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naxxan

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  1. The third oath does allow for an Aes Sedai to use the OP to protect her warder though. So under proper circumstances, an AS could use the OP offensively in battle without having to be in direct harms way. Of course you would have to find something that could endanger the life of a warder that isn't waves and waves of shadowspawn.
  2. When it was talked about Suian being raised young IIRC they commented that a woman needed the shawl 100 years before being eligible for a sitter position and 150 for amyrlin. To have ages like that thrown about willy nilly and then take comments on how Verin really shows her age... Also, I thought it was Verin's last mistake that was 70 years ago. I don't remember any time line for her mission.
  3. I take all my summers in the Blight. They have the greatest 5 star hotel there, no one to bother you, and it's ok to kill anyone who happens to on accident. ;D
  4. I thought she was around twice that, supposedly.
  5. I don't think Verin was compulsed. Just about anything could be possible with how little we know, but compulsion never sat with me. Like I said earlier in this thread, I feel Verin has some ulterior motive regarding the Dragon Reborn. We know she has to see him alive to die at a specific time but it's never said if that is TG or not. I mention the DR specifically and not Rand directly because if Verin has been at this for a while and backed just some man who could channel or one who convinced her he could, that could explain her last serious mistake and intense interest in Rand early on in the story.
  6. Well I played around on the website and I don't really think so. It's possible that the writers may have been influenced by RJ but after so long making dark fantasy stories words are bound to repeat. It seems to be based more off AD&D (Dragonlance and such) than anything else but, like I said, after so many ideas have been trown out you can't help but have to pick one or two up yourself.
  7. I think you're using the term "rode" in too broad a sense. ;D
  8. All the cities in Randland are built on the ground. All places have a sunrise and sunset. Wait, the sun is round like an o also! If the stories are true, all Randlanders put their pants on one leg at a time. Everyone has the same uncanny addiction to oxygen.
  9. What about Sevanna and whichever the other wise one she's in the bust-out battle royale with. It's commented a few times how much cleavage she displays.
  10. Bob, don't get me wrong, I like many points in your theory. I was just giving a couple of pennies from my opinion coin purse. It also got me thinking that if things worked out close to how you think, but instead Rand happens to knock up Avi before he ventures to TAR, when the trio try to bond Rand, the weaves could touch her children and create the something strange we are all waiting for. I know it's a tangent but the theory got me thinking.
  11. You can't be queenly without huge... ...tracts of land.
  12. He's fighting tooth decay. The evil Lord Gingivitis will fall shortly after the Dark One does. Also, Lan could totally pull off picking his molars with a katana, and look cool doing it. ;D
  13. I'll agree that if Rand were to end up in TAR Nynaeve could probably piece together what was done to Birgette. The logistical hurdles of Rand explaining with Saidin something for Alivia to try with saidar are what seems pretty severe to me. Wouldn't it be like trying to teach someone sign language over the phone? Also IIRC the fundamentals of how things are done with saidin and saidar are different. When Egwene and Elayne try to teach Rand to channel they comment that women are taught never to take heat inside of themselves to stop fire, that it could lead to catching yourself on fire. I guess the short of it all is, that if healing untrained can kill, imagine what messing up while trying to purposefully rip a soul out could do. They might accidentally make Rand have that inside-out eyelid look forever. Hmm... that would explain the bandages over the eyes thing...
  14. buy it used. give an old book a new life.
  15. Uhm ... exactly. Nynaeve was this way long before she heard about how AS decide who's above and who's below them. She's the one who tried to get the Kin to stand up to AS, and then when they do, she is upset because they stand up to her too ::) Not sure where you are going with that? Unless you mean that she has improved a bit from her earlier nature? I was trying to make the difference between Nyn believing everyone is dumb and deluding herself because she cannot handle letting authority go. I must have misunderstood your point and now we argue the same side. way to go me! :D And yes I think that since her marriage Nyn has started to learn that you don't always have to be in charge.
  16. Please, don't get me wrong, I wasn't saying the AS couldn't heal whatever cropped up. More that they wouldn't have the ability to reach most of the sick people. Traveling fell out of use, skimming did too. AS would have been limited to ships and horse travel. This would have taken too long to reach far off outbreaks and closer people might not get reached in time either depending on the sickness. I guess it would depend on how much will left is needed to be able to heal successfully. Another point that came to me is that constant healing of sickness would take out the bodies chance to build up a natural defense to disease. Wouldn't that mean that when serious sicknesses hit it would hit harder than normal? Wouldn't that make it that much harder to arrive in time to stop a major outbreak? I might be missing something, I'm far from a doctor, so opinions appreciated. As an after thought, how is it Trollocs and such carry no diseases? They have horrible hygiene, eat raw meats, live in filth, this just seems a breeding ground for disease. Then they come bleed, bite, and stab our good people.
