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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 21st, 1994

    AOL Chat 1 (Verbatim)

    Jdieu

    I was wondering if the Dark One is ever going to be manifested into a single person, and was also wondering where you went to college?

    Robert Jordan

    I graduated from The Citadel and, for the rest, read and find out! That is neither to say yes nor no; just read and find out.

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  • 2

    Interview: Jul 19th, 2005

    Week 2 Question

    Is the mark that Alviarin received from Shaidar Haran the same as that the Forsaken received from the Dark One? If so, is she now a Forsaken, or some sort of lesser Chosen?

    Robert Jordan

    The mark that Alviarin received from Shaidar Haran was not the same as that given to the Forsaken, though it shares one function: Shadowspawn will recognize her as belonging to the Dark One. They will not obey her as they will the Forsaken, however, but she doesn't have to worry about one trying to kill her, either. She is not any sort of lesser Chosen. You might think of it more like the tattoo some people get put inside the ear of their dog, an identification so others will know who the dog belongs to as soon as they see it.

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  • 3

    Interview: Jul 19th, 2005

    Week 23 Question

    Was the Fade who visited Jaichim Carridin in the Prologue of The Dragon Reborn an early version of Shaidar Haran? Its response that it likes to keep an eye on 'all who serve me' and its apparent sense of humor are behavior atypical of a Fade.

    Robert Jordan

    I was wondering who would spot that. Shadar Haran Version 0.5! The Dark One doesn't get it spot on the first time every time.

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  • 4

    Interview: 2011

    Twitter 2011 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Darth Andrea (10 January 2011)

    Odd question: In The Dragon Reborn Prologue, a Fade comes to Jaichim Carridin, it's said that the Fade smiles...

    DARTH ANDREA

    Was that Shaidar Haran? it's mentioned later he is the only Fade who smiles or laughs?

    Brandon Sanderson (10 January 2011)

    Many think it's an early incarnation of him. I've read theories to support it.

    HBFFERREIRA

    In the RJ Q&As, he confirms that the smiling Fade is an earlier prototype of Shaidar Haran. http://tinyurl.com/5vy5ghl

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  • 5

    Interview: Aug 23rd, 1996

    Robert Jordan

    Ishamael/Moridin/Shaidar Haran—RAFO.

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  • 6

    Interview: Oct 24th, 1998

    Chris Mullins

    I asked RJ, at the Palo Alto signing, if Moghedien was raped by Shadar Haran in A Crown of Swords.

    Robert Jordan

    His reply was, "Yes. Amongst other things."

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  • 7

    Interview: Oct 24th, 1998

    Drew Gillmore

    Chris used his moment with the Creator to open himself up to a huge RAFO, but his question was answered. Chris asked if Moghedien had been raped by Shaidar Haran.

    Robert Jordan

    The answer was "Yes, among other things."...

    ...Another interesting point that may just be my interpretation of things, is that someone asked if Lanfear had been raped as well, right on top of the Moghedien question, and he answered right away with a "No". It could be any number of explanations, but it seemed to me that it was a given that Cyndane was Lanfear from the context of the conversation.

    Like I said, just my interpretation.

    Someone else who was paying more attention could fill in here.

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  • 8

    Interview: Apr 5th, 2001

    Robert Jordan

    He begins to realize more things about a character as he writes it. The major characters were in his head from the beginning, the secondary level and even most of the tertiary characters as well. The minor characters you'll only see for a page or two are however often invented on the spot.

    Question

    So you don't consider Shaidar Haran a major character?

    Robert Jordan

    Ah, oh yes, he's a major character. Definitely a major player.

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  • 9

    Interview: Apr, 2003

    Budapest Q&A (Verbatim)

    Question

    -?- the Dark One, who has now this super Myrddraal, Shaidar Haran. Did he breed him, or did he just take an ordinary ...

    Robert Jordan

    Read and find out. (background giggle) Read and find out.

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  • 10

    Interview: Sep 3rd, 2005

    Ted Herman

    Is Shaidar Haran an avatar to the world beyond the Bore?

