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  1. Fleeing the Ravens? Those screams sound weird for humans.
  2. Mat has memories of being various lords and soldiers and not just of women and battles, but of cities, being various lords, dancing, lore of old stories, music, and history stemming from battles before, during, and after (including those he died in). If he can remember songs and dance steps enough to teach musicians in an Inn, he can write a letter. Remember, he has to concentrate in order to separate his memories from those stuffed into his head. Those, along with those regained from his past life as King and leader of the Heart Guard including language skills during his healing in the whi
  3. The Ter'angreal for non-channelers we see from the scraps in the tower and what the girls come across shows that they could be used to operate machines (iirc some kind of harvester) and many, many other kinds to make things easier for the non-channelers. I think that they were tied into the lay lines that powered them with the power. As far as the names go and whether Ms. Sunhair could channel or not, I don't remember anything mentioned aside from the color of her hair and how she was the love of LTT's life and the misery he was in for killing her in his madness. There is a POV
  4. I never saw it mentioned, but with those kind of details it seems that this is very likely, just not spelled out for us readers. Kind of fitting, the Seafolk making off with Tuon's ship. Quite a prize for the Seafolk.
  5. We see that there are shadow prophesies, this is revealed by a POV from Moridin, iirc. Demandred undertakes these trials to finish assembling his uber-powerful Sa'angreal and to bring the Sharans as an army on the side of the shadow.
  6. We see in Demandred's POV of his visit to SG that the Fades have limitations to their power. Their power lies in their ability to freeze people by the waves of fear they promote in others, and in their blade. The blades wear out and captives are required to give power to the blades with their souls which we see in the forgers scene with the handful of captives and D's POV of how the halfmen had to be gnashing their teeth at so few captives and so few new swords being produced. As a note, the fades are far more effective than the forsaken. This is probably why the DO creates Sh
  7. Another quick mention...there were more than just the 13 Forsaken. The 13 we know are those that weren't killed and were sealed away by LTT and his 100 companions. Can't find my companion or BWB but there might have been some that were free and not trapped and certainly others killed beforehand. Any not trapped would have been killed before or during the breaking.
  8. Ishy was trapped in the bore, but in such an imperfect way that he was thrown free/able to exist and touch the world every so often before being pulled back in somewhere near the edge which made him very mad. He influenced Hawkwing and I can't remember the other major events, maybe the Trolloc War? Sorry, but it's been a while. I'm going through the series once more in Audiobook format and just getting started. I should mention that we see in the Prologue that Ishy knows about the wheel and history repeating itself. He wants to break and end the wheel back then, so add in 3000 years of aw
  9. Nice theory. It's mine as well. In handling the threads of creation in his battle with the Dark One he learned how to create an entire world and existence, he didn't need to channel, he just created the flame. Maybe he did it using the creator's own power, the threads of creation itself. Nice catch on the Aiel and their beliefs, I like that.
  10. When Matt is healed in the White Tower, we see his flashback POV as Aemon commanding the Heart Guard. Aemon was married to an Aes Sedai Queen who drew too much of the OP and melted Manetheran away when he died, and for the betrayal of the Aes Sedai and the men of Aridhol not coming. Oddly enough, the Ogier supposedly couldn't come in time, yet they had the Ways in which to travel through. I don't believe they were dark at that time. The parallels between Tuon channeling and being empress of Seanchan and Matt's behavior also lend to him being Aemon.
  11. I agree, it won't be 100% the same but sometimes it is fun to see people's interpretations. Hollywood does remakes of classic literature all the time and most of the time they are great. With Broadway plays and musicals the same plays are redone with interpretive license, even operas are redone keeping close to the original but with different actors in the roles you can have a great success or a flop. A lot of money is being put into this project because they don't want another Shannara or Goodkind's Sword of Truth where it gets one or two dismal seasons. The networks, and fans, are cravin
  12. Yes, very nicely done. This came as a tall, cold glass of water after a long crawl across the desert that lasted years.
  13. I think most of us hardcore fans took a day off when the next book hit shelves or RJ came to town on a book signing tour. I took have done many rereads of the series, but I have done the audiobooks more than the books. I used to start with Eye and go through the entire series listening until I fell asleep, and start over. It took two months to get through them all, and to spice things up I'd add in New Spring once in a while as well.
