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Entries

12

Date

Feb 26th, 2003

Type

Verbatim

Reporter

ElLeyan Al'Landarin

Links

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  • 1

    TarValon.Net members came together and decided on a set of questions to ask Robert Jordan about his series in an attempt to create an informal interview. Members from all over the country worked together to create this list, and we are pleased to finally share the most interesting answers with you! All answers are paraphrased but are as accurate our our memories allow.
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    Question

    What would a Worm in the Blight turn into?

    Robert Jordan

    Nothing you would want to meet.

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    Question

    Was Ishamael lying when he told Rand that the hero of the Light had turned to the Shadow in other lifetimes?

    Robert Jordan

    No he was not. Even those who lie sometimes tell the truth when it serves their purposes.

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    Question

    Could a gholam have drawn Callandor?

    Robert Jordan

    Read and Find Out.

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    Question

    Are all the Aes Sedai shawls identical, or are they unique to the individual?

    Robert Jordan

    They are unique to each woman. The only mandatory parts are the white flame of Tar Valon, and the Ajah colored fringe.

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    Question

    If I were to open a gateway in front of me that opened behind me, and I balefired myself, what would happen?

    Robert Jordan

    Young lady, you are entirely too obsessed and have far too much time. You need to get some sort of life. I suggest you go have an intense love affair. Doesn't matter with who, be it man, woman, or German Shepherd.

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  • 7

    Question

    Would you be willing to tell me what the titles are for the Heads of the Blue and Brown Ajahs?

    Robert Jordan

    Nah. I used to tell people stuff like that casually, but lately I think that it's better just to read these things as they are mentioned in the books.

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    Question

    In the Wheel of Time mythos, how do extinct animals come back into existence when the Wheel comes back around?

    Robert Jordan

    Well, the world I created is based on the ideas and conceptions of the world from a roughly medieval viewpoint; time being circular and such. I didn't quite try to make it completely scientifically accurate, so there really is no answer for the question.

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    Question

    If an Aes Sedai is stilled and then Healed, what happens to the bond with her Warder(s), if they don't die?

    Robert Jordan

    Once the bond is severed, it's severed.

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    Question

    What do the Tinkers traditionally do with males among them that begin channeling? Are they turned over to an Aes Sedai?

    Robert Jordan

    They are just shunned from the group and cast out, since they are inherently violent and considered an abomination to them.

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    Question

    Can someone channel from a Well while they are shielded?

    Robert Jordan

    Yes, they could. If they had the Well.

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  • 12

    It has also been further confirmed that:

    Robert Jordan

    —Taimandred is bogus.

    —Rand has only one soul, but has two personalities.

    —Museam Replicas will be producing the Sword and Dragon pins as well as an approved version of the Great Serpent ring (which apparently goes around the finger twice before biting its own tail).

    —Someone has correctly deduced who killed Asmodean, so no one should ever ask him that question again.

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