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  1. Appearances aside, the Aiel are based on the Zulu of southern Africa with some native American influences thrown in. Spears and bullhide shields. Singing in battle. Tireless warriors. Sweat baths. In TSR, the battle tactic Lan explains to Rand is identical to the tactic favored by the Zulu.
  2. Prior to their assignment to Ebou Dar, Teslyn and Joline were Sitters for the Red and Green in the Hall of the Tower. I doubt that they were of middling strength as the Tower hierarchy leans toward strength in the Power.
  3. "I have said sah-ih-deen and sah-ih-dar, because that is what the glossary to tEotW says. But then the other day I was going through the questions of the week, here http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcjspjqg_50gfjzbbdr , and Jordan was all like, "This is how you say all this stuff: sigh-deen and sigh-dar. " I think I might be able to shed a little light on this aspect. RJ was born and educated in the state of South Carolina. Being originally from Virginia myself, then raised in New York, I know more than a little bit about American accents. For those of you overseas, you may want t
  4. Thom was invited by the Village Council for Winternight "When I finally do arrive, chilled to the bone and ready for a warm bed, your innkeeper grumbles about the hour as if I were a wandering swineherd and your Village Council hadn't begged me to display my art at this festival of yours."
  5. "The Aes Sedai we are talking about are not particularly strong" Incorrect. ACoS,Ch17 - Joline and Teslyn are the same strength and are stronger than Merilille. Merilille is strong enough to make a Gateway for Traveling when she was acting as messenger between Elayne and the Borderlander Army. By contrast, Vandene and Adelas are not considered weak in the power, but neither are strong enough to make a gateway. LoC, Ch44. They are strong enough to pick up two women, (linked perhaps) and stuff them through a second story window when they are alomst mugged in the Rahad LoC, Ch52.
  6. I have seen a theory (with which I don't necessarily agree or disagree) that in Tarmon Gaidon at the end of the third age, the ability to channel is burned out of everyone, male and female, and will take the better part of a turning of the wheel to be rediscovered.
  7. So at the end of KoD, Furyk Karede shows up at Mat's camp with one Sul'dam, Melitene and one Damane, Mylen formerly the Aes Sedai Sheraine. The three Aes Sedai with Mat, Joline, Edesina and Teslyn recognize her and demand she be freed. At that time, Joline gasps and all three are apparently shielded. One channeler being able to singlehandedly shield three opposing channelers seems to go against what we know about and have seen regarding shielding. Nynaeve and Moghedien are about equal in strength (at that time) and duel for several minutes attempting to shield one another.
  8. "Suddenly a woman appeared, clambering down the sheer side of the cliff out of the clouds, making her way as deftly as if she were walking down stairs. There was a sword strapped to her back. Her face wavered, never settling clearly, but the sword seemed as solid as the stone. The woman reached Egwene's level and held out one hand. "We can reach the top together," she said in a familiar drawling accent." I believe that the Seanchan woman with the sword is Egeanin, now known as Leilwin. Tuon would not have anything to so with a sword whereas we often see Egeanin wearing one. Her face wav
  9. I think it's the dissention amongst the Chosen/Forsaken. That first crops up in book 4, when trollocs are sent to the Stone of Tear by one of the Forsaken and another band of Trollocs are sent to the stone of Tear to fight them. In that battle Mat witnesses two Fades fighting, has his life saved by a band of trollocs killing that Fade about to kill him, and Rand himself has his life saved by a trolloc. I'm almost positive we have a POV from Mesaana that she was ordered to send the second band of Trollocs. We also know that Demandred is up to something that took place during book 6
  10. Rahvin did kill mat. Then Rand Balefired Rahvin And at that point, Rahvin DIDN'T kill Matt. Based on the text. The effect of balefire is that the actions of one BF'd "had no longer taken place" therefore, Mat had not been killed and therefore his bond to the horn was not broken.
  11. Lan wears it either way. When one of the boys is separated, from the group, he describes Lan as "a fighting man, maybe wearing his sword on his back. Been a while since I read EotW but I'm pretty sure that's where it was. The original cover art shows Lan with two swords slanted from his left hip to his right shoulder. But since they one is a two handed sword and the other is a bastard (hand and a half), that's a little silly. Made for a good cover though. It's been mentioned that "size matters" when determining where to strap on a sword and to a certain extent that's true but it more
  12. I think that if I ran into that situation I'd have no alternative but to punch someone. In the face.
  13. From the Prophecies of the Dragon he will "bind the Nine Moons to his will" How is he going to do that? A'dam.
  14. I have to be honest that I liked many scenes in the novel but I was especially partial to Nynaeve's Ninja scene, ordering soldiers around, busting down doors, threatening the jailers, all to find Graendal's whereabouts. She's yellow Ajah, but isn't afraid to get her hands dirty, kicking ass and taking names, doing what it takes to get the job done.
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