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  • 1

    Interview: 1995

    Pam Korda

    When Fades use their swords, we often see blue flashes when the Fade blade hits another weapon. Is this an interaction between the Fade blade and a specific sort of weapon (such as other Fade blades, or Aes Sedai-forged swords), or an interaction between the Fade blade and any iron, or is it just a special effect with no special basis?

    Robert Jordan

    The reaction is specific. The Fade's sword striking Power-wrought metal.

    Pam Korda

    (Since we've seen the sparks when two Fade blades meet, does this mean Fade blades are One Power-wrought?)

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  • 2

    Interview: 1995

    Pam Korda

    With respect to Aes Sedai-forged weapons, like Lan's sword that never needs sharpening: was the Power just used in the manufacturing process, to change the structure of the steel to make it extra-strong, or was a flow of the Power somehow incorporated into the steel?

    (If you'll recall, this was a big argument a few months ago, related to the Fade blade thing.)

    Robert Jordan

    The Power was used in blending the metals (and other materials...) and altering the structure. There is no source of the Power in these weapons, nor do they draw on the Power like angreal.

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  • 3

    Interview: Apr 6th, 2001

    Malivar

    Do Myrddraal blades flash blue lightning regardless of the blades they strike? Or does it require a power wrought blade? If so, why do the two Fades fighting in the Stone make the flashes?

    Robert Jordan

    Myrddraal blades produce the blue lightning only when they strike their own kind of blade or a blade wrought with the One Power, not simple steel.

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  • 4

    Interview: Apr 6th, 2001

    Malivar

    If a Fade's blade will not produce lightning except against other Thakandar-wrought blades, and power-wrought blades, why do Thom's daggers produce it when he attacks the Fade at Whitebridge?

    Robert Jordan

    Thom's daggers did not produce the effect. It was produced before Thom reached the Fade.

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  • 5

    Interview: Apr 6th, 2001

    Sarah-Kayan

    Is the material of a true heron blade altered the same way as a ter'angreal?

    Robert Jordan

    The material of a true heron mark blade is altered. It is not simple steel anymore.

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  • 6

    Interview: Jan 6th, 2004

    NY, NY

    Why was there a blue light flashing when Thom met the Fade in Whitebridge?

    Robert Jordan

    Because Thom's best knives are very special indeed.

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  • 7

    Interview: Jul 14th, 2005

    Question

    RJ was asked a few questions about swords and fighting styles.

    Robert Jordan

    Lan and Rand's swords are loosely based on the katana, and another style of sword I had never heard of before (sooba? something like that anyway. SilverWarder might know) and that others were based on medieval European styles. He said that blademasters don't follow one particular historical style of fighting, but that different blademasters have different styles depending on their culture of origin.

    At this point he went off on a little tangent about Miyamoto Musashi, a reknowned Japanese swordsman that developed a two-sword style of fighting that was revolutionary at the time. He related that Musashi developed his fighting style after fighting in the Philippines against fighters (Dutch? Portuguese? I didn't write their nationality down, but somebody here might know) that were using swords and dirks in a two-handed fighting style. In any case, I think his point was to demonstrate how fighting styles, like other knowledge, disseminates from culture to culture, but is changed and adapted into something unique in each locale.

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  • 8

    Interview: Sep 2nd, 2005

    Isabel

    I started asking him about the two conflicting chats [regarding Thom's knives and the scene with the Mryddraal at Whitebridge in The Eye of the World]. The question was already sent to him, but he declined to answer it for the question and answer session. I was wondering about why he would do it, but as you might guess when reading his answer. It's because it's a RAFO question.

    Robert Jordan

    Both answers on the chat are RIGHT!!!! He knows exactly how Thom managed to escape with only a limp and how he managed to survive that. But he might use it in the next book and doesn't want to give away anything. So we have to do it with the knowledge that both answers, although seemingly conflicting, are both CORRECT.

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  • 9

    Interview: Jun 10th, 2010

    Luckers

    Why was there a flash of blue when Thom fought the Myrrdraal in The Eye of the World?

    Maria Simons

    To quote Robert Jordan himself, RAFO.

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  • 10

    Interview: Nov 21st, 2009

    Luckers

    Rand gets a new sword in chapter one. It has been confirmed by Kathana Trevalaer that this is Justice through direct email correspondence with Brandon and Maria.

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