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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 11th, 2005

    Question

    Someone asked if someone who was stilled can use a Well.

    Robert Jordan

    No.

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  • 2

    Interview: Nov 1st, 1998

    SciFi.com Chat (Verbatim)

    Moderator

    Here's a longish question from Linda that somehow fell in between the cracks... Part One from Linda: Since the ability to channel seems to be primarily linked to the soul, if a channeler is gentled/stilled, will this affect his/hers soul in a follow life as well, as in, will the ability to channel still be lost? Did THAT come through??

    Robert Jordan

    No.

    Moderator

    Hmmmmm.. Linda, I TRIED.

    Robert Jordan

    (that was the answer...the answer is no)

    Moderator

    Oh!! Duh!

    Neptune

    I think Linda is asking if the soul is immortal in Jordan's world.

    Moderator

    So...is it??

    Robert Jordan

    Yes, the soul is immortal.

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  • 3

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2001

    Gonzo the Great

    A few more, possibly interesting, remarks and answers we got:

    Robert Jordan

    Being burned out is different from being stilled. The latter is not as severe as the former.

    GONZO THE GREAT

    This is just as I expected, or at least in no way in contrast with it. :)

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  • 4

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2001

    KuraFire

    Can burned out channelers still sense the Source? (This was because of that debate that pops up every now and then, where because of that one glossary entry people just won't believe that burning out and stilling really aren't synonyms. From now on this should be settled forever.)

    Robert Jordan

    Ah, burned out? No. The difference between being burned out and being stilled... We use the term as if it is interchangeable, but they aren't. Technically, "stilled" means something that is being done to you deliberately. "Burned out" is an injury that you received accidentally.

    Question

    Is it the difference between a clean cut and a cauterized wound? (From memory, the background noise here got too loud for my memo-recorder; a problem throughout this signing.)

    Robert Jordan

    Yes, and if you're burned out, you cannot sense the Source.

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  • 5

    Interview: Apr, 2003

    Budapest Q&A (Verbatim)

    Question

    Can you sever a person from the True Power with One Power?

    Robert Jordan

    Not in the same way. If you try to gentle a man or still a woman who's capable of using the True Power you'd have to use another method.

    Question

    So it is not only the Dark One who can stop giving the Forsaken the True Power, but they can be cut off as Asmodean was cut off.

    Robert Jordan

    Read and find out on Asmodean. I'm not gonna tell you. They could be cut off, but the problem with that is, nobody knows how to do it. It is possible that some of the Forsaken themselves know how to do it, but nobody else does.

    Question

    What happens when Rand and Asmodean have this conflict and ...

    Question

    ... and Rand severs his ties with the Dark One ...

    Question

    ... and Rand severs some black ties. Isn't that ...

    Robert Jordan

    That was cutting off his protection from the Taint and also cut off his ability, it was not like stilling them. It was cutting the ties that, most important to him, protected him from the taint on saidin, so he could draw saidin all he wanted to and never worry about the taint. But it was also those ties that represented his ability, or the conduits by which he could draw on the True Power. But it was not his ability to draw; it was not the same thing as stilling or severing; it was more like shielding.

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  • 6

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005

    Frenzy

    Elaida slipped through the cracks uncaught by the Red Ajah scheme twenty years ago that had a name called the Vileness. How did Elaida, and Galina for that matter, manage to slip through when three Sitters did not?

    Robert Jordan

    Elaida slipped through largely because she was minimally involved. Galina slipped through because there were enough Red sisters involved, at various levels, that taking them all down would have decimated the Red Ajah. The decision was made to punish the Ajah by exiling the Sitters, take off the top. And it was supposed to be a life exile, you are out of here forever. The only reason they were not stilled was that the Tower was trying to hide what happened, it was a major atrocity carried out in the name of the Tower, and it didn't matter whether the Tower as a whole really wanted it or not, it was still a major atrocity and the Tower was at the heart of it.

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  • 7

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005

    Question

    Can a damane who has been burned out or stilled continue to be controlled by the a'dam?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

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  • 8

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005

    Question

    Previously you have made it known that an individual who is stilled will retain the ability to channel in his or her subsequent life, which connects the ability to channel with the soul. How does burning out affect one's ability to channel in the next life? Specifically, will an individual born with the spark but who burns out during his or her life, have the inborn spark in a subsequent life?

    Robert Jordan

    I don't think I have said if you are born with the spark you would have the have the spark again. I have said if you were born with the ability to channel, to learn or with the spark, you will, when your soul is born again, you will have the ability again, whether with the spark or without. And neither burning out or stilling affects that except in this lifetime, your current lifetime.

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  • 9

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2005

    Question

    With regards to Healing stilling vs. being burned out. There are a lot of theories online that you can Heal stilling but you cannot Heal being burnt out. Is that true?

    Robert Jordan

    Read and Find Out.

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  • 10

    Interview: Oct 4th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    For Alys Kinch, the Healing of stilling must be done by the other gender to be fully effective. A woman Healing a woman or a man Healing a man results in less than full restoration. It all ties into that theme I keep harping on. Men and women have to work together to be their most effective. And while the weave used by Flinn for Healing is not exactly that used by Nynaeve, either would use the same weave on a man or a woman.

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  • 11

    Interview: Oct 5th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    For kcf, again, we have never met anyone who has the Talent of emulating the effects of a ta'veren over a small area.

    I give my input on the design of the chapter icons whenever a new one seems needed, but Harriet actually decides where to place them, and I am happy to leave the job to her.

    Yes, Ingtar was seen at the Darkfriend Social.

    The Wheel creates ta'veren at need, making someone who is already alive one. You aren't born ta'veren. Can you imagine being around a ta'veren who is teething?