  17. Nynaeve's issue is more that she has to be in charge than everyone is stupid. She tells herself people are stupid or complains about them doing dumb things when they aren't what she wants done. Look at her development, she became a wisdom very young, she could actually listen to the wind, she got used to people jumping when she said frog. Once she left the TR she fell considerably in status in her mind. What's worse is by all rights and means, within the AS society, she should be in charge. Now, all the people she used to have looking to her for guidance have grown into their new roles. Rand is the DR, Perrin's the lord of the TR, Egwene's amyrlin. Elayne is the closest character type but now both are starting to get over themselves.
  18. I thought the current AS style of healing was more like battlefield style healing, just fix it all quick, but it took a lot out of the recipient. Nynaeve's style, which I took to be more like what was used in the AoL, healed specific hurts or ailments with a different weave for each type of healing needed, and taking the energy to heal from the One Power. IIRC this is mentioned several times in the series. Aes Sedai would have had to figure out how to heal each sickness that came along. (weave probably isn't the best word) I remember it being said the current style of healing would only work if the recipient had the will to be healed. It wouldn't do much good using the cure-all healing if the patient didn't have the life left in them to be healed.
  19. Yeah, that's just the thing. I did read through, and of course it made sense to me.
  20. Dark Justice... Sorry, I don't separate my thoughts very well. I'm really going after two thoughts that tie in together for me at least. First is that Verin's goal, from what has been stated in her pov, was that she had to see the Dragon Reborn stay alive long enough to die at a specific time. By this point in the story, Rand Al'Thor and the Dragon Reborn are one in the same, but a decade ago or seven or whenever Verin started down this path she is on, it was all speculation as to who it would be. Verin must ensure the death of the Dragon Reborn, the Dragon Reborn is Rand, Verin must ensure that Rand dies. Kind of a=b, c=b , but a doesn't equal c. I think she started tagging along so that she could be sure for herself that he really was the DR, and sort out where the other two fit into the story she knows so well. More trying to avoid a serious mistake again than anything else. My second thought was playing a far backup to the first. Raolin Darksbane and Yurian Stonebow were from the equivalent of Far Madding, Guaire Amalasan conqured Far Madding, and Gorin Rogad, before Rand made it official, was in Illian no too far from Far Madding. Verin has her warrant there too, so I theorized whatever crime she committed could have been done to further this goal of hers regarding the DR. Since it wasn't for Rand and therefore not the real DR this act would neatly tie up the last serious mistake thing too. All of the examples I gave for Verin's meddling and musings were to illustrate her thoughts towards handling the DR vs. handling Rand. Aes Sedai cannot have too much control over the DR or they might not let him properly fulfill prophecy, but as far as how many sisters would be needed to shield and gentle Rand, well we all know Verin is a planner. I hope this clears up what I was trying to say, I'm still pretty new to trying to express these fanciful ideas I gets as I does my readin.
  21. lovin abound: "For jofraz, I have gay and Lesbian characters in my books, but the only time it has really come into the open is with the Aes Sedai because I haven’t been inside the heads of any other characters who are either gay or bi. For the most part, in this world such things are taken as a matter of course. Remember, Cadsuane is surprised that Shalon and Ailil were so hot to hide that they had been sharing a bed even knowing how prim and proper Cairhienin are on the surface. Well, for many it is just on the surface." Jordan's blog Oct 6th 2005.
  22. Yeah, I can see where you're going with that. Like I said before, I don't think Jordan would have led us all down this road to turn around and say "oh that, I meant Morgase." I was more playing devil's advocate than anything else. Regarding the far apart comment I was hitting on how spaced out the two thoughts were in Min's train of thought. Mooning over Rand dress, viewing him, trying to convince him she should be "comforted",letting Rand find the perfect coat, weaving a gateway, then having Caraline stumble on them. I'm with you though, we'll have to wait and see.
  23. I reread the chapter with Min's povs and in all fairness the comments about the dead and gone woman and Moiraine's viewing not coming true are quite far apart in the story. Min doesn't even think of Moiraine until seeing Caraline. She doesn't jump directly to thinking "Rand has a chance now..." Min just seems to reflect on how Moiraine's viewing could never come true.
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