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Interviews: TPOD Signing Report - Melinda Yin





Nov 18th, 1998




King of Prussia, PA


The Path of Daggers Book Tour


Gene's Books


Melinda Yin



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    Melinda Yin

    I was at the signing at King of Prussia last night, and asked a question about Randland life that has been bugging me for a while—do Aes Sedai ever have children, and why/why not?

    Robert Jordan

    I was impressed with Jordan's casual reply, as if this were common knowledge—that all Aes Sedai, and for that matter, most women have knowledge of a special herb that serves as an incredibly efficient contraceptive. This herb is just general women's lore, passed to women by Wisdoms and such.

    He followed up with two other points : 1) Aes Sedai are personally discouraged from having children because they know they will outlive them, and 2) it's clearly not a popular idea because the White Ajah had suggested having children with men who can channel in order to undo "culling", but this suggestion was not particularly well received.


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    Robert Jordan

    Oh, and he made some comments about how Warders of the Black Ajah might sometimes meet with "accidents" so the Black Ajah can remain secret. Alternatively, the Black Ajah might intentionally bond Darkfriends.