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Interviews: JordanCon Report - Ted Herman

Summary:

Entries

5

Date

Apr 15th, 2011

Type

Paraphrased

Location

Dunwoody, GA

TourCon

JordanCon 2011

Reporter

Ted Herman

Links

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  • 1

    Ted Herman

    A few tidbits picked up at JordanCon: (ETA: updated with the Answerer)
  • 2

    Question

    Do individuals with Talents not directly related to channeling such as Sniffing, Wolfsiblings or Dreaming need trainers to help them discover that they have these Talents?

    Alan Romanczuk

    No, the people will still be able to use their Talents eventually, but not at as refined a level as if they had been trained.

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  • 3

    Question

    How about Padan Fain and his talents?

    Alan Romanczuk

    He acquired his talents when he merged with Mordeth, who [paraphrased a bit] got his from research and sucked the souls from his victims.

    Question

    Was Padan Fain behind the killer fog in the Rahad?

    Alan Romanczuk

    What do you think? LOL

    Footnote

    We don't have any particular reason to think Fain was in Ebou Dar at that time.

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    Question

    Did the Eelfinn know Mat would be returning when they gave him the ashandarei and told him "Wise to take leavetaking, etc..."?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They don't have perfect knowledge of the future (think Dreamers) but they knew it was a possibility. Also, they gave him the ashandarei in fulfillment of his request for leavetaking, but were hoping he would not realize that, and be trapped in their domain.

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    Question

    [paraphrased] Were there any consequences from Rand asking questions of the Aelfinn that touched on the Shadow (about cleansing the taint and winning Tarmon Gai'don)?

    Alan Romanczuk

    Moiraine and Cadsuane thought there would be consequences, but that doesn't necessarily make it so.

    Ted Herman

    However, the glossary entry in Towers of Midnight for the Aelfinn states that there are consequences in such circumstances, so either that is wrong or there is a possible contradiction.

    Towers of Midnight
    CHAPTER: GLOSSARY
    Aelfinn: A race of beings, largely human in appearance but with snakelike characteristics, who will give true answers to three questions. Whatever the question, their answers are always correct, if frequently given in forms that are not clear, but questions concerning the Shadow can be extremely dangerous. Their true location is unknown, but they can be visited by passing through a ter'angreal, once a possession of Mayene but in recent years held in the Stone of Tear. They can also be reached by entering the Tower of Ghenjei. They speak the Old Tongue, mention treaties and agreements, and ask if those entering carry iron, instruments of music, or devices that can make fire. See also Eelfinn, Snakes and Foxes.

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