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  1. Mashiara Sedai

    WoT If...Lan Survives the Last Battle?

    The rest of Nicola's foretelling says, "The great battle done, but the world not done with battle. The land divided by the return, and the guardians balance the servants. The future teeters on the edge of a blade." So, when Rand and his girls are on "the boat," the "great battle" is already done. I think that means Tarmon Gai'don is finished by this point. And some time might have passed for the Asha'man to equal the number of Aes Sedai (unless a lot of Sisters die during TG).
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    WoT If...Aes Sedai Can Grab Waiting Souls?

    I think that could lead to an argument as to whether a soul is actually inside this world, or if they exist on a metaphysical plane. If outside this world, my argument still holds. (Now I'm just being argumentative.) Also, yes, it was saidin. http://www.theoryland.com/intvmain.php?i=196
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    WoT If...Lan Survives the Last Battle?

    If Min does die--and I'm not convinced she will--it will have to wait till after the Last Battle. There's been too many viewings she's been a part of to die before/during the battle. First off, she sees her own face around Rand's funeral pyre, so she's alive after he dies; then, we have Nicola's foretelling which says "Three on the boat, and he who is dead yet lives" (Lord of Chaos, Chapter 14, "Dreams and Nightmares"), so we know she lives after Rand is resurrected and the "great battle" is done.
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    WoT If...Aes Sedai Can Grab Waiting Souls?

    i dunno about that... the taint is in the ways themselves, i dont think that the way's corruption can come outside the ways... for example, the waygates, havent become corrupted... and theyre directly connected to the ways... i dont think that nym would be effected by the taint of the ways... even if theyre both grown by the talisman of growing... By that logic, the outside skin of the Nym wouldn't be corrupted, but the inside might be. :P Since the Talisman uses saidin only, I think anything it makes would eventually be tainted.
  5. I think the duty of choosing Brandon was solely Harriet's. I don't think they discussed it while RJ was alive. I feel Brandon was chosen because his ability to write magic. You bring up the example of allomancy in the Mistborn series, and rightly so. Channeling will be a HUGE part of A Memory of Light, with the Last Battle, and all. So, they needed an author who could write the magic system correctly. The allomancy scenes in Mistborn are amazing! Out of all the concepts in Wheel of Time, I'm most confident in Brandon's ability to accurately describe and detail channeling. Of course, that's just speculation on my part, but I think it's logical. :)
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    Wikia for Ingtar

    Here's some helpful interviews with RJ: http://www.theoryland.com/intvmain.php?i=213 http://www.theoryland.com/intvmain.php?i=188
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    Could the DO have Ilyena's soul?

    I think it depends on how long the soul is able to be snatched by the Dark One. I don't think it needs to be instantaneous. I bet there's probably a window of time he's able to have access to the souls before they go off to the "waiting place." Aginor and Balthamel weren't brought back until Lord of Chaos, and they died in Eye of the World. Why would the DO wait so long to put them back in bodies? I don't think Shaidar Haran's, "You were both given the best that could be taken in the Borderlands," explains much. Did they have a lack of bodies on Shayol Ghul? And then the DO waited to grab their souls until he could find "suitable" bodies? Since the DO knew LTT was his enemy, I wouldn't be surprise if he grabbed Ilyena's soul. But, perhaps at that time--right after the sealing of the Bore--the DO's powers were diminished and he couldn't access souls?
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    WoT If...Lan Survives the Last Battle?

    A few notes on the logic of circular time: has anyone seen the movie Somewhere in Time? This is the basis of how time, as a loop, works. There is a watch the woman has in the past, but gives to the man in the future, who gives it to the woman in the past. Where did the watch come from? Who initially had it? In what time was it actually created? All the questions and the answers are pretty much the same with everything in Randland. If time is a Wheel, then there was no beginning. There can be no end. All the items, people, places, histories, will continually repeat. So, it doesn't matter who first had the watch. It exists in both places. There are still some Malkieri women at the Tower. I think, when they hear their Uncrowned King stands in Tarwin's Gap, they will go. In particular, Nacelle Kayama is Malkieiri, and Green. Jesse Bilal, the Head of the Green, is still feeling embarrassed for her lack of battle skills when the Seanchan attacked. I think the Greens can go save the Borderlanders. It wouldn't take much prodding for them to Travel to where the action is already happening. Morning Mist: Sorry! I've never been pregnant, so don't know for sure! I always though women began to show by three months, though. But, as you said, Nynaeve would have realized something was different in her body--I would think. And if not, I'm sure she would have been delved for various reasons in that time period.
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    WoT If...Aes Sedai Can Grab Waiting Souls?

    AWESOME, Mark! Thanks for asking that! And Brandon actually answered! That's so cool! Though, I have heard theories that Elayne's babies will be Shivan and Calian, the Heroes who bring about the end of an Age: Also, I think that the Nym would become corrupted if they were created with the Talisman of growing--like the Ways. We see Someshta is wounded, but I don't think he was corrupted.
  10. This is one of the funniest things I've ever heard!
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    WoT If...Lan Survives the Last Battle?

