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draconian

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  1. i doubt rand saw lanfear or graendal as weak ever and even his internal thoughts dont paint him as misogynist. through out the whole series he treats min as equal far more than the aes sedai or other women. rand's unreasoning idea about women r a product of the randland's and two river's history as well as iyena's death. The idea that women must be protected was likely a product of the breaking and the trolloc wars during which total pop was greatly reduced and the death of a woman reduced societies ability to grow and continue while a man's death doesnt mean much. remember the two river was d
  2. Guys, he's the Wheel's champion... if thats so then who said "only the choosen one can do what must be done" back in book 1?
  3. Lack of food has a way of hurting soldiers ability to fight wars. Right now, food seems to only be good in the immediate vicinity of the three farmboys and it is getting worse. See "Apples First" to see the despair on the land. i thought that chapter was amazingly well written. Also, the hordes of trollocs overrunning Camelyn and the borderlands probably will cause a major disruption in the capacity of the light's forces as they ravage the land/people. The food thing is overblown. people survived for 10 years in the war of power when shaitan has huge influence on the world.
  4. Rand's effect on those arround him will only increase with mat and perin present so its more like 1. Shield him 2. Become suddenly unable to channel etc 3. Get shielded with knotted weave that nobody but rand or a forsaken could undo
  5. The problem is that Rand still hasn't given up on his plan to affix the seals by touching them to Shai'tan, and he appears to plan to do it exactly the way he wanted to last time: So the conditions for Shai'tan to taint both sides of the True Source are going to be realized by Rand's plan, if he's telling Egwene the truth. Which he may not be, admittedly. the quote i am looking for is longer but that basically covers the same ground. i dont think toughing shai'tan was the only condition for the tainting b/c jordan says conditions(plural). i think hes learn new things in this life with the
  6. actually i believe jordan wasnt as direct on this issue as you think. ill have to find the quote but he basically said if female channelers had been part of it they would of been tainted too but right after he says the tainting was made possible by a very narrow set of conditions.
  7. you are serious? What good is the horn for calling the heros of the ages, if all the heros are already manifest on the battlefield in weak mortal forms? these guys swept through falme like the army of the damned swept through the orcs in the third lotr movie, why would you want them to be mortal at the clutch moment? Not ALL, or even a majority, but with dozens of heroes surely there are a HANDFUL who would be appropriate to have spun out to support the DR in the Last Battle in the flesh? For a charge like at Falme or Minas Tirith, dead heroes are the best, but 65 heroes or 60 there isn'
  8. i think the shear # of flows and weaves and there precise use was is what made them so effective. example no weaves were wasted of the towers. dividing flows a dozen times is suppose tobe insanely hard which rand in the 4th book. egwene was using in TGS maybe 2 or 3 weaves at 1 time. maybe its a talent or training and aptitude the has dragon that lets him divide flows so much b/c i dont think angreal make dividing flows any easier and he was using 100s i think.
  9. See I disagree entirely with the totality of that statement. Take for instance the compact of 10 nations. 200 years after the breaking, we see the nations of Randland brought together in alliance specifically for the purpose of defending against the Shadow. The chief architect of the compact, was Aes Sedai. Many of the queens of those nations, were also Aes Sedai. The, greatest alliance of nations since the Breaking, orchestrated by the directly by the hands of Aes Sedai. On the flip side of the coin - The Shadow/Ishy finds out what's up with that, when he gets out of his phasic slumb
  10. See the thing that bugs me when people go off on rants about Aes Sedai is that it's based on limited examples that are referred to in the series. The generalizing that, because of the lack of evidence concerning every single deed or action undertaken by AS across 3000 years, therefore they must all be, or have been, convoluted jerkwads across an entire age, because of what we're able to see in a handful of examples evidenced in the past 50 years of a timeline...Sh*t's weak! It's like saying all movies suck for having only seen Gigli, Howard the Duck, and Battlefield Earth. we also ha
  11. And if I have a sword, and only use it exclusively to open cans of beans, it's still a sword. ah but then it isnt a sword of/for justice b/c is just a sword used to open cans. comparing aes sedai to swords is wrong on too many levels though. aes sedai are likely like the ashaman and had there name granted to them by a past dragon(1st age). the dragon as he is now is the model of of both a guardian of justice and light and a servant of the wheel and the life. aes sedai translates servants of all and thats well known but how did it change in meaning i think the "all" went from ppl
  12. And if I have a sword, and only use it exclusively to open cans of beans, it's still a sword. ah but then it isnt a sword of/for justice b/c is just a sword used to open cans. comparing aes sedai to swords is wrong on too many levels though. aes sedai are likely like the ashaman and had there name granted to them by a past dragon(1st age). the dragon as he is now is the model of of both a guardian of justice and light and a servant of the wheel and the life. aes sedai translates servants of all and thats well known but how did it change in meaning i think the "all" went from ppl
  13. I thought so too. So, on that note, I'll just run with it. The consensus seems to be that it was well written. I won't disagree with that, but I was a little disappointed in the fact that she seemed to realize that it wasn't real but went ahead and broke the rules anyway. Typical Nynaeve. I think she shouldn't have been raised. The only reason she was raised is because it needed to happen that way in the story. A test has rules for a reason. What if Army Green Berets and people like that decided to just do whatever they want during their testing? Can you imagine someone who has
  14. ill bet u moiraine asked as 1 of her wish for the knowledge of an AoL battle channeller who fought the shadow so she can teach the women how to weave decent attack weaves b/c atm aes sedai rank just above wind finders in battle channelling and so she can be effective when linked to rand at TG.
  15. Read the The Strike at Shayol Ghul and u will see that LTT gave the others aes sedai as much time as he could and tried to get them to realize it was too late to go with thier plan and when that failed he launch his assault and prevent the fall of everything including the very weapons that latra was building to the shadows forces. LTT didnt do what he did out of pride but out of desperation.
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