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Mashiara Sedai

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  1. There are a lot of times in the Shadow Rising when he begins have deep conversations with Asmodean. Maybe being around someone from the same Age made Lews Therin start to perk up. Also, I think it happens mostly after he had been channeling a lot and had exposure to vast amounts of saidin. In tSR Rand says he will bury himself in the Can Breat. He calls Moiraine "Little Sister." And is that when he calls Lanfear Mieren? ~Mashiara
  2. I'm not sure that Ishamael was bound closer to the surface than the others, I think it might just be that he wasn't sealed properly. I can't remember any exact places where this is mentioned, but since he is able to come and go for a few decades, I don't think it has anything to do with where he is sealed, More like how he was sealed. Encyclopaedia-WoT says, "Time touches them (Aginor and Balthamel) and they grow immensely old, but they are the first to escape in the current Age." I think I remember one of the other Forsaken saying they had a restless sleep in the Bore, while another (maybe Lanfear) said she didn't dream at all. Regardless, I think there are a lot of things about Ishy that need to be clarified. ~Mashiara
  3. I agree that being burned out should be able to be Healed. It just doesn't seem possible that the way you are cut off from the Source would make a difference whether it could be Healed or not. Maybe it's Healed differently, though. Here's an interesting thought. When Setalle Anan put the a'dam on, why did it cause Joline pain? We've seen Siuan and Leane both put on the a'dam when Moghedien was wearing the collar and it never hurt anyone in that situation. Siuan and Leane are even able to feel Moggie's feelings through the a'dam. I guess it's never stated if Setalle was able to feel Joline, but I doubt it, or Joline would have been able to feel her too, and I didn't get that impression.
  4. I read somewhere (can't remember where...) that it might be in the White Tower. When Elayne and Nynaeve use need to find the Bowl of the Winds, they were first taken to a storage room in the Tower. They specified that their "need" was for something that would help Rand, and possibly bring him and the rebel Aes Sedai to each other. They dismissed it since there was no way of getting it while Elaida held the Tower. Might be a shot in the dark, but it's a possibility. ~Mashiara
  5. I had a thought about the Shaido. With Couladin dead (and Suladric), Sevanna spoke as Clan Chief until we learn in KoD that the Wise Ones have sent someone else (I can't remember what his name is) to Rhuidean. At the end of KoD, the Shaido Wise Ones say they will return to the Waste and never come out... but... If they send someone through the glass columns ter'angreal and he comes out a Clan Chief, he will see that Rand is the real Car'a'carn. If he commands them, as Chief, to go to Rand, will the Wise Ones agree? Can Rand really unite the Aiel? Just a thought. ~Mashiara
  6. Also, we need to remember that Siuan and Moiraine are still Accepted--they are perfectly capable of lying at this point. Tamra can BS her way around answering directly, but with Siuan and Moiraine's testamony saying Gitara said nothing, why would any Sisters doubt? ~Mashiara
  7. This is something that has always bothered me about Nynaeve, Elayne, and Egwene. They despise and absolutely hate the Seanchan for collaring women who can channel. YET, they don't even bat an eye at collaring Mogheiden. They can get around that hypocrisy because she is one of the Forsaken and deserves it. But the way the Seanchan are raised in their society to believe women who can channel are, in much the same way, as horrifiying as one of the Forsaken. Looking at it that way, the Seanchan are also justified in collaring women. It is very bothersome to see those three get all high and mighty about hating the Seanchan, but then go and do the exact same thing. I think this is a serious fault in all of them, one that I think shouldn't have been written into their characters. Especailly Egwene. She should know better than that. ~Mashiara
  8. Favorite: When Mat says, "I wonder what Dav did with that badger." Hilarious. Least Favorite: How horrified Rand was when he finds out Egwene can channel. If he loved her as much as he claimed, he shouldn't have had such a fit about it. In fact, when Egwene finds out HE can channel, she is a lot more accepting. ~Mashiara
  9. KoD says (p. 471), quoting the thoughts of Master Aldragoran the jewel merchant: "Besides, he could not recall the last time he heard of a Malkieri girl going to the White Tower. The Tower had failed Malkier in need, and the Malkieri had turned their backs on the Tower." Any Sister would be informed that there was some WT involvement but since they were too late, so denied everything rather than being seen to fail. I'm sure there are just as many Malkieri as any other smaller nation. But, I think it's like the Sea Folk Sisters... there are a few, but they are hardly worth mentioning. ~Mashiara a Malkieri Aes Sedai :P