    That's interesting, Mark, that you think Nynaeve could feel saidin because she believed she could. I've never seen it that way before. *ponders ponders* While I agree that the ring is linked to Tel'aran'rhiod, I feel there is some truth to what they see. Look at the example of Egwene being Amyrlin in hers. In the vision of "what will come," she was still quite young, I believe, and I don't think she would ever have thought of herself as Amyrlin without some sort of prophetic link from the rings. Because of that, I think Nynaeve remembers how to feel saidin, maybe from a past life. We learn it is possible when Nacelle Kayama is able to detect Narishma channeling in Salidar (Knife of Dreams, Chapter 23, "Call to a Sitting"). Jack, I'm thinking the army Lan has gathered might be saved by the White Tower, rather than Rand. I don't think Rand will act quickly enough, and the Tower, shamed by not acting quickly enough to save Malkier 40 years ago, will send Sisters to help.
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    Just began listening

    I really enjoy a lot of the discussions they have! I made a similar mistake with my sister. I told her to listen to the podcast and she tried the first one. Then she said to me, "When did Rand lose a hand?" *lol* She hasn't read past Winter's Heart, and I had completely forgotten! Whoops. *ggls* So, she's doing her re-read now, and will hopefully finished them all soon. Then we can start talking WoT, like we used to. And I'll get her to listen to all the podcasts. (And read my theory blog *pouts*)
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    WoT If...Aes Sedai Can Grab Waiting Souls?

    Actually, the one from the glass columns is Someshta, too. And the same chapter, as Coumin: Someshta is the only Nym we see. But the last quote does say that each field had a Nym, so maybe there were a couple hundred?
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    WoT If...Aes Sedai Can Grab Waiting Souls?

    Grabbing the soul might be a Talent, but as stated by Robert Jordan, each Nym had to be "hand-crafted." That could be one reason there aren't so many. They might have taken a lot of work to craft a construct--able to host a soul--out of plants and vines.
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    WoT If...Aes Sedai Can Grab Waiting Souls?

    Hmm, here's the quote (Lord of Chaos, Chapter 23, "To Understand a Message"): You make a very good point Stayz. Of course, anything can be meant by saying the pieces were "once human." They could have been transfigured, or have their soul removed, or a dozen other things. Grabbing souls could definitely be a Talent; maybe that's why there weren't so many Nym. I don't think it says right out, but I believe there were only a few Nym made.
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    WoT If...Aes Sedai Can Grab Waiting Souls?

    Agreed. From Robert Jordan's quote, it seems to say that they were the souls next in line to be born. And instead of being born, they were put inside the Nym construct. And New Ashaman did bring up a good point that the Aes Sedai probably wouldn't be able to choose which soul is put inside. But as primitive as current Aes Sedai are, they are capable of some pretty amazing inventions.
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    WoT If...Aes Sedai Can Grab Waiting Souls?

    Oh... I thought they were open for everyone. :( Sorry! I'm not saying anything because it's a big point of next week's theory!
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    Dragonmount Weekly Roundup: October 7-13, 2012

    A Halloween Costume Contest! I'm going to have a "Make a Wheel of Time Costume Party" at my house sometime within the next few weeks, so hopefully I'll be ready in time to enter! Yay!
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    WoT If...Aes Sedai Can Grab Waiting Souls?

    I definitely think Birgitte being ripped out was part of the Pattern's plan. I don't think anything anyone has done has been outside its plan. Even the Forsaken's actions have been according to its plan. That's the point of the Pattern, at least as far as I can make out. It's there to balance the Creator and the Dark One, so it takes good and evil events into account. Don't jump the gun, Mark. I'm going to talk about this next week! If we want to start a philosophical debate over when a soul enters a body, let's go to the White Ajah boards. :P
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    WoT If...Aes Sedai Can Grab Waiting Souls?

    Sorry, guys. I had midterms due yesterday. :P A good point was raised about Rand's soul still being "active" in tel'aran'rhiod. Maybe his soul isn't in the waiting area. But, at the same time, those souls do get spun out, so it must be possible to access them. And while I like the idea of a cour'souvra, it's dark magic, and probably not the best way to bring him back. I think Birgitte's rip from tel'aran'rhiod is what will kill her in the last book. It's not a natural rebirth, and I think her body and mind are revolting against her current life.
  21. I think in America, the holidays we celebrate don't really have a cultural significance. It's more of a marketing significance. That being said, Halloween is the best autumn holiday! Though it doesn't have a special meaning to me, it's fun to make costumes, interact with neighbors, and enter my pets in costume contests. Since I'm in Arizona, October is usually when it starts to cool down, so that makes it extra nice to get out in the evening. Plus, all the candy is awesome! There's also Thanksgiving, but my husband and I don't typically celebrate it. Rather than see our family, we make it a day to stay home and be together. We make a small turkey for ourselves, and all the other traditional foods, but don't turn it into a "we're so thankful for this" kind of holiday.
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    Bwahahaha

    Darn! I was really curious about my OP score. :( Though it's my own fault for stopping RPing, I guess. I saw the bio posted on the RP board. *lol* That's so funny!
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    Bwahahaha

    I think I remember Mandi... from way, way back in the day? Like 2000, 2001~ish? If I remember correctly, you were raised just a little before me, and I was terribly upset because you bonded a Warder I was eying. :P Oh, Claire, do you have my OP score too? All I can remember is that I was strong in Air. :)
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    The flag of Illian flies in my daughter's preschool.

    *lol* That's hilarious! (Though to be nit-pickie, the bees are in a diamond shape on the actual Illian flag)
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    NaNoWriMo

    The countdown to NaNoWriMo has begun! For those of you who aren't aware of the program, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. During the month of November, writers set a goal of 50,000 words (that’s 1,667 words a day), in hopes of finishing a novel in 30 days. It's a lofty goal, but in reach, if you plan accordingly and keep yourself motivated and on track. For all those interested, come join in the discussions on the NaNo board. We've already got threads going for novel planning and setting up writing buddies. For the weeks leading up to November, there'll be special writing tips and topics, aimed to help people who lack motivation, need help with their plot or characters, or who just want to talk about their ideas and get feedback. Once NaNo starts, we'll have help, or kicks in the pants, for anyone who needs it! ~Mashiara
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