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Luckers
04-16-2012, 11:34 PM
I did a detailed Q&A with Brandon in case any of you are interested in reading it.

http://tinyurl.com/6tsvl25

Zombie Sammael
04-17-2012, 07:38 AM
This makes me think that Terez could be right or partly right in here "Twice Dawning Day" theory:

Question Twenty-Seven

Luckers: How much time does aMoL cover?

Brandon: It depends on which part of the world you are in. You will understand that when you read A Memory of Light.


On the other hand, it might just refer to timelines.

Thanks so much for posting this!

Boli
04-17-2012, 08:52 AM
Question Two

Luckers: Did Verin kill Barthanes?

Brandon: *Goes to answer, pauses and looks thoughtful for a long moment, then said…* MAFO

I always asumed it was the golem... making his first appearance (torn limb from limb is pretty much the MO of that particular creature).

I've been meaning to ask if there is a spefic thread/place you can post questions up at so they may be heard? :)

Luckers
04-18-2012, 11:16 AM
I always asumed it was the golem... making his first appearance (torn limb from limb is pretty much the MO of that particular creature).


It's what everyone assumes--myself included--due to the similarity of the methodology. It just ocurred to me after tGS that Verin had means, motive and opportunity.

By the way two new tidbits from the signing in Sydney today...

[copy/paste from my thread on DM] Hey went to the signing in Sydney tonight. Nothing really new, except that both times he spoke of the climax of the series (that Jordan had written) he spoke of it as one chapter (he spoke much the same in Melbourne too, but I didn't really note it then).

The second thing is that someone asked whether he had freaked harriet out with how well he channeled Jordan, and he replied that he had freaked harriet out, though not so much for that as for some of his crazy ideas. He said he thought Jordan would have been innovating and creating as the process of writing unfolded, and that he did much the same, throwing thoughts at Harriet, some of which made it into the book. An example of one which didn't end up in the books, and which apparently Harriet 'freaked' out about was that he suggested Perrin might take up the Way of the Leaf.

Edynol
04-18-2012, 11:32 AM
I honestly never gave it much thought. I always figured it was the three boys' ta'veren-ness sparking a civil war between the houses or something. Also, could it also have been Thom? I know he planned to kill him, but I think he was convinced otherwise. Or was he?

Tamyrlin
04-18-2012, 12:11 PM
The second thing is that someone asked whether he had freaked harriet out with how well he channeled Jordan, and he replied that he had freaked harriet out, though not so much for that as for some of his crazy ideas. He said he thought Jordan would have been innovating and creating as the process of writing unfolded, and that he did much the same, throwing thoughts at Harriet, some of which made it into the book. An example of one which didn't end up in the books, and which apparently Harriet 'freaked' out about was that he suggested Perrin might take up the Way of the Leaf.

So...this does make me wonder if my faction will fizzle then: Perrin Will Find the Song - http://www.theoryland.com/factions.php?func=4&rec=24.

Grig
04-18-2012, 01:05 PM
Is that the first time we've heard that the ter'angreal Moiraine has post-Finn is different than the bracelet Lanfear used pre-Finn? I think the reasoning Sanderson uses to come to that conclusion is faulty, though.

As far as we know it, the treaty prevents them from drawing blood, but there's nothing to say they can't rob you blind and then make a deal to give you back items that were in your possession when you entered (and the fact that they stole Moiraine's clothes pretty clearly implies otherwise). If Moiraine was not referring to a known item in her request, why would she not have instead requested a sa'angreal instead of something just "almost" one?

NaeffOfDreams
04-18-2012, 01:27 PM
@Edynol

Barthanes was dead by the time Thom thought about going for him. Then Thom decided to go for Galldrian instead.

neurotopia
04-18-2012, 01:41 PM
Is that the first time we've heard that the ter'angreal Moiraine has post-Finn is different than the bracelet Lanfear used pre-Finn? I think the reasoning Sanderson uses to come to that conclusion is faulty, though.

As far as we know it, the treaty prevents them from drawing blood, but there's nothing to say they can't rob you blind and then make a deal to give you back items that were in your possession when you entered (and the fact that they stole Moiraine's clothes pretty clearly implies otherwise). If Moiraine was not referring to a known item in her request, why would she not have instead requested a sa'angreal instead of something just "almost" one?

I suspect, if both Moiraine and Lanfear were still alive upon crossing through the doorway, Moiraine may have immediately used a wish and bargained for sequestration of Lanfear in order to survive. Such a hastily made request may not have left her adequate time to "set the price".

Edynol
04-18-2012, 01:43 PM
@Edynol

Barthanes was dead by the time Thom thought about going for him. Then Thom decided to go for Galldrian instead.

Ahh okay. Thanks. :P

Ivhon
04-18-2012, 02:31 PM
So...this does make me wonder if my faction will fizzle then: Perrin Will Find the Song - http://www.theoryland.com/factions.php?func=4&rec=24.

That conclusion would assume that one cannot find the Song without following the Way of the Leaf. I have never felt that the Tinkers have "held the course" any better than any other group over the 3000 years since the Breaking. Yeah, they hold on to one little bit of what was - the Way of the Leaf - but that's it.

Cortar
04-18-2012, 03:35 PM
That conclusion would assume that one cannot find the Song without following the Way of the Leaf. I have never felt that the Tinkers have "held the course" any better than any other group over the 3000 years since the Breaking. Yeah, they hold on to one little bit of what was - the Way of the Leaf - but that's it.

Thats a pretty HUGE, "little bit" in facts, that was pretty much the defining characteristic of the Aiel in the AoL.

