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Old 12-22-2010, 08:47 AM
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Default Wells and Shayol Ghul

We know that Cadsuane's and Nynaeve's Wells can still be used when the wearer is shielded (according to RJ), as well as in places like Far Madding where no one can touch the Source.

What I'm wondering is:

1) Could they also be used against Shaidar Haran, who seems to be able to block people from the Source?

2) If used against the Dark One, would that prevent him from tainting the Source again since the channeler isn't directly touching the Source? Just like you can't poison the entire water supply by poisoning a glass of water.

I think 1) is more likely to occur than 2) since the Wells don't hold that much saidar. There's more than enough to set Shaidar Haran's pants on fire, but probably not enough to seal the Bore. Still, if Rand were to get hold of a strong Well for men--maybe one stored in the Tower where Elayne and Nynaeve were brought when they used Need in T'A'R--or able to create another Eye on his own, that might be the solution to avoiding another Taint.

Last edited by sleepinghour; 12-22-2010 at 10:51 AM.