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  1. Dragonmount is pleased to host fantasy author Saladin Ahmed for a week-long author Q&A session! Saladin Ahmed's debut novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon, released in February of this year, is gaining attention in the fantasy genre, particularly because of Mr. Ahmed's unique choice of setting. Last year, Saladin Ahmed was a guest podcaster on Brandon Sanderson's "Writing Excuses," Season 5 Episode 36. He has also been nominated for both the Nebula and Campbell awards. Saladin Ahmed will visit Dragonmount July 22nd - 28th to answer questions from fans. Everyone is welcome to join in. The discussion will take place on the General Discussion board. I hope you will all come over and take part in this exciting event! ~Mashiara
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    WoT If...Nynaeve Heals Death?

    Elaida's Foretelling about the Royal line of Andor says, "the Royal line of Andor would be the key to defeating the Dark One in the Last Battle. She had attached herself to Morgase as soon as it was clear Morgase would succeed to the throne..." (The Shadow Rising, Chapter 1, "Seeds of Shadow"). In my opinion, the Foretelling's choice of words is relevant to the time it was said. For example, look at Eliada's other Foretelling that says, "Rand al'Thor will face the Amyrlin Seat and know her anger" (A Crown of Swords, Prologue). She thinks it means her, the Amyrlin, but it refers to Egwene, because Egwene was already raised to the Amyrlin Seat by this point. So, when Elaida made the Foretelling about the Andoran Royal line, you need to look at who was actually the Royal line at that point in the story. Morgase had not been chosen yet, so it still referred to Tigraine and Luc. Which means that it's talking about Galad (Tigraine's son), Rand, or Luc/Luc's offspring (if he has any).
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    WoT If...the Sul'dam and Damane Relationship Changes?

    Since RJ said "It exists in our past and our future...The time in which the characters live is our future and our past," we know our time is a spoke on the Wheel. Because of this, we know humans lose the ability to channel, since we can't channel. That must mean channeling eventually disappears from the world, but will appear again sometime in our future. As for theories of how this happens, I've heard several. One is that the world becomes similar to a Stedding, you can't even feel the Source. It's also been stated in the series that the ability has been "culled" (The Great Hunt, Chapter 24, "New Friends and Old Enemies") out of humanity. Perhaps there's some sort of disease that only affects channelers, so they all die. There's lots of different ways for the ability to be lost.
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    Saladin Ahmed: Author Q&A

    I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I LOVED the Falcon Prince as a character. Is he going to be prominent in the next book? ~Mashiara
  5. Today starts Saladin Ahmed's visit to Dragonmount! He'll be here to answer questions until the 28th, so hurry over and start posting! Jump in and help us make the most of Mr. Ahmed's visit! http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/topic/72230-saladin-ahmed-author-qa/ ~Mashiara
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    Saladin Ahmed: Author Q&A

    How difficult is it to juggle professional writing and your personal life? How much writing do you accomplish each day? Do you have a strict word count you have to keep to? ~Mashiara
  7. Today starts Saladin Ahmed's visit to Dragonmount! He'll be here to answer questions until the 28th, so hurry over and start posting! Jump in and help us make the most of Mr. Ahmed's visit! http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/topic/72230-saladin-ahmed-author-qa/ ~Mashiara
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    Saladin Ahmed: Author Q&A

    Today starts Saladin Ahmed's visit to Dragonmount! He'll be here to answer questions until the 28th, so hurry over and start posting! Jump in and help us make the most of Mr. Ahmed's visit! http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/topic/72230-saladin-ahmed-author-qa/ ~Mashiara
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    WoT If...Nynaeve Heals Death?

    Mark, I think when Rand used the power in the Eye of the World, he was connected to with a thick strand of Light. That could be the connection to the Creator. He used up all the saidin in the Eye, but the connection could still remain. It was, after all, when he was using the Eye that the capitalized voice (most assume it was the Creator) spoke to him.
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    Fan Art Friday: Ties That Bind

    Peregrine, your painting is the most incredible WoT art I've ever seen! I love all the detail! Two unbroken seals, one that looks scuffed, and four broken. Beautiful! Also, the representation of the wolf for Perrin and the fox for Mat. There's even the Crown of Swords down there and an a'dam hanging from the branches by Egwene. It's perfect!
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    Wot flags

    From the album: Cairhien Flag Mozaic

    From The Gathering Storm tour, given away as prizes for Wheel of Time trivia game.
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    Lyrics - about our friend Elan Morin Tedronai

    I would LOVE to hear this song played. They lyrics are incredible! Please post a recorded version. ~Mashiara
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    WoT If...Nynaeve Heals Death?

