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  1. Halima main goals were to stop the WT from being united, prevent any alliance between the rebels and BT, and keep watch/manipulate Egwene so Egwene would depend on Halima. Which is why all of Egwene's attendants that were know spies for different factions in the rebels "vanished".
  2. RJ had said the Whitecloaks were partially influenced by Nazi's. A group that thought if you didn't act and behave exactly how they thought you should then you were evil. Who thought only they knew the right way one should live and think. Like the Nazi's they could also do pretty dark deeds and totally justify it as protecting the world.
  3. We know with the stone it increases the range of her eavesdropping. My only issue with that as an answer would be trying that trick at a whole palace would mean you need to know where exactly the person is in that place at that moment and we know she didn't eavesdrop on Be'Lal. I still suspect with his lack of a straight answer it was sort of an oops type thing.
  4. The companion expands some on Eladia going to Andor. Elaida assumed like everyone else Tigraine vanished so probably was dead, so why should she suspect she went off and had a son? Also fortellings are vague, all she knew is the royal line of Andor would be key to the LAst Battle, when it became clear Morgase would take the throne Eladia ran to be her advisor. The like most fortellings it was vague and never said how the royal family would be key. I sort of enjoy people assuming they are right because that's how most people in real life are like. You think you know something so believe it's truth. Not to say some folks like Tuon aren't just plain stupid. Where she believes in all these omens and immedietly shoots down anything Mat says as dumb superstition.
  5. It basicly come down to if you die to balefire the DO can't being you back since he doesn't know when you died. Depending on the strength of the balefire used to kill you, the person may of been burnt out for a minute or when Rand used the sword a really long time. Not to mention it destroys his link to the forsaken. So he has no connection to the soul anymore making it so he can't simply locate the soul. Balefire just burns you from the pattern it doesn't destroy the soul. So even if you die by balefire you will still get reborn. I see it as a failsafe by the pattern to make sure someone like Ishy doesn't just blast everyone with balefire age after age in hopes to end all existence by finally killing everyone off. Only a few souls get spun out again and again for special purposes so with free will it means most of the main people on team light and shadow will be different people. Since if your soul was always destined to be evil you have no free will. RJ confirmed LTT and Ishy's soul are connected and will be spun out again for major events.
  6. A good game would be trying to unite the land after Hawkwing's death.
  7. I just assume she got alot from the dreams the forsaken were projecting then research on the little known about each forsaken. If they weren't hiding their identies in the dreams she might of guessed from known descriptions of the forsaken. It always did seem like something RJ put in before really thinking that out. There doesn't seem to be anything in the companion on how she figured those two out. Since the BWB was written to be from a researchers point of view I always took it as what is in the BWB about the forsaken is the little that is known.
  8. All RJ had of the Mat Tuon series was a paragraph. If I remember right it was of Perin on a ship sailing to Seanchan hoping he didn't have to kill a friend. That was pretty much it. So any author would have to pretty much make up the entire thing, which Harriet would never allow. RJ also had planned a prequel about Tam finding Rand but he never started it. I think he also had planned a prequel about Moriane's looking for the dragon and heading to the Two River's.
  9. Exactly, Halima like the older Aes Sedai assumed Egwene would be easy to control. She didn't want a puppet since that might draw suspicion or be detected. She had the BA cause problems but Halima's main tasks were to make sure the rebels didn't unite the divided white tower and the rebels didn't join with the Black Tower. She needed to be close to Egwene to know what was occuring and to keep an eye on Egwene, so the mysterious headaches only she could fix.
  10. Some of his powers were as he explained because the pattern demands balance. The DO was doing all the evil stuff so the pattern was using him to do the good, like turning the grain good again. He no longer has that ability. Rand doesn't have Moridin's power. At the end Rand tried to use the one and true power and both didn't work. Rand only has Moridin's body and channeling is tied to the soul. He can't channel the one power and the true power has to be granted by the DO, who is sealed away. We simply will never know the extent or limits of Rand's new power.
  11. Not when you are in an enemy camp with only Min, he would be concerned his trying to kill Fain might bring harm to Min. That's the main thing is he was alone with Min, he had no idea which way Cas would side surrounded by rebels and Aes Sedai, may of those were Reds.
  12. Well he was warned a few times about using the power there and it would of sort of ruined his disguise if he just ran up and stabbed Fain. The point of Rand being there was so people wouldn't know who he was. So he couldn't kill Fain and still maintain the disguise.
  13. The headaches were to simply make sure Egwene needed Halima. Halima's purpose was to control the information Egwene received and to make sure the Aes Sedai wouldn't trust or join up with the Black Tower. She made sure the other spies working for the different factions "vanished". But the headaches were simply a way to make sure she could remain close to Egwene.
  14. Rand can't use the one power anymore, how exactly is he going to sneak into warehouses every night? There is nothing to show he is capable of gateways anymore. Also the pattern is balance, the DO is locked away and can't influence things like the weather anymore. So all the good things his presence did is gone now. He won't walk into a ship and all the grain is suddenly become good again. Kandor (or was it Arafel) was totally overrun, Saldaea's capital destroyed, the Prophet destroyed many places, Arad Doman was in bad shape, and Cairhien already was needing food from Tear since the farmers hadn't returned after the Aiel war. There was already refugee issues before the LB happened. Look at how many fled to the Two Rivers. I am not sure every Clan Chief knows the growing song. Just because you might see and hear it in the columns doesn't mean they come out able to sing it.