    Robert Jordan

    I am not certain you can really call him an avatar because I generally think of an avatar as having exactly the same powers as, and it is not, Shaidar Haran does not have nearly as much power as the Dark One. It's as though the Dark One is able to project a shadowy form of himself into this creature. It is the Dark One in shadowy form.

    Ted Herman

    Is it twenty-four seven, or just part time?

    Robert Jordan

    Twenty-four seven.

    Ted Herman

    Ohh.

    Harriet

    Shaidar Haran has another life in the suburbs.

    Ted Herman

    Yeah, he has two and half little fades running around.

    Harriet

    He has to go home for the weekend to cut the grass. I don't think so.

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  • 11

    Interview: Nov 10th, 2009

    Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon hinted at some severe limitations on Shaidar Haran to affect the physical world. He says that a lot of actions that people assume to be those of Shaidar Haran in the book in one particular scene were physically carried out by Elza. He further indicated that Shadar Haran would have been incapable of physically placing the collar himself.

    Footnote

    The comments refer in part to how the Domination Band that Semirhage used to collar Rand in The Gathering Storm 17 was obtained from Cadsuane's box.

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  • 12

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2009

    Nightbaron

    Was Moridin aware of Shaidar Haran's plans with Semirhage?

    Brandon Sanderson

    His answer was, word for word: The Dark One trusts Moridin more than any other Forsaken.

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  • 13

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2009

    Question

    Did Shaidar Haran know Moridin had forbidden the Forsaken from rescuing Semirhage?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes he did, no further comment.

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  • 14

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2009

    Question

    Moridin vs. Shaidar Haran, who is the boss?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He again stated that Moridin is the Forsaken the Dark One trusts the most and not enough information is known about Shaidar Haran.

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  • 15

    Interview: Nov 16th, 2009

    Question

    You mentioned that Shaidar Haran has quite a few limitations on his power. Can you give us a few concrete examples of these limitations?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Shaidar Haran needs a minion to most of his work for him. Elza was essential to Shaidar Haran in getting things done.

    This led to lots of discussion about swearing to the Shadow—basically, it's a very bad idea and you forfeit some very basic protections when you do. Shaidar Haran has special power over those that swear to the Dark One, and the Forsaken in particular.

    I asked about Alvairin's special mark, and he said Shaidar Haran has similar power over her. The implication is that there are lots of ramifications for swearing to the Dark One. Brandon mentioned that this makes Verin all the more remarkable.

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  • 16

    Interview: Nov 15th, 2009

    Question

    Was the Compulsion which Elza told Semirhage about Verin's work from after Dumai's Wells, and was it Shaidar Haran who told her about it and to ask Semirhage to remove it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Question

    How did Elza defeat the wards on Cadsuane's plain wooden box?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Elza had been given knowledge of several rarely known weaves, and in other ways made into a tool of Shaidar Haran. Not all of it was pleasant for her.

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  • 17

    Interview: Apr 17th, 2011

    Terez (herid)

    Does Shaidar Haran channel the True Power? Can he teach weaves?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I’m going to RAFO Shaidar Haran for now.

    Terez

    Totally understandable. And predictable. But I asked anyway.

    Footnote—Terez

    This was asked in reference to the theory that Sorilea is a Darkfriend.

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  • 18

    Interview: Oct 24th, 1998

    Robert Jordan

    (from Drew Gillmore's report): Chris used his moment with the Creator to open himself up to a huge RAFO, but his question was answered. Chris asked if Moghedian had been raped by Shaidar Haran. The answer was "Yes, among other things."

    Mike Steeves

    Praise be to Jordan, allowing us to close out that question.

    Robert Jordan

    He also mentioned that Myrddraal aren't sterile, but that they would make a woman sterile.

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  • 19

    Interview: 2013

    Twitter 2013 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Austen Woods (23 January 2013)

    Two questions: Where was Shaidar Haran during The Last Battle? Were all the major deaths planned by RJ?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    The husk that Rand sees, which gave birth to the void. Second: Almost all, but a few were left open and decided by us.

    Andy Nogar

    What happened to Shaidar Haran? He seems to have dropped off the face of Randland.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Rand sees him as a husk that gave birth to the void.

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