    Brandon said during one of The Gathering Storm events, that "Nynaeve has said before, and believes, that everything can and should be able to be Healed, except for maybe death, and she certainly believes that it is possible. I'm not going to say whether or not it will happen." Note the "except for maybe death." Sounds like an Aes Sedai answer to me. I don't think any of the characters will risk balefire at this point in the game. The Pattern's already so weak, it might not stand up to much more balefiring. Could it work? Probably. But since it was done to bring back Mat, Aviendha, and Asmodean, it seems unlikely to be used again. I like the idea of Rand's body being put into stasis. I don't know how stasis boxes work, but there must be some weave used on the box to freeze time inside. Weave it around Rand and it could keep his dead soul inside his body.
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    July Challenge: Under 100

    Haha. Nice haiku Sam! ~Mashiara
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    WoT If...Nynaeve Heals Death?

    It's possible that Lews Therin could fit that Foretelling, but there are still so many other instances where it's brought up. Like with the Aelfinn, Rand asked how he could win the Last Battle and survive. They replied, "To live, you must die." I don't think that could refer to Lews Therin because his question was too specific.
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    WoT If...Nynaeve Heals Death?

    Like I said, there are a ton of different ways the story can end with Rand being "he who is dead yet lives." There are so many ways to interpret that. I'm for Nynaeve Healing him. She just hates being told she can't do something; it makes the most sense to me. But Terez's theory about being ripping out of Tel'aran'rhiod could just as easily work. I also hadn't realized that no one believed the body-swap theory anymore. Shows how much I pay attention.
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    Author Q&A with Saladin Ahmed

    Dragonmount is pleased to host fantasy author Saladin Ahmed for a week-long author Q&A session! Saladin Ahmed's debut novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon, released in February of this year, is gaining attention in the fantasy genre, particularly because of Mr. Ahmed's unique choice of setting. Last year, Saladin Ahmed was a guest podcaster on Brandon Sanderson's "Writing Excuses," Season 5 Episode 36. He has also been nominated for both the Nebula and Campbell awards. Saladin Ahmed will visit Dragonmount July 22nd - 28th to answer questions from fans. Everyone is welcome to join in. The discussion will take place on the General Discussion board. I hope you will all come over and take part in this exciting event!
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    Author Q&A with Saladin Ahmed

    I just finished Throne of the Crescent Moon last month and really enjoyed it. It had a lot of great fantasy themes--and magic systems--plus the foreign, exotic setting. It was a great book. I liked Adoulla and Zamia as characters, and LOVED the Falcon Prince; they were all so interesting! ~Mashiara
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    Author Q&A with Saladin Ahmed

    Dragonmount is pleased to host fantasy author Saladin Ahmed for a week-long author Q&A session! Saladin Ahmed's debut novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon, released in February of this year, is gaining attention in the fantasy genre, particularly because of Mr. Ahmed's unique choice of setting. Last year, Saladin Ahmed was a guest podcaster on Brandon Sanderson's "Writing Excuses," Season 5 Episode 36. He has also been nominated for both the Nebula and Campbell awards. Saladin Ahmed will visit Dragonmount July 22nd - 28th to answer questions from fans. Everyone is welcome to join in. The discussion will take place on the General Discussion board. I hope you will all come over and take part in this exciting event!
  20. Dragonmount is pleased to host fantasy author Saladin Ahmed for a week-long author Q&A session! Saladin Ahmed's debut novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon, released in February of this year, is gaining attention in the fantasy genre, particularly because of Mr. Ahmed's unique choice of setting. Last year, Saladin Ahmed was a guest podcaster on Brandon Sanderson's "Writing Excuses," Season 5 Episode 36. He has also been nominated for both the Nebula and Campbell awards. Saladin Ahmed will visit Dragonmount July 22nd - 28th to answer questions from fans. Everyone is welcome to join in. The discussion will take place on the General Discussion board. I hope you will all come over and take part in this exciting event! ~Mashiara
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    Compositions

    I like this one the best so far. The opening is so soft and mellow. It's relaxing and flows so well. I can't believe there's 9 or 10 instruments at once on the last one. That's incredible. You're very talented! ~Mashiara
  22. Yeah, Herid Fel pretty much says the seal will need to be complete, like how the Creator first made it (LoC, chapter 18). One theory that I like, that Ireond told me, is that Nynaeve might Heal the bore during the Last Battle. That would be awesome! ~Mashiara
  23. When I heard "a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist" I thought about how it's all come full circle. That's the same way Eye of the World starts. It's so emotional for me! ~Mashiara
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    Reading from AMoL Chapter One

    Thanks for posting this! It was cool to hear Brandon read it, but also to have the text.
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    Author Q&A with Saladin Ahmed

    Of course I will! I'm really looking forward to his visit! I hope everyone in the ACW Guild will take part in it! ~Mashiara
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