horn but your outright dismissal of her accomplishments irks me enough that I have to point out the flaws in your statements. Rand al'Thor himself was called Lews Therin by Artur himself, and the only thing similar about the Rand and Lews Therin in appearance was their height (as Lanfear mentions in TSR). As such she could easily be one of the female heroes of the horn... and that Mat didn't recognize her for whatever reason. 3. Mat himself could have earned a place as a Hero of the Horn many times over for his deeds as was mentioned in AMoL. But he is still NOT a Hero of the Horn. I'd say that his soul is worth just as much as any Hero of the Horn. Why can't the same be said of Egwene? You can't say that just because Egwene is not a Hero of the Horn that she is not an equal to any of them.
  3. I was sniggering at the AS when I read it. Perfect manuever from Egwene and Siuan (they had been planning this move for days, if not weeks).
  4. We have no idea if the a'dam would even work on Tuon. If she trains damane for a few more years, yes it definitely would.
  5. I want to know if Cadsuane actually becomes the Amyrlin! xD
  6. They can move fast by picking up their skirts and running. Moiraine did it in New Spring. And you can ride normally with a skirt - you don't have to ride side-saddle. And if you have the OP, you don't really need weapons, do you? Even if Mat's medallion prevented weaves being thrown directly at him, you could still throw other things with the OP, or blast the ground beneath that person's feet.... I don't see the need to quibble about skirts as showing that an organization is completely unprepared for the LB because it really isn't important. The AS kicked butt in Kandor until the Sharans arrived and even then at the FoM they held out quite well considering they were completely outnumbered, and with Egwene's help even managed to drive them back until the balefire fiasco.
  7. What type of preparation is not even having a proper dress for battle? Battle: 101 Kind of moot when you don't really have to move a lot compared to a swordsman and you can fling fireballs from a large distance.
  8. I'm not so sure ... I'm inclined to think that there's more to Rand's powers than just LTT level skill and angreal combined because ... apparently, according to Rand's thoughts, he was holding off a full circle led by Taim/M'Hael that eventually forced him to retreat. I doubt that even with an angreal LTT could do that...
  9. I know its been debated on here a lot, but a lot of people think she treats Nyneave pretty badly in that scene in TAR where she has Nyn chased by thugs. Additionally, I would argue that she treats Gawyn, some of the Aes Sedai, and Rand with a complete lack of respect, which I would say fits under the envelope of treating them badly. True, Rand doesn't treat her with much respect either, but that just means they both treat each other badly, not that they cancel out each other's bad behaviour. Rand does not need to defer to anyone .He is the Dragon.Egwene forgets her place many times in the book. As he said in AMOL,Egwene just has the title of the watcher of seals.she does not have them.She lost them too bad.He need not even have let her know before breaking the seals,she would be none the wiser.I really wished to see how Egwene would have stopped Rand from breaking the seals as she treatens if Moraine had not showed up. She did not lose the seals. Rand lost them. And seriously? He need not have let her or anyone know? Just because he is the prophesized saviour doesn't mean he's going to save the world by doing shit, which includes doing the right thing at the wrong time. And she was right in trying to prevent him from doing it at the time. And Rand is not defering to her in giving her position or title a measure of respect. You don't earn the respect of a subordinate by treating them like shit anyway.
  10. They are from Hinderstap. and the HAHAHAHAHA moment that Hinderstrap was NOT irrelevant to the plotline as a whole.
  11. Mat. Contrary to popular opinion, I dislike his character and his PoV. He whines about EVERYTHING, about how he isn't a bloody lord (he's worse than Perrin sometimes), about how he isn't going to bow and scrape before Elayne, etc. I just skip his parts. Not worth reading. I felt BS was completely right in his tone for Mat. He thinks he's funny, but actually he really isn't, in my opinion. Perrin was bad whilst he was trying to get Faile back, but otherwise he's quite ok. Tuon is a self-serving idiot in TGS and ToM. That is all.
  12. Three things She very nearly broke him. She didn't. He nearly broke himself. Well, she managed to get Rand thinking about the monster he was becoming. How he reacted to that information was pure luck, on the other hand. At that point in time Rand was literally begging for her to berate him about his lack of manners towards others. And she does show others respect, but when you're dealing with an insane guy who acts like a spoiled child even though he got the terms he wished for (ie. in the stone of Tear in KoD) its pretty hard to respect that guy, though you CAN understand what he's going through.
