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  • 1

    Interview: Jul 19th, 2005

    Week 7 Question

    Since the first few books, Rand's and Perrin's dreams have been protected. Rand can weave a ward around his dreams. Perrin being a wolfbrother has protected his dreams. How have Mat's dreams been protected since the first half of the series?

    Robert Jordan

    A side effect of his foxhead medallion, though he doesn't know it. This was not part of the intended purpose of making the medallion; it's a true side effect.

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  • 2

    Interview: Nov 4th, 2005

    Question

    During Moiraine's practice for the test for Aes Sedai, she works on a weave that produces a coin that is cool to the touch. She thinks the weave is useless. Is this some sort of component of the weaves that made Mat's medallion?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

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  • 3

    Interview: Apr 5th, 1996

    Robert Jordan

    Mat's amulet blocks both saidin and saidar. Jordan answered this one straight-out when asked. He pointed out that the amulet only blocks actual weavings of the One Power, not the physical effects that could be caused by a weaving. For example, Elayne was able to use the One Power to hurl a rock at Mat. Rahvin was able to create a bolt of lightning which struck Mat. (Jordan noted that Mat's death by lightning and subsequent undoing of his death when Rand balefired Rahvin, fulfills a prophecy about living, dying, and then living again.)

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  • 4

    Interview: Apr 5th, 1996

    Robert Jordan

    Mat's Foxy Medallion: As we surmised, it works by blocking direct channeling of both saidin and saidar, and its weakness is that it doesn't protect against indirect effects, like lightning.

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  • 5

    Interview: Jan 14th, 1997

    Thomas Howard

    Why did Mat think that someone was "holding" the True Source when his medallion grew cold? (That is I thought it only did this when he came in contact with an actual flow. This occurred on page 595 of A Crown of Swords, for reference.)

    I'm going to quote the whole response again.

    Robert Jordan

    "Mat's medallion gets icy cold if someone directs the One Power at him, but it would be cool if the Power was being used near him, and almost cold if it were being used very near him."

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  • 6

    Interview: Nov 11th, 2000

    John Miller from Virginia

    First off thanks for joining us on the chat. To settle a dispute on our mailing list I would like to know if the gholam works the same way as Mat's medallion? Can it be killed by lightning or any such thing?

    Robert Jordan

    Read and find out. The principle is the same, but it doesn't work in the same way as Mat's medallion.

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  • 7

    Interview: Nov 14th, 2000

    SciFi.com Chat (Verbatim)

    dragoman

    How does Mat's medallion damage the gholam? Also, what significance to the Seanchan does his spear have?

    Robert Jordan

    Laughing... Read and Find out. If I tell you, you get bored with the new books!

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  • 8

    Interview: Apr, 2003

    Budapest Q&A (Verbatim)

    Question

    Are gholam immortal?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

    Question

    Because they were in...a box?

    Robert Jordan

    Stasis box. A stasis box is an artifact of the Age of Legends, and is in effect an artificial vacuole. Time does not move inside a stasis box. It is a thing devised for storing things that are fragile or that might decay in some way.

    Question

    So the gholam can die by a natural death?

    Robert Jordan

    I donít know if youíd call it a natural death, but yeah, they can decay. You saw what happened with Matís medallionóit just fell on the gholamís cheek and branded it.

    Question

    But do they die of old age?

    Robert Jordan

    Yeah, they do, but they live a little longer than youíd like them to, let me tell you (laughter)ónot as long as an Aes Sedai, but...not as long as an Aes Sedai that hasnít sworn the Three Oaths, anyway...not as long as a strong Aes Sedai that hasnít sworn the Three Oaths.

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  • 9

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005

    Question

    Does Mat's amulet work against the male side of the power, and if so will Elayne's research of it develop into something that can be used in the conflict between Aes Sedai?

    Robert Jordan

    Read and Find Out.

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  • 10

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005

    Question

    Does Mat's amulet protect him from the True Power?

    Robert Jordan

    Read and find out.

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  • 11

    Interview: Oct 4th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    For Krassos, yes, a channeler could still channel wearing Mat's amulet. Cadsuane has one much like it. And I think that I will complete "Trust" eventually. I think about doing so every now and then.

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  • 12

    Interview: Nov 17th, 2009

    Question

    Does Mat's medallion work against all types of Power, or just against saidar? Because you know he said in the book, something to be free of Aes Sedai.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, that is what he said specifically, but you know, Aes Sedai were both male and female once, and so we don't know yet, and I will have to RAFO that.

    Another person from audience

    But that was in book six.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Was it in book six?

    Audience

    Yeah, that's where Aran'gar gets him with a weave.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, that's right; it did happen. You see, I know a lot of stuff....but I get in trouble if I say too much, because at one of the early signings....no, it wasn't even one of the signings; it was JordanCon. I was talking about....someone asked me a question, and I started answering, talking about, 'Do you remember that scene, where this happened, and this happened, and this happened....' and everyone started staring at me blankly. And I'm like, 'What? No...' and I argued with them that this scene existed. I promised them. No one remembered it! And about a month later, I realized as I was looking through it, 'Oh, it was a deleted scene from book seven.' Which now, in my head, is in book seven! And so I'm very careful not saying things I know, but you're right; that was proven in the books.

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  • 13

    Interview: Feb 7th, 2013

    electrokinetic

    I'd been wondering why Demandred didn't just use the True Power to dispatch the various swordsmen that challenged him, and I got to ask it last night at the Huntington Beach signing. I thought I'd post it here in case anyone else was wondering the same thing.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon's response was that Demandred was the most wary and cautious of the Forsaken and he wasn't going to "mess with that medallion", not knowing fully what it was or what it could do, especially since he suspected that the swordsman was Lews Therin in disguise.

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  • 14

    Interview: Nov 4th, 2012

    Rebecca Lovatt

    Mat Cauthon's foxhead medallion is described as having only one eye, and that's in the shape of the ancient symbol for Aes Sedai. Was this foreshadowing the events that happened the Mat in Towers of Midnight?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I believe it was probably foreshadowing. Jim knew since book one what was going to happen, so I would say yes. My instincts say yes, but there's nothing in his notes which said so one way or another. I've always felt that it was.

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  • 15

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2013

    Question

    How can Mat use gateways when he is wearing the medallion?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He doesn't touch any weaves when he goes through.

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  • 16

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2016

    Question

    Would Matís fox medallion prevent allomancy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It would prevent emotional allomancy, but not metals on his body.

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