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Interviews: TOM Signing Report - Matt Hatch

Summary:

Entries

12

Date

Nov 2nd, 2010

Type

Paraphrased

Location

Provo, UT

TourCon

Towers of Midnight Book Tour

Bookstore

BYU Bookstore

Reporter

Matt Hatch

Links

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  • 1

    Matt Hatch

    Questions and Answers During Signing

    (Many of Brandon's answers are paraphrased until I can go back and transcribe the chat.)

  • 2

    Matt Hatch

    Can someone without the Talent for Dreamwalking or Dreaming, but with access to Tel'aran'rhiod through a ter'angreal be taught to find dreams?

    Brandon Sanderson

    As far as I know, no. That's an 80%.

    The question they should be asking is could Perrin (be taught to find dreams)?

    Matt Hatch

    Can he?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I don't think so.

    Matt Hatch

    Well, what he can do is similar to Dreaming and Dreamwalking.

    Brandon Sanderson

    But the wolves don't know about them.

    Matt Hatch

    Well...

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm not sure, but that's what I would be asking (paraphrased).

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  • 3

    Matt Hatch

    Can the True Power be used to create a Mask of Mirrors?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Matt Hatch

    Do True Power Mask of Mirrors have different attributes than One Power Mask of Mirrors?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Everything done with the True Power will be slightly different.

    Matt Hatch

    Can you place a True Power Mask of Mirrors on another person?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Matt Hatch

    Would a True Power Mask of Mirrors persist into that person's dreams, how they see themselves?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They would see who they saw themselves as (it wouldn't persist).

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  • 4

    Matt Hatch

    Is the Bore larger or smaller than it was at the time of the Sealing?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The same size (95% sure).

    Matt Hatch

    So, are the seals, even in their weakened state, the reason the Bore has not grown any larger?

    Brandon Sanderson

    As far as I know, yes.

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    Matt Hatch

    Can Slayer dreamwalk in Tel'aran'rhiod or only go there in the flesh?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Slayer cannot dreamwalk (100% sure).

    Matt Hatch

    Did Slayer's employer in Winters' Heart use the True Power to weave a gateway?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO—I need to look it up, but you can tell True Power gateways if you know what to look for, wouldn't you agree Matt?

    Matt Hatch

    Yes.

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  • 6

    Question

    Was Narg an especially smart Trolloc?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Narg was a smart Trolloc; there are other Trollocs that can speak the human tongue...we are talking the the top one percentile.

    Footnote

    Brandon probably meant the 99th percentile. Or the top 1%.

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    Matt Hatch

    Is there a distance to pain sensitivity with the Warder bond? In essence, would I still know my Aes Sedai was being tortured or would it just be a dull pain if I was at a great distance?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, distance does matter. But no, you would know that she was being tortured, even at a great distance.

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  • 8

    Matt Hatch

    How did the Forsaken in charge of the gholam learn of Herid Fel?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. (Smile)

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  • 9

    Matt Hatch

    What happened to the large packs of Darkhounds that were patrolling Altara back in Crossroads of Twilight?

    Brandon Sanderson

    We already know, don't we?

    Matt Hatch

    Honest, can't remember.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, I know, but I think we do know.

    Footnote

    Brandon is probably referring to the passage in Winter's Heart Chapter 13 where Moridin reveals that Isam (Slayer) is hunting Fain. The connection between Slayer and the new breed of Darkhounds is not explicit, but it is still pretty obvious. Luc and Isam are mentioned in connection with the Darkhounds in the Dark Prophecy written on the dungeon wall in The Great Hunt Chapter 7. He was killing wolves in Tel'aran'rhiod in The Shadow Rising Chapter 28, and the reality-bending properties of the Unseen World might explain the T2 Darkhounds.

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  • 10

    Matt Hatch

    Did Verin know Fain was a Darkfriend, when we first met Verin?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not sure.

    Matt Hatch

    Did Verin ever work with Fain?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No. She's been around him, but working with him is something different.

    Footnote

    When we first meet Verin, Fain is a known Darkfriend being held prisoner in Fal Dara.

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  • 11

    Matt Hatch

    We are told that the mindtrap is somehow connected to the soul. Is it possible to create ter'angreal that can hold a soul, or be tied to a soul in such a way as to capture it at death?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Many things are possible, but are improbable.

    Matt Hatch

    Was such a ter'angreal created during the Age of Legends?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Many things are possible, but are improbable.

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  • 12

    Matt Hatch

    We are told the male Aiel channelers go to the Blight to "to kill the Dark One." And it is said "None survived long enough to face madness." Is this point of view or truth?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. It's not that I don't know, it's that I think in reading the text you can answer that question yourself.

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