  13. Where did you get the idea that Rand was to be "blamed" for it? The previous quotes differentiate between responsibility for an action (good or bad action) and blame. No one is blaming Rand for the bonded Aes Sedai; it is just that he has taken responsibility for this action; and we know that he shoulders the ultimate responsibility for the actions of his men. Eggy was blaming Rand. She did blame him specifically in fact. But you kind of forget that the Aes Sedai were not sent there to murder them in the first place ...
  14. Moggy =/= Nynaeve. Nynaeve had NOT reached her full strength when she battled Moggy in TSR. She is much stronger than Moggy now. Tbh the only reason why Moggy is still amongst the Chosen is because she is very skilled in hiding and subtlety.
  15. http://13depository.blogspot.com/2002/03/mins-viewings.html#raven
  16. Also, I believe that if Rand isn't at the Last Battle, the light side will lose horribly. Think about it without Rand, nobody is there to stop the Dark One from doing what he wants. And you could say the same thing regarding Perrin, Mat, Egwene, Nynaeve, Min and some other characters....
  17. Yeah who knows I guess. I just think once the Borderforts were shot(which happened before anyone knew because of the DF plot) and trolloc were pouring in like a flood I don't know how a small contingent of Greens would make a difference. After all the Ashaman who are more skilled in battle weaves couldn't hold them back in Maradon. We know it went down real fast since... tEotW Regardless moving forward it is something the AS need to do especially since travelling could make all the difference in a situation like that. I don't think you can compare what went down at Maradon to Malkier. I think its safe to say if Malkier had 100 Asha'man and 100'000 Arad Domani solders led by a Great Captain, Malkier would of chased the shadowspawn all the way back to SG. No! Maradon was the start of the LB and I read nowhere that the shadow had anything near those numbers when they attacked malkier. As has already been said who knows what impact a dozon AS would of done at Malkier, I think knowing how far away help was when Malkier was over run would give us some clue, but seeing as we don't *shrug*. I think the point that it would of helped shienar if there was a green presence in the battle for the Gap can't be disputed. Well, if you ARE to conquer an entire country and not just a city, you DO need about a hundred thousand trollocs... otherwise you're just asking to be chased back with your tail between your freaking legs. And how was help to arrive on time? If Shienar and Arafel couldn't get there on time, what makes you think Aes Sedai from Tar Valon could? Remember that they DID NOT HAVE TRAVELLING at that point in time. Of course it would have helped Shienar if there was an Aes Sedai at the battle at the Gap, but that is an entirely different thing altogether than the flawed logic you cobbled together from Maradon and Malkier.
  18. I think she thought that because Perrin forgot that she would be ineffective standing out of danger, that she decided that he was too stupid to decide anything for her and just did stuff without telling him. I mean, would you tell someone you thought was an idiot your plans on the chance that their idiocy might screw stuff up? Not saying Perrin's an idiot. But you do have to see how Kiruna is thinking at that point in time. If the idiot is in charge of the whole rescue, then yes I think it would be best to tell him. To not do so is selfish because it puts at risk the lives of many other men, particularly those who have to stay near you. And Perrin did not forget, he just didn't know in the first place that she would be ineffective. Besides it's highly likely that Kiruna just wanted to be the one to get to Rand first. He knows about the first oath. He forgot what it entails.
  19. I think she thought that because Perrin forgot that she would be ineffective standing out of danger, that she decided that he was too stupid to decide anything for her and just did stuff without telling him. I mean, would you tell someone you thought was an idiot your plans on the chance that their idiocy might screw stuff up? Not saying Perrin's an idiot. But you do have to see how Kiruna is thinking at that point in time.
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  23. The problem with using the example of Vandene, Adeleas and Romanda as a gauge is that the Oath Rod screws up a channeler's lifespan. Until we know how exactly the Oath Rod cuts down a channeler's lifespan I doubt we can actually compare Vandene and Romanda. A more pertinent example would be Sumeko and Alise Alise is under 200, and Sumeko is above 300 years in age. However, Sumeko looks about middle aged while Alise has quite a bit of grey hair in her head. Sumeko is quite a bit stronger than Alise in terms of strength in the Power. So I would say, yes, stronger channelers slow more.
  24. If you worked for a company that deals with the stock exchange market, and your boss invests all your money in some dubious firms, but tells you not to worry because a fortune teller told him he'll still be rich in nine months, I think you'll worry a little. That's a stupid thing to do. Elayne wouldn't do that - she's got a good grasp of economy and politics. She might be reckless for adventure, but she isn't stupid.
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