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Mashiara Sedai

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  1. I think one of the saddest (not THE saddest) scenes is when Perrin and Faile come back to the Two Rivers and Perrin finds out his family is dead. He tries to shrug it off (like a man) and then Faile forces him to face his emotions. I cried so hard when I read this part. I still cry when I reread it. It's so sad, but great that Perrin didn't loose his humanity like others have. ~Mashiara
  2. While I agree that the Aes Sedai just don't have the resources to do as you suggest, rygar, I also agree that the young gentled men would no doubt life long happy lives. If they lost the abilty to channel before they even knew about it, they would loose nothing. They could be free from that seductive power, never having tasted it. I often wondered if they would have gentled Rand at the end of Eye of the World, if he would still start craving saidin. After he touched it the first time, he kind of wanted to be gentled; well, he didn't want to channel anymore, its almost the same thing. ~Mashiara
  3. I seriously had never heard of this theory. Or even that Cyndane has Cabriana's body. *hangs head in shame* I thought I was up to date on all the theories out there. First, I thought that Elenia dismissed her because that's what noblewomen do. They see someone who might come into power and say she looks stupid and say she looks ugly. I think we've seen a number of nobles behave in that same fashion. I've always just assumed that Sylvase was just playing the part as well, keeping to the background. If it's true, what is Cyndane after? Just trying to get close to the power in Andor? Are they still trying to cause chaos? I'm not sure I can believe this one, but you make some very good points on it. ~Mashi
  4. *gasps* I never heard that Sylvase might be Cyndane! Where is that theory posted? Do anyone have a link? ~Mashiara
  5. I can't see how him marrying the Seanchan Empress would have anything to do with him being worshiped/admired by the Sea Folk. Eventually, the Sea Folk will have to make a deal with the Seanchan, just like all the other major characters. Even after Tarmon Gai'don, I don't think the Seanchan will just up and leave this side of the ocean. They are here to stay and the Sea Folk will need to come and accept that. I just wonder in the fourth age, if the Sea Folk will tell stories of Mat the Shorebound (or some such) and his heroic rescue of the channelers. I think they are the only race/nationality (besides the Seanchan) that will have a part in their histories be devoted to Mat. ~Mashiara
  6. On a whim in Winter's Heart, Mat freed a Sea Folk damane. Later on when he is sneaking out of the city with a kidnapped Tuon and co., the dice that were rolling in his head stopped. The timing of it, even though he didn't notice, coincides with the escape of the Sea Folk channelers. A few books later we learn that quite a few of the Sea Folk prisoners were able to escape. In fact, they call it the Escape, since it was such a big deal for them to be free from the Seanchan. My question is whether Mat will become some type of Savior or mythical Hero in their legends, since Nestelle din Sakura South Star promised she wouldn't forget his help. ~Mashiara
  7. But how long is "some time"? Regardless of how long they held her, she was probably killed and skinned just because she was one of the Forsaken. ~Mashiara
  8. Jason said: "... it was Egwene who stole the show for me. To describe what she goes through, what’s revealed to her, and what she chooses to do in the end, would be far too spoilerish to get into..." In one of the podcasts they discussed what could possibly happen and while listening to it, it sparked a thought. "What she chooses to do in the end" I think means she will do something drastic and my thoughts are that it will probably have to do with the Seanchan attack. Well, I'm going to assume that when she gets in touch with the ferrets in the Tower, she will learn of the hunt for the Black Ajah and then be lead to the fact that someone has the Oath Rod. What if Egwene is able to convince Sisters to release themselves from the Three Oaths for the battle with the Seanchan? Would doing so ruin their relationship with the rest of the world? I'm sure they'd all have to re-swear, but I can see Egwene being so panicked about the attack that she would be willing to let Sisters off from the oaths for awhile. ~Mashiara