Ivhon
04-18-2012, 03:49 PM
Thats a pretty HUGE, "little bit" in facts, that was pretty much the defining characteristic of the Aiel in the AoL.

True. Another defining characteristic was service to AS. Which the Tuatha'An don't seem to remember and the Aiel do. Neither population remembers exactly what they did in the AoL (clan chiefs/WO's excepted)

greatwolf
04-19-2012, 06:25 PM
Question Eighteen

Luckers: Can someone who is leashed by an aídam touch Telíaranírhiod?

Brandon: *blinks at me* Umm. Thatís a really good question.

Luckers: I ask, because itís odd that Moghedien never tried to use the dream to escape, or to capture someone in Salidar and compel her to free Moghedien in the waking world, or anything like that.

Brandon: Yeah, thatís a good question. Iíd guess no, but you can MAFO that.

Ummm. Maybe because she was a coward?

One, there were AS in Salidar who could be in TAR at any time including Birgitte and her captors. Two, entry into TAR requires calm and sleep. The moment she tries to will herself to sleep, anyone holding the bracelet would be able to guess what she was up to, and they could have her back in the flesh before she was even able to find a suitable candidate for compulsion.

Of course our girls might not have picked up on it. Three, they might have warded her dreams. If they had any sense, they would, but...

A very easy option would have been using the BA and DFs. It might be easier to use DFs than BA since a serving woman would be hard pressed to exert much authority over an AS. If a black found out she had one of the forsaken on a leash, she might well try to keep her as a tool or offer her to one of the other forsaken.

jana
04-20-2012, 03:23 AM
I agree with Grig. Considering Brandon's lack of knowledge on Moiraine's angreals, I'm almost certain that the bracelet she has now is the exact same bracelet that Lanfear had, regardless of what he said in the interview. Why would the 'Finn have one that looks EXACTLY the same other than RJ wanting to f* with us?

Boli
04-20-2012, 03:58 AM
Ummm. Maybe because she was a coward?

One, there were AS in Salidar who could be in TAR at any time including Birgitte and her captors. Two, entry into TAR requires calm and sleep. The moment she tries to will herself to sleep, anyone holding the bracelet would be able to guess what she was up to, and they could have her back in the flesh before she was even able to find a suitable candidate for compulsion.

Of course our girls might not have picked up on it. Three, they might have warded her dreams. If they had any sense, they would, but...

A very easy option would have been using the BA and DFs. It might be easier to use DFs than BA since a serving woman would be hard pressed to exert much authority over an AS. If a black found out she had one of the forsaken on a leash, she might well try to keep her as a tool or offer her to one of the other forsaken.

There is also the fact if she considered using TAR as a weapon against any of the girls she wouldn't be able to enter.

maleshub
04-22-2012, 09:19 PM
Verin killed Barthanes by accepting his invitation over the King's. To the King, it looked like Barthanes conspiring with Andor and Aes Sedai to take the Sun Throne. And so, the King went berserk on Barthanes and all those suspected of the plot, including the gleeman who talked to Rand in Barthanes' party.

Anyway, just a nattering post on Aes Sedai manipulation of events. Verin was too smart not to know the consequences of her actions.

Swordcrowned
04-22-2012, 10:06 PM
Ummm. Maybe because she was a coward?

One, there were AS in Salidar who could be in TAR at any time including Birgitte and her captors. Two, entry into TAR requires calm and sleep. The moment she tries to will herself to sleep, anyone holding the bracelet would be able to guess what she was up to, and they could have her back in the flesh before she was even able to find a suitable candidate for compulsion.

Of course our girls might not have picked up on it. Three, they might have warded her dreams. If they had any sense, they would, but...

A very easy option would have been using the BA and DFs. It might be easier to use DFs than BA since a serving woman would be hard pressed to exert much authority over an AS. If a black found out she had one of the forsaken on a leash, she might well try to keep her as a tool or offer her to one of the other forsaken.

Did the books ever actually mention that Moghedien dreamed her way to TAR? I was under the impression that the Forsaken generally entered TAR in the flesh. And obviously she couldn't do that.

RealAshaman
04-23-2012, 12:38 AM
Did the books ever actually mention that Moghedien dreamed her way to TAR? I was under the impression that the Forsaken generally entered TAR in the flesh. And obviously she couldn't do that.


I think some of the Forsaken know how to enter TAR in the flesh(Lanfear and Mogs def know how), but they know that it is not safe to enter TAR in the flesh. Mogs comments on this, while she is with Nynaeve and Rand is fighting a Forsaken in TAR.

I dont think the Forsaken enter in the flesh, because they know of the danger. Mogs was actually dreaming of her way into TAR, when she was captured. Nynaeve slipped her forkroot, so she knew where to go retrieve Mogs, when they both woke up.

Sorry I didnt get you a reference chapter, but I am almost positive you can find the reference in the last few chapters of The Dragon Reborn. Hope that helps.

Swordcrowned
04-23-2012, 12:47 AM
I think some of the Forsaken know how to enter TAR in the flesh(Lanfear and Mogs def know how), but they know that it is not safe to enter TAR in the flesh. Mogs comments on this, while she is with Nynaeve and Rand is fighting a Forsaken in TAR.

I dont think the Forsaken enter in the flesh, because they know of the danger. Mogs was actually dreaming of her way into TAR, when she was captured. Nynaeve slipped her forkroot, so she knew where to go retrieve Mogs, when they both woke up.

Sorry I didnt get you a reference chapter, but I am almost positive you can find the reference in the last few chapters of The Dragon Reborn. Hope that helps.

Your right. I forgot about Nynaeve using fork root in TAR to capture Mog. I was trying to think of references, but none came to mind until you brought it up.