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Old 05-05-2012, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Nei View Post
Yeah but you could hardly hide the poor kid once he starts channeling. Plus don't forget how strongly Ta'Veren they all are. The Reds know exactly what to look out for in a channeling man and the Blacks would've soon be on the look out for once birds started crashing into each other and people started spontaneously getting married en masse and all those other delightful things.
Plus the fact that there are more Blacks amongst the Red Ajah than any other gives the Shadow an even greater advantage. In fairness to Moiraine and Siuan, they didn't necessarily know or have reason to suspect that though. The problem with the BA is that while less sneaky than they would have liked to be - they were unable to prevent rumours of their existence slipping out, or one or two Aes Sedai discovering them - they were still very sneaky, perhaps thanks to their evil oaths, and were able to conceal most of the details of their existence from the general public. You could say Moiraine and Siuan ought to act out of an abundance of caution and not take them to TV where they knew there to be powerful Darkfriends, but against that is the fact that there are likely to be powerful DFs anywhere else, and the relative difficulty of protecting them might have been greater off of their home territory; as for anywhere else that might have been considered home ground, Cairhien is a terrible idea for obvious reasons, Tear has prohibitions on AS entering, and Caemlyn was under the thumb of Elaida, who they had little reason to trust. It could be suggested that Tar Valon was simply the least bad option.
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