  9. A little off subject, but how does Rand know anything about the True Power. In one of the later books, he assumes "the wanderer" was using the TP, but where did he get the knowledge of it? Was it Lews Therin? And if so, how did Lews Therin know? It seems like the existance of the TP would be only given to the few allowed to weild it. ~Mashiara
  10. KoD p. 800 "Under and Oak" says: Still, she (the sul'dam) could do nothing without Melitene (the damane), and she was useless as a weapon, a fact that made her hang her head when he pointed it out to the der'sul'dam. She had needed consoling, her sul'dam petting her and telling her what beautiful Sky Lights she made, how wonderful her Healing was. The Seanchan are well aware that the Aes Sedai can't be used as weapons, and so use them for other methods. There is more to their empire than just fighting wars. ~Mashiara
  11. I agree that his hatred for the WT and for Rand does seem forced. That is RJ's purpose, obviously, so it's going to play out an important part in the next few books. I think the question we need to be asking is: How can Gawyn's hatred of all thing Aes Sedai and Rand help/hurt Egwene and her schemes? I think that if he appears to be loyal to Elaida, (no one knows about the Gawyn/Egwene romance but them two; I don't even think Egwene told Elayne) he might be able to get access to the Tower and stage a rescue if things get worse for Egwene. One of Egwene's Dreams told her of being locked in a room and she knew if the door closed, she would be dead. Gawyn is the most likely rescuer, I think, in a case like this. Of course, I think she's stated before that just cause she Dreams something doesn't guarantee that it will happen, it's just a possiblity. Maybe all her dreams are only possible futures, not the future that will actually happen. ~Mashiara
  12. I agree with you mb that Moiraine and Lanfear were probably not given a chance to ask requests, however I differ on the reason. Moiraine said the questions related to the Shadow are punished by death. The Finns need to know that Lanfear is a member of the Shadow. I think Moiraine appearing with Lanfear is enough to ensure Moiraine isn't granted wishes. And I think Lanfear being Lanfear is enough to get her killed and her skin made into an Eelfinn's shirt. ~Mashiara
  13. Nynaeve has always been my favorite female character. I can see how a lot of people are annoyed by her behavior and attitude, but you need to look at what made her the way she is. She was given so much authority and resposibility at such an early age. She, in her early twenties, was giving orders to older men and women. She had the whole village to look after. Having that kind of duty so young would make anyone strong-willed. I think it's a positive quiality; how many others would have broken under the strain of all that responsibility? Nynaeve has her flaws, I'll admit, but she also has so many good points about her. ~Mashiara
  14. Leigh Butler's reread won't be finished by the realease of the Gathering Storm. She said so in the 4th Age Podcast where they interviewed her. So I don't think that option will work. I've reread the series a few times. But a couple years back (it might have been before KoD) I Skimmed the books. It's not the best way to do a reread, but I got through the books quickly. You just kinda read the first few paragraphs of a new chapter/POV change and then remember what that particular plotline is about and then scan the dialogue. It's not complete, but you get the most important parts (and are able to pass over sections you know well enough). ~Mashiara
  15. Perhaps the DO isn't as powerful as his minions make him out to be. Maybe he doesn't have control over death, like some claim he does. What if he is only able to influence (ie: bring back to life) the threads of the people who are sworn to him; he owns their soul so he can do what he pleases with it. But the people who die in the Light, maybe he can't bring back. So he (or others) say Rand will serve, dead or alive, it might not be true. Maybe it's just boasting or wishful thinking. Maybe Rand is safe if he dies, so the DO needs to convert him. The Forsaken are known for finding ways of ignoring or getting around direct orders. Many of the Forsaken have tried to kill Rand, but we can't be certain any of them were authorized by the DO. I don't think the DO wants Rand dead at all. ~Mashiara
  16. The horn would only work if it was blown for the right reasons. Since AoL didn't have a need, it wouldn't work for them. ~Mashiara