  14. The Aiel were secret guardians of the knowledge that the Dark One existed and through their non-violence hoped to continue to influence the world to be a better place and to keep the DO at bay. When the bore was drilled they knew they had failed. In all seriousness, the AOL is sort of like a Hunger Games Utopia. The wealthy and privileged wined and dined and worked at their own uses of the OP or using the tech powered by the OP to do their own thing. There were lavish cities and gardens and Graendal is a perfect example of the indulgence, LTT a good example of the arrogance an
  15. The "Test" is only effective in singling out women born with the spark, who will channel regardless. That is why they leap on RM's forkroot tea. It is far more effective and likely faster. It seems to work on any woman who can or can learn to touch the source. There are many references of women fainting or going weak after drinking it. Most likely never knew they could touch the source or could learn. The collar is only effective on suldam who have worked long supervising and being linked to channelers.
  16. Yes, that scene was well-intended, but missed the mark. I think that in trying to provide some levity, BS forgot that Mat had the memories of countless noblemen. He wouldn't misspell words and have poor writing skills. After all, he issues orders to his men like a true lord and general.
  17. You have to remember that the Forsaken trapped at the sealing of the Bore were the strongest and the only ones left alive by that time. Many had been killed, and not just by the forces of Light. The Forsaken plotted and schemed and double-crossed one another all the time. Basically they were all reborn, or rather, they were replaced with new forsaken and Dreadlords which kind of took their place. Those turned against their will, those darkfriends who could channel that went to be trained by Taim...I'm sure off screen Taim and his few trusted lackeys were testing all the male d
  18. RJ was a historian and as a youth did some traveling of the world thanks to the US Army (Vietnam). He studied in a prestigious War Academy, and was heavily influenced by Empires and Armies and famous battles. (The last battle's main fight is vaguely reminiscent of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Round Tops of the American Civil War.) I would say that the Aiel are a blend of the Zulus with the spears and the running everywhere, while their physical appearance is more Scottish (All the red hair and fair skin.) I do agree that RJ borrowed from anywhere and everywhere, knowingly an
  19. His dad went there to die like the male channelers discovered among the Aiel. After Rand's mom dies he loses himself, blames himself for not denying her, doesn't know where the child went. After that, in his eyes it was the honorable thing to do. I don't think that Luc vowed anything or much cared about his sister. Luc loves to hunt, and we see in the Two Rivers that he hunts the Shadow's creatures as much as he does any other. It was likely all prophesied, and meant to happen though that was only a mention for us to puzzle out, him being a man with a face of his dead love whom he couldn'
  20. Might be crossover from LTT. In his day weaves and nets were called "webs" iirc, but we see the term "nets" used with some of the weaves when the girls are together, especially when they figure out how to change their appearance, I believe. Some of the forsaken are seen in character thinking of what they were doing as spinning or casting webs, especially referring to compulsion or maybe punishment weaves.
  21. While they had access to Wells, no one had a need to store a concentrated form of the power during that time when everyone was relatively strong and in the case of LTT and the Hundred companions, arrogant. Your logic is correct, however. If an Eye or a pool had existed and was used, then it would be tainted and would have driven them mad. The world would have broken but the source wouldn't be tainted. The only use for a concentrated well like the Eye was cleaning and storing the source in a physical form which concentrated it, whether that was the use or an unintended conseque
  22. While Tolkein's LOTR was a big inspiration for him, admitted in his audiobook interview and how he wanted to change the way most fantasy involved someone showing up and announcing a prophesy of "You are the one..." he also borrowed from many sources outside of Myth and Religion...including The Never Ending Story, and Star Wars!
  23. Sorry for the rant, but I worked in retail and had to ship stale cigarettes back. I made the mistake of asking the vendors if the company destroyed it and was told what they do with it. Spread the cigarettes onto racks and treat them with chemicals and repackage them as new cigs. Some of the tobacco products can be well over a year old. Makes me even more glad I don't partake. So the next time you smokers detect a slight difference in your cigarette...now you know it's probably one of those packed with extra chems!
  24. Pipe tobacco and Cigarette tobacco are different. Also, in Randland Big Tobacco hasn't pumped all kinds of chemicals into the tobacco, they also don't recall Two Rivers Tobacco and steam in chemicals once past its date to "refresh it" and sell it as fresh tobacco...they also don't put fiberglass into chewing tobacco. Randland Tobacco= Natural original Native American Tobacco. Still not healthy, but in Randland it is an occasional enjoyment.
  25. No logic hole here, just a confusion with biology. Women have over 100,000 eggs and use 12 a year. You do the math.
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