  15. There is bound to be some starvation. The world was already experiencing food shortages before the Last Battle with grain and such going bad. The Spoiling will stop with the DO sealed away but the ruined food won't suddenly become good. We don't know if Rand still has the ability to shape the pattern around him to make spoiled food ok again. Even if he can he is still only one person. The Borderlands are no good for awhile, they took the worst of the fighting and how many times in the book were we reminded Shinear burning everything? I don't remember if Elayne was doing the same thing in Andor. But alot of land is ruined at the moment. As we saw alot of the common folks such as farmers left to go fight in the last battle. So how many farmers are dead? I would expect the first season after the Last Battle to be sort of rough as shelter needs to be located for all the displaced people. Especially up North none of the people even have homes to go to.
  16. Not sure about all of that, the Aes Sedai take three oaths but any gathering of Channelers don't, so it mostly to prevent a group going about and using their power for the wrong reasons. The Aes Sedai knew about the kin and never attacked them. They also want to stop people from going about and falsely claiming they are Aes Sedai. They do think they should be in charge of anyone who can channel. But they are more concerned with people going around and using the power for bad purposes since by default any female who can channel is considered Aes Sedai, so anything bad some channeler does the WT gets blamed for.
  17. A few reasons as much as Aes Sedai can be all powerful they are still people and have all the good and bad that most people have. They are also taught from an early age they are different and many are encouraged to hold themselves apart from ordinary people and they make few contacts outside the tower. So in some ways they live in this isolated world were change is basicly forbidden, it's a this is the way it's always been and this is how it will always be mentality. You get scolded if you try anything new with the power. But in some cases you also have the BA messing with things and causing chaos here and there, for the most part the Aes Sedai see the world as full of children and they are the ones needed to tell the children what they need to do. Rand sees these flaws and wants the BT to be different, wives live at the tower and he doesn't want the BT to be isolated from the real world.
  18. Rj confirmed there are a few souls linked together LTT and Ishy, Brigtte and what's his name. If balefire can't kill a soul for eternity then Ishy's soul has clearly survived the drawing too much power. I doubt it's possible to kill a soul and stop it from ever being reborn again.
  19. But we know from RJ certain things like LTT and Ishy souls are tied together, that certain events happen over and over such as the world forgets about the DO etc.. So Ishy is correct about this battle happening again and again and that LTT and him keep facing each other. What happens between each major event isn't always the same as so free will comes into play. But eventually certain things will occur again such as forgetting about the DO and the drilling into his prison.
  20. Ishy was right on how the mechanics of the wheel worked. He was wrong on other stuff like failing to understanding LTT's soul being born didn't make the person LTT, so he assumed they would act like LTT would. Instead as we saw the person might have some memories from LTT but they aren't LTT. Part of the problem is by the time we get much from Ishy he is already pretty insane so you can't trust everything he says and thinks. Another problem is some of the info he is using is probably from the DO and the DO can't be trusted to always provide accurate info. Fox is right you really don't see him pulling up memories from past lives.
  21. My guess is IShy came to understand if one soul is born over and over to be part of this endless fight, then another soul is probably born to oppose it again and again. Since the writings were from after he joined the Shadow (it was never said when he started writing after he went over) it's likely he started to gain insight from the DO, also being spun out over the years allowed him more time to contemplate things.
  22. It's unlikely he remembers all his past lives, but he understands how the wheel works. In the AOL he was the formost philosopher of his time. So he was the type to reason things out. RJ has said no one suspected it was the DO they were sensing, so Lanfear had no idea it was the DO when they tried, since part of the turnings of the wheel is the world must totally forget the DO exists. . The BWB says writings from when Ishy went over to the shadow show that he started to believe the war between the Shadow and LTT's soul had gone one since the creation, and endless war between the DO and the creator using human surrogates. So it was sometime after he went to the shadow he started to figure out this might be and endless thing. I would imagine the DO told him things that got him thinking. Since Ishy was one of the first, possibly the first to go over to the shadow and it was Ishy who announced to the world what they faced, Ishy would be the person who would try to reason this stuff out.
  23. Cad also has a lot on her plate with trying to rebuild the WT since she is going to be forced to be the Amirlyn. So the last thing she really wants to do would be going after or harassing Rand. @Ascended is right, he did what she wanted him to and probably does feel he earned the right to ride off into a quiet life somewhere.
  24. Seems like to me in the borderlands that one monarch does the ruling, you never hear about the king and queen of this nation. Seems like it's just the king or queen. So my guess is one rules and the other has leadership duties.
  25. Also sounds like the Seanchan attack any ship that comes near their land. I feel bad for the Sea Folk, yes they are arrogant but they are one group who aren't out looking for a fight or trying to expand their empire. They mostly just want to be left alone so they can trade.
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