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  • 1

    Interview: Jan 25th, 2005

    Week 3 Question

    How do the Seanchan Ogier cope with the Longing, given that their duties in the Deathwatch Guard take them overseas? Are there many stedding in Seanchan?

    Robert Jordan

    There are many more stedding in Seanchan than there are in the part of the world where the story is taking place, and that is why the Seanchan Ogier don't suffer from the Longing. Because there are so many more stedding, they were able to find them more easily even during the Breaking and therefore never had the very extended separation that Ogier on this side of the Aryth Ocean had, though they seldom were able to settle in one for very long until the Breaking ended.

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  • 2

    Interview: Jun 16th, 1995

    Robert Jordan

    The check made by Verin on the Ogier that had his soul consumed by Machin Shin in The Great Hunt he commented with "Read and Find Out".

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  • 3

    Interview: Aug 23rd, 1996

    Robert Jordan

    How Verin could determine the Ogier had no mind inside a stedding: We're going to find out something in the next few books about people without souls and characteristics of them. (He started out saying that we're going to find out something significant about Verin, then stopped.)

    Footnote

    RJ worked in an explanation in the next book, TPOD5, when Perrin wakes in Berelain's tent. Berelain tells him: "[Annoura] said you almost felt like someone who had lost his soul, cold no matter how many blankets were piled on you. I felt it, as well, when I touched you."

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  • 4

    Interview: Oct 9th, 1996

    Erica Sadun

    What was going on in Aelfland when Mat went round and round and round the same location? Were they traveling in time?

    Robert Jordan

    Not traveling in time. The physical laws of nature differ. Mentioning the Dark One [in Randland] is bad luck. In Aelfland, it is *REALLY* bad. You cannot go to Aelfland in Tel'aran'rhiod (similar to stedding).

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  • 5

    Interview: Oct 9th, 1996

    Question

    Can you use the True Power in the stedding?

    Robert Jordan

    Ye....er...RAFO. You must be a stone cold fanatic to want to use the True Power. Moghedien is terrified of it. Avoids it.

    Footnote

    In 2005 he said no, and this is backed up by a report from Thus Spake.

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  • 6

    Interview: Nov 10th, 2000

    Brandon Downey

    Then, I asked my question, which concerned the Warder bond and the stedding.

    QUESTION

    What happens to an Aes Sedai's Warder bond if she enters a stedding? Can she still detect it? What if I tie off a weave, and enter a stedding? If the weave vanishes, will it reappear when I leave? If it won't reappear, why can't shielded/tied channelers such as Asmodean or Liandrin simply enter a stedding to have their shield dissolved?

    Robert Jordan

    No, of course not. An Aes Sedai would still be able to detect her Warder in the stedding.

    Brandon Downey

    Then, I asked about going into the stedding with a weave of illusion tied on you:

    Robert Jordan

    The weave would go away, and would not come back when you left.

    Brandon Downey

    Then, of course, I asked: "Why couldn't Asmodean, or Lanfear, or someone else with a tied off shield go into a stedding and get themselves freed?"

    Robert Jordan

    No. That's different.

    Brandon Downey

    So, that's a confusing set of answers. Why is it that when shielded, the bond to your Warder can become faint enough that you don't notice it, whereas in the stedding it's just fine? Why is it that weaves that don't depend on you drawing the One Power don't work, but Wells do? And, why do shields (which are a species of a weave) that are tied off not subject to this constraint?

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  • 7

    Interview: Dec 12th, 2000

    CNN Chat (Verbatim)

    Infidel

    What would happen to a gholam suddenly deposited, one way or another, into a stedding?

    Robert Jordan

    Read and find out. That is a common answer for me, by the way!

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  • 8

    Interview: Apr 6th, 2001

    Aan'allein

    How are stedding created?

    Robert Jordan

    Read And Find Out.

    Aan'allein

    I really should have phrased it differently, talking about the presence of the Ogier infusing the land or something.

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  • 9

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2001

    Question

    In the Guide, there's this song from the Ogier about clear the fields, smooth it low...here the towering trees will grow. Is this sung when stedding are created?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

    Question

    So, when is it sung?

    Robert Jordan

    It's sung...uhm, it's just a work song. As it is now. It used to be something more. But now it's just a work song.

    Question

    What did it used to be?

    Robert Jordan

    Ah, you'll Read And Find Out. [He said with a big smile at once again being able to answer that. Sometimes you just want to strangle him...]

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  • 10

    Interview: Jan 7th, 2003

    Ted Herman

    Will a'dam work in a stedding?

    Robert Jordan

    Read and find out.

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  • 11

    Interview: Jan 23rd, 2003

    Sonia Ibarra

    Are stedding natural, or were they created with the Power like the Far Madding ter'angreal?

    Robert Jordan

    Read and find out.

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  • 12

    Interview: Sep 2nd, 2005

    Question

    Do Seanchan Ogier have the Longing?

    Robert Jordan

    The Longing is a effect of being separated from the stedding for a long time during the Breaking. At the parts that later became the Seanchan empire, there were many more stedding (through chance). So they were not separated from the stedding for so long.

    Question

    So will there ever be a confrontation between the Seanchan Ogier and the other Ogier?

    Robert Jordan

    They will meet... (in other words RAFO)

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  • 13

    Interview: Oct 20th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    Stedding: Neither the One Power NOR the True Power will work in a stedding.

    Robert Mee

    Did not get a chance to ask about whether Far Madding = stedding.

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  • 14

    Interview: Oct 26th, 2005

    Question

    Why don't the Gardeners have the Longing?

    Robert Jordan

    That's simple. There are a lot more stedding on the Seanchan continent and as a result they were not missed during the Breaking, so they don't have the Longing.

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  • 15

    Interview: Oct 27th, 2005

    Caychris

    As he was signing my books, I asked him about if the stedding were natural.

    Robert Jordan

    He looked puzzled for a second and answered, "Yes...in a way." Then he asked if I had expected a less cryptic answer. To which I said, No.

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  • 16

    Interview: Nov 2nd, 2010

    Tower Guards

    I even got to be there for a question that stumped Brandon.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Someone wanted to know why Verin was able to feel that the one Ogier had no soul when she visited the stedding with the boys during The Great Hunt.

    Tower Guards

    Brandon, if you're reading this, the part of the Wheel of Time FAQ I was talking about is http://wotfaq.dragonmount.com/node/88.

    Footnote

    RJ answered this on the Winter's Heart book tour in 2000 when he indicated that one doesn't have to be able to channel to detect the loss of a soul. It can be detected by touch.

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  • 17

    Interview: Nov 12th, 2000

    Ryan R.

    This actually has no spoilers and is not in and of itself very interesting but since I have heard people speculating about Verin's using a Well back in The Great Hunt to "Delve" that Ogier, I'll mention it.

    Robert Jordan

    I asked Jordan if you need to channel to detect loss of soul, and he said no, it was obvious from touch. So Verin doesn't have a Well, or at least didn't use it.

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  • 18

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2011

    Ted Herman

    Would a circle be broken by entering Far Madding or a stedding?

    Brandon Sanderson

    75% chance of no. It would be like using a Well and entering those locations (which would work).

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  • 19

    Interview: 2001

    Thus Spake the Creator (Paraphrased)

    Question (The One Power, the True Power, and channeling)

    Can you use the True Power in a stedding? [I think Far Madding was mentioned..?]

    Robert Jordan

    No. [That should help some arguments.]

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