  10. It might be a mistake, but I think we need to remember that Moiraine knows A LOT more than we think she does. When she goes into the rings at Rhuidean, she says some things she knew already. She's emersed herself in the Prophecies of the Dragon, went into the doorway ter'angreal in Tear, and went into the rings in Rhuidean, there are (I'm sure) countless other things Moiraine had researched and/or gathered in the 20+ years she searched for Rand. I think it is a fault of the reader to assume Moiraine (or any character) only knows what we see them learn. ~Mashiara
  11. What if when Rand meets Tuon for the first time, she tells him that Mat is her husband. Rand, out of shock, falls to the ground, kneeling, but not necessarily out of submission or surrender. Just the thought of what Rand will do when he finds out that news makes me laugh hysterically. ~Mashiara
  12. *goggles* That was very well thought out Luckers and very nicely written. I am very impressed with you and that whole explination. Good job! ~Mashi
  13. I agree that the definition of Talent is a little confusing. I tihnk a Talent is something that cannot be taught, you just can do it. Like Elayne with making ter'angreal. I don't think any Aes Sedai, even the strongest, could do it unless they had the Talent. Traveling shouldn't be a Talent... any Aes Sedai could channel, and if they are not strong enought, then two can link to form the gateway. I'd list Nynaeve's listening to the wind as a Talent. Fortelling and Dreaming too, of course. The making of cuendillar and angreals. Seeing ta'veren. I might be missing a few, but I can't think of any more. I think most everything else can be taught so should not be listed as a Talent. ~Mashiara
  14. I think that while some of the "major characters" may have thick threads in the weave of the Pattern, they aren't ta'veren. They might have more influence or better luck, but that's just because they are important threads. If every other person started being ta'veren, then the whole point of them would become useless. Ta'veren are rare and special. The fact that there are three at once is unheard of. To add more to that would just be strange and probably make the Pattern fall apart. I think RJ just said that to get us arguing amongst ourselves. Can you have a Talent and realize you have it, without actually using it? I mean, what if Suian could tell she could see ta'veren without really seeing one. She's barely over 40 years old (right?). I'm not sure that a ta'veren would have been around in her lifetime other than the three. ~Mashiara
  15. Hi MatsLuck! Welcome! That's a great thought, about Rand dying and him coming back from the call of the Horn. That would be very unexpected and thrilling if it happened in that way. I'm not too sure how I think Rand will die. Alivia will help him... so that leads me to think that it'll be more a self-sacrifice. Other than that, I have no thoughts one way or another. There are just too many possibilities. On the subject of Rand's death however... I see two ways it could happen: 1. Nynaeve Heals death. It could happen. 2. The Creator finally takes part in the world and brings back his soul, like the Dark One does with the Forsaken. Also, on another side note, I like how you point out that Mat sounds the Horn. It seems like most people forget that he is the Hornsounder. Many think he'll be in charge of the armies against the Shadow, but I think his main role will be to sound the Horn. I think Rand will need the other ta'veren by his side to pull the threads of chance and luck around them. If they're off the Light knows where, the pattern won't swirl the way it's supposed to. They all need to be together. ~Mashiara
  16. For a hypothetical example: Say Elayne were stilled then Healed by a woman. Her power drops to... does it ever say exactly what the ratio is? I'm going to assume for my purposes that it drops her down to half of what she was. With her new strength can she made the angreal that she was able to do before? It seems like that Talent would be linked to her strength in the OP. If she can't handle enough of the Power, she can't make all the flows, hence she looses the Talent. Does that make sense, or am I over analyzing? ~Mashiara
  17. In the first few chapters of The Great Hunt, Siuan tells Moiraine that she has a Talent for seeing ta'veren (which leads me to assume that she must have seen another ta'veren at some point in her life to know she has that Talent... but that's another story.) The fact that she has this Talent escaped my memory until I was rereading. When thinking of channelers able to see ta'veren, I just think of Nicola and Logain. However, my question is, since Siuan was stilled and Healed, does she keep the same Talents? Can she still see the glow around the ta'veren? Do any channelers' Talents have to do with strength (all the neatest Talents seem to be from the most powerful channelers)? Will having less of the Power effect any of these Talents she has or Talents she can learn? ~Mashiara
  18. Some other things I realized--not so much in the earlier books--was when I reread The Fires of Heaven. I might have an earlier copy of the book and I think they fix a few of the mistakes on the reprints, but I'm not sure if these have been fixed or not... P. 351, Morgase it thinking about her time in the White Tower and that she wasn't given the Aes Sedai ring until after she took the throne. Here is the direct passage: She had not earned that, precisely; women who could not channel were not awarded the ring. We know from later instances that Mogase CAN channel, but only just barely. Here, she is saying that she cannot channel at all. Also P. 453 Siuan thinks about how she has been stilled: Siuan told herself that she did not envy these women their ability to channel... but she did envy the way none of them perspired. Her own face was quite damp. Later on, P. 878, Asmodean tells Rand that the ability to keep from sweating is: ... a trick of the mind, he claimed, not the power. Nynaeve and Elayne are also taught that it's a matter of concentration more than anything when they learn the trick as well later on. The contradiction to it is right in the same book. It seems like a very serious mistake. ~Mashiara
  19. I might be reading too much into it, but what else could be called the “Great Battle” but Tarmon Gai’don? The point of TG is to reseal the Dark One’s prison. Even if the Light is victorious, that doesn’t mean the Shadow is eradicated. In a victory for the Light, the Dark One will be resealed. However, many of the Forsaken, Dreadlords, Darkfriends, and Shadowspawn will still survive the Last Battle. Just because the Dark One isn’t free doesn’t mean the Shadow is non-existent or suddenly extinct. As for “the world not done with battle” even if, as we assume, Rand wins there will still be so much fighting. Against the remaining Forsaken and Shadowspawn, warring nations (Tear and Illian for example will never stop fighting), the Seanchan, even Aes Sedai against Asha’man. Peace will not be instantaneous, if it comes at all in the next Age. All these groups might ban together to fight a greater evil, but with that threat gone, they will return to killing each other. The world can still “teeter on the edge of a blade” even with the Dark One’s touch not affecting the world. And if the Great Battle is done, and Rand is with his three girls—unless they all die—I’m assuming he lives. Plus he’s called “he who is dead yet lives.” I don’t see how that can be argued. ~Mashiara
  20. Holy heck! That is an awesome thought! I never would have put a connection to Moiraine and the Horn. Not only did she find the Dragon Reborn, but she's done lots of other marvels, including "killing" Lanfear. She's already a legend among the other Aes Sedai. I could definitly see her being bound to the Horn. However, I really do think Mat, with Thom and Noal, will rescue her from the A/Eelfinn. There has been too much foreshadowing to such an event that it will have to happen. ~Mashiara
  21. We are told in tSR that Rand's real mother--Tigraine/Shaiel--and his real father--Janduin--were both already dead. Shaiel died giving birth, obviously, while Janduin was killed by Slayer. Janduin's mother or father may be alive, also Galad is a blood relative of Rand (his half brother) so there may be something along those lines of his family tree. But it is stated that both his parents are dead. I definitly agree with you about Lews Therin dying; it's a very good theory. The best proof I know of Rand surviving the last battle is Nicola's fortelling: "The lion sword, the dedicated spear, she who sees beyond. Three on the boat, and he who is dead yet lives. 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." I think this shows that the "great battle" is done, which I would think means Tarmon Gai'don; if Rand and his three girls are on a boat after Tarmon Gai'don, he must live through it. On the topic of Semirhage, one of the later podcasts (the Forsaken revisited, I think) goes into great depths about what her motives are for being captured. I think I agree with Virginia who said she was just cocky and never even thought that someone of this day and age could beat her. I really don't think she'd come back to the Light. ~Mashiara
  22. When Mat goes into the ter'angreal in the Stone of Tear (tSR P. 252), after Mat asks his first question, the Aelfinns' "eyes lifted from him--reluctantly, it seemed--and studied the air above his head." That sounds very much like what Min does when she "sees" people. Could her ability to see the pattern have anything to do with the Aelfinn? Also (p 255) when Rand emerges from the doorframe with "that fiery sword in his hands." He's channelling while exiting the ter'angreal. When Moiraine and Lanfear go through the other while channelling, they are both stilled and the doorframe melts. How does this make sense? ~Mashiara
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