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  1. Friend of mine in highschool read it. Recommended it. Decided to give it a swing.
  2. The warp in the air was there before, after he had channeled the TP. At that time, he was not aware of it. Others could see it, but only vaguely. And then there's that event where Rand got super pissed off, and all the wheat(was it wheat) in the entire city went bad in the blink of an eye. But he didn't link the dots, or at least he never said or thought "could it be my Ta'Veren?". Although perhaps he did, when he asked Cadsuane if she believed he could make her heart stop beating if he wanted to, due to his Ta'Veren. My idea is: he believed the Ta'Veren could only work in such a fashion if he directly wanted it. He ignored, or did not consider possible, the option that his emotions might have effects on the surroundings. Now however, he's actively using his Ta'Veren, as we saw when he made all the Apples edible again. He said: "My presence will keep him away, at least for a while"(or something to that effect). But that's only because he now controls his power. I'm going back to the very first book, EOTW, where Rand and Mat were traveling across the land, trying to reach Caemlin. One night, they played in a bar till everyone left, except one fat travelling merchant, later confirmed DF. The DF passed on their location to Ishamael, whom said something to the effect of: "it's not hard to find a bonfire amidst some candles". Rand's Ta'Veren makes him visible on the pattern, and if he doesn't know how to use his powers, that means they can get him. Like they did when the story began. Now, after many years of training and his most recent return to emotions, atop the DragonMount, it would seem his training is complete, and he now is able to use all his skills to more effectively combat the DO and also use the good in him to influence the threads besides him as he wishes.
  3. If, after the last battle, channeling will be gone, I'll be very disappointed. Mostly because it's a huge cliché. Humans are given great power, do not use it properly, lose power forever. They've been pulling this one since the Garden of Eden.
  4. I'm 99% convinced that Mesaana is Evanellein. Pre CoT hints(Evanellein): She was one of the AS that arrested Siuan. (TSR, Ch 47) She was part of Elaida's council. (TFoH, Prologue) She was concerned about her looks and clothes. (TFoH, Prologue) She knew what was going on in Tanchico, a focal point of BA activity. (TFoH, Prologue) She seemed to know all about Elaida's political activities. (ACoS, Prologue) Post CoT confirmation (Evanellein): In (TGS, Ch 46) Evanellein was missing when Egwene was raised. Yet, it was made clear of how very thorough Verin was in listing the BA. Moreover, the only uncovered BA, not on the list were AS that were either "very weak in the power" and/or lacked any significance in the story. Evanellein, a Gray Sitter wouldn't be overlooked. As for the Oath Rod, remember, Semirhage defected to the Shadow because she faced either severing or binding as punishment for her crimes. That and the fact that the OR was made during the AoL, means that the Forsaken can be binded like any other channeler. Danelle was a red herring. It's Evanellein. At this point of the story, who else could it be? I agree on Evanellein. RJ himself dropped a very fine clue at it too, if you know where to look. Namely, in meeting Elaida, Elaida thought to herself that she is too concerned with clothes and her own looks. She was also one of the sisters who took Siuan in to custody. And then, some time between the aftermath of the Seanchan attack on the White Tower and Egwene al'Vere's purge of the tower's Black sisters, Evanellein disappeared, strongly indicating that she was of the Black Ajah and fled the tower. And another thing. While it has happened before, RJ almost always supplied nationality information for every single character appearing, especially for the Aes Sedai. From beginning to end, not once was her nationality mentioned. Don't you think that's a little odd?
  5. It's a temporal impossibility to seal the dark one in the bore, if that very bore was only made during the age of legends. He was indeed sealed outside the pattern, as you say. Even more so, that is what they constantly say in the books: "The Dark One, sealed outside of creation by the Creator at the moment the Wheel Of Time was placed"(or something along those lines).
  6. Where was it ever said that the Creator "created" the Dark One? It is not mentioned anywhere in the book nor has RJ said it. At best, we can presume that the Dark One and the Creator are twins, if you like.
  7. The KOD scene where the trollocs attack the manor out of nowhere.
  8. but Tuon seems shocked at the notion of love at this point.Well, this could be because of the fact that she was raised at a court know for being cruel and vengeful. The empress herself was said to sometimes toy with damane by chaining them to men(Book 2). To which the Suldam said: "only the empress is allowed to kill off damane like that". While true that damane are slaves, the entire system of Seanchan is based on slavery and this is the favored daughter of the empress, who was being raised to believe this system to be perfect and was expected to uphold and expand it. Also, am I correct in assuming that the Seanchan will approach Tar Valon from the West?
  9. That's what many students around the world believe about going to school. So they rather play WoW.So what would you gain from discovering a way of flying that is almost certainly harder to use and more dangerous than Traveling or using some sort of aircraft? Like an OP-powered Aeroplane? Actually, combined with a good study of how air-currents affect object, I do see plains as a possibility. It would also be usefull on the battlefield, moving quickly from one place to the other at high speed. Traveling may be instant, but the spots you do it from and to don't magically give you hyper-speed at the location. You can be overrun before you know it. While flying over troops(at an angle perhaps), they'd need to be lucky if they can even hit you.
  10. Well, I'm thinking RJ will have probably used it as inspiration. He's old and wise enough not to fall back into it, and to not be ashamed to recognize that part of his past.
  11. I do wonder why they're gonna fight like that if they're married... Still, there's Rand and his sword...
  12. Shouldn't the Seanchan going for the white tower receive a note saying something along the lines of: "Stop attack, we're at peace with these people now. Signed, Tuon". ?
  13. TBH, I always thought that Randland looks a bit like Spain...
  14. This is probably the worst common mistake possible. Taking Wikipedia for an "accepted standard". This is not the place for linguistic discussions. Surfing around, Flemish is accepted as separate language by a lot of sites which have multi-lingual options. Jumping to my mind immediately: Travian, Hattrick, WN, ... . Others don't (Wikipedia f.e. - vls.wikipedia.org is West-Flemish). No discussion, just a fact proving this remains a dispute. The first line is much more important. Anybody can use a catchphrase like that. What Wikipedia does is document what the more official organizations of countries view as standard. For languages and their geographical limit, the documentation is easily obtained from the various governments. Saying that because it's Wikipedia, it can't be trusted, is too paranoid to make a solid decision. Websites making a separate translation while there is already a language the Flemish can understand, is an insult, as it shows that the creators think us too dumb to understand normal Dutch. I'm sticking to the conviction that Flemish is nothing but a Dutch dialect. It is not a valid language on its own. Didn't know that. It does indeed look very similar.
  15. Actually, RJ had Ishamael say something about that in the very first book. Something similar to: "It has happened many times before, over the countless turnings of the wheel. But now, something is different, something has changed. This will be the last time. You will not be reborn after this time." Now, Ishamael could just have been trying to scare Rand at the time, but this is the first book, which must set the tone for the next ones. I think this can be taken seriously.
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