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  1. What?... No! Are you even reading my posts? No "random AS". Egwene! But without being damane, without becoming amirlyn, without trying so hard to understand the Aiel, and so on...
  2. My point still stands. That too could be done without everything that happened to her in the books.
  3. The thing is, if her post mortem conversation with Rand was her biggest accomplishment, she could have easily done this without all the build up during the whole series. She could just be one of the many AS on the battlefield, do the kamikaze thing and then speak to Rand. Like I said in my previous post, all the chalenges she faced in the series, were shaping her to be the only person who could unite the channelers. Knowing the major players from the inside. And it was all in vain.
  4. The only person who could answer these questions is gone. So I think Brandon made the right decision to let every reader's imagination find the answers for himself.
  5. I'm willing to defend Gawyn on this one. He decided to sacrifice himself, and it was not only a good plan, but he was really close to carry it through. And like we saw with Lan later, attacking Demandred with sword/dagger was the best (and pretty much the only) thing to do.
  6. Smething that I find curious about Nakomi's conversation with Avi. Before Nakomi shows up, there was something like: "she (Avi) closes her eyes for a moment". And from my experience with books, when it says "closes his/her eyes for a moment", it usually means "falling to sleep" :) Rand's meeting with her (if that was Nakomi), was also in some kind of semi conscious state.
  7. I don't know, it (the vision) just fits with the Seanchan and their culture. And nothing in the series showed any chance to change that particular inclination of theirs.
  8. Avi's vision clearly showed that the Seanchan won't abandon the damane practice. I don't see how Hawkwing's talk can achieve something. Besides a lots of people talked to Tuon, and she doesn't seem to comprehend anything.
  9. Pretty much since book 2, the bad guys in the series, for me, were the Seanchan. So, not having that issue resolved, totally sank my boat. All in all, it's good to have some form of ending of the books I've invested so much time and love. And considering the situation with RJ's passing, it is a good enough ending. I feel kind of empty now, gotta find something to occupy my free time, till I deal with the loss and the disappointment.
  10. Egwene? Of all the characters, she ends up dead? Egwene?! After all she went through?... The Seanchan, Halima, The Tower, Gawyn... After all her efforts, not only to unite the tower for the last battle, but also to change its basic principals. All in vain. I was shocked! So much that, right till the last page of the book, I was expecting her to be brought back somehow. Of all the main characters, SHE was the one that should have survived the last battle. Rand did his job, fighting the Dark One. Perrin did his job, saving Two Rivers and protecting the Dragon. Mat did his job, as a ge
  11. I am sure the Seanchan consider it a part of Hawkwing's empire. Since he felt justified to siege it he must have had a perfectly good reason. Life can be simple if you worship your leaders as they do. :) But if Rand can convince them to commit to a peace deal, I don't see them breaking it easily. You don't see them, but that's what the chapter says: "They are inviders who forced him to bow to their Empress. She is considered above him. They will not keep promises they made to an inferior." I just agree. Um, okay...so, you're saying that the right way to deal with dangerous madness i
  12. You cannot seriously compare AS's paranoia and fear for male channelers and Seanchan's damane. AS have all the reasons to fear male channelers... no, thay have one reason only - they all gone mad pretty quick and in their madnes can cause the dead of the people around them. It's not because they are men, it's not because they're evil, it's because of the taint. Now that it's gone, they're clearly showing signs of accepting them. The Seanchan don't fear the power of the channelers, they want to use it. You were talking about peace with a nation that keep your sister as a mindless husk.
  13. Can't they? Maybe not for moving troops, but for escape. What if the city was under siege and Rand was inside, with traveling not working? The waygate is a chance for retreat, even with all it's dangers. And after all, it's just a gate, right? You just need to watch it and when the first enemy show his head, you don't need more than 10 min. to bring some of your forces back to defend the city. Wow, I don't remember that part. Looks like I have to check the first books.
  14. "Her blunder"? Come on, what are you suggesting she should have done? Destroy the waygate she thought secure and guarded? Destroying the bridge is not how you defend yourself during a war. You guard it, destroy it as a last resort. They've already experienced problems with traveling (Perin's army, The White and The Black Tower), these Waygates may be needed in some point. And that's surely not the only Waygate in "Randland". I don't remember anyone else destroying them. Not even Rand.
  15. Personal bias? As far as I can remember (and please, correct me if I'm wrong), but the Seanchan were inviding "Randland". They where saying they're there to take what's rightfully theirs. High blood and stuffs. All must kneel before the Empress. All channelers are dangerous. Yeah, that sounds really peaceful to me. And something else from Aviendha's visions: Would you keep the peace with your neighbour knowing that he's turning your own sister to a mindless tool? Treating her worse than you treat you own dog? I'm not saying the Aiel have no fault. The visions are obviously ment
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