  17. We see the Darkfriend meeting from Bors' (Carridin's) POV, but he takes notice of a few Aes Sedai and a Shienarian. The assassins and the ban to keep Rand in could have easily been instructed to Ingtar when he was at the meeting. That would explain why it only came once Ingtar was back and how the assassins knew to hunt Rand. I'm sure Ingtar told everything he knew about the three boys. ~Mashiara
  18. We've known it was just an act for some time. In fact we see Verin specifically put it on. But to what purpose? ~Mashi
  19. Hi Muirenn! I hope you start posting all your theories, like Maj and Luckers. It's always more comforting hearing these things from the people with athourity (I think). Anything the Mods say, I take as absolute truth. :) ~Mashiara
  20. I hope that's where she's at. That'll be so cool to have her show up with it when Mat's just leaving the Tower of Ghenjei with Moiraine. ~Mashi
  21. I think that Aram's character is just there to influence Perrin's life. This might sound strange, but hear me out. Perrin dislikes Aram from the start, and we even learn that Aram is struggling following The Way of the Leaf. His grandparents are a little afaid from the off that he might never be at peace with their beliefs. When Aram finally realizes that he is unable to follow that path, he picks up the sword and joins Perrin. Notice how Perrin feels so guilty for letting him have a sword, but Perrin's beliefs are such that any man should be able to defend himself and his family. Perrin really struggles with this, though. He almost sends Aram back to his grandparents. All throughout their time together, Perrin (I think) resents Aram a little. Aram becomes so focused on violence and Perrin only does violence if necessary. They never see eye to eye on any subject but protecting Faile. When Aram is killed, Perrin would never have been able to kill the Tinker himself. Afterwards, Perrin is so caught up with saving Faile, we don't see him think about Aram's death. However, when he has time to ponder it, I think Perrin will feel such guilt and horror at what he helped turn Aram into that he will be unable to do violence. I know that sounds silly (and Faile wouldn't stand for it) but I think after TG is over, Perrin will put away his hammer and never pick it up again. And I think it is Aram and Aram alone who would lead him to this decision. Perrin will not become a Tinker, but he'll stop doing any violence and help the world find the Song and make green things grow (like in Min's viewing). Does that make sense or am I just rambling? ~Mashiara
  22. And where does Verin's forgetfulness play into everything? Is it just an act so no one thinks she's up to something? Or is her brain really so scattered? She seems to be a typical Brown in that aspect, so she may just be keeping up appearances. I agree with Balefire. Verin could easily believe Moiraine sent her, even though Moiraine doesn't feel the same way. It's a very easy thing to convience youself something is true when it's not. There are tons of instances where we see Aes Sedai believe contradicting things. Verin is a really awesome character and I can't wait to see where she's disappeared off to. Hopefully it's stated in the next book. ~Mashiara
  23. I agree that listening to the audiobooks first would have been overwhelming. But since I've been reading the WoT for almost nine years, I knew the story well enough that the audiobooks were wonderful not a hinderence. I've actually noticed I've picked up more details listening to the books that from reading them. I tend to speed read when I get excited and wind up missing some of the minor things--even though I've read the whole series through at least four times, and the earlier books much more than that. I can't say enought about how much I enjoy the audiobooks, and I would recommend them to anyone. It is a bit intimidating since some of them are 30+ hours long. It would take forever, but I have so much time I'm able to listen to them at work. I can usually get through one in a week or two. It's so much fun! ~Mashiara
  24. I've heard a lot of different things people claim are from our time. Since time is a Wheel it's safe to assume RJ invisioned our world among the spokes. WoT FAQ lists a few... http://www.siliconcerebrate.com/faqs/wotfaq/3_sources/3.12_future-earth.html ~Mashiara
  25. I think I could read any of them in about 3-4 days. But I have an awesome job where I'm allowed to listen to my iPod, so I'm able to get 4+ hours of audiobook in. I'm almost done with all 11 and I started listening in July. Listening to the audiobooks are different, but it's still been really neat keeping my mide focused on WoT while I'm working. ~Mashiara
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