    It would be possible for a Darkfriend or Forsaken to be made ta'veren, but it seems unlikely. Ta'veren are part of the Wheel's self-correcting mechanism. When the Pattern seems to be drifting too quickly, and especially if it is in the wrong direction, one or more ta'veren are created. I can't really see how making a Darkfriend or Forsaken ta'veren would help with correcting the drift of the Pattern.

    Ta'veren can oppose one another, when their conflict is what the Wheel "sees" as the necessary corrective. And, no, ta'veren is not Old Tongue for Deus ex machina. It came out of musings on luck, charismatic leaders, and the theory of the indispensable man.

    Katerine escaped with the help of Darkfriends. Galina, who is much more closely watched by Wise Ones than Katerine was, would have little opportunity to use their help for an escape even if she wanted to, and she doesn't, not until she can get her hands on that rod. She'll put up with anything to get that.

    Anyone who can channel, however weakly, can see the glow of saidar and feel someone channel. For sul'dam who have been sul'dam for a time, some begin to be able to see what might be called a ghostly image of the flows. Others convince themselves that this is, of course, only imagination and manage to give themselves a block.

    Wow, you have a lot of questions. One more, and then I'm off to the next person.

    Someone who sees ta'veren sees them as glowing. The more strongly ta'veren, the brighter the glow. This is a Talent, and is something that only someone who can channel can do. While she was stilled, Siuan could not see ta'veren, nor could she have if she had been burned out.

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  • 12

    Interview: Oct 20th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    He gave one RAFO when asked whether Siuan and Leane would be back to full strength if stilled again and then Healed by a man.

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  • 13

    Interview: Oct 20th, 2005

    Question

    Siuan and Leane being stilled again and Healed by a male to full strength...

    Robert Jordan

    "RAFO, because I might decide to use that as a plot device!" (That got a few chuckles).

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  • 14

    Interview: Oct 28th, 2005

    Frenzy

    But what I DID get to ask, was this: Can a person who hasn't actively channeled yet be severed or stilled?

    Robert Jordan

    Jordan's response (paraphrased) "No, you have to have something to take away something, so a person has to have an active connection to the Source to be able to have it cut."

    Frenzy

    Oh, the mayhem I can have with this little nugget.

    small: This explains why the Reds haven't summarily tried to gentle every boy at birth or every man by 30.

    big: If it takes an active link to the Source to slow, or to be stilled, then what about all those other attributes that sul'dam gain with use of the a'dam? Where do they come from? How did they get there?

    bigger: Is it possible that those attributes are NOT directly linked to the Source? Could it be merely the exposure to the One Power that gives sul'dam that ability? What about a Warder? Could a same-sex non-channeling warder develop those attributes over time?

    I need sleep now, I'll ponder this more later.

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  • 15

    Interview: Oct 31st, 2005

    Question

    Another man asked about Siuan's Talent of seeing ta'veren. Was she able to see them after she was stilled?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

    Question

    Could she see them after she was Healed?

    Robert Jordan

    Yes.

    Question

    So, if the ability to see them was based on the Power, what about the Ogier Elder who knew Rand was ta'veren?

    Robert Jordan

    For Siuan, yes, for the Ogier, no. The Ogier was able to see (or feel, I can't remember which RJ said) the Pattern shifting around Rand.

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  • 16

    Interview: Jun 10th, 2010

    Luckers

    In Lord of Chaos Ch. 30, "To Heal Again", Siuan, after being healed, says to Nynaeve that 'if she could heal her to half of what she was' she would be better off. This has led to the perception that Siuan and Leane are less than half their original strength. Yet in Crossroads of Twilight Ch. 19, "Surprises", we find out that both women stand several steps above the Aes Sedai minimum strength. This seems problematic—the range of Aes Sedai strength does not appear to be so great as to allow for this. So the question is, did Siuan and Leane in fact lose such a large amount of strength as they appear to have?

    Maria Simons

    Yes, they did lose a large amount of strength. The range of strength is greater than you think, I believe. At the beginning, Siuan was near the top (and Leane close behind); if she were half the strength she used to be, she'd be in the middle. Instead, she's somewhere in the lower half, but not absolute rock bottom, nor nearly as low as Daigian Moseneillin.

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  • 17

    Interview: Dec, 2010

    Jet

    There are some channelers who have lost strength in the Power (Siuan and Moiraine), is this something that can be Healed?

    Cory

    You have to still/gentle them again, and then have them "Healed" by a channeler of the opposite sex...thats why when Nynaeve healed Logain, he regained all his power.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is a common theory. I do believe Robert Jordan RAFOed this very question, which is why I feel I need to RAFO it. It should be noted that Siuan doesn't want to try this, for various reasons.

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  • 18

    Interview: Nov 21st, 2009

    Jason Wolfbrother

    ...anyway the question was if burned out channelers could be Healed as severed or stilled channelers could.

    Brandon Sanderson

    His answer, paraphrased because I wasn't recording and I was laughing at what he wrote was: "Nynaeve thinks that there is nothing that cannot be Healed. She was right about Healing Stilling and she is on the right track." But he didn't confirm or deny or RAFO whether burned out channelers could or could not be Healed.

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  • 19

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2013

    Question

    Regarding burning out, is it Healable?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not in the same way that stilling is Healed. All it says in the notes is what I just said. And that Nynaeve would not be able to Heal Setalle. Being reborn would heal burning out, but transmigration would not. That's why even though Lanfear shifted bodies, she was still reduced.

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  • 20

    Interview: Apr, 2013

    Question

    Can someone burned out be Healed, be it similar to the severing healing process or not?

    Maria Simons

    No, someone who is burned out will stay that way. It cannot be healed.

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