WoT If…Thom Saved the World? in Theory Blog Posted March 24, 2013 Let's look at these, one by one. :D You seem to be glossing over the fact that Moiraine ensured the Dragon's Peace. Rand was about to walk away before she made her grand entrance. I don't think Rand would have left. Egwene was calling his bluff, and he admitted it; but he never would have walked away. At the same time, if Moiraine hadn't shown up, I don't think Egwene would have been stupid enough to refuse Rand. I know a lot of people don't like her, but she does have some sense. So in this, I don't think Moiraine added too much. youve completely forgotten about Knotai(mat). For Rand to win (ie: go into Shayol Ghul and defeat the Dark One and Moridin), Mat help was unnecessary. His aid saved a ton of Aiel, and his maneuvering of the battle cause many to live who would have died, but Rand could have completed his tasks without Mat (at least in my opinion). Moiraine did something that nobody else did, nobody else in the world could possibly have done - be removed from Rand's list of people that died because of him. I don't think this really factors into anything, since the whole list vanished when Egwene died and told Rand to "let go" (as I quoted above). Whether or not Moiraine was still on the list, it was Egwene who rid him of the list completely. I fully believe Moraine's duty was to help establish the Dragon's Peace, saving the world after the DO was defeated. Perrin was the final mastermind behind the Dragon's Peace, offering a way to include the Aiel. I don't think Moiraine did anything beside mystify a few people with her Aes Sedai riddles (and I mean that in the nicest way possible). The meeting would have concluded the same, I'm sure, without Moiraine's timely appearance. In addition, while Egwene wasn't actually the one to break the seals, it's entirely possible (probably likely) that if Rand hadn't given them to Egwene they never would have been stolen by Taim's lackies (they were taken from Egwene; Rand would have known immediately if he'd still had them) and Logain wouldn't have ended up with them. The seals were stolen before Rand gave them to Egwene. He had been carrying around the fake ones for awhile: "Then it happened before," Rand whispered. "I didn't look them over carefully after I fetched them. He knew, somehow, where I'd put them" (A Memory of Light, Chapter 19, "The Choice of a Patch"). Perhaps it hasn't happened yet... This might be the case, but I agree it's unlikely. They are all good arguments, but I'm not seeing how Moiraine's interference has led to the "saving" of the world. I'll go look for Brandon's tweet, to see if